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Fountain Violet Farm

Devon, Kingswear

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Rated with 9.7

(84 Reviews)

Escape to a simpler life with Edward

Fountain Violet Farm is located outside the village of Kingswear in quintessential South Devon countryside, the ideal base for a family holiday in South Hams between Dartmouth, Torquay & Dartmoor. You will be staying with the Jones family, who specialise in beef livestock. Your canvas hideaways are surrounded by stunning sea views of the coastline, the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Just 5 minutes away from the South West Coast Path, you'll enjoy nature at its finest on the Devon coast.

The south Devon coast-line and all its charms

If you’re looking for a variety of watersports to do, this is the right place for you. You will be just 15 minutes walk from the tranquillity of Mill Bay Cove, where you can swim or take in the sun’s rays. You can also kayak, paddleboard, surf and sail in the nearby River Dart. Just a little further, you absolutely must try the Dartmouth Steam Railway to grab the passenger ferry across to Dartmouth. You can discover the likes of Blackpool Sands, a blue flag award winning beach. For a slice of history, head over to the Greenway House and Garden, a 1950’s summer home of the much-loved author Agatha Christie and her family. There are also plenty of pubs and restaurants within walking distance from the farm for a trip out without the car.

What to do at Fountain Violet Farm

Wake up every morning from the cocoon of your comfy beds to the farm’s breathtaking views of the River Dart. Children and adults alike will love wandering through this landscape and taking in the sea air to build up an appetite for a sunset campfire and cook up before retiring to the comfort of your Feather Down beds. Where could you be better placed to enjoy a family holiday in South Hams?

What can you expect?

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    Dog-friendly

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    Honesty shop

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    Pizza oven

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    Private shower

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    Campfire area

What animals will you find on this farm?

Cows

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What our guests like

  • ✓ 5 canvas hideaways
  • ✓ No electricity
  • ✓ Spectacular walks nearby
  • ✓ Beef farm
  • ✓ Close to the coast
  • ✓ Breathtaking view

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    Including wood for the wood-burning stove (1 pack per day)

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    Including welcome package with bed-linen, towels, candles, matches, washing-up liquid and other basic items

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    Private showers

What do our guests think?

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9.7

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27/05/2024

Idyllic and restful

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24/05/2024

We had a wonderful stay, amazing views, very well maintained and our host Ed was very helpful.

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17/05/2024

Featherdown was a wonderful break from the frazzle of day to day life. The location, with vantage points over the sea, hill and dale, was stunning. Accommodation was beautifully designed; a camping experience with hints of important comfort I.e. great beds, normal loo, hot shower and log burner etc.My visitors were thrilled and so was I. So Featherdown has earned 5 enthusiastic followers who will undoubtedly book again as soon as humanly possible.

8.8

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19/04/2024

stunning views and location, friendly welcoming host and great venue/facilities

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05/04/2024

Authentic

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29/03/2024

We so enjoyed our long Easter weekend at Fountain Violet. Edward was warm and welcoming and was super helpful and attentive! Our tent had the most fabulous sea view, good stock of crockery and cutlery and the beds were comfortable. Really good location too! Great for families and dogs!

8.8

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29/03/2024

Amazing. Spectacular views and excellent facilities

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Mr Sanders

20/10/2023

Idyllic and relaxing location with breathtaking views.

8.8

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Mrs Duffy

18/09/2023

A perfect getaway

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Family Read

07/09/2023

We loved our tent by the sea! Really comfy beds, hot shower, beautiful views. Even the epic thunderstorm on our last night was an experience.

8.8

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Mr Dyer

04/09/2023

The best camping/glamping holiday I will have...

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mevrouw Haans

01/09/2023

Prachtig grote, schone tent met fantastisch uitzicht op zee. Behulpzame boer stond klaar met tips over de omgeving. Veel hout beschikbaar voor vuurtje in de avond.. verzorgde op zaterdagavond nog een pizza avond versgebakken in een steenoven.

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Mrs Beardsley

21/08/2023

The perfect blend of camping with home comforts in the most picturesque setting!

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dhr. De Wit

11/08/2023

we hadden een schitterende week bij Edward in een schitterende tent met grandioos uitzicht op de zee en de monding van de rivier de Dart

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Dr Kadunic

31/07/2023

Absolutely stunning location. Tents were clean, well equipped & the beds amazingly comfortable. Fantastic warm showers (with a view!). There was an unseasonal storm while we were there, which we watched from our warm, cosy, candlelit tent after being warned by Edward, the lovely farmer. Kids made friends with other camp mates & enjoyed catching grasshoppers & playing hide & seek in the long grass. Adults and kids all enjoyed the lack of tech. Honesty shop very well priced & lots of things available if needed. Pizzas cooked by Edward were delicious. Thanks for an amazing stay - we will definitely be back.

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Dhr Leupen

24/07/2023

Magnificent view which the pictures cannot represent enough. The tent was cleaner than we have ever seen before at a Feather Down. There are multiple great walks from the tent into the surroundings and Dartmouth (beautiful) can be reached on foot and with a short ferry crossing. A nice bonus is the fire bowl that we have not seen before on other Feather Downs.

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Mrs Trotman

17/07/2023

Wonderful. The best Featherdown we’ve been to. Great views. Amazing tents. Edward was so friendly and relaxed. 10/10

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Mrs Panzer

17/07/2023

Absolutely stunning views

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Mrs Thomas

14/07/2023

Incredible setting for our 7th Featherdown Farm stay

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mrs Broome

30/06/2023

Just perfect

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Ms Green

23/06/2023

Wonderful relaxing break in idyllic spot overlooking the sea!

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Mrs patel

16/06/2023

Unique experience

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MS Castle

30/05/2023

Beautiful break in a Stunning Location

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Mrs Truman

26/05/2023

Absolutely wonderful experience - would highly recommend for whole family.

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Dr Rickinson

01/05/2023

Brilliant break away from busy working life. Perfect location to use as comfortable base from which to explore and hike around Devon.

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Ms Fellick

28/04/2023

Great short break, super host and outstanding location, will be returning soon!

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Mrs Everett

31/03/2023

Amazing views from our tent, out onto the bay, made waking up in the morning a pure joy. We loved watching the sun set over the sea. An amazing location!

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Dr Iglehart

16/09/2022

We highly recommend Fountain Violet Farm! Edward was fantastic: friendly, helpful, thoughtful, amenable and made things easy for us. The setting is gorgeous, with a spectacular view over the sea. The tent was spotlessly clean, and we had everything we needed. It was very relaxing and peaceful on the day we stayed at the farm, and it's easy to get to places like Dartmouth, Paignton or Torquay. There are lots of places to explore and beautiful scenery nearby. Thanks for such a great holiday, Edward!

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Miss Croker

19/08/2022

Fantastic stay!! Stunning location and everything we needed for a perfect weekend.

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Mrs Cavill

15/08/2022

Brilliant family holiday - the perfect location for exploring beaches and Dartmouth, with a stunning view. Superb welcome from Ed and we were made to feel at home throughout our stay. Will definitely be returning next year!

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MRS BRADBURY

25/07/2022

An amazing site on top of the hill above Kingswear, with stunning views out to sea. Hosted by Edward who was very welcoming and helpful. We had a wonderful stay, and had lots of BBQ's, campfires, and walks down to the sea. Easy access to Dartmouth and the rest of the South Hams.

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Mrs Parris

15/07/2022

Fantastic in every way. A wonderful experience in a beautiful part of Devon. The farmer, Edward, was so helpful and approachable. Great pizzas! The 3 Labs were a huge success with 2 teenage girls. We can’t wait to return!

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Hr Haring

15/07/2022

De aankomst was episch... Het uitzicht vanaf de tent is echt mind blowing! Voor de rest een uitstekend verblijf gehad. Fijn contact met Andrew (die trouwens geen kippenboer meer is maar koeien houdt) en zijn 3 honden. Dartmouth is een superleuk stadje, veel leuker dan bv Torquai. We hebben ook Dartmoor bezocht. Dat is binnen een uur aan te rijden en is echt een aanrader. Het strand van Blackpool Sands is ook top? Het altijd moeten maken van een vuur voor zoiets eenvoudigs als een kopje koffie is even wennen.

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mw Maasland

11/07/2022

We hebben een prachtige vakantie gehad bij boer Edward. Het boerderij leven is hier niet voelbaar, maar dat hadden we van tevoren al gelezen. Jammer, maar het uitzicht en het heerlijke weer met voldoende mooie plekken om te bezoeken maakten dat zeker goed. De Honesty shop is hier heel sumier. Jammer want we houden van lokale producten dus hadden wel vlees van eigen. bedrijf verwacht. Edward is enorm behulpzaam en vriendelijk. Komt dagelijks met zijn leiven honden even checken of alles naar wens is. We troggen het enorm met het prachtige weer; Blackpool-sand is een fijn kiezelstrand, zee kajak was fantastisch waarbij we tussen de zeehonden voeren! Dartmouth is een erg gezellig plaatsje met fijne eettentjes en tearooms. Fietsen is in deze regio alleen voor de echte diehards. Wandelen kan volop. En met het pontje naar de overkant is steeds weer leuk. Voor ons de 6e Boerenbed lokatie in Engeland. 1 van de mooiste uitzichten en wanneer jet het niet erg vindt om het boerenleven te missen is dit een toplocatie. Onze volwassen dochter kwam gewoon nog een week over (met de trein) om toch weer even het Boerenbed gevoel mee te beleven! Wij zijn dol op dit concept; buiten leven, vuurtje stoken, slow down, maar goede bedden en eigen douche en wc.

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Mrs Kitson

01/07/2022

The site was fantastic, the view amazing, the hosts very friendly. We couldn't have been more delighted with our stay. The pictures don't do it justice.

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Mr Woollacott

24/06/2022

Stunning location with great views. Edward and Harvey (the dog) were very welcoming. Comfortable accommodation and well equipped. Would return again.

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Mr Jones

17/06/2022

Amazing - the view is truly spectacular, the family welcoming and the wider area as good as it gets

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Mrs Vickers

06/06/2022

Amazing

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Mrs Griffin

02/06/2022

Fabulous

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Mr Carrela

02/06/2022

Relaxing on an w place

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Meet your hosts

Edward

We are the Jones family and we bid you a hearty welcome to our farm

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Situated on 130 glorious Devon acres, our farm offers the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday urban life.
Farmer in field with cows Fountain Violet farm
Pizza in pizza oven Fountain Violet Farm

Highlight

Pizza Night

The farmer will usually fire up the pizza oven during your stay. Everyone gathers round to tell their stories of the day’s adventures and invent pizza toppings you’ll never find on the high street

Flowers and farm shop entrance

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The farm shop

It’s great for the basics and usually even better for local produce and low food miles. And every Feather Down farm shop operates on an honesty basis.

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Options during your stay

Stove and lamp service
Stove and lamp service
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Your stove and lamps are lit before arrival, when you arrive before 6 p.m.

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Bring your dog along. A maximum of 2 well-behaved dogs per canvas hideaway. The price is per dog, per stay.

Please note: You are required to keep your dog on a leash while on the campsite.

Nearby the farm

Dartmouth

Kingswear

Greenway House and Garden

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