Recommendations for Devon & Cornwall?

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  1. Touchwood

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    We're planning to spend a couple of weeks in Devon & Cornwall this year, probably some time in June. We have some knowledge of the area, as Jill's parents used to live in Ilfracombe, but would appreciate any recommendations for good sites. Dog friendly is a must, and we prefer sites with a pub where food can be obtained within easy walking distance, also we have a preference for coastal sites. We enjoy the freedom of not booking too much in advance, but have been told that sites down there can be very busy, is this correct? If we found ourselves unable to get onto a site what are the prospects for wild camping for a couple of nights?

    All advice gratefully received, as always.
     
  2. teddybard

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    wild camping wise the MMM list of motorhome sites on recently may help.
    you might also look at the site list and britstops.
     
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    Wilding is pretty easy depending on what area of cornwall you are going to. There are some nice, friendly sites for dogs. I always avoid ones that charge, but there are plenty that don't.

    There are cl's with pubs not far away, and there are some that have facilities on site - though many have put their prices up of late. There are a coiuple near Eden Project, whom have recently both come under new management - have the facilities you require, but you are looking £30 a night off peak.

    There are CL's with pubseateries a couple of miles away for 10 a night - it depends on your budget and what area you wish to stay in really.
     
  4. GJH

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    Have you joined the Camping & Caravanning Club Mike? They have several THSs in Devon & Cornwall at very reasonable prices.

    Sites at Exmouth, Newquay and Brixham in June all look to be MH friendly from a public transport point of view.
     
  5. Touchwood

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    Thanks to all - and yes, Graham, we're members of the C&CC.

    I suppose what I was hoping for was something in the way of a personal recommendation rather than general advice on how to find sites - sites someone has actually stayed at recently that fit the bill and are well run and friendly.
     
  6. Wildbill

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    you can always stay at Wellman's the laze buzzard i am sure
     
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    Hi , Doves meadow campsite small not posh but 200 yrds from marazion beach and st michaels mount third of a mile from village pubs in village.
     
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    Rainbow Chasers comment cant be ignored
    "dogs. I always avoid ones that charge:ROFLMAO:"
     
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    >> Recommendations for Devon & Cornwall?

    Take a boat.
     
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    Try Rogers place (WIldman)Ilfracombe Summer Rally15-19th august at the Lazy Buzzard Campsite in glorious North Devon EX348NY.*
    Terry
     
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    Marver holiday park .Mawgan porth nr newquay Cornwall .post code TR8 4BB .tel no 01637860493 .dogs welcome pub that you can go and have a meal in with your dog friendly beech
     
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    We're members of both main clubs but on our recent (Oct/Nov) trip stayed on all CC sites at Dulverton and Minehead and Hillhead near Brixham. Suited us as they were all within walking distance of the village/town in the case of the first two, and on bus routes to Brixham, Paignton and Dartmouth from Hillhead. Despite the age discount from the C&CC site we find the CC are often cheaper for the same period, perhaps it's the location?
     
  13. Teepee

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    Try gwithians near Hayley. Near beach pub outside site.
     
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    Should have read Hayle.
     
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    Doubletrees Farm Caravan Park, St Blazey Gate between Par and St Austell. Close to pubs, buses and Eden Project. Nice quiet site - family run. We love it!:Smile::Smile:
     
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    If you are looking for a coastal site in North Devon, with sea views from every pitch, with a dog paddock & a dog walk, has 3 pubs all within a 1 mile walk that do great food & accept dogs, bus stop outside the site entrance, with friendly wardens (thats us) then come to Damage Barton. Look at www.damagebarton.co.uk The site owners have just created another 20 hardstandings so motorhomes can still be accomodated even in wet conditions. We have 2 spotless toilet blocks & a fully stocked shop. We are open from 15th March to 3rd Nov.
     
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    we went to the maker festival a couple of years ago and its a most wonderfull place which we intend going back to however ive just looked on the uk campsite website to find it for you and im now not sure they take motorhomes other than during the festival its worth checking out if you like the wilder side of camping views are astounding its very basic but i would go so far as to say magical read the reviews here http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/reviews.asp?revid=8726
    the whole area is a bit like the land that time forgot but not in a twee way like the isle of wight
     
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    One of the best sites I have ever stayed on in Devon is Ross Park at Ipplepen near Newton Abbot, especially dog friendly with big exercise area and shower and grooming room , excellent facilities and nice restaraunt and bar on site, another good pub within walking distance.
    http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/details.asp?revid=1322
     
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    Tip for Cornwall

    Avoid RANGITIRA

    "He sulks if his team lose.":ROFLMAO:
     
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    Brian you teaser !!!! The Tor Point Ferry !!!! But don't jump off like some twat did last week !!:Doh::Doh::Doh:

    Have they found him yet ????
     
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