A perfect camp site for families

A perfect camp site for families

 

At Warcombe Farm Camping Park we try to offer all the key ingredients for you to have the most fantastic and memorable family camping holiday. With a blend of stunning coastal scenery, seaside fun, rural tranquility - it's not hard to see why our guests often return year after year.

Our campsite is nestled between the villages of Mortehoe, Lee and Woolacombe, and is close to the town of Ilfracombe. With outstanding panoramic sea views it is a perfect site for families looking to be caravanning and camping in North Devon. The nearby beautiful coastal paths and Exmoor National Park are full of natural treasures, and local villages offer an inviting welcome to all.

With pitches clearly marked, some separated by fences or shrubbery, it encourages campers to get the most out of their own space and privacy. You will be at at least 6m away from other campers which is ideal when camping with kids, so that you're not constantly on edge trying to keep them talking in hushed tones for fear of upsetting your neighbour.

The camp site is an area of 19 acres with an adjoining field of 14.5 acres. We have extensively planted trees and have areas where grass and wild flowers are left untouched and are allowed to flourish. This attracts a huge diversity of wildlife that you may spot during your stay at Warcombe Farm. And of course there is plenty of space for children to explore and to run freely.

 


A gem of a site with the most helpful team!

I guess the problem is with a 5 star review of this wonderful site is that it will become more popular and then we won't be able to book!! That's just me being selfish. So, what about the site? Well, it's a lovely place, not overly big but generous in terms of pitch sizes for touring tents and vans. From the friendly welcome to then being guided to your pitch, everything here is just brilliant.

You have a reasonably well stocked shop for emergency essentials, plus good (and importantly) clean on-site showers and toilets in one block. The layout of the site is also very good, featuring a fishing lake in the middle.

The top end of the site features fairly open pitches, grass and hard standing, most serviced with water, waste and electricity whilst lower down on the site, you can choose a more private pitch secluded by trees and bushes. We elected to stay at the top as we wanted to be close to the play area so we could watch the kids having a good time whilst we sat out front keeping a watchful eye.

The staff always seemed happy to help, and to give them extra credit, when our car decided to break down we knew we would have to extend our stay unexpectedly by one night, the team were more than happy to sort us out and would even help to move us if they needed our pitch (as it may have been booked).

Access to the site is pretty good, the last remaining road up to the site is wide enough in most places for cars to get through, but some parts do narrow. The site is literally half a mile up this road, so no great problems there.

So are there downsides to this lovely site? Well, a few minor points.

The 5MPH speed limit was NOT observed by many irresponsible drivers and on a couple of occasions we needed to stop our 5 year old from crossing the track way when cars were coming as they seemed to pay no attention to the children playing in the park and the possibility one could run out (even though the main areas of the park are fenced, the zip wire is not). I think this could easily be rectified by adding speed humps.

Pitches at the top end of the site are much higher up and are obviously prone to the elements including the wind - be prepared to really tie down your tent or awning.

Local ciders - it would have been great to have the shop stock some local West Country ciders or ales. All that seemed to be on offer was Belgian cider and the usual European lagers!

Noise - although not a major problem, the noise does not really subside until at least 11pm, the park seems to be in use quite late (although there was a note to say this was not to be used past dusk) and I know the site wardens are out and about checking noise levels.

A swimming pool would be nice! (Note to the owners: if you are not making any money from the fishing pond there's an idea!!)

All the above points are very minor, and I cannot say enough good things about this site - Warcombe Farm is thoroughly recommended and we hope to return soon.

Warcombe Farm Camping Park:
We always take on board any suggestions offered to us by our campers. Our wardens at around 10.30pm walk the site and ensure that any noise is not excessive as we are aware that people are starting to settle down for the night (but let's not forget that people are on holiday). Our staff are constantly monitoring the speed of the cars around the site and we will consider speed bumps for the future. With regard to the play area, annually we are inspected by a independent play inspection company to ensure we comply with all the necessary requirements.
We look forward to seeing you again next year.

Blue Jonny

We are having a fabulous stay as always at Warcombe. Wanted to say what a fabulous new takeaway - great nachos and Chinese. Lovely to have such good food, well priced and convenient for nights chilling on the campsite. Keep it up! Would recommend anyone to try it.

Snooks