This has to be one of the best parks in the country and is a credit to owners Helen and Mark Lowe. 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,some have there own water and waste connections . 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 most evenings 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 in fact 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 .
OK so seven months after booking a pitch at Ross Park we finally got there. I cannot add to what has been said nor improve on the pictures either above or on their web page. If you're going South then here's the place to stay. Individual shower rooms, superb food in the restaurant and nice beers, even the tumble dryers stay running till your washing is dry. It is so nice to be greeted before you even get out of the cat with an offer to take your van to its pitch and site it for you. Then be told to settle your bill after you've set up had a brew, when ever you're ready. Be warned though, due to its beautiful grounds and welcoming hosts many people book for a season, the couple in the van next to us had been there for 15 years with their new van being taken there direct, sited and hasn't even had a number plate on it. They are taking bookins for next year already. For the Kids, great play area, table tennis, skittles and Bingo for the adults once a week. I could go on for ages but best let you look for yourselves. Thanks Ray for recommending them. Also as Ray mentions, superb for dogs, loads of space for play and walking with scoop bags situated all around.
I loved Ross Park, It was the first sight we took the new van to. Just a few little issues though.... I do not make these issues likely, I am being V.Picky....
BAD ------------ 1) The restaurant was fully booked every night, never actually got to eat there!!! 2) The shop opens to late and is a bit small. 3) Plan your route V.carefully, some of the local roads are lethal to caravans. 4) Not enough to do for kids really. 5) The porta-potty emptying station is not on mains sewerage, so you are respectfully asked not to rinse out. 6) - The biggy... Some of the residents have rented seasonal pitches for so long they get very very possessive of their land etc.. Made the kids feel a bit like it was eastbourne TBH. I have three young boys and some of the residents made us feel a bit like lepers.
GOOD ------------ 1) The guy with the little tractor that parks your van for you wipes the tow-ball first 2) The staff are SO FRIENDLY - It was more a labour of love than a business. 2) Shower facilities and family showering is the best in the world EVER 3) Dog cleaning facilities - A real boon. 4) Morning paper reservation. 5) Good facilities in general. 6) LOVELY dog walking fieldS