Award Winning Family Run Holiday Park in Devon

Multi Award Winning Holiday Park

AA Campsite of the Year 2015 - Oakdown Holiday Park, Sidmouth, Devon

2015 AA Campsite of the Year for England and Overall winner

Here’s what the AA said about Oakdown Holiday Park…

For over 40 years, this popular, well-established park has been lovingly developed and continuously upgraded by the Franks family and is now one of Britain’s top holiday parks. The touring area is divided up into ‘groves’ or ‘drives’, each separated by a lovely array of trees or shrubs, which afford plenty of privacy to many of the pitches. Careful consideration of privacy and pitch density is one of the park’s strengths and sets it apart from most other Parks. The main toilet and shower block, built inside of an old wartime radar building, can only be described as ‘stunning’, housing very modern and spotlessly clean facilities, including excellent family rooms and bathrooms.

In addition to the touring area, there is a beautifully landscaped and imaginatively laid out holiday home area which offers top quality caravans and lodges for purchase or hire. The park also has a well-stocked shop and a really good café, which also doubles as a reception for the popular 9-hole par 3 golf course. Oakdown, situated on the Jurassic Coast just a few miles from Sidmouth, is the perfect holiday base, with spacious pitches, very comfortable facilities and a warm welcome from the Franks family and their attentive team. A worthy winner of the Best in England and Overall Campsite of the Year Award.


Our continued investment into our park and facilities has led to Oakdown winning an exciting array of awards, including the AA 5 pennant award for 2015, Practical Caravan Best Green Site for 2013 and the many more that can be seen below.


2017 AA Certificate – Oakdown receives its highest ever percentage 97% at Gold status – 5 Pennant Premier Parks are of an extremely high standard, set in attractive surroundings with mature landscaping, exceptional facilities, security and customer care

 


Devons Camping and Caravanning Park Award Winner

The 6th annual Devon Tourism Awards, sponsored by Hoseasons, took place last night, on Thursday 26th November, at Visit Devon Silver Award 2015Plymouth’s Holiday Inn on the Hoe. The glittering award ceremony was hosted by Judi Spiers with guest speaker Peter Gorton.

The sell-out awards, now featuring 24 award categories – an increase of 6 more categories from last year’s awards – celebrated the breadth of Devon’s tourism offer as a county, and showed the strength of the award’s finalists and winners, with the awards receiving 174 entries. Awards organiser Robin Barker addressed the winners, saying:

“You are all very special – in an era of ever dwindling public sector funding you are the industry leaders who can take Devon forward.  More and more it will be businesspeople like you that must take the lead in putting Devon at the fore, ensuring it is at the forefront of what is one of the fast growing and most competitive industries in the world.”

Paul Hardingham, Commercial Director at Headline sponsors Ho seasons, said: “We have nothing but admiration for the energy, commitment and dedication shown by this year’s award winners to making sure Devon remains a place people want to go on holiday. Each and every one of them fully deserves the recognition they have received and we wish them all the best for another successful year in 2016.”

The Outstanding Contribution Award sponsored by Visit Devon was awarded to The Network Rail and Amco Rail team that brought the Dawlish rail line back to the region ahead of schedule and the Winner of Winners Award, sponsored by Great Western Railway, was awarded to Higher Wiscombe.

Victoria Hatfield, Chair of Visit Devon, said:“The quality of the visitor offering, that Devon delivers, increases year on year and this is testament to the dedication, commitment and investment from the businesses nominated in the Devon Tourism Awards this, and previous, years.  The visitor economy in Devon is worth 2.3 billion to the local economy which, in turn, supports 62,451 jobs in the county.  This is 12% of all employment in Devon and this is why we do what we do.” 


 

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2017

We are delighted to have received our award for excellence from Trip Advisor for 2017 – You can read guest reviews by clicking here


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Jurassic Coast Quality Business Award

Another first for Oakdown. The ‘Jurassic Coast Quality Business- Gold Award’ The aim of the scheme is to raise the standards of business performance within the Jurassic Coast area to match the World Class quality of the designated World Heritage Sites.


Oakdown is a Practical Caravan Top 100 Park for 2015Top 100 2015 Finalist

Please vote now for 2018  Top 100 voting form 2018


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South West Holiday Park of the Year 2012/13

South West Holiday Park of the Year 2012/13. Being the regional ‘Silver Award’ Winner, Oakdown went forward to represent the South West in the Enjoy England for Excellence Award.


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David Bellamy Conservation Award of Special Distinction

Oakdown was one of just 15 holiday parks to receive the special award, presented for the first time in 2008. Oakdown has been a Gold Award winner since the start of this environmental award since it’s inception.

Congratulating them on their dedication to the environmental cause Mr Bellamy said the Franks had gained the award for the inclusion of habitat creation on Oak Mead golf course.

He wrote: “The award recognises that your environmental work is truly innovative and something of which you can be rightly proud.”


Sidmouth’s first 5 ★ Graded Park

Oakdown has been awarded five star symbols (exceptional) for its quality standard by an independent West Country Tourist Board Inspector under the British Graded Holiday Parks scheme.

Parks are assessed on the overall quality of the site, including individual pitches/caravans, the arrival service, bathroom and laundry facilities and external signage and lighting. The quality standard includes minimum entry requirements such as an extensive kitchen inventory for caravans and a reliable, adequate supply of hot water at all reasonable times. Like other designators, the services required increase at the higher star ratings, with a minimum ratio of bathroom facilities per pitch and electric hook-ups required at 4 and 5 star. High scoring Holiday Parks that have their own letting fleet may be awarded a Gold award.


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Alan Rogers Good Camps Guide Gold Award

Oakdown is delighted to be one of the ‘hand picked and personally inspected’ Parks listed in the Alan Rogers ‘Good Camps Guide’. This award highlights conservation and the environment at Oakdown. We are the holders of the highest category in the scheme – Gold Award.


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FIVE Pennants De-Luxe Park

Awarded in 2009 the classification of FIVE Pennants De-Luxe Park under the AA’s new Caravan and Campsite classification.

5 Pennant Premier Parks are of an extremely high standard, set in attractive surroundings with mature landscaping, exceptional facilities, security and customer care.


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Welcome to Excellence

Underlining the quality of welcome and the commitment all at Oakdown have towards making your stay as happy and professional as possible.


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British Holiday & Home Parks Association Member

Oakdown is a full member of the British Holiday & Home Parks Association. As such we adhere fully to the industry’s Code of Practice which helps to maintain the highest standards for all guests who stay with us.


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Best of British Group Member

Oakdown is a member of the Best of British Group of premier UK independent parks.

Click here to visit the Best of British Group website

2017 Brochure Download


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RAC Caravan Parks Awards Scheme

Oakdown has been awarded ‘Selected’ status under the RAC Caravan Parks Awards Scheme.


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Tourism Excellence Awards 2008-2009 Finalist Website

Prestigious Awards

  • England and Overall AA Best Campsite of the Year for 2015.
  • Practical Caravan Regional Finalist 2013/2014 100 Best Parks in UK
  • Practical Caravan “Best Green Site” 2013
  • 2013 Visit England finalist
  • 2012/13 South West Silver Award
  • Visit Devon Gold Award 2012
  • AA SOUTH WEST REGIONAL CAMPSITE OF THE YEAR AWARD FOR 2011
  • David Bellamy Conservation Gold Award
  • Bristish Graded Holday Park – 5 Star Exceptional Grade
  • Automobile Association – Five Pennant Deluxe Park
  • Oakdown has been awarded ‘Selected’ status under the RAC Caravan Parks Awards Scheme
  • Oakdown is also listed by the Caravan Club, the British Tourist Authority, Devon Tourism, A.D.A.C. (Germany), A.N.W.B. (Holland)
  • Oakdown is approved and inspected by the Camping and Caravan Club of Great Britain

As we say in our brochure – “All roads lead to Oakdown” Sidmouth’s multi award winning Touring and Holiday Home Park – we will be delighted to welcome you.

Devons premier award winning holiday park

  • Visit England award
  • 5 star touring award
  • Premier Park 2017
  • David Bellamy gold award
  • BH & HPA members
  • Bets fo British
  • AA 5 pennant award
  • AA Regional award

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