Minnows Touring Park

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Welcome to Minnows, a small and intimate touring park beside The Grand Western Canal, ideal for those who enjoy walking, cycling, canoeing and fishing, or as a convenient centre for touring.

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Around Minnows

Experience the rural charm of Mid Devon and the tranquil beauty of the Grand Western Canal, one of Devon’s secret gems. Whether you like fishing, walking, bird watching, cycling or canoeing you will be able to enjoy all of these from Minnows Touring Park and Affiliated Caravan Club Site, the only touring caravan park alongside the Grand Western Canal in Devon.

Should you choose to venture out with your car, a short drive will find you on Exmoor or in the Blackdown Hills, in the historic city of Exeter and port of Topsham, the market towns of Tiverton and Honiton or National Trust houses and gardens such as Knighthayes Court and Killerton House. Try a peaceful trip on the canal on the Horsedrawn Barge, winner of the 2011 BBC Countryfile photographic competition or visit the working wool museum at Coldharbour Mill with its steam driven looms.

There is so much to do and see from Minnows. Even the beaches of North and South Devon are less than an hour away, and at the end of the day stroll along the towpath to one of the pubs in the village for a meal and local ale.

Pitches & Facilities

Minnows Touring Park is part of the Caravan Club’s national network of sites and offers 59 all weather pitches set in five and a half landscaped acres alongside the towpath of the Grand Western Canal, and just a short stroll from the village of Sampford Peverell with historic church, 2 pubs, post office, Spar shop, farm shop, tennis courts, golf driving range and 9 hole golf course. The towpath is part of the Sustrans National Cycle Network with safe off road cycling for all the family.

Bicycle hire is available with bicycles delivered to and collected from the site. The towpath is also suitable for mobility scooters.

14 of our pitches are fully-serviced with fresh water connections and grey water drainage. A number of pitches are arranged around the children’s playground where children can play within sight of their parents.

The modern toilets and showers have full disabled facilities, a launderette, and washing-up and vegetable preparation rooms. We have our own landing stage for canoes and trailed boats and there is a nearby slipway for boat launching. Fishing and boating permits are available from reception.

2016 Prices

2016 Season Date Bands Caravan Club Members Prices per night (£)
  Adult Child Pitch Total for
2 Adults
7th March - 23rd March 5.00 1.50 7.00 17.00
24th March - 3rd April
Easter and school holidays
7.25 2.50 9.50 24.00
4th April - 28th April 5.00 1.50 7.00 17.00
29th April - 26th May
Inc. May bank holiday
6.00 2.00 8.00 20.00
27th May - 4th June
Half term & Whit bank holiday
7.25 2.50 9.50 24.00
5th June - 21st July 6.00 2.00 8.00 20.00
22nd July - 3rd Sept
School holidays
7.25 2.50 9.50 24.00
4th Sept - 1st Oct 6.00 2.00 8.00 20.00
2nd Oct - 20th Oct 5.00 1.50 7.00 17.00
21st Oct - 29th Oct
October Half term
6.00 2.00 8.00 20.00
30th Oct - 31st Oct 5.00 1.50 7.00 17.00

Open 7 Mar - 31 Oct 2016
Opening Date:
7th March 2016
Closing Date:
31st October 2016

A deposit of the first night's pitch fees, or £20 for longer stays, applies to all bookings. In case of cancellation the deposit may be refunded or transferred to a new booking as required. However, in view of the costs of administering each booking, deposits for bookings cancelled on the day of arrival cannot be refunded. Deposits for bookings cancelled before the date of arrival are refundable less a cancellation charge of £5 per booking.

Additional Charges
Prices are charged per night
Service Pitch£3.50
Extra Car£1.00
Additional Dog
(2 dogs free each)
Tent Pitch£3.00
Camping & Caravan Club Members Supplement£2.50
Non-members Supplement£5.00

Contact Us

Minnows Touring Park

Sampford Peverell
EX16 7EN

01884 821770


Find Us

From the M5 leave at Junction 27 onto the A361 sign-posted to Tiverton and Barnstaple. After 600 metres leave at the first exit sign-posted Sampford Peverell. Turn right at the roundabout and cross the bridge to the second roundabout. Go straight on and the park entrance is on your left.

From North Devon on the A361 go to the roundabout at Junction 27 of the M5. Go all the way round the roundabout and back up the A361 and follow the directions above.

If coming along the A303, take the A358 and join the M5 at Taunton, Junction 25. We do not recommend the A373 from Honiton to Junction 28 at Cullompton for caravans or large motor vans.