Devon Banks Caravan & Camping site North Devon

dog friendly campsite exmoor

Devon Banks campsite is just for Adults & dog friendly, located right on the edge of Exmoor national park.

We are a small family run certified (CS) camping site in a rural location between Bratton Fleming and Challacombe, located in North Devon but only a few miles drive and you're into West Somerset.

We operate a rural quiet camping site exclusively for adults, ideal for those that need a relaxing break away from the normal stresses of life. A small certified site allowing up to 5 touring caravans, motorhomes or campers. During summer months we have use of 10 pitches (5 hard standing & 5 grass) all with option of EHU. We still only allow a maximum of 5 units which means we can space our camping guests out. We are adult only so there will be no children running around your unit screaming and shouting, just listen to the sounds of the birds & local wildlife. It is not easy to find small CS sites like ours that are (dog friendly) offering the facilities that we do and this close to Exmoor. Views from both camping area's are stunning. If you're a keen cyclist we have cycle route 3 which is just 0.5 mile down our lane, we also have a bridleway just 300yrds down our lane that leads you towards Exmoor, perfect for keen walkers. More information can be found by visiting our Local area page.

Newly opened in May 2017 and described as a Hidden gem - Camping and Caravan park

Opening times - OPEN from 4th July

The campsite has it's own designated access and positioned in a field away from our farmhouse and holiday cottage. Spacious pitches with views of the North Devon rolling hills.

Dogs welcome

We love dogs here at Kipscombe holidays and we would love you and your dog to come and experience something a little different. As a caravan owner ourselves we always found it hard to understand why many sites do not create a fenced dog off lead exercise area or other activities for dogs to do whilst onsite. Well that's our main objective, to create something on site for dog and owner, It's a great place to wear them out whilst taking in the view of Exmoor.

We do ask that dogs are kept on a lead when not within our off lead dog exercise area's or a secure enclosed area.  We recommend a ground spike and tie cable when on your pitch.

See our DOGS WELCOME page

Covid19 - update

Holiday travel is allowed from 4th July. We are now taking bookings and collecting payment.

Our site compost toilet will be open for those that require it. Ideally if you have your own facilities please use them..

Due to our short season this year we are only offering stays of 4 nights minimum for July and August. 3 nights for September. As a small 5van site it's tough for us if we have lots of coming and going.

Social distancing of 2m is in place here as it's easily achievable.

We are not allowing guests to have day visitors.

Sorry we are currently not having single night stays from passers by/ backpackers, whether in a vehicle or on foot.

Pre booking is required to stay at our campsite for this year.

We welcome
  • Caravans no longer than 7.6m (if twin axle motor mover required)
  • Motor homes up to 7.6m in length
  • Campervans
  • Tents, Trailer tents SORRY NOT 2020 (speak to us)
  • Adults only
  • Dogs welcome, up to 3 (contact us if more)
  • Unit longer than 7.6m? contact us and we can recommend a local site that is close to our facilities
We Provide
  • Chemical disposal point (CDP for toilet waste)
  • Fresh water tap
  • Grey waste empty point
  • Hard standing pitches 11m wide x 10m deep (hard standing area is 5.5m wide by 10m deep). 
  • Or you can choose spacious grass pitches if weather permitting.
  • Electric hook ups (10 amp supply)
  • Recycling/ bin area. We take recycling seriously here. Not available during February & March. 
  • Dogs welcome (compostable poop bags only to be used onsite. NOT bio-degradable)
  • 3 acre Dog off lead exercise paddock with scurry
  • 2 acre secure exclusive use exercise field (by arrangement)
  • Use of our Agility equipment maybe available
  • Stunning Devonshire views
  • A quiet hideaway site for relaxing
  • Urinal and a Compost Toilet (Available from 1st April until 31st October) It's a Separett swedish design compost toilet, uses no water or wood shavings (see image).
  • Wifi is provided for free, this is available by the information shed.
  • NO showers. EE very good signal 4G

We are sorry but we do NOT have showers or a washing up area on our campsite. 

We now have WiFi around our campsite information shed. Not for streaming

We are a certified site exempted by 

Find out more about our Exmoor Adult only campsite

read our faq's check availability

Prices 2020

Hard standing pitches for touring caravan, motorhome or camper

5 pitches available facing west with views of the Kipscombe valley and sun setting over the hills.

Hard standing all weather pitch with grass area

Mid February until 31st October

Pitch cost £17.00 per night. discount for stays of 4 nights or more. Includes 2 adults, your unit, car, awning and electric. Awnings on the hard standing. Don't require electric, contact us.

Pitch size 11m wide by 10m deep. Hard standing area is 5.5m wide by 10m deep, grass 5.5m wide by 10m deep. Electric is 10amp

Grass pitches for touring caravans, motorhomes, campers or trailer tents

Facing East where the sun rises with stunning views of Exmoor. subject to weather conditions.
1st May until 30th September.

Grass Camping PitchPitch cost £17.00 per night, discount for stays of 4 nights or more. Includes 2 adults, your unit, car, awning, gazebo and Electric. Don't require electric, contact us.

Pitch size. unlimited within reason. 

Single Person Tents - Minimum stay 1 night - A single person / back packer with a tent and no vehicle (on foot or bicycle) is £7.00 per night. Two people sharing a pitch £10.00. three people sharing a pitch £13.00

Limited spaces. You will need to bring your own portable shower and washing facilities. No electric.

Stays are for a minimum of 3 nights for July & August, 2 nights for September & October unless the booking is made within 48 hours of staying. Bank holidays are minimum of 4 nights stay. (1 night stays are only available for those who arrive on foot or bicycle)

Extra's

Awnings - Free, Placed on hard standing during winter months. Breathable membrane must be used when on the all grass pitches.

Gazebo's - Free, on grass pitches only.

Dog gardens - You can set up a dog garden. (please look after our grass)

Extra Adults - £3.00pn

Extra car - £2.00pn (unless extra Adult)

Day visitors no dog: by arrangement only.(charge may apply)

Day visitors with dog: by arrangement only (charge may apply)

Dog Charge: Dogs go FREE. We allow up to 3 dogs (more dogs by arrangement). 

Compostable dog poop bags, roll of 15 bags - contact for price

If you have enjoyed your stay and the use of our dog friendly onsite facilities, would you kindly make a donation to our chosen charity 'Oldies club' Donation pot around site or via our just giving page. 

Wish to create a dog garden with your wind break, then that is fine just put it where your awning would go or place around your awning. Please look after our grass though.

Non refundable deposit - £20.00 - £30.00 per pitch (depending on stay). We require the balance to be paid 14 days before your holiday start.

Our terms and conditions can be found here T&C's HERE

Pitch Offers

1) Save £2.00 per night on all stays for 4 nights or more from Mid February to 31st October 2020. 

Offers only valid when you book direct through us or freetobook. All offers cannot be used with other offers. We have the right to remove offers at anytime.

Just relax with your dog

Getting here

Devon roads are notoriously small, but don't worry we are only 1 mile from an 'A' road. The first part of our lane is fine with passing places but the last 500 yards is by a narrow single track lane, hence why we have a unit size restriction. Please follow the recommended route via the A399. Do not use the lane that leads from the B3358 at Challacombe. Instead follow the B3358 to the A399. 

for this reason we ask that you arrive between 1:00pm and 6:00pm (late arrivals to confirm this when booking) and we ask that you vacate your pitch between 9:00am to midday


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