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Visitor Reviews - Summerhill Farm Campsite

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Summerhill Farm Campsite
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Devon (South)   (Browse area)
TQ13 7NN   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01364 652642

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Open: April To September

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 4 Reviews
              9/10 from 4 Reviews

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Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Oli-C 1 review from this member

We visited for a week, which also included August Bank Holiday weekend. Loads of space available - it was surprisingly quiet on the campsite.

The shower block was basic but very clean - we never had to wait for a free shower, even though there are only 2 available per gender.

Staff are friendly and helpful. They have a freezer available to re-freeze ice blocks and charge 1 to charge your phone/tablet (if you supply the charger).

Great value at 5 per person per night.

Some farm noise (animals and machinery) but nothing that worried us, under canvas.

Ashburton town is walkable (very nice). Buckfast Abbey is cycleable, as well as Buckfastleigh (can recommend their Chinese take-away!). Plenty of walking to be had in Dartmoor, so don't forget your walking boots!

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Campingqueens 3 reviews from this member

We chose this site as a base to explore the Devonshire coast whilst also being close to Dartmoor and Buckfast Abbey it is well situated and easy to reach surrounding areas but don't rely too much on your sat nav!

The site is large and generally level with a very clean shower, toilet and washing up area block. Ample black wheelie bins but the owner seemed to be having a constant daily battle fishing out recycling.

General farm noises as this is a working farm it has to be expected but to us that just added to the countryside camping feel of getting back to nature.

A lovely site.

Date of Visit: April 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: CampingCandy 2 reviews from this member

This is an excellent little campsite.

The campsite is set in a field of a working farm and is very quiet except for the mooing of the cows and the occasional tractor.

The owner seemed very laid back, but someone always seems to be around if you need anything. They sell sausages which unfortunately we did not get a chance to try.

The field is very comfortable for camping - the grass is very thick and although it rained on and off, there was no mud to contend with.

The facilities are satisfactory. I would not say that they are luxury, but they are incredibly clean and comfortable and the water is steaming hot! There is a covered area for washing dishes and a freshwater tap with a hose extension which makes filling water drums very easy.

Ashburton is the nearest village and it hosts a camping shop which is very convenient. It was Easter so almost everything was closed, but there seemed to be a big enough variety of shops. As the previous reviewer said, the site is very well located for Dartmoor.

We were cycling though and I wouldn't recommend heading into the moor from there by bike as it is all uphill!

Nearby is the English Heritage site of Berry Pomeroy Castle which is worth a visit.

The site is excellent value (5 pppn). For that sort of price you usually get a portable loo, not a quality ablutions block.

I would recommend this site.

Date of Visit: September 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Captivelight 2 reviews from this member

Quiet and basic camping field on a working farm, the camping area consists of a large flat field with plenty of space for groups to huddle up out of the way of others, and plenty of space for kids to run. The facilities are basic but perfectly adequate, with an ablutions block offering ample hot water, showers, toilets, a washing up area, waste disposal (including chemical). Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a lead.

There is no shop on site, but there is a garage with a small shop around half a mile away down the hill, and Ashburton is only a few minutes away. The area has several pubs and restaurants near by.

Location location location. The Camp Site is right on the edge of Dartmoor and all that it offers, as well as only a short distance from the South Devon Coast. It is right next door to the River Dart Country Park, and considerably cheaper! Day tickets to the RDCP are available.

So. This site is perfect for campers or caravanner who are looking for good value basic facilities. At the time we were there it was 5 per person per night, 3 for kids under 16. So 16 per night for a family of 4. There are no laid out pitches, so you can have as much space as you need, and if you are part of a group you can all camp together.

We used the site purely as a base from which to go out from each day, returning at the end of the day to cook dinner (raised BBQ's allowed), relax and sleep before going out again the next day, and for this it was perfect.

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