An excellent site!. All previous reviews about new shower / toilet block are spot on!. The wardens went about their routine business and didn't seem to bother anyone, but, were extremely helpful if approached!.
The dog walking area is immense! and leads onto some very nice public footpaths down to the coast, fully planted with new trees - the previous report regarding 'losing your dog' is now out of date. Usual problems exist with this field however, namely that some dog owners do not, or will not, 'clear up'.
The only downside of the week for us was that although the site has an area for late caravan arrivals, we found a family pitching a tent directly opposite us at 11. 30pm onwards!, headlights on, doors slamming, kids running amok etc, etc. with little regard for anybody else. All in all though, an excellent site.
Local facilities though are not so good - you often have to stand in a queue to get a beer in the nearest pub and the fish and chip shop in Mortehoe is nothing short of a disorganised rip off!.
Great for children
Very nice camp site. The excellent facilities can be a few minutes walk depending on where you pitch as it is a large site, but you can always drive there if you are totally bone idle.
The site staff are very friendly and helpful. It is quite exposed to wind being on the coast line but there are plenty of sheltered pitches for tents, many with service hook ups if required.
Great for children with an excellent play area and lovely fishing / duck pool in the middle of the site all set in beautiful country side.
A major plus point is that there is no club house to ruin the peaceful surroundings.
Would thoroughly recommend this site as a base to explore North Devon. I doubt you will find a better all round site than this.
I visit this site so much as it really is a fantastic site, being only a very short journey to Woolacombe beach it is a site that is fantastic for the whole family, The park is very clean and tidy and has great views of Wales on a clear day.
If you are into walking then this site is great for you as I have found direct routes onto the south-west coast path. I have been there about 15 times in the last year and love it so much.
It has a fantastic new shower block with underfloor heating with free to use showers and also a great restaurant with fantastic meals to offer. This site is perfect and also has a fantastic fishing lake with rod hire available at amazing prices.
The owners, Martin and Christine are great and really do their best for all visitors. Go to Warcombe Farm and see for your self.
Good Pitch Sizes
We have just returned from our first camping trip with the children, what a great start.
Lovely site, it was clean and tidy, good pitch sizes, superb shower and toilet facilities, friendly staff and nice play area for the children.
The takeaway was excellent if a little slow, the prices were pretty reasonable too.
We would definitely return.
Superb spot for Woolacombe, Ilfracombe and Croyde.
Just had our first family camping trip here and thoroughly enjoyed it.
The shower block was fabulous - so warm, clean and tidy. A far cry from my Guide camp days!
Playground was great for the children although the aerial slide was a little noisy when being used after hours.
Superb spot for Woolacombe, Ilfracombe and Croyde.
Rach n Dave
This site was fabulous. Beautiful setting, loads of space, fantastic shower/toilet block. I am not a seasoned camper but I give this long weekend camping experience 10/10. Highly recommend a visit.
The kids really enjoyed the playground and the fishing lake has lots of big fish. The staff were very friendly and you don't have to worry about cooking because they provide a take away service. The food was simple, home-made and very tasty.
This was a perfect site for me. Not too large and over crowded and in a perfect location for getting to the surf on Woolacombe Beach.
The site is very well maintained while managing to keep the rural feel. The shower and toilet block are in a league of there own and can only be described as luxurious. There is a combination of pitches from open plan to secluded plots surrounded by trees and shrubs for complete privacy if required.
At the end of the site they have their own woodland which makes for a great walk and has fantastic views out to sea.
The staff were very friendly and the food at their small take away was very welcoming after the journey down.
In my opinion it would be hard to find a better site than this for what we look for and for that it has gone to number 1 in my book.
Great time camping
This was our second trip to this site and had a great time.
They have added more play facilities for children which was very popular. To remain the best site in the area they need to keep improving.
You can hire all fishing equipment to use their fishing lake at a reasonable price and the takeaway food was good.
Bank Holiday Camping
We visited Warcombe Farm during the August bank holiday weekend. 4 adults and 2 children (5 and 2.5) spread over two large pitches (10.5m x 11.5m) with EHU. This easily accommodated our Diablo 600 and car
The site itself is slightly sloping at the top but seems to level out towards the bottom. The children's play area is well maintained was very popular with the children. There is ample grass area to run around in.
The toilet block is excellent and the showers are large with a storage system to stop your clothes getting wet.
The shop is small and a bit expensive but there is a Spar about 0.5 miles towards Woolacombe and a Tesco in Ilfracombe.
The on-site take-away sell very good home cooked food, not just the usual fried thing and chips, and I would strongly recommend it. There is a pub at the end of the lane which provides a carvery as well as bar food. You can walk to it but you will need to walk down the road as there is no pavement. The walk takes approx 10 minutes.
There is a fishing lake which seemed quite popular although not my sort of thing.
Woolacombe beach is a 5 minute car journey away. Miles and miles of sand, great surf and a stream which kept our kids happy for hours. All day parking is £4 or £5 depending on how close to the beach.
If we visit this area again I would definitely consider staying there again.
What a lovely site!
Very large pitches with plenty of electric hook-ups We visited with our 2 Grandchildren aged 18 months and 2. There was so much space for them to run around without bothering other campers and also a lovely adventure playground on site. Our Grandchildren were particularly fond of the ducks and ducklings.
The toilet and shower block were the best we have come across since we have been camping and were kept extremely clean. There was also a family wash room with a full size bath, over-bath shower, toilet and baby changing facilities which proved to be very useful with 2 toddlers. Also disabled facilities.
The washing up facilities were excellent, with numerous sinks, a sink for hand washing clothes, many washing machines and tumble driers and an ironing room.
The site was well maintained and the staff very friendly. Plenty of places to visit around and the beach just five minutes away. A brilliant beach for children as there was a little shallow river which ran down the sand to the sea. Also part of the beach was for surfing and was very popular.
Best site we have stayed on. We will definitely be back.
Short drive to the beach
The facilities on this site are second to none, immaculate, spacious, practical and plentiful. The pitching areas are ultra large and generously spaced, our pitch did slope slightly which meant we had to pitch side on, but this was not a significant problem.
If you enjoy walking the far end of the site links up with public footpaths to Mortehoe, Ilfracombe and Woolacombe.
If you should walk into Ilfracombe on a Bank Holiday be sure to reserve your strength for the return journey because a taxi (Ilfracombe Taxis) will set you back 19 pounds for a 3 mile trip.
Well worth a stay if you don't mind a short drive to the beach.
Great time, facilities best I have seen
We Visited this campsite in May and can only say that we will definitely be going back and soon.
The site is well kept, has a superb fishing lake and all the pitches are spacious, for all the Tenters out there the pitches for the tents are as good, being set amongst various hedges and giving a good degree of privacy and peace and quiet.
The shower and toilet block are fab with very spacious shower facilities. The block is very well kept. We can't comment on the washing up area as we did not use it due to being in a motorhome.
There is a good walk for the Dogs and this links to the public coastal foot path for Mortehoe (which has a very Good pub or two to stop in on the way home!) This path also takes routes to Bull point Light House and Lee Bay.
The beach at Woolacombe is splendid but can get busy at peak times, but its great for the kids You can also take dogs on to the beach, but you need to head for the far left hand side of the beach. There are life guards on duty, but just remember to observe the flags as there is a rip tide that can cause havoc to the unwary swimmers and amateur boarders among you.
The beach is about a ten minute drive or bike ride. The bike ride back is a tough one because its all uphill! (10 minutes down, 1 Hour Back)
Going back to the camp site we tested the takeaway and had a brilliant Tea. The menu is quite varied, its not the cheapest but the wait was well worth it as the food is good, especially when its raining and the Bar B Que is redundant!
There is a good Children's Play Area which would test the most active of little people with lots of swings. A Tyre Slide and General Climbing Frame.
There is no bar or clubhouse if you are looking for a site with the Hi D Hi Factor and entertainment, then go down the road as this wont be the place for you.
Had a great time, facilities best I have seen, will be back soon!
Can't beat the location!
We stayed here for 3 nights. We are a couple in our early 30's. The area had had non-stop rain for 48 hours before we arrived, but seemed well drained. We were taken to our pitch by a guy on a quad bike which was very handy. We went at the height of the season and still we had plenty of room.
The site is separated into areas, so you only have a maximum of 8 tents around you. This site seems to be 95% tents which was nice for us!
There are two modern toilet blocks which are kept very clean and I didn't have to queue once! The lights are automatic and I have been told that if you spend too long on the loo they go off and the sensor is outside the cubicles!
The playground seemed well equipped and not too vast.
Woolacombe is a 5 min drive away. The campsite says you can walk but the walk is very steep and down a narrow lane with no footpath which cars use. It was OK to do once but you wouldn't be able to carry much kit. Woolacombe has a good choice of shops which are cheaper than the site shop but the site shop wasn't too dear. The beach is fantastic and the lifeguards there are excellent.
Ilfracombe is about 10 minutes away, Mortehoe is about 5 minutes away, Croyde 10-15 minutes away.
The site offers meals to take away which you are given a menu for when you book in. They also have a breakfast and kiddies menu and seem to have a wide variety of Veggie options. I cannot comment on the quality as we ate in Woolacombe and Ilfracombe while we stayed which both have a wide variety of eateries.
I would highly recommend this site. The staff are very welcoming and the facilities are excellent - and you can't beat the location!
Extremely helpful staff
Arrived at site during torrential rain. Shown to pitch by extremely helpful staff. As one would expect from such a downpour the condition of the site was not great. Staff could not do enough to help they were fantastic! They made every effort to make sure that we were happy and satisfied with their makeshift alterations to our pitch.
The toilets and showers were indeed to die for, very clean and very modern with continuous hot water day or night. As a family with two small children we were naturally very concerned about the lake. This was fenced off very well and we needn't have worried.
The other campers adhered very well to the 10 pm deadline and indeed it was quiet on site after 10 pm.
The weather picked up and we had a very enjoyable and pleasant time at Warcombe Farm. Would recommend it to everyone and we would certainly go back.
Full marks to the staff on site for their helpfulness and dedication.
Not too big and not too small
We booked this site after reading the reviews for a 5 night break August Bank Holiday week.
We were not disappointed. Beautiful views, very helpful staff and the onsite takeaway was very good and very reasonable.
The showers are superb with masses of room which I could take myself and my daughter (10) and son (2) in with me. To solve the problem of my son not liking showers, as most 2 year olds don't, I took a large plastic crate which we had used for transporting supplies etc in the shower room and filled it up with warm water from the shower. He then happily sat in it like a bath and I could get him clean without all the yelling and screaming a shower would've caused, and I had something to carry all the wet towels and dirty clothes back to the caravan in. Loads of room to get dressed without paddling in puddles of water and we took a lot less time and water than if we'd had to use a small cubicle one at a time.
The proximity to Woolacombe/Saunton beaches is great with a short drive to either and parking at £5 for the day I considered pretty reasonable. The staff on site were very helpful but the shop was very basic. The kids play area was great fun and suited both 10 year old and 2 year old, all I had to do was pull up a camping chair and sit and drink coffee while reading my book with one eye on the kids. My 10 year old loved the zip wire and most of the children were very well behaved and didn't hog it.
She made a few friends while queueing and cant wait to go back. The husband would've loved to try the fishing lake out, but the 2 year old won't allow it at the moment so cant comment on it.
The site is not cramped, although because we booked quite late, we were on a pitch next to the main road down the hill through the site, which with a 2 year old boy isn't ideal and quite a few of the drivers didn't stick to the speed limits so extra vigilance was called for on our part.
We cannot recommend this site highly enough, not too big and not too small, facilities excellent and we'll be returning asap.