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High House Farm Certificated Location
East Portlemouth
Devon (South)   (Browse area)
Tel: 01548 842325
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Pitches: 5 CAMC Members Only
Open: 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2021
           01/01/2022 to 31/12/2022

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 6 Reviews
                8/10 from 6 Reviews

 No Tents   Caravan Pitches   Motorhome Pitches   Small Campervans 
 No Glamping Units   No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches 
 Electric Hookups   No Hardstandings   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Club Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 No Toilets   No Showers   No Washing Up Area   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   No Laundry   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   Wifi Access 
 Shop <5 miles   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <1 mile 
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 No Fishing   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 Beach <1 mile   Watersports <5 miles   Boat Launch / Mooring <1 mile 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <5 miles  No Dog Walk 

This is a Caravan and Motorhome Club Certificated Location, which accepts just five caravans or motorhomes and is for Club Members only.


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Date of Visit: July 2020 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Njones 26 reviews from this member

 Roads just keep on getting smaller after Kingsbridge, but well worth the effort to reach this quiet bit of paradise.

Stunning views from site, and great walks straight from the site.

Simple CL, with power, water and chemical disposal point. Helpful friendly owner.

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Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Tony Burton 41 reviews from this member

 This site is in a fantastic position overlooking the sea. A walk down the lane and then onto the coast path at Gara Rock Hotel gives access down to Gara Rock beach.

On a sunny day it cannot be bettered. You can either follow the coast path round or take a short cut down a bridle way to get to Mill Bay beach and the amazing Salcombe Estuary. You can arrange to leave a small boat on the beach at Mill Bay giving access to superb sailing or canoeing in the estuary.

Walk along the beach at low tide towards East Portlemouth and you can catch the ferry into Salcombe and then catch further ferries to South Sands or to Kingsbridge. But I’m afraid getting to the site is not for the faint hearted.

It is important to follow the directions in the Caravan Club book and not use Sat Nav. Even then there are about 6 miles of single track lanes winding between the high Devonshire hedges.

There are lots of passing places along most of the route, but take care! The site is a CL with the basic facilities of water, EHU and chemical emptying.

Tescos is a long way away in Kingsbridge so go well equipped. 

Date of Visit: April 2014 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Gilpin 1 review from this member

 We love this site and visit it regularly. On a recent visit we unfortunately hit a pot hole on the road quite close to the site luckily!

When greeted by the Caretaker he immediately contacted a local mechanic who came straight away to assess our damage which was a universal joint problem, he was called Steve Wonnacott of SMW Auto Services, took a severed part away to his workshop and managed to make everything roadworthy before we left, it was an Easter weekend and he couldn't have been more helpful.

We love to escape down here regularly because it is quite remote, however, this service was second to none and on a bank holiday too. Great guy, very professional. 

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: ZIPER 1 review from this member

 We meet so many caravanners on this site who return year after year. It has tranquillity and lovely sea views set in a 'Coastal Heritage' area. The coast path, a 10 minute walk away, is breathtaking and in another 10 minutes you are on the amazing Gara Rock Beach, there are numerous beaches and coves in walking distance. The Gara Rock Restaurant set on the coastpath has exceptionally good food and welcomes walkers and dogs.

Salcombe is a 15minute walk and a 5 minute ferry boat ride away with many small shops and a bustling atmosphere, which is the perfect contrast to the peace and serenity on this side of the estuary.

There is an excellent pub in the nearby village of E. Prawle, about 2 miles away, also a shop & café.

The facilities are basic, but quite adequate, water, electricity and an emptying point for the loo. 

Date of Visit: September 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: TNADZ 24 reviews from this member

 We stayed at this site for 5 nights. It is in a lovely quiet location but be prepared for narrow roads to it. My advice is to ignore sat nav from Kingsbridge and follow their directions as even the main road from Kingsbridge is quite narrow so coming head on with a double decker bus when you have traffic behind you is not funny.

The site itself has water and waste and electricity. It is very basic but has lovely sea views and is only about a 10-15 minute walk to the coastal path.

There is a Morrisons and Tesco in Kingsbridge but I would advise stocking up before you get there to save the 10 mile journey back into Kingsbridge. The remoteness is tranquil however so ideal if you like quiet remote sites.

I would imagine when they finish the Gara Rock hotel conversion there will be more road traffic on already challenging lanes. The walk down to East Portlemouth is about a mile but remember it's uphill on your return.

From here you can get the pedestrian boat over to Salcombe. We had a lovely quiet stay but it has taught us to look closer to the map before booking remote CL's on narrow lanes. 


Date of Visit: June 2011 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Electric spark 10 reviews from this member

 This is a lovely site, quite long and thin but with lovely sea views. The site is within easy walking distance (About one mile) of East Portlemouth. Once there, a ferry can take you over to Salcombe. It is about a 15 minute walk to the coastal path.

We come from Cornwall and are used to narrow roads, but the roads to this site are verging on being treacherous! If you have a motorhome, I would suggest you arrive with food and wine as you will not want to drive more than you absolutely have to. We managed to get there and back without damaging our 7. 3M motorhome, but it was a near thing!

Negative points about the site are the water supply which is via push taps which makes filling with water a pain as you can not get a hose to fit and if you use a water container, you have to hold it with one hand whilst pressing the tap with the other.

The other point is the chemical toilet disposal point which is a cesspit – Opening the cesspit lid to empty the loo is an incredibly smelly process!

Whilst we loved the site and area, we will not be visiting again as we will probably not be as lucky with the narrow roads as we were this time! 

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