Livit Adventures

UK England South West England Devon Bideford

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Contactless check in
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
  • Beaches
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking
Adventure-filled glamping with sea views to savour

If action-packed days on the North Devon coast and lazy evening barbecues with sunset sea views sounds appealing, Livit Adventures is the glamping experience for you. Set within the grounds of the ever-popular Westacott Farm Campsite, this new venture sees a clutch of bell tents set in a private pocket of the 220-acre farm.

Helmed by Kevin and Sarah, who run an adventure activity holiday company – Livit Adventures – from the same site, guests are in more than capable hands. The pair know all the best places to surf, kite, wakeboard or just go for a good hike in the local area and you can hire boards and equipment directly. Beyond organising activities, however, Livit Glamping is also a bona fide glampsite in its own right. Their nine beautiful bell tents – all named after local landmarks like 'Clovelly' and 'Lundy' – are equipped for you to either bring your own camping gear or simply arrive to full comforts, depending on the tent you choose.

The basic, pre-pitched options, have camp beds but little else, so you'll need to bring your own sleeping bags and gear. More up-market glampers meanwhile, can enjoy the three luxury bell tents, furnished with king-sized beds, toasty wood-burning stoves, rugs and furnishings, with private kitchen shacks alongside. Firepits are provided for crackling evening campfires and facilities (hot showers, clean toilets and a washing area) are shared with the adjacent campsite in a nextdoor field.

And there's good reason that an established campsite is here. Less than half a mile from the sea and with views out to Lundy Island, you won't find a finer location on the Hartland Heritage Coast. It takes just 10 minutes to stroll from your bell tent to the South West Coast Path, where you can head in either direction to find some of the region's most beautiful beaches and settlements, whether it's the sparkling sands of Westward Ho! or the harbour village of Clovelly, so lovely that lovely is practically its name.

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Facilities

Facilities are shared with the adjoining campsite, which has a modern washblock with plenty of hot showers, toilets (separate gents and ladies), hairdryers, shaving points and washing up facilities. Each bell tent is set on a private decking area (including firepit) and the basic, pre-pitched tents have cam beds inside. The luxury bell tents come complete with a wood-burning stove and king-sized bed (up to 2 additional camp beds available upon request) and crockery and cooking facilities (portable gas stove and cool box with replenish-able ice-packs). Sea views across to Lundy Island. No WiFi but good 4G signal throughout the site.

Suitable For

Glampers only. Tents, campervans, caravans, motorhomes – no. Dogs permitted (1 per bell tent). Perfect for families, couples, walkers, surfers and kite surfers. Large groups welcome (space permitting).

Nearby

There’s no end to the coastal activities on offer in this stretch of the south west, and many can be arranged direct through Livit Adventures. You’re in safe hands with Kevin and Sarah –- both are qualified instructors and Kevin is a British Masters kitesurfing champion. The South West Coast Path can be picked up a mere 10 mins from the site, while the Blue Flag beaches of North Devon and North Cornwall lay within easy reach. Westward Ho!, with its long white-sand beach popular with kitesurfers, is only 10 minutes away. Idyllic Clovelly is about 20 minutes away, a historical fishing town notable for its steep, car-free cobbled main street and industrious resident donkeys, the only transport permitted. Admission to the village is priced at £7.50 for adults; £4.50 for children and guided tours can be arranged. Around 45 mins away you’ll find Bude, with its welcoming golden sands, pastel-coloured beach huts and (allegedly) the best Cornish pasties in the south west. A similar distance, Saunton Sands and Croyde Bay are excellent for surfing – the former is ideal for all abilities while the latter’s gnarly waves are strictly for the more experienced. Lundy Island beckons across the water from your bell tent – book a day trip across on the Lundy Island ferry (01271 863636). Golfers can enjoy the course at Royal North Devon Golf Club (01237 473817) – England’s oldest – while the North Devon Wake Park (07956 009047), Ultimate Adventure Centre (01237 880028) and The Milky Way (01237 431255) offer fun for all the family.

Food & Drink

Local produce – including the farm’s own free-range eggs, sausages, bacon, and burgers – is available from the campsite farmhouse, along with ice creams, cold drinks, sweets and other essentials, from Easter to October half-term. For the big shop, there are supermarkets in Bideford. Pub-wise, the nearest is The Thatched Inn (01237 471321) – a lovely traditional watering hole within walking distance in Abbotsham. A fixture of the community for the past 400 years, its picturesque walled garden make it a perfect spot to while away the day. The Pig on the Hill (01237 459222) in Westward Ho! Is a cracking gastropub serving quality dishes in a down-to-earth, country pub setting. You haven't tried a real traditional Devon cream tea until you have been to Tea on the Green (01237 429406) and ordered their famous giant scones. Located in the centre of Westward Ho!, this multi-award-winning eatery serves amazing cream teas (named after Hollywood legends), door stop sandwiches, delicious cakes and a deluxe hot chocolate to die for.

Open

Mid May–end of October.

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The Owner Says

Seeking out beachside days and scenic strolls along cliffs and sands? Swim, sail or surf along to Livit Adventures & Glamping, a family-friendly glampsite five minutes’ drive from the village of Abbotsham in Devon. Choose between luxury or basic glamping- both super comfy and cosy.

Within easy reach of the coast, this is a top destination for rural getaways with ocean breezes. On the grounds of Westacott Farm, settle in among the greenery on site, then let those breezes take you to the South West Coast Path – a roughly 10-minute walk down the lanes – for spectacular views and rambles towards Westward Ho! in one direction and Clovelly and Heartland point in the other.

Get out on the water with surfing and kitesurfing in Westward Ho!, or opt instead for wakeboarding and splashing around the aqua park at the wake park. For other pursuits, the site team also own an activity company, you can sign up for surf lessons, yoga and paddle board tours on site, there are surfboards, bodyboards, wetsuits and stand-up paddle boards for rent also.

After all that activity, home base is no doubt beckoning… Turn feet and boards back to the campsite to unwind, set something to grill on the barbecue, and sidle up close to the fire pit while taking in the stunning view over the Atlantic to Lundy Island.

Social Distancing Measures

Glamping & camping- by nature this is wonderful opportunity for social distancing! Our glamping decks have 10m spacing between each tent. You will have your own kitchenette. All showers  & toilets will be cleaned regularly in accordance with government guidelines. 

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Accommodation

Six pre-pitched bell tents and three fully furnished bell tents (each sleeping 4) with views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Pre-pitched Bell Tent (Basic)

Pre-pitched tent Sleeps 2 6 Available
A bell tent pre-pitched complete with camp beds & chairs! Sleeps 2. It is located at the beautiful Westacott Farm, hosted by Livit Adventures & Glamping, with stunning sea views with the South West Coast Path just a 5 minute walk away!

Luxury Glamping-Clovelly

Bell tent Sleeps 4 3 Available
Luxury bell tents in a stunning rural location overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. We have hot showers and toilet facilities on site and we are fortunate enough to have our own separate field area with access to these.

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Location

Contact Livit Adventures, Westacott Farm, Abbotsham, Bideford, Devon EX39 5BN

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Getting There

From the M5, follow signs for Barnstaple and Bideford. Then from Torridge Bridge in Bideford, take the A39 towards Bude and Clovelly. Go straight over the next 2 roundabouts and take the first right after the layby, following the sign for 'Westacott Farm'. The farm entrance is about ½ mile up the lane on the right.

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 18 reviews

★★★★★

Perfect short break

Beautifully kept campsite with great shower/toilet blocks . Far reaching views including the sea on a fine day . Friendly, kind hosts .Thoughtful finishing touches in kitchenette and tent and very comfy kingsize bed . Camp beds better for under 12s but didn’t detract from stay . Literally only needed to take clothes and beach towels .Being able to charge mobile phones was excellent as I am now reliant on mine for google maps . Location ideal for westward ho area ,fabulous 2 mile stretch of sand to escape any crowds and some fun traditional seaside attractions .my teens loved all the throwing skills games in the arcade . Lynton and lynmouth cliff railway was fab with giant scone cream tea at the top ! Milky Way also exceeded expectations ,so much still to explore next time . Also to just stay at camp would be nice ,plenty of space to pitch a badminton set /football and there’s a play park in another field if you have little ones .We didn’t have time to explore westacott farm but will do next time x Also Livit adventures offers activities like paddle boarding so again something to return for . Wonderful to come back after a days fun to a luxurious glamp and bbq on the fire pit . Definitely will try to stay again .
★★★★★

Everything and more than we expected in Baggy

Having grown up as a kid who’s every holiday was camping we thought we would give glamping a go as I remember the fun We had as kids I’m 100% holiday snob these days who wants the easy life of a hotel and minimal packing and I am SO IMPRESSED with Baggy the full kitted out tent. I have slipped discs in my back and find staying away from home hit and miss with my back. This was so comfortable, better than some hotels I’ve stayed In. I fell asleep with the kids 3 and 6 and slept like a log. The bed for me was so comfortable. And lovely thick duvets and pillows. The set up had everything you could need. Charging for phones. Great 4g ( for those of us who can’t survive off grid) and needed in our case on a wet day to amuse kids. Solar lights inside abs out. the showers and toilets were spotless on our stay. Kitchenette perfectly appointed. Water provided along with tea coffee and milk to get you started. Lovely seating for dinner and chilling out in the evenings. The tents are nicely spaced so you are not on top of each other. Very quiet and Sarah very quick to sort out any hiccups or needs. You can also use the play park at the camp site for those with kids. For us this was perfect for an outdoor holiday (and pretend we are real campers 😂) with all the luxury we could want. We will definitely be back next year. For anyone not sure about camping I really don’t see how you could not love it. We were 4 and a baby and there was enough room in our tent for everything. Didn’t feel cramped at all. Thanks so much to all the team x. X.
★★★★★

Baggy glamping

Tent was brilliant, blankets, wood and lighters for the wood burner, a solar battery pack that allowed lighting and to charge your mobiles! Kitchen was also well equipped and there was coffee, teabags, sugar, 2 small cartons of milk, olive oil, salt and pepper, tin foil and kitchen paper! As well as all useful utensils, pans and washing up equipment and water with use of a stove and kettle! Easy to wash up in the kitchen next to the shower block and there is a cool box, which you can go and get a freezer block and swop over every day! Friendly greeting and well maintained showers and toilets! Brilliant first experience!
★★★★☆

Great but read the details

We loved the location and the tent we had was nice and clean and well presented. However all of the photos online show the glamping tents and none show the basic bell tent that we booked and we missed the detail about booking a basic tent. All in all a good stay and breakfast was fantastic too
Aug 29, 2021 by Sam Cooper Verified Review
★★★★★

Just what we needed

Lovely clean site in a great location! We will be back again! :)
★★★★★

Great ‘windy’ week!

We spent 4 nights in ‘Baggy’, one of the glamping bell tents, as a family of 4 (with 4yrs & 6yrs old boys)……and we loved it! Was just what we needed after the past 18 months. Our boys haven’t stopped saying how it was ‘the best week ever’ since we got home. The tent was perfectly equipped with comfy beds and bedding, as well as soft furnishings of rugs, tables and lighting. We didn’t use the log burner, as didn’t need too, but also because of the wind! Was noisy sleeping (not sleeping!) through storm Evert, but we knew we were safe in our bell tent. The outside decked seating space was perfect. Only possible suggestion would be to offer a gazebo or covering for the picnic bench, so could eat under cover if wet…. The mini kitchen had everything you could need and more. And the little touches of tea/coffee and spare cool box were ideal. The toilet and shower facilities were plenty and very clean. Maybe consider some toilets just for the glamping field, near the bell tents? We missed the pizza oven night unfortunately, but the lovely hosts allowed us to use their under cover kitchen space in the evenings, out of the rain, so could socialise with friends. (Just of note, our friends tent (their own) had a catastrophic failure, but the guys at Livit were able to accommodate them in a bell tent, sorted them with beds and offered extra bedding-saved their holiday really!). The food vans that visited the camp site in the evenings offered extra eating options if we didn’t want to head out. The site is elevated with fantastic views over the sea and beautiful countryside, with so much to offer, regardless of the weather. We would certainly recommend Livit adventures for camping in a bell tent. We’re already looking at when we could come back! Thank you Sarah and Kevin 🙂
★★★★★

Friendly staff, beautiful location and plenty to do.

Would thoroughly recommend this location for glamping. Peaceful, beautiful location with friendly staff who were always on hand for any queries. Facilities were excellent with everything on hand. Would definitely come back.
★★★★★

This place is truly fabulous!

I booked a pre-pitched tent for 3 nights and it was fantastic - the tents are really spacious and exceeded my expectations. The whole site is immaculately maintained, facilities are spotlessly clean and the location is tranquil. It adjoins a working farm where there is a handy little farm shop with a lovely host, and it is within easy reach of the coast and local places of interest. Despite everything running like clockwork on the site, it still has a super relaxed feel to it and this is undoubtedly down to the culture the owners and staff have nurtured. Sarah, Kevin and Sophie were so welcoming from the second we arrived - nothing was too much trouble for them and they are always keen to offer ideas and advice on where to go and what to do to get the most out of your stay. They offer loads of different activities and we did a 2 hour SUP session on the River Torridge with Sarah which was incredible - we had never tried it before and it was an absolute highlight (my son declared it epic!). I honestly can't say enough good things about Livit - a perfect retreat run by very cool, kind people.
Jul 22, 2021 by Stacey H Verified Review
★★★★★

Amazing!

We have enjoyed very much. Tent and facilities are super clean, owners are really lovely and definitely area is beautiful worth to see. Pity was weather but still left us to enjoy for 2 days. Also say we were a bit cold first night and they were super kind to lend us a couple of blankets. Thank you guys it was a lovely experience 😊
Jul 11, 2021 by Erika Garcia Verified Review
★★★★★

Perfect glamping

Our first glamping experience and we’re now hooked! Gorgeous tent, immaculately clean and comfy (and cosy once the wood burner is fired up!) All the kitchen bits and pieces you need, including oil, salt and pepper, tin foil and washing up/ cleaning stuff. Campsite in great location with lovely views. A bit windy and exposed so bring lots of warm jumpers. Walking distance to a very popular pub (book ahead for dinner) and short drive to gorgeous westward ho beach. Clean and spacious bathroom/ washing facilities with lots of hot water. All the Livit team are really friendly and helpful. Plus very good value rental equipment - we rented a body board but they’ve got a range of stuff at much better prices than at the beach. Hope to return one day - thanks very much!
Jun 18, 2021 by Anwen Gorry Verified Review
★★★★★

Absolute treat!

The yurt felt really cosy and comfortable and the facilities were incredible. It felt really luxurious as well as feeling right out in the countryside. Kevin and Sarah was lovely and super welcoming. The surprise pizza oven was fab too! I'd definitely come back xx
Jun 14, 2021 by Carmen Parr Verified Review
★★★★★

Amazing location and great accommodation

We stayed in one of the glamping tents. It was super comfy, the facilities are great, and the staff are super friendly and helpful. They have thought of everything you need for your stay and the shared shower and toilet blocks were spotlessly clean. The views from the site are stunning.
★★★★★

Can't wait to return!!

Stunning views from the lovely clean site. Sarah, Sophie and everybody else couldn't have been nicer! The bell tents are so cosy but spacious.. The site is beautiful with a modern shower/toilet block with underfloor heating.. I went for a week and whilst I was there I booked my next stay.
★★★★★

Outstanding hosts

Sarah & Kevin were extremely welcoming hosts. We stayed for a week through storm conditions in August & they went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable and had a good stay. We will be back & highly recommend Livit to others
Aug 23, 2020 by Kevin
★★★★★

Perfect

The site is absolutely beautiful! Fantastic location! Amazing views of the sea and surrounding countryside. We stayed.in Baggy (bell tent) was absolutely beautiful so comfortable and cosy! Log fire was a.real.treat! Staff are so lovely and welcoming and kept in touch. Cannot fault a thing such a lovely experience can't wait to come back!
Aug 9, 2020 by Roxanne
★★★★★

A wonderful relaxed glamping experience!

We had a fantastic 3 night stay at Livit. The campsite and the owners are relaxed and friendly, and the glamping tents are equipped with everything you could need (even a corkscrew!). The location is perfect for Westward Ho!, Lundy and most of the north coast of Devon, but quietly tucked away in the countryside. There is so little light pollution, we could see the Milky Way at night! It can get a little windy at night, so bring earplugs if you are a light sleeper. The tents are comfy and cosy, with a small woodburning stove for warmth at night, and all the added extras you could need - lighting, comfy double bed etc. The bathrooms are in the next field so quite close, and are always spotlessly clean. Sadly we didn't get to stay for pizzas at the weekend, but the fish and chip truck on the Thursday night was a nice change from BBQ-ing every night. We will definitely be back as soon as we can for another stay!
★★★★★

Excellent Glamping Experience

What a wonderful place to stay. The bell tent was so cosy with everything you could possibly imagine being supplied. Even the wind and the rain didn’t dampen our experience and when the sun shone is was glorious. Sarah and Kev were so welcoming and prepared to help if needed. We will definitely be returning. Thank you Livit Adventures for providing just the break we needed.
Aug 21, 2019 by Katie
★★★★★

Fantastic holiday!

The location is perfect for exploring some of North Devon's best beaches. The accommodation is warm & cosy (we loved the wood burner!) And equipped with everything you could possibly need. We will be returning.
Aug 10, 2019 by lfrith Verified Review

Why book with Cool Camping?

  • Coronavirus Booking Guarantee
  • Best Price Guarantee, with no fees
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  • Trusted for over 10 years
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