PARK CLOSURE

These are unprecedented times and we all have a responsibility to consider not just ourselves but the people of our country and our local communities. We have made decisions and taken actions which were unimaginable at the start of the year, the most significant of which being that we closed Churchwood Valley in March, and we remain closed for the time being. We will re-open as soon as restrictions have been lifted and we feel it is safe to do so.

We are currently taking bookings for all dates on or after the 4th July (this date is subject to change based on the situation), with no payment required when booking a holiday that begins between July 4th and October 31st 2020. We are being entirely flexible with all bookings within this period and will not be taking any money for these (except for the £1 deposit required to enable customers to book on-line) until we are certain that we can honour the bookings.

For those that have a booking in place between now and 4th July, we have tried to contact you individually to discuss moving the booking to a later date – as discussed, this will not need to be finalised at this time and can be left open-ended (our preferred option if you can manage it) – or to cancel if necessary. If you have not heard from us or are unsure of the status of a booking please contact us via telephone, email or directly through the website.

With an uncertain future ahead, we are remaining primed to open the park when it is safe for us to do so; we will be following government guidelines and the advice of our industry body (the BH&HPA) for the sake of our staff, our customers, our community, and the country as a whole.

If you wish to discuss any of this further, please contact us via telephone or email.

Take care, stay safe and we’ll see you when the crisis is over.

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.

Oak Lodge

Oak Lodge is our newest lodge and has a fabulous sea view! With a stunning open plan living area, it sleeps six in one double and two twin bedrooms. Bathroom, master en-suite, plus dishwasher and washing machine.Be sure to book your holiday early as Oak Lodge is proving really popular. Call us on 01752 862382. Click…

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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.