Hemsford yurt camp offers glamping in style, with 4 authentic Mongolian yurts and a cosy Shepherd's hut available for self catering holidays. The camp is located in a corner of a 3 acre meadow overlooking the river Hems and our lake. Hemsford is just 3 miles from the bohemian town of Totnes with markets and and eclectic mix of shops, bistros and bars along with a castle and museum. Located in the South Hams area of South Devon, our yurt camp is ideally placed for day trips to local beaches, towns and tourist attractions. We offer comfortable full sized beds in each yurt and use of a fully equipped communal kitchen area, flushing toilets and hot showers. The camp is in a beautiful and serene location and is most suited to those who wish to get away from it all. We can offer dark skies and tranquility - perfect for star gazing around your camp fire.
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See and Do
- South Devon Railway Totnes (1.7 miles) - 7 mile steam railway to Buckfastleigh
- Totnes Information Centre Totnes (2.2 miles) - Run by Totnes Town Council, Totnes Information Centre represents a good starting place for visitors to the town.
- Totnes Castle Totnes (2.3 miles) - Situated on a promontory, commanding the River Dart, Totnes Castle was built by the Normans at a point where three valleys meet. Despite little remaining of the original motte and bailey castle, other than the earthworks, the stone enclosure of Totnes Castle's keep, built at the summit of the motte, has survived to the extent of being one of the best preserved in England.
- South Devon Railway Buckfastleigh (4.5 miles) - 7 mile steam railway to Totnes
- Dartmouth Castle Dartmouth (England) (9.5 miles) - Strictly speaking, two castles. The Medieval fortress dates back 600 years while the more recent building was still in use during the Second World War. It is under the care of English Heritage.