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!
We stayed here with some friends, and can not fault this site at all.
We had a great pitch and were next to each other so were able to make a good little area which was quite private. The facilities are excellent and at no extra cost.
The dog walk was the best we have ever had, and the campsite was the most dog friendly.
Excellent value for money, great staff, great facilities and a great location.
We will be staying again!
Neil and Emma
Well, I have to say I love the pitch size, we have a huge trailer tent and awning and were in the secluded area by the lake (113 I think) the weather was terrible and they had obviously had weeks of rain.
Despite the rain the staff were warm and cheerful, just like the welcome. We were personally escorted to our pitch, the road was muddy but the pitch was in perfect condition, we were offered some bark for our walk way which was perfect.
As I have said the pitch was ample and so were the facilities, JUST LIKE A HOTEL! they were always clean, no mud; and the floor was heated! we didn't use the take away but the menu looked brill and our neighbours raved about it.
As I said I can't see the pitch size problem, when we received our booking conformation we were reminded to check our dimensions, there were lots of sized pitches so we gave our dimensions and had plenty or space with room to spare.
Fantastic weeks camping would recommend to all! *****
A great campsite
This was our second time and it was just as excellent as the last time. You can not fault this campsite at all, the facilities and fantastic and clean. Someone was sick on one of the pathways, and within 10 mins a member of the staff had cleaned it up.
We walked down to Lee Bay which was fantastic. Our pitch was by the dog walk and we had so much space.
This is a great campsite and one we will visit time and time again.
Neil and Emma
Have only been camping three times and although we only have one other site to compare it with, I think Warcombe Farm is the Hilton of camp sites. It's beautifully kept and there's plenty of pitch space.
The staff are really lovely and the facilities are fantastic. The loo and shower areas are kept to a very high standard and they're so warm due to the under floor heating. Well posh!
The site owners make it clear to all visitors their rules regarding noise so you're guaranteed a good nights sleep. We went with friends who own a dog and even the pooches have it made when it comes to their doo-doos!
A visit to Lee Bay is a must. You can walk there from the campsite via the woodland walk. Leave the car behind, get yourself an OS map and trot off! On a sunny day it couldn't get much better and there's a lovely pub in Lee village that does great food.
We, and our friends Emma and Neil (who've also written a review) have become very protective of Warcombe Farm. You almost don't want to tell anyone about it because it may mean that everyone will visit and we might never get a pitch again!
There's only two downsides. One, you can't rely on the weather and two, is having to leave Warcombe Farm to come home again.
Dave and Penny
Five minutes from Woolacombe
This site is extremely well maintained, clean and tidy, bins emptied regularly, lovely play park for the children, friendly and helpful staff, excellent facilities for washing and showering etc. Although I can see the washing up-area would get busy when the site is full.
DH wasn't keen on the fact that the pitches were pre-marked and you weren't able to choose your own area on arrival but I didn't find it a problem.
The site was quite exposed to the elements in places however some of the pitches were more sheltered so do request that if desired.
The reason we chose this site was because of it's proximity to Woolacombe and it was a five minute drive away. The shop on site had ample basic items (milk, bread, butter, eggs, bacon etc.) and operated an ice-pack hire system - the prices were ok for a camp-site.
I thought the cost for 3 nights, 2 adults and 2 children was quite pricey but then I guess they have more overheads in terms of maintenance than some more basic sites.
I would definitely stay here again but would possibly try another one in the Woolacombe area first just to compare.
Lou and Miles
This is one of our favourite campsites. We came here with a trailer tent (in torrential rain) in August 2008 and this year with a caravan. The bathroom facilities are amazing and there is a family bathroom with baby changing facilities. There's a good playground, albeit not really for toddlers, and great takeaway and a laundry, although we didn't use that so can't comment. My husband tried his luck on the fishing lake - he wasn't successful but others around him were doing well.
The site's well located for the area and Woolacombe beach and there are some good pubs just down the road in Mortehoe too. The site is extremely well looked after and mostly the pitches are really private, although we requested a hardstanding pitch but didn't feel this was a wise choice as we were really tucked away and the pitches aren't very generous. We also didn't have any grassed area around/on our pitch to sit out on.
It still remains one of our favourite sites and deserves its five stars but we'll try to choose our pitch more carefully next time.
The finest site we have ever had the privilege to pitch on
1st stay at Warcombe farm and after staying at plenty of other sites, feel we can state without fear of contradiction that without a doubt this is the finest site we have ever had the privilege to pitch on.
Superb facilities. Loved it so much that not even the weather could dampen our spirits, says everything that we are going back next year in June can't wait.
10/10 all round
Best toilet facilities ever - they even have heated floors! I would like a bathroom like this at home.
Flat site, bit of a walk down into Mortehoe which I wouldn't want to do with children because of the road. Saying that there are also great footpath walks from the site and we walked to Lee Bay and back along the coast path which was a lovely route.
Play area and small lake on site.
Staff all lovely too.
North Devon is a beautiful place to visit
We arrived to site and the staff were very helpful and friendly, we were shown to our pitch which was large and private also fully serviced. The pitch was water logged at back and took a bit of hard work to get caravan level, but the view was beautiful.
The site has a children play area, which our 3 children enjoyed very much, being close to this had its good and bad points, good being able to watch our children play, bad in the fact that we had to listen to the zip wire from 10 in morning till 10 at night.
The site has 2 shower blocks and both were lovely and modern and clean, the best I've ever had to use on any campsite. The roads out of site, were very narrow and we had a bike ride down to Mortehoe but roads very busy so felt not safe for children.
There are many lovely beaches nearby, we visited Woolacombe and Putsborough both lovely, but cost six pounds to park.
Overall a good site with great facilities and North Devon is a beautiful place to visit.
We have just returned from a two week stay at this site and have never experienced a site that is so well run. The staff were so friendly and helpful, we arrived after a two week spell of rain to find our pitch slightly muddy, but the staff couldn't have been more helpful in putting down chippings and gravel so that we could get our little split screen on to our very secluded and large pitch.
We were amazed at the cleanliness and high standard of the toilets and facilities, even when it rained! the whole site was friendly and safe for children to play.
Another huge bonus was the beautiful dog walk where our dog enjoyed his freedom to play and my son enjoyed the downhill thrill on his bike! The views on a clear day from the top of the site were stunning and we shed a tear as we waved goodbye on a clear sunny day.
We walked down sandy lane and along to Combsegate and Barricane beach to avoid the crowds of Woolacombe on the weekends. A bit of a hike back up but well worth it.
We will def be booking again for next year and would highly recommend this site to anyone who wants the perfect camping experience.
One of the best campsites
First visit to this site and it is one of the best sites we have been to.
The toilets and shower facilities are excellent.
There is a lake on site with lots of small fish in, you can catch one every cast if you use smaller baits, The bigger fish are a bit harder to catch and like to dive straight into the weeds when you hook them.
The shop stocks basic supplies only.
The site has Wifi access anywhere on site, so for a reasonable charge you can connect to the internet.
The dog walk at the back of the site has been planted with 1200 trees and covers 15 acres.
If you walk straight through this area and continue down the lane you will end up at Lee Cove which is stunning and unspoilt. The walk takes about 35 minutes and is down some steep slopes so beware as it is even more tiring walking back.
The site is on top of a hill so on a misty day you are in the clouds,
Really you need a car to get to the beaches as the roads leading to them have steep inclines and no footpaths. Though there are regular buses in the summer, with busses stopping right outside the campsite.
The site is about 10 mins drive from Ilfracombe,
5 Mins from Woolacombe and 25 minutes from Croyde.
We certainly would visit this site again
We have just returned from a weeks holiday and must say I agree with everyone about the campsite, it is very nice and the showers are superb.
We found the shop to be very basic and expensive, not even selling newspapers.
Surrounding area is beautiful.
I would go back anytime
Our 1st stay at Warcombe Farm.
The staff are lovely and helpful.
The Toilets/Showers/Washing up facilities are really great and very modern.
The pitches all vary on the site. We had quite an open pitch but had plenty of room around us. There are some really nice secluded pitches around the site which would have been nicer so if you are asked. Get one of those! We will next time. Very nice indeed.
Even though we had some high winds and driving rain which drove a few campers away during our visit, it was still a lovely place to stay. We found the on site cafe handy a few times. Especially when you arrive in the afternoon tired you can grab a pasty and chips. The shop had all the basics milk/bread/wine/beer etc.
Oh. The dog walking field/area is massive and lovely.
All in all we were happy with the site, I know it's a little more expensive than most but the staff were always around cutting grass, emptying bins, cleaning stuff.
I would go back anytime. Just give us the weather!
Our second visit and each time we have stayed a week out of the main 'season'.
The toilet and shower blocks are spectacular - always warm, very large showers and spotlessly clean at all times. Very luxurious if camping in the cooler months as we mainly do.
Many of the pitches around the edges are landscaped with bushes or dry stone walling.
In the centre of the site is a fishing lake for those who want to partake, This is safely fenced off so that children don't accidentally roam in.
The site has very friendly owners, and you can buy essential things like wine, bacon, chocolate biscuits and milk (!) from the small shop in the office.
You can walk to Mortehoe over the cliffs from the site, which takes about 45 minutes and is very beautiful. You do need a car to get into Woolacombe to visit the stunning beaches.
Happy VW Camper