Hidden Valley is an award-winning family-run touring park near Ilfracombe on the spectacular North Devon coast.
Famous for its tunnel beaches, which have been awarded Blue Flags for cleanliness, Ilfracombe is also near to the wonderfully soft, sandy beach of Woolacombe.
Hidden Valley has won several awards, including the Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award and 5 Stars by Visit England, and the AA 5 pennants. The park was also voted into the Top 100 Sites Awards by the readers of Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome magazine.
Stay in one of the beautiful pine self-catering holiday lodges. These lodges sleep four and come with a TV, lounge, shower room, kitchen-diner, microwave and bed linen. For caravans and motorhomes, there is a range of pitch sizes and types, premier pitches being 9m long and block paved, while large pitches are 12m long with stone chips. Both of these are fully serviced, with 16 amp electric hook-ups, fresh and waste-water points and a digital TV connection point. They even have a picnic bench and low-level light on the pitch. Medium pitches are 8m long and small ones are 6.5m long, both of these have electric hook-ups and a digital TV point and are surfaced with stone chippings.
Tents are welcome at Hidden Valley Touring Park as well, and again there are fully serviced premier pitches (16x11m) with water, electric hook-up, wastewater point, bench and a TV aerial point. There are also large pitches (10x14m), medium ones (10x12m) and small (10x10m). All the tent camping pitches are on grass.
For surfers and anyone wanting to learn, Saunton Sands and Croyde Bay are nearby by car or camper and walkers will love the South West Coast Path for its memorable views.
Set in a quiet wooded valley, there are 120 level pitches, 60 of which are all-weather hardstandings in the area known as Otter's Creek and 60 pitches are on grass in the Kingfisher Meadow.
Overlooking the lake and gardens is a licensed shop with local produce and there's a coffee shop on site for breakfasts, cakes and cream teas and refreshments which is ideal after a walk in the forest or a day at the beach. The campers' lounge a mini library with sofas is next to the café.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome at Hidden Valley Park and must be kept on a lead within the camping areas although they can run free in the woods. Most of the local beaches allow dogs, as long as owners are responsible.
Look out for wildlife at Hidden Valley, from otters, stoats and field mice to a variety of birds including woodpeckers.
Enjoy days out at the National Trust’s Arlington Court and RHS Gardens Rosemoor or visit the Dinosaur Adventure Park, Exmoor Zoo or the Big Sheep, a wonderful all-weather attraction.
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The campsite boasts a pretty lake and well maintained gardens to stroll around, woodland with nature trails to follow, and a relaxing coffee shop in which to enjoy breakfasts, lunches and snacks.
There is also a TV room and reception area.
DirectionsThere is excellent access to the site, straight off the A361 between Barnstaple and Ilfracombe. From the M5 J27 follow the A361 to Barnstaple (do not divert at South Molton), then keep on A361 towards Ilfracombe. Drive through Braunton and Knowle villages, then about eight miles from Barnstaple, Hidden Valley Park is on the left hand side.
Hidden Valley is set among rolling hills of stunning Devon countryside. Just 4 miles away are some of the country’s most prestigious beaches, including the golden sandy beach at Woolacombe, and The Tunnels Beaches in Ilfracombe, both of which are Blue Flag and Quality Coast Award winners.
The fabulous surfing beach at Croyde Bay is just 5 miles away, while Saunton Sands is just 6 miles, and is a wonderful beach for a day out with the family.
For those that want to relax, the National Trust’s Arlington Court and RHS Gardens Rosemoor are both wonderful to visit.
There are also many family attractions close by, including the Big Sheep, which is a wonderful all weather attraction, the Dinosaur Adventure park and Exmoor Zoo.
Quaint harbour towns adorn the North Devon coast line, and are a lovely place for afternoon tea, fish & chips or an ice cream. Lynton is one such town, built mainly by the Victorians and is connected to Lynmouth via a water-powered funicular railway. Ilfracombe with its picturesque harbour is home to, among others, HMS Oldenburg, which sails to Lundy Island several times a week.
Surfing is very popular at the local beaches, as well as fantastic coastal walks, excellent off-road cycle trails.
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