High House Farm

East Portlemouth, Salcombe, Devon, TQ8 8PN

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  • 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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Peace and Quiet!

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.

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Ignore sat nav if you love your van!

Great site as per reviews. Stunning. Like a fool I believed myGarmin caravan and camping sat nav. She took me on an unmade track. My poor motorhome scraped and pruned it's way along four miles of said track. No passing places, hairpins, sharp turns into steep inclines. My wife was pleading for me to make it stop. Plan your route in great detail, ignore your nav! Follow lorry route. Still narrow and dodgy for mirrors and wide vehicles, but much better than "recommended sat nav route" All roads within 10-15 miles of site not for those with a nervous disposition.

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Simply our favourite site.

Just returned from another visit to this lovely site. If you are looking for peace and quiet, coastal, woodland and field walking with a cream tea in the Gara Rock Hotel 400 yards away at the end then this is the place to be. You can lie in bed at night and instead of counting sheep, watch the lights on the ships heading up and down the English Channel. We come at all times of the year and it's always a pleasure to chill out here. Mill Bay beach is an easy walk through fields and woodland and the ferry across to Salcombe is a couple of hundred yards further, Gara Rock beach is even closer. Don't be put off by the reports of narrow roads. We have a 7m motorhome and there are many passing places. Allow yourself time and just take it slowly and you really won't have a problem. The devonian exhortation: 'Rush along steady', pretty much sums it up!
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Fabulous CL for all

Roads just keep on getting smaller after Kingsbridge, but well worth the effort to reach this quiet bit of paradise. Stunning views from site, and great walks straight from the site. Simple CL, with power, water and chemical disposal point. Helpful friendly owner. Mix of couples of various ages, and a family. All having a lovely time. We're fortunate to live only an hour or so away, so this will become a regular short break for us.
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Great option, but getting there has its challenges

The big challenge with this site is getting to it and from it (I thought my wife was having another baby the way she reacted to the roads). Unlike the previous description we had zero problems following the instructions to get to the site, We had checked out on the map and common sense with the instructions got us there. It's a good job as the roads are small and not for the faint hearted, you cannot afford to get it wrong. My advice is arrive early or late as the roads are generally quieter. Having said that we left at 20.00 in poor weather conditions and we expected to meet 5 or 6 cars on previous experience, but we met 30 (a wedding apparently coming the opposite direction). It took us 25 mins to drive 5.5 miles. Having said that the site is a basic CL with electric, it is well maintained drains well and glorious views. The welcome is good and the facilities are clear and easy to use, just what you'd want or expect. The walking and local beaches are excellent, but going further a field is a challenge in time if you want to explore all Devon. Note, for Dartmouth the A379 is closed and it is a long way round. However, if you are looking at this site you aren't going for the usual attractions and have probably done a bit of research. It is the coast, peace and quiet and a chance to escape from everybody else that this site offer and it does that really well. The other visitors present ranged from the retired to young families and everybody loved it, although we believe one or two cancelled, and there were free spaces - shame on them Our other major challenge was the disadvantage of having the open views from the top of the hill, we had some the high winds and heavy rain. We wrestled our porch awningcdown at 1.20 in the dark, before is was damaged. The worsening forecast meant we left a day early. However I paint a negative picture with road access or weather, but if you've read this far you are genuinely interested in the area. I'd say give it a go, be sensible about your arrival time and enjoy it - we certainly did. If you want loads of attractions and need others to entertain you - forget it - that's not the point of using this site.
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