Looking for somewhere special to spend your camping holidays in Devon? Ten Acres Vineyard Camping is one of the county's gems.
Found on an acre of land adjacent to the Ten Acres Vineyard, this campsite, which welcomes a small number of tents, has very little in the way of facilities other than a shower and chemical waste disposal point, but it overlooks a simply stunning landscape of rolling Devon hills and countryside.
Pets are allowed to stay at Ten Acres Vineyard Camping so long as they’re kept on a lead. This is due to the sheep, pigs and hens that roam around freely in the adjoining fields.
The vineyard and the site are situated at the end of a dirt track a half mile off the main road, ensuring that all the guests are guaranteed an authentic experience in the country and can enjoy the peace and serenity of the surroundings. One of the best features of the park is the almost total lack of surrounding artificial light, so at night you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the stars and the Milky Way.
Guests that want to sample the wine produced from the grape crop from the adjoining vineyard can do so easily, as it is stocked in the on-site shop, The Devon Wine Shack. Shared campfire places are situated across the site for guests that want a fun camping cooking experience or are looking to taste their food in a different way, enjoying al fresco dining on their camping holidays in Devon.
The area immediately surrounding Ten Acres Camping is open and available for you to explore at your leisure. There are plenty of fields for playing sports as well as taking your pets for a walk.
Away from the site, the whole of Devon is just waiting for you to explore it – and Cornwall, too. Where you choose to go really depends on your own interests and what you’d like to discover while staying in the area. Dartmoor National Park and Exmoor National Park are easily reached and a short drive from the campsite. Both parks offer a wide range of activities as well as opportunities for exploring on your own. Activities include climbing and abseiling as well as cycling and horse riding.
The Heritage Coast is worth visiting, with a wonderful array of beachfront driving routes, cliff top walks, and charming towns and villages just waiting to be discovered. The Eden Project is the area’s major tourist attraction and has special events and exhibitions on throughout the year, while there are quaint towns to be found throughout the countryside, all with their own selection of local businesses and friendly, welcoming pubs and restaurants.
Then there's the cathedral city Exeter which is only about a 45-minute drive from this campsite, Plymouth nearer an hour and a half drive away, across or around the wilds of dashing Dartmoor.