Parkers Farm Holiday Cottages & Caravans in Devon
Hey there and welcome to the blog. We’ve just returned from a two night stay at Parkers Farm Holiday Cottages & Caravans in Devon. We had a wonderful weekend, organised and planned for us by Visit Dartmoor. The weather was a bit hit and miss, with rain on Saturday. I give up trying to plan anything around the weather. You just can’t in the UK can you?!
Anyways, weather aside, we had a fab time and today we’re sharing with you some photos and thoughts on our stay. If you’re looking for somewhere family-friendly, just on the edge of Dartmoor and with good access to all the attractions then carry on reading!
Self-Catering Cottages and Caravans
Parkers Farm Holiday Cottages & Caravans is a small holiday park based in South Devon. They have five cottages and 18 static caravans on the farm, and they’re putting in a couple of lodges with hot tubs soon! All the cottages are dog friendly, with some of the caravans open to four-legged friends too. We stayed in a static caravan at the top of the farm. The views across Devon were really beautiful.
Our caravan was brilliant. Literally home from home. We’ve done a lot of static caravan stays since having little man and always have a great time. No more trips to Cuba for us!
This caravan has a large, open plan lounge, diner and kitchen, as well as three bedrooms and two bathrooms. It was spacious, clean and tidy, and felt cosy once we put the fire on in the evening.
The kitchen comes equipped with dishwasher, fridge/freezer, oven and all utensils and crockery. You’ll need to remember to pack your own dish towels and washing up stuff. Also pack a few dishwasher tabs too. We ate out both nights of our stay so we didn’t really have a lot of washing up to do!
If you do find yourself washing up on an evening, be sure to take a look out of the windows over towards the fields. You’ll see all the rabbits grazing as the sun sets.
We stayed early October and had no problems with heating our caravan. It comes with double glazed windows and central heating.
As for sleeping, B always loves the little single bedrooms. We typically move the bedside table and push the beds together as they are quite narrow. B still wriggles a lot at night and I think he’d fall out without the extra room. One tip too if you have littles – pack a nightlight. Typically these caravans only have the top lights, and well, if you have a little one that likes sleeping with a light on, the top ones can be a bit bright. Whenever we stay anywhere now, I always pack one of those plug-in lights. For more packing tips, take a read here.
The master bedroom is spacious for a caravan. There’s wardrobe space, bedside tables, lamps and an en-suite bathroom with sink and toilet. The shower in the main bathroom was hot and the pressure was good too.
Outside you have your own parking space, as well as decking and rattan furniture and cushions. We didn’t use the decking other than to take some photos of the views. If you stay during summer though, it would be wonderful to sit out and enjoy a wine or two and watch the sun set.
The photo above was taken just before the grey clouds rolled in!
Parkers Farm has a number of animals that you can help feed in the morning. Bran loved this and enjoyed feeding the calf and sheep their milk.
Well, Dad enjoyed feeding them while B watched!
He was a bit wary of the chickens though and wouldn’t have them peck the seed from his hand.
Dad had to hold the guinea pig too!
He also gave the pigs a wide berth too! They are friendly though and had no interest in Bran once they were eating.
If you have young kids then feeding the animals is a real treat in the morning. Not something you typically get at other holiday parks.
Fortunately we’ve never had to make use of the onsite laundry when we’ve been away. But in case you do, Parkers Farm have one. Perfect with little ones or if you’re staying longer than a few nights.
Want the little ones to run off some steam before bedtime? Head to the children’s play area. There’s a climbing frame, swings and a trampoline.
Just down the hill, you’ll find Parkers Farm Holiday Park which is home to Miss Piggy’s Bar & Restaurant. There’s also a games room with pool table and table tennis. You’ll also find a shop onsite too which stocks all the essentials.
Parkers Farm Holiday Cottages & Caravans is located just off the A38 between Plymouth and Exeter. It’s a great base for exploring South Devon and Dartmoor. There are loads of attractions literally within a 20 minute drive of the site. We enjoyed a day out at the Otter and Butterfly Farm, the Rare Breed Farm in Totnes and the House of Marbles, as well as a trip on the South Devon Railway. You also have the coastal towns, Torquay, Paignton and Brixham not far too.
Perfect Holiday for Families
If you’re looking for clean, comfortable accommodation, in the heart of Devon then we’d absolutely recommend Parkers Farm Holiday Cottages & Caravans. The caravans had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay. Bran loved feeding the farm animals, while Mum and Dad admired the views of Devon. For more photos from our trip, be sure to follow us on social: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter!
Disclaimer: We were invited to stay at Parkers Farm Holiday Cottages & Caravans as part of a South Devon break organised by Visit Dartmoor. All thoughts and opinions are our own and honest. We had a fab time!