High House Farm

East Portlemouth, Salcombe, Devon, TQ8 8PN

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Ideal for ...

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

Why stay here ...

This is a quiet, level  0.50 acre site where children are welcome, overlooking the sea and beautiful National Trust coastline (0.5m).

It is a Coastal Heritage site in a very unspoilt Area of Outstanding Naural Beauty.

Mobile and internet access is possible.

It is perfect for exploring the beautiful SW Coastpath, with its numerous sandy coves.

Ideal for birdwatching, you may well see the rare inhabitant, The Cirl Bunting!

The nearest sheltered safe sandy cove,is  Gara Rock beach (0.75m), with cafe on Coastpath.

There are many other safe sandy cove beaches in E Portlemouth.

The nearest village is 0.75 mile- E Portlemouth, with a 5 minute, half hourly pedestrian ferry ride to bustling Salcombe, a sailing mecca, with many small shops and pubs and restaurants.

Salcombe also offers sea fishing trips, boat trips to Kingsbridge and wind surfing and boats of every description for hire.

Overbecks is a N.T. house and garden in Salcombe well worth a visit.

East Prawle is 1.50 miles with a Village Green, the renowned Pigs Nose Inn which does food also a shop and cafe.

Prawle Point Lighthouse, the most southerly point of England is 5 miles with regular interesting guided tours to the top.

Kingsbridge is 8 miles, an old busy working market town, with many independant shops, a sports centre with good swimming pool, and a museum and cinema and park with tennis courts.

Beautiful drive to Dartmouth, passing the famous Slapton Sands, then Blackpool Beach with v.g.Venus cafe on the beach.

NT Greenways the home of Agatha Christie is a short drive or boat ride from Dartmouth.

NT Coleton Fishacre home of the D'Oyley carte family is in Dartmouth just across the river Dart on the car ferry.

Information leaflets are on the site regarding eating and shopping,visits. etc.

Boat storage is available.

Pre booked pitches only.

Facilities on site ...

  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Information room
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good
  • Working farm

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0.5 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
TQ8 8PN
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GPS:
Lat 50.225516 / Lon -3.740978
OS field ref:
SX759376
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Kingsbridge, Totnes
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Plymouth (30 miles)

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Stunning place

High House Farm
For the last 9 years we have stayed 5 maybe 6 times a year at the two CL sites in East Prawle, and this was our first visit to High House Farm. It is a stunning location, very peaceful and spoilt for choice with dog walks in all directions, and easy access to many beaches all around from Slapton Sands to Mill Bay, either on foot or by car. The Gara Rock Hotel is only a short walk away and East Prawle with an excellent country pub and village shop only 5 minutes away by car. Mrs. Froud has produced a handy information sheet which she hands to all her visitors and it is also freely available on the notice board by the gate. The site description clearly states do not follow sat nav and that is for good reason. They roads are fine if you keep to the main road, from Stokenham, in and out with your van, our unit is 8 meters long plus the car. There are plenty of passing places for a car and van on this road as it is frequently used all year round by large tractors and trailers and the school bus with no problem. Will certainly be visiting again.

alfie dog

Reviewed on 13/08/2021 09:28

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High House Farm

Even though the site was suitable the roads and instructions given by owner were not very good. It would have been better if directions read follow road to roundabout not the cross. If required to leave site to go anywhere you have to drive a single track road for 6miles both ways. Beach was 8mins drive and certainly not suitable for the older generation. We damaged our caravan finding the site which was a nightmare then when we left it was 6am to avoid traffic. I took my life and my dogs walking down these roads The only good thing I can say was the weather was good. Feel it should be Adult only site as during our stay two family's arrived with about 6 kids playing ball around are area. I certainly felt the review given by owner was not what we experienced.

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Thank you for your review.The CL Owner has been in touch to advise it is a 10 minute walk to the coast path and another 10 minutes down to the beach. There is another beach which is 30 minutes walk or is an 8 minute drive which is suitable for the elderly. The approach roads are single track in places however please be assured there are lots of passing places.

clareday123

Reviewed on 23/07/2021 20:38

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Very peaceful site with sea views

High House Farm
As others have said the roads to the site are interesting (narrow). However we have a 27 foot long, 8 foot wide caravan towed by an Audi Q7 and got there OK. Just take your time. Was it worth it, definitely. Probably the quietest, most peaceful site we have ever been on in a beautiful part of the country. Level, plenty of space with sea views. Grass kept short. We are on EE and the phone/data signal was usually OK but sometimes disappeared. Good area for walking. Nice beach at Gara Rock. We walked to the ferry across to Salcombe a couple of times once via the road and once via a footpath near to the Gara Rock Hotel via Mill Bay which cut out the steps down to the ferry. Overall a beautiful location.

Don Ricardo

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Reviewed on 16/06/2021 10:50

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Beautiful, but optimistic description

High House Farm
The site was beautiful with amazing sea views. We walked into Salcombe, via a fun ferry ride and had a wonderful day. Never saw the owner, which didn’t bother us, but I know it does some people. I think the lady’s husband is poorly, so we will happily let her off. The bad news is, the journey to the site is a white knuckle ride for many miles. The roads are the narrowest we have come across, and we’ve just been round Cornwall. We had a nightmare in our 7.45m motorhome and the smaller camper van owners at the site had said they had struggled also. Basically, “suitable for motorhomes” should be taken with a pinch of salt. Can’t imagine doing it with a big caravan. We had trouble leaving because the grass had got wet and was hard to get grip. Also, if you like walking, as we do, no problem, but be aware, it’s just not 0.75 of a mile. It was about a 2 mile walk each way which, as expected coming up from the sea, is very uphill on the way back.

simonbarnes7

Reviewed on 20/05/2021 19:07

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We stayed here for two weeks in July 2020. A beautiful little site with views of the sea and very quiet apart from the birds. Hand sanitizers were everywhere. By the gate and recycling. One on each tap and hookups. Lots of places to visit. Coast path a 10 minute walk down the lane. Yes there are narrow lanes but if you drive slowly they’re not too much of a problem. Don’t use Sat Nav. We found the directions good but when it says “drive for four miles” look out for a little red post box on the right then take next on turning on the right which is Knowles Cross and continue with instructions. We unfortunately missed this turning. We were looking for a cross roads! Definitely an amazingly beautiful area to visit especially for walking. Recommended.

Beulah

Reviewed on 15/08/2020 13:33

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