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
89 Ratings · 170 reviews
August 18, 2022
Brilliant stay Fantastic site..Brilliant hosts. Facilities outstanding. We will definitely be back
August 14, 2022
We really enjoyed our stay on this site. Nicky is a great host and the setting with the view of the resevoir is beautiful. Our girls loved feeding the animals and really appreciated Nicky taking the time to show them how to hold chicks and brush the horses. The home produced sausages and pork and apple burgers were super tasty on the BBQ as well.
August 11, 2022
It was amazing, site was lovely and shower block better than a lot of top class hotels. The views were breathtaking Truly memorable experience. I highly recommend this
August 11, 2022
Great for kids
This is a fabulous friendly campsite. You can pitch your tent where you like and there are good facilities including use of a fridge and chargers. It’s lovely for kids to be able to run freely, make friends and feed the farm animals.
August 10, 2022
Shepherds Hut and hot tub
The animals were amazing
Nicky is so friendly and inviting. My daughter loved the chickens and animals. So did I . Such good value and dog friendly.
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.
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.