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Visitor Reviews - Michelcombe Farm Campsite Dartmoor

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Michelcombe Farm Campsite Dartmoor
Dartmoor Shepherds Huts, Higher Michelcombe Farm
Holne
Dartmoor
Newton Abbot
Devon (South)   (Browse area)
TQ137SP   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 07562 050424

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Pitches: 20
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 13 Reviews
              8/10 from 13 Reviews


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Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Oli-C 2 reviews from this member

This is a beautifully relaxed campsite for those who have camped before, and who are used to some basic facilities.

The fire pits are great, with logs available to buy on site.

The ground is rocky on upper level - well drained - so a mallet is a must to get the pegs in.

Only 1 shower, loo and sink each (which wasn't a problem for us with only 3 other couples on the site) and only cold water in the sinks. Hot water in showers is on-demand though, which is great. Generally clean and tidy but some basic improvements would go a long way to making things more comfortable.

It looks like more facilities might be work-in-progress (maybe) and the lower camping field has had some work done on it by the look of it (possibly better drained now).

Highly recommended for getting away from the rat race for a few days. Bring your walking boots.

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: SiouxPeto 6 reviews from this member

This is proper camp site: small but perfectly formed basic amenities. We stayed 2 nights as we where travelling down to Cornwall - Its very quite - nice clean toilets one ladies, one mans and shower in each, but they had a good utility room with washing machine and washing up facilities. 2 pubs within walking distance (a good walking distance mind you) and the moors are just a small walk away and amazing

Very pretty with a little stream between the two levels, surrounded by trees and you can have camp fires. Lovely. And the sheep visited us!. We loved it there. The site is small with 2 shepherds huts at the bottom and a bell tent. Ordinary tents on the top layer. We where the only people there which was such a luxury. Would definitely go back. Great place to spend a few days. A bit difficult to find which made it even more special when we did (go further than your sat nav tells you) and enjoy

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Cmpingcartwrights 2 reviews from this member

Michelcombe is small and very basic. It is situated on two levels in a steep-sided valley on the edge of Dartmoor along some hair-raising single track roads!

On arrival it is not obvious where to camp, the pitch boundaries are not marked out but each pitch is numbered. We hadnít been given a pitch number on booking so I texted the owner and her reply was to pitch on the lower field wherever there was a space. We chose the least uneven pitch that was left but all were quite sloped and uneven.

The valley is heavily wooded and sheltered from the wind meaning our pitch remained in shade for much of the day which meant the ground was very soft and damp. It was also very rocky which made getting pegs in to the ground very difficult.

The facilities - showers, toilets, dish-wash sinks, utility room are housed in a shed just above the upper field. They were kept clean and there was plenty of hot water. We were able to use the washing machine but the fridge freezer was not working. There is one toilet and one shower each for men and women but we didnít have to queue even though the site was full.

We arrived on a Saturday night and there were a lot of big groups in with multiple tents but we all had a great nights sleep and the site was quiet after 10. 30pm.

Campfires are allowed in the designated stone or metal pits and firewood can be bought from the farm. This was our reason for booking the site and we had a lovely time toasting marshmallows with the children before the rain called it to a halt.

The tariff is £7 per person per night plus £5 for under-12 children. I think this is a bit steep considering the rather limited and basic facilities

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Christnabellringer 1 review from this member

This is a basic campsite in a brilliant location. Five minutes walk and you are on the moor for real. Some reviewers on their own website said they couldn't find the site, but their Google map is spot on, and frankly it's not too hard to work out that if you get to Michelcombe you need to carry on up the valley to get to Higher Michelcombe.

It is quite expensive considering the facilities - £7 per adult, £5 per child, £2 per dog each night. Hot showers are free but could really do with a clean. I would say it would be a great site if the place was tidied up a bit - it's all a bit ramshackle when you arrive, in a 'can't be bothered' sense rather than a working farm sense (we live within a farm in a rural area).

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

I booked this site for a week on the basis of the reviews on this website and on the promises made on the companys own website. I wish I had also read the reviews on TripAdvisor as these reflect, more accurately, what we found. The site is in a beautiful location, you can have campfires and it is all very laid back. However, the toilet facilities are limited, if someone showers there is no cold water for anyone else to brush their teeth. The light in the shower was not working for three days. The fridge freezer was not working. The whole place looks uncared for, like a scrap yard. The promised land rover safaris, bottle feeding of calves and lambs, BBQ's and picnic benches do not exist. There is no kids play area. The gents toilet (remember there is only one) was a frosted glass window. A little disconcerting at times! The lanes too and from the site are extremely narrow with very limited passing places. That cannot be helped, I know, but the suggestion that you can pop to one of the two 'nearby' pubs is unrealistic. On foot it would mean a walk of three quarters of a mile on unlit lanes with no place to go if a car does come along. The location is lovely. But that is it.

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Peter Eden 2 reviews from this member

An absolutely fantastic site if you want to camp how camping should be done. Basic, yes, but a beautiful campsite situated in a wooded clearing with a stream running by (although the stream was dry when we visited). I took my girlfriend here for her first 'out of caravan experience' and she absolutely loved it.

We cooked trout, sweet potato and beetroot on an open fire (bags of wood and kindling £5) and loved talking to the other campers, most of which had obviously been here before.

If you want a bar and playground then don't come. If you want peace, tranquillity, an open fire and room for your kids to play 'naturally' then I can think of no better campsite.

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