Find Out More About Andrewshayes
Welcome To East Devon and Andrewshayes
Andrewshayes is award winning park that has been developed over the past 60 years by the Lawrence family, some of whom are still onsite on a daily basis. Our friendly personal service is the hallmark of our lovely country park. You can read more about the history of how the park started on our blog post here – Four Generations at Andrewshayes.
With its well developed trees and landscaping, we are proud to be graded a four pennant park by the AA, holders of a Gold David Bellamy Award and a finalist in the Devon Tourism Awards in 2016 and 2018.
Beautiful East Devon and the Jurassic Coast
At Andrewshayes you can experience the best of the countryside with its traditional villages, cream teas and starry nights, but also being just 6 miles inland from the Jurassic Coast you are never far from the stunning coastline, fabulous fish and chips and a paddle in the sea. There are so many lovely places to visit and local events to experience.
As well as being very proud of our park there are so many lovely places to visit near by and local events to experience. We hope that you will come and visit this very special part of the South West.
Our latest development The Orchard Retreat opened in 2019 and Phase 2 is ready for 2020. This new semi private area has 10 luxury holiday lodge style caravans with hot tubs in a private part of the park. More details about the Orchard Retreat here.
Facilities are well maintained and every year we try to make improvements to the park, even if you don’t always see them! Each year we replace a number of our fleet hire caravans to ensure that if you stay with us your accommodation of a high quality and modern.
Over the last few years we have also invested in the toilet blocks, refurbished the swimming pool with a new liner and built a new office and storage area. The bar and café seating has been improved and roads around the park re-surfaced.
The holiday park has invested in a large area of solar panels on the redundant farm buildings which makes a huge contribution to the park’s electricity supply. The swimming pool is heated using a combination of solar panels and a heat pump to reduce the reliance on fossil fuel. A large cover over the swimming pool has also significantly increased the heat retention of the swimming pool.
The park has it’s own sewage treatment plant with a reed bed. Two bore holes supply much of the park’s water. Sensor lights have been fitted where possible. For anyone arriving with an electric car we are able to offer a hook up point for overnight charging.
Recycling facilities are provided alongside our made refuse points to encourage our customers to use these facilities.
We are keen to use local suppliers where possible especially for our shop. Examples of the these include Norcotts Cider, Purbeck Icecream, Trewithen Diary and Otterdene.
We also use a large number of local tradesmen and local suppliers for building and park maintenance supplies.
The park has always striven to enhance the environment and bio-diversity for wildlife with the development of habitat areas, the planting of native trees, shrubs and wild flowers.
The park has a lovely woodland walk suitable for the whole family. Wildlife interpretation boards are dotted around the park. The park is Members of the Devon Wildlife Trust and outdoor events and ideas for days e.g at local nature reserves are shared in our well stock information room.
The aerial view below was taken in September 2018 just as we had started on the new Orchard Retreat development which is the cleared area to the left. Look carefully and you can see the sea from this birds eye angle.