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Rocombe Valley Retreat

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Overview of the site

General

  • In a secluded Devon valley a couple of miles from the coast
  • Adjacent to three coarse fishing lakes and 10 minutes from Torbay
  • Within 15 minutes' walk of the nearest pub

What a well named site this is. For Rocombe Valley Retreat near Newton Abbot in Devon is indeed in a valley, and is a peaceful bolthole from bosses and the like: it's highly likely that work wouldn't find you, were you to settle down here for a matter of weeks…

The retreat is also splendidly well set in its Devon locale, with glamping units in a field beside a stream and three mighty pretty lakes, all a couple of miles from Devon beaches and a piffling 10-minute drive from Newton Abbot, Teignmouth and Torbay. The nearest pub, serving food and ales, is a 15-minute walk away, and four more pubs and restaurants are within a five-minute drive.

All Rocombe Valley accommodation comes fully equipped with cooking equipment, cosy double beds with all bedding supplied, and woodburning stoves using wood coppiced from trees on the farm. Flushing toilets and hot showers are within easy reach in the farm amenities blocks.

There's parking on site for several cars and coarse fishing is available on the lakes adjacent to the valley.

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No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.


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9.8

Overall rating based on 22 reviews

 

95% would recommend this site to a friend.

95% would stay here again.

  100% described as Peaceful ?

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Everything was great, place was clean great size yert beds were comfy16/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Stayed in a 4 person yert, and was amazed by the size plenty of room and everything was provided, the owner was very helpful and friendly and we had a great time

    Disliked: 

    Nothing everything was great and will definitely be back again

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excellent site amazing for a relaxing get away:)30/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomdaisy u.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Yurt (large)
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    We loved how quiet and peaceful the campsite was and how lovely our yurt was there were facilities available such as a sink a cooker and a fridge, we had great fun here. There are also toilet and shower blocks which are kept extremely clean. This place is in perfect location to be able to visit all the local Townes such as Torquay and totness. I would highly recommend this site :)

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    Nothing

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Anonymous user

Site was clean and beautiful. Lovely scenery. Owner was very …28/08/2019

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    Site was clean and beautiful. Lovely scenery. Owner was very friendly and helpful. Close to local towns and beaches

    Disliked: 

    Spiders in the toilets 😬

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Everything, from the accommodation, log fire, cooking outside and in …27/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHelen H.Confirmed

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    Everything, from the accommodation, log fire, cooking outside and in a communal barn, the pizza oven, hot tub and chatting with Peter.
    The children were able to run about and make friends in a safe environment-

    Disliked: 

    Nothing at all! We will return again.

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Good tent, other facilities poor. Very friendly owner.26/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChris C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • 2 bedroom safari tent
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    We stayed in the Safari Tent and it was excellent.

    Disliked: 

    The other facilities are really poor, toilets and showers are tiny portaloo size boxes, impossible to wash our 2 1/2 year old in and the communal kitchen area is very beat up. Not the full package and not worth £230 for two nights!
    Lovely location but crying out for a decent loo/shower/washing up block to match the quality of the tents/yurts etc.

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We’ve just returned from a brilliant week in the safari …24/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHelen H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • 2 bedroom safari tent
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    We’ve just returned from a brilliant week in the safari tent! We loved the hot tub, log burner, beds - everything we could need was provided! Peter was so friendly and helpful. Lovely area and beaches, we were sad to leave!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Absolutely gorgeous!19/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAmie C.Confirmed

  • Shepherd's hut
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    We stayed in the Shepard's Hut which was absolutely gorgeous! We were greeted & shown around by the owner when we arrived.
    Couldn't complain about anything - the toilets & shower room were clean & well kept, the communal area was a lovely central point & being tucked away from the world (10 mins away by car from the main road) was priceless.

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Excellent site with great facilities, site owner was lovely & helpful15/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMike D.Confirmed

  • Gypsy caravan
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    Stayed in the gypsy caravan, every thing you need provided. Communal kitchen area is great if weather is wet. Showers & toilets clean. Had a very enjoyable & memorable stay. Would definitely return.

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Excellent location, clean facilities, friendly helpful host12/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSally S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Rural remote setting, Yurt, wood burner, hot water powered by solar energy

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Anonymous user

The quietness, the area, the fishing pod. And the yurt …06/08/2019

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    The quietness, the area, the fishing pod. And the yurt of course

    Disliked: 

    Nothing actually

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Features

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

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Games room

Hot tub

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

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Tennis

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Watersports

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Lake and/or mountain

Leave the car at home

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Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Camping 2.0

Gypsy caravans

Pre-erected tents

Shepherd's huts

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Location

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  • Springfields Farm, Lower Rocombe, Stokeinteignhead, Newton Abbot, Devon, England, TQ12 4QL
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.5171°N 3.5398°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Kingskerswell: Arch Bus Stop — 2.2 miles
Milber (Devon): Torquay Rd Coach Stop — 2.3 miles
Newton Abbot: Lay by Coach Stop — 2.8 miles
Train stations
Newton Abbot Rail Station — 2.8 miles
Teignmouth Rail Station — 2.9 miles
Torre Rail Station — 3.0 miles
Ferry ports
Shaldon Teignmouth Ferry Landing — 2.3 miles
Teignmouth Ferry Landing — 2.5 miles
Torquay - North Quay — 4.0 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 15.7 miles

Directions


From the A380, come to the Penn Inn roundabout at Newton Abbot. Take the first exit for Combeinteignhead. Follow the road until you reach the village, and take a right turn by the small garage signposted for Stokeinteignhead.

You will go past a pub on your right called the Wild Goose. Follow this road for about a mile then turn right along the road signposted for Rocombe. Along here you will come to another junction - follow the road to the right and you are now in the Rocombe valley. Stay on this road for about half a mile and you will find Rocombe Valley Retreat on your right.

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

As it's Devon and as it's near the coast, you'll probably already know that this is lovely locale… There's loads to do within a few miles or a short drive and if you want to go a bit further, Cornwall's Eden Project can be reached in a couple of hours. Dartmoor is half an hour's drive away.

Rocombe Valley Retreat is also a couple of miles from beaches with watersports and fishing, as well as the dog-friendly beach at the Ness in Shaldon (tell your canine to reach it via the smugglers' tunnel). Even closer to home, many a lane and track for walking or mountain biking snakes around the Rocombe Valley.

If you're up for exploring by car, among the many attractions within easy driving distance are Paignton Zoo, Kents Cavern, Babbacombe Model Village, Woodlands near Dartmouth, Crealy Park near Exeter, Haldon Forest and Go Ape, Shaldon Zoo and Brixham Fish Market.

Must see

  • Living Coasts (4.1 miles)
  • Paignton Zoo Environmental Park (6.5 miles)
  • Buckfast Abbey (10.5 miles)

National Trust

  • Compton Castle (4.0 miles)
  • Greenway (9.4 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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Rocombe Valley Retreat cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

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. Rocombe Valley Retreat will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: £100.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

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Terms and conditions

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  • Does Rocombe Valley Retreat have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Rocombe Valley Retreat dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Rocombe Valley Retreat? As it's Devon and as it's near the coast, you'll probably already know that this is lovely locale… There's loads to do within a few miles or a short drive and if … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Rocombe Valley Retreat?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Rocombe Valley Retreat? From £45 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

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

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

General
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
You'll need an Environment Agency rod licence (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £100.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of £10.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Additional terms

A charge of £40 applies for the use of the woodfired hot tub.

Please keep fires small and manageable. Please be aware of naked flames and please keep candles inside the lanterns provided.

Lost property: any property left behind will be returned by post on request only. All lost property will be kept until the end of the season and then disposed of.

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