Medium Tent Pitch (Non Electric) (52)
- Sleeps 4 (max 4 adults, 3 children)
- Cooking facilities
- Pet Friendly
The Owner Says
About Exmouth Country Lodge & Prattshayes Farm
Everyone! Tents, campervans, caravans, groups, dogs...
It's exactly a mile down Maer Lane to Exmouth Beach. It takes about 15 minutes to walk it, depending on how much beach clobber you're carrying. On the waterfront there is an RNLI lifeboat station, often open for the public to see the boat, and there's a beach café. Turn right to walk further into Exmouth, with more waterfront cafés and attractions but a busier beach, or walk left where the beach gets quieter and, when the promenade ends, you can hike up to Orcombe Point, the headland that marks the western end of the Jurassic Coast. If you plan to walk some of the South West Coast path, the Jurassic Coast section, heading east along the coast, is particularly rewarding, with Sandy Bay, West Down View and Budleigh Salterton en route. Other well-known beaches nearby include Dawlish Warren and Shelly Beach. For those with the energy, there are plenty of watersports options too. Hire wind-surfs, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and surf boards from Exmouth Watersports (01395 276599). Then, of course, there is Exmouth itself. Get the kids to take in the history of the place (without realising it) via the Exmouth Mystery Treasure Trail or go for the more sedate way by visiting the Exmouth Museum. The old Exmouth Indoor Market still runs – less of an attraction than it once was – though for real historical landmarks it's worth the half hour drive to Exeter, with its magnificent cathedral (01392 285983), museums and underground passages.
Food & Drink
Once you get down near the beach you're never far from a café or fish'n'chippie. At the far end of the waterfront, however (left when you hit the beach after walking from the campsite; just below Orcombe Point), Bumble and Sea is a particularly good little coffee shack in an up-cycled shipping container. Their home-baked brownies are exceptional, with an array of vegan and gluten-free options. In town, The Grapevine Brewhouse (01395 222208) is ideal for ale drinkers, while, out on the River Exe, you can get a river taxi to the River Exe Café (07761 116103) for exceptional seafood with a suitably novel setting.
Exmouth Country Lodge & Prattshayes Farm is located at Prattshayes Farm, Maer Lane, Exeter, Devon EX8 5DB
If you are arriving with a motorhome or caravan please access the site from the Littleham end of Maer Lane – this lane has passing bays and is wider so it's the most suitable option for larger vehicles.
If you're approaching from the Budleigh Salterton direction please don't follow your sat-nav down Castle Lane as it's not suitable. Instead, follow the A3052 and then A376 to Exmouth. Then, generally follow signs to Sandy Bay and go over the little bridge in Littleham next to the Clinton pub. Then, turn immediately right and you will soon arrive at Exmouth Country Lodge and Prattshayes Campsite on the right. Please pull into the courtyard area where you will find reception in the Cow Shed.
There is a bus stop at the end of the lane directly opposite the Clinton arms pub (a 5-minute walk) and the nearest train station is on the outskirts of Exmouth town (a 15-minute drive).