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Parkland Caravan & Camping Site
Devon (South)   (Browse area)
TQ7 4AF   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01548 852723

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Pitches: 50
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 35 Reviews
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Date of Visit: August 2005 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Langstroth4 7 reviews from this member

The site is in a convenient location and generally well kept. However when we were there, OK height of season, the pitches were far too cramped.

Don't take a pitch near the road, although there is a low grass bank between the pitches and the road, the traffic noise led us to ask to move.

The owner was accomodating and even helped us move the tent.

The toilet and showers, whilst generally clean, were too small and cramped and are in need of rebuilding.

All in all had a good holiday, but won't be returning.

Date of Visit: May 2007 Unit:  Trailer Tent
Reviewer: Benthedrum 5 reviews from this member

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

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

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.

Date of Visit: July 2007 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Bundys 7 reviews from this member

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. 

Date of Visit: June 2007 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Doogle6 2 reviews from this member

We have been visiting the Parklands camp site for the last 4 years, and have always enjoyed our holiday there. Each year the site has been improved from our previous visits.
With plenty of space for the kids to play (the trampolines are the favorite ) and a games room, swings, slide and giant chess set, there is ample outdoor facilities to keep them amused.
Situated on a level field approximately one mile from Kingsbridge town center (easy access for the shops) the site has lots of hook ups and tap water outlets. There is a local pub and post office at the nearby village of Churchstow and a wonderful country butchers shop on the way to Lodiswell.
The lovely beaches of Bantham and Thurleston are only a short drive through the winding lanes, so we have the choice of country walks or sandy beaches to enjoy.
James (the site owner) has always made us feel most welcome, and he keeps the site nice and tidy. The only downside for us is having to leave when our holiday is over.

Date of Visit: August 2006 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Nicholafisher 12 reviews from this member

This was our third visit to Parklands over the past couple of years and I must say standards have slipped. I was very disappointed with the whole stay and attitude of the owners.  I made a group booking well in advance but our requests were not met and we had more tents than pitches with no price reduction.  The toilet facilities are no where near adequate to the amount of tents and people also they were very shabby and in need of refurbishment.  There are no facilities to leave rubbish unless you purchase a special black bag for £1.  I am hoping the owners will read this and improve and increase the facilities because the site itself is really nice very level with lovely kept grass and the location is excellent for South Devon, Dartmoor, Kingsbridge and beaches.

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