Sunday, 13 June 2010
Acting in the capacity of tourist information - Torbay Branch (unpaid).
If ever in the South West on a camping trip may I recommend Daccombe. It's not a village but a road that runs between the Barton area of Torquay and Coffinswell. (Always liked that name). It is only a matter of minutes from the arterial route into the English Riviera, but it is like being on the wilds of Dartmoor.
In Daccombe you will find the wonderful campsite of "Manor Farm". Showers, toilets, running hot water and a "No Radio" ruling. Excellent. From the field Haytor is visible, as are the rolling hills of Milber and beyond. It is beautiful country.
Manor Farm is cheap (around a tenner per evening depending on size of tent) and has a play park for the kids, and a shop that opens in the morning for bread and milk. Lovely. They even have BBQ equipment you can use (all inclusive). As you can tell I have nought but praise for the place.
1: Entrance to Daccombe. (A village so small it is not even twinned).
2: Exit from Daccombe.
3: Tamsin and I this morning.
4: Isabel tucking in to her Linda Mccartney's!