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Visitor Reviews - Dornafield Caravan Park

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Dornafield Caravan Park
Two Mile Oak
Newton Abbot
Devon (South)   (Browse area)
TQ12 6DD   See Map
Tel: 01803 812732
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Pitches: 135
Open: March To 7 November

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 131 Reviews
                9/10 from 131 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
Facilities
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available    Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop On Site   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant <1 mile   Wifi Access 
Activities
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <5 miles   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool <5 miles   Outdoor Pool <5 miles 
 Horse Riding   Cycle Hire   Golf <1 mile   Tennis On Site 
 Beach <10 miles   Watersports <10 miles   Boat Launch / Mooring 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport <1 mile 

Reviews:  131 in total, now showing 67 to 72                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: December 2009 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: AlanEag 10 reviews from this member

Impossible to reverse onto a lot of pitches without going across the grass and the pitch we were allocated JUST about took our 2berth van and porch awning leaving nowhere to park but in the car park.

That aside the site was very nice and the showers were the best we've seen for a long time. WiFi a bit iffy at times but I should really learn to leave work at home!

Date of Visit: December 2009 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: CK+B 39 reviews from this member

Just returned from a very wet & windy weekend here! We stayed on Blackrock Copse, Buttermeadow was closed off, both looked as nice as each other. Excellent warm, clean facilities, shower room separate to the toilets, privacy cubicles and hairdryer in the ladies. Separate building with pot washing facilities. Good recycling facilities. Good sized enclosed dog walk area with bins & bags.

The site is lovely, very well laid out we had a big hard standing pitch, plenty of room to get all round our van without stepping on soggy grass! Our pitch also had fresh & waste water supply, electric, and loo emptying facilities.

Very friendly at reception, good sized shop with basics, big info room with loads of details inc bus times, take away deliveries, walks etc.

The Two Mile Oak pub (about 0.5 miles walk up a dark lane, good basic pub food, dogs allowed in the bar area, but not in the restaurant. The Union Inn at Denbury, just over a miles walk away, doggy friendly everywhere and very nice food.

The only downside we found was the lack of actual footpaths in the area - and the horrible weather!

Date of Visit: October 2009 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Smeister 2 reviews from this member

Wow, wow, wow

What a site,fabulous, really made the effort to make you welcome. Beautifully kept and a credit to the team at Dornafield. Had 3 days there and wish we could have had more. Great shop, lovely pitches, fab toilets and showers

Date of Visit: October 2009 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Robp1970 4 reviews from this member

This was our first ever caravanning experience & was a great place to go.

We stayed in Blackrock copse, which had a lovely toilet / shower block / laundry room, all modern & clean - even had Radio2 playing in there!

There was also a separate washing up building, again clean & modern.

This area of the site had it's own dog field as well, where we were able to exercise our dog off lead, as all fenced in.

Our kids enjoyed the games room with table tennis keeping them out of mischief whilst on site.

The whole site is kept looking great and is indeed a very pleasant place to be. We will return here.

Date of Visit: August 2009 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Rfarry 4 reviews from this member

Whilst this is an extremely nice site I don't understand where the number 1 status in the Practical Caravan guide comes from.

Yes the staff are friendly, the showers are great, our children enjoyed the play area, etc, etc but many other sites are just as good and in some ways maybe better.

My wife didn't like having to leave the showers to use a hair dryer in the toilets and a site this popular shouldn't need to charge for them. Staff did explain that the location of the hairdryers was to meet German / French 5 star standards.

A pub or clubhouse right on the site is not a priority for us, it's a 'nice to have', many equally nice sites do have those facilities negating the need for a walk, even if it is only 10 minutes, or car ride.

We were in Butter Meadow and couldn't see the advantage and Blackrock Copse, our pitch was fully serviced as in BRC, we felt that BM was less cramped and had more space between the vans due to not having the taps / drain between the vans but at the back.

The shop was a little frustrating in that papers, bread and some other bits and pieces had to be pre-ordered for the next day, everyday.

I suspect this site gets its status as this is the first site we have been to where a Practical Caravan voting slip has been handed out as we arrived.

This report should not seem negative, the site is very nice, however, there are many very nice sites out there, this is just one of them.

I've only marked them down on location, due to the narrowness of the exit road / corners, the hassle of having to plan if papers / bread were required and the inconvenience my wife felt she had in the showers.

Date of Visit: August 2009 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Soob 2 reviews from this member

We visited this site for 10 days in August and were pleasantly surprised on arrival, the site is in a beautiful location and is really easy to get to - especially as we are fairly novice caravaners and prefer to stick to main roads where possible! There are a couple of narrow lanes to negotiate but they are quiet and when towing we did not meet any traffic coming towards us. Though this does mean it is important to stick to the correct arrival and departure times.
The staff here are really helpful and friendly. If you are going out for the day it's worth mentioning to staff where you are going as they have discount cards available for many local attractions. There is also an extensive information room, including information on local places to eat etc. So, all good so far.

Whilst the toilet and shower facilities were spotless, and while I appreciate the need to conserve water, the push button showers drove me mad. The water only lasted for about 30 seconds and then on pressing the button again was greeted with a stream of boiling hot or freezing cold water. This is ok if you can keep your hand on the button, but showering with my 5 year old daughter and washing hair etc, meant this was not possible, therefore showering was rather stressful!

I realise that this is nothing to do with the site, but it would have been nice has there been somewhere to walk to from the site. The roads around were narrow, and with young children in tow were not safe to walk along, so even though there is a very pleasant pub a few minutes away, we had to get there in the car.

The site is centrally located for all of the attractions of South Devon, but be warned, when we visited the traffic and parking were appalling - so leave early in the morning.

All in all Dornafield was an excellent site, my daughter loved the fort on the play area, and the BBQ laid on by staff, on the night before we left was great as we didn't have to worry about food that night. Dornafield well deserves the plaudits it has received and if we were to visit South Devon again we would certainly be back.

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