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Bell tent camping Battisborough House, South Devon

Bell Tent camping is set in a stunning location designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, directly overlooking the sea.

The house was built in 1898 for the Fox family, Plymouth business owners who farmed at South Battisborough Farm before the land was amalgamated into the adjoining Flete Estate. For several years from the 1950’s, Battisborough House was run as a boarding school closely modelled on the famous Scottish school, Gordonstoun. In 1987 it became a residential centre set up and managed by Hall Grove School in Surrey.

Our campsite lies within six acres of private gardens on a broad terrace commanding exceptionally fine sea views. Within an attractive sheltered woodland there is a communal fire pit. Logs are available for purchase on site. There is access via a private right of way to the coastal path, to Mothecombe Beach and to several isolated coves. South Battisborough Farm, the home of the celebrated Surfing Cow Ice Cream, is just a short walk away. Visitors to the farm are most welcome and can enjoy a delicious ice cream (made on the farm from milk from its own cows) seated at a picnic table overlooking the sea.

Guests are reminded that the surrounding fields belong to a working farm; care must always be taken to follow all aspects of the Country Code and to show consideration and respect to the neighbours.

Battisborough camping is within a quite exceptional setting providing our campers with privileged access to one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the country. Guests will not be disappointed.


Bell Tent and Facilities

Our beautiful bell tents offer a true camping experience with traditional airbeds, LED lanterns, low level tables, basic rugs for a little more comfort. Please bring your own bedding or we can provide single sleeping bags at an added cost of £25 each.

For family groups, we can have One double and two single beds. The tents have been lightly furnished including a bedside table with reading hurricane led lamps. Each tent has its own individual charm, decorated with rugs, lanterns, bunting and fairy lights.

If you would like us to pitch a separate bell tent at a reduced cost for the children, we are happy to accommodate. We aim to make wonderful memories for every visitor. Toilets, showers and water on site but all very basic. There will be power available to charge phones, just speak to the onsite manager and he will show you where the charging points are. The showers are basic, the water is stored in a hot water tank, so please consider other guests. This is camping not Glamping, A basic campsite with amazing views.




Battisborough House location

Bell tent with sea views, minimum booking of 2 nights.
Book 6 nights and get the 7th night free.

- £145 per night

Extra bell tent for the Children.

- £99 per night

Please email us on the link below to secure your booking.