Treyhill Farm

From £25 For 1 night, 4 adults 9.5 42 reviews
Visitor image of the fantastic views (added by manager 07 Sep 2022)
Visitor image of the minibus (added by manager 07 sep 2022)
Even the site's lambs are relaxed (added by manager 14 may 2021)
Bus exterior (added by manager 14 may 2021)

  • Small, friendly and dog-friendly family-run site near the Devon coast
  • 15 minutes from Westward Ho! surfing beach
  • Take a boat trip, spot seals and dive off Lundy Island
Clifftop walks and river trips, rockpooling and stargazing, surf beaches and the simple pleasure of cooking up a feast with friends around a firepit… There aren't too many spots where you can tick all those boxes, but it's all there at Treyhill Farm. This comfortable and friendly smallholding is on a hilltop looking onto north Devon's finest countryside, about five minutes' drive from a pub with grub and the banks of the River Torridge. The Treyhill team know what they're about – and that's sorting everything out so you can have a truly comfy and chilled stay in these scenic surrounds. They care about the details: flowers and herbs around the grounds adding scent and colour; fresh tea towels in the washing-up station; secure bike storage for cycling types. Across the cobbled courtyard the shared bathroom is bright, clean and cosy, kitted out with a big hot shower and an armchair. You want to feast alfresco, smelling the salty tang on the breeze mingle with the woodsmoke as you sip a glass of wine? Go ahead, the folks at the farm will supply you with pots, pans, firewood and fire-starting kits… plus recipes if you need some tips on firepit cuisine. And a corkscrew. They're also mines of information on the local area and happy to help. Book ahead and they'll take you on a fish and chip run to Bideford in their boat, or cruise you down the Torridge spotting kingfishers and herons. Canine companions are welcome at Treyhill (and the same goes for the village pub).

Site type

Tent pitches 5
Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 3
Caravans for hire 1
Open all year
Please note
  • No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Languages spoken

English

Pitch types & availability

Reviews

95%

would recommend this site to a friend

93%

would stay here again

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Highly recommend

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Sarah P. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

The Bus microlodge

Liked: The bus was really cool and well kitted out (even fresh ground coffee, hot water bottle, small mirror, washing up kit) comfortable and warm - even in February. The manager was very helpful and available by phone if required. Great views, really quiet. WiFi available. Plenty of firewood available and the wood burner kept the bus really cosy and was easy to get cranked up.

Disliked: The bathroom was quite a long way from the bus. Only an issue for a wee in the night. But I gather there is a small loo on the site (near but not too near) the bus which is available in summer. We were there out of season (Feb). This wasn’t really a problem for us though. The road to the camp can be flooded and pot holed in winter - no problem in an SUV. Fairly typical and what I’d expect for country lanes in winter though but be prepared if there is a lot of rain around.

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From the manager: Thank you for your kind review and gorgeous photos! So glad it turned out to be okay weather for your visit and you got to enjoy our lovely views and beaches 💚 It was really nice to have you as our first guests on site, thank you for your really helpful feedback ⭐️⭐️

Great location, attentive owners, v cool bus and gorgeous views

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

The Bus microlodge

Liked: The bus was incredible, such an awesome glamping opportunity and gave us the chance to really get off grid for a bit. Views were also amazing and the local town, Instow. was really lovely. The farm is also a fairly short drive from Croyde - which was great for coasteering, and the Bideford activity centre was really close and excellent fun for high wires and a really fun obstacle course.

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Would highly recommend.

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

Bell tent

Liked: We stayed in the 3/4 man Bell tent and absolutely loved it. Nice personal touches. Great facilities. Friendly, welcoming and relaxed. Peaceful location.

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Clean, well decorated and fun for kids

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 6
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 4
Customer service 6
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 8
Wifi No rating
Michelle P. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Bell tent (XL)

Liked: Liked bell the tent very much It was comfortable with lots of space and well decorated. We locked the chickens and the the tree for kids to play in

Disliked: The bathrooms were clean however for 2 full bell tents, 4 tents, a bus and a camper van I’m afraid this was in adequate for the amount of people in bad weather esp little children only 2 toilets and 1 working shower Also bell tent was cold a wood burner would have made all the difference for the price Otherwise great stay

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From the manager: Hello! Thank you for your feedback. We're not sure why there was only one shower working during your stay - for anyone reading this now please be assured they are all fired up and lovely and hot! As for the quantity you're right, the weather was particularly dreadful and it can make everything seem a little glummer, but I think it's worth noting for others reading this that we have successfully hosted two weddings here this summer where by brides, bridesmaids, flower girls have all used our facilities to get ready for their big day with no complaints - I guess it comes down to a matter of preference. Oh and as for a log burner in the bell tent, we did toy with the idea too but opted for safety first. Always happy to offer extra blankets if you let us know you're chilly. We're really pleased you'd love to return and stay with us however and look forward to seeing you again soon. Nikki & Tim

Good view and decent facilities.…

Overall 6/10
Location 6
Value for money 4
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Matthew H. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Good view and decent facilities.

Disliked: Slightly overpriced for someone’s garden.

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From the manager: Hello, and thank you for your time. We are interested to see that you've rated accommodation as 3/5 when you bought your own tent, but pleased to see you've rated the facilities we did provide as 5/5 for cleanliness - thank you! We have set our prices to reflect the fact that we are a small and more personal site than the busier, more rowdy caravan parks and sites, but we appreciate everyone has their own taste and preference. Best wishes, Nikki & Tim.

Simply wonderful!

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

The Bus microlodge

Liked: Absolutely loved the bus! Interior was lovely, had everything we needed. All the animals were a lovely added bonus. Great hosts and had a lovely time.

Disliked: Only things my son didn’t like was not having a lock on the bus door but we wedged a log in so no one could enter so it wasn’t really a problem and he would have liked curtains at the front (I think this may be tricky to do). Wouldn’t stop us booking again, would stay again in a heartbeat.

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Peaceful, beautiful views, private, homely and a quirky stay

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

The Bus microlodge

Liked: Most amazing views, so peaceful and quirky.. loved having everything there (kitchen, bedding, home comforts) The small details- bus steering wheel, drivers chair, the family games and books… also the kids loved seeing the chickens and allotment onsite.

Disliked: With small kids, it would have been good to have curtains for all windows, to darken it down for bed time- but with such amazing views and complete privacy I can understand why you wouldn’t want to block it. Eco toilet also a little small

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Overall very happy with felt like a mix of site and wild camping

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

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Hosts were great,friendly and helpful,

Disliked: Wasn't a major problem but would be nice to park the car next to our tent which other grass sites do.

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Second visit to Treyhill Farm. Loved the open space, stunning landscapes and…

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
James F. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Second visit to Treyhill Farm. Loved the open space, stunning landscapes and chickens!

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Excellent cool converted bus for quiet weekend

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

The Bus microlodge

Liked: The Bus was privately placed and it was so quiet. Beautiful views, nicely decorated, and had what we needed. Comfy beds and clean interior. Friendly hosts.

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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 cafe

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

Picnic table

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

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 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

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

Treyhill Farm

Bideford

Devon

England

EX39 4LS

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

51.038°N
-4.15624°W

Nearest transport

Coach
1.4 mi The Quay
1.4 mi The Quay
2.2 mi Post Office
Rail
4.8 mi Barnstaple Rail Station
5.9 mi Chapelton (Devon) Rail Station
8.1 mi Umberleigh Rail Station
Ferry
1.4 mi Instow Ferry Landing
1.8 mi Appledore Ferry Landing
2.5 mi Bideford 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

Between the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Hartland Heritage Coast, this is true walking country. From Instow (10 minutes' drive) you can join the Tarka Trail, a wildlife-packed route inspired by the otter's journey in Henry Williamson's novel. Follow it to Westward Ho! (15 minutes from the site) and cool off in the sea; the farm owners also suggest surfers head here, instead of busier beaches further north. You can take lessons in the art of not falling off various watercraft at the Ultimate Adventure Centre in Bideford (15 minutes), while for further thrills, kayaking, laser tag and assault courses are also on the menu. For gentler times on water, head to the old riverside town of Appledore (15 minutes) for a boat cruise. If you fancy frying a fish over that firepit you can choose between the Torridge and Taw rivers as well as the big briny. Bideford is a popular launch point for sea fishing and for trips to Lundy Island: this wild outcrop in the Atlantic attracts all kinds of adventurers from seal spotters to wreck divers and has spectacular sunsets to round it all off.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Westward Ho! 3.5 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Saunton Sands 6.1 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Croyde Bay 7.4 mi Sea N/A Good Excellent Good
Putsborough 8 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Woolacombe Village 9.5 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

RHS Garden Rosemoor 6.6 mi

Castle Drogo 28 mi

National Trust

Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum 10.6 mi

Heddon Valley 15.8 mi

Watersmeet 20 mi

Finch Foundry 23.5 mi

Lundy 23.6 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

TAPELEY PARK 0.7 mi

ISLEY MARSH (CURRENT BOUNDARY FROM 05/04/1990) 2.5 mi

Northam Burrows - Coast Path - Appledore - Diddywell - Northam Burrows 3.3 mi

GREAT TORRINGTON CEMETERY 5.8 mi

SAUNTON COURT 6 mi

Local events

  • GoldCoast Oceanfest (Friday 21 June 2024 – Friday 21 June 2024)

    Croyde, Devon 7.5 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.

Want to know more about camping in Devon?

  • Does Treyhill Farm have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Treyhill Farm dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Treyhill Farm? Between the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Hartland Heritage Coast, this is true walking country. From Instow (10 minutes' drive) you can join the Tarka Trail, a wildlife-packed … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Treyhill Farm?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.

    A self-check in is in place: look out for a map where your pitch number will be indicated.

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  • How much does it cost to stay at Treyhill Farm? From £25 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.