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Cheglinch Camping

9.8

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General

  • Pop-up, green field site with big pitches near Ilfracombe
  • Pick your own pitch for wild camping among stunning north Devon views
  • Firepits for hire and wood for sale: village shop half a mile away

Cheglinch Camping is a pop-up, gently sloping, green field site for wild camping in rural north Devon. Guests can pitch up in unspoiled countryside near a working farm with scenic views.

The site opens in summer, but then reverts back to its agricultural use. It's in a quiet isolated location, yet easily accessible as it's within half a mile of the A361 and the village of West Down with its well-stocked community shop and pub. The spectacular north Devon beaches are a short drive away (Ilfracombe, for example, can be reached with a drive of five minutes).

The pitches are generously sized but unmarked so you can pick your own location. There's plenty of room all around so kkids have open space to run and play, and so that you can take in the stunning views of north Devon while watching livestock grazing nearby. The site is predominantly a peaceful place interrupted only by the odd moo or bleat: however, as it's deep in countryside, there may be the odd day where tractors can be seen and heard working nearby.

Barbecues are allowed as long as they are kept off the ground, or you can hire one of the firepits. Wood is available to buy on site.

As it's wild camping in a rural location, facilities are basic: there's a mains water tap providing fresh water, a washing-up sink with cold water and clean composting toilets. Please note that the site doesn't have showers: guests are welcome to bring their own portable ones.

Cheglinch Camping rotates between two fields, both with fab views over north Devon.


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9.8

Overall rating based on 26 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

100% would stay here again.

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Amazing views over surrounding countryside. The fire pits for hire …09/07/2021

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

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

    Amazing views over surrounding countryside.
    The fire pits for hire looked cosy at night.

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The lady who ran the site was very attentive and …08/31/2021

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

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

    The lady who ran the site was very attentive and was cleaning the facilities more than once a day with her lovely spaniel Barney. The site was so nicely spread out you had all the room to feel free from other people with a beautiful view to boot.

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Excellent site, clean facilities, great views! The kids loved it!08/31/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch (wild)
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  • Liked: 

    The campsite had loads of room for children to play, it was quiet at night and dark skies made for excellent star gazing!
    Compostable toilets were clean and stocked with paper, sanitzer and wipes.
    Fire pits and wood was available for hire and the pub (Crown Inn) within walking distance did amazing takeaway burgers!

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Good site with clean facilities and plenty of space.08/30/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch (wild)
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  • Liked: 

    Clean facilities which were always stocked with toilet paper, antibacterial wipes and alcohol hand gel.
    The field was big enough to have space between campers so felt quite private.

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Lovely site, great views, plenty of fire pits to rent.08/25/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch (wild)
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    Simplicity, beautiful views, quiet.

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Very clean, lovely little campsite with great views08/24/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch (wild)
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    I loved the location, it was a beautiful view. A lovely small simple campsite and the compost toilets were really clean. I also liked the fire pits you can hire and the wood to buy. I really enjoyed staying there.

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Beautiful location with easy access to main road08/23/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch (wild)
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    The beautiful views

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The site has beautiful views, was peaceful (until my kids …08/21/2021

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

  • Lotus bell tent
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    The site has beautiful views, was peaceful (until my kids arrived!) and is wonderfully maintained. Ella was fantastic, really helpful and so friendly. The Lotus Belle Tent was big yet cosy. We would 100% recommend and we’ll be going back when we can!

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Great location,awesome views, lots of space ,clean toilets08/20/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStela A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch (wild)
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    Great location,awesome views, lots of space ,clean toilets

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Great location, clean facilities08/16/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBecky N.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch (wild)
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    Great location, clean facilities

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Hand sanitizing stations

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

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

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

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

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby

Type

Farm

Pop-up campsite

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • West Down, Ilfracombe, Devon, England, EX34 8NW
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.1691°N 4.1298°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Methodist Church — 4.5 kilometres
Opposite George Hotel — 7.2 kilometres
George Hotel — 7.2 kilometres
Train stations
Barnstaple Rail Station — 11.6 kilometres
Chapelton (Devon) Rail Station — 18.5 kilometres
Umberleigh Rail Station — 21.8 kilometres
Ferry ports
Ilfracombe Ferry Landing — 4.8 kilometres
Appledore Ferry Landing — 13.5 kilometres
Instow Ferry Landing — 13.6 kilometres
Airports
Swansea Airport — 48.4 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

The village of West Down (which is visible from the site) is about half a mile away, reachable by car or gentle stroll. It has a well-stocked community shop, a pub, a church and a post office. Nearby Ilfracombe, Braunton and Barnstaple have banks, high street shops and supermarkets.

The well-known north Devon beaches are a short drive away. Ilfracombe is a five to 10-minute drive, Woolacombe 10-15 minutes away and Croyde and Saunton within 20-25 minutes. Fishing, surfing, walking, horse riding, quad biking, tennis, golf, cycling or paddling are all within a short drive. For those who prefer to take the bus, the local bus stop is within half a mile.

Other local attractions include Combe Martin Dinosaur Park, Exmoor Zoo and Watermouth Castle and Family Theme Park, The Big Sheep and The Milky Way.

You shouldn't miss Exmoor either, about 10 miles to the east and a must for nature lovers and walkers.

Must see

  • RHS Garden Rosemoor (25.1 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum (10.6 kilometres)
  • Heddon Valley (15.0 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. –  10:30 p.m.
Depart by:  noon

Cheglinch Camping cancellation policy

No refunds within 10 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. Cheglinch Camping will debit the balance from your card 10 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 10 days 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

Cash

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Cheglinch Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Cheglinch Camping dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Cheglinch Camping? The village of West Down (which is visible from the site) is about half a mile away, reachable by car or gentle stroll. It has a well-stocked community shop, a pub, a … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Cheglinch Camping?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  10:30 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.

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

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

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

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 12 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

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

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.

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 10:30 p.m. and 7 a.m..

General
Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
Public areas are non-smoking.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10:30 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Occupancy
Single-sex bookings of 12 or more people (excluding couples) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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.
This park has no on-site shower facilities.

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

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

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

Additional terms

The site is a green field site and as such, there may be slight irregularities and dips.

The gate to access the field has limited visibility so care should be taken at all times on entry and exit of the site.

Open fires are only allowed in firepits hired on site. They must be kept well away from cars, tents and flammable materials.

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