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General

  • Pop-up, green field site with big pitches near Ilfracombe
  • Pick your own pitch for wild camping among stunning north Devon views
  • Firepits for hire and wood for sale: village shop half a mile away

Cheglinch Camping is a pop-up, gently sloping, green field site for wild camping in rural north Devon. Guests can pitch up in unspoiled countryside near a working farm with breathtaking views.

The site opens in summer, but then reverts back to its agricultural use. It's in a quiet isolated location, yet easily accessible as it's within half a mile of the A361 and the village of West Down with its well-stocked community shop and pub. The spectacular north Devon beaches are a short drive away.

The pitches are extremely generously sized but unmarked so you can pick your own location. There's plenty of room all around so children have open space to run and play, and so that you can take in the stunning views of north Devon while watching livestock grazing nearby. The site is predominantly a peaceful place interrupted only by the odd moo or bleat: however, as it's deep in countryside, there may be the odd day where tractors can be seen and heard working nearby.

Barbecues are allowed as long as they are kept off the ground, or you can hire one of the firepits. Wood is available to buy on site.

As it's wild camping in a rural location, facilities are basic: there's a mains water tap providing fresh water, a washing-up sink with cold water and a clean portable toilet. Please note that the site doesn't have showers: guests are welcome to bring their own portable ones.

Cheglinch Camping rotates between two fields, both with views over North Devon.

Please note

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

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Group bookings of 12 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Single-sex bookings of 12 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. between 01/06 and 30/08.


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8.7

Overall rating based on 7 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

86% would stay here again.

 

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Great site - we'd stay again (for a short shower-free stay!) 11/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Cara C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    We pretty much had the field to ourselves! Nice spot, really peaceful and not far to drive to local beaches. The facilities were exactly as described - clean loos and plentiful water. The fire pits were £1-3 to hire for a night and the wood pretty reasonable too. Oh and the owner very friendly. All in all a great 'wild-camping' spot - kids loved the freedom, whatever the weather.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing. I'd have loved a shower but knew what we'd signed up to!

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Excellent well run weather was bad but still a great stay 06/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom claire_m191710 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Sinks and toilets very clean friendly owner and helpful lovely view felt like we was in middle of nowhere but everything still close cant wait to go back

    Disliked: 

    No shower but knew before went so managed to sort something out

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The views were beautiful and the facilities were just as ... 03/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Vikki B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The views were beautiful and the facilities were just as described

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Very eco friendly site owner came round to see if we needed anything 02/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Susan B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Don't spoil the area natural field beautiful view

    Disliked: 

    Only one porta loo could do with another one further down the field

From the manager...

Thank you for your comments. We are already looking into more toilets, and possibly shower facilities, for next year as we have realised that this is an area that would benefit from improvement.

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Excellent stay. Loved the fire pit! Really reasonably priced logs/wood 31/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Zoe A. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Facilities really clean.
    Field well maintained.
    Fire pit was excellent bonus.
    Perfect location!

    Disliked: 

    Dogs nearby barking all night.... But not during day? For all three nights we stayed. But kinda got used to it by the third night. We didn't let it ruin our stay and we will be going back!

From the manager...

We weren't aware of the barking issue. We will look into it, try to locate the source and hopefully rectify it for the future.

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Basically peaceful 12/08/2016

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  • Liked: 

    We had a wonderful stay in what we started to call 'our field'. We loved the tranquility and amazing views. Our children loved being on a farm - watching the tractors, saying 'good morning' to the sheep and waiting in the car watching the cows being moved was great. We had a very friendly welcome, especially from Sid the dog. The facilities are clean, well maintained and well organised. The facilities are also very basic, which is completely fine for us but maybe not for all.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing, really. Although if it were busier more than just one toilet would be good.

From the manager...

Thank you for your comments. We are looking into different options for more toilets and showers for next year.

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Fantastic location, stunning views and really friendly. 02/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom James T. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Great location, well off the beaten track and extremely pretty. Friendly welcome and we'll set up.

    Disliked: 

    Not so much a criticism, as perfectly adequate for us, but facilities are basic.

From the manager...

Thank you so much for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay.

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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

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 pitches)

Location

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  • West Down Ilfracombe, Devon, England, EX34 8NW
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.1660°N 4.1275°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Ilfracombe Bus Station — 3.1 miles
Braunton (Devon): George Hotel Coach Stop — 4.3 miles
Chivenor (Devon): Camp Gates Coach Stop — 5.0 miles
Train stations
Barnstaple Rail Station — 7.0 miles
Chapelton (Devon) Rail Station — 11.3 miles
Umberleigh Rail Station — 13.3 miles
Ferry ports
Ilfracombe Ferry Landing — 3.2 miles
Appledore Ferry Landing — 8.2 miles
Instow Ferry Landing — 8.3 miles
Airports
Swansea Airport — 30.3 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 village of West Down (which is visible from the site) is about half a mile away, reachable by car or gentle stroll. It has a well-stocked community shop, a pub, a church and a post office. Nearby Ilfracombe, Braunton and Barnstaple have banks, high street shops and supermarkets.

The well-known north Devon beaches are a short drive away. Ilfracombe is a five to 10-minute drive, Woolacombe 10-15 minutes away and Croyde and Saunton within 20-25 minutes. Fishing, surfing, walking, horse riding, quad biking, tennis, golf, cycling or paddling are all within a short drive. For those who prefer to take the bus, the local bus stop is within half a mile.

Other local attractions include Combe Martin Dinosaur Park, Exmoor Zoo and Watermouth Castle and Family Theme Park, The Big Sheep and The Milky Way.

You shouldn't miss Exmoor either, about 10 miles to the east and a must for nature lovers and walkers.

Must see

  • RHS Garden Rosemoor (15.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum (6.4 miles)
  • Heddon Valley (9.3 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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  10:30 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.

Please contact the site using the contact details in the confirmation email if you wish to arrive or depart outside of the designated times.

Cheglinch Camping cancellation policy

No refunds within 10 days of arrival date.

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.

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. Cheglinch Camping will debit the balance from your card 10 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 10 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

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

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.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10:30 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
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.
This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 12 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 12 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. between 01/06 and 30/08.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 10:30 p.m. and 7 a.m..

Additional terms

The site is a green field site and as such, there may be slight irregularities and dips.

The gate to access the field has limited visibility so care should be taken at all times on entry and exit of the site.

Open fires are only allowed in firepits hired on site. They must be kept well away from cars, tents and flammable materials.

Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. between 01/06 and 30/08.

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