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Visitor Reviews - Galmpton Touring Park

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Galmpton Touring Park
Greenway Road
Devon (South)   (Browse area)
TQ5 0EP   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01803 842066

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Pitches: 120
Open: Easter To November

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 83 Reviews
              9/10 from 83 Reviews

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Date of Visit: October 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Baileybus 8 reviews from this member

Our first visit here. This site has stunning views across the River Dart and surrounding countryside. Staff were friendly and informative. The toilet/shower block is in need of being updated but the washing up area we found was very good. The Manor Inn in the village is well worth visiting with an excellent menu and friendly staff. We visited Greenway House, the summer residence of Agatha Christie. This is a must with lovely views across the Dart. Also got the foot ferry to Dittisham where we had lunch in The Ferry Boat Inn. I can highly recommend the pate with brandy. Absolutely wonderful as were the views. Will definitely return.

Date of Visit: October 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Hedgehogcorner 3 reviews from this member


What a truly fantastic find. Really, believe me. The website lives up to the content too.

Pre booking - fast, efficient, friendly. My various questions answered at length.

Arrived to warm and informative welcome and warden coming over to ensure we had parked up and settled.

Spacious site, every pitch views towards the River Dart and Devon's rolling hills - which is utterly stunning view and can be easily viewed from all areas of the site.

Spotted very large and sturdy children's playground with lots of 'things' for them to climb about on.

Excellent dog walking area.

Well kept spacious pitches. Short walk to shower block and small shop at reception. Loads of usual facilities dotted about i. E. Taps, rubbish etc. Pleased to see a recycling area near reception too.

Short walk into town with good pubs that serve food.

We liked the fact that we could walk to lots of different places and activities. The famous Agatha Chrisie house Greenways is nearby, the ferry to Dittisham, catch the steam train (15 mins walk) to Paignton or over to fabulous Dartmouth.

Dogs welcome and clearly children too on the site and the steam train and the river boat cruises.

Had a chat to the charming owners who told us that having recently taken over the site there are plans afoot to invest and update the shower block. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it as it is, it was clean, spacious and functional (with incredible views of the river!) but I can see they they may wish to modernise. And I can tell from speaking to them, that when improvements are made they will be of the highest standards. (See the holiday flats they are doing up at the moment!)

What a super site, what a warm welcome, what a stunning location, we stayed 3 nights and regretted having already booked elsewhere for the rest of the week.

We will be back - and rather took a shine to the holiday flats which were being refurbished whilst we were there. Again, the views, the views, the views.

A truly family friendly and dog friendly site in an incredible setting.

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Greg M 5 reviews from this member

This site is a must if you like sitting down and watching outstanding sunsets over the River Dart.

Very pleasant staff on this site and well maintained.

It is up a hill from the village but if you stay here you must try the butchers next to the galleon stores (which is a well stocked post office and grocers), their meat is to die for. Their sirloin steaks were melt in the mouth. The people are very friendly in the village which has a pub which serves good beers.

Down below you is a wonderful scene of moored boats, pleasure boats and if you take the time to walk down the road(unsuitable for motors)is the very sad sight of a world war two Fairmile motor boat. (Oh to win the lottery and restore it !). You can see it over the fence in the lower field.

There is a Thai/Indian takeaway in Brixham delivers to site, really nice food(Menus in information block).

This site is definitely worth a visit.

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Kevsue1 18 reviews from this member

Stayed 2 nights at this beautiful site, which has fantastic views across the river Dart. I would advise campervan to take chocks as although the hard pitches look level, they aren't (and if you have a vw like us your fridge won't work!) Lovely greeting and we were shown to our pitch. Whilst the pitches were separate and defined, they felt close together and it would have been difficult to put up a large awning. Some of the grass pitches looked a little muddled. My only real complaint was the distance to the loos -we don't have facilities in our van and it was quite a trek to the toilet block. I shouldn't moan though as I expect they would have moved us if we had asked! The toilet block was very clean (there was a large spider in the shower but hey I'm a country girl so not a problem!). It did look a little dated but for the price we paid it was very acceptable. We were a little disappointed that on our last night, some younger campers in a tent made enough noise to keep us awake - we aren't that old but are used to sites where noise after 11 is banned. But again we didn't complain so can't moan too much. All in all a beautiful site, good value for money with lots to do in the area. No doubt we will be back!

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Pelio11 2 reviews from this member

This was our second visit to this campsite and will definitely not be the last! All round excellent site, stunning views, great facilities, very child friendly, staff all very helpful and polite.

The under 5's bathroom was excellent as both my children hate showers so this was used most nights after visits to the beach and playing in the parks!

Bricks are very handy to find for use with disposable BBQs.

All facilities were clean and tidy, only thing I found was the showers were not overly hot and I used them at different times of the day, but not worth complaining about as everything else is excellent.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Fos123ice 2 reviews from this member

Finding this site was relatively easy, however I will say if your towing a caravan it is best to go nice and slow on the last few hundred yrds or so as you could easily miss the entrance and turning round is not an option. It would be helpful for the site to have a sign opposite entrance to give a clear indication to turn. On arriving to this site we checked in and was greeted by a very helpful kind gentleman who told us where to find our pitch.

We were very lucky to have been given a relatively flat hard standing pitch with beautiful views. However, is wasn't long before we discovered how fortunate we were in obtaining a flat pitch as some of the other pitches were sloped from mild to severe gradients. Some steep to the point where awnings could not be used. It said in the leaflet that pitches were to be 6 metres apart but most pitches once the awning was erected became more like 10 feet apart and remember your vehicle has to fit in that available area.

The site offered one toilet/shower/dish washing block which was positioned in a central/top location which meant a long walk for some but a hill climb for everyone, and I mean a hill climb. Not good for the elderly or expectant mothers (my wife was expecting on this occasion). The toilets were dated and showers were in desperate need of modernisation. I understand the need to conserve water in dry periods but the shower buttons only stayed on for a few seconds and was a down right hindrance to have to constantly keep pressing. Not fun when trying to wash a childs hair? Wash basins were fine and hand soap provided. There was one complaint I found quite disgusting, having a freshwater tap/water waste and chemical waste all in one small block next to each other with only a small 3 ft high wall separating them. No means to flush chemical waste other than a hose. The disposal point was simply a hole and that was it.

The site is positioned in a beautiful location overlooking the splendid views of the river Dart. Plenty of nice walks. Never mentioned in a lot of these reviews is TV reception or phone reception. Well I can tell you DVB (digital TV reception) was good and mobile reception was fair to good on most carriers. Maybe in time this particular site will take notice of these reviews and take on board the needs of the customers and insure a happy experience. We were lucky this time regards pitch location but the overall experience prevents us from wanting to return.

Management response: Many thanks for your review, we would like to respond to your comments.

We absolutely always have a minimum of a 6 meter gap between units, (and a 3 meter gap for group bookings), we have to ensure we have this for H&S reasons. Every customer is told about the necessary spacing between units & which way round to pitch before they do so by our wardens. We also constantly check this throughout every day to make sure we adhere to the necessary standards required. We also have specific measurements for each pitch, hence why we will never take a booking without the customers unit dimension. This ensures that we never go above a certain unit size for every pitch, to ensure the Correct distancing between units. It is something that we are very concentrated on because we know the important of the H&S of it.

With regards to our sloping pitches, our customers are always informed if their pitch is gently sloping, none of our pitches have a steep Gradient. We find all of our customers are more than happy to use their chocks to level themselves if necessary. We also have many new levelled hard standing pitches that are completely level. Unfortunately we can not do anything about the fact that Devon is hilly!

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