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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 

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Date of Visit: July 2007 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Medium pace 1 review from this member

Hi, I'm an 11 year old writing on my dads account. I just thought I'd write a comment telling you what I thought of this camping site.
 
I went to Dornafield for 8 days with another family. If you scroll down on these comments, you will see a comment posted by someone called Raithfanz. These are the people we went away with and I totally agree with what they put.
 
Everything was clean and the park was brilliant. In fact, it was voted best park in Britain ( in 1998!)
 
The toilets were spotless and I really enjoyed my shower as the water was just right! I loved the shop because every morning I went there and got croissants and a newspaper which you can order. Also every Monday and Friday the fish and chip van comes!
 
I would LOVE to go again
 
By an 11 yr old on her Dad's account!

Date of Visit: August 2007 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Rebzoe 2 reviews from this member

Excellent staff, great reception, play areas and the most powerful showers ever. However! Staying in Blackrock Copse we found our pitch (number 5) and several other pitches to be small and cramped. After erecting the awning there is very little or no room to relax in the sun (yes sun honest!) on the grassed area. Strangely, the shared waste bin, fresh and waste water points and chemical toilet disposal point are all located along the middle of every second grassed area in unattractive concrete housing. This needs to be seen to be believed. If you wish to stay here make sure the request a pitch with these 'facilities' located on the offside not the nearside of your van. You could also consider the Buttermeadow area which doesn't suffer this problem.

Date of Visit: July 2007 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Finchey19 2 reviews from this member

As a couple in our late twenties we really enjoyed this site, it is a little on the expensive side but is value for money as you get excellent facilities. The toilets and showers were almost spotless and the site had just what we needed.  We can recommend the Court Farm Inn for food and enjoyed the 1 & 1/2 mile walk there for a bottle of wine or two.  There is the Two Mile Oak Inn 1/2 a mile up the road which is also very good but Court Farm Inn was our personal favourite!  You can get to all surrounding areas easily in a car and the bus stops by the Two Mile Oak Inn every half hour and takes you into Newton Abbot where you can get a further bus or train to most places.  They have a fish and chip van on site every Monday and Friday evening and they come highly recommended.
 
We stayed here for 10 nights and would go back without hesitation.
 
A word or warning, make sure you write your name on your freezer blocks before you go as we had some of ours taken out of the freezer provided, I am sure this was a mistake as many people were putting theirs in a carrier bag from the local supermarket, an easy mistake to make I guess.
 
Our only complaint was that for the last 4 nights we had a three families across the path from us that were friends and their children could be quite noisy and they stayed up past the 11 o'clock noise curfew chatting and drinking.  We did mention this to the chap in reception on leaving and he was very sorry but I do understand there wasn't a lot he could do about it.  We did hear these families saying the site was too quiet for them.  Other than this the site was very peaceful and a joy to stay at.

Date of Visit: July 2007 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Richie_jb 1 review from this member

What a great site!  I have just returned home having spent five days at Dornafield, its just a shame it couldn't have been longer.  Despite the poor weather early on in July, for the duration of our stay we had glorious sunshine.  Our pitch was situated in the Orchard, which was ideal as it was close to the reception and shop and only a short walk from the shower block and toilets, which were immaculate at all times.  Our two young children, six and nineteen months, loved the break and the Orchard was ideal for them as it provided them with loads of space to play in and there were no cars passing through to get to other areas of the site. 
Having wandered around the entire site the other areas did seem to have a more regimented pitch lay out but were all very generous and level pitches.  This site is excellent and I would highly recommend it for groups with young children. 

Date of Visit: July 2007 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Kaz + Dave 12 reviews from this member

This is a wonderful site - the shower/toilet block was just as nice as it shows you in their brochure and spotlessly clean. I thought that the soft music played in there was a very nice idea.

We were given a pitch on Buttermeadow, which gave us plenty of room for our tent and was level. The area around us was very well kept and lite well at night, and there was a pleasant and cosy atmosphere.

The campsite is very well located to visit all of our favourite places around that area - Torquay, Dartmouth, Salcombe, Totnes to name a few.

The only downside was that we were reminded at 10:40 that we were supposed to be off the site for 11:00 by one of the owners who was sat on his mower ready to cut the grass.this took us by surprise as we had nearly packed up and had only the groundsheet to put away. We were off the pitch in time and thought the reminder a little unecessary. Otherwise, we had a terrific holiday and would certainly go there again.

Date of Visit: July 2007 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Raithfanz 7 reviews from this member

What a great site!  Clean at all times, staff were really friendly and helpful without being 'in your face' - they were just there working away quietly.  Despite AWFUL weather and mud being walked everywhere the toilets and shower blocks were spotless.  The only, very minor, criticism I can add is that on one occasion from a 7 night stay there was no loo roll in the ladies toilets at 10pm - I said it was minor!
 
The pitches were sensibly spaced and despite the site being used by a large number of families with children (of which we were one) we never had any problems with noise or over boisterous kids - the two play areas were more than enough to keep even my two happy!
 
The lane to the site is narrow but taken sensibly it is passable and the local drivers are courteous enough to give way to those towing so it wasn't a problem.
 
Would definitely go again!

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