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Visitor Reviews - Whitehill Country Park

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Whitehill Country Park
Stoke Road
Paignton
Devon (South)   (Browse area)
TQ4 7PF   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01803 782338

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Open: 18 April - 24 September

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 121 Reviews
              8/10 from 121 Reviews


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Reviews:  121 in total, now showing 13 to 18                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Livermans 2 reviews from this member

I have been coming to this site since I was 10 years old with my parents, I am now 42 and been taking my family here for over 10 years now, the site is set in beautiful Devon country side, with fantastic facilities, including excellent family entertainment in the granery, but I see and hear a lot of complaints about how loud this is at night, the only problem with those complaints is the noise actually comes from the adults bar with live music, not the disco. Bad points are disabled access has been improved over the last few years but seem reluctant to do the job in full, just get a ramp here and there every few years, there is no disabled access to the pool, still can't get to the dance floor in the granery due to no ramp, next thing is the camp site over the last few years seems to be letting more groups of people on so at night my children can't get any sleep due to the after hours partying at peoples tents caravans. At one point there was a full blown party at one caravan and all the security guard said was keep it down, and then left with no reduction in noise, it is a fantastic site for families but the noise is getting worse, I saved up all year to take my family here, and couldn't wait for the holiday to end just to get a good nights sleep. I don't mind people enjoying themselves but this is too much late at night. One good point I must add is the family entertainment in the granary, they are by far the best family entertainment I have ever seen, owners do a fantastic job under difficult circumstances.

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Bobokins 1 review from this member

We booked 2 weeks at this site at the beginning of summer holidays. The good points; the shop is very good & well stocked, the cafe is very good, the craft room is very nice & our children went there a lot, the activities are quite nice ie, birds of prey, pony rides etc. The laundry room is good & the family shower room is very useful. It has beautiful views. Easy to get to, close to all other amenities. Bad points; The pitches are very sloped, some worse than others & are very close to each other. We managed ok with the slope but the didn't like the very exposed feeling of the whole field. It was very busy, understandably, with dozens of children (including our own 2 aged 8 & 5) but no one seemed bothered about letting their kids kick footballs at people's tents or cars or letting them ride scooters around the road at 6. 30am. The pool would get very crowded but still kids would dive in & throw stuff in while the lifeguard just stood there. The clubhouse was very loud & so were the crowds of drunk people coming back to their tents at 1, 2 or 3am. The toilet/shower block were reasonably clean but were usually very muddy. The door to the ladies banged very loudly throughout the day & night which drove us mad! There were some young lads in cars who enjoyed racing through the site way too fast & it's a wonder no child was run over. We had the noisiest neighbours in the world & the over all site was constantly extremely noisy & full of very inconsiderate people! There seemed to be no rules about anything & no wardens to enforce any. We left 2 nights early because we could no longer stand being there!

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Nicola Harris 12 reviews from this member

We spent 3 nights here with two young children (2 and 3). We found the site facilities to be great for a young family. The kids loved the little play area by the pool (play houses, baby slide etc) and also insisted in going in the pool despite the freezing weather. The water was plenty warm enough and area was clean and well maintained. They also used the main kids playground every day.

We were disappointed that some of the facilities were not open when we were there (kids craft room and family games room) however this did not spoil our stay.

We used the cafe a couple of times but found it to be quite poor quality and expensive (frozen toasted teacakes served with freezing cold butter!)

We took the steam train from Paignton to Dartmouth which was a fantastic day out. Kids loved the train and then the 10 minute ferry ride. Recommend people to get to the station early though as ticket queues can be long. Because we were in a motorhome we sometimes use taxis to get around. The taxi into Paignton cost <£10.

We spent our second day wandering around Totnes as the weather wasn't good enough for the beach. Nice day out although only really enough for half a day. Would recommend the Steam Packet pub for decent food and environment - right on the riverside, just on the outskirts of town. (Taxi into Totnes cost £12)

On comparing the costs to other campsites, we felt the facilities were fantastic and the site is great value for money. We went in June so the park was still quite quiet.

Date of Visit: May 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Dozie77 5 reviews from this member

This site is a little Gem. From the friendly organised arrival and welcome, to the well kept pitches, and overall cleanliness we will definitely be returning again.

As a family with young children we look for sites with 'things to do' and this site has lots and provides more! Yes a small charge is sometimes asked for (craft centre, pony rides, archery) but the owners have brought these in to make your holiday, you don't have to do them.

We had great weather (always a bonus!) and loved the BBQ by the pool. The kids loved the play parks, and even when it did rain for 14 hours straight the pitch drained well.

Was really impressed with all facilities, toilets and showers were fab, bar and cafe and shop were priced as you would expect if eating out anywhere, (on a par with our local pubs/cafes at home)

Site was busy (bank holiday) but not overcrowded and everybody was friendly.

Looked like great entertainment provided in the bars in the evenings but we didn't stay to see, though may do next time

We were pitched very near to the bar area but did not hear any excessive noise, nobody was loud going back to the pitches and no kids congregating where they shouldn't. Loved the irons and boards in the laundry and the book swap idea.

Overall a really good site that tries to make your holiday a fab one. And really close to Paignton/Torquay and loads of local attractions. Only downside was the windy country road to get to get to the site.

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Missarahmlee@hotmai 19 reviews from this member

Site has a rural location not far from Stoke Gabriel and a 5 - 10 min drive from Paignton. There are no facilities off site within walking distance.

All on site facilities are of a good standard and kept clean and tidy. The site has a rural slightly rustic feel but is nicely done without any 'low rent' feeling that holiday parks can have

All the facilities are located at the entrance ( shower blocks excepted) but it was a long walk uphill from our pitch in the great orchard, but that does mean the evening entertainment is not in your face if its not your thing.

Bar meals and takeaway food are available & they are reasonably priced there is an offer of 2 meals for £13. 99 before 7pm. Good sized portions- the usual fayre but nicely done and tasty.

There are on site amusements, games room, crafts and a good programme of daily activities. There is a bar with inside and outside seating on a raised terrace overlooking the pool and separate bar with disco.

We stayed in the orchard field. I found it a little higgledy piggledy and many pitches slope as is it located in a dip. We were unable to book hardstanding and found that the ground in our awning area became very slippy and sticky after rain. The soil is red clay and it came up through the ground sheets. Rainwater rain straight through in and out of out awning following the gradient and didn't soak in. The good thing was that even when wet soil and mud did not transfer much off pitches.

The are several well maintained play areas for children and there is a wooded area to explore.

The heated outdoor pool is open 9 - 7pm rain or shine and is attended. Children over 8 can swim without an adult being present. There are sun loungers provided.

All in all a pleasant stay but we would probably not return to this site due to the ground conditions, layout and pitches

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Kenton 7 reviews from this member

We booked this site at late notice and used the on-line booking facility, which worked well.

As soon as we arrived it was clear that whatever else, we were being looked after by friendly, helpful and enthusiastic staff. We were taken to our pitch from the reception area by a man on a Golf Cart type thing, in 'Sweet Hill'

The pitches can slope a little and some are more exposed than others. When booking online I left a request for a sheltered pitch. We were given a pitch next to a hedge so 10/10 on that one.

The Shower/toilet block in our field was kept clean and very usable. The actual showers seemed a little low on pressure, but having left feedback to that effect I wouldn't be surprised if it is looked into before the new season next year. My Wife used the family room with our daughter and says it was excellent.

The main reception and entertainment area is at the front of the site and includes a shop and Craft centre for the kiddies. The Hayloft Bar with live acts was right up our street, while the kids enjoyed the Amusements and the Granary with its Disco. It isn't a full on commercial site, but the entertainment is there so don't expect 'Wild Camping' with no sounds.

We did try the cafe but found the food slightly lacking, again I left feedback to this effect and suspect it is another area that will receive attention over the winter.

There is also some daytime activities, in addition to the play areas (more than one). Our favourite was the Falconry where we all got to hold the Birds.

Overall, I will go back if the opportunity arises as the site is ideally located within easy reach of Torquay, Paignton, Brixham and Dartmouth. Furthermore, the staff are excellent and that really makes for a good holiday.

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