Westland Farm , Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple, North Devon EX31 4SH
For city dwelling campers especially, there are few things that bring the reality of camping home as much as taking a stroll through a dewy early morning field to use a shower block. Pausing to inhale the clear air, still scented with the smoky fragrance of last night’s campfire, while watching the mist rising off the rolling fields, even the most jaded urbanite can’t fail to be stirred.
Westland Farm is the perfect place for such epiphanies: a beautifully tranquil glamping and camping site that looks out over a small lake surrounded by rolling, sheep-dotted hills. There’s a variety of accommodation too, ranging from back-to-basic tent pitches in a lush, grassy field to a brilliant shepherd’s hut set in a quiet corner at the top of the farm. Close to the loos and showers, and nestled next to a babbling brook, the shepherd's hut comes complete with a five-foot double bed and small child bunk bed and airbed (if you need it) – perfect for a family of four. Then there’s the giant yurt that comfortably sleeps six and a hand-built, grass-roofed Drover’s Hut (sleeping a further six and boasting its very own hot-tub), with a kitchen that houses a wood-fired oven and gas hob, set in its own private corner next to the stream. You can even snag a B&B room in the farmhouse if the outdoor life is not for you.
A beautiful spot, and perfect for both a romantic getaway and a family escape from the urban jungle, Westland Farm has a little something for everyone. Basic camper? Home-from-home glamper? Just pick the spot that's right for you.
The Owner SaysSet amidst the lush, rolling countryside of North Devon, on the edge of Exmoor National Park and close to some truly spectacular beaches, ancient market towns and country pubs, Westland Farm is a little piece of heaven we wish to share with you.
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Working farm with relaxed friendly owners
Probably one of the best campsite we have stayed. The owners make this a place away from home. They are friendly, relaxed and let one interact with the animals in a respectful manner. Plenty of space unlike most campsite. And plenty of information about the local area including a choice of walks and beaches.
Just the right place to unwind and relax
I stayed in The Drovers Hut which also has a wood fired hot tub. Such a cosy feel inside the hut and a bit like a tardis, much more room than you first imagine. What an absolutely delightful place to relax and unwind. Looking out on to the fields with the cattle gently grazing and the sheep milling around it was so relaxing. I got a lovely warm welcome from Nicky and Andy and encouraged to help feed the animals and join in whenever I wanted to. They've thought of everything to make the stay just right with hot showers, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer only a short walk up the field. I would definitely go there again in a flash as it is a beautiful location with lots to see and do in the area. Thank you for a lovely time I can see why everyone wants to keep coming back. I will be too if you'll have me.
Beautifully finished yurt with everything you need
We stayed in the yurt for a weekend. Spacious and comfortable for a family of 4 with a kitchen bothy with all you need. Private at the bottom of a field but within a short walk from showers and fridges. Beautiful setting and perfect location for wxmoor
A wonderful wet, windy and wild week
We camped for a week at the end of July, with 2 other families. There is something magical about this place - it is so relaxed we were practically horizontal. There is masses of space and we practically had a whole field to ourselves. The facilities are great with access to a fridge/freezer and washer dryer. The children loved exploring and collecting eggs, which they could then buy and cook for breakfast. We particularly enjoyed being able to have a proper fire pit and spent time camp cooking and hanging round the camp. There is loads to do in this area and the landscape is glorious. Our hosts could not have been more accommodating or friendly and we look forward to returning. If you want a chilled, family friendly holiday this is the one for you. In wet weather make sure your tyres are good so you can get on and off the field ok! Thanks for a perfect camping week guys xxx
Love the yurt and shepherds hut - stayed with friends and had a fabulous stay. There is a kitchen area next to the yurt and that and the huts have been constructed to 'Country Living' magazine standard. Warm and cosy in the yurt and huts and so adults in these and children in tents works brilliantly with meals in the yurt or on the grass in the sun. Little stream is brilliant. The owner, Nicky, is the most helpful person in the world. Showers are hot, clothes washing facilities good, honesty box for eggs and wood - and all very relaxed! Definitely come here again
Hours of French cricket and telling ghost stories in the Mongolian Yurt!
We had a wonderful week end mostly spend around the camp fire, playing cards, cricket, music, telling ghost stories and cooking on our Anevay stove. The Yurt is so cosy and very comfortable - a real home from home, very well appointed - so much space. Nicky & Andy very kind and welcoming. We had the field to ourselves. Delicious eggs from the chickens, loved the pigs, and the whole friendly atmosphere. And the sea is only 15 mins away. Lovely to be back on Exmoor. Delicious lunch at the Royal Oak in Withypool on the way home - it doesn't seem to have changed in 30 years! Thank you so much. Sorry about the mud, the moles were happy!
A wonderful experience in a beautiful location
We recently stayed at Westland Farm in July and had a great time. There were 17 of us, a good mix of grown ups and small people and we stayed in the yurt, shepherd's hut, drover's hut and camped. The site is laid out really well and the facilities were really good. We had our own toilets and a kitchen hut with the yurt, which was so comfortable and had a wood burner for any cold moments. The toilet and shower block was also close by and really warm! We were exceedingly happy and had a fabulous stay. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend a visit - Nicky and Andy were so very welcoming - and hope to come back again.
Just had a week stay at Westland farm. The site provides wild camping with just the right amount of facilities. The excellent toilet block/showers/utility room were well designed, spacious,and clean.Which was very much appreciated due to some inclement weather. It still feels very much a farm, and being able to pick eggs straight from the hen house was an absolute joy. Thoroughly recommended.
Wonderful Xmas break
We spent a glorious 3 days in the Drover's Hut from 26th-29th December. We had been here before - in the Shepherd's Hut in July and knew it would be a perfect break for the festive period. There's nothing to complain about full stop! Lovely couple, the most beautiful of locations, piping hot showers, and both huts completely gorgeous. From the Drover's the view was outstanding as the sun set and we were blessed with beautiful weather (despite the cold!) which meant we had the most amazing clear skies at night, a black velvet backdrop of thousands and thousands of stars, v romantic and just beautiful. We were left completely to our own devices, which is just what we wanted, but knowing that if there was anything we wanted we just had to ask. Free logs for the wood burner was lovely and once it got going we were warm as toast, even in the depths of December. Just love it, plan to come back in the summer to camp with our kids as the location is so amazing. We went to Woolacombe every day, a place we've known and loved for years and everything was just amazing. Cannot recommend this place more!
We had a fablous time at Westland Farm, we felt so welcomed and the owners were so helpful and went out of there way to make us feel comfortable. The farm is set in a place of natural beautiful over looking forest and fields. There are plenty of animals on the farm and we could collect eggs in the morning. This is our second time visiting and I'm sure we will return each year for a few days of relaxation and fresh air. 5 * campsite never disappointed
Camping as it should be.
A wonderful place to go. We had 5 nights at Westland Farm and our children were so sad to leave. Masses of space for them to run around, making friends and spending time communing with the chickens and pigs. Nicky is endlessly patient taking the children with her to feed the animals and answering all their questions, and it was a great opportunity for them to learn about where their food really comes from. The facilities are excellent, and as others have said the heated towels rails are very welcome, plus the large fridge freezer that means you never have to suffer warm beers. We loved gazing at the stars while sitting round a proper camp fire, eating eggs for breakfast that had been collected only 15mins before, and watching a cow hide her newborn calf in the next door field. Nicky and Andy are so welcoming and friendly - we will definitely be back!
Lovely and peaceful site
Stayed here a couple of times - both camping and in the wonderful Drovers Hut. Being on the edge of Exmoor you get stunning night skies. The Drovers Hut is lovely - well presented and with some great detail features around the place to set it off nicely. We lit the stove for the first night and the place got very toasty even from a few initial logs. It's a welcoming place, with a number of repeat visitors as a result. As others have commented the kids loved collecting eggs and seeing the animals around. Pretty easy to get around North Devon too as close to intersection to Barnstaple/ Woolacombe, Lynton and Ilfracombe. My impression is that they're continually making improvements year-on-year too. A great Coolcamping site.
Peace and quiet!
I've just got back from spending a week at this cracking campsite and will definitely be back again in the future! I had a really enjoyable stay here and it was great to be at a more "traditional" campsite with "proper" campers, having just spent the previous week in a more holiday-camp style place in Dartmoor. The campsite itself is a massive farmer's field (probably about 200m by 200m), so this site will never be close to feeling over-crowded. You are surrounded by several other fields which are part of the property, so it is great to enjoy your breakfast or an evening meal with views of sheep, horses and cows grazing. The farm also has pigs which are great fun to observe and chickens which leave fresh eggs for campers to buy. The facilities are very good here too, and the 2 shower rooms and 2 toilets are modern and clean and have good hot water. There is also a room with a very large fridge/freezer, a washing machine and tumble dryer and also 4 wall sockets to charge mobiles etc. I go camping to get away from the city lifestyle, so it is nice to go back to basics and to engage with nature, but having access to a few modern facilities (in particular a fridge and a power point) does make life a bit easier! It is also possible to park your car next to your tent, allowing you to not store absolutely everything you own in a cramped tent porch. This campsite represents excellent value, the hosts are very friendly and accommodating and the farm is well located: the North Devon coast and Barnstaple are within easy reach. All in all, I had a very positive experience at Westland Farm and I look forward to coming back again at some stage next year!
We planned to stay for 3 nights but stayed for 4 because we enjoyed it so much. Our two young boys were fascinated by the farm animals, especially looking for eggs each morning. One now wants to be a farmer! Great location, meant we had plenty to do during the day.
Great family holiday
We had a very enjoyable week at Westland farm and wished we could have just carried on for another week or two. Our three daughters had a wonderful time romping around the farm, (not bothering other campers though!) collecting eggs from the chickens, talking to the pigs, meeting Connie, the pony, stroking the lovely dogs, playing in the brook and enjoying masses of space in the field. We had a lovely time seeing the children play as children should, and we really appreciated the views and setting sun, the spacious showers with heated towel rails, clean loos (again spacious - can fit a hoard of children) the use of the fridge-freezer and the peace and quiet. Our hosts were kind, friendly and relaxed, always with time for us. We loved it!
A breath of fresh air
We had a brilliant weekend in misty Devon. The owners were so friendly and relaxed such a change from bigger campsites with rules a regulations everywhere. We could have campfires and relax in the peace and quiet of westlands farm ...which is in easy reach of the coast or the national park. Washing facilities are deceptively lovely... really hot and clean showers. We had the place to ourselves and have come back home happy refreshed and looking forward to visiting Westland Farm again. Thank you
21st Midsummer Night's Dream birthday
I cannot rave about this place enough. I don't think I will ever have another party again because it will never beat how incredible this one was! And it could not have happened were it not for the kindness, reliability, and hospitability of Andy, Nicky and their boys. I had been in contact with Nicky since January trying to plan a 21st weekend with 30 friends and she was incredibly efficient at answering and really helpful with any sort of questions I had. Planning something like this alone is a big job and I had SO much help from the Cleave family prior to the event and during that things ran really smoothly. I had been checking the weather hourly in the run up to the weekend and it was looking pretty bad with rain scheduled for the whole weekend. But Andy is like your personal weatherman because his predictions that it would only rain a few hours on the Friday evening and dotted showers (but not heavy) for the rest of the weekend was spot on! Andy and the boys came down on the day of set up several times with any sort of weird request I had even thought I had not specified it in previous emails (such as extra logs/a long pole to keep our tarp up) and helped.
The place is like a fairy garden, and the animals are so well looked after that it literally feels like the happiest farm with the happiest family. We were left alone but they were always around to help out, so it never felt like we were a) intruding, or b) being spied on like so many other places that host birthday parties. Furthermore, the local farm that Westland Farm supply their livestock to, catered during my 21st and it was absolutely delicious and just as lovely service.
I could not recommend Westland farm more for an event or even a long weekend stay in the yurt (which is also incredible in a comfortable bohemian way) and/or shepherd hut(s). Can't wait to come back for another weekend, minus my 30 friends!
wonderful half term
We booked Westland Farm fairly last minute considering we were looking to go over the first 4 days of half term (about 3 weeks before we were planning to arrive). To our delight their were enough pitches left for our group of three families, something we weren't banking on given the time of year. We are so happy to have discovered this campsite. From the moment we arrived we couldn't stop marvelling at our luck in finding such a pretty spot which was uncrowded, safe and fun for the kids and a short drive to the beach and villages of North Devon. Nicky let us choose where we wanted to pitch our camp and because there were only two other groups there, we had a sense of seclusion from the rest. The kids had more or less free run of the field and loved exploring the stream and collecting eggs from the chicken coops. For four days they kicked around barefoot, muddy and with hardly any mention of ipads or phones. Nicky and Andy have really nailed what family camping is all about, from the restricted numbers of tents to the onsite facilities, everything is managed with the comfort of guests in mind. We really LOVED the bathroom block. I say bathroom, because it was definitely more than just a shower/toilet block. Hot water 24/7, heated towel rails in rooms big enough for the whole family to get ready in, access to free use of the washing machine/dryer and fridge freezer meant meals were easy to plan and you can be a bit more adventurous than just what will keep in your cool box. The grownups loved the open fire policy and there are no silly rules about BBQs or (respectful levels of) music. We will definitely be going back and we'll be telling all our friends about it. Thanks to all at Westland Farm, keep doing what you're doing!
Ten days of bliss
From 18 - 27 May 2016 we had the most relaxing and peaceful time at Westland Farm. Glorious views, central heating in the showers and toilets - a huge bonus - and they were spotlessly clean, with soft toilet roll!! Nicky was an amazing host and Tug the dog a delight, as were the lambs, piglets, cock-a-doodle-doos and all the other animals. We felt very comfortable, welcome and very much at home in our tent at Westland Farm. It is the perfect base for exploring the breathtakingly beautiful countryside and coasts of Exmoor and North Devon. Would highly recommend to anyone whether Shepherd's hutting, Drover's hutting, Yurting or camping!
A very special place
We stayed in the wonderful Westland Farm Yurt during the October half term with our 4 your old son. It was the perfect family break. The yurt was warm and cosy, and our son rejoiced in helping to light the fire every morning. Nicky was the perfect host and let us run free around the farm, much to our little ones delight. We built a dam in the steam, fed the pigs, collected fresh eggs for breakfast and toasted marshmallows. We cannot recommend Westland Farm highly enough and we can't wait to come back.
A delightful campsite!
The real charm of this campsite is the rustic simplicity - it's not commercialised, never crowded and not tacky. But all the facilities are really good - nice toilet blocks (and showers), a communal freezer, firewood for sale (for use in the field - bonus!). We'll definitely visit again, and hopefully with a bigger group next time too.
Proper farm camping at its best, with Nicky the campsite owner/farmer's wife around and about when needed, full of friendly advice and info about the farm and its animals, including the wonderful pigs that live a stone's throw from the site. Toilets and showers are excellent, great to have a fridge in the shower block as well and the fresh farm eggs available were a treat. The views are spectacular, as are the night skies, made all the better by the fact you can dig a fire pit and then sit round the fire to watch the stars. Loads of space and peace and quiet...Wonderful.
Just camped for 5 nights here with my son, great fun, campfires, collecting eggs from the hen house, loads of space and great central location for exploring North Devon and exmoor. Facilities were 5 star, good showers clean toilets and a communal fridge freezer to keep your beer/ice blocks cold. Would Definitely recommend !
Just stayed here for 2 nights, it was our first trip in our camper van. The setting is lovely and Nicky was very helpful. Fresh eggs for sale. Pigs chickens sheep horses!, Even better the toilets and showers were really clean, also there was a washing machine tumble and fridge freezer. Just stunning defiantly a 5* rating.
Highly recommended for camping or glamping!
We have just spent a long weekend at Westland Farm for my 50th birthday party – we were a camping party of nearly 40 at the most – half of which were children. We hired the Mongolian yurt, Shepherd’s Hut, Drover’s Hut and the camping field – with one friend staying in the B&B in the farmhouse.
If you like back-to-nature camping this is the place for you. It is a working farm with sheep, pigs, horses, chicken and a little dog called Tug – who came visiting regularly to check we were all ok! Nicky and Andy, the owners, are lovely people who are the most accommodating and helpful hosts you can imagine. You are surrounded by fields and beautiful views of Wistlandpound Reservoir and Exmoor, Combe Martin beach is a 10 minute drive away (also several pubs and little supermarkets), the National Trust’s Arlington Court is a 10 minute drive away, Watermouth Castle (a fun place for children) is about 15 minutes away, Exmoor Zoo is up the road, Lynton and Lynmouth nearby, Barnstaple town – with its historical Pannier Market & famous Butcher’s Row is 20 minutes away, but if you want to buy meat for your barbeque then Besshill Farm Shop is only a few miles away and the place to go. Besshill are also available to hire for a barbeque on the campsite if you are having a party (http://besshillfarmshop-barnstaple.co.uk).
If you are after sandy beaches and surfing – Woolacombe, Saunton Sands and Croyde are about half an hour away. You are in a perfect location for a family holiday, romantic break or for a celebration. On the campsite there are several fire pits and you can borrow a Dutch oven to cook stews. The shower block has three showers (is soon to have central heating) – the showers are clean with plenty of hot water, three clean toilets (always with toilet paper!), there is a big fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble drier and plug sockets for hairdryers. Make sure you take torches to get to the loos – there is thankfully no outside lighting to pollute the beautiful night sky.
There is a pretty stream running through the campsite with a little wooden bridge to the yurt, there is also a pond. The children had a fabulous time exploring and playing in the stream. Well behaved dogs and owners are allowed (but not in the yurt). We stayed in the beautiful yurt which slept four but I think you can request more.
The yurt itself is beautifully decorated and quite magical. Even though we were there on a windy, stormy night we very cosy in the yurt – beds are warm and comfy (with extra blankets), there is a wood-burning stove and rugs on the floor. There was a trunk full of games and children’s books. There is a kitchen table seating four, as well as a wooden picnic table outside. Also in the yurt we were provided with lots of hanging lanterns – some candle and some battery. There are plenty of solar lights outside the yurt too. Next to the yurt is a kitchen hut with all the cooking utensils you will need, camping chairs and cool box. There is a drinking water tap close by. Friends stayed in the Drover’s Hut (2 adults and 3 children) and the Shepherd’s Hut (2 adults and 2 children). Both huts are absolutely beautiful and so warm and cosy, both with wood-burners, little kitchens (gas hobs) and sinks providing running water. Again, there are all the cooking utensils you need – and lovely added touches – such as a jar of marshmallows (for toasting on the fire), flowers on the table and beautifully decorated. The Drover’s hut (the larger hut) has its own little patio/balcony with gates, table and chairs and a chiminea. The Shepherd’s Hut has a little gated-garden with picnic table and fire-pit outside.
I honestly cannot recommend this campsite highly enough and we will definitely return.
Got home yesterday after 3 nights in the Drover's Hut. A big group of us hired the whole campsite for a 50th birthday weekend. Best weekend. The drover's hut was gorgeous. There were 5 of us. My husband and I had the seriously comfy king-sized bed, 2 of the children had the most adorable bunks and the other one had the pull-out double under ours. The wood-burning stove was most welcome, as was the gas hob. We were able to make a cooked breakfast each morning. There are hot showers, loos, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble drier. The views are stunning. Kids ran free whilst the adults chilled. I'd go back in a heartbeat. It's a 10-min drive from Combe Martin, where we had ice-cream and played on the beach. Oh, the yurt is absolutely gorgeous, too. It's just the perfect place for families as you don't have to worry about the children.
Spring had sprung!
We spent a lovely 3 nights in the Shepheard's Hut. So cosy and loved the camp fires in the evening and little lambs running around the fields. Nikki was a great host and showed us around the farm which made the kids feel immediately at home. We still talk about Tug and what a wonderful time we all had.
Westland Farm Camping
We have just returned from 4 nights camping at Westland Farm where we met Nikki and her son who were very welcoming and who showed us around. The toilets and hot showers were clean and spacious, and the access to a communal fridge freezer, washing machine and dryer was an unexpected bonus. We had a campfire every night with wood available from the farm and the garage down the road for a small charge. Nikki also explained that there were Dutch Ovens available which we could use to cook over the campfire, these were amazing - hotpot the first night and a curry the second. The location is easy to find, and the campsite itself is very quiet and has plenty of space and lovely scenery. Nikki let us have a peek in the yurt when it was empty on one of the nights, and it looked very cosy and ideal for families. We didn't expect that being a few miles from Exmoor and the coast would be too much of a problem and were looking forward to leaving the car behind for the week, however as the roads nearby are narrow and have no footpaths, it makes it difficult to walk out anywhere from the farm, so we had to drive to wherever we wanted to go. That said, the coast and the coastal paths were gorgeous and well worth a visit. All in all a lovely, peaceful, relaxing and welcoming campsite. :)
If you want to guarantee happiness..
...stay at Westland farm. There's so much to say about this little place but i think 'tranquility' sums up our overall camping experience here. After a very warm welcome, we pitched up in a field with a few other tents, shepard huts and a teepee. The size of the field could well accommodate a large number of tents, however the owner likes to limit it to a handful of happy campers so we had loads of room between us and the next tents. There are no designated pitches so you can choose which beautiful scenery you'd like to wake up to and camp fires are welcome- we borrowed a Dutch oven from the farmhouse and made a sausage casserole over a small fire we made in the ground. The site is very peaceful and quiet, the only noise coming from the sheep and lambs in the surrounding fields. Toilet and shower blocks are immaculate and situated next door to the chicken pen where you are welcome to collect the eggs and make a fuss of the chicks. Although the site facilitates glamping, you can also get back to nature and the most basic form of camping if you wish to. Easy access to beautiful nearby beach towns- great for surfing and good food, local farm shops (try the cider and meat at Indicknowle farm for a truly mouthwatering experience) and immerse yourself in the humbling beauty of Exmoor. It's just so easy to stay here and feel part of the west country way of life. Blissfully happy.
We have just enjoyed a 5 day stay in the yurt with our 3 children (6,4&16months) and had a super time, the yurt is warm and snug with very comfy beds, and plenty of space! The kitchen shed is fully equipped, and the kids loved collecting eggs from the chickens, and toasting marshmallows over the fire at night. The kids loved the stream and bridge and spent hours building little dams. Very welcoming and helpful hosts! Thank you!
Westland Farm Camping & Yurt
We have just spent 10 days at Westland farm with our 9 month old baby. This was our first family camping holiday and its been absolutely brilliant! The field had a few other tents but there was lots of space (in fact one night we were the only ones in the field) and we never felt crowded. The scenery is lovely - rolling hilltops, beautiful skies and a babbling brook. We had a fire every night and sat out under the stars. Its in a great location - with Woody Bay, Lynton Railway, Heddons Mouth, Combe Martin all close by. The farm itself is great - Nikki and her family are extremely welcoming and we enjoyed getting to know the chickens (and eating their eggs), watching the sheep being herded, meeting the cows and horses. The facilities are kept pristine, and I must admit, having access to a fridge freezer, hot showers and washing machine meant camping with a baby was no bother at all. On our last night, Nikki was kind enough to let us stay in the yurt. It was gorgeous - we lit candles and the wood burner kept things toasty. All in all, we were extremely impressed and plan on returning next year. We can't recommend highly enough.
We recently had an excellent holiday in the Drovers Hut which I believe is a new (and very welcome) addition to the Westland Farm campsite. The hut is so well equipped and laid out that we were saying that we could live in it. Our 2 young children loved the sleeping arrangements which were 2 bunks at the end of a very comfy king size bed. They even have their own curtains. The wood burner and rocking chair make it cosy and easy to relax in. The decking area and BBQ made eating al fresco a pleasure too. Nicky and Andy made us feel very welcome and the kids loved getting fresh eggs for breakfast. We spent a lovely day crabbing at Combe Martin and the nearby reservoir was great for biking. This place is perfect for a family holiday or a romantic getaway. We'll definitely be back.
We spent a lovely weekend camping here, with only two other tents in the field. The owners are friendly and the facilities are kept clean. There is a fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and electric sockets in the shower/toilet block. Small campfires are permitted and a shovel is provided to remove turf. Our children enjoyed seeing the farm animals and collecting freshly laid eggs for their breakfast. Wistlandpound Reservoir and Exmoor Zoo are both very nearby.
We enjoyed a lovely weekend at Westland Farm, staying two nights in the Shepherds. The hut was cosy and we are already thinking about going back to enjoy the fireplace in the winter. The countryside views are amazing and sheeps were our neighbours. Waking up with the trickling of the stream, we relaxed in the sunshine and explored the surrounding area. Local food was delicious and the farm has a great atmosphere with very friendly and welcoming hosts. Thank you and Dankschön! :)
Westland Farm Yurt
On the soggiest of Bank Holiday weekends we thanked our lucky stars to have booked the Yurt at Westland Farm. The four families pitches their tents around the yurt and piled in happy and warm away from the torrential rain. The log burner helped dry us and all the damp clothes and the beautiful decoration felt very other-worldly after tent canvas.... Nicky and Andy were thoroughly welcoming and helpful and the children sploshed merrily most the weekend in the stream. Hugest thanks, next time we will book the sunshine!
Fantastic cosy getaway
We stayed in the shepherd’s hut in the middle of winter and almost didn’t make it due to the snow. But I can thoroughly recommend visiting in the winter, the hut was warm and cosy and we loved the peaceful and magical quality that the snow brought to our stay. Don’t be put off by the cold weather!
Back to basics
I was sceptical about basic camping as my idea of camping is a static caravan but I agreed as Andy and Nicky were friends of my husbands from way back. It was a great field, tent places not marked out so there was loads of room to spread out and lots of space in between tents. In fact, only 3 other tents were in the field. The showers and toilets were clean, and they provided a large fridge freezer. I loved sitting round a camp fire at night, not something I'd ever experienced and it was so much better than a dodgy evenings entertainment at a clubhouse! Andy and Nicky were really friendly and welcoming. There was so much to do in North Devon, we are going to have to stay again. Hopefully in their gorgeous yurt!
Brilliant long weekend
We camped for 4 nights at westland farm. Nicky and Andy were friendly and helpful. We had a lovely location, not too close to anyone else so it was peaceful. The views were really nice. The location is great as you can easily get to Barnstaple and other places such as ilfracombe and combe martin. We got fresh eggs from the chickens which were tasty, and Nikcy chatted to us about the chickens! We will definitely come again.
This was our second stay in the yurt this summer and we've just come back from a four night stay. It was one of the nicest holidays we've had in the UK. Such an amazing spot and the location of the yurt is perfect! We loved walking through the field with fantastic views. How incredible to have breakfast outside next to horses and cows! The yurt itself is lovely and cosy and despite one night of rain, we felt well insulated! One of the only places we've stayed in where you have your own field, so we made the most of having fires with toasted marshmallows - yum! Nicky and her family were so welcoming and kind - thanks for introducing us to the new chick! The whole location of the farm is just great, perfect for the North Devon coast yet the farm feels really rural! Thank you for such a lovely holiday and, as precious reviews, we will be back!!!!
Nicky & her family made us very welcome at their farm and were always willing to help with our queries about the local area. We had the whole field to ourselves - one tent and a VW campervan. There is plenty of space for everyone and we didn't feel it was busy even though the shepherds hut and yurt were occupied and there was a large group of Explorer Scouts camping in the field next to us. The showers and toilets are kept lovely and clean and having a shared fridge to use was an added bonus for us. The farm is in a great location allowing easy access to the surfing beaches. We WILL be back next year. Thanks Nicky!!
Just returned from our third visit with the caravan, so peaceful with everything you need. Owners showed us the Shepherds Hut and the Yurt, so now planning another return visit to stay in one of them. They are amazing !!! Owners so friendly and helpful. Stunning area on the edge of Exmoor and only a few miles to the sea for surfing and canoeing. Wistlandpound Reservoir is so close and there is a beautiful walk around the reservoir. Excellent pubs near by. Our little haven ..... see you again soon Westland Farm !
Great weekend away. This was the first time we have stayed in a shepherds hut and it was lovely. I was looking forward to lighting the log burner, but it was warm and cosy and so we did not need to. After running around the field and playing in the stream the children slept like logs. The morning was a perfect start to the day, waking up to a beautiful view sitting at the table, it was so peaceful. The shepherds hut had its own kitchen facilities and everything we needed. The toilet and shower block was close, clean and spacious and it was so nice to be able to shower and have lots of room so all the clothes did not get wet which has been my experience at most other campsites. Great hosts and will certainly book again.
We have just returned from a week away staying in the shepherds hut and could not have enjoyed it more! The location is idyllic, peace and quiet and amazing views. The farm offers the perfect set up for a relaxing stay.
The hosts could not have been more welcoming, and certainly add to the relaxed atmosphere on the farm.
Surrounding the farm is beautiful countryside which we enjoyed exploring, a short walk to the lake which had stunning views also.
We will certainly be returning as we enjoyed it so much. Whatever time of the year visited would have its own benefits, it's certainly not a summer only location.
Would not hesitate to recommend to anybody. Although sites this good should be secret!
A group of us hired the Yurt, Shepards hut and took 4 tents. We had a great week end Hosts were very laid back and helpful. Logs delivered for camp fires. Toilets and showers adequate rather than luxurious.
The Shephards hut was gorgeous. Cosy, warm and really well equiped. Closer to the toilet than the Yurt too.
The only downside - this is a working farm and they moved the sheep out of the field when we arrived so we could set up camp. So lots of space - but lots of poo too. That said the kids had a blast. Loads of space, a stream to get wet in and no neighbours to disturb. However if you a clean freak this may not be the place for you.
Definitely recommend for a non commercial camping experience. Lovely walks, close to the sea, decent pubs close by too. I'll be back.
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