Pidgeons Farm

Woodbury Salterton, Exeter, Devon, EX5 1PS

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Peaceful stays

Why stay here ...

  • TV aerial
  • Farm walks

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Shower (shared use)
  • TV reception: fair
  • WC (exclusive use)

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0.5 acres

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Postcode:
EX5 1PS
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Lat 50.688063 / Lon -3.397148
OS field ref:
SY014885
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Plymouth (40 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Exmouth
  • Train station within 5 miles

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DISAPPOINTING

We have visited this CL a few times before and although the owner is very friendly it's now time to sort the site out. In our opinion it needs a visit from a caravan club inspector as we no longer believe it is good enough to be listed in the book. This will be our last visit.

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Friendly Welcome

We stayed at this CL for a week in April 2016.  We were warmly welcomed by Mark and he was full of local information and allows access to his fields for dog walking.  The facilities were fine (we did not use the shower or toilet - most modern vans have these!).  Granted, if the site was given a full make over it would be wonderful, as it is it is a good CL.  The week we were there most of the pitches were occupied with many visitors having been before, which indicates that it must be a good site.  We did some stunning walks whilst based here - you can see our walks on our blog www.twodogsandanawning.co.uk 
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Lovely stay

Just spent a very pleasant long weekend at Pidgeons Farm.  Warm welcome on arrival and given thorough lowdown on site and surrounding area.  Having separate ladies and gents and each having separate shower and toilet meant no waiting. All facilities were clean, pitches were tidy and hookups convenient.  Lots of space to walk the dog on site. Overall a very good CL, just the sort our family likes and well priced for the area. Will definitely be back.  Worth booking, there were people turning up on the off chance of getting in and being dissapointed.

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Visited this site for our Easter break and stayed for 7 nights. Site is easy to locate and directions are good from the M5. Only last section is narrow roads but nothing too horrendous. When you first pull into the site you see what looks like a derelict property which later we discovered was the owners house. The only pitch left was the first on the left tucked behind some large leylandii trees which looked straight out onto the owners property. Not the best of views.  Pitches were all gravel which was good, each with its own electric hook up and an aerial link so don't forget your 25m coaxial cable as you'll need this length to reach the socket. The best pitches were definitely the ones at the top end of the site as these had the morning sunshine whereas where we were pitched was shaded by the trees until the afternoon. It probably depends on what you expect from a CL as to whether you like or loathe this site. On the plus side the pitches are hardstanding, the village is lovely and the pub excellent, it's very quiet and provides a good base for the local area. Some people we met on site had been coming for years and loved it. Having any toilet and shower facilities on a CL is always a bonus but those provided here were just about adequate. Having a toilet cuts down on the caravan loo emptying trips but I'm not sure how many people would really attempt to use the showers which required tokens as the type of person who uses a CL would probably much prefer to use their own on board facilities. The whole site looks like it could do with a good tidy up but there is obviously something about it which draws people back from the comments other users passed on to me. Whilst in the area we looked at other sites, of which there are several in the area. Some of these offered much better facilities and views for only a little extra cost but they are much bigger sites so it does depend on what you want. We did enjoy our week and there is plenty to do in the local area. Lovely coastal walks and seaside towns + Bicton Gardens is well worth a visit. Not sure we would return to Pidgeons but would certainly return to the area. 

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BE WARNED

Despite being in a lovely friendly village with a great pub and restaurant, in a lovely area and with no local opposition since the owners of Browns Farm have retired this site has many problems. It is run down and neglected. There is farm and other debris piled everywhere. No maintenance appears to have been down for many months. The Toilet & Shower Block is a disgrace. The Van Toilet emptying facilities are to be seen to be believed. We witnessed two members check out the toilets and then leave. That says a lot. SHAME !!
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