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Brightlycott Barton

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General

  • Small family-run park on an organic sheep farm
  • Peaceful atmosphere with spectacular valley views
  • Games room, dog walking lane and clean modern amenities

Fancy yourself as a bright holiday type? Want to keep well away from the madd(en)ing crowds? Make your way to Barnstaple’s Brightlycott Barton, a small family-run park and organic sheep farm for canny holidaymakers who want the perks of peace and quiet.

This is a spot to sit and watch the world go by in contented contemplation: with stunning views over the valley and spacious level pitches, all you have to do is pitch up and sit back.

If the kids are harshing your valley vibe, pack them off to the games room in the barn, let them reach for the skies on the swing frame, or gently suggest that they take the dog for a walk in the tree-lined lane next to the site. (The kids at least will probably come back covered in muck, but that shouldn’t stress you out either as there’s free use of the washing machine and tumble dryer on site: suggest that the offspring wash their own clothes if you want to max out your amusement factor.)

The modern amenities here will keep you bright and smiling too: there’s a modern shower block with washing-up spot; a separate area with disabled facilities and a big fridge freezer for everyone’s use.

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.


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9.8

Overall rating based on 81 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

100% would stay here again.

  92% described Brightlycott Barton as Peaceful ?

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We came home very relaxed, you really can't find fault with this site 14/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Nicola T. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful views, lovely clean site including toilet and shower block, nothing bad to say about the whole experience

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

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Spectacular view, great location, good value 13/07/2019

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

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

    Spectacular view , location & good value, plenty of hot water, shared fridge very handy, showers are not perfect but work OK, not the newest facilities but adequate.

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Quiet peaceful friendly/ site pitches good size 09/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Debbie W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Quiet peaceful site

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Recommended, has repeat visitors talking to other guests. 08/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Janet A. Confirmed

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

    Unanimously liked in the group of 4 adults.
    Location: stunning views, quiet but with easy access to the A39. NT Arlington Court close by.
    Facilities: Showers were good size with hooks and shower basket from toiletries, antibac hand soap at sinks, air hand drier, hair dryer at no extra cost with hooks, a shelf and mirror, seat X 2, water from borehole onsite.
    Kitchen with laundry and use of fridge freezer.
    Good local information on display and provided by owner on arrival.
    Recycling encouraged.
    BBQ s permitted on bricks provided on asking.
    Likely to return, no better recommendation.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing we disliked.

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Facilities were basic but clean and warm showers. Particularly liked ... 08/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Amy W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Facilities were basic but clean and warm showers.
    Particularly liked the location, views and space. I was given my preference of a quiet spot and had lots of space.

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Beautiful place to stay 09/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jayne T. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Everything. Beautiful site with fantastic view. Very clean facilities

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Very good value for money. Would go again. Easy access to coast . 28/06/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Christine M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Quite, friendly site. Well maintained. Liked they dud alot if recycling.

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Excellent little site that is a gem which we thoroughly recommend 23/06/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Michael C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The picture postcard outlook down the valley. Very friendly owner Charles and nothing is too much problem for him. Excellent sized pitches and facilities overall very good. Close to town by car, but very quiet location. We run a campsite and will definitely be back here again. Wi-Fi reception excellent and water for site cones from its own bore hole. This site needs to be seen to be appreciated.

    Disliked: 

    We spoke to Charles before we left so no need to put any negatives at all.

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Perfect place to escape 21/06/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Wayne D. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great place to escape , forget everything and recharge batteries, owner was very helpful, friendly and nothing was to much trouble, toilets & shower block was immaculate, pitch sizes were spot on for any type of unit
    Will definitely be returning

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    Nothing springs to mind

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Level pitch. Wonderfully quiet location, easy access to nearest town. 18/06/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Michael L. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Everything. The owner was very helpful and polite, the location was idyllic.and peaceful and the facilities were brilliant for us.

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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

Tourer storage facilities

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 pitches)

Location

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  • Shirwell, Barnstaple, Devon, England, EX31 4JJ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.1005°N 4.0294°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Barnstaple Bus Station: Belle Meadow Rd — 1.9 miles
Bickington (North Devon): Coach Stop — 3.4 miles
Fremington: New Inn Coach Stop — 4.5 miles
Train stations
Barnstaple Rail Station — 2.3 miles
Chapelton (Devon) Rail Station — 5.8 miles
Umberleigh Rail Station — 7.5 miles
Ferry ports
Instow Ferry Landing — 7.5 miles
Appledore Ferry Landing — 7.7 miles
Ilfracombe Ferry Landing — 8.4 miles
Airports
Swansea Airport — 34.8 miles

Directions


Satnav info: please do not turn right off the A39 at the North Devon District Hospital. This road leads to the campsite but is a very narrow steep lane and is not suitable for motorhomes or caravans.

By train
The nearest train station is about three miles away in Barnstaple. This has a regular service from Exeter. If cycling from the station, head for the North Devon District hospital. From here you can either carry on along the A39 or take the quieter lane (Roborough Road) behind the hospital which is a more direct route to the campsite (please note this lane is tarmac but is steep and unsuitable for caravans).

By bus
Stagecoach buses from Holsworthy, Bideford, Ilfracombe, South Molton, Torrington run to the North Devon District Hospital. From here, the campsite is one mile away up the leafy lane (Roborough Road) behind the hospital.

First Devon and Cornwall run regular services to the hospital from Barnstaple bus station, via Service 2.

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

Barnstaple has been the main market for north Devon since the Saxons were around, so follow in their Saxony footsteps with a trip to the historic Pannier Market along Butchers Row to bag local food, crafts, art and antiques.

Culture vultures can stay on in the town into the evening for stage and film at Queen’s Theatre or catch a gig most nights of the week at the local pubs, while skater bois and girls can hurtle about Barnstaple’s Rock Park at the skate park or in the play area.

Elsewhere around, make up for suggesting your small fry do their own laundry by giving them a sandtastic time at the local beaches of Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton, taking them to explore Exmoor National Park, or having a roaringly top time at the Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park.

This area of Devon is probably best known for the Tarka Trail, one of the longest traffic-free walking and cycling paths in the country: join it at Barnstaple for strolls and rides around river valleys, bays, moorland and coastal cliffs.

For a more leisurely day out, bloom at National Trust’s Marwood Gardens with its camellias and magnolias, tee off at the golf course three miles from the site, or settle into some nearby fishing or horse riding. A fly fishing and trout lake is a mile away from Brightlycott.

Must see

  • RHS Garden Rosemoor (11.8 miles)
  • Castle Drogo (29.5 miles)

National Trust

  • Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum (3.7 miles)
  • Heddon Valley (9.1 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:  1 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Brightlycott Barton cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

Outside high season (July and August, school holidays and bank holiday weekends) it may be possible to transfer your booking to another date (subject to availability).

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. Brightlycott Barton 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.

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

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

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

Occupancy
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

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