Roey's Retreat (Clovelly, Dog Friendly)

Roey's Retreat
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Roey’s Retreat (Clovelly, Dog Friendly)

Key Features
Quaint camping site near A39
Close to village of Clovelly
Picnic benches, play area and firepits
Clean shower and toilet facilities with covered seating area
Weekly barbecues and options to hire a BBQ
Close to pubs and shops

Discover Roey’s Retreat, nestled in beautiful north Devon, nearby the A39, perfect for making your way to a wide range of exciting beaches and attractions. This quaint camping site is within two miles of the charming village of Clovelly, and is a great base for rambling along the delightful South West Coast Path and exploring the Hartland Devon Heritage Coast.

Owner, Nick, has ensured that guests have all the home comforts they need, including picnic benches, play area with swings, firepits and even a shop stocked with all your essentials. Don’t forget the washing-up area and chemical disposal point if you’re travelling in a motorhome! Clean shower and toilet facilities are provided, alongside a covered seating area so you can enjoy your food in the rain or sunshine.

Nick regularly brings guests together for exciting weekly barbecues, though you’re also welcome to hire your own barbecue and cook yourself. Plus, nearby Hartland or Woolfardisworthy boast pubs and shops just a five minute drive away – perfect for some goods and a well earned tipple after a long day of exploration!

FAQ’s about Roey’s Retreat Campsite

    • Q: Where is Roey’s Retreat located?
      A: Roey’s Retreat is located in North Devon, just off the A39 near Clovelly in Clovelly Cross, Devon.

    • Q: How far away is Bideford, and Bude?
      A: Bideford and Bude are both 15 minutes away by car from Roey’s Retreat campsite.

    • Q: What amenities are available onsite?
      A: Roey’s Retreat campsite offers a play area, shop, firepits, picnic benches and covered seating areas. Toilets and showers are provided, as well as a washing-up area and chemical disposal point for tourers.

    • Q: Is there a weekly BBQ event?
      A: Yes! Roey’s Retreat hosts a weekly social barbecue night where everyone is welcomed to attend and enjoy some friendly atmosphere. BBQs are also available to hire if you would prefer to do your own cooking.

    • Q: Are pets allowed onsite?
      A: Yes, Roey’s Retreat is pet friendly and accepts both dogs and families.

    • Q: What type of shops, pubs and social clubs are nearby?
      A: There is a local social club a couple of minutes away and shops, pubs and restaurants are available in the neighbouring villages of Hartland or Woolfardisworthy, which are both five minutes away by car.

    • Q: Is the campsite open in all seasons?
      A: Roey’s Retreat is open year round, making it a great spot for both summer and winter activities.


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Roeys Retreat Campsite Reviews

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Address: The Old Campsite, Higher Clovelly, Bideford EX39 5RP, UK

Fab little place! Owners are super friendly and helpful – we were walking the coast path and they offered us a lift to and from Clovelly, even though they were in the middle of doing other things! There's a wee shop with drinks and sweets plus a couple other bits. There's a communal covered seating area. The showers and toilets were clean and did the job just lovely. It's a flat grassed site. Felt really spacious. It's by a road but it's not busy by any stretch and despite the wind and rain, managed to get a decent night's sleep. Would definitely stay here again when in the area.
David Wylie avatarDavid Wylie
6 months ago
Lovely all grass campsite. Despite the website suggesting otherwise, our 7.5m van was easily accommodated. Owners very friendly (they collected us from Clovelly a couple of times, which after a very long walk on the SW coast path & a nice evening meal in the pub, was very much appreciated!).There are a few pitches with water taps, so I would ask specifically when you book if that is important to you. You are close to a main road so you do hear some noise, but for us it was no bother at all.When we stayed, leccy was on a generator, which was turned on twice a day. As we were out walking all day, this made no difference to us at all, and I think the owner said their proper leccy should be on in October (2023), but do check if you need all day/ all night hookup.Recommended.
J T avatarJ T
11 months ago
Perfect for hiking the coastal path. The very pleasant owners will pick up walkers from the coast at Clovelly, although it's not too far to walk. Facilities are small but excellent. Be aware there are no shops or pubs within walking distance for restocking, but the owner is building a small on-site shop. When we stayed there was an excellent pizza van based up on the island that was a lifesaver.
Samantha Walton avatarSamantha Walton
9 months ago
What a little Gem of a campsite ⛺️ I cannot rate this site enough, its Beautiful, clean and very well look after. Nick, Karen and little Nelly are fab hosts, they can't do enough, always on hand, and happy to help! We had the most amazing time whilst staying here, so glad we found Roey's Retreat and already can't wait to return. Nick's famous BBQ is delious 😋 but I would recommend booking your spaces so they know how many to cater for…… book it you won't regret it. Pitches are MASSIVE, perfect location to walk down to Clovelly, I just can't rate it enough! By far my favourite campsite so far🥰 Keep up the good work guys and we will be back x
Mia Schauer avatarMia Schauer
9 months ago
Definitely worth the stay! Such a lovely place, espacially for hikers, doing the coast path! We arrived to higher Clovelly .totally exhausted, on a rainy day, after we lost track, and didn't know where we were…Roey himself stopped with his car, asked us if we would go to the campsite, and was just like: "well, I am Roey! Just put your bags in and jump in there, I'll take you there!" He also opened his little shop again to make sure we can comfort ourselves. So, so lovely!!! We'll Never forget this!
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The address for Roey’s Retreat (Clovelly, Dog Friendly) we have is: Old Camping Site, Clovelly Cross, Clovelly, Devon, England, EX39 5RP. Use the map below for a closer view. Do check with your host for a definite location.

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Postal Address
Old Camping Site, Clovelly Cross, Clovelly, Devon, England, EX39 5RP

About the Local Area (Clovelly)

Clovelly is a stunning fishing village located in the county of Devon, England. This unique place is famous for its steep, cobbled streets that lead down to a charming harbour where fishermen still haul in their daily catch.

What is Clovelly Famous For?

Clovelly is famous for its stunning scenery, history, and preserved heritage. The village is a privately-owned estate, and the buildings and streets have remained virtually unchanged for centuries, providing visitors with a glimpse into life in the past.

Things To Do In Clovelly

Visitors to Clovelly can spend their time exploring the village’s many delights. From admiring the beautiful views of the coastline and the Atlantic Ocean to learning about the village’s maritime history at the Clovelly Visitor Centre, there is something for everyone.

Some popular activities include:

  • Stroll along the cobbled streets and alleys, taking in the historic buildings and breathtaking views.
  • Visit the famous Red Lion Inn, which dates back to the 18th century and offers a cosy spot to relax with a pint of local ale.
  • Take a boat trip from the harbour to see the rugged coastline up close and spot the local wildlife, such as seals and dolphins.

Things Near By Clovelly

There are also plenty of things to see and do near Clovelly, making it an excellent base for exploring the surrounding area. Here are some of the most popular attractions:

  • The Milky Way Adventure Park offers fun for all ages with rides, slides, and indoor play areas.
  • The rugged and beautiful Hartland Peninsula, where visitors can walk along the coast path and discover hidden coves and beaches.
  • The Tarka Trail is a 180-mile walking and cycling trail that winds through some of Devon’s most beautiful countryside.

Clovelly is a must-visit destination for anyone looking for a unique and charming slice of England’s maritime history. Come and discover the magic of this beautiful village for yourself!

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