Riverside glamping near Exeter

The busy Devon city of Exeter isn't known for its campsites – the 12th century cathedral, the Exeter Guildhall and the city-centre buzz has a far more urban appeal – but the surrounding countryside is awash with good places to pitch if you want to spend a day or two in town.

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94% (138 reviews)

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12 top river, stream, or creek glamping sites near Exeter

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West Town Farm

32 units · Glamping, Tents1 acre · Exeter, Devon, South West England
Eco camping on an organic farm just a hop from Exeter city centre and 25 minutes from the coast
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£15
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Summerhill Farm

3 units · Glamping90 acres · Exeter, England
Luxury camping on an idyllic, organic Devonshire farm
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£80
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Rocombe Valley Retreat

5 units · Glamping1 acre · Lower Rocombe, England
Glamping near the English Riviera, with wood-fired hot tubs and coarse fishing lakes
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£80
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Westland Farm

21 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents27 acres · Barnstaple, Devon, South West England
Camping and glamping on a working farm, with yurts, huts with hot tubs, and simple, spacious, sociable camping pitches
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£12.50
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Cornish Tipi Holidays & Camping

127 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents20 acres · Cornwall, South West England
Wake up to the sound of birdsong, go swimming before breakfast in the clear water of a secluded lake. Cook your bacon and eggs over an open fire while you plan your day, or just laze it away in the peace and quiet of your own personal tipi. You can always go fishing tomorrow, and walk along the cliffs the day after that… The site is a unique woodland valley folded around a clear, spring-fed lake created from the old Tregildrans Quarry. Our tipis and tent pitches are dotted about this secret 20 acres full of ferns, bluebells, oak and meadowsweet. Left in peace for many years there's been no modern chemicals or poisons on the land, meaning we've got bluebells, dormice, Red Admirals and shy woodland Jays for you to spot. It’s a place set apart from the rush and clutter of the modern holiday experience, with an atmosphere that makes you forget the world outside, and just lounge, ramble, or potter about in a boat. We're committed to giving you a genuinely individual service from first contact to your time staying with us. We established CTH in 1996. This was the first and we believe still is the best tipi holiday site in the UK. We know our area inside out and can always help with local knowledge or contacts if you need them. We want to offer our guests a sustainable holiday. A return to real camping means the lowest possible impact on the land and environment - our tipi poles don’t even break the surface of the earth. Your footprint while here could only be bettered by a survival expert. You don't have to fly! a major bonus, and we source all our wood, fish and canvas locally and work with local people wherever possible.
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£25
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Stowford Manor Farm Campsite

51 units · Glamping, Motorhomes25 acres · Trowbridge, England
We are a family run farm situated in the beautiful Frome valley. The farm has a range of interests from the traditional Jersey milking cows to a community of workshops used by local craftsmen. The cafe serves cream teas from Easter to the end of September and pizzas are sold in evenings during the summer months. Ours is a small family run camp site with the River Frome on one side, next to the medieval buildings of Stowford Farm. The river is suitable for fishing, boating, swimming and paddling. Historic Bradford-on-Avon is only a 5 minute drive and the City of Bath 15 minutes. For those who enjoy more rural pleasures, 200 metres from the campsite Farleigh Hungerford boasts the only river swimming club in the country, and you can become an instant member for a very small fee.
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Lickham Bottom Camp

2 units · Glamping13 acres · Taunton, England
Lickham Bottom Camp is set in a magical meadow, surrounded by pretty streams and 13 acres of woodland. A complete off grid camp based in the Blackdown Hills of Devon an area of outstanding natural beauty. With only 2 camps on the whole site it’s a great exclusive wildlife experience, the land is a Devon county wildlife site with many rare species. Watch the buzzards, owls and dear, if your lucky you may spot the glow worms at night. Each camp includes a 5m bell tent furnished with a double bed and 2 single fold down beds ,a fire pit you can cook on, a fully equipped kitchen tent with a 2 ring gas stove, and a composting loo plus outdoor hot showers. There is a pizza oven and shared kitchen area also you can book for the evening.
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£120
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Rosebud Ranch

1 unit · Glamping13 acres · Umberleigh, England
Rosebud Ranch is an off grid, 13 acre, adults only, eco friendly alpaca farm situated between Dartmoor and Exmoor in North Devon. We have lovely views, abundant wildlife and some stunning sunsets! There is a woodland adjoining our land which is home to owls, deer and many other wild animals, we often see hares playing in our fields too! The Ranch has been built up over the last 6 years from being just fields to a working farm and home for us with our animals, a herd of alpacas, a small flock of very friendly sheep, bees, hens, horses, cats and a dog. We have used reclaimed materials for many projects including animals shelters, we are fully solar powered, we farm organically and we make rugs and horse tack from alpaca/sheep fleece! We are known for being the first farm in the UK to offer 'alpaca yoga' and appeared on ITV This Morning with our herd, the Rosebud Alpacas. We are very passionate about wellbeing, nurturing mind, body and soul and so we pride ourselves on offering genuine connection to nature and animals in an authentic setting. The beauty of staying with us is that you have plenty of privacy due to us not being a large site, we much prefer to offer peace and tranquillity to our guests, we have had many compliments about how our farm enables time to recharge and just be. As the herd are located next to the tent, you will experience the true nature of the alpaca whilst they interact, feed their babies and you can watch the alpaca babies ( cria ) play. Our super friendly sheep are always close by for some attention too! South Molton town is a 10 min drive and there are a couple of country pubs within walking distance. Our neighbours at Collacott offer riding lessons/hacks and we are within easy reach of some beautiful beaches. Bespoke rug orders can be taken and we also sell our produce on site such as alpaca yarn, fresh eggs, soap, honey from our own bees, extra fire wood and more. We grow our own veg using horse and alpaca manure so occasionally sell the vegetables and the alpaca poop! It is in great demand, mostly because it doesn't need to be rotted down, used straight from alpaca to garden!
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Bulstone Springs Devon Eco-Glamping

1 unit · Glamping40 acres · Devon, South West England
A unique combination of off-grid glamping and spa days in Devon
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£112
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Booked 3 times

Exclusive use of Ancient Woodland

4 units · Glamping40 acres · Liskeard, Cornwall, South West England
An exclusive-hire site for riverside wild glamping in an ancient Cornish woodland
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£95
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Booked 2 times

Hartridge Springs

5 units · Glamping24 acres · Devon, South West England
Spa glamping in East Devon, with luxury bell tents, a sauna, and hydrotherapy showers.
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£145
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Wild Swim2Sauna Safari Tipis

35 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents6 acres · Devon, South West England
Wild swimming and off-grid living in tipis and tents on the banks of Devon's River Avon
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The busy Devon city of Exeter isn't known for its campsites – the 12th century cathedral, the Exeter Guildhall and the city-centre buzz has a far more urban appeal – but the surrounding countryside is awash with good places to pitch if you want to spend a day or two in town.

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