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Bickham Barn

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General

  • Wild camping site in a rural setting on an organic farm
  • Just outside Kenn village and eight miles from the beach at Dawlish
  • Within 15 minutes' drive of both Exeter and Dartmoor National Park

Green fields, leafy vistas and not too many other guests to share your space with… Bliss, no? Settle in for peaceful stays in pretty Devon countryside at Bickham Barn, a small family-friendly wild camping site five minutes’ drive from the village of Kenn and 15 minutes from Exeter.

The site on Roddy and Ruth’s organic farm is a top choice for a rural getaway, five minutes from the walking trails, discovery trails and biking trails at Haldon Forest Park (where bikes are rentable if bringing yours along doesn’t suit), and 15 minutes from rambles among the famed ponies of Dartmoor National Park. The area’s also crisscrossed with scenic cycle paths connecting pretty villages and taking in views over the Exe estuary.

Aquatic types should be best pleased by proximity to plenty of long sandy stretches, where strolls and swims are enticingly easy. The nearest beaches are 15 minutes away at Teignmouth and 20 minutes from base at Dawlish, but a slightly lengthier jaunt as far as Exmouth (25 minutes) will put diving, windsurfing and sailing within reach too.

When hunger builds, pick up supplies from the grocery store 10 minutes away and get to work at the barbecue. In wetter weather make a beeline for the barn (if it’s available), where a shared kitchen and a bar are on hand for guests’ use, or head into Kenn where a cosy pub serves food daily.


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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

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

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

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

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Hikers’ paradise

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

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

Dog walk nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 sites)

Location

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  • Bickham Farm, Kenn, Devon, England, EX6 7XL
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.6500°N 3.5377°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Rail Station — 4.2 miles
Opposite Rail Station — 4.2 miles
Bus Station — 5.3 miles
Train stations
Topsham Rail Station — 4.1 miles
Starcross Rail Station — 4.2 miles
Exton Rail Station — 4.3 miles
Ferry ports
Turf Lock Inn Ferry Landing — 3.3 miles
Topsham Lock Ferry Landing — 3.7 miles
Topsham Ferry Landing — 3.8 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 7.7 miles

Directions


Do not follow SatNav.

Come into the village of Kenn and take the first right signposted Rollestone Farm. Follow this road up a hill past a 'Dead End' sign; the site is the second turning on the right after the sign. Come through the farm and someone will be around to help you.

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

Urban explores hereabouts should start with a jaunt into Exeter, 15 minutes’ drive from the site. The city has lots to entice, from museums and gardens to a cathedral and underground vaulted tunnel tours. If there’s only time for one or two things, make them trips to the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum and the Royal Albert Memorial Museum.

Does that excite a taste for the past? There’s plenty else nearby that should appeal… The site’s within easy reach of more than a handful of old stately piles and historical spots, starting with the spectacular Powderham Castle, 15 minutes away, and taking in Buckfast Abbey and the intriguing 16-sided 18th-century A la Ronde (20 minutes' drive), Killerton House and the looming Compton Castle (25 minutes), or Kent’s Cavern Prehistoric Caves (half an hour away in Torquay).

For a taste of the distant past, and some nature-filled days, it's a 25 minute-drive to the start of the famed Jurassic Coast, 96 miles of fossil-filled coastline spanning 185 million years of history. Return to modern times, then, with visits to present-day creatures at Paignton Zoo and Dartmoor Zoo, both within 40 minutes of base, or at Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, 20 minutes away.

Must see

  • Exeter Cathedral - Church of Saint Peter (5.1 miles)
  • Crealy Great Adventure Park (6.7 miles)
  • The National Trust Killerton House & Gardens (10.4 miles)

National Trust

  • A la Ronde (5.8 miles)
  • Killerton: Clyston Mill (8.8 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.

  • Does Bickham Barn have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Bickham Barn dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Bickham Barn? Urban explores hereabouts should start with a jaunt into Exeter, 15 minutes’ drive from the site. The city has lots to entice, from museums and gardens to a cathedral and underground vaulted … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Bickham Barn?
    RV, travel trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  8 a.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.

    Once you have arrived please wait by the agricultural farm building and either call the owner or wait for someone to show you your pitch.

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Terms and conditions

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Admission
Unsupervised minors must have a letter of authorization from their parents or legal guardian.

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

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Vehicles
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a camper, trailer tent or tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/RV, please select the extra.

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