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.
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!