Our pretty campsite at Lane End has much to offer and gives you a good base for exploring the beautiful South West.
A Little History
Lane End was once a working farm with a blacksmiths shop opposite and a pub nearby. Our family have been here since 1993, and although no longer a working farm, we have gradually renovated the farmhouse, buildings and small parcel of land accompanying them.
We planted trees and landscaped the land to the create ponds and gardens that are now a haven for wildlife and campers alike. The campsite has been running for some 7 years now and we enjoy meeting our guests, many of whom return. In recent years, we have built the glamping pods and renovated the Linney and Loft to welcome more visitors, offering accommodation to suit a variety of tastes.
Around and About
Lane End is a good starting point for day trips throughout Devon and into Cornwall and Somerset. The coast, the moors, the towns, the villages – the area surrounding Lane End is quite beautiful, with such a variety of places to explore.
The nearest village is Bradworthy (turn left out of the drive and travel around 4 miles) where there are a few shops, post office, doctors’ surgery, garage, church and The Bradworthy Inn. The pub offers excellent food and there are also a variety food vans that come to the village on some evenings.
Woolsery is a good nearby alternative with shop, post office and a wonderful pub. The Farmer Arms has been recently renovated and is a treat to experience, offering fish and chip take aways as well as the finest of dining and everything in between. Merry Harriers Garden Centre and Restaurant is also just outside the village, serving cream teas and roast dinners, depending on when you visit.
Bideford (known as the Little White Town) is the nearest town recommended for the big food shop (or Hockings’s ice cream) – Morrisons is in town or Asda, Aldi and Lidl are just outside. It is a pretty town next to the River Torridge, with a lovely park, a range of shops, pubs, cafes, restaurants and take aways, and the Tarka Trail (an easy access cycling trail). The Tarka Trail takes you North to Barnstaple and South to Torrington (another town worth exploring) and beyond to Petersmarland.
From Bideford you can easily reach Westward Ho! Appledore, Instow, Torrington and Barnstaple for beaches, more food, shops, pubs, clubs and a cinema.
From Lane End you can explore wild Dartmoor, Exmoor and Bodmin Moor, with their contrasting landscapes. All beautiful in their different ways, you can lose yourself on the trails and see Stone Age hut circles, ancient woodland, rivers and so much wildlife. It is a gift we are so close to them.
North Devon offers Croyde, Ilfracombe and Woolacombe, not to mention Clovelly and Hartland, just a glimpse of the coastline you can explore, something that draws surfers and walkers alike. South Devon holds Dartmouth, Paignton and Torquay as well as many more interesting places. There are a number of routes that can be taken by steam train, allowing you to explore the landscape at your leisure.