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Buttercombe Meadow Campsite

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General

  • Peaceful family-run site in Devon with ancient woodlands and meadows
  • A 10-minute drive from Woolacombe beach and Saunton Sands
  • On-site bar/kitchen and small food shop; firepits for sale and hire

Set down somewhere among the peaceful ancient woodland and meadows… five minutes’ drive away from Ilfracombe on the outskirts of West Down, Buttercombe Meadow Campsite is a family-run streamside site in Devon with 25 acres of woodland to roam. A 10-minute drive away from Woolacombe Beach and Saunton Sands too, it’s likely you’ll want to spend a lot of time in the water (or at least on the sand) from here.

Surfing, bodyboarding, canoeing or kayaking… whichever way you choose to ride the sea, your stomach may be grumbling by the time you make it back to the site (especially if you’ve been cycling around Devon’s off-road tracks or lanes, too).

Conveniently, there’s a bar and kitchen alongside the site that sells simple food and drink, plus a small food shop on site selling local ice creams, drinks, snacks, fresh fruit and other essentials. The River Caen runs through the site if you fancy a picnic on the shore.

When you’re ready to rinse off, there are hot showers and toilets on site. And when it gets later in the evening, the site has a range of firepits for sale or hire, along with logs and kindle to get the flame going – and a large dishwashing area and outdoor kitchen facilities where you can handle food.

The site’s free car park is 50 metres away from the entrance down a safe track, so there are wheelbarrows or the site’s little tractor to help you get to and from the pitches. Or, if you’re just heading off to Ilfracombe, there’s a regular bus service outside the entrance.


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9

Overall rating based on 103 reviews

 

95% would recommend this site to a friend.

87% would stay here again.

  76% described as Bush ?

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Lots of space, great people , chilled atmosphere, fire pits. …09/07/2021

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

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

    Lots of space, great people , chilled atmosphere, fire pits. Clean.

    Disliked: 

    N/A

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Very helpful staff so friendly09/06/2021

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

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

    Amazing place to stay with beautiful sights of nature all around you is was a true camping experience that I would definitely do again

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Anonymous user

Great location near to local beaches and interesting places, site …09/22/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

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

    Great location near to local beaches and interesting places, site is clean and tidy with Good range of amenities, onsite bar w/food is a plus, pitches were well worn (we did go late in season) but Good size, Nice woodland walk and stream to keep little ones busy, and a rope swing..

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Great place, keep going would love to come again.09/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Beautiful location. Fantastic people, especially Hannah who is an absolute legend.

    Disliked: 

    DJ playing in the Woodpecker. Ruined the ambience for that evening.

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Very Good. Be sure you book pitch at the back. Avoid burgers.09/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTomasz T.Confirmed

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

    This place is magical and highly recommended. Point down campsite
    was overbooked and we had a pitch facing the pub car park and local road.
    Much smaller pitch than at the main field, no privacy and noise. Please be
    sure you will have standard size at the back when booking. Kids loved space
    and activities.

    Disliked: 

    Due to an emergency solution as place was overbooked we were not
    fully happy with our pitch, small with privacy and noise issues. Pub
    attached to the campsite has a nice selection of beers, Mezcal shots were
    more expensive than in London. Nice Chicken stripes and good breakfasts.
    I can't recommend burgers as beef is not the main ingredient in them. Kids
    loved ice creams

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Friendly and basic site.09/05/2021

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

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

    Friendly welcome and basic car free site with cars left at the pub car park. Small shop with all basics supplied. We managed to find a quiet pitch to ourselves.

    Disliked: 

    Pitches are marked out but can be close together which is great if traveling as a group.

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Friendly very helpful staff clean facilities good pitches09/05/2021

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

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

    Location and pub on site

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Great natural campsite, good location and facilities.09/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Han- so helpful!!
    Beautiful well-tended pitches in a lovely wooded/grassy area.
    Great to be able to hire a fire pit and wood.

    Disliked: 

    The neighbours- sadly they were very noisy and not very considerate of others.
    Could be more showers.

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Han was very welcoming and an asset to Buttercombe Meadow. …09/02/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Han was very welcoming and an asset to Buttercombe Meadow. Lovely location. The chickens & the roap swing were a nice touch for the children.
    If it was not over subscribed for the bank holiday weekend the size of the pitches would have been fine.
    Food at the Woodpecker was lovely and staff were all friendly.

    Disliked: 

    Drunk guests who came back past midnight being extremely loud then blasting music which woke guests. Not enough wheelbarrows for departure as many guests are packing up at the same time.
    It has the potential to be a lovely family campsite if a few reminders are given about noise level going on into early hours.

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Lovely small Campsite in the Trees. Well set up with …09/02/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAly C.Confirmed

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

    Lovely small Campsite in the Trees.
    Well set up with Clean facilities.
    Amazing helpful staff.
    Nice little bar/cafe with nice food and wine.

    Disliked: 

    Very near a noisey road.

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Features

Coronavirus

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

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

Local produce

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

Rallies welcome

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

Bush

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

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

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 sites)

Pop-up campsite

Pub campground

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Ilfracombe, Devon, England, EX34 8NU
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.1563°N 4.1361°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Opposite George Hotel — 5.7 kilometres
George Hotel — 5.7 kilometres
Methodist Church — 6.0 kilometres
Train stations
Barnstaple Rail Station — 10.5 kilometres
Chapelton (Devon) Rail Station — 17.4 kilometres
Umberleigh Rail Station — 20.7 kilometres
Ferry ports
Ilfracombe Ferry Landing — 6.3 kilometres
Appledore Ferry Landing — 12.0 kilometres
Instow Ferry Landing — 12.1 kilometres
Airports
Swansea Airport — 49.9 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

Attractions and activities nearby include:

- Woolacombe beach (three-mile sandy beach with surfing, kayaking, kitesurfing and other watersports): 10 minutes' drive

- Saunton Sands (sandy beach with dunes, surfing and swimming): 10 minutes

- Croyde Bay (sandy beach with good fishing, swimming, surfing and kayaking or canoeing): 20 minutes

- Putsborough beach (sandy beach popular with surfers and longboarders): 20 minutes

- Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park (animal experiences and playground): 20 minutes

- Exmoor Zoo: 25 minutes

- Tarka Trail (cycling route): around half an hour’s cycle

- The BIG Sheep (family-friendly rides and petting farm): 35 minutes’ drive

- Quince Honey Farm (working honey farm with tours, soft play and gardens): 40 minutes

Must see

  • RHS Garden Rosemoor (23.7 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum (10.7 kilometres)
  • Heddon Valley (15.9 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:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  10:30 a.m.

Buttercombe Meadow Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

The park is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

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. Buttercombe Meadow Campsite will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 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.

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Buttercombe Meadow Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Buttercombe Meadow Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Buttercombe Meadow Campsite? Attractions and activities nearby include: - Woolacombe beach (three-mile sandy beach with surfing, kayaking, kitesurfing and other watersports): 10 minutes' drive - Saunton Sands (sandy beach with dunes, surfing and swimming): 10 … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Buttercombe Meadow Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
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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.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

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

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

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

Safety
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the park are unlit.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

Reception
If reception is closed on arrival: please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.

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.

Vehicles
No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

General
Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. between 08/07 and 31/10.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
The park is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

Arrivals and departures
The park will send you further check-in information 7 day(s) before your arrival.

Dogs
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

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

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

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