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Visitor Reviews - Brightlycott Barton

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Brightlycott Barton
Devon (North)   (Browse area)
EX31 4JJ   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01271 850330

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Pitches: 20
Open: 15th March-20th October

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 32 Reviews
              9/10 from 32 Reviews

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Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Gewcaravan 1 review from this member

Excellent friendly and clean site which I would not hesitate to recommend. Site was very easy to find when following the directions given and we were made very welcome on arrival. We found the owners very helpful and approachable. A good information board in the toilet/shower/ washing up area giving you ideas of places to visit and pubs/restaurants near to the site. My only negative comment would be regarding the showers which were at a fixed height of approx 6'6 inches which meant showers were not as pleasant as they could be for my children especially when washing hair. Despite this we do plan on returning to the site again.

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: JohnPortishead 2 reviews from this member

We loved this campsite. The views are spectacular and space between pitches is ample. We had a very warm welcome from the owner, Charles, who was very friendly and sociable throughout our stay. The toilet block is good with adequate showers and toilets as well as the use of a washing machine and separate drier. The walk into Barnstaple takes about 25 minutes down a lovely quiet country lane. Eggs from Charles' hens were very tasty. We will certainly hope to stay again in the future.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Slinkymn 6 reviews from this member

Really nice owners who gave us a friendly greeting and were more than happy to help regarding directions to town etc. The site has a great location with fantastic views. Facilities are basic and not the cleanest I've seen. No toilet roll on the last morning!.

Having said that, I would probably visit again but take our own portaloo!

Cheers again

Management response: Thank you for your kind words regarding the welcome you received here and the location and views.

We realise that you must have found our old toilet block by mistake which is indeed quite basic compared to the new block which usually attracts very positive comments.

We hope it didn't spoil your stay too much and hope you will indeed return and enjoy the new facilities next time."

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Paxman 2 reviews from this member

Lovely campsite. Lots of space between pitches and site is elevated so great views across the countryside. Really quiet at night, no road noise at all as well away from the main road. Really quiet in the morning too, it may just have been the other campers that weekend, but people didn't start moving about until well after 8. Really easy to find and close to Barnstaple. Quick drive into the town. We went cycling and hired bikes from tarka bikes, a lovely route past instow which has a beach and Bideford which is a lovely little town next to a river. Braunton is close by too and Croyde which has a gorgeous beach and is a short drive.

Toilet blocks lovely and clean, with a water point nearby. Free showers which is always a bonus and saves annoying searches for change. Hairdryer too. Really nice indoor washing up area with hot water which is a bonus for campers used to washing up under semi sheltered areas whilst trying to avoid the rain!

Owners really lovely, friendly and helpful. Made the effort to come around and say hello to everyone.

We had 2 children with us both 10 and they enjoyed the freedom of a very safe site, including a games room.

Highly recommended as a simple, clean, spacious campsite, without frills like a shop, but completely unnecessary anyway as the town is so close by.

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Debs398 28 reviews from this member

Stayed here for four nights in June, 2 of us in a 6 man tent. We had requested a pitch in a certain location on our booking form and they were more than happy to oblige. On booking in we were shown our pitch and were even given some help in putting up the tent as the wind chose to blow rather hard just as we were erecting it!

Campsite was busy but not packed the first night but then the rest of the week there was only us and two other units.

Views from the pitch were incredible, unfortunately we had very strong winds the week we were there and the tent withstood these but it was a bit scary at times! But you cant have views like this without bearing the brunt of the weather.

Toilet and shower facilities were absolutely excellent, spotlessly clean at all times, lots of lovely hot water. Fridge/freezer provided for campers use was very handy to keep our things cold. Washing machine was provide but we didn't have the need to use it. Two washing up sinks, again always clean and tidy.

Site was very well located for what we wanted to do and we enjoyed our stay here

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Suzilexi 3 reviews from this member

Just back from a fantastic stay at Brightlycott Barton. The site is peaceful and enjoys great views over countryside to Barnstaple in the valley below.

The amenities block was always clean despite of the poor weather for most of the week. There are plenty of hot showers, all free. There is also a free washing machine which was well used by everyone on the site and the dryer is only 1 for 30 mins. There is also a fridge freezer.

The playground consists of a swing frame and there is a playbarn with table tennis and tractors for the little ones. The main play facility is the huge field the children have to run around and play games in.

The pitches are level and large. But be warned, the ground on the bottom level is stony so take your rock pegs and a strong hammer. We were left with only 4 usable pegs. But the tent stayed put in high winds and the ground drained well in the rain.

This site is in a fantastic location for exploring everything North Devon has to offer. There is so much to do in the area and it is easy to access from the site which is not far off the A39. There is no shop on site but Barnstaple with its supermarkets is only a few minutes drive away.

Fresh free range eggs are available when the hens have laid enough. They are delicious!

The owner was also great and responded immediately to anything reported. Just a shame we had to leave. We will be back!

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