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, two toilet/shower rooms. There is an abundance of wildlife to see including ducks, geese, chickens and the occasional deer.

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 adj. Pitches are cut into the slope of the hill so Motor movers and 4 wheel drive are advisable for larger units.

Facilities on site ...

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

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Useful Info

Latest arrival time: 7:00 PM

Latest departure time: 11:00 AM

0.5 acres

Some sloping pitches

Levelling blocks required

Electric amperage: 16

Recycling Facilities

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Postcode:
EX22 6NH
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GPS:
Lat 50.804779 / Lon -4.337969
OS field ref:
SS354032
OS map ref:
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Transport links

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

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What a Gem of a find

Higher Shorston Lakes
We have just spent a week at Higher Shorston Lakes. It’s our first visit but definitely not our last. We were greeted by Kizzy and directed to our pitch we were the only ones here for 4 nights can’t believe it’s not fully booked. It’s has 3 hard standing pitches with EHU, a toilet and shower room for both male and female. Absolutely fab outlook looking towards Holsworthy with 19 acres of land to walk around, our dog loved it. It has 3 fantastic fishing pools to choose from I must of caught 200lb of fish the one day. All fish are in very good condition. Brett the owner is constantly working to improve the grounds and fishing and has put new stock in the pools. Overall a fabulous CL site.

TINATEECE

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Reviewed on 09/07/2023 21:41

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A hidden gem

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We absolutely love Higher Shorston lakes. We recently had our third visit there. The site is fantastic, beautiful surroundings and extremely well maintained. Kizzy and Brett are very welcoming and will act on any requests. The fishing lakes are very scenic and our dogs all love walking round the whole of the site where you often see Roe Deer and birds of prey. The site is a hidden gem but needs to seen to appreciate everything that is on offer. We will return again when we can in our motorhome. David and Jacie

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Reviewed on 01/05/2023 16:15

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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.

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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.

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Reviewed on 12/05/2021 19:04

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What a find, keep it to yourself!!!

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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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