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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

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

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

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.

Limited Wifi is available (5G only).


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9.1

Overall rating based on 116 reviews

 

92% would recommend this site to a friend.

91% would stay here again.

 

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We were made to feel very welcome and the hosts ... 13/02/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom graeme_w603414 Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    We were made to feel very welcome and the hosts went out of their way to accommodate us. it was not the best weather for taking my young grandson on his first camper van trip, due to the ground being so wet we were unable to put up the awning. The hosts allowed us to park on a hardstanding which meant that we were not on muddy grass.
    The hosts opened up the games room even though it was not meant to be open for which we are very grateful as our grandson enjoyed playing in there.

    The hosts also showed my grandson around the hanger in which a plane was being refurbished for which he was very excited.
    Thank you for looking after us and we hope to return in the warmer months.
    Graeme and Agnes and Lucas

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Really friendly owners. Offered an alternative pitch on arrival as ... 03/01/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Penny T. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Really friendly owners. Offered an alternative pitch on arrival as the field was pretty boggy with all the rain and we had a fabulous stay. The facilities were clean and we will certainly go again to spend more time in the area. We would love to see it in the spring and on a clear day!

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Good value site 31/12/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Even though the site had just been closed (seriously water logged) the owner was very friendly and accommodating and we stayed the night on some hard standing leading into the main field. The facilities seemed fine. The local pub (20 min walk) has a good menu. The road off the main road was OK for our A-class.

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Great clean showers/toilet, fun kids room and lovely, helpful owners. 12/11/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom nicola_c316831 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Great clean showers/toilet, fun kids room and lovely, helpful owners.

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very nice 02/11/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom lorna_d820638 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Very friendly the site was very clean would go back

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Good site, off the beaten track, friendly staff but limited facilities 28/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Martin L. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Location was fabulous for walking. Very quiet with superb views across to the sea. Lovely owner met us on arrival and was helpful and flexible with regards to pitch, particularly as the site was very water logged.

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    Toilet facilities were relatively clean but not very many. Was fine for this visit as campsite practically empty but would not want to come at busy times.

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Brilliant campsite for all ages, dog friendly and brilliant facilities 16/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Andrew J. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Lovely friendly staff, Really warm welcome when we turned up on the Friday as the first of our group, showed us the pitches and let us choose one that suited us. Really good toilet and shower facilities which we maintained to a superb level. Nice communal areas, but we didn't really use them as we had our own in our little camp of three vehicles. Very generous pitch sizes and the ability to have a fire was really nice. Once of the best camp sites I have been to for a long time.

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    Due to the sites location it is very prone to mist and fog, during peak season I doubt this would be an issue but this weekend we had about 4 hours of sunshine and glorious view but the rest of the time was windy, foggy and misty. But this was not too bad as this was the only thing against the site and you can't control the weather.

    The other little niggle was that the WiFi only reached the main areas and the toilet and shower blocks. But can't complain as it is Free Wifi and we were at the furthest point away from the main buildings.

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Friendly and helpful. Second time at the site and return again. 16/10/2017

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

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Location and facilities, handy for many places to visit.

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Good facilities, loads of space and close to the local ... 16/10/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Good facilities, loads of space and close to the local town.

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Owners were friendly and very helpful 05/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sally M. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Owners were friendly and very helpful

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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 GMT (GMT+00:00)   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.

Policies

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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