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Upton Manor Farm Camp Site
St Marys Road
Devon (South)   (Browse area)
TQ5 9QH   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01803 882384

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Pitches: 250
Open: Easter To 27 September

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 98 Reviews
              9/10 from 98 Reviews

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Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Gary Danks 2 reviews from this member

Really nice site, lovely owners, good facilities we would definitely stop there again, in fact we are going to next year.

You can easily walk into Brixham from the site, the Harbour is very nice. We went to Torquay from Brixham on one of the local ferry's, 2 return so great value. We only used the car once all week everything is easily accessible. Good Spa shop on the estate and good shop on next doors site which you can use.

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Hymek7017 1 review from this member

This is a well located and well managed site.

Echoing other reviewer's comments:

Good points:

Everything is well maintained and in sufficient quantity. EG. free Hot Showers, toilets and washing up facilities.

EHU pitch was just about big enough to accommodate our Outwell Montana Lake family sized tunnel tent and car.

Pitches are numbered and allocated so everybody is spread out for a spacious feel to the site.

Disappointing points:

I expected a family oriented campsite to have something for children to play on. There is no play equipment on site and it's a fair walk to find some and when we did find some in St Mary's Park it wasn't very interesting to the children.

If you don't have an EHU you might be sorry. The toilets and showers are all at one end of the site, the same end as the EHU pitches. The non EHU pitches are quite a way from any toilets/showers and their pitches are nowhere near as level.

Some might find the last mile up the road to the campsite a bit narrow with parked cars everywhere. We didn't have any trouble but some did.

Bad points:

None, nothing could be described as bad here.

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: MIMA 7 reviews from this member

Just spent 8 nights at this lovely site. Booking in at reception was very quick and the staff were very friendly and helpful giving us lots of brochures of things to do and maps of the area and also giving us bus timetables from the end of the site into Brixham. The pitches were very spacious especially the hedge pitches. The shower and toilet facilities were spotlessly clean and the grass was well cut. The site has a very peaceful relaxed feel about it and the staff kept everything in order even though you never saw them doing it.

Within a good 5 minutes walk from the site you are on the coastal paths with some of the most stunning views imaginable. The walk into Brixham takes about 15 minutes but coming back is quite hard as this is uphill through a residential area but we found it fine and it took us about 30 minutes back but there is a bus outside the site every half an hour up to 5 o'clock in the afternoon.

Brixham itself is a lovely old fishing town with plenty of pubs and eating places. The ferry runs every 45 mins across to Torquay for 2 return which is worth doing as Torquay is also a lovely town.

To sum up - The site is in an excellent location and although we had the best week of weather that we are probably likely to get which obviously enhanced my view I would thoroughly recommend this site and we will definitely be back and hopefully on a regular basis.

Date of Visit: September 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Brunobear 3 reviews from this member

We wanted to go to Devon as the weather was looking good so we researched UKCampsite.co.uk for Paignton and found this little gem in Brixham. They also had an offer on for a week which was 50 including electric so we booked in for a week with a view that if it was not what we wanted we could always move. We stayed all week and the site is highly recommended.

We arrived at 4pm and we were on pitch 3 which was a superior pitch and across from the amenities.

Good Points

Good facilities - never had to wait for a shower

Large pitches - superior only

No dogs allowed which meant no dog mess where you least expect it (sorry dog owners and lovers)

Laundry room with ironing board

The owners/managers were very friendly

Lots of local information provided on arrival

Close to Brixham

Very sunny pitch

Bad Points

The pitches are on grass which means grass cuttings get everywhere.

Yes, this is at the top of a steep hill. We took bicycles with us so great getting down into Brixham which took about 2 minutes. Getting back was longer and I couldn't manage to get all the way up the hill without getting off, but this did not spoil our holiday, it just became a challenge.

Brixham is a very pretty place with some fantastic restaurants. We checked through trip advisor before eating and I would rate the following restaurants:

Beamers - 5 star (fish platter and fillet steaks are excellent)

Bistro 46 - 4 stars - very tasty food)

Old Market House - 4 stars - mussels were good.

Balti Nights - 5 star - especially jalfrezi

David Walker - fish merchant (on the harbour) 5 stars. We got a fresh lobster and some frozen king prawns which were delicious. We went back again later in the week and got some mussels, scallops and more prawns. Very very good. The owner (David Walker) was just a delight to deal with. If you are not squeamish and you are happy to cook a fresh lobster I can highly recommend David Walker's. You go to the harbour and there is an alleyway going left down the side of the railings. David Walker is just down on the right. Open until 3pm.

We cycled to Paignton and to Torquay. We got the 1 ferry back from Torquay and they also took the bikes for no extra cost. The ferry takes 30 minutes and it is worth a trip to Torquay. We had beautiful weather and had a great time. Can't wait to go back.

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Wayne5985 3 reviews from this member

The owners are the best this is where it begins. As hosts they were amazing, very helpful, informative and always smiling. My party of 5 in two tents had the worst weather possible rain on 4 days and 1 day sunshine from 23rd August to 28th August the site got very wet but however with all the mud it was like Glastonbury,

The shower and toilet blocks were always clean enough to eat your dinner off I don't know how they did it.

The site is well situated, electric pitches very flat, very little noise and plenty of room between pitches.

Always hot water in showers and washing facilities which are inside, with a free freezer facility for ice packs.

No park facilities for kids and no shop directly on site although access to the shop across the lane in another campsite compensates for this.

This is a must for camping you won't be disappointed it is a real jewel in the crown

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Fidaleo 1 review from this member

Spent a recent week in Upton Manor Farm

Very cheery reception and directed promptly to our EHU pitch

Nice flat pitches, grass is kept short, decent sized pitch.

If the pitch isnt EHU you may find further away from shower block and on a more sloping pitch!

Toilet/showers never seemed busy even though the site seemed full. Always clean and well attended

Brixham is a mile walk down the hill which isn't a problem but the hike back for some might be too much.

Nice coastal walk into Brixham

Site seemed very quiet at night and we had no problems sleeping. Some may find the seagulls an annoyance though

Good bus service and taxi back (4) alleviated this. Car park in the centre of Brixham allows you to park between 1800 -1000 for 2

Some great restaurants in Brixham - see trip advisor

Ferry to Torquay is a must and a real bargain. 1 each way for a 30 min crossing.

Plenty of local shops, small on site shop 3 mins away, Spa 5 mins, Co-op/Tesco in the centre of Brixham. Sainsbury's 4 miles away

All in all a really nice site which we would re-visit

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