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Bakesdown Farm

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Kitchen hut at the Great Orchard Cabin

General

  • Secluded and spacious site in a spectacular countryside setting
  • Four miles from Widemouth Bay and 20 minutes’ drive to Bude beach
  • Logs, kindling, postcards and pottery available to buy at the park

Tucked away in the Cornish countryside four miles from Widemouth Bay, Bakesdown Farm is a peaceful place for stays of the old-school sort... There’s no noisy bar or evening entertainment here – it’s just the crackle of the firepit and sizzle of the barbecue right outside your new home from home.

That’s not to say this spacious and secluded site has no handy amenities though: a little caravan with ice creams for sale, as well as books and toys for the kids to borrow, is at the park and a charging point means keeping your phone juiced up – for using your GPS when you’re out and about in the topnotch surrounds – is a cinch. A fridge-freezer is in the farmyard area as well, so food sourced from the supermarket in Bude (just over 15 minutes’ drive) will stay fresh for longer.

Once your mobile’s charged up, get Google Maps on the go and start saving some of the top things to do in the local area: there’s a beach at Bude for surfing lessons (with hire available if you’re already an expert at riding the waves) and strolls along the South West Coast Path are within 20 minutes’ drive.

Made some memories while dawdling around these destinations? Take some of the pretty postcards and handsome hand-thrown pottery for sale at Bakesdown Farm home with you as souvenirs; logs and kindling are available to buy for the campfire too (just make sure to bring some cash for the honesty box).

Bakesdown Farm also has a toilet, shower and washbasin facilities.

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No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.


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9.7

Overall rating based on 42 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

  94% described as Peaceful ?

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Secluded campsite with great facilities12/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJennifer D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Exclusive Too non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Secluded campsite with great facilities

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A lovely site. Very basic.05/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Peace and quiet.
    Quirkiness.
    Fridge and freezer for campers to use.
    Charge point.

    Disliked: 

    No hot water or shelter for washing up.
    Only 1 shower and toilet.

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What an amazing find. I stayed with my my brother ...31/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHolly D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    What an amazing find. I stayed with my my brother and partner. The pitch sizes are huge and having a fire every night was just brilliant. I love the honesty box for everything it just adds at that extra touch.

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Perfect place for a complete escape from everyday life.15/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Great Orchard cabin
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The peace and space. Loved the well-equipped kitchen area which made cooking a pleasure. The cabin is very comfortable and cosy at night. Lovely to have a hot shower outside!

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Would happily come back to bakesdown farm12/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCharlotte S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Shower room and toilet and fridge facilities were great!
    Plot was perfect and felt that you had more then enough space from the other campers.
    Fire pit was great!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Charming little cabin, super friendly staff and so much space!01/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdombeckie h.Confirmed

  • Great Orchard cabin
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The cabin was great fun, it felt like we were in a story book! The outdoor kitchen was brilliant and had everything we needed. The family that run Bakesdown Farm were incredibly welcoming and lovely, made us feel at home and just added to the relaxed feel of the site. Our two boys (10 and 7) enjoyed running around the field, finding grasshoppers, sitting round the fire pit, playing football with others staying next door, and waking up to play board games.

    This is such a lovely spot, hidden away down lanes yet near to some great beaches and days out.

    We stopped here for 2 nights in the middle of a Somerset to Cornwall camping trip, it was perfect to not have to get the whole camping kit out, and completely reset us ready for the next part of the adventure.

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Beautiful peaceful location18/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSarah A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Great Orchard cabin
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    We loved our stay at Bakesdown farm, it is so quiet, relaxing and the location is beautiful. All the basic comforts you need are provided for, and only a few miles away from the town and beach.

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off the beaten track fire pits bats and barn owls16/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLorna M.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    off the beaten track
    fire pits
    bats and barn owls

    Disliked: 

    nothing

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Excellent site with spotlessly clean facilities.17/06/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJayne P.Confirmed

  • Great Orchard cabin
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  • Liked: 

    What a beautiful, secluded farm to stay on. Orchard cabin is beautifully decorated, with shower, kitchen and compost toilet facilities on hand. The location and scenery is exquisite. There are additional toilet and shower facilities located close to the farmhouse should you wish to use them, together with a small caravan selling trinkets, and an honesty box for kindling and logs for the log-burner and fire pit. There is plenty to do for children and a wonderful introduction to town dwellers wishing to introduce a simpler way of living. Most everything had been thought of; blankets, fairy lights, a range of board games, and cards etc. Our host was pleasant and helpful, in showing us how to use the facilities, but was in no way intrusive and left us to enjoy our time.

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    My only criticism would be that Orchard Cabin could benefit from solar panels.

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Brilliant place to stay. Lovely scenery and really well run15/06/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStephen H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Peace and quiet. Hot shower!

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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

Local produce

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

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent pitches

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Location

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  • Marhamchurch, Bude, Cornwall, England, EX23 0HJ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.7789°N 4.4869°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bude: Strand Coach Stop — 4.3 miles
Launceston: Westgate Street Coach Stop — 11.3 miles
Bideford: Quay Coach Stop — 20.7 miles
Train stations
Gunnislake Rail Station — 21.6 miles
Okehampton Rail Station — 21.8 miles
Calstock Rail Station — 22.9 miles
Ferry ports
Bideford Ferry Landing — 20.7 miles
Appledore Ferry Landing — 23.0 miles
Instow Ferry Landing — 23.1 miles
Airports
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 32.3 miles

Directions


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

Once you’ve maxed out all the coastal walks within a 20-minute drive of Bakesdown Farm have a gentler lope along some of the local canals instead – Marhamchurch’s is a 10-minute drive away, while the one at Bude (with cafés and bike hire around there as well) is 15 minutes away.

If traipsing about the latter’s town whets your appetite for more urban experiences in Cornwall, head to the county’s former capital of Launceston 25 minutes’ drive inland in the Tamar valley and wander up to the hilltop castle or make tracks towards the narrow-gauge steam railway; independent shops are also here if you fancy rifling the racks.

Alternatively, head back to Bude beach for walks along the golden sweep of sand or pull out your paddleboard and glide along the water at the lido-like sea pool scenically set among the rocks...

Must see

  • Tintagel Castle (14.2 miles)
  • RHS Garden Rosemoor (19.0 miles)
  • Rock Beach (25.0 miles)

National Trust

  • Lawrence House (11.1 miles)
  • Tintagel Old Post Office (14.1 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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  10 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  11 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Bakesdown Farm cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Within 14 days: the site will refund your payment in full as long as your pitch can be relet. If your pitch is not relet, it will return 50% of your payment.

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. Bakesdown Farm will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

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

Payment methods accepted on the park

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

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

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..

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

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Additional terms

No dogs are allowed on site.

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