We booked Warcombe Farm as a last minute break for 3 families. This campsite is amazing. When booking the reception couldn't have been more helpful.
As in all of the other reviews left on this site the toilet block, showers and family bathrooms are great. They are brilliantly fitted out and very clean.
The whole campsite was really clean, tidy and very well run with also a great children's play area on site.
The campsite is very well set out with larger than average pitches and some of these are very private and all have planting in between to give some privacy.
We loved this campsite and the area, and would definitely visit again. Couldn't fault it at all.
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.
This was the first site we went to with our Motorhome for a shake down weekend. We had a few teething problems with our purchase and the site wardens couldn't have been more helpful.
We visited mid March and the site was quiet as you would expect. We chose this site because of the fantastic reviews and everything about this site is spot on. The shower and toilet blocks were immaculate. I could imagine staying in the summer for a week and the site being able to cope very well if full.
Try the freshly baked goodies that are on offer from reception for you to collect at 9am each morning. Pans au Chocolate, fresh scones and baguettes! And fantastic!
We will return at some point in the future. :-)
Very Good camp site, superb facilities.
We stayed here in a caravan for a 4 night rally with the Caravan Club. A very friendly and helpful site manager made us welcome and was very willing to ensure the rally went well. This is a large well laid out site, there are several types of pitch some fully serviced, some tucked away closer to nature. There is a small lake at the centre of the site giving an nice outlook to many pitches. Pitches are large and many luxurious, with their facilities including a brick stand for your own BBQ and picnic tables. There are two superb facilities blocks with family bathrooms and underfloor heating.
The dog walk is superb. We could not fault the site.
There is a bus stop outside, good walks from site and a cycle track to Ilfracombe (why would you want to go there).
This is the second time we have stayed at the site
This is by far the best site with the best facilities we have stayed at.
Staff are friendly and helpful, there is a shop with the necessities that you need. There are two shower blocks, one has family showers that have good shower, well lit room, consists of basin and toilet and most importantly a place to put your things hooks and a bench to sit on.
The other blocks have individual showers basins and loos, all have places to put your belongings.
We arrived on the Friday afternoon and was taken to our pitch by one of the staff, the pitches are individual cove type pitches that give you a little privacy from the other pitches.
The only down side of our trip was the next tent to us, they were very noisy and played music into the night, they were laughing loudly singing etc, they made no attempt to even keep quiet something we always do.
The next morning I had to complain to the staff as I did not want other tent owners thinking the noise was us, the site owners told us that we should have phoned the number that was given to us on the welcome pack so that the nuisance could have been sorted immediately. They told us they would not tolerate any noisy neighbours and would speak with them immediately something that they did do.
The next door tent owners did in fact apologise to us that same morning so all was well.
Great site definitely worth a visit.
We have just come back from 2 weeks at Warcombe Farm and before we left we booked again for next year, which in itself must tell you something. We were pitched this year next to the fishing lake, which we will avoid next year as it is a magnet for fishermen of all ages and we prefer the quiet that low season provides.
We cannot comment on the play area provided for children other than to say it looked well thought out and was all of sturdy wooden construction and I know ours would have enjoyed it when they were small. For next year we have selected a more secluded pitch surrounded by trees, this is also the beauty of the site in that it caters for all tastes and requirements as there are larger more open spaces for more than one unit, although each pitch is clearly defined, to smaller individual pitches catering for one, two or more. The choice is yours.
We could not fault any of the other facilities, the toilet and shower blocks were very clean and warm, the shower cubicles had shelving units that gave you ample space to place towels, clothes, wash bag etc. A bin and a stool were also provided and I cannot rate these highly enough, there was also, a family bathroom which included a bath with shower over with free hot water. In the smaller block there are wet rooms all of a good size together with toilets that have hand basins within the cubicle. The washing up facilities were good, though I could imagine that in the height of summer it would be busy as they have 4 sinks and draining boards. Washing machines and tumble driers are also provided and the cost is average at £4 per load with tumble driers £1 for 20 mins. There was also a couple of Belfast sinks for any hand washing requirement.
On arrival, we were given a site map, though not shown to our pitch, but then we didn't get there 'til almost 5 and reception closed at 5. We were also given clear written instructions to the nearest Tesco.
All in all for service, friendliness, cleanliness and overall site we can fault Warcombe Farm and can see that we will be camping here for many years to come.
Amazing site and fantastic customer service. We were shown to our pitch and had a long chat about the surrounding area.
The toilet and shower block were the best we had experienced. Pitch size was exceptional.
Local supermarket too although we bought essentials in the camp shop.
There really isn't much we need to say about this site other than this is incredible and you should book!
The weather was shocking so we sadly left a day early but we will definitely be back.
We stayed here for the May Spring Bank holiday week. Upon arriving we were greeted by the friendly reception staff and shown to our premier pitch by a friendly chap on a golf buggy.
The pitch was huge and we were in the bottom secluded section which proved to be a mistake (made by me) as we would have benefited from being closer to the playground as we had our 3 kids with us (10, 7+4) plus our little dog, I didn't quite realise how big the site was!
As it was a premier pitch we had our own water supply, picnic bench and stand for our own BBQ, plus 2 hookup plugs. There was plenty of room for our Vermont XLP and to park our van by the side of the tent.
The toilets / showers are like walking into a posh hotel loo, truly amazing for a campsite and their are plenty too, never having to queue even though the site was pretty full. They were also spotless and deep cleaned daily.
The site had a little shop selling all essentials but the Tesco was only a short journey away in Ilfracombe. The playground is nice for the kids and they enjoyed the mini zip wire. We fished the lake once and had a cracking afternoons fishing in the drizzle catching fish after fish on the trusty sweetcorn.
This is definitely, by far the best campsite I have visited and we will definitely return!
If only the weather could be kind!
This is our 3rd year camping at Warcombe Farm and without doubt we will be returning next year as well!
There are a variety of pitches to choose from, but we always choose the Premier pitch as they are completely level, very spacious and come with a sturdy picnic bench, water tap and electric hook up.
The site is extremely well run and the staff constantly monitor the site for any issues, without being at all intrusive. The facilities are amazing. Always sparkly clean and so many toilets and showers, you never have to wait even in peak season. There are also plenty of dishwashing facilities, a laundry room and a well stocked shop.
We love camping at this site as the children thoroughly enjoy fishing on the lake (£3. 50 per rod, per half day). It is also a dog friendly site and there is a fantastic dedicated area for walking your dog off the lead.
It is ideally located for exploring North Devon. We can thoroughly recommend the walk to Heddon's Mouth or a visit to the Valley of the Rocks.
Wifi is available at a charge (£24 for 4 devices for a week). There is a good child's play area, although to be honest there are so many other things to do, our children have not used it!
There are different food vans that visit every night if you don't feel like cooking; from wood fired pizza ovens, seafood vans and even Thai food.
I can't fault this camp site in any way. It is not the cheapest of sites, but it is top quality.
A great campsite. We visited in August 2014 hoping for the best weather. Unfortunately ex-hurricane Bertha hit land during our 10 day visit. The staff were great in helping to tether our canopy whilst we were off site. The tent held up to the extreme weather albeit the pitch we were on was very exposed. Of course this would not of been a problem had we not seen this poor weather, but as campers you take the rough with the smooth.
Great idea to have visiting vendors of food. We ate at these most nights fish and chips, pizza, curry and more.
Fishing was a great experience for my 9 year old but cannot recommend using marshmallows as bait. See for yourself.
More unfortunately than the weather I broke my ankle during the visit (off site) with 3 days of our holiday remaining. We had to stay an extra night and again the staff were very helpful in arranging this for us in extreme circumstances.
A great site, well run and all the staff are great. The only negative is the exposed pitches but if the weather is good or you choose a less exposed pitch this will not be a problem.
This was our first visit to Warcombe Farm and we will be returning. Our daughter stayed there last year and loved it - we camped for nearly two weeks and cannot fault it.
Toilet facilities were excellent - we were there over the peak August period, but there always seemed to be enough cubicles and showers, and they were always clean and tidy. Heated floors were brilliant, and the shower cubicles were spacious with handy shelving and stools.
There are a number of different types of pitches - some secluded and some not - so something for everyone. WiFi was available - we paid £36 for 4 devices for 2 weeks.
I would give this site 10/10 for value for money - it may not be the cheapest, but it was worth every penny
Campsite is set out very naturally, lots of nooks and crannies, some fully serviced, some haven't even got electric. Unfortunately when we arrived the weather was very windy and we attempted to put up our awning but was just too windy, the next 2 days were very wet and windy too, so still no awning, we eventually decided not to bother.
When we stayed here there was only a handful of us on site, felt a bit lost really. I imagine it would be great for kids, lots of trees and shrubs to hide in, and felt very safe. The beaches are great for a bucket and spade holiday around here.
Toilets were always clean and the showers are nice and large with underfloor heating and shelves to put your bits on. I think there are about 13 showers in the block I was in, and there is another block by the entrance.
Didn't have any interaction with the staff really, but seemed pleasant enough when we booked in.
After a bit of a tricky journey down the narrow lanes (we managed to lose a bumper off the caravan after having an argument with a bus and a hidden wall) we finally arrived.
What a fantastic site. We had a serviced pitch which was very private, but we lost the sun early evening. The shop was well stocked, and one of the ladies even offered me a bottle of tonic from her own supplies if the shop had none left. The play park was great. The dog walk was the best I have ever come across. The toilet/shower facilities were fabulous too.
There is a lake for fishing but we never used it.
Great access to Woolacombe.
Would highly recommend for families.
Just returned from a 3week holiday fantastic site very helpful and pleasant staff toilet block kept in excellent condition and there is a great lake for fishing to suit everyone there is also a great dog walk and even if like us you have no dog it is a great walk with a wonderful view plus pitches to suit everyone. To some up .. a 5 star site and a credit to the staff that run it
We just had 2 nights at this site as we wanted to revisit the area before continuing South. We were given a huge, serviced, grass pitch near the 14, yes 14 acre, dog walk and woodland area. This has mown grass through it and it's ideal if you have dogs or just enjoy walking. There are seats and bins scattered around too.
The site was pretty big and the playground looked quite impressive and seemed full of kids enjoying themselves. It was quite foggy when we visited but we went to Ilfracombe, Mortehoe and on to Lynton where the railway takes you down to Lynmouth.
The staff were very friendly and helpful and the loos were great. If I have a nit to pick I would say that there could have been a bit more flora to pretty it up a bit but there was a delightful herb garden next to reception which was a great addition. This was almost the dearest site we have stayed at but it was good for us and we would return if in the area.