Grass Pitch (tents only)

UK England South West England Devon Totnes Ashbourne Woods

  • Sleeps 8 (max 8 adults, 7 children)
We have two flat grass paddocks which are set in scenic woodland surroundings. Tons of walks and cycle paths are close to the campsite too, with Dartmoor national park being just 2 miles away.

The Owner Says

Ashbourne Woods is a beautiful woodland camping site catering for all types of camping and overnight stays but which specialises in wild and semi wild camping within the 68 acres of woods.
These are 7x7 metre grass pitches which are close to the campsite facilities, the scenic woodland is towards the rear of the pitches packed with wildlife.
You have the option to choose an electrical hookup at an additional charge.
At the reception area they have water supplies and also a new washroom block. The washroom block has male,female and unisex sections, which have showers, toilets, washbasins and hand dryers. They also have 2 utilities and a laundry room, the first utility/laundry room has a washer, a coin operated dryer, 2 sinks with a drainer and 2 fridges. The second utility has 2 washing sinks with drainers,work surfaces, a kettle and 2 fridges with small freezers.
You can rent a fire pit for the duration of your stay at an additional cost.
Cars or any vehicles NOT ALLOWED on grass. Must be parked in car park unless Glamping with adjacent parking.
There are plenty of walks nearby and great cycle paths too! Dartmoor national park is just 2 miles away and the quirky Totnes Town is around 5 miles away. For some good pub grub visit the Church House Inn which still has the original church interior.

About Ashbourne Woods

Suitable For

Everyone! Glampers, campers, dogs, tents, caravans, campervans, trailer tents, tree tents...


A footpath through the campsite leads to the village of Rattery, its 11th-century church and the wonderful local pub (see Food & Drink), while Totnes, 5 miles away, is the nearest town (a hippy, alternative scene with some great independent shops and galleries). Dartmoor, however, is the main attraction. Bring an OS map to make the most of its walking and mountain biking trails, while, 12 miles in the opposite direction, Paignton and Torbay beaches beckon .

Food & Drink

You can get free-range eggs in Rattery village or drive to nearby Dean Court Farm Shop (01364 642199; 2¾ miles) but you'll need to head to South Brent (2 miles) or Totnes (5 miles) for a proper supermaket. The local pub – Church House Inn (01364 642220) – serves excellent and sizeable pub grub and has an outdoor pizza oven in summer. It also has a pleasant beer garden.

Site Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 5 reviews


Quiet and relaxing with great facilities

Had a great time at Ashbourne Woods. The lady on the front desk was very friendly and helpful. The site has a really relaxed atmosphere. Sitting round the fire at night was really nice. The facilities are good and very clean with access to washing machines, fridges and a charging point. You can buy logs on-site which are a bit pricey but convenient. Would strongly recommend.
Sep 8, 2018 by Simon

Unlimited hot showers. Free use of kettle & fridge. Good pub in walking distance.

‘Gravel & grass’ campervan pitch was mainly mud. Also a lot of road noise from A38. The place was OK, but not as magical as it looks from the website photos.
Aug 18, 2018 by Pippa Moss

Response from Ashbourne Woods

Hi Pippa,
Thank you for your review. Sorry you didn't have as magical a time as you expected. Unfortunately due to people parking on our grass the weather the grass tends to get a little worn out by the end of the summer season.
Kind Regards, Hayley

Wild haven with delicious pub in walking distance

We stayed on a gravel pitch with our camper. The back of emplacements falls on to the wood which is delightful. The gravel pitches are not as private as some of the emplacements so windbreakers are useful. We will be back to wild camp with our tent as the emplacements are so very private, dappled in Sunlight and many of them have their own fire pit. There is wild river swimming very near by as are gorgeous beaches. We had a really beautiful weekend. The walk to the pub is the perfect end to the evening and the food and staff are top rate. Very friendly, clean, comfortable campsite and we are already looking to return again this summer.
Aug 6, 2018 by Beth

Response from Ashbourne Woods

Hi Beth, Thank you for your review. Really glad that you had a lovely time and are going to come back and try our our wild camping spots! Hopefully we'll see you again soon. Kind Regards, Hayley

Incredibly beautiful campsite!

I stayed here over the bank holiday weekend in my campervan. It’s such a beautiful campsite, with loads of wild tent pitches hidden in the woods. Only a ten minutes walk to a really nice friendly pub and the staff on the campsite are also really lovely and helpful! We had a brilliant weekend and will definitely be back!
May 9, 2018 by Lizzie

Response from Ashbourne Woods

Hi Lizzie, Thank you for your review. Glad that you had a lovely time  and hopefully see you again soon. Kind Regards, Hayley

All last Summer

I helped out on this fantastic "small site" with my wife last summer and we are here again. There is so much more than you can read on the website. We specialise in making people's holidays as free from rules and regs as we can. We allow fires or firepits on all pitches and actively encourage them even in our woodland "wild pitches" We also boast one of the best pubs in Devon just 10 mins walk from reception. Weekends our woodland is full of smoke and lights and happy campers....Steve
Jun 22, 2017 by Scooby


Ashbourne Woods is located at Ashbourne Farm, Rattery, Devon TQ10 9JZ

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Getting There

From either Exeter or Plymouth approach via the A38 Devon Expressway and exit at the Rattery exit. This is a very small and tight exit so approach with care particularly from Plymouth Direction. Follow signs to Rattery Village and Ashbourne Woods entrance is on left hand side 1 mile from A38. Postcode TQ109JZ will take you 100 metres past the entrance to Ashbourne Farm. There is a barrier on entrance. You will be given code with your booking confirmation.
It's 5 miles to Totnes train station (0845 748 4950) and a taxi from there costs around £10. The nearest bus stop is a 15 minute walk away on the A385, its on the Plymouth to Torquay route.