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Rocombe Valley Retreat

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Rocombe Valley Retreat: Sun going down over 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.

Please note

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 42 reviews

 

98% would recommend this site to a friend.

98% would stay here again.

  97% described as Peaceful ?

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Lovely yurt and nice location. A true getaway. Peter & Elliot were fab07/30/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDebbie M.Confirmed

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    The locality of the yurt we stayed in was lovely. Surrounded my nature enabling us to have a well rest vacation. The yurt itself was very cosy, especially with the log fire for the colder evenings.
    The hot tub was fab for the first few days - well worth trying. However if you are there for a week like us, it does tend to get a bit smelly mid week. Peter soon sorted this when we mentioned it with a little chlorine.
    Hot water was great in the shower - nice power showers, and flushing toilets - comfy beds.

    Disliked: 

    We would love to give this a 5 star rating, however little niggly things let it down in our opinion - but this is just our opinion. The communal fridges could have done clean and guests need to make sure they empty their foods when leaving as we found out of date food items left behind.
    Also the showers are tiny, so make sure you pack towels that covers your modesty to walk back to the yurts to get dried, as there is no room other than to shower. Showers and toilets could have done with being checked and cleaned/ mopped every few days. Whilst we cleaned after each use, we weren't able to mop the dirty floors. Sanitising spray is available for guests to use, but not everyone did.

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Spacious between the yurts, you had privacy whilst you might …07/27/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCharlotte N.Confirmed

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    Spacious between the yurts, you had privacy whilst you might bump into the odd person in the shared kitchen etc. The other people we met staying were annual visitors here and had great recommendations for local walks and sites to visit.
    Awesome shared space for woodfired pizza although would be great to have the proper pizza paddle to remove.
    The owner was very available throughout the day.
    In the yurts there was directions and amenities listed with candles and crockery, a bbq, gas stove outside the front door.

    Disliked: 

    The lack of transparency or advised costing of more wood for the hot tub/fire/bbq.
    Shower cubicles are super small and it's difficult to change in them, especially with the added wildlife - would benefit from a slightly bigger set up or cover and more hooks in the shower.
    Communication was difficult prior to arranging.

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Peter was really friendly and couldn’t do enough for us.07/24/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomIan J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    We liked everything about this place the facility’s we’re really good and clean.

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    Nothing to dislike.

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Absolutely fantastic small site. The facilities are excellent - flush …07/19/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomchristopher c.Confirmed

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    Absolutely fantastic small site. The facilities are excellent - flush toilets, hot showers, great shared kitchen facilities with additional covered eating space, fridge/freezers, fire pit with logs supplied etc etc.

    The setting is idyllic, calm, peaceful and with plenty of shade, surrounded by farmland and a fishing lake. Walking distance to a small village with shop and pub. Close to beaches and great coastal walks.

    The wood fired hot tub adds something very special and setting it up (ie sorting out the tub's log burner) adds to the enjoyment just as attempting to make a pizza on the on site wood fired pizza oven does.

    Very friendly and helpful owner. Cannot recommend this place highly enough.

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Beautiful place to stay-perfect get away. Stunning location/facili07/18/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLaura M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    The yurt was absolutely amazing exactly as the pictures show! The toilet and shower facilities were exceptionally clean-nice power shower too!

    Disliked: 

    Could have done with some electrical plugs within the yurt itself however this wasn’t the be all and end all as there are electrical sockets in the communal eatery which is not too far from the pitch itself.

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Clean and well organised, and the owner was extremely friendly07/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRoberto L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Everything was very well organised, and we enjoyed the hot tub immersed in nature!

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whole expeience. nice yurt, in good location.Great host peter.Wife Loved …06/23/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomandrew l.Confirmed

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    whole expeience. nice yurt, in good location.Great host peter.Wife Loved it.

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    Going home,

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Great location and accommodation. Friendly team with local knowledge.06/21/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomFraser G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Amazing accommodation, hot tub & service

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We stayed in a Yurt with a woodstove. Peaceful, with …06/15/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEran G.Confirmed

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    We stayed in a Yurt with a woodstove. Peaceful, with a secluded feel to it, and close to farm animals which was great for our son to see and hear. Great views of the hills. Amazing night sky due to low light pollution and owls adding to the atmosphere. Welcoming owner who helped us with local information and excellent facilities. Everything was clean and as described on the website so we can prepare correctly. Will definitely try to return!

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Clean facilities and Lovely location06/14/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomZoe A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    The Yurt felt so home-y and was super comfortable! We had our own hot tub too, and we both had the best weekend. Will definitely be coming back!
    I loved the fact the retreat is situated on a farm, seeing the sheep Grazing and all the wildlife noises at night was so peaceful. Only downside was 1 very noisy cow, but it’s the countryside after all!!
    Host was lovely and welcoming, making sure we were happy with our stay. Yurt was very clean and so were the communal areas. Good cooking facilities too!

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Hot tub

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

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

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

No dogs allowed

Camping 2.0

Gypsy caravans

Pre-erected tents

Shepherd's huts

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Leave the car at home

Luxury

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Pop-up campsite

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Springfields Farm, Lower Rocombe, Stokeinteignhead, Newton Abbot, Devon, England, TQ12 4QL
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.5171°N 3.5398°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Shelter — 2.3 miles
Shelter — 2.3 miles
Shelter — 2.3 miles
Train stations
Newton Abbot Rail Station — 2.8 miles
Teignmouth Rail Station — 2.9 miles
Torre Rail Station — 3.1 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


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.

Policies

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. 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 (€109.94) 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.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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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 €64.56 (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.

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

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £100.00 (€109.94) 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.

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

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
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of £10.00 (€10.99) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

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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