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General

  • Rural site close to the border between Devon and Cornwall
  • Heated indoor pool, games room and licensed bar with large balcony
  • 1.5-acre coarse fishing lake: land carp of up to 16lb

Bag a coarse fishing stay at Blagdon Farm, where rudd, roach, tench, orfe and carp of all types await in an acre and a half of lake among green Devon countryside.

The team here is properly proud of the site's fishing lake, which is kept well stocked and carefully maintained to avoid overfishing. (Carp of up to 16lb have been landed here, so bring your rod and licence if you want to have a go.) Nearby, you can cast off for specimens at dozens more local coarse fishing locations, or sort some sea angling from Clovelly, Boscastle, Bude and Padstow.

Plenty more is afoot in the region if you're not into angling: the farm's rural Devon setting a mile and a half from the village of Ashwater is close to the border between Devon and Cornwall, within easy reach of the beaches of the north Cornwall coast and Dartmoor National Park as well as steam railways, paths like the Tarka Trail, and more towns, museums, art galleries and cream tea spots than you can shake a fishing rod at.

Away from the fishing lake, Blagdon Farm guests can have a splash in the indoor heated pool open in high season, do a different type of Devon surfing using the free wifi, or use the provided kit for badminton, cricket, swingball and boules on the playing field with football goal.

For indoor times a games room is equipped with a pool table, games console, table tennis and mini table football, and the Dippers licensed bar with big balcony is open in the evenings on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from Easter to November.

The swimming pool complex contains centrally heated changing rooms with accessible toilets and showers for guests' use – these are open at all hours and throughout the year, even when the pool is not in use.

Please note

The indoor swimming pool is open between 01/04 and 30/09.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.


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7.7

Overall rating based on 3 reviews

 

67% would recommend this site to a friend.

67% would stay here again.

 

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level pitches. Very friendly and helpful. Didn't use toilet but were 11/04/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom maureenbrowning04 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch (water view)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The owners were very friendly and helpful and the site was lovely.

    Disliked: 

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Nothing negative - "Wonderful" 04/04/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom debra_r562196 Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch (water view)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Amazing location.
    Very friendly host - welcoming on arrival
    Would be "super" for families and a "anglers paradise"

    Will definitely be back - "Thank You"

    Disliked: 

    Absolutely nothing to dislike.

From the manager...

Thank you for your lovely review!
Since taking over Blagdon Farm in September, we have worked hard to make it a friendly and welcoming place for all our guests.
We have concentrated on the coarse fishing lake this Spring to make access to the swims easier and make the site more open and fishing-friendly.
I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Blagdon Farm.
Helen

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Needs Attention to detail 13/07/2016

Flissyswishes2003

  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Fishing free on lovely lakes.

    Games room will be a good meeting place for older children in peak holiday times.

    Disliked: 

    There is free WIFI however all 3 of our family have different network providers O2 , Virgin Media & Talk Talk not one of us could get a reception for calls or internet for the whole of our stay, Lady stated that our position on Lakeside Pitches made us the end of the line and their remote location caused problems with all providers.

    We took Rock Pegs as it was hard standing however 3 of them bent beyond use when pitching our awning the hardstanding with large gravel stones makes it very hard to pitch even for experienced Caravanners like us.

    Poor Toilet facilities for Lakeside pitches although near i didnt like the half glass door for privacy issues when using the toilet however the Owner is going to address this after our feedback.

    Were advised to use the Disabled Toilet for our Chemical Waste we didnt as i think its very unhygenic however after our feedback this has been changed so only the official chemical waster deposit on the CL field is being used.

    In my opinion the pool was very small although there is only 8 lodges , there is also a CL field and 2 lakeside pitches therefore if used by even 50% of the guests in peak periods it would be far too crowded.

    Would be nice for the owners to offer a paper delivery service as most newsagents locally would provide this and would also support local businesses.

From the manager...

Thank you for your review which is very helpful for us to improve the facilities on our site. Unfortunately in this case no concerns were raised during the stay and therefore we were not given an opportunity to clarify any confusion or rectify anything that you felt was unsatisfactory.

We are particularly concerned that there are some factual inaccuracies in this review which also need to be corrected.

Unfortunately this review seems to be confusing WiFi with mobile network coverage. There is absolutely no problem with the free WiFi signal reaching the lake view pitches and therefore there shouldn't be a problem with accessing the internet at any time. Very occasionally an access point may have to be reset but no problems were reported during this stay. However, we are in rural Devon and therefore mobile signal coverage varies. Some networks are very good but others have intermittent or limited coverage. To always be sure of good network coverage you need to be near a town or city but most of our guests come to us because they enjoy the beautiful Devon countryside, fantastic views and rural environment. If mobile coverage is important then we are always very happy to advise people of which networks work well in this location at the time of booking.

Dozens of guests have stayed on the lake view pitches with awnings and nobody else has ever reported any problems with rock pegs being bent on the gravel. We do keep a supply of pegs here so this really would not have been a problem had we been informed about it at the time.

Our lake view pitches have electric hook up, individual water connection and grey waste. Within a few yards there are both disabled and standard toilets and we understand that the main concern was that a pane of frosted glass on each toilet door did not provide absolute privacy. Although nobody else has ever mentioned this as a concern, in June as a result of this feedback we obscured the glass further. To make it as easy as possible for our guests we gave people the option of using one of the toilets to empty their chemical waste to save walking to the main emptying point which is approximately 100 metres away. We always ask people to leave the toilets clean and tidy and we check the toilets twice a day to ensure that they are kept spotlessly clean.

The indoor heated swimming pool measures 9m x 4.6m which for a small site like ours, with only 8 lodges and a small CL, is a fantastic facility. Daily use varies (today, for example, nobody has been swimming). It can get busy during school holidays but we generally find that guests are considerate of other people and organise their time so that everyone can enjoy the facility which is, after all, a rare thing to find on a CL. We should also highlight that use of the swimming pool and coarse fishing on the lake is free of charge for our caravan site guests and represents great value for a family of four who may be paying as little as £16 per night including electric hook up, awning and dogs.

In regard to newspaper delivery the nearest newsagents are at the village post offices in Ashwater and in St. Giles on the Heath. Unfortunately neither is able to provide a delivery service. However, given that we offer free WiFi - news is only a screen tap away twenty four hours a day.

We consider all feedback very seriously and take action if we think we can improve what we offer. We hope that our guests see this demonstrated and understand that it is our aim to ensure that all our guests have a happy holiday at Blagdon Farm.

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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

Touring and motorhomes

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Gastronomic delight

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 pitches)

Location

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  • Ashwater Beaworthy, Devon, England, EX21 5DF
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.7494°N 4.3140°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Launceston: Westgate Street Coach Stop — 8.1 miles
Bude: Strand Coach Stop — 11.5 miles
Okehampton: West Street Coach Stop — 13.6 miles
Train stations
Okehampton Rail Station — 14.0 miles
Sampford Courtenay Rail Station — 16.1 miles
Gunnislake Rail Station — 16.7 miles
Ferry ports
Bideford Ferry Landing — 19.2 miles
Instow Ferry Landing — 21.6 miles
Appledore Ferry Landing — 21.7 miles
Airports
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 36.9 miles

Directions


Take the A30 from Exeter to Launceston. At the Launceston exit, take the A388 to Holsworthy and continue for 9 mile,s passing through the villages of Dutson, St. Giles-on-the-Heath and Chapman's Well. Two miles after Chapman's Well, turn right at Blagdon Cross (following the brown sign to Blagdon Farm/Manor). After three quarters of a mile turn right. After a quarter of a mile, turn right into driveway where you see the signs for Blagdon Farm - Holiday Lodges.

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

More angling, a wealth of beaches, watersports galore and the hikes and hacks of Dartmoor, Exmoor and Bodmin Moor are all within easy driving distance of the farm, along with wanders along the Tamar, Taw, Torridge and Carey rivers, pedals along the Tarka Trail and the Granite Way, rides on steam railways, a good clutch of National Trust properties and historic houses, and family days out to keep small sorts amused for weeks.

Surf's up at Widemouth Bay, Bude, Westward Ho!, Northam and Saunton Sands; inland, there's dinghy sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and heaps more at nearby Tamar Lakes and Roadford Reservoir. Dartmoor National Park is about 10 miles away and the famed RHS Rosemoor gardens within 20.

Steam railway fans will be chuffed with the handiness of the Launceston Steam Railway, six miles away; more at Bodmin, Okehampton and Lappa Valley, within a short drive, and the two lines of the South Devon Railway at Buckfastleigh and Paignton. If you're a trainspotter heading into Cornwall, the working beam engine at Levant mine at Trewellard is well worth a look too.

Leisure centres are at Holsworthy, Bude, Launceston and Newquay; for golf, drive along to the courses at Holsworthy, Bude, Launceston, St. Mellion and Lostwithiel.

Must see

  • RHS Garden Rosemoor (15.4 miles)
  • Tintagel Castle (20.4 miles)
  • Castle Drogo (22.3 miles)

National Trust

  • Lawrence House (8.0 miles)
  • Lydford Gorge (11.6 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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  11 a.m.

Check in time are set so we have time to prepare pitches for incoming guests and, although there are several passing places, it avoids traffic congestion in the approach lane. If you wish to stay later in the day it may be possible if there are no incoming guests but please check with us the day before you are due to leave.

Blagdon Farm cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

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. Blagdon Farm will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

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

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
You'll need an Environment Agency rod licence (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pool
Only park guests are authorised to use the pool.
The indoor swimming pool is open between 01/04 and 30/09.

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.

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