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Dornafield Caravan Park
Two Mile Oak
Newton Abbot
Devon (South)   (Browse area)
TQ12 6DD   See Map
Tel: 01803 812732
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Pitches: 135
Open: March To 7 November

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 131 Reviews
                9/10 from 131 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available    Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop On Site   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant <1 mile   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <5 miles   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool <5 miles   Outdoor Pool <5 miles 
 Horse Riding   Cycle Hire   Golf <1 mile   Tennis On Site 
 Beach <10 miles   Watersports <10 miles   Boat Launch / Mooring 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport <1 mile 

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Date of Visit: August 2010 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Ang1 3 reviews from this member

This site and the facilities are great, especially if you have children. Baby facilities are really good.

The downside for us is the pitches are very tight if you have a twin axle caravan like us. Getting onto the pitch is tight as cars are parked at the end of pitches making turning tight. Getting out of the site there is a narrow lane which is walled which at one section is very tight and then access to the main road is down a narrow lane. I think the wardens were bringing caravans to pitches with their small tractor if too tight!

Again if you have older kids the site facilities are great. For us with a baby at times in the evening it was noisy - kids coming down past the caravan past 9pm on their bikes and playing ball. Girls sitting outside the toilet block so you have to step over them!

Would I stay here again - no as it's too tight with a twin axle. If we changed caravans then yes but only when our daughter is older and we don't need to get her to sleep at 8pm!

Date of Visit: July 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Alphonso De Lard 23 reviews from this member

At the chance of repeating what has already been said about this site, it is fantastic. Top notch facilities, very clean and spacious with great showers - although the press button variety they stayed on for a long time. Washing up area was always left clean by the other campers, again with plenty of space and hot water.

We stayed on an EHU pitch in the Orchard. Plenty of room for our large family tent, but some of the other pitches are a little small and we'd have struggled to pitch on them, but we had arranged for a larger pitch when booking.

Campsite shop contains a good stock of food, camping materials and other products, reasonably priced too. Croissants, bread and newspapers are available, but have to be pre-ordered the day before. (The croissants come recommended).

We ate out in a local pub, The Monks Retreat, had a fantastic mixed grill and some local cider poured straight from the barrel. OH and DD were well looked after with their meals too.

So much to do in the local area, especially if you don't mind travelling up to an hour in the car. We've booked another week next year already as there is still so much to do in the area that we didn't get round to doing in the week just gone. Paignton Zoo recommended. Round Robin boat / bus / steam trip was fun - although it was just a standard bus that stopped to pick up other fare paying passengers rather than the open topped bus used on the flyer. The National Trust has many places to visit locally, we managed to visit two houses. Local beaches are mainly shingle. 'Blackpool Sands' is a shingle beach - felt a bit conned after paying 6 to park!

To conclude, the staff on this site are both friendly and helpful. The facilities are outstanding. All the campers we spoke to felt the same way, we made many good friends, who we'll be seeing next year as several of them have already booked for 2011, us included. (Don't know of a better way to recommend a site, other than to say we re-booked whilst stopping there).

Date of Visit: July 2010 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Lucy Moon 3 reviews from this member

We've just returned from a 5 night stay at Dornafield. We stayed in Blackrock Copse where each pitch is fully serviced and much quieter than Butter Meadow where there were more children and more pitches.

Very friendly owners and wardens who will park your van for you if needed. On site shop selling food essentials and some basic camping / caravanning accessories. Two play areas for children, one in each section.

An indoor games room with some fruit machines, dart board, table tennis and pool table. A generous dog walking area in Blackrock Copse where they even provide poo bags. A designated washing up area with several sinks, a microwave (coin operated) and a freezer for freezer blocks only.

The toilet and shower block was a good standard but the showers were those irritating ones which don't stay on and you have to keep pressing the button to start it again (then you get a short blast of cold before the warm comes back through). Coin operated hair drier.

Fish and chip van comes on a Friday night. Torquay worth a visit to walk around the marina - nice calm atmosphere there but not a great beach as it disappears at high tide. I didn't enjoy walking the lanes around Dornafield as they are very narrow with high hedges and I felt closed in.

The site clearly states no arrivals before 12 noon, yet incredibly some caravans were arriving prior to this time which would cause stale mate in the very narrow lanes approaching this site if another caravan was leaving. There is just enough room for a caravan and a car to pass if the car backs up to one of the pull ins.

Date of Visit: July 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Scam3 5 reviews from this member

Stayed for a long weekend break, 2 adults, 2 children, 2 dogs! Only issue we had, was didn't book for long enough.

Wonderful site, kept very clean, good layout. Stayed in the Orchard, plenty of room between pitches, slight slopes on some pitches, but nothing major.

Shower block kept warm, and clean. Slight issue with showers, have to keep pushing button often to avoid shower stopping and running from cold each time, but nothing drastic.

Covered washing up area, with freezer for ice packs. Site has a little shop, which stocks about everything you need, can even order papers and fresh bread for the next day.

All staff very friendly, and couldn't be more helpful. On a Friday night the local chip van parks up on site, for take away fish and chips.

Can't wait to go again.

Date of Visit: June 2010 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Slaphead1951 9 reviews from this member

This was our first visit to this site, and we loved it.

We booked a Blackrock Copse full service pitch and we were very satisfied. Electric, TV, water and waste disposal (grey and toilet) all to hand.

Toilet facilities, as mentioned before were spotless, but a quibble was the showers where you had to keep pressing a button to maintain the water supply. In one shower, when pressed, it resulted in cold water at first before warm came through every button press.

Other than that, the staff were very friendly and helpful, the fish and chip van served fresh and delicious fare (Tuesday and Friday), and you could pick your own herbs from the herb garden.

Would I visit again. Most definitely.

Date of Visit: May 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Spidy 5 reviews from this member

This is our second visit to this fantastic campsite. We went with two other families and pitched in the Orchard. One family had EHU, and the other two made do without. Despite the weather (disappointing) we all had a great time. The facilities are spotless, warm and clean with plenty of hot water, loo paper etc.

The owners are really helpful and once again directed us to a child friendly beach nearby. We all ate at Bickley Mill pub one night, and although it was ok, we wouldn't recommend for large group.

We all would definitely return - such a beautiful area and excellent site.

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