Sleeping under the stars at Mill Leat Farm


About us


 We are a private farm nestled within a hidden valley on the southern fringes of Dartmoor National Park. 

Home to our family since 2016, having fallen in love with the farm which was in urgent need of major restoration & renovation. 

That journey is still underway but we are delighted to offer one of the meadows for private camping this summer.

Our extended family include a small flock of rare-breed Dartmoor Greyface sheep, a friendly cob, a miniature Shetland pony and coming soon, Sandy & Black pigs. 

A haven for wildlife hosting an abundance of wild birds, tawny owls, buzzards, woodpeckers, badgers, foxes, deer, and otters.

What we offer


We are offering something a little different for your outdoor holiday experience.

Secluded and secretive, our camping meadow (exclusively yours for the duration of your stay) lies adjacent to a babbling stream, providing a rare opportunity to experience complete 'wild camping' with little luxuries such as Egyptian cotton bedding & fluffy towels in our beautiful fully furnished bell tent. 

Enjoy a hot shower in our farmhouse boot-room, a welcome pack of local treats on arrival, provision of cooking equipment & utensils, a USB/12V power pack, cool box and use of fridge-freezer.

Enjoy complete radio silence or wander up the hill to take in the views and access 3/4G.  

Incredible clear skies and wonderful views of the moor - perfect for star gazers.   

Ideally located


A convenient 3 miles from the Buckfast Abbey junction of the A38 Devon Expressway we are ideally situated for the best of South Devon’s attractions and are some 21 miles from the Cornish Border.

Award winning beaches and the rugged beauty of Dartmoor National Park are on your doorstep. 

Walkers are just moments from the Dartmoor Way, and the ancient woodlands of Hembury. 

For those seeking a bit of action we are close to some of the best river dart canoe hot spots.

Well behaved dogs & equines welcome. 

Walking \ riding distance of the pub.

Plenty of space to store your bikes, kayaks, surf boards etc.  

22 acres of private woodlands to explore

The nitty gritty



We will be offering a fully-furnished bell tent (sleeps up to 6), within a self contained meadow - which will be exclusively yours for the duration of your stay.

Bedding, towels, basic amenities, bbq/fire pit and cooking equipment provided - enabling you to simply arrive, unpack and enjoy your holiday. The 6m bell tent has a double-bed and can be configured to your needs - such as a cot, toddler bed, single bed/s, with duvets or sleeping bags. We also provide a welcome pack of local treats, a trug of logs, and a bed & bowls for the dog if required. 

We offer the option for exclusive occupancy - ideal for families, groups of friends, yoga or walking groups, or just those individuals seeking absolute peace and tranquility. 

2019 Camping Prices

2019 Glamping Prices

Bell Tent Accommodation, (based on family of 4)  

£95 per night (minimum stay 2 nights)

£35 per night per tent - up to four occupants 

Extra person; 

£5 per night aged under 12

£10 per night aged 12 and over

Friendly dogs welcome - £5 per night each

Equines £25 per night, per stable 

Additional trug of logs £10

Summer 2019 Introductory Offer

Entire meadow, fully furnished bell tent & up to 4 additional tents based on 20 guests) 

£995 for a 5 night stay (equivalent of just £9.95 per night, per person)

£1100 for a 7 night stay (equivalent of just £7.85 per night, per person)

Entire meadow, fully furnished bell tent - 10% discount 3 nights, 4-7 nights 15%

Please note the farmhouse is circa 400 years old so there is limited ceiling height in the boot-room shower. 

Site is partially sloping so regretfully we are not currently suitable for those with mobility issues. 

Dogs must be kept on leads around the farm. 

WC, shower & wash-up in farmhouse boot room (additional private compost WC in camping meadow).

For more information, or to book please email MILLLEATFARM@GMAIL.COM 


Bring your horse on holiday


We are approximately a 30 minute hack / 5 minute box ride onto Dartmoor. 

Our traditional, stone stables offer a welcome, cool retreat for your horse to enjoy after a day exploring the moor, local woodlands, a day following local hounds or a trip to the beach.  

We provide a deep, soft recycled paper bed to sleep on, delicious local hay or haylage to munch and a refreshing stream to hoof around in. 

Escorted rides available at an additional cost. Trail hunting with local hounds by arrangement.

Nearest beach riding is appx. 21 miles away.

Note, we can only accept horse boxes of 12 tonnes or less due to restricted access. 

Horse B&B £25 per stable, per night inc. hay/haylage, bedding, muck/skip out, rug change and feeding. Please contact us to discuss your needs. 

Alternatively give these gentle giants a go for hassle-free riding adventure on the moor!

Out & about


Dartmoor National Park 

Beaches within easy reach include; 

The English Riviera - Torbay, Paignton, Brixham

Hope Cove

Bantham (surfing) 




Slapton Sands

Blackpool Sands


South Devon Railway - Steam Trains

Butterfly Farm & Otter Sanctuary 

Historic Buckfast Abbey 

River Dart  & Country Park 

Pennywell Farm Park

Bovey Castle

Numerous National Trust gems including; 


Castle Drogo

East Soar 

Mill Bay 




Adventure Clydesdale Horse-riding adventures on the moor!

Bicton Botanical Gardens

Totnes Castle

Totnes Rare Breeds Farm 

Salcombe & Kingsbridge




Exeter Cathedral 

Riverford Organic Farm

Dartington Hall, Estate, Gardens & Shops

National Marine Aquarium (Plymouth) 

Living Coasts (Torquay) 

Dartmoor Zoo 

Paignton Zoo

Shaldon Zoo

Dartmoor Miniature Pony Centre