Dartmoor Halfway Inn

From £25 For 1 night, 2 adults 8.4 275 reviews
View of the site from hill, plenty of open green space on site (added by manager 02 Aug 2022)
River lemon, which passes just behind the site (added by manager 03 jul 2018)
The bell tents (added by manager 12 apr 2022)
Plenty of open green space on site (added by manager 03 jul 2018)

  • Riverside site in the grounds of a pub-restaurant
  • A couple of minutes’ drive from the edge of Dartmoor National Park
  • A 10-minute drive from Newton Abbot and 30 from Torquay
Want to feel like you’re getting a secluded and peaceful getaway without having to give up being close to other people? At Dartmoor Halfway Inn, a family-friendly site in the grounds of a pub-restaurant 10 minutes’ drive from the town of Newton Abbot in Devon, South West England, you get the best of both worlds. Two minutes from the edge of Dartmoor National Park, The Halfway Inn is well placed for exploration – you can walk, cycle, ride, canoe or climb your way around the park, travel from scenic village to scenic village, or learn about the history of the area. The site and pub are dog friendly too, so ramblers should feel free to bring their canine companions along for the walk. On site, kick back by the river Lemon, which passes just behind the campgrounds, or relax in the open green field – kids who aren’t quite ready to sit still for the evening can burn off any residual energy in the on-site playground. When the whole family is ready for dinner, stroll over to the Halfway Inn for a slap-up meal, then knock back a few beers or a couple of glasses of wine – or juice for the kids – and toddle back to where you’re spending the night less than 200 metres away. If you’d prefer a change of scenery, there are plenty of other restaurants in Newton Abbot and within 10 minutes’ drive of Halfway Inn.

Site type

Touring caravan pitches 24
Motorhome pitches 24
Tent pitches 20
Open now
Please note

Languages spoken

English

Open from Fri, 8 Mar to

Pitch types & availability

Reviews

79%

would recommend this site to a friend

73%

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Top class site, facilities very clean, pitches very well kept.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Catherine P. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding and grass pitch (comfort)

Liked: Absolute superb! No other words! The best most welcoming place we’ve stayed. The food was excellent, staff were superb, clean and beautiful pitch. Thank you so much, we will be back!

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great facilities, friendly staff, great location.

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 2
tom m. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass pitch (premium)

Liked: Great location, pitches are private due to hedges all round. Good facilities.

Disliked: No where to walk dogs (no dog area)

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Fabulous site, well maintained and wonderful pub.

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Alison W. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding and grass pitch (comfort)

Liked: Great little site and the pub was absolutely lovely. If you ate with them money was taken from the pitch fee so that was a superb bonus.

Disliked: Not much. As your next to the road there was a bit of traffic noise. Would have preferred a proper Elsan point with a hose.

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Very clean site with excellent food in the pub. Great location to…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric hardstanding and grass pitch

Liked: Very clean site with excellent food in the pub. Great location to go exploring from.

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Loved our stay here.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Sheri P. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding and grass pitch (comfort)

Liked: Clean and well sized pitches. Clean toilet and shower block. Lovely pub/restaurant on site. Small friendly site

Disliked: Not a dislike but the only thing lacking for us was a dog exercise, walking area

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Fantastic staff! Great small and quiet site.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 4
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 4
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass pitch (premium)

Liked: Wonderful staff. Great location. Clean site. Great food in the pub. Good pitches.

Disliked: The shower/toilet block.

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We had a great stay and will definitely be back

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 4
michelle c. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding and grass pitch (comfort)

Liked: Quiet site, nice and clean and lovely pub with incredible food

Disliked: Nothing!

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We will definitely be returning soon.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
John B. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass pitch (premium)

Liked: Everything about this little gem of a site, well kept pitches exceptionally clean facilities and the food in the bar was great.

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Great site with clean facilities on the site of The Dartmoor Inn.…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Sarah P. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding and grass pitch (comfort)

Liked: Great site with clean facilities on the site of The Dartmoor Inn. Pub served excellent food and the staff were friendly. Great location for exploring south Devon

Disliked: Nothing!

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Highly recommendable. Will return.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 8
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding and grass pitch (comfort)

Liked: Easy to find. Plenty of space by each plot. A dog friendly pub with great food, cosy and nicely decorated. Great outdoor garden, plenty of seating with a fenced off kids playground. Staff were pleasant and attentive. Toilet facilities very clean and modern. Showers are hot and good pressure.

Disliked: Road noise was noticeable. Had problems logging onto pub WiFi but that not a bad thing nowadays.

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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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

Dartmoor Halfway Inn

Ashburton Road

Bickington

Newton Abbot

Devon

England

TQ12 6JW

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

50.53458°N
-3.68937°W

Nearest transport

Coach
4 mi Rail Station
4 mi Rail Station
4.4 mi Shelter
Rail
4 mi Newton Abbot Rail Station
6.8 mi Totnes Rail Station
7.6 mi Torre Rail Station
Ferry
7.4 mi Totnes Ferry Landing
8.2 mi Shaldon Teignmouth Ferry Landing
8.4 mi Teignmouth Ferry Landing
Airport
18.1 mi Exeter International Airport

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

You can barely turn a corner in this part of Devon without coming face to face with a stately manor – Bradley, Compton Castle, Greenway, Castle Drogo, Coleton Fishacre, Cockington Court, Torre Abbey and Dartington Hall are all with 45 minutes’ drive, and a visit to the spectacular 16-sided A la Ronde, 35 minutes away, is highly recommended. Tipplers might like to make the trip to Buckfast Abbey outside Buckfastleigh (10 minutes), though you won’t be able to do tours or tastings at the factory. If the Abbey doesn’t get you steaming, head to the South Devon Railway and climb aboard the vintage train, or abandon alcohol-related puns altogether and head to the Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary. Fawlty Towers fans will be keen to learn that Torquay is less than 30 minutes away. Although you can no longer visit the real-life hotel behind the comedy, there’s plenty to keep you entertained: follow the Agatha Christie Mile to get a glimpse of some of the spots that inspired the murder mystery maven, dive below the Devon coast in the prehistoric Kents Cavern, or play giant at Babbacombe Model Village.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Maidencombe 8 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Watcombe 8.1 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Shaldon 8.2 mi Estuary N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Torre Abbey 8.4 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Good
Ness Cove 8.4 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Buckfast Abbey 4.8 mi

Paignton Zoo Environmental Park 8.8 mi

Living Coasts 9 mi

Castle Drogo 12.4 mi

Exeter Cathedral - Church of Saint Peter 14.8 mi

National Trust

Compton Castle 5.9 mi

The Church House 6.1 mi

Greenway 11.3 mi

Castle Drogo 12.4 mi

A la Ronde 14.5 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

The Templer Way: Part 2 2.6 mi

Stover Country Park - River Teign - Stover Park 2.6 mi

STOVER PARK 2.8 mi

Newton Abbott - Manor, River and Woods 3.1 mi

Ashburton - River and Woods 3.2 mi

Local events

  • Sidmouth Folk Festival (Friday 2 August 2024 – Friday 2 August 2024)

    Sidmouth, Devon 22.3 mi

  • Beautiful Days (Friday 16 August 2024 – Friday 16 August 2024)

    Ottery St Mary, Devon 23.7 mi

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.

Want to know more about camping in Devon?

  • Does Dartmoor Halfway Inn have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Dartmoor Halfway Inn dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Dartmoor Halfway Inn? You can barely turn a corner in this part of Devon without coming face to face with a stately manor – Bradley, Compton Castle, Greenway, Castle Drogo, Coleton Fishacre, Cockington Court, Torre … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Dartmoor Halfway Inn?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  12 p.m.

    Please check-in at the bar upon arrival.

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  • How much does it cost to stay at Dartmoor Halfway Inn? From £25 (for 1 night, 6 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.