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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 camper? 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 campers who want the perks of peace and quiet. It’s 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 to relax.

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. (They’ll 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 kids wash their own clothes if you want to max out your amusement factor.)

The modern amenities here will keep you bright and smiling: 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.


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8.5

Overall rating based on 59 reviews

 

92% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

 
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Site is lovely and quiet. Toilets clean and showers hot. ... 25/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom allison g. Confirmed

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

    Site is lovely and quiet. Toilets clean and showers hot.
    Nice place to enjoy the Devon countryside.
    We will visit again.

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Lovely site, very helpful host, Charles, everything was clean, pitches ... 24/07/2017

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  • Liked: 

    Lovely site, very helpful host, Charles, everything was clean, pitches were laid out nicely and level

    Disliked: 

    Not really a dislike however the water pressure in the cud could have been better

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Excellent site with really friendly owner 16/07/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    The friendlyness of the site owner was amazing all covered in welcoming talk.

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Quiet site, ideal for lovers of peace, can be slightly ... 05/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Mary M. Confirmed

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

    Quiet site, ideal for lovers of peace, can be slightly windy as on top of a hill. The views are wonderful, facilities are basic and adequate and having a good washing up room with a fridge available really helps. Owner was very helpful.

    Disliked: 

    Slight problem with drain for "grey water" being down a steep slope as we both have "bad backs", so lifting and dragging the cassette caused problems. Not insummountable though.

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Lovely peaceful site, with friendly and helpful staff. Large pitches ... 04/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Amanda B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Lovely peaceful site, with friendly and helpful staff. Large pitches and wonderful views.

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Pleasant campsite that we would certainly return to 28/06/2017

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

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The grounds were lovely and facilities large and very clean. We enjoyed playing table football and ping pong. The views from the site were amazing and we received a very warm welcome.

    Disliked: 

    The only dislikes were weather related. The ground was hard due to the scorching weather but then it rained on is as well.

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friendly owner, quiet & peaceful site, clean & tidy toilet ... 26/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Chaffe J. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    friendly owner, quiet & peaceful site, clean & tidy toilet & shower block, good size pitches, would use site again.

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High up campsite so views good. Friendly owner. 19/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Cath S. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Great views, level pitch, friendly owner

    Disliked: 

    Lack of toilet roll in ladies. Flooding in shower block overflowing into toilets and only a dirty mop to clean....need a floor squeegie

From the manager...

My apologies for the lack of toilet paper in the ladies an oversight on my part. I have changed the mop head for a clean one and have made a note of your idea of a squeegie. Glad you liked the views and your pitch

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Large level pitch 07/06/2017

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  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Large level pitch

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Well kept site, well located with everything you need 03/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom alice_h353458 Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Relaxed, friendly, has everything you need! Good location too.

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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


By car
From the M5 take the A361 towards Barnstaple. At Barnstaple follow the signs to A39 Lynton which will take you through the centre of Barnstaple. Continue on the A39 out of Barnstaple, past the North Devon District Hospital. 1.5 miles after the hospital take the right turn signposted to Brightlycott and Roborough. The entrance to Brightlycott Barton is on the left after 300 yards.

From Bideford
Take the A39 towards Barnstaple. After seven miles you will reach Roundswell services. Take the third exit and continue on the A39 for another mile. At the next roundabout take the first exit A361 to Barnstaple. At Sticklepath Junction continue forward across the bridge. Once across the bridge turn right onto A361 towards the town centre, then left at the traffic lights onto Fairview road. At the next traffic lights turn left onto the A39 towards North Devon District Hospital. At the hospital continue for 1.5 miles on the A39, then turn right at the lane marked Brightlycott and Roborough. The entrance to Brightlycott Barton is on the left after 300 yards.

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.

Give mini farmers a sandtastic time at the local beaches of Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton, take them to explore Exmoor National Park, or help them earn their supper at the fly fishing and trout lake a mile away from Brightlycott.

Exmoor Zoo has the ‘Exmoor Beast’ to ponder over alongside sand cats, singing dogs and reindeer to keep the kids curious, and there’s also the Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park within easy reach.

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 and part of the Devon Coast to Coast Cycle Route: the trail can be joined at Barnstaple and runs for miles 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.

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:  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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