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Down Yonder Campsite

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General

  • Rural site on a smallholding with livestock in Devon's Ruby Country
  • A 20-minute drive to Dartmoor National Park and 25 to Bude beach
  • Direct access to the Ruby Way bridleway for walks and cycle rides

If indecision over whether to go for a coastal or countryside trip often plagues you when pondering where to stay, one solution is to dawdle over to Down Yonder Campsite, and settle in among the Dexter cows and sheep on this scenic smallholding 25 minutes’ drive from the seaside.

This spot surrounded by the rural greenery of north-west Devon’s Ruby Country is also just 20 minutes from Dartmoor National Park for ambles through atmospheric moorlands. And for those with no wheels? The beach at Bude and the city of Exeter (50 minutes’ drive) are both a cinch to get to on the bus from a stop in the local village of Beaworthy, a 15-minute walk away.

Rather not grapple with public transport (or your steering wheel, for that matter)? Stay local with wanders and bike rides along the Ruby Way, a bridleway accessible right from the site that leads onto miles’ worth of paths for walking and cycling.

Fishing’s also nearby at the Anglers Paradise lakes (less than five minutes’ drive), and archery, golf and watersports are just some of the other ace activities on offer in the surrounds.

Down Yonder has a no-frills feel but does have a toilet block with showers and an outside washing-up sink. For other amenities, the local village of Beaworthy is made up of a pub, post office, newsagent’s shop, gift shop and a fish ‘n’ chips takeaway.


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10

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100% would stay here again.

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We were warmly welcomed by Sharon and very much enjoyed …30/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric gravel pitch
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    We were warmly welcomed by Sharon and very much enjoyed our stay on this peaceful site. We were visiting friends in the area and would not hesitate to stay at Down Yonder again on a future visit.

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The peaceful environment06/08/2022

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

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    The peaceful environment

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    Nothing

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Lovely little place 25min drive from Bude and beaches06/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAdam R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Nice and quiet.
    Clean toilet and showers
    Hot water in showers.
    Pet friendly.
    Sharon was very welcoming

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Lovely campsite and the owners are really nice. Would definitely …06/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBen G.Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Lovely campsite and the owners are really nice. Would definitely return.

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    Would be good if there were couple more larger showers.

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Excellent site, Excellent facilities and very friendly couple.05/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRosemarie E.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Lovely couple, very helpful and friendly.
    Showers and toilets very clean condition.
    Very peaceful places, lovely site to stay.
    Bests hot showers we have had so far.
    Definitely will be coming back here to stay again.

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Friendly welcome, easyish access to dog walking options, generous pitch …05/06/2022

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

  • Electric gravel pitch
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    Friendly welcome, easyish access to dog walking options, generous pitch pretty level and flexible orientation options.

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    A gravelled approach to the toilet block made some noise but probably only for our pitch which was alongside

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Welcoming, peaceful, great facilities30/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStephen L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric gravel pitch
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    Welcoming, peaceful, great facilities

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Simple clean site with good facilities and warm welcome27/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric gravel pitch
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    Dedicated toilet next to pitch, clean, friendly welcome. Flat pitches. Water next to pitch

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Excellent site with super clean private facilities!23/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJonathan J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric gravel pitch
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    It was brilliant! Had our own private shower block and it was super clean. Staff were polite and very informative!

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    It is in a fairly remote location, 25 minute drive to the nearest town.

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A perfect introduction to small site campervanning24/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDavid O.Confirmed

  • Electric gravel pitch
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    A small site,currently just three motorhome pitches with covid considerations in place. We were the only people on site. Each pitch has its own bathroom and dish washing faclity. These were immaculate and the shower was excellent. The pitch was next to fields with far reaching views with amazing sunsets. We had our two dogs with us and they enjoyed access to the fields. At the bottom of the site is an old railway line which we followed into a vast forestry plantation, this also led to the Ruby Way footpath. Sharon greeted us on arrival and helped settle us in. This was out first experience of campervan life and I fear it will be difficult to find sites in the future with such superb facilities attached to an individual pitch.
    Thanks Sharon for a perfect introduction to small site campervanning.

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Distance markers in shared facilities

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

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

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Themes

Luxury

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Beech House, Lane End, Halwill, Beaworthy, Devon, England, EX21 5UG
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.7808°N 4.2225°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Thomas Cook — 10.0 miles
The Strand — 14.5 miles
Bus Station — 16.4 miles
Train stations
Okehampton Rail Station — 10.5 miles
Sampford Courtenay Rail Station — 12.0 miles
Eggesford Rail Station — 16.9 miles
Ferry ports
Bideford Ferry Landing — 16.5 miles
Instow Ferry Landing — 18.8 miles
Appledore Ferry Landing — 18.9 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 35.5 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

When you’re not learning how to surf on Bude beach (25 minutes’ drive), or shuffling around the shops in the town of the same name, hop it to the hinterlands of Devon in Dartmoor National Park. Access the crag-covered moorlands here from nearby towns like Okehampton (20 minutes), then wander through forests and over grassy grounds past wetlands, rivers and rock formations.

Keep your eyes peeled for the famed Dartmoor ponies that potter along the lands here or make your way to the Tamar Otter & Wildlife Centre, 30 minutes south, to catch sight of other critters including wallabies, fallow deer and owls.

For more mammals – plus a little something extra – bound over to The BIG Sheep, 45 minutes away, a farm and amusement park fusion. Standout attractions here include the Ewetopia Indoor Playground and Rampage Rollercoaster; don’t miss the sheep racing shows during the summertime.

Driving westward lands you at Tamar Lakes (30 minutes) for watersports, fishing and walking; take note that the activity centre at Upper Tamar organises kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, sailing and windsurfing for visitors.

Must see

  • RHS Garden Rosemoor (11.8 miles)
  • Castle Drogo (18.9 miles)
  • Tintagel Castle (24.8 miles)

National Trust

  • Lydford Gorge (10.8 miles)
  • Lawrence House (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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Down Yonder Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Down Yonder Campsite 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, or at any point before the due date.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Down Yonder Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Down Yonder Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Down Yonder Campsite? When you’re not learning how to surf on Bude beach (25 minutes’ drive), or shuffling around the shops in the town of the same name, hop it to the hinterlands of Devon … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Down Yonder Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more

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