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Visitor Reviews - Branscombe Airfield And Caravan Site

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Branscombe Airfield And Caravan Site
Devon (South)   (Browse area)
EX12 3BL   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01297 680259

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Pitches: 20 powered 20 non powered
Open: 2nd Feb - 31st Oct

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 9 Reviews
              9/10 from 9 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes Caravan Storage Storage 

Reviews:  9 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Sulphurman 1 review from this member

Lovely area, friendly atmosphere, well maintained site - etc, etc. It's just that the toilet and shower facilities are very poorly thought out. Personally I don't like having to go 'hunting' for an empty toilet cubicle. And also believe that the Gents and Ladies should be distinctly separate. There are only 7 toilet cubicles on this site, 2 of which are not available after 5. 30pm! I felt uneasy not being able to just walk into the 'Gents block' and not feeling I was depriving any female camper of a cubicle. If I had known about this rather odd arrangement in advance, I would not have booked. Having said that, the new family shower rooms (2 of, with 2 of the total number of loo's in there) are a good idea in principle. However this made the total number of showers up to only 4, and while someone is in there, either in the shower or using the loo then the total available of each facilities fall unnecessarily. This has taught me to check these things out more thoroughly in future. If the owners rebuilt the old toilet blocks, separately sexed with more cubicles and showers in each, the site would be pretty much perfect. The quirkiness of the little planes taking off is quite charming, and other essentials, such as roomy pitches, dog area and good playground are all in place.

Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Marina24 2 reviews from this member

We (me husband and 2 dogs) had a lovely stay here, stunning veiws out to the sea, very quiet/peaceful, the site is well kept, all facilities are very clean and tidy, shower/washrooms, washing up room with washing machine tumble dryer and freezers, fenced off dog field with poop bin, there is a lane behind the site for shaded dog walks (not used that much by vehicles) our pitch (electric hook up) was next to the airfield, one afternoon we had the treat of watching a restored Boeing Stearman model 75 take it's test flight absolutely amazing. Well if you like planes it is! I have rated it 9 out of 10 as there is always room for improvement. ! Branscombe beach is lovely well unless you are a Yorkie (on a long lead!) and get washed back into shore by a little wave hahaha! We would stay here again

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Cath Sykes 5 reviews from this member

Wonderful site Large pitches and the very friendliest of owners

Small planes took off and landed daily whilst we were there - it is still an active airfield

Facilities were clean and well looked after Though 4 showers for a full site did result in queueing 😟

Dogs allowed anywhere on site - supposedly on leads but some owners ignored this and let their pets wander and poo wherever Owners of site did ask pet owners to follow site rules when they saw this Also as this is a dog friendly site some pitches with 3 or more dogs seemed a little too dog friendly

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: APJ666 3 reviews from this member

This is such a lovely campsite. We were fortunate to be able to send a handful of nights here in July, and had a great time. The pitches are massive, the electric ones being pretty level. We opted for a simple tent pitch which was slightly sloping, but with a nice southerly aspect. Facilities are excellent - with the recent addition of 2 luxurious shower rooms, each with electric shower, basin and toilet. Refurbished toilets and showers are also available but we didn't try them. The airfield is quiet, the take off/landing strip separate from the campsite. Only 2 planes took off whilst we were there.

The owners were very friendly and seem to be investing heavily to improve facilities.

Access is via a few narrow lanes, fine for cars but plan your route if towing a caravan.

Branscombe itself is lovely, a narrow road leading to the village and onto the beach. The Masons Arms in the centre of the village is higly recommended for it's good food.

All in all a good visit. The only gripe being the advertised tarriff of 2 per day per dog is excessive. Although this was not charged on our visit!

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: SJJohns 3 reviews from this member

We visited this small site last weekend and it is excellent in terms of pitch, facilities, quietness and value for money (29 for two nights for two people and a dog).

There was a warm and friendly welcome when we arrived and with the majority of pitches being level, setting up was easy. Facilities are new - two standalone bathrooms/wet rooms and a block of male/female toilets with a shower. The only thing I would say is that when the site is full there possibly may be a wait. The site was very quiet with no road noise. There is only a lane running next to it. The pitches are fairly well spread out so you don't feel hemmed in.

This site has the added bonus of being an airfield so there were a few small planes around. No flight activity whilst we were there which was a shame as it would have added to the experience!

The site is accessed down a quiet lane/road which is slightly narrow in places. It was not a problem for us but may for those not confident at towing.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Mattysavampire 1 review from this member

Picked this as thought that this may be good site.

Wasn't disappointed, this is a great little site, close to loads of places to visit, never got to visit them all, so will be back.

Tent pitches are large and plenty of room for car parking besides. Most are on level ground. Owners could not be more helpful, New toilet and shower block, small but ok, can get a queue forming at a busy time.

Only drawback is wifi needs to be extended. Can be a bit stoney so you will need some strong pegs.

All in all a great site, have booked to go again

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