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Bovey's Down Farm: Bovey's Down Farm

General

  • Quiet rural site on a working farm 10 minutes' drive from Honiton
  • A 15-minute drive from Seaton, Sidmouth and the South West Coast Path
  • Farm shop and tea room on site for homemade meals and takeaway food

Foodies who fancy a farm break, step this way… Bovey's Down Farm is a place where it’s possible to eat very well indeed.

This rural site on a working beef farm in the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 10 minutes’ drive from Honiton. And with that setting comes some splendid feasting material: pick up home-cooked cakes, pies, traditional pasties and homemade burgers from the farmhouse kitchen to eat at the picnic area, or settle in for drinks, lunches, cream teas and evening meals in the tea room or beer garden. You can also acquire bread, ribeye steaks and gluten-free sausages from the site for an evening barbecue or campfire brekkie.

Once suitably fed and watered, there’s plenty to do nearby: you can get down to the Devon coast (and the resorts of Sidmouth and Seaton) in about 15 minutes’ drive, get out and about for walks/bike rides on the many country lanes and bridleways in the area or play a round of golf a couple of miles away.

Getting a taste of farm life is pretty straightforward too: guests can join owner Gerald for a walking tour to meet the Aberdeen Angus cattle, ducks and hens and pick up tips on the wildlife that can be spotted around the place (lots of birdlife and the occasional fox or badger…)

Facilities on site include toilets, showers, a launderette, a washing-up area and a free wifi connection to help you plan all those days out.

Please note

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

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the campground/park are unlit.

Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

The campground/park does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

A cable measuring at least 10 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

Fires, barbecues and/or firepits will not be permitted in dry, windy and/or hot weather conditions.


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8.9

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87% would recommend this site to a friend.

83% would stay here again.

  76% described as Peaceful ?

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The site lovely views .08/17/2022

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    The site lovely views .

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Lovely views08/15/2022

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    Lovely views

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Great site in a great location,08/14/2022

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    The views, the peacefulness and the people

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Lovely peaceful rural site. Excellent views. Plenty of space for …08/14/2022

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    Lovely peaceful rural site. Excellent views. Plenty of space for kid's to run around in. Ideal for exploring the Jurassic coast.

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Excelent site with clean facilities and lovely staff08/13/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomClaudia P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    We enjoyed the stay here. It was a great location for nearby beaches. The site had all we needed and more. Showers, toilets, washing up area and even a place to charge your phone and freezer. Just to bare in mind the site is slightly sloped which is great for the views but not your tent

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    The only downside was that we were a couple without kids and we were placed by a ‚play area’ where a swing was so we had kids playing around our tent all the time but this probably could have been resolved had we asked to be moved.

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Excellent location to do camping with 👪, open fire is …08/13/2022

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    Excellent location to do camping with 👪, open fire is allowed, electric pitch, freezer, washing machine and resturant on site, especially the tap water was chill all the time. Short drive to town and beeches. The site owner was very helpful.

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Excellent Site with friendly staff08/13/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMike B.Confirmed

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    Great views and open pitches.
    Fridge, Freezer and Microwave
    Clean Showers and Toilets
    Friendly and Welcoming

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    Minor point but maybe a few more showers/ toilets would be useful, not that I had to wait ..

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Perfect for a family break08/13/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEllie G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Beautiful clean shower and toilet blocks. Hot water at the washing up point and useful fridge and freezer. Also washing machine if needed.
    Coffee, ice creams and food at the café which we didn't use but looked very nice.
    Incredibly helpful and friendly owners, thanks for all your help Gerald and Pam!

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    Sloping pitch and very stony.

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Loved the friendly staff, the location was beautiful very family …08/13/2022

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    Loved the friendly staff, the location was beautiful very family friendly. The facilities were great especially the showers they were brilliant compared to some of the camp site showers I have used before.

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    The noise at night from the main road

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Had all facilities needed. Very friendly couple. Definitely recommend.08/12/2022

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    Very well spaced out between campers. Very friendly hosts and absolutely nothing is too much trouble!! We decided quite late to hire fire pit they accommodated. We traveled with another family who’s van wouldn’t start and the host was so helpful he managed to bring the jump leads and get their van going again. His patients with the children was lovely to see. We would definitely book to stay again should we visit that part again.

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Features

Coronavirus

24+ hour ventilation between accommodation guests

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: one group at a time

Dedicated shower facility per glamping unit

Dedicated shower per site

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Distance markers in shared facilities

Extra spacing in seated areas

Hand sanitising stations

Masks/gloves available

Meal delivery to unit/site/outdoor seated area

More frequent emptying of bins

No cash accepted on site

Removal of soft furnishings (e.g. decorative cushions)

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Staggered showering times

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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundry

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Jumbo tent sites

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Gastronomic delight

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump point

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 sites)

Pub campground

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Caravan storage facilities

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Location

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  • Farway, Colyton, Honiton, Devon, England, EX24 6JD
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.7460°N 3.1795°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
The Barn Owl — 20.7 kilometres
Honiton Road Park and Ride — 20.7 kilometres
Rail Station — 23.1 kilometres
Train stations
Honiton Rail Station — 5.6 kilometres
Feniton Rail Station — 8.7 kilometres
Whimple Rail Station — 12.6 kilometres
Ferry ports
Topsham (Turf Lock Ferry) Ferry Landing — 21.4 kilometres
Topsham Ferry Landing — 21.5 kilometres
Topsham Lock Ferry Landing — 21.7 kilometres
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 16.8 kilometres

Directions


Please use the postcode EX24 6JD to find the site rather than trying to follow the locator on Google Maps.

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

Once you’ve met the animals on site, get set to say hi to some more furry pals at The Donkey Sanctuary (10 minutes’ drive) before greeting some rather more exotic beasts at Axe Valley Wildlife Park (20 minutes) and Yarak Birds of Prey (half an hour).

Trading countryside for coast is a fine idea for a day or two as well – it’ll take you around 15 minutes to drive down to Seaton or Sidmouth for beach days, paddles and strolls on the South West Coast Path. Lovely Lyme Regis (25 minutes) is another fab option – sign up for fishing trips here and you might be lucky enough to take home a fistful of mackerel for tea.

Got a bit more time to fill? How about a day of horse riding (five minutes), floral wanders at Burrow Farm Gardens (20 minutes) and Bicton Park Botanical Gardens (25 minutes) or a whole heap of outdoor rides, indoor soft play areas and shows at Crealy Theme Park (half an hour)? Lyme Bay Winery is 20 minutes away too, should you need a tipple to go with your evening barbecue…

Must see

  • Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site (8.3 kilometres)
  • Crealy Great Adventure Park (17.1 kilometres)
  • Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (19.4 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Branscombe: the Old Bakery, Manor Mill and Forge (6.6 kilometres)
  • Shute Barton (8.7 kilometres)

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 caravan
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  noon
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  10:30 a.m.

Bovey's Down Farm cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Bovey's Down Farm 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.

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

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Terms and conditions

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  • Does Bovey's Down Farm have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Bovey's Down Farm dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Bovey's Down Farm? Once you’ve met the animals on site, get set to say hi to some more furry pals at The Donkey Sanctuary (10 minutes’ drive) before greeting some rather more exotic beasts at … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Bovey's Down Farm?
    Camping and caravan
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Bovey's Down Farm? From $42.23 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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