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Branscombe Airfield and Camping

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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

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94% would recommend this site to a friend.

91% would stay here again.

 

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We came for a long weekend we accidentally took the ... 20/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lindsey M. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    We came for a long weekend we accidentally took the turn for Branscombe and ended up completely stuck with a wedding and a harvest festival fete at the bottom of a steep valley and then a steep drive back up to the top , haha after my husband nearly had a nervous breakdown we finally managed to find the Airfield we were pleasantly surprised ,our view over rolling hills was beautiful ,enclosed dog exercise area was great as we foster a dog ,shower block was very clean and tidy and we enjoyed the peace and quiet this campsite has to offer , perfectly situated for exploring .We enjoyed our stay very much. My advice is read instructions on how to get there as I skimmed them and wish I had read them properly and do not take the turning for Branscombe .

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Excellent all round. 11/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom rob_a177838 Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Even though the weather was rubbish, we had a great nights stay here. The owners were very welcoming and helpful. Showers, utility room were clean and well stocked. Great size paddock for the dogs to run around in. Games room with table tennis and pool table and plenty of board games to take back to the van to snuggle up and have valuable family time. A great pub about 15 mins walk away in the village which is very dog friendly and the food is great. All in all a great place to pitch up and would highly recommend.

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Campsite was lovely, very well maintained and staff were friendly. ... 09/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Damien S. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Campsite was lovely, very well maintained and staff were friendly. Kids really enjoyed the aeroplanes landing and taking off.

    Will certainly visit again.

    Disliked: 

    Showers and Toilets were very clean however a few more showers and toilets would be beneficial, maybes a shower block.

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff 08/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom linda_h157490 Confirmed

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

    Staff really friendly and helpful.
    Loved watching the planes taking off and Landing
    Showers and Toilets well maintained.

    Disliked: 

    Not really a Dislike, Just not enough Showers and Toilets, Luckily we went when the Site was not to busy.

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Lovely site 05/09/2017

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    Stayed here over the bank holiday weekend, lovely little site with the bonus of a active air field. Its in the countryside about 4 miles to Sidmouth and a couple of miles to Branscombe beach.
    There is a shop on site for essentials and 2 shower blocks with 2 showers and toilets inside. There was also a scattering of Portable toilets in both fields which was handy but could be a tad SMELLY !!!!!!!!! Would be even better if they could expand the showers blocks they already have. There was also a utility room for washing dishes and clothes washing.
    A massive bonus for us was there was a Huge Doggy exercise area, all enclosed and very safe a convenient. Brilliant. It states there is limited wifi but we could not get any.
    All in all a lovely stay and would definitely return .

    Disliked: 

    Not enough showers

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Great campsite with relaxing views 04/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom alison_p317265 Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    The campsite was really nice in a great location with far reaching views. The owners were very welcoming and able to give advice when needed. The facilities for washing up and storing ice packs were great. Our kids were older and we didn't use the games areas/ play area, but they looked more than adequate for the size of the campsite. Also didn't use the WIFI but it was nice to have the option.

    Disliked: 

    More modern showering facilities would be nice and would probably be the one improvement that would make me want to book for more than just a couple of nights.

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Excellent, will go again 04/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Amy K. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Lovely views, big pitches, great playground for littlies, added bonus of planes, v chilled. Nice touches like washing up liquid provided.

    Disliked: 

    The loos and showers they had were v nice, but they are aware that they need some more, bit of waiting but not too bad.

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Lovely site, everyone friendly, helpful and clean 03/09/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Very friendly campsite

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Great place for the price. Better when new facilities in place 02/09/2017

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

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

    Well situated, friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere

    Disliked: 

    Amenities

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Would stay again! 01/09/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Great playground for 4 and 7 year old. 7 year old loved games room. Chris and Tracey are really nice. Bathrooms clean. Felt very safe!

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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

Local produce

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

Touring and motorhomes

Tourer storage facilities

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

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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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
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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