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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Postcode:
EX6 8DW
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Lat 50.673972 / Lon -3.49363
OS field ref:
SX945862
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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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Quiet and Peaceful little CL

Crablake Farm
We've just returned from 5 nights here and absolutely loved it. The approach up Exminster Hill is narrow, but there are plenty of passing places and once passed the golf course there is little traffic. Access is easy through wide gates. The site is surrounded by trees which give shelter or shade as required. Little or no traffic noise despite only being a couple of miles from the motorway. There are various fruit trees around the field. There is a toilet and shower, which although we didn't use, looked nice and clean. Plenty of walks, the Exe Estuary Way is easily accessible on foot which takes you to Dawlish via Dawlish Warren. Will definitely return.

Martinarmitage1

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Reviewed on 12/09/2021 12:02

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Crablake Farm
We chose Crablake Farm CL site for its location as we are use to going to the South Hams but wanted to explore a different side of Devon and we were not disappointed. The site is situated in an old orchard, and the pitches are not marked which meant that the next visitor would be placed in a new pitch to ensure the grass and surroundings had chance to recover. We arrived and received a friendly greeting and were shown to our pitch . The facility locations were explained as we had not visited before The orchard provides a mixture of sunshine and shade and being very easy to reach from the M5 made this a great place to stay. There is one toilet, a shower and a sink all of which were kept clean and regularly checked. The toilet takes a really long time to fill so if you are using the facilities after another person, there may be a wait until you can flush. The nearby village of Exminster takes around 20 minutes to walk along the lane and has a couple of pubs, a Post office and a Tesco Express Exeter is a great place to explore whether this was the town or, like us paddle boarding the canal and River Exe. There is a great pub called the Turfs Hotel which requires you to walk, cycle or paddle to it as it does not have a car park. Fabulous food and great location. We loved this site and were sad to leave and return to reality, but we will be back.

saradavi

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Reviewed on 24/08/2021 14:09

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This is a lovely site with huge amount of space between pitches. The owner is very welcoming, helpful and easy to talk to. This was our first week with electric bikes and this site was a perfect base to hit the cycle routes on each side of the river for some great days out. We will be back and can highly recommend.

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Reviewed on 23/08/2021 16:37

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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.

JennysJaunts

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Reviewed on 14/09/2020 21:33

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Lovely setting.

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

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Reviewed on 16/08/2020 20:10

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