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Fishleigh Barton Camping

9.4

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General

  • 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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9.4

Overall rating based on 41 reviews

 

93% would recommend this site to a friend.

90% would stay here again.

  96% described as Peaceful ?

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Great stay steve and daughter emma very frendly and helpful08/31/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMichael H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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  • Liked: 

    Quiet

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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good location with good facilities08/31/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomroy l.Confirmed

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  • Liked: 

    Friendly owners there to help you and big pitches with EHU, it's a proper CL site with everything you want at hand, enjoyed our stay and will be returning to see if Steven has made some cider from all those apples in his Orchard.

    Disliked: 

    too much country fresh air that made me sleep like a baby, no good when you got to get up early to go exploring .

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Nice peaceful site with facilities very helpful and friendly staff08/31/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRobert W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Very helpful and friendly staff very peaceful location there's showers toilets use of fridge and freezer

    Disliked: 

    Ground was very hard had trouble putting tent pegs in

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Good site, value for money, helpful staff, imperfect site.08/30/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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    The help available was excellent! Couldn’t do enough for you. Fresh raspberry’s on sight. Honesty box for tomatoes and eggs. Loved the cornfield and views! 5m straight run to Barnstaple.

    Disliked: 

    Dark grey paint on concrete indoor shower, suggest a lighter colour. The cramped 2nd open top shower, a few spiders/bugs so would benefit from a roof, more space outside the cubicle to dry & dress.

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The rural location for its peace and quiet, basic simplistic …08/28/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAdi P.Confirmed

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    The rural location for its peace and quiet, basic simplistic site with the correct essentials needed for a great stay. Friendly owners who always try to welcome you on site.

    Our second stay and we will be booking again.

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Excellent site with spotlessly clean facilities very friendly staff08/21/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSarah L.Confirmed

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    We had a wonderful family holiday at Fishleigh Barton camp site owners were excellent nothing was to much of a problem to do for you. I am 72 and have problems with my legs and back and walking difficult so they gave me a electric scooter to go up and down to the toilets and showers they even put a shower chair in for me to use we can not say enough good things about them, so very friendly and helpful. My daughters car broke down and they were there to help. It’s a nice quite site just what we wanted no entertainment and no noise. Where can you find a site ware the owners are so friendly and helpful.Emma kept the. Toilets and showers spotless did not matter what time you went to use the facilities they were clean Emma made sure there was plenty of toilet rolls there. We give a big thank you to all of the staff and owners of the site. If you want a quite and friendly site Fishleigh Barton is the place to go. A big thank you to the owners and staff for a wonderful stay. Sarah Mark Sandra Ray Casey and Luca💐🥂❤️🥰

    Disliked: 

    There was nothing we dislike except the wasps but you get them everywhere this time of the year

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No frills, small and friendly site!08/20/2022

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    No frills, small and friendly site!

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*****08/15/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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    *****

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Very small, very friendly, especially the cat.08/12/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCharlie S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    It's an intimate little setting with only a few (decently sized) pitches, Emma and everyone there were so welcoming so it almost felt like staying with friends amongst her very extensive vegetable garden. The facilities were well built and clean. A short walk away is the river and a petrol station with basics. I can't fault anything about it. Would definitely recommend.

    Disliked: 

    The heat (not that Emma could do anything about it)

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Welcoming and friendly host. Nice focus on ecological issues such …08/11/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNigel E.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Taw View powered grass caravan site
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    Welcoming and friendly host. Nice focus on ecological issues such as solar showers etc big open field on a slope but easily managed with self levelling wedges which are available from the site if required. Ideal spot for the North Devon show a short walk away

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Features

Coronavirus

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

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

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

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

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

Public transport nearby

Type

Farm

Pop-up campsite

Tiny (1-10 sites)

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Golf nearby

Restaurant nearby

Surf school nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Water hook-up points for caravans

Location

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  • Chapelton, Umberleigh, Devon, England, EX37 9DZ
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.0054°N 4.0179°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bus Station — 8.6 kilometres
Garage — 9.2 kilometres
Garage — 9.2 kilometres
Train stations
Chapelton (Devon) Rail Station — 1.3 kilometres
Umberleigh Rail Station — 2.6 kilometres
Portsmouth Arms Rail Station — 7.2 kilometres
Ferry ports
Instow Ferry Landing — 12.6 kilometres
Bideford Ferry Landing — 13.2 kilometres
Appledore Ferry Landing — 13.3 kilometres
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 52.2 kilometres

Directions


If using a satnav, it is recommended that you use the postcode EX37 9DX instead.

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

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).

Must see

  • RHS Garden Rosemoor (10.9 kilometres)
  • Castle Drogo (37.4 kilometres)
  • The National Trust Killerton House & Gardens (45.9 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum (15.8 kilometres)
  • Heddon Valley (24.2 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:  noon –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  noon

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.

Payment

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 park

Bank transfer

Terms and conditions

Site 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
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