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General

  • Well-maintained and popular park two miles from Okehampton
  • Coarse fishing lake and thousands of recently planted trees and hedges
  • Shower and toilet block with underfloor heated and accessible area

Come and meet Spooky and Fester… These two clever pooches, along with resident owners Tim and Rebecca, run Appledore Park two miles from Okehampton near the north Devon coast, where you’ll also find over 4,500 recently planted trees and hedges (so far), spankingly clean facilities and so many little extra touches you might wonder if Tim and Rebecca (and Spooky and Fester) ran campsites in a previous life: ‘awesome’, ‘top notch’ and ‘knocked our socks off’ are just a few of the accolades Appledore has already received from grateful guests.

Tim, Rebecca and the canine team have eight acres of campsite land at Appledore, all with sweet views of the Devon countryside and the park’s surrounding farmland, and landscaped to hold spacious pitches with electric hook-up. Drinking water is at each bollard on site.

If you’re arriving late, there’s a special late arrivals area with hook-up and water so you can get settled quickly (cuppa). To this smart idea the team have added free wifi throughout the park, good digital TV reception, centrally located waste and recycling points, dishwashing and vegetable preparation area, and an information room with mobile charging points and stacks of info on what to see and do in the surrounding area. The shower and toilet block has underfloor heating, private cubicles and an accessible area for disabled guests.

Up to three well-behaved pooches with well-behaved owners are allowed per pitch, and a dedicated and fenced dog walking area has been set aside among the tree plantation. Once you’re ready for walkies off site, there are plenty of opps to head into the surrounding countryside, or leave the car behind and take the 318 bus that stops at the end of the park’s lane.

Finally, fancy some fishing? Appledore Park has its own coarse fishing lake for guests and you can also cast off from the quay at Appledore village, take a boat out to the sea (the coast is around 30 miles from the site) or try your luck landing salmon or trout on the River Torridge.

Silver David Bellamy Conservation Award

Please note

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

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.


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9.5

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95% would recommend this site to a friend.

95% would stay here again.

 

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All facilities you could require... 18/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Harriet R. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (backpacker)
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    All facilities you could require...

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Well maintained grounds, excellent facilities, very peaceful setting, close to ... 09/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lyn A. Confirmed

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

    Well maintained grounds, excellent facilities, very peaceful setting, close to Okehampton and Dartmoor.

    Disliked: 

    Shower sensor

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Cleanliness of the toilet and shower block Cleanliness on the ... 04/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Katarzyna H. Confirmed

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

    Cleanliness of the toilet and shower block
    Cleanliness on the site
    Pitches arrangement
    Beautiful grass and level pitches
    Well arranged, organised and looked after
    The site is lovely
    Owners are very helpful and welcoming
    Atmosphere is brilliant

    Disliked: 

    Non-adjustable shower heads

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Loved our stay, will go again! 30/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lucy B. Confirmed

  • Bell tent
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Spotlessly clean and well laid out facilities.
    Beautifully maintained site with landscaping to help privacy and interest. The small lake is lovely, great to watch the fish, ducks and moorhens, and dragonflies.
    Very useful information room and very large OS map on wall.
    Bell tent is lovely, stylish, warm, dry and the bed is super comfortable, duvet very good and warm. Great provision of equipment to make a relaxing stay.
    Well placed for easy trips to Dartmoor for walking and cycle trails and life in Okehampton, Toast Coffee House a favourite.
    The Webbs are lovely, helpful people.

    Disliked: 

    A slight downside, and I mean slight, a bit of road noise, but not constant at all.

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Nice flat pitch Shower block clean 28/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lee P. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Nice flat pitch
    Shower block clean

    Disliked: 

    No play area for kids

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How clean it was was so quiet love the fact ... 25/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Stevie M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Bell tent
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    How clean it was was so quiet love the fact that the pond was as we opend the tent doors everything was just perfect x

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Excellent site with super clean facilities and friendly staff 23/08/2017

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    What a lovely campsite, the shower and utilities block were excellent and super clean, never even saw a dirty footprint, a real credit to Tim and Rebecca.
    Tim and Rebecca were very welcoming.
    There is lots of wildlife to see and listen to.

    We were visiting family and this was the closest campsite, but even if it wasn't we would travel the extra distance to stay here again as we were so impressed.
    Best site we have ever stayed at, also great that it is central to Devon and Cornwall.
    Highly Recommend.

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Lovely small campsite, clean facilities, superb showers and toilets. Small ... 22/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Judith H. Confirmed

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

    Lovely small campsite, clean facilities, superb showers and toilets. Small little tourist office - offers free range eggs for sale. Beautiful setting near small little lake.

    Disliked: 

    noise from the road next to tent pitch up

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All round lovely place 22/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Naomi S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    The facilities are beautifully clean and the entire area is very well kept. Rebecca (didn't meet Tim) was absolutely charming, so welcoming.
    Pet field is great! Lots of space and bushy bits to explore

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Very nice site with great facilities 21/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Chris H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Amazing amenities, very clean. Great friendly staff.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

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Bath available

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Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

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Parent & baby washroom

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Public telephone

Shower available

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Wifi

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Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

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Motorhome service point

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Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Luxury

Peaceful

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

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Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

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Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Camping 2.0

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Location

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  • Sampford Courtney Okehampton, Devon, England, EX20 2SR
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.7623°N 3.9677°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Okehampton: West Street Coach Stop — 2.3 miles
Tavistock Bus Station — 16.8 miles
South Molton (Devon): The Square Coach Stop — 18.6 miles
Train stations
Sampford Courtenay Rail Station — 1.0 miles
Okehampton Rail Station — 2.4 miles
Lapford Rail Station — 9.5 miles
Ferry ports
Bideford Ferry Landing — 20.5 miles
Instow Ferry Landing — 22.1 miles
Appledore Ferry Landing — 22.4 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 24.3 miles

Directions


Appledore Park is two miles east of Okehampton on the B3125. Satnav systems may guide you through lanes unsuitable for caravans, so follow these directions for the best towing route.

Exit the A30, signposted Okehampton, B3260. Head in the direction of Okehampton. At the traffic lights by the police station take the right-hand lane signposted Hospital, then turn right. At the mini roundabout take the second exit, onto the B3215 to North Tawton & Crediton. Continue on this road. The site is after about two miles on the left, opposite a layby.

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

Appledore is in core position for trips to Dartmoor on the doorstep, the north Devon coast, waterfalls and whirlpools, castles and the 40 or so gardens of Devon – and that’s just our starter for ten…

Start off at Okehampton a couple of miles from Appledore to see the ruins of eleventh century Okehampton Castle and explore the industrial past of Dartmoor at Finch Foundry, England’s last working water-powered forge. The Museum of Dartmoor Life, an eighteenth century mill with info on the moors throughout the ages and a reconstructed Bronze Age fort and Victorian kitchen, is at the town’s West Street.

Castle Drogo, ‘the last to be built in England’, was finished in 1930 and is now a Grade I listed building looked after by the National Trust, with the Trust’s highest garden, rose gardens and paths snaking below into the gorge of the Teign Valley.

‘Perhaps the most famous walk in Dartmoor’ (so says the NT) is the circular walk from Castle Drogo, above the River Teign and along Hunters Path to cross the Teign and Fingle Bridge. (If you say pah to such claims, Dartmoor has quite a few other walks to test this one against; navigate them yourself or take a guided walk with a park ranger.)

More gorge-ous sights nearby can be seen at Lydford Gorge near Tavistock, the biggest gorge in the south-west and including Devon’s biggest waterfall, the 90-feet high White Lady at its southern edge; and at the RHS’s Rosemoor Gardens, about 40 minutes’ drive from Okehampton.

To day trip at the beach, the nearest sands of Devon and Cornwall are Bude and Widemouth Bay about 45 minutes’ drive away, and Saunton Sands, Croyde, Woolacombe and Westward Ho!, all within around an hour’s drive.

Must see

  • Castle Drogo (8.2 miles)
  • RHS Garden Rosemoor (14.5 miles)
  • Exeter Cathedral - Church of Saint Peter (19.3 miles)

National Trust

  • Finch Foundry (2.9 miles)
  • Castle Drogo (8.2 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:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.

There is a late arrivals area for those arriving after 10pm. An electric hook-up bollard with a drinking water tap on the rear is provided for your convenience.

Appledore Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

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. Appledore Park will debit the balance from your card 15 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 15 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: £100 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

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

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

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

General
Flag, ensigns and pennants, generators, external gas bottles, fires in awnings, caravan washing, kite or model flying, mechanical or repair work, dogs tied to trees are not permitted.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11pm and 8am.
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.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £100 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

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

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

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Additional terms

Only Aertex or breathable type groundsheets are permitted on grassed areas. Other solid type groundsheets are not allowed except in tent sleeping areas and where it is a part of the tent itself. Plastic, tarpaulins, mats, carpets and rugs are not to be used on grass. Damage caused by these may be chargeable.

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