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Visitor Reviews - Dartmoor Westford Farm Touring And Camping

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Dartmoor Westford Farm Touring And Camping
Devon (South)   (Browse area)
EX6 6RD   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01647 281138

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Pitches: 21
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 19 Reviews
              8/10 from 19 Reviews

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Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Bongowight 5 reviews from this member

Had a lovely couple of days here, just us and one tent on site! Weather had been really bad and the camping field was somewhat bogged out, but the polite young lad who greeted us steered us onto a pitch near the top of the field which wasn't too bad. The site has a river running through it, a trout lake, another small lake and its own gaggle of geese that roam around greeting everyone. Some great walks, the nearby village has a lovely little pub in it and another mile down the road is a stunning pub at fingle bridge where we had a lovely meal and a couple of pints watching the nature. Only let down was the showers which were pretty grotty whilst we were there in fact the same bucket full of smelly water was sat in the same place unused the whole time we were there, that said with only a few of us on site perhaps the owners felt we should be able to clean up after ourselves. Would imagine that with good weather this site would be packed and real fun, for small kids it would be a real adventure staying there. All in all a really nice campsite, if you enjoy proper camping and have kids you will love it here!

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Lyns 21 reviews from this member

We were met by the owner who was particularly unfriendly and unhelpful and whose sole concern was securing payment from us. Having been told we were not permitted to take our car onto the camp field to protect the grass we carried our kit to our pitch. Sadly this instruction was not enforced with the young lads allowed to skid their quad bike amongst the tents and children the following day.

The muddy stream bears little resemblance to the enticing pictures on the website and the course fishing is little more than a small, square pond. There is a nice, but small, trout lake to fish but at £5 per session and a further £5. 50 charged per fish caught we gave this a miss.

There is space for the kids to play and rope swings around the site, but the play room advertised was ‘Out of Order’ for the duration of our stay. There is a small play area with swings (one broken) and tyres to play on. An abandoned caravan sits in the corner of the field apparently left by a customer who never returned?

Some of the pitches have stone fire circles available and there was one fire pit available to hire. Fire wood is available at £4 per bag which is about the going rate and the owner requests that this is purchased rather than providing your own.

The camp shop sells very little and never appears to be open. There is however a small Post Office within a 5 minute drive for basics. Within a 10 minute drive is Fingle Bridge and the Fingle Bridge Inn. Well worth a visit for food and drinks on the banks of the river. It is also a great spot to start a walk, with plenty of parking available.

The toilets and showers look relatively new and were well stocked with soap and paper, but remained dirty throughout our stay.

We love the area and will be back, but we won’t be using this site again. Our experience was a remarkable contrast to previous reviews, overpriced for the facilities on offer and a real disappointment.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Ian n anne 2 reviews from this member

We found this gem of a place in peaceful Dartmoor with a small river running though quiet small campsite very friendly and helpful owners we loved being here in the heart of the country and a visit from the chickens and the owners dog to say hello in the mornings. A family came with children to live in the tipi and cook on the outside campfire next to the river its back to nature if you like that sort of thing we did.

The new shower block is the best we found you can run a shower without having to keep pressing the button, if you go you must visit Fingle bridge about 10mins its a lovely pub hot meals over looking the stream and good dog walks. We are returning this year on our way back from Cornwall

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Jester-Jamie 1 review from this member

Meaning to get round to reviewing this site as we had a lovely time here in the summer.

Cracking little site. Owners (forgot names) were really friendly. I do not go to sites that do not allow fires (whole point of camping!) This site allows them so a definite tick from me. Lovely laid back feel and the rivers and lakes are very pleasant indeed.

I stayed here because of the walking near by and there are really nice dog walks on the doorstep.

Its a bit of a trek but we took a trip to Princetown to go to the prison museum. Tiny little museum but very interesting, the inventiveness of the prisoners is astounding! Who knew you could make a tattoo gun out of match sticks and cigarette lighters, very inventive (but I suppose they have a lot of time on their hands to get creative)

Toilets etc surprisingly luxurious for a campsite and clean.

With the play area its quite geared up for children so can get noisy but I don't like to be a Grinch moaning about kids having fun so I wont complain!

I checked their website to see when they were open for next year and I couldn't find their opening months(pretty vital) so would suggest a little more info for their website or make it clearer if it is there.

Quite a small site as well so I imagine it could get busy but it wasn't too bad when we went.

Any way, cracking, relaxed campsite in a great setting - Oh also good pubs nearby!

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Instantsquid 3 reviews from this member

Westford Farm has the potential to be one of the best campsites in the area. The location is fantastic and the layout of the site is so picturesque. There is a little play area which our children thoroughly enjoyed, with a small stream running alongside the site which provided much entertainment.

Unfortunately the facilities were really not up to scratch. We stayed for 6 nights and did not manage to have a single hot shower - and I hasten to add we did try! No matter what time of day we went to the toilet block, the water was never hot. We had to wash the children in a bucket in the tent, while my wife and I endured cold showers. The women's toilet was frequently out of loo paper and handtowels. On the final day, there was practically no cold water either!

We were expecting to be able to get basic foods (bread, milk, etc. ) on site as the website claims that there is a shop. However the shop is part of the reception office which was closed nearly the whole time we were there. The nearest shop is at Drewsteignton which is about 2 miles away.

My only other complaint is regarding noise levels in the evenings. We have 2 young children who were ready for bed at 9pm (way past their normal bedtime!) Even though we were about as far away from the toilet block as possible, we could still clearly hear people shouting, clapping, cheering, singing, etc. After 10pm. To be fair, this only happened on 2 evenings out of 6, but for a small, child-friendly site I would have expected better.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Twinspired 9 reviews from this member

I seldom write reviews but felt compelled to do so having had quite the most wonderful time at Westford Farm. This is a small charming site set in a small valley on the edge of Dartmoor with possibly 30-40 pitches, some with EHU, some not.

The whole ethos with this site is to relax, unwind and enjoy the sense of togetherness in some of the most beautiful scenery. Let your children paddle in the stream and listen to their laughter, Mark will set them to task to build a dam! Or go and give the resident pig a scratch behind his ear or admire the hard work that Karen invests into rescuing horses who are on the brink of life or marvel at the chicken who will come and lay eggs for your breakfast (in our case, right next to our tipi). The geese made my boys giggle with their chitter chatter and they often sat and just listened to all the wildlife or gazed at the stars.

If that isn’t enough, catch a trout from their little lake (rod hire £5 each) and then get back to basics and cook it over an open campfire, followed by toasting marshmellows or stuff banana’s with chocolate drops, wrap them in foil and let the fire work its magic whilst sharing adventurous fireside stories with your little folk.

If you need a cosy pint then head to Fingle Bridge for a little tipple! If you need a tasty butcher for all that campfire cooking then head towards Okehampton for one of the best I have ever been to. Mark will direct you.

I have never ever in all my years of camping/caravanning spent an entire day on site but yesterday we did just that. We relaxed whilst our children hooted in the stream, we bought some boules from mark and played cricket, kicked a ball and cooked lots and lots over the firepits.

The owners are a breath of fresh air who are relaxed as long as you care for the environment around you. They work tirelessly and will do all they can to make your stay as carefree as possible, what they have created is a wonderful hideaway with the essence of life really at the fore of their thinking when developing this inviting site.

The only down side is, at some point you have to leave and head for home. Go and enjoy, maybe even leave all the mod cons and enjoy just being.

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