By The Byre Caravan Site

The Annexe, Bagbury Byre, St Ann's Hill, Bude, Cornwall, EX23 0LT

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  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

By the Byre caravan site is down a quiet country lane overlooking the River Neat and Bude Canal. This is a dog friendly site with superb walks and cycling right on your doorstep.

This tranquil site has 5 hardstanding pitches with half of each pitch being grass to put up an awning if you wish. Each pitch has electric hook ups and two of the pitches have their own water supply. There is a CCEP along with recycling and waste facilities. Situated on the outskirts of Bude it provides wonderful access to the North Cornwall and North Devon Coasts, with plenty of beaches and some of the best cliff walks in England all close by, this is a wonderful retreat and one where man's best friend is welcome as well! (two medium sized and well behaved dogs!) The site itself is situated on a working farm so guests are asked kindly to keep their dogs on a lead.

The Bude canal and cycle way passes yards from the site and you can follow either of these to the centre of town. Bude has a huge variety of pubs, restaurants, cafes and shops, which are a 15 minute walk away, but the beaches of the North Cornwall coast are the must see attraction.

It doesn't take long to discover that Bude is possibly more diverse than any other holiday destination in Cornwall. Most major villages, towns and attractions are within an hour's drive; and because Bude sits on the county border, visitors are free to explore the delights of both Devon and Cornwall at their leisure. Look past the eight main beaches and many smaller hidden coves and you soon see there really is something for everyone.

As it is a pleasant walk to the town centre of Bude, the huge sandy beach is a favourite with children and adults alike, there is an outdoor sea pool, pretty canal, golf couse, splash pool and tennis courts, and you can enjoy all of this without the need of a car! Bude is Cornwall's most northern town and has been a favourite seaside resort since Victorian times. The coastal scenery surrounding the beaches is quite beautiful, boasting some of the finest sandy beaches and the best surfing in England! The town has excellent facilities and a wide selection of interesting, independent shops. This idyllic area has a large amount of bird life for the dedicated twitcher and some wonderful, scenic walks along the South West coastal path.

The centre of Bude is a lively hub with concerts, dances and fetes as well as other events throughout the season, including an annual Carnival Week. The town has a host of pubs, cafes and restaurants to suit every palate and there is a new Visitors Centre in the Crescent car park, a large children's play area, a 19th century canal and a small wharf amongst many other attractions. Bude is also home to the internationally acclaimed jazz festival which takes place each August.

Facilities on site ...

  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Recycling facilities
  • Working farm

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Latest arrival time: 9:00 PM

Latest departure time: 10:00 AM

1.5 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
EX23 0LT
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Lat 50.817801 / Lon -4.539001
OS field ref:
SS213051
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Bude/Exeter/Plymouth
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Plymouth (50 miles)

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Excellent Site - BUT!!

By The Byre Caravan Site
This is a really a super quiet site which should score as excellent 5 stars. The pitches are hard standing, relatively flat, well spaced out, with hedge rows in-between and two have water taps at hand. There is a nice view across the valley. The grass areas were mowed a couple of times during our two week stay. The site is only a few metres from the cycle track into Bude and this provides an easy level walk into the town. It links with the canal tow path route into Bude which is very interesting as it not only passes a marsh area good for birding but has a resident heron or two which visitors can easily see and observe from the path. Small pedalos', canoes and paddle boards ply the canal and give the visitor plenty of entertainment! However,we were disappointed that our pitch (no1) (with water tap) had a couple of (in our opinion) major issues: - firstly a dangerous rut - very serious health hazard - (we were told that a motor home previous visitor had got stuck after heavy rain and had to be pulled free) in the grassed area and that nothing had been done to rectify the hole before our visit. We placed two whole bricks in the rut to prevent anyone in our group tripping / coming to grief!! The hole was reported to the site owner early on day two of our visit but nothing was done to deal with the problem during our stay. Disappointing. - secondly the pitch became severely waterlogged during our visit following heavy rain - the water was seeping UP through the ground not coming under the sides of the awning and led to a very muddy interior - a major difficulty as we had children sleeping in the awning area. Again the site owner was aware that this pitch had an issue after rain referring to it as the 'damp corner of the site. The pitch urgently needs to have better drainage. In addition to these points we felt that the refuse and recycling facilities were not emptied often enough and this led to an 'overflow' situation for both types of waste during our stay. This is undoubtedly a 'peak' season issue but need addressing. We wouldn't want this to be seen as a negative report - we have drawn the issues above to the site owner's attention and hopefully remedial work will be done before next year. We found the site location EXCELLENT and hardly used our car - travelling only 82 miles in the two week visit. The walk into Bude is easy and also makes a nice evening stroll. From the site you can get to the coast path and walk towards Widemouth Bay or Bude. There is also a nice walk along the canal (away from Bude) to a super cafe / restaurant 'The Weir" where there is a large pond (fishing available) with ducks, small ponies and ducks to admire. It is a good place to relax and get refreshments. Eating and refreshment places were extremely busy during our stay and pre-booking, if at all possible, was essential.

daveNottingham

Reviewed on 11/09/2021 15:07

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Lovely stay

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Lovely small well kept site with lovely views. Cycle ways and lovely walks, in easy reach of the centre of Bude.

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Reviewed on 30/07/2021 19:53

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Stayed here December 2020, lovely quiet site with flat hard standing pitches. Bude is a 15 walk away and there are many good walks to explore the area along the canal and river, great for cycling too, will be coming back in the summer all being good.

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Reviewed on 01/01/2021 09:34

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Very peaceful and wonderful walks

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We were delighted to find this CL. Ann gave us such a warm welcome and was there if we had needed her for anything. Good hard standing for motorhome in February. The approach down the lane is tricky if you meet someone coming the other way but it is a very short distance so no bother really. Ideal for walkers as there are good canal walks as well as easy access into Bude by bike or foot, as well as to the beach. Lovely quiet site, will definitely return.

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Reviewed on 02/09/2019 17:47

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Wow what a find. Beautiful site with everything you could possibly need. Flat cycle track opposite the entrance which takes you to Bude. 15 mins to walk. Canal pathway both ways. Beautiful beaches. Views stunning from the cliff tops. Craft market on a Friday. So much to see and do. We will definitely return.

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Reviewed on 30/07/2019 21:44

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