Crablake Farm

Exminster Hill, Exminster, Exeter, Devon, EX6 8DW

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

Crablake Farm is a long established CL site with over 40 years of operation. Open 12 months a year, the site is located in an old orchard offering level grass pitches (all with electric hook ups and WiFi) with plenty of space and open views over our working farm. Indeed at certain times of the year livestock will be in adjacent fields. With that in mind, well behaved dogs are very welcome but must remain on the lead on the site. There is ample walking close by on quiet country lanes.

Whilst on site you will see a good range of wildlife and if lucky you might see Cirl Buntings, a rare bird which we work closely with the RSPB to help. Within easy cycling distance you will also find the RSPB Nature Reserve on the Exe Estuary Marshes. Here you can wander enjoying the scenery and wildlife and also stop of at The Turf Pub located at the end of the Exeter Canal with stunning views over the estuary. The Estuary cycle path is also close by offering level cycling from Dawlish, through to Exeter and onwards to Exmouth.

There are also a number of excellent local Pubs to sample such as The Ley Arms and 7 Stars.

The site is easy to reach from the M5 and we are close to Exeter, the centre of Exeter is approximately 6 miles away. But despite this we are a very quiet and peaceful site with very little passing traffic. Indeed the main noises could well be from our livestock or tractors working in the fields around the site. This location is also perfect for exploring the nearby beaches or venturing up onto Dartmoor and Exmoor.

Facilities on site ...

  • Information room
  • Shower (exclusive use)
  • TV reception: good
  • WC (exclusive use)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Working farm

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1 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Lat 50.673972 / Lon -3.49363
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Transport links

  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Plymouth (40 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Exeter St Davids

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Excellent CL

We selected this CL for it's proximity to a stretch of the SWCP that I'm currently walking. Communication with the owner was excellent - fast responses to any queries before arrival. Access is fairly straightforward from the M5 however, there is no denying that the last half a mile or so is narrow (after the golf club). Luckily the lane is quiet and we didn't meet anything arriving or departing. The site, set in an orchard, is slightly sloping but, as the pitches aren't marked out, it is fairly easy to drive around and get yourself level - plenty of hook ups around the edge of the CL. Toilet, shower (charge), dishwashing area and recycling - chose to use our own on board facilities so can't comment on the toilet and shower. WiFi available and signal was excellent. Exe Estuary Trail is a couple of miles from the site - great for walking and cycling. Passenger ferry from Starcross to Exminster makes an alternative day out. All in all a great site - recommended.
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Lovely setting.

Lovely site. Very welcoming owner. Quiet surroundings. Clean and tidy, very pretty. Will definitely be back.

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A Gem of a CL Site

We booked 5 days here on this working farm as we wanted some peace and quiet from the hustle and bustle of our normal life. We arrived and received a friendly greeting and shown to our pitch and the facility locations were explained as we had not visited before. The toilet, shower and washing up facilities were clean and well maintained. We were sited within one of the old orchards on the farm, which allowed us shelter from the sun and wind which we were lucky enough to have in adequate quantities on this occasion. We were able to walk along the country lanes and see the local fauna and flora as well as some of the farm animals, (albeit over the fence). We were not disappointed as this site offered everything we were looking for. We were even lucky enough to be able to witness some of the "farm life" as it happened. This is certainly a hidden gem and we will be returning.
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Restful and peaceful two nighter

We chose Crablake Farm CL site for its location and also because it only allows 5 units on site at a time. The site is situated in an old orchard, which provides a mixture of light and shade, plus a haven for birds and at night, visiting bats - we heard and saw Greater Horseshoe and Pipistrelle. There is one toilet, a shower and a sink all of which were kept lovely and clean and regularly checked. The nearby village of Exeminster, which with a dog, who sniffs everything, takes around 20 minutes to walk, along a gently rolling lane. The village has a couple of pubs, a PO and a Tesco Express in case you forget anything, plus a marvellous deli called The Ginger Cat - try the Scotch Eggs. The farm reared Lleyn sheep produce lovely meat, and we had leg steaks cooked on the bbq for tea - ask Jerry when you see him what is in the freezer! As the site is open all year, we will be returning, to explore more footpaths and local pubs

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Attractive CL

Better than anticipated from description. Open views and plenty of birds if feeders put up. Easy to get around. Free carparking in Exminster and buses every 20 minutes. Paid balance on arrival for 10 nights. Due to severe weather warning left after 7. No refund even though site not booked up . Only our outfit on site after first three days and one outfit to arrive for following week.

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