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9.7

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General

  • Secluded and spacious site in a spectacular countryside setting
  • Four miles from Widemouth Bay and 20 minutes’ drive from 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 temporary home.

That’s not to say this spacious and secluded site has no handy amenities, though: a little caravan has ice creams for sale, as well as 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.

Made some memories while dawdling around these destinations? Take some of the 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, plus ice creams for warmer days (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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9.7

Overall rating based on 22 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

95% would stay here again.

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Lovely, caring and clean! Friendly staff, but maintain independence.12/06/2021

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

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

    Nice layout, very private, large pitch and enjoyed the independence we had while staying! The shower/toilet block were always clean and stocked up, fire wood & kindling were always available. Access to a clean fridge and freezer was perfect due to the hot weather we had.

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Perfect camping spot with great facilities, friendly and lots of space09/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJames M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Spaced out camping pitches, with a sunset view in a out of the way location

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    We loved it all

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Exclusive pitch with everything you could ever need26/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDavid P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Exclusive pitch away from everything, lovely hot gas shower, kitchen hut and fire pit

    Disliked: 

    Absolutely nothing

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Anonymous user

Awesome!20/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Great Orchard cabin
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    We love it at Bakesdown. Stayed in the Cabin, ages 7-55. Everybody had a brilliant time as usual. The cabin, kitchen cabin, shower and loo are amazing. The skies were clear and it was so peaceful. Just a fantastic place! Can't fault anything and can't wait to go back.

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We’ve stayed here 4 times and have booked our 5th.08/08/2020

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

  • Great Orchard cabin
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Peace and quiet
    Beautiful surroundings
    Local area

    Our kids (6 & 8) love the freedom to play in the huge fields, and it really centres their minds from the usual overload of Tv and gadgets and school

    Disliked: 

    Traffic on way home wasn’t great

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Humble yet fantastic03/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCharlotte C.Confirmed

  • Great Orchard cabin
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    This cabin is an absolute gem of a find and exceeded our expactations in every single way. The cabin is cosy and inviting with comfortable beds, a log burner and a nice deep sofa. The outside camp kitchen is perfect and well equipped and the compost toilet and gas shower were such a delight. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect weekend getaway. The fact that the cabin only had fairy lights for lighting only made the place even more rustic. We loved it!!

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Exclusive pitch. Really clean, immaculate facilities, gas shower with piping …25/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTina L.Confirmed

  • Exclusive non-electric grass and gravel tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch (secluded)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Exclusive pitch. Really clean, immaculate facilities, gas shower with piping hot water and clean well maintained compost toilet and recycling and rubbish store

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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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    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
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  • 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
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    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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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

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

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

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent pitches

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

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

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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 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.

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 2 weeks of arrival date.

If cancelled more than 42 days before arrival, a £20 cancellation fee will be charged.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 31/05/2021.

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. 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.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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

Payment methods accepted on the park

Cash

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Can bookings for Bakesdown Farm be amended free of charge? Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 31/05/2021. Read more
  • 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. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  11 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more

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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.

Coronavirus
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 31/05/2021.

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.

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