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Manor Farm Camping
Newton Abbot
Devon (South)   (Browse area)
TQ12 4ST   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01803 328294

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Featured Site

Pitches: up to 75
Open: May To September

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 15 Reviews
              8/10 from 15 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  No Caravans  No Motorhomes 

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Date of Visit: August 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Sharon67 7 reviews from this member

The location is ideal to tour the English Riviera while being based in the peace and quiet of the countryside. There is a large Sainsbury's just a few minutes drive away which is very useful as the shop on site is only open for a short time each morning.

The site itself is sloping but has enough flat areas for this not to be a problem. We arrived on Friday with a four man and a six man tent and managed to find a flat spot to pitch next to each other, it got quite busy on Saturday night but quiet again on Sunday and never felt over crowded.

There is a lovely play area which occupied the three and six year olds in our party. The washing up area is covered and well lit with ample hot water. There is a laundry room with washer and dryer which is reasonably priced.

The ladies toilet and shower block housed ample toilets for the size of the site. There are four showers which are free of charge, although one of them is very hit and miss. The shower rooms are quite small but there are hooks on the back of the doors for clothes (a plastic bag may come in useful). There were cobwebs in the roof and they are not sparkling clean but they are fine, there was always loo roll and hot water and I have been in much worse on more expensive sites.

I feel this site is friendly, relaxing and very reasonably priced. We paid £11 per night for the four man tent and £13 per night for the six man. I will definitely return next year.

Date of Visit: August 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: LWaters 1 review from this member

The site is on a slope but this didn't detract from our stay and it had excellent soil/drainage for camping. We arrived the day after very heavy rain (in August) and had no problems.

Quiet site in lovely quiet surroundings with beautiful views. Although this is a working farm, no tractors started too early. The washing facilities were clean and the hot water never ran out. The powerful taps meant that a sink of hot water was delivered in seconds.

Terrific play area for young children in the corner of the field. Good area for things to do, with Torquay/Torbay a short car drive away.

Proprietors were friendly and helpful. Would happily go for a return visit.

Date of Visit: July 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Ki_h 2 reviews from this member

This campsite has very good views of the surrounding hills and is far enough away from the main road that there is little traffic noise save the odd tractor. We enjoyed the owl sounds in the evening.

Toilet and shower block is fine, although shower space is limited and one shower lacked sufficient power and temperature control. There is plenty of space to wash up dishes and a laundry facility.

Also useful is the small shop selling milk and fresh eggs in the morning open between 9-10. Although this is the only time there is access to the freezer which means ice blocks can only be switched during this period.

The site is on a slope but seems to drain ok and was not especially busy even in July.

Certainly this site is good value if you just want a base to travel around this part of Devon.

Date of Visit: August 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Wickzter 2 reviews from this member

After a nine year break from camping and gaining an addition to the family along the way we decided Manor Farm to be the place to give camping a spin again.

Manor Farm is a lovely camp site, big enough to have some atmosphere small enough to be friendly. They only take tents due to access (some narrow lanes and steep hills) also means there is little traffic noise.
The field is on a slight slope with a big dip in the middle. We pitched up on the upper part, the ground was level enough. No one was in the shop / office on our arrival so we pitched in the next available spot and caught up with the farmer the following day to pay.
The whole booking in and payment process was really relaxed. The shop had a nice selection of stuff, although we didn’t need anything.

The facilities were good and clean enough, given you are in a field. Two small criticisms: 1) the showers were a bit small to get in and undressed and hang your clothes up (keeping everything dry) that said the showers were nice and powerful. 2) The hot tap water was VERY HOT – really not suitable for small children.

Wash-up area is good with three stations, and a laundry room as well.

The play are is a really nice feature, enough to keep the youngster happy for a while with swing, climbing area and slide.

1. We didn’t wander around the immediate area much, but a short drive away is a large Sainsbury’s and an M&S. Torquay is quite nice, although we went to the beach area at Oddicombe. We also took the train from Torquay station to Dawlish, this is only a short journey but takes you along an amazing piece of railway designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Dawlish has a nice beach area and a lovely little town, well worth seeking out is Gay’s Creamery for ice cream and baked goods (Pastys, pies, cakes etc).

In summary would we go back to Manor Farm – Yes!

Date of Visit: August 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Lisa99 4 reviews from this member

We have just returned from a long weekend here. Lovely site with rolling countryside all around. The site itself is also on a hill so wherever you are you'll be on a bit of a slope. You pitch where you find a space which was at the top for us, close to the shop.
Kids loved the little play area. Plenty of toilet & shower facilities with plenty of hot water, but could do with a bit of updating and cleaning. Also note there is no soap & you sometimes have to search for a loo with paper in the morning.
I would definitely stay here again but book only a couple of nights at a time which they were very accommodating with this time too.

Date of Visit: August 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Tigger28 1 review from this member

We have just got back from staying at Manor farm for 3 nights.

We found that the site was in a lovely setting and in a lovely area, not too far away from some great attractions - Paignton zoo, Babacoombe model village and the lovely town of Torquay.

The rates were very reasonable which we found was helpful as we were holidaying on a budget with 3 children.

The play area for the kids was useful and the facilities were good - hot & clean showers!

The owners were very helpful and friendly and even helped us out when we had a flat battery on the car.

I would recommend this lovely site to anyone who wants a good quality basic site that is not too expensive.

We will definitely be going back!

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