All the reviews that we read were true
We had a lovely time at this campsite. All the reviews that we read were true: the facilities were great and very clean, it is generally very well maintained and the staff were friendly and helpful.
It was very quiet, but since we arrived shortly after a storm that apparently wrecked 30 tents, I think we timed it just right!
The campsite shop is very small, though does stock the essentials. The family shower rooms are fab - huge, with a shower, basin and loo all in the same room. The standard showers were also very spacious.
Some of the pitches have a gentle slope, so you need to be able to pitch your tent accordingly, or be happy to roll!
Brilliant on-site take-away served good meals like lasagne, chilli and curry as well as the more standard fish and chips (theirs is much better than the local chippy!), pizza etc.
At the bottom of the campsite is a big field that has been planted for woodland where they intend to put picnic tables and can walk dogs. Lovely to see a site taking such a long term view and being prepared to commit to such a project.
Generally excellent site, would go again.
Excellent in every way
On arrival at the campsite we received a warm and helpful welcome. We were escorted to our pitch, which was huge with electric hook up, and given instructions on where to best place our trailer tent.
It was a sloping pitch right by the fishing lake, with a lovely view across the lake. We were advised to pitch the trailer tent with the hitch facing outwards in case we needed to be towed off the pitch (a bad weather precaution). We experienced terrible weather over the coming week but the pitch did not flood at all. The camp site is on top of a hill so gets the brunt of the weather coming off the Atlantic. You need to use strong pegs with the guy ropes!
The facilities on the site were excellent in every way - underfloor heating in the showers which was luxurious. The take away was a welcome distraction from the weather with an extensive menu. The fishing lake is very picturesque but you will need to purchase a permit to fish. Note: these are checked randomly every day.
The site is very well kept. It was full most of the time we were there and at no time did the facilities become unkempt. The site is about a mile out of Mortehoe and just behind Woolacombe. Not really within safe walking distance anywhere, although you can access the coastal path from the back of the camp site. Plenty of places to eat nearby (short drive).
The beach at Woolacombe is huge and tends to get really busy. The beach at Croyde (approx 6 miles down the coast) is much smaller with excellent surfing. Ilfracombe is about 4 miles and has a cinema, shops, restaurants and nice harbour area.
I'd go again but not with a tent of any sort - all that flapping canvas! Didn't seem to matter how tightly we guyed it down it was still making a racket. Didn't last the 10 days we had booked, came home after 6.
This site is excellent.
We had rain almost every day and the site was becoming a muddy skidpan but they did come and sprinkle sawdust on the mud if asked and towed us off the pitch so they did their best. The play area is one of the best we've seen and the bathrooms are amazing!- underfloor heating and large sensor operated showers - it was posher than at home!
There are some lovely pitches set amongst trees further down the site - we were in a row on a field which was disappointing but that was because I'd booked a 'super-pitch'.There was one night that was so windy the caravan rocked and shook all night which terrified me but the view from our caravan was amazing - we could see the lights on the Swansea coast. There were 3 washing machines and 4 tumble dryers which was really helpful, and all the facilities were spotless.
It's worth remembering that any pitch is only as good as your neighbours - we had a family with 3 members that coughed unbelievably heartily 24/7 and who let their toddler cry and scream at half past 2 or 6 in the mornings. We can laugh now but it wasn't the dawn chorus we were looking for!
Overall a site that scores 98% with us - we would love to go back but it's taken us nearly 8 hours to get back to Brighton!
We stayed here with some friends, and can not fault this site at all.
We had a great pitch and were next to each other so were able to make a good little area which was quite private. The facilities are excellent and at no extra cost.
The dog walk was the best we have ever had, and the campsite was the most dog friendly.
Excellent value for money, great staff, great facilities and a great location.
We will be staying again!
Neil and Emma
A great campsite
This was our second time and it was just as excellent as the last time. You can not fault this campsite at all, the facilities and fantastic and clean. Someone was sick on one of the pathways, and within 10 mins a member of the staff had cleaned it up.
We walked down to Lee Bay which was fantastic. Our pitch was by the dog walk and we had so much space.
This is a great campsite and one we will visit time and time again.
Neil and Emma
Five minutes from Woolacombe
This site is extremely well maintained, clean and tidy, bins emptied regularly, lovely play park for the children, friendly and helpful staff, excellent facilities for washing and showering etc. Although I can see the washing up-area would get busy when the site is full.
DH wasn't keen on the fact that the pitches were pre-marked and you weren't able to choose your own area on arrival but I didn't find it a problem.
The site was quite exposed to the elements in places however some of the pitches were more sheltered so do request that if desired.
The reason we chose this site was because of it's proximity to Woolacombe and it was a five minute drive away. The shop on site had ample basic items (milk, bread, butter, eggs, bacon etc.) and operated an ice-pack hire system - the prices were ok for a camp-site.
I thought the cost for 3 nights, 2 adults and 2 children was quite pricey but then I guess they have more overheads in terms of maintenance than some more basic sites.
I would definitely stay here again but would possibly try another one in the Woolacombe area first just to compare.
Lou and Miles
The finest site we have ever had the privilege to pitch on
1st stay at Warcombe farm and after staying at plenty of other sites, feel we can state without fear of contradiction that without a doubt this is the finest site we have ever had the privilege to pitch on.
Superb facilities. Loved it so much that not even the weather could dampen our spirits, says everything that we are going back next year in June can't wait.
10/10 all round
North Devon is a beautiful place to visit
We arrived to site and the staff were very helpful and friendly, we were shown to our pitch which was large and private also fully serviced. The pitch was water logged at back and took a bit of hard work to get caravan level, but the view was beautiful.
The site has a children play area, which our 3 children enjoyed very much, being close to this had its good and bad points, good being able to watch our children play, bad in the fact that we had to listen to the zip wire from 10 in morning till 10 at night.
The site has 2 shower blocks and both were lovely and modern and clean, the best I've ever had to use on any campsite. The roads out of site, were very narrow and we had a bike ride down to Mortehoe but roads very busy so felt not safe for children.
There are many lovely beaches nearby, we visited Woolacombe and Putsborough both lovely, but cost six pounds to park.
Overall a good site with great facilities and North Devon is a beautiful place to visit.
One of the best campsites
First visit to this site and it is one of the best sites we have been to.
The toilets and shower facilities are excellent.
There is a lake on site with lots of small fish in, you can catch one every cast if you use smaller baits, The bigger fish are a bit harder to catch and like to dive straight into the weeds when you hook them.
The shop stocks basic supplies only.
The site has Wifi access anywhere on site, so for a reasonable charge you can connect to the internet.
The dog walk at the back of the site has been planted with 1200 trees and covers 15 acres.
If you walk straight through this area and continue down the lane you will end up at Lee Cove which is stunning and unspoilt. The walk takes about 35 minutes and is down some steep slopes so beware as it is even more tiring walking back.
The site is on top of a hill so on a misty day you are in the clouds,
Really you need a car to get to the beaches as the roads leading to them have steep inclines and no footpaths. Though there are regular buses in the summer, with busses stopping right outside the campsite.
The site is about 10 mins drive from Ilfracombe,
5 Mins from Woolacombe and 25 minutes from Croyde.
We certainly would visit this site again
I would go back anytime
Our 1st stay at Warcombe Farm.
The staff are lovely and helpful.
The Toilets/Showers/Washing up facilities are really great and very modern.
The pitches all vary on the site. We had quite an open pitch but had plenty of room around us. There are some really nice secluded pitches around the site which would have been nicer so if you are asked. Get one of those! We will next time. Very nice indeed.
Even though we had some high winds and driving rain which drove a few campers away during our visit, it was still a lovely place to stay. We found the on site cafe handy a few times. Especially when you arrive in the afternoon tired you can grab a pasty and chips. The shop had all the basics milk/bread/wine/beer etc.
Oh. The dog walking field/area is massive and lovely.
All in all we were happy with the site, I know it's a little more expensive than most but the staff were always around cutting grass, emptying bins, cleaning stuff.
I would go back anytime. Just give us the weather!
Our second visit and each time we have stayed a week out of the main 'season'.
The toilet and shower blocks are spectacular - always warm, very large showers and spotlessly clean at all times. Very luxurious if camping in the cooler months as we mainly do.
Many of the pitches around the edges are landscaped with bushes or dry stone walling.
In the centre of the site is a fishing lake for those who want to partake, This is safely fenced off so that children don't accidentally roam in.
The site has very friendly owners, and you can buy essential things like wine, bacon, chocolate biscuits and milk (!) from the small shop in the office.
You can walk to Mortehoe over the cliffs from the site, which takes about 45 minutes and is very beautiful. You do need a car to get into Woolacombe to visit the stunning beaches.
Happy VW Camper
Friendly staff made us feel very welcome.
Agree with most comments. Beautifully maintained site. Everything from open pitches for groups of friends to secluded pitches for just the one tent.
Friendly staff made us feel very welcome. A chap even waited and showed us to our pitch and then told us where nearest water, recycling were and quickest way to the showers.
Shower and toilet block was fantastic. Underfloor heating is brilliant. Toilets, sinks and shower cubicles (with stools and lots of shelves!) were immaculately clean.
The staff were forever trundling around on their buggies maintaining the site - cleaning up, emptying rubbish, mowing the pitches etc.
All in all was delighted and thought it was quite good value for money.
A decent lake to fish
We (2 adults, 3 children-15, 9 and 18 months) visited here the last week in July and even though there had been quite a lot of rain the previous weeks found the ground to be really good-enough 'give' to get pegs in without being that wet that you could pull them straight back out again.
We had had slight reservations about the site before arriving as it was more expensive than we usually pay however I think it was money well spent. As already mentioned by others staff were always noticeable, driving round on their little buggies, emptying bins, cutting grass etc.
We stayed on the left hand side of the lake along with the grandparents who were in a motorhome which was ideal for my fisherman father as all he had to do was cross over, walk through the gate and cast his rod! He is a very experienced angler and while I personally can't comment on the fishing he said more than once it was a decent lake to fish.
My oldest son and daughter enjoyed the freedom of being able to ride around safely on their bikes and play in the fenced off playground. The dog thought she was in heaven with the massive dog walking area! We also made good use of it kite-flying. Even our youngest enjoyed feeding the ducks everyday.
There is now, new this year I believe an aviary in a quiet corner of the dog field with a wild bird breeding program being set up. We visited this and while it was interesting to view I think some information signs about the birds would have been useful.
Woolacombe and Ilfracombe are your typical tourist seaside spots-very busy beaches and shops selling overpriced buckets and spades.
The village of Mortehoe was simply lovely, very picturesque with traditional old church and the B&B there does scrumptious cream teas which you can sit outside to eat while watching the world go by!
If you go by car out of the main entrance and take your first left down a hair-raisingly narrow road you come across the fab secret of Lee Bay. This has a small shingle beach with rock pools for exploring and a delightful little cottage cafe selling very reasonably priced cream teas and sandwiches etc.
All in all a lovely area and a campsite we are already thinking of returning to in October.
Perfect location for touring North Devon
Spent the first 10 days of August here and was not disappointed. The site was over 3/4 full and not once did we have to queue for a shower. The showers were immaculate and very well thought out.
The pitches were varied, we had a lovely secluded pitch in a private glades area with sea view. Well worth asking on booking. Great play area and well maintained. Very friendly staff.
Perfect location for touring North Devon, 1.5 miles from the Golden Sands of Woolacombe perfect for a traditional family holiday. Good bus service outside site direct to both Ilfracombe and Woolacombe.
A truly lovely camp site which we will definitely return to. Only thing which we would have found useful to know is the campsites road aren't suitable for scooters but good for bikes. We were visited by friends staying on local sites who too were very impressed with Warcombe Farm facilities.
A camp site to put on your favourites.
We visited this site after reading the reviews and decided to treat ourselves to the luxury showers and even upgraded to a lake side pitch. All worth the money. Cost us with four children and two cars the best part of £50 a night, but well worth it.
The showers are of hotel standard and you can easily shower with a young child, and not even need the family rooms. Brilliant.
The washing facilities (of clothes) are the best I've ever seen. Four new washing machines underneath, and four new tumble dryers on top! The cleanest wash I've ever had on a campsite!
We had typical English weather, and on one occasion had almost 36 hours continual drizzly wet rain. We noticed that when campers up and left and there was any possibility of the tent pitch (you do have to pitch tent and car etc in the way the site tell you to) being damp or muddy then chippings were immediately laid. We had gained such a small patch entering our tent, and simply asked for some chippings, which were readily given. The rain left a huge boggy puddle at the end of our pitch and I thought we were going to be left with mud, but no, after a day it had completely drained and no mud!
We pitched at the bottom end of the field around the lake, and the lower down you go the more secluded and protected from the wind you become. Simply ask when booking telling them what you'd prefer.
Definitely a camp site to put on your favourites.
King and Icat