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Visitor Reviews - Old Cotmore Farm

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Old Cotmore Farm
Devon (South)   (Browse area)
TQ7 2LR   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01548 580240

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Pitches: 30
Open: March To November

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 45 Reviews
              8/10 from 45 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  No Caravans  Motorhomes Caravan Storage Storage 

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Reviews:  45 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Purpleintent 1 review from this member

Just back from 3 nights at this campsite. It more than lived up to my expectations - peaceful, lots of space, friendly owners and other campers, and lots to see and do in the area (ran out of time!).

The owners were very friendly and helpful and showed us personally to our pitch, pointing out all the main facilities along the way.

We were given a (very gently sloping) pitch in the second tent field, backing onto the very tall hedgerow, which nicely sheltered us from the SW winds that picked up towards the end of our stay. Huge pitch, the only downside (with a young child) being it was right next to the car entry/exit point to the field. However, there was little traffic coming and going at all (infact we were the last back each night anyway) so it didn't bother/worry us. There was also some road noise from this end of the field, but again nothing to really be a nuisance.

Unfortunately the weather wasn't totally with us, there was heavy rain all night the first night and then again nearly all day on our third day - but this just showed the field had good drainage as the ground dried very quickly around the tent.

The facilities are good and clean and the nearest washing facilities to the tent fields are very educational if your children like moths and creepy crawlies (as our daughter does!). The showers were not very warm when we used them but I think we just got there too late in the morning! Our tent pitch was the furthest of everyone away from the facilities, but it wasn't a hugely long walk and it meant we could say hello/nosey at the other tents along the way ;-)

Only negative (on behalf of my 6y old) was that the swings/slide were a long way away (in the caravan field) and so she wasn't able to go and play on them other than for a few minutes when some friends she'd made were there and Daddy could drop her off while he did some washing up.

Lovely area - lots of great pubs and beaches. The Pig's Nose a favourite with my daughter and I on the rainy/sea-misty night we had - very atmospheric! We will definitely return to the site, hopefully for longer and hopefully with more sunny days, so we can explore some more.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: 2sets2love 1 review from this member

Our second visit to this quiet, family friendly camp site in a beautiful location. 2 adults with 2 children aged 9 and 12.

Staff could not have been more helpful. Facilities were rustic but always clean. Stunning location and well placed for the amazing beaches in the surrounding area, with pubs close by (food at the Cricket Inn was a highlight). Tesco and Morrisons are in near by Kingsbridge to stock up but a there is also a small site shop selling the essentials and local produce, we can recommend the bacon!.

We will definitely be returning again soon!

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: 1375 1 review from this member

The owners were very friendly and helpful.

Showers were, in my opinion not good enough, often only just luke warm, the shower/toilet block was clean. The campsite was quiet at night. The pitches were of a good size. Many of the tent pitches are on quite a severe slope, we were on one which lead to uncomfortable nights sleep. The campsite is down extremely narrow lanes, not fit for walking along; without a car this camp site is, in effect, closed off; so if you like to have a few glasses of wine and to go for a walk this site is pretty much a no no.

Lovely views of open fields on the caravan side of the site, the tent side you will be looking at hedges or a rather ugly corrugated iron building (although it is painted green). It is a shame because the hedges obscure some good views (on the dog walking area, there are clear views of the sea).

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Amalia 1 review from this member

I camped for a few days at Old Cotmore Farm with my dog. Reviews suggested it was a friendly place and I noticed women had camped alone, so for me it seemed fine and safe. I do however question why a single person camping is charged the same amount as two or more. 17 pounds a night (cash only!) for a single person who uses less facilities: water, wc etc seems excessive. When I suggested to the owner that perhaps he might in the future consider a price for single people, he was indifferent, suggesting that that was the way it was. Certainly I will not return to his field and will share this with other friends considering the west country. It is a shame that the attitude of management can influence the whole camping experience.

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Balado 1 review from this member

Armed with a list of camps taking dogs I telephoned them and chose Old Cotmore Farm because it was the smallest in the area I wanted, the cheapest and with the people who sounded the friendliest. Once there I often congratulated myself on my choice: from our tent we could only see field and sky. The whole camp (consisting in two fields and a third one to exercise the dogs) is very clean including the two toilet areas and the showers.

As facilities go and most conveniently it has an always clean and tidy area to wash vegetables and do the washing up. Even better, freezers to re-freeze the ice containers. It also have washing machine and tumble dryers although we did not use them. And a pin pong table! If you run out of cereal you can always run to the shop which stores essentials and is open for one hour in the morning.

But what makes the camp what it is, it's the owners. They are always friendly and available to answer queries and give useful advice on local places to visit or amenities (where to buy rubber shoes for the shingle beaches or where to find an ATM machine for example). They also keep a discreet but close eye on the camp; you might find her walking her dog in the morning or him cutting the grass in the afternoon and I have seen him given a ride to a lucky child in his vast grass cutting automobile. Their thoughtfulness shows in small details such as putting fresh cut flowers in the lady's showering area or magazines (tidy and in good state); even hand cream. Or having laminated A4 sheets on the walls of the washing up area with information of interest such as best restaurants, local beaches and how to get there, emergency numbers too. As well as a folder left permanently in this area from which you can borrow sheets when you go exploring the surroundings.

If I had to find a negative point it would be that the field is on a slight incline but that seems to be the case in many of the camps in the area as it is hilly.

It is a lovely camp run by lovely people in an area of stunning natural beauty where there is lots to do: surfing, ferry trips, castle visits and more.

Date of Visit: May 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Emma Bee 1 review from this member

We have just returned from our sixth visit to Old Cotmore Farm. The owners make you very welcome from the moment you arrive and nothing is too much trouble. We love this site because it is set in beautiful countryside half way between Dartmouth and Salcombe which is perfect for us to visit all of our favourite beaches etc. If you like smaller sites which are still family friendly Old Cotmore Farm is perfect. The toilet and shower block are always clean and tidy and have free showers -the water can be a little hot for smaller children at times but we found using the family bathroom helps. The site has a small playground which is centrally located allowing you to keep an eye of them whilst they play. Washing up/Laundry room has everything you need. We will be returning in July and are already counting down the days!

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