Bakesdown Farm

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Long grass between pitches (added by manager 13 Oct 2022)
Visitor image of the exclusive pitch (added by manager 13 oct 2022)
Plenty of space (added by manager 13 oct 2022)
Cloudy skies at great orchard cabin (added by manager 13 oct 2022)

  • Secluded and spacious site in a spectacular countryside setting
  • Four miles from Widemouth Bay and 20 minutes’ drive from Bude beach
  • Bodyboards and kids' toys available to borrow
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 temporary home. That’s not to say this spacious and secluded site has no handy amenities, though: it has books and toys for the kids to borrow, and there's a charging point to keep your phone juiced up – you'll likely need that GPS when you’re out wandering in the splendid surrounds. 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 your map app 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.

Site type

Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 1
Tent pitches 2
Open now
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
  • Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Fri, 5 Apr to

Pitch types & availability

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Lovely location with clean facilities, friendly owner and level pitch

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Phillip G. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Brimstone non-electric grass and gravel tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch (private bathroom amenities, secluded)

Liked: My children loved running around the exclusive campsite and the composite toilet was easy to get used to. They like the robbins entering the site each day and the bats flying around at night. We could also hear a tawny owl each night, which was great. I liked the level pitches and during a heavy down pore, the site was not water-logged and drained well. We had some initial issues with the shower settings but the owner quickly resolved them in ten minutes. Which was really great and my kids continued to get showered for the day. Location-wise it's a quick drive to the beaches at Bude and Widemouth Bay.

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Independent local family farm with personal touches and friendly hosts. Quiet and beautiful…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 8
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Independent local family farm with personal touches and friendly hosts. Quiet and beautiful countryside location, only about 10/15 mins to Widemouth Bay and Bude, 40 to Tintagel. Lovely shower facilities, firepit in every pitch etc. Beautiful swallow nest in toilet/communal area, amazing to see them flying in and out

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Friendly beautiful peaceful site. Only 4 pitches in the basic camping so…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Christine M. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Friendly beautiful peaceful site. Only 4 pitches in the basic camping so very quiet. Shower was hot.

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Lovely rural haven close to the coast

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Quiet rural location; wild camping feel to pitches; small site; 10-minute drive to beaches; lovely family running the campsite and farm; communal toys; wood pecker on telegraph pole every day

Disliked: Short walk along lane to loos at night

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Large pitches, well spaced apart from each other. Basic loo and shower…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Lia C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Large pitches, well spaced apart from each other. Basic loo and shower completely sparkling and a washing up station in the simply camping field. We loved the fire pit and buying a bucket of wood was a great price. Our host was lovely very helpful and very friendly. Campsite is secluded but a quick drive from Bude. Perfect place to stay for a warm weekend in August.

Disliked: Nothing

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Our favorite pitch!

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Katherine M. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Only four pitches on the simply camping field, each comes with your own fire pit. Very sheltered spot. Would love to return and spend some more time.

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Peaceful location, great pitches and clean facilities.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Large pitches

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Beautiful site with wild camping feel

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Stine W. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Beautiful campsite, very secluded and full of flowers and birdsong. Warm and clean shower and toilet facilities.

Disliked: Would have been great to have a sheltered space for food prep in bad weather.

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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 TV room Take away Tennis Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available Car parking by pitch/unit Composting toilet Dog park Drying room Food shop Free wifi Ice pack freezing Internet access Launderette Local produce Parent & baby washroom Pick-up from public transport Portable toilet Pub toilets Public telephone Shower available Toilet block Washing-up area Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly Motorcycle friendly Single-sex groups welcome Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided 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

Utilities

Charging facilities Chemical disposal Communal freezer Communal fridge Electric car charging point(s) Gas cylinders available Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby Nearby farmers' market Shop nearby

Type

Farm Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

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

Location

Bakesdown Farm

Marhamchurch

Bude

Cornwall

England

EX23 0HJ

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

50.77915°N
-4.48733°W

Nearest transport

Coach
4.3 mi The Strand
20.7 mi Bideford Quay
20.7 mi Bideford Quay
Rail
21.7 mi Gunnislake Rail Station
21.8 mi Okehampton Rail Station
23 mi Calstock Rail Station
Ferry
20.7 mi Bideford Ferry Landing
23 mi Appledore Ferry Landing
23.1 mi Instow Ferry Landing

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 towpath is a 10-minute drive away, while the one at Bude (with cafés and bike hire nearby as well) is 15 minutes away. If traipsing about the latter’s town centre 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. 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.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Widemouth Sand 3.2 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Summerleaze 4.6 mi Sea N/A Excellent Good Good
Crooklets 4.9 mi Sea N/A Excellent Good Good
Northcott Mouth 5.6 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent N/A
Sandymouth 6.4 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Tintagel Castle 14.2 mi

RHS Garden Rosemoor 19 mi

Rock Beach 24.9 mi

Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park 27.8 mi

National Trust

Lawrence House 11.2 mi

Tintagel Old Post Office 14.1 mi

Lydford Gorge 19.1 mi

Cotehele 22.8 mi

Cotehele Mill 22.8 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

Marhamchurch - Bude - Canal Heritage 2.7 mi

Marhamchurch - Widemouth Nature Ramble 2.7 mi

Poundstock, Dizzard and Millook 2.9 mi

Pondstock to Dizzard - Woods and Country 2.9 mi

Poundstock - Millook Coast and Country 2.9 mi

Local events

  • GoldCoast Oceanfest (Friday 21 June 2024 – Friday 21 June 2024)

    Croyde, Devon 26.9 mi

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.

Offers

Lodge, cabin, pod or hut
Great Orchard Cabin
  • 10% off Weekly

Conditions apply - see pitch type section for details

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

Want to know more about camping in Cornwall?

  • Does Bakesdown Farm have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Bakesdown Farm dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Bakesdown Farm? 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 towpath is a 10-minute … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Bakesdown Farm?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  11 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Bakesdown Farm? From £84 (for 3 nights, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.