We have just returned from Warcombe farm after a 3 night stay. We had lovely weather for the first day and visited Barricane beach off of the main Woolacombe bay (10 mins drive) which was a lovely shelly beach with great rock pools for the kids.
The campsite was very well run, with the best shower blocks I have ever seen- the under floor heating was bliss! Wonderful family shower rooms as well. Some of the pitches were on quite a slope and the ones at the top of the site are quite exposed.
The play area for the kid was OK, not that suitable for toddler aged children though. We had a great stay, but felt it was a tad expensive for what it was. One big tip is to take your own drinking water as the mains supply was disgusting, completely undrinkable as tasted very treated, not chlorine but almost an antiseptic taste- flavoured the food you cooked in it as well! Yuck
Great facilities, excellent toilet and showers.
We have just returned from a week at this site and will definitely return next year, maybe for two weeks. Great facilities, excellent toilet and showers.
We had a premier pitch and would request the same again. Well stocked and priced shop. We spent a fair bit of time fishing and the lake was very well stocked. Pitches large and well laid out with no feeling of being on top of each other.
Not even back a day and already thinking about making the 5 hour trip again soon! Lots of local walks around. Pubs close by and Woolacombe beach is a must.
Fish and Chips from Mortehoe village were excellent.
Hi just returned from Warcombe farm and felt compelled to review this site, I have never bothered before but this site is special. On arrival I was greeted with very friendly staff in reception booking in was very easy.
Then I was shown to my pitch again by a happy member of staff, I just had to follow his buggy. No getting lost or taking wrong turns etc, I was impressed, then same chap advised me the best way to pitch and left me to it, so far so good, so to explore the site.
First stop the showers and toilet block, fantastic very clean every thing as it should be roomy showers, with storage shelves to keep your clothes dry while in the shower, only one tiny criticism not enough pegs to hang your towel on when using the handbasin, all in all shower and toilet excellent.
Took a walk around the site lovely pitches, well protected from the elements and some privacy, if you take your dog with you you will love just pop through the gate to some 15 acres of safe dog walking area the dogs are allowed of the lead here [heaven] .
Lovely fishing lake in the centre of the park as well so all in all a great park, the thing that make this park that bit more special from other parks is the staff, every person I came in contact was so helpful and genuine
Relaxing and Enjoyable
We visited this site in early July, I had been here before, but a long time ago. I liked it then, and the site has certainly improved further. We paid a little extra, and had a great pitch. The site was quieter than I expected, less than half full.
There are two shower blocks. The main one and a further family shower block, which we were invited to use, as we were close to them, and the site was quiet. The main shower blocks were very clean (cleaned daily) and we never had to queue. There are two family rooms on the end of this block too. The family shower block rooms are big, and each contains a shower, wash basin, and toilet. I can imagine these are a big boon to people with young families.
Our pitch was spacious with plenty of room for tent and car, and we had a hedge on three sides. We found these pitches to have a nice secluded feel. Higher up the site there are more open pitches, and rows of level terraced pitches run across the site. Tents and caravans were spread out evenly across the site, so we never felt at all crowded.
There is a play area, a small shop, and a small fishing pond, (which I didn't get to try, but looks nice). There is a takeaway near the shop, open a few hours a day, again we didn't try it. There's even a couple of washing machines on coin meters.
The staff were very helpful.
The site is in walking distance of the nearest pub, (which also does meals), though you will have to walk on the road. And just a short drive from Woolacombe and Ilfracombe
We had an very relaxing and enjoyable stay and we will be back.
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.
We've just returned from 3 nights at Warcombe Farm with three other families (8 children 2-8 years old) and our dog.
As everyone says, it is a fabulously clean and tidy campsite with lovely pitches (our friend's even had a sea view!).
The dog walking area is second-to-none with paths mown through long grass that is planted with native trees. You can easily spend a good hour walking a couple of different circuits.
Our pitches were at the bottom of the site and it's worth having a windbreak if you're camping there.
The children loved the play area and happily cycled around the site making friends.
I would say that this site has the best facilities that I have ever encountered. The shower and toilet facilities were excellent and I particularly liked the family bathroom and shower rooms.
The play area was excellent as well and the whole site was very well maintained.
The only possible downside for me was that you could not really walk to a village or beach but we always seem to bring so much equipment to the beach that we always end up bringing the car anyway!
A brilliant campsite, I would definitely go back
This is a very slick campsite! We tend to go for a more rough and ready type of site usually so was a new experience for us.
We chose Warcombe because of the excellent facilities (we had 3 teenage girls in party who appreciated the lovely showers).
Great dog walking area where we also flew our kite. Lovely views of the sea from pitches near lower end of site.
Premium pitches a little regimented, but have bike racks and bbqs.
Worth the money if super showers are your priority, however I felt that Warcombe lacks the friendliness of smaller sites. Never seen so many satellite dishes!
Have recently returned from a 6 night stay at this site. We had pitch 164, which was a slightly tight fit for our Royal Atlanta 8 (plus side extension). That said, it was lovely secluded pitch, nice and level, and obviously well maintained.
The site staff were unbelievably helpful, showing us directly to our pitch, and offering all sorts of help to get us started. The chap even offered to plug in our EHU for us. I was confident I could manage it unaided though.
We did however manage to split a pole when putting the tent up, and found that our water container had sprung a pinhole leak when filling it for the first time this year. That was how I found out that the site shop is a little low on camping supplies. Nicely stocked with eggs and bacon etc, but you might go wanting if you need some emergency camping gear. [There is a Motorhome and Caravan store just three miles away at Mullacott]
The loos and showers were great, no complaints there (especially as we were reasonably close to them) - but I can imagine it'd be a bit of a hike if your were lower down in the field.
No noise problems, some lovely walks down to Lee and Woolacombe, and nicely located for other walks (Tarka trail etc. ) make this a really pleasant site to stay at.
The provided trails through the lower field makes this a popular camp site with dog owners - but there were no noisy dogs - and no mess. Plenty of bins for all that, so no worries for folk like me who are a little intolerant of mutts.
All in all, a great campsite that I'd have no hesitation in recommending to friends, or returning to ourselves.
We have been coming as a family to Woolacombe for many years and now our children prefer to come here rather than anywhere else in Britain!
Warcombe if a fabulous site with marvellous shower facilities which are always lovely and warm - no shivering when you come out of the shower.
The fishing lake is lovely for an afternoon relaxing right next to your pitch if you have a gated access pitch which we always prefer.
Dog walks fantastic our Labrador love running loose in a safe woodland area. Small shop on site if you forget anything. Larger supermarkets not far away.
Great fish and chips at Braunton (Squires) lovely pubs at Mortehoe to eat out. Normies cafe at Woolacombe for milkshakes and ice creams.
Captains Table in Woolacombe always our first stop for full English breakfast on arrival. Can't wait to come back in October!
The pitch which was enormous
We have just returned home following our 10 day holiday at Warcombe Farm in our touring caravan.
This site is by far the best we have stayed at so far in our 8 years of camping and caravanning holidays. It is clean, friendly, well organised and the facilities, location and pitches cannot be faulted.
We stayed on a premier pitch which was enormous. Plenty of room for car, caravan, awning, picnic table, BBQ and bikes. This lovely pitch backed on to the fishing lake which was perfect as we were not overlooked and had a great view over the lake where you can watch the sun go down in the evening.
You can order fresh bread to be delivered to reception every morning which is a nice service.
Showers and facilities were the best we have seen yet and always spotlessly clean and warm thanks to the underfloor heating.
Location is perfect for Woolacombe, Ilfracombe and Croyde which is great for surfing.
Really can't find anything negative to say, we even had great weather. I would recommend this site to anyone without hesitation.
We have just spent a week here 2 adults one child and a dog.
The campsite itself is lovely! very friendly staff and the site is well maintained.
The family shower rooms are in my son's words 'awesome'!
The small zip wire in the great play area was a plus too.
Our dog absolutely loved the dog walk area the fact that some of it is mown and the part by the trees left to grow meant that he was in his element springing up and over the tall grass.
The map's sold in the shop are great to show all the lovely walks.
I can recommend the bacon baps from the on site take-away. The on site shop has the basics which is great.
We will definitely be back next year!
First time visiting Warcombe Farm and we generally go to Camping and Caravanning Club sites.
The quality of this site was very good. Large pitches (some secluded and private), very good toilets and showers. The site is attractive with good facilities e.g. the Fishing lake, children's playground, shop and take-away. A very good dog walk - the best I have come across.
The site is very near to Mortehoe and Woolacombe for restaurants and good beaches. All-in-all the site is very good, but does come at price. Due to the location and good facilities the site is more expensive than the majority of 'non-commercial' sites e. G. Camping and Caravanning Club sites. However, the facilities, location and good layout of the site make the price worthwhile. I will be returning for another enjoyable holiday at Warcombe Farm.
I found this site by luck and what an excellent site and service Warcombe Farm offer. The facilities of wash room, showers and level of hygiene are far better than many hotels I have been to. The under floor heating of the shower room was luxurious and well needed after a wet day on the beach.
The staff are very informative and friendly. I cannot praise Warcombe Farm and its staff enough for making our family holiday such a pleasure.
I would definitely be returning here the next time I and my family visit Woolacombe
Just returned from a few nights at Warcombe Farm during the school half-term break.
1. Site - spotlessly clean all round, flat pitch overlooking a lovely lake and with sea views. Lots of space for our large tent, very safe site for children and our kids loved the large play area. Some pitches offered excellent privacy. If you own a dog you will love the acres of dog walking area at the bottom of the site.
2. Staff - Very friendly and helpful. We were shown to our pitch by the warden (nice touch) and we found the reception staff to be very helpful.
3. Wash rooms - This is the thing that makes this campsite stand out amongst others. In our block there were six WC's, each with private wash basin and dryer. There were also six luxurious family wet rooms with power shower (a real treat), WC and washbasin. The underfloor heating was fantastic. Our block also had very clean and spacious dishwashing and laundry facilities
4. Lake - The on-site fishing lake is excellent I had a short session on the lake and caught carp, tench and roach almost every cast. Great for kids or beginners. You don't need fancy baits, a tin of sweetcorn will produce lots of fish.
5. Location - Woolacombe has a fantastic beach with plenty of parking and good shops. I would highly recommend the clotted cream/golden syrup waffles from the hut just behind the entrance to the beach car park. Mortehoe is a very pretty little village and has a good fish/chip shop.
1. Take Away Food - We got turned away 15 minutes before the take-away counter was due to close on the night we arrived. Other people told me they had been waiting an hour. I put this down to the monsoon rains we were experiencing that night and the kitchen staff were probably experiencing some unexpected demands. The service here was certainly not in keeping with the whole experience.
2. Queues - The downside of the luxurious, spacious bathrooms was that we had to queue for 10-15 mins during busy periods. On balance, the wait was well worth the experience, and who's in a rush anyway? If you are, get out of bed a little earlier and you'll avoid the rush.
Overall, this place is first class and I would recommend it without hesitation. We look forward to a return visit when the weather improves.