Lilly Pad

UK England South West England Devon Cullompton Kingsmead Centre

  • Sleeps 3 (max 3 adults, 2 children)
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
This roomy Lotus Belle Tent in its own clearing in the woods provides a quirky and romantic glamping hideaway.

  • A spacious tent with a proper double bed, futon single and linen provided
  • Wood-burner with hot plates for cooking inside, fire pit outside and logs provided
  • Situated in a private clearing overlooking a woodland lake on a well-equipped campsite

The Owner Says

Enjoy your own little woodland hideaway in our new Lotus Belle Tent. Relax and unwind, with everything already set up you need just turn up and stay. Set in its own clearing among the trees and overlooking our woodland lake it offers a lovely getaway for up to three. The tent is set up with the following:

  • Full double bed
  • Single fold out Futon
  • Wood burning stove with hot plates
  • Outdoor seating area with fire pit
  • Dining area

Features & Facilities

The Kingsmead Centre has a very gentle slope with a stepper slope dividing the upper field, where a toilet block is located, and the lower field, with a second ablutions block. Electric hook ups are available in both spaces, or for a more wild experience you can also pitch off-grid in the woods at the bottom of the site. Shower and toilet facilities are simple and clean, with no shortage of free hot water. Campfires are allowed in fire-pits only (you can bring your own or rent onsite) and there is a communal fire area located in the a central wooded copse. The campsite has two fishing lakes. The Woodland lake is the smaller of the two, located on the same level as the lower camping field. The Kingsmead Centre's yurt, set in its own woodland glade, features: a double bed, double futon, wood burner including logs and cooking facilities. The 1980's showman's wagon is exceedingly well equipped with a fully fitted kitchen, glamorous furnishings and absolutely everything you require including WiFi, TV with freeview box and a selection of games, cards and books.

Activities

Explore the rest of the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (01823 680681) by foot, bike or on horseback. The site has maps and leaflets available explaining the best routes nearby and Jo and Tristan are also a wealth of local knowledge. Equestrians can also space in the neighbouring field to graze their horses. By car the coast is naturally a popular destination with top beaches within a 45 minute drive as well as beautiful Dartmoor National Park(01626 832093), but closer to home towns like Honiton(01404 43716), with its rows of red-brick Regency housing, and Tiverton, home to a fine Georgian church, make for fabulous stopping points to explore. Knightshays Court (01884 254665), Bickleigh Castle (01884 855363) and Killerton (01392 881345) also offer some extra history for those who enjoy exploring houses and gardens of the past.

Food & Drink

Two miles away, the Half Moon Inn (01823 680291) is also a good choice and makes for a pleasant walk from the campsite. The pub is located in the centre of Clayhidon Parish and offers a stunning view from their beer garden of the Culm Valley as it opens towards Hemyock. They offer a great selection of local food at affordable prices; particularly famous for their Sunday lunch and Friday evening fish and chips (served between 5:30 and 7:00 p.m). The Holman Clavel(01823 421070) in Culmhead hosts a great range of locally made ales and their very own ‘Tricky’ Cider. Local takeaways also deliver direct to the site.

Family Friendly

Recharge your fading batteries by plugging into some woodland relaxation. You'll find a sprinkling of campfire magic plus a handy dose of chilling by a lake will do the trick.
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Location

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Getting There

From the M5 Junction 26: Take the A38 Southbound and stay on it around Wellington. You will come to a staggered crossroads with Ford Street and Clayhidon signposted left, along with a brown tourist sign for The Merry Harriers Pub. Turn left and continue to the top of the hill where you will come out at another crossroads with Kingsmead Centre signposted left. Turn left and continue until you see the Merry Harriers pub on your right and a signpost for Kingsmead Centre on your left. Turn right immediately beside the pub. The site entrance is 1/4 mile down the road on your left.