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General

  • Small peaceful site among the Paignton hills
  • Caravans for hire, all with space for picnic tables
  • Dogs welcome

It's safe to say a bon vista is pretty much guaranteed at this site, as it's set among the Paignton hills with smashing valley views...

Bona Vista Holiday Park has static caravans for hire laid out on a one-acre site, all most carefully sited by the owners to make the most of the surrounding scenery, and with lots of extra little touches by the thoughtful family team. (Tea and milk waiting for you on arrival? Yes please.)

The park is peaceful and car-free (car parking is at the front), leaving a good bit of space around each caravan for picnic tables and lazing about, and all pathways are lit after dark to keep everyone safe and secure. There's a kids' play area, laundry facilities and clothes airers around the site for guests' use; off site, Bona Vista is only a few miles from the beach and close to Paignton Zoo, Quaywest Waterpark and heaps of bon scenic hikes.

And yet more… the Bona Vista amenities have been described by one very happy customer as 'the poshest campsite toilets I have ever seen' and include separate showers and loos for ladies and gents.

Please note

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


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Party: 2 adults

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9.4

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excellent site 24/09/2017

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

  • 2 bedroom static caravan
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    Very quite that's how we liked it. Caravan nice and clean

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Really nice cosy caravan for two + dog. Good location ... 22/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom helen_s245168 Confirmed

  • 1 bedroom static caravan
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    Really nice cosy caravan for two + dog. Good location for travelling the area by bus and avoiding the traffic. Quiet site with no clubhouse but all the facilities needed for a pleasant break.

    Disliked: 

    Only downside if you have a dog there is nowhere really to walk the dog due to lack of pavements and a busy road.

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Ideal location to visit either Dartmoor or Paignton and Torquay. 03/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Caroline G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • 2 bedroom static caravan
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    We loved the clean cozy caravan, the friendly owners and the location.

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    Kids play area would benefit from a revamp.

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value for money - clean and tidy. 28/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anthony C. Confirmed

  • 1 bedroom static caravan
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    value for money - clean and tidy.

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Very warm welcome from the owners. Very helpful 21/08/2017

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

  • 2 bedroom static caravan
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    Holiday was fab. We contacted the owners to explain our child was autistic and asked for pics of caravan we would be staying in, and the caravan park. We received these immediately which helped our daughter. They put us in the caravan by the park.
    Clean, quiet and owners very friendly.
    A very big thank you
    Diolch!

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Lovely, tiny and quiet with great views and friendly staff. 08/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Abigail M. Confirmed

  • 2 bedroom static caravan
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    The clean caravan
    The quiet site which is well kept
    Kids loved the climbing frames
    Beautiful views
    Very friendly but not intrusive owners
    The tea, coffee, milk and lollipops provided on arrival - very thoughtful and a nice touch
    The easy driving distance to various places and nice beaches. If anything we would like to be more rural.
    Lots of cupboards and more storage than we first thought.
    Nearby pub in walking distance did a great carvery and kids meals.
    Lots of space around the van and we had a picnic table to use. Could also use the washing line.

    Disliked: 

    The caravan was a bit small for us - 2 adults and 3 children 8,6&4 - but the size of the caravan was clear when booking so that was my fault. It technically could fit six people to sleep but I don't know where you would keep all your things.
    Could have more in the climbing frame park area but the kids loved it anyway.
    The Wifi doesn't reach the caravans so we had to download films etc during the day whilst we were out and about or sit in the site car park to do it.
    It is a hilly site which we didn't mind at all but people with walking difficulties might.

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excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches 25/07/2017

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    friendly owners willing to help re any request ie iffy television reception during wimbledon for sports nut me. but fixed 1st thing next day. site very relaxing and private with the small number of caravans, good for touring in devon,

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    traffic noise from main road at night, but soft tissue ear plugs overcomes this easily.

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we liked the site a lot, the owners also. convenient ... 19/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom joseph t. Confirmed

  • 1 bedroom static caravan
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    we liked the site a lot, the owners also. convenient for touring devon. traffic noise a slight problem if you have difficulty sleeping.

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Excellent site with very clean facilities very friendly staff 29/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Amy Y. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • 1 bedroom static caravan
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    It's a peaceful place lovely people on entry if you needed anything staff here would help in anyway possible always chatty people we enjoyed our stay we booked one week and as our week was coming to an end we went to the staff and we booked another week all in all best holiday we have had very quite compared to somewhere like haven holidays or Butlins town centre is close lots of things to do

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Lovely site, great location, would suit couples and families. 07/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lynn A. Confirmed

  • 1 bedroom static caravan
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    The location was great and gave easy access to all of the tourist towns and beaches. The site is small but all caravans are well placed to allow privacy and each have a seating area outside. Great little site! This was a good find for us and our friends as we also took our dogs and found plenty of dog friendly beaches and parks.
    The owners were very friendly and welcoming on arrival which made us feel at ease straight away. We would definately visit again.

    Disliked: 

    We stayed in the one bedroom caravan which was sufficient for us but could do with an update. However, out of all 15 caravans I think it was only two or three that were older, maybe because they were the dog friendly vans.

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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

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Location

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  • Totnes Road Paignton, Devon, England, TQ4 7PY
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.4301°N 3.6206°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Paignton Bus Station — 2.4 miles
Totnes: Royal Seven Stars Coach Stop — 2.7 miles
Torquay: Coach Station Lymington Road — 4.9 miles
Train stations
Paignton Rail Station — 2.5 miles
Totnes Rail Station — 3.0 miles
Torquay Rail Station — 4.0 miles
Ferry ports
Totnes Ferry Landing — 2.7 miles
Dittisham Ferry Landing — 3.5 miles
Greenway House Ferry Landing — 3.5 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 22.7 miles

Directions


We are on the A385, half way between Totnes and Paignton.

By road, turn right off the Paignton bypass, the A380, on to the A385 signposted for Totnes. You will pass through Collarton St Mary. The site is approximately 1 mile from the village on the left, just past a large empty field. There is a sign on the road for Bona Vista.

Our site is served by the Gold Stagecoach bus number 12 from Totnes or Torquay.

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

Leave the car behind: Bona Vista is near a local bus stop serving the Plymouth to Torquay route and stopping at various very topping tourist places on the way like Paignton Zoo, Totnes, and Torquay and Paignton town centres.

Boat trips and deep sea fishing are both available from the beauteous and nearby old fishing village of Brixham, also home of the replica of Sir Frank Drake's circumnavigating ship the Golden Hind.

A few golf courses are in the area too, or you could check out other topping local places to see such as Paignton pier, Goodrington Park and its boating lake, Pennywell Farm, the aquarium Living Coasts, Dartmouth and the Britannia Royal Naval College, and seeing the spectacular sights from Torquay’s Babbacombe Cliff Railway.

Must see

  • Paignton Zoo Environmental Park (1.7 miles)
  • Living Coasts (4.7 miles)
  • Buckfast Abbey (8.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Compton Castle (3.1 miles)
  • Greenway (3.5 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. –  11:30 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Please call when you are on your way if you are running late as no arrivals are permitted after midnight.

Bona Vista Holiday Park cancellation policy

No refunds. In the event of cancellation, a voucher for the full amount will be issued valid to the end of the current calendar year, provided written notification is received at least 21 days before the holiday is due to commence.

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. Bona Vista Holiday Park will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

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.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

Additional terms

The first named person is responsible for the booking.

No arrivals after midnight.

Blankets, bedding and seat cushions must not be used outside the caravan.

Dogs must have their own bedding and on no account allowed on beds or settees. Dogs must not be left alone in a caravan.

The visitor will leave the caravan, and its contents, in a clean and tidy condition for the next occupancy.

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