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Visitor Reviews - Whitehill Country Park

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Whitehill Country Park
Stoke Road
Devon (South)   (Browse area)
TQ4 7PF   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01803 661961

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Pitches: 350
Open: 21 March - 24 September

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 122 Reviews
              8/10 from 122 Reviews

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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.

Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Gsarnold 2 reviews from this member

Great site with great facilities. Toilets and showers all very clean although showers are the push type so can a bit hit and miss with temperature if you are in there when it is busy. Baths also available if you want one. Launderette very useful and irons/ironing boards also available if you want them. Good shop and cafe - reasonable prices. Bar gets very busy and noisy so we tended not to use it.

Swimming pool well looked after and always busy.

They also had various other activities such as segway and falconry at an additional charge.

Staff always very friendly and helpful.

Pitches are a reasonable size and site is well kept.

This was our 4th visit to this site and we would return again.

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Moss6144 4 reviews from this member

Had 10 days at this site. Not very impressed was expecting great things

The pictures are deceiving the slopes are worse than they look

You are suppose to use breathable groundsheet obviously the person before hadn't and the ground was quite muddy and slippy so couldn't site camper the way round we wanted because car couldn't pull it up the slope which was our pitch

Clubhouse was loud and did not finish at 11pm, it carried on and then we also got noisy people coming back from bar, who had no consideration for other people who were asleep. The first night we had a group standing outside our camper at 1am having a loud conversation, hubby had to get up and ask them to move as we had 2 kids in bed. For the first 5 days it was this

Also teenagers hanging around the toilets at 1. 30am why, where were the parents?

A lot of the kids were running riot, I saw on several occasions 10pm at night, kids cycling round the park, no lights on, couldn't see them

If you are one of the slopes watch out when it rains especially if you use the breathable groundsheet, like we did as they request, the water did flood our awning we got to move all our stuff which is not good when you got a kid sleeping in the awning

Daughter used the pool very cool if heated, there were kids jumping in throwing leather footballs that hit my daughter on the head, lifeguard sitting there texting on her phone, sorry but this is a communal pool and certain rules should be obeyed in a small pool

Didn't use bar or craft centre cant comment

Most of the staff were young early 20's

Its a family site but there didn't seem to be consideration for other people

Too noisy.

Only good points for me was the good location within easy reach of paignton, torquay, dartmouth and totnes never had to travel more than 10 miles, sainsburys, morrisons and asda close by

Most sites have a 11pm curfew obviously not adhered to here and there is mop for cleaning up after you had a shower some people obviously couldn't be bothered so often had to clean a muddy floor before I could have shower

Some money spent on drainage and flattening some of the pitches would be a good idea and having warden walking round at night would be good only saw him in the day once in the whole 10 days we were there

Thought we were going to a nice quiet family campsite and it wasn't been on plenty of big sites but none as noisy as this

Not our kind of site and will not be returning

Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Anne wilkinson 1 review from this member

The site is a well run family site, lots of open spaces, ideal for families, it is near a lovely village called stoke gabriel, and from this location it is very easy to get to lots of different places. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly.

The outdoor pool is heated for most of the season, the numerous toilet/shower/pot washing blocks are clean and adequate.

I cannot comment on the bar, restaurant, or family room because we didn't use those facilities, the craft centre is ideal for use when it is bad weather, The shop has a good selection of food, toys, and camping needs etc. ,

The children's' play areas are safe, although with having young grandchildren we supervised the children on the rides/swings/climbing frames.

There is some lovely walks on the site. A separate area for dog exercise.

The laundry equipment has been upgraded for this year and is much better.

The reception is well stocked with leaflets etc for places to go, things to do, a pc for use with a small charge, they have discount vouchers for attractions for the asking. Throughout the weeks there are external attractions brought into the site, some make a small charge, others are free, it is up to the individual how much or how little you want to join in,

My only tiny negative is about how to get to the site - it is down what I would call a 'narrow' country lane, although it is a bus route.

Finally we will be going back again next, what more recommendation can you get!

Date of Visit: April 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: V8trikemids 3 reviews from this member

Daves mate said it all really, the orchard field is lovely, the amenities block there is simply wonderful. They've got some 'pods' in there too, I had a look in one as some people were just setting up, and I quite fancy trying one sometime.

We went here at Easter as a 'trial run', Mrs V8 and I are getting married in August, in Newton Abbot, and we're using this site as 'home' for the week before and a weeks honeymoon after, yes, a camping wedding!The staff have been so helpful! We've been able to book four adjacent pitches for the weekend, where we wanted, the DJ/MC (John) has said he'll tailor the nights fun for us, they've appeared genuinely pleased to help us out. That makes a world of difference.

Situation wise the site is great for the English Riviera, Literally just up the road from Paington, with some great pubs within a few miles, Hare and Hounds in Kingskerswell-brilliant!

Date of Visit: April 2012 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Daves mate 14 reviews from this member

Our 2nd visit to this site. To be honest we only booked it as we couldn't get in where we wanted to go for Easter, so glad we returned here though. The site is superb and we loved it every bit as much as we did on our 1st visit.

Staff are very friendly and the toilet blocks are kept spotless. The newer block down in the orchard field has been very well thought out and the showers are laid out in such a way that your stuff doesn't get wet on the hanger, an idea lacking in so many places. The bigger main block, although perfectly adequate, would benefit from modernisation. It gets quite cold in there, when all the showers are on and the steam builds up it can get a bit slippy as well. Also, having the washing up sinks in the shower room just seems wrong.

A previous review mentioned sloping pitches. There are a few around but none were being used during our visit and I get the feeling they're used as a last resort during peak periods. The majority of pitches are level and of a good size.

There are at least 3 play areas dotted around the site in different spots. Ideal if you've got young kids as it means you're never pitched too far from one.

Pool area was tidy and clean but water was a bit chilly (I really don't understand why sites won't heat outdoor pools for Easter). Family and bar areas are very good. Good entertainment for kids and adults alike plus reasonable prices at the bar. Food in the on site cafe is the usual campsite fare (burgers, nuggets etc) but is good quality. Yes, the activities in the craft centre do have to be paid for but while we were there free daytime activities were put on for Sat & Sun including a falconry display.

Overall we really like this place and will be back.

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