Down Yonder Campsite

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Electric pitches (added by manager 10 Oct 2022)

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  • 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.

Site type

Tent pitches 8
Touring caravan pitches 3
Motorhome pitches 2
Rent a tent 1

Languages spoken

English

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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 Dog park Drying room Food shop Free wifi Ice pack freezing Internet access Launderette Parent & baby washroom Pick-up from public transport Portable toilet 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

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)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

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

Down Yonder Campsite

Beech House

Lane End

Halwill

Beaworthy

Devon

England

EX21 5UG

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

50.7808°N
-4.22245°W

Nearest transport

Coach
10 mi Thomas Cook
14.5 mi The Strand
16.4 mi Bus Station
Rail
10.5 mi Okehampton Rail Station
12 mi Sampford Courtenay Rail Station
16.9 mi Eggesford Rail Station
Ferry
16.5 mi Bideford Ferry Landing
18.8 mi Instow Ferry Landing
18.9 mi Appledore Ferry Landing

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.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Widemouth Sand 14.7 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Summerleaze 14.8 mi Sea N/A Excellent Good Good
Crooklets 15 mi Sea N/A Excellent Good Good
Northcott Mouth 15.3 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent N/A
Sandymouth 15.6 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

RHS Garden Rosemoor 11.8 mi

Castle Drogo 18.9 mi

Tintagel Castle 24.8 mi

Dartmoor Zoological Park 27.5 mi

Buckfast Abbey 27.9 mi

National Trust

Lydford Gorge 10.8 mi

Lawrence House 11.6 mi

Finch Foundry 13.4 mi

Castle Drogo 18.9 mi

Cotehele Mill 19.8 mi

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Other

HAYNE MANOR 8.5 mi

Meldon Reservoir - Brat Tor - Meldon Reservoir 9.5 mi

SYDENHAM HOUSE 10.1 mi

SIMMONS PARK 10.3 mi

WERRINGTON PARK 10.6 mi

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.

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Simple campsite with friendly host and spotlessly clean toilet block. Our 1…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Meg B. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Simple campsite with friendly host and spotlessly clean toilet block. Our 1 year old loved toddling round the field and watching the cows in the neighbouring field. Great location to explore the area, including the coast. The site is just off a bridleway with a lovely circular walk, make sure you wear decent footwear as despite it being dry the path was soggy in places. Rural location means it was lovely and quiet, with a wonderful dark night sky for watching the stars.

Disliked: Could offer recycling options and the gate on to the site is quite stiff (although nice to know that if the dog had got off his lead the site was secure)

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Excellent site & loved the private facilities

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Sara P. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric gravel touring pitch (deluxe, private bathroom amenities)

Liked: Loved the private facilities with our pitch & the cows in the field next to us. Sharon made us very welcome & we enjoyed the walk to the woods via the bridleway. Facilities were lovely & clean & it was a treat to be able to leave our toiletries in there. Great sunsets from the pitch too.

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Perfect campsite - definitely recommend!

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Becca G. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric gravel touring pitch (deluxe, private bathroom amenities)

Liked: We stayed on the hard standing pitch with private facilities - could not recommend enough!! Such a good size pitch, was perfect for our camper van, awning and two dogs - with a lovely grass area and fire pit. Surrounded by lovely views with the added bonus of our own private bathroom and kitchenette. Could not recommend enough! Perfect.

Disliked: Nothing!!

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Clean, quiet with hot showers and washing up stations.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Rachel A. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch (six person)

Liked: Lovely site, quiet and clean with adorable neighbours in the field next door (a pair of Dexter cows).

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Great Place with friendly owners top spot

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Carl E. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch (six person)

Liked: Great Location Very friendly Hosts and a very warm welcome Ample facilities with lovely sunset view Pet friendly We would definitely be coming back

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Little gem of a site if your looking for peace and quiet.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 2
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 2
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 8
Darren S. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric gravel touring pitch (deluxe, private bathroom amenities)

Liked: A lovely welcome from Sharon to this lovely little site. We had the deluxe pitch with sole use of the summerhouse with a shower, loo and washing up facilities all immaculately clean, and a nice added touch of an electric kettle. The gravel pitch was very spacious with a firepit and bbq, and a grassy area for our dog. Te pitch overlooks a field with two very quiet bulls in it. Beautiful sunset views too. Theres a lovely walk into the forest from the site and only 25 minutes drive to the beautiful beaches of Bude. It was unusually quiet for the peak season, we shared the whole campsite with one other unit each night so pleasantly escaped the mania of some other sites during the summer season. It was incredibly quiet which was perfect for us as a middle aged couple. There is nothing on this site for kids, which didn't matter to us, but worth noting for others. We didn't use the communal facilities but looked in and they too were nice and clean. Two loos and one shower on each of the mens and womens, which im sure would be adequate as the site only holds about 15 units in total. (I didn't count so this is a rough guess). Hubby with Vodafone had a good signal, my O2 was hit and miss. Nearest pub was about 20 minutes walk, but we didn't use it so can't comment. Its the same distance to a little store and takeaway, but again we didn't use either. We will definitely return to this little gem as it catered perfectly for two adults and our dog, just wanting some peace and quiet for a few days.

Disliked: There is nothing to disike here.

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Excellent site with great facilities in a lovely location. Very warm welcome…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Simon C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric gravel pitch

Liked: Excellent site with great facilities in a lovely location. Very warm welcome on arrival. Local pub and shop only about a 15 minute walk away - proper old fashioned local’s pub with a very welcoming landlord & landlady. Food very reasonably priced.

Disliked: Was in a rush which meant we arrived late and left early, so the only thing we didn’t like is that we couldn’t stay longer!!

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Everything!overly warm welcome, peaceful location, great views, especially the sunset, huge pitch…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service No rating
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Deborah C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric gravel touring pitch (deluxe, private bathroom amenities)

Liked: Everything!overly warm welcome, peaceful location, great views, especially the sunset, huge pitch size, private clean facilities. Our favourite site of our weeks holiday!

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From the manager: Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so pleased your enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again soon.

We were warmly welcomed by Sharon and very much enjoyed our stay…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities No rating
Customer service No rating
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 8
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric gravel pitch

Liked: 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 environment…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Susan P. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Yurt

Liked: The peaceful environment

Disliked: Nothing

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  • 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.
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