Buttercombe Meadow Campsite

Buttercombe Meadow Campsite
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Buttercombe Meadow Campsite

Key Features
25 Acres of tranquil woodlands and wild meadows
Ten minutes from Woolacombe Beach and Saunton Sands
On-site bar and kitchen, shop, hot showers and toilet facilities

Situated in Devon with 25 acres of tranquil woodlands and wild meadows, Buttercombe Meadow Campsite is a family-run streamside camping site just five minutes from Ilfracombe. Spend your days exploring the magical landscapes, relax by the tranquil River Caen or venture only 10 minutes away to the golden sands of Woolacombe Beach and Saunton Sands.

The on-site bar and kitchen offers up simple food and drinks, with a small shop selling local ice creams and snacks, as well as fresh fruits and other essentials. Hot showers and modern toilet facilities keep you feeling clean and refreshed, while firepits are available to hire or buy – complete with logs and kindling.

For meal times there’s an outdoor kitchen area which also houses a large dishwashing zone, while a car park and wheelbarrows/tractor offer easy access to pitches. Nearby public transport will take you offsite for further exploration. Enjoy endless days full of fresh air and adventure at Buttercombe Meadow Campsite!

Frequently Asked Questions about Buttercombe Meadow Campsite

    • Q: Where is Buttercombe Meadow Campsite located?
      A: Buttercombe Meadow Campsite is located five minutes’ drive away from Ilfracombe on the outskirts of West Down, in Devon, England. The address is EX34 8NU.

    • Q: How far is the campsite from Woolacombe Beach and Saunton Sands?
      A:The campsite is a 10-minute drive from Woolacombe Beach and Saunton Sands.

    • Q: Are there any facilities on the site?
      A: Yes, there are several facilities onsite at Buttercombe Meadow Campsite, including a bar/kitchen and small food shop, firepits for sale or hire, hot showers and toilets, a free car park, a dishwashing area and outdoor kitchen facilities, and wheelbarrows or a little tractor to help you get to and from the pitches.

    • Q: Is there a river nearby?
      A: Yes, the River Caen runs through the site, so there is an opportunity to have a picnic on the shore.

    • Q: What can I do nearby?
      A: There are plenty of activities to do nearby Buttercombe Meadow Campsite. You can spend time by the sea surfing, bodyboarding, canoeing or kayaking, or explore the 25 acres of woodland around the campsite. You can also cycle around Devon’s off-road tracks or lanes.

    • Q: How often is there a bus service near the entrance?
      A: A regular bus service runs just outside the entrance of Buttercombe Meadow Campsite.

    • Q: Is there an age restriction for visiting the campsite?
      A: There is no explicit age restriction for visiting the campsite. However, it is a peaceful family-run site, so children should be supervised at all times.


The address for Buttercombe Meadow Campsite we have is: Ilfracombe, Devon, England, EX34 8NU. Use the map below for a closer view. Do check with your host for a definite location.

Contact Information

Postal Address
Ilfracombe, Devon, England, EX34 8NU

About the Local Area (North Devon)

North Devon is a stunning region in Devon that is known for its beautiful coastlines, rugged cliffs, and quaint seaside towns. From breathtaking beaches to charming villages, North Devon offers visitors a taste of traditional English life.

Here’s what you need to know about this delightful area.

What is North Devon Famous For?

North Devon is famous for its beautiful coastline, which stretches for over 90 miles and includes some of the UK’s best beaches. The region is also renowned for its incredible surf, with plenty of beaches attracting surfers from all over the world.

Finally, North Devon is known for its quaint villages and bustling market towns, which offer a taste of traditional English life.

Things to Do in North Devon

North Devon has something to offer everyone, from families with young children to outdoor enthusiasts.

Some of the best things to do in North Devon include:

  • Explore the South West Coast Path, which offers stunning views of the coastline.
  • Visit the charming village of Clovelly, with its steep cobbled streets and traditional fishing harbour.
  • Spend a day at the beach at Woolacombe, which is consistently rated as one of the UK’s best beaches.

Things Near North Devon

If you’re looking to explore beyond North Devon, there are plenty of things to do and see in the surrounding area.

Here are some of the most popular:

  • Visit the historic city of Exeter, which is home to a stunning cathedral, charming cobbled streets, and plenty of great restaurants.
  • Explore the rugged beauty of Exmoor National Park, which is just a short drive from North Devon.
  • Visit the charming town of Bideford, which has a fascinating history and plenty of great independent shops and restaurants.

Whether you’re looking for stunning scenery, traditional English charm, or outdoor adventure, North Devon is the perfect destination.

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