West Ashford Barton

Ashford, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 4DB

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

Set in 7 acres, split between 3 fields, West Ashford Barton offers pleanty of space and privacy. Information room and extensive book exchange available on the site. 

  • Fabulous Panaramic Estuary views
  • Ideally placed between Barnstaple and Baunton
  • Exmoor 30 minute drive
  • Tarka trail (old railway line) provides 30 miles of Cycling and walking. Access nearby by.
  • Public House and resturant within 0.5 mile
  • Good area for walking
  • Bus stops close by
  • 4G phone signal.

Owner offers internal storage facilities - please ask if interested.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Dog walk from site
  • Information room
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good
  • Working farm

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7 acres

Some sloping pitches

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Postcode:
EX31 4DB
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Lat 51.099152 / Lon -4.109989
OS field ref:
SS524354
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Barnstaple
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: Barnstaple
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Lovely site

We visited this site in August 2020 for 10 nights as our first post lockdown trip. Access is a little tricky as the road is a bit narrow at Heaton hill and Heaton Punchardon. But don't let that put you off, as on arrival at the spacious site you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the Taw estuary. The site owner was very friendly on arrival and in fact came to see us later to say goodbye. Our stay was quite eventful, as due to being on an exposed hill the view comes at a price when the wind blows. Our air awning, decided it wanted to be on the other side of our caravan during the night!! We were a bit unlucky that Storm Francis decided to visit as the same time as us. Facilities are basic, the electric hookup did not trip out, there is good access to water and toilet disposal. Supermarket within 1mile at Wrafton. Crow point via toll road(£2) is lovely with sand dunes and beaches. We wish to return, hopefully in calmer weather conditions.
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So much space!

We stayed on this beautiful site for just 5 nights in August and wished it could have been longer. Even Storm Francis shaking us to sleep all night didn't detract from a great stay! The access, as others have said, is interesting - especially if you get it wrong like we did due to the 'Road Closed' sign at the expected access road because of roadworks near the bottom! It really is a spectacular site - the peace and quiet and the beauty of the view is breathtaking. Mrs May saw we'd got set up and came to introduce herself and was really helpful in letting us know where the dog friendly spots were locally - Crow Point is just a 10 min drive away, just round the corner from Saunton Sands and takes in a fabulous walk along the estuary out into the open sea......vast expanse of beach and sand dunes for dogs and children to roam, and even in the height of summer, no crowds...hurrah! Due to Covid, understandably there were no facilities open on the site but again, that didn't detract from our stay. I cannot recommend highly enough this lovely, well kept site and welcoming owner. We will definitely be returning next year.

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Excellent base for cycling

Stayed July 2020 for 5 nights. As mentioned site slopes but managed to level MH using large ramps. Field may be soft after rain as our ramps began to sink slowly! Extensive views but the trade off is a bit exposed when wet and windy. Used this location to access to Tarka Trail. We would suggest that to get to it you exit the site and go up hill not down. Turn right and go along this level road and go right again. This road comes out by the garden centre. On the last 25m before the junction go on the pavement on the right which brings you to a crossing with a centre refuge. The more direct route down from site joins the hectic A road and is best avoided. Once across a sign points down to the Tarka trail down a short connecting path. Left towards Barnstaple and across the bridge and on towards Instow beach etc. You can see the cafe and bridge on the other side of the estuary from your pitch! Note coming back the same way is not easy as it is very steep. Lots of places to join the trail with kids if you take the car and bikes if easier. Site is quiet farm location and has a septic tank for toilet waste and bins/recycling etc. Grey waste is bucket and hedge! Friendly owners and an ideal base.
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Do not follow sat nav arrival route and take plenty of levelling blocks

We followed the sat nav to arrive. Steep windy single lane track, but you can't access site from this route as the right hand turn to get in is a hairpin turn. So go past the turn to next roundabout , come back on your self and take the first left after the roundabout , you then turn right at the top of lane and right into the correct lane for access, your approach is then straight . Breath taking views , but very exposed site to wind as perched on the side of a steep field . Large site made up of three fields. When we left there were 7 vans there so not sticking to cl 5 van only rule, but to be honest there was so much space we didn't even see the others people or hear a sole . Quiet , peaceful with wonderful views, close to everything you want in north Devon.
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A Beauty

Plenty of space and choice for siting caravan on this peaceful CL; levelling blocks needed. Spectacular views of the sandy estuary and surrounding area. Good for cycling, walking and great beaches in the area. Good pubs within walking distance and convenient for shopping in Braunton or Barnstaple. Helpful and friendly siteowner provides tourist information and a 'lending library' for borrowing/swapping of books. Tarka trail offers hours of exploration with many good stopping points along the routes.
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