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.

Tenpin

Spacious pitches, well mown, nice hedges between some pitches, toilet block is the best I have experienced. Clean, warm, plenty of space. The whole experience is a pleasure cannot fault this site. So much so that I have been back many times, over a few years.

PM Howells

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!

Del T

Booked this this site due to positive reviews and it didn't disappoint!

Arrived for a long weekend just as the sun came out and it never stopped shining! As you enter the campsite you are greeted with a fabulous view of the Welsh coastline in the distance, this also provides the spectacular sunsets.

The reception staff were friendly and helpful and guided us to our pitch. The pitch was huge with electric hookup close by and backed onto newly planted woodland, bearing in mind that the rain had been continuous for some weeks prior to our arrival the site was draining well with only a few really 'boggy/muddy' areas which the owners had obviously made attempts to remedy. After a couple of days the entire site seemed to have dried out.

The reception shop was well stocked with essentials milk etc. , and a few camping bits - we bought and extra groundsheet and didn't seemed to be over priced. The toilet and shower blocks were fantastic, huge showers big enough to fit the whole family in if need be, with lots of storage space to put your bits and pieces, lots of lovely hot water. Kept clean to a very high standard. Only had to queue once at peak time and that was only for a few minutes- anyway it gives you a chance to chat to your neighbours.

There was a children's' play area which although not massive had enough to keep the 12 and under occupied. What we really liked about this site was that it appeared to be 95% camping and very few caravans, it was full of families which generated a lovely atmosphere.

There are some lovely walks to go on and as I said the views are spectacular. The location is only 5mins drive from Woolacombe bay or you can walk to Rockham bay or Mortehoe

The only criticism (and it is a minor one at that )is that there is still access for campers to return very late at night to their pitch in their cars and we had a few 'wake up calls' from rowdy returnees and slamming car doors.

It is not the campsite for you if you want entertainment and lots to do for older kids on site etc., but if you want some where safe and spotlessly clean with a lovely atmosphere then this is the site for you!

We loved it so much we are returning before the summer is out!

Country Gal

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!

Leo R

We chose this site, after reading such favourable reviews, and we were NOT disappointed, it was fantastic!

We were a group of three tents, (6 x adults and 2 x little people) we were able to book good pitches, all next to each other, all with electrical hook up.

In all honesty the shower block has to be the best we have ever used, they were regularly cleaned with loads of hot water, in the gents side alone there are 13 showers!

The washing machines/driers are up to date, and work well.
The younger members of the group enjoyed the play area (we were lucky not to be pitched in that area) and the ducks around the fishing lake, should be very plump after all the bread were force fed !

It made a pleasant change to go to a campsite without a bar / entertainment, which keeps the whole site nice and peaceful, and limits the number of people coming in late, 'jollied up'

The staff are very attentive, and so helpful, polite and efficient they put some other campsites to shame, we were even guided to our pitches.

We were there for the 1st two weeks in August weather a bit wet (ok, it poured down on and off, which caused the entrance to the field become boggy, but it never stopped us getting in or out)

Croyde beach is excellent for body boarding, it makes the 'interesting' road down to the beach worth it.

IF you are looking for a nice quiet campsite, with cracking views, excellent facilities and the nicest staff, this is the place for you.

Andrew Bryan

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.

Hendy

We stayed on the site at the end of the season. Some of the pitches where a bit bare on grass but the grounds are excellent. The sunsets and sunrises where amazing. We had a larger pitch with electric hook up, it was nice and secluded with plenty of trees and you were not right on top of your neighbours.

The showers and toilets were the best we have ever seen, very clean new and stylish with everything you could need and more, we particularly liked the fact there was a bath so after a long days cycling on the Tarka trail it was great to have. The staff were all very friendly and helpful, we altered our booking a few times and nothing seemed a problem.

We really liked the wooded area that they had planted, where you can join the footpaths to lee, or just let the dog loose.

Everything is covered here and we struggled to find anything to criticise, only thing would be no plugs in one of the shower blocks for the hair-dryer.

The village of Mortehoe is walkable but we always drove, the local shop had all we needed and there are two pubs. Woolacombe is an excellent beach but beware as kite buggies are not allowed. The roads to the campsite are good, unlike many of the Devon roads. We are busy planning when to return again.

Christine Atkinson

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.

Jo Kane

WOW, My 1st camping experience, never before have I been so nervous. Well My nerves were calmed the minute we arrived. It's beautiful. The staff were really friendly. They said it wasn't that busy so they had given us pitch 148, but if there was another we preferred, we could set up there and just let them know. Ok so it started to rain the minute we pitched up but that didn't dampen my spirits.

The very first thing I did was check out the toilets, my husband thought I was mad but he's a regular camper and didn't understand the importance. The bathrooms were lovely I've stayed in five star accommodation in Mexico and they could not compare to the facilities in Warcombe Farm. I especially loved the family bathrooms.

Laundry room was great didn't really use it as just myself and husband.

Country walk was lovely and local pubs were again brill. No complaints from us.

Very picturesque setting, would recommend it to anyone that has never been camping before, eases you in to the process.

Will go back asap.

SD

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.

Ali

Just back from a weeks stay at this great site, as all the other reviews before state very clean site, friendly staff and as for the shower and toilet blocks one of the best we have seen spotless at all times night or day. Some of the pitches are on a slope some on flat grass, and others very private.

Visited the local pub, the carvery was very good but would not fancy walking at night in the dark as the lanes are very narrow and no street lights.

Plenty to do and see near the site or as my husband did just sit by the lake and fish, kept him happy for hours. We took our bikes with us but that's as far as they went, the hills are far to steep for us - lol.

Sha and Tel

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.

N Tapper

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!

Rockin Rachel

We arrived on the Monday afternoon to our pitch allocated (as requested by us) directly opposite the kids play area at the top of the site.

However it was too windy and wet to get the tent up and we suffered snapped poles and ripped canvas before deciding to B&B overnight, and try again on Tuesday.

We returned 1st thing Tuesday morning and discussed our problems with the very helpful site manager.

As a result we were moved pitch (and effectively upgraded free of charge) to a spot surrounded by trees, at the bottom of the fishing lake.

(We were also directed to a pole repair man who re-strung 3 sets of poles and replaced 5 split poles for £20)

This pitch was infinitely better and we got the tent up with no further problems.

We were very impressed with the new washing block and never had a wait for any facilities, which were always clean.

A lot of the pitches suffered with waterlogging but the wardens were constantly delivering sand and straw to anyone who requested it to cover the worst mud patches.

With hindsight, the pitches near the play area were not as ideal as they first seemed as kids are allowed on there till 10pm and it is very rarely empty, even in the rain.

I think the constant noise might have been a little annoying after a while and we were more than happy to have the lake between us and it!

Overall the site faired as well as could be expected with the weather it had to deal with, and we found the shop reasonably priced with Take Away an added bonus serving things such as chilli and mousakka, rather than just burger and chips as we first expected.

Overall, we really enjoyed the site and the holiday despite the weather, and will definitely consider a re-visit once we have dried out!

Ned Kelly



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