We stayed at Warcombe Farm at the end of July 2013 for a week. We chose a premier pitch and was allocated 238 which is at the bottom of the site. The pitch was surrounded on three sides by an established hedgerow providing us with a lot of privacy which is quite different to those at the top end of the site. I couldn't fault the pitch, it was huge (we have a Vango Maritsa 700 with front extension and still had lots of room) and having a water tap for our personal use was great.
As all the other reviews have said the main shower block was first class. Larger than average shower cubicles and a shelving unit allowed for safe and dry storage of clothes and toiletries to prevent the need for multiple bags to contain everything! The heated floor was heated enough to ensure the tiles weren't cold.
The site is a great location and we walked to Morte Point and Lee Bay and took day trips to Woolacombe, Ilfracombe and Lynmouth. There is plenty to see and do around this part of Devon, so much that we didn't fit everything in. That's fine though as we will definitely be revisiting and staying again at Warcombe Farm.
There's nothing I can fault this campsite for. It would be nice to see an undercover area to sit/eat so the food purchased from the visiting vans can be eaten at the top of the site even in the rainier days.
Would definitely recommend Warcombe Farm.
If Carlsberg did campsites...
I really don't know where to begin and I feel I may bore you with superlatives. Having stayed at some very nice places I can confirm this is my number 1. On arrival we were shown to our pitch which we had chosen when we booked. We booked 110 backing on to the lake. Although no direct sea view, it was close to the toilets and had a far view of the park, meaning that my 8 and 10 year old had a little independence to go by themselves. I would say the better sea view ones were up on the bank, but they were also a bit exposed if you get a bit of wind.
The toilets were immaculate at all times of the day. The showers were huge and you could shower easily with children. There is a shelving unit to keep thing up dry and separate and even a bin and stool.
The wash up was also spotless and also contained a washing machine area as well as a mini tourist information with leaflets and recommendations and event Information.
The site itself was also immaculate I didn't see any mess at all... Only in my tent!
The dog walking area (we went with my sister who has dogs) was so well maintained. It was like a woodland walk abundant with nature and wildlife. I'd happily go for a walk around even without dogs. The site is very strict about picking up poo so little ones need not fear of hiking around and getting poo on their shoes.
During half term they actually had children's outdoor events in a secret part of the wood. These were bookable and payable in advance. Some parents there, some without and things included fire lighting, den building, nature picture making. We didn't have time, but it will be a must for our August trip.
The site is secure using PIN numbers for barriers in and out and there is always staff around.
They have a help yourself herb garden and a take away serving different for every night apart from Thursday. Fresh croissants are available in the morning and they are huge!
My final note would be the staff. I can honestly say they are the nicest, friendliest, helpfulist people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting at a camp site. They clearly enjoy their work and take pride and joy in maintaining the campsite to the superb level that it is at. The staff are a credit to the site.
Thank you Warcombe for the wonderful half term holiday we had we will be back. I'm your new number one fan!