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Dornafield Caravan Park
Two Mile Oak
Newton Abbot
Devon (South)   (Browse area)
TQ12 6DD   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01803 812732

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Pitches: 135
Open: March To January

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 111 Reviews
              9/10 from 111 Reviews

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Date of Visit: April 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Mrscmb 31 reviews from this member

This was our first visit to Dornafield and we found it as good as previous reviewers have stated.

We stayed in Blackrock Copse and really appreciated all the amenities on our pitch. The site is exceptionally well laid out and maintained and all the staff are friendly and helpful. They are constantly working around the site.

Fish and chips are available on Mondays and Fridays and are cooked to order. I donít agree with a previous reviewer that the fish appeared to be reconstituted.

Dornafield is well situated to explore South Devon Ė there is a bus stop just over half a mile from the site but we didnít walk to it as the lane is narrow and local drivers whizz around quite fast. We had one meal at Two Mile Oak Inn and the food was very good Ė we were lucky to get a seat and I would advise booking a table.

We had no problem with wifi whilst we were there.

We thought Dornafield was an excellent site.

Date of Visit: October 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: CorkyBrit 6 reviews from this member

We stayed at Dornafield for seven days early October 2014, and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. We were given a warm welcome, and the staff are friendly and helpful. The layout of the site is very picturesque, well maintained, and is in lovely quiet countryside, well away from any main roads. We were in the Blackrock Copse area with very convenient fully serviced pitches. The toilet/shower block is immaculate, superbly designed and had underfloor heating. Dornafield is in an ideal location, not far from Torbay. We liked it very much and hope to visit again next year.

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Nikko136 16 reviews from this member

This is an excellent site with very spacious pitches and very good facilities. For dog owners there's a good-sized fenced off-lead exercise area and plenty of on-lead walks. For children there's also a good play area. On Friday they cook fish & chips plus other chippie-type meals on-site - the chips were excellent but the fish seemed to be reconstituted.

The only concern we had about the site was towing a car behind our motorhome up the narrow, twisting lane from the main road to the site. A-frame cars are not easily reversed, so we unhitched on the Two Mile Oak Inn car-park at the turn-off from the A381.

You are given discount vouchers for a number of facilities in the general area, including the aforementioned Inn plus another closer to Totnes. Food in both is highly recommended and good value.

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Nannycarolyn 1 review from this member

First time to Dornafield and won't be the last(already booked for next year). We were given a lovely pitch on Blackrock Copse. We had 3 weeks of sun and little rain. The staff were all friendly and I have to put in a good word for our UP NORTH wardens well done. Everything was kept neat and tidy. The sanitair was always clean. Fresh bread was available daily in the shop and had what you needed and if not the supermarket is only 2 miles away. The fish and chip van was very nice and I think we visited it 4 times, beats having to cook yourselves! If we had brought our dog he would have had a great time in the dog areas. The Two Mile Oak Inn serves lovely food but it is advisable to book. There is lots to do in Devon and we didn't have time to do it all.

I do have two min points sorry, 1) the mirrors are too low in the sanitair block and 2) although it's not the fault of Dornafield (but they did choose the provider) the internet was rubbish. We paid for one appliance for 4 weeks and very often couldn't get on. However we complained to the provider and we are getting money back.

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Ashworth55 6 reviews from this member

This site is only a short drive for us but well worth it. We stayed in the black rock copse pitch 43.

Pitch was level, having the water and waste so close was a real plus.

Toilet block was spot less, didn't check out the play area.

We tried the on site fish and chips for friday night, very good we thought and price was reasonable.

Quiet at night apart from the owl hooting which was better to listen too than her good self snoring.

The wardens/reception staff and owner all very helpful.

The approach road is fine provided you take your time. I found approaching traffic very considerate.

It is a great location roughly equidistant between dartmoor and the sea.

This is a jewel of a sight and is a must if you are considering a stay in this area.

Date of Visit: April 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Alphonso De Lard 23 reviews from this member

Another visit to one of the best sites in the South West. Well kept site, spotless facilities, friendly wardens and owners, free table tennis, (chargeable but only £2 an hour) outdoor tennis court, reasonably priced shop that will order fresh bread and croissants and your daily paper.

One change to previous visits is that wifi is no longer free. £12 for per device for a week, I think it was £36 for multiple devices for a week. We didn't bother and tried to rely on solely 3G, (Virgin Mobile), which was pretty pitiful on site. (The only negative).

Great pitch, 88. Close to the facilities, fully serviced. Can't fault the pitch.

Totally recommend the pub for food at Denbury, The Union Inn. Unbelievable meal. Costly, but superb, chef deserves a compliment.

The pub at East Ogwell, 'The Jolly Sailor', served a great pint, had friendly locals and had Sky TV - useful for watching the footy and walkable from Dornafield - as is the pub at Denbury.

Locally there is loads to do, Totnes, Dartmouth, Stoke Gabriel is beautiful and a great place to go crabbing. Some great beaches within 30 minutes travelling.

Anybody that likes to run, the lanes around Dornafield can provide some good circular routes, although can be a little scary when you meet traffic. They are very narrow in places.

Yeah, access to the site is what you expect. It's rural and it's Devon. I rate myself as a novice tower, and although slightly concerned I'd meet somebody coming the other way, I did, and there was no problem. Just don't arrive early as meeting a fellow vanner coming the other way may prove difficult.

I rate the site 10 out of 10 overall, but it is expensive, so value for money can't be high, but, in life, you generally get what you pay for and Dornafield is no exception to this rule. I adore this site, it fully deserves all the positive reviews, and I will be back again in the future.

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