We have a small Hideaway type camp site here in mid-Devon. Its a real sun trap tucked away behind the hedge, it also has fantastic views of Dartmoor and distant ones of Bodmin. We are just north of Dartmoor which is one of the UK’s areas of least light pollution, so when the night sky is clear the view of the stars and planets is amazing! In the morning you may awake to a delightful dawn chorus from our lovely mix of song birds.
Minimal facilities available; there is a fire pit in the camping area, the water tap is further along the drive by the garage and we need to make a composting loo, in the mean time we could provide a toilet tent if necessary, or even use of the cottage toilet. Its probably only suitable for tents, but we are very close to The Pegasus Way which runs to the North Devon Coast and is used by hikers, cyclists and horseriders.
Even though Rosemary Cottage is easy to find because we are less than a quarter of a mile off the A3079, we are tucked away in this peaceful spot with amazing view of the north Dartmoor Tors it has a really rural feel here. We are also conveniently placed visiting all areas of the South West as the A30 is only 10 minutes away.
Nearly Wild Camping experiences on offer: Time permitting, we are happy to share our experiences of trying to be a self sufficient homestead growing organic vegetables using permaculture methods and raising organic chicken, ducks, and geese for eggs and the table. We also raise organic rabbits. If this is of interest to you please have a look at our website, you may even be able to lend a hand and negotiate your campsite fee!
Dogs must be well behaved and kept on a lead at all times as we have free range poultry.
Do not leave food or BBQ’s unattended, or throw bones and unwanted food in the ditch/hedge/field as this may encourage foxes and magpies and our puppy who will eat anything!
The camping field entrance slopes and turns and is not suitable for campervans but parking on the wider part of driveway verge or the hard-standing by the barn may be possible. Its still a nice view from there and nearer the tap.
Fires only to be made in the fire pit and be contained within the area of the bricks. Food may be cooked over the fire or a BBQ that will not burn or damage the grass used nearby.
No loud music or raucous partying after 10 pm
Open Season: All year but weather dependent
Location Address: Thorndon Cross, Okehampton
Location Type: Remote camping
Price: £30 per person per night
User types accommodated: Individuals, Families, Informal groups, Specialist Groups such as Scouts or schools
Toilet Facilities: Camp Toilet
Cooking Facilities Allowed: Fires Allowed
Dishwashing Facilities: None
Drinking Water Facilities: Tap
Other Facilities Available: Toilet and hand basin available in the cottage utility room. Shower and use of washing machine by arrangement and a small charge.
Parking: Hardstanding for cars, van and microcampers a short distance from pitching area.
Dogs Allowed: Yes. Must be poultry trained or kept on lead as we have free range chickens and geese roaming the fields sometimes with their chicks.
Campervans accepted: yes
Latest Booking Time: last minute booking accepted depending on availability
Number of pitches: 5