Spotlight on: Damage Barton, Devon


Mortehoe is a friendly and popular village with beautiful coastal walks to Lee Bay, Morte Point, Bull Point Lighthouse and even on to Ilfracombe and beyond.

The village has a couple of good pubs that do food, a Grade I listed church, a takeaway and a village store, plus other attractions.

Damage Barton belongs to the Lethbridge family who live here and run the site and farm. The site has a lovely spacious feel and lots of fantastic views across fields and to the sea. The pitches are very well spaced and canine companions are well catered for with a field for dog walking. There are also picnic and kite-flying areas.

There are two toilet/shower blocks on the site, which are excellent. Both are modern, roomy and clean. The blocks also contain a family bathroom and a disabled bathroom. Along with a roomy dishwashing area/laundry, there is a wetsuit washroom. There is also a well-stocked shop on site. The site was busy during our stay but never felt crowded or noisy and everyone we met seemed laid-back and friendly – campers and staff alike.

The site is very well maintained and there are no access issues getting to and from it. Right outside the site is a bus stop for trips to Woolacombe and Ilfracombe. You really couldn’t ask for more and we will be back soon.

Damage Barton
Mortehoe, Woolacombe EX34 7EJ
01271 870502

This site review first appeared in MMM magazine, November issue, submitted by Ian Shields