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Visitor Reviews - West Middlewick Farm

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West Middlewick Farm
Devon (North)   (Browse area)
EX16 8NP   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01884 861235

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Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 60 Reviews
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Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Smithard 5 reviews from this member

The site is very basic in many ways. The showers, which are accessed via an often dung splattered yard, need up -dating. The newer toilet block is fine. The site will suit families who have young children who can enjoy the space and even the smells and sounds of a working farm. It is not a site I would recommend to older caravanners. There is nothing scenic in my view to commend the site. The owners are friendly and helpful. But the site is a some distance away from shops. I am frankly puzzled by the glowing reviews others have provided. We will not return and cannot, in all honesty, recommend it to our friends. Perhaps to any young family in need of experiencing aspects of farm life.

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Mandy C 2 reviews from this member

This place is delightful! Facilities are good, clean and have hot showers. Warm welcome from the owners and other campers. It was a real joy to see how much the children enjoyed helping with the milking too! A fab place. Didn't see any children on iPhone, tablet or other tech objects - there''s plenty to occupy them. Will definitely return.

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Greenp 14 reviews from this member

Beautiful views from rear field. Children liked exploring around the farm. Very friendly proprietors. WOnderful food at local pub-MOunt Pleasant-unfortunately walk is on the road just over a mile with no pavements. Farm shop bit limited with no milk-despite being a dairy farm.

Have to pay for showers, 20p for 2 minutes.

Make sure you double check that EHU working as despite paying 2. 50 night for hook up and checking it with the farmer, I didn't find out for sure until we were about to leave with a flat battery that the EHU was not working after all. Thankfully, friendly camper had jump leads.

Lovely quiet site with beautiful views and friendly people.

Date of Visit: March 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Kibble 3 reviews from this member

Visited this site as my husband used to frequent there as a little boy over 40 years ago and I heard so much about it that I wanted to see it for myself. John who now runs the farm and his mum Stella remembered my husband and it was good to hear all the old stories. I also got the chance to feed the calves and baby lambs, I was in my element. Lovely quiet site, beautiful views, would like to try the holiday lodges next time as they are beautiful

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Madlmw78 1 review from this member

I cannot fault West Middlewick Farm. Tent was pitched easily as the ground is fantastic, we found no rocks or stones. Ours was slightly on a slope but that was a bonus given some wet weather as the water drained away from the tent.

We had an electric hook up and paid a little extra, 25 for the week for 5 devices to have WIFI. A must for us as this was a random booking and we had no idea about the area.

The toilet block was cleaned and well stocked on a daily basis. The showers were clean, spacious, had a fab' water force and could be really hot if you wanted; well worth finding loose change to use. 1 showered myself and 4 children with time to spare.

The owners and staff were welcoming, friendly and a pleasure to meet, always happy to talk about their farm and it's workings.

The farm shop was happy to freeze ice packs for us but also provided the most amazing free range eggs among other things like locally sourced honey, meat, cheese etc. I bought 2 dozen eggs home with us they were that good!

There was a large green area with some football goals where the kids could play.

The best part for me was getting hands on with the animals. We had chickens at our BBQ, one of the farm cats came for a belly rub at breakfast time. We watched the cows being milked (the kids got to provide their feed), I got up close and personal with some of the calves, 2 of whom were born whilst we were there. Our children learnt so much about farming and where their food comes from this week, far more than they ever could in school.

Location wise, there are 2 very different towns within 10 miles. A beach is more of a trek but definitely not a reason to go elsewhere, its a fab' location if you want to explore both North and South Devon coasts as its pretty much equidistant from each. There are many National Trust places within an hour. My son loved Surfing at Croyde Beach.

I cannot wait to visit again.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Timbass 1 review from this member

Lovely campsite and very reasonable too. I can reiterate the comments from other reviewers; a working farm with friendly owners who although obviously very busy are always ready to stop for advice or a chat. The facilities are just as we would want, clean toilets and showers.

There are two main fields, the first with plenty of hook-ups for caravans and campers, the second more suited to tents not requiring electricity (though there are a few hook-ups here too, along with a couple of cabins). We pitched in the second field, where there were only two other tents at the time, but we were out of the holiday season.

The countryside here is beautiful; typical Devon rolling fields, with long views to the horizon. For us the site was perfect as a base, easy to reach all the many attractions Devon has to offer. Also highly recommended are the two nearby pubs, about a mile in either direction, for good food and atmosphere.

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