Ilfracombe Harbour

Ilfracombe Harbour

 

Ilfracombe is the largest harbour on the North Devon coast and has been in use as a port for centuries. It is an ideal place to start your explorations of the many attractions that North Devon has to offer. Ilfracombe is the first choice for sea fishing trips, boat tours along the North Devon Coastline and also home of the nearest cinema to our camping park.

 


This is our second visit to Warcombe, though we haven't been for 2 years.

We absolutely love this campsite, it is very well run and has exceptional shower facilities as all reviews rave about. We also love the area, it is absolutely stunning, perfect for walkers.

It is not an area I would go to if I'm after theme parks, and a busy resort. It is an area for traditional family beach holiday (weather permitting!), walking, relaxing and possibly exploring one or two attractions not far away if you are happy to drive.

Unfortunately for us the weather was quite poor to some degree, including rain and high winds for a good few days, and I have to agree that this campsite due to its location is particularly open to the elements, so just be warned if you have never been camping before!

However, that is not the fault of the campsite and is the risk one takes when going camping in Summer(!), in Devon or the UK for that matter!

Our only surprise on arrival was the premier pitches at the top of the field. Gob smacked would be the words actually. Though, these are undoubtedly beautiful grassy, large and flat pitches, they are nowhere near as secluded as the rest of the site, especially given the price for them, and we couldn't understand how the design came about. We did feel that they are to some extent at odds with the overall apparent ethos behind the design of the site, which comes across as ensuring privacy is a priority.

We can only conclude that they were designed to level off this area of the field, but personally we thought it was more beautiful before. Though we can't comment on what it's like to pitch in that area, so maybe others will disagree with this criticism.

One further small criticism, although there are plenty of good washing machines and tumble dryers, it is very pricey to launder your clothes. £4 /wash and really about £3 to get a load dry.

I don't know if it is possible to make this any cheaper or whether commercial washers and dryers would make a difference, but there it is. They take only pound coins, so if you are off to stay get a stock handy!

Overall it remains a favourite site and we will definitely return (if they will still have us after some of those comments!)! The staff it must be said do a fantastic job and it is in our opinion still priced competitively given the area and facilities and what experiences we have had on other campsites across the UK.

Small family

Wonderful campsite

Although it is probably more expensive than many campsites (see tariffs on website), you get a brilliant campsite.

The pitches are in various sizes but spacious. We were based near the back where pitches were in small clusters and separated by shrubs/trees so not too close together unlike some other sites. The toilet, shower and dishwashing facilities are newish and unbelievably clean. Underfloor heating too! There are plenty, so no queues ever.

The layout is really good and lovely views from the site.

The shop stocks useful things and the staff are cheerful and helpful. Thank you to George too (pat on the back!), who helped us connect with connecting the gas to the camping cooker.

On one night there was a 'noisy' tent but they packed up early so were not there the next night so we did not bother complaining, they may have been asked to leave?

A great site! It will be difficult to be impressed by other sites after this one!

Warcombe Farm Camping Park:
Thank you Malc and Cathryn for your review. Great to hear you had a good time. The noisy campers who caused a disturbance were asked to leave to preserve the peace and safety of others. We are not the cheapest campsite, but we do try and deliver the very best service to our most valued customers like yourselves. Hope to see you here again in the near future.

Malc n Cathryn