Burrowhayes Farm Caravan and Camping site is a popular, family friendly park that enjoys a four-star tourist board rating. The site itself is a National Trust farm and is owned and run by the Dascombe family. The park sits in the heart of Exmoor National Park a short distance from the popular Somerset town of Minehead, and is open from mid-March to the end of October each year. Pets are welcome to stay with you at the park so long as you keep them on a lead and exercise them away from the site grounds.
The park has pitches for touring caravans and motorhomes, and there is also plenty of space on the site to pitch tents. A small selection of pitches have both electricity and television hook-ups available and these are in a separate field to the main site area.
If you’re looking for holiday caravans for hire, you’re in luck, because Burrowhayes Farm does also have a small number of static holiday homes for hire.
Found in the Horner Valley region of Exmoor, the park provides breathtaking views across the whole area. Burrowhayes Farm Caravan and Camping Site is ideally situated for exploring Exmoor, whether guests are looking to check out the coastline or head inland to see the sparkling River Exe tumbling down its rocky course, through a mixture of dense ancient woodland and rolling open countryside and hills. If you’re lucky you’ll see magnificent Red Deer and wild Exmoor ponies here.
Facilities on the campsite include heated shower and toilet blocks, laundry facilities, and dishwashing facilities. Chemical waste disposal points are located in numerous places around the park, while a well-stocked shop on the site means that guests are able to buy their holiday essentials and never leave Burrowhayes Farm if they don’t wish to.
Horses and ponies are available for hire from the campsite itself, so guests looking to explore the park and the outstandingly beautiful surrounding area can do so with ease.
If you enjoy walking during your camping and caravan holidays in Somerset you will be pleased to find an array of stunning routes heading out in all directions. From here you can walk into the wooded areas of Exmoor, or out towards the coast.
The campsite is bordered by the Horner Water stream, which is shallow enough to explore on foot, though waterside paths are close by for those who would prefer to keep their feet dry.
Away from Burrowhayes Farm Caravan and Camping Site guests will find there is much to do in the local area, both within the boundaries of Exmoor and beyond. The nearest village is Porlock, which has three welcoming pubs as well as plenty of local shops, cafés and restaurants for guests to find refreshments and stock up on anything they need. Those looking for more things to do will find the bustling town of Minehead worth visiting. To get there, take a picturesque five mile drive along the coast, and then enjoy Minehead’s cultural attractions, including museums and theatres, as well as the beach.
Visit Exmoor Zoo while you are on holiday at Burrowhayes Farm Caravan and Camping Site. There’s plenty more fun to be had in this area, if you simply jump in the car or motorhome and set off for a drive, exploring the country lanes to discover the best country pubs, villages and towns across the region.
For more ideas on things to do and places to visit in Somerset, see Practical Caravan’s Travel Guide to Caravan Holidays in South West England (http://www.practicalcaravan.com/caravan-travel-guides/28040-south-west-england).
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Based on 4 review(s)
31 May 2017
Excellent site everyone very friendly and accommodating. The facilities very good would recommend this site and can't wait to go back. The horses and pony rides brilliant they are adorable and well looked after.
Somerset 30 Dec 2013
what a superb site!
Beautiful surroundings, down a lane and next to a stream ideal for paddling and dam building.
Excellent clean facilities - powerful showers, plenty of loo's, indoor pot wash, laundry, shop and riding stables.
The friendliest and most helpful owners I've ever come across.
The site has statics, tents and tourers. Ehu and fully serviced pitches are available, The site is part sloping, but no-one seemed to worry.
Close to Porlock, Porlock Weir, Dunster, Minehead and direct access on to Exmoor.
Nottingham 14 Jul 2013
I have been going to Burrowhayes Farm for 21 years (since birth).
The site is set in West Luccombe, a small but beautiful parish roughly 15 minutes walk from Porlock and 10 minutes drive from Minehead.
The campsite itself is situated alongside Horner Water - a tranquil stream that adds to the beauty of the campsite.
The facilities have improved markedly since I can remember. Initially the site featured a very basic toilet and shower area but now has a recently developed, large wooden block comprising showers and toilets, laundry room and pot wash facilities. The aforementioned facilities are consistently well kept.
I have stayed in both the camping and static caravan areas of the site and both come completely recommended.
Firstly camping - A number of tent pictching areas have recently been levelled to allow for greater comfort. There are three large areas available for camping - the first of which is reserved static caravans - all of the pitches are furnished with gravel parking areas and electricity plugs.
The second (and larger) area is reserved predominantly for tent camping. The camping field lies adjacent to the field housing the horses and ponies of which are for hire everyday (other than Saturday's).
The third area is for caravans only and is a completely level grassy area - always trimmed to a good length.
The fourth area is strictly static caravans only which number between 1 and 19 (the caravans have several different berths).
On site there is a shop that can cater for almost every campers need from camping equipment to frozen meals and snacks. The staff are always remarkably friendly (especially Mary who lives locally in Allerford).
The proprietors, Julian and Marion Dascombe live in a farmhouse on site and are always available should an issue arise.
Horses and ponies are for hire for reasonable rates although weight restrictions do apply with consideration to the health of the animals.
The site is situated in beautiful surroundings inside the Horner Valley. Five minutes walk up the road and you will find Horner Corner which comprises a couple of cottages offering light lunches and tea/coffee. Porlock is around 15 minutes walk (over a hill) away from the site and offers all of the things you might need - camping shops, pubs with good food and real ales (I particularly recommend The Top Ship, restaurants, a visitor centre and local convenience stores. (The nearest major supermarkets are in Minehead - they are Tesco and Morrissons).
There are a number of walks that can be done from the site itself such as Dunkery Beacon, Bossington Hill and Selworthy Beacon amongst many others.
You may think my review is biased due to the fact I have visited the same site for 21 years however you must consider that there must be a number of reasons that I continue to visit the place.
If you have any other questions about the surrounding area or the site itself please do not hesitate to ask.
kent 24 Mar 2007
Incredibly clean site with enormous facilities, riding stables, shop (well stocked), visiting morris dancers!!!
Nice site with static caravans (around 15) and 130 touring pitches. However, most on a slope. Lovely area and suprisingly nice weather as well!!!