Higher Cheristow Farm Campsite is an adult-only site in a quiet, secluded location on a working organic beef farm with native Devon cattle, accessed by traditional Devon lanes. Perfect for couples.
Prior booking is ESSENTIAL as we aim to have no more than 16 people on site. This ensures a peaceful, quiet holiday.
There is a gently sloping grassy field with wonderful views of the countryside, which is perfect for caravans, motorhomes and tents.
No frills, adult-only campsite in a quiet, secluded location on a working organic beef farm
Guests with caravans or motorhomes can choose between a hardstanding pitch or a grassy pitch with or without EHU. There is a limit of 5 vans or motorhomes.
£12.50 pppn (max 2 people per pitch). Min pitch fee £20 EHU is charged at 40p per KW by meter reading (2023 tariff)
Guests with a tent can choose to stay near the facilities on a grassy pitch with or without EHU.
£12.50 pppn (max 2 people per pitch). Min pitch fee £20. EHU is charged at 40p per KW by meter reading (2023 tariff)
Dogs are welcome but are limited to 2 per pitch. Dogs must be supervised and kept on a lead at all times.
There are lots of walks nearby, but there is no designated dog walking area on the farm. £1.50 per dog per night.
Limited fire pits are available to hire on a first-come first-served basis.
Firepits can only be used if it is not windy, as there is often hay and straw stored in the barns adjacent to the campsite.
The no frills facilities are clean and functional, and comprise an unheated kitchenette with sink, toaster, kettle, fridge and microwave. There are two showers, and two washrooms with toilet and hand basin, all made from upcycled materials.
The facilities are accessed through the farmyard, which can get muddy so suitable foot ware is required.
The Hartland Peninsular boasts amazing coastline, moorland, wooded valleys, wild heath land, rolling green pasture land and many species of rare fauna and flora.
The quaint village of Clovelly with its cobbled streets is nearby.
The historic Hartland Abbey and St Nectan's Church are just down the road on the way towards the stunning Hartland Quay with its inspiring rock formations and beautiful coastline.
Docton Mill Gardens, Clovelly Court Gardens and RHS Rosemoor are a must for keen gardeners.
Nearby beautiful beaches include Speke's Mill Mouth with its dramatic waterfall, Bucks Mills, Welcome Mouth and Sandymouth.
Higher Cheristow Farm has been run by the Heard family since Eric's father moved here in the 1950s. Today the farm is run by Eric and his wife Shelly.
They follow traditional, old-fashioned farming methods without the use of artificial fertilisers. They work in harmony with nature for the benefit of their livestock, the microbes that live within the soils and to provide a haven for wildlife and insects.
Homeopathy is used on both the land and for the cattle. A wonderful insight into an alternative form of preventative therapy with no known side effects.
In addition homemade bioferments and biodynamic formulations are used on the land to promote diversity and harmony.
Herbal leys give the cows a smorgasbord of delicious herbs, grasses and legumes.
They love the deep-rooting plants like plantain, chicory and bird's-foot trefoil, which are full of vitamins and minerals keeping them fit and healthy.
Rotationally grazing helps with carbon capture and minimises poaching in wet weather. The fields are divided into one-acre paddocks, separated by temporary electric fences.
Eric visits the cows daily and moves them into the next paddock. They hop and skip and frolic and then eagerly eat their favourite delicacy.
Soil and soil organic matter are monitored to help maintain rainwater absorption leading to clean streams and rivers.
The fields are teaming with earthworms, and the plants are full of insect life.