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Higher Murchington Farm

9.5

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General

  • Quiet and simple field site on a working farm on Dartmoor
  • A five-minute drive to Chagford for pubs and shops, walking trails
  • Fishing 10 mins; kayaking and climbing 25 mins; Haytor Rocks 30 mins

There are no apologies from the team of Higher Murchington Farm about sharing their views with you... views of Dartmoor, that is, stretching scenically all around.

The owners here keep it simple: they’re busy running a farm for a start, but they welcome visitors (and their well-behaved dogs) to come and share this slice of the wild Devon countryside. On the eight-acre field you’ll have plenty of room and you can pick your own pitch; campfires are fine here too. Amenities include eco toilets, a hot shower and a washing-up area.... and apart from that, nothing between you, the skies and the vast moor below.

It’s a five-minute drive or half an hour’s (very pleasant) stroll over to Chagford, for pubs with hot food, as well as shops for stocking up; head down to the Teign for a picnic or a riverside walk into open countryside. A 15-minute walk out of town (or a 10-minute drive from the site), is Chagford pool, an open-air river fed watering spot where there are yet more spectacular views.

This is an eco-friendly site, where the team tries its utmost to run the site on a low impact, eco basis with solar energy and water from the farm.


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9.5

Overall rating based on 17 reviews

 

88% would recommend this site to a friend.

88% would stay here again.

  93% described as Peaceful ?

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Views and quiet09/03/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Views and quiet

    Disliked: 

    Long grass and lack of warm water to wash hands. £15 also seemed a lot for just a field with a toilet in a shed.

From the manager...

Thanks for taking the time to review us.
We are sorry you didn't enjoy your stay, we do try and make it very clear in our photos and description that we operate a really simple pop up site and we send an additional email to all everyone who books listing what facilitates (i.e shower, toilet and washing up area) are available so that all campers know whats on offer.
The reason we charge £15 per pitch is because we only ever have 6 pitches, which ensure that our campers enjoy the views and the quiet - which we are very pleased to read that you did enjoy.

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We loved everything about this site! The hosts are supremely ...09/01/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJackie D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • 2 bedroom rental tent
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    We loved everything about this site! The hosts are supremely helpful and thoughtful, providing everything you could possibly need in the tent. We love the excellent views, sitting round the campfire each night, the eco-friendly shower and toilets, and the quiet location of the campsite. We were there last year and we will definitely be back next year- many thanks Vicki and Hayley

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Thanks! It was lovely to see you all again this year, we look forward tow welcoming you back in 2020!

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Fav campsite!!!09/01/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSteve P.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The owners are so helpful and thoughful, the site is amazing , such an incredible view and it reallly was the perfect camping trip!

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Wonderful, easy and quiet08/30/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The farm was on top of a beautiful hill with a view of the town and amazing countryside. Close to lots of walks, great natural swimming spots and pubs for a pint or two in the evening! The shower was really warm (exactly what was needed after a day walking in the inevitable rain) and the toilet block was always clean and well kept. It was also nice to be greeted by Vicky who let us know firewood was for sale and other handy tips for our stay.
    It was the perfect campsite for people who enjoy peace and quiet... and a great sunrise!

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Basic but just enough if you want that wild experience. ...08/27/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomIan B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Basic but just enough if you want that wild experience. Great views in the morning as the sun was rising.

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Peaceful spot with beautiful views and friendly hosts08/27/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCharlotte T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Beautiful location and aspect facing the countryside. Super peaceful and relaxing. Really friendly hosts that were present once a day with wood and very responsive to messages. Clear directions provided to the site and facilities were clean and as described.

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    Everything was brilliant!

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Excellent site. Good facilties. Very friendly and helpful.08/25/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGabrielle W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • 2 bedroom rental tent
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Enjoyed the peace and quiet. Back to nature.

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A wild experience with stunning views08/22/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAmanda L.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We were looking for somewhere non commercial, so that out children could enjoy a wild experience with easy access to Dartmoor and Murchington really delivered beyond our expectation.

    The far reaching views as we drove in were astounding and we were thrilled with the amount of space and the freedom it gave us.

    We were surprised with how good the facilities were given that it was 'off grid', with a non smelly composting toilet and hot shower. I sadly had a little work to do and a solar phone charge point was a brilliant addition for a boost of a couple of percent charge.

    There was a warm welcome and we were offered better pegs as it was pretty windy, which was really thoughtful and much appreciated.

    The whole are was beautiful, we'll definitely be back.

    Disliked: 

    The wash up facilities were great but didn't have hot water. For a longer stay this would be helpful, but it in no way affected out 2 night stay.

From the manager...

Thanks for taking the time to review us, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay.

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A great location with fantastic views. Friendly and helpful.08/22/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNicole F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The amazing views, warm shower and back to basics vibe! Plus having a campfire! Visiting the river, chagford, going to the chagford outdoor pool, the local pubs and walks. The miniature piney centre was close and great day too. Great place for kids to roam.

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Fantastic place08/18/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKelly F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • 2 bedroom rental tent
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    Me and my boys stayed here for the second year. Even better than the first time we stayed. Everything is there for a relaxing holiday, own cooking area, seats the lot. Vicki and Hayley are fantastic and look after everyone really well. We will be returning for a third year next year. We can’t get enough of the place

    Disliked: 

    Disliked nothing

From the manager...

We don’t have favourites but if we did you and your boys would be top of the list! We look forward to seeing you again next year!

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Features

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Bar or club house

Cycle hire

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Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

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Playground

Recreation room/arcade

Takeout

Tennis

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Watersports

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

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

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Pre-erected tents

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 sites)

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Location

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  • Murchington, Chagford, Newton Abbot, Devon, England, TQ13 8HJ
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.6811°N 3.8618°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Okehampton: West Street Coach Stop — 11.9 kilometres
Ashburton: Bull Ring Bus Stop — 19.9 kilometres
Buckfastleigh: Station Approach Bus Stop — 23.1 kilometres
Train stations
Okehampton Rail Station — 11.1 kilometres
Sampford Courtenay Rail Station — 11.7 kilometres
Yeoford Rail Station — 14.3 kilometres
Ferry ports
Topsham Lock Ferry Landing — 27.7 kilometres
Topsham Ferry Landing — 27.8 kilometres
Topsham (Turf Lock Ferry) Ferry Landing — 28.0 kilometres
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 31.9 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

It’s a walkers’ paradise round here, with Chagford a handy juncture to join in the mighty Two Moors Way, a coast-to-coast extravaganza of some 117 miles (you don’t have to do all of it in one day...). Okehampton (25 minutes’ drive) is a hub for many of the hiking and cycling routes circling the edge of the moor, and a good place to hire a bike if you haven't brought one along.

Fisherfolk are well looked after in this part of Devon as well, with day permits available for fishing brown trout, sea trout and salmon on the Teign and in the peaceful surrounds of the Fernworthy reservoir. If it’s the patter of tiny hooves you’re hankering for, head to Dartmoor's Miniature Pony Centre (15 minutes) for opportunities to meet, greet, groom and ride the lovely little fellers. For those in search of bigger thrills, Adventure Okehampton (25 minutes) has surfing and canoeing on its private lake as well as abseiling and archery, climbing and various high jinks on the high ropes.

For views, don’t miss Haytor Rocks and the paths around them (30 minutes) or the ancient peace of Buckfast Abbey (40 minutes), home to monks since the 11th century.

Must see

  • Castle Drogo (3.8 kilometres)
  • Buckfast Abbey (21.8 kilometres)
  • Exeter Cathedral - Church of Saint Peter (23.8 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Castle Drogo (3.8 kilometres)
  • Finch Foundry (7.1 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.

  • Does Higher Murchington Farm have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Higher Murchington Farm dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Higher Murchington Farm? It’s a walkers’ paradise round here, with Chagford a handy juncture to join in the mighty Two Moors Way, a coast-to-coast extravaganza of some 117 miles (you don’t have to do all ... Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Higher Murchington Farm?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
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Terms and conditions

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Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Changes to your holiday
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

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

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

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

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m..
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

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

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