Heddon Valley Campsite

Heddon Valley, Nr Parracombe, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 4PY
Bell tent at Heddon Valley Campsite, Devon
Bell tent at Heddon Valley Campsite, Devon
Woodland landpod
Woodland landpod
Woodland landpod
Heddon Valley Campsite, Devon
Heddon Valley Campsite, Devon
Heddon Valley Campsite, Devon
Heddon Valley Campsite, Devon
Walking trail by Heddon Valley Campsite, Devon
Heddon Valley, Devon
Bell tent at Heddon Valley Campsite, Devon Bell tent at Heddon Valley Campsite, Devon Woodland landpod Woodland landpod Woodland landpod Heddon Valley Campsite, Devon Heddon Valley Campsite, Devon Heddon Valley Campsite, Devon Heddon Valley Campsite, Devon Walking trail by Heddon Valley Campsite, Devon Heddon Valley, Devon

At-a-glance details

  • Type of accommodation Tents Landpods Bell tents
  • No of places / pitches17
  • Seasons
    19 July 2019 - 27 August 2019
  • Minimum stay1 night(s)
  • Dogs welcome per pitch2

About Heddon Valley Campsite

Whether you’re looking for complete simplicity or rustic comfort Heddon Valley pop-up campsite is the perfect place to get away from it all.

Deep-set and densely-wooded, the Heddon Valley meanders from the upland heaths of Exmoor to Heddon’s Mouth, a hidden stony sea inlet. This campsite is tucked away in two of the meadows bordering the river surrounded by sessile oaks, quiet and isolated yet within easy walking distance of the ranger base and car park at Hunter’s Inn, with its pub, ice cream shop and peacocks.

Set up your own tent in the riverside meadow where our pitches are mowed but not manicured. Guests are invited to pick their own spot. Alternatively book one of our pre-erected bell tents or Woodland Landpods set up in the adjoining meadow. This simple site allows you to experience camping in an amazing setting but to do that you need to forgo some of lifes luxuries. Both meadows have a compost toilet but no showers, and you will collect water a few hundred metres away, alongside the Hunters Inn pub.

When you wake in a meadow of rare butterflies, hear the surf hitting the beach at Heddon's Mouth or watch the deer in the wood at sunset you will appreciate why we are keeping it simple.

Types of Accommodation

Features and facilities

  • BBQ available
  • Toilets available

Additional Information

Notes for guests

Opening dates: This campsite is only open a few days each summer so book ahead. It will be open for the nights of:

19 - 22 July / 25 - 28 July 2019

1 - 5 August / 8 - 12 August / 15 - 19 August / 22 - 26 August 2019

Bookings: On first come first served basis.

Minimum night stay: 1 night stay for 10 tent pitches (4 person tent max 3m x 2m). Minimum 2 night stay for glamping bell tents and landpods.

Compost toilets: The compost toilets are located in the centre of the meadow - please read instructions.

Showers: This simple campsite does not have showers..

Water: Please note the drinking water tap is located a short walk away alongside The Hunter's Inn max 300m walk.

Clothing: It is advisable to wear suitable clothing and footwear to deter ticks and insect bites.

Campfires: Campfires are not allowed.

BBQs: BBQs must be raised off the ground.

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About the Acorn rating

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level. The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities – details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied with a few exceptions, which are again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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