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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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Pitches: 350
Open: 21 March - 24 September

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 124 Reviews
              8/10 from 124 Reviews


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Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Suzilexi 3 reviews from this member

We were not impressed with the site at all.

Pros:

Toilet and shower facilities were excellent but insufficient for the number of people on site. There were significant queues every morning.

Location is good. Lots to do nearby.

Cons:

Very sloping site! Most of the flat pitches were for caravans and almost all tent pitches had a slope and for all but a few the slope was ridiculous

Very noisy! The clubhouse blared music out until late at night so getting to sleep was impossible. Then when the music stopped, never before midnight, everyone made their way back to their tents, very noisily.

Some nights there were teenagers hanging around in the pitch dark playground until late, right next to our tent.

The craft barn seemed appealing on paper, until we realised that paper was virtually all that was included. Anything else was at a price, which was not mentioned on the website before booking.

The road is not pleasant. Narrow and winding. On Saturday mornings especially it was very busy. We saw several poor people having to reverse their caravans back to a towing place because others refused to go back.

Date of Visit: July 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Jamessn 6 reviews from this member

Myself and my partner stayed at this site for the weekend in July. I normally always go back to my favourite site in north Devon so this was a change and a nice one at that.

When I booked over the phone the lady was very helpful and swift and the booking was complete in no time. When we arrived at the site our check in details and stickers etc were waiting for us and the receptionist said to park out the front and we would be taken to our pitch.

We were taken to our pitch from a helpful man on a golf buggy and showed were to pitch. It was a very roomy electric pitch and we had no problem with our six man tent and car.

The toilet block in the first camping/caravan area is an older building but kept in very good nick. A lot cleaner than many modern ones I have come across. Although after a little walk around the site I found what looked like a brand new block with lovely new showers. Of course I used these for the rest of the week but that in no way says that the older block isn't up to standards. It is but I wanted a bit of luxury in my life.

The Hayloft bar has a great atmosphere and the pool looked lovely although the weather didn't play ball so we never ventured for a dip. The shop was well stocked and all the staff were very friendly.

All in all this is a lovely site which sits on the right side of having good facilities but not to commercial. 10/10 Would visit again.

Date of Visit: July 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Caravan valeter 2 reviews from this member

I have been coming to Whitehills since I was 8 years old with my parents, now I am bringing my own family who all love the campsite, you get to meet the same old faces every year which we look forward to, plus new faces too, the site has a very good shop on site that is always fully stocked with everything you would need from food to camping equipment to your daily paper.

A cafe, wash room, launderette, tv room adults bar and family room. The playground is fantastic for the kids and very safe, the people who work their are really kind and pleasant,

it is situated in the rolling hills of Devon about 10 mins in the car from the coast, just before a lovely village called stoke Gabrielle, very quite and well maintained campsite.

The toilet and shower blocks are cleaned about 4 or 5 times a day.

The family entertainment is without doubt the best this country could possibly offer, john and bridget of the ricochet road show do a fantastic job for the whole family from bingo to kids games, action dances, then they also play family games like Mr and Mrs, play your cards right, race night. P

lus loads of other great ways to keep the whole family entertained. This is one of the main reasons we come back every year due to the beautiful site and the fantastic entertainment. Without doubt the best campsite we have ever visited.

The only setback is disabled access to the family room, their is a very nice out door terrace with ramp going up to the second floor but in the actual family room their is still steps going into and onto the dance floor, as we have a disabled child who loves to join in the fun this can get very difficult to get her down there, even for pushchairs it struggles in that respect, but other than that this is a wonderful campsite for the whole family,

Date of Visit: June 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Scam3 5 reviews from this member

Just returned from a 2 week stay here- a real gem.

Plenty of things to do, especially for the children- 2 play parks, and an adventure play area, woodland walks, letter boxing, outdoor pool, games room, even a craft room where you can paint pottery or just paint/colour pictures.

Showers were lovely and hot, and plenty of them, one block recently updated, which included a family bathroom and a family shower room, and the other 2, a little dated but certainly fine for use.

Good laundry room, with plenty of washing machines and driers, generally busier in the mornings but fine after lunch time.

Washing up areas in the male or female shower blocks in the main camping field, wasn't a massive issue, as by new shower block they were outside. Would have been easier if all the washing up areas were outside, but on days when its raining, it was ideal.

Staff are very friendly and helpful, always stopped for a chat.

Site kept very clean. Maintenance guys always about and making sure everything was at it's best.

Very quiet site at night time, no issues with noisy neighbours, or from the hayloft bar area. Security guy at night time if any issues, but guess he must be bored as never any need for anyone to trouble him!

Pitches are really big, very impressed and plenty of room around each pitch, so felt we were not invading someone elses pitch.

We would definitely go back to this site again, had a brilliant time.

Date of Visit: June 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Marko43 2 reviews from this member

Just returned from a week long stay at this park and what a joy. We arrived and within 5 mins were guided to our pitch (num 18) it was huge, I suppose we were lucky because it wasn't so busy. Some of the pitches were seriously sloping and I think you would have a problem keeping your drink on your table on them a bit challenging.

The park itself has lots to entertain the children including 3 different parks, the pool, which we only used once because we didn't really get the weather and some amusements including pool tables.

Again washing up facilities for me was not an issue as I always do them when we are away and there are a couple of different places depending on where you are on site including some in the laundrette.

Showers were great, in the main camping field ones which I used all the time the water was hot and controllable, everywhere was kept clean and tidy and whilst we were there the grass was even cut round site. The shop was well stocked and not bad prices, reception very helpful and friendly, Hayloft we only used one night but was good fun for the kids and for the adults to relax in.

Out and about lots and lots to do woodlands was a good day out, Brixham harbour for crabbing and lots more besides

Cannot fault this site at all for me and the family even though we didn't have baking hot weather 10/10

Date of Visit: May 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Cassabelle 3 reviews from this member

My husband and I spent the bank holiday weekend here with our friends. The site itself is set in a good location not far from Paignton Zoo and Paignton town.

Upon arrival the staff were friendly, and we were quickly shown to our pitch. We initially thought that the pitch sizes were generous as we were told that we were not allowed to park our vehicles in the space lined out between each pitch as this was there for fire saftey.

This only seems to apply when the site is not that busy because as soon as the site started to fill up these spaces were taken up by cars which then made the pitches feel very cramped.

The facilities were clean but as mentioned in many of the reviews they are very dated. The showers are push button and do not last very long, they are also not temperature controlled and on one day the water was freezing.

Apparently this was due to us having our shower late in the morning! The washing up facilities are also in the toilet and shower blocks which is not very practical, my husband certainly had a shock when he pulled back the shower 'curtain' to find a woman washing up with her husband!

I am not able to comment on the restaurant/swimming pool or shop as we did not use them. This was the first time that we had used this site and it will be the last.

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