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Visitor Reviews - Woodland Springs Touring Park

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Woodland Springs Touring Park
Venton
Drewsteignton
Exeter
Devon (South)   (Browse area)
EX6 6PG   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01647 231695

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Pitches: 81
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Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 81 Reviews
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Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Paulbarnes 1 review from this member

We visited this site for 2 weeks in May 2015. The site is very quiet, clean and well maintained. It is also 'Adults Only' so there are no children allowed.

There have been comments about the extensive hard surfaces, but this only applies to the bottom part of the site. The remainder of the site is well landscaped with grassed areas between the pitches. Pitch sizes are generous and there are several fully serviced pitches. Most pitches have electric hook ups and there are some grassy pitches for tents, or those who don't like hard standings.

Facilities are spotless and adequate for the site. There is extensive recycling carried out but it isn't a problem. Basically you sort into recyclable (nearly everything) non recyclable and food waste. Most people are now used to doing this at home.

Site is easy to find and there are no narrow roads if you approach from Oakhampton direction. You can access most of Dartmoor within 45 minutes, and the coasts within an hour.

There is a small shop but limited provisions, although fresh bread is very good. There is also a small Dairy about a mile away and a garage/shop the same distance. Nearest supermarket is Oakhampton. Owners are very friendly and accommodating.

There are no pubs within walking distance although there are several within 2 to 3 miles. Many people spoke highly of Chagford, where there are several pubs and teashops, and also 2 'hardware' shops which sell everything you will ever need for caravanning, walking, cycling whatever. They are real Aladdin's caves.

The only criticism I would make is about the cost of Wi-Fi. It is 1. 00 per hour and you have to use the hour in one go, so checking emails can be expensive. However, although there is almost no mobile phone signal there does seem to be a very good 3g data signal, so you can use you phone to access the internet.

In summary, a good site for touring North Devon and one we would use again.

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Long lost cousin 2 reviews from this member

We were delighted to find what appeared to be an ideal site for our stay in Devon, near to the A30, 5'star' and adult only. Consequently, we booked a grass pitch for our touring caravan and awning. After an awful journey involving a closed road and a long detour we arrived after 6 pm and didn't appreciate a 15 minute lecture on all the rules we were supposed to follow; understandably, we wanted to get to our site and have a drink. If we had listened more carefully, and read the four pages of online terms and conditions, perhaps we would have avoided several unpleasant episodes and the feeling that we were not welcome. Instead we relied on the two page instructions we were given, which had not been updated and got us into trouble from the start, as these rules are strictly enforced.

Additional points to take into account before booking, and to ensure that your stay is better than ours:

1. The pitches are much smaller than we were expecting and you have to put our car in sideways in front of the 'van, not by the side as on Caravan club sites. There is the same arrangement on the many gravel sites too.

2. No groundsheets are allowed in the awning; we put down a breathable one, as it stated we could in our out of date instructions. That had to be removed, pronto.

3. There is no late arrivals space and when returning after the 11 pm curfew there is nowhere to park - and it is pitch black! We parked the car, but were rudely awakened at 7. 30 am to move it as it was in the way (other cars could get by, and no arrivals are allowed then anyway).

4. There is no TV reception unless you have a special aerial, which is not made clear when booking.

5. Neither is it clear until you come to the toilet emptying area that you have to use special Green toilet fluid, not the normal blue one, as the site is not on mains drainage.

6. The on site shop is only open for a brief time morning and evening, and runs out of essentials such as milk when it is open.

7. The toilets and showers are kept very clean, but the decking surrounding this area is worn and could be dangerous, especially when it rains - and it does, a lot.

8. There is a very useful hut on site with lots of leaflets, but no information about local walks, for example, and the much mentioned coffee machine was not working all the time we were there.

9. There are no other facilities or local shops, except a small farm shop a good mile walk away; take plenty of change, it operates an 'honesty box' scheme to pay!

In future we will be reverting to Caravan Club sites which suit us better.

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Dave139 5 reviews from this member

Adults only site Visited May of 2014, site very easy to find, Utes always clean and tidy, the usual shower problem, only stays on for about 10sec before you have to keep pressing the button, you can only use bIO FLUID for toilet etc. As it goes into reed beds which you can buy from the shop, If you are a DOG LOVER your pet will find plenty of friends here, if not it could be a problem, out off four vans around ourselves including our van with no dog there was 6 dogs in total in the other three although they was not a problem you might get some what are. I am only giving 8 Stars owning to the dog problem I think there are too many, the hook ups are full service, grass with Electric, and Hard standing with Electric, easy to get to Dartmoor, Exeter no problem with the roads

Date of Visit: October 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Issym 24 reviews from this member

We used this site for our over night stop to and back from Cornwall.

I would visit again because of convenience but I don't think I'd use it for more than a night at a time. I think it was the overall look with the gravel that put me off.

The toilet block was spotless and I love paper towels! Well done on that one!

The owners were friendly but were very quick to point out a sign that we had disobeyed (we were opposite what appeared to be a way out but was just for the pitches on that area, we drove up it!) There were only us and another van occupied so it did seem a bit OTT. The sign was low down and in our car turning from our van wasn't in our line of sight. It wasn't a 'no entry' sign, just a sign saying 'no exit', which there was.

I actually found the re-cycling very well labelled and easy to use.

We could hear the main road when outside the van but not inside the van. As we wanted somewhere close to the road for our overnight stop this was perfectly acceptable.

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Jolisa 2 reviews from this member

This is our first visit to this campsite, and found it to be very clean and tidy. The toilets are fab. Also very peaceful and in a central place of beauty in Dartmoor. There have been comments about the recycling and comments about the hard standing but we found this perfect. Easy-going owners, and very helpful and polite. There is a great patch for dog walking. We will revisit again if we are in the area. Thanks again.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Billymo25 1 review from this member

We stayed at Woodland Springs over the August Bank Holiday. It is a very tidy site, quite well laid out with all facilities in one place. We did think however that it has been gravelled to the extreme taking away quite a lot of its character and making it look like a car park. The showers have a push button operation which is slightly annoying but it dribbled rather than gushed (not a biggy really but worth noting). Also be aware that only at the chemical toilet point does it say that they have a septic tank so organic only !.

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