Kingsmead Centre

UK England South West England Devon Cullompton

  • Contactless check in
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Laundry
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Good walks nearby
A beautiful countryside spot in Devon with a range of pitches, from grassy open spaces to off-grid woodland clearings, topped off by two well-stocked fishing lakes

A campsite that caters for everyone is a difficult thing to provide, and it’s fair to say that not everyone gets it right. Providing the luxury of high-end glamping, the off-grid natural atmosphere for campers and hard-standing spaces for caravans is always a tricky mix. But there are one or two places that pull it all off seamlessly. The Kingsmead Centre,on the border of Devon and Somerset, is just such a site, where everyone you meet wears the grin of utter contentment. Here there truly is something for everyone, and with only a few precious spots available it's a site to snap up fast, however you choose to stay.

Divided into a top and bottom field, the seven sloping acres of meadowy heathland boast a toilet block at either end of the gradient. In the lower field are open, well-spaced pitches that leave room for kids to play. Harder ground can be found in the upper field, along with electrified spots for caravans and campers. Some of the best areas, though, are found by delving into the woods and pitching a tent in one of the natural clearings dotted about – a real slice of wilderness within an already beautiful campsite.

Glampers hoping to arrive with just a toothbrush and their jim-jams are also in luck. There's a parked-up showman’s caravan (more of the modern day travellers kind, than the horse-drawn type of old!) decked from head to toe like a furnished, self-catered home, there’s a furnished Lily Pad Belle Tent, tall enough for parents to stand up in and there’s also a spectacular yurt, set in its own woodland glade. The lattice work of the traditional structure is wonderfully exposed inside, while the light, cream canvas gives an airy outdoor feel.

Along the lower end of the campsite, what we have named ‘the woods’ are, in fact, a shielding flank of trees that hide away another of the campsite’s features. Following a footpath beneath the canopy, it’s a 30-metre walk to the first of two fishing lakes, built for the exclusive use of Kingsmead Centre. Rod licenses are cheaply and easily available from the post office, so the lakes offer a good chance for families to try casting their very first fishing line. The lakes are also surrounded by forestry commission land and colourful wildflower meadows, and footpaths and bridleways stretch into the beautiful Blackdown Hills – top territory for walkers, cyclist and equestrians. If you’re particularly keen you can even bring along your own horse and graze it in the neighbouring field!

All in all the campsite exudes a warm, family-friendly atmosphere that reflects the welcoming personalities of hosts Tristan and Jodie (along with Pickles the dog). The site is also brilliantly placed for all the delights of this part of Devon, with beaches within easy driving distance, a cluster of pleasant market towns and a host of excellent village pubs.

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Details

Facilities

The Kingsmead Centre has a very gentle slope with a stepper slope dividing the upper field, where a toilet block is located, and the lower field, with a second ablutions block. Electric hook ups are available in both spaces, or for a more wild experience you can also pitch off-grid in the woods at the bottom of the site. Shower and toilet facilities are modern and clean, with no shortage of free hot water and private bathrooms for glamping tents. Campfires are allowed in fire-pits only (you can bring your own or rent onsite) and logs are available to purchase too. The campsite has two fishing lakes. The Woodland lake is the smaller of the two, located on the same level as the lower camping field. Our three glamping tents are all set in their own woodland glades and feature a double bed, wood burner including logs and cooking facilities. 

Suitable For

Tents, trailer tents, caravans, motorhomes, campervans, glampers, campers, families, couples, dogs...no groups of under 18's please

Nearby

Explore the rest of the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (01823 680681) by foot, bike or on horseback. The site has maps and leaflets available explaining the best routes nearby and Jo and Tristan are also a wealth of local knowledge. Equestrians can also space in the neighbouring field to graze their horses. By car the coast is naturally a popular destination with top beaches within a 45 minute drive as well as beautiful Dartmoor National Park(01626 832093), but closer to home towns like Honiton(01404 43716), with its rows of red-brick Regency housing, and Tiverton, home to a fine Georgian church, make for fabulous stopping points to explore. Knightshays Court (01884 254665), Bickleigh Castle (01884 855363) and Killerton (01392 881345) also offer some extra history for those who enjoy exploring houses and gardens of the past.

Food & Drink

Two miles away, the Half Moon Inn (01823 680291) is a good choice and makes for a pleasant walk from the campsite. The pub is located in the centre of Clayhidon Parish and offers a stunning view from their beer garden of the Culm Valley as it opens towards Hemyock. They offer a great selection of local food and are particularly famous for their Sunday lunch and Friday evening fish and chips (served between 5:30 and 7:00 p.m). The Holman Clavel (01823 421070) in Culmhead hosts a great range of locally made ales. Sheppy's Cider Farm is located about 10 minutes away with a great farmshop and restaurant. Local takeaways also deliver direct to the site.

Open

All year, weather permitting. Please call to check for bookings between October and March.

Family Friendly

Recharge your fading batteries by plugging into some woodland relaxation. You'll find a sprinkling of campfire magic plus a handy dose of chilling by a lake will do the trick.

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The Owner Says

A traditional campsite set in the beautiful Blackdown Hills AONB. Set into the valley it offers secluded woodland, large grass and hardstanding pitches for tourers as well as our luxury glamping options of a woodland yurt, & Lotus Belle Tents. Pets, campfires and children all welcome. Please be prepared to follow our 'no music' policy and current guidance on social distancing during your stay.

Social Distancing Measures

In order to allow social distancing measures we are open at a slightly reduced camping capacity. We do not plan to vastly change our covid-safe operations after the 19th July as we wish to continue to offer the safe environment that we have been since reopening.
Our shower/toilet facilities are open and subject to at least two deep cleans each day. Sanitizer and cleaning products are provided for guest use in between cleans if required.
Our campsite shop will not be open this year, however; we will be selling logs/firepits etc as usual.
Check in will be contactless via Email and our reception area will be limited to allow for social distancing. Guests will be asked to inform us of their preferred arrival time, however we may ask guests to arrive earlier/later to stagger check ins.
If you have any concerns about our covid-safe measures please don't hesitate to ask.

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Accommodation

Grass pitches suitable for tents and caravans across the site. The upper area has spaces reserved for those requiring hard standings, although during the summer months most vehicles can pitch anywhere. Woodland camping pitches are tent only and do not have electrical hook up. There is a modern showman's caravan, a  Lotus Pad belle tent and a beautiful yurt in the woods.

Lilly Pad

Bell tent Sleeps 3
A unique Bell Tent overlooking our woodland lake. Private bathroom located within the main facilities block

Woodland Yurt

Yurt or Ger Sleeps 4
Woodland Yurt situated in its own private glade. Private bathroom located within the main facilities block

Snowdrop Bell Tent

Bell tent Sleeps 4
A Beautiful 5m Bell Tent with Stargazing Roof. Private bathroom provided within the main facilities block.

'The Beeches'

Apartment Sleeps 6
A cosy caravan with a traditiona layoutl , The Beeches is complete with central heating and private decking area

The Elms

Apartment Sleeps 6
Premium static caravan with two bedrooms, shower room, two toilets and large private deck

The Oaks (no pets)

Apartment Sleeps 4
Premium static caravan with two bedrooms, shower room, two toilets and large private deck

The Willows

Cabin Sleeps 6
Premium static caravan with two bedrooms and a full sized bathroom

Bluebell Woodland Pitch

Woodland Pitch Sleeps 6
A Large Private Woodland Pitch with Electric

Bracken Woodland Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
Standard non-electric Private Woodland Pitch

Bramble Woodland Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
A standard Electric Private Woodland Pitch

Daisy Woodland Pitch with Electric

Woodland Pitch Sleeps 6
A standard size easy access woodland pitch with electric

Primrose Woodland Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
A large non-electric private woodland pitch

Electric Hard Standing Pitch (no tents)

All-weather Sleeps 6 5 Available
A gravelled pitch for Campers, Motorhomes & Touring Vans - NOT SUITABLE FOR TENTS

Electric Grass Pitch

Grass pitch with electricity Sleeps 6 5 Available
A spacious grass pitch in our lower camping field

Non-Electric Grass Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 3 Available
A spacious grass pitch in our lower camping field

Meadow Field Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 10 Available
A non-electric pitch in our overflow field. Suitable for tents and campervans

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Location

Contact Kingsmead Centre, Clayhidon, Cullompton, Devon EX15 3TR

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Getting There

From the M5 Junction 26: Take the A38 Southbound and stay on it around Wellington. You will come to a staggered crossroads with Ford Street and Clayhidon signposted left, along with a brown tourist sign for The Merry Harriers Pub. Turn left and continue to the top of the hill where you will come out at another crossroads with Kingsmead Centre signposted left. Turn left and continue until you see the former Merry Harriers pub on your right and a signpost for Kingsmead Centre on your left. Turn right immediately beside the old pub. The site entrance is 1/4 mile down the road on your left. No public transport is available, however lifts to/from Taunton or Tiverton stations can be arranged if required. Please check before booking.

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 60 reviews

★★★★★

Perfect mix of seclusion and accessibility

Fantastic week at Kingsmead. The facilities are great and well looked after. The site is beautiful with secluded woodland pitches and pitches out in the open. We had the latter which suited us well with our kids having the freedom to run around and meet the other children starting there. It feels like its miles from anywhere whilst being really easy to get to from the motorway and a short drive to Wellington, a pretty town with everything you could need. The owners and staff are lovely and very helpful, going the extra mile with the kids. Would love to return when our travels take us that way and will highly recommend to others.
★★★★★

Baby bear’s porridge… just right!

This was my first trip anywhere since covid started and I just wanted a few days to chill out and do not very much. Kingsmead was perfect! We had a secluded woodland pitch which had its own picnic bench and firepit. facilities were cleaned regularly, we had lazy walks around the lakes and stocked up on logs for the fire from the very friendly and welcoming owners. On the rare occasion we felt the need to move, it was only a half hour walk to a pub with great views. This was just what I needed
★★★★☆

Lovely site with friendly owners

Lovely site. Very clean facilities. We had a woodland pitch which was secluded and relaxing. Owners were welcoming.
★★★★★

Relaxing, everything had been thought of, friendly, peaceful.

The Kingsmead Centre was a brilliant find, tucked away in a exquisite corner of the countryside. We stayed in the yurt which was spacious, beautiful, and comfortable. The amenities in the yurt were generous and all things had been thought of - it even had a little fridge! Staff at the Centre were super friendly and knowledgeable- recommending a local riding stables where we had a brilliant time. Great toilet facilities too. Definitely would recommend to friends.
Sep 1, 2021 by Esther Verified Review
★★★★☆

Worked well as a stop off stay, easy to find location

Kingsmead was our halfway one night stay on the way to Cornwall. The site was easy to find using Google Maps/SatNav. The arrival was easy and we felt welcomed. Ring the 'ring' bell on arrival if there is no one present. This is placed on the fence by the main house, we couldn't find this initially. The location was great, just 20 mins from the M5. Good services in Wellington (McDonald's and Costa) for a smooth late night or early exit snack. The host was polite and welcoming, and she had read my notes about potentially arriving around 8 pm. This was reassuring. We paid for a basic, non-electrical camping pitch in the Meadow Field. This was a very quiet field, most were asleep by 10 pm on a Friday evening. It is almost silent at times, (you can hear a very slight noise from the motorway but this is barely noticeable and didn't affect our rest). Perfect for us because we were very tired from travelling! There were toilets (portaloos) located at the end of the field. These were basic, toilet paper supplied. No light though, so bring a hand torch. Due to the field being surrounded by trees and at the bottom of a large hill, the night light (even from the sky) is minimal, and it feels almost pitch black *excuse the pun*. A tap was available on the field entrance. We didn't use any other facilities (showers or cleaning areas etc) so cannot comment. We did notice an adorable dog bath which was cute. One thing we noticed was that the field is on a definite slant/angle. This made our sleeping experience less comfortable as we kept sliding into one side of the tent during the night. Maybe try and arrive in good time to bagsy a flatter spot. Otherwise, a very basic but pleasant stay. Fit the needs of what we wanted! Would definitely return for a stop off visit in the future.
★★★★★

We had an absolutely wonderful time camping at Kingsmead!

Kingsmead is such a special campsite! We really loved it! The setting, with woodland and lakes is absolutely gorgeous, the facilities clean... absolutely perfect!
Aug 30, 2021 by Betsie Geere Verified Review
★★★★★

First family camping trip

Thank you Kingsmead Centre, great to find out that it is ran by and old Queenian... Excellent and clean facility and they have a Fridge. Despite the rain, it was an enjoyable few days and not too muddy :) Thank you for the excellent experience.
★★★★★

Fabulous, quiet spot!

A beautiful, quiet campground, set in some truly stunning woodland - birch, hazel, and rowan, to name a few. The Lilypad belle tent is well-equipped - electrical points, a fridge, gas-burners and a firepit with a grille for barbecues, plus a gorgeous little woodburner inside the tent, which is perfect for damper or colder evenings! There's a wealth of wildlife on site - we saw or heard tawny owls, little owls, ravens, woodpigeons, frogs, butterflies of all kinds, and even a bat or two overhead in the evenings! Lovely owners, spotlessly clean facilities, and access to a huge network of quiet roadways and footpaths from the site itself. A wonderful spot to stay - thoroughly recommended.
★★★★☆

Friendly staff, site us kept so clean. A little bit of a drive to sone of the beaches but for price excellent quality. Would definitely return

Friendly staff Cleanliness Chilled atmosphere
★★★★★

A perfect idyll

We are new to camping and Kingsmead provided a wonderful first experience. The kind and relaxed welcome, the beautiful uncrowded woodlands, the peace and tranquility, and the spotless facilities all helped to make us into canvas enthusiasts. We are already planning our next trip and Kingsmead will never be off the shortlist.
Aug 18, 2021 by hugh gilbert Verified Review
★★★★★

Lovely bell tent

We stayed in the Lotus bell tent for 2 nights and loved the campsite. It’s in slightly a woodland dip with pretty much the rest of the campsite out of view. Private bathroom a very short walk away as well as dog and washing dishes facilities too. The tent is really spacious, perfect for our family of 4. On arrival, one of the campbeds was broken and they were so helpful and friendly swapping it for an air bed. The tent includes a fridge, electric and I loved that the roof of the tent was clear.
★★★★☆

Lovely peaceful site in beautiful surroundings

Beautiful site with plenty of lovely natural spots. The owner was very friendly and helpful. We stayed in a mobile home so cannot comment on the shower/toilet blocks but the unit we stayed in was clean and comfortable.
Aug 16, 2021 by Mel T Verified Review
★★★★★

Amazing experience

Stayed in bracken pitch, loved every second off our stay, so peaceful and tranquil. Jodie and Tristan are amazing hosts and are so friendly, can’t wait to come back and stay again
★★★★★

Great experience

A great glamping experience. WiFi could have been better thought out. Own locked bathroom was a great touch and added a touch of comfort. Overall would go back again as kids enjoyed it. Could do with having a coffee/ breakfast/cafe area serving food and a socialising area for kids and adults. Thoroughly recommend here
Jul 31, 2021 by Nero Verified Review
★★★★☆

Quiet and peaceful

A very relaxing and quiet place to stay. Stayed here fo 3 nights before moving down to the south Devon coast. Stayed in one of the caravans on site and it was very clean and had everything needed-just one thing that was needed was a parasol for the decking, it was very hot weather! The site owners were very accommodating and pleasant.
Jul 19, 2021 by Matthew D Verified Review
★★★★★

Excellent site.

Great facilities, lovely walks into the countryside from the campsite. Will definitely be coming back!
Jul 16, 2021 by Phil G Verified Review
★★★★★

Has it all

We stayed in the Daisy woodland camp spot, which has all the privacy of woodland camping but close to the facilities. Lakes, woodland, meadows, walks, clean toilet and shower blocks - this place has it all. The pitch was a great size for our tent and you can drive right up to the pitch, which makes offloading super easy. The area has a picnic bench and a fire pit included. The owners were really helpful and everywhere was really clean! We'll be back soon
Jul 1, 2021 by Gemma Verified Review
★★★★★

Lovely campsite, clean and friendly - bring levelling chocks!

We stayed in the meadow, which is on a bit of a hill so wished we brought our levelling chocks for the Campervan. Aside from that, the facilities were great, shower rooms a short walk away, clean facilities, and the first time I’ve had to turn the temperature down in a campsite shower - lovely and consistent temperature! Ladies individual shower rooms were complete with shower/sink/toilet/mirror. Porter loos in the meadow were clean and practical, and stocked with toilet roll and hand sanitiser. Staff were friendly. We stayed the one night to visit family in nearby, and would stay again.
★★★★★

Beautiful site and peaceful stay

We had 3 wonderful nights at Kingsmead.We stayed in the Daisy woodland site which was really magical, close to the facilities but screened by trees so felt quite private and a very spacious site. The thoughtful touches free bag of logs plus fire lighters, freezer to use for ice blocks and excellent loos and showers which were scrupulously cleaned three times a day helped make it such a relaxing and enjoyable stay. The staff were so friendly and helpful and we were really touched when staff member Mark went out of his way to draw us a very detailed map to an amazing swimming beach. Lovely walks for humans and dogs straight from campsite and plenty of choice of things to do nearby.
Jun 25, 2021 by Fi Maguire Verified Review
★★★★★

The best of both worlds

It was our first stay at Kingsmead and we rebooked within 3 hours of arriving! We staying in one of the woodland pitches and it was the best of both worlds - it felt like wild camping, with privacy, beautiful setting and generous size pitch, but a 2 min walk to 5* showers/loos/facilities. We had a brilliant stay and can't wait to visit again soon.
Jun 21, 2021 by Lydia Mansi Verified Review
★★★★★

Relaxing site

Bracken was a lovely private pitch in the woodland setting near to the lake. Very pleasant campsite with adequate facilities if the site isn't too full. Half moon pub very good. Enjoyed a very pleasant stay and hosts were very friendly and helpful. Can fully recommend if you are looking for relaxation and peace.
Jun 17, 2021 by Martyn Battle
★★★★★

Amazing

Had the most amazing weekend here, facilities are well kept, owners are so lovely, can't do enough to help you. There's also plenty of hand sanitiser, and cleaner. Facilities cleaned to exceptionally high standard too. Originally only booked for 1 night but then booked another. Would definatley stay again and very highly recommend if you just want to get away from all the hustle and bustle of everyday life! Thanks for an amazing weekend kingsmead centre xx
Jun 13, 2021 by Lyn
★★★★☆

A lovely few days away

Loved the setting of our ‘Bramble’ pitch in the woods. Our 6 berth air tent fitted nicely. There were lots of fun little paths through the woods that the kids loved exploring. Felt very safe and secure at all times. Toilets were kept clean and stocked with paper for the most part. Only 2 showers combined with toilets in the main block meant there was some queuing and very wet floors but a very good floor mop was available to scoop water out if people needed. Good cleaning facility and laundry service available too. A very peaceful and beautiful stay. Thank you.
★★★★★

A peaceful hideaway

We stayed at Kingsmead for one night in our large motorhome - I wish we'd booked a few more nights! A beautiful, peaceful spot; a warm welcome and good facilities. The shower was especially lovely and dawn chorus was one of the best I've ever heard! We'll definitely be back.
Jun 5, 2021 by Loreena Verified Review
★★★★☆

Beautiful place, need more fire pits

This is a gorgeous campsite. Quiet, beautiful and the toilets and showers are spotless. The owners were friendly and helpful. If having a fire pit is deal breaker for you book ahead or take your own. They could do with some more dedicated toilets as most of them are cubicles with showers as well, you can end up waiting a long time to use the loo in the mornings.
Jun 2, 2021 by Jenny Verified Review

Response from Kingsmead Centre

Thank you for your review. We are so sorry that you couldn't have a firepit during your stay - unfortunately we couldn't purchase enough of them as there seems to be shortage of steel items at the moment. We have now got some on order so there will be plenty throughout the summer. We hope this didn't ruin your stay and hope to see you again in the future. 
★★★★★

Stunning woodlands. Quiet and comfy site.

We were in bluebells. We loved how quiet and secluded the site was. The birds in the morning were a delight. I loved walking around the ponds with the kids in the morning. Beautiful pristine woodlands. The site was very quiet and had lots of amazing amenities such as real nice hot showers! And a freezer to replace freezer blocks.
★★★★★

Great!

Beautiful location and friendly staff. Really helpful and available. Facilities are really goood too
Jun 1, 2021 by Max Dean Verified Review
★★★★★

Best wild campsite

We aren’t particularly big fans of campsites as we prefer to stay in our camper in more remote spaces, but this campsite has changed our mind. It has everything that we would needed, with really pretty and secluded camping amongst the bluebells and great facilities. The toilets and showers are kept very clean even when the weather wasn’t helping. Lovely walks around the area and a nice pub nearby to break up the walk! The owners are very helpful and friendly too. We couldn’t recommend highly enough and will definitely be back. Would like to give the Yurts a try next time!
May 24, 2021 by Sean Cozens Verified Review
★★★★★

Highly recommend

Beautiful place to camp. They have two small lakes you can fish or walk around. Thoughtful owners, very welcoming and friendly, we camped in Bracknell - beautiful woodland, can park the car close by and its a lovely setting for a fire pit. Very quiet and chilled. The showers and toilets were outstanding, so clean even with the weather being so wet and boggy they kept them extremely clean. Well laid out, you dont feel like there are other campers around you. Dog friendly and lots of places to walk them locally. Great facilities, plenty of water taps, lots of waste disposal areas. Cant find any faults with this site.
May 23, 2021 by Kim Verified Review
★★★★★

Absolutely enjoyable

A very well thought out site coping with the Covid situation. Beautiful surroundings and accommodation, very peaceful and relaxing. Highly recommended
Sep 21, 2020 by Martyn Green
★★★★★

Quiet woodland break

This woodland campsite is down a narrow lane. No bother for us as we stayed in Snowdrop. We were cosy and warm for our September week. We loved listening to the owls. Our small dog (Rosie) also enjoyed her stay. The fire pit was great as was the outdoor cooker.The facilities were clean and just for our use due to the pandemic. We will be back!
Sep 19, 2020 by John Manuel Verified Review
★★★★★

Peaceful, welcoming, accommodating, beautiful spot

The yurt was spacious and great to stay in. Lots of privacy, fire site outside and wood burning stove inside. Well equipped. Wonderful shower and clean toilets and shoer block Hosts very welcoming and always available if needed A really beautiful spot for a lovely break. Would recommend to all
Sep 10, 2020 by Deb
★★★★★

Lovely

5 of us stayed in one of the static caravans for one week. The caravan was very clean and spacious. The added bonus was having the veranda to sit and eat outside (weather permitting).One small negative was the sofa bed not very comfortable (maybe the owners could invest in putting an extra mattress on it). The Hospitality was good and nothing was too much, doing daily rounds to make sure everything was ok. The sight was in beautiful surroundings. We very much enjoyed our holiday and was very lucky with the weather.
Aug 23, 2020 by Shaz Verified Review
★★★★★

Quiet, relaxing and beautiful

We really loved Kingsmead Centre. First family break this year due to lockdown and it was such a relief to have booked somewhere that turned out so perfect. It's a well connected location that feel remarkably remote whilst being in easy distance to pubs and towns. The static caravans were well appointed and clean - perfect for the family and 2 dogs. The fishing ponds on site provided plenty of family fun (with the requisite rod license) and the fire pits in the evenings with the obligatory marshmallows were lots of fun. Easy to recommend and will look to go again.
Aug 10, 2020 by Matt
★★★★★

Lovely peaceful site.

Stayed in the Oaks static caravan for a week as a small family group. Home was really nice and clean and complete with everything you need to enjoy a week's peace and quiet in the countryside. Our 3 year old daughter loved exploring the woods and going down to the fishing lake. The owners are very friendly and helpful. Thoroughly recommended if you just need a bit of quiet time.
★★★★★

Perfect GetAway

Quick wifi, away from civilization, with perfect hosts and brilliant accommodation! Loved every second, with my partner :)
★★★★☆

Lovely rural site

We had a lovely few days here, with great walks and a good pitch-very quiet and pretty. Only downside was no laundry or toilets due to COVID, which is very responsible but did affect our experience.
Aug 9, 2020 by Sarah
★★★★★

Lovely place, lovely folk

Our static caravan was very clean and comfy. We (my partner, children - 5 & 8 - and I) visited in July 2020 in the first week of reopening post-lockdown. I gather there were therefore fewer items in the caravan than normal (bare minimum of plates and cutlery, no board games, no books or dvds) which was oddly reassuring. There were also far fewer guests than capacity: slightly weird but peaceful, and the owners seemed amazingly laid back about this. A gorgeous woodland location, lily pad ponds, not hard to find by satnav, very friendly owners, very friendly owners' dog, marshmallows (not provided!) toasted on the firepit. I thoroughly recommend this place.
Jul 20, 2020 by Nick
★★★★★

Safe, sunny, silent, ......super!

We loved Kingsmead Centre. Our first time away out of lockdown for two tired key workers, it was perfect. Great location hidden away in the countryside, but convenient for the M5 and a choice of north or south coast, if you fancy a dip. We loved our evening walks around the lily pond, and being able to use the public footpath from the site to make circular walks to the village. The firepit with logs and kindling was a lovely touch, if only we had remembered the marshmallows. Very well appointed static caravan, plenty of room and very cosy with the central heating on. Looking for excuses to return!
★★★★★

Best campsite this holiday!

Beautiful woodland campsite with excellent facilities and pitches. We loved our private pitch nestled in the forest. It was peaceful and beautiful. The owners were also very accomodating of our late arrival. Our only wish is that we had booked more nights there!
Aug 31, 2019 by Mrs R
★★★★★

Beautiful and relaxing

Had a lovely weekend. Had a hiccup with the booking over the internet. No fault of either side. But the owners sorted everything out once we got there so friendly and helpful. Place was beautiful there were loads of things to buy in the little shop on site and rent fire pits and everything nice and clean. Location was great right in the middle, went to Torquay one day and Ilfracombe the next about 1hr either way the drive and scenery were lovely. Plenty around to do. Very pleased with our little family holiday. Thank you very much. Will see you soon. X
Aug 27, 2019 by Cerian Price Verified Review
★★★★★

Beautiful and relaxing

Had a lovely weekend. Had a hiccup with the booking over the internet. No fault of either side. But the owners sorted everything out once we got there so friendly and helpful. Place was beautiful there were loads of things to buy in the little shop on site and rent fire pits and everything nice and clean. Location was great right in the middle, went to Torquay one day and Ilfracombe the next about 1hr either way the drive and scenery were lovely. Plenty around to do. Very pleased with our little family holiday. Thank you very much. Will see you soon. X
Aug 27, 2019 by Cerian Price Verified Review
★★★★★

Fabulous friendly site

A beautiful location and very relaxed site. Dogs and fires allowed are a bonus. The owners were really friendly and helpful. We had a great stay.
Aug 25, 2019 by Ethangm Verified Review
★★★★★

A beautiful and chilled out site

A beautiful and chilled out site that encourages camp fires with fire pits provided - We stayed in one of the Woodland clearings which created a natural vibe and a personal space. We felt as if we were deep in the woods yet it was only a short stroll to the clean shower and toilet facilities.
Jul 29, 2019 by Keith
★★★★★

Back to nature!

A beautiful and peaceful site that encourages camp fires with fire pits provided - a winning combination. We stayed in one of the Woodland clearings for an authentically natural stay. The lakes are well stocked but mostly tiddlers at the moment so patience needed but this was perfect for our first family foray into coarse fishing.
Jul 15, 2019 by Allison Verified Review
★★★★★

Blissful and perfect

Beautiful site among the trees, lovely grounds to walk around. We were lucky with a quiet weekend so could nestle away in the corner of the site with a campfire. Good clean facilities, helpful owners and an excellent pub a 30 minute walk away!
★★★★☆

Lovely but a bit crowded

The grounds are nice and the staff friendly, good for if you don't particularly want to do wild camping. A bit crowded and family friendly so can be noisy
May 6, 2019 by Victoria Verified Review
★★★★★

Lovely peaceful setting

Lovely peaceful setting with very new facilities in excellent condition, Good WiFi signal and very easy to find. Would highly recommend!
Feb 25, 2019 by John Don Verified Review
★★★★★

Lovely location

We stayed on this site for 2 nights in our motorhome, it was such a lovely site with great space for our accommodation. It was very peaceful and quiet, the facilities were very good and we were more than happy with the cost of our pitch
Feb 17, 2019 by Mr & Mrs S Verified Review
★★★★★

Good campsite, good value.

We stayed in the medowfields with our dog. You can drive right up to your pitch. Very dog friendly and my dog made lots of other doggy friends on the campsite. If I were to give the sight a rating out of 100% I think I would give it a 98%, the only reason for the missing 2% is because the lock on the shower I used was broken and so was the thing that holds the shower to the wall. Over all I think the site is VERY GOOD VALUE for money. We stayed there because the site is about a 50 minute drive away from Lyme Regis and we enjoyed going there very much.
Aug 27, 2018 by Michaela
★★★★★

Peaceful woodland experience

Stayed in the Lily Pad Bell Tent for a few nights. Wonderful shade provided by the trees, and the pitch itself was very secluded. Spent some time in solitude by the lake; the site did get busier when the school holidays started but that didn't bother us. Excellent facilities, and very friendly. Will be returning.
Jul 22, 2018 by Nicola
★★★★★

Fantastic weekend

With the weather forecast as sunny we decided to do a last minute weekend away in the tent with the family. The campsite we originally planned to go to was fully booked and I'm glad it was as the kingmead was a great find!! We booked on the Thursday to go on the Friday online which was quick and easy. We added on the electric hook up so camped in the field closest to the toilet facilities and reception and were able to pitch up next to our other family members with loads of room around. We had 6 children between us who were on stop running around as there was so much space even with others around. Our dog had a fantastic time in the dog walking field and we had no issues with any other dogs. The toilet facilities were amazing and so clean! (Best shower I've had camping!) In the community area we had use of a fridge freezer which was needed for ice creams - we also had the use of 2 sinks for our dishes which was an added bonus. We have already recommend this place to family and are planning a return visit!
Jul 2, 2018 by Hannah White
★★★★☆

Quiet, peaceful, remote, back to nature camping.

We had a lovely welcome from Jodie, a really pleasant person. The pitch was wonderful surrounded by trees and wildlife. Wonderful toilet and showers, you could have fitted a double bed in both! The only downside for us was on the second day when Tristan ambled over with his dog off it's lead (States dogs to be kept on leads at all times) and reprimanded us about our radio being on at 11.00 in the morning! My wife and I are in our 60's and don't like excessive noise ourselves and we were chatting quite happily as the radio was not loud. Add to that, we were the only one's in that particular field did not make me very happy at all. After he left, he was smoking a cigarette and dropped it on the ground! Well, I suppose it is his site! And his dog left a deposit outside our awning, which I did not see and trod in with my slippers on! But apart from Tristan, we did enjoy our stay but would not go again after being told off like a couple of teenagers! Pete & Megs
Jun 15, 2018 by Pete
★★★★★

Excellent Atmosphere under trees

It was fantastic, quiet and green. three excellent stays under the huge trees... The owners were very friendly, Thank you Jodie & Tristan.... The toilets and hot showers were clean and good. You can keep your meals in a fridge-freezer. If you want to forget and have a fresh time-break in your life it is a good choice
May 8, 2018 by OMER AYAN
★★★★★

Three perfect summer nights

This was a really lovely stay. We'd attended a music festival in Devon and wanted to extend our trip for another three nights. Kingsmead was perfect. This is why: It was quiet and secluded. The owners were very friendly and welcoming with a laid-back manner. Clean toilets and good, hot showers were convenient. Little touches such as a full-length mirror in the Ladies' were appreciated. There was a fridge-freezer. We could hire fire pits and wood for campsite fires. Our August stay was greatly enhanced by the Wednesday night outdoor film showing, with excellent pizzas supplied by the Hilltop Pizza van.
Aug 30, 2016 by Katreya
★★★★☆

Exactly what we needed

We needed somewhere to stay to break our journey from Leicester to Fowey and this was ideal. For a start it was convenient, being only a few miles from the M5. But what was also important was how helpful and accommodating was the lady who dealt with my initial phone call and subsequent e-mails about the best way of accommodating our party, and further phone calls about our late arrival and where we could go to eat. She could not have been more friendly and helpful. Having arrived late and needing to be away the next morning we didn't get to see much of the site but what we did see we felt very positive about - a nice relaxed vibe with a slightly out-of-the-mainstream feel to it. We would happily stay again.
Aug 23, 2016 by Tony Booth
★★★★★

Home away from home

Having been to the kingsme ad center 4+times now I can tell you with my hand on my heart we will never camp anywhere else ever again! 

May 15, 2016 by Ems wilson
★★★★☆

Peaceful and relaxing

Stayed here for one night on the way to see family in 'Flossie' (T25). What a great place. Very quiet and peaceful with lovely grounds and all the facilities you need. Will def be going again... 

Sep 13, 2015 by Cookie Plymouth
★★★★★

Secluded Sanctuary

The Kingsmead centre is a superb find, a secluded sanctuary offering woodlands, private fishing lakes and top notch newly built facilities.  The site comfortable houses its permanent static caravans alongside pitches for tents and tourers alike. The hosts are always on hand and to assist in any way they can.  Friends and I have stayed here a few times now and I can’t recommend it enough.  Looking forward to my next stay at kingsmead!

Jul 19, 2015 by Dave T
★★★★★

Great location

Kingsmead is a fantastic campsite, set in a beautiful location. Tristan and Jodie are always really helpful with any queries and made sure we had a great stay. The newly added toilet blocks are brilliant and we loved the fire pits for the evening marshmallows!

Jul 16, 2015 by Andi

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