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 (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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0.75 acres

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Postcode:
EX39 4QP
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Lat 50.979657 / Lon -4.183266
OS field ref:
SS467222
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Transport links

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

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A real find

First time staying here and I sincerely hope it wont be the last. Everything I wanted and with quite a lot of autumnal rain I really appreciated the hardstanding, the surfaced track and the excellent paths. The site is quite sheltered so autumnal winds didn't bother the awning too much. The space between pitches is generous and each has its own picnic table. It's very clear that a lot of thought and care has been put into this CL which is well run and tidily kept. With hook-ups, wifi etc it's got what you want but you're not paying for all sorts of things that aren't necessary. It suited me very well. Many thanks.
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Another fabulous visit

Just had another wonderful 6 nights at The Barton. Very comfortable in the paddock field. Exceptional space, peace ,tranquility . Wonderful friendly hosts have worked hard to make this a brilliant CL. Many thanks Ross, Nicky and family.
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We've just spent another couple of weeks based on this site and were lucky enough to be pitched in our favourite corner. This was our 4th visit in 5 years and, as ever, we had an enthusiastic welcome from Ross and Nicky (of course there was the extra 'covid-19' paperwork which was soon completed). There have been some substantial improvements to the paths and pitches which have made the site even tidier than it had always been. We always make great use of the easy access to the Tarka Trail and, this time around, with local venues (NT mostly) only partly open we picked Ross's brain for good local walks. We can recommend the walk from Appledore (The Quay) out through Northam, the Burrows and around the Golf course; easy walking and splendid views. We'll be back next year assuming we can find a slot on this great farm CL. Looking forward to seeing you in 2021 Ross and Nicky... Pete and Ev...
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Hospitality +++

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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