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Brightlycott Barton

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Brightlycott Barton: Panoramic view of the site

General

  • Small family-run park on an organic sheep farm near Barnstaple
  • 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, plus a separate area with disabled facilities and a big fridge freezer for everyone’s use.

Please note

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

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


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Reviews

9.5

Overall rating based on 179 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

  88% described as Peaceful ?

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Lovely site, Charles is engagingly kind and gentle, a perfect host09/21/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJohn H.Confirmed

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

    THE VIEW!! wow, just amazing, worth a tenner a night at least, if only cos you can sit at your tent or van and just soak it up, sun or rain.

    Disliked: 

    Shower block not perfect, but adequate.

    Nothing to do with the campsite, but Barnstaple is not well-served with luxury supermarkets or boutique food shops. Sorry if that sounds snobby, but on hols you always indulge yourself, don't you?

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We liked that the pitch was very flat, the toilets, …09/20/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLara-Rose T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    We liked that the pitch was very flat, the toilets, showers and sinks were clean and the owner was nice :) There were small lights on each pitch so it wasn’t completely dark in our camper van but a lot of people don’t mind that.

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Beautiful views over Devon from our pitch. Very friendly owner. …09/19/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomjoke a.Confirmed

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

    Beautiful views over Devon from our pitch. Very friendly owner. Felt very welcome and relaxed

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Clean friendly site , Charles very helpful.09/17/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNeil W.Confirmed

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

    Loved the peace and quite.

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Excellent site nice facilities09/14/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPeter F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Hospitality from the owner was first class , fantastic views , location

    Disliked: 

    None

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Friendly & extremely helpful. Site & ablutions always clean & tidy.09/13/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMarc J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Clean facilities

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Quiet and friendly site with good space between pitches. Clean …09/11/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Quiet and friendly site with good space between pitches. Clean showers and toilets. Very helpful and friendly owner Charles, who contacted us the day we were due to arrive and greeted us on arrival, showing us to our pitch. Lovely site with a lovely view. Will definitely camp here again.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Excellent quiet site with good facilities09/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very quiet, tidy, nice views, friendly owner, spacious flat pitch.

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Grounds were great, warm welcome09/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJeannette B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Grounds were great, warm welcome

    Disliked: 

    If I had to find something it would have to be that the fridge needed cleaning but it didn’t have an impact on our stay

From the manager...

Thank you for your kind comments and we have taken action about the fridge/freezer.

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Fab site for younger children, friendly staff and large pitches.09/06/2021

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

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Everything was great with our stay, we were warmly welcomed and all the facilities were fab, including the swings and slide for little ones. The view into Barnstaple was lovely from the top of the field too. We look forward to coming again next year. Thank you!

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Thank you for your kind comments and glad you enjoyed your stay here at Brightlycott

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Features

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

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Tourer storage facilities

Location

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  • Shirwell, Barnstaple, Devon, England, EX31 4JJ
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.1005°N 4.0294°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bus Station — 3.1 kilometres
Garage — 5.5 kilometres
Garage — 5.5 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 site 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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. 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.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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 R241,68 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

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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