Pittaford Farm The Greener Camping Club

UK England South West England Devon Kingsbridge

  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
A campfire-friendly site in South Devon, with a beach, a nature reserve and a pub all less than 45 minutes' walk away

At first glance, the gently undulating field at Pittaford Farm Camping might not seem like the perfect place to pitch a tent. But ponder for a moment and you'll quickly see why it is. First up, there’s the valley view and rolling hills that this particular lie of the land affords and then there’s the fact that not everywhere in the field is flat enough to pitch, keeping the big caravans away. The result is spacious, well-spaced pitches for tents and small campervans, along with plenty of room to run around in the middle. It’s perfect for the kind of peaceful camping that Pittaford seeks to promote.

Situated deep in the countryside of South Devon, Pittaford Farm Camping is a quiet, campfire-friendly campsite with immaculate facilities, just a couple of miles from the beach. You won’t find music blaring or noisy groups here; it’s rather more civilised than that – but it’s nowhere near stuffy either. There are no neat rows of pitches, no formal reception and no overbearing wardens; instead you’ll get a friendly hello from Sally or Paul who’ll emerge from the farmhouse when you roll up on site. Paul has lived here all his life and his father runs a livery yard, so expect to see horses in the surrounding fields.

It’s Paul who’s converted what was once a pigsty into the campsite facilities that are now anything but. There are three separate-entrance loos and two family-sized showers, which come complete with a hairdryer and shaver point. Like we said it’s all rather civilised. That theme continues with the other convenient campsite kitchen facilities; undercover sinks for washing up, fridges, freezers and charging points for phones. Each of the site’s ten pitches and the pre-pitched bell tents that are available to hire here comes with an ingenious off-ground fire pit that Paul has made to his own design.

You can walk from the farm to the pub in Slapton village, to the beach at Slapton Sands or to Slapton Ley Nature Reserve. If your legs are up to it, tackle them all on a five-mile round trip (perhaps ending at the pub). This is the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and if you want to explore it further there are electric bikes available to hire from a nearby farm shop and the South West Coast Path for spectacular coastal walks. Dartmouth is less than 10 miles away and Salcombe a little further.

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Facilities

There are three flushing loos and two family-sized shower rooms. There's also a washing-up area with two sinks undercover and one outside complete with hot water supply. There's also a communal-use fridge, freezers and charging sockets for gadgets. Campfires are allowed and there's an off-ground firepit on every pitch. The solo bell tent is set up on one of the pitches with a double bed and mattress. Outside there's a picnic bench, a gas stove and a firepit.

Suitable For

Tents, small campervans, well-behaved dogs on leads – yes. Caravans, motorhomes, groups – no.

Nearby

The area is great for walkers, with a bridleway leading from the farm towards Slapton Sands (two miles away) and Slapton Ley Nature Reserve (three miles). Alternatively, you could walk part of the South West Coast Path with its spectacular coastal views. There's also electric bike bike hire from Stokeley Farm Shop (01548 581605), a five-mile drive from site, and Dittiscombe Equestrian Centre (01548 581049) is just up the road. Dartmouth is nine miles from site and a good place for a day out whether you want to browse the shops or hire kayaks and paddleboards to explore the estuary. In the other direction, Salcombe is 13 miles from site, on the Kingsbridge Estuary with a similar range of opportunities for watersports.

Food & Drink

There are two pubs in Slapton: The Tower (01548 580216 ) and The Queens Arms (01548 580800), both about a 30-minute walk or five-minute drive away (under two miles). For fantastic fish and chips, head a little further to Torcross (three miles) and try The Torcross Boathouse (01548 580747) or The Start Bay Inn (01548 580553). There's also The Sea Breeze Cafe (01548 580697) for Devonshjre cream teas or cooked breakfasts. Nearby Stokeley Farm Shop (five miles from site) is a good place for local goodies and has a great cafe and taphouse too.

Open

Easter–early October.

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The Owner Says

Just two miles from the coast, tucked outside the village of Slapton, this lovely small campsite offers peace, quiet and countryside views. With just a few pitches, including a furnished bell tent, campfires on each pitch and five-star modern facilities, this a great camping experience. Perfect for relaxing after a long day at the beach or walking the coast path.

Pitches

Eight grassy camping pitches, two hard-standings for campervans and a couple of pre-pitched bell tents.

5m Bell Tent for 2

Bell tent Sleeps 2
Sleeps 2 People, proper bed included, bedding optional extra, carpet, lighting, bunting, 2 comfy chairs, picnic table and outside cooking facilities, quirky fire pit provided

Camping Pitch 1

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 5 Available
Sleeps up to 6 people in 1 tent only, valley views, next to the facilities

Camping Pitch 6

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 2 Available
Sleeps up to 6 people in 1 tent only, valley views, next to the facilities

Grass pitch for campervan

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
Sleeps up to 6 people in 1 campervan only, beautiful valley views, morning and afternoon sun, facilities close by.

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Location

Contact Pittaford Farm, Pittaford Farm, Kingsbridge, Devon TQ7 2QG

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Getting There

From the A385 near Totnes, head south on the A381 for about seven miles then just past Halwell, take the fourth turning on the left when you see a signpost for Slapton. Follow this road for a further three-and-a-half miles until you reach the Dittiscombe Crossroads. Turn right (signposted for Dittiscombe and Alston) then at Alston Crossroads, turn left. The campsite is about halfway down the hill on the right.

Totnes is the nearest train station 12 miles away. From there it's a lengthy (almost two-hour) bus journey via the number 164 bus to Kingsbridge and then the number three from Kingsbridge to Slapton. From Slapton to site is a half-hour walk.

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