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Bovey's Down Farm: Bovey's Down Farm (photo added by simoncobner on 29/05/2022)

General

  • Quiet rural site on a working farm 10 minutes' drive from Honiton
  • A 15-minute drive from Seaton, Sidmouth and the South West Coast Path
  • Farm produce and tea room on site for homemade meals and takeaway food

Foodies who fancy a farm break, step this way… Bovey's Down Farm is a place where it’s possible to eat very well indeed.

This rural site on a working beef farm in the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 10 minutes’ drive from Honiton. And with that setting comes some splendid feasting material: pick up home-cooked cakes, pies, traditional pasties and homemade burgers from the farmhouse kitchen to eat at the picnic area, or settle in for drinks, lunches, cream teas and evening meals in the tea room or beer garden. You can also acquire bread, ribeye steaks and gluten-free sausages from the site for an evening barbecue or campfire brekkie.

Once suitably fed and watered, there’s plenty to do nearby: you can get down to the Devon coast (and the resorts of Sidmouth and Seaton) in about 15 minutes’ drive, get out and about for walks/bike rides on the many country lanes and bridleways in the area or play a round of golf a couple of miles away.

Getting a taste of farm life is pretty straightforward too: guests can join owner Gerald for a walking tour to meet the Aberdeen Angus cattle, ducks and hens and pick up tips on the wildlife that can be spotted around the place (lots of birdlife and the occasional fox or badger…)

Facilities on site include toilets, showers, a launderette, a washing-up area and a free wifi connection to help you plan all those days out.

Please note

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

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

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

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

A cable measuring at least 10 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.

If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

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

Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.

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

The tearoom is open 8.30am to 6pm Wednesday to Monday, and is closed on Tuesday.

The restaurant/bar is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 7pm to 10pm.

Farm cider sales are possible at any time.


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9

Overall rating based on 292 reviews

 

89% would recommend this site to a friend.

87% would stay here again.

  77% described as Peaceful ?

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Bovey farm was a great camp site. It poured with …19/02/2024

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSophie C.Confirmed

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

    Bovey farm was a great camp site.
    It poured with rain the entire stay however that did not deter us. The campsite had good toliet and shower facilities and the swallows rest was a great addition to the site. Food prices reasonable and Mia the cat was there to greet us! Pool table and the home made farm cider was delicious. Donkey sanctuary and sidmouth very close by. Would stay again

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Exceptional18/02/2024

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAtul K.Confirmed

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

    Very attentive and welcoming
    Onsite cafe was very nice for morning breakfast

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Would stay here again, friendly staff19/02/2024

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTeresa M.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Fantastic food. The food tasted great and was excellent value. Arrived quickly and very well presented.

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lovely owners, nice view but due to the time of year it was muddy16/02/2024

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    the couple were very nice and welcoming. lovely view and good enough facilities

    Disliked: 

    very very muddy. not there fault of course but ruined the stay a little bit and the toilets, showers etc were quite dirty, but fine for one night

From the manager...

Good morning. Thank you for taking the time to review your very brief visit here.

We are sorry for the mud but when booking a farm grass pitch for a tent in the middle of a very wet winter it is out of our control.
Caravans, motor homes and camper vans can be put onto our tarmac area but not so a tent when pegs are required.
Mud also of course gets tracked in to the showers and toilets, unavoidable. Most days Jake , a member of our staff cleans all at 8.30 to 9am but sadly not until lunch time yesterday as he had to help with an emergency on the farm.

I am disappointed to see low marks for the WIFI( I don't actually remember giving you the pass word) as although we have trouble at times down here with signal the site should be excellent as we put over £2,000 worth of antenna
around the camping field.

I only met one of you, but wish I could have shown you both all the facilities and comforts we have to offer.

P & G..

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Good clean facilities. Lovely views from top pitches.19/02/2024

Reviewer's country: United KingdomElaine B.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The onsite restaurant & bar was a great bonus.
    Food was their own farm produce as much as possible, & excellently cooked.

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Anonymous user

Pam and Gerald are lovely hosts and made us feel …13/02/2024

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Pam and Gerald are lovely hosts and made us feel welcome. They make some good food in the restaurant. Despite we enjoyed ourselves despite the terrible weather before and during our trip.

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From the manager...

Thank you for the lovely review, you both stuck the winter weather well, along with your tent.
Hoping to see you here again one day.
P & G

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It was a lovely place but it was very wet …14/02/2024

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    It was a lovely place but it was very wet causing it to be very muddy, I had to leave a night early for fear of my van getting stuck in the mud and me not being able to get out. If I pass by again in the summer I would stay again

    Disliked: 

    Mud

From the manager...

Hi,

Thank you for taking the time to review our farm camping site.
Yes it has been very wet with all the heavy winter rain, which the met office have kindly given yellow weather warning for. Hopefully the winter storms will come to an end soon.
The pitches are advertised as on grass so one has to expect wintertime mud.
We do our absolute best to make things easy but cannot control torrential rain..
As we are a farm there is always tractors available to give a pull off the site if required so never any need to worry about being stuck on our land.
We would love you to come again in the summer and get the full joy of the countryside.
Amazingly we have had tents on site this week.
P & G.

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Will absolutely be returning04/02/2024

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRachel c.Confirmed

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

    Everything provided staff were nice cafe looked lovely showers and toilets well cleaned

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Thank you for taking the time to review.
We are pleased you enjoyed your'e brief stay here, the dog seemed very content too.
We are also very child friendly for families .
P & G

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great friendly owners04/02/2024

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJohn S.Confirmed

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

    We had a tentbox (tent on top of car) and were given a hard base to park on, as the ground was soft. the owners were welcoming and helpful - explained all amenities and that meals were also cooked onsite for us if wanted and produce was from on the farm or nearby which was lovely to hear. we enjoyed an evening meal and breakfast the next day and the restaurant was lovely and warm. impressed that there was a campers fridge and a freezer and washing facilities also available.

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    nothing

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Great stay28/01/2024

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly staff, good location & good food in the onsite restaurant. When we stayed it had been quite wet in the week previously & it was quiet as we stayed in January so we were placed on concrete rather than grass which was great & we were grateful for the staff doing this!

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Features

Coronavirus

24+ hour ventilation between accommodation guests

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: one group at a time

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Distance markers in shared facilities

Extra spacing in seated areas

Hand sanitising stations

Masks/gloves available

Meal delivery to unit/pitch/outdoor seated area

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

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

Baby-changing facilities

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

Off licence

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

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

Jumbo tent pitches

Themes

Gastronomic delight

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal freezer

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Pub campsite

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Location

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  • Farway, Colyton, Honiton, Devon, England, EX24 6JD
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.7460°N 3.1795°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
The Barn Owl — 12.8 miles
Honiton Road Park and Ride — 12.8 miles
Rail Station — 14.3 miles
Train stations
Honiton Rail Station — 3.5 miles
Feniton Rail Station — 5.4 miles
Whimple Rail Station — 7.8 miles
Ferry ports
Topsham (Turf Lock Ferry) Ferry Landing — 13.3 miles
Topsham Ferry Landing — 13.4 miles
Topsham Lock Ferry Landing — 13.5 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 10.4 miles

Directions


Please use the postcode EX24 6JD to find the site rather than trying to follow the locator on Google Maps.

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

Once you’ve met the animals on site, get set to say hi to some more furry pals at The Donkey Sanctuary (10 minutes’ drive) before greeting some rather more exotic beasts at Axe Valley Wildlife Park (20 minutes) and Yarak Birds of Prey (half an hour).

Trading countryside for coast is a fine idea for a day or two as well – it’ll take you around 15 minutes to drive down to Seaton or Sidmouth for beach days, paddles and strolls on the South West Coast Path. Lovely Lyme Regis (25 minutes) is another fab option – sign up for fishing trips here and you might be lucky enough to take home a fistful of mackerel for tea.

Got a bit more time to fill? How about a day of horse riding (five minutes), floral wanders at Burrow Farm Gardens (20 minutes) and Bicton Park Botanical Gardens (25 minutes) or a whole heap of outdoor rides, indoor soft play areas and shows at Crealy Theme Park (half an hour)? Lyme Bay Winery is 20 minutes away too, should you need a tipple to go with your evening barbecue…

Must see

  • Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site (5.1 miles)
  • Crealy Great Adventure Park (10.6 miles)
  • Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (12.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Branscombe: the Old Bakery, Manor Mill and Forge (4.1 miles)
  • Shute Barton (5.4 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:  3 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  10:30 a.m.

On arrival, please enter the Swallows Rest and ring the bell just inside on the left or by the swing doors on the left.

Bovey's Down Farm cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

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

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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

Modifications are subject to a £2.00 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. Bovey's Down Farm 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.

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Bovey's Down Farm have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Bovey's Down Farm dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Bovey's Down Farm? Once you’ve met the animals on site, get set to say hi to some more furry pals at The Donkey Sanctuary (10 minutes’ drive) before greeting some rather more exotic beasts at … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Bovey's Down Farm?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.

    On arrival, please enter the Swallows Rest and ring the bell just inside on the left or by the swing doors on the left.

    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Bovey's Down Farm? From £22 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.

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The tearoom is open 8.30am to 6pm Wednesday to Monday, and is closed on Tuesday.

The restaurant/bar is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 7pm to 10pm.

Farm cider sales are possible at any time.

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