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Visitor Reviews - Teign Valley Barley Meadow Camping And Caravanning Club Site

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Teign Valley Barley Meadow Camping And Caravanning Club Site
Devon (South)   (Browse area)
EX6 6NR   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 024 7767 0642

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Pitches: 63
Open: 12th March To 2nd November

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 43 Reviews
              8/10 from 43 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes Caravan Storage Storage 

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Date of Visit: August 2007 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Penguin 5 reviews from this member

This has got to be one of the nicest sites that I have ever stayed at!
We booked quite late and managed to secure the last tent pitch, so I was expecting it to be quite cramped. Not at all. It was very spacious and the pitch was easily big enough.
The owners were extremely accommodating, even reserved us pain au chocolat (or however it's spelt!) for breakfast.
They had BBQ pits for hire, which many people had taken them up on (I had brought my own but would have hired one!) and the shop was not at all over-priced, as you would usually expect.
The shower blocks were clean and big enough for a site of this size. There was also a games room, which I didn't check out, but kept all of the kids occupied.
We were visiting a friend in Exeter, so weren't really that bothered about where we ended up staying as long as it was close to the city, but I would certainly visit this site again on its own merit. 

Date of Visit: July 2007 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Nerys Jenkins 9 reviews from this member

Stayed here for a few days in July.  The space allocated for tents is very generous, not too near anyone else.  The toilets and showers are excellent, we did not have to queue for any of the showers at any time despite in being July.  There is plenty of hot water and the blocks are cleaned often.
There is a good play area for children as well as a games room.
The campsite owners were very helpful, with tips of where to go for lunch, I would recommend going to the Fingle Bridge which feels like it's in the middle of nowhere but the pub serves an excellent lunch and there are lovely walks along the river.  The owners were also kind enough to lend us an extension lead for the electric as ours would not reach the power point.
There is a Mace/Spar shop about two miles away which is well stocked which is good as the next place with any other shops is 10 miles away in Exeter or Oakhampton which is 10 miles in the other direction. 
This campsite is great for touring Devon and not to far to go to visit the fishing villages in Cornwall, Fowey and Polperro are well worth a visit.
All in all an excellent Campsite, I would definitely go there again.

Date of Visit: April 2007 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Nicola28 11 reviews from this member

This is a fantastic little campsite with the friendliest and most welcoming owners I have met anywhere. The emphasis is on peaceful simple camping, with just a small children's play area and a little on site shop stocking essentials and local produce. It's a family friendly site but we also found it to be perfectly gay friendly - in fact the only people not so warmly welcomed were those making an awful lot of noise very late at night.
Having said that it definitely wasn't a stuffy atmosphere, just pro-consideration. The site is relatively small but with enough space between pitches to avoid feeling intrusive. It's situated on the top of a hill on the edge of Dartmoor, the views are stunning but pack an extra fleece!

Despite hot sunny days there was still ground frost at night. Happily campfire equipment is available for hire, stylish blacksmith designed metal containers, wood and kindling are all provided and made for some really cosy evenings. The fresh coffee and pastries you can order for breakfast were lovely. The shower block is immaculate (if small) and the owners work extremely hard to keep it that way.

The local pub in Drewsteignton is a couple of miles walk and well worth it - the atmosphere is cheery and the food is really good. There are lots of lovely villages with good pubs nearby and some of the most devastatingly beautiful bits of Dartmoor.

The only downside during our stay was a series of *(see below) power cuts* which resulted in a lack of hot water on a couple of days. However the owners worked so hard to sort this out and were so keen to make sure we had everything we needed without disturbing us that even this didn't spoil our trip.

I'll definitely be going back and I'd recommend it to anybody - Barley Meadow deserves to do well, the owners really do go the extra mile.

*Response from site owner

Unfortunately this was due to a transformer failing - not our fault - but we have upgraded our electric supply by an extra phase to prevent this happening in the future - we have effectively doubled our power supply. Since then we've had no problems and over May Bank Holiday we were full - so please be assured this wont happen again

Date of Visit: August 2006 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Della7 2 reviews from this member

What a welcome ! The owners can't do enough to help- Paul even booked us a table at the pub and collected us later on for the princely sum of £3 ! Very child friendly and clean. A lovely setting in a fantastic area of Dartmoor. We loved our stay here and would recommend it to any one.

Date of Visit: July 2006 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Paul+margie 7 reviews from this member

What a lovely site and what fantastic hosts Paul and Cath are. This site must rank amongst the best we have stayed on. It has a lovely clean bright spacious shower block where the water is always hot and includes a separate disabled room with all facilities.The shop is very reasonable and the fresh bread / croissants and peculated coffee delivered to the tent is just brilliant ! They have a little summer house packed to bursting with books and magazines to borrow. The middle of the site has a children's play area with a sand pit and plenty of outdoor toys for toddlers, all the children seem to be having a wonderful time, for the older ones there is a games room with a pool table and table football. The site is well laid out with plenty of colourful bushes and flowers. Paul seem to be running around everywhere helping everybody out and taking an interest in what you where doing and giving helpful advise when needed. The views across to Dartmoor are stunning ! So if you are on your way to Cornwall and looking for an overnight stop just off the A30, 10 miles from Exeter we don't think you can better this site.

Date of Visit: June 2006 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Zec38 1 review from this member

One of the best sites we have been to! Cath and Paul are new owners this year and are really trying to make the site as they would want it. Spotlessly clean toilets, wonderfully friendly atmosphere, helpful hosts and freshly baked croissants for breakfast - who could want more. We will definitely be returning.

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