We can completely and unhesitatingly recommend Stoke Barton as a campsite, a location and a holiday destination. The farm is wonderfully placed in a completely unspoilt part of Glorious North Devon. The team in charge run it unobtrusively with excellent services and friendly management. The local area gives you one of the most iconic sea views, pub, quay, walks, lighthouses, rocky beaches, magnificent weather which you can enjoy.
The actual camp site is spacious and peaceful. Views are stunning and you won't want to go home!
Love it to bits……we'll be back! Thanks Helen and Colin!
Just spent a perfect week camping at Stoke Barton farm, the views from the hay meadow over the sea are so unspeakably gorgeous that I suspect they may actually increase life expectancy. The facilities were great - loos, showers, laundry and washing up areas were all clean, well maintained, a pleasure to use. The owners were really welcoming and relaxed, encouraging us to choose to pitch wherever we wanted and Colin was keen to reassure us that if the large group camping in the same meadow as us were a noise nuisance he would deal with it - there was so much space between us that there was very little chance of any disturbance and actually, they were no bother at all.
The play area looked so good that we're planning to return with those of our children's friends that we like so they can go trampoline-crazy while we sit in the sun listening to the larks and quaffing cider. The farm shop on site is small and perfectly stocked with lovely local produce - bacon, eggs (sold individually), fudge, honey, what else could you possibly want? The walk down from the campsite to Hartland Quay is a sequence of some of the most beautiful vistas imaginable and offers the reward of a crab sandwich and pint by the sea while watching peregrine falcons swooping down from the cliffs. This campsite has gone straight in to the top 3 all time favourite campsites for us, exactly which ranking remains the subject of cheerfully heated debate.
We visited this campsite as a last minute visit during half term due to great weather. I phoned up in advance to check there was space and found the owners to be very friendly and welcoming. When we arrived, we were greeted warmly and told where to find a pitch (although it is your choice where to pick). We found a great spot in the field with the play area. Lovely generous pitches with plenty of space. The centre of the field is left free as a meadow so there is plenty of space to run around and beautiful sea views from every pitch. There were other fields, some of which had electric hook up. We don't use electric so went in the field without it.
The children loved the play area, it had a large trampoline, several slides, swings and seesaws. Also a large football area with 2 goals. Our 4 and 5 year olds spent most of our 3 days on it, having a wonderful time and making friends.
The facilities were very clean and well maintained. There was what seemed to be a new block in our field with just 2 toilets and a small washing up area. Just cold water but very clean and with solar fairy lights at night. There was then a larger toilet block with more washing up facilities in the next field (not a long walk) which was very clean and tidy every time I visited. We were very happy with them. We didn't get round to visiting the showers on this trip. There was a barn with freezers/fridges in it and plenty of information about local things to do.
The campsite shop was large and reasonably priced, open for a couple of hours in the morning and in the evening. Campfires are allowed on site but only in a brazier. That's fine, we hired one from the owners for only £1. 50 and a sack of wood for £5 and had a lovely fire in the evening looking out to sea. The immediate surrounding village of Stoke Barton didn't seem to have much in it (although it is very pretty) but it is a short drive to Hartland which has various supplies shops and a good chippy. From the campsite you can walk down to the coastal path, which was stunning. We also walked to Hartland Quay (only a 20 minute walk, even with children) for an icecream and a bit of a splash in the sea. There's a pub there and another shop.
Overall, we were very impressed and will definitely be back. A little slice of heaven. It is a very relaxed campsite in a beautiful spot. There are rules, but nothing taxing. Excellent for families. Everyone was very friendly and you could see the place being looked after.
Greeted by a nice friendly chap called Colin, who showed us some pitch options and moved a stored caravan so that we could position our camper where we wanted. This is a big site, comprising several fields, but tents and vans are only situated around the sides of the fields so that the middle is left free for games etc
The campsite is kept very clean by Colin's daughter whose name I cannot remember, but she was also very friendly and helpful just like her dad.
Well stocked shop, sold yummy cakes! And some nice secondhand items - bought a lovely salad bowl! We had to queue once for the showers whilst we were there, which I don't think was a hardship. Ran out of hot water for dishes a couple of times, but we just went back again later. You are able to use their freezers for ice packs and there are fridges for chilling food and wine etc.
Walked out to Hartland Point and into Hartland Village while we were there and drove to Bideford and visited Clovelly.
No light pollution in the area which as I have said within other reviews is important to us as we like to sit out and look at the stars. We used fire logs (Poundland sell them) on our bbq which was raised off the ground in the evenings and they were happy for us to do that - next best thing to a campfire.
Other campers were very friendly and we would recommend this site to anyone visiting the area.
Upon entering the camp we made our way to the reception area and was greeted by Colin, who was the site owner, he was a happy, easy going man, who showed us to our pitch, gave us some helpful advise about setting up our tent, due to the wind coming in off the coast. We set up our tent on which isn't a pitch as such, as nothing is marked out, which is just the way we like it! The camp site is pretty easy to find, and well equipped with sinks to wash up, showers and toilets. We were there at the carnival weekend and apparently the site was packed! but my goodness the space my 4 boys had to play was just unbelievable to say it was packed! the site is just massive, and so family friendly. The showers did get a little cooler as the camp filled up with campers, but this didn't bother us. There is freezers' and a fridge in the barn for campers to use. If your lucky, there are Swallow's nesting in the barn and you see them darting in and out feeding there babies in the nest, such a lovely sight for children to see. The facilities on site were spotless, I think I counted them being cleaned 3/4 times a days. The camp owner gives children a ride on the back of his quad bike to go and see the animal's in the fields only for about 15 minutes but my two boys loved it.
Such a wonderful camp site, in a splendid location over looking Lundy Island, and a short walk to the quay, where there's a small sandy beach with great rock pools for the children and a pub which accepts dog for the adults, but dogs aren't allowed on the beach. A site which me and my family will look forward to returning to.
We stayed for 3 nights with two young children (3&7). The information and booking process was very straight forward.
On arrival we were escorted to the field and given a few options of where to pitch our tent (in the vicinity of the electricity points) by Martin? Who was very friendly and happy to help.
The campsite itself is fantastic with an enormous amount of space for the kids to run around and make as much noise as they wanted without fear of upsetting anyone else.
The scenery is amazingly beautiful. The site is on a costal walk, and is only twenty minutes (with kids) away from the quay which has a museum, shop and pub / hotel etc.
The toilet and washup block in the field we stayed in we're very clean and are adequate for a field that size. There is a bit of a walk to the showers depending on where in the site you are. They may be basic, but do the job.
The on site shop sold more things than you could think you would ever need, but end up finding essential!
We went to the 'milky way' for the day when the weather was less than great. I would definitely recommend it for under 10s. There is more to do there than you can possibly achieve in one day, but well worth the try. The soft play area is designed so the adults can take part too, so it's fun for all the family.
We will definitely be back to the camp site, and will be there for longer next time. Keep up the good work!
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