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Oakdown Touring & Holiday Caravan Park

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General

  • Award-winning secluded park, family-run for over 40 years
  • Spacious pitches, dog walking area, playground and family golf course
  • Spotless warm amenities with free hot water

When a family spends forty years building their site to the highest standards, there might be an award. Or two. Or three. Or…OK, you get the picture...

Developed by the Franks family over forty years from open meadowland to an award-winning secluded park, Oakdown Touring & Holiday Caravan Park at Sidmouth has been lauded with all sorts of accolades, including plenty of gongs for cleanliness, green credentials and even its spotless loos.

The family's knowledge of what makes a campsite work is all over the park, like the sparkling clean showers, in warm shower blocks with lashings of free hot water and a free hairdryer in each; roomy pitches, playground with climbing frames and play tower, family golf course, maps and books of local walks available at reception, and a dedicated dog walking area on site for furry campers.

For tuck, the Oakdown café sells tea, coffee and hot chocolate as well as freshly cooked breakfasts and toasty breakfast paninis, and there's also a shop with essentials, daily papers and camping stock. A supermarket to stock up at is five miles’ drive away, or the staff can recommend local pubs and restaurants if you’d rather let someone else do the cooking.

When exploring off site, the Sidmouth Hopper bus runs from the park on a daily basis during season - and is free of charge too.


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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

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Gatedown Lane, Weston Sidmouth, Devon, England, EX10 0PT
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.7055°N 3.1803°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Sidmouth: Triangle Bus Stop — 3.2 miles
Seaton (Devon): Sea Front Bus Stop — 4.8 miles
Exeter: Airport Terminal Bus Stop — 10.5 miles
Train stations
Honiton Rail Station — 6.3 miles
Feniton Rail Station — 7.3 miles
Whimple Rail Station — 8.8 miles
Ferry ports
Exmouth Ferry Landing — 12.3 miles
Topsham (Turf Lock Ferry) Ferry Landing — 12.6 miles
Topsham Ferry Landing — 12.7 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 10.5 miles

Directions


From M5 exit at junction 30 signposted Exeter. Follow the A3052 eastwards through Newton Poppleford and continue to Sidford. Proceed for another 1.5 miles towards Lyme Regis and take the second Weston turning at the Oakdown sign 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

Based on the East Devon Heritage Coast in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the area around Oakdown has walks, wildlife, history and geology galore. Stretches of coast here and along the Weston Valley are managed by the National Trust and there’s easy access to the tors and Bronze Age features of Dartmoor National Park.

Historic villages are all around for sightseeing, traditional pubs and the essential Devon cream tea: Branscombe, the longest village in England, has a working Victorian thatched forge, a Norman church and a drive-on beach, or there’s the shingle beach and caves of Otterton’s Ladram Bay, home of the Otter Estuary Nature Reserve.

The fishing village of Beer is five miles away with huge quarry caves to explore, gardens and a model railway at Pecorama, sea fishing from its sheltered shore or just picking up a fresh catch from the fishermen on the beach. Not that you’d get back to base and pretend you landed the haul yourself…

Sidmouth has its famous Folk Week to bop along to in August each year; between sets, wander down the Esplanade from the red cliffs to Jacobs Ladder Beach, amble around the nineteenth century Connaught Gardens – with more music at the bandstand in the summer months – or take in the spectacular view towards Salcombe Hill after clambering up Peak Hill Slope.

The village of Sidbury is in the Sid Valley a few miles inland from Sidmouth and has an Iron Age fort, a working watermill and a Saxon crypt at St Giles Church.

Day trippers are spoilt for choice too: start off in the historic city of Exeter with shopping, museums and its famous cathedral as well as Bicton Park Botanical Gardens to sink down and relax in. The watersports centre of Exmouth has its Country Life Museum and is one of the several Devon gateways to the Jurassic Coast for fossil-hunting and coastal clambering: hire a bike in the town to go along the seafront and up the Exe estuary to Lympstone, or explore the estuary by taking a tram from Seaton along the River Axe.

Junior campers can fly high at the adventure areas at Crealy Adventure Park between Sidmouth and Exeter, with farm animals and pony rides for when they’re back down to earth.

If they’re still equinely inclined, the famous Donkey Sanctuary is a short walk from Oakdown and there’s pony trekking available at Farway.

Must see

  • Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site (3.2 miles)
  • Crealy Great Adventure Park (10.3 miles)
  • The National Trust Killerton House & Gardens (13.5 miles)

National Trust

  • Branscombe: the Old Bakery, Manor Mill and Forge (2.1 miles)
  • Shute Barton (6.9 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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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Additional terms

Gazebos will only be allowed if no awning is erected or vice versa.

Sun canopies will be charged as a porch awning

If we have not heard from you by 9.00am the day following your expected arrival we reserve the right to relet your pitch.

Both entrances are protected at night by a height restricting barrier at the park entrance. This barrier restricts all vehicles over 2m or 6’ 6” from entering/exiting between the hours of 10.30pm and 8.30am.

Late departures will be charge an additional night.

For obvious reasons of hygiene and health, dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and exercised off the park (our field trail which leads to the donkey sanctuary is only 30 yards from the park entrance).

Ground sheets: on grass pitches only the Aertex breathable type ground sheets will be permitted. No restrictions on hardstandings.

For safety reasons we do not allow the use of bicycles, skateboards or the flying of kites on the park.

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 and the park shall not be liable for any costs incurred.

Guests are expected to respect their neighbours by keeping noise levels to a minimum between the hours of 10:30pm and 9.00am.

The owners cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage to your property by theft or otherwise, or for personal injury. This does not however affect your rights if loss or damage or personal injury occurred through fault on our part .

All vehicles must be parked within the allocated parking space, extra vehicles will not be accommodated unless added to your reservation at the time of booking.

Pitches will be allocated on arrival and we will not contract to guarantee the provision of any specified pitch.

The information regarding your reservation will be stored on computer for the purpose of future distribution of advertising material for Oakdown Touring and Holiday Caravan Park. If you wish to be deleted from our database, please let us know on arrival.

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