Parkland Caravan, Camping & Glamping Site

Nr Kingsbridge & Salcombe, South Devon.

Welcome to Parkland, an AA five gold pennant site especially for adults. The site is set in the South Hams, in the heart of South Devon, an area of outstanding natural beauty.

The site is open all year round and offers fully serviced pitches along with glamping options over three acres of mature, landscape grounds. Surrounded by natural Devon hedgerows, abundant with wildlife and views towards Salcombe and the rolling countryside in the direction of Dartmoor. Enjoy hedgerow flowers of primrose and stitchwort, seasonal flower beds and of course beautiful butterflies amongst the buddleia. Watch-out for the visiting hedgehogs, the local pheasant and if you’re lucky a barn owl – if you don’t see him you will certainly hear him whilst you are enjoying the night skies.

Parkland has been a ‘campsite’ since the early 1970’s, and run by the resident owner for nearly 40 years. Camping sites are the family heritage with Great Grandparents starting the first campsite in the South Hams area. We pride ourselves on our heritage in order to provide you with a traditional, but modern camping or touring holiday.

Parkland is ideally situated for exploring all that this stunning area has to offer…ramble the South West Coast Path, relax on glorious sandy beaches and secluded coves, visit historic towns or quaint villages and of course there are many activities and tourist attractions, along with an array of dining options to suit all. A bus stop right at the site entrance with options to journey to Kingsbridge and Salcombe, to Totnes with connections to the English Riviera or Exeter, or to Plymouth and Dartmouth.

Parkland offers you excellent on site amenities for your comfort whether it’s a quick camping trip, a summer holiday, out of season getaway or a luxury glamping break.

The site offers four pitch types (grass, standard, premier and deluxe), all of which are serviced with 16amp electric hook-up, water tap, grey drainage (many also with black) and a picnic bench.  Our premier and deluxe pitches also have private washroom facilities.

  • Fully tiled ‘Hotel Style’ washrooms, each with a toilet, washbasin and a large walk in shower or a bath with overhead shower.
  • Lighted mirrors, hand driers, hair dryers and shaver points
  • Vanity room with make up mirrors and hairdryers
  • Accessible washrooms ideal for guests with limited or non visible disabilities
  • Disabled suite with wet room shower, low level basin, high rise toilet, grab rails and emergency pull cords. Please check with us that our facilities will be suitable for your requirements.
  • All facilities are heated
  • All facilities have free constant hot water
  • Mini kitchen with microwave, kettle, toaster, hot plate and fridge/freezers.
  • Modern coin operated laundry room
  • Complimentary ironing facilities
  • Indoor dishwashing sinks
  • Complimentary dishwashers
  • BBQ wash up area
  • Motorhome service point
  • Local information board
  • Digital guide book sent to you with your confirmation (you will find this full of information on the site and the area)
  • Calor Gas Stockist
  • Lending Library
  • Complimentary phone for booking local restaurants or taxis
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary battery and phone charging
  • CCTV and overnight security lighting
  • Eco friendly timer and sensor controlled lighting system
  • Electric vehicle charging point (chargeable)
  • Security barrier with pin code access

Accommodation options (with and without ensuite facilities) include a cosy cabin, a shepherds hut and glamping pods, or full self catering is available in a one bedroom bungalow.

We are also have our onsite, licensed shop which offers a selection of fresh local produce and essential items:

Milk, Butter, Yoghurt, Cheeses, Free Range Eggs
Local Bacon, Sausages, Burgers, Steaks, Chicken

Fresh Bread, Croissants and Cakes
An array of local Ciders and Beers along with a selection of Wines

As well as the everyday provisions and essential items, we also stock basic camping supplies and toilet chemicals.

We aim to keep our prices as competitive as possible, with many items the same or cheaper than the local supermarkets.

Please note that fresh produce may be limited during low/mid season periods, but we are always happy to take a pre-order to ensure fresh bread and meats await your arrival

The area of the South Hams where Parkland is located is in the heart of South Devon, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

 

You will find the area has plenty to offer all, whether you like to ramble along the South West Coast, explore small towns and villages, or magnificent gardens and historic houses. Activities such as sailing, surfing, kayaking, fishing and golf are readily available, or perhaps you would prefer a lazy day on one of the many glorious beaches in the vicinity. Of course there are also many fine establishments for a cheeky breakfast, a snack lunch or a fine dining dinner!

 

Local Towns
Parkland is located just one mile from the market town of Kingsbridge (1.5 miles to walk on the inland footpath). A bustling town with a variety of shops, weekly markets and a selection of eateries. 

 

The resort town of Salcombe is just over 6 miles away, easily accessed by bus or car (parking can be limited during the main season). Devon’s most southerly town is the ideal place for a water-sports enthusiast. The narrow main street is lined with well known brands, many with a nautical theme, and don’t forget to try a Salcombe crab sandwich!

 

Again, Dartmouth is a bus journey away (if driving we recommend the park n ride) with stunning views along the old coastal road. Britannia Royal Naval College dominates the hillside and your fine an array of shops and art galleries. F~rom Dartmouth we would recommend a cruise on the River Dart, or step back in time for a journey on the steam train.

 

Beaches

The coastline of the South Hams is lined with an array of vast sandy beaches and pebbled coves. Ramble along the South West Coast Path and enjoy the stunning scenery. Some of our favourite beaches are Bantham (ideal for surfing), Thurlestone (windsurfing or discovering the smaller quieter coves), Blackpool Sands is ideal if you require an array of facilities.

 

Attractions 

Come rain or shine there is always somewhere to visit!
National Trust properties such as Overbooks or Coleton Fishacre, there are a variety of museums, of course some gorgeous gardens and one of our favourites places to visit is Buckfast Abbey.

 

Activities
South Devon is the perfect location for the water-sports enthusiast, whether you are experienced, need to hire equipment or require lessons there are so many options for surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding and sailing.  Fishing and boat trips are also available from Salcombe or Dartmouth, or fresh water fishing just a mile from Parkland. If golf is your swing there are courses at Thurlestone, Bigbury and Dartmouth.

 

If you prefer a more relaxing activity please enquire with reception at Parkland for a complimentary day pass to the spa at the Dartmouth Hotel, Spa and Golf  The spa includes an indoor swimming pool, steam room, sauna, jacuzzi and gym. Complimentary passes for guests staying at Parkland are subject to availability and must be pre-booked.

 

Eating Out
From fine dining and home-cooked pub food, to take aways you will find an establishment to suit your occasion all within a short drive.  Of course if you don’t fancy going out check out the local produce in the onsite shop!

 

If you require any information on the area – where to go or where to eat, please just ask!

 

July Special – 15% discount off stays of TWO or more nights or 20% discount off stays of FOUR or more nights – discount available up to 25th July off all pitch types

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July Glamping Offers – Up to 25% Discount off stays of two or more nights up to 31st July (Pods only)

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20% DISCOUNT off stays of 10 nights or more from 13.09.24 to 03.10.24. Standard grass or gravel pitches. Discount code: TRANQUIL20

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25% DISCOUNT off stays of 14 nights or more from 13.09.24 to 03.10.24. Standard grass or gravel pitches. Discount code: TRANQUIL25

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If you are towing or a large motorhome, we recommend travelling via Totnes. Parkland is Tourist signed from A381, which is the best approach from the Devon Expressway (A38).


On the A38 (south bound) take the A384 for Totnes. From Totnes take the A381 for Kingsbridge, follow the main road for twelve miles, until you arrive at Stumpy Post Cross, at this roundabout follow the signs to the right (Parkland sign) for another mile where you come to Sorley Green Cross, go straight across at the junction and Parkland is 200 yards on the left hand side.

Parkland is located one mile north of Kingsbridge on the A381. The site has a large purpose built entrance for easy access.

Please be careful with the directions on your sat-nav systems, particularly if you are towing!  Do NOT follow directions that will take you through Loddiswell if you are towing or have a large motorhome. 

If in doubt, please call us on 01548 852723.

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