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Visitor Reviews - Oakdown Country Holiday Caravan Park

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Oakdown Country Holiday Caravan Park
Gatedown Lane
Devon (South)   (Browse area)
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Tel: 01297 680387

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Pitches: 150
Open: 20th March To 31st October

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 74 Reviews
              9/10 from 74 Reviews

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Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Jeffersskate 11 reviews from this member

Modern facilities

Very quiet and peaceful

Well laid out

Well organised

We stayed on the astro turf pitches in beech grove - which are a great idea - especially considering the amount of rain they'd had in the week before we arrived.

Family rooms - although you have to pay - it's not much.

The friendly greeting and helpful, friendly staff, especially as we hadn't booked the astro turf pitches - but was offered one by the very friendly grounds keeper.

The play parks - there are two

The shop - well stocked and is a coffee shop also - could do with being open a wee bit later though.

The comfy TV room - comfortably decorated - rather than a hodge podge as you can sometimes find - proper thought had gone into it.

Met some lovely campers there also.

This campsite won aa campsite of the year 2015 after we booked it, it is a well run, family site. If you like quite organised sites rather than those that are a bit more laid back - then this is for you

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: CK+B 38 reviews from this member

Our pitch was in Maple Grove and lovely it was too! Fully serviced pitch on h/s surrounded by grass and hedges in between. When we arrived the owners were worried that we would get stuck in the mud driving onto the pitch, so came with us bringing large mats just in case, but all was fine.

The site has plenty of trees and birdlife and makes for a relaxing break. We have an elderly dog so did not venture too far, but did wander over to see the donkeys!

The facilities are good and you can order papers and bread at the site shop.

We really enjoyed our 2 night stay.

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: J bonus 5 reviews from this member

Good clean site but quite expensive out of season. Some sites in the area with fully serviced pitches are nearly half the price!

Low season used to start Sept 1st, now the 21st!

Friendly helpful staff always available if needed.

Toilet and shower block very clean and tidy.

The site wifi at £2 a day is very poor even outside the caravan, as slow as the old dial up speed sometimes couldn't access at all.

Hedge trimming and grass cutting went on until 5 o'clock which was annoying if people wanted to sit outside to relax.

Overall a good site with just a few niggles.

Management response: Thank you for your review, we are very pleased that you've taken the time to provide us with some constructive feedback,

When installing the Wi-Fi we knew it would possibly be a problem at Oakdown before installation, unlike some of our competitors we have many trees that provide fantastic shelter and screening, this does cause a few issues with coverage and is something we are working hard to improve.

Again due to the vast amount of hedge screening we are forced to tidy the hedges during the dry periods as we have proved that when pruning in the winter months it churns up the grass which struggles to repair in time for the spring.

Our first drop down in the low season has always changed around the 31st Aug/1st Sept and has done again this year, if you choose to stay with us from the 21st September you'll find us very competitive, we hope to welcome you again soon and delighted to announce that we've just been awarded the AA Best Campsite for Great Britain 2015.

The Franks Family.

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Elsiekay 46 reviews from this member

Another enjoyable visit to Oakdown and I endorse all the positive comments below. This time we asked for a pitch away from the road as we have previously found the noise from this busy A road intrusive. We were put in Sycamore on a serviced pitch which was perfect and much more peaceful.

The Sidmouth Hopper now stops at Oakdown which is good although we didn't use it. It is free but has limited seats as it is a minibus and being free, is in demand. We were able to easily park our motorhome in the Manor Road car park for a pound an hour which I thought was very reasonable.

Sidmouth, lovely as ever, Budleigh Salterton, delightful and you can easily park a motorhome right next to the beach in the Lime Kiln car park.

Shame we had to come home! We will definitely be back. Again!

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Harleyman55 3 reviews from this member

What a lovely site, so well kept, loads of room between units, room to manuver. The staff were very helpful nothing was to much trouble, arrived early and was allowed on site, not like some big commercial sites I could mention!. If like us you have a dog you will not be disappointed with the dog walking if you take the donkey sanctuary walks, but to be fair there are National Trust woods and walks everywhere.

We did not have children but had a walk around the site and they are certainly well catered for, all in all a very nice we'll run and kept site in a great location.

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Billdan 2 reviews from this member

A really good caravan site.

There are statics on this site but are placed in very attractive areas.

The staff are very helpful, when you arrive you are taken to your pitch and if needed help given.

Toilets, shower etc great clean and modern

Very pretty site very good sized pitches.

Sidmouth seaside town is great.

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