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Visitor Reviews - Castle Brake Holiday Park

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Castle Brake Holiday Park
Castle Lane
Devon (South)   (Browse area)
EX5 1HA   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01395 232431

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Pitches: 40
Open: March To November

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 23 Reviews
              8/10 from 23 Reviews

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Reviews:  23 in total, now showing 7 to 12                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: September 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: J bonus 5 reviews from this member

This was a lovely, peaceful site and we had a nice view of the hills from our hard standing super serviced pitch.

It was really quiet, even though, over the weekend, there were children around. The toilet block was excellent and 'bang up to date', even though it was a little walk from our pitch, which we didn't mind too much.

As the site was a distance from any amenities, it would be great if the shop was much bigger!

Sadly, we couldn't use the local bus service - there wasn't any!

The staff were very friendly and helpful.

Best of all, the price was incredible - we had a discount for our age and it gave us a lot of extra money for petrol etc.

Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Metalmickey 3 reviews from this member

My wife and I have just returned from a week long stay at Castle Brake caravan park. We have an Elldis Avante 505 tourer and were on a hardstanding pitch which incorporated mains electric, water tap and drain.

As we are over 50, we got a reduced rate of 70 for the week, which we thought was very good. The reception staff are all friendly and made us welcome on arrival.

The area had just had the worst rain for as long as they could remember, but the pitch was well drained. We were advised not to park on the grass if possible, to reduce damage, understandable in the circumstances.

Our pitch (pitch 2) was quite short and the caravan hitch was almost on the road, but that and the fact that the touring pitches with hardstandings were approximately 200 metres from the very well maintained toilet block, would be our only gripe.

The photo on the front of the brochure shows the toilet block surrounded by caravans. The majority of these are seasonal pitches. The grass touring field is much closer to the facilities.

The site is very easy to get to from the M5, is really quiet, the only noise coming from occasional vehicles using the lane behind the touring pitches to access the village of Woodbury.

It is approximately 4. 5 miles from the M5 to the turning by the 'Halfway Inn' which is something to bear in mind.

As the site is off the beaten track, you will need your car to get to anywhere, unless you are walkers or cyclists, which would make this an ideal site for exploring the area.

We enjoyed our stay very much despite the weather and would return, but choose a different pitch if available.

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Happycampster 2 reviews from this member

Great Site. Loved that the tents camping was separate to the caravans. Staff were really friendly and helpful and even suggested we checked out the pitch before we decided to pay due to the bad weather. The great service block warm well equipped, clean and loads of hot water. Had everything you needed, plus I love the fact there were baths. Nice to have a bar and was a really great atmosphere. We really loved this site but sadly have not been able to book in again at last minute. This is our fault but our jobs do dictate when we can get away. Fully recommend this site

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Ross Family 8 reviews from this member

Hadn't realised this site was part of a Haven / Hoseseasons site so there were lots of static caravans at the top end of the site and I'm not sure we would have chosen it if I had realised.

That said, we were in a small field at the bottom of the site in a grouping of 5 families (pleased the site could guarantee us all together). No gazebos allowed however.

The centre of the field was good for ball games. Play area for children was good and frequented by our bunch of 8 - 14 year olds.

Toilet block was clean and modern. Washing up area was fine but maybe a bit exposed if it had been raining.

The bistro cafe on site provided good food, but we went as a party of 20 and they couldn't cope with us all at the same time - one families food arrived 45 minutes before ours.

Overall - OK, might return.

Date of Visit: July 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Johnhorner 2 reviews from this member

We stayed (adults + children) for a long weekend at end of July. When we arrived we were greeted by friendly staff who assisted in getting us sited and settled in.

We were sited in a field that they have recently opened up which was previously used only for tents. The ground towards the end of this field is not suitable for touring vans as we soon found out as we could not pitch due to the troughs and holes in the field. We were offered assistance and moved to a lovely pitch in the same field though, very helpful staff (Neil/Amy)

Plentiful water supplies and no problems with ehu which are close to pitches.

Shower block was immaculate and clean and showers were fantastic. 3 sinks for washing up, laundrette and recycling facilities for waste.

They could do with metal bins dotted around the site for ash from bar-b-ques and fire pits, you see the remains of this slung in the hedgerow surrounding the site, which I find unsightly.

Easy to get pinned in if you're in a tourer and do not get a pitch next to the access road and pitches are 8m x 8m so even though we have a 26' tourer we still managed an awning and 2 annexe's.

The kids play park was very good and adequate for the kids, safe and with a gated access and fence around.

On the whole a lovely short stay with no issues, we would not hesitate to return but specify a pitch next to the kids play park next time as these were the most level and easiest to access.

Date of Visit: July 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Grubworm11 2 reviews from this member

This was our second visit to this site, having visited a few years ago and enjoyed our stay then very much.

Wow, what a nice surprise we had. Excellent brand new toilet/facilities block and a new field open for caravans and tents. We stayed in the field with electric hook up, but there were also hard standing and fully serviced pitches if you wanted. There is also a brilliant new play area for the children. Our pitch was large and spacious and at one point during our stay we were the only unit on the field - bliss.

The owners were very welcoming, friendly and helpful and the on site restaurant a must for visitors. This park is suitable for families, pets and couples (which we are) and if you happen to be of a certain age and can holiday outside of the school holidays, then this site is for you - an absolute bargain. We found the site to be the ideal location for visiting places like Lyme Regis, Datrmoor, Torbay and even Dartmouth and the fact that Exmouth with its lovely sandy beach is only a 10 minute drive away is great.

My only criticism (and it is hard to find any fault!) is to maybe sweep up the loose stones outside the toilet block that come off the roadway. I would wholeheartedly recommend this site to everyone. We will definitely be visiting again soon.

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