Ross Park Caravan Park Newton Abbot, Devon, South West England, TQ12 5TT (Location map)
8th March to 2nd January
With beautiful floral displays and acres of parkland, you're assured a warm welcome at this award winning campsite in Devon.
Ross Park Caravan Park has been rated as the best campsite in Devon according to the Top 100 Sites Guide 2014 from Caravan Sitefinder, Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome. Devon is a very popular destination for camping, motorhome and caravan holidays, so to scoop the top spot in this hotly contested region is no mean feat. Visitors praised this campsite for being very colourful and well presented, for the kindness of the helpful staff, for its first class facilities and for the attention to detail that is clear across the site.
Near Newton Abbot, Ross Park is a campsite exclusively for touring units, with superb views over Dartmoor. It welcomes families and couples alike, and pitch privacy is key to the site’s layout. All the 110 hardstanding pitches include electric hook-ups, with many supplying water and drainage, too. A centrally heated amenity block includes baby-changing and disabled facilities, while elsewhere on site guests can indulge in the New Barn Restaurant, or simply enjoy books and board games in the lounge or the adjoining Tropical Conservatory. A chemical disposal point, a laundry and washing up facilities are available, too.
This is also an extremely dog friendly campsite, so bring your four-legged friend to enjoy your camping and caravan holidays. However, owners must clean up after their dogs, keep them under control and keep them on a lead when on site. In addition, guests will be pleased to know that Wi-Fi is available.
Outside, play areas and wildlife reserves will keep children entertained for hours, while a bus stop located 150m from the site entrance will transport you around the local area if you want to leave your car or motorhome on site.
Ross Park Caravan Park sits close to the village of Ipplepen, which is about a 15- or 20-minute walk, or less than a five-minute drive from the campsite. With a pub, a post office and a shop, there's enough here to top up your holiday supplies and to keep you fed – or maybe give you a night off from cooking. If you're in need of a more substantial settlement, Newton Abbot is about a 10-minute drive away. The market town is famous for its Cheese and Onion Fayre in honour of St Leonard held in September, plus you can have a day at the races at Newton Abbot Racecourse, or enjoy time wandering through and soaking up the natural beauty of Decoy Country Park.
But that's not all. The famous coastal resort of Torquay is less than half an hour from this campsite by car. Indeed, all of the English Riviera is waiting for you to explore it when you're pitched at Ross Park Caravan Park. Paignton, with its beach and zoo, is only about 20 minutes by car from site, pretty Brixham a little further afield, but still half to three quarters of an hour from the campsite by car.
However, arguably the largest draw to those spending their camping, motorhome and caravan holidays in Devon at Ross Park is Dartmoor. The campsite sits a little way to the south east of Dartmoor National Park, so when pitched here, why not discover the wild and mysterious beauty of this vast area of moorland. There are organised tours or you can go your own way, on foot, two wheels or horseback. Catch breathtaking views that will make your holiday all the more memorable.
Dartmoor National Park, Canonteign Falls, Torbay the "English Riviera", Paignton Zoo, Buckfast Abbey, Otter & Butterfly sanctuary, Cockington Village, Miniature Pony centre, Quay West, spectacular coastal scenery & boat trips on the River Dart, Model Village, National Marine Aquarium, and the South Devon Railway.
Based on 17 review(s)
Hampshire 07 Sep 2015
Excellent site never fails to impress, High standard of cleanliness. Every need catered for. VERY dog friendly.Great for visiting the local Area . We went to Dartmouth Reggata which was well worth the visit.
Pembrokeshire 04 Nov 2014
Our second visit to Ross Park it is such a great site to stay at like home Fremont home the welcome you get on arrival is so friendly and the staff are always friendly and the facilities are always spotless that is why we keep going back so keep it up Helen & Mark and we hope to see you soon. Kevin & Jayne Walker
MIDDLESEX 03 Aug 2014
Excellent well maintained site, very friendly welcoming staff, dogs spoilt with dog showers with extra special treat on arrival. The New Barn excellent food, Tropical conservatory lovely tranquil place. Excellent facilities
Lancashire 30 Jun 2014
What a fantastic site. Everyone very friendly and always helpful. Pitches laid out well. Services spotless. Food in restaurant excellent. We do not have a dog but the facilities for dogs is brilliant ( dog walk area and dog shower) .Conservation area for nature lovers. Cannot praise this site enough.
Sussex 11 Oct 2013
A first class site that is well maintained and very clean. The owners are very friendly and are always there to help if needed. There is a lovely dog walking area and also a restaurant and bar that is open Thursday to Sunday evenings.
Berkshire 24 Aug 2013
We have just returned from our 10 night stay at Ross Park. What a superb site. I have been staying on campsites since the age of 5 and now aged 36 I can truly say that without a doubt this is the best campsite I have ever stayed on. The facilities are excellent, modern and spotlessly clean. The site itself is flawless and is maintained to a 5 star standard, this includes the grass and beautiful blooms of flowers spread throughout the site. Nothing is too much trouble for the owners even when out of reception hours, they are always willing to help you just have to ring the bell on the reception door. (My hoover packed up and they took delivery of a new one for us while we went out for the day). It was great arriving on site and having the owner put our caravan on our pitch, this definitely took the stress away after a long journey(This is optional).It was also taken off the pitch and parked at reception for us so all we had to do was hitch up(5* experience). It is a very family friendly site with a large childrens play area. They have enough space to ride bikes, fly kites, play tennis or just play on the slides/frames provided. At the same time it is not filled with screaming children through the day or late in to the evening. They offer a Bingo evening and a BBQ/ disco evening in a very nice barn/conservatory, this also has a bar. My children thoroughly enjoyed the bingo and disco. They serve cooked food in the evenings with a varied menu all at reasonable prices. It has a tranquil setting with a relaxing feel and we will definitely be returning. Thank you Ross Park for a 5 star camping experience.
Gtr Manchster 06 Aug 2013
Ross Park, Newton Abbott, Devon is the best site I have ever been too. I have been camping and caravanning now for 40 years since I was a child and this site is absolutely fantastic. The showers/toilets are so clean and well maintained. The staff are sbsolutely lovely. If you are going to Devon I completely recommend this site for you.
Derbyshire 06 Aug 2012
Spent 2weeks here over summer holidays with 3 children and the dog.What can i say the park is excellent,everything is so well looked after,the staff are very friendly and there is a good buzz about the place.So have booked for next year already.
Gwent. 12 Jun 2012
What a wonderful clean, and tidy, spacious site, with all the facilities, and a extremely large dog walk with a hot shower and hair dryer for the pampered dog, (essential after a day on the beach). Can't say enough about Mark and Helen, who are both very hands on, but always have time to chat and help.
Shropshire 15 Sep 2011
Ross Park is a wonderful site to stay on. The site itself is immaculate. The gardens, baskets and flower beds are all very well kept and when we were there the flowers were beautiful. The grass is always kept neat and tidy and the nature areas are great for children to explore with information points for the to read on the way round. The bins are emptied regularly throughout the day and the washing and waste points are kept clean at all times. The toilet facilities are the cleanest i have ever seen on a site and if you have babies or small children the bathrooms with baby baths, changing tables and seats are amazing. I don't know how i would have coped without them with my 8 month old!!. I would recommend Ross Park to everyone
Worcestershire 12 Aug 2011
Having only been caravanning for about 12 months we tended to stick with local club site which are nice. For our summer holiday we booked Ross Park in Devon. upon arrival we pulled into the site, where the staff promptly unhitched the van for us, hitched it to their small tractor and proceeded to take my caravan to its pitch and level it up absolutely perfectly. This was an absolute delight having traveled for nearly 6 hours. The site itself is absolutely delightful, with avenues of flowers, which are elegantly lit at night to light the path ways.Facilities on site include a bar, restaurant (food was high quality standard), beautiful conservatory which you would think had been taken from Kew gardens. There is a small games room for the children and a well kept play area in the leisure field. The only criticism of this is that it could do with some play activities for slightly older children. For dog owners the park boasts two dog walks, one in the orchard and one larger wooded field overlooking the views beyond. having ventured further afield and tried Ross Park , we have decided to pre book here again for next year. One word - FANTASTIC.
lancs 29 May 2011
ross park is the nicest and most colourful of parks we have stayed on,the toilet,s and showers are to a very high standard would go as far to say no other park could come close to them,the owner,s helen and mark are very pleasant as well has helpful,the grounds of the whole park are kept very clean and tidy,no longer has a tourer left there pitch mark and his team are there to rake the gravel,and cut the grass if needed,we have already booked for two week this august(2011)also october for a week,and are counting down the weeks to when we will be there.
Sth Ayrshire 25 Jul 2010
Spent nearly 2 weeks here and had a great time. On arrival caravan was towed to the pitch and sited by the owner. Lovely well maintained site. A lot of thought has gone into this site. There is even a Cheery tree orchard ad the cherries are free. At the time of our visit there were not many kids staying which was a bit of a blow for our 8 yr old daughter. Only downside would be that kids must use the play field for all games, bikes etc which doesn't allow parents to sit on the pitch and watch the kids....but not the end of the world. Would recommend this site to anyone.
West Sussex 15 Jul 2010
This site is excellent, the best we have ever stayed at. The owners cannot do enough to make your stay a pleasant one. Our dog was in his element, able to run off the lead in designated areas. The facilities are second to none and it has a very good restaurant. We could be served in the conservatory which does allow dogs. The views of Dartmoor were superb especially in the evenings when we watched the sun setting behind the moors. This is an ideal site for exploring South Devon. Only one problem. You need to book so far in advance to get a space on the site. Ross Park, Devon
London 12 Mar 2010
I wish there was a 6th star for this park. Great reception on arrival and have to say it is a stunning park, with flowers everywhere and a nice warm feel to the place. What else can i say? Pitches great, toilets clean, loads of open space if you have children or dogs, even a dog shower, dont have a dog but can imagine it is useful! Thank you for a great holiday Ross Park, Devon
Lancs 20 Jun 2008
This has to be one of the best parks in the country . From the moment you arrive you cannot fail to be impressed by the cleanliness of the park and the helpfulness of it's staff , nothing is too much trouble . On arrival you are shown to your pitch and your caravan is sited for you , pitches are mostly divided by small hedges and both grass and hard standing are available, most have there own water supply . The toilet and showers consist of a number of self contained cubicles with shower,toilet and washbasin and a number of more conventional type shower cubicles, all are immaculately clean. The park has a small restaurant and bar which serves food each evening except Tuesday and a Sunday lunch second to none in the area , all are reasonably priced. Children are catered for with a wonderful play area and for older kid's there are table tennis tables , a pool table and a room with video games and TV . The park has views of Dartmoor and a walk around the park with it's conservation areas and beautiful flower displays is a treat in itself . Four legged friends are welcome, indeed it is a doggy heaven with a dog walk that has to be seen to be believed and even their own shower! . Open from March through until Christmas and New Year this park is worth a visit at any time of the year .
18 Jun 2008
Arriving at the Park for the first time, we didn't know what to expect. No problem; you are greeted with a smile and friendly greeting and if you are wrinklies, like us, in need of any help with setting up, it is freely offered. We found all the staff exhibited the same level of cheerfulness and friendliness and the Park was like one big family. The beautifully manicured lawns, wonderful flower beds and baskets help to create a peaceful, tranquil atmosphere. When sitting out you are likely to be visited by baby rabbits who know they have nothing to fear; we watched Robins feeding their young, a Blackbird busily collecting material for her nest, and - goodness me - where else would you see a Jay outside of a densely wooded area? The facilities are second to none; if you do not want to leave the site, there is no need to as everything imaginable has been provided for your comfort and convenience. From games rooms for the more active to a quiet seating area in the lovely restaurant where you can read, play board games, and even make yourself a cup of tea or coffee if you so wish. The food in the restaurant is excellent and the bar prices put most pubs and restaurants to shame! We believe Ross Park is one of the best value for money sites it is possible to find; coupled with pristine facilities, wonderful staff, the most attractive extensive grounds - believe me, if you are a caravanner and haven't visited Ross Park, then you really haven't lived!