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Challaborough Bay Holiday Park - Holiday Accommodation 15237

Kingsbridge, Devon

Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 2

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Listing ref 15237

Pet friendly

Children welcome

No smoking

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This listing was set live on the 16th May 2022

Private caravan hire owner | Bev | Challaborough Bay Holiday Park | Kingsbridge

About the owner

Hi my name is Bev and my husband Phill and I live in Wiltshire, with our 2 dogs, Wispa and Crunchie.

Holiday home facilities

Holiday home facilities


Double Glazing

DVD Player


Central Heating

Fridge Freezer



Veranda / Decking

Parking Bay

Garden Chairs

Ramp Access

Internal Widening

Private WIFI

Adapted Bathroom

Adapted Kitchen

Adapted Doorways

Additional info:
Electric powered fire in lounge



Brand New to this Website! May 2022

Hi, and a very warm welcome to Dale 36, where our caravan is situated within the very beautiful Challaborough Bay Holiday Park.

Both my husband Phill and I have been visiting Challaborough Holiday Park for 5 years. We absolutely love this beautiful location, so much so that, very recently, April 2022, we took the plunge and bought our very own wheelchair friendly 2019 ABI Derwent Caravan. It's a truly special caravan, lovely and spacious inside, with sliding doors and wider doorways for wheelchair access. It has a ramp for wheelchair access.

The caravan has a front sun deck, with its own table and chairs. The outside table design is wheelchair friendly. We are very pleased to be able to share our caravan and rent it out, to help towards the rates and site fees, for when we are unable to use it. We have added a lot of little extras for able bodied guests and for wheelchair guests, which we hope you will like. We have received some great feedback, so far, so hope if you choose to stay in our caravan, that you and your family/friends have a wonderful holiday.

No more than two well behaved dogs are very welcome.

It is bookable for able bodied guests as well of course, but please note that the worktops are lower than normal due to the wheelchair friendly design. So, if you are very tall and depending on how much cooking and washing up you will be planning to do on your holiday, this caravan may not be suitable for you. However, having said that, my lovely husband Phill enjoys a lot of cooking, and he is 6” 4”, and he has not had a problem with the lower work tops. Likewise, I am quite tall as well and I have not had a problem. If you have any questions or need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us. Best wishes, Bev & Phill.

The caravan is based on a level road which leads directly to the beach, clubhouse, and bar. Also, on site they have a swimming pool, jacuzzi, and an arcade, outside play area, and Nisa shop. Most supermarkets also deliver to site (Waitrose, Morrisons, Tesco & Sainsbury etc).

Our caravan is modern and immaculate. It is a 2019 caravan with 2 bedrooms, and there is also a pull-out sofa bed in the lounge so it can sleep 6 in total. There is one large specially adapted wet room bathroom with shower. There is a an over the bed, pole patient helper, also known as a monkey pole, it is in the main bedroom, and is very easy to assemble. See photo above.

The beach at Challaborough is a Blue Flag beach with daily Lifeguard cover in the summer season. There is plenty to do with kayaks, paddle boards, wetsuits etc, available to hire on site, they also run Guided Tours. Surfing and body-boarding is also very popular.
Please note however that the Challaborough Bay beach is not dog friendly from May-September. So dog owners will need to use the Burgh Island causeway beach. Dog lovers generally to the right on the causeway, non-dog lovers to the left-hand beach.

PLEASE NOTE that there is a slight raised bump or lip just inside the bathroom door, so please take care when entering or leaving the bathroom. This is a necessity so that the wet room can function properly, so that the shower water can drain away.

All bedrooms have plug sockets and USB outlets. There is gas central heating and parking for one car outside. Please park on the stones parking space and not on the grass thanks. As our caravan is new to the site WiFi is forecast to be available for us, from early June 2022, so watch this space for an update. - Update installation now, 20-24th JUNE. Until then we are managing very well with a dongle which was quite cheap. Wifi is also available when sitting inside or out in the bar area.

All bedding is provided, but guests are asked to bring their own towels, tea towels, and hand towels as desired. Your beds will be all made up on arrival.

Entertainment passes are available to purchase from Parkdean Reception for a reasonable fee, which gives you access to the Swimming Pool, Clubhouse kids club etc.

The Waterfront Bar serves food and drink all day and does not require passes.

Please note that the cafe above the small car park above the Burgh Island causeway beach is now closed. The building is being refurbished. (info correct at July 2023)

The Venus cafe which is beside the main big car park above the Burgh Island causeway beach, is still open. It is next to the toilets and the wet suit hire shop. There is a disabled toilet there as well.

There is plenty to see in the local area if you want to explore

• Burgh Island, with dog friendly beach all year round, is a tidal island which you can see from Challaborough, you can either walk via the coastal path towards Bigbury or drive a short distance via rather narrow roads to the Bigbury sea front car park. For walking on the coastal path up a hill, it is half a mile walk to the Burgh Island beach from reception, turn left. It is accessible using an electric wheelchair or a mobility scooter, we have seen both used. We have also seen pushchairs being pushed and pulled up the path. Please note though that the coastal path is Not suitable for a manual wheelchair. The very beautiful Burgh Island is accessible at low tide via a large beautiful sandy beach, it is a causeway which at high tide is completely covered, leaving you to return via the Sea tractor if you want to. The centre of the beach on the causeway is electric wheelchair and mobility scooter friendly. Large cars go backwards and forwards a lot, on the centre of the causeway beach to take guests to and from the hotel. Also, delivery vans use it as well to supply the hotel and the Pilchard Inn. The sea tractor is not wheelchair friendly.

The hotel itself is very famous as Agatha Christie used to write from the art-deco hotel and was known for its pirates and smugglers. You can walk around the island and there is an old pilchard lookout at the top and also the Pilchard Inn if you fancy a drink, or bar snack. Challaborough nestles on the Southwest coast path.

Other nearby places to visit are: -
• South Hams - Dartington, Ivybridge, Kingsbridge, Modbury, Salcombe, Totnes, Dartmouth Wembury
• Teignbridge - Ashburton, Bovey Tracey, Buckfastleigh, Chudleigh, Dawlish, Newton Abbot, Shaldon, Teignmouth.
• Plymouth - Historic Barbican, where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for the new world. Plymouth Hoe, home to Smeatons Tower. Large selection of restaurants shops and bars. National Marine Aquarium. Dartmoor Zoo

Local Pubs / Restaurants: -
• Waterfront Bar & Restaurant on site
• Journeys End at Ringmore
• Pickwick Inn at St Annes Chapel - currently closed at May 2022. Due to re open with new owners and or manager soon
• Pilchard Inn at Burgh Island
• The Oyster Shack at Bigbury
• The Village Inn at Kingsbridge
• Church House Inn at Kingsbridge

Local Take Aways
• Bay Takeaway & Pizzeria
• Fryer Tucks (Licensed, with a dine in option).

We have been told this month, July 2022, that "Parking Eye in the Sky" is now working! So as soon as you arrive at the caravan, within 15 minutes of arrival, see inside boiler cupboard door. Scan QR code and enter you car details. Top tip - when the little yellow bollards appear, if you have friends visiting you for the day, and they park in the main car park please ask them to check all the parking signage very carefully.

Note from same meeting, you probably know this already, there are currently No Electric Car charging points at the Challaborough Bay site and there are no plans to install them at present, May 2022. Please Do Not charge your electric car on site. The maintenance staff have been told to disconnect any leads to cars, that they may see, that are charging up to caravan electricity points.

For various important reasons we are going with 7 DAY BOOKING PERIODS ONLY, Saturday to Saturday. However you can book for 14 days or longer if you want of course. Check out time is on SATURDAYS before 10am please. Check in time will generally be 3pm. But if you need to arrive earlier than that, please get in touch and I may be able to help.

If you have any questions, please get in touch.

Holiday park facilities

Holiday park facilities

Pub Club


Indoor Pool


Grocery Shop



Kids Club

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Local area

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Pubs and Clubs



Based on 7 guest ratings

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Value for money

Group Of Friends

Date of stay - 10 Sep 2022 - 17 Sep 2022

My mum and 3 siblings -all pension age and above recently stayed here for a week. Found van to be clean, well equipped and perfect for my aunts mobility needs. Said bathroom was big and easy to get round. Lovely van in a nice spot. Owner quickly replied to any queries I had. Needed something very specific as aunt has had a stroke and my mums walking is poor. They didnt do much, just sat on the deck and watch the world go by. Quite happy. Taxis are an issue- they wanted to go food shop as shops on site are always expensive- no taxis but I did an online order from asda and they delivered no problem. They enjoyed it so much they wanted to stay longer! not far to the beach- Teddy the shitzu had a fab time on there running in the sea.

Thanks very much for your review. We are so glad your family enjoyed themselves. Best wishes, Bev & Phill

Family With Young Children

Date of stay - 6 Aug 2022 - 13 Aug 2022

We had a lovely time in Dale36. The caravan is in excellent condition and fitted out with everything you could want. It’s got a full sized freezer! The kids loved the beach which was less than 10 minutes away even when loaded down with everything you would require for the day. The beach is fantastic really kid friendly. Loved the pool but make sure you book. Lastly evening entertainment is great for the kids. They loved it. I would strongly recommend thus accommodation.

Thanks very much for your review we are so glad that you had a lovely time. Best wishes, Bev & Phill

Family With Young Children

Date of stay - 30 Jul 2022 - 6 Aug 2022

A lovely time spent in a beautiful caravan and lovely clean site.Kids had a great time in the swimming pool beach and with the entertainment in the club.l would like to use this caravan again and would recommend it to all my family and friends.Thank you.

Hi there, thanks so much for your review, so glad that you had a lovely holiday, best wishes, Bev & Phill

Family With Young Children

Date of stay - 9 Jul 2022 - 16 Jul 2022

Stayed with my fiance, my 8 month old daughter and my Mother. Caravan is lovely and spacious! There was plenty of room for our travel cot and room for baby to play in lounge. The beds are comfortable and caravan is well equipped. Really enjoyed our stay! Owner also responded very quickly to queries prior to booking.

Thanks very much for your review, we are so glad that you had a nice holiday, best wishes, Bev & Phill

Mature Couple

Date of stay - 18 Jun 2022 - 25 Jun 2022

Great caravan , very clean, every thing you need . Very comfortable beds . Would definately recommend

Hi Christine. Thanks so much for your review, we are really pleased that you liked the caravan. Best wishes Bev & Phill

Family With Young Children

Date of stay - 11 Jun 2022 - 18 Jun 2022

A delightful stay in Bev and Phil’s beautiful caravan. Spotlessly clean, very comfortable and extremely spacious. The caravan is well equipped and has a lovely veranda to sit out on. We took our 1 year old and it was absolutely perfect, very safe and family friendly. The beach was only a few minutes walk away from the van and very close to beautiful Burgh Island. We enjoyed using the leisure facilities on site- including the pool, soft play area and little arcade, most of which time we were in them alone. It was a very restful stay and a nice quiet site. We enjoyed visiting Salcombe, Dartmouth, Totnes and Bantham beach. A truly gorgeous location and experience. We would love to come back! Thanks for a brilliant stay Sally, Danny, Anne, Jacob and Ada dog

Hello Sally and family thanks very much for your lovely review. We are so very pleased that you had a lovely time, best wishes, Bev & Phill

Young Couple

Date of stay - 1 Jun 2022 - 4 Jun 2022

We stayed for 3 nights over the Jubilee weekend. The caravan was very clean and seemed like new. It contained everything we needed, the kitchen was well equipt and had a nice big fridge freezer. We didnt have any issues at all with the kitchen works tops being a big lower, even through we are both over 6ft. Location is fantastic, its a short walk to the beach and with in 15 minutes you can walk across to the beach where you access Burgh Island. I would highly reccomend booking this van, we are looking forward to booking again in the future :)

Hi Sam, thanks so much for your review, we are so glad that you had a nice time. Best wishes, Bev & Phill

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