Bell Tent

UK England South West England Devon Exeter Sunrise Camping at Penhill Farm

  • Sleeps 4 (max 2 adults, 2 children)
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided

  • Bed Linen Not Included
For the 2021 season the Bell Tent will only be used in conjunction with guests already booking either Apple Tree Yurt or the Shepherd's Hut. If you have a larger party and want to combine the Bell Tent with either of the other units please email us at to check availability. It comes equipped with camping beds and rugs.

The Owner Says

This 4m Bell Tent is situated close to both Apple Tree Yurt and Willow Shepherd's Hut with glorious and far-reaching views across the Exe Valley. For the 2021 season the Bell Tent will only be available to guests forming a social bubble with either guests in the Yurt or the Shepherd's Hut. It comes equipped with camp beds and flooring. Guests will be able to share usage of the facilities associated with either the Shepherd's Hut or the Yurt including open fires, compost toilets and bucket showers.   

Our Coronavirus Booking Guarantee

Book with complete confidence at Sunrise Camping at Penhill Farm with the Cool Camping Coronavirus Booking Guarantee. We guarantee the following clear policy for your booking:

  • A low deposit of 30% to secure your booking
  • Balance not due until 30 days before your holiday, in case of late changes to Coronavirus guidance
  • Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
  • In the event of a lack of 2021 availability, switch your dates to 2022
  • Due to low deposit and late balance payment, no refunds are offered

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About Sunrise Camping at Penhill Farm

Suitable For

Glampers only, couples and families – yes. Groups and dogs – by arrangement only (contact the site directly). Tents, caravans, campervans and motorhomes – no.


Haldon Forest Park is a mile away with walking and mountain-biking trails as well as a high ropes adventure park by Go Ape (01603 895500) and a cafe. Haldon Belvedere (01392 833846), a small Georgian hilltop castle (occasionally open to the public), is also nearby and offers magnificent views over the Exe and Teign Valleys. Dartmoor National Park (01626 832093) is just three miles from site with seemingly endless opportunities for walking, road cycling, mountain-biking, wild-swimming, letter-boxing and sightseeing. Exeter is six miles away with canoeing and kayaking on the River Exe, a rock climbing centre and all the attractions of the city including its cathedral, museums, galleries, shops and eateries. The Exe Estuary with birdwatching, cruises and off-road cycling and running on the Exe Estuary Trail is eight miles and beaches at Dawlish, Teignmouth and Exmouth are all within 15 miles.

Food & Drink

Kate and Simon have links with local producers and can order local produce in advance as optional extras. The closest pub to site is The Nobody Inn (01647 252394) at Doddiscombsleigh, two miles from site. There’s a good range of pubs a little further away, including The Teign House Inn (01647 252 286), The Poachers (01392 273847), The Huntsman Inn (01598 763230) and The Cridford Inn (01626 853694), all within four miles of site. For a rewarding pint or bite to eat at the end of a long walk, run or cycle head for the recommended Fingle Bridge Inn (01647 281287), 10 miles away.

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Rated ★★★★★ over 16 reviews


Excellent location for the family camping

A great location with beautiful sunset views. The hosts Simon and Kate were equally great in providing help.
Sep 7, 2021 by Om Nikam Verified Review

Response from Sunrise Camping at Penhill Farm

Hi Om. Thanks for this - glad you guys enjoyed your time with us.

Awesome location heart-warming hosting

Totally nature immersive experience of glamour glamping! The tent was magically set for us, it felt like we were in a private state alone, enjoying the views over the outstanding natural beauty and even over the river Exe Estuary, better still we saw the sunrise from the cosines of our bed. We felt rather at home with old friends than mere weekenders. We treasure these memories and would gladly come back again!
Aug 31, 2021 by Leon

Response from Sunrise Camping at Penhill Farm

Hi Robinson - thanks for this review - really glad you had a good time on the farm and well done for making it for the sunrise! We hope to see you on the farm again soon. Best wishes

Enchanting site welcoming hosts

Amazing location with awesome views over the area of outstanding beauty and even the river Exe's stuary. The bell tent was magically set for us and hosted by heart warming attention on every aspect of the glamping experience.The sunrise was there, for us to watch from bed ! We felt secure and among old friends, specially when we volunteered for little farm chors, like potato digging :-) No rush, no frills just a relaxing experience we all enjoyed. A place we would gladly come back to.
Aug 31, 2021 by Rosa Diez Verified Review

Response from Sunrise Camping at Penhill Farm

Hi Rosa - so glad you guys had such a nice weekend - thanks for putting in a shift with the potato digging! Look forward to seeing you again on the farm. Best wishes. Simon


We had a wonderful long weekend staying at Penhill Farm, I wish we could have stayed longer! The shepherds hut was so comfortable and cosy, we slept extremely well. The views were incredible and we were treated to a fantastic sunrise on the last day, just stunning. We will certainly be back, might try the yurt next time! Thanks for having us!
Aug 23, 2021 by Emma Tuckey Verified Review

Response from Sunrise Camping at Penhill Farm

Hi Emma. Really glad you guys had a good weekend and even hit the jackpot with the sunrise! We look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes. Simon

Blissful off grid recharge

Loved our stay in the shepherd's hut! Can't imagine a finer place for a morning brew. Breathtaking views over the exe estuary. Stars and quiet at night. And only a few pedal strokes to haldon forest. Simon and Kate were fantastic hosts. Showed us everything we needed, making us welcome, but leaving us to enjoy the space.
Aug 14, 2021 by Ben Davies
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Sunrise Camping at Penhill Farm is located at Penhill Farm, Dunchideock, Exeter, Devon EX6 7RA

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Getting There

From the A38, come off at the Exeter Racecourse Junction and head north for a mile towards Haldon Forest Park. Continue on the same road past the park for another one-and-a-half miles passing the Haldon Belvedere (a white hilltop folly) on your right and the turning to Doddiscombsleigh on your left. Keep following the road as it bears right at Penhill Cross (signposted to Exeter). The entrance to Penhill Farm is on your right about 100 metres further down the road. Continue down the drive, passing house on your right, until you reach the house/reception at the bottom of the drive on the left.

The nearest train stations are Exeter St Davids or Exeter Central. You can also get off in Newton Abbott if you’re coming from the south but the taxi fare will be higher and there’s no public transport option. From Exeter, bus number 360 from the city centre will drop you at the end of the drive. Ask for a ticket to “Penhill Farm at the top of the hill above Dunchideock”. Alternatively you can take a taxi for about £20. Those who make it by bicycle will be given a 10% discount but be warned – it’s quite a climb out of Exeter!