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North Thorne Glamping: North Thorne's pond and bell tents

General

  • High-end glamping on the edge of Exmoor National Park in North Devon
  • Exmoor Zoo a 10-minute drive; less than 40 minutes to surfing beaches
  • Private dining areas, shared kitchen and hangout barn

Boho glamping accommodation on an 18-acre farm, anyone? North Thorne Glamping has an enviable setting next to Wistlandpound Reservoir, on the edge of Exmoor National Park and close to North Devon beaches.

This stylish, family-run site is set in secluded and peaceful pasture and has spectacular views over Devon’s hills, reaching from Exmoor to Dartmoor. There is a natural pond in the centre of the field where ducks and geese splash around, and it’s south-facing so you feel the benefits of long, light (and hopefully sunny) days as well as incredible star-filled night skies.

Each unit is decked out with a comfy double bed and 2/4 singles, and they’re all decorated in shabby-chic style. There’s a private dining area outside, with vintage crockery and cutlery, a gas cooker and seating, as well as a barbecue so you can cook up al fresco meals and chill around the campfire.

First bonus: you have a private and individually styled shower room in the facilities barn, where you’ll also find a communal kitchen.

Second bonus: you can challenge the family to matches on the tennis court, and a second repurposed barn has a hang-out area for you to get together over table tennis and super-size traditional games like Jenga if the weather turns sour.

Third (and not one you read often) bonus: most mornings, you’ll hear the sounds of jungle chatter, and no, you’re not mad. Exmoor Zoo is a few fields away and the monkeys, gibbons and baboons like to give you a wake-up call.

Please note

No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

Reception is unmanned after 8 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.


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9.6

Overall rating based on 14 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

 

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Lovely site with clean facilities, friendly staff.09/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Emperor bell tent (no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Own fridge, toilet/shower with own key.
    Kids loved the play barn
    All cutlery, plates, cups etc all there on your pitch for you to use.
    BBQ and has two burner hob.
    Kettle and toaster in barn to use as this was quicker than using kettle on stove
    Nice location but shops a 20 mins drive, so don’t forget provisions on your first night if you are arriving late as no shop on site.
    There are cows in the next field which didn’t bother us but they are loud first thing, take ear plugs.

    Disliked: 

    No electric in the bell tents. I’ve tried to find where it says it on the listing but it doesn’t. You can charge your phone etc in the barns, but they are a walk away.

    On a hill so when the wind comes it’s really windy. We went in august and the wind was terrible (can’t help nature) so it became really cold at night.

    Quite a walk to the toilets from the tents if you are at the bottom of the field, up a slope (definitely got our steps in)

    No site shop. I feel it would benefit from this especially as the shops are not very close. Even just the basics maybe?

    No Wifi

From the manager...

Thanks for your comments. We don't list electrics in our tents but do state that there is electric in the barn for phone charge etc. There is an ariel photo on our listing showing the site and how spaced out things are, we feel people love the amount of space we offer. The onsite shop is a work in progress and will be available in 2023. We supply extra blankets if required, you just need to ask. Unfortunately we are unable to offer wifi and our listing does indicate this.

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Friendly site with accommodating hosts, excellent for families05/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnn P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The individual bathrooms
    The games barn for the children to play and make friends
    The communal area

    Disliked: 

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Not sure you could do glamping in a bell tent much better.03/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSam B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Emperor bell tent (no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very well thought out - amazing attention to detail
    Spacious- only 6 tents and a small horse box in the field
    Close to the barn with access to toaster and electric kettle, charging points and sinks. Private fridge and bathroom
    Really friendly hosts - great breakfast recommendation! (Charlie Fridays at Lynmouth)

    Disliked: 

    Cooking was tricky in the wind. Not sure there’s much you could have done about it as the burner was shielded in three directions.

From the manager...

Glad you enjoyed your stay, Charlie Friday's is certainly worth a visit.

We will look at how to shield the cookers better from the wind.

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Owners were very friendly and helpful, kids loved the space …30/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAlexander P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent
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  • Liked: 

    Owners were very friendly and helpful, kids loved the space to play and the animals, facilities were clean and well thought out.

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Glad you enjoyed your stay with us.

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Best glamping location we have been to!19/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAmy H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bluebell Horsebox static caravan (pet friendly)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Wow! The converted horse box was stunning, so comfortable. The kids and I adored it. Beds we incredibly comfortable and all bedding was supplied even mattress toppers. The site was peaceful and clean and very well equipped. You own have you own proper bathroom with a key so you don’t have to walk back and forth with all your stuff! Full size fridge, kettle , toaster in the barn with power points and sofas and the barn next door is the game barn table tennis, connect 4 , badminton outside! The kids absolutely loved it. The hosts Sarah and her family are lovely and give you a lovely friendly tour and on hand if you need any help!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing!!

From the manager...

Was nice to meet you Amy and your lovely kids, glad you had a wonderful stay. Look forward to hosting you again.

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Loved our stay- amazing walks from the site, clean, friendly.16/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAlice B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Setting is beautiful, owners very welcoming and helpful, bathrooms great, beds comfy!

    Disliked: 

    Not much! Short walk to bathroom building

From the manager...

Thanks for your feedback, glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Look forward to hosting you again.

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North Thorne was absolutely beautiful. My 6 & 9 year …31/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSarah H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent
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    North Thorne was absolutely beautiful. My 6 & 9 year old boys were asking when we could go back as we were leaving, they loved all the space to run around, feeding the Goats and exploring the pond. Having a personal bathroom was lovely as you could leave stuff in there instead of having to carry stuff back and forth from the tent. The stars at night were spectacular. Sarah and Andrew were incredibly friendly and helpful and recommended some great places to eat and visit.

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Thanks for your feedback, glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Look forward to hosting you again.

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Excellent location & facilities with great hosts (Sarah & Andrew). …03/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomClaire B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent
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    Excellent location & facilities with great hosts (Sarah & Andrew). Spacious Bell Tent and own wash room with key. Site is very quiet with beautiful views. Will defo be visiting again x

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

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Good site with clean facilities and lovey staff.24/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSharon B.Confirmed

  • Bell tent
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely interior to the tent. Nice setting. Tents were spaced out well. Good that there was a blanket and bonfire too. Lovely to have own allocated shower and toilet and showers were always nice and warm. The barn with the fridges had a nice feel. Hosts were lovely and very welcoming and came to chat to us and check on how things were going regularly. Close to Woolacoombe, coombe Martin.

    Disliked: 

    Could really do with a tumble drier as when the towels get damp and it isn't really sunny, it's hard to get them dry hanging them outside. Would be happy to pay for a coin operated one.

From the manager...

Thanks for your feedback, glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Look forward to hosting you again.

We will look into the possibility of a tumble drier.

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Excellent site,we would highly recommend.24/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAmy A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Friendly hosts, delicious cake on arrival, lovely bell tent with comfy beds, play barn which the kids loved and seating area with kitchen facilities which was great when it rained. Own bathroom which was greatly appreciated. We loved our stay.

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Features

Coronavirus

Dedicated shower facility per glamping unit

Dedicated toilet facility per glamping unit

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Hand sanitising stations

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Gypsy caravans

Pre-erected tents

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Luxury

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • North Thorne Lane, Bratton Fleming, Devon, England, EX31 4SL
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.1557°N 3.9380°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bus Station — 7.4 miles
Methodist Church — 8.9 miles
Garage — 8.9 miles
Train stations
Barnstaple Rail Station — 7.8 miles
Chapelton (Devon) Rail Station — 10.3 miles
Umberleigh Rail Station — 11.2 miles
Ferry ports
Ilfracombe Ferry Landing — 8.4 miles
Instow Ferry Landing — 12.8 miles
Appledore Ferry Landing — 13.1 miles
Airports
Cardiff International Airport — 30.9 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

After you’ve met up with the noisy primates at Exmoor Zoo (10 minutes’ drive), treat the kids to mini-train rides and animatronic dinosaurs at Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park (15 minutes) or head straight for the beach at Broadsands (20 minutes) for bucket-and-spade type family fun in the waves.

Surfers, there’s a choice of famous beaches to choose from. Woolacombe, Croyde (you can go coasteering here too), Saunton Sands and Westward Ho! are all less than a 40-minute drive away, and each has surf schools and equipment rental too. You can try your hand at paddleboarding or kayaking in Combe Martin (15 minutes), or whizz along the coastline in high-speed ribs from Ilfracombe (25 minutes).

For the landlubbers among you, Exmoor National Park (10 minutes) is a haven of cycling and walking trails through oak forests and heather-clad moorland, or you can be on the golf course in less than 20 minutes.

Must see

  • RHS Garden Rosemoor (17.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum (2.1 miles)
  • Heddon Valley (4.2 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

North Thorne Glamping cancellation policy

No refunds within 8 weeks of arrival date.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. North Thorne Glamping will debit the balance from your card 8 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 8 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

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Terms and conditions

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  • Does North Thorne Glamping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is North Thorne Glamping dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near North Thorne Glamping? After you’ve met up with the noisy primates at Exmoor Zoo (10 minutes’ drive), treat the kids to mini-train rides and animatronic dinosaurs at Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park (15 minutes) … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of North Thorne Glamping?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at North Thorne Glamping? From £195 (for 3 nights, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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