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Ashcroft Farm
Woolsery
Bideford
Devon (North)   (Browse area)
EX39 5QU   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01237 431351

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Pitches: 5 CCC Only
Open: Easter To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 10/10 from 12 Reviews
              10/10 from 12 Reviews


Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes Caravan Storage Storage 

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This is a Camping and Caravanning Club Certificated Site, which accept five caravans or motorhomes and usually tents, space permitting.

Reviews:  12 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Lawrenceuk1965 1 review from this member

The Farm

We booked this at the last minute for a nine day break (two adults, one child and two dogs). What a discovery. A beautiful, small, dog friendly site, smack bang in the middle of a working farm. The landscape on the site is really varied and the farm walk (which I would recommend) is really informative, it is run weekly and lasts over 2 hours. It provides real insight to the conservation work that these guys are undertaking and the history of the farm. You will gather from other reviews that the toilet and shower block are a little basic but I never had to queue, and always had hot water so no real complaints from me. Dogs are allowed run free in the surrounding fields, but on the campsite they must be on the lead.

The surrounding area

We found no shortage of dog friendly beaches in the area. Northam Burrows Country Park was great - it is at the estuary of the River Taw/Torridge with long expanses of sand. , When the tide is out Instow is great, its on the opposite side of the river to Appledore. Bucks Mills is a great dog walk. Clovelly is a must see (but dogs need to be on the lead), and my favourite area was the National Trust beach of SandyMouth with great cliff walks either side (on the SW coastal path) and a great dog friendly beach (which is only sandy when the tide is out).

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Fuina Tilbrook 2 reviews from this member

What a wonderful little site! The owners are friendly and helpful and although basic the facilities never seemed too busy.

This is a very basic site but just what I wanted. Lovely big fields to walk to dog in and the day kennels were very helpful and well priced.

Vicky (the owner) was always happy to help even offering to pop a wash load in her machine when my dog had an accident! all in all very basic but friendly and calm considering the amount of dogs.

For the first time in our lives we are planning to revisit the same site twice! see you next year!

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Chris+jan 6 reviews from this member

Just got back from a wonderful 2 weeks at Ashcroft Farm.

As most of the reviews state, it's a very dog friendly site

There is a large field next to the site, just pass the shower & toilets.

There is also another 2 large fields to the right & behind the toilets, just follow the path.

We also found just 5 mins drive or a 15 min walk some woods, with a dry path to walk through.

Turn left out of the site, follow the road & first left again, you're find the woods with some parking on the right.

Dogs must be on a lead within the site, we just tied ours to a long rope, nobody including the owner said anything.

Most other caravans had windbreakers around their unit or a pen to keep them in.

Do accept a little noise from the other dogs, as some caravans have more then 1, which never really bothered us.

There is only 1 shower, but never had to wait.

Very basic, but always hot water.

The site is on a slight slope, which was fun with the awning.

I think next time we would park our van down & not across.

The site is off the beaten track & we found the roads advised to take by the owners a little narrow, but the best way in.

You just hope you don't meet anyone as it is really only a single track with some passing places.

The village is only a 5 min drive, it has a costcutter, which is open till 9 every day, there is also a chip shop which is only open Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings.

No pub in the village, the nearest we tried was the Hoops on the main A39 which is dog friendy, with good food if a little pricey.

Another pub which is also dog friendly is called the the smithy in welcombe.

The nearest big super store is Asda, head towards Bideford A39 first roundabout turn right, turn right again at the Atlantic village.

The only bad things we could tell you, when first arrived they had cut the grass without picking it up.

It was raining & as you could imagine, we were walking it everywhere.

Vicky the owner was very friendly and sorry about the grass and looking at getting a machine to pick all the grass up.

We were also bitten by horse flies quite a bit, so take some insert repellant.

On the whole very relaxing well priced ( £14. 50 with hook up a night ) 2 weeks.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Leedsmen 4 reviews from this member

Returned from this site last week after 2 weeks in glorious Devon.

The site owner arrived shortly after we did to ensure that everything was fine. She had selected a pitch for us near the entrance so that it was level. Towards the bottom of the field there is a slope. They are working towards getting most of the pitches with electricity and water shared between 2 pitches which certainly makes it easier for a motorhome user. This is a serious dog friendly site with just about every pitch having at least 1 dog. There is a huge field next to the camping field for dog walking (please remember to pooper scoop even if it is a field!

As the information says the site is basic with a small washing up sink, 1 shower and 3 unisex loos but nobody seemed to have a problem in the 2 weeks we were there. The views are stunning (almost as good as we have up here!)and it was great to just sit on the site and enjoy the peace and quiet and the stars at night. There is no play area for the children as such but a large area in the centre of the field where we all got involved in the games. This didn't deter them from enjoying themselves. The pitches are double size and allows you to have an awning, windshields or even a compound for your animals.

Vicki was really helpful even to phoning her brother and cousins to find out church service times in the village!. Alas the pub in the village is no longer but there is a useful local store and a chippy which opens towards the end of the week. Take her advice about some of the places to visit. We tried Bucks Mill but be careful the car park entrance is very small and certainly wont take a motorhome. Sandymouth is a great beach once the tide is out there is a vast expanse of golden sands and there are also lifeguards. Go to Clovelly in the evening and enjy a drink at The Red Lion or pay £6. 50 per adult to go through an exhibition and video during the day!

The Old Smithy at Welcome is brilliant and again dog friendly. The food is ace but there is a surprise don't be fooled by the name it is old but has shabby chic 70's posters and furniture. You feel as though you can be yourself and the staff are really friendly.

A really good site and one we recommend and if we can get down to Devon we will be back.

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Ray Tuck 1 review from this member

This was our second visit to this dog and human friendly site. Although the amenities are basic we cannot recommend more highly this site. Set in glorious country side and close to beautiful unspoiled beaches this is a site we will visit time and time again. The village shop stocks most items but if needed Bideford has supermarkets and numerous small shops If you are looking for a friendly site where you and your dogs are made welcome this is the site for you

Date of Visit: May 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: TNADZ 20 reviews from this member

We have just returned from 7 nights at this lovely site. There were only 2 other caravans on site. The facilities are, as previously commented on, quite basic and I would imagine get quite busy when more people on site, but we found them ideal for our stay. There is a great dog walking field right behind the site which is perfect for those early morning and late night walks. It is a site that makes you feel like there's plenty of room for everyone. Spacious pitches. We did 2 days on the Tarka Trail, 1 coastal walk to Hartland Point and 2 days boogie boarding at Westward Ho (the dog friendly end by the golf course, Northam Burrows or something like that) A great beach, sandy and huge and long. There is an Asda at Atlantic Village not too far away, app 10-15 mins and there is a Morrisons in Bideford. Over all we had a great week and would recommend this site. DO NOT follow sat nav in though, follow the sites directions, quite narrow lanes to get to the site :)

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