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

6m Bell Tent for 4

Bell tent Sleeps 5
Sleeps 4 including: king sized bed with memory foam mattress, x2 2'6" memory foam mattresses, bedding optional extra, carpet, lighting, bunting, 2 comfy chairs, picnic table, camp kitchen with fridge and gas hob and 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, not far from 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.

Hard-standing 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.

Hard-Standing 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.

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 13 reviews

★★★★★

Lovely site.

This is a lovely place to relax and enjoy the South Devon countryside and coast. We had a hardstanding pitch for our VW Campervan which was perfect for our needs. The facilities were ideal for us with clean toilets and shower room. The owners are very friendly (but not too friendly) and helpful, we even had free fresh eggs. Will be back.
Sep 27, 2021 by Ian Verified Review
★★★★★

Wonderful, relaxing campground

We stayed in September and very much enjoyed the quiet, relaxing campsite. Paul came around every evening with fire wood. The facilities are great, and we were able to explore the surrounding areas - Blackpool Sands, Dartmouth, Beesands, Slapton and beaches around Salcombe.
★★★★★

Idyllic get away

We had a fantastic stay at Pittaford Farm, Paul was lovely and even lent us some ketchup! The pitches are well spaced out and have a fire, our pitch enjoyed the view of the horses. The kids (and sometimes adults!) football pitch is a great addition and added to the safe, community feeling of the campsite. The facilities were fantastic and we couldn't fault it. Don't miss out on the walk down to the beach via the nature reserve and lake. Start point is a 15 minute drive away where you can walk down to the cove to swim and see the seals. A perfect stay with an excellent host, we will be back! Thanks so much Paul.  
★★★★★

A very enjoyable stay

We are just back from 11 nights camping at Pittaford Farm. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely return and recommend to others. That's the critical litmus test and it easily passes. The pitches are huge and nicely level. There are areas where the grass is cropped for ease of pitching and areas where it has been grown longer like a meadow. There really is a great deal of space between pitches. We used the free fire pit each evening. Due to the very rural nature of the location, there is no light pollution and it's nice to lean back in the chair, feel the heat from the fire and contemplate the stars. The facilities are great. Modern and well maintained, always clean. I never had to wait to use a loo nor a shower. Toilet paper, paper towels and hand wash were always available. The kitchen area has wash up plus two fridges for chilled and a freezer for the ice packs. There is also a USB multiple point charging hub and an additional electric point or two. No Wi-Fi and mobile coverage is a bit sketchy so maybe bring ye olde fashioned books or pre-download some TV. It's 45 mins walk to Slapton Sands via a footpath that starts at the site and slightly longer coming back as it's uphill. In the car, about 10 minutes with plenty of parking. Nice beach at Blackpool Sands with facilities for an all day stay. Farmshop and community shop nearby, we loved the former and there are all the supermarkets at Dartmouth/Kingsbridge. All in all, a very decent place to stay and you should go there.
★★★★★

Wonderful Staycation

Having not been away since March 2020, it was a joy to have a mini staycation break in sunny Devon. Pittaford Farm was in the middle of nowhere, hidden and secluded. The welcome was cheery, the facilities excellent and the pitch was big with its own stone circle and fire pit. We had a fabulous stay with a lovely 2.5 mile walk to Slapton Sands, a visit to Kingsbridge and Salcombe and a chilling day on the farm. Sadly our trip was cut short from 5 to 3 days due to a call back from work but we were glad to have got away for a few days.
★★★★★

Great site, perfect for families

Lovely quiet campsite, with great pitches, facilities and lots of space for children to be off safely exploring. Facilties clean, helpful extra plugs for emergency charging
★★★★★

Great spot!

This a great place to base yourself to go swimming and walking - 30 mins down to Slapton through a green tunnel and across a boardwalk and then Torcross, Beesand, Start Point. Owners are very chilled and super helpful. Toilets and showers are clean!!! There’s fire pits and wood! I will be back
Aug 22, 2021 by Adrian Levy Verified Review
★★★★★

Disconnect with peace and a great view

My fiance and I stayed for 3 nights and were blown away by how well this site has been designed to offer comfort, convenience and a feeling of peace. It's a beautiful place with your own outdoor seats, fire, even your own kitchen with gas a kettle! Wonderful hosts and a beautiful location. 5*
★★★★★

Beautiful location, great facilities

We had an incredible week in the campsite with the children. The bathroom, shower and washing-up facilities are the best we've seen, the plots have a beautiful view and are well spaced, and the hosts are very friendly and accommodating.
Aug 18, 2021 by Ana Verified Review
★★★★★

Lovely place and lovely owners

Pittaford Farm is a great campsite and we cannot recommend it enough. Our 6 year cried when we left because he made such good friends and loved the place. He played football and games with all the other children in evenings which have us parents a chance to relax whilst keeping an eye on him. The owner Paul couldn’t do enough to help us. He helped us light a stubborn fire and even provided me a blower to dry a wet tent at the end of the trip (cheers again Paul!). The facilities are brilliant and very accessible. Toilets are completed to a high standard and the fridge/freezers and charging points are really handy. There are massive wheelbarrows to take stuff to your pitch, which are all very accessible and the pitches not far from the car park. Much nicer without cars all over the campsite. Plus safer for kids etc. Lots of space between pitches and most pitches are well protected from any strong winds. Slapton beach is nearby and I highly recommend a trip to Dartmouth and Salcombe which are both stunning. If you’re thinking about going to Pittaford Farm, just do it…you won’t be disappointed. Enjoy.
Aug 3, 2021 by Andreas O Verified Review
★★★★☆

Quiet, relaxed site with great facilities

I received a warm welcome and tour on arrival, from the owner. The toilet, shower and washing-up facilities were modern, clean and of a good standard, whilst being beautifully rustic in appearance! The pitches are well spaced out, with long grass in between and there was a lovely relaxed vibe to the site. The only part of the blurb which I would say was a little misleading is the walking distance of nearby attractions: I'm a keen walker so accessed the coast path in both directions from the site but it would take nearly an hour over quite rough, overgrown and steep terrain to get down to the beach, which many people might find off-putting. There was a section of board walk closed off through the nature reserve during my stay, which may have made a bit of difference and reduced the amount of walking on narrow roads. The owner did say that people often drive down to Slapton and walk from there, which makes sense.
★★★★★

Great location, amazing facilities and friendly people

Stayed for 2 nights in July. Really wonderful site with amazing facilities, bag of wood for fire pit is worth the extra money! Paul was really welcoming and helpful with local knowledge. We enjoyed the walk along bridleway to local pub, and the quiet nature of the location. Will definitely be back.
Jul 12, 2021 by Helen Price Verified Review
★★★★★

A Perfect Mini Break :)

We LOVED your campsite. It was beautiful, quiet and exactly what we were looking for in our first camping trip with 2 young children. The extra touches: fridges, charging points, washing up liquid etc made life easier.  We especially loved the layout of long grass to separate the pitches and being car free. It allowed our children to have a little more freedom that we wouldn't get at a more commercial campsite.  We'll definitely be back :)

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