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Girt Down Farm

9.5

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General

  • Farm site with hot tub and spectacular views of the north Devon coast
  • A three-minute drive to Combe Martin beach; 15 minutes to Exmoor Zoo
  • Pizza nights and cooked breakfasts; a mile from the village centre

As you'll have seen from its pics, Girt Down Farm has a pretty dramatic setting. With Combe Martin village centre's pubs and cafés about a mile away, it's also a mightily convenient spot for family-oriented stays.

This is a working farm that’s home to Exmoor sheep and cattle; you'll most likely spot the farmer going about his daily business on his quad bike with Willow, his trusty pup. Other than those two whizzing about there'll be little to disturb you here, so make sure to pack that book you've always wanted to finish or perhaps some paintbrushes if you're feeling creative…

Girt Down Farm also has an old railway carriage that's been repurposed as a chillout area where you can sit back and bask in the Devon sun (even when it's not shining quite as brightly, there are still some great vistas to be had from this undercover area). Essentials (like loos and showers) are also on hand, and a hot tub is available to book for a bit of extra luxury.

Barbecues are allowed here (off the ground), so feel free to get grilling. Seasonal greens are available – you're free to pick a few salad leaves to go with anything you've rustled up, but please make sure there's some left for other guests. The site staff also do cook-up nights, putting their wood-fired pizza oven to excellent use. And breakfast? A full English can be ordered the night before and picked up at the farmhouse in the morning.


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9.5

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98% would recommend this site to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

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Great site with clean facilities, welcoming and friendly owners09/16/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMichaela K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Lovely place for camping with friendly owners. Place you can relax and enjoy stunning views. There is nothing not to like.

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views clean showers use of challet friendly owners logs and …09/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomjudith d.Confirmed

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

    views
    clean showers
    use of challet
    friendly owners
    logs and food

    Disliked: 

    wind
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Amazing site with spotless, thoughtful facilities. Those views....09/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    This camping trip made our year - we had an absolutely FABULOUS time and loved every minute. I cannot say how beautiful this area is and the site was really special. I almost don't want to say how good it is because we want to return next year and don't want it to be fully booked!!!
    Paul and Lesley were amazing in terms of what they offer and their lovely helpful personalities to make all their campers feel comfortable and ensure that we all had the best time.
    The views are to die for, we chilled out each evening around our firepit gazing across the sea and toward the incredible sunsets - a view you can never tire of and that was different each night!
    The site facilities were spotless, comfortable and thoughtful. We ordered the pizzas (delicious!) and the frothy coffee/breakfast baguettes. The kids loved listening out for the sound of the quadbike as Paul whizzed up each time.
    The showers were gorgeous - clean and hot! We got in to a great routine each evening and never found it busy or had to wait long.
    The location was great too - so many things to do on the doorstep. We spent some wonderful days down on Combe Martin beach - we went to the dog-friendly side Newberry Beach and the swimming was brilliant. We enjoyed paddle-boarding, we booked sea-kayaking which was excellent (Gary was the best guide) and we also did the walk to Great Hangman and Little Hangman, then down in to Combe Martin, fish & chips on the beach (it really was the best fish and chips!!) and then the walk back up to the farm which as Paul said was a "Devon mile" but worth it and helped to walk off the fish and chips!!
    We had two young children and two collies with us and every single one of us enjoyed every single minute - the children said this was definitely one of the best holidays we've ever had... Thank you so much to Lesley and Paul and hope you're enjoying a well earned rest now that the camping season has come to a close!

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    Nothing to dislike.

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Wonderful hosts, clean facilities and beautiful views09/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHelen K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Friendly hosts, massive and delicious breakfast baguettes, Thursday fire pizza, clean facilities and beautiful views.

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    It’s windy, just bring earplugs

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Love it here - wonderful views, lovely people and good …09/04/2021

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  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Love it here - wonderful views, lovely people and good conversation.

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    Windy! But v much to be expected at 850ft.

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Lovely site with clean facilities and friendly staff09/02/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Location, view and people. The owners were super friendly and welcoming. There were quite a few steep slopes so if you’re late to arrive you may need to take your chances with a slightly sloping pitch! It was fine though and worth it for the view.

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Fantastic location, Friendly couple the farmer and his wife, clean …08/31/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTim L.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Fantastic location, Friendly couple the farmer and his wife, clean and tidy facilities and a great base for the surrounding sites in the area. I would highly recommend.

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    none.

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Perfect08/31/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    We really enjoyed our stay at girt down farm, the facilities were clean and well maintained, the view was amazing- loved watching sunset with a fire going. The chalet was useful for charging phones etc. Would highly recommend staying at this campsite, the owners were lovely and helpful.

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Great site, view, owners, space08/31/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    This site has the most fantastic view over Coombe Martin bay with stunning sunsets over the sea. There is loads of space so you’re not on top of anyone, friendly farm owners who are very helpful, pizza Thursdays and breakfast baps to order every day, great cabin for washing and use of fridge freezer.

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    Could do with more spaced out loos - maybe a couple more porta loos

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Wonderful views, plenty of space, clean facilities, and friendly owners.08/31/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Wonderful views, plenty of space, clean facilities, and friendly owners.

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: one group at a time

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Extra toilet/shower facilities available

Hand sanitizing stations

Individual rooms in toilet/shower/basin facilities

Meal delivery to unit/pitch/outdoor seated area

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Hot tub

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

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

Budget/backpacker

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

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

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Farm

Pop-up campsite

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Combe Martin, Devon, England, EX34 0PG
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.2067°N 4.0063°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Methodist Church — 8.2 kilometres
Bus Station — 14.7 kilometres
Opposite George Hotel — 15.4 kilometres
Train stations
Barnstaple Rail Station — 15.3 kilometres
Chapelton (Devon) Rail Station — 21.2 kilometres
Umberleigh Rail Station — 23.4 kilometres
Ferry ports
Ilfracombe Ferry Landing — 7.4 kilometres
Instow Ferry Landing — 21.2 kilometres
Appledore Ferry Landing — 21.3 kilometres
Airports
Swansea Airport — 44.3 kilometres

Directions


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

You could well find yourself shuttling your travel tribe back and forth between Girt Down Farm and Combe Martin beach (three minutes' drive), a family-friendly swimming spot with a range of cafés, bars and other eateries. Watersports fans can also get paddling here, while kayak hire is available for those who haven't brought their own.

Pre-teen palaeontologists will be particularly easy to keep occupied here, as it's also home to Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park (five minutes). If non-extinct creatures are called for, it's a simple 15-minute trip to see Exmoor Zoo's vast array of cute critters. Tots still got energy to expend? Take them to The Milky Way Adventure Park (45 minutes) to let off any remaining steam.

This part of Devon also has oodles of natural spots worthy of your attention: on the coast, Heddon Valley (15 minutes) and Woolacombe (20 minutes) are likely to win many hearts, while inland there's Tarr Steps (40 minutes) in gorgeous Exmoor National Park.

Must see

  • RHS Garden Rosemoor (30.7 kilometres)
  • National Waterfront Museum (45.8 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Heddon Valley (5.5 kilometres)
  • Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum (6.9 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:  8:30 a.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  noon

Girt Down Farm cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

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. Girt Down Farm will debit the balance from your card 3 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 3 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Cash

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Girt Down Farm have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Girt Down Farm dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Girt Down Farm? You could well find yourself shuttling your travel tribe back and forth between Girt Down Farm and Combe Martin beach (three minutes' drive), a family-friendly swimming spot with a range of cafés, … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Girt Down Farm?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  8:30 a.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    Read more

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
At least one of the party members must be aged 17 or over.

Coronavirus
Bookings must not consist of more than 2 different households.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
Please pick any available pitch on arrival.

Coronavirus
The hot tub facilities are closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Arrivals and departures
There is no reception at this park. Please check-in at the farm house instead.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

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