Review for Chapelcombe Farm, St Anns Chapel, Devon

Country:                      England

Co-ordinates:        50°18’35.5″N 3°52’39.4″W

Address:                                

What 3 Words:           sympathy.chatters.frozen                              

Good for visiting:    Bigbury on Sea, Burgh Island, South Hams – including Kingsbridge & Totnes, Dartmoor

Phone:                          01548 810512

Email:                          chapelcombe1@hotmail.com                     

Website:                    https://chapelcombecouk.wordpress.com/

Date Visited:             5th July – 8th July 2021

Questions:-  (This review is from the point of view of motorhomers driving a Bessacarr 769 tag axle – 8.56m)

What are the pitches like?                

Mainly large grass pitches with 4 hard-standings.  Well draining ground (even with all the rain we’ve had over the last few weeks the ground is firm)

Is there water on each pitch?            

Yes.  

What is the electric like?           

Very good. 

Drainage?     

Think there is by the CWD, but it is a farm and happy for you to water the hedges

What’s the site access like?        

Excellent access from the road, the approach is along the B3392 which is off the A379, a main road, but a ‘minor’ main road!  Expect numerous stops in passing places – but it’s really fine as long as you are aware and sensible.  Turn left opposite The Pickwick Arms – the site is a couple of hundred metres along this road on the left.  Very good access from this final approach road

What are the Sanitary facilities like?    

Perfectly acceptable.  The Gents used to be the sum total of the facilities, but a new ladies block  has been created last year.   

Toilets:               Ladies, 1 toilet and 2 showers (newly created last year – good) The gents also has 1 toilet and 2 showers and is clean, if a little dated.  There is also a separate unisex toilet next to the entrance to the Gents

Toilet paper provided? Yes; plentiful                                                                                         Showers:           Ladies look good.  Gents perhaps also need updating.  50p for 7 minutes

What other facilities are there?    

Bins and CWD 

Dishwashing area  (currently in the Gents toilets!) – new area at the end of the toilet block currently being created

Fresh eggs available to buy (currently £1.30 for 6).  Various other produce may be available depending on the time of year and availability

Is there any internet; if so how much and how good?    

Yes, free internet.  Mostly a good signal, but might take a few minutes to connect – be patient!

Very  friendly.  There is a board up on arrival giving the names of new arrivals with their pitch no.  Just pitch up and Tracy will come round to see you a little later

How much is it?     

£18 per night including electric  

What’s the area like?            

It’s the South Hams!! So many walks.

Bigbury and Burgh Island are just over 2 miles further along the B’ road.

If you carry on down the lane on which the site sits you will drop down a steep hill (cycling was considered, but I wasn’t sure I’d make it back up!)  After a couple of miles you come to the tidal road.  There is a small parking spot here for if the tide’s in, and you can take the footpath on a 3 miles walk to Cockleridge – we’ll do that next time we’re here 🙂

Within 5 minutes walk there is a really good little shop, and also The Pickwick Inn (we’re going over there tonight for a meal and to watch England play Denmark in the Euro Semi-finals – can’t wait!!)

Also a short walk away is St Laurence Church, which is worth a visit.  We were lucky enough to meet the wardens and learn a huge amount about the history

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