Higher Shorston Lakes

Staddon Road, Holsworthy, Devon, EX22 6NH

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Fishing
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Waterside stays

Why stay here ...

Set in beautiful Devon countryside only 1 mile from Holsworthy with its weekly farmers market and shops selling local produce along with a Waitrose for those extra items. There are plenty of good local pubs that serve quality food at a reasonable price and are within easy walking distance. The nearest beach is Bude or Widemouth which are 8 miles away and a little further is Boscastle, Tintagel, Crackington Haven, Sandymouth and Duckpool.

Higher Shorston Lakes offers 19 acres of grounds, three Coarse fishing lakes (day tickets available and fishing licence is needed) and a small area of river frontage. There is a playground and play area, separate gents and ladies toilet and showers. There is an abundance of wildlife to see including ducks, geese, an occasional deer, our resident cat Lola, pygmy goats and chickens.

All pitches are hard standing and measure 10 mtrs x 6 mtrs allowing enough space for a caravan/camper plus awning. You will also have your own grassed area adjacent to your pitch, which measures approximately 3 mtrs x 10 mtrs. There is a chemical disposal point, grey water disposal, two drinking water taps, recycling and bin store. Children and pets are welcome but dogs much be kept on leads whilst around the caravan site as there may be sheep in the adjacent fields. There is a car park within 20 metres of each pitch and all cars once unloaded must be parked in the car park. There are three pitches with 16amp electric hook ups.

Golf within 1 mile, Ruby Trail within 1 mile, Leisure Centre & Swimming Pool within 1 mile.

Facilities on site - small playground, drinking water, electric hookups, 3 Coarse fishing lakes.

Please visit our Website or contact Sylvia for further information, availability and prices.

Facilities on site ...

  • Coarse fishing
  • Information room
  • Recycling facilities
  • Shower (exclusive use)
  • TV reception: good
  • WC (exclusive use)

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Latest arrival time: 7:00 PM

Latest departure time: 11:00 AM

0.5 acres

Some sloping pitches

Levelling blocks required

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
EX22 6NH
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GPS:
Lat 50.804779 / Lon -4.337969
OS field ref:
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Exeter, Bude, Widemouth
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile

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Twelve night stay in November

We enjoyed 12 nights staying at this lovely site. Sylvia was very welcoming from our arrival to our departure. The facilities were ‘under refurbishment’, but no problem, Sylvia let us know in advance and provided us with access to one of the lodges to use the bathroom facilities. When my parents suggested visiting the area for 3-5nights, Sylvia also organised the lodge for my parents and their dog to stay. The location was perfect for exploring North Devon, we enjoyed exploring Lydford Gorge, Hartland Quay, Instow, Cooksworthy Forest and Bude. Holsworthy is a short twenty minute walk from the site, we enjoyed the Holsworthy Carnival, and two of the local pubs were friendly, welcomed dogs and offered nice pub food. Two small negatives: the width of the pitch was ‘tight’ for our awning, and access into the driveway has two large brick pillars which were ‘tight’ for the length of our caravan. Overall a really lovely stay in North Devon.
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Russ, myself and our niece Jessica thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this CL site in August. The hard standing, level pitches are nicely positioned and have great views. Sylvia was very welcoming on our arrival and nothing was too much trouble. The site was very quiet and peaceful with lovely nature walks around the grounds. The lakes look lovely, with lots of fish activity - my husband is a keen fisherman so will definitely be giving the lakes a try next time. CL site was easy to find and there's a local supermarket in Holsworthy five minutes down the road. Other facilities include a good games room, clean toilets and shower, Wi-Fi available and lots of tourist information. All in all - five stars! Jane and Russ.

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If only I could this place SIX stars.....

The start of my holiday at Higher Shorston Lakes could not have been more eventful. I broke down at 6PM and called Sylvia, the owner to say we would be very late. She said the site was open and to just pitch up and we would talk in the morning. I arrived at 3am with a very tired wife and eight year old grand daughter. Later that morning I was greeted by Sylvia who was most kind and gracious, given that the tow truck had cut a 9 inch deep furrow in the grass on the way out! Sylvia kindly offered to help find an appropriate garage which she did and the car, three days later, was repaired. Throughout our stay Sylvia checked that we were OK without being intrusive in any way. The site is simply beautiful, set on one side of a valley. The pitches are grey gravel and although the ground slopes substantially, the pitches have been cut into the slope to form spacious areas each with an electrical hook up. The views from Pitch 1 at the top of the slope are amazing over the valley and towards the town of Holsworthy. The toilets and shower are modern and spacious and kept immaculately clean. I was impressed with the recycling area which is large and easy to access. The lawned areas were kept trim and tidy and the games room was a great addition with a pool table and table football. Both are high quality equipment. This makes a great place to explore places that are all much less than an hour away - Bude, Widemouth Bay, Tintagel, Boscastle and Clovelly to name but a few! The town of Holsworthy is about 1.5 miles away (25 mins walk or 5 mins in the car) and it has a good size Waitrose a Co-Op and plenty of other shops. Last but by no means least is the fishing - it is simply brilliant. In one morning my grand daughter and I caught 9 carp - common, mirror and ghost - all between 2lb (1 kilo) and 5.5 lbs (2.5 kilos) - amazing!

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If only I could this place SIX stars.....

The start of my holiday at Higher Shorston Lakes could not have been more eventful. I broke down at 6PM and called Sylvia, the owner to say we would be very late. She said the site was open and to just pitch up and we would talk in the morning. I arrived at 3am with a very tired wife and eight year old grand daughter. Later that morning I was greeted by Sylvia who was most kind and gracious, given that the tow truck had cut a 9 inch deep furrow in the grass on the way out! Sylvia kindly offered to help find an appropriate garage which she did and the car, three days later, was repaired. Throughout our stay Sylvia checked that we were OK without being intrusive in any way. The site is simply beautiful, set on one side of a valley. The pitches are grey gravel and although the ground slopes substantially, the pitches have been cut into the slope to form spacious areas each with an electrical hook up. The views from Pitch 1 at the top of the slope are amazing over the valley and towards the town of Holsworthy. The toilets and shower are modern and spacious and kept immaculately clean. I was impressed with the recycling area which is large and easy to access. The lawned areas were kept trim and tidy and the games room was a great addition with a pool table and table football. Both are high quality equipment. This makes a great place to explore places that are all much less than an hour away - Bude, Widemouth Bay, Tintagel, Boscastle and Clovelly to name but a few! The town of Holsworthy is about 1.5 miles away (25 mins walk or 5 mins in the car) and it has a good size Waitrose a Co-Op and plenty of other shops. Last but by no means least is the fishing - it is simply brilliant. In one morning my grand daughter and I caught 9 carp - common, mirror and ghost - all between 2lb (1 kilo) and 5.5 lbs (2.5 kilos) - amazing!

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What a gem of site

Found this new site having booked into a nearby CL but read reviews and had friends staying at the other place. We were their 1st customers having only just opened but what can we say? fantastic new site with outstanding views, facilities and owners. Greeted on arrival by the owner who explained everything too us and then left us to set up. Nothing too much trouble for them and because we had chosen the top pitch they even moved a bin closer to us to save our legs. Fantastic little games room and information centre with free wifi. Toilets and shower excellent and owners welcomed suggestions on providing mop etc to keep shower clean. Would recommend this CL to anyone looking for a site near Bude, it also has Lodges and a Yurt for any non-caravanning friends. Wish the owners every success in their new venture but we are sure they will go from strength to strength as the site gets more customers. Thanks for a great holiday. Claire, Rich & Ollie

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