Camping and glamping on a working farm, with yurts, huts with hot tubs, and simple, spacious, sociable camping pitches
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.
Barnstaple, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Nicky C.Joined in November 2015
85 Ratings · 165 reviews
August 3, 2022
Camping with friends
Lovley camp site with great facilities, really enjoyed our stay. The camp site offers a great sense of freedom but with the benefit of some home amenities with the shower/wash block.
July 28, 2022
lovely break at Westland Farm
Just had a lovely few days at Westland Farm with my two boys. We have stayed here a few times and always have a great time. There is lots of space for playing games or just running around, super showers and lovely views. We are already planning our next trip!
July 26, 2022
We had a perfect time as a family of 4 and a dog. Loads of space, safe for the kids to run about and make friends and we loved the pigs, horses and cows!
Facilities are great and Nicky was a lovely host - friendly, helpful and laid back.
July 25, 2022
Very warm welcome from Nicky and Tug. Lots of space and very high standard of facilities.
July 17, 2022
North Devon Gem!
We stayed here as a group of 12 and Westland was absolutely perfect. There was plenty of space so we were able to be away from other groups and even setup a volleyball net without disturbing others.
Being able to have a campfire in the evening created a lovely atmosphere and the facilities were the best campsite we’d been to.
Can’t recommend enough… we will be back!
July 17, 2022
5 gold stars ✨ (rated by my kids)
We had a great short stay here. Nicky is a very friendly and welcoming host. The site is well located, with stunning views. The shower and toilet facilities are stunning, and really clean.
We will definitely be back.
From the host
The drovers hut started life as a WW2 army animations trailer, it was bought by a farmer to convert to a bale trailer, and was found by Andy in an overgrown hedge. We have made a beautiful hut on the restored chassis. We set the drovers hut overlooking the farmland, with Wistlandpound reservoir in the near distance. We are 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. We are a small friendly site, and wish to keep it that way always.
We allow plenty of space for camping and all 3 of our glamping lets have plenty of space and privacy, there are no crowded fields even at the busiest times and some beautiful views of the countryside.
We welcome families who we love to show our animals to, explain how they are kept and welcome help with feeding time.
During the lambing season, which we plan around the Easter Holidays each year, guests are welcome in the lambing shed to watch and even help if they wish, there are often tame lambs to bottle feed and the more hands on types have even helped to bring new lambs into the world.
There are several young people, who first came to stay with their families, who now have an ambition to become farmers themselves, due to having helped in the lambing shed during their holiday here.
Exmoor Zoo (01598 76335) is close by, as is Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park (01271 882486). The beautiful towns of Ilfracombe, Woolacombe, Lynton and Lynemouth all offer plenty to explore.
Food and drink
The Black Venus Inn (01598 763251) in Challacombe, a 5-minute drive away, has superb home-cooked food in nice surroundings. The Old Station Inn (01598 763520) at Blackmoor Gate is also worth a look for its fine home-cooked food and atmospheric surroundings – good kids play area too. The Pyne Arms (01271 850055) at East Down offers locally produced food, some supplied by Westland Farm itself. If you’re looking to self cater, check out Barsntaple’s famous indoor Pannier Market (01271 379084), offering fresh local goods, flowers, crafts and more. There is also a well stocked farm shop just down the road from Westland Farm https://besshillfarmshop.co.uk/ They are happy to take orders over the phone and deliver them here ready for your arrival or when you get home after a long day out.