Touring and camping in Devon
If your idea of holiday heaven is a peaceful, relaxing getaway either touring or camping in Devon, then you must visit us.
Your holiday at Oakdown Touring Park starts with a warm welcome from the friendly reception team and resident wardens, whose sole aim is to help you enjoy your stay and ensure that your holiday runs smoothly. We take great care in allocating pitches to satisfy all requirements – please talk to reception when booking and we will do our best to accommodate your requests.
We welcome guests with touring caravans, motorhomes, tents, trailer tents and folding campers. We are able to accommodate R/V’s and American-style motorhomes, but these spaces are limited and early booking is advised. Click here to visit the tariffs page for more details. We are located just off the A3052 providing good access for all vehicles. There is a regular bus service – please follow the link timetables for local buses.
Our park is a popular choice for those looking for top quality touring and camping in Devon. Our AA Platinum-graded site is home to thousands of trees and shrubs and the pitches are level, closely mown and very generous in size with parking alongside your accommodation. We have non-serviced pitches, ideal for camping, serviced pitches with electrical hook-up and three of our spacious groves have super-serviced pitches with water, grey waste and electrical hook-up.
Oakdown is an ideal location for exploring our beautiful surroundings, visiting the Jurassic coast and experiencing many of our local attractions and festivals.
For safety’s sake we do not allow the use of firepits, bicycles, skateboards or flying of kites on the Park. If you would like to BBQ and need fire bricks, to protect the grass, please talk to reception.
Our seasonal pitches are a great way to have countless holidays throughout the year at Oakdown. You are able to locate your tourer for the whole season on a specific pitch and are welcome to use at your leisure. Family and friends can also benefit from using your seasonal pitch, with your permission! The only other charge you need to think about is your metered electricity and your winter storage fee.
Find out more about seasonal touring in Devon here or call reception on 01297 680387.
Looking for something a little different? Why not come glamping in Devon at Oakdown?
For a truly unique holiday experience, book a stay in one of our Shepherd’s Huts – these are pet free and sleep four.
The two Shepherd’s Huts, nestled into our Glamping Grove, are fitted in the same manner but are individually decorated making them two different experiences. They are equipped with tv/dvd, sofa and electric fire, comfy double bed (made up), sofa bed, mood lighting, breakfast bar, fridge, toaster, kettle and microwave. Outside you have the benefit of a breakfast table, picnic bench, two deckchairs and a chiminea BBQ – just bring the coals and the burgers!
Within the Shire we have other glamping accommodation. If you love camping but want a holiday, without the hassle of pitching, then our well equipped Barrel Pods (new 2020) and the slightly larger Premier Pods are the perfect answer! They are fully insulated and double glazed and outside have the benefit of picnic benches and a couple of deck chairs for lounging. All pods sleep four guests and are dog friendly – so no kennel expenses. They both have a double bed, two single beds, fridge, kettle, toaster and microwave. They offer lighting, heating & a double socket for real camping luxury!
Facilities at Oakdown
Our centrally positioned play areas have swings, climbing frames, an embankment slide, and our pride and joy is a fantastic play tower that gives hours of play pleasure. All equipment is on a modern safety surface.
One play area is located on our main park and the second one is on Beech Grove adjacent to the café and Oak Mead Golf course.
Our quiet room, with TV, pool table and lending library remains closed – due to the pandemic.
If you have decided touring and towing is too much try Oakdown for a permanent solution – storage with us is always available. We have the benefit of two alarmed storage areas and we offer summer and winter storage. We offer a tow in and tow out facility at a cost of £7.40 each way. Please do not hesitate to call reception on 01297 680387 for further details on the paperwork required and the costs.
De-luxe, centrally heated tiled amenities include a baby changing area, showers and bathrooms (one with some aids for less abled users) all enjoying free hot water. Please note there is a £1 charge to fill the bath to have a proper soak – perfect for family use.
The entrance halls provide comprehensive information areas, dish washing facilities – free hot water, freezer storage space and microwaves for general use. We also benefit from coin operated washing machine/tumble driers – £3.70 and £0.90 per cycle respectively.
NEW in 2019 season is the Clean Paws dog spa.
With your canine friend in mind, the team have designed and built a bespoke dog wash. It’s been named Clean Paws and is fully equipped with a dog bath, hot water shower and dog hair dryer.
The lighting in the hut is solar powered and the spa is open all day. We have also reduced the carbon footprint by using recycled materials from the site and local companies.
This facility is all free for your use, when you stay at Oakdown.
Dog shampoo is available in our shop.
Oak Mead Shop/Café
This amazing shop/café located in an impressive lodge is well stocked, managed and run by the lovely Trish and Tim. They serve a comprehensive range of local foods and of course the essentials such as bread, milk, eggs, bacon, croissants, breakfast pastries, camping equipment, pocket money toys and so much more.
The café serves hot food to takeaway only at present – there is a covered outdoor space to enjoy your holiday treats and to catch up with friends. There is a great selection which will please the whole family from homemade pizzas, chicken burgers, chips, paninis, barista coffees, milkshakes and of course their famous homemade gelato – check out those flavours………….
Oakdown takes security very seriously. There is only one entrance into each side of the park, which is protected by a height restricting barrier between the hours of 10.30pm until 8.30am. The barrier restricts all vehicles over 2m or 6’6″ from arriving or leaving the park. This is something you need to be mindful of if your vehicle is above restricted height – we would only open the security barriers out of hours in an emergency situation.
Both storage area gates are padlocked at night and have infra red beams, which if breached will set off the alarm system. With regards to keeping your property as secure as possible we have a fully comprehensive and discreet CCTV system – which also covers the car park.
Throughout twilight hours the park is lit by low level lighting for your safe passage to amenities.
We always have a duty warden on site who can be easily contacted in the case of emergencies – 24 hours a day.
Whilst we have welcomed many rallies to Oakdown in the past we have sadly made the decision to decline rallies at present.
Please note this decision will be kept under review – August 2021.
Please do not hesitate to call reception on 01297 680387 if you would like to discuss further.