Plaistow Mills

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Plaistow Mills

Key Features
Ideal for exploring North Devon
Fish from onsite trout farm
Access to wildlife, footpaths, shopping & historic sites

Are you looking to explore the wilds of north Devon? Plaistow Mills is a four-acre camping field tucked away near the B3230 between Barnstaple and Ilfracombe – serving as an ideal base for exploring the rugged coastline, surfing hotspots and family attractions such as Exmoor Zoo and The Big Sheep.

This quaint spot caters for those aged 12 and over and is part of a trout farm – supplying fresh and smoked fish to eateries throughout the region. Pick up supplies from the onsite farm shop and be sure to check out the nearby Muddiford Inn gastropub and Broomhill Estate restaurant for more culinary treats.

Should you want to work up an appetite further, you’ll find plenty of footpaths in the local networks – including a forest bridleway and paths leading to the coast or inland to Exmoor National Park. If it’s retail therapy you’re after, Barnstaple (just 10 minutes’ drive away) has plenty of shops.

The ancient flour mill buildings provide intriguing insight into the site’s history and the toilets here have been installed in the original mill buildings – giving you a true taste of rural Devon.

Frequently Asked Questions about Plaistow Mills

    • Q: How far away is the Muddiford Inn Gastropub?
      A: The Muddiford Inn gastro pub is a short walk away from the campsite.

    • Q: Are there any shops nearby to buy provisions?
      A: Yes, there is a farm shop on site that sells a variety of local meats, veg and fresh eggs, and Barnstaple town a short 10-minute drive away has larger shops for all your needs.

    • Q: Is it suitable for families?
      A: Yes, the campsite typically caters to guests aged 12 and above and there are plenty of family attractions and activities to enjoy close by like Exmoor Zoo and The BIG Sheep.

    • Q: What other activities can be enjoyed in the local area?
      A: There are plenty of footpaths in the local areas, including a forest bridleway right by the site and paths stretching out to the coast or inland to Exmoor National Park. Additionally, Barnstaple is only 10 minutes’ drive, Ilfracombe is 15 minutes’ drive, and Woolacombe just 20 minutes away.

    • Q: Are pets allowed at the campsite?
      A: Pets are generally allowed, but always check with the host in advance to confirm.

    • Q: How far is the closest beach?
      A: Depending on which beach you’re looking to visit, there are many within easy driving distance. Woolacombe beach is just a 20-minute drive, while Croyde and Combesgate beaches are about 30 minutes away.


The address for Plaistow Mills we have is: Plaistow Mills Trout Farm, Barnstaple, Devon, England, EX31 4EX. Use the map below for a closer view. Do check with your host for a definite location.

Contact Information

Postal Address
Plaistow Mills Trout Farm, Barnstaple, Devon, England, EX31 4EX

About the Local Area (Barnstaple)

With a history dating back to Saxon times, Barnstaple has retained much of its character and charm, making it a popular destination for visitors to the area.

What is Barnstaple Famous For?

Barnstaple is famous for its historic Pannier Market, which dates back to the 1850s and is still in operation today. The town is also home to the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon, which showcases the rich history and culture of the area.

Things to Do in Barnstaple

Barnstaple offers a range of activities and attractions to suit all interests. Take a stroll along the River Taw and enjoy the stunning views of the countryside, or explore the narrow streets of the town centre and discover the many independent shops and cafes.

Other popular things to do in Barnstaple include:

  • Visit the historic Pannier Market and browse the stalls selling local produce, crafts, and souvenirs.
  • Take a trip to Rock Park, a beautiful green space with plenty of walking trails, a children’s play area, and stunning views of the River Taw.
  • Explore the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon and learn about the area’s fascinating history and heritage.

Things Near Barnstaple

While there is plenty to see and do within Barnstaple itself, there are also many nearby attractions that are well worth a visit.

Some of the most popular things to do and see near Barnstaple include:

  • Visit the stunning beaches of Saunton Sands and Croyde Bay, both of which offer great opportunities for surfing, sunbathing, and relaxation.
  • Explore the rugged beauty of Exmoor National Park, where you can hike, cycle, or simply enjoy the stunning scenery.
  • Take a trip to the nearby village of Braunton and discover its quaint shops, cafes, and galleries.

Whether you’re interested in history, and culture, or simply enjoying the great outdoors, Barnstaple and the surrounding area offer something for everyone.

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