Brookshill Farm

UK England South West England Devon

  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Hot Tubs
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Hot tubs
  • Good walks nearby
  • Walking
Shepherd's hut glamping and rustic camping, with campfires encouraged and good access to a riverside footpath

With a background in environmental consultancy and a long-lasting dream of farming their own land, Sophia and Stewart decided four years ago to take the plunge and combine their skills and dreams together, creating a sustainable farm that's a haven for wildlife, as well as the newer species they've introduced: Campers.

Set on the couple's small, peaceful farm just west of the Blackdown Hills, the site covers 12 acres of tranquil Devonshire countryside, with views of Culmstock Beacon. Campers can choose from two large grass pitches, each big enough for around three tents at a time, while glampers can pick from a pre-pitched bell tent with a king-sized bed, or a more luxurious en-suite shepherd's hut, named MooBells by Stewart and Sophia's children and fitted out with a double bed and shower room and with its very own hot tub outside.

Whether you pluck for the en-suite luxury or good old fashioned camping with compost loos, you'll have the same easy access across the meadow to the riverside footpath. Follow the banks of the Culm for half an hour and you end up in the village of Culmstock, where there's a pub with a riverside beer garden and, at the north end of the village, a footpath that leads up to the Beacon's top.

Not every camper needs to walk on foot. Keen equestrians are welcome to bring their horse on holiday to Brookshill Farm too, with room for two in the fenced paddock right next to your accommodation. One of the main draws to this location is the miles of bridleways on your doorstep – the Blackdown Hills boast some of the finest riding routes in the UK, all populated with pubs to keep you going along the way. Sophia and Stewart can help you plan your route and even collect you and your four-legged friends with their horsebox should you wish.

Details

Facilities

There's a long-drop composting loo and gas-powered shower. Communal camp kitchen available to use, with hobs, sinks and worktops, and campfire cooking and BBQs are encouraged (firepits provided and logs sold on site). The bell tent is furnished with a king size bed, matting and rugs. The shepherds hut has a fitted bed with storage underneath, an en-suite with a gas-powered shower, wash basin and compost toilet, a built-in wardrobe, a table and chairs and, outside, a BBQ and planted herbs. There is also a multi-fuel stove and hearth, electric oven and hob and a fridge freezer for you to use. Guests can hire out the entire nine-acres space for exclusive shin digs (and there's a bar in a horsebox you can hire too) and fly fishing and clay pigeon shooting can be arranged. You are also welcome to bring your horse on holiday to the site and use the neighbouring arena.

Suitable For

Glamping, camping, tents, kids, dogs, groups (hiring the whole site) – yes. Campervans and caravans – no.

Nearby

Brookshill Farm is just a five-minute drive (or a pleasant riverside walk) from the charming village of Culmstock. Lots of the parish falls under areas of the Blackdown Hills, so expect plenty of stunning walking trails further east but, right from the site, there's a nice footpath beside the River Culm that leads in to the village then head north through the high street (and past the pub) and up to Culmstock Beacon for some of the best views in the area. In summer, in particular, the land around the hill is full of bell-heather. It's around 50 minutes each way to the beacon and back. You could also detour to the butterfly sanctuary located on two small meadows, Little breach reserve. The city of Exeter is 30 minutes’ drive away – visit the art galleries and museum’s, spend the day lazing by the quayside or book in for a guided tour to make sure no nook is left unseen. It's 45 minutes to Seaton, Sidmouth and the south coast.

Food & Drink

The nearest pub is the Culm Valley Inn (01884 840354) in Culmstock, a five minute drive or 30-minute walk beside the river. The Globe Inn (01884 821214) is just ten minutes’ drive from Brookshill Farm, offering everything from summer salads to sizzling steaks while overlooking the Grand Western Canal, the perfect option for a post dinner stroll. The Bakehouse Café Bar (01884 35222) is around 15 minutes away, they serve mainly Mediterranean inspired dishes alongside Italian pizzas and a bar full of wines from all over the world, local ciders and a mix of classic and traditional cocktails.

Open

The camping pitches and bell tent are open from May–October. The shepherd's hut is available all year round.

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The Owner Says

Beautiful bell tent furnished with King size bed, matting, rugs and all things Hygge! Relax in the wonderful Devon countryside and soak up the outdoor life.Camp-fire cooking, fire pits and BBQs make this a great way to connect back with nature with a touch of comfort. A short walk away is our long drop compost loo and inside out gas powered hot shower. and camp kitchen.

Accommodation

One shepherds hut, one bell tent and two grass camping pitches.

Shepherds Hut

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 2
Our beautiful bespoke, shepherds hut offers guests a little bit of luxury whilst importantly still maintaining that all important, at one with nature camping feel which is so very important to us. In addition we have a woodfired hot tub to enjoy the sunsets an sunrises and we can even supply a bottle of Devon bubbly should you require.

Beautiful Bell!

Bell tent Sleeps 2
A beautiful bell tent furnished with King size bed, matting, rugs and all things Hygge!

Wild Grass

Grass pitch Sleeps 2
Pitch your tent in one of our three separate pitches, sit back and enjoy the views. Each pitch is big enough for one large tent and one smaller tent so friends can camp together

Wild Grass

Grass pitch Sleeps 2
Pitch your tent in one of our three separate pitches, sit back and enjoy the views. Each pitch is big enough for one large tent and one smaller tent so friends can camp together

Whole 9 acres

Exclusive Site Hire Sleeps 10
Shepherds Hut, Furnished bell Tent and multiple camping pitches.

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Location

Contact Brookshill Farm, Brookshill Farm, Uffculme, Cullompton EX15 3AZ

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Getting There

If you’re coming from the north, bear left off the M5 when you see signs for Tiverton Services, then take the first exit at the roundabout onto the A38. Continue for under half a mile till you come to another roundabout, take the first exit onto the A38 again then continue for around three quarters of a mile before turning left onto Broad Point. Carry on for half a mile then turn right. After another half a mile make a sharp left turn onto Brooks Hill, the postcode takes you to a farm just below Brookshill Farm called Five Fords Farm, keep going past here and then you will see Brookshill Farm on your right.

Tiverton Parkway Station is five-minute taxi ride away. Taxis run out of station on a regular basis or, for a cost of just £10, Stewart or one of the family can collect you. The main coach stations are Taunton and Exeter, both operate a bus route to Uffculme from where you can also be collected.

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 2 reviews

★★★★★

Very tranquil with easy access to river walks

It was great to be able to have a fire and enjoy the peace and quiet in a very quiet, spacious site.
Jun 7, 2021 by Sam Verified Review
★★★★★

Amazing weekend away in the countryside

We had a fabulous experience camping in the meadow field over the bank holiday. It is ideal for those who want to be away from it all and to get back to nature. The owners were super friendly and helpful too- we will definitely be back again soon!

Why book with Cool Camping?

  • Best Price Guarantee, with no fees
  • Instant booking confirmation
  • Trusted for over 10 years
  • A chance to win prizes in our regular competitions

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