Higher Shorston Lakes

Staddon Road, Holsworthy, Devon, EX22 6NH

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  • 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  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:
SS354032
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Transport links

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

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Great site, Tight access

Higher Shorston Lakes
Directions to the road the site is on is easy to fine. The entrance to the site does not have the usual sign at the gate [its 20 yrds in] once you have found the entrance. It is a very sharp and small entrance and I would suggest almost impossible to get in with a very long MH, or a long caravan without unhitching, using motor mover and then hook up again....further down the track is another sharp narrow turn, the same might apply. The owner is in the process of altering this if he can purchase the land next door in due course. Once in, it changes, beautiful views with Holsworthy in the middle distance. 3 CL pitches on gravel and EH. The pitches are actually built into a slope and could be difficult to get in and out of for some, a little bit tight for a full awning on a couple of them. Brett and Kizzy are very warm and hospitable. Toilets and showers,1 girls and 1 boys, very clean a short stroll down hill to both, as is a water point and liquid and paper waste facilities. Another tap at the brow of the slope. The owners are fairly new here. There are 3 lodges on site, 3 fantastic fishing lakes [lakes are private to site users, only at £5 a day]. The lodges are fabulous [we had a peak inside]. We stayed 2 nights, it was very quite. The whole site is immaculate with more hard work being done every day. Well worth a visit. If I had to be a tiny bit fussy, it would be about the price at £25 per night, and no WIFI, albeit very very nice. Thank you Brett and Kizzy.

Ade and Jules

Caravanner

Reviewed on 03/07/2022 18:40

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Shortly after arrival our electrics stopped working. Despite Brett trying every possibility it seems the control panel needs replacing. We could have managed without EHU but Kizzy insisted on us moving into one of the three lodges. It was wonderful and twice the size of our own tiny bungalow. I actually shed tears at the kindness of this gesture and we had a magical two nights overlooking the lake and watching the family of geese and the antics of the rabbits. Such a lovely peaceful spot and just what we needed as a respite from my Long Covid journey with my husband getting some much deserved rest. This couple deserve to make a huge success of their new venture and we will be back.

bajjerarts

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Reviewed on 12/05/2021 19:04

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Getting to the site is easy along A roads. Staddon Lane is wide to help negotiate the brick pillars at the entrance, no problem for our 7m motorhome. It was our first stay at Shorston Lakes with new owners Kizzy & Brett I have to say they were the most friendliest CL owners we have met. With a lovely welcome from Kizzy and the dogs, and a mention that we were their first visitors, as they had moved in 3 weeks ago. They have lots of plans for their new venture. The pitches are large enough for our 7 meter motorhome levelling blocks needed on pitch 1. Water point within easy reach. Views and sunsets from the pitches are lovely and look towards Holsworthy. We had our own designated toilet and shower. Great for peace of mind/ covid times. There are 3 lakes with great fishing I havent used a carp rod since I was eighteen and Brett was on hand every day with helpful advice and tips. He even helped with the net on the first catch! I caught into double figures every day and my largest fish of 6kg, from the bottom lake. Beautiful walk down past the lakes to the stream, lovely and peaceful, also great for the wildlife. Overall a neat, large open site, with plenty of space for campers. Many thanks for a great week, and good luck for the future to you both. Phil, Mandy and Leiya the parrot x

phickey

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Reviewed on 20/04/2021 18:12

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We have just enjoyed a 7 night stay on this cl and wanted to leave a review as there hadn’t been one for a while. Booking was easy and Sylvia was a pleasure to deal with. Originally we had planned to stay in June but due to Covid lockdown we weren’t able to visit until mid sept. Positives for the site are well located and easy to reach the coast and countryside, being about 8 miles inland of bude. Site was well maintained and tidy with good facilities. Due to Covid restrictions Sylvia was only using two cl pitches, both hardstandings, although we were the only van there fir the week" this meant we had exclusive use of one of the toilet/showers reducing the risk of cross contamination. These were of a high standard and very clean.Rubbish was also to be double bagged and kept on the pitch until the end of stay so overall very good Covid measures in place. Fishing was very good with lakes well stocked and very picturesque. Views were also very good. Slight negatives were - pricey at £25 pn without WiFi. As previously mentioned access was tight on the entrance although we managed with a four wheel drive and large twin axle. Deoarture from the hard standing was also difficult as the the hardstandings cut into the slope were on the narrow side. Our porch awning just fitted. Some people may also have difficulty reversing up the slope into the hardstanding area. A mover is recommended. Overall an enjoyable and peaceful stay with friendly owner and we will probably return for the fishing and ease of access to the beaches.

dunton10

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Reviewed on 22/09/2020 17:00

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Well just got home from a 10 night break at this site (300 mile away) and worth every mile, we arrived Friday evening and was met by Sylvia the owner who made us very welcome from the off, she showed us round the site and were everything was then left us to it, so firstly there are a couple of water points, chemical and grey disposal, recycle area, two shower/toilets one male one female which looked as new, toilet, very good shower tiled floors and washbasin in each. there is wifi in the games room free of charge, very nice lawned area facing each hardstanding pitch which are quite level. now to echo previous review just be careful on entering and leaving the site it was a bit of a squeeze for me getting out but my van is 7.5 meters, I would suggest asking the local farmer to scrape 3 feet out of the verge facing the entrance but I am cheeky like that, as for the fishing the top lake is like a zoo ha ha, if you are taking your kids/grandkids they will catch all day just take a tin of sweetcorn or pellets, I fished one evening on there and caught 158 carp yes 158 between 1 and 3lb each, the bottom lake is just a natural pond very quiet area to sit, I fished it twice only caught 1 carp each time biggest 7 lb, its full of tiny roach and rudd, the middle lake was low on water while I was there I caught around a dozen upto 5 lb off it, about 20 mins walk to town on a pavement after first 50 yards so safe walking, plenty shops supermarket, butchers, greengrocer, two fish and chip shops, around five pubs selling meals, its a very easy 15 min drive into bude you pass lidl and morrisons on your way, we had some great days, bude, bideford, Clovelly, widemouth, to name a few. if this site was closer to us it would be one of our regulars for sure, thanks for a very nice stay on a well kept site, ste and karen.

stegal

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Reviewed on 22/07/2019 16:26

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