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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 26 Reviews
              8/10 from 26 Reviews

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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.

Date of Visit: May 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: West1871 9 reviews from this member

We stayed here on the May bank hol weekend and were very impressed with this site.

We were greeted at reception by a lovely lady who gave us some tourist info and not a big list of rules.

At reception there is a very small area selling basics eg Bread, milk, eggs, Bacon, newspapers etc.

We were one the furthest tents away from the amenity block as were one of the first to arrive but we still found the 1 min walk to the amenity block acceptable. Normally you can camp wherever but due to expecting more tents we had to camp in pitches chosen for us in lines, this meant there was a slight slope to our pitch but we pitched the tent to make sure we wouldn't roll off our beds and so it didn't matter! We still had loads of space.

The grass was freshly mown and well drained making it easy to sink the pegs.

Our 7 year old loved the play area but as others have said, it is not suitable for very young children as the climbing frame/ monkey bars are very high.

We found the campsite very quiet and mostly with families, even when it got busier with tents on the Saturday. We didn't find the road adjoining too busy, only a few cars from 6.30am. The main 'noise' (and it really wasn't a problem) was from the hungry sheep in a nearby field who were obviously hungry at 6.30am but that part of the country experience isn't it?!

The amenity block was spotless, warm and ultra modern with lighting in the shower block turning on when you enter and touch-free taps. The shower cubicles were very spacious with a place for our wash things and 2 hooks for towels and clothes. The showers were nice and hot.

The toilets had plenty of toilet roll.

The laundry room had 2 washing machines (3.00)and 2 dryers (1.00) and there were 2 ironing boards with irons. There was no plug socket in the ladies wash room but they had 2 hairdryers (20p) and there were sockets in the laundry room if you like your straightners (but no mirror!)

The bar/restaurant can get very busy on some nights and so its advisable to book a table in the evening. We had Fish and chips and it was tasty and reasonably priced at 7.99 including a free drink.

We visited Paignton Zoo on an overcast day which is 30 mins away and it was very good value, we were there for 5 hours.

All in all, this is a lovely base to explore South Devon and we will happily visit again.

Date of Visit: September 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Holster 8 reviews from this member

First time camping with our new Montana 6 outfit. Tent field is sloping, has some flat areas towards the top and bottom of the field with a significant slope in between.

Only a few pitches have electrical hook-up available, ours was with no electric but we managed by making use of a car 12v to 240v converter for pumping the air bed up.

Shower block modern and clean with family bathroom areas and adequate for our stay. Good water pressure for showers.

Did not get chance to use on site Bistro but understand it is very good.

Very basic shop selling items such as milk, gas and papers.

An OK site for a first stay, would consider staying again but feel better sites are available.

Date of Visit: August 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: MarksFamily 3 reviews from this member

What a fantastic site! Spent a week here and what a great one. You come into the site with statics at the top, moving down to what look like seasonal pitches for caravans (many of the awnings are screwed down and they have direct services).

The camping pitches are at the bottom in two smallish fields, divided by a small hedge. The children's play area which is fenced round and contains a climbing frame, slide and swings is more than adequate for the children who descended upon it!

The new shower / toilet / launderette / dishwashing block is fabulous. Beware the water at the dishwashing though as it sprays out and tends to soak you - the water could do with being hotter too. The two family bathrooms are a fabulous asset however they would benefit from hooks and a bench to put things.

The site would also benefit from having a proper shop. We didn't attempt to walk into the village of Woodbury however, it's a very short drive and the Maltsters Pub serves great food, as does the more expensive but fine food at The Green Door.

We didn't visit the sister site at Ladram Bay so unable to comment about the facilities which could be used there. All in all a great site and we would love to return.

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