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Parks review: Smytham Holiday Park


Nestled in its own secluded and tranquil valley, the 33 acres of Smytham Holiday Park is the perfect place to relax and unwind away from the bustle of everyday life.

Situated in the parkland of a seventeenth century manor house, this family-run park boasts open landscaped lawns, ponds and natural woodlands – a paradise for nature lovers. From herons, kingfishers and buzzards to rabbits, hedgehogs and badgers, watch out for the abundance of wildlife that could be passing your holiday caravan to say hello.

Surrounded by stunning countryside views, it is obvious to see why the area of North Devon, in which Smytham is located, is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. With beautiful Devon beaches only eight miles away and the three National Parks of Dartmoor, Exmoor and Bodmin within easy reach, exploring Devon has never been easier for couples, families and friends.

Whether you wish to stay on park and lounge on the poolside sun terrace, take a splash in the pool (open May to September), soak up the sun on your decking or explore the local area by car, on foot or by bike, Smytham offers something for everyone.

With direct access to the popular Tarka Trail where you may (if you’re lucky!) be able to spot a frolicking otter or two, then Smytham is the place to be for cyclists and walkers alike. The open spaces and children’s play area and games room provide hours of entertainment for the younger ones. For those who are slightly older, there is an on-site bar, Smythies’ Bar, which is open during those busier school holidays.

Smytham Holiday Park offers both new and previously owned holiday caravans along with developed pitches to site a holiday caravan of your choice. The park’s showground has caravans on display; however, caravans of any kind can be ordered especially for you.

Fun for the Whole Family

Grandparents, parents, children, the family pet and extended family are all welcomed at Smytham, making memories to last a lifetime. With the three-acre dog walking field and a dog shower, your beloved pet will feel pampered during your stays. From a table tennis match in the games room to a rounders game in the valley, at Smytham there are endless opportunities for quality family time.

Equally, in our tourist information shed there is information on local attractions such as The Big Sheep where you can take in the sheep races, The Milky Way, The Wildlife and Dinosaur Park and The Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway. For those of you who like gardens, RHS Rosemoor Gardens is just five minutes by car.

If you are wishing to find a calm and quiet park for your holiday caravan, this park, achieving a Gold David Bellamy Award for Conservation for 19 consecutive years, is the park for you. So why not come and see the magic of Smytham for yourselves?