Smytham Holiday Park

Explore the nearby Tarka Trail on foot or through cycling.

Smytham Holiday Park
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Smytham Holiday Park

Key Features
Family run campsite
Situated in North Devon World Biosphere Reserve
Access to Tarka Trail and beach nearby

Smytham Holiday Park is a family-run campsite on 33 acres of peaceful Devon countryside, situated near a 17th-century manor house.

This location resides within the North Devon World Biosphere Reserve, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Walkers and cyclists enjoy direct access to the nearby Tarka Trail, allowing for close exploration of nature.

Outdoor adventures abound here – from the solar-heated summer pool and sun terraces, to the putting green and verandah bar with incredible views of the Devon sunset.

Families will especially love the ample space to play games and the small play area with an indoor games room.

There’s a pool table in the bar (for adults only) and air hockey, football and table tennis available in the convenient games room.

Additionally, a mile away lies the gardens of RHS Rosemoor, with the wilds of Dartmoor and Exmoor also nearby.

For seaside pleasure, the beaches of Westward Ho!, Saunton Sands and Croyde Bay are car rides away.

Frequently Asked Questions

    • Q: Is Smytham Holiday Park family-run?
      A: Yes, the campsite is a rural and family-run campsite over 33 acres with plenty of wildlife and ponds to explore.

    • Q: Are there outdoor activities available at the park?
      A: Yes, there is an outdoor solar-heated summer pool with sun terrace for swimming or basking in the sun. Additionally, there is a putting green and direct access to the Tarka Trail in the North Devon World Biosphere Reserve.

    • Q: Can visitors make use of sports equipment on the grounds?
      A: Yes, if visitors forget a football/cricket kit for evening games, they can ask at the site reception and they will see them sorted.

    • Q: Can visitors enjoy a meal or drinks at the park?
      A: Yes, there is a high-season bar with verandah from which to watch the Devon sunset and enjoy drinks.

    • Q: Is Smytham Holiday Park close to any attractions?
      A: Yes, it is a mile away from the gardens at RHS Rosemoor, and a short drive away from the wilds of both Dartmoor and Exmoor. The north Devon coast, including the beaches of Westward Ho!, Saunton Sands and Croyde Bay, is also around nine to 15 miles from the site.

    • Q: Is onsite parking available?
      A: Yes, there is ample onsite parking available for visitors.


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Glamping pods and log cabins in manor house grounds with a bar and an outdoor pool.

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Opening Hours:
Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Address: Smytham Holiday Park, Torrington EX38 8PU, UK

Simon Baker avatarSimon Baker
a month ago
We enjoyed our weekend trip to this beautiful part of our lovely home County of Devon. The site is located just off the Tarka trail near Torrington. There's a swimming pool, bar (open during high season), and a shop stocking essentials. The site even has pitches that enjoy a private ablutions unit. How great is that, especially for those without on board facilities. We cycled to Bideford, which was fairly flat along the disused railway in. Roughly 10 miles each way, made easier on electric bikes. I'd recommend paying this lovely site a visit.
Julie Mitchell avatarJulie Mitchell
3 weeks ago
Great spot for a holiday. Walked the Tara trail to an old converted train station for lunch. Lovely.
Amber Mulcahy avatarAmber Mulcahy
10 months ago
We have just returned home from an amazing 4 nights away camping at Smytham Holiday Park. The park itself is immaculate – There are always staff members buzzing around ensuring the grounds are kept well maintained, bins are emptied, & toilet/shower blocks are clean. The pitch we were on was flat, the grass had been cut, & there was an electric hook for us ready to connect to. The toilet/shower & dishwashing block was moments away & there were two drinking water taps right by us. The toilets & showers were immaculate! The showers are all digital (which was amazing!) as you didn't have the whole temperature control worry you quite often have on campsites! There is a large grass play area with a goal (that my husband & little boy loved!) & we were able to take our cricket down there one evening too, which was a lot of fun! The swimming pool was clean & the water was pleasantly warm. There were sunbeds/chairs/tables placed around the side of the pool & dog hooks if you needed them. There were a variety of food vans that came each evening around 5pm serving a variety of different food. We cooked ourselves mostly, but did treat ourselves to a hog roast & pizza! The shop sold everything necessary, & was very reasonably priced compared to some on-site shops. There was a cosy bar that opens at 6pm where we spent a couple of hours winding down with drinks, bar snacks & card games. There was also darts & a pool table, which was good fun! We walked the Tarka Trail to the Puffin Billy one day & enjoyed a milkshake there. The round trip from the park to the cafe took us around 4 & half hours, going at a steady pace & enjoying the views along the way. Everybody on site was so friendly, from guests to staff! We couldn't fault our stay in any way & already cannot wait to go back! If you're looking for a family, dog friendly quiet resort then this is exactly for you (& again, the cleanliness of the whole park was incredible!) Thank you Smytham Holiday Park! 🐾🌿🪵🏕️🌄
Heather Stanley avatarHeather Stanley
11 months ago
We had a tent pitch which was very spacious. Facilities were all spotless. Access to the Tarka trail on our bikes was superb – so happy that we found this campsite – couldn’t recommend it enough!
Chad Elias avatarChad Elias
a year ago
Excellent place to camp. We had a tent pitch which was big enough for a large 6 man tent, the car and some outside space for us to sit around a table, so plenty of space. We thought the pool was going to be cold as it is an outdoor one but it was pleasantly warm. The staff were friendly and informative. The facilities were very good and clean. It's very nicely located, about 20 minutes from the beach. We will more than likely stay here again as it is one of the best camp sites we have been to.
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The address for Smytham Holiday Park we have is: Little Torrington, Great Torrington, Devon, England, EX38 8PU. Use the map below for a closer view. Do check with your host for a definite location.

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Little Torrington, Great Torrington, Devon, England, EX38 8PU

About the Local Area (Great Torrington)

Hidden in the heart of Devon lies the charming town of Great Torrington. This hidden gem is known for its beautiful scenery, rich history, and warm hospitality.

What is Great Torrington Famous For?

Great Torrington is famous for its role in the English Civil War. In 1646, the town was the site of a major battle that ultimately led to the end of the war. Today, visitors can learn about this fascinating period of history by visiting the town’s Civil War Centre.

Things To Do In Great Torrington

Great Torrington is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, with plenty of opportunities for hiking, cycling, and horse riding. The town is also home to a number of art galleries and craft shops, where visitors can browse and buy unique handmade items.

Some of the most popular things to do in Great Torrington include:

  • Explore the Tarka Trail
    This 180-mile walking and cycling trail takes visitors through some of the most beautiful scenery in North Devon, including the River Torridge and the Tarka Country Park.
  • Visit RHS Garden Rosemoor
    This stunning garden spans 65 acres and features a wide variety of plants, from rare and exotic species to traditional English garden favourites.
  • Discover the Dartington Crystal Factory
    Great Torrington is home to one of the UK’s last remaining glass factories, where visitors can watch skilled craftsmen at work and purchase beautiful hand-blown glassware.

Things Near By Great Torrington

Great Torrington is surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside in Devon.

Here are some of the most popular things to do and see near the town:

  • Visit the charming village of Clovelly
    This beautiful village is located just a short drive from Great Torrington and is famous for its steep, cobbled streets and traditional fishing harbour.
  • Explore the stunning coastline of North Devon
    From the rugged cliffs of Hartland Point to the sandy beaches of Saunton Sands, North Devon’s coastline is a sight to behold.
  • Learn about local history at the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon
    This fascinating museum explores the rich history of the local area, from prehistoric times to the present day.

Whether you’re interested in history, art, or the great outdoors, you’re sure to find plenty to keep you entertained during your visit.

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