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Visitor Reviews - Widdicombe Farm Touring Park

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Widdicombe Farm Touring Park
The Ring Road
Devon (South)   (Browse area)
TQ3 1ST   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01803 558325

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Pitches: 200
Open: Mid March To End October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 101 Reviews
              8/10 from 101 Reviews

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Date of Visit: September 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Printini 4 reviews from this member

Just returned after another lovely week here. The staff are so friendly and kind, always chat and will go out of their way to help if needed. The facilities are probably the best we have had to use, so clean. The site has very easy access and is a good base for touring south Devon. The clubhouse was open every evening with a variety of entertainment. There is a small shop that sells essentials and a small restaurant, we did have breakfast one morning, was really good. There is also a mobile chip van on a Tuesday, they were nice too. Will definitely return.

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Burcyluton 6 reviews from this member

Large friendly site, first time staying on an adults only site. We just needed a stop over for one night, here are our thoughts.

Good points:

- very clean facilities

- reception very helpful and informative

- great service and a friendly chat with the cafe staff

- people friendly and chatty, even to us one night stoppers

- good access to nearby tourist areas

Not so good:

- price, expensive at £27 for one night

- unless the on site bar is for you its a drive in a car for anything else

- the main road noise never stops

- some site rules are a little weird, eg no rotary washing lines (even though the wardens clearly had them), and strictly no underwear to be displayed.

All in all it did us a turn, but prob not somewhere we would choose to visit again - only because we'd prefer the option to cycle/walk from - but for a one night stop was just fine for us.

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: TomMac 24 reviews from this member

Stayed here for a week, well informed welcome when we arrived, very easy to get to; no small village roads. The site is sloping and had good, level pitches on terraced sections. At night there is little lighting of the roads and stairs, so torches are a good idea. There is a small carpark near reception and the main toilet block and I saw many older people driving rather than walking. There is a café/restaurant that serves breakfast and meals. There's a pub which has nightly entertainment such as karaoke and singers come along. The last night we had bingo and a raffle. The prizes were on the table and you could pick whatever one you wanted. We bought our tickets the night before, we noticed that all the new people who bought tickets on the night, had their numbers come up, so buy your tickets on the night of the raffle! Also saw a worker win a prize, that shouldn't be allowed.

There are 3 toilet blocks, on the left on the hill was a small shower and toilet block, the main big one next to reception had several toilets, showers and laundry and another toilet block on the lower right had just two toilets each. The cleaning team do a good job of keeping everything clean, they are always in and out which is a bit uncomfortable sometimes. Some people mention traffic noise, but we really didn't have a problem with it, all we heard was someone shooting occasionally.

The park has a good dog policy; no aggressive breeds, and most importantly; no children! Absolutely brilliant, so peaceful.

While here we went to Babbacombe Minature Village, Bygones Museum, and in Torquay; Amusements and mini golf, Living Coasts 'zoo' where you can walk in the penguin and seabird enclosure. In Paignton we also did mini golf, amusements on the pier and the Zoo. The Zoo was very busy and has a lot of walking, if you're game, get there early and avoid the mums and prams brigade and you also may be able to park close to the entrance. Cockington thatched village is also worth a look. We also drove to Brixham, took the 5 minute ferry across to Dartmouth and then onto Totnes and finally Haytor Rocks in Dartmoor. Our sat nav actually took us from Haytor and back to Widdicombe farm via all farm lanes, we didn't go onto a main road once.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Nigel Rickard 24 reviews from this member

First do read the directions section the Sat Nav will create huge problems for larger units. The sites own directions are simple and fool proof.

Road noise has been mentioned several times, the A380 is on the top of the hill on the other side of the valley. Yes you could hear the traffic but it never kept us awake. If you want ultimate peace and quiet there are plenty of suitable sites out there.

We were at the top of Apple Blossom field which meant we never used the main facilities block. The smaller one near us presented no problems. No lack of hot water, always clean. Only one male shower, two unisex are available, but I only waited once.

The reception staff I dealt with were friendly and helpful.

The pitches we were on are a double width hard standing with a single width grass area along side. A normal car with normal caravan and average awning with have a bit of room to spare. The terraced nature of the site means the pitches are mostly arranged in straight rows which can feel a little regimented.

We did not sample the entertainment or the restaurant.

The Nippy Chippy van cancelled when we were there, a sign on the entry road would have been nice as we did not go via reception to reach Apple Blossom field. We fancied fish and chips so drove down to Torquay town, can recommend the Blue Anchor chip shop, huge portions.

Loved visiting the Al La Ronde a unique hexagon shaped National Trust property set on a hill above Exmouth. Had cream tea on the lawn overlooking the river estuary.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Bilko99 1 review from this member

The site was fine the staff very friendly and the facilities were as to be expected. We did however object most strongly to having to pay £5 for two friends to visit us on the site for one and a half hours, because they wanted to see our camper-van. I know that it is an adult only site and understand that this may be necessary as it is a working farm but it is a shame that our grandchildren couldn't visit us.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Other Rating:
Reviewer: Juliesomerset 36 reviews from this member

Easily accessed campsite off the ring road - which was the reason we chose it - beautiful location - stunning views from some of the higher pitches -pitches are tiered and unfortunately we were put in the lower tier which was exceptionally tricky to get down into, our tow-bar gouged a path down and it was really tricky to get back up the slope again when we left - but apart from that the facilities are lovely, the team who take care of the site are lovely and the toilets are so well kept - the hay-loft bar was nice for an evening drink and there was nightly entertainment -my only gripe was the late opening time of 8pm - there is a cafe on site which was marvellous - open for food all day - great breakfasts, dinners etc - we loved the walk down into Marldon village - 2 very good pubs there, found the bus service locally to be very poor - went into Brixham by bus and it took an hour and a half - buses so crowded and dogs were payable, unlike Cornwall and Dorset- all in all a lovely site, would return but on a different pitch

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