We really liked this site, it is well run and managed and this shows, there wasn't anything about the site I found disappointing.
The things we liked: Entrance is by security barrier, (no deposit required), toilets and showers are modern and clean, in the showers each cubicle in the ladies has shelves, a hook and a stool, they are also massive cubicles which makes showering children so much easier - and of course the underfloor heating is lovely.
Pitch sizes were good and well marked out with varied options, some are very private, others not. The site map doesn't do the layout justice in my opinion. There is lots of hedging which breaks up the site and pitches.
Playground great for the kids. Dog walk great area - we have no dog but liked it! Leads directly to coastal footpath another plus point.
Reception/the shop is small but had a varied stock for the essentials plus some camping bits.
Staff went the extra mile, it was only when we came home that we found out how great the staff at Warcombe are, we realised once home (about a week after leaving the site) that we had lost a tent pole, I emailed Warcombe and one of the wardens was kind enough to go and look around the pitch we had been on, luckily for us our pole was still there and was posted back to us, needless to say we are very grateful.
Location great for beaches. We travelled to The Big Sheep for a day out and would recommend for kids, lots to do there including very reasonable laser tag which you can book in for 1/2hr etc.
Woolacombe has plenty of restaurants and takeaways.
Whilst the tariff is rather steep on this site, I would still return and definitely recommend to others.
Family of 4
We have just returned from this site, and this was our first visit here. It won't be our last! As others have said, the main plus points of this site have to be the excellent dog walking field and the toilets/shower blocks.
The site was very clean, and although busy didn't feel crowded. We had a lovely pitch surrounded on three sides by shrubbery -
The only down side is that we felt quite close to the pitch opposite, and when we return will take more with us in the way of a wind break/shield to afford us that bit more privacy when sitting outside.
But this is only a minor point - overall a super family and dog friendly camp site in a perfect location.
Just returned from a lovely week at Warcombe Farm. It was our first visit to the site. We were very impressed, the site is very well looked after and the staff were very friendly and helpful.
The toilet/shower facilities are the best we have ever used!
We had a lovely private pitch, but all of the other open pitches looked very generous in size. The dog walk was wonderful. Our dog had a brilliant time!
We were very lucky with the weather which made our stay even more enjoyable. I would not hesitate in recommending this site.
Our first holiday in a trailer tent and with dog.
I can't praise this site enough. Helpful, friendly staff, nice sized pitches, absolutely the best shower blocks and toilet facilities I have ever come across at any site.
We had some bad weather for a few days but this site really made up for it.
Dog walk is a lovely idea and a great size.
Also the home made Chutneys on sale at reception are to die for.
We did some very long and very beautiful walks with the dog while we were there.
Families with children seemed to be having a great time and the fishing lake seems very popular.
My family camped on this site the second time and on this occasion we chose a Premier pitch (83) overlooking the lake and the pitch which was huge! As on my previous visit the facilities e.g. Showers, toilets, etc, were excellent.
The views from the site are amazing and there are lovely country and coastal walks on the door step. Also, the Tarka (traffic free) cycle trail is very near to the site but you need to walk/cycle along the road to get to it.
On this visit our pet dog became critically ill and was hospitalised at a vet. The illness was not necessarily connected with the site nor were the site the cause. However, the site dealt with the situation admirably, were very sympathetic and bent over backwards to help in what was a very emotional and difficult situation. Our stay had to be extended whilst my dog was at the vet and the site accommodated this. They site cannot be praised enough! Thankfully, despite the odds, my dog made a safe and healthy recovery. After what was a terrible situation, we have some happy memories and enjoyed our stay at Warcombe Farm. We shall return in the future
We booked our two night stay at Warcombe Farm over the phone with relatively short notice and we must say that despite this, we were dealt with in a very helpful and courteous manner.
Warcombe is well laid out and beautifully maintained, all of the facilities are great, especially the toilets and wonderful showers.
In all, the site more than suited us although but ... (our preference) we wouldn’t like to be there at peak season for no other reason than the tranquillity and peace would be shattered.
Would we return? Probably not as we've been there, done that. This is no reflection on Warcombe - it is a beautiful site.
Glenn and Mandy R
We stayed at Warcombe Farm over a frosty, frigid but sunny Easter weekend.
An excellent site with a large variety of pitches to suit most folks tastes and unit. We had pitch 236 (Water, EHU) which was at the bottom of the site with views of rolling Devon hills leading to the sea. For us these pitches suited our taste best, sheltered, quiet, private, scenic and in the summer I imagine very leafy. It is a bit of a walk from the facilities but not too far.
As has been said on here already the facilities are superb, the type you would find in a upmarket health club or gym. Consistently spotless, endless hot water and showers so good I nearly had to call for help as I could not drag myself out. We have two young children (2 and 4) and the family bath and shower rooms were very appreciated.
The warden / owner was friendly, helpful, chatty and efficient, we were quickly shown to the pitch, asked if it suited and then he checked up on us half an hour later to see if we were ok. As we left we had a follow up visit to check we had a good stay. Good service. Likewise they were very helpful with the booking and answered both my questions on the phone and further emails with prompt friendliness.
The site is very close to Woolacombe and Mortehoe. Woolacombe beach is utterly fabulous and a personal favourite. You can get away from the crowds very easily walking west for a 5-10 minutes towards middle beach where the dunes provide the back drop to the crashing surf. Great rock pools for kids and Dad to poke around in and maybe one of the best beaches for making sandcastles.
Lot's of attractions nearby for the kids when they get bored of the beach (how?!) or when it's raining.
We walked around the site on the last day with the map making notes of other great pitches for future stays.
Well done Warcombe Farm, we'll see you again very soon indeed!
Just returned from a three night break. Campsite was surprisingly empty, possibly due to poor weather recently. Couldn't fault site in any way. Staff friendly without being overpowering, not too many rules and regs, large, well cared for pitches. Showers immaculate and warm. Fishing lake well stocked ( too many tiddlers for my liking).
Visited Grampus PH at Lee on Friday night, which was entertaining. Walked to Bennetts Mouth via dog field and returned via Mortehoe - superb in the Spring sunshine. Cream tea at Sandleigh Croyde excellent. Thought Ilfracombe very tired and scruffy - sad, as I spent many happy times there as a child. Looking forward to returning to Warcombe already.
We stayed here Spring Bank holiday week. The site is very well presented and you are guided to your pitch on arrival. There is a large variety of pitches on this site. There is no entertainment other than a children's playground and woodland walk. This was fine for us. We stayed on the expensive premier pitches which overlooked the lake, they are very spacious if a little clinical.
Its a five minute drive to the beach at Woolacombe which is fantastic, we spent four glorious days on it. Parking is quite expensive but if you take a packed lunch its not a bad price for a day out.
Croyde bay is just down the coast a little. Ilfracombe is also close by. The nearest big town is Barnstaple which seems to have everything. If arriving Saturday Braunton is a real bottle neck and the approach road to the site is quite narrow with numerous large vehicles using it.
We would definitely stay again at this site but wouldn't pay for the superior pitch and pay for WiFi instead.
Excellent site this was our 4th visit and it seems to get better each time. Site owners and staff are always friendly and there to assist with any query.
Facilities are 4 star, best toilet blocks ever seen on a camp site. The site is on a slope but the pitches are level. The top part of the site can be a bit exposed but the lower part is in well established trees and bushes giving privacy and protection from the weather. The way the site is laid out gives privacy even when it's busy.
For dogs there is a massive walk and exercise area in newly planted woodland the owner even cuts the grass to create walks through the dog area.
Surrounding area is very picturesque with nice walks
Booked the same pitch for next year before leaving, think that says it all.
Recommend this site and will be back
The campsite is a must if you want to visit the area. It is a 5 star site with everything you could want. I will be going back in August as I love this site. It is well accessible and is very close to the beach. We did use the family showers are they come in very handy with our 5 year old boy. The campsite is very clean and there is plenty of hot water in the showers and washing up facilities.
We visited this site during the first week of June when we could not have picked better weather. The site is easy to find and although the approach road is narrow it was easy to navigate.
On arrival we were greeted warmly at reception and then escorted to our pitch. We had booked a premium pitch and this was at the bottom of the site which is more natural looking than the top part which although is still lovely is more landscaped.
The pitch was absolutely huge, you could of got two camper vans with awnings and still had plenty of space. The pitch had a small brick BBQ, 2 hook ups, water, waste drain and a picnic bench, it was a it more pricey to have this pitch but well worth it.
The toilet facilities were very good, my only complaint was that the lights were on sensors and I did get left in the dark one evening!. The site is close to Woolacombe (walkable but steep) and also close to Mortehoe which is easily walkable along the coastal path and the Chichester Arms is well worth a visit at the end.
All in all we had a great week at this campsite and would definitely return (especially for the lemon muffins you can order from the bakery)
Gump and Woo
Where do I start. What a fantastic site. Arrived a bit early but not a problem, we checked in and got shown to our pitch by one of the very friendly wardens, told where everything was and times of shower block closure(for cleaning). We had a premier pitch and it was well worth the money, picnic table, a brick stand for your own BBQ, electric hook up and clean water and waste water point. Half hardstanding and half grass pitch which was very large.
There are some lovely pitches at the bottom of the park which are very private and sheltered by hedges but they are a bit further away from the toilets.
Shower/toilet block was immaculate and modern. Under floor heating, floor to ceiling tiles and lots of shelves inside the very spacious shower cubicles, hot water never ran cold. Personally didn't used the wash up area but again it was spotless.
Great play area for kids, climbing frames and a zip line. Fishing on the lake is a lovely way to spend an afternoon (plenty of fish eager to bite)so not boring for young children as no long waits for the fish.
Very well stocked shop and friendly staff who will go the extra mile to help you with anything. Also there is an information hut which is well stocked with info on the surrounding area and things to do.
Woolacombe beach is a 5 min drive away, The Tarka Trail for those who bike ride is really good even if you have children as it is flat all the way.
As you can see I have not given any negative feedback and that's because there isn't any. Our only problem now is that this site has set the bar very high for any other sites that we visit.
We loved this site and are looking forward to going back next summer.
Our first stay at this site and will not be our last, Wonderful facilities, showers, toilets, wash basins, all clean and never had to queue even in this high season period. We had a nice pitch (145) at the bottom of the site which was more sheltered, it was the perfect size for our 8 berth khyam tent and we had a gravel area to park the car. The staff were friendly very helpful and hard working even emptying waste bins at 10:30pm!. The shop although small seemed to have everything that you need at very reasonable prices (even the wine!), we liked the fact that you could order rolls and pastries for collection in the mornings. The fishing lake is very good, my son and I had a couple of very productive afternoons catching many fish, we took our own tackle but you can hire it from the shop, bait, just a can of sweetcorn. There is a large kiddies play area at the top of the site by reception.
There are several visiting mobile food vans which visit the site throughout the week, when we arrived on Saturday after setting up we thought we would go into town for some fish and chips, as we were tired and a fish and chip van was on site on Saturdays we dubiously thought we would try it. Turns out the food was better than many established shops we have bought from! please try it!. There was also a pizza company making fresh pizzas to order but on the night we were going to try it there was heavy rain and they did not have any form of shelter so it looked a bit chaotic so we gave it a miss.
The site is easy to find and only a couple of miles from Woolacombe, parking is expensive there, the main beach car park is privately owned, it costs £7 for the whole day but if you leave before 1pm it is only £4, arriving after 4pm is £3. There is another large car park 200m up the road which charges £6 per day.
We had a very nice Sunday carvery at the Fortescue Arms which is left out of the site for about half a mile then right at the T junction. We also discovered another restaurant called Cooks Island which is on the way to Ilfracombe very reasonable good food but VERY busy booking advisable.
So to sum we really enjoyed our stay at this park and will be going back next year for two weeks.
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.