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Located off of the A358 with easy access from the main concrete driveway (no narrow windy lanes to negotiate.) The site is Certificated for 5 caravans / motor homes plus tents by The Camping and Caravanning Club.
It is on level, well drained grassland and has panoramic views of the Axe Valley. All pitches are on double width hardstanding.. Facilities include: drinking water, chemical toilet disposal point, waste water disposal point, refuse collection point, recycling collection and electric hook ups.
Excellent reception for TV and Mobile Phones. NON-MEMBERS CAN JOIN ON SITE Annual Membership is £41 when paying by DD.
Pitches from £10, with electric £14


Dogs are very welcome, provided they are kept on leads and you clean up after them wherever they are.

Tariff of £ 10 per night per unit (includes electric, max. of 2 adults and 2 children.)

We request a non-refundable deposit of 50% or minimum of £10 to secure your booking. NON-MEMBERS CAN JOIN ON SITE.

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The way out of the camp 07/12/2017


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    Our Shocking Experience at Abbey Gate Farm best avoided at all costs

    Our Shocking Experience at Abbey Gate Farm Campsite,Musbury Road, Axminster, Devon.

    We belong to the camping and caravaning club, this campsite is listed as...
    'a Certificated Site (CS). These select sites are small, privately run campsites that operates under the Club’s jurisdiction and can only accommodate up to 5 caravans or motor-homes'

    Owners unhelpful but happy to break the above camp rules if you pay them cash. Placed in a hilly rally field too close to another camper, got a shock from an electric fence that had no obvious warning signage. I fear for any small children wandering around the sight who might touch this live electric fence.
    Abbey Gate Farm Campsite is a cross between a correctional facility and primary school, with a notice board and scrap of paper given to you on arrival, that lists all the things you can't and mustn't do and how WE RESERVE THE RIGHT... Not really necessary on a site predominately occupied by the over 60's - Hardly a bunch of rabble-rousers!

    And when you get to the end of the list of things you must not do - No doubt to make the owners life's easier, their is a final note Enjoy Yourself, that'll be hard as I'm worn out reading all the rules before I start to set up.
    That's another story, the owner waited until we were fully set up before forcing us to relocate to another part of the hilly field.

    Overall view is that as long as you do as you are told, and go to bed by 10pm, don't challenge unreasonableness, are happy to be on a hill and get the occasionally electric shock...

    You get the idea.
    Would we recommend NO
    Would we Visit again NO
    Best to be avoided at all cost's!

    Warm Regards

    Tony Glass

From the manager...

I am pleased to say that after 12 years in business this is the first time we have had to call the Police to evict a camper for physically assaulting another camper - a 70 year old woman - the assailant was the gentleman who left this review!

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  • Musbury Road, Axminster, Devon, England, EX13 8TT
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.7672°N 3.0079°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Seaton (Devon): Sea Front Bus Stop — 8.3 kilometres
Bridport: Coach Park West Street — 17.7 kilometres
Ilminster: Market Square Coach Stop — 19.0 kilometres
Train stations
Axminster Rail Station — 1.4 kilometres
Honiton Rail Station — 13.0 kilometres
Feniton Rail Station — 19.7 kilometres
Ferry ports
Topsham (Turf Lock Ferry) Ferry Landing — 33.7 kilometres
Topsham Ferry Landing — 33.8 kilometres
Exmouth Ferry Landing — 33.8 kilometres
Exeter International Airport — 29.1 kilometres


From M5 Jct 25 follow A358 signposted Chard, Axminster.
From Axminster town centre, continue to mini roundabout (Tesco on R) turn L signposted for Railway Station, Musbury and Seaton A358. Follow road round 2 sharp bends, continue forward under A35, Axminster Carpets on R. After Abbey Gate House and Shamwari B & B, site is on LHS after lay-by and 2nd telegraph pole.

From A35 (from either direction) do not take the 1st turning to Axminster continue to the next exit signposted Abbey Gate, Musbury and Seaton A358. At the T junction turn left go past Ax Carpets and Abbey Gate House; the farm is on the left hand side after the lay by. The site is approached via the concrete driveway; please call at the farmhouse before entering the site.

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  • Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site (19.0 kilometres)
  • Mapperton House & Gardens (21.4 kilometres)
  • Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (22.7 kilometres)

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