Sleeping under the stars at Mill Leat Farm

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About us

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


Home to our family since September 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

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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.   


Well behaved dogs & equines welcome. 


Within walking distance of the pub.





Ideally located

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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. 


For walkers we are on the Dartmoor Way, and just a few footsteps from the ancient woodlands of Hembury Woods. 


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

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



The nitty gritty

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FAMILIES, ROMANCe OR GOING SOLO...

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, cast iron fire pit, stove 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 a further 4 pitches if required - ideal for families, groups of friends, yoga or walking groups, or just those individuals seeking absolute peace and tranquility. 


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).

Use of children's play barn & trampoline strictly at own risk.


2019 Glamping Prices

Bell Tent Accommodation, (based on family of 4)  

£95 per night (minimum stay 3 nights)

Bell tent extra person; 

£5 per night aged under 12

£15 per night aged 12 and over

Extra tent pitched (based on 4 people)

£50 per night per tent (max 4 additional tents)

Friendly dogs welcome - £5 per night each

Additional trug of logs £10

Summer 2019 Offer

Based on bell tent + 4 additional tents (based on 20 people)

£1180 for 5 night stay

£1652 for 7 night stay


Payment required upon booking - fully refundable if 48 hours notice given. 


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

 

Bring your horse on holiday

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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. 

Out & about

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Dartmoor National Park 


Beaches within easy reach include; 

The English Riviera - Torbay, Paignton, Brixham

Hope Cove

Bantham (surfing) 

Salcombe 

Mothecombe 

Thurlestone 

Slapton Sands

Blackpool Sands


Buckfastleigh; 

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; 

Overbecks

Castle Drogo

East Soar 

Mill Bay 

Knightshayes

Cotehele 

Killerton 


Bicton Botanical Gardens

Totnes Castle

Totnes Rare Breeds Farm 

Salcombe & Kingsbridge

Dartmouth 

Exmouth 

Topsham 

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