Note: This review was left while under different management
We are a couple in our 20's. We looked at several camping options in the Brixham area for a week's holiday. We used the internet as our resource just as you are now. Galmpton touring park looked like just our sort of place and the description of the park and facilities on their website were very attractive.
Here are the main features of the site that they miss out of their marketing:
Camping area is situated on a sloping hillside so you wake up in the morning, your bed having moved in the night. Tourers will need some big blocks under the wheels.
Toilet/Shower block is on top of a hill within the site which has two steep slopes or a set of steps leading to it.
They DO NOT freeze your ice blocks. They do however offer a service where you borrow blocks for £1 refundable deposite and 30p refreeze charge PER BLOCK. No thankyou.
The site stresses that it is a quiet family site which chooses not to have a clubhouse or pool for this reason. Sounds nice??, don't be fooled, it's as noisy as any other site...only at this one they choose to police their anti-noise rules inconsistantly, choosing only to ask the people they feel they would least offend (young couples etc.) to turn down their barely audible wind-up radio at 4pm. The site encourages you to use local shops for your food and the local pubs for your evening out, which is a nice idea. But (strangely) close the gate on you at 11:15 pm so you can't drive to your tent/tourer. Only 15mins after last orders! One thing I have to mention is the showers..HOTTTT!!!, children were crying and climbing back out of ths showers as their parents were unable to control the temperature of the single push button on the wall. oh, and there is only one soap dispenser and hand dryer in the whole block which has approx 10 wash basins.
Don't get me wrong, this site has some beautiful views of the River Dart and is in a good location if you don't mind driving (well, queing). The staff are reasonably polite and friendly. They just need to focus there efforts on the more important things about making people's holidays great.