Book 5,344 campsites, glamping sites and holiday parks throughout the UK, Europe and the Americas

Feefo service rating

Skern Lodge

9.4
View prices & book
From £25/€29.18/A$48.18/US$31.61/CA$42.61/CHF27.76/SEK326.96/DKK217.52/NOK330.95/ISK4,345/ARS26,486.37/CLP30,653/PEN119.35/NZ$51.02/ZAR597.75/PLN126.02/R$156.05/CZK738.68/RSD3,420/HUF11,301.74/RUB2,918.92/CN¥227.33 (for 1 night, 2 adults)

Why not enter some details and get an accurate price?

Skern Lodge: Pod exterior (photo added by manager on 28/11/2022)

General

  • Calm site in the grounds of a north Devon outdoor activity centre
  • A 15-minute stroll from Appledore; 10 minutes' drive from Westward Ho!
  • Estuary views; 10 minutes' drive to the Lundy Island ferry

Rafting, river kayaking or surfing, followed by some quiet time surrounded by green fields? That’s the catch of the day at Skern Lodge, a popular outdoor activity centre on the edge of the quiet coastal village of Appledore. With 22 acres of land to its name and direct access to the tidal waters of the Taw and Torridge estuary, this site is a prime pick for relaxing north Devon break in a gorgeous natural setting.

Skern Lodge has a lush, green countryside setting, and simple facilities such as toilets, showers and a washing-up point available. The site is keen to keep its impact on the environment to an absolute minimum – once you've seen these serene surrounds, there's a strong chance you'll be keen to do the same.

Head to reception upon arrival or find your way to your chosen accommodation. If you're interested in booking any activities (which depend upon availability), watersports sessions can be booked in advance or during your stay – the aforementioned rafting, river kayaking and surfing can all be tried out with full supervision from expert instructors.

Appledore village centre is a 15-minute stroll away – head here for a trip to the pub, to sample local grub at an independent deli or simply for a coastal stroll. Bideford (10 minutes' drive) is also close by – make tracks here to catch the ferry out to Lundy Island (crossing time about two hours).

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.

Facilities/activities including Pool hire, Kayaking, High Ropes, Zipwire. are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Reception is unmanned after 5:30 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.

Fires, barbecues and/or firepits will not be permitted in dry, windy and/or hot weather conditions.


Arrive:
Depart: (2 nights)
Party:

Edit search…

Click/tap once to select your first day, and again for your departure day.


Booking as a group?

Reviews

9.4

Overall rating based on 61 reviews

 

95% would recommend this site to a friend.

95% would stay here again.

  70% described as Peaceful ?

More ratings

Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi



Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Reset filters

A peaceful stay, greats views and not fighting for space.28/08/2023

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

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

    Clean toilets and showers, not overcrowded, nice views, polite and friendly staff.

    Disliked: 

    Lack of lighting near the washing up sinks.
    Somewhere to dry hair… wether it be a plug socket or on the wall hair dryers.

    Would love to see an outdoor hose with a drying room for wetsuits.

Overall
8
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
(No rating)
Cleanliness
Wifi
(No rating)

Lovely glamping pods in a great location29/08/2023

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

  • Camping pod (eight person)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Pod was great and contained everything we needed such as bathroom, small storage area, kettle, with tea and coffee sachets. Beds all had duvets and pillows. The site was great with very clean shower facilities and lots of activities which needed to be pre-booked either online or in the site reception. The outdoor swimming pool was a favourite of our children.
    The village of Appledore is beautiful with a museum and small shops and cafes. The children loved crabbing off the harbour.
    The seaside area of Westward Ho is a couple of minutes drive away and has a small amusement arcade, cafes, pubs and a few gift shops as well as a beach which is great for body boarding/surfing.

    Disliked: 

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi
Default avatar

An absolutely wonderful stay. Can’t recommend the pods enough! We …28/08/2023

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

  • Camping pod (eight person)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    An absolutely wonderful stay. Can’t recommend the pods enough! We had an 8 pod but just for the two Of us, and it’s was brilliant. Having a private toilet in the pod was a game changer :)

    Disliked: 

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi
(No rating)

Nice, standard campsite22/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLily M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Close to beach and (clean) toilet block.
    Reasonably priced.
    Staff were very helpful (they let us park there for one night while we bike packed to a different campsite along the Tarka Trail).
    You can pick where you pitch.

    Disliked: 

    The road that runs past the campsite is used frequently with lots of acceleration which made it a bit noisy.

Overall
8
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
(No rating)
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi
(No rating)

Excellent site with clean facilities and friendly staff26/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCharlotte M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (two person)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    What wasn’t there to like site friendly clean quiet would highly recommend was close to beach and five minute walk into Appledore . Looking forward to going back

    Disliked: 

    Can’t park next to lodge but only short walk up to the lodge dads

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi
Anonymous user

Lovely location maintaince needs attention23/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (eight person)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lodges were warm and beds comfortable.

    Disliked: 

    No kitchen facilities or even a surface to put items on. Lots of the door mechanism on the showers didn’t work and the showers were out of service and a bit dirty. The pool was only available if prebooked and £40 a session with lifeguard. The greeting was basic with no explanation of where facilities were placed.

    The views were lovely and lots of space.

Overall
6
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi

Amazing views20/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJennie D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Loved every moment of our stay. Place wasn’t busy at all. The toilets were brilliant and clean. The view was incredible. Plenty of things to do around in the area. No Wi-Fi needed as perfect phone signal. Highly recommend.

    Disliked: 

    Absolutely nothing.

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi

Excellent stay at Skern Lodge camping pods. We’ll be back!21/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJennifer S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (eight person)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Activities, the camping pod and location were excellent. Staff were very professional, helpful and friendly. Facilities on site great!

    Disliked: 

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi

Great site20/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJudith W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Beautiful site, clean and staff were friendly and helpful. Lovely modern shower block.

    Disliked: 

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
(No rating)
Cleanliness
Wifi

Views of Estuary / fab activity centre04/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomYasmine B.Confirmed

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

    The best views in the world! Watch the tides ebb and flow, all from the comfort of your tent
    Calm site
    Excellent amenities
    Considerate fellow campers - we've been thrice now over 3 years and will definitely visit again.
    Great for adventurous kids/parents - the activity centre offers paid activities like kayaking, surfing, ziplining etc for children over 8 years and adults. The children look forward to returning every year :)
    Clean toilets
    Hot showers (now a brand new toilet block to boost)
    Beaches of Westward Ho! 2 miles away, scenic walk via Northam Burrows
    Northam Burrows beaches, dunes and walking just across the road

    Disliked: 

    No option for a shared freezer
    No phone charging point
    No hairdryer point (especially needed after surfing/kayaking on a wet, windy day. Dry hair and ear-canals lead to fewer ear infections in children)
    These should be offered for a fee

    Dog are no longer allowed on site. We don't have dogs, but friends who usually camp with us can no longer bring their dog :(

    On a hill, so the pitches are gently sloped. Not really an issue as the place has killer views and we go back for that and the activities mainly

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi

Features

Coronavirus

Activities/entertainment run in smaller groups

Hand sanitising stations

Individual rooms in toilet/shower/basin facilities

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

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

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

No dogs allowed

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal freezer

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

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

[[ campsite.name ]]
This site does not currently take bookings here on Pitchup.com.
[[ place.name ]]
  • Appledore, Bideford, Devon, England, EX39 1NG
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.0538°N 4.2035°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
The Quay — 1.0 miles
The Quay — 1.0 miles
Square — 1.0 miles
Train stations
Barnstaple Rail Station — 6.3 miles
Chapelton (Devon) Rail Station — 8.2 miles
Umberleigh Rail Station — 10.4 miles
Ferry ports
Appledore Ferry Landing — 0.6 miles
Instow Ferry Landing — 1.0 miles
Bideford Ferry Landing — 2.4 miles
Airports
Swansea Airport — 38.4 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

Where will a short walk get you? Northam Burrows Country Park (10 minutes' walk) is one place – rare plants and animals hide out there – and the North Devon Maritime Museum (20 minutes) is another. A short drive will soon get you putting holes or trotting through fields: Royal North Devon Golf Club and Follyfoot Equestrian Centre are both five minutes’ drive away.

When you’re feeling like a longer journey out in search of islands, coves and cliff railways, that’s absolutely fine too. Ferries to Lundy Island depart from Bideford (10 minutes’ drive) for dramatic cliff hikes (and sea puffins if you’re lucky). You might want to go climbing cobbles and coastal paths in Clovelly (25 minutes) too, or let the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway (50 minutes) do most of the hard work for you.

As for beach days, well, Westward Ho! (10 minutes) is a fine destination for practising your wave-catching skills. Ilfracombe (40 minutes) has several more beaches with more good surf, tunnels and a Victorian bathing pool.

Kids asking after theme park rides? The Big Sheep (10 minutes) is an adventure park aimed at the smaller ones in your family, with attractions including live shows, rollercoasters and farm animals.

Must see

  • RHS Garden Rosemoor (8.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum (11.5 miles)
  • Heddon Valley (16.4 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:  12 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  10:30 a.m.

Skern Lodge cancellation policy

No refunds within 5 days of arrival date.

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. Skern Lodge will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week 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

Bank transfer
Cash
Maestro
MasterCard
Visa

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Skern Lodge have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Skern Lodge dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Skern Lodge? Where will a short walk get you? Northam Burrows Country Park (10 minutes' walk) is one place – rare plants and animals hide out there – and the North Devon Maritime Museum … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Skern Lodge?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Skern Lodge? From £25 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.

Close

Your claim is being sent…

Close

Contact skern-lodge


Close

Terms and conditions

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

Admission

Arrivals and departures

Extras

General

Hired accommodation

Occupancy

Reception

Safety

Vehicles

Additional terms

Activities are subject to extra charges and must be booked in advance.

Close