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Coombe View Farm

7.3

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General

  • Small but spacious site overlooking the Devon coast
  • Five minutes' walk from local bus service to Exeter and Bournemouth
  • Exmoor ponies, pigs, sheep and goats on site to meet

The clue is in the name - a holiday at Coombe View Farm will guarantee some of the best sea and countryside views east Devon has to offer. Oh, and it just so happens to be a farm too so there really is plenty to entice anyone to Coombe and pay it a visit...

This small but spacious site overlooks the Devonshire coast and is the perfect spot to get your fill of sea air and seriously special scenery. It has level ground and custom-made pathways for driving around, along with oodles of green grass so kids can run about and play safely. It may be rural, but you can still take advantage of the local bus service which runs between Exeter and Bournemouth (hop aboard at the stop just a five-minute walk along the lane).

The campsite has no bar, no clubhouse, nor nightly entertainment, but with campfires allowed and a haven of wildlife on your doorstep (along with the handy amenities block with loos and showers, a washing-up area and disabled facilities), this is good old quiet camping in a beautiful natural setting which makes for a truly relaxing retreat. Bring on the marshmallows...

Exmoor ponies, a small flock of sheep, three goats, Kunekune pigs, geese and an array of chickens on site are waiting for a visit from guests. Grab your binoculars because the hedgerows and fields surrounding the site also make a convenient home for an array of winged types for you to get your beak spotting too.


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7.3

Overall rating based on 7 reviews

 

71% would recommend this site to a friend.

86% would stay here again.

 

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lovely friendly site, sea views, dodgy washing facilities 28/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Emma D. Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    We loved the location of Coombe Farm with a picturesque and challenging walk to the village. From our ptich we had a lovely sea view, peeking between the rolling devonshire hills.
    The actual site was well kept and the staff were friendly and welcoming

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    We did not like the washing facilities as the toilets and showers, though adequate, were shabby, antiquainted and cobwebby. There was plenty of hot wate,r it was just a shame that this lets such a potentially great site down.

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excellent 21/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom mavis_p Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    owner very helpfull to us

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Lovely laid back site. Beautiful views. 21/08/2016

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

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    The weather! The views! Well kept site! Laid back! Plenty of hot water!

    Disliked: 

    The showers and toilets left a lot to be desired. They are in desperate need of an up date. Having said that there was plenty of hot water and toilet roll.

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if you want a flushing loo, don't go here 08/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Maureen K. Confirmed

  • Sea view two-bedroom static caravan
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    The camp site was busy when we arrived, and the man who showed us to the caravan appeared flustered and disorganised.

    We asked for the poorly flushing loo to be checked, and it didn't improve at all during the week

    Managed to get Wifi for about 10 minutes one day, and no mobile signal. That's fine if you want complete isolation, but I needed to know about a sick parent.

    Other campers let their dogs run around and poo inside our fenced area.

    Location nice, although instructions to find it need updating!

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Excellant site would stay again 03/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Peter S. Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    First time stayed there it was nice and quiet great far reaching views and very friendly

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excellent site, friendly farmer 25/07/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom sheila r. Confirmed

  • Sea view two-bedroom static caravan
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    We stayed in the static caravan with our two small dogs.loved the view to the sea, liked the fenced off garden area ideal for dogs.would definitely stay there again

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Nice relaxed site, friendly staff 21/07/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom catrina_c1 Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    Location
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    Friendly owner and staff

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    Nothing

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Gas cylinders available

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Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

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Cycle hire nearby

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Golf nearby

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Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

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Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

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Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Location

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  • Branscombe Seaton, Devon, England, EX12 3BT
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.7066°N 3.1317°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Seaton (Devon): Sea Front Bus Stop — 2.7 miles
Sidmouth: Triangle Bus Stop — 5.1 miles
Exeter: Airport Terminal Bus Stop — 12.6 miles
Train stations
Honiton Rail Station — 6.7 miles
Axminster Rail Station — 7.5 miles
Feniton Rail Station — 8.7 miles
Ferry ports
Exmouth Ferry Landing — 14.3 miles
Topsham (Turf Lock Ferry) Ferry Landing — 14.8 miles
Starcross Ferry Landing — 14.8 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 12.6 miles

Directions


From the M5, exit at junction 30 for the A30 east to Honiton, or at junction 31 for the A3052 east to Sidmouth.

Coombe View Farm is half a mile from the A3052 road, between Seaton and Sidmouth, looking down to the sea. From the A3052, take the second right-hand turning after passing the Tourist Board lay-by on your right and the turning for Borcombe Farm on your left - signposted Branscombe 2.

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

Branch out to the village of Branscombe with its pretty beach, just one and half miles from the campsite. Thatched cottages, a working Norman forge and Saint Winifred church make a day out in Branscombe a mightily interesting one.

If you’re after a trusty ale or a plentiful helping of hearty pub grub after a day meandering through the scenic village and brushing up on your Devonshire history, then good news - Branscome is sandwiched between two pubs serving the like.

The well-looked after Jurassic Coast shingle beach has rockpools for kids to dive into exploring. With fishing trips available, a picnic area and a café serving ice creams on the beachfront too, all in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, everyone’s sure to have a splashing time…

Step out on a coastal walk along the footpaths from Branscombe to the fishing village at Beer, just two miles away and with fresh fish available to buy on the sheltered beach to take back for the campfire too. There’s a unmissable all-day brekkie to be had at one of the village’s popular cafés, perfect for prepping you for a guided tour around this history-rich smuggling haven. Can’t decide where to start? Choo-choose a trip to the model railway attraction, Pecorama, to keep the kids entertained with gardens, games and train rides.

For a more demanding stroll, around seven miles westward you’ll reach the resort of Sidmouth. If you can drag yourself from a deckchair on the pebbly beach, take a peek at the town’s church with its stained-glass window donated by Queen Victoria herself - it’s a royally pretty sight.

While you’re up, climb the 500-foot Peak Hill to enjoy a panorama of the area too - one won’t be disappointed with the view. Music lovers - take a trip in August to have yourselves a merry time at the town’s folk festival.

You’re never short of a coastline to explore around here: other seaside towns close by include Seaton (an hour’s walk or 10-minute car journey), home to the Axe Yacht Club. Hop aboard the tram here to take in the views of the estuary - twitchers, don’t forget your binos.

Exeter is also just 45 minutes by car to the east. The popular university and cathedral city is home to shopping and dining galore, as well as indoor climbing and bowling centres (perfect for rainy days) and a street food market, cycling and canoeing opportunities (for the sunnier ones).

A trip to these parts wouldn’t be complete without a scoop (or few) of Devonshire clotted cream dolloped on a fruit-strewn scone, and with the choice of restaurants and eateries in Exeter, you’re sure to be able to trial and test some of the best.

Must see

  • Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site (5.2 miles)
  • Crealy Great Adventure Park (12.4 miles)
  • Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (15.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Branscombe: the Old Bakery, Manor Mill and Forge (1.0 miles)
  • Shute Barton (5.4 miles)

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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.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

General
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.
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.

Additional terms

No refunds can be made for any unused accommodation for days, but under certain circumstances your own insurance may cover your losses.

Accommodation is normally ready for occupation from 4pm on Saturday.

On the day of departure the accommodation must be vacated by 10am and left in a clean and tidy condition.

Modifications to your booking are subject to a £10.00 fee.

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