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.

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)
  • Working farm

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Types of pitch: hardstanding

Electric hook up available

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0.75 acres

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Postcode:
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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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A lovely short break

We stayed at this lovely CL for a few days on our way back from Cornwall and were very impressed with the site. We received a very warm welcome from the owner and found the facilities good. The CL is well placed to easily access the Tarka Trail and other attractions, and is in a quaint village. Although on a working farm we enjoyed an entirely peaceful break and loved the starlit nights. A little gem in the countryside - we will definitely be back!
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An Enjoyable Stay

We had a really enjoyable stay on this working farm. We had intended staying two nights but stayed an extra night to take advantage of RHS Rosemoor, the Tarka Trail and the nearby towns. We heard bell practice (at least we didn’t think it was the real thing!) but it only added to the charm of the village. We were made to feel welcome and considered it good value for money.

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Fourth Stay in three years.

What a great little CL, always a warm welcome from all of the Heddon family. A working dairy farm of which my two children Luke (13) & Aimee (11) have always shown interest in since we first stayed three years ago. Ross lets them get involved around the farm and they love every minute they are helping out. We discover more and more from the area each time we visit, the Tarka bike trail less than a mile from the site has great routes to Barstaple and beyond one way and Torrington and beyond the other. Public buses runs past the site. Great scenery, canal walks, bridges over rivers, woodland walks and cream teas to be had along the way. We love the area especially westward Ho! and Northam Burrows. Ask Ross or Nicky and they'll tell you great places to go, the wake park is great fun and laugh as you climb on the large inflatables or have a go at wake boarding. Always lots to do, supermarkets near by, walk to the village pub " The Cyder Presse" or if your a golfer a few courses close by. Already planned to go back in October and Easter next year. If you want a peaceful stay then this is the place but remember cows do Moo!! Tractors make noise and the church bell ringers do practice once a week..... A+++
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Great week in June - recommended

Just returned from a pleasant week at The Barton. A lovely sized CL with views of the rolling Devon countryside. Careful negotiating of the road to the site which is narrow in places (especially if you meet the bus) is required but on the whole easy to find and the wide gate at the entrance is very helpful. We arrived Saturday and following Ross' instructions pitched up. We took the last available pitch (nearest the gate to the toilet/recycling bins) but if you have a choice, choose another as so many other campers crossed through our pitch en-route to the loo. The site is level and has hardstandings, plus some grass pitches in an adjacent field. All have hook up and some have picnic tables. Recycling bins are provided and the usual facilities, plus a toilet ensure that you have all you need for a pleasant stay. We cycled on the Tarka Trail most days, the access just 1/2 mile from the site, visiting Great Torrington, Bideford, Instow and Barnstaple. We liked the route towards Barnstaple best and just loved Instow for the beach, the quaintness and the Hockings ice cream (made locally in Appledore). We also visited Clovelly, Westward Ho!, Appledore, Woolacombe, Ilfracombe, Croyde Bay and Tintagel Castle (over the border). The local pub is lovely and sells locally produced beer and cider and produces a lovely cream tea. They also provide home cooked food but were fully booked so we were unable to try it. Bideford is lovely, with plenty of places to eat, although we preferred the eateries at Westwood Ho! Bell-ringing practice at the adjacent church is 'interesting', and the watching the cows coming in for milking from the hills was really charming. We would definitely recommend The Barton and will definitely stay again if in the area. Ross and family were a joy to speak to, very welcoming and accommodating. We did notice a high turnover of visitors, mainly with motorhomes - we were the only visitors to stay the full week. Just to add, children and pets are all welcome.
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A Week at The Barton

We spent a fab week at this lovely CL at the beginning of June, and I could wax lyrical about it, but most of it has already been said in previous reviews. The last half mile after leaving the main road does need care especially at the bridge, but site entrance is fine. The site is lovely and we had a warm welcome from Ross and family. Pitches are well spaced and fairly level hardstanding. We found Instow beach to be dog friendly and very popular. We walked and cycled some of the Tarka Trail which can be accessed at the bridge near the junction with the main road orTorrington, where you can park for free. The tourist information centre in Bideford can be recommended, the lady there was extremely helpful. If you are looking for a CL in North Devon give The Barton a try, I don't think you'll be disappointed, we will certainly return when next in the area. ☺

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