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Holmans Wood Holiday Park
Harcombe Cross
Devon (South)   (Browse area)
TQ13 0DZ   See Map
Tel: 01626 853785
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Pitches: 100
Open: March To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 35 Reviews
                9/10 from 35 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available   Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant <1 mile   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <1 mile   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool <1 mile 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   Cycle Hire   Golf <5 miles   Tennis 
 Beach <10 miles   Watersports   Boat Launch / Mooring 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport <1 mile 

Reviews:  35 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: July 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: CEW3A 22 reviews from this member

A lovely site, so peaceful, tidily presented & all immaculately clean. There is a barrier at the entrance, operated with a card, for which the £10 deposit is refundable when the card is returned on departure. We were given a spacious pitch with its own water tap with a waste water drain, very convenient. The washing up area is at the side of the toilet block, semi undercover, with 4 sinks & drainers; washing up bowls, sponges, j cloths & dish brushes provided for campers to use Ė very thoughtful. There are 8 sinks, 8 toilet cubicles in the ladiesí & 4 shower cubicles. The shower cubicles are a bit dated in that the porcelain shower trays are raised up quite a bit, the glaze looks cracked & the shower head nozzle is fairly rigid, but I had no problem with any of this. There is a shower curtain to prevent sprays on the floor, and I liked the fact that a non-slip mat & a hand rail was present in each cubicle (itís an age thing!) plus a seat & a plastic duckboard in the changing area. Two hooks on the wall, could perhaps have had an extra one, but not really an issue. A babyís bath was hanging up on the wall in the ladiesí if needed & since our previous visit 12 years ago (when we were in a tent & our children were with us) then the radio is piped into the toilet block Ė yes, you can sing along as most of the time I had the place to myself!

In the laundry room there are 2 washing machines; one looks similar to a domestic front loader & the other is an industrial top loader; both take 3 £1 coins. The industrial dryer takes 20p coins but I didnít use it so I donít know how many coins would be required.

There is a shed with tourist information & a small freezer for cool blocks (we didnít use), plus a selection of board games, jigsaw puzzles, books & DVDS. I did a swap of one book I brought from home & took a couple of my other books down there when Iíd finished reading them. Another plus is the free WiFi!

We were eventually able to walk into The Meadow, for old timesí sake, which is where we camped 12 years ago, but from this season the site is not taking tents at all. The site has new owners since earlier this year (now part of the Haufryn group); it appears that the site is gradually becoming one for statics only. We saw the arrival of 3 new statics, with wooden cladding which looks different to the other statics on site. Another camper told us that these new statics are intended to be put in The Meadow; the gateway will need widening & hardstandings put down etc before that can happen though. Just before we left I asked whether they will continue to take tourers & was told that probably for the next 2 years or so.

There is a wooden play area in a dip; Our children played there 12 years ago! However I noticed some poles in front of the area which werenít there on our arrival, so maybe the play area will be fenced off & reduced in size Ė more room for statics?

We saw plenty of rabbits (just like 12 years ago!) & there are several birds to identify if you are able. I did see a robin! Yes, you can hear the traffic from the nearby A38, but it didnít bother us Ė we managed to block it out; weíve heard worse!

We had a lovely, peaceful stay, just the antidote to the stress of a busy life & work, and it helped that the weather was fantastic! There is a community-run, outdoor swimming pool in Chudleigh, which is only a car ride away. I was able to swim 40 lengths x 20m there & it wasnít too busy either - £4 admission.

If you are looking for a site with lots of entertainment provided, a clubhouse etc, then this site is not for you. Donít come here Ė leave it for people like us who loathe the sort of site youíre looking for!

Date of Visit: March 2018 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Pwwukpw 3 reviews from this member

Reports no tent this season. Gave 10/10 score as emailed back following email enquiry responded straight away.

"Thank you for your enquiry. Unfortunately, our Meadow for camping is not going to be available this coming season. Hope you find a suitable Park"

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Sona 5 reviews from this member

Where to start?. Holmans Wood was amazing from the off! First of all the wardens and manager were super helpful and friendly when I called to ask if we could turn up a night early, due to bad weather where we were, then they came and met us and gave us a choice of pitch in the meadow, they were even more helpful the next day about where we could put our gazebo as we had overlapped the edge of our pitch slightly in our haste to erect our tent the previous evening!

We have teenagers and they loved the table tennis table in the play area, there is loads of room to run and roam, bikes etc allowed in the play area only, but it is huge! There is even a box of outdoor toys to borrow from if you forget your badminton racquet. There are some swings and a football goal as well.

The toilets and showers were lovely and clean, with piped music, I kept meeting the warden and two other ladies in there constantly cleaning! There was loads of free hot water and loads of toilets as well as four showers, I only had to wait once, and only for a few minutes. The wash up and laundry facilities were superior to any others we've been to, sponges, cloths and brushes supplied for campers' use.

The meadow itself is lovely, wildlife is there to be found, its peaceful, sheltered and quiet, despite its proximity to the A38. Road noise did not bother us at all, it wasn't loud and you get used to it very quickly. Because of where this park is, all the attractions of Devon are within easy reach, it only took us a couple of hours to get all the way to The Eden Project in Cornwall. There is no shop on site, but a well stocked garage and shop is a pleasant 5 minute walk away. There is no club house on this site, a positive thing for us, but I believe there are lovely pubs close by in Chudleigh.

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Salnsteve 19 reviews from this member

Very welcoming and helpful reception and staff. What a great site. Immaculate toilet and shower block and although we didn't use the laundry it looked clean and well equipped. Lovely views of surrounding countryside and a really huge 'bowl' grassed children's play area.

Perfect for visiting the coast or countryside.

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Salsapembs 17 reviews from this member

This caravan site is in a great location. Stayed here 2 nights in a motorhome in August 2016. Situated on the old Exeter road with a great bus service into Exeter. Friendly & helpful staff, nothing too much trouble! Only tiny niggle would be that the toilets & showers are a little dated. Having said that. They were clean at all times! The Highwayman's Haunt Pub is a short walk from the site & provides excellent meals. I would most definitely stay at this caravan site again. Thank you Holmans Wood!

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Mary F 1 review from this member

Sadly we only stayed here for one night en route back home from Powderham Castle to Cornwall. We were greeted on arrival by an extremely nice lady who was very helpful. We were then guided to our pitch by a lovely lady who is one of the wardens.

I had asked for a spot close to the shower/toilet block as my partner is not very mobile at the moment. We couldn't have been closer, it was ideal. The warden caravan was next door and we found them both very helpful and caring.

This site is probably the cleanest site we have ever stayed on. The grounds are kept really beautiful and the showers and toilets are immaculate. The washing up area is also spotless, and a lovely touch is the bowl, washing up brush, jay cloth and scourer/sponge for use on each draining board. I cannot say enough about the friendliness and cleanliness of this site and I would highly recommend it to anyone.

The wardens are complete treasures. Thank you so much for your help and kindness.

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