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Hillhead Caravan And Motorhome Club Site
Devon (South)   (Browse area)
Tel: 01342 327 490
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Pitches: 256
Open: 16/03/2021 to 03/01/2022

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 111 Reviews
                8/10 from 111 Reviews

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

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Date of Visit: June 2019 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Whatamess 32 reviews from this member

 We booked here for three nights. It is hard to find a reasonable pitch in the middle of the site, where there were sea views, as the roads are cul de sacs, mostly going in the wrong direction and it wasn't easy to find the way in.

We eventually found a suitable pitch but the pitches in general are quite short.

We had a dispute over the carvery with the restaurant manager who was quite aggressive.

We will not stay here again. 

Date of Visit: June 2019 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Marham2 8 reviews from this member

 Although this site is a Caravan and Motorhome site it is not the least typical. It is very big and is more like a "holiday camp" with swimming pool, shop, bar and restaurant.

If that is what you want this site will be good, however if you want peace and quiet don't go here! Apart from these criticisms the facilities and reception are as good as usual.

Some pitches are sloping with blocks very necessary. Not for everyone. 

Date of Visit: September 2018 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Jadsett 49 reviews from this member

 We stayed on this site for 5 nights. We received a warm welcome and had no difficulty in finding a suitable pitch. I don't understand some of the comments regarding the hedging between pitches as this clearly gives some weather protection when south-westerlies are blowing.

The site facilities are first class and are maintained at the high standards we have come to expect from C&MC. There is an outdoor pool which was quite popular. The bar/restaurant was on low season hours and offered a restricted menu. We ate there once and found the food adequate and reasonable value.

There is a bus stop at the site entrance and days out included Totnes, Teignmouth, Brixham and Torquay. Most of these require a change at Paignton, which continues to be a huge disappointment

We will certainly be going back to Hillhead 

Date of Visit: July 2018 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Kernow Camper 169 reviews from this member

 Beautiful site that we have stayed on many times in the past.

Arrived after 12 noon (but have now been told by the wardens they accept arrivals from 9am!) to a lovely welcome. We knew roughly where we wanted to be so drove round and found a lovely large hardstanding pitch that 2 of the wardens were working on (hedge cutting). We asked if the pitch was free and if so how long they would be. They allowed us to put our 'in use by motorhome' sign on the pitch and told us to wait on a grass pitch while they finished. Thank you Fred! We had distant views of the sea from our pitch and it was very private being hedged either side.

Facilities on site are excellent and could not be faulted. Never had to queue whatever time we frequented them.

Great bar/restaurant on site (that we showing the world cup football when it was on!). We ate in there twice as the food was so good and not overpriced. Good choice of cider and real ale although they sold out of Doom Bar the day before the England game! Good little shop too, expensive but convenient.

Excellent bus service from right outside the site. Expensive for single fares to encourage you to buy a day rider which is actually very good value at £5 pp per day. It allows you to travel on any bus in the whole Torbay area. We used to it go to Brixham then caught the ferry to Torquay (only £2 each single), then back on the bus from Torquay to Paignton then back to the site from there later! We also used the bus the next day to go to Kingswear where we caught another ferry across to Dartmouth (£1. 50 pp single).

Another great stay at this fantastic site. 

Date of Visit: June 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Opal0313 26 reviews from this member

 Arrived just after the said arrival time of 12pm. Lovely helpful staff. We were with friends and they told us where they thought there where 2 available pitches adjacent. We went to the two pitches which were small only enough space for caravan and awning then you were scratching your head as to where to put the tow car safely without it getting knocked. We had a quick look round for 2 more pitches but as with all CMC sites everyone is driving around looking for a pitch themselves as they do not reserve pitches. In the end we stayed put. There are bigger pitches but it makes it difficult if you want 2 together. Swimming pool is lovely bar not so good. We went in on our first night to be told only a third of the menu was available. £9 for ham egg and chips, a little pricey so did not visit again. Shop was not well stocked went twice and came away empty handed. The area is beautiful plenty of places to visit. Several supermarkets within around 15 mins drive. Bus stop outside site. The high hedges does give you privacy but can also be very claustrophobic too. We were in a cul-de-sac and felt the other caravans were a little too close so it was good we got on with our neighbours. While we were there the site was very busy and we noticed the 12pm arrival rule went out the window, someone near out pitch came on at 9. 30am. Two large toilet blocks which were lovely and always clean. We did enjoy our 9 night stay and would visit again and hopefully get larger pitches. 


Date of Visit: May 2017 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Fonsi 3 reviews from this member

 This site is perfectly placed for walks along the coastal path, just turn left out of the entrance along the grass bank for 100 yards and you're on the footpath down to the coastal path, so I don't understand the previous comment! It took us about 1. 5 hours to walk into Brixham and a similar time to Dartmouth in the opposite direction. This is a fairly typical CMC site, it has a lovely bar and restaurant, plus a great children's play area, and unusually a large dog walking field. We liked the high hedges, giving a good deal of privacy. Some with great sea views. 

Date of Visit: June 2017 Unit:  Trailer Tent
Reviewer: Jk1947 2 reviews from this member

 We stayed at Hillhead last year, the site itself is well laid out with a blend of hard and grass pitches, each area has it's one small toilet block with single cubicles separated for gender, out side of which is a fresh water tap and dustbins, then there is the two main toilet/shower blocks which are kept in immaculate order, these also include washing up, laundry and Elson emptying points.
The site also has designated areas for tents which are sheltered by hedges for privacy.
The site has a nice bar/ restaurant with occasional entertainment and there is also a small shop for essentials and their is also an ATM by the reception area.
There is chargeable Wifi on site and most of the hook up points also offer a direct TV aerial plug in connection.
Overall impression is that Hillhead is a superior club site and we will be revisiting this lovely well maintained site this summer as a base for exploring the South West. 

Date of Visit: November 2016 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Sue Paul 80 reviews from this member

 Nice clean and tidy site with lovely wardens.

All facilities are to hand and always clean and tidy, warm to plus the Bus stop is just outside the entrance.

Out and about though a major problem as we found.

1. Bus to Brixham 2 adults and 2 Dogs £10 return !

2. No walks from site anywhere as you had to walk down a road with no footpath to get to a start point.

3. Brixham harbour lovely but in our view the shops/town were all sad and the place seems to be dieing.

On site the shop was poorly stocked and the hedges between pitches were very high so once parked it felt very claustrophobic.

Our summary;

If you want to stay put and enjoy the facilities then a great but expensive site, if you wish to walk around don't stay here. 

Date of Visit: October 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Terry prue 1 review from this member

 We have just returned from a most enjoyable stay at Hillhead CC Site. What is there not to like about this site, superb. Spacious well maintained pitches, lovely surroundings with sea views from certain areas of the site. Add to this a well stocked bar, restaurant (food we had was excellent), entertainment on certain nights, pool closed but out of season so no complaints. Only one toilet block open but as there were not too many people on site not a problem. Toilets, showers and washing facilities spotless. A friendly welcome awaited us, the wardens very friendly and helpful. So many places within easy reach, i. E. Brixham, Paington, Dartmouth and Plymouth to name but a few. Aso a good bus service if you want to leave the car (or motorhome) on site. Bus stop right outsde the site entrance. Not forgetting people with their dogs a very good area for their walks. All in all, a great site and we will be making a return visit in the New Year. 

Date of Visit: October 2016 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: David Klyne 228 reviews from this member

 To Find Site:- From North on A380 follow signs for Paignton and Brixham, then take A3022 signed for Brixham. At traffic lights turn right onto A379 signed for Dartmouth and Brixham. In about two miles at mini roundabout, signed for Dartmouth/Kingswear, turn right and immediately fork left onto B3205. The site is second on the left with clear signs at the entrance.

Hillhead Caravan Club site is what you might call one of the Club’s all singing, all dancing campsites in that it has a swimming pool and a bar/restaurant plus proper shop. It is open from around March to early January and accepts non-members. The topography of the site is as the name suggests it is on a headland overlooking the sea and many pitches do have a nice sea view. The very nature of the site means that some pitches will require levelling blocks although the hardstanding are quite good and only require minimal levelling in most cases. Hillhead is a large campsite with 256 pitches in total. They are mainly on grass but there are 111 hardstanding pitches and included in that number are 27 serviced pitches for which an extra charge applies. Thirteen of the pitches are designated for tents. Some of the pitches are divided by hedges which not only gives some privacy but also shelter from a stiff sea breeze. Electric points are convenient to all pitches and are rated at 16amps and use CEE17 blue connectors. The bollards also have a TV co-ax hook-up but you have to provide your own cable or purchase one from reception. There are several service points dotted around the site. The motorhome service point is outside the toilet block near reception but does require heavy covers to be removed before emptying waste water. There are two modern toilet blocks of excellent quality. The lower block is usually closed at the end of September and only the main one nearer to reception kept open. The main one does have the advantage of a fully enclosed washing up area. For families the major advantage of this site is the facilities for children. It has a swimming pool (seasonal) and a fairly extensive adventure style playground, in addition there is a large field for kick about sports. The site also has a bar/restaurant and a shop selling everyday essentials and some camping accessories. There is site wide WiFi and time can be purchased online, however I found it frustratingly slow a lot of the time during our stay.

This site is conveniently close to many of the attractions of this part of Devon. Brixham and Torbay are close by as is Kingswear and Dartmouth. The Dart Valley Railway runs from Kingswear to Paignton. The two ferries across to Dartmouth open up more opportunities for exploration including cruises on the River. If you prefer to use public transport the site is well served with regular bus services from immediately outside the campsite to Kingswear, Brixton and Paignton with further connections from all those places. For shopping, apart from the on site shop, there are supermarkets en route to Torquay. 

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