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General

  • Site with its own private airstrip with restored aircraft
  • Within easy reach of Branscombe beach, Seaton and Beer
  • Safe and enclosed play area; 2 games rooms; plenty of space for play

Branscombe Airfield and Camping is four miles from Sidmouth, Seaton and Beer, on the edge of Branscombe village and in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on Lyme Bay.

The site has its own private airstrip, home to a range of vintage and classic aircraft including a Tiger Moth, a Stearman and a Waco. The resident pilots and restoration team are happy to show guests the current lineup of aircraft and you'll also see occasional flight activity.

Branscombe has plenty of wide open space with views of Devon countryside and distant sea views. There are refurbished toilets and free showers, as well as a new utilities block; a washing-up area and a launderette with washing machine and tumble dryer.

There's also a safe and enclosed play area with plenty of space to play football and other outdoor activities, and a small indoor games room also available. Foodies will find two Good Pub Guide pubs within a mile and a half – one within a short 10-minute stroll.

Please note

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

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

Limited Wifi is available (5G only).


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9.0

Overall rating based on 127 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

 
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Nice peaceful site, friendly and welcomes dogs. Good pitches 18/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Susan V. Confirmed

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

    Qfriendly peaceful site. Showers and toilets good. Nice hot water. Utility room very useful.enjoyed our nights camping and will definitely visit again

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

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Great site with lovely owners. 18/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom stephen n. Confirmed

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

    A lovely quiet site in a great location for visiting different places.
    The new owners were very nice and so helpful.
    Large,fenced dog exercise area.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

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Great location, modern facilities 18/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Mark B. Confirmed

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

    Location great - winding country lanes to a few secluded villages nearby. The site looks out across the fields towards the sea
    Great facilities - Shower and toilets are spacious - though as others have said there are not many of them so, you may need to be patient in the morning to get into a shower.
    The grass airstrip makes this a novel place to stay.
    Staff are ever so helpful.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike - other than the slight slope of the field, but then it is hill so what would you expect.

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Great location, modern facilities 18/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Mark B. Confirmed

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

    Location great - winding country lanes to a few secluded villages nearby. The site looks out across the fields towards the sea
    Great facilities - Shower and toilets are spacious - though as others have said there are not many of them so, you may need to be patient in the morning to get into a shower.
    The grass airstrip makes this a novel place to stay.
    Staff are ever so helpful.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike - other than the slight slope of the field, but then it is hill so what would you expect.

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Overall an excellent site. The staff were great, the pitch was fab. 18/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lee D. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    We travelled from Taunton and stayed for 2 nights. The site is spacious, clean and the staff were very friendly and welcoming. The pitch was level, firm and spacious. We will definitely be coming again. All the campers spoke highly of the site and were also very friendly which was good.

    Disliked: 

    The only area that needs improving are the shower facilities. There are some new ones on site that are very nice. One of the other blocks is older and needs some refurbishment.

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Fantastic location with spacious pitches, and wonderful views. The staff ... 18/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Tony B. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Fantastic location with spacious pitches, and wonderful views. The staff were helpful and very pleasant. We loved the fact that there was a huge enclosed exercise area for dogs where they can be run off the lead. The pub down the lane (Fountain Head ) was easy to find and served local ciders and beers. The food at the pub was great value for money. The site office doubles up as a small shop on site and there is a games room.
    Lots of walks to be done in the area through fields, woodland and along the beach. Most of the people we talked to stayed on for a longer time than planned as it was so nice. The showers were large and spacious - much nicer than most sites we have used.

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Excellent site and friendly owners. 15/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Carol J. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Great views and friendly welcome. No marked pitch sizes but allowed area very spacious. Level ground. Facilities are very good. You can walk to Branscombe beach and central for trips to Beer, Seaton and Sidmouth.

    Disliked: 

    Very few campers when we stayed, but I can imagine the mix of toilet/showers will be difficult if the site is full.

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Fantastic site friendly owners 12/07/2017

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

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Great site very clean facilities handy little shop on site. Owners are lovely and where happy to recommend placese to vist .great play area for the kids my kids loved the fact that they got to see a plane take off beautiful view a nice area for dog walking. Needless to say we are already looking to book again this year .

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    None

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Nice peaceful, relaxed campsite. Clean & modern shower & toilets 12/07/2017

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

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

    Peaceful, quiet setting, and relaxed attitude to pitches. Fantastic shower :-)

    Disliked: 

    Shame about the £10 deposit to play pingpong, would have loved a game with my daughter but reluctant to call owners out twice - to give deposit then get it back half an hour later.

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Very clean site and regularly cleaned facilities. 09/07/2017

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    Big pitches in a very well maintained and clean site. The hosts Chris and Tracey are very welcoming and helpful and will do what they can to ensure you have a pleasant stay. It's a quiet place and perfect for a relaxing unwind with nice views. And the odd plane taking off and landing is fun to see. We will definitely be returning;-)

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    None

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Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

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Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

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Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

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Groups welcome

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Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

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Bar nearby

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Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Small (11-25 pitches)

Location

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  • Higher Lands Farm, Branscombe Seaton, Devon, England, EX12 3BL
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.6981°N 3.1629°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Sidmouth: Triangle Bus Stop — 3.6 miles
Seaton (Devon): Sea Front Bus Stop — 4.1 miles
Exeter: Airport Terminal Bus Stop — 11.4 miles
Train stations
Honiton Rail Station — 6.9 miles
Feniton Rail Station — 8.1 miles
Axminster Rail Station — 8.9 miles
Ferry ports
Exmouth Ferry Landing — 12.8 miles
Topsham (Turf Lock Ferry) Ferry Landing — 13.3 miles
Starcross Ferry Landing — 13.3 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 11.4 miles

Directions


From the west:
Follow the A3052 to Sidmouth. After 13.5 miles turn right at Branscombe Cross (towards Bulstone and Branscombe). Travel 1 mile until you come to a crossroads with a large 'Branscombe Airfield' sign on double gates. Turn left into Northern Lane and then right through the double gates into Branscombe Airfield and Caravan Site.

From the east
Follow the A3052 from Seaton/Axminster/Lyme Regis and turn left at Branscombe Cross (towards Bulstone and Branscombe). Travel one mile until you come to a crossroads with large 'Branscombe Airfield' sign on double gates. Turn left into Northern Lane (just in front of Higherland Farm bungalow) and then right through the double gates into Branscombe Airfield and Caravan Site.

If you use your satnav it will leave you approximately half a mile short of the campsite. Please continue along the same road and you will come to the crossroads mentioned above. Turn left here and the you will find the campsite on your right.

Please note, there are a number of Branscombe signs on the A3052. Please only follow signs for 'Branscombe Bulstone' and look out for the small Branscombe campsite and airfield sign by the turning.

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

Stay at Branscombe at the beginning of August to frolic at the world-famous Sidmouth Folk Week, or mosey along to this part of Devon at any time of year to ramble and rockpool on Branscombe Mouth beach, be tempted by tasty treats in the thatched roof restaurant or take a boat out to land some mackerel and pollock for supper.

Branscombe village has the Old Forge, the Old Bakery and the Norman St. Winifred Church to see, while the regency town of Sidmouth five miles to the west has a sauna, cinema, indoor pool, restaurants and gift shops as well as beaches for splashing and sunbathing.

The fishing village of Beer is nearby: this sheltered beach is the spot for catching the sun’s rays, and if you don’t want to angle yourself from a boat to cast off, you can buy some fresh fish on the beach before getting on your mining helmet to explore the Beer Quarry Caves or climbing the hill (sans helmet) to the model railway exhibition and gardens at Pecorama. Cavers and trainspotters can also try the Kents Cavern Underground Caves and the South Devon Railway, both at Torquay.

Devon day trips include browsing for lace in the market town of Honiton, taking a tram from Seaton along the River Axe for birdwatching at the estuary, fossil-hunting at Lyme Regis, history hunting in Exeter at Exeter Cathedral and wandering the National Trust walks over Exmoor and Dartmoor.

For the small fliers, the Crealy Adventure Park, Paignton Zoo and Plymouth’s National Marine Aquarium should have them soaring.

Must see

  • Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site (3.7 miles)
  • Crealy Great Adventure Park (11.1 miles)
  • The National Trust Killerton House & Gardens (14.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Branscombe: the Old Bakery, Manor Mill and Forge (1.1 miles)
  • Shute Barton (6.7 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. –  6:30 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  6:30 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Branscombe Airfield and Camping cancellation policy

No refunds within 15 days 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. Branscombe Airfield and Camping 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.

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

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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
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.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

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.
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.

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

Vehicles
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.

Additional terms

Limited Wifi is available (5G only).

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