High House Farm

East Portlemouth, Salcombe, Devon, TQ8 8PN

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • 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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Pitches

Types of pitch: grass

Electric hook up available

Useful Info

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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Off the beaten track

We travelled from Essex on a bank holiday Saturday. This is usually a resonable journey and around 7 hours maximum with a couple of decent stops. Traffic was horrendouse...10.5 hours later we arrived at the site! We used the CC Club directions and personally I don't think they are particularly clear as they don't state you actually have to go through Kingsbridge and beyond. We also took a wrong turn not far from the site and had to call and ask for help. Ruth came out to meet us thankfully and we followed her the remainder of the way - big thank you! The roads are very narrow for a fair way and it does take a long while even to drive a fairly short distance. If you don't mind this, then it will be fine. On the final part of the route to the campsite the road is pretty much single track with just passing places - which weren't always wide enough. On the way in our caravan got scraped by a car who thought he could squeeze by. Another camper also had an altercation on the way in. Maybe we were unlucky but I couldn't find any local shops unlike a previous review had mentioned, although we did drive past the bakers. There is a shop come post office around the area of the bakery. However, this isn't just a few minutes drive. So be stocked up beforehand - we were, so no problem. The site has a great view with sea in the distance. A pleasant evening walk took us to Gara Rock (hotel is being refurbished but doesn't look like it's ready to open in the summer as per their website). We visited North Sands beach (like it there, been before). Took around 30 - 40 minutes to get there. Car park opposite beach. It's a fair drive to Dartmouth as A379 is still closed at Slapton. We went to Britannia Shack at Beesands - good fish, reasonably priced. I think the information leaflet provided is pretty good though the attached map is of poor quality and needs improving. We had mixed weather but a restful stay which is what we had planned. We've previously stayed at Dartmouth CC and a non CC site (Parklands) which is around 20 minutes away. Although we liked the site it was a little too far out the way and I absolutely hated the scarey lanes, especially towing. Hats off to my husband - I could never have done it.
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Beautiful remote location.

Lovely quiet site where you can get away from it all. All you can hear is the birdsong. Right by the coastal walks good walk down to Salcombe Harbour not too arduous and lovely to watch the boats in and out of Salcombe, Mill Bay and other small nearby beaches fine sand. Ferry across to Salcombe is far easier than driving and pleasant trip for seeing the sights/shopping. Good walk down to bay below Gara Rock another good beach. Gara Rock Restaurant down the road though shame it does not serve evening meals, last orders 4.30pm. Nice local ice cream. Frogmore village has an excellent Bakery where everything is baked on the premises. Plenty of small village shops and good selection at Ashbys station on the road into Kingsbridge. Start bay not far away and also good farm shop/garden centre/cafe etc en-route, just below Caravan Club Site entrance. Fresh Eggs for sale not far from the site. Narrow lanes to access but not a problem if you take care. Please do not use Satnav and follow club directions. Very good printed local information supplied by site owner that you can obtain on arrival. Peaceful relaxing break.

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Splendid views from every pitch and plenty of space - so no overcrowding.  Stayed in the last week of September with mixed weather but good or bad days were equally lovely in such a setting.  I would recommend lunch at Gara Rock (has free wifi) about 5 minutes walk away with awesome views followed by a walk on one of the loves stretches of the SW coastal path. Alternately, it is a 20 mins walk and a short boat ride to Salcombe - a joy in any weather.  3/4G can be intermittent otherwise this site would be perfection itself.   Even in a reasonably big motorhome the drive in was absolutely fine - just make sure to follows the directions given.

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Total seclusion

If your looking for a CL with beautiful ocean views, total peace and tranquillity and away from the world then this is the site for you. The site is well kept, good water and excellent EHU facilities. There are no local shops so make sure like us you stock up before arriving, but that's why it's so peaceful. Gara Rock is a great place for a morning, evening coffee, good food with amazing views, albeit a tad pricey. Mrs Froud was very helpful and friendly, after we arrived we received bad news from home so had to leave early, gutted, but I'm sure we will be back when next in Devon. Do not follow Sat Nav, don't even try, allow extra time on your journey as once you get through Kingsbridge the journey gets very cosy and interesting, lots of stunning villages that were never built for cars, never mind your caravan, it's Devon at the end of the day. Just take your time, once through you get to a Sleeping Bobby, (Yorkshire for painted roundabout) there you turn hard right into 4 miles of the narrowest road with occasional passing areas but it's tight none the less, basically it's a single track road, and it does get traffic on it so beware. If like us you miss it and go straight on don't panic, just keep going, Start Bay CC is down there on the left, you can even turn in and turn around or carry on to the beach, there is a big carpark on the left you can turn around in and head back. Yes the approach isn't for the faint hearted, but so worth it when you get there, if like us you look for great views, a true CL farmers feel and tranquility then High House Farm isn't to be missed. Enjoy X 
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After reading the previous comments we were really looking forward to this site however on our arrival the pitch available needed the grass cutting which never happened during our 12 night stay. We didn't see anyone until the day after we arrived when someone came to collect the pitch fees. We didn't have a problem with the actual access to the field however the roads leading up to it are very narrow in some places single track with passing places, certainly not for the faint hearted. There are some lovely walks in the area and some gorgeous beaches 

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I can only apologise, the grass is mown very regularly, as is confirmed in a previous review below. I can only think that it was at the time that the mower broke down and as the growth was not vigorous at that time in August, we waited till it was repaired. I can assure future visitors that the grass is very well maintained.

Ruth Froud, High House Farm,

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