Fountain Violet Farm Feather Down Farms

UK England South West England Devon Dartmouth

  • Extra toilets/showers
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • "We're Good To Go" accredited
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Beaches
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking
Safari-style tents on a South Devon Farm, with sea views and en suite loos

There’s little point in booking a weekend at Fountain Violet Farm. You’ll need at least a week to have half a chance of doing everything you want to in this fantastic part of South Devon. One of the most regularly repeated comments in the reviews for this place is that people wish they’d booked for longer. You’ll want some time to hire paddleboards on the River Dart, at least a day at idyllic Mill Bay Cove beach and another to hike on the South West Coast Path. You might want to get all nostalgic with a steam train ride and a visit to the nearby National Trust properties and there’s the whole of the English Riviera to explore. And, in between all that, don’t forget to set aside some time to just relax on the farm. When you see its lofty setting and the views of Dartmouth Bay, you’ll definitely want to do that.

Fountain Violet is a Feather Down farm; part of a network of farm stays offering off-grid holidays in roomy safari tents (or ‘tented cottages’ as the Feather Down team likes to call them). Lit only by candles and oil lamps, the rustic but homely accommodation is provided by Feather Down and invariably lovely with log burners, en-suite loos and cute kids’ cupboard bedrooms as particular highlights. And while the well-set up accommodation doesn't vary much from location to location, the on-site experience is unique, with hosting left in the capable hands of Feather Down’s partner farmers.

Here, it’s the Jones family (and their dogs) who’ll welcome you in. They look after 130 acres of grasslands and 5,000 free-range chickens for their organic egg business, as well as the residents of their five glamping tents. Each of the abodes is well positioned, with its own en-suite hot shower, so cleaning off after a day on the beach couldn’t be easier or more convenient.

You could say the same about getting to the beach itself. Fountain Violet Farm is on the outskirts of the village of Kingswear, which sits across the River Dart from Dartmouth. A speedy and great-value river ferry can whisk you across the water to get there but there’s plenty to explore on this side of it too. Mill Cove Bay is just 15 minutes' walk from site, with Agatha Christie’s former home a 10-minute drive away. It’s all within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Brixham, Paignton, Torquay and Totnes are all within easy reach too.

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  • A low deposit of 30% to secure your booking
  • Balance due 30 days before your holiday
  • Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
  • Due to the flexibility provided we are unable to offer refunds
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April–October.

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The Owner Says

Fountain Violet Farm is located outside the quaint village of Kingswear, in the stunning south Devon countryside. This part-organic family-run farm is the perfect location for a family holiday. Set on 130 acres of grassland, Fountain Violet is surrounded by miles of stunning views - its proximity to the River Dart is truly breathtaking.

The Jones family specialise in the rearing of hens, producing organic, free-range eggs which they supply locally. You and your family will see some of their 5,000 happy hens pottering around on their stunning home. The landscape of this location cries out to be explored and with so many stunning sights nearby, your holiday with be jam-packed with adventures and memory making.

Fountain Violet Farm is a 10-minute walk from the coast and a 15-minute walks from the tranquil retreat of Mill Bay Cove, where you can swim and take in the summer rays. The nearby Kingswear Castle is also worth a stroll; built in the 1400s to fight off the threat of French attack, it was one of the first purpose-built artillery forts in Britain.

Kingswear is a charming character village, perched on the edge of the River Dart, an iconic part of the beautiful South Devon countryside. The Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway will allow you the unique opportunity to grab the passenger ferry across to Dartmouth. This alternative mode of transport is sure to entertain all the family, especially history enthusiasts.  For more history, head to the Greenway House and Garden, a 1950’s summer home of the much-loved author Agatha Christie and her family. There are many ways for you to to travel to Greenway, by ferry, steam train or car, which will make it an exciting day out for you and the family but be aware that if you are travelling by car please book a parking space in advance.

Kingswear also offers a huge variety of watersports to visitors.  You can kayak, paddleboard, surf and sail in the nearby River Dart and at the local beaches such as Blackpool Sands. The National Trust’s Coleton Fishacre also makes for a lovely day out. This area is full of quaint pubs, shops and cafes where you can totally relax, unwind and enjoy the slower pace of life that this beautiful coastal region has to offer.

Social Distancing Measures

We have received the official UK certification “We’re Good To Go” to show that we have worked hard to follow the government and industry COVID-19 guidelines to maintain cleanliness and social distancing in our UK locations

Preparation for your stay
  • Our tents will be carefully cleaned, disinfected and ventilated for you prior to your arrival
  • When you arrive at the farm, please send only one person to report to the farmer/host
  • Specific measures, which may vary by farm, will be explained to you on-site
  • During your stay, outside visitors will not be allowed
Change in activities
  • Depending on the farm, the pizza evening has been adapted or canceled

  • Depending on the farm, the farm tour has been adapted or cancelled

  • The farm’s honesty shop will be open, with one person allowed inside at a time

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Accommodation

Five safari-style tents with sea views from a farm location.

Canvas Lodge with en-suite shower

Safari tent Sleeps 6
We believe in simplicity, but rest assured you will not be sacrificing luxury when staying in our canvas lodges. At 45m2, our spacious lodges are placed in stunning locations and will meet your need for modern comfort and craving to be close to nature. The Canvas Lodge is suitable for 6 people, 5 adults and 1 child up to 12 years old.

Canvas Lodge with en-suite shower

Safari tent Sleeps 6
We believe in simplicity, but rest assured you will not be sacrificing luxury when staying in our canvas lodges. At 45m2, our spacious lodges are placed in stunning locations and will meet your need for modern comfort and craving to be close to nature. The Canvas Lodge is suitable for 6 people, 5 adults and 1 child up to 12 years old.

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Why book with Glampingly?

  • Coronavirus Booking Guarantee
  • Best Price Guarantee, with no fees
  • Instant booking confirmation
  • Trusted for over 10 years
  • A chance to win prizes in our regular competitions

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