Fosfelle Country House

Hartland, Bideford, Devon, EX39 6EF

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Fishing
  • Peaceful stays

Why stay here ...

Situated just a few minutes from the beautiful and rugged North Devon Coast, ideal for access to the beaches and South West Costal path, Fosfelle Country House CL is set in 5 acres of tranquillity.

We have a 2 acre caravan site for up to 5 Club Members. where our 3 Alpacas and 2 Miniature donkeys roam freely along with our other of friendly animals including chickens, ducks and pygmy goats.

The shower and toilet are housed in our quirky hobbit huts (shower tokens can be obtained from reception).

Situated adjacent to the converted barn apartments, we also have a hot tub spa available to all visitors for a £5 fee for a private slot.

Fishing on site (please contact owner for details) and the local village is half a mile away with its 3 pubs, which all do good food, a lovely little coffee shop all of which are dog friendly, the local shops and post office. There are also paid laundry facilities on site.

Facilities on site ...

  • Bar
  • Coarse fishing
  • Information room
  • Laundry facilities
  • Shower (exclusive use)
  • TV reception: variable
  • WC (exclusive use)
  • Wi-Fi

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2.5 acres

Some sloping pitches

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Postcode:
EX39 6EF
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GPS:
Lat 50.986617 / Lon -4.47486
OS field ref:
SS265237
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Barnstaple, Bideford. Bude
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile

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A great little site

Fosfelle Country House
We were booked here for 6 nights in the CL to attend the wedding of a friends daughter (which was magical!). Owners were lovely and friendly and could not do enough for us. They come down to the field each evening to feed the donkeys and alpacas that freely roam the site and are very happy to chat. The site itself has a lovely approach through an avenue of hydrangeas. Toilet and shower are in quaint wooden pods - they do get a bit grassy and muddy, but then you are in a field! The pitches are sloping, so chocks are required. The present owners have just taken the place over so are aware of a few tweaks that are needed which, when completed, will make this a gem of a site! We will be returning.

LizandMark

Reviewed on 01/09/2021 08:29

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Fosfelle Country House
We phoned to say that we would be late arriving as we had been stuck in traffic and the owner was very nice and said to just pitch up and rest and they would catch up with us in the morning. As we had sent the whole pitch fee for 10 nights prior to our arrival, there was no issue with paying. That was the last time we spoke to the owners as we never saw them the whole of the 10 days. The pitches are hard standing but quite tight for turning in and out, you have to go on the grass to turn and as it had been raining it was extremely wet. Luckily for us we have a motor mover so we managed to stay on the track. The toilet and shower are in unusual cabins and were never cleaned judging by the cobwebs full of dust and dead insects everywhere. You need to take your own toilet roll and towel as they are not provided. The shower needs a token from the house so we used our own. The bar and restaurant were closed. There are 5 Alpacas wandering around but they ran as soon as you went near them. They are probably the reason you have to drive through a gate and close it after you which was a pain. All in all, we would not recommend this C.L. We have stayed in C.L.s all over the country for many years and this one lets the caravan club down.

SueMJ

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Reviewed on 07/09/2020 12:28

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Fosfelle Country House
Admittedly it was raining but there was no one to welcome us and we were dismayed to find the pitches were very tight to get into, little room to manoeuvre. Nobody ever appeared, other than the five llamas which are quite sweet. You need a token for the shower, but reception was closed. The site is situated in a sloping field, though the pitches are level. There are no views and no walks from the site. We left the next morning and won’t be returning.It may be very nice in summer, if you like feeling enclosed and have a car so you can use it as a base.

Finn16

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Reviewed on 12/10/2019 14:48

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We had a lovely stay!

Fosfelle Country House
Probably best to ignore the earlier negative reviews of this site, as it has obviously improved over the years. Nice level hardstanding pitches cut into a grassy hill. Grass areas between pitches was cut short and picnic benches provided on four of the pitches. Very peaceful, the alpacas were cute! Didn't notice their droppings anywhere really, unlike previous reviewer. Also, water tap is next to pitches and not halfway up a hill as previously stated. Facilities were very good, though no hand soap provided in the toilet and just a filthy, smelly towel to dry hands on. I would have given 5 stars otherwise, but really think for £15 a night, not providing some basic soap (Aldi - 4 bars for £1) and paper towels is a bit penny pinching. Shower costs a quid but gave six good minutes of hot water so easily enough for two people to shower if you make haste. Overall, great location, lovely site, enjoyed it.

Bob and Me

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Reviewed on 21/05/2019 18:28

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Well we enjoyed our stay

Fosfelle Country House
I was cautious of the previous reviews, but arrived 22/2/19 for two nights as we needed hardstandings for our 7.2m motorhome. I really don't understand what the problem was. The pitches suited a motorhome, I used pitch 5 and sat back to enjoy the views of the woods, lakes and Alpacas. The shower and toilet block was in fact a pair of converted camping pods, all very plush and quirky. We thought the converted double decker bus in its own enclosure was also novel and may consider booking that another time. Had no problem arranging to pay, asked to meet in the bar that evening. The hotel and restaurant does not impact on the site, we enjoyed our stay and will return again.

y644rtu

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Reviewed on 25/02/2019 21:13

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