Our first time camping for 25 years! Now retired we bought a family tent to venture out into the country side for walking and cycling. We saw this site on the website and thought the views cannot be as good as this. How wrong we were, it was a beautiful site with far reaching views looking up the Dart valley. The directions provided were excellent, don't follow your sat nav it will take you down a steep narrow road, we know we walked up it the following day to the bus stop.
Booking was easy and the staff at reception were very friendly and helpful. A warden followed us down to our pitch to show us everything and offered help if we needed it. He also told us that a Pizza Van would be on site between 5pm and 8pm tonight and every Wednesday.
Our pitch was spacious, on a slight slope, and had an electrical hookup point. It was a short walk to the water tap and the shower block. The shower block is very clean with lots of shower cubicles, toilets and washbasins. The water was always hot an I never had to wait for a shower. Sinks are provided in the block for dish and clothes washing, washing machines and tumble dryers. Chemical disposal and rubbish disposal are also in this area.
There is a large children's play area and everybody was having fun. All our neighbours were friendly and had enjoyed staying on the site. Once the sun goes down the site is quiet and we watched the moon over the river and stars in the sky, what an amazing place.
It is a 20 minute walk up to Galmpton Common and the main road to Paignton. The number 12 bus stops here. There is a Steam Railway from Paignton to Kingswear the ticket price includes the passenger ferry to Dartmouth.
We had two lovely sunny days here but unfortunately we woke up to rain on the day of leaving.
We will definitely be back again before summer ends, a site with amazing views of the river and hills beyond set in a great place for exploring the local towns, walking or just relaxing in the quiet summers air.
Wow what a site, the views are amazing and I would think that all pitches have a good view. We were in front of the children's play area which was great, plenty of room to play for all ages and some distance away from the vans. Tents, caravans and motorhomes all mixed up together in a very relaxed fashion. The pitch was hardstanding but not level and our levelling ramps were not sufficient to correct it. We were offered more ramps from the wardens and he did try and find us another site but we decided to stay where we were. We had a problem with our water pump whilst on site and the wardens and reception could not have been more helpful. The shop had most basic requirements and the village shop is within walking distance although whenever you go out of the site you are faced with hills. The toilet block could do with updating but all very functional and clean.
The surrounding area is amazing, with steam trains, vintage bus and the usual transport services all very handy and plenty walking from the site. The National Trust's Greenway House is well worth a visit and again in walking distance. We cannot wait to return.
Nice quiet site fantastic views only problem is the 8:00 barrier to stop. Vans for coming in They say it to stop traveler from coming in but not very good if you have a tall van like mine if you happen to get cough out after 8 then the gate will be open again at 8 in the morning it should have been an electric arm with coding that way no lockout Shame was a nice site been coming here for last 15years
Not a bad site if you're rig is under 2. 2 meters high
Management response: íMany thanks for your review. We do have a height barrier, like many other parks, set at 2.1 Meters which closes at 8pm until 8am purely for the security of our guests. We do advise customers of this before they book. We also tell customers when they arrive, as well as it being written on customers confirmation letters, in our information packs, and on our tags. We do consider this to be enough warning to anybody that it may cause a problem to. We are extremely lucky to have a wide range of public transport very close to the park, which we find our customers tend to use. We have a bus stop, steam train station and ferry service which will take you to Brixham, Kingswear, Dartmouth, Totness, Paignton, Torquay etc. We are sorry that you felt disappointed by this, however we and most of our customers, feel that it is an improvement to the parks security. With Best Wishes Galmpton Touring Park
This is a lovely clean dog friendly site that has some fantastic views of the river Dart. The reception staff are friendly, as are the wardens who take you to your pitch. The site has a very small shop selling the basics, but the village, which is about a 10/15 walk away has a pub that serves meals (dog friendly), a shop, which is also a post office and sells just about everything and is convenient for cash withdrawals plus a small butchers.
We were on a full service pitch but I did look at the showers and toilets which looked very clean. There is a laundry with a couple of washing machines and driers. The toilet block is up a slope, which could be a challenge for the less mobile. The site is sloping but most pitches appear to be level, the sloping is made clear on their website and brochure.
There is a children's playground with lots of climbing stuff, and they had a badminton net set up, so take your rackets.
As mentioned this is a dog friendly site, and has a dog walk with a bin, its not very big - but perfectly adequate for early morning and late night wee's! (take a torch)
10 Minutes away by car there is a large Sainsburys, with a petrol station and a McDonalds. McDonalds is OK for free wi-fi (when it works) Wi-Fi is available on the camp site for a charge.
We found the TV and mobile phone reception good on site.
It was quiet when we were there at the start of the season, and I imagine it will get very busy during the summer, I just hope they enforce their 'quiet after 11. 00pm' rule.
Just one tip, as you come through Galmpton village and go up the hill, take it slowly as the site entrance is on the right. If you are towing and you go past it can be a problem turning round.
We have normally stayed on C&C sites in the past as we like the quiet rule which is strictly enforced. Some sites have rules but don't bother to enforce them.
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