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From £25/€28.03/A$45.35/US$33.43/$43.51/CHF30.27/SEK284.77/DKK208.66/NOK296.48/ISK4,500/ARS2,703.63/CLP25,614/PEN120.35/NZ$47.65/ZAR507.97/PLN125.48/R$178.39/CZK733.08/RSD3,297/HUF10,116.07/RUB2,529.63/CN¥219.90 (for 1 night, 4 people)

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Large space to park next to the cabin

General

  • Eco-friendly site by a woodland five minutes from Hatherleigh
  • Okehampton 15 minutes' drive away; Bude 35 minutes
  • Outdoor skills workshops and tree planting to offset carbon

With so many top rural scents out there it's a pretty tough call, but there's possibly nothing better than the smell of a woodland as the dew settles in the morning/after the rain/on a balmy summer's eve… At Emerald Camping, a tree-lined site in the very centre of Devon, you can experience all that while adding to the fab local foliage by planting a tree of your own, perhaps to offset carbon used on the way to and from the site.

This lush forest setting also has access to the river Lew, where you can skim stones, fish for passing trout or keep an eye out for fleeting kingfishers. The water is a few steps from the main site, where there are toilets, showers and handy amenities for self-catered stays that include a microwave and kettle.

This groovy mix of habitats is run by folks who are keen on all things environmental, so you should see plenty of inspiring examples of upcycling and seasonal produce while staying here. The site adds a number of eco workshops into the mix throughout the year for those curious about making bug hotels or mastering other goodly green techniques.

Emerald Camping is a five-minute drive from Hatherleigh, a tiny market town with a small supermarket, fish and chip shop and pub.

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


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Even though we were not expected the host was very …10/15/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPeter C.Confirmed

  • Powered asphalt and grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Even though we were not expected the host was very hospitable and tried her best to make our stay as comfortable as possible. The amenities are not perfect at the moment but with a little work and attention to detail Emerald Camping could be an excellent (if a little quirky) place to stay.

    Disliked: 

    The postcode did not take us to the right place and there was no signage either for Emerald Camping or the cottage. We were told that other mobile homes found the driveway onto the pitch difficult but we (7.5m motor home) did not have a problem. It is not suitable for children at the moment partly because of the proximity of a fast flowing river but also garden chemicals stored in the toilet. We also thought it a little expensive compared with other sites in Devon and Cornwall with full amenities.

From the manager...

Thanks for being our first visitors on Pitch Up and for the helpful feedback - we have taken this on board and made some changes to improve what is on offer for future guests and make it easier for guests to find us. We would like to think our secluded corner of Devon is child friendly, with grassy areas, woodland and plenty of nature to explore on the site. The river is normally relatively low and its location at the end of the site makes it far enough away from pitches that we hope it isn't a problem for families visiting, who can then choose whether they safely enjoy it with their children under supervision or not.

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Great location, friendly and accommodating host. More suited to tents10/05/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJackie O.Confirmed

  • Powered asphalt and grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    We needed a space to park up our campervan for one night with an electric hookup and that is exactly what we got. A beautiful setting and a very accommodating host who let us use her hosepipe to fill our water. There really is only one space for a campervan and the entrance is quite narrow so wouldn't suit a larger van. However it's a beautiful site for tents with flat garden leading down to the stream. The host has provided a shed with tea and coffee making facilities and a microwave (we didn't use this space but it looked pretty comfortable) and there is a toilet and sink in a separate outbuilding.

    Disliked: 

    The space where we parked was made a little tight due to various bits and pieces under tarpaulin but as we had a small van it wasn't a major issue and the host said that it wasn't usually there and that she had not been expecting us. They have only recently started using pitch up so it's probably worth contacting them direct to check they've received your booking if you do decide to go.

From the manager...

Hi Jackie. Thank you for your helpful feedback. There are two entrances to the site so larger vans have the option of using the upper or lower entrance and we have recently had a 7.5m motor home stay with us. Please feel free to use the mains water from the potting shed bathroom next time. Glad you enjoyed the location and hosting - do come again and stay!

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Features

Coronavirus

24+ hour ventilation between accommodation guests

Activities/entertainment run in smaller groups

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Gastronomic delight

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

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  • Furzehill Cottage, Gribbleford Bridge, Hatherleigh, Devon, England, EX20 3LZ
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.7929°N 4.0934°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Okehampton: West Street Coach Stop — 8.7 kilometers
Launceston: Westgate Street Coach Stop — 25.8 kilometers
Bideford: Quay Coach Stop — 26.3 kilometers
Train stations
Okehampton Rail Station — 9.6 kilometers
Sampford Courtenay Rail Station — 10.5 kilometers
Eggesford Rail Station — 18.7 kilometers
Ferry ports
Bideford Ferry Landing — 26.3 kilometers
Instow Ferry Landing — 29.4 kilometers
Appledore Ferry Landing — 29.8 kilometers
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 48.2 kilometers

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

No luck with the trout in the river? Boost your chances of landing a cracking catch by heading to Legge Farm (10 minutes' drive), a friendly coarse fishing park with five well-stocked lakes. Other travellers in your gang not so keen on your rod and tackle chat? Try Meldon Reservoir (20 minutes), a calm spot where you can cast your line in peace and let the others get on with nature-packed lakeside strolls.

Okehampton (15 minutes), meanwhile, marks the gateway to Dartmoor National Park and is home to a range of shops, cafés, pretty parks and a Norman castle. Moseying around town can be followed up with a hike up nearby hills, which range from the relatively accessible Rowtor (30 minutes) to the high and blustery peak of Black Tor (40 minutes).

Both sides of the Devon coast are also within range at Emerald Camping (just another reason why this site is such a gem). The sandy strands of Bude (35 minutes) have rockpools that are likely to prove popular with the nippers, while the bigger city of Plymouth (an hour) is home to a saltwater lido, the Royal Citadel fortress and National Marine Aquarium.

Must see

  • RHS Garden Rosemoor (17.0 kilometers)
  • Castle Drogo (22.5 kilometers)
  • Buckfast Abbey (40.2 kilometers)

National Trust

  • Finch Foundry (13.7 kilometers)
  • Lydford Gorge (16.7 kilometers)

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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

RV, trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  11 a.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Emerald Camping cancelation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

Cancellation fees will be charged

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 cancelations and for your property/injury whilst away.

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

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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Terms and conditions

Park booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Emerald Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Emerald Camping dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Emerald Camping? No luck with the trout in the river? Boost your chances of landing a cracking catch by heading to Legge Farm (10 minutes' drive), a friendly coarse fishing park with five well-stocked … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Emerald Camping?
    RV, trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  11 a.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Emerald Camping? From $43.51 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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

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

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.

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