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Wild Camping at Emmetts on Exmoor

7.3

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General

  • Off-grid wild camping at the highest farm on Exmoor
  • A 20-minute drive to Exmoor Zoo; 25 minutes to the North Devon coast
  • Free-range eggs and home-reared meat available to buy on site

It’s Exmoor indeed – and a most enviable location too. In fact, Wild Camping at Emmetts on Exmoor, two minutes' drive from Simonsbath, is part of the highest farm on the moor, up at an altitude of 1250 feet with gorgeous views out over the national park's scenery.

This is a place that’s big on surface area but small on guest numbers, so there’s always plenty of space around to soak up that rural atmosphere, play games and build campfires. It’s worth noting that Exmoor National Park was designated Europe’s first Dark Sky Reserve back in 2011, so you should hopefully be in for spectacular displays of stars by night too.

That space is pretty popular with local wildlife too – red deer herds regularly frequent the moor opposite the pitches, and you’re also likely to spot cuckoos, woodpeckers, golden plovers, foxes and much more.

Unsurprisingly, this is a great area for walks and mountain bike rides; other activities in the area include things like fishing, sailing and pony trekking. If you’ve still got any energy left after that little lot, ask on site about hiring the farm’s all-weather tennis court for a game or two.

Other facilities on site include a shower and toilet, about 200 yards from the pitches (it’s a good idea to bring a torch for this journey…) Guests are welcome to bring along a barbecue or hire a firepit and purchase wood on site. You can also buy fresh free-range eggs from the farm’s hens and sausages and bacon from the farm’s home-reared pigs, so a good breakfast should be on the cards too.

Exford, Withypool and North Molton (all within 15 minutes) have good village shops for picking up any other supplies you might need, and there are a couple of great country pubs nearby too for drinks and dining out.


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7.3

Overall rating based on 3 reviews

 

67% would recommend this site to a friend.

67% would stay here again.

 

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Fantastic new facilities, great working farm estate setting10/02/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCarsten V.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent site (wild)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Authentic Exmoor at its best - good communication from site and brand new bathroom facilities. Really enjoyed my stay and would definitely recommend to stay here!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Tranquil and no people around09/26/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent site (wild)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Tranquil and no people around

    Disliked: 

    Lack of facilities

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Wouldn't recommend08/03/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent site (wild)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Nothing as site didn't look suitable to camp on. Pictures that were sent to us weren't the pitches we were offered on arrival.

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From the manager...

We are very surprised to receive this review. These guests arrived, met us on arrival and we showed them to their pitch. This pitch is one of the photographs seen on our listing. We then received an email saying that they had left because of bricks and brambles. There are no bricks at the pitch location and no brambles. We are also surprised to see the individual ratings provided by this guest - the loo and shower facility is brand new and never used before so is immaculate!

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Hand sanitising stations

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

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 site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundry

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. 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

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump point

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Farm

Pop-up campsite

Tiny (1-10 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Emmetts Grange, Simonsbath, Somerset, England, TA24 7LD
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.1182°N 3.7841°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
The Square — 11.7 kilometres
The Square — 11.7 kilometres
Bus Station — 19.6 kilometres
Train stations
Umberleigh Rail Station — 19.4 kilometres
Barnstaple Rail Station — 20.2 kilometres
Chapelton (Devon) Rail Station — 20.3 kilometres
Ferry ports
Minehead Harbour — 24.2 kilometres
Ilfracombe Ferry Landing — 25.1 kilometres
Instow Ferry Landing — 28.9 kilometres
Airports
Cardiff International Airport — 44.0 kilometres

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

Attractions and activities nearby include:

- Quince Honey Farm: 15 minutes' drive

- Exmoor Zoo: 20 minutes

- Lynton (for the cliff railway and coast path): 25 minutes

- Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park: 25 minutes

- Coasteering at Porlock: 35 minutes

- Wimbleball Lake (watersports): 35 minutes

- Watermouth Castle (with gardens and a small theme park): 35 minutes

- Ilfracombe (for boat trips to Lundy island): 35 minutes

- Saunton Sands: 45 minutes.

Must see

  • RHS Garden Rosemoor (31.5 kilometres)
  • The National Trust Killerton House & Gardens (42.9 kilometres)
  • Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (44.9 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Watersmeet (11.7 kilometres)
  • Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum (14.2 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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and caravan
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Wild Camping at Emmetts on Exmoor cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

The campground/park 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. Wild Camping at Emmetts on Exmoor will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week 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.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Wild Camping at Emmetts on Exmoor have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Wild Camping at Emmetts on Exmoor dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Wild Camping at Emmetts on Exmoor? Attractions and activities nearby include: - Quince Honey Farm: 15 minutes' drive - Exmoor Zoo: 20 minutes - Lynton (for the cliff railway and coast path): 25 minutes - Combe Martin Wildlife … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Wild Camping at Emmetts on Exmoor?
    Camping and caravan
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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