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Smytham Holiday Park: Camping pod

General

  • Rural family-run campsite over 33 acres 15 minutes from Bideford
  • In the North Devon World Biosphere Reserve
  • Pool, sun terrace, putting green and bar with verandah

Smytham Holiday Park is in north Devon in the grounds of a 17th-century manor house. Part open and part woodland, it's in its own cloistered valley with direct access to the walking and pedalling meanders of the Tarka Trail. It's also a rural and family-run campsite over 33 acres with a lot of wildlife and ponds to wander around, all part of the North Devon World Biosphere Reserve in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

An outdoor solar-heated summer pool with sun terrace is on site for swimming or basking in the sun. There's also a putting green and a high-season bar with verandah from which to watch the Devon sunset.

There's plenty of room for running about and play games (if you’ve forgotten a football/cricket kit for evening games, ask at the site reception and they’ll see you sorted). A small play area is on site too, next to the indoor games room with air hockey, table football, table tennis and pool (another pool table, for adults only, is available in the bar).

Smytham Holiday Park is a mile from the gardens at RHS Rosemoor and an accessible drive from the wilds of both Dartmoor and Exmoor. A day at the north Devon coast, including the beaches of Westward Ho!, Saunton Sands and Croyde Bay, is around nine to 15 miles from the site.

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 15/05 and 05/09 (subject to weather conditions).

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

The bar is open between 22/07 and 01/09.

This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.


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9.8

Overall rating based on 46 reviews

 

98% would recommend this site to a friend.

98% would stay here again.

  66% described as Peaceful ?

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Definitely worth the money21/09/2022

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

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Fantastic place to stay, campsite was excellent, clean and tidy. All faculties are close by and the staff were so friendly. The holiday park was lovely, and the grounds are well kept. There also lots to see and do off the site too, but you have to travel a bit out for that. Which was not a problem for myself.

    Disliked: 

    Having to leave, definitely will be booking again in the near future

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The staff were super friendly and helpful, checking in was …16/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAdam S.Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The staff were super friendly and helpful, checking in was easy and hassle free. Shower blocks were spotless and the pitch was perfect. Massive thank you to you the team at Smytham, we will be back for sure!

    Disliked: 

    Going home

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Absolutely fantastic facilities, showers and toilets spotless. Washing facilities first …14/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNeil H.Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Absolutely fantastic facilities, showers and toilets spotless. Washing facilities first class.

    Kindest Regards,

    Neil Hayes.

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Quiet, clean well run site on the Tarka trail. Good …14/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJeremy M.Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Quiet, clean well run site on the Tarka trail. Good broadband.
    Top notch facilities.

    Disliked: 

    Minor grievance this but water taps on touring site ran very slowly....

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clean toilet blocks, pool clean and warm, roomy pitch,04/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomclive d.Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    clean toilet blocks, pool clean and warm, roomy pitch,

    Disliked: 

    price, maybe high for september

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Friendly site , clean facilities, Warm outside pool. On site …15/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRobin E.Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly site , clean facilities, Warm outside pool. On site Shop products surprisingly cheap.

    Disliked: 

    Could of done with a toilet and changing cubicle at the swimming area.

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Awesome site, great pool.. just need restaurant and coffee shop08/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDenise C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The games room, swimming pool, the clubhouse, toilets the park itself

    Disliked: 

    Lack of restaurant, or proper shop, the place is pretty rural , so if you are in the pod, and not got camping things, there is not anywhere to eat other than a food truck at night for a limited menu

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Clean facilities and staff friendly, going the extra mile!07/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTracey F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    New toilet and shower block. Swimming pool. Access to the tarka trail. Games room. Friendly and helpful staff. Having the ‘Easy Be’ dishwasher! “Take away” vans to save cooking!

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    Smoking and dogs around the swimming pool area.

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Very enjoyable stay in a beautiful scenic area.06/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdompaul h.Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    great family friendly atmosphere, spotlessly clean,perfect location for us for cycling and walking on the tarka trail.
    A bonus was the mobile food sellers on 5 nights a week ie hog roast pizza etc.
    Nice cosy club bonus no arcade machines but pool table and reasonable prices.

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    nothing to dislike here

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Great place for a quiet get away03/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very clean throughout the park.
    Easy access to the Tarka Trail.
    Friendly staff

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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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

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

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

Rallies welcome

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

Camping pods

Themes

Leave the car at home

Luxury

Peaceful

Wildlife haven

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

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 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

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

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  • Little Torrington, Great Torrington, Devon, England, EX38 8PU
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.9270°N 4.1494°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bideford Quay — 6.8 miles
Bideford Quay — 6.8 miles
Square — 8.3 miles
Train stations
Chapelton (Devon) Rail Station — 8.2 miles
Umberleigh Rail Station — 8.7 miles
Portsmouth Arms Rail Station — 8.9 miles
Ferry ports
Bideford Ferry Landing — 6.8 miles
Instow Ferry Landing — 8.7 miles
Appledore Ferry Landing — 8.9 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 34.8 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

The 180 miles of the Tarka Trail are accessible from Smytham Holiday Park, following the route of Tarka the otter from the Henry Williamson book.

Elsewhere, hire a bike in nearby Great Torrington for the easy 11-mile pedal along the banks of the Torridge river to Bideford; if walking, head out straight from the site or catch a bus from Great Torrington to explore the four-mile trail from Weare Giffard.

The area is a wildlife haven: the North Devon Biosphere was one of the first six UNESCO biosphere sites designated in the UK and covers an area from the heights of Dartmoor and Exmoor down via the sea to Lundy Island.

Nature of a different sort can be seen at Bideford’s famed and decidedly individual The Big Sheep and one of dozens of days out in Devon suitable for the kids: take the family along also to the Milky Way Adventure Park, also in Bideford, or to the clay shooting and zorbing of Barnstaple’s Southdown Adventure Park.

Plant fans should visit the 65 acres of RHS Rosemoor, a mile from the manor, and Hartland Abbey and Gardens at Bideford, a 12th-century abbey with restored woodland gardens.

Must see

  • RHS Garden Rosemoor (1.2 miles)
  • Castle Drogo (21.7 miles)

National Trust

  • Finch Foundry (16.7 miles)
  • Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum (16.8 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:  2 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Smytham Holiday Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 3 weeks of arrival date.

Modifications are subject to a £20.00 fee.

Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

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. Smytham Holiday Park will debit the balance from your card 6 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 6 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

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Terms and conditions

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  • Does Smytham Holiday Park have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Smytham Holiday Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Smytham Holiday Park? The 180 miles of the Tarka Trail are accessible from Smytham Holiday Park, following the route of Tarka the otter from the Henry Williamson book. Elsewhere, hire a bike in nearby Great … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Smytham Holiday Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Smytham Holiday Park? From £21 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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