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Dornafield Camping Site

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#2 of 11 Specialty lodging in Newton Abbot
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The fourteenth-century farmhouse, once besieged by irate Roundheads during the civil war, forms the focal point of the site, and the surrounding buildings have been adapted for your use but still retain their characteristic Devonshire charm, making a warm and happy holiday atmosphere. Dornafield has three very individual areas. The Orchard, small and cosy, is ideal for tents and adjoins Buttermeadow, our original award winning development. Overlooking part of Buttermeadow is our most recent addition Blackrock Copse with its state of the art facilities. There are no residential or letting caravans on site and we have no clubhouse or bar but we can easily direct you to a wealth of local historic inns nearby. Stay at Dornafield and enjoy Devon through the seasons. Carpets of wild daffodils and primroses greet our first visitors as violets sprinkle the hedges and old stone walls spring to life. By early summer bluebells cover Blackrock copse and the Devon banks are a riot of pink, white and blue. Soon it will be haymaking time and neighbouring fields turn from green to gold. High summer sees Dornafield lush and full of flowers with buzzards wheeling overhead but those able to wait are rewarded with a farewell burst of brilliance as oak and beech, ash and maple turn to the russets of autumn, and squirrels and badgers reap the abundance of our Devonshire countryside.
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We stayed in Blackrock copse on a super pitch, the facilities, shower etc were excellent clean and modern. We took our dog, the enclosed dog field was next to our pitch and was huge so great for exercising. The site is also very well looked after. The super pitch had water, electric, tv however the supply was in the middle of adjacent pitches, which is ok if your caravan on the right hand pitch as the services are a short distance away we were on the left which made things a bit difficult to access the grey water as you needed an extremely long length of pipe also to access the drain the pipe had to go up by a few inches over a ridge so we ended up not being able to use it. We could have turned the van around but the hitch would have been away from the road so not ideal. So perhaps choose your pitch if your leads etc are not long. Some pitches are larger than others so if you have a large van with awning and car request a larger pitch as they don’t all seem to have room for a car. These are just things to be aware of it is a lovely site. The only negative thing is the access to the site, from the main road it’s a 5-10 minute drive along a narrow single lane with only a few passing places. The entrance/exit times are staggered to avoid clashes but meeting anything coming the other way could be a disaster.
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Stayed on two grass pitches in The Orchard with our caravan and my daughter’ and her husband’s tent. We had the most perfect weekend ever. Service pitches, friendly staff, clean toilets and shower blocks, excellent playgrounds for our grandchildren, a pub 10 minutes walk away and beautiful weather! What more can one ask for ❤️ Thank you Dornafield, we will be back.
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Response from SimonD504, Owner at Dornafield Camping Site
Responded 1 week ago
Dear CarolineHaydn Thanks you so much for leaving a review on Dornafield comments like yours make all the hard work worth it. And we cant wait to welcome you back in the future! Best Wishes Simon
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Been many times here and as ever enjoyed another great week. Got to know a few people here including seasonal pitch holders too. First time on BM 25. Loads of room and as ever perfectly presented. Great to see Peter still interacting with guests and to see him looking so well. Also the old stables have had a makeover over the winter period. I wonder what's going in there? Love to come down here and always feel like we have recharged our batteries, because it's so relaxing here. Until next time.
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Response from SimonD504, Owner at Dornafield Camping Site
Responded Jun 6, 2019
Dear Dusty5471 Many thanks for your very kind review and so glad that Dornafield managed to recharge your batteries, looking forward to your next visit soon. Best Wishes Simon
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Top site in south Devon.The last quarter mile to the site is narrow so be on the lookout. Would not want to meet a caravan coming the other way. Only a 10 amp site so use low power appliances. Fantastic dog runs. Great site
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Response from SimonD504, Owner at Dornafield Camping Site
Responded May 27, 2019
Dear Tonyandmia Many thanks for leaving a review on Dornafield and so please that you enjoyed your recent visit. The lane is a bit narrow in places but there are passing places and it will be a lot wider once the hedges are trimmed after the birds have flown their nests. I hope to be able to welcome you back soon. Best Wishes SImon
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This site is an absolute little gem, immaculately clean, well maintained, great family friendly staff that love children, very clean facilities and quiet. We will definitely be booking up again next year! Because it’s a small site there is not to much for kids to do but we knew that and we stayed 3 nights more to spend time together than go out. There were lots of people there who obviously stay for long periods because the owners and staff knew them well.
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Response from SimonD504, Owner at Dornafield Camping Site
Responded May 3, 2019
Dear Rebecca H I am so delighted that you and your family enjoyed your recent visit to Dornafield and that you found time to leave such a lovely review and the best bit is you are planning to visit us again next year. Here at Dornafield we have a lot of repeat customers lots of whom have been coming for years hence we all get to know them quite well and often we are on christian name terms. Best Wishes Simon
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