Synderborough Farm

Sidbury, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 0QJ

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

  • Beautiful views and walks from the site in the heart of the Sid Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • Quiet and peaceful yet very handy to visit the coastal resorts of the whole of East Devon, such as Seaton, Sidmouth, Budleigh etc
  • Seafishing within 5 miles.
  • Golf nearby.
  • Dog walk Adjacent.
  • RSPB reserve within 6 miles.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Dog walk from site
  • Laundry facilities
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good
  • Working farm

Prices

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8 acres

Some sloping pitches

Electric amperage: 13

Recycling Facilities

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Postcode:
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Lat 50.742445 / Lon -3.214408
OS field ref:
SY143937
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Sidmouth, Honiton
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Plymouth (50 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Honiton
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Great - if you're a mountain goat!

This site is, indeed, quiet and peaceful. However, what they fail to tell you is that the approach lane is a good half mile of single track road with high-sided hedgerows, and no suitable passing places to accommodate a car and caravan. Whilst the entrance is adequate (the usual gate size), it is very awkward to negotiate because of the width of the lane, so entering and leaving with a caravan requires some skill! And then there's the slope - the owners' explanation in the club sites book states it is 'part-sloping', which is untrue - it is all on a very steep bank. We spent at least 2 hours trying to site the caravan and get it level, and although we had chocks and blocks, they weren't enough. Not what you want when you've been driving some way and all you want is to get set up and put the kettle on! Unfortunately, our experience was worsened by the fact that when we arrived, we were caravan number SEVEN, on a site for five vans, meaning there was no hook-up available. On enquiry with other caravan owners, it appeared one caravan was planning to leave, but not for another several hours (ie tea-time - what?), so we eventually got fed up and went out for a drive. Fortunately on our return, that caravan had left, so a hook-up was available. However, six caravans were on the site the whole time we were there, and having booked and paid a deposit months earlier, we were a bit miffed by our experience. The site owner is at the farm way back at the entrance to the lane, meaning a long walk or a ride in the car, and when we called, an elderly gentlemen was the only person available, who didn't know anything about the site. I would not recommend this site, unless you're an intrepid traveller! I would certainly not return.

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Peaceful site with fantastic views

Visited on first weekend of summer holidays and was concerned about how busy places might be - not here! Lovely and peaceful, lots of space and only two other vans. Access was absolutely fine for our small motorhome but can see how it could be challenging for larger outfits! Sloping field but fine with chocks. I love a site that has dog walking options and this one is perfect - a very hot dog was happy to find the river at the bottom of the field! Planning to walk to Sidmouth and get a taxi back whilst here - a 1.5 hour walk I think. A little expensive but I guess you always pay a little more for views. Electric, water, waste facilities all good, clean and tidy. Will definitely visit again.
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Great site that will test your towing and setting up skills.

After reading some of the reviews I did my homework on how best to get to the site. Make sure that you follow the directions given on the site page and follow the hotel sign. The approach road is slightly wider than the caravan. You do a sharp right turn if approaching from Honiton on the A375. The site is about 1/2 mile down a single track road. Don't worry, you will be extremely unlucky if you meet anybody coming the other way. Turning into the site needs to be done carefully. I got in OK with a 7.5 metre long caravan. Once you turn into the site the first word that came to mind was Wow. The view is fantastic. You will need some blocks to level the caravan. Take your time and choose your position carefully, there is plenty of room. There is water and electricity on every pitch, so no repetitive filling of the water container. There are no toilet or shower facilities. Going back to the view, I have to say that this was one of the best if not the best view from a CL site that we have been on. The site is very quiet, the adjacent single track road is extremely lightly used as it appears to be a road to nowhere. A previous reviewer mentioned the Hare and Hounds. We had an excellent Sunday Roast there. Although it appears close I would not recommend walking as there is no pavement on the A375 and fast moving traffic. We also had a meal at the Pig at the Combe, very expensive but very good. We had vouchers bought for us and this was the reason we stayed on this site. The site will test your towing and setting up skills but all great fun. Overall this is a fantastic site and well worth the effort.
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A little bit of paradise

Unfortunately the owners were away at the time of our visit so we were unable to meet them. Access is via a single track lane and it is tight at times. We met a recycling lorry when arriving and he had to reverse quite a way before we could successfully pass. The turn into the site is tight for a larger van so watch out - we chose to exit via the larger second gate at the far end as there is a bigger area to swing round in on the road. What a view though - well worth the trouble and so tranquil. When we arrived the only other van on site was parked at 90 degrees to the hedge but we found this didn't work for our larger van as the slope was too great. However, by positioning the van on blocks in line with the hedge we managed to get it just about level and were then able to observe the beautiful view. The sun rises behind the vans but correspondingly sets opposite, providing beautiful evening light during the summer months. How nice to be able to sit out and admire not only the beautiful view but the wildlife plus the domestic animals on the hillside opposite. Apparently wild deer can occasionally be viewed but we missed out. Lots of good walks too. Sidmouth and other attractions are but a few minutes away and The Hare & Hounds provided a fantastic meal with a good walk afterwards to burn it off when returning to the site. Highly recommended if you want to get away from it all yet still be convenient for the sea and local fayre.
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One of the best

We found this site a few years ago and just keep returning every year. It is in a beautiful spot with well laid out pitches. Each pitch has its own hookup and water tap which makes for easy setup. The location is so quiet with wonderfull views across the Sid valley and there are plenty of walks from the site. We love it.

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