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Hill Pond Caravan and Camping Park

9.3
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General

  • Rural site in east Devon overlooking fields and trees
  • A five-minute drive from the attractions of Crealy Adventure Park
  • Within 20 minutes of Exmouth beach and the South West Coast Path

Got a head for heights? A thing for thrills or a raging passion for rollercoasters? Happy times await at Hill Pond Caravan and Camping Park, which is five minutes’ drive away from the rides, slides and animal attractions of Crealy Adventure Park.

With one of Devon’s top family destinations so handy, you’ll have lots to fill your days, from hurtling about at great height to hanging with the crocodiles and meerkats. When you’re hoarse from all the high decibel excitements of the adventure park, it’s a 20-minute drive to the peace of Exmouth beach or the stillness of Exeter’s Gothic cathedral and eerie underground tunnels.

Back on this green and well-maintained site, there’s lots of space for stretching out and soaking up the rural views. If you feel that soaking should include a spot of supper, stock up in the shops of nearby Clyst St Mary (five minutes’ drive) and have yourselves a barbecue. There are pubs with food there too, if turning your own sausages is too much effort….

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.

Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.


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9.3

Overall rating based on 79 reviews

 

95% would recommend this site to a friend.

94% would stay here again.

 

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Good as a base point, facilites were spotless 31/12/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Janet B. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Met by a lady cleaner who was very polite and helpful. The shower and facilities block were excellent. Looked fairly new. Nice hot showers 10 out of 10 for cleanliness. Would use again as a base for the area.

    Disliked: 

    Chemical disposal point was dated and requires a hose, needs modernising. The site looks like a project in progress. Its not a site you would want to sit and spend the day. Its a good place to explore the area and wash and clean up in the evening.

From the manager...

Thankyou for your comments. We will be doing work on the disposal point next. However water regulations state that we cannot have a hose on any tap where there is a disposal point because of possible contamination into the water supply and that is why the threads on the tap have been cut off.

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Spotlessly clean, hot showers, hairdryers in bathroom. Well kept pitch 12/11/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Helen R. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Facilities, welcome, close to where I needed to be

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Friendliness and helpfulness 15/10/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Calum C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Friendliness and helpfulness

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The ground was soft and easy to put the tent ... 01/10/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Kira S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The ground was soft and easy to put the tent up. The boss even came over to introduce him self. The facilities were amazing and clean

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Anonymous user

Excellent site with clean facilities. 25/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location and ease of access from Motorway (Keep eye out for sign as my Sat Nav took me past the entrance).

    Toilets, Showers, Laundry and Kitchen all nice and clean and well maintained.

    Friendly owner.

    Disliked: 

    Entrance was a bit tight but probably due to my first caravan driving experience.

    No Wifi.

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Anonymous user

Excellent site with VERY clean facilities,friendly staff 24/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Shower block, welcome ,space

    Disliked: 

    Narrow drive way and entrance,
    Due to length of caravan

From the manager...

Sorry you found our drive way and entrance a bit narrow but we have had artic lorries, lorry and trailers and 8 wheel lorries come in and out without any problems when we were doing our new building.

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Clean, good access, good toilet/Shower block 17/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jonathan B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean, good access, good toilet/Shower block

    Disliked: 

    Alot of Road Noise through night. Extra charge made on arrival

From the manager...

The £2 extra charge was for a motorbike that was mentioned in the booking but had not been paid for as a extra vehicle.

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Kitchen shower blocks quite site price 11/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Kitchen shower blocks quite site price

    Disliked: 

    Nice to have play area but could do with updating

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Lovely new toilet and shower block 10/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely new toilet and shower block

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Liked it and will return 05/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom William L. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Excellent toilet/shower and washing up and laundry facilities. Clean site.

    Disliked: 

    No wifi. Noisy industrial unit next door.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Sidmouth Road, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, Devon, England, EX5 1DP
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.7084°N 3.4209°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Exeter: Airport Terminal Bus Stop — 1.6 miles
Exeter: M5 Motorway Services Coach Stop — 2.0 miles
Exeter: Honiton Rd Coach Stop — 2.5 miles
Train stations
Digby & Sowton Rail Station — 2.3 miles
Topsham Rail Station — 2.4 miles
Pinhoe Rail Station — 2.9 miles
Ferry ports
Topsham Ferry Landing — 2.7 miles
Topsham (Turf Lock Ferry) Ferry Landing — 2.7 miles
Topsham Lock Ferry Landing — 2.8 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 1.6 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

If you’re after coastal walks, Exmouth makes a good point to join up with the South West Coast Path: take it all the way round to Poole if you’ve got the time and energy, or do shorter, more digestible day trip sections, such as round to the mouth of the River Otter at Budleigh Salterton (25 minutes by car).

For a wilder kind of landscape, climb the moss-covered Haytor Rocks (30 minutes), with views right across Dartmoor, or make the 50-minute trip to Berry Head National Nature Reserve, where a working lighthouse crowns a promontory full of guillemots and peregrine falcons, white rock roses and orchids, with harbour porpoises often spottable out at sea.

If you like your creatures more exotic, Paignton Zoo (40 minutes) obliges with elephants, orangutans, red ruffed lemurs and a Jungle Express train to visit them, while those in search of Devon’s extinct wildlife will love a tour of the fossil museum in Lyme Regis, especially if they top it off with some fossil hunting of their own on Charmouth beach (both 45 minutes).

In among all that tooth and claw, make time for Torquay, (40 minutes) where you can take spins on the English Riviera Wheel, tour the 12th-century abbey and its gardens and go back further in time in the prehistoric cave network of Kents Cavern.

Must see

  • Crealy Great Adventure Park (0.3 miles)
  • Exeter Cathedral - Church of Saint Peter (4.9 miles)
  • The National Trust Killerton House & Gardens (5.9 miles)

National Trust

  • Killerton: Clyston Mill (4.0 miles)
  • Killerton: Marker's Cottage (4.0 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  11 a.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.

Reception is unmanned after 6pm. Please call using the number in the confirmation email if you are arriving later.

Hill Pond Caravan and Camping Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Hill Pond Caravan and Camping Park will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. between 01/09 and 30/06.
Reception is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. between 01/07 and 31/08.
Reception is unmanned after 6 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.

Additional terms

Rate includes one extra piece of equipment (either an awning, a gazebo or a pup tent).

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