We have just had 3 nights and 3 gloriously blue, hot and sunny days staying at Hillhead. And we loved it.
Yes, it's a large site (not our kind of site normally) but the pitches are all in 'small' sections, with a choice of both hardstanding or grass and some with stunning sea views.
We turned up at 5pm on the Thursday and only had a few hardstanding pitches to choose from. Must've been the promisied sunshine?! There are plenty of water points and bin areas spread around and 2 toilet/shower blocks, one being much bigger than the other, but both spotlessly clean at all times, and undercover washing up areas next to each block.
Hillhead also has an outdoor swimming pool (with some adult only swimming times too), a well stocked shop, a bar (with entertainment most evenings) and restaurant with decent food, real ales and cider (and not too overpriced) and a good dog walk should you require.
The wardens obviously work extremely hard to keep the site in good order.
There's a bus stop right outside the site, so no need to move the motorhome at all. We paid £4. 90 each (adult) for a dayrider ticket. Buses start from just before 7am and continue until gone 11pm so well worth the ticket price. We bussed into Kingswear and back and down into Brixham and back. They also go to Paignton. Whilst in Kingswear we bought a 2-day 'Jubilee Pass' for £28 each (adult again) and this enabled us to get across to Dartmouth on the passenger ferry as many times as we needed in the 2 days, a trip on the steam train to Paignton and back and we also did a river cruise to Totnes and back. There are many more excursions you can use the pass for and well worth the money in our opinion.
We would definitely use Hillhead again, although only out of season.
We visited this site for my partners 50th birthday. We planned a meal in Torquay and a trip to Cornwall on the Sunday. We arrived at a very quiet site on the Friday. We were told to choose a pitch. We chose one with a distant sea view. A breezy afternoon as the site is quite exposed. That afternoon we waited forty minutes for a bus to Brixham as one did not arrive. Arriving back at the site early evening we went into the clubhouse, which is really nice. Won the quiz ( a plus), . All well until being awakened at four a. M by the worse thunderstorm Ive heard and seen. Shaken by wind and rain for several hours we couldn't sleep and packed up early morning to go home. A much planned weekend ruined. I cant blame the site for the weather but wanted to point out that if the weather is bad the site is exposed and you will know about it!
Very large 250 pitch Caravan Club site located on exposed hilltop location between Brixham and KIngswear. Some pitches are fantastic sunny South facing with fantastic sea views, however most don’t!
Nearest walkable beach involves a 2 ½ mile trek with 170m steep hilltop decent (plus climb back!), however a regular ½ bus service runs directly outside the site to Brixham and Kingswear.
Unusual for the Caravan Club this site has a small shop, restaurant/bar and seasonal opening outdoor swimming pool. Also the site has a children’s play area, games and recreational field.
Two facilities blocks to a very high standard with the usual laundry and washing up.
Personally with a large motorhome this site is too large and is not in a convenient location for either direct walks from the site or cycling due to the busy narrow roads and lack of footpaths. Need either car or bus pass to make the most!
Excellent site where staff make you welcome, work hard to maintain site and are very helpful. Travelling with a 7 year old boy and friends who have brought a dog we can commend pitches, views, atmosphere, quiet at night, shop, outdoor pool (clean and perfect temperature), staff attitude exceptional (follow reasonable rules but flexible and helpful beyond anything we have experienced elsewhere), Shower blocks perfect (clean, plentiful, good size cubicles with wet & dry area, proper pressure and not only can you choose temperature, you do not have to push button every 10-30 seconds. You actually get a lever with constant water! If you are new to campervanning trust me, this is the first shower of this type I have found in 2 years!) park, field for sport or kites, dog walking and bar. If you like evening entertainment or eating out on site choice is limited and quality not the best, but better than nothing. If you like to walk to resort from site also not for you. However e bus and taxi services to town, regular and quick. Apart from those 2 minor things, we cannot fault site, have been twice and will return over and over without question.
We stayed here for 5 nights. This site was very hesitantly booked for us. We don't like large sites, if it has a club house, we steer well clear & if it has a pool, it's a no no. However, we needed to book somewhere last minute and you can trust the Caravan Club so booked Hillhead. Well we were pleasantly surprised!
Although there are a lot of pitches, you aren't overlooked and it never ever felt crowded. Some have a fab seaview.
Toilets/showers/washrooms always clean and the staff ever so friendly and helpful. We went to the clubhouse once & it was good. Also used the pool, which was again really nice too.
I just really liked the peacefulness of this site despite so many facilities and pitches.
It also seems to attract the friendliest of campers.
We have just got back after staying at this site for 5 nights over Easter 2013. Although the weather was very cold it remained dry. Because of the expected influx of extra campers over Easter the second toilet block was opened. What an experience that was. I have never been so warm in my life, the under floor heating was great.
I can't tell you in just a few words how helpful the staff were. I would need to write a book. They were great.
Having turned 60 we decided to make more use of public transport, it couldn't be better. The people in all the places we visited were also great. A really good time was had by all.
A very convenient site for Brixham, Totnes, Buckfast Abbey, Paignton and Torquay.
A truly 5 star site. Well done.
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