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Visitor Reviews - Upton Manor Farm Camp Site

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Upton Manor Farm Camp Site
St Marys Road
Devon (South)   (Browse area)
TQ5 9QH   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01803 882384

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Pitches: 250
Open: Easter To 18 September

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 81 Reviews
              9/10 from 81 Reviews

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Date of Visit: July 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: MsApple 1 review from this member

If it's all about location, then I think this site scores a perfect 10. It's within walking distance of a lovely, safe beach and just on the outskirts of Brixham, where there's plenty to do, yet it's still rural enough for plenty of good walks - to the Berry Head nature reserve, for example.

As many others have said, it's a relaxed and friendly site, with good facilities. Despite the big red and white signs - all in shouting CAPITAL LETTERS - that warn you against the use of disposble barbeques, or pitching at night, etc, etc, the campsite is run in a pretty laid-back way. If you don't want an electric hook-up, you can go and pitch pretty much where you like, in a big sloping meadow.

Which brings me to one small point - if you like a level site, there are some, but there are also plenty of slopes, some more dramatic than others. Perched on a hilltop, the site has some fine views down over the twinkling lights of Brixham (enjoy the weekend fireworks from the comfort of your tent), but the price you pay is that you might find you have to pitch on a bit of a slope when things are busy. It can also get a little bit exposed at windy times.

Some of the best things:

1) Family shower rooms (but no way to adjust the temperature of the water, as far as I could tell - but my nearly two-year old would have screamed and complained at any temperature - adjustable temperature is available in the old shower block)

2) views

3) lots of space for tents - and plenty of room for kids to play in centre of field

4) the lovely nearby beach, which has sand and rocks, safe swimming and is quite quiet and secluded

Not so perfect:

1) smell of bins, right outside the old shower block - and just where was the bottle recycling?

2) sloping pitches

3) noise from the John Fowler site over the road (the shop there is handy) - couldn't hear it at our tent, on the other side of the campsite, but seemed really loud at the top end of the campsite, by the amenities blocks.

Date of Visit: August 2009 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Mikew67 3 reviews from this member

Just got back from a week at upton manor farm, just a quick review.

A very warm welcome by the owners, nice people very friendly. Shown to our pitch straight away and given plenty of info about the local area.

Shower blocks were clean and the water nice and hot, toilets all good, washing up area all good. Water points dotted around with push buttons also a hose and tap system on the side of the main shower block.

Pitches nice and big ( we stayed on the electrical hook ups) if a little unlevel, however this wasn't a problem. Drainage seemed ok however the grass did churn up a lot after some heavy rain, the site owners did try and sort it out and put sand down.

In general a quiet site, expected more noise from the John Fowler site but it wasn't that bad. However on the electrical hook ups while you do have a wide pitch you back directly onto someone else's pitch, this didn't appear to be a problem for the majority of people, unfortunately we had a large family behind us who liked their music and did not know how to moderate their voices keeping us up until one oclock on one occasion after switching their loud music off after midnight. We don't have a young family and music doesn't really bother us however a little more consideration wouldn't have hurt, we didn't complain but I'm sure the owners would have sorted it if we had, maybe a site check after 11.30 wouldn't hurt?

Overall a well appointed site close to beaches and lovely town of Brixham, nice coastal walks and area.

I would return to this site but would not hesitate to complain about excessive noise in the future.

Date of Visit: May 2009 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Allun 6 reviews from this member

Site is a little tricky to get too, but I'm sure that's because this was only the second time I had towed and we own a twin axle.

On arrival was greeted by the owners who were very friendly, was taken to our pitch which was very spacious and divided into 2's by fencing.

The pitches were well kept and laid out which made it very easy to manoeuvre. Site was quiet and plenty of space for children to play.

Toilet/shower blocks were immaculate with plenty of hot water and water disposal facilities were easy to use.

Disposable BBQ's are not permitted but the owners has number of small free standing BBQ's that you can use to stand your disposable ones on which was a pleasant and welcomed change, better than putting them on bricks.

The only negative thing we experienced was our own doing, the area had switched to Digital the week before which we were unprepared for so no TV for the week, but that taught us a lesson to check in future.

The nearest beach is a short walk away, but a long climb down to the beach which may not be suitable for some, but just a short drive brings many other beaches within reach.

Brixham town is pleasant although not very family orientated in the evenings with many Restaurants displaying no children after 7pm in their windows. Paignton Zoo is close too which is an excellent day out for the whole family although wear good shoes cos it's quite spaced out.

So there you have it.Competitively priced, very friendly atmosphere, great facilities, central to many attractions. We will definitely be booking again.

Date of Visit: July 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Mattmorgs 1 review from this member

Had a great weeks camping here at the beginning of July, stayed on the bottom field with plenty of room for our 2 year old to run around, surprised it wasn't busier over the weekend. Good location near Brixham at the top of the hill over looking the harbor/ town. We managed the hill ok with two kids in a buggy but there's also a bus service to the static caravan opposite the entrance.

Nice dog friendly beach about 1/2 mile down the lane also leading to the coast path round to Brixham past the old forts, worth a walk.

Good clean toilets/ shower blocks & nice street lighting at night.

No shop on site but there's a Spar shop on the way back to the campsite from town and Tesco's, Somerfield's etc in town.

Would recommend it to anyone.

Date of Visit: April 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Singingviolet 1 review from this member

An excellent camp site - just right for us. No hi de hi, no shops or clubroom. Just what we were looking for.

Very close to the beautiful harbour of Brixham - buses run from the site if you don't want to take your car

Beautifully maintained site and helpful staff. We hope to be back next year

Date of Visit: June 2008 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Ron_the_fox 1 review from this member

We are due to return to this campsite soon for our 4th stay in the last three years, which clearly indicates our satisfaction.

The website gives all the facts you need to know but is unable to demonstrate just how friendly the welcome will be on your arrival and for the duration of your stay.I liken it to staying with friends but making a contribution to the housekeeping!

We have never been aware of any noise or disturbance from the nearby holiday Park, although to be fair, our pitches have always been on the far side from it. The size of the individual pitches are much more generous than on many other sites (but don't tell the owners). Electric hookups, where requested, and water taps are conveniently placed.

The location of Upton Manor is ideal with both the coastal path and town centre just a few minutes walk away. We've never seen the need to use buses or taxis to and from Brixham as the hill is not too steep and anyway, what's the rush? If you don't mind it being unheated, there is magnificent swimming area just eight minutes away - it's called St Mary's bay.

After booking, a confirmation pack will arrive which includes good maps / plans and perfect instructions for finding the location and entrance. Forget your satnavs, you will have all you need to get to within 10 metres of the door to reception which seems to be open from about 08:00 till very dark.

Any negative comments? Well the shower blocks don't have gold-plated fittings, any shoes or trainers left outside are not cleaned and returned pristine by morning and no milk is delivered to your door.

To sum up, try this site and I'm sure you will enjoy it.

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