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- Small, peaceful site in Devon's Ruby Country with private bathrooms
- A 20-minute drive to Dartmoor National Park and 25 to Bude beach
- Direct access to the Ruby Way bridleway for walks and cycle rides
If indecision over whether to go for a coastal or countryside trip often plagues you when pondering where to stay, one solution is to dawdle over to Down Yonder Campsite, and settle in among the Dexter cows and sheep on this scenic smallholding 25 minutes’ drive from the seaside.
This spot surrounded by the rural greenery of north-west Devon’s Ruby Country is also just 20 minutes from Dartmoor National Park for ambles through atmospheric moorlands. And for those with no wheels? The beach at Bude and the city of Exeter (50 minutes’ drive) are both a cinch to get to on the bus from a stop in the local village of Beaworthy, a 15-minute walk away.
Rather not grapple with public transport (or your steering wheel, for that matter)? Stay local with wanders and bike rides along the Ruby Way, a bridleway accessible right from the site that leads onto miles’ worth of paths for walking and cycling.
Fishing’s also nearby at the Anglers Paradise lakes (less than five minutes’ drive), and archery, golf and watersports are just some of the other ace activities on offer in the surrounds.
Down Yonder has a no-frills feel but does have a toilet block with showers and an outside washing-up sink. For other amenities, the local village of Beaworthy is made up of a pub, post office, newsagent’s shop, gift shop and a fish ‘n’ chips takeaway.
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Welcoming, peaceful, great facilities
Excellent site with super clean private facilities!
A perfect introduction to small site campervanning
From the manager...
Thank you for your lovely review. I always try to help with anything I can (including towing vehicles!). I have had a lot of positive feedback on my site sticking with covid rules and am pleased that I have provided a safe and relaxing environment for my guests. I hope you had a good journey home and hope to see you again.
Excellent site absolutely nothing negative to say
From the manager...
We are so glad you enjoyed our stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
From the manager...
Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad you had a great stay with us. As you have said we are still maintaining the covid rules on our site and hope that everyone enjoys the private bathroom allocated to their rather large pitches!! Look forward to seeing you again.
Despite no WiFi we loved it, we took a dvd player. Would recommend it.
From the manager...
Thank you for your review. It was lovely meeting you and we hope to see you again.
Quiet site. Friendly hosts. Clean facilities. Easy access for first …
From the manager...
Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your first time caravanning and hope to see you again soon.
Capacity reduced to increase social distancing
Check-in: contactless (in person)
Dedicated shower per pitch
Dedicated toilet per pitch
Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests
Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided
Distance markers in shared facilities
Individual rooms in toilet/shower/basin facilities
More frequent emptying of bins
No cash accepted on site
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Dog walk nearby
Public transport nearby
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Surf school nearby
- Coach stations
— 10.0 miles
10.0 miles The Strand — 14.5 miles
14.5 miles Bus Station — 16.4 miles
- Train stations
Okehampton Rail Station
— 10.5 miles
10.5 miles Sampford Courtenay Rail Station — 12.0 miles
12.0 miles Eggesford Rail Station — 16.9 miles
- Ferry ports
Bideford Ferry Landing
— 16.5 miles
16.5 miles Instow Ferry Landing — 18.8 miles
18.8 miles Appledore Ferry Landing — 18.9 miles
Exeter International Airport
— 35.5 miles
When you’re not learning how to surf on Bude beach (25 minutes’ drive), or shuffling around the shops in the town of the same name, hop it to the hinterlands of Devon in Dartmoor National Park. Access the crag-covered moorlands here from nearby towns like Okehampton (20 minutes), then wander through forests and over grassy grounds past wetlands, rivers and rock formations.
Keep your eyes peeled for the famed Dartmoor ponies that potter along the lands here or make your way to the Tamar Otter & Wildlife Centre, 30 minutes south, to catch sight of other critters including wallabies, fallow deer and owls.
For more mammals – plus a little something extra – bound over to The BIG Sheep, 45 minutes away, a farm and amusement park fusion. Standout attractions here include the Ewetopia Indoor Playground and Rampage Rollercoaster; don’t miss the sheep racing shows during the summertime.
Driving westward lands you at Tamar Lakes (30 minutes) for watersports, fishing and walking; take note that the activity centre at Upper Tamar organises kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, sailing and windsurfing for visitors.
- RHS Garden Rosemoor (11.8 miles)
- Castle Drogo (18.9 miles)
- Tintagel Castle (24.8 miles)
- Lydford Gorge (10.8 miles)
- Lawrence House (11.6 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||1 p.m. –||8 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
Down Yonder Campsite cancellation policy
No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Down Yonder Campsite will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkBank transfer
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Down Yonder Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Down Yonder Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Down Yonder Campsite? When you’re not learning how to surf on Bude beach (25 minutes’ drive), or shuffling around the shops in the town of the same name, hop it to the hinterlands of Devon … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Down Yonder Campsite?
Camping and touring Arrive: 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m.