Exclusive Pitch

UK England South West England Cornwall Bude Bakesdown Farm Camping

  • Sleeps 8 (max 8 adults, 7 children)
One private-hire pitch, in a two acre field, with excellent views of the surrounding countryside.

The Owner Says

The Exclusive Pitch is sited up the lane from the farmyard, in ‘Green Lane Meadow’. The field, and all the facilities within it are solely for your use.

There is a large mowed area with firepit, compost toilet and gas-powered shower. You also have use of the fridge and freezer in the farmyard. Parking is beside your pitch, and campervans are welcome.

Large mowed areaThis is about 14 paces across, with a firepit in the centre. In two little huts just off the pitch are the compost toilet, and the lovely hot gas-powered shower.

Drinking water tapThis is sited beside the shower hut, and has a washing-up sink alongside. There is no hot water tap (because this is proper camping), just ice-cold water, fresh from our bore-hole. Please note, if you wash your face with this first thing in the morning, you will wake up VERY fast.

Car/Campervan ParkingThis field has a stoned gateway leading to the stone parking area. Your car is only a couple of metres from the pitch, but never leaves the hardstanding, so this is our best pitch for campervans, or for those needing easy access to their vehicle.

Rubbish and RecyclingThis is just beside your parking area, so very easy to access. Please recycle all you can.

Fridge, Freezer, Charging Point and Logs/Kindling for SaleThese are available in the farmyard, and are a shared resourse for all the guests staying at Bakesdown Farm Camping. There is no fee for the charging point, but you leave items for charge at your own risk. Logs cost £3 per large bucket, and Kindling is £1.50 a pot.

Our Coronavirus Booking Guarantee

Book with complete confidence at Bakesdown Farm Camping with the Cool Camping Coronavirus Booking Guarantee. We guarantee the following clear policy for your booking:

  • A low deposit of 30% to secure your booking
  • Balance due 30 days before your holiday
  • Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
  • Due to the flexibility provided we are unable to offer refunds
  • This guarantee supersedes any other policies

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About Bakesdown Farm Camping

Suitable For

Galmpers, campers, tents, campervans – yes. Dogs, caravans – no. Groups by arrangement.


It's under four miles to Widemouth Bay, with access to the coastal path and several companies offering surfboard hire and lessons. Widemouth is also home to the excellent Bay View Inn, the best pub food in the area (see food & drink). Half a mile further, Bude has two more beaches (with more lessons and boards for hire; 07779 117746) and is backed by a wealth of independent shops. For something different, try horse riding with nearby Broomhill Manor Riding Stables(07899 676746).

Food & Drink

Bude (15-20 minutes’ drive) has plenty of eating options, including River Life Café & Bistro (01288 355994) and The Bank (excellent tapas; 01288 352070). The Bay View Inn (01288 361273) in Widemouth is a family-friendly bar and restaurant with great views. Closer by, The Bullers Arms  (01288 361277) in Marhamchurch is a traditional village pub serving real ales, or Whitstone Stores (01288 341444) for a morning coffee and a few provisions.
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Rated ★★★★★ over 16 reviews


A field, a fire and a big blue sky.

The perfect panacea in these uncertain times. Simplicity itself. A campfire under a starlit sky immersed in nature. What more could you possibly want? Run by a lovely helpful family who even supply the logs and kindling! The prices are extremely reasonable and as someone on a limited income it made my holiday affordable. Immaculate shower (that isn't on a timer!) and toilet. A world away. At least for a week or two. Highly recommended for peace and quiet.
Sep 22, 2020 by Russell Lax Verified Review

A beautiful quiet and private place.

The setting provided the perfect place to unwind, relax and enjoy the beautiful countryside. We particularly enjoyed the very generous space, plenty of room to spread out and in light of social distancing it was reassuring to have our own facilities. The only negative would be the wasps, there were quite a few and were a bit of a nuisance, owing to the time of year, unsure of how to prevent them?!(this was the only bit of stress) Fab location by two lovely beaches, lovely pretty town of Bude and would recommend the local pub the Bullers Arms in Marhamchurch. The kitchen and dining area is great, well stocked with everything you need and there’s a lovely attention to detail and a surprise in the cupboard- so nice!! The owners, especially Anna are friendly and helpful, we felt very much welcomed. My little girl who is highly sensitive and struggles at times really came to life on this stay, having freedom to explore and enjoy the space, picking blackberries and going on mini nature hunts, no need for screens!! We loved having the fire pit too, evenings here are awesome, incredible views of the night sky and listening to animals which the kids loved. All in all we adored the place and will probably want to stay again.
Aug 31, 2020 by Sianne Spry Verified Review

Everything you need

We stayed on the exclusive pitch for 4 nights and it was just what we hoped for! No noise at all could be heard other than birds and the occasional cow! The use of our own private toilet and hot shower was perfect, knowing we were the only ones using them was great and they were very clean. We had some great camp fires and even the odd bit of rain didn’t spoil our fun as the pitch was plenty big enough for our gazebo as well as our tent. A great stay!
Aug 10, 2020 by Liane

perfect pitches

A glorious site with mown pitches and set fire pit, a friendly welcome and so much to do in the evening. Highly recommended.
Aug 2, 2020 by sam nitz Verified Review

Relaxed camping at it's finest

We returned to Bakesdown Farm after a visit last year and had another lovely trip. The site is lovely and quiet with so much space. The facilities were spotlessly clean. It's a great location for winding down with brilliant trips to the beach. Thoroughly recommended.
Jul 29, 2020 by Sally Scott Verified Review
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Bakesdown Farm Camping is located at Lower Bakesdown Farm, Marhamchurch, Bude, Cornwall, EX23 0HJ

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Getting There

From the A39 turn left to Marhamchurch, heading into the village before turning left at a T-Junction. Keep going for 3 miles, turn left towards Titson. In Titson, take the first right by a little chapel. Bakesdown Farm is about ½ mile on the right – look for red and yellow camping signs.