Frequently Asked Questions
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Frequently Asked Questions
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Am I allowed to leave my dog(s) unattended in my unit?
Unfortunately, we do not allow dogs to be left unattended in your unit if you go off site as it can cause disturbance to other campers. Also, due to the heat that can be generated in the unit, it is unfair to the dog. It is worth noting that Woolacombe Bay is a dog friendly beach although at certain times of the year has some restrictions. We have attached a list of dog friendly beaches in North Devon.
Attractions for visitors to North Devon
We are very fortunate here at Warcombe Farm Camping Park in that we are so close to many excellent family attractions. We have listed a few in the local area :- Watermouth Castle & Family Theme Park, Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park, The Big Sheep, near Bideford, The Milky Way, near Bideford, Ilfracombe Aquarium, Mortehoe Museum. Further information and many more places of interest and local activities are displayed in our Tourist Information Section, bottom service block.
Barbecues are allowed on site but we do ask that they are kept off the grass to prevent any damage. We have resting blocks on site for your use, just ask at reception. Please extinguish after use. Burning of wood after cooking is not permitted.
Can I bring my dog to the park?
Dogs are most welcome at our campsite but must be kept on a lead at all times, except in the woodland dog walking area. We have a superb dog washing facility and boot wash on site.
The woodland area is a great space for all the family to enjoy. You can watch the fabulous sunset which North Devon is famed for. The South West Coast Path can be accessed directly from the bottom gate of the dog walk where you and your dog can enjoy longer hikes and take in the spectacular scenery. The whole area is largely dog friendly, most pubs and cafes accept well behaved dogs.
Can we do our laundry?
Yes, there are automatic front loading washing machines in both blocks which take tokens. These can be purchased from reception. Tumble dryers accept £1 coins ONLY for approximately 20 mins drying time. Change is available from the campsite shop.
Do you allow open fires?
No – sorry but for safety reasons we do not allow fire pits, open fires or burning of wood on BBQs.
Do you charge for showers?
No, these are included in the rates shown in our tariff. Both of our shower blocks have constant hot water and offer the luxury of underfloor heating for your comfort. Warcombe Farm offers premium quality caravan and camping facilities, amongst the best to be found in North Devon! Our family shower rooms and bath tub make life easier for those with young children.
Do you give refunds?
No – please consult the information in our pricing literature and terms and conditions.
A non refundable deposit is payable at the time of booking
Do you have hairdryers on site?
In the ladies toilet facilities there are hairdryers available for use at a cost of 20 pence.
Do you take groups?
Warcombe is a family campsite and offers space, relaxation, beautiful views and superb camping facilities. We pride ourselves on a well run, peaceful park for those seeking a holiday haven away from the hustle and bustle, in particular excessive noise! If you are happy to abide by our park rules then you are most welcome. For those groups seeking somewhere a bit more lively, we can suggest several local sites that cater more for larger groups and young people. If you are interested in a group booking with us, please call us on 01271 870690 for a copy of our group booking terms and conditions.
Does the campsite have WiFi?
Our whole campsite is covered by WiFi to enable people to access the internet and check emails etc from the comfort of your own pitch. This service is payable and provided by Club WiFi, we simply host the masts. You can buy time directly from them online using your debit/credit card or paypal. We have attached a direct link to Club WiFi to enable you to see their current charges for the Wifi. If you have problems with connection, simply call them with your Pitch number and they will endeavour to remedy this remotely.
How far away is the nearest beach?
Woolacombe Bay is the nearest sandy beach (dog friendly) to our park and is approximately 1.5 miles away. Lee Bay is a shingle beach, great for rockpooling, around a mile away. Ilfracombe is a little over 6 miles away from our campsite and has several beaches, including the historic tunnels. The beaches of North Devon are suitable for all the family and great for surfing. Woolacombe Bay has many surf schools offering tuition and equipment to hire.
How far away is the pub?
The Fortescue Arms is about 0.6 miles away and serves traditional pub fayre, including Sunday roast. Turn left out of the entrance to the park then right at the T Junction towards Woolacombe. It caters for families. If you turn right out of the gate, Mortehoe village is about 0.75 miles. There are two pubs there. The Chichester Arms and The Ship Aground, both serving local beers, cider and pub grub. Woolacombe offers a good selection of pubs and cafes all dog and family friendly. The Grampus at Lee Bay is a short drive or approximately a 20 minute walk away and has a lovely beer garden. It is a fairly steep walk back! You can also travel to Ilfracombe, Braunton, Croyde and lots of other little villages close to the park if you prefer to travel a little further afield. Our staff in reception are happy to offer recommendations if you require.
How much is it to fish on the lake?
We offer superb coarse fishing – one of the best lakes to be found on a north Devon campsite!
Our lake is well stocked with Carp, Rudd and Tench. Make it a family fishing experience!The current charges for guests of the campsite to fish on the lake are as follows:
With your own tackle
All day – dawn til dusk – £8.00
Dawn til 2.00 pm – £ 4.50
2.00 pm til dusk – £ 4.50
Week ticket – £45.00
With rod hire (includes rod, net disgorger and ticket)
All day rate only – £ 12.50
£25.00 returnable deposit required.
A great day for all the family to enjoy, many youngsters have caught their first fish here at Warcombe Farm.
Is it going to rain?
We hope not but we can give no guarantee!
North Devon weather, especially by the coast, is changeable! For the surfers amongst you, weather, wind direction and tide times are very important! Our campsite shop displays tide times and we post a weather bulletin regularly. The Met Office App for Ilfracombe is pretty accurate. You can consult our website where we display the latest weather report for Woolacombe.
Is there a public phone on site?
No – we have a good mobile phone reception on site. The office will be happy to assist in an emergency.
It's raining - can I have a refund?
We do not give refunds if it rains, and neither do we charge for the sunshine! If it does rain we have a list of wet weather activities in and around the Woolacombe and Ilfracombe area available from reception. Further details of activities and places of interest for the North Devon area are available from our tourist information room on the campsite.
We want to go fishing...
Great idea! Warcombe offers superb coarse fishing suitable for all the family to enjoy. Combine your North Devon Camping holiday with the chance to enjoy this popular pastime. Please ask at reception for further information. You do not need a licence to fish here as we hold an Environment Agency General Licence, but you will need to purchase a day ticket. Tackle is also available for hire (deposit required).
All children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
What about general purpose electric sockets?
There are general purpose 16 amp sockets in the toilet block near the top of the site – to use these you will require is a 50p coin. Any valuables, for example mobile phones and ipads, we will charge in reception for a small fee.
What about same sex groups?
Please phone us on 01271 870690 for further information – small groups are welcome when booked in advance. Please remember we are a family site and noise will not be tolerated after 10.30pm
What are the different types of pitches?
Warcombe offers fantastic family camping in North Devon! We have pitches to suit all tastes and types of unit. Full pitch details are on our website and include:
A standard pitch: A grass pitch for tents or camper vans, there are no extra services and no electric hook up.
A serviced pitch: This has a 16 amp electric hook up point and can be grass or full hard standing. For tents, caravans and camper vans.
A pitch plus is a generous size, has electric hook up, water tap and grey water drain and picnic bench and can be grass or hard standing. For tents, caravans, motorhomes or campervans.
Premier pitches have electric, water and drainage as well as cycle rack, picnic bench and bbq stand for disposable bbqs. They are extra large, level and have great views. For tents, caravans, motorhomes or campervans.
You can always call our friendly reception staff for more information. Lakeside pitches are available with private gated access for fishermen
What coals do we need for the BBQs on the premier pitches?
There is a brick pillar on the pitch which takes a disposable barbeque – small or party size. They will support the tray type barbecues as well. These are available from the campsite shop in the Reception building.
What if I want to make a complaint?
We hope this situation will not arise, but if something is not to your satisfaction, we would like the chance to put it right as quickly as possible. PLEASE – tell us straight away and do not wait until the end of your holiday or when you get home.
What if reception is closed when I arrive?
Opening times do vary throughout the season, but there is always a contact telephone number on the reception/shop door for you to call our duty warden on arrival who will advise you of the appropriate pitching instructions and provide your barrier code etc.
What if we arrive late?
If you are delayed for any reason, please call and let us know, preferably before 5pm, so we can hold the pitch for you. If you arrive after 9pm, we ask that you pitch on the late arrivals area which is clearly marked outside of reception. This is for safety reasons and so other guests are not disturbed after dark.
What is a pitch plus?
A pitch plus is a generously sized plot and can be either grass or hardstanding with 16 amp electric hookup, mains water and grey waste drainage point and a picnic bench for you to sit and enjoy the beautiful scenery
What is the amp rating of the hook ups?
The electrical hook ups on our campsite are all 16 amp.
What size are your pitches?
Our pitches are various sizes and have been individually measured. Call our knowledgeable reception staff to discuss your needs. Everything you bring must fit on your pitch. It is essential that you advise us of any extras eg. additional cars prior to arrival as if they exceed the area of your allocated pitch we will need to move you. This will cause an issue if we are fully booked when you arrive and you haven’t given us prior notice. We do not have additional parking on site.
What time do I have to vacate my pitch?
The latest time for departing the park is 11.00 am on your last day. This is to enable us to prepare the pitch for the next person arriving at our campsite. Your barrier code will expire at 11 am. Late departures cannot be agreed.
When will my pitch be available?
Your pitch will be ready by 2pm on the day of your arrival.
Where can I get camping and caravanning accessories?
We provide a very basic range in the campsite shop, but, otherwise, the nearest retailers are Devon Outdoor & Camping Supplies at St. John’s Garden Centre near Barnstaple- Tel: 01271 374503 or Stowford Caravan Supplies Tel: 01271 889339.
Where is the nearest garage?
For repairs – Coastline Garage at Mortehoe – 01271 870354
For fuel – Golden Coast Service Station (behind Fortescue Arms)
Murco Woolacombe Station Road 01271 870415
On-a-Hill Garage Lynton Cross (approx 5 miles) 01271 862691
LPG – nearest supply is On a Hill garage or for refillable tanks/bottles, Roundswell BP Services, Barnstaple.
Where is the nearest supermarket?
Ilfracombe offers a selection of small shops, fresh fish from S and P Fisheries on the harbour and an excellent butchers and delicatessen, Mike Turton. There is also a Co-op along with a Tesco and Lidl. A Londis convenience store is located in Woolacombe. Braunton has a sizeable Tesco.
The nearest superstore type supermarkets are in Barnstaple.
Don’t forget that our reception carries a reasonably priced selection of essential items, beers, local ciders, wines and sundries. Please see the notice on the door for opening times as these vary during the season.