We had four nights here and really enjoyed our stay. The pitches are level and the grass was neat
There is a room for the kids with table tennis and a football table – great if it is raining.
The site is ideally situated for touring local places and attractions. Being pensioners we took full advantage of our free bus passes and left our vehicle on site. There is a bus stop nearby that takes you into Kingsbridge where you can get a connection to many of the surrounding areas including Salcombe, Exeter and Dartmouth. The Tourist Information has a bus timetable for the whole area that you can purchase for 20p
The owner, James, is very friendly and informative.
If I was to write any criticism it would from my husband he said there were no shaver points. He used a mirror in the van as we had an electric hook up
The site is clean and well looked after I would recommend it to anyone visiting the area
Parkland has well kept level pitches with good views of surrounding areas.
The shower/toilets overall were clean, but could do with some curtains/blinds up at doors as a little uncomfortable having a young childs face pressed up against frosted glass checking if facilities are in use.
Parkland have a 'green' recycling policy, which if recycling facilities were on site and not a car journey away (not sure how 'GREEN' this is) would be an excellent idea. There is however the opportunity to leave landfill rubbish with owners at £1 abag (supplied) for them to dispose off. Over all a quiet site.
Parkland was a very nice relaxing campsite in the rolling hills of Devon. The kids especially enjoyed the trampoline.
However, the web site's definition of modern is different from ours. The toilet block though definitely clean was in need of modernization. The games room also was just one rusty football table that you couldn't use and an aging ping pong table.
However, the surrounding area is lovely and we would advise anyone to stay in that area of Devon
I have been to this site a few times now and every time we go James has made us feel very welcome. The site is clean and well looked after I would recommend it to anyone to give this site a go. I have three children and we find it very friendly, the children love to play on the trampolines and also it is very close to the lovely beaches of south hams.
Just returned from an eight night stay here and really enjoyed our time at this site which is ideally situated for touring local places and attractions, we were met by the owner, who was very friendly and informative, He walked us around the site to show us where to pitch, shew us the facilities and explained the situation regarding rubbish disposal and recycling. we were left to pitch up and get ourselves sorted out before paying our fees.
Our pitch was spacious, level and the grass was neat. We were concerned by the threat of flooding considering the recent bad weather but the site is situated quite high up so we were fine in that respect but the track through the site got really muddy after a night of heavy rainfall.
The water taps and electric hook-up points are all easily accessible.
Unfortunately I have to say that I find the description on the website regarding modern facilities to be a bit misleading, in fact I would say that they are in need of modernisation and some attention to detail. The tiling on the walls and some of the flooring is very poorly done, with grouting left on the surface etc which attracts dirt and traps hairs etc. some of the tiling is coming away from the walls, the quality of the decoration is very poor and it gives the facilities a very shabby appearance, however on the positive side it was really nice to find a site that has full bathrooms, although there are also separate toilets and showers available on site. There was always plenty of (soft!) toilet tissue and handwash in the washrooms etc but I didn't really like the idea of towels for hand-drying these were dirty most of the time because of the amount of people using them, getting dropped on the floor etc, but they did appear to be replaced regularly. Hot water was available most of the time but ran out on a couple of evenings that I was aware of, but the site was almost full. The facilities were clean on the surface, i.e. Toilet bowls and sinks but wall tiling and backs of toilets were missed, so in need of a thorough deep clean.
The pot-wash area also contains a micro-wave and fridges & freezers and this area was always clean and tidy. Having free use of a microwave was a god-send for me as having a son with special dietary requirements, meant I could refresh his bread and microwave some of his prepared ready meals easily. The laundry room was in good order and in fact improvements were being made to this area when we arrived, the machines appeared new and were the best we have used on any site. There is no free rubbish disposal on this site, waste can only be disposed of in the black sacks available from the owner at £1. Each, otherwise you need to take your waste away, recyclable items can be disposed of near by in Kingsbridge.
The children loved being on the play area, especially the trampolines, 2 additional new trampolines and a goal post appeared one day so improvements were evident there also, I was however concerned by the play area being right next to the entrance and main road and also out of site of the tent pitches, we were constantly walking around the site checking on the kids (who wanted to be on there all the time we were on camp! but old enough, age 8&10, not to need total supervision).
There is no shop or bar/clubhouse/pub on site or walking distance, the nearest are all in kingsbridge a short drive away, so the site has a lovely peaceful, quite and calm atmosphere. This site is situated by the road however so you do get some traffic noise, but generally quite a quiet site.
All in all this is a good site with so much potential, the positives far out-way any negatives.some improvements were being made and any reported problems were dealt with promptly. I really hope that the owners continue to do so, I would love to return to find fresher looking amenities and perhaps the play area being re-sited in the centre of the park away from that main road. We would definitely return to this park if in the area again.
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