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- 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.
Open from 03/16/2019 to 11/02/2019
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Small (11-25 sites)
- Coach stations
Seaton (Devon): Sea Front Bus Stop
— 4.3 kilometres
4.3 kilometres Sidmouth: Triangle Bus Stop — 8.3 kilometres
8.3 kilometres Exeter: Airport Terminal Bus Stop — 20.3 kilometres
- Train stations
Honiton Rail Station
— 10.7 kilometres
10.7 kilometres Axminster Rail Station — 12.1 kilometres
12.1 kilometres Feniton Rail Station — 14.0 kilometres
- Ferry ports
Exmouth Ferry Landing
— 22.9 kilometres
22.9 kilometres Topsham (Turf Lock Ferry) Ferry Landing — 23.8 kilometres
23.8 kilometres Starcross Ferry Landing — 23.9 kilometres
Exeter International Airport
— 20.3 kilometres
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.
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.
- Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site (8.3 kilometres)
- Crealy Great Adventure Park (20.0 kilometres)
- Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (24.4 kilometres)
- Branscombe: the Old Bakery, Manor Mill and Forge (1.7 kilometres)
- Shute Barton (8.7 kilometres)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.