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Visitor Reviews - Five Wyches Farm Certificated Site

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Five Wyches Farm Certificated Site
Five Wyches
Bovey Tracey
Devon (South)   (Browse area)
TQ13 9LE   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01626 832310

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Pitches: 10
Open: April To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 7 Reviews
              9/10 from 7 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes  Glamping 

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This is a Camping and Caravanning Club Certificated Site, which accept caravans or motorhomes and usually tents, space permitting. It is a member only site - you may be able to join on arrival - please check direct with the site.

Reviews:  7 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Beerandtools 9 reviews from this member

What a gem of a site.

A flat field with no marked pitches and that's abou tit. WONDERFUL

The site boasts a long drop compost loo and an open air gas powered shower.

If you like to rough it a little then this site is exactly for you.

There are, however 5 hook up points and you can enjoy all the luxuries that your unit offers.

Pets are welcomed and allowed to run around freely. However, this is also a working farm and due care must be takn.

The site owner, Sarah, is lovely and visits the site daily to take pitch fees.

There are a number of fire baskets available, and you can buy a sack of logs from Sarah. This is great in the evening and helps keep those pesky midges at bay.

If you are looking for a site with plenty of night life, this is perfect. Owls, rabbits and the occasional peacock.

Bovey Tracey is only a mile away and has all that you could want, pubs, shops etc.

In the other direction there is the wonder that is Dartmoor National Park. What more do you need?

I will return again and again and again and.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Poshcamper48 8 reviews from this member

I stayed here for 3 nights with my 9 year old son, using a tent and a tarp. This is a basic site, a small field with just a water tap, a compost toilet and a hot shower behind a screen. There are a few electric hook ups and a disposal point for chemical toilets. Most importantly for me it allows camp fires and a bag of wood will cost you just 4.

The site is a long walk from Bovey Tracey which has supermarkets and an outdoor, heated swimming pool. It is well placed for trips into Dartmoor. Sarah is a welcoming host and the site is away from the road. The front gate has a combination lock on it which is a good feature if you want to leave your kit and go wild camping on the moor overnight as we did.

Overall a great site if you like them small, quiet, and basic. We enjoyed it and would happily return.

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: JoolzGee 1 review from this member

We visited this site as we wanted a quiet site to test out our new motor-home. There are 5 pitches with EHU and 10 camping pitches. This is a very basic site with limited facilities. Also be aware that coming out of the site you are totally blind both ways on the road. This makes it a kind of shut your eyes and go scenario.

I booked online and only received an automated response and was a little worried that perhaps the booking hadn't gone through. It would have been quite nice to get a more personal response, especially as the whole amount has to be paid up front.

The camp site consists of two fields. Pitches are adequate. The nearest shops are in Bovey Tracey and if walking, that means walking on a fairly narrow road with no pavement.

My main issue with this campsite was the total lack of basic facilities. The toilet is described as a 'long drop' toilet. Which is a hole in the ground with a thunder box over it and when you have finished your business you shovel a bit of sawdust down the hole. There are no hand washing facilities, only a small bottle of hand wash. We were in a motor-home so we were able to use our own but if you were camping this may lead to a lot of problems. I also think that it would not be suitable for young children. The smell was quite offensive too - I did have to try and hold my breath. The shower is outdoors. It consists of one of those rush-type fences used as windbreaks or shade in a garden. There is no way I would use it unless I wore a bathing suit as there was no privacy. Also I think it would be quite chilly despite the water being warm.

I think this camp site would appeal to folk who love the great outdoors and perhaps want to hike up onto Dartmoor but in my opinion it would be very hard work if you had young children, were disabled or simply like the finer things in life.

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Sueiow 3 reviews from this member

We visited this campsite in september in a dry spell so cant comment on previous reviews about problems with access when wet weather.

I thought this is a lovely cs site so near for access on to the moors especially Haytor, Widecombe and a host of other lovely places on Dartmoor.

The pitches are very generous with the electric ones all being next to the fence, the outdoor shower was lovely and the compost toilet very different.

We were also very pleased to find two small supermarkets in Bovey Tracey less than a mile away and cash points with free parking outside for an hour.

The free fire pits were excellent and the wood provided for 4 very generous.

We also liked the fact that access to the campsite was via a locked 5 bar gate and that units weren't visible from the road making us feel very secure.

We will definitely revisit.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Sapphie 3 reviews from this member

We have just returned from a peaceful stay, the loo was fine, but could not find the flush! the out door shower was interesting in a good way and not at all chilly. The campsite was not busy and we ended up being the only tent there for a few nights.

The entrance was boggy due to the amount of rain which had fallen, but it was not a problem for us, but was for a camper van which got stuck. Before pitching look at the site as parts are more prone to being softer than other parts, we had no problems with the soft ground as we inspected the filed before pitching.

The open fire is a must each evening. A site we will revisit in the future.

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Laika 1 review from this member

We visited on Bank Holiday in early May. Really nice, quiet site with only 2-3 other pitches at any point. Great to have the fire which could be located next to the tent. Kids and dog loved it. We can't recommend this site highly enough and hope to return. It should be noted though that the facilities are what they are - functional and clean. For those expecting tarmac, marked pitches etc, this may not be for you. For those looking for a beautiful pitch with basic facilities close to Dartmoor, this is ideal.

Finally, the previous reviewer (Dgw1963) gets the Nostradamus Prize for prescience - we needed to push another camper's vehicle out of the mud as they returned to their pitch at dusk - this took all seven of us on the campsite. No fault of theirs - the northern perimeter of the site is clearly boggier but this is not obvious from casual inspection. Just be aware not to pitch too close to the northern perimeter without careful inspection. Please don't be put off by this caveat - this is a great site for those who are looking for a peaceful and beautiful part of the word to pitch in.

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