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Brightlycott Barton

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General

  • Small family-run park on an organic sheep farm
  • Peaceful atmosphere with spectacular valley views
  • Games room, dog walking lane and clean modern amenities

Fancy yourself as a bright holiday type? Want to keep well away from the madd(en)ing crowds? Make your way to Barnstaple’s Brightlycott Barton, a small family-run park and organic sheep farm for canny holidaymakers who want the perks of peace and quiet.

This is a spot to sit and watch the world go by in contented contemplation: with stunning views over the valley and spacious level pitches, all you have to do is pitch up and sit back.

If the kids are harshing your valley vibe, pack them off to the games room in the barn, let them reach for the skies on the swing frame, or gently suggest that they take the dog for a walk in the tree-lined lane next to the site. (The kids at least will probably come back covered in muck, but that shouldn’t stress you out either as there’s free use of the washing machine and tumble dryer on site: suggest that the offspring wash their own clothes if you want to max out your amusement factor.)

The modern amenities here will keep you bright and smiling too: there’s a modern shower block with washing-up spot; a separate area with disabled facilities and a big fridge freezer for everyone’s use.

Please note

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

Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (excluding couples) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.


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9.6

Overall rating based on 68 reviews

 

99% would recommend this site to a friend.

99% would stay here again.

  94% described as Peaceful ?

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Anonymous user

quiet location with amazing views. Cleans loos and showers, friendly ...09/30/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    quiet location with amazing views. Cleans loos and showers, friendly host, very reasonably priced.

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Excellent, quiet location, central for North Devon. Pitches level with ...09/25/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKeith W.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Excellent, quiet location, central for North Devon. Pitches level with plenty of space with far reaching views. Very good facilities, good value. Would recommend and will book again.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike.

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Anonymous user

Lovely views, good facilities and friendly husband and wife team.09/22/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The site was easy to find, had fantastic views and the owners were very friendly and helpful. Very pleasant couple.

    The shower and toilet facilities were clean and there were also lots facilities there such as tumble dryers, washing up stations etc for the tent pitches.

    If you want a rural setting that is peaceful and close to lots of things to do, then this is a lovely site.

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Anonymous user

Excellent site all round.09/18/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful views.Very clean toilets and shower block.Amenities excellent for campers with Washing facilities,dryers and Fridge Freezer.
    One of the barns has been set up as a Games/Playroom. Ideal for children to use especially on wet days.Outdoor play area for children.
    I was amazed that I was able to get 5 bars on my mobile phone which is much better than I get at home.
    Charles the owner is very friendly and most helpful.
    This is a dog friendly site and our dog loved her stay and the lovely walks in the area.

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Fantastic09/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomalan m.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Amazing views lovely site very clean, nice owners, would deffo go back for longer.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Lovely place to go for a long weekend.09/01/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJohn M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Charles the owner was brilliant, he knew who I was when I pulled up, he walked up with us to show us where our pitch was, very helpful, the views over Barnstable are lovely, the toilets/showers were basic but very clean. I would stay here again.

    Disliked: 

    Shower cubical could do with a place to put your clothes (little stool) while you have a shower.

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Fantastic site with great views, simple but clean facilities.08/30/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRoss M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    What an absolutely fantastic site with some of the most amazing views out over the countryside behind Barnstaple.
    Charles the owner was very helpful and always making sure everything was ok.
    Electric pitches were lovely and level with plenty of space to come out and in full view of the children's play area so we could always have our eye on the little one.
    Facilities were great and kept clean and with the fridge freezer available plus washing facilities for clothes added to the site.
    We will definitely be visiting again especially as it is only a 15 minute drive to two of our favourite beaches Saunton Sands and Westward Ho!

    Disliked: 

    Only small issue were the showers but this is more down to people not keeping the shower curtain in the shower tray therefore there was a lot of water on the floor but this was cleaned up on a regular basis by cleaners and Charles himself.

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Lovely small campsite, level pitches & nice & peaceful at ...08/28/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDaniel N.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely small campsite, level pitches & nice & peaceful at night. Great views.
    Facilities well maintained.
    Welcoming & helpful owner.
    Brilliant location for exploring North Devon.

    Disliked: 

    The roads to the campsite are very hilly - & not very cycle friendly, which was a shame (not a fault of the campsite though which we loved!)

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Anonymous user

Peace and quiet setting, clean facilities and friendly host08/28/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Peace and quiet setting, clean facilities and friendly host

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Would return08/28/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMaria D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice quiet site clean and tidy stunning views good location for travelling around large level pitches

    Disliked: 

    Showers go off every 15 seconds then come back cold

From the manager...

Thank you for your kind comments regarding our campsite and our local area. Apologies for the showers not working properly. I`m guessing that as there was a high demand on the hot water over the bank holiday as we had a lot of people here due to the good weather, the water pressure dropped causing the problem.That said it shouldn`t have happened and we appreciate your bringing it to our attention and we will endeavour to rectify it.

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Features

Amenities on park

Bath available

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

Takeout

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 sites)

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Touring and motorhomes

Tourer storage facilities

Themes

Peaceful

Location

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  • Shirwell, Barnstaple, Devon, England, EX31 4JJ
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.1005°N 4.0294°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Barnstaple Bus Station: Belle Meadow Rd — 3.1 kilometres
Bickington (North Devon): Coach Stop — 5.5 kilometres
Fremington: New Inn Coach Stop — 7.2 kilometres
Train stations
Barnstaple Rail Station — 3.8 kilometres
Chapelton (Devon) Rail Station — 9.3 kilometres
Umberleigh Rail Station — 12.0 kilometres
Ferry ports
Instow Ferry Landing — 12.0 kilometres
Appledore Ferry Landing — 12.4 kilometres
Ilfracombe Ferry Landing — 13.5 kilometres
Airports
Swansea Airport — 55.9 kilometres

Directions


Satnav info: please do not turn right off the A39 at the North Devon District Hospital. This road leads to the campsite but is a very narrow steep lane and is not suitable for motorhomes or caravans.

By train
The nearest train station is about three miles away in Barnstaple. This has a regular service from Exeter. If cycling from the station, head for the North Devon District hospital. From here you can either carry on along the A39 or take the quieter lane (Roborough Road) behind the hospital which is a more direct route to the campsite (please note this lane is tarmac but is steep and unsuitable for caravans).

By bus
Stagecoach buses from Holsworthy, Bideford, Ilfracombe, South Molton, Torrington run to the North Devon District Hospital. From here, the campsite is one mile away up the leafy lane (Roborough Road) behind the hospital.

First Devon and Cornwall run regular services to the hospital from Barnstaple bus station, via Service 2.

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

Barnstaple has been the main market for north Devon since the Saxons were around, so follow in their Saxony footsteps with a trip to the historic Pannier Market along Butchers Row to bag local food, crafts, art and antiques.

Culture vultures can stay on in the town into the evening for stage and film at Queen’s Theatre or catch a gig most nights of the week at the local pubs, while skater bois and girls can hurtle about Barnstaple’s Rock Park at the skate park or in the play area.

Elsewhere around, make up for suggesting your small fry do their own laundry by giving them a sandtastic time at the local beaches of Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton, taking them to explore Exmoor National Park, or having a roaringly top time at the Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park.

This area of Devon is probably best known for the Tarka Trail, one of the longest traffic-free walking and cycling paths in the country: join it at Barnstaple for strolls and rides around river valleys, bays, moorland and coastal cliffs.

For a more leisurely day out, bloom at National Trust’s Marwood Gardens with its camellias and magnolias, tee off at the golf course three miles from the site, or settle into some nearby fishing or horse riding. A fly fishing and trout lake is a mile away from Brightlycott.

Must see

  • RHS Garden Rosemoor (19.1 kilometres)
  • Castle Drogo (47.5 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum (6.0 kilometres)
  • Heddon Valley (14.7 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 touring
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Brightlycott Barton cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

Outside high season (July and August, school holidays and bank holiday weekends) it may be possible to transfer your booking to another date (subject to availability).

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Brightlycott Barton will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Brightlycott Barton have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Brightlycott Barton dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Brightlycott Barton? Barnstaple has been the main market for north Devon since the Saxons were around, so follow in their Saxony footsteps with a trip to the historic Pannier Market along Butchers Row to ... Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Brightlycott Barton?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Brightlycott Barton? From R197,33 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..

Occupancy
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (excluding couples) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

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