Fishleigh Barton Camping

A dog friendly, quaint working farm in Taw Valley. As beautiful as it gets camping. Wow the pictures look nice, I want to stay there myself!

Fishleigh Barton Camping
Fishleigh Barton Camping
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Fishleigh Barton Camping

Key Features
Peace and tranquillity
Observe wildlife
Thoughtful facilities such as showers and firepits

Fishleigh Barton Camping is located amidst stunning North Devon countryside, set on a working farm just 6 miles south of Barnstaple, and with easy access from the A377. Perfect for motorhome enthusiasts, the experienced owners of this site offer an experience which is full of peace, tranquillity and lots of local wildlife.

Stroll down the lane to catch a glimpse of a kingfisher or heron by the River Taw, or spot deer and buzzards from the farm. Thoughtful facilities such as two mains taps, flushing toilets, a shower, dog-walking area, washing-up area and firepit make your stay infinitely more comforting. Please note that barbecues are welcome but must always be in the designated firepit/campfire area.

The solar-powered shower is heated by special tubes, and the owners are proud to explain how this technology works. Be aware that this is a rural site and therefore not highly manicured – the nearest shops and pubs can be found in Umberleigh (5 minutes away) or Barnstaple (15 minutes drive).

FAQs About ‘Fishleigh Barton Camping’

    • Q: Is there easy access from A377?
      A: Yes, Fishleigh Barton Camping is located near the A377 with easy access.

    • Q: How far away is Exmoor, Tarka Trail and Saunton Sands?
      A: All of these attractions are within a half-hour drive’s distance from Fishleigh Barton Camping.

    • Q: What kind of recreational activities are available?
      A: There are plenty of activities to do on site such as wildlife spotting, dog walking, using the communal firepit or even going down the lane to spot herons at the River Taw. There are also plenty of other attractions nearby.

    • Q: Are any facilities provided by the campsite?
      A: Yes, Fishleigh Barton Camping provides two flushing toilets, one shower, mains water (two taps), a washing-up area, a chemical disposal point and a designated dog walking area. Firewood sourced from the farm is also available to buy onsite.

    • Q: Is the shower heated?
      A: Yes, the hot shower is an eco shower heated by solar thermal tubes. The owners are happy to explain how it works.

    • Q: Are barbecues allowed?
      A: Barbecues are allowed but must be in the area designated for camping/firepit and no fires should be lit in the camping field due to the fire risk to the adjoining crops.

    • Q: Is the site appropriate for people who like a neat and tidy environment?
      A: No, this site is part of a busy working farm, so it is a place that’s rural rather than neat and tidy all around. People who prefer a neat and tidy environment should look for alternatives.


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Frizzle Dizzle avatarFrizzle Dizzle
a year ago
I can't rate the rooms as its a campsite. However it is set in a beautiful quiet location on a working farm. Dogs are welcome and there is a large dog walking field on the site and a stunning river walk across the lane. There are flushing toilets, solar showers, dish washing facilities and a fridge and freezer available to use. Very good rates to stay with drinking water available at several points. Emma and her team are extremely welcoming and friendly, she sent us an email with a map of the site. Blocks and ramps available to help level up the camper if using one. Tents and campers welcome. Will be back.
Phil avatarPhil
a month ago
Small, friendly campsite in good location for local sights.
Peter avatarPeter
a year ago
Good location, not far from the beach, or Exmoor and South Molton. Dogs allowed, and there is a huge dog exercise field. Owners are very friendly, and facilities are very clean. Check out is midday too, which means there's plenty of time to get packed up when you leave.
Poppy Simmonds avatarPoppy Simmonds
9 months ago
I stayed here for a week in my campervan. The hosts are really helpful and the place is magical. Great views across the valley. I'd definitely recommend to others.
Brad Kitson avatarBrad Kitson
a year ago
What a great find! Fantastic campsite run by friendly people. Couldn't fault it. Emma was very friendly and helpful. The wardens, Keith and Amanda were great! Views are really good and even had a swim in the river.
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The address for Fishleigh Barton Camping we have is: Chapelton, Umberleigh, Devon, England, EX37 9DZ. Use the map below for a closer view. Do check with your host for a definite location.

Contact Information

Postal Address
Chapelton, Umberleigh, Devon, England, EX37 9DZ

About the Local Area (Umberleigh)

Umberleigh is a beautiful village located in North Devon, England. What sets it apart from other tourist destinations is its unspoiled beauty and tranquillity.

The village is situated on the Taw River and surrounded by rolling hills and lush greenery, making it the perfect spot for nature enthusiasts and those seeking a peaceful retreat.

What is Umberleigh Famous For?

Despite its small size, Umberleigh is home to one of the oldest railway stations in Devon, built in 1854. The station has been restored and is now a popular tourist attraction.

Additionally, the village is known for its thriving farming community, with many farms producing high-quality meat and dairy products.

Things To Do In Umberleigh

There are plenty of activities for visitors to enjoy in Umberleigh.

Here are some of the most popular:

  • Take a stroll along the Tarka Trail
    This scenic footpath follows the Taw River and offers breathtaking views of the countryside. It’s an ideal spot for walking, cycling, and wildlife spotting.
  • Visit the Umberleigh Pottery and Gallery
    This family-run business produces hand-crafted pottery using traditional techniques. Visitors can browse the gallery and purchase unique souvenirs.
  • Explore the Castle Hill Gardens
    Located just a short drive from Umberleigh, these stunning gardens offer a peaceful oasis with beautiful floral displays, tranquil water features, and breathtaking views.

Things Near By Umberleigh

There are plenty of attractions and activities to explore near Umberleigh.

Here are some of the most popular:

  • RHS Garden Rosemoor
    Located in nearby Torrington, this world-renowned garden boasts over 65 acres of stunning floral displays, including a formal garden, rose garden, and vegetable garden.
  • Exmoor National Park
    This beautiful national park is a short drive from Umberleigh and offers visitors the opportunity to explore rugged moorland, deep valleys, and stunning coastline.
  • Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum
    This historic estate, located just a short drive from Umberleigh, offers visitors a glimpse into the lives of the aristocracy in the 19th century. The estate features a stunning Regency house, beautiful gardens, and a collection of carriages.

Whether you’re looking to explore historic landmarks, enjoy outdoor activities, or simply relax and unwind, Umberleigh has something for everyone.

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