Brightlycott Barton

Appreciate the country setting of the historic farmhouse with a proximity to several attractions.

Brightlycott Barton Camp Site
Brightlycott Barton Camp Site
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Brightlycott Barton

Key Features
Tranquil atmosphere with breathtaking views
Table tennis room and swing frame for kids
Dog-friendly lane along with modern facilites

Tired of the hustle and bustle? Make your way to Brightlycott Barton near Barnstaple, a small family-run park and organic sheep farm with something to offer everyone. Experience the tranquil atmosphere with breathtaking views across the valley and level pitches.

In the barn there’s a table tennis room and plenty of space for the kids to let off steam with a swing frame. There’s even somewhere for the pooch to stretch their legs with a dog-friendly lane lined with trees. Plus, don’t forget the modern facilities available onsite with a shower block, disabled area, washing machine and tumble dryer.

Enjoy ultimate peace and relaxation – bright enough to refresh your mood.

FAQ’s about Brightlycott Barton

    • Q: Where is Brightlycott Barton located?
      A: Brightlycott Barton is a family-run park and organic sheep farm, located near Barnstaple on the North Devon coast of England. Its exact address is Shirwell, Barnstaple, Devon, England, EX31 4JJ.

    • Q: What type of amenities does Brightlycott Barton offer?
      A: Brightlycott Barton offers a range of amenities, including an indoor table tennis room, a tree-lined dog walking lane and a modern shower block with washing-up spot. There is also a separate area with disabled facilities and a big fridge freezer for all guests to use as well as free access to a washing machine and tumble dryer.

    • Q: Is Brightlycott Barton suitable for children?
      A: Yes, Brightlycott Barton is a great spot for families. There is a swing set as well as space for kids to explore, plus a nearby dog walking lane they will enjoy.

    • Q: Are there any special features at Brightlycott Barton?
      A: Brightlycott Barton offers stunning views over the valley, plus spacious level pitches that allow visitors to relax and get back to nature.

    • Q: What type of activities are available in the local area?
      A: In the local area you can: explore the stunning coastline of North Devon; take part in various watersports; visit Plasterham Castle; and explore a variety of interesting shops, restaurants and attractions.

    • Q: Are pets allowed at Brightlycott Barton?
      A: Yes, pets are welcome at Brightlycott Barton and there is plenty of space for them to enjoy exploring the local area.


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Address: Brightlycott Farm, Shirwell, Barnstaple EX31 4JJ, UK

Peter Jackson avatarPeter Jackson
6 months ago
Only stayed 2 night but it is a very friendly, clean and with an awesome view. Wife is already booking to go again. Would recommend the site to anyone. I did find some older poor reviews, I can say that from my experience and observations the issues raised have been dealt with. A great place to stay. Updated 2023. After the first visit above we've come back year on year. It's still friendly, clean, quiet and well managed. Great for campers and caravans. Shower/Toilet block is spotless. Fridge freezer is available for use. Free use of a washing machine and pet friendly (please keep them on a lead). Wonderful slice if heaven. Try it. It won't disappoint.
Sontaran Lee avatarSontaran Lee
a year ago
Fabulous Exactly the stay I like & need. peaceful, friendly, EHU & shower block, farm setting & fab views. I need no more. Even gave me discount as it was just me. Will definitely stay there again, when up in North Devon, great base to come back to after the crowds of the surf beaches. Thank you
Malcolm Kirk avatarMalcolm Kirk
a year ago
Great place to stay with amazing view of North Devon and beyond. Also 5 or so great beaches within 30mins. Whilst no shop on site Barnstaple shopping centre is only 10 mins away. The owner Charles is great and is always around to sort any problems or just to have a chat. Thoroughly recommend, it small but great. Will be back.
Lovely site with stunning views. Clean toilet and shower block with other facilities (washer/dryer etc), all easy to access. There's a lovely little play area in the middle too that the kids absolutely loved to play on. Definitely recommend and we will absolutely be visiting again when we can!
zah avatarzah
4 years ago
Amazing place! We were a group of 35 people, which composed families with small children. We came from SDA church. We had 12 tents and the owner, Charles was very helpful and attentive to our needs! He did extra miles and we were grateful for all the help he gave us, as most of us were first time campers. He even gave us to use one of the barn room for us to have our worship. The place we got was on top of small hills — a bit windy but lovely views! Toilets and showers were all cleaned daily. The good things that the place for washing up plates were indoors compare to some other campsite, usually outdoors. Don’t forget to buy Charles’ organic lamb chops while you are there… they taste heavenly! We surely will comeback next year!
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The address for Brightlycott Barton we have is: Shirwell, Barnstaple, Devon, England, EX31 4JJ. Use the map below for a closer view. Do check with your host for a definite location.

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Postal Address
Shirwell, Barnstaple, Devon, England, EX31 4JJ

About the Local Area (Barnstaple)

With a history dating back to Saxon times, Barnstaple has retained much of its character and charm, making it a popular destination for visitors to the area.

What is Barnstaple Famous For?

Barnstaple is famous for its historic Pannier Market, which dates back to the 1850s and is still in operation today. The town is also home to the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon, which showcases the rich history and culture of the area.

Things to Do in Barnstaple

Barnstaple offers a range of activities and attractions to suit all interests. Take a stroll along the River Taw and enjoy the stunning views of the countryside, or explore the narrow streets of the town centre and discover the many independent shops and cafes.

Other popular things to do in Barnstaple include:

  • Visit the historic Pannier Market and browse the stalls selling local produce, crafts, and souvenirs.
  • Take a trip to Rock Park, a beautiful green space with plenty of walking trails, a children’s play area, and stunning views of the River Taw.
  • Explore the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon and learn about the area’s fascinating history and heritage.

Things Near Barnstaple

While there is plenty to see and do within Barnstaple itself, there are also many nearby attractions that are well worth a visit.

Some of the most popular things to do and see near Barnstaple include:

  • Visit the stunning beaches of Saunton Sands and Croyde Bay, both of which offer great opportunities for surfing, sunbathing, and relaxation.
  • Explore the rugged beauty of Exmoor National Park, where you can hike, cycle, or simply enjoy the stunning scenery.
  • Take a trip to the nearby village of Braunton and discover its quaint shops, cafes, and galleries.

Whether you’re interested in history, and culture, or simply enjoying the great outdoors, Barnstaple and the surrounding area offer something for everyone.

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