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Smytham Manor

9.3
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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 Manor 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 Manor 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.

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 15/05 and 30/09 (subject to weather conditions).

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.

The bar and/or restaurant is open between 19/07 and 01/09.


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9.3

Overall rating based on 83 reviews

 

94% would recommend this site to a friend.

92% would stay here again.

  83% described as Peaceful ?

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Top notch facilities and being able to walk to the ...24/10/2019

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

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

    Top notch facilities and being able to walk to the Tarka Trail.

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Very nice siteNone23/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomkeith n.Confirmed

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

    Peace and quiet

    Disliked: 

    None

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Easiest showers I have ever used , very clean and ...22/10/2019

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

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Easiest showers I have ever used , very clean and tidy ,,,, Beware Sat Nav sends you down a dirt track before site entrance 😱😱

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Thank you for a great stay will recommend02/10/2019

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

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

    Pitch with own toilet

    Disliked: 

    Shame pool and bar were closed

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Fabulously located for the Tarka Trail which is why we ...13/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChristine B.Confirmed

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

    Fabulously located for the Tarka Trail which is why we picked this site. We booked via Pitch Up so the ensuite pitches weren't available but was able to upgrade on arrival. We'd never seen ensuite fully serviced pitches before and as the weather was pretty wet it was well worth doing. We had our own toilet, shower and washing up facility on our pitch. The communal toilets/showers have been renovated to a high standard and everywhere was very clean and tidy. The location is very rural - so if you don't plan to get the van out again after you've pitched up then you need to make sure you are well stocked up. The reception opens for limited hours but does have a small shop - if it's not open when you arrive they leave a note with your pitch number and a map. The staff were friendly and helpful. It's about a good 10 minute walk through the site to access the Tarka trail. If you're walking - East Gate café is about 40 minutes left down the trail and right is towards Puffing Billy which is well over a hour walking. We cycled to Bideford one of the days- which all in is about a 16 mile round trip from the site. For novice cyclists like us who are used to flat ground the inclines were a bit challenging (especially coming back) but it was a good day out. There's lots of lovely scenery along the way as well as a range of art benches. Would highly recommend if you specifically going to walk/cycle the trail.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike about this site.

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Excellent site, clean facilities, great staff and huge level pitches.02/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSteve T.Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    We liked staying at Smytham Manor, especially in the walled garden as it was lovely and quiet and the pitches were very big giving lots of space to spread out. The toilet block and showers were fantastic, always nice and clean with plenty of hot water in the showers. The facilities were good for our two granddaughters especially the pool and the play area.

    Disliked: 

    The WiFi wasn’t great around the site except if you went up the entrance road .

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Lovely site, great pitches. Clean modern shower block. Staff very ...02/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomrobert w.Confirmed

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

    Lovely site, great pitches. Clean modern shower block.
    Staff very helpful and informative.
    Direct access to Tarka trail for cycling.
    Will stay again

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    Nothing

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Excellent site for all ages.02/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomsamantha w.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The whole site was lovely . Freindly staff. Nice flat pitch . Very clean and nicely appointed showers. Kids loved the playarea games room and of course the pool .

    Disliked: 

    Wifi was a bit expensive for what you got . But who needs wifi when there camping?

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Staff were friendly, and the grounds were beautiful! Would recommend.01/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass and gravel tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Facilities, surroundings, and location were all fabulous.

    Disliked: 

    Pool was really cold.

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Very good stay!31/08/2019

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

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

    The whole campsite, was very clean and very peaceful.
    The pod was clean and close to both sets of toilet and shower blocks which is handy with young children.

    Little one loved the swimming pool and games room.

    Will definitely be going back again

    Disliked: 

    Some of the toilets were dirty but this was not down to the site this was individuals being dirty and disgusting and not cleaning up after themselves shame on you for that

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Gas cylinders available

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Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Touring and motorhomes

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Seasonal pitches

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

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Medium (26-50 pitches)

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

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bideford: Quay Coach Stop — 6.8 miles
Northam: Square Coach Stop — 8.3 miles
Westward Ho!: Holiday Centre Coach Stop — 8.7 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 Manor, 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:  12 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Smytham Manor cancellation policy

No refunds within 6 weeks of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Modifications are subject to a £20.00 fee.

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 Manor 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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Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Smytham Manor have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Smytham Manor dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Smytham Manor? The 180 miles of the Tarka Trail are accessible from Smytham Manor, following the route of Tarka the otter from the Henry Williamson book. Elsewhere, hire a bike in nearby Great Torrington ... Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Smytham Manor?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Smytham Manor? From £20 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Modifications are subject to a £20.00 fee.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..
The bar and/or restaurant is open between 19/07 and 01/09.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Pool
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 15/05 and 30/09 (subject to weather conditions).

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