South Ford Farm Camping

A campsite surrounded by rolling hills, a riverside campsite which is ideal for those who are looking for some quiet time.

South Ford Farm Camping
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South Ford Farm Camping

Key Features
Surrounded by rolling hills
20 min drive to Exmoor National Park
Local supermarkets and Pannier Market in South Molton
25 min drive to Barnstaple
Indoor pool/climbing wall and beekeeping at Quince Honey Farm in South Molton
Peaceful atmosphere and stargazing with BBQs

South Ford Farm Camping offers a unique countryside retreat in North Devon. Situated within the tranquil environment of a working farm and surrounded by rolling hills, the riverside campsite is ideal for those looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Dogs are welcome, and a number of amenities are provided, such as a shower block, washing-up station and recycling facilities.

A 20-minute drive away, visitors can take in the majestic scenery of Exmoor National Park or choose to explore the great outdoors and natural beauty of the area on horseback or bicycle.

For a day of adrenaline-filled fun, head over to the nearby Saunton Sands, Croyde Bay or Woolacombe. All are just 50 minutes away.

At the nearby town of South Molton, the local supermarket offers everything you need during your stay and your whole family will love visiting the Pannier Market every Thursday and Saturday.

Alternatively, take a 25-minute drive to Barnstaple for some retail therapy or a delicious meal with a wide range of restaurants to choose from.

If the weather is not accommodating, the indoor pool and climbing wall in South Molton provides plenty of entertainment, or you can try your hand at beekeeping at Quince Honey Farm.

When night falls, lie back and bask in the sparkling Milky Way, or enjoy your evening barbecue (equipment not provided), and appreciate the peace and serenity of the South Devon rural landscape.

FAQs About South Ford Farm Camping

    • Q: Where is South Ford Farm Camping located?
      A: South Ford Farm Camping is a small family-run pop-up site in north Devon, set peacefully alongside a river. It is 25 minutes drive from Barnstaple and 20 minutes drive from Exmoor National Park.

    • Q: Does the campsite accept pets?
      A: Yes, the campsite is dog-friendly. However, pets are not allowed at pitches by the river.

    • Q: What facilities does the campsite offer?
      A: Facilities offered at the campsite include a shower block, washing-up station, and recycling facilities.

    • Q: Is there will be food options nearby?
      A:Yes. The nearest town is South Molton, which is 10 minutes away, where you can pick up bits in the supermarket or browse artisan food stalls at the Pannier Market. For a wider variety of eateries and shops, Barnstaple (25 minutes) is your best bet.

    • Q: Are there any attractions close to the camp site?
      A: Yes. Watersports enthusiasts can find some of Devon’s most popular surfing beaches such as Saunton Sands, Croyde Bay and Woolacombe, 50 minutes away. Exmoor National Park is also only 20 minutes away, where guests can explore moorland on foot, horseback or bike. Additionally, South Molton has an indoor pool and climbing wall, and Quince Honey Farm offers beekeeping.

    • Q: What kind of barbecue equipment do I need to bring?
      A:You will need to bring your own equipment for barbecuing.


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Address: South Ford Farm Exeter road, South Molton EX36 4HX, UK

Rebecca Molyneux avatarRebecca Molyneux
7 months ago
We stayed as a family of 3 in the Olive cabin. So beautifully made with quirky little touches and finishes… nothing not considered… it was kitted-out with everything you could need- including USB charging, condiments, cooking equipment, BBQ etc. The site itself is stunning, the owners clearly had put in a huge amount of thought and work with carved pathways and activities such as the small beach, a activity yurt for those rainy British days, communal kitchen area, plumed toilets and heated shower huts.I will visit again and recommend to my family and friends. Perfect for anyone looking for accommodation or a beautiful relaxing camp site like no other!
said habib avatarsaid habib
8 months ago
We were greeted by the owner who explained everthing clearly,Absolutely stunning location, a calm quiet oasis away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Well thought out pitches that are separated by the way the grass is cut so there is beautiful meadow grass in between. Fantastically maintained grounds that back onto a small stream, the grounds are also scattered with beautiful trees, shrubs, meadow flowers and Christmas trees! There are lots of little mapped out walk ways too, as well as three different bookable huts you can stay in. Facilities are lovely and quirky too! With a wash area, toilets and shower. There is also fresh water and a shed from which you can hire firepits. Lovely owners who we met on our walk and their lovely dogs too. A beautifully run, well maintained family campsite perfect for couples or family's, the pictures do not do it justice, wish we were staying longer! Thank you
Aakash Kanani avatarAakash Kanani
7 months ago
Me and my wife went to South Ford Farm Camping for the weekend and the most amazing time! Christian & Tina were amazing hosts and the hut that we stayed in was warm and cozy!The facilities are better than any other camping camping site! Will definitely be going back as it is so peaceful and there is so much to see nearby!Will 100% recommend to go and stay here.
Chloe avatarChloe
9 months ago
Brilliant, picturesque campsite. Beautiful surroundings. Super clean toilets and shower block. Very friendly owners who make the site work perfectly. Definitely recommend to anyone and everyone who wants to camp and anyone who wants to camp with a family and children then this site is perfect for you.
Ya Boi avatarYa Boi
9 months ago
Flushing toilets, Warm Showers, Phone Chargers, wood for sale, bbq for hire, river onsite, free wifi & lots of wildflowers. Cracking location looks amazing and the owners are lovely had a couple of great chats with them very accommodating!Cracking price too.
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The address for South Ford Farm Camping we have is: Exeter Road, South Molton, Devon, England, EX36 4HX. Use the map below for a closer view. Do check with your host for a definite location.

Contact Information

Postal Address
Exeter Road, South Molton, Devon, England, EX36 4HX

About the Local Area (South Molton)

South Molton is a fascinating market town with a rich history and a strong sense of community. Its unique blend of old-world charm and modern amenities makes it the perfect destination for those looking to explore the beauty of Devon without the crowds.

What is South Molton Famous For?

South Molton is famous for its bustling Pannier Market, which has been the heart of the town for over 800 years. Visitors can enjoy browsing the stalls of local produce, arts and crafts, and antiques.

South Molton is also known for its historic architecture, including St Mary Magdalene Church, which dates back to the 13th century.

Things To Do In South Molton

Whether you’re a history fan, an outdoor enthusiast, or a foodie, South Molton has something for everyone.

Here are some of the most popular things to do in the area:

  • Explore Exmoor National Park
    Just a short drive from South Molton, Exmoor National Park offers breathtaking views of the countryside and an abundance of wildlife, including wild ponies and red deer.
  • Visit Quince Honey Farm
    Learn about the fascinating world of bees and sample some of the delicious honey produced on-site at Quince Honey Farm.
  • Take a walk along the Tarka Trail
    This scenic trail follows the route taken by Tarka the Otter in the classic novel by Henry Williamson. The trail takes you through picturesque villages and stunning countryside.

Things Near By South Molton

In addition to the attractions in South Molton, there are plenty of things to do and see in the surrounding area.

Here are some of the most popular:

  • Visit the seaside town of Ilfracombe
    Just a short drive from South Molton, Ilfracombe is a charming seaside town with a picturesque harbour and plenty of shops and restaurants to explore.
  • Discover the ancient history of Tiverton Castle
    This beautifully preserved castle dates back to the 11th century and offers visitors the chance to step back in time and experience life in medieval England.
  • Relax on the beaches of Saunton Sands
    With its long, sandy beach and stunning views, Saunton Sands is the perfect place to soak up the sun and enjoy a picnic with the family.

From its historic market to its stunning countryside, there’s plenty to see and do in this charming town and the surrounding area.

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