Lemonford Caravan Park

From £14 For 1 night, 2 adults 8 248 reviews
Standard touring pitches (added by infolemonfordcouk 03 Aug 2010)
Nice level pitches (added by visitor 25 jul 2021)
Lovely few days relaxing (added by visitor 04 aug 2021)
Tent pitches (added by manager 09 sep 2019)

  • Family-run site on the outskirts of Dartmoor National Park
  • Just over 10 minutes’ drive to Newton Abbot and 30 to Torquay beaches
  • Bovey Tracey within 15 minutes and Paignton half an hour away
For a hol full of zest in south Devon squeeze in some time at family-run Lemonford Caravan Park, a well-located spot for exploring the many attractions in this area. It’s between country and coast right on the edge of Dartmoor National Park and half an hour’s drive from the beaches around the English Riviera resorts of Torquay and Paignton. After settling in, trekkers might want to tackle the craggy terrain of Dartmoor first, scrambling over the hills and paddling in the streams and rivers of this sprawling granite-studded setting. The walk up to Hay Tor (starting from just over 10 minutes’ drive away) is stellar if you’re seeking a structured stroll: it’ll have you taking in the classic moorland scenery while you work up a sweat. Widecombe in the Moor (a 15-minute drive) is also worth stopping by for a typical Devonshire town with a cracker of a church (so splendid it's known as the Cathedral of the Moor). More of a beachcomber? You can make a beeline towards Teignmouth and Dawlish for castle-building on the sand or choose Paignton Pier for coastal sessions in between tenpin bowling, fairground rides and crazy golf (all around 30 minutes’ drive away). Leaflets for farm parks, model villages, caves and other stuff to do are all on display at the site’s information area if you’ll be looking for more attractions and activities. Also at Lemonford Caravan Park are amenities including toilets, showers, washing-up areas, a shared freezer and a laundry room; a spacious separate wetroom and toilet are also available for guests with limited mobility. For other essentials like supermarkets and town shops, Newton Abbot (just over 10 minutes away) is your hub and it has a leisure centre should kids be wanting to swap sessions on the park playground for splashing in a swimming pool.

Site type

Touring caravan pitches 40
Caravans for hire 13
Tent pitches 60
Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 4
Motorhome pitches 40
Open all year
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.
  • The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
  • Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Dogs are not allowed if you are staying in the accommodation units.
  • Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Languages spoken

English

Pitch types & availability

Reviews

75%

would recommend this site to a friend

72%

would stay here again

  • 48%
    10
  • 0%
    9
  • 25%
    8
  • 0%
    7
  • 12%
    6
  • 0%
    5
  • 6%
    4
  • 0%
    3
  • 7%
    2
  • 0%
    1

Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

It’s very close to penny well farm, just a 10 minute drive.…

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

Electric grass tent pitch

Liked: It’s very close to penny well farm, just a 10 minute drive. Close to supermarkets. Plenty of water taps and electric stations all around. The picnic tablets were a plus. Plenty of space, nobody is crowed, the camping field was very good. Friendly residents in the park who were happy to help.

Disliked: Plenty of toilets but sadly only one shower and being a family of 5 girls showering did turn into a bit of a long event. Shower could also do with a little bit of upgrading.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Pleasant experience

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 6
Wifi 2
Louise p. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent pitch

Liked: This was our 2nd time camping and it was so easy to get there, easy to get onto our pitch that we got told if the grass was too muddy still after the down poor we was aloud to go anywhere that was safe enough to sleep that night, my children were safe in the park and we didn't have to worry about them at all. Easy access to toilets, washing up areas and had baby changing area, we had some trouble with someone on a quad bike but we called up the manager and within 10 minutes he was off it and not allowed on again as there's a policy for no motorbikes quad bikes or anything that can halm the people staying there. All had 5 mile an hour signs too. Walking access to the fields near by so you don't have to stay on the pitch.

Disliked: No dislikes at all

Recommend to friends Visit again

Kept awake all night by partying

Overall 2/10
Location 6
Value for money 2
Accommodation 2
Facilities / Activities 2
Customer service 2
Child friendliness 2
Cleanliness 2
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding pitch

Liked: location is handy for a trip to the Moors

Disliked: No check-in given just a number to call and told to park wherever with no guidance on navigating the site or where the facilities where or wifi code etc. No number was given for out-of-hours things like complaining about the party happening right across from us that went on till 5 am. No one seemed to be taking any notice and we were kept up all night by what looked to be long term 'guests'! The toilets were old but clean enough however the toilet waste point was blocked and the site was looking very unlooked after.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Not much…

Overall 6/10
Location 6
Value for money 6
Accommodation 4
Facilities / Activities No rating
Customer service 6
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 6
Wifi 4
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding pitch

Liked: Not much

Disliked: Whilst we notified of time of arrival when booking. Nobody at reception when we arrived. Waited a while and then rang and was told someone would be with us shortly. We were then told we would have to wait as cars needed to be moved from our pitch. Waited another 45 minutes to be taken to the pitch which still had a parked car on it and had to wait again, as the man had to sort his dogs out!. Advised that due to the weather the pitch was a 'bit moggy' on the edge. But totally wet and muddy. Couldn't put an awning up. Supposed to be a hard stand but looked more like an old gravel pitch that lacked much gravel and needed re-doing. Shower room had no lock on it, had to use disabled shower.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Very friendly, a bit compact but that was only because people staying…

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

Electric hardstanding pitch

Liked: Very friendly, a bit compact but that was only because people staying in tents couldn’t park their cars next to them because the ground was too wet, but any other time it would be fine, very quiet

Recommend to friends Visit again

False advertising

Overall 6/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 2
Facilities / Activities 2
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 2
Wifi No rating
Philip B. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding pitch

Liked: The staff on site were doing an excellent job at trying to cope with all the extra arrivals & could not be faulted especially Kelly.

Disliked: The picture of the hardstanding pitch on pitch up & unlimited space does not exist we was put on a end of row stone covered pitch in a boggy field. On the first night my car got stuck in the mud & a fellow camper had to pull me out also the electric went of at about 10pm just on the field we was in due to the amount of campers using it, we were told an emergency electrician had been called but when we woke at 8am it was still off, a fellow camper was an electrician & had to sort the issue out, the electric went off a few times during our stay, the the sanitary area for emptying dirty water was blocked and overflowing.

Recommend to friends Visit again

We had to book this as a last minute booking as our…

Overall 2/10
Location 4
Value for money 2
Accommodation 2
Facilities / Activities 2
Customer service 2
Child friendliness 2
Cleanliness 2
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding pitch

Liked: We had to book this as a last minute booking as our site cancelled on us

Disliked: Upon arrival the staff said that somebody was parked on our pitch and she couldn’t move them. We waited and still no luck. We ended up sharing somebody else’s pitch and was offered no compensation for this. The site was packed, you couldn’t get to the children’s play area as people had camped right infront of it. It constantly stank of weed throughout the night and again in the morning. The toilets were just simply disgusting. They had no sanitary bins in, mould everywhere, no toilet rolls and the hand dryer blew out cold air. We quickly packed up and left as soon as we could.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Overall decent site has potential to be better Would visit again.

Overall 8/10
Location 6
Value for money 8
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Regularly cleaned staff were friendly had everything you needed. Shop was bear but ok

Disliked: Check in was very lacking. Wasn’t given any info or the code for the gate which was closed early and no answer on the emergency line straight to voicemail. Had issues with the power one night. No communication from staff. Would have been nice to have had a message back when notifying them of the issue. Power went out at 10pm not returned till 11am following day. Made for a very cold night. Not good for disabled campers. Staff were made aware of disabilities. Definitely could f been handled better

Recommend to friends Visit again

1 male shower in block was well used

Overall 4/10
Location 4
Value for money 2
Accommodation 2
Facilities / Activities 2
Customer service 4
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 4
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding pitch

Liked: Nothing

Disliked: Well aged shower block Blocked elsan disposal area Over booked site had to be put on a pitch where there was a caravan and owner had gone home vehicles in and out at all time of the night

Recommend to friends Visit again

Just awful ,dirty, chaos!

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

Electric hardstanding pitch

Liked: Can't think of anything we liked to be honest?

Disliked: Unorganised chaos! No allocated pitches, if you went out for the day in your camper you would return to someone else on your pitch! Electric wires running everywhere, overloaded system caused power cuts, static caravan with door that opened onto a sheer drop, no steps! Also dirty and not well equipped! Washroom, toilet, shower, waste disposal area filthy, no toilet roll, hand soap or hand towels, and stinking of poo and vomit! and also alot of long term residents on this site living in what can only be described as slums! We will NOT be returning!....gross!

Recommend to friends Visit again


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

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

Lemonford Caravan Park

Bickington

Newton Abbot

Devon

England

TQ12 6JR

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

50.53898°N
-3.70338°W

Nearest transport

Coach
4.6 mi Rail Station
4.6 mi Rail Station
5 mi Shelter
Rail
4.6 mi Newton Abbot Rail Station
7.2 mi Totnes Rail Station
8.3 mi Torre Rail Station
Ferry
7.7 mi Totnes Ferry Landing
8.8 mi Shaldon Teignmouth Ferry Landing
9 mi Teignmouth Ferry Landing
Airport
18.3 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

It’s 10 minutes’ drive from here to Buckfast Abbey, an active Benedictine monastery dating back to 1018; get cultural here then balance it out with an offbeat activity like a trip to the House of Marbles in the small town of Bovey Tracey (under 15 minutes away) for the mesmerising glass displays, games museum and pottery pieces. For urban times in a bigger settlement, Exeter’s 30 minutes away – skedaddle here to tour the cathedral and the city centre’s underground passages; high-street shopping is also excellent in Devon’s capital on the River Exe. Also on the water, Plymouth is 35 minutes south if you fancy checking out the famed spot where the Pilgrim fathers first left for the US on the Mayflower in 1620...

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Maidencombe 8.6 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Watcombe 8.8 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Shaldon 8.8 mi Estuary N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Ness Cove 9 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Torre Abbey 9.1 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Good

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Buckfast Abbey 4.5 mi

Paignton Zoo Environmental Park 9.4 mi

Living Coasts 9.6 mi

Castle Drogo 11.8 mi

Exeter Cathedral - Church of Saint Peter 14.8 mi

National Trust

The Church House 5.4 mi

Compton Castle 6.5 mi

Castle Drogo 11.8 mi

Greenway 11.9 mi

A la Ronde 14.9 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

Ashburton - River and Woods 2.8 mi

The Templer Way: Part 2 2.9 mi

Stover Country Park - River Teign - Stover Park 2.9 mi

Ashburton - Goosepool Lane - River Dart - Ashburton 2.9 mi

STOVER PARK 3.1 mi

Local events

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

    Sidmouth, Devon 22.7 mi

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

    Ottery St Mary, Devon 23.9 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 Lemonford Caravan Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Lemonford Caravan Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Lemonford Caravan Park? It’s 10 minutes’ drive from here to Buckfast Abbey, an active Benedictine monastery dating back to 1018; get cultural here then balance it out with an offbeat activity like a trip to … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Lemonford Caravan Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1:30 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  1:30 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Lemonford Caravan Park? From £14 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.