Hillhead Caravan Club Site (REF : HLD)

Hillhead, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 0HH

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Set in 22 acres of Devon countryside and close to the beach, Hillhead Club Site offers some of the finest facilities in the network. As well as this, the caravan site is set in a fantastic location with a large number of pitches offering stunning views of the sea and surrounding coastlines. There is plenty of entertainment for both the young and old with an outdoor heated swimming pool and children's pool (late May), playground, play area and an indoor complex housing a games room, shop, bar, restaurant and takeaway service for all the conveniences you could want. Hillhead Club Site also hosts a varied selection of evening entertainment and themed events, especially during peak season.

For those wanting to explore further afield there are miles of sandy beaches, an 18-hole golf course, pitch and putt, tennis, fishing, sailing, steam railway trips and a zoo, all within easy reach. If you fancy a spot of shopping, the busy town of Brixham is less than two miles away, Paignton and Torquay are nearby and the ferry across to the pretty harbour of Dartmouth is only a 5 minute drive from the site. For walkers, a lovely stroll along the cliffs takes you to down to sandy beach at Broadsands.

The site received a fantastic new playground as well as improvements to the pavements around the covered courtyard area near the entertainment complex as part of a recent refurbishment.

Things to do on site ...

  • Entertainment complex
  • Games room
  • Golf
  • Paddling pool
  • Play area
  • Playground

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Bar
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Dog walk on site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Family washroom
  • Gas
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: fair
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Silver

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Walking notes:

From the site entrance a 2-mile walk will bring you to the beach, where you can join the coastal path.

Supermarket notes:

There is a well stocked shop and off licence on site. The closest supermarkets are Asda (MH access), Aldi and Morrisons in Paignton (4 miles).

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Directions

From North on A380: foll signposts Paignton, Brixham. In 4.5 miles at traffic lights continue onto A3022 (signposted Brixham). In 2 miles at traffic lights turn right onto A379 (signposted Dartmouth, Brixham). In 0.75 mile (just past Churston Golf Course and immediately past Ford garage) turn right onto A379 (signposted Dartmouth, Kingswear). In 2 miles at mini roundabout turn right and immediately fork left onto B3205 (signposted Kingswear, Dartmouth via Lower Ferry). The Site entrance is 2nd on the left within 0.25 miles (please note: Penn Hill is access only and there is no space for turning).

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
TQ5 0HH
GPS:
Lat 50.369847 / Lon -3.544771
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OS field ref:
SX904534
OS map ref:
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Handbook map ref:
E2

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Brixham, Kingswear and Paignton
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest park and ride: Brixham
  • Nearest port: Plymouth (30 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Paignton
  • Train station within 5 miles

Activities

ENTERTAINMENT

We have a great line up of entertainers throughout the summer months, take a look at the entertainment schedule to see who is performing during your stay.

SHOP

The shop sells a wide range of daily papers, milk, bread, fresh dairy products, groceries, Ice creams, Toiletries and an extensive choice of Caravan and camping spares and accessories.

SWIMMING POOL

A lifeguard will be on duty when the pool is in operation. The pool normally will be open from 10:00 - 18:00. Please check with the wardens on site for exact opening times when you arrive on site. It may be necessary to run timed session at busy periods.

Children aged 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

BAR

On Christmas Day and New Years Eve, the complex is restricted to ticket holders only. 

RESTAURANT

On Christmas Day and New Years Eve, the complex is restricted to ticket holders only.

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Stayed on site for 8 nights, quiet clean site with lots to do and great transport links, can not fault the site. My only grumble is when arriving on site. The rules clearly state that pitches are available from 12 noon, so why do people arrive at 10am expecting to get on site and then staff allowing them on at 11! Reception staff should be aware of this rule, as people who follow the rules are at a disadvantage. We saw this practice most days when waiting for the bus, it's not fair to those who book well in advance and maybe a surcharge should be introduced for those who arrive early?

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Look out on this site

We arrived at site on Monday8th July at around 2pm, only 5 pitches were left we took pitch 167 behind the main shower block. After settling in around 5 pm sat outside having gin & T we heard what we thought was a car alarm, after 1 hour it was still going off and on. When I investigated I found the noise was coming from the shower block water pump when ever someone was showering, this went on until 9.30pm next morning it started at 6.30am, same again at night. When I queried this with reception I got blank looks then one female warden said ‘oh yes the pump can be noisy’. After 2 days we moved to pitch 28. At £27 a night the club should be ashamed of themselves expecting people to put up with this, 3 of our neighbours also queried with us if we knew what the noise was. The pitches at the back of this block should be closed down or offered at half price if they cannot fix the noise. There is entertainment in the main bar on some nights, if you want a peaceful evening don’t stay around the bar area. Our first 2 days were completely spoiled by the racket from the shower block, however after moving to pitch 28 the remaining 3 days were stunning. Great dog walk, loads to do in the area, great coast walking, Coleton Fishacre, Cockington, Dartmouth and Greenways are just a few of the glorious attractions in this area. We will definitely be back to this area but not pitch 167 of it’s vicinity.
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Lovely site but could be great site

Stayed for 2 weeks and had glorious weather. Site is lovely but be warned some of the pitches are just too small. We had 4 different neighbours over the 14 nights sharing what was a hedged section for 2 pitches. 2 of the neighbours were motorhomers like us so pitches were adequate, our other 2 neighbours had caravans so needed extra room and sadly 1 of the latter felt it was ok to park their car on what little pitch space we did have (Maybe the pitches need to be marked out better.) There is a huge dog walk where dogs can run loose safely, but as 1 of our dogs is a rescue dog that does not like other dogs we walked them on the recreational area that has spectacular views over the bay. Yet again inconsiderate members were not abiding by the rules on this area to keep dogs on a lead. Food in the restaurant was very good The carvery was excellent with so many vegetables to choose from but it is the only day you can get a meal served with fresh vegetables. Chip portions are very small and at £2.50 overpriced Buses run from outside the site gates and its a great way to get out and explore local areas Toilet/shower blocks spotless and up to expected standard on CAMC sites. Apart from check in had little to no interaction with wardens. All in all we did have a nice holiday but with a few changes it would have been a great holiday so yes we will visit again
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Great site

We visited Hillhead for the first time two weeks ago, it was a lovely site spotlessly clean facilities and great views from a few pitches. We did not want to leave. Lots to do nearby with a good bus service if you didn't want to drive or walk. Staff were friendly on arrival but appeared extremely busy. The only negative, on arrival we were asked to drive round the site and find a pitch. This was not easy (with caravan in tow) and quite stressful as the site was very busy. It meant getting out of the car and running up and down dead ends (on foot) to see where there might be a space. That said we struck very lucky on pitch 71, (standard pitch with awning), amazing views, loads of space, quiet, short walk to toilet block, kids play area and dog walking area etc.
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Never again

We went to this site for a few days. On arrival we were told to find our own pitch. We drove round several times looking for a suitable pitch. There are a lot of little cul de sacs in the middle but they're not easy to get into as most of them are one way in the direction of the perimeter road. Some of the pitches are quite short, our motorhome is 7 metres and it was a fairly tight fit. On the day we arrived we decided to eat at the restaurant as it was carvery night. I am vegetarian and my husband confirmed, on checking in, that there was a veggie option. He confirmed with the man behind the bar when he bought the tickets and was told on both occasions that there was. When I got to the carvery counter I was told that there was no veggie option and all that was on offer to me was vegetables and gravy, which wasn't vegetarian. I was very upset by this as I have had a vegetarian carvery at quite a few other places. A lady came to collect our empty plates and asked if everything had been OK for us. When we complained, she became quite aggressive and accused my husband of shouting at her. There were three televisions playing sport around the conservatory and it was impossible to speak at a normal volume. She explained that there had been vegetarian options the previous week but so many had been thrown away unsold that they decided not to do them any more. However, there was a veggie burger on the light bites menu which would have been quite acceptable had it been offered. We decided that, in view of this dispute, we did not want to remain at the site for the three nights booked and went to reception, who told us that they couldn't deal with a refund and we would have to speak to the manager, who was unavailable. My husband phoned head office and spoke to the area manager who also couldn't deal with a refund. We never got to the bottom of who could. We therefore spent the next two days unwillingly at the site but will definitely never return.
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