We came to Yeatheridge Farm for a weekend getaway with four children (not all ours!!) on the recommendation of friends. Not having to travel too far and be set-up on-site within 90 minutes was the attraction of this site - and the rural, non-commercial location.
Finding it was quite simple although travelling down some of the lanes to it in a big motorhome did make us wonder if we'd taken a wrong turning - but soon we came across the wide entranceway.
We were greeted by a lovely young couple who made us welcome - you don't know how you are going to be recieved sometimes, but you will have no worries here, the welcome was great. Info was given about the site and how to get to our pitch.
We were soon all set up and went off to explore the fairly level site - the motorhome pitches are terraced so all are level, requiring minimal levelling-up. There are points for you to fill your on-board water tanks as you enter the site which was very welcome as not all sites offer this.
Plenty of farmland walks were available, we did most of these on mountain bike, all routes are indicated in reception.
Probably one of the best bits of Yeatheridge are the pools - yes, pools - one very shallow one for youngsters, one lovely warm pool which has a flume (waterslide) and the original not-quite-so-warm pool, so it would take quite a few to fill the complex. The changing facilites were clean, no lockers so be sure to take a bag and leave your clothes etc by the side of the pool. The flume is only operated at certain times of day, so check this first. The pool is unsupervised, children have to supervised by an adult.
Horse-riding was great, all the children had rides, either park rides or more advanced, led by enthusiastic and fun staff.
The real jewel in the crown here is the Bull Pen restaurant - we decided to all go there as we had a visiting family - the food was to DIE FOR! The menu is packed with a vast range of appetising food, you are almost spoilt for choice. The home-produced steaks were stunning, cooked to perfection and proper melt in your mouth stuff. The steak here could put many pubs and other eateries to shame. This is NOT TO BE MISSED, I TELL YOU! Not expensive either and coupled with great service in pleasant surroundings. Breakfasts and Sunday roasts are available in here, we didn't do these though. Good selection of beers, ales and ciders too.
OK... the site roads are all stone and gravel so a bit dusty and perhaps could do with being tarmac, but with that people tend to speed around the site, so it's probably best as-is. Toilets and showers were clean and tidy and all within easy reach of your pitch.
We will be returning this year and recommending this excellent site to others, can't wait to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Peaceful and relaxing Yeatheridge truly is, boring it is not! If you are a lover of the countryside there is so much to interest you here on and around this genuine working farm. If you wish to explore beautiful Devon then there could not be a better location or a more comfortable base. We're centred between Devon's beautiful coastlines.For those who want amenities on site, but not too many, then we believe we've struck a happy balance. Our family-run caravan and camping park offers high standards and modern facilities. ... more less