Welcome! Churchwood Valley is open to both holidaymakers and private owners. Each cabin has its own private garden area and parking space and guests tell us the peace, quiet and privacy of this beautiful valley is even more precious in this year of the Coronavirus.

Clearly, there are some differences in the way we operate now – such as a limit on the numbers of people allowed in the shop and pre-booked time-slots for the laundrette. We ask everyone to strictly adhere to social distancing guidelines and there are some additional rules and protocols in place to help combat the spread of Covid-19.

In addition, our team is taking extra steps to keep everyone safe, such as an even more stringent cleaning routine for both accommodation and public spaces, and strict hand hygiene standards at all times.

We closely follow government and industry advice on how best to keep everyone safe while they are at Churchwood Valley.

We look forward to welcoming you soon!

John, Shirley and Tom Stansell and all the Churchwood Team

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 bird life, 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.