Welcome back from 12 April!

What fantastic news, we are delighted to be reopening on Monday the 12 April! We will, of course, continue to operate under tight Covid secure protocols, as the safety of our guests and staff remains paramount.

We have been doing a great deal of work behind the scenes to prepare for what we hope to be a wonderful season and the beginning of a new normality. We are very excited to welcome all of our lovely owners and guests back to the park, to enjoy the peace, tranquillity, and wonderful wildlife that Churchwood, Wembury, and South Devon have to offer.

We are booking up quickly so to secure your 2021 break, please get in touch.

In the meantime, stay safe and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

John, Shirley, and Tom Stansell and all the Churchwood Team
PS Don’t forget, you can always enjoy our lovely scenery by following us on Facebook, where you’ll find regular photos and other updates.

Covid-19 Cancellation Policy

During this period of constant change and uncertainty, we understand that it is a worry to commit to a payment for holidays that partly rely on government restrictions and guidelines. That is why we are offering the most flexible cancellation terms that we can. If your holiday is cancelled by either you or us due to either legislation or guidelines imposed as a result of the pandemic, we will give you the option of moving your dates or receiving a full refund for all of the days that you are not able to use. We will apply no administration charges in these situations. If you would like to discuss any of this with us, please give us a call or drop us an email.


Welcome to Churchwood Valley

Churchwood Valley is a beautiful, natural wooded valley running down to the sea at Wembury Bay in South Devon. Look closely and, hidden among the lush green foliage, you’ll see wooden cabins nestling on the hillside…

A haven of peace within an environmental paradise, Churchwood Valley is a few minutes’ walk from a safe family beach and the South West Coast Path.

Away from it all…

If ‘getting away from it all’ is the most important part of your holiday – Churchwood Valley is for you. Each holiday cabin has its own plot on the hillside, surrounded by trees, flowering shrubs, hedges, and rustic fences. By moving no further than your armchair, you’ll see delightful displays of birdlife, and a trip to your private patio may well afford a glimpse of badgers, foxes, squirrels, and other wildlife.

Peace and tranquillity

There are no discos, bars, or cafes – just rock pools, wildlife, and breathtaking scenery. Secluded it may be, isolated it is not. Churchwood’s licensed shop sells a wide range of food and drink, beach toys, gifts, and many other products, so you don’t even need to leave the site for those ‘essential’ items. We also have a fully equipped launderette.

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The Park

Churchwood is blessed with a wonderful natural setting. But it doesn’t just take care of itself – we work hard to preserve habitats for mammals, birds and insects wherever possible.

Churchwood Valley is home to over a hundred different species of bird including the rare Cirl Bunting, whose habitat includes a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), part of which is on our land. Our beach is part of a voluntary marine conservation area and the Marine Centre just above the Old Mill Café provides an interpretation centre and a base for wardens who guide the frequent rockpool rambles in the summer months.

Conserving, preserving and protecting

Over many years, new cabins, our shop and our information room, have all been clad in chestnut, fences have been made of Monterey pine and internal cladding of elm – all grown, planked and seasoned at Churchwood.

Our recycling centre has facilities for glass, plastic containers, paper and board, steel tins, aluminium cans, and green waste, while we also recycle plastic film from the shop and office.

Across the site, the cuttings from the unending task of trimming and strimming trees, shrubs and grass produce compost that is used around the site and in the seasonal hanging baskets that adorn every cabin.

Within the cabins, we use low energy light bulbs wherever possible and phosphate-free cleaning agents to help protect the environment. Whenever we renew or replace buildings or equipment, we research what is available that is good for the environment and ‘buy green’.

We have won a Gold Conservation Award for no less than 24 years in a row from the David Bellamy Conservation Award Scheme (DBCAS). This represents one for every year the accolade has been awarded and we are very proud to be one of the few holiday parks to have achieved this. The DBCAS was established, and for many years, overseen by the late, great Professor Bellamy himself and the scheme is now run by his son Rufus.