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Appledore Park

9.7
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General

  • Well-maintained and popular park two miles from Okehampton
  • Coarse fishing lake and thousands of recently planted trees and hedges
  • Shower and toilet block with underfloor heating and accessible area

Come and meet Fester… this clever pooch, along with resident owners Tim and Rebecca, runs award-winning Appledore Park two miles from Okehampton near the north Devon coast. And here's where you'll also find over 4,500 recently planted trees and hedges (so far), spankingly clean facilities and so many little extra touches you might wonder if Tim and Rebecca (and Fester) ran campsites in a previous life: ‘awesome’, ‘top notch’ and ‘knocked our socks off’ are just a few of the accolades Appledore has received from grateful guests.

Tim, Rebecca and the dog have eight acres of site land at award-winning Appledore, all with sweet views of the Devon countryside and the park’s surrounding farmland, and landscaped to hold spacious pitches. Up to three well-behaved dogs are allowed per pitch, and a dedicated and fenced dog walking area has been set aside among the tree plantation.

If you’re arriving late, there’s a special late arrivals area with hook-up and water so you can get settled quickly (cuppa). To this smart idea the team have added free wifi throughout, a dishwashing and veg prep area, and a room with charging points and info on the surrounding area. The amenities block has underfloor heating, private cubicles and an accessible area for disabled guests – and are so well maintained they've won a Loo of the Year award.

Finally, fancy some fishing? Appledore Park has its own coarse fishing lake for guests and you can also cast off from the quay at Appledore village, take a boat out to the sea (the coast is around 30 miles from the site) or try your luck landing salmon or trout on the River Torridge.

Silver David Bellamy Conservation Award

Please note

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.


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9.7

Overall rating based on 61 reviews

 

95% would recommend this site to a friend.

95% would stay here again.

 

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Facilities - amazingly clean and great attention to detail Landscaping ... 16/07/2018

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    Facilities - amazingly clean and great attention to detail
    Landscaping - gorgeous uninterrupted views
    Pitch size - generous and perfect for the family
    Dog walking area - secure, generous size, water available from barrel, amazing!
    The hosts - accommodating and friendly.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing!

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Super quiet camping 10/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sheri A. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric gravel pitch
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    Quiet rural campsite spotless facilities....beautiful weekend of rest and relaxation oh and free WiFi 💗

    Disliked: 

    Steep gravel path to toilet block....I was afraid I was going to slip over.

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Great directions to start with, easy to find without Sat ... 02/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Patricia G. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch (level)
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    Great directions to start with, easy to find without Sat Nav. Didn't actually meet anyone at reception or wardens house but we just chose a spot. Its close to a noisy road but overall an excellent site. Spotlessly clean facilities, there's even a 'pup bath'. Everything they offer has the environment in mind. The pitches are generous with very lush grass.Would definitely recommend

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    Noisy road but not all night!! Its a rural road but there's a straight just by the campsite so drivers use it like a race track.

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A lovely, welcoming site with excellent facilities and level pitches. 01/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Janet T. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Friendly atmosphere, level pitches and excellent facilities. Lots of local information and convenient for visiting this part of Devon.

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You've tried the rest, now try the best... Appledore. 26/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Paul A. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (backpacker)
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    Very welcoming, excellent facilities; showers toiletssinks all are exceptionally clean and cleaned daily, eat area and sink again they are tidy, value for money 100% I've stayed hostel hotels and caravans and Appledore camping Park has been the cleanest out of all.

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Great facilities. Clean well thought out site , would definitely recom 11/06/2018

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    Shower facilities, pitches and general layout

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Lovely campsite , clean and well kept. Booked for two ... 05/06/2018

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    Lovely campsite , clean and well kept. Booked for two nights in our tent and ended up booking another night. Will defiantly return , lovely for our elderly dog .

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    Nothing to dislike , other than noise of road but that can't be helped.

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Friendly staff (Rebecca) could not be more helpful. Very clean ... 31/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom John B. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Friendly staff (Rebecca) could not be more helpful. Very clean facilities, excellent site. Poor weather! Not their fault!

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    Nothing

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Good site with good size pitches for a base to travel Devon/ Cornwall. 30/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Claire H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent pitch (jumbo)
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    Big pitches, clean facilities and little extras around park. Good, free WiFi.

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    Some pitches close to road, little noisy at times.

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Clean well kept site, informative owners 29/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom sid e. Confirmed

  • Electric gravel pitch
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    Clean well kept site, informative owners

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Tourer storage facilities

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Luxury

Peaceful

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Camping 2.0

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Jumbo tent pitches

Location

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  • Sampford Courtney, Okehampton, Devon, England, EX20 2SR
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.7623°N 3.9677°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Okehampton: West Street Coach Stop — 2.3 miles
Tavistock Bus Station — 16.8 miles
South Molton (Devon): The Square Coach Stop — 18.6 miles
Train stations
Sampford Courtenay Rail Station — 1.0 miles
Okehampton Rail Station — 2.4 miles
Lapford Rail Station — 9.5 miles
Ferry ports
Bideford Ferry Landing — 20.5 miles
Instow Ferry Landing — 22.1 miles
Appledore Ferry Landing — 22.4 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 24.3 miles

Directions


Appledore Park is two miles east of Okehampton on the B3125. Satnav systems may guide you through lanes unsuitable for caravans, so follow these directions for the best towing route.

Exit the A30, signposted Okehampton, B3260. Head in the direction of Okehampton. At the traffic lights by the police station take the right-hand lane signposted Hospital, then turn right. At the mini roundabout take the second exit, onto the B3215 to North Tawton & Crediton. Continue on this road. The site is after about two miles on the left, opposite a layby.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Start off at Okehampton to see the ruins of 11th-century Okehampton Castle and explore the industrial past of Dartmoor at Finch Foundry, England’s last working water-powered forge. The Museum of Dartmoor Life, an 18th-century mill with info on the moors throughout the ages and a reconstructed Bronze Age fort and Victorian kitchen, is at the town’s West Street.

Nearby Castle Drogo, ‘the last to be built in England’, is now a Grade I-listed building looked after by the National Trust, with the Trust’s highest garden, rose gardens and paths snaking below into the gorge of the Teign valley. ‘Perhaps the most famous walk in Dartmoor’ (so says the NT) is the circular walk from Castle Drogo, above the Teign and along Hunters Path to cross the river.

The nearest sands are Bude and Widemouth Bay about 45 minutes’ drive away.

Must see

  • Castle Drogo (8.2 miles)
  • RHS Garden Rosemoor (14.5 miles)
  • Exeter Cathedral - Church of Saint Peter (19.3 miles)

National Trust

  • Finch Foundry (2.9 miles)
  • Castle Drogo (8.2 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.

There is a late arrivals area for those arriving after 10pm. An electric hook-up bollard with a drinking water tap on the rear is provided for your convenience.

Appledore Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Appledore Park will debit the balance from your card 15 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 15 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: £100 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

General
Flag, ensigns and pennants, generators, external gas bottles, fires in awnings, caravan washing, kite or model flying, mechanical or repair work, dogs tied to trees are not permitted.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11pm and 8am.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £100 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Additional terms

Only Aertex or breathable type groundsheets are permitted on grassed areas. Other solid type groundsheets are not allowed except in tent sleeping areas and where it is a part of the tent itself. Plastic, tarpaulins, mats, carpets and rugs are not to be used on grass. Damage caused by these may be chargeable.

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