A large pop-up farm campsite and do watersports in the nearby beaches.

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Key Features
60-acre farm in Devon countryside
Restored Horsebox trailer, shower and bathtub
Marsland Valley & Welcombe Mouth Beach nearby

Enjoy an unforgettable holiday surrounded by nature at Staracre campground. Located on a beautiful 60-acre farm in the Devon countryside, this family-friendly destination offers stunning sea views and plenty of adorable rescued animals.

Experience traditional off-grid camping with a restored Horsebox trailer, a shower and a bathtub as well as a farm shop and a nearby community shop for all your supplies.

Take walks through the delightful Marsland Valley or drive to nearby Welcombe Mouth Beach for a refreshing dip. Plus, spend days out and about exploring Exmoor National Park (1 hour away) and the South West Coast Path which is only 10 minutes away.

For those travelling with kids, they’ll be entertained with an array of activities like cuddling Betsy Lou the therapy lamb, discovering the fairy forest, and climbing trees. Unfortunately, due to the abundance of animals onsite, dogs are not accepted.

Frequently Asked Questions

    • Q: What animals can I see on the farm?
      A: You can see horses, alpacas, and a variety of rescued hens.

    • Q: Is it possible to bathe at Staracre?
      A: Yes, you can take a shower or a bath in the restored horsebox trailer.

    • Q: How far is the South West Coast Path?
      A: The South West Coast Path is a 10-minute drive or a one-hour walk.

    • Q: Is there a local beach that I can visit?
      A: Yes, at Welcombe Mouth Beach, which is 10 minutes’ drive away.

    • Q: Can I bring my dog?
      A: Unfortunately no, due to the animals on-site.

    • Q: Is there a shop on-site?
      A: Yes, you can purchase local produce from the farm shop. There’s also a community shop a 10-minute walk away.

    • Q: Are there activities for kids?
      A: Yes, kids will enjoy cuddling with Betsy Lou the therapy lamb, checking out the fairy forest, and climbing trees.


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The address for Staracre we have is: Welcombe, Bideford, Devon, England, EX39 6HE. Use the map below for a closer view. Do check with your host for a definite location.

Contact Information

Postal Address
Welcombe, Bideford, Devon, England, EX39 6HE

About the Local Area (Welcombe)

The village is surrounded by rolling hills and a stunning coastline, making it a perfect destination for those seeking peace and tranquillity away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

What is Welcombe Famous For?

Despite its small size, Welcombe has a few notable features that make it stand out. The village is home to the Grade II listed St. Nectan’s Church, a beautiful example of a 14th-century church with stunning architecture and breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.

Additionally, Welcombe Mouth Beach is a popular spot for surfers and nature enthusiasts alike, with its rugged coastline and scenic cliff walks.

Things to Do in Welcombe

If you’re looking for things to do in Welcombe, you won’t be disappointed.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Enjoy a leisurely walk along the South West Coast Path and take in the stunning coastal scenery.
  • Explore the nearby Hartland Peninsula, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and discover beautiful villages and hidden coves.
  • Take a dip in the clear waters of Welcombe Mouth Beach, a perfect spot for swimming and sunbathing.

Things Near By Welcombe

If you’ve exhausted all of the local activities, there are plenty of things to do and see near Welcombe:

  • Discover the historic fishing village of Clovelly, known for its cobbled streets and picturesque harbour.
  • Explore the breathtaking scenery of the Valley of the Rocks, a natural wonder of rock formations and stunning coastal views.
  • Visit the stunning gardens of RHS Rosemoor, a beautiful attraction featuring a variety of different gardens and agricultural displays.

Welcombe is a hidden gem of North Devon, offering visitors a chance to escape the crowds and enjoy the stunning natural beauty of the area.

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