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Visitor Reviews - Lobb Fields Camping And Caravan Park

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Lobb Fields Camping And Caravan Park
Saunton Road
Devon (North)   (Browse area)
EX33 1HG   See Map
Tel: 01271 812090
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Pitches: 180
Open: March To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 58 Reviews
                8/10 from 58 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Refills   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available    Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant On Site   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <5 miles   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   Cycle Hire <1 mile   Golf <1 mile   Tennis <1 mile 
 Beach <1 mile   Watersports <5 miles   Boat Launch / Mooring <1 mile 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport On Site 

Reviews:  58 in total, now showing 19 to 24                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Dawnconnon 4 reviews from this member

Pitches ample (we had a 8m x 8m tent and more than enough room for that, wind breaks + car. Had electric hookup which was no problem. Was located on middle field near shower block and they were ideal for the stay.

Grounds well maintained. Wardens helpful and never too busy to answer quastions and offer advice. I would disagree with previous comments about 'too may rules'. We were ideally placed and we walked into Braunton which took us about 20 mins.

Excellent choice of eating establishments in Braunton, would recommend Squires fish and chip restaurnat and our favourite for a few years the Williams Arms nearly. As relative newbies to camping it was a very good experience.

Only negative thing is the Camping Connected internet package which to be honest was awful and had to rely on personal phones for essentials. This is not Lobb Fields problem and I have contacted CC about this. Would we return here Yes, when we have tried other places nearby

Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Dipsy1 1 review from this member

Just returned from a short break at Lobb Fields and our family loved this campsite, even in the wind and rain.

The site itself was very very busy, but we still had plenty of room on our pitch and the children had space to play football on the play area. The staff were very relaxed, friendly, helpful and always on hand. They kept the site tidy and even though it was very busy the toilets were always clean.

Like many other sites we have stayed on we had to be off our pitch by mid morning, however for a small fee we were able to book a late stay until late afternoon. This meant we were able to spend the day on the beach (in the sunshine), go back to the site for a shower before heading home on a traffic free road.

Date of Visit: May 2012 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Barb n Barney 14 reviews from this member

We have just returned from a weekend at Lobbs Field. It is a really well laid out camp site with lovely large pitches. The grass is well cut and the grounds all look well cared for. The toilet and shower block is really a big shed but the inside is kept very clean. The showers are almost hot but the cubicles are a little small making it hard to keep all your clothes dry.

Would we go again - no probably not. Why??

1. When you arrive you are taken through the list of rules and regulations and each rule as it was read to us was highlighted with a pen!

2. Everywhere around the camp site, including the washing up and toilets blocks are covered with posters reinforcing all these rules - really excessive!

3. You have to vacate the site by 1030 which is STRICTLY adhered to! How early is this?? In 3 years of motorhoming I have never been evicted so early! I felt so sorry for families in tents who has to get their children out of bed before eight to get them washed dressed and breakfasted, then everything packed and the tent taken down all before 1030!

4. The site is anything but relaxed and probably this is the main reason I wouldn't return - it is patrolled on a regular basis by the wardens roughly on Saturday every 1. 5hrs, in their vehicles, giving you a feeling of being watched at all times! Very unusual behaviour and not at all condusive to a relaxing break

Date of Visit: April 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Twinspired 11 reviews from this member

We have just stayed for our second time in a year and have a real mixed view of this site.

The positives are many. Firstly, itís in a great location, not far out of Braunton in the right direction for Saunton sands. Furthermore a good deal of the site is on slightly higher ground, giving great views over twinkling lights at night time of what I presume to be Barnstaple in the distance.

The lower field is mainly flat with only a gentle slope so gives good pitching for either tent or caravans with awnings. The lower field also has a little play area which is in view of many of the pitches and certainly felt confident enough to let my twin 5 year olds and even the littlest cub of 2 years roam safely.

The wardens are welcoming and friendly and work hard to ensure site rules are adhered to and the site was certainly quiet from 10ish even though their curfew isnít until 11pm.

There is a great little snack van based permanently on site which I think is open every morning from 7:30am and for supper (canít remember the times). Great if youíre in a tent on a wet miserable morning and want a bacon butty without the hassle!

Now the negatives.

Well. Being Easter I fully expect prices to be higher but £33 per night with EHU in our van is a tad steep to say the least. For not much more we could stay in a travel lodge/premier inn which entirely defeats the object of having a van to try to have cheaper family holidays. However, I could accept this price if everything else was tip top and if they had something a little bit special or additional to that of any other caravan site.

But this is certainly not an all singing, all dancing site! When one considers what it is, it is just a big open field with a little play area in the middle and not much more.

Infact the shower block is tired & freezing with really very average showers. The water is hit and miss with a press button that only gives 20 seconds on each push and no shower curtains.

And on behalf of the wardens, it seems criminal to make them work until 11pm, keeping their reception desk open when quite frankly there is no need. They could easily close at 10pm, if not sooner, sure enough if there is an emergency, they can be called upon.

A real shame as would visit again if a little cheaper but at this price, there are better!

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

Really like this site. The location is wonderful, on the main road to Saunton Sands. Not too large to be impersonal, but large enough to have a good atmosphere, and for the kids to make friends.

No club house, which for us is ideal! Pitches are really generous, and there is lots of extra green space for cricket and football.

We picked our own pitch, with advice given when we booked. Great! Could see the play area from the tent and not too far from the toilet block. Toilets kept clean and tidy. Reasonable price too.

Will be returning!

Date of Visit: July 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Sailingsimon117 16 reviews from this member

This was our second week away in North Devon & we chose this site for its location, 1 mile to Saunton sands, 2 miles to Croyde & 1 mile to the lovely very large village of Braunton.

On arrival we were an hour or so early but made very welcome by the friendly staff. We were shown our pitch on the map & set off to find it (we had chosen this from their online map of the park at the time of booking). Well our pitch as all of them were was the largest pitch I have ever used! at approx 10m x 10m we could fit our caravan, awning & 2 cars + still we had more space!

The shower facilities were cleaned once per day but also appeared to get an extra brush up in the evening before the staff retired for the night! The shower block appeared to be a converted stable block & was absolutely fine, no complaints from the Mrs side either!

The site got busy over the weekends with surfers but everyone was friendly & their was a nice family atmosphere, it was also generally quiet.

At just over £100 for 7 nights this is a lovely site & we would have no hesitation in using this site in the future.

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