Our Awards ~
At Andrewshayes we have worked hard over the years to achieve the standards we would expect to find if we went on holiday. One of our main aims is that our park is a clean, tidy and pleasant place for you and your family to have your holiday. We also want to ensure that our staff are friendly and welcoming and that all the facilities are as you would hope to find them.
Each of the different awards we have take a slightly different focus, but they help keep us on our toes and encourage us to make continual improvements to the park.
It’s official – Andrewshayes is one of the top parks in Devon!! Whoop whoop!
In 2018 we came second in the category for Caravanning and Camping Parks up against a number of other Devon parks, improving on our 2016 third place.
Here’s owners brother and sister Pete and Clare receiving the award from Jo Pavey – our local Olympian in 2016.
We are delighted to have maintained our 4 AA Pennants for 2019 with an increase in overall score to 90%.
Andrewshayes does not have all the features needed to become a 5 Pennant Park so we are delighted to be the best 4 Pennant Park possible.
“Parks with this award have achieved an extremely high standard in all areas. You can expect fully tiled shower cubicles and some combined toilet-washing cubicles. A warden is available at all times, and there is a good level of security and supervision”.
Visitors to Andrewshayes have kindly been leaving reviews for us on TripAdvisor and we are delighted to have received their Certificate of Excellence for the second year running. This is based on the consistently good reviews we have received.
So thank you for your contributions if you made one and we would love you to leave us a review after your stay.
We are delighted to have joined the The Jurassic Coast Trust.
This is the independent charity responsible for managing the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.
The aims of the trust are to ensure that everyone loves, understands and values the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and is able to have the best possible experience of the Jurassic Coast, whether they want to learn, enjoy, work or study.
What is a Premier Park? This is a scheme operated by the producers of Caravan, MMM Magazine and “Out and About Live” web site. Premier Parks are selected and have to be rated by the magazine’s Parks Department editorial team before they can join. Although high-quality facilities are important, it’s the overall feel, ambience and location that earns parks top marks. Premier Parks has high standards and has developed its own unique rating scheme to assess parks thoroughly, entirely independent of any tourist board rating.
To get maximum points a park needs to offer superb pitches with immaculate landscaping, well-equipped toilet blocks and a first rate atmosphere. Premier Parks is a select group – there are only 100 Premier Parks throughout the UK.
Andrewshayes was first inspected during 2012 and we were delighted to have been selected for the scheme every year since then.
Campsites awarded us their ‘Highly Rated’ award after reviewing what we offer compared to other sites. We are very proud that people see us as being Highly Rated and Recommended, thank you Campsites co uk.
David Bellamy Conservation Awards are made each year to parks which can demonstrate policies showing active concern for the environment. The parks that take part in the scheme are all regularly assessed by the scheme’s team of local wildlife experts. The assessors look at the steps parks are taking to:
– Manage their land as a haven for wildlife
– Reduce their use of energy, water and other resources
– Reduce, reuse and recycle the waste they produce
– Support their local communities.
Three levels of excellence can be achieved: Gold, Silver and Bronze. Andrewshayes joined the scheme in 2009 are very proud to have been awarded Gold 5 years running. Although no longer part of the scheme, we work hard to make the park as “green” as possible. This means considering everything from employing local staff and stocking local goods in our shop, to investing in renewable energy. We also have a fantastic rural location and our new woodland area has provided a lovely place to take a walk or picnic. In 2010 we received a Special Distinction from David Bellamy for this woodland and were also given Bee Friendly Status.
Andrewshayes Holiday Park has been graded 4 stars every year from 2001 to 2013. We decided to leave the scheme as we felt we do not need to participate in both the AA and Visit England grading schemes.
The star rating system is the official assessment service provided by Visit England. The rating for Holiday, Touring and Camping Parks reflects the overall quality of the park. The assessment covers nearly all aspects of the park that a visitor would expect such as the level of facilities being offered, the cleanliness of all the public areas, the layout and quality of the pitches and caravans for hire as well as provision of services such as a shop, bar and information room.
For 2012 the grading scheme was altered so that a park has to receive a 4 star grade across a number of different areas to become 4 star (previously as long as the overall score averaged out to 4 stars that was sufficient).