Bunkhouse and Campsite at Yarde Orchard

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** Open from April 2024**

Check availability button at the bottom of the page for prices and availability for the Bunkhouse and the Campsite: 

Perfect accommodation choice for your Devon Coast to Coast cycle adventure - direct access onto the Tarka Trail with safe bike storage, electric bike charging and drying room. 

Bunkhouse

Eco-lodge Bunkhouse accommodation - available as a whole or separately 

  • Self contained downstairs room with a double bed, cot, own WC Shower and washbasin, and own entrance.
  • Upstairs bunkroom with 2 bunk beds sleeping 4 people & a twin bedroom with 2 single beds 
  • bath (shower over), sink and separate WC
  • Central hall/lounge area with wood fuelled range
  • Self-catering kitchen with oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, sink, and kitchen utensils
  • Galleried landing area with lounge space
  • Free wifi
                    • safe cycle storage

Accommodation charges: see the booking page for details and discounts for smaller groups.

Breakfast, pack lunch and Dinner options are available to guests outside the normal cafe hours. 8am till 9pm

Experience green living  

If you’re walking or cycling the trail then you’re already reducing your carbon footprint. Staying at Yarde takes you a step further in conserving resources and limiting carbon emissions. The bunkhouse has the following sustainable design features:

  • Waste water treatment using reedbed purification
  • All timber construction
  • Solar and wood-fuelled water and space heating
  • Warmcel insulation

The Tarka Trail & Devon Coast to Coast

The Tarka Trail is a cycle and pedestrian path in the North Devon Biosphere Reserve. It runs in a 163 mile route through untouched landscapes. The Trail passes through the towns of Lynmouth, Barnstaple, Bideford, Torrington, Okehampton and Ilfracombe and parts of the trail coincide with the South West Coast Path, the Two Moors Way and the Dartmoor Way.

Devon coast to coast, Ilfracombe to Plymouth
A long and beautiful route that is not too daunting for the average cyclist. Beginning along the popular coast of north Devon, the route takes riders through the valleys of a series of rivers, following the western edge of Dartmoor for much of the way before arriving in historic Plymouth.

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Catering Options:

Full cooked breakfast at 8am (2 x sausage, bacon, fried egg, mushrooms, beans and toast) including glass of orange juice & either tea/coffee  

Vegi option is either vegan sausage and hashbrowns, mushrooms, beans and toast or overnight oats with fresh fruit and toast including glass of orange juice & either tea/coffee 

£15 per person – Pre -booking is required with 24 hours notice.

Or from our on site café standard menu available 10am till 3pm, examples include:

Mug of tea £2 or a pot of tea £2.40 or Latte/Cappuccino/Americano £3 

Sausage Baguette with salad and tortilla chips £5.45

Evening Meal at 7pm £15 per person for a shared dinner, please advise dietary requirements - Pre -booking is required with 24 hours notice.

Example  menu would be two courses, cheesy Nachos, followed by homemade Lasagne served with salad and garlic bread, or on a Sunday we offer a roast chicken dinner – Pre-booking is required. Vegi options are available. (All dietary requirements catered for.)

Licenced bar available on site 10am till 4pm and for residents only in the evenings (exceptions maybe pop pizza nights during the school summer holidays and music/theatre evenings as per our Facebook page)

We can also do a clean cyclists packed lunch for the next day, choice of baguette, apple/banana, crisps, and a fruit/nut Bar £5.50 per person. (Please advise the evening before if this is required)

Yarde Orchard Bunkhouse Accommodation –  for singles, groups and families

Available Accommodation

4 berth bunk bed room 

Twin room with 2 single beds

1 double en-suite room own entrance, cot available.

4 berth bunkroom with bathroom and kitchen and galleried living area with electrical charging points and free wifi - single occupancy & double occupancy available (Includes 4 single bunk beds, electrical charging points. Children aged between 12 and 15 can stay in dorm room if they're accompanied by an adult of the same gender.) Under 18 year olds must be accompanied by an adult.

Twin room with 2 single beds 

Double Bed – private en-suite shower room (travel cot/camp bed available for 1 child) with electrical charging points and free wifi, separate own entrance.

The whole bunkhouse provides accommodation for upto 8 people plus 1 infant. The bunkhouse can be booked as a single/double/triple/quad prices too.

Linen is included except for the towels (we have Towel rental if required @ £2.50 for a bath and hand towel)

Laundry is available on request: washing machine and tumble drier

Safe secure bike storage available – free public car park – electric bike charging – free water refills

20% booking deposit to be paid on booking, I will send an invoice after the online booking, to be paid by Bank transfer. 7 days cancellation policy, full payment will be required 7 days prior to arrival. 

 

 

 

Freedom Camping Club

Nearly wild Camping – bring your own tent - Hot shower and toilets at the cafe. - April to October

This campsite directly on the Tarka Trail through Devon may be small but it is pretty perfectly formed. It’s especially good for campers who arrive on foot or by bike. There are just five pitches here, which share a green acre with apple and pear trees, some ancient and some newly planted. But this idyllic setting is not the only thing that recommends Yarde Orchard as a resting place for weary travellers. There’s also the fact that the camping pitches are tucked behind a lovely licensed cafe serving a menu of mostly organic, local food and drink.

This is a place to refuel and recharge after days exploring North Devon – and, on that note, there’s free electric bike charging here too. Little touches like that, and the provided picnic benches and barbecues in the camping field, make this place particularly good for those who are travelling light. The camping itself is a simple affair of grassy unmarked pitches with access to flushing loos and a warm shower.

The cafe, and the fact that there’s a bunkhouse on site, makes this a sociable place for adventurers who want to swap stories. But you don’t need to be on the trail to enjoy it here. The orchard is surrounded by nature and blessed with dark skies at night making it a good place to hang out for longer than just a stopover. It’s well placed for exploring North Devon with the walking and bike routes providing just one way to get around. You can also hop in the car for day trips around the North Devon countryside and coast. RHS Rosemoor is only three miles away, harbour villages, sandy beaches, and the wilds of Dartmoor are all about half an hour’s drive.

Tent in a camping field