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General

  • Family-run park on a former stud farm and in a wildlife haven
  • Two and a half miles from the coast
  • Heated outdoor pool, bar, café, shop, takeaway and craft centre

Not able to decide which setting you prefer for holiday accommodation - walks in the countryside versus hoofing it to the nearest beach? Try a countryside break by the sea at friendly and family-run Whitehill Country Park.

On a former stud farm with converted stables and stone farm buildings, Whitehill is in a wildlife haven deep in the Devon countryside but only two and a half miles from the sands of the English Riviera: guaranteed, of course, to keep all sorts of neigh-sayers happy.

Nature lovers will champ at the bit to delve into the forty acres of hill, woodland and countryside around the park, where 130 species of flora and ferns can be recorded neatly in nature-spotting notebooks and where local wildlife abounds: look out for badgers, kestrels, pheasants and buzzards among others.

Meanwhile, beach boys and girls will find the nearest sands only a couple of miles away: it’s but a short drive to the beaches of Paignton, Torquay and Brixham, and onto the 20 or so first-class beaches along this 22-mile stretch.

On site there's a heated outdoor pool, plenty of play areas for the small ones, walking trails and nature all around (the park is a David Bellamy Gold Award winner), a treasure trail to keep the little treasures occupied, letterboxing and all the cons of a mod site such as a takeaway, café, shop and supping alfresco while watching the sun go down from the terrace at the Hayloft bar.

Those who feel artistic can draw and paint in the indoor Shire Craft Centre; table tennis and a pool table are also on hand for indoor play.

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

Please note

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

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

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Some site facilities and services are not available all year round. Please check terms and conditions in the 'Policies' tab for more information before booking.


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8.7

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91% would recommend this site to a friend.

91% would stay here again.

 

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Excellent site. Outstanding service. 18/08/2017

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

  • Electric grass pitch
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    The catering was very good for a campsite. The pool was great. Loved the bar! All staff friendly and helpful.

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Outdoor swimming pool Jacuzzi Clean toilets and showers Lots of ... 14/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Arron T. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Outdoor swimming pool
    Jacuzzi
    Clean toilets and showers
    Lots of playgrounds around

    Disliked: 

    Kids entertainment in the evening
    Wifi didn't work

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Highly recommended. 14/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Claire W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Proximity to shower block and toilets- had requested this due to mine and my sons disabilities!
    Staff in all areas were helpful and polite.
    Excellent facilities!

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Excellent site and facilities 12/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Kevin K. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The facilities were excellent, shower facilities and bathrooms were always clean. The 2 boys loved the pool and the daily activities.
    The food and drink was very reasonably priced and the food was cooked to a high standard with a quality produce.
    Over all we lived it all and wished we had booked longer. Definitely going back

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although it was raining a lot we had a good ... 09/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom John W. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    although it was raining a lot we had a good holiday

    Disliked: 

    pitch sites to small and to close to each other ground and office staff not very helpful and not a lot for 4 and 9 years old children to do on wet days

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Bit of a gem really, certainly go back again and recommend to others 08/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Phil R. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Reception was welcoming and efficient, and got shown to our pitch.
    Pitches were good size.
    Showers/loos were spotless and spacious
    The onsite bar/restaurant was great, prices were good, waits were short, food was good - and we could take our little doggie in too.
    Onsite pool was a boon to keep kids occupied.

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    Nothing really

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good site great little pool .clean facilities and friendly staf 07/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Karen J. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    nice site.with good facilities and very dog friendly

    Disliked: 

    very early time to leave pitch 10 am not realistic when camping .and didn't really like Paignton itself .not nearly as pretty as other parts of Devon.

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Good facilities for children, plenty of open space and swimming pool. 07/08/2017

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

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Good facilities for children
    plenty of open space
    swimming pool
    Staff helpful and friendly.

    Disliked: 

    Pay for wifi

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well maintained and roomy site !!! 06/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Fiona D. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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    We stayed at your park with our two eldest grandchildren and thoroughly enjoyed it , it is very well laid out with a good sized pitch which also had sufficient space to park our hire car , everything was very well maintained and the lady in the ground floor cafe was extremely nice and we enjoyed our breakfast very much.

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    The upstairs Bar , we decided to have our evening meal there , we walked in , most of the tables were covered in dirty dishes ,we found one which was free of dishes but not very clean , and waited , nobody appeared so after about 10 minutes we got up and left ,we glanced at the Bar only to discover 2 members of staff sitting down behind the bar chatting , they had not even acknowledged that we were there or asked if they could help with anything , not impressed ! so obviously we did not go back , also the children's games room was very poor

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Very laid back. Bar amazing , staff friendly . 06/08/2017

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  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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    Very laid back. Bar amazing , staff friendly .

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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

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Camping 2.0

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Location

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  • Stoke Road Paignton, Devon, England, TQ4 7PF
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.4168°N 3.6089°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Paignton Bus Station — 2.2 miles
Totnes: Royal Seven Stars Coach Stop — 3.4 miles
Brixham: Bank Lane Coach Stop — 4.4 miles
Train stations
Paignton Rail Station — 2.3 miles
Totnes Rail Station — 3.8 miles
Torquay Rail Station — 4.2 miles
Ferry ports
Dittisham Ferry Landing — 2.5 miles
Greenway House Ferry Landing — 2.5 miles
Totnes Ferry Landing — 3.3 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 23.3 miles

Directions


From Exeter
From the M5, take the A380 into the heart of the English Riviera. Follow the signs to Torquay and turn right at the English Riviera roundabout following the ring road (A380/A3022) towards Brixham.

Turn right at the crossroads (A385) towards Totnes, then turn left at the Parkers Arms Pub onto Stoke Road. Continue for approximately 1.5 miles and Whitehill Country Park is on your left.

From Plymouth
From the A38, take the A385/A384 through Totnes and towards Paignton. Turn right after the Parkers Arms Pub into Stoke Road. Continue for approximately 1.5 miles and Whitehill Country Park is on your left.

By train and bus
We have a bus stop right outside the park entrance - taking you to Paignton and Totnes. Our closest train stations are Paignton and Totnes.

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

Whether you’re a meticulous planner or prefer to do things on the hoof, the sights and activities around this part of Devon will suit all tastes: Dartmoor National Park for active adventures, Totnes and Dartmouth towns for history, heritage and a sneaky bit of shopping, historic rivers meandering through the countryside, vintage villages, gorgeous walks and cracking coastline - and the 22 miles of beaches of the English Rivieria with seaside towns, watersports, fishing and boat trips...

The closest beach to Whitehill Country Park is award-winning and family-friendly Goodrington, between Torquay and Brixham and a mile south of Paignton. Once you’ve stretched out on the red sands or had a dip in the warm water (wakeboarding and windsurfing are popular here too if you’re feeling active), Goodrington has a few other options to check out: learn about the history of the English Riviera at the free Seashore Centre, pedal your way around the boating lake, or take the kids to the go-karting park or to the eight waterslides and pools of Splashdown at Quaywest.

Younger visitors will also go gaga over the inhabitants at nearby Pennywell Farm and the thousands of animals at Paignton Zoo, only a mile from Whitehill.

Living Coasts is a popular aquarium and less than five miles away in Torquay, and there's probably not a kid or big kid yet who hasn’t been enthralled by a puff along on the Paignton to Dartmouth Steam Railway: take the ferry ride afterwards to Dartmouth for a leisurely harbour cruise to Kingswear passing Dartmouth Castle, Britannia Royal Naval College and Greenway House.

Combined steam and cruise tickets are available and you can pick up children’s colouring sheets at the Kingswear station visitor centre so they can try and spot the local kingfishers, herons, seals and dolphins. Dizzier heights - and spectacular views - can be had at Torquay’s Babbacombe Cliff Railway from Babbacombe Downs to Oddicombe Beach.

For more timely pursuits, the spectacular and award-winning Kents Cavern has exhibitions, events and activities alongside its prehistoric caves; overground, there’s a woodland trail and fossil hunt, and the site is about ten minutes from yet another beach.

The English Riviera is of course also Agatha Christie territory – she used Kents Cavern as the setting for her novel The Man in the Brown Suit, and Greenway House was her holiday home (this was also where David Suchet as Poirot filmed his last scenes. Sniff.)

If you can’t make it to the annual Agatha Christie festival (tsk), amble along the Agatha Christie Mile in Torquay with its ten landmarks including the Torquay Museum and Agatha Christie exhibition; eight of the sites have clues spelling out the name of a Christie character. Hint: it’s probably not ‘Miss Marple’.

Must see

  • Paignton Zoo Environmental Park (1.3 miles)
  • Living Coasts (4.7 miles)
  • Buckfast Abbey (9.0 miles)

National Trust

  • Greenway (2.5 miles)
  • Compton Castle (3.8 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:  12 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.

Whitehill Country Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 6 weeks of arrival date.

Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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. Whitehill Country Park will debit the balance from your card 6 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 6 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

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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 and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
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 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Additional terms

Please note all our accommodation is non-smoking.

Dogs and other pets, except assistance dogs, are not permitted inside the accommodation units, park buildings or around the poolside at any time. Dogs are permitted in the outside areas of the bar and café. Noise from the dog must be kept to a minimum. We reserve the right to ask the owner of any dog which causes a nuisance or a threat to remove the dog immediately.

A 15m outdoor cable is required for electric touring and camping pitches.

Please bring your own outdoor cable to plug into the electric hook-up as we do not supply the electric cables on site.

Availability and opening of facilities or activities may be subject to change. We endeavour to inform you of any changes.

Our facility opening times are as follows:

Hayloft Café
21/03 - 03/04, weekends in May, daily: 20/05 - 29/05, weekends in June
01/07 - 28/08, and weekends in September until the 17th (included)

Hayloft Bar
21/03 - 23/09

Amusement Barn and Shop
21/03 – 23/09.

Shire Craft Centre
21/03 - 03/04, 20/05 - 28/05, weekends in June and July and from 15/07 - 27/08

Swimming pool
Heated 01/05 - 23/09

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