The Barton

Weare Gifford, Bideford, Devon, EX39 4QP

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

Ross and Nicky Hedden, along with our 3 children Sophie (18), Oliver (15) and Charlie (7), will be delighted to offer you a warm welcome to The Barton Farm CL site. We are located in the quiet village of Weare Giffard and set in the beautiful Torridge Valley in the rolling Devon hillside. Our working diary farm gives the visitors a chance to come see the baby calves and the milking operation (by prior arrangement). We have ponies and Pygmy goats in the paddock next to the site which gives visitors hours of viewing entertainment.

The site itself is just under an acre with large pitches and hard standing. Lawned grass pitches are also available in the summer months for those who prefer these. We have a large 15 foot gateway to make access possible and easier for vehicles all year round; we have electric hook ups for all pitches and room for awnings. The Chemical Waste Point is just on the edge of the CL point. New toilet block installed on site 2018. Wifi available, £1 per night for first stay, free for returning customers.

We welcome children and dogs, we have excellent access to local walks including one just off the site itself which takes in the stunning views of the Torridge Valley and with the Tarka Trail only half a mile from the site cyclists of all abilities can cycle on traffic free paths while admiring the beauty and tranquility of the North Devon countryside.

There are plenty of activities to do in the local area for all ages and we have two sandy beaches less than 5 miles away. The RHS Rosemoor Gardens are approximately 3 miles away and the towns of Bideford and Great Torrington are also 3 miles away with a regular bus service (Stagecoach 75a) passing by the CL site. Big sheep is a family attraction and is located 3 miles away from the CL site. There is an award winning village pub within walking distance, the village park and lots more.

We look forward to welcoming you to our site.

Facilities on site ...

  • TV reception: good
  • WC (exclusive use)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Working farm

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Latest arrival time: 9:00 PM

Latest departure time: 11:00 AM

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Postcode:
EX39 4QP
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GPS:
Lat 50.979657 / Lon -4.183266
OS field ref:
SS467222
OS map ref:
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  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Plymouth (50 miles)

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My wife and I had a most enjoyable three nights at The Barton. We endorse everything that's been written about the good facilities, setting, tranquillity etc. Ross is a star. He interrupted his work at milking time to pull our motorhome out of the rut that I'd caused in his wet grass and laughed as he did it. 'You're not the first and you won't be the last', he observed. It is a working farm and all the more enjoyable for that.

wolsty

Caravanner from Cornwall

Reviewed on 07/03/2022 09:48

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Peaceful, sheltered well kept site in rural North Devon

The Barton
5 level hard standing pitches arranged in a curve around a central grass area over looking a horse paddock next to the farm. Picnic bench and EHU for each pitch and a couple of water points. It's a working farm so expected some noise but other than the farmer whistling (presumably at his dogs) at 5.45am we heard nothing other than bird song. There is an information board with the pub menu and bus times. It would have been useful to have directions on how to access the tarka trail on foot which I found but was a bit of a mission! Left out of the site, along the road, over the bridge at Annery Kiln and there are some steep steps on the left immediately after you walk under a bridge. I turned left on the trail and walked to the bridge over the river with a great view of the Aquaduct and back (5.5 miles). Along that stretch of the tarka trail they are restoring the Rolle Canal and there are various information boards explaining the history. The site owners are obviously busy farmers and we didn't meet them but paid by bank transfer.

Annie and Paul

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Reviewed on 29/01/2022 14:54

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A peaceful friendly gem of a site

The Barton
It really is a farm site so, if you don’t like cows, then this is not for you. Beautiful surroundings and very close to the Tarka Trail for cycling and walks. The family are very friendly and laid back but still obviously hard working farmers. The facilities are clean with 5 level hard standing pitches for year round and grass pitches for better weather. We really enjoyed our stay and our cycle to Barnstable which had a great stop off at Fremington Quay. We’d love to return again and recommend it to anyone who wants peace with active options.

Devon BriMac

Motorhomer from Devon

Reviewed on 15/11/2021 20:32

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Lovely peaceful site

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I cannot really say much more than that posted by Wherenext below. Although both of the sites were nearly fully occupied the whole time we were there there was no excessive noise, it is a very peaceful quiet site. Ross the owner was very friendly and extremely helpful when we had a problem with our caravan. We too will use this site again when back in this area.

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I always book CL sites as I like peace and quiet and not too many people. When I arrived at the Barton there were 11 vans in total. I know 5 were separated from the other 6 by a bit of stock fencing, and that technically it’s allowed, but I agree with another reviewer that it really isn’t in the spirit of CL sites. I’m just suprised more people don’t feel the same!

beanster

Reviewed on 23/09/2021 09:13

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