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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 76 Reviews
              8/10 from 76 Reviews

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Date of Visit: July 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Markandjacob 2 reviews from this member

This was mine and jacobs first proper camping experience. We had to go to Plymouth to pick up a new car so decided to lug the tent down on the train. Picked up the car and stumbled upon this site. We arrived in rain, reception staff were very friendly and within a few minutes we had our pitch (21 for the night) which was level and under a tree. The site is tranquil and had a friendly feel. The shower block was basic and could probably do with modernising but the showers were warm and reasonably clean.

We popped in to Plymouth and had the best faggots,chips and peas known to man! (Barbican fish bar.Try it!) we returned to the site and jacob went to the games room while I had a beer. There was Bingo going on which seemed fun and everyone was having a good time. The staff were friendly and bar prices good. We were going to stay another night but, when I returned from the shower in the morning, the rain was so bad the tent began to leak! So we decided to pack up.

Overall, for a first experience albeit just one night, we had a good time and if I were down that way again I would go back.

Date of Visit: June 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Leeb0y 4 reviews from this member

A very well kept site with level pitches and good shelter for the tents.

Has an outside play area for the kids as well as an indoor room. TV room restaurant and bar. Don't expect gourmet but prices reflect this and are very reasonable. A great pool area although advertised as heated it was freezing!

The shower block was ok but showers never really made it to hot. Very good washing up and Laundry area.

With a big supermarket a 5 minute drive this site is well worth it to explore Plymouth and surrounding countryside. Owner has embarked upon an ambitious chalet building scheme so half the site seems lost to tents and vans but cannot knock the half that is left at all.

Kids loved it and we would definitely return.

Date of Visit: May 2009 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Peugeot1 2 reviews from this member

When we stayed the site was nearly full. Access is easy (We are novices). The staff were friendly. There is a pool and a bar with food available but we did not use them so cannot comment. The shower blocks were cleaned once a day and were OK but tired and in need of a revamp

The site is a couple of miles outside the centre. If you do not want to use your car there is a park and ride nearby but we used the normal bus stop which is closer (turn right at the end of the approach road and walk up the hill a short way) Frequent bus service to Plymouth city centre. Handy for Sainsburys and there is a Somerfield in the Texaco garage as you travel towards Plympton for papers food etc before Sainsburys opens on a Sunday morning.

There is a McDonalds on the road to Plympton as you exit the big roundabout off the A38 flyover. Platters on the Barbican near the Mayflower steps is worth a visit if you like sea food. You can have anything from fish chips and mushy peas to more expensive dishes (like scallops provencale as recommended by Andrew Lloyd-Webber who is a regular visitor when one of his shows is being staged at the Theatre Royal). The Theatre Royal puts on some top notch shows. There is the Plymouth Aquarium, a multiplex cinema, boat trips and Dartmoor is on the doorstep. The Barbican has loads of bars and some of them put on live music during the spring/summer.

Riverside is an ideal base for touring the surrounding area and we would definitely stay there again.

Date of Visit: May 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Haideesmum 2 reviews from this member

Located in a beautiful piece of countryside which is wonderful considering you are almost in the heart of Plymouth. Probably suited to the more ' mature ' campers and not a lot going on for little ones.
There is a seasonal pool and club house and if you like sports then you can go cockroach stomping in the toilets at night ;0) Basic shower / toilet block and washing facilities. Not the cheapest of campsites and if you happen to be a single male camper then don't expect a warm welcome, in fact, you wont be welcomed at all. Fairly strict campsite and not overly welcoming. Not a campsite I will be returning to I'm afraid. Ideal stop over if you need to be central to Plymouth though and all the nightlife and shopping.

Date of Visit: April 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Jonnmedds 55 reviews from this member

On the whole I found this to be a very good site.

The toilet blocks were always clean and there seemed to be enough shower cubicles with plenty of hot water.

The staff seemed friendly and the location is great for exploring Plymouth and the surrounding area.

The only negatives are that because it's close to Plymouth you can hear noise from the nearby dual carriageway and because of the locality to the airport there's a bit of noise from helicopters and aeroplanes.

Date of Visit: March 2009 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Akernow 11 reviews from this member

Bad (but not too bad!): Wash blocks are not up to Camping or Caravan Club standards. The toilets / showers are OK, with plentiful hot water, but could do with some renovation. This should not put you off visiting this site however.

Good: Whilst seemingly very close to the A38 and out of town shopping outlets, the site could be a million miles away, as once you approach the site you are at the start of the Plym river valley which stretches unspoilt to Dartmoor.
From the site you can walk through National Trust woodland, beside the river Plym, along an old tramway and across old viaducts towards the moor. You can also cycle this 7 mile route, following the old Tavistock railway bed, high above the river and pathways.
It was so restful in the bright mid-march sunshine. There are even steep woodland trails for the more demanding cyclist.

The site may be within walking distance of a park and ride to Plymouth, near large supermarkets and other outlets and it may be good stop off for the Roscoff ferry or en route to Cornwall, but it is worth a visit just to explore what is right on its doorstep.

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