Gosford Park

Little Gosford Farm, Gosford Lane, Taleford, Ottery St Mary, Devon, EX11 1NA

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

Gosford Park CL is situated in the beautiful East Devon countryside we are a working farm with lovely views  to the South East. We have easy access just one minute from the A30 yet retaining the peace and tranquility of the country.

Sidmouth, Exmouth and Exeter are all within easy driving distance and local attractions such as Crealy Park and Escot Park which hosts the Beautiful Days Festival are close to hand.

Cadhay Country House is within walking distance and is open during the summer.

Bicton Park  Botanical Gardens is also close to hand and is around a 15 minute drive.

Shore fishing is readily available from the shore in Ladrum Bay Exmouth and the local fishing village of Beer. Trout and carp fishing is available close by at South View Fisheries Exeter and Upton Lakes Colompton.

The Jurassic coast starts from Seaton extending eastwards for ten miles.

Skydiving and hot air ballooning is available locally for the more adventurous visitor as well as a good selection of country pubs and restaurants.

You can enjoy not only the benefits of a green and pleasant all grass site, but have the added benefit of our own pure water from our certificated water well and our farm shop selling in season produce such as our own free range eggs, home produced lamb, pork and beef when available.  

We have a washing machine and dryer, shower and flushing toilet on site and a good proportion of our electricity is produced by a solar generator located within the construction of our livestock barn.

Wildlife abounds with many birds and mammals.

Farm walks are available on request but dogs must be kept on leads at all times. The routes may change depending on which fields we have the sheep and cattle in. There is an attractive carp pond with a sun deck to relax on in the old water meadow.

The market town of Honiton, well known for its lace is approximately 4 miles away. Our nearest small town, Ottery  St Mary, is historically connected to the poet Samuel Coleridge Taylor. The beautiful church St Mary’s is well worth a visit along with the Tumbling WeirOtter Nurseries is one of the largest garden centers in Devon and is less than one mile away and a Sainsbury’s  supermarket is located in Ottery St Mary.

We have a holiday let on site that is available for let year round and also a static caravan. Please check out our Website. We look forward to welcoming you to our site.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Information room
  • Laundry facilities
  • Recycling facilities
  • Shop
  • Shower (exclusive use)
  • TV reception: good
  • WC (exclusive use)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Working farm

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Latest arrival time: 9:00 PM

0.5 acres

Electric amperage: 30

Lawned site

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Postcode:
EX11 1NA
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GPS:
Lat 50.765814 / Lon -3.285974
OS field ref:
SY095971
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Ottery St Mary, Feniton
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Plymouth (50 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Feniton
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Gosford Park
We used this site as a stop-over on the way to Cornwall and I guess alarm bells should have been ringing when I called about availability for a single night and the response was that they were sure they could fit us in somewhere! Now, I have to be honest and say that I do not like this approach to CLs. I want a CL to be a 5 van site not a 5 van site with an adjacent area for permanent/seasonal pitches and an overflow field etc. as this site has - and all share the same facilities. Anyway here are some pluses and minuses. On the plus side, it is a very neat and tidy site and is clearly well kept and looked after. There are delightful views overlooking a few fields and local hills but also feels sheltered. It has a toilet (but bring your own loo roll!) and shower (although we didn’t use the shower so we can’t comment on that) as well as laundry facilities. It is also ideally situated very close to the A30 for convenience. On the negative side, travelling down the approach road I thought we would get stuck! It is so narrow for our 8-foot wide caravan that I was amazed that it didn’t come out scratched and damaged from all the hedge growth screeching down the side as we slowly travelled towards the site. Heaven forbid if you meet something coming the other direction! We later learnt that you can access and depart from Gosford Road (as opposed to the ultra-narrow Gosford Lane) but why weren't we told this on booking just a few days prior - especially after saying we were a large outfit?!?!? The toilet waste area is reasonable - in fact, being under cover would probably be a good thing during inclement weather, but, as per the pictures on the website I wouldn’t want to do my laundry there as the washing machine and drier are within a couple of feet of the toilet waste! Most unhygienic! On-site, the close proximity to the A30 makes road noise pretty much inevitable. As a one-night stop over we weren’t overly concerned by this but it would put us off staying for any longer. And then when we came to pay we couldn’t find anyone or any way of paying! When we arrived the previous evening we were greeted and shown where to pitch but no mention of the alternative access or who, how, or when to pay (to be fair after a four-hour tow with grumpy children and a dog desperate to stretch his legs I really just wanted to get set up). So we left a note in the letter box with our contact details asking them to contact us for a bank transfer payment. In the end, as we drove out we met the owner so we managed to settle up there and then but it added another stress. All in all a convenient stop-over and is much better for the modified access (although even that is also tight in a couple of places for an 8-foot wide twin axle van) but not somewhere I will be rushing back to although it does definitely have some very good points.

tadhatter

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Reviewed on 12/08/2022 11:32

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Just returned from another stay at Gosford Park. Site was clean, freshly mowed and John and Anne welcoming as usual. A bonus this visit is the new access roadway from the farm shop entrance through to the caravan park, instead of using the narrow Gosford Road. Well done to John and Anne for this. We used to live nearby and love to return to visit friends. The site is close enough to travel to the coast, Sidmouth, Exmouth, Seaton, Branscombe and more. Otter nurseries just down the lane, always worth a visit. Will definitely be back again as is only 40mins away from our home.

Rosie Posey

Reviewed on 28/07/2022 18:57

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Pulled in on Friday evening forgot our hook up lead John came to the rescue the site is lovely quite does what it says on the tin. The farm shop is amazing the smell of John baking his sourdough bread and normal bread is amazing free range eggs straight from the farm as well as a selection of home reared meats. John's wife was lovely & welcoming cod have chatted to them both for hours. I can highly recommend the site but also if you want to support local businesses and shop sustainably this is the place the lamb was amazing as was the home made bread & pasties. We will be back

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Reviewed on 21/03/2022 12:02

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The 'Club' field is spacious and well maintained but the owners are using adjoining fields for non members so beware of invasive traffic and chatter from other visitors. This was not an issue for us but members expecting the tranquil CL formula of max 5 vans might want to keep clear.

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Reviewed on 23/08/2020 23:23

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Great Views

Gosford Park
A quiet super site with a great views from all caravans/motorhomes looking south. With easy firm access, if you are looking for peace and quiet, this site is ideal. Only 8 miles from Sidmouth and the coast, this is an ideal site to explore the East Devon area. Easy access from the M5, A30 and A35. On-site, there are laundry facilities, very welcome as we were on an extended holiday, and a good supply of fresh eggs on site. But beware, the supplying hens do like to have a look in all caravans!!!!! A delightful stay.

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Reviewed on 26/07/2017 22:37

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