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Glamping in Devon

Rubys Orchard, Beaworthy



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From £55

Filleighmoor Gate
Sheepwash
Beaworthy
Devon
EX21 5PW

   
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Directions

From Okehampton take A 361 to Hatherleigh and then on to Highampton. At the sharp bend by the pub in Highampton take the right turn for Sheepwash. Straight through Sheepwash village and on for approx 1.5-2 miles. At Filleighmoor gate crossroad (name on post) go straight across and up short hill to brow. Ruby's Orchard gate and sign on left, opposite large barn, before the turning to Petrockstowe.
Small woodland easy-camping site with bell tent for 4 and option to add another pre-erected tent for another 4. Your own personal campsite for the duration of your stay; no others on site! Daily visit from owner Lynne.
North Devon, between the north coast and Dartmoor, with nearby access to the Tarka Trail, a 30 mile traffic-free cycle and walking trail. Also right alongside the N27 cycle route.
Plenty of wildlife, a small pond, peace and quiet. Kitchen tent with gas hobs and all utensils, crockery etc, washing up area.
No electricity on site, so pump-your-own showers and compost toilets. Relax and forget the outside world for a while.
3 night or 7 night stay only, all bookings start on Fridays.
No dogs.


Things to do

Tarka Trail.
Ruby countryTrails for walking.
RHS Rosemoor Garden.
Fishing on River Torridge with permits from local pub.
Tuesday markets in Hatherleigh.
The Plough Arts Centre Torrington.
North Devon and north Cornish coasts for day-trips.
Clovelly village.
Dartmoor for day-trip.
Lundy Island day trips from Ilfracombe.








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Contact : Lynne Parkyn
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5/5 5/5
We had never been to an exclusive use campsite before but, I have to say, the experience was fantastic, despite the fact that the weather for our weeks stay was somewhat changeable. The location is certainly off the beaten track and wonderfully peaceful because of it. Being very much a rural setting there are narrow country lanes and, farm traffic and noise during the day, but nothing that spoilt the feel of the place. Be prepared to drive slowly along the lanes and use the passing places when encountering other traffic and people on horseback - this is North Devon, everything has a more relaxed pace to it. We were welcomed onto the site by the owner, and she couldn't have been more welcoming. We were taken over the site and given the ins and outs of how it worked, including how to use the composter toilets and hand pump showers, details of which were also written up inside for future reference. There is mains water to the site, but no running hot water; you provide your own by boiling kettles. There is also no mains electricity, although we had the use of Sun King solar powered lights, in both the bell tent and kitchen tent, from which it is possible to charge mobile phones. We had brought power bricks and our own portable solar charger, all of which served us admirably. This may not quite be glamping, although having a welcome hamper with freshly made scones, clotted cream and a choice of black-currant and strawberry jam, and a basket of free-range eggs... It felt pretty good to me. There is an element of self sufficiency when you stay at Ruby's Orchard, although all the facilities are there. There is room to spread out and relax, there is a superb fire bowl to sit around as well as and a couple of couple of easy to use bucket BBQ's to cook on. It would be perfectly possible to spend your entire time on site, relaxing and enjoying the fact that you are off the grid, only popping out to buy essentials. However, North devon does have it's sites and attractions, and a bit of research and pre-planning before you arrive will give you options for any wet and dry days, but travel will be necessary. Yes, the showers can take a little getting used to, and it always feels strange not flushing after using a toilet, but if you invest in the experience it will work for you. At this point I will mention that my wife and I are veteran campers from the days when you paid a farmer to pitch up in a field, washed in a bowl and used a porta-potty. Our teenage children (14 and 16 years old) have had about eight years worth of camping experience at different sites around the UK, but being typical adolescents we were unsure how they would take to this as they appeared to be becoming more dependent on electronic devices. They loved it, and we spent entire evenings together when it was wet, playing board games, on the table in kitchen tent, that had previously been relegated to the attic because we could never find time to play them with all the other modern day distractions. This is a holiday experience that will fully reward those who are prepared to put aside modern expectations and enjoy each others company in very pleasant, peaceful surroundings.



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