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- On a working farm in the Taw Valley, six miles south of Barnstaple
- Exmoor, Tarka Trail and Saunton Sands within a half-hour drive
- Communal firepit and dog exercise area; lots of wildlife to spot
Fishleigh Barton Camping is a family-run farm with gorgeous views over the green Taw Valley in North Devon, and with easy access from the A377. The owners are experienced and enthusiastic motorhomers and like to think they’ve learnt a little about what makes an enjoyable stay.
This site is situated near to lots of attractions but still far enough away to ensure you'll get some well-earned peace and quiet. If you don’t feel like venturing out, spend the day on the farm keeping an eye out for wildlife including deer and buzzards, or walk down the lane to the River Taw where you might see a kingfisher or heron.
Facilities on site include mains water (two taps), two flushing toilets, a shower, a washing-up area and a chemical disposal point, plus a dog walking area and communal firepit (firewood sourced from the farm is available to buy on site). Please note that although barbecues are allowed they must be in the area designated for the campfire/firepit; don’t light fires in the camping field because there is a fire risk to the adjoining crops.
The hot shower is an eco shower heated by solar thermal tubes (it's clever tech, and the team are happy to explain how it works if you’re interested…) This site is part of a busy working farm, so it’s a place that’s properly rural rather than neat and tidy all around (the owners suggest that if you like things highly manicured you’ll be better off elsewhere).
Umberleigh (five minutes’ drive) and Barnstaple (15 minutes) are close by for handy amenities like shops and pubs.
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Great stay steve and daughter emma very frendly and helpful
good location with good facilities
Nice peaceful site with facilities very helpful and friendly staff
Excellent site with spotlessly clean facilities very friendly staff
Very small, very friendly, especially the cat.
Welcoming and friendly host. Nice focus on ecological issues such …
More frequent emptying of bins
Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by site/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
Convenience store nearby
Dog walk nearby
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Tiny (1-10 sites)
Cycle hire nearby
Surf school nearby
Touring and motorhomes
Motorhome service point
Water hook-up points for caravans
- Coach stations
— 8.6 kilometres
8.6 kilometres Garage — 9.2 kilometres
9.2 kilometres Garage — 9.2 kilometres
- Train stations
Chapelton (Devon) Rail Station
— 1.3 kilometres
1.3 kilometres Umberleigh Rail Station — 2.6 kilometres
2.6 kilometres Portsmouth Arms Rail Station — 7.2 kilometres
- Ferry ports
Instow Ferry Landing
— 12.6 kilometres
12.6 kilometres Bideford Ferry Landing — 13.2 kilometres
13.2 kilometres Appledore Ferry Landing — 13.3 kilometres
Exeter International Airport
— 52.2 kilometres
If using a satnav, it is recommended that you use the postcode EX37 9DX instead.
For coastal days, the nearest beach is Instow, on the Torridge Taw estuary, 20 minutes’ drive away. Alternatively, set off to the north Devon coast for days at Saunton Sands or Westward Ho! (both half an hour’s drive), or Woolacombe (45 minutes). Offshore trips to Lundy Island run from Bideford (25 minutes).
How about a hike instead? Both Exmoor (25 minutes) and Dartmoor (40 minutes) national parks are good places to get out for a proper walk. Cyclists may instead choose to take to the Tarka Trail from Barnstaple (15 minutes’ drive, or get there on the train from Umberleigh, a couple of miles away)
Less energetic days out nearby might include a wander around Exeter (50 minutes’ drive, or take a train), pottering through the farmers’ market and shops in South Molton (15 minutes), or visits to RHS Garden Rosemoor and Dartington Crystal (both 15 minutes).
- RHS Garden Rosemoor (10.9 kilometres)
- Castle Drogo (37.4 kilometres)
- The National Trust Killerton House & Gardens (45.9 kilometres)
- Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum (15.8 kilometres)
- Heddon Valley (24.2 kilometres)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and caravan|
|Arrive:||noon –||9 p.m.|
Fishleigh Barton Camping cancellation policy
No refunds within 2 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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Fishleigh Barton Camping 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.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.
Payment methods accepted on the parkBank transfer
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Fishleigh Barton Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Fishleigh Barton Camping dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Fishleigh Barton Camping? For coastal days, the nearest beach is Instow, on the Torridge Taw estuary, 20 minutes’ drive away. Alternatively, set off to the north Devon coast for days at Saunton Sands or Westward … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Fishleigh Barton Camping?
Camping and caravan Arrive: noon – 9 p.m. Depart by: noon