East Dunley

Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 9PW

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views

Why stay here ...

East Dunley is a quiet smallholding set in rolling hills next to Dartmoor. All our guests are made to feel as welcome as possible and are free to enjoy the range of wildlife in the area that includes owls, woodpeckers and grazing horses. Dogs are welcome so long as they are kept on a lead. The site has good road access with no narrow lanes.

The site is a slightly sloping large field, approaching 1 acre with stunning views over Dartmoor and a wood behind for shelter. All our grass pitches are fitted with electric hook ups and have plenty of space for awnings and privacy. Brand new WC/shower facilities are available  We also have laundry facilities.

We are conveniently placed for exploring nearby Haytor, the Templer Way and the many walks, woodlands, villages and other attractions in Dartmoor National Park. We are also within easy reach of the coast, golf courses and the many other attractions that are available in other local areas.

Bovey Tracey is 2 miles away and is known as the 'Gateway to the Moor'. It is a small market town with supermarkets, local shops, and a choice of restaurants and public houses to meet your needs. There are regular farmers markets occurring throughout the year and the town is home to the Devon Guild of Craftsmen.

Advanced bookings advised.

Laundry facilities available (charge) and WiFi available 

Low season pricing starting at £12. 

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Laundry facilities
  • Recycling facilities
  • Shower (exclusive use)
  • TV reception: good
  • WC (exclusive use)
  • Wi-Fi

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Latest arrival time: 9:00 PM

Latest departure time: 12:00 PM

1 acres

Some sloping pitches

Electric amperage: 16

Lawned site

Recycling Facilities

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Postcode:
TQ13 9PW
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Lat 50.593506 / Lon -3.646128
OS field ref:
SX835784
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Exeter, Plymouth, Bovey Tracy
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: Newton Abbot
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Stayed here over Christmas and most enjoyable it was too . Dom greeted us and explained all and we had choice of 4 h/standings (there was only 1 other outfit here) . The site is still undergoing expansion and improvements . The drive has been widened and flagged so access is a breeze , although you still have to watch the tree on entry ! Foto 1 is a view down the grass field (yes bit of a slope so easier to pitch lengthways facing either up or downhill) which was closed cos of the wet weather . Foto 4 shows the toilet/shower building where you'll also find washing m/c and tumble dryer (small charge) , but the h/standing car parking has been enlarged and now holds 3 h/s caravan pitches and a fence has been erected to shield them , with 2 more pitches further back to give 5 h/s in all . Toilet / shower always clean while we were here . Dom and the team will help wherever they can , so all you have to do is ask . Handy for Bovey Tracey village , Highbridge caravan sales , Kingsteignton , Newton Abbot and Torbay and South Devon Railway to name but a few of the attractions nearby . Highly recommend .
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Firstly, a big thanks to Dom and the people at East Dunley for allowing us to move our booking. We booked in for 4 nights and arrived set up when we had a family problem. Dom was most helpful in allowing us to come back the following week and complete our visit. The site is spacious and very well cared for. The WC and shower are excellent, new and clean with hygienic 'showerwall' rather than tiles. Access is easy down a wide road and it is only 5 mins drive into Bovey for provisions. It is an excellent base for exploring the South East of Dartmoor; we climbed many beautiful tors and had wonderful views. All in all, a top site, highly recommended

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Very spacious, easy to access CL site. Spotless facilities and everything is very neat and tidy. Dom came to introduce himself and made sure we knew where everything was. First time in Bovey Tracey - what a lovely place. We loved it - great value - we'll be back soon :-) Jacqui & Malcolm Elmer

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We stayed on the site for 8 nights. The staff (Dom) were both friendly and helpful. The site is immaculate and the facilities were spotless, (all new toilets and shower). There was also washing/drying machines at a small charge. The site was very peaceful. Plenty of shops in Bovey Tracey and main coastal town a few miles from the site. Perfect. We'll be back! Thank you for a lovely stay. G & J Ardron

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It’s interesting reading reviews of anything and certificated locations are no different. We don’t like full club sites because the pitches in our opinion are very close together and the atmosphere can feel very structured. So, we found this site very laid back with pitches well spaced. Previous reviewers have mentioned pitching under the trees to the right of the field. All the photos on the website show vans on the left. That’s because nearly all the EHUs are on that side, so that’s where we pitched. There are 7 EHUs so either this site breaks the rules of a normal CL or it’s licenced for 7. There is a large ok tree at the entrance to the site from the road, in fact the CL sign is nailed to it. We have a 7.5m van and had no trouble at all either entering or leaving the site. Very large campervans might find it more difficult. The site is managed remotely by staff from an office somewhere. Didn’t bother us, they were easily contactable by phone. If you are used to having your hand held at full club sites then this place might not be for you. There appears to be a programme of improvement by the new owners. When we were there the wifi wasn’t operating because it was due to be upgraded to fibre in the next few weeks. Not a problem to us as we operate through O2 4g which was plentiful! There are also new electrics going in. It appears the new owners are working very hard to get things set up to a very high standard. The shower and loos are accessible via coded doors. The shower is mains pressure and is unlimited ie no timer of coin meter. If people who use the site leave the facilities how they would like to find them the fact that they are not cleaned every day really shouldn’t be an issue. There is also a washing machine and tumble drier operated on an honesty basis. For a CL the facilities are impressive. Site is very well located for accessing Dartmoor, it’s only a 10 minute drive away. Bovey Tracey has a good range of small shops. The local National Trust property, Parke, has a brilliant café which opens daily and Thur, Fri and Sat for evening meals which are excellent but you have to book because it’s so popular with locals. The Parke estate is dog friendly with lots of walks and a river with easy access. When we arrived on the site there was one other van and they had booked an extra week because they thought the site was so good. We’re of the same opinion and have recommended it to friends and we will return, but not in August when I imagine the whole area gets swamped with people.
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