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Visitor Reviews - Riverside Caravan Park

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Riverside Caravan Park
Leigham Manor Drive
Marsh Mills
Devon (South)   (Browse area)
PL6 8LL   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01752 344122

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Pitches: 220
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 73 Reviews
              8/10 from 73 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes 

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Date of Visit: July 2011 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Dave Willi 1 review from this member

My wife and I have just spent a lovely week at riverside and thought it was a very nice site with good facilities.

The park and ride is only about a ten to fifteen minute walk away and if fine then a short cut using the riverside path is recommended with the possibility of spotting the Kingfisher flying by as we did on a couple of occasions.

The staff were all very friendly and helpful and the meals in the restaurant were excellent, plentiful and very reasonably priced.

Will definitely visit again.

Date of Visit: July 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Donaldgehrmann 3 reviews from this member

Stayed here for 7 nights and had a great time. The pitch was just a little bit bigger than the tent but allowed the car to be parked next to the tent.

The toilets were clean but the showers had no temperature control and the sinks were scalding hot.

The play area for the kids kept them amused and mostly in the shade with the trees. The swimming pool was heated but not much.

My only complaint about the pool area was the dirt around the pool. This was due to people being allowed in the area with their shoes dragging dirt in. When you were coming out of the pool your feet were filthy. A small foot pool and shoe racks would have solved this problem.

Also kids were cycling around the pool adding to the problem. To be fair to the owners the pool isn't supervised, intending parents to do the supervision but this doesn't seem to work as kids were there unsupervised.

Go into the Barbican in Plymouth and get the ferry to Cawsand in Cornwall for the day. Its a cheep day out and a nice wee boat ride.

Date of Visit: July 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Polly pocket 29 2 reviews from this member

We stayed at this site for one week during peak season. The pitch was very spacious, we asked for a roomy spot for our family tent. The site itself is great, good drainage, we had a lot of rain, but that was no problem.

The surroundings are indeed lovely, considering you are so near a city. Staff was friendly. We noticed that we and also other visitors were not accompanied to the pitches. So there was quite some confusion at times, about where the boundaries of the pitches are.

Toilet/shower very basic, always warm water for the showers, the water for washing up was too hot, dangerous for children. The washing up area was smelly.

As I said, it was a busy time of year, so I will allow for that, but 2 women showers were out of order, cleaning was done once a day, with so many people that's not enough. We were unfortunate to have noisy neighbours, and we would have been very happy if the campsite managers would make a sort of late night (23. 00pm) check up round the site, to point out these things to their guests.

We did not use the pool or pub, so no comment there. The shop on site is very limited, but it's a 3 minute drive to Sainsbury's. Wonderful!

The trees on the campsite are impressive, beautiful! You absolutely get the feeling you're in the country.

Date of Visit: June 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Summers008 1 review from this member

This was the first campsite my family used for our new tent. We are total camping newbies. The site is very nice. Not massive (not that I would know what a large campsite is like though). The facilities are very good.

Plenty of toilets / showers. The take away smelt very nice. No idea though what the food is like. A small shop in reception is handy. Knowing Plymouth well, there is a large sainsburys not too far away. And even a macadeees if you want a burger / breakfast!

The site itself is very quiet and peaceful. We were not frowned upon even when our kids were running around making noise. Waking up to the sound of the birds was very nice.

A really enjoyable stay. Living locally we will use this place more often.

Even heading back this weekend! Highly recommended!

Date of Visit: April 2011 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Inspired 8 reviews from this member

Arrived earlier than planned at site, but wardens happy to allow us to go to pitch as was midweek and not too busy. Stayed at same site last year and liked. River walk is lovely and goes on for miles. Visiting family-so convenient. Walked to Park and Ride 20minutes away. Doesn't run on a Sunday or Bank Holidays.

Toilet block much improved- would like to see some grouting in floor tiles though-germs!

Had a take away one night and was quite nice and better than cooking. Didn't go to the bar so can't comment.

Pitch very small. We reversed in and put up our awning and found a note on our awning on our last day, saying to go to office. It appears our guy ropes where over next doors pitch. We were only allocated half of the grass by the side of our pitch - didn't know this.

All sites we have stayed at in the past allocate one side of pitch to us but here you are in the middle [on hardstanding] and you get half of each side of this. It doesn't work if you have a motorhome as we found out! Make sure that you know exactly which is your space when you check in.

Date of Visit: March 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Mary0311 7 reviews from this member

The campsite is lovely with stunning trees and well manicured lawns. We had a hard standing pitch which was well sized, we were only there for a weekend visiting our son who is at Uni so didn't put an awning up but looked big enough to do so.

As it was low season the facilities weren't open but this didn't bother us. We took our 2 Labradors with us and they loved the dog walk next to the river, this leads to some fantastic walks across the countryside, we were extremely lucky that we picked a weekend with wall to wall sunshine.

The toilet blocks are clean and smell fresh and were always empty but this was low season and a lot of the pitches were empty so can't comment what they would be like peak season.

The reception staff were very friendly and with the security barrier at the entrance to the site this made you feel secure.

The only down side to our stay was that the site warden shouted at my husband to get off the grass he was waiting with our two labs on leads on the camping pitch opposite our caravan while I locked up. This upset me as we are considerate campers, but to their credit they came across later and apologised, they thought we were just walking the dogs on the pitches and they didn't realise that we were actually sited there. This does show that if you camp in a tent it will be clear of any dog mess.

We would definitely recommend this site and intend to return here if we can get in later this year for our sons graduation

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