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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 13 to 18                 Previous 6          Next 6
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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.

Date of Visit: July 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Steve+angie 2 reviews from this member

Just come back from spending two nights here it is a nice site toilet block is very good used the family bathroom mostly as we had our 18 month old with us always had hot water and was reasonably clean. The playground was good for our ten yr old but not really suited to little children. Had a takeaway from the clubhouse the first night very reasonable prices and tasty food.

Sadly our pitch let the site down a bit for us, it could not be described as level at all, sloped in two directions which made it very difficult to get a good nights sleep as we were fighting to stay on our bed! Hubby also thought the road noise was a bit much considering we where on a very narrow road going through a quiet village.

Sorry to say we will not be going back.

Date of Visit: August 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: TRAVIS24 1 review from this member

My family and I stayed here recently and despite an early mix up over a pitch we had been promised, had a great time. It was ideally positioned for both Exeter and Exmouth.
The staff were friendly, the kids loved the play area and the toilet / shower blocks were warm, plentiful and clean. We ate at the restaurant one evening and although the decor was a little dated the food was lovely and well priced.We would definitely stay here again.

Date of Visit: August 2008 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Shauntbh1 4 reviews from this member

This was the second time we visited this site. We were put on the main site for three days then moved to the field near the opening for the last 4 days.

The staff were very helpful and found a large extension lead to plug us in.

The disabled toilets were brilliant, best I've seen yet.

There is a restaurant on the site which also sold various items that we needed.

The drive to Exmouth was easy, depending on the route.

Great value for money.

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