It’s interesting reading reviews of anything and certificated locations are no different. We don’t like full club sites because the pitches in our opinion are very close together and the atmosphere can feel very structured. So, we found this site very laid back with pitches well spaced. Previous reviewers have mentioned pitching under the trees to the right of the field. All the photos on the website show vans on the left. That’s because nearly all the EHUs are on that side, so that’s where we pitched. There are 7 EHUs so either this site breaks the rules of a normal CL or it’s licenced for 7. There is a large ok tree at the entrance to the site from the road, in fact the CL sign is nailed to it. We have a 7.5m van and had no trouble at all either entering or leaving the site. Very large campervans might find it more difficult. The site is managed remotely by staff from an office somewhere. Didn’t bother us, they were easily contactable by phone. If you are used to having your hand held at full club sites then this place might not be for you.
There appears to be a programme of improvement by the new owners. When we were there the wifi wasn’t operating because it was due to be upgraded to fibre in the next few weeks. Not a problem to us as we operate through O2 4g which was plentiful! There are also new electrics going in. It appears the new owners are working very hard to get things set up to a very high standard.
The shower and loos are accessible via coded doors. The shower is mains pressure and is unlimited ie no timer of coin meter. If people who use the site leave the facilities how they would like to find them the fact that they are not cleaned every day really shouldn’t be an issue. There is also a washing machine and tumble drier operated on an honesty basis. For a CL the facilities are impressive.
Site is very well located for accessing Dartmoor, it’s only a 10 minute drive away. Bovey Tracey has a good range of small shops. The local National Trust property, Parke, has a brilliant café which opens daily and Thur, Fri and Sat for evening meals which are excellent but you have to book because it’s so popular with locals. The Parke estate is dog friendly with lots of walks and a river with easy access.
When we arrived on the site there was one other van and they had booked an extra week because they thought the site was so good. We’re of the same opinion and have recommended it to friends and we will return, but not in August when I imagine the whole area gets swamped with people.
Reviewed on 13/10/2018 20:19