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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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 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

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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!

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Reviewed on 23/09/2021 09:13

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Excellent stay at a reasonably priced CL in North Devon

The Barton
We had a pleasant stay at this new to us CL set about 3 miles south of Bideford in North Devon. When approaching from the north from the A386 turn left just after the sign for Weare Giffard. Drop down to a very sharp left turn under the Park Trail (old railway bridge). Take care here (use of a car horn might be advisable). Continue over a humped back bridge and through the start of a long village. there are passing places. At the top of a hill the farm can be seen on the right and the turn in easy to see. There are 2 parts to this caravan area. One is a CL, the other (The Paddock) isn't. They are separated by a wooden fence. The hardstanding pitches are just for the unit and can slope slightly depending which pitch you end up on. Not a great bother though. Car goes on the grass, where a picnic table is provided for your own use. EHU is shared. Water points are found around the CL. There is also a wooden shed where the toilet is found (not used by us) and the Elsan point, knee high and adequate. There is also an information board. Bus time tables are best checked but we noticed them passing about once every 2 hours and many stayers used them. Recycling is encouraged. talking of cycling the Tarka trail is accessed from where you left the A386 and is traffic free for many a mile both north and southwards. Bideford has a Tesco, Morrisons, Asda and Aldi. Plenty to keep you amused locally. Wifi and mobile phone signal were both excellent (EE). A quiet CL but you will hear the cows being milked early in the morning. Not a problem for us. We'll try to use this CL again when next in the area as it was perfect for our needs.

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Reviewed on 07/09/2021 20:04

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Back again for another dose of 'Barton magic'

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Well, as planned, we were back on The Barton in mid May and again we pitched in 'our' corner pitch 3. The fact that it rained every day for the 2 weeks of our stay did change our plans but didn't lessen the pleasure of the site's situation, great walks and socializing. The grass field became a challenge for some visitors but Ross and the 'Disco' soon got them placed or on their way home. Running repairs and surface improvements to a muddy gateway (Now a sturdy gravel surface) provided entertainment to watch from the caravan. Nothing seems too much trouble for the owners and once again we had a great time and we'll see you both in 2022. Pete and Ev...

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Reviewed on 18/06/2021 12:22

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