The Barton

Weare Gifford, Bideford, Devon, EX39 4QP

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  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

Ross and Nicky Hedden, along with our 3 children Sophie (15), Oliver (12) and Charlie (4), 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 (non-exclusive use)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Working farm

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0.75 acres

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Lat 50.979657 / Lon -4.183266
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Transport links

  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Plymouth (50 miles)

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Thank you Ross for your exceptional hospitality. We had the best service ever at a CL. I will not go into detail as you might be inundated with requests 😊😊. We loved our unexpected breakfast at The Cyder Press and we’re sad we didn’t get another meal there before we left. Access from your site to cycle the Tarka trail was easy. Laying on the spectacular floods added to the excitement of the trip but we were relieved your farm is above the flood plain. Anne and Andrew

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A lovely place to relax

Please ignore the previous comment. We have just spent two lovely nights on this site. OK it was on the very well-manicured grass field but there was more than enough room for everyone. The welcome could not have been warmer. The facilities, whilst basic were perfectly well looked after. The dairy cows, calves, ponies and goats looked very well cared for and provided a perfect rural background. An ideal location for a rural retreat
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I’m sorry but this is not being run within the spirit of a CL. We booked for one night in August and turned up to find all the hard standings taken. We had to stay in an adjacent grassed field with 3 other units; that’s 9 in all when the limit is 5!! We were told that 3 of the people on the hard standings shouldn’t have been there but because we were only staying for one night there was no point moving them! It is advertised as having a toilet which is great between 5 units but we were now sharing with 9!! Why do we pay to be a member of the Club if we are not going to be treated as such?!! Don’t get me wrong the setting is lovely and the owner was perfectly civil but seemed very pleased that he could somehow get around the Caravan Club CL rules. He even asked us if we had booked a hard standing...hang on it’s advertised as all hard standings so we shouldn’t have to book one specially. We won’t be returning and would warn any potential bookers to be wary.

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Relaxing and friendly

From the moment we arrived we were made to feel truly welcome. Ross and Nicky are the perfect hosts. If you want to relax away from it all but know someone is available if you need them then this is the site for you. Set on a dairy farm with cows, ponies and pigmy goats it’s the perfect site to watch the world go by. If you want to cycle the Tarka Trail then Torrington cycle hire have bikes to suit all abilities and they also serve snacks. The cycle track entrance is easily accessible. The bus stops literally outside the farm entrance. The Plough Torrington is a cinema and cafe they also hold tai chi classes. Torrington has Aldi, Co Op and a Spa also a Post Office. The Green Lantern is good value for meals. Torrington has a Pannier market as does Bideford and Barnstaple. Bike to Bideford, Barnstaple or beyond. Instow has nice cafes and pubs and dog friendly beach. Cafe Du Parc Bideford serves delicious French and English dishes. The park has lots for all the family including a small outdoor pool. Take a trip to Made Well near Hatherleigh and wander the garden and see the animals. Really lovely well priced food served there. We popped in several times. Very friendly. Westward Ho! Has good cafes and pubs. Dog friendly part to the beach. There is a golf course at Northam. North Devon is well known for its surfing beaches. Okehampton has nice shops and cafes. A visit to Torrington tourist information will tell you all the local places to visit. We went to Rhs Rosemoor a must if you love plants. Great cafe there. All terrain scooter available if you need one. It is beautiful all times of the year. The roses were in bud at the beginning of May. Nice plant sales area. Access off the main a386 to the site was no problem to us. Our mh is 26 foot. Height under the bridge near the site is 11’9” or you can go via Torrington. We can’t wait to visit the site again. It is the most relaxing site we have ever been in and certainly the friendliest.
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Perfect little site

This is exactly what a CL should be - plenty of room for 5 units on a grassy field close to the farm, in the midst of North Devon's beautiful countryside with nothing but peace and tranquillity all around! Hook-ups for each pitch and water in the corner of the field. The recently built loo was kept spotless and well supplied with loo rolls. The Barton and its neighbouring farm nestles behind the church in the Torridge Valley in the village of Weare Giffard within an easy walk of the Cyder Presse pub. Nearby Bideford and Torrington are both worth a visit - look out for a Hockings ice cream van for the best ice cream ever! The Hedden family deserve every success with this little gem.

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