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Hill Pond Caravan and Camping Park

8.6

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General

  • Rural site in east Devon overlooking fields and trees
  • A five-minute drive from the attractions of Crealy Adventure Park
  • Within 20 minutes of Exmouth beach and the South West Coast Path

Got a head for heights? A thing for thrills or a raging passion for rollercoasters? Happy times await at Hill Pond Caravan and Camping Park, which is five minutes’ drive away from the rides, slides and animal attractions of Crealy Adventure Park.

With one of Devon’s top family destinations so handy, you’ll have lots to fill your days, from hurtling about at great height to hanging with the crocodiles and meerkats. When you’re hoarse from all the high decibel excitements of the adventure park, it’s a 20-minute drive to the peace of Exmouth beach or the stillness of Exeter’s Gothic cathedral and eerie underground tunnels.

Back on this green and well-maintained site, there’s lots of space for stretching out and soaking up the rural views. If you feel that soaking should include a spot of supper, stock up in the shops of nearby Clyst St Mary (five minutes’ drive) and have yourselves a barbecue. There are pubs with food there too, if turning your own sausages is too much effort….


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8.6

Overall rating based on 111 reviews

 

83% would recommend this site to a friend.

84% would stay here again.

  59% described as Budget/backpacker ?

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Nice clean facilities, handy for westpoint arena and Exeter.10/04/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEva P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Nice clean facilities, handy for westpoint arena and Exeter.

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Enjoyed my visit, the hosts were very friendly.09/30/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Everything, lovely and quiet, very friendly people. Clean shower block.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Good site with clean, modern facilities. Not very flat, but no hassle.09/28/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSam H.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean, modern facilities.
    Welcoming.
    No hassle!

    Disliked: 

    Bit noisy.
    Not very flat pitches in the tent area.

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Well maintained quiet campsite.09/27/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRachael M.Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    A very warm welcome in a basic but well looked after campsite. Great spot not far off the motorway with easy access to lots of beaches, pretty villages, pubs, farm shops etc. The amenities (toilet block, laundry, kitchen sinks etc.) are spotlessly clean and well looked after. A very nice field on site for walking the dogs and letting them off the lead. Would defiantly recommend and we'll be going back again for sure.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike about this site.

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Quiet site (but it was September) with good toilet and …09/20/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    Quiet site (but it was September) with good toilet and shower facilities.

    Disliked: 

    Inadequate motor home service point

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Clean facilities09/14/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Clean free showers, quick to get into Exeter

    Disliked: 

    How loud the road was

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Good value for Exeter location09/14/2021

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

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Good location for bus route to Exeter

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A basic but pleasant site, you get what you pay for.09/13/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCHRISTINE P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    We could choose our pitch so we were close to the facilities. The toilets and showers were clean and even had powerful hairdryers. From the top of the field we had an amazing view.

    Disliked: 

    The site is unmanned which didn't bother us but may be an issue for some. The approach road was full of potholes,. Old rusty caravans in a fenced off are in full view which should be removed.

From the manager...

Thank you for your kind comments.
Just to clarify a couple of your points. My wife and I are at the site every day for 2 to 3 hours but due to the fact that I damaged a leg at the beginning of August and am unable to drive for 10 to 12 weeks we are not there all day but are always available on the phone.
Yes the approach road has potholes that I would normally refill but again I am not able too due to being unable to currently drive. Also the road is not owned by us and we are awaiting the owners to start work on a new piece of road joining onto part of the current road and the older piece being resurfaced.
As mentioned in comments by me before apart from 1 caravan the other caravans belong to people who have not been able to use them in the last 18 months due to the ongoing Covid situation.

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Great09/13/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomELAINE F.Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    Really Good Toilet and Shower Block,,Spotless. Nice Pitches. No Problems Whatsoever. Great Place and Will be Back.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing Not to Like

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Lots of space for tents! Quiet.09/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSimon D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring pitch
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    Lots of space for tents! Quiet.

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Bath available

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Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

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Type

Medium (26-50 sites)

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Location

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  • Sidmouth Road, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, Devon, England, EX5 1DP
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.7084°N 3.4209°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Honiton Road Park and Ride — 4.0 kilometres
The Barn Owl — 4.0 kilometres
Bus Station — 7.6 kilometres
Train stations
Newcourt Rail Station — 3.7 kilometres
Digby & Sowton Rail Station — 3.8 kilometres
Topsham Rail Station — 3.9 kilometres
Ferry ports
Topsham Ferry Landing — 4.3 kilometres
Topsham (Turf Lock Ferry) Ferry Landing — 4.3 kilometres
Topsham Lock Ferry Landing — 4.5 kilometres
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 2.5 kilometres

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

If you’re after coastal walks, Exmouth makes a good point to join up with the South West Coast Path: take it all the way round to Poole if you’ve got the time and energy, or do shorter, more digestible day trip sections, such as round to the mouth of the River Otter at Budleigh Salterton (25 minutes by car).

For a wilder kind of landscape, climb the moss-covered Haytor Rocks (30 minutes), with views right across Dartmoor, or make the 50-minute trip to Berry Head National Nature Reserve, where a working lighthouse crowns a promontory full of guillemots and peregrine falcons, white rock roses and orchids, with harbour porpoises often spottable out at sea.

If you like your creatures more exotic, Paignton Zoo (40 minutes) obliges with elephants, orangutans, red ruffed lemurs and a Jungle Express train to visit them, while those in search of Devon’s extinct wildlife will love a tour of the fossil museum in Lyme Regis, especially if they top it off with some fossil hunting of their own on Charmouth beach (both 45 minutes).

In among all that tooth and claw, make time for Torquay, (40 minutes) where you can take spins on the English Riviera Wheel, tour the 12th-century abbey and its gardens and go back further in time in the prehistoric cave network of Kents Cavern.

Must see

  • Crealy Great Adventure Park (0.4 kilometres)
  • Exeter Cathedral - Church of Saint Peter (7.9 kilometres)
  • The National Trust Killerton House & Gardens (9.6 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Killerton: Clyston Mill (6.4 kilometres)
  • Killerton: Marker's Cottage (6.5 kilometres)

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:  11 a.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  noon

Reception is unmanned after 6pm. Please call using the number in the confirmation email if you are arriving later.

Hill Pond Caravan and Camping Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 10 days of arrival date.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

Bookings cannot be amended within 21 day(s) of arrival.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campground/park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 09/30/2021.

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. Hill Pond Caravan and Camping Park will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Site booking terms and conditions

  • Can bookings for Hill Pond Caravan and Camping Park be amended free of charge? Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campground/park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 09/30/2021. Read more
  • Does Hill Pond Caravan and Camping Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Hill Pond Caravan and Camping Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Hill Pond Caravan and Camping Park? If you’re after coastal walks, Exmouth makes a good point to join up with the South West Coast Path: take it all the way round to Poole if you’ve got the time … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Hill Pond Caravan and Camping Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  11 a.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
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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.
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

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

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 21 day(s) of arrival.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.

Coronavirus
Bookings must not consist of more than 2 different households.

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

Dogs
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Coronavirus
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campground/park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 09/30/2021.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.

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.

Coronavirus
Minimum spacing of 4 metres between pitches.

Extras
Motorcycle(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Reception
Reception is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. between 01/09 and 30/06.
Reception is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from to between 01/07 et 04/09.
Reception is unmanned after 6 p.m.. Please inform the park while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time so that the team can provide information about your unit/site.

Occupancy
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (excluding couples) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Vehicles
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a camper, trailer tent or tent. Cars are not permitted when travelling with a motorhome/RV.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Occupancy
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Dogs
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

General
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

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