Campsite of The Month: Dornafield Caravan Park, Devon
With Dartmoor National Park in one direction and the stunning beaches of the English Riviera in the other, Dornafield has a truly fantastic location.
It’s a beautiful site – surrounded by woodland and countryside, and with pretty plantings and hedges within the touring areas.
The multi-award-winning park is set within a 14th century farmstead that covers 30 acres in total, midway between Exeter and Plymouth.
Pitches on the three camping areas are level and the award-winning facilities include toilets, showers, vanity cubicles, launderettes, dishwashing sinks and a vegetable preparation area.
For your convenience there is an on-site shop, games room, tennis court, adventure playgrounds and dog walking areas.
A local bakery delivers fresh bread to the site shop every day – with the croissants especially popular! The shop also sells free range eggs, milk and cream from a local dairy.
You can also keep tabs on the site’s wildlife, with updates on the nesting swallows and in the information room there’s plenty to help you identify the flowers, insects and any other wild beasts you come across during your stay.
The focal point of the site is the farmhouse, once besieged by Roundheads in the Civil War. These days, the farm buildings house reception, the shop and games room. The farmyard where the cattle used to wait to be milked is now a stunning floral courtyard area. Morris dancing and barbecues take place here.
Away from the site, you can explore the quiet coves of the South Hams and the busy shops, cafes and restaurants of Exeter and Plymouth, and the lovely towns of Totnes and Dartmouth. You’ll find all the lowdown on exploring the area in the information centre.
DORNAFIELD CARAVAN PARK
Two Mile Oak, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 6DD
OPEN 12 March – 3 November
PRICE From £20
- Two laundries
- WiFi access
- Indoor games room with table tennis, pool and darts
- Two adventure play areas plus all-weather tennis court
- Well stocked shop
- Two dog exercise areas
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