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Visitor Reviews - Hidden Valley Park

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Hidden Valley Park
West Down
Devon (North)   (Browse area)
EX34 8NU   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01271 813837

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Pitches: 120
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 118 Reviews
              8/10 from 118 Reviews

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Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Scuzbert 12 reviews from this member

We stayed at Hidden Valley campsite last week and found it to be a very pleasant site which is indeed within a hidden valley, wooded and attractive. The descriptions of it as peaceful are, however, not really accurate given that the site is right next to the A361, a busy road. Late at night there is not a great deal of traffic but at other times of the day it is busy and therefore noisy.

The facilities are excellent and the three showers, four loos and four basins (similar number and standard for men) were kept extremely clean at all times. Showers are free and not on those timed things so that was nice to see. Also, there is a hairdryer which is free to use. AND, most importantly, there are three hooks and two shelves in all the shower cubicles. Wonderful! The showers and loos are in a block which also contains the CDP and washing up sink as well as a separate disabled persons facility. The reception doubles as a shop, selling all the basics, and from where you can order a newspaper for the following day.

The site has the Lakeside restaurant and bar to hand, serving good food at reasonable prices. Excellent chips! We particularly liked the pool table in the lounge area - £1 per hour!

Apart from the road noise, there are just a couple of other 'negatives' to mention. Our pitch and its adjacent bit of grass was littered with dogends. Disgusting! Have these people never heard of ashtrays?! Our friends' pitch was likewise afflicted along with a couple of left behind awning pegs which could possibly damage tyres if not discovered. The grass is cut regularly and is neat and tidy as is the rest of the site, but the dogends really were unpleasant.

The only other 'negative' is regarding the security gate. While it's good to have that security it would be nice to know that it is locked for the night from (I think) 10pm. We returned at 10. 30 precisely from a meal out in Ilfracombe on the Saturday night to find our way back in was barred. Luckily my friend had the good sense to check the exit keypad - the barrier opened for that otherwise they and their camper van would have had to spend the night in the car park area sans hookup. 10 out of 10 for making sure there are no noisy cars roaring around the site late at night but really, 10pm? A little early, I'd have thought, especially as we had no warning. A little sign on the barrier stating locking up times would be very helpful. It's been a long time since I felt like a naughty schoolgirl.

All in all, this is a good site with smashing facilities, and has some excellent deals - we stayed on one of the small pitches with EHU and fresh water shared between two pitches, for the princely sum of £79 for 7 nights. Can't be bad. I have given only 4 out of 10 for location purely because of proximity to that road but from its geographical location it is well-placed for lots of what makes North Devon so special.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Kevin Fear 11 reviews from this member

Wonderful site staffed by very helpful and enthusiastic people. Little on the tight side for the pitch but we are at the maximum size for this site (9m x 2. 55m x 3. 6m high) and tow a trailer. They even trimmed the trees for us when we left! Woodland trails are wonderful, pretty stream, dog loved every minute, nice play area for the kids, loo blocks very clean. Restaurant serves good food at reasonable prices. Excellent location. All in all a top site with well deserved awards.

Date of Visit: February 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Donna Michelle 5 reviews from this member

Stayed for just under two weeks, the family that run the site are friendly and helpful but also leave you alone to enjoy your holiday. I found Hidden Valley a very pretty and spacious site. I pitched on one of the fully serviced touring pitches which has the river running directly behind it. There is a woodland trail which my dog loved and because it was quiet I could let her have a good run off the lead. The site is in a great location to explore locally with a good supermarket nearby to stock up. The only negative point I can make is that the shower room was very cold, I would have liked a bit more heating in the colder months. Lovely hot showers and clean facilities but very cold to get changed in. I will definitely visit again if I go back to North Devon.

Date of Visit: December 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Mark26 11 reviews from this member

Just returned from a 7 night stay at this site. We had a fully serviced pitch backing on to a little stream, near to the play park.

The Bad points.

Had to put the caravan on the awning side of the pitch, to reach the service pillar, as this is situated in the middle of the grass, between caravans, as it services two pitches.

The good points.

Nice size play park, which our two loved.

Clean toilet block with plenty of hot water

Nice walks and stream.

Well stocked shop.

Easy access to site.

A lovely site, would return, maybe in season when more is open.

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Figar01 1 review from this member

Just had 5 glorious days here and found it idyllic. Such a beautiful setting, lovely trees and gardens and the small river. Kids aged 10 and six had great times playing in the stream and play parks. Noisy road at times, but soon got used to it. Huge premier pitch, level and well maintained. Some of the others looked tiny however. Did not try the restaurant, but used shop for essentials. Road is terrible down to our field, but we managed. Annoying that we had to leave the second car in the car park, which was all the way at reception. Facilities kept very clean apart from inevitable grass and we had great weather so no mud. Pitches mowed when vacated. Staff friendly but too far to walk to ask for help. Shower terrible, boiling hot then freezing cold! I liked the sinks in some of the cubicles. Washing up was a bore as you had to lean on the taps while they slowly filled the sinks, but we were not in any hurry, luckily. Good recycling. Fabulous beaches nearby, we have been to this area many times and love it. Would definitely visit again.

Date of Visit: April 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Cornish family 1 review from this member

After the long hard winter we could see that the owners were starting to tidy up the site. The owners were very welcoming. The toilet/shower blocks were well kept clean and tidy and warm. It was lovely to wake up to the sound of the birds and watch the resident duck wandering the site. We would recommend the site and would go back again in the future. There are plenty of thing to do in the local area especially if you like cycling along the Otter Trail.

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