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Acorn Farm Touring Park

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General

  • Secret hideaway in Devon
  • In a birdwatching haven
  • Newly refurbished amenities block with free hot showers

Bring your binoculars if you're staying at peaceful and well-kept Acorn Farm Touring Park: this is a birdwatching haven with over 20 species to see in the surrounding countryside.

And bring your walking boots, as Acorn Farm is between Dartmoor and Exmoor national parks and has miles' worth of hikes in the immediate area (ask friendly warder Jan for a booklet detailing some of the ambles available locally). And your bike or some cash to hire one, as this is near the Tarka Trail too…

Acorn Farm is set over two and a half acres with countryside views to give guests a real feel of peace and quiet, and has a recently refurbished amenities block with free hot showers, washing-up sinks and a laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Chemical disposal is next to the loo block.

The farm's local village is Dolton, which has three pubs, an antique shop, a butcher with delicatessen counter and a village shop and post office, both well-stocked.


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Features

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

Takeout

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Seasonal sites

Tourer storage facilities

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Leave the car at home

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby

Type

Pub campground

Small (11-25 sites)

Location

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  • Acorn Farmhouse, The Square Dolton, Great Torrington, Devon, England, EX19 8QF
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.8898°N 4.0359°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Okehampton: West Street Coach Stop — 16.9 kilometres
Bideford: Quay Coach Stop — 18.6 kilometres
South Molton (Devon): The Square Coach Stop — 20.0 kilometres
Train stations
Portsmouth Arms Rail Station — 9.6 kilometres
Kings Nympton Rail Station — 10.5 kilometres
Eggesford Rail Station — 11.3 kilometres
Ferry ports
Bideford Ferry Landing — 18.6 kilometres
Instow Ferry Landing — 20.7 kilometres
Appledore Ferry Landing — 21.2 kilometres
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 47.1 kilometres

Directions


Acorn Farm is directly behind the Royal Oak Pub. We suggest you access the park from the A3124.

From the south
From the A30, join the A3124 at Whiddon Down or from Exeter/Crediton the A377 - B3220 then onto the A3124.

From the north
We suggest going via the B3227 to Great Torrington or taking the B3127, then joining the A3124.

Once on the A3124, take the Dolton turn off at Dolton Beacon (there is a large garage on the junction). Drive into Dolton village and at the war memorial bear right into Fore Street (the park is signposted on war memorial wall).

In front of you (150 yards) is the Royal Oak pub. Acorn Farm is to the left of the Royal Oak, and the park entrance is accessed at the side of the pub and the village square.

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

Acorn Farm Touring Park is well placed to get to many of Devon's main attractions and towns, and is within easy access of the coast at Saunton Sands and Westward Ho!

Walking, cycling and horse riding can be had at both Dartmoor and Exmoor national parks; a golf course is five miles away and fishing is available nearby at Stafford Moor. Feeling adventurous? Make your way to the local airfield for a microlight lesson.

The Tarka Trail, following the route of the otter in Henry Williamson's book, passes Dolton in an 180-mile figure of eight of walkways and cycle paths. His cottage (Williamson not otter) is at the small village of Georgham and has been kept as it was in Williamson's lifetime.

For town days, the market towns of Bideford and Barnstaple are a short drive away: Bideford for several interesting shops and the ferry to Lundy Island, and Barnstaple for colourful flowers and its indoor market selling local pottery, pictures and food on different days (the Acorn Farm team recommends the fudge from the shop in the corner by the main entrance).

Exeter is also very much worth a look, around its shops, cathedral and ancient buildings, and Plymouth for Plymouth Hoe and its aquarium before a bite and a drink at the Barbican.

Must see

  • RHS Garden Rosemoor (9.2 kilometres)
  • Castle Drogo (26.7 kilometres)
  • Exeter Cathedral - Church of Saint Peter (40.1 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Finch Foundry (19.4 kilometres)
  • Castle Drogo (26.7 kilometres)

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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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

General
American-style RVs or converted coaches are not permitted.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £100 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

General
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Occupancy
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Additional terms

No campfires.

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