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Mattiscombe Farm Camping

· Kingsbridge, England
3 acres hosted by Ben G.
29 motorhome/tent pitches
Low-key, dog-friendly camping with sea and countryside views in South Devon

Pitch your tent or park your campervan in one of the two camping fields at Mattiscombe Farm and you’ll have country views all the way to the sea. This is the South Hams area of Devon and the farm is situated just a mile from the nearest beach, between the peaceful estuary towns of Kingsbridge and Dartmouth. It's a peaceful campsite too. It’s a family-friendly place that’s set up on a working farm with only basic facilities for those who like to keep it simple.

Pitches are all off grid and positioned around the hedgerows of two fields. 'Summerpark' is best for tents and small campervans—and is closest to loos and showers. 'Waypark' is better for bigger vehicles and tents. Motorhomes, caravans, and campervans are all welcome on the level pitches and there's a chemical disposal point nearby. The centre of Summerpark is probably where your kids will be hanging out. It’s kept tent free for ball games and general larking about. The rest of the place is simple but effective. That means a couple of compost loos, a couple of showers, washing-up sinks, and water taps. The only other extras are fire pits for hire and logs for sale, perfect for your evening campfire.

Around these parts, days are usually spent on or by the water. You can walk to the beach at Torcross or Slapton Sands in about half an hour (or drive in two minutes). It’s perfect for a swim and, on a calm day, ideal for launching a paddleboard. Boards come in handy, as the peaceful waterways around Kingsbridge and Dartmouth are also good for a paddle. If you don’t have one, there are plenty of places to hire them or book in for a lesson. And if you don’t fancy that, there are other things to do too: Dartmouth Castle, Dartmouth Steam Railway, boat rides, and countryside walks.

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4 Ratings · 3 reviews
Charlotte S.recommends
September 13, 2023
Summerpark - Tents/Small Campervans
A lovely place to stay with great views. You have everything there you need for your stay. Great communication with the host 😊
Adrienn G.recommends
August 28, 2023
Summerpark - Tents/Small Campervans
Very well located, Ben, the host is very nice friendly and helpful. Pitch are decent size. Thank you.
Annie H.recommends
May 29, 2023
Summerpark - Tents/Small Campervans
Lovely field with amazing views. Ben was very friendly and loos/showers clean and well looked after.
Kingsbridge, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Ben G.Joined in November 2022
From the host
A peaceful retreat in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The 3 acre site located on a working farm, sits in hilltop fields with spectacular views over Start Bay. All pitches are located around the perimeter of the site, providing a large area for both little and big kids to run round and play as well as allow guests to let their dogs run as long as they're supervised.
Nearby attractions

The quiet country lanes and bridleways around Mattiscombe Farm are great for walking or cycling and the South West Coast Path offers plenty of coastal walking nearby. Torcross is the closest beach and links seamlessly with Slapton Sands, which is actually made of shingle, and good for a swim. It’s backed by the freshwater lake Slapton Ley which is a National Nature Reserve. The town of Kingsbridge (six miles) has lots of independent shops and cafes. Its position on the Kingsbridge Estuary makes it a great place for watersports too. You can hire paddleboards and kayaks to explore it or take the foot ferry across to visit the fishing village of Salcombe. Dartmouth (10 miles) is another estuary town, this one on the banks of the River Dart. It’s also a good place to paddleboard, kayak or take a boat trip. You can visit the English Heritage-managed Dartmouth Castle there too or hop aboard the steam trains of the Dartmouth Steam Railway.

Food and drink

Mattiscombe Farm Camping is less than a mile from the village of Stokenham where you’ll find the closest pub, The Church House Inn, and just over a mile from Chillington, where you’ll find the closest shop. For more than you’ll find in the village shop, head a little further to well-stocked Stokeley Farm Shop (two miles) which also has a cafe serving good breakfasts and lunches plus pizzas on Friday nights. Springfield Farm Shop, in the other direction (three miles), offers more local produce and there are plenty of independent shops in the town of Kingsbridge six miles up the road. For good fish and chips by the sea, try The Start Bay Inn down at Torcross beach.

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