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Visitor Reviews - Karrageen Caravan & Camping Park

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Karrageen Caravan & Camping Park
Devon (South)   (Browse area)
TQ7 3EN   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01548 561230

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Pitches: 70
Open: April To September

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 65 Reviews
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Date of Visit: July 2011 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Jimmyc 1 review from this member

I am disappointed to report that things were left wanton in the quality department at Karrageen during our 1 week stay in July.

Remembering that it costs 27. 00 per night, I don't think it is unfair to arrive with reasonably high expectations - especially if the content of the website is to be believed.

Yes, the location is stunning however cleanliness was very poor in the toilet blocks, paying for hot washing up water seems somewhat frugal and we weren't offered a refund for the two nights we had to cancel at short notice due to a family illness, despite returning the 1 of 20p's we borrowed for the showers - it is the small things that make a difference and a memorable holiday.

I am sure if the solar powered lights are un-gaffer taped from the cherry trees, the pitches rotated so that the grass can recuperate, general site cleanliness improved and the 20p for 2 minutes hot water relaxed to say 3 or 4, then it will be a fine place to stay.

Date of Visit: June 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Greg123 11 reviews from this member

We have just returned from a long weekend and we are already thinking of going back to this site.

As other people have already stated the site owner Phil is very helpful and pleasant making sure your stay with them is a comfortable as possible. The weather when we arrived was looking a decidedly mixed with some high winds, Phil advised us to pitch up towards the bottom of the field where it was nice and sheltered.

The site has a maze of hedges which gives you a nice feeling of seclusion even when there are tents nearby. The facilities are a little tired but more than adequate and more importantly they were clean. We made use of the family shower room which was perfect for our 7mth old baby.

The take away menu which you can order from the shop is comprehensive, we only ordered one night and we thought it was great as we couldn't be bothered to cook ourselves.

All in all a great site, we are looking forward to returning there very soon!

Date of Visit: May 2011 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: T4Camperman 2 reviews from this member

Lovely site, the on site shop sells all sorts of things and even offers a takeaway service with an extensive menu, it even offers freshly baked bread etc on mornings for collection.

The pitches are all of a large size-I have a large awning and was concerned that we wouldn't fit-but we had space to spare!

The facilities are nice and clean, though the showers are a bit annoying. 20p for 4/5 mins, though I suppose this keeps the queues down a bit-only problem is remembering to keep the 20p's when getting change in town!

Local pub is a fair walk away but the walk with the views is enough to make it worthwhile.

The campsite is quite big too, and good for groups to come visit.

Date of Visit: April 2011 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: TonyS99 8 reviews from this member

Spent a couple of nights here with self, wife & daughter. As other reviewers have said, it is a very well-run, clean, spacious site with great views down the valley to Hope Cove. The site owners, Phil and Nikki, were the most friendly and helpful of any I've met. (Funny, isn't it? Campsites are a bit like pubs. Why do grumpy misanthropes want to be landlords?)

Access isn't easy, but that's not the site's fault. The lanes of rural Devon make the roads here in Somerset look like autobahns.

One minor niggle, and it's not about having to pay for the showers. It's that you can't adjust the temperature. My missus likes a blistering hot shower, especially after she's been in the sea (In April. Yes, I know.), and these didn't cut the mustard.

That aside, I'd gladly return - good location, good facilities, great owners.

Date of Visit: July 2010 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: SarahBrixton 4 reviews from this member

A lovely site in a beautiful setting. We stayed 4 nights in a Mazda Bongo and can heartily recommend it if, like us, you a prefer small sites without clubhouses and all the trappings of the large holiday parks. The owners are really nice and welcoming and we enjoyed our stay very much. It's not cheap (25 per night for a camper, 2 people and electric) but you get what you pay for and the site is definitely worth it.

They have created a series of levelled terraces with hegdes which means that you aren't stuck on a slope and you have a fair degree of privacy - so much nicer than wide open-plan fields that so many other sites are. If you don't need an electric hookup, there are a couple of totally secluded little nooks amongst the hedging which would be lovely to camp in.

The facilities are good and always spotlessly clean. Yes you do need lots of 20ps for the showers but you can turn off the hot water during your shower so 20p really is enough for a wash. You will need 40p if you want to wash your hair. It is a little bit of a walk to the facilities but it's a campsite and you wouldn't want the loo on your doorstep after all!

I did think it was a bit much that you also needed 20p for the hot water in the pot washing area but I soon got over that because it's only 20p and you get enough for 2 full washing up bowls of hot water.

The campsite shop is very well stocked with staples (good bacon, eggs, pasta, cheese, biscuits, a few bits of veg, frozen burgers and sausages, beer and wine etc.) and they also have a good menu of hot food to takeaway from their own kitchen. We had a steak pie and some lamb stew on our first night and it was excellent. If you want to cook anything more exciting yourself, do remember to do a supermarket shop on the way if you don't have a car to take off site because there are no better shops within walking distance. There is a small shop in Hope Cove but it has less than the site shop and closes at 5pm (the site shop is open until 8pm). We're also pretty hopeless at getting to the local pubs for meals between 12-2pm or after 7pm but you may be better!

The area is fantastic for walking. There are amazing clifftop walks within 15 mins walk of the site. We walked to Salcombe one day which is six miles along the cliffs and was absolutely stunning. Hope Cove is a 20 min walk from the site and has a very nice pub which is open all day (but only for drinks!).

All in all, one of the best sites we've been to and highly recommended!

Date of Visit: July 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Yorkkie 11 reviews from this member

Karrageen Camping Park was in an ideal area of South Devon (we have visited Devon several times but this was our first visit to this part of Devon and we thought it was one of the best locations we have been to). It was close to the coast at Hope Cove and spectacular cliff walks. The site was in a quiet lane with few surrounding buildings and few passing cars so it was very quiet.

The site had a well stocked shop with food, fresh vegetables and bread which you ordered, wines, beers and camping gear. For the nearest supermarket Kingsbridge was quite near or Marlborough which was nearer had a smaller supermarket.

The terraced site had hedges between terraces so pitches were quite flat. The terraces made the site have a private atmosphere so you are not really on top of other campers. We had EHU but I think some pitches were without EHU.

There was a takeaway food service which we found was excellent with a good choice and reasonably priced.

Showers and toilets were clean, a laundry was available, 20p for showers (40p for a decent length shower).

Phil was the owner and checked his camping guests were ok on a daily basis. This was a welcome change from many sites who can be noticeable by their absence apart from your initial contact. The owners offered a good level of service.

Nearby at Thurlestone was a good pub, The Village Inn which was attached to the Thurlestone Hotel. The food and beer were good and staff and service were also very good. We tried the New Inn at Moreleigh which was recommended for steaks. Whilst the steak was good the staff were abrupt so I would not recommend this place because of this.

I would go back to Karrageen campsite in the future and can recommend it.

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