Ten Acres Vineyard

UK England South West England Devon Chulmleigh, Winkleigh & Umberleigh

  • Children’s playground
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
A secluded camping patch in the midst of a working vineyard – as you'll soon discover, this dreamy little campsite is more than a wine-induced mirage

Straw bales scattered across golden fields, a tractor humming on the road, sun baked south-facing slopes striped with the regimented lines of a vineyard, ripening grapes awaiting the busy harvest and all just 40 minutes' drive from a cluster of sandy beaches. Hang on though... surely there’s been a mistake here? Has an overzealous camper had too much of the local merlot? You say this bucolic summer haven is in England?!

Though it may sound like a scene plucked from France’s best Loire Valley guidebook, if you head to Devon and down a small country track beyond the thatched village of Winkleigh, you’ll see for yourself that this dreamy little campsite is more than a wine-induced mirage. Set on a grassy one acre meadow with just 15 pitches in total, Ten Acres Vineyard is a real rural gem – a secluded camping patch in the midst of a working vineyard. Take a stroll through the vines using the signposts and onsite information before popping into the winery to watch the grapes being pressed, breathing in the aroma of the fermenting juices. On weekends, the campsite’s shop always has a bottle of their best plonk uncorked, so after a tour you can taste the spoils of all that hard work... and more than likely take a bottle or two away with you – for your friends, of course.

With views over the vineyard to the agricultural landscapes beyond and the rugged moorland of Dartmoor National Park, Ten Acres has an eco-friendly simplicity that compliments its surroundings. There's a shower and a compost loo, along with a chemical-disposal point, while the shared campfire places are a good place to shoot the breeze with your fellow campers. Dogs are welcome, though kept on a lead so they don’t disturb the sheep, pigs or hens that also live on site.

For those who don't fancy lugging their camping gear with them, guests can opt for one (or both) of the two unfurnished 4 and 5m bell tents, sleeping a couple and up to 6 adults respectively (although there's ample room for families to squeeze in a few extra littl'uns). A brazier is also kindly provided. Or why not combine a bell tent break with a guided vineyard and winery tour and tasting? Whatever pitch you opt for, the fact that there's acres of space for just a few pitches ensures you'll find a spot to suit. The adjacent field next is heaven-sent – ideal for children to play in, dogs to be walked in or simply to unwind with the sounds of nature and a good book to get lost in.

If the rusticity of this pastoral smallholding isn't enough, a wander up the track lies the local village of Winkleigh – a quintessentially English settlement with thatched roofs and a traditional feel. Winkleigh has a fascinating history with two 12th century castles (now nothing more than large mounds), a 14th century church and an old wartime airfield where the rusting remains of a control tower still stands. A pair of pubs and pleasant tearooms make it an enjoyable place to have lunch before venturing further afield. By car the beaches of north and south Devon are just over a half hour's drive away, while the vast national park of Dartmoor with its famously picturesque granite scenery lies closer still. It's an ideal area for walking or cycling with the start of the Tarka Trail nearby as well as the Two Moors Way, a footpath connecting the two Devon coasts. Cruise the purpose built cycleways along old rail roads and viaducts with panoramic views, before pedalling the quiet lanes back to camp.

Back at camp, a quick blow on the embers will rekindle the morning's fire then all that remains is to dig out that corkscrew. Sit back with a glass of the site's own vino and enjoy the tranquility of Ten Acres Vineyard, a summer retreat without the air miles.



The campsite is situated above the vineyard in a one acre meadow with 7 camping/campervan pitches, 2 unfurnished bell tents and 1 furnished bell tent. There is also an electric shower as well as two compost loos, a washing-up area and a chemical disposal point. There is a campsite shelter with picnic tables as well as a firepit in the woodland for guests to use. The Devon Wine Shack sells their wines and apple juice, as well as local ales and ciders and free range eggs, locally-sourced logs and charcoal. Self-guided vineyard tours any time and guided vineyard/winery tours and tastings at weekends. There’s a woodland (with hammocks!) and a play area for children to explore. There is also a secure place for bikes to be stored if needed. Firepits are provided with the glamping tents or available to hire for the camping pitches. There is no EHU here but there are some sockets as well as a freezer in one of our outbuildings for guests to use.

Suitable For

Tents, small campervans - yes. Dogs – yes and no! No, for the glamping pitches. Yes, for the camping pitches (max 2 per pitch). Caravans or motorhomes, noisy or single sex groups – no. No amplified music after 10pm.


The campsite lies on the edge of Winkleigh which is a small but pleasant place. Drive north to the coastal village of Bideford (01237 477676) with nearby beaches Instow and Westward Ho! or stop along the way at Rosemoor Garden (0845 265 8072) in the market town of Great Torrington. Winsford Walled Garden (01409 221477) is also close at hand, as is Dunsland, a large historic park abundant in wildlife. Finch Foundry (01837 840046) is an interesting National Trust site on the edge of Dartmoor National Park (01822 890414), the last working water-powered forge in the UK, it provides an insight into the areas industrial past. From here its a short step into the national park itself which is, of course, the perfect place for outdoors enthusiasts. The Granite Way (01837 53020) is an excellent purpose built cycleway, ideal for families, while The Two Moors Way is a long distance footpath that runs from Ivybridge on the southern edge of Dartmoor all the way up to Lynmouth on the North Coast of Devon. Just west of the campsite you'll also find the start of The Tarka Trail, one of the most famous routes in the area that heads north to Barnstable and the coastal towns. Families may also enjoy The Big Sheep (01237 472366) an award winning all-weather amusement park, while Exmoor Zoo (01598 763352) is also popular, though slightly further away.

Food & Drink

Winkleigh, though small, has plenty of good shops including a local butcher, florist, a general store and a cactus nursery, along with a successful Cider Brewery (01837 83560). Fiona's Farm Shop (01837 83382) is the place to go for fresh local meat as well as freshly baked cakes, pastries and Devon cream teas. In the village square, Wright & Proper (01837 83038) is a smart café bistro, while The Seven Stars (01837 83344) is a friendly pub often hosting live music. The Duke of York (01837 810253) in Iddesleigh – a thatched 15th-century inn overlooking Dartmoor with a warm atmosphere and more top grub – is your hosts' personal recommendation. The Lymington Arms (01837 83572) in the neighbouring village of Wembworthy is worth a visit, while The Kings Arms (01837 83384) is a charming 16th century thatched inn that's ideal for drinks or a good meal - the Winkleigh favourite.


Start of May - end of September.

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Our unique campsite is set in the peaceful beautiful countryside of rural Devon. Glamp or camp above our vineyard with views of Dartmoor where you can join us on a guided tour of the vineyard/winery and taste our wines.

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10 tent/small campervan pitches in a grassy one-acre meadow above a vineyard. Includes 3 glamping tents. The furnished 6m Luna Bell Tent sleeps up to 4 adults/a family of four.  Our 4m Luna Bell Tent sleeps 2 adults or 2 adults/2 children and the 4m Classic Bell Tent is perfect for couples. Sorry, no dogs permitted in the glamping tents.

6m Luna Bell Tent

Bell tent Sleeps 4
Very spacious for a couple, comfortable for four adults/a family of four. Dogs are not permitted.

4m Luna Bell Tent

Bell tent Sleeps 4
Accommodates a couple/a couple and up to two children. Dogs are not permitted.

4m Classic Bell Tent

Bell tent Sleeps 2
Accommodates a couple only. Dogs are not permitted.

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Grass pitch Sleeps 6 6 Available
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Contact Ten Acres Vineyard, Ten Acres, Winkleigh, Devon EX19 8EY

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Getting There

Leave the A30 at Whiddon Down and follow the signs to Winkleigh/Torrington. From the A3124, turn left towards Winkleigh village at Zuki's restaurant/takeaway. Immediately indicate right. Then turn at the Ten Acres Vineyard sign and continue along the track for half a mile. The track is well-signed and will guide you to the campsite.

The nearest train station to Winkleigh is Eggesford, 5 miles away. There is no bus service from Eggesford to Winkleigh but there are regular buses to Winkleigh from Exeter and Bideford. The Stagecoach 315 bus stops outside Zuki's restaurant/takeaway (request stop) whose car park is opposite the campsite entrance. It's a half mile walk from the entrance to the pitches.


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Rated ★★★★★ over 30 reviews


Fantastic first camping experience

What a perfect first camping experience. We were two mums with two children each (aged 4, 5 and two 6 year olds) and one grandmother. We stayed in the glamping tent and then one of the 4m Luna tents using the jobs in the glamping “kitchen”. It’s a nice small site with around 6 families each night when we were there. The kids were so happy to be on site and the facilities were fantastic for them, they went off and played in the secure woodland and in the field with a football pitch for hours. We didn’t borrow any of them (as we had our own) but there are garden games available to borrow. The views are fantastic and the setting very calming. The Glamping tent was just right for me, my mum and my two children. The adults slept in the double bed and the kids in the single Futons. The bedding was clean, snug and well presented. We spent one evening at The Kings Arms in Winkleigh for supper (you defo need to book ahead) which was lovely, great food and kid friendly. We had a fire each night (wood and marshmallows sold on site) Such a lovely way to spend the first camping trip, thank you Ester and Toby. We didn’t get around to having your Pizza from the pizza oven so we shall have to come again! Sally, Ann and Helen and the 4 kids

Perfect site

Esther is the perfect host of a beautiful site, meticulously kept with stunning views over the vines to Dartmoor - fabulous facilities for kids to play and dog walking, very friendly people on site - kids loved the site especially the wooded area with hammocks, we had a fabulous week here and would definitely go back, fire wood, good cider and wine for sale, what more could you want - highly recommended

Perfect campsite

We have just got back from a fantastic few days at 10 acres. The campsite is lovely and peaceful, with stunning views over the vines and dartmoor in the distance. Lots of space, clean loos, a hot shower, friendly guests and owners and lots to do in the surrounding area. Couldn't recommend it highly enough.
Jul 22, 2021 by Beki Gowing Verified Review

Grape Expectations

Sitting by the campfire, drinking in not only the fine views over to Dartmoor but also the wine from the vines that are right next to your tent. Esther and Toby are fab hosts who keep an immaculate campsite. The vineyard tour is well worth it and our kids took themselves off to the playing field for hours at a time. Oh and chickens and charismatic pigs for added entertainment too. We'll be back.

Beautiful site - will be back!

This is a lovely site. Small and very well kept, with really friendly and interesting owners. Lots to do in the surrounding area.


Hidden gem that we will definitely be returning to. Beautiful views and well kept. Lovely owners, attentive but not overwhelming. Wished we had booked more than 1 night!

Small, quiet campsite - warm welcome and a lovely location

Lovely small campsite with only ten pitches, and lots of space to wander around the vineyard and orchard. Very warm welcome from the hosts, and a great (optional) vineyard tour on the Saturday evening. The toilet and shower facilities are kept very clean and there was plenty of hot water to warm you up after a day long day outdoors. If you want to escape to the peace and quiet of the countryside then this is a great choice.
Aug 24, 2020 by Lucy Verified Review

Excellent site great for a get away from it all break.

A good quiet clean site very easy going lovely people, would not hesitate to go again

Such lovely people

What a fabulous few days. Cute site and lovely hosts. Really nice people and their adorable dachshund. Bought a bottle of their rosé and it was delicious. Perfect spot to explore Devon and so peaceful. Thanks Ten Acres, we’ll be back x
Jul 22, 2020 by Liv

Beautiful quiet campsite with great views and pigs!

Lovely campsite with fantastic owners, who could not have been more helpful, more than happy for me to move my dates around and give directions to the local pub (which we didn't feel the need to visit as were enjoying the campsite so much). My wife and I spent the weekend here and it was lovely, great weather, great views and a vineyard! The tour was interesting and the wine good, they also have a limited amount of fire pits available and a small shop onsite, selling logs, wine and a few other camping essentials. Will definitely be visiting again in the near future! Would recommend.


We had a wonderful time at Ten Acres, the camp site and views across to Dartmoor are so lovely we were in no rush to go out and very happily spent alot of time there relaxing, visiting the chickens and pigs and just taking in the wonderful atmosphere. Toby & Esther are such welcoming and thoughful hosts, we were unfortuantely struck down with a nasty bug early in the holiday and they went above and beyond to help us out. We were so impressed we extended our stay and were very sad to leave. The wine is beautiful and we enjoyed a good few bottles around a campfire, looking up at the stars...perfect!
Jul 10, 2019 by Gem Verified Review

Perfect relaxing weekend

I just wanted to say a huge thank-you to Esther and Toby for their warm hospitality throughout our stay. We stayed for 2 nights although really wish we could have stayed much longer as we were made to feel so welcome. The campsite is just a short walk to Winkleigh which is a really sweet little village, perfect for picking up some supplies from the butcher and shop for our BBQ. The campsite itself is very small & secluded and we were lucky enough to enjoy the top meadow to ourselves which our dog Ollie loved. The shower and loos are also very clean and much better than I had expected. Thank-you for the fun and informative wine tour and tasting on Saturday, we will enjoy our bottle at home soon! Our only downside is that we live a little too far away to visit more often, although we hope to be back! Tasha, Luke and Ollie x

great first family camping experience

Although it rained almost everyday, we really enjoyed our very first family camping with our 5 year old and 10 month old children. The owners are so kind and friendly. We thought we brought enough blankets but we were so cold on the 1st night, so I asked them if we could borrow 1 blanket for our baby girl. They brought not only a blanket but also hot water bottles for all of us and we were so touched. We were so impressed how clean everything was too(shower, toilets, recycling area etc). Our son really loved the wee tent:D The campsite was fully booked on the first night but we felt we had a good space and it was such comfortable stay everyday. We really enjoyed their wine and wish we checked that their vineyard tour runs only Saturdays. Many thanks to the owners again for letting us have a great experience!
Jun 9, 2019 by Rie Verified Review

Dreamy May bank holiday weekend

What a find! Gorgeous site, lots of space, my boys loved exploring, playing and lounging in the hammocks. The view of, and above, the vines is beautiful, and the hosts were helpful and friendly. When the temperature looked like it was going to dip overnight the offer of extra quilts from the caravan on the edge of the field was thoughtful and really kind. Missed out on the wine tour because the children wanted to play and explore but planning a return trip so will catch it next time. Thanks!
May 7, 2019 by sar_pugh Verified Review

Everything was fantastic, so welcoming!

We chose this campsite based on what was written here and the fact that there is a pub in walking distance. It’s a lovely site, small enough that you can get to know your neighbours and big enough that you can have your own space. Fantastic, friendly hosts and the sparkling wine is delish! Book it now! Thanks to Esther and Toby for your amazing hospitality, David & Will
Aug 6, 2018 by David

Great views, hosts and wine!

We've stayed at Ten Acres twice now and have loved it both times. Esther and Toby are great hosts (who even helped us find a reliable mechanic when our car broke down!) and willingly give advice about things to do in the local area. They produce lovely wine (readily and affordably available every day!) and Toby does a fascinating tour and tasting, which is well worth it. Facilities are always clean and well stocked. The shower is always hot (which is essential). Perhaps best of all are the views over the vines and surrounding countryside. Sitting next to our fire with a glass of wine in hand as the sun sets is our lasting memory of our visit. We will definitely be back!
Jul 31, 2018 by Ben

Lovely get away

We stayed here in the safari tent for 2 nights, we had a lovely stay, the owners are so friendly and even opened the shop late for us as we arrived late and had no fire wood.
Jul 21, 2018 by Savannah

A gem of a campsite

5 of us stayed in the 5m bell tent. There was plenty of space to sprawl about comfortably, with a small decked porch area to keep our camping stuff, food and alcohol, and also a fire pit with a grill on top to use as a bbq or just a heat source whilst star gazing. There is a freezer available to store food and ice packs too. The owners are lovely friendly people that did all they could to ensure our stay was pleasant. The eco loo and shower are both great! The location is fantastic, a south facing vineyard with spectacular views. Amazing value for money, I cannot think of a single thing wrong with this campsite. There's also a great takeaway about 10 mins walk away if you fancy a kebab!
Jul 7, 2018 by Will

Small is beautiful

We stayed at Ten Acres for 3 nights and it's one of the nicest campsites we've ever been to. Set in a vineyard, it has a very tranquil feel and stunning views so it's the perfect place to relax. It's a simple set up, but has everything you need and a few nice extras, such as two or three picnic benches and a communal fire pit (which we used every night). We were also very grateful for the use of a freezer for our ice box blocks and a plug to charge our phones. The owners, Toby and Esther, are absolutely lovely and gave us lots of good tips about where to eat and what to do. Suki, their sausage dog, is also very cute. We like to cycle and the traffic-free Tarka Trail is about 10 miles away - highly recommended. As an added bonus, you can try the wine from the vineyard - we purchased a few bottles as presents but got one for ourselves too and are looking forward to raising a glass and remembering the great time we had.
Jul 2, 2018 by Lou

Gem of Devon

I had a wonderful time camping at Ten Acres Vineyard. The campsite is set in a beautiful, rural Devon, overlooking local fields and Dartmoor on the horizon. It's a boutique site run in a sustainable manner by friendly and charming owners (Toby and Esther). There's a vineyard to visit, a playground, variety of fauna nearby and some really nice, local wine. I especially recommend mulled wine for those cold nights by a campfire! PS. My two cats loved the place too.
May 14, 2018 by Dorota

The owner is the coolest person I've ever met

The owner is the coolest person I've ever met 
May 14, 2018 by Mateusz

Wonderful retreat in Ten Acres

Returned from our 3-day break at Ten Acres feeling thoroughly relaxed and recharged. Fantastic set up, small and intimate little camp site overlooking the vines and rolling hills of Devon. We stayed in the 4m bell tent which had a fire pit, which we used every night whilst watching the stars. Esther and Toby were incredibly welcoming and helpful in suggesting tips for where to go in the local area; about 45 mins to the north Devon coastline and 30 mins into the Dartmoor national park. Some excellent pubs in vicinity of the camp site as well. We did the wine tasting on the Saturday night with Toby which was great fun and happily finished off a bottle of the new red wine with our BBQ later on! We definitely want to return, highly recommended.
Jul 18, 2017 by philippadavis1

Romantic and relaxing!

My husband and I recently stayed in the 4metre bell tent for 2 nights - it was fantastic. I would really recommend renting the tent, it's pitched ready for you and was much larger and much better quality than anything we could have brought with us! The site was fantastic, it was half term so the owners very thoughtfully contacted us in advance to ask if we would like to be pitched in the top field rather than on the main site. It was an absolute haven! Glorious views and fantastic vineyard tour and tasting. All the little touches were so nice - solar powered fairy lights outside the tent, access to a freezer and plug in one of the outhouses if needed and the nicest smelling compost loo I have ever encountered - using conifer cuttings is a stroke of genius! Thankyou for a lovely stay!
Aug 9, 2016 by Amy

Struggling to find a better campsite

We stayed with Esther & Toby in May half term and now we are looking for a site closer to home for the summer holidays we are struggling to find one which compares! Ten Acres is away from everything, with lovely views, not too many pitches, star filled skies and generous hosts. We really enjoyed learning all about English wine with Toby, and we especially enjoyed drinking it! English wine, it turns out, can be delicious when the vines are so carefully tended by a loving vintner. We were a little worried the one shower and one loo would not be enough, but even with a fair few guests we never wanted for more. It is a place away from it all to relax and recharge. If only you were closer than a 5 hour drive....

Jun 22, 2016 by Michelle Parry-Slater

Excellent site even better hosts


We have just spent a week at Ten Acres, the camp site was great with wonderful views over to Dartmoor. Esther and Toby are the best of hosts; nothing too much trouble. Will be visiting again this summer. Highly recommended if you want a quiet time in a lovely environment.

May 23, 2016 by Dave&Libby

Quaint & quiet

A lovely little campsite: very quiet; nothing was too much trouble for Esther and Toby. Would highly recommend the vineyard tour. We hope to be back soon!! Thank you :) 

Aug 14, 2015 by camping_gal

Lovely family campsite

We've had a lovely camp at Ten Acres. It is perfect for families with young children where they can play safely.

The site is scenic and peaceful and a camp fire in the evening makes the perfect end to the day.

Toby and Esther are the owners of Ten Acres and are incredibly friendly and helpful.  There is a small shop on site that sells wine, beer, firewood and basics.  There is also a nice play area for children.

There is one toilet and shower on site though an extra chemical loo is added during busy periods.  However the site is small and we never had to queue for the facilities (which were nice and clean!)


Aug 12, 2015 by Cecil Sneer


Just our kind of site; plenty of space for the kids to play, campfires a plenty, wine and big open skies. Facilities are basic, but perfectly adequate - perhaps they could benefit from one more compost loo and one more shower, and a covered washing up area - but we didn't have to wait too long to use the facilities. We would definitely return, thank you for a lovely week.

Aug 2, 2015 by boffey69

Something a bit special with Super hosts!!

We stayed here for 2 nights as a group of 4, 30 somethings, and we couldn't have had a better stay. Esther and Toby were really great hosts, incredibly friendly and hospitable. They are incredibly accommodating and generous. The wine tour which Toby does is really interesting and a really unique aspect to this site; try their wines, very nice! The facilities are simple yet very clean and well managed. The views of the rolling hills and the vineyard are very nice. The local village is worth a stroll, and if you're having a BBQ get your meat from the 'mad butcher'. We will be heading back again later this year, as Ten acres has what we want from a campsite; the feeling of really getting stuck into nature and getting away from it all, whilst having the home comforts of a warm shower, clean toilets, a unique selling point in its vineyard, and above all really friendly hosts, who are commendably promoting local business by selling some really great unique bespoke local works. We bought two great stoves built by friends of theirs. Worth a trip in itself! Long story short, go there and make it one of your favourites! Thanks again to Esther and Toby....Dave (15-17th May 2015)

May 22, 2015 by Dave

Gem of a campsite with fabulous hosts!

My partner and I were lucky enough to stumble across this fab campsite online and booked to stay for the first weekend of their camping season.

Despite the wind and rain when we arrived, the campsite lived up to our expectations. We were warmly greeted by Esther who showed us the essentials before leaving us to put up our tent. This is where things got interesting! Expecting soggy weather, friends had lent us a slightly larger tent for our trip. Unfortunately for us, this tent was missing some vital parts! After battling in the weather, we abandoned the mission and sought Esther's local knowledge on nearby tent retailers!! She came up trumps and kindly offered to lend us their tent for the evening. What a star!! What's more, she offered us emergency accommodation for our second night in the shape of their retro caravan.

This kindness and generosity sums up our experience at Ten Acres. It is a truly beautiful and peaceful campsite in a fantastic spot in the heart of Devon. The fact that they produce top notch wine is an absolute bonus! The site is peaceful and clean and within walking distance of Winkleigh village despite its remote feel. Toby and Esther are fantastic, warm hosts who make you feel like you're staying with friends. They saved our weekend and we will certainly be returning in the near future.

Thank you :-)

May 10, 2015 by Bex

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