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Hillside Camping: Pitches

General

  • Small and friendly campsite on a family-run working farm
  • A 20-minute drive to Bideford or half an hour to Bude
  • Milky Way and Big Sheep amusement parks within a 15-minute drive

It's easy to see the appeal of Hillside Camping – set on a small-scale family farm in the gorgeous north Devon countryside, this site is surrounded by spectacular scenery and within easy reach of a string of sandy beaches.

Hillside Camping may be rural, but it's far from tricky to get to – the site is about five minutes' drive from the A39 road, so you'll be able to get out to places like Bideford (20 minutes' drive), Bude (half an hour) or further down the coast to Cornwall easily enough. Walkers will also appreciate how close the site is to the South West Coast Path, which passes through Buck's Mills three miles to the north.

This wildlife haven is often visited by birds of prey, barn owls, woodpeckers and other feathered friends, while down on the ground there are also grazing cattle and free-range chickens and turkeys to admire. Stays at this peaceful place can be combined with locally-sourced produce to get a real taste of the local countryside, with fresh farm-laid eggs and the neighbour's honey both sold on site.

Facilities available at Hillside Camping include toilets and running water. When you're ready for food, you're free to relax over a barbecue or open fire (as long as blocks are used to keep the grass from being burnt).

Please note

No gas barbecues allowed.

No electric barbecues allowed.

This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Minimum spacing of 3 metres between pitches.

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

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.

The park caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Fishing is not currently available due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

There are no bins onsite: all rubbish will need to be taken home with you.

Reception is unmanned after 7 p.m.. Please inform the park while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time so that the team can provide information about your unit/site.


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9.6

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Very nice big filled with with good views and friendly helpful host06/09/2021

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

    Lovely views, helpful hosting, convenient location for big sheep

    Disliked: 

    No showers

From the manager...

Thank you :)

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Would return and recommend.06/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSimon T.Confirmed

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

    Very clean field with plenty of space between pitches. Toilets always clean and plenty of fresh drinking water supplied. Amazing owners, cant do enough for you.
    Easy access to site and far away from any noisy main roads. If its peace and quiet your looking for, This is your Haven!

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From the manager...

Thank you so much for your lovely review :)
Hope to see you again later in the year

Many thanks
Ema

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Lovely quiet location with beautiful views and very friendly hoists06/03/2021

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

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

    From the moment we landed on site Ema greeted us and made us feel very welcomed. The farm is a working farm and what I liked is you really feel apart of the farm while you are there. The location is just stunning and just wish I could see it in every session not just the spring/summer. Every morning I would see Ema doing her rounds around the campsite making sure everyone was OK and just being there to help. I already plan on going again end of July and can't wait to return. You know it was a good holiday when your son crys because its time to go home but all he wants is to stay

    Disliked: 

    No shower but it would not be camping with one

From the manager...

Thank-you so much for your lovely review :)
Can not wait to see you and your family at the end of July. Hopefully your son didn’t cry too much on the return journey.

Many thanks
Ema

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Beautiful scenery06/01/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Beautiful scenery

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Lovely big field, very clean and beautiful views. The hosts …05/31/2021

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

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

    Lovely big field, very clean and beautiful views. The hosts were lovely and made us feel very comfortable. Great area with lots to do around it. Perfect for those who just want to get away and have a peaceful break. Toilets very clean also.

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From the manager...

Thank-you :)
You were the perfect guests.
Hope to see you again this year.

Many thanks
Hillside

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

More frequent emptying of bins

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

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

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

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 sites)

Pop-up campsite

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Hillside, Parkham, Devon, England, EX39 5PR
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.9618°N 4.3241°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Nelson Road — 10.5 kilometres
Bideford Quay — 10.5 kilometres
Bideford Quay — 10.5 kilometres
Train stations
Chapelton (Devon) Rail Station — 21.9 kilometres
Barnstaple Rail Station — 22.2 kilometres
Umberleigh Rail Station — 24.3 kilometres
Ferry ports
Bideford Ferry Landing — 10.5 kilometres
Appledore Ferry Landing — 13.9 kilometres
Instow Ferry Landing — 14.1 kilometres
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 68.9 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

Getting out to Devon's boatloads of attractions and activities is an easy task indeed at Hillside Camping. Locally, the biggest draw (especially for families with kids) is probably the Milky Way Adventure Park (10 minutes' drive), an action-packed place full of entertaining activities and farm-themed japes. A quarter of an hour up the road in another direction is the Big Sheep, a family-friendly park with live shows, rides and up-close animal encounters.

Older kids, teens and grownups may prefer to try out boarding basics at any one of north Devon's surf schools – Westward Ho! (20 minutes), Bude (30 minutes) and Croyde (55 minutes) are all good bets – while freshwater watersports fans are an easy 10-minute trip from North Devon Wake Park.

Just outside the farm fields you will come across plenty of paths through the surrounding forests for long or short walks, while further afield there are more strolling spots to explore – as well as the South West Coast Path, you could set out in search of otters and birdlife along the Tarka Trail (20 minutes) or amble around Appledore and Northam Burrows Country Park (25 minutes).

Must see

  • RHS Garden Rosemoor (13.3 kilometres)
  • Tintagel Castle (44.8 kilometres)
  • Castle Drogo (46.6 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum (31.4 kilometres)
  • Lundy (32.7 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:  noon –  Anytime
Depart by:  1 p.m.

Hillside Camping cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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

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.

The remainder is payable direct to Hillside Camping on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

Cash

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Hillside Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Hillside Camping dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Hillside Camping? Getting out to Devon's boatloads of attractions and activities is an easy task indeed at Hillside Camping. Locally, the biggest draw (especially for families with kids) is probably the Milky Way Adventure … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Hillside Camping?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  noon –  Anytime
    Depart by:  1 p.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Hillside Camping? From R511,11 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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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 18 or over.

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.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Coronavirus
Fishing is not currently available due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

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

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.

Coronavirus
Minimum spacing of 3 metres between pitches.

Extras
Motorcycle(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

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

Safety
No electric barbecues allowed.
No gas barbecues allowed.

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

Safety
Please do not touch or feed the animals.

General
Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.

Arrivals and departures
Please pick any available site on arrival.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10:30 p.m. and 8 a.m..

Reception
Reception is unmanned after 7 p.m.. Please inform the park while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time so that the team can provide information about your unit/site.

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.

Occupancy
The park caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

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

Coronavirus
There are no bins onsite: all rubbish will need to be taken home with you.

Arrivals and departures
There is no reception at this site. Please check in at the house instead.
The site will send you further check-in information 2 day(s) before your arrival.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

General
This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Vehicles
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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