Motorhome holiday ideas for Devon 2019

Summer is a perfect time for exploring the UK and what better way than to head off in a motorhome. In this post, we’ll learn more about traveling by motorhome in Devon to destinations they may not have thought about before.


Why Mid-Devon?

Devon is a beautiful and diverse county with green rolling hills, beaches and a multitude of history that entices visitors year on year. Mid-Devon, which is close to Exmoor and the Blackdown Hills, is often missed as a destination and visitors to the South-West don’t realise just how much Mid-Devon has to offer.

Exmouth Beach

Many areas of Devon have a great touring park for motorhome users, and Mid-Devon is one of them they offer excellent facilities. West Country Motorhomes is an ideal company for anyone who is looking to buy or rent a motorhome for a holiday in Devon. Based in Somerset and Wiltshire they are easy to locate and have a good range of options to suit all travelers. They can also offer advice for any novice motorhome users.


The perfect place to stay in Devon

Nestled in the heart of Mid Devon is Minnows Touring Park, a favourite of both locals and visitors. It’s a well-established, welcoming site that’s been operating for decades, and brings both new and repeat visitors to the area. Minnows Touring Park is located close to major road routes, including the M5 and A361 and is very easy to locate.


Minnows Touring Park is set up for both Caravans and Motorhomes, and visitors have plenty of space not only for their accommodation on wheels but for an extra car, a table, and chairs. There’s even space to hang out your laundry should you require it. The site has fifty-nine pitches across five and a half landscaped acres, and there are plenty of amenities, including a toilet and shower block (inclusive of disabled facilities), a laundry room, washing up and vegetable preparation facilities, electricity and water, and disposal points. There’s also a Main Reception and Information Centre, and a play area for children. Fourteen of the pitches also have fresh water connections, the site has 16 amp electricity connection and should it be required, butane, Camping Gaz, and Propane too. There is also a facility at Minnows Touring Park for both winter and seasonal storage, and if you’re a pet lover they also accept dogs.


The Grand Western Canal

There is something quite unique about Minnows Touring Park, whilst the M5 motorway and A361 are nearby, it has a tranquil feel to it, making it seem like you are a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the outside world. In a natural enclave, surrounded by tall trees, the site sits next to the beautiful The Grand Western Canal a local conservation area, and the last canal to be built in the UK. This only adds to its unique location, making it a relaxing place to stay.

The Grand Western Canal Devon

There are lots of activities to do on The Grand Western Canal including walking, canoeing, and fishing. Minnows Touring Park has direct-gated access onto the canal with its own landing stage and a nearby slipway, for boats and canoes. Permits are required for boats and fishing, but these are easily accessed at Main Reception. The Grand Western Canal is also a designated cycle route, and the nearest village of Sampford Peverell is only ten minutes walk along the towpath, with plenty of other amenities including two pubs, cycle hire, a corner shop with post office facilities and a farm shop.


Venturing further afield

The local market town of Tiverton can be reached by a regular bus service from   Sampford Peverell. Tiverton is famous for the Heathcoat-Amory family, who lived at Knightshayes a now a thriving National Trust Property that’s definitely worth a visit for the beautiful gardens alone. The family also own Heathcoat textile Factory, which supplied lace for Princess Diana’s wedding dress. Tiverton also has a Museum documenting the history of the area and its people, a castle and a shopping street that includes a popular independent traders quarter. The town also has a great market and a historical trail where visitors can learn more about its past.


Minnows Touring Park is also within walking distance of Tiverton Parkway station and it only takes fifteen minutes to get Exeter or less than an hour to the beaches and towns of Dawlish and Exmouth. Exmoor, the Blackdown Hills and the local towns of Honiton are all nearby for anyone wishing to explore further afield.

Exmoor the Blackdown Hills

Mid-Devon is steeped in history and surrounded by beautiful countryside and it makes it a perfect location for South-West motorhome visitors to stay and explore the varied and exciting aspects of this small part of Devon.

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