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Visitor Reviews - Leacroft Touring Park

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Leacroft Touring Park
Colyton Hill
Devon (South)   (Browse area)
EX24 6HY   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01297 552823

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Pitches: 118
Open: April To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 14 Reviews
              9/10 from 14 Reviews

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Date of Visit: September 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Kando 1 review from this member

What a fabulous quiet site! Admittedly we were the only campers for the 8 or so pitches as it was end of season, but the site policy is respect for others & there were caravans pitched all round. The tent area is in the centre of the site, near the reception & the shower/toilet block. There is a laundry room & an activity room. The shop is adequately stocked with those1off items (+ a nice selection of beverages!) which is handy. There are 5 sinks outside under a roof for washing up & free HOT showers. Lovely! Not sure if the block is heated ever, but wasn't when we were there. However, that's not an issue for us.

The site staff couldn't be more friendly & helpful & obviously enjoy their work. Having endured a flat tyre on the way down & arriving very late as a result they were still there to welcome us as we had kept them informed of our estimated arrival time. This was very helpful & took the stress out of the situation.

The pitches are generous & there are 8 electric hook-ups, but the further pitches would need more than a 25m cable. We particularly liked the fact that hedges have been grown as the boundary to each pitch, giving a clear area & some privacy to each. There is a security barrier which is operated by a fob for which a returnable deposit is required on arrival. The site is locked at 11pm but cars can be parked overnight in the car park if late back.

The ground is gently sloping but that was no issue. The soil is slightly stony but pegs went in okay. No issues at all with our hard ground pegs.

We will certainly be returning. Lots!

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Ascsbe 8 reviews from this member

We have just returned from a 3 day break at this site, Our first visit although we are very familiar with the area because we have family locally. On arrival we were greeted by a friendly warden and shown to our pitch, the grass was immaculate. Water was nearby although the water pressure is a bit low. There are several toilet blocks around the site all kept clean and a small dog walk. However there is lovely dog walking opposite the entrance if your dog needs a real walk. The shop has basics in it.

As a very experienced caravaner the site had everything I required and we will now use the site as our preferred choice in this area. You can pitch for a season and this has been done in a way that they do not look as if they have been placed for months with grass growing up and a shanty town look, they all seem to be on gravel and therefore don't look like a seasonal pitch. They also have storage facilities tucked away.

Any improvements well I suppose the first site that builds a covered swimming pool in this area will be ahead of the competition, no one has one at present, But the owners may consider it more hassle than it is worth. Would recommend this site if you are wanting to stay in the Sidmouth/Seaton/Honiton area.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Matt94 26 reviews from this member

I stayed at Leacroft in July for 3 nights on my way back from Cornwall to visit friends who keep their tourer on a seasonal pitch, which a lot of people seem to do on this site.

The site is very well laid out, and the owners were very pleasant and very helpful, as I was on my own the owner offered to park my caravan on the pitch I was allocated, it took him a few minuets to position my caravan perfectly.

On the Saturday it was the annual free BBQ and drinks for the people who stay on the site all year on seasonal pitches, I offered to pay for the BBQ as I was only staying for the weekend but I was invited at no extra charge.

When I'm down that way again (im from Rochester, Kent) I would definitely stay at Leacroft again as it is a lovely site.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Sandiego870 4 reviews from this member

Just returned home from Cornwall and spent 3 nights on the way home at this site. It's the 3rd. Time we have visited the site, and as on previous occasions found it to be very well kept with large pitches and helpful staff. The only observation we made is that the toilet blocks, although kept clean, needed updating, and the fact there is only one shower in each block could lead to queues when the site is busy. This said, I do recommend this site for it's well kept appearance and ease of access. Lyme Regis is only 10 minutes away, as is Seaton and Beer, all well worth a visit.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Iona and carl 1 review from this member

We have just returned from 2 fabulous weeks at Leacroft (helped that the weather was excellent too) and have already booked to return.

The facilities are good and very clean! Hot showers, which I never had to wait for, despite high season, immaculate pitches and wonderful friendly atmosphere.

2 children (11 and 9) had fantastic time on the play area, with plenty of space to play with their new friends. Shop on site is well stocked and fairly priced, and site is central to lots of beaches within 5-10 min drive. Also loads of local walks right out of the gates.

Seaton has big supermarket, and beer and colyton have local shops, pharmacies and pubs/ eateries etc so there's plenty of amenities nearby.

Staff were helpful and gave great advice on places to go/ things to do etc.

Can't fault this site, you can even see the sea from it! The rules and restrictions are n place to prevent rogue children and dog owners (that we all tut at and moan about when they ruin our holiday) from annoying people who want to enjoy a restful, happy holiday. Great time had by all of us. Thank you and see you again soon.

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Father Ted 1 review from this member

This is a little gem of a site!

We are a family of 4, two adults and two children aged 11 & 14, and visited here for our main summer holiday.

I was a little perturbed that, in looking online, I couldn't find many reviews for this site. Maybe I put too much faith in reviews?

The reviews I read were a little mixed, mostly good, but the odd negative review. However, the negative ones are odd (mostly regarding the enforcement of rules)! Yes they have rules about being quiet at night and children being well behaved. Most sites do, or, at least, those which we'd choose to visit, anyway. The rules weren't draconian and weren't enforced in a heavy handed manner.

On arrival we were greeted by a very helpful and friendly member of staff (owner?). Her husband ( I think it was) came to show us to our pitch. He explained it was a little awkward to get onto and asked would we like him to pitch for us ( with their little tractor). I declined ( my ego wouldn't allow that!) which he accepted.

When we got to our pitch it was lovely. It was a nice corner pitch which was very generous. All of the pitches seemed roomy, but the corner ones more so. The pitch had levelled concrete flags for the wheels, meaning I only had to worry about levelling front to back.

The facilities were more than adequate. They did have a slightly dated feel to them, but were well maintained and kept cleaned and stocked at all times. There doesn't appear to be enough facilities for the entire site, but we didn't have to queue once for a shower. My only gripe is that the showers could have been a little hotter, but then, I like to have my skin boiled off by a shower and not everyone else does!

The site shops sells all of the usual along with some less expected items ( Whale pumps etc!). There is table tennis and a pool table for the older kids and a huge play area in the middle of the site. I think, if nothing else does, this play area sums up their outlook. They could have fitted an extra half dozen caravans and made more money, but they set aside the space for the kids instead. There are the usual swings and slide to one end of the play area. Again there are signs up showing the rules, but nothing beyond common sense, (pick up dog droppings and if the kids don't behave they'll be told to).

The prices were about right for the time of year and part of country. With two adults and two children (11&14) we paid 33 per night.

The location is in Devon, near to the Dorset border. Easy travelling to Lyme Regis, Sidmouth ( for the best ice cream ever!) or inland to Somerset. Most local beaches appear to be pebble, but there are a couple of nice sandy ones nearby.

There is one word of warning I'd give. There is no way to get here (apparently) without going up a big hill. Now, I'll emphasise that I know my towcar is slightly under-powered. I also discovered that one of my brakes was binding slightly. But, the hill out of Sidmouth (Trow Hill) is a long 14% hill. I ended up in bottom gear, engine screaming, doing 20mph to get up there. As I say, my car is a little under powered, but it's never struggled like that on any other hills. Obviously that's not the fault of the site and with a decent towcar it won't be an issue.

To sum up: Would I visit here again? You bet I would! (But maybe after I've changed my car! )

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