The Vintage Vardos | Camp in Devon | Canopy & Stars

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The Vintage Vardos - Camp in Devon

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Fisherton Farm

Suitable for children of all ages

Not suitable for pets

Children welcome. We’re sorry, pets cannot be accommodated.

Lose yourself in the Devon countryside: a trio of gorgeous wagons and an enchanted living room in the forest are all yours

In a sleepy Devon meadow, on the edge of a wood, and next to a bubbling stream, three lovingly restored Gypsy caravans together make up the Vintage Vardos. Gavin and Jemma, the owners of Fisherton Farm, have transformed the trio into a gathering place just right for a group of grown-ups, a family or two on a jolly, a hen party with a difference... The wagons are all stars in their own right: the beautiful interiors of Big Ted, Red Rum and Little Gem are stylish, with a dash of glitz, and they can all sleep two adults plus two or more smaller ones (depending on size). The secluded glade feels perfectly private; climb down from the cosy pull-out beds to breakfast sizzling over the campfire, and a full day of exploration and adventure ahead. Collect the eggs, pick your own salad and veg in season, or get Jemma to rustle up a breakfast or dinner hamper with produce from the farm. Eat together around the enormous hand-crafted dining table, try the hot outdoor shower, and enjoy the peace of the truly inspired outdoor living room.

Cosy up and play games in the communal area 'Tippin' - a converted farm tip up trailer! 

Fisherton Farm itself dates back to the 16th century, and is a working North Devon farm in picturesque countryside near the river Taw. You're within easy reach of wonderful day walks, good pubs, the Tarka Trail cycle path, Exmoor National Park and some of the best beaches in Britain. Children – and anyone with an imagination – will love it here. Try the rope swing over the stream!

Hen parties: Gather your best friends round the campfire at Fisherton Farm - it's perfect for a get-together in the fresh air, and can be fully catered, with activities such as woodland yoga arranged during your stay. For more information, see 'Things to do', call 01172 047 830 or email

Our guests say...

We had a great time- proper glamping; a unique location and place to sleep with all of the everyday items like sheets and crockery that you would need. Throw in a campfire and a welcome basket and you've got a winner! The caravans were clean and cosy. The site was lovely and peaceful- nice to be close to the farm to visit the chickens etc but not to be overlooked by it. The hosts Jemma and Gavin made us feel very welcome and were very good at giving the children opportunities to feed the calves and collect eggs from the chickens. A great stay.



This was a great stay for many reasons: 1) Our hosts, Jemma & Gavin were exceptional with their hospitality & advice 2) Beautiful location - 20 miles from glorious beaches & set within secluded wooded area across 2 fields. The farm was a few minutes walk away as was local village & park 3) Site really well thought out - sleeping areas with a large dining table, leading down steps to kitchen area & across to the rope swing where the kids spent all their time. The toilet/shower was up a small hill & eco friendly! 4) Site is extremely well equipped - all kitchen appliances required, including tea pot and cafetiere! There was a cool box with ice blocks which we exchanged at the farm 5) Fire pit was well set up with cast iron cooking pans etc and chopped wood nearby 6) Vintage vardos were beautiful & very comfortable to sleep in. There was a tent provided for the boys - who thankfully preferred this to the Vardos! 7) Farm Shop well stocked with delicious garden fruit & veg plus meats. We orderd fresh bread daily & Jemma's 'meals on wheels' were delicious cooked over fire 8) Free beach kit, wellies etc provided if needed 9) Able to feed the calves every morning & collect eggs



Fantastic visit. The setting was perfect and Jemma and Gavin were outstanding hosts. Jemma's food was wonderful with prepared meals ready to be cooked on the open camp fire. The children loved feeding the calves, collecting the eggs, helping to pick the fruit and vegetables...but waking in the cosy Vardos after a perfect nights sleep and seeing the dew on the meadow of wild flowers will live on in our memories.



This was our second stay at Fisherton Farm and we enjoyed it just as much as the first time ! The camp looked beautiful and our hosts Jemma and Gavin were wonderful again .They are so friendly and welcoming and can't do enough to make sure everyone has a great experience . We watched some sheep being sheared and met a new calf born during the night . We would highly recommend the Vintage Vardos and are looking forward to our third visit already



Loved every minute of our stay, arranged a surprise for my partners birthday and him and his friends all found it amazing. Jemma and Gain are also very welcoming and warm people who had thought if everything for our stay. The wagons are so unique and topped it off having a cosy bed to sleep in after a night around the campfire. Would definately recommend to everybody!



We had the most magical time in the gypsy caravans, eight mums looking to let our hair down and we certainly did that. Jemma and Gavin were amazing hosts, they couldn't have done more for us and the people who owned the local pub were so welcoming, they even brought a TV down from upstairs so we could watch The Grand National. It was a wonderful experience which wasn't even spoilt by the rain. We can't wait to go back with our families and also for another girls weekend next year! I couldn't recommend it any higher. If anyone needs a break from the world then this is the place to come. I've also ordered some of Jemma's amazing home made jam which she is kindly posting to me today.



Fantastic location and a really warm welcome. The caravans were lovely, and the children had a great time exploring the site. Sitting round the camp fire toasting marshmallows was sublime.



Brilliant location. Amazing hosts and what a unique setting!



We were utterly charmed by the whole experience and thought it was very well organised with every attention to detail.



Jemma and Gavin what wonderful people very moreish personalities the place was is very pleasant zoe the girls and i loved it and will return the locals all very kind to. all the best Eric



"Our stay at Fisherton Farm was quite frankly the BEST holiday we have ever had! There were three family's, 6 adults and 6 children ranging from 2 to 6 years old. The children ran themselves ragged in the woods and meadow. They LOVED the rope swing and damming the little stream with mud! And because we knew they couldn't get out of our little slice of paradise the adults had time to sit back and unwind around the camp fire. Most days breakfast didn't finish until midday. utter relaxation. Also I can not praise Gavin and Jemma enough. 2 nicer people you couldn't hope to meet. They really made our holiday something special. Nothing was too much trouble for them and Jemma's cooking is just DIVINE!"



"We had an amazing time. Jemma and Gavin were so friendly and helpful, even dropping us off at the local pub and picking us up after our meal. They are perfect hosts, talking us through how everything operates and making us feel very welcome. The caravans are fantastic and beautifully restored. The whole site has been so well thought out and designed to perfection. We will be visiting again."



"What a fantastic holiday. Gorgeous place - fantastic hosts Gavin and Jemma could not have been more welcoming. Great value for money and would recommend this unique quirky holiday to everybody. All three Vardos immaculate and the outdoor cooking area was perfect as the attention to detail ( from candles to cooking pots!) was faultless."


Rion and Chris

"We had a wonderful time; the setting for the vardos (caravans) and vardos themselves were beautiful with every detail taken care of. The shower was a particular highlight as it had a great view down the valley. Our hosts, who live on and run the farm, were extremely helpful and welcoming."



"My husband and I took my family (my 27 yr old sister, her boyfriend, my 25 yr old brother) to The Vintage Vardos as a surprise...their reaction surpassed my expectations! The hosts, Jemma and Gavin, are attentive, friendly and very welcoming. They have literally thought of everything that you may need to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. It was, we all agreed, our best family holiday in years...we enjoyed it so much that we have agreed that it is to become a yearly occurrence. I would recommend The Vintage Vardos to anybody (in fact, I already have - to everyone I know!) Don't it!"



"Had a wonderful time with two other families; we wanted to experience camping with a bit of luxury and Jemma & Gavin provided just that and more.  They were endlessly friendly, helpful and couldn't do enough to make our stay comfortable and happy.  They're natural hosts who obviously enjoy this new part of their farming business and deserve to be fully booked!  Our children had an absolute ball and could play on their own in safety."



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