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Visitor Reviews - Exeter Racecourse Caravan And Motorhome Club Site

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Exeter Racecourse Caravan And Motorhome Club Site
Devon (South)   (Browse area)
Tel: 01342 327 490
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Pitches: 148
Open: 16/03 To 05/11

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 18 Reviews
                8/10 from 18 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Families Welcome   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 <5 miles   Bar <5 miles   Restaurant <5 miles   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding   Cycle Hire   Golf   Tennis 
 Beach   Watersports   Boat Launch / Mooring 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  Dog Walk 

Reviews:  18 in total, now showing 1 to 10                 Previous 10          Next 10
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Date of Visit: September 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: 1942 tony 6 reviews from this member

Arrived at site 45mins early no problem lady warden booked my wife and myself onto site for one week, this was the first time we had stopped at this site and the lady gave us some advice re- the area.

The weather for the week was just about the worst you could get ie, high winds, rain, hard rain, then all three together, this did not stop the wardens doing a fine job they cleaned the toilet block and other duties in very bad weather yes people complained the toilet block was old but let me inform you these toilets are very clean and warm also the water was very hot I am one of people who likes to stand under hot water when I shower these showers never gave just luke warm water.

People forget this site a managed agreement with the racecourse and the club cannot just do things 14. 30 a night not a bad price to pay for a nice pitch good views etc yes some road noise but I will return to this club site.

Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Baldrick2 19 reviews from this member

We stayed at this site as a stopover from Cornwall for 2 nights. Glad we did not stay any longer. The toilet block and showers are so old could only get a trickle of water! There are seasonal pitches on the site and commercial vehicle being left on pitch. The wardens are very laid back, a lot of speeding on the site roads which kicks up a lot of dust. Supposed to be 5 mph. The site is split into 2 sections, the main one and one amongst trees away from the main site. The campers from the other one use their vehicles early morning to use the facilities. Campers washing fresh fish at the dish washing sinks is not really hygienic.

Visited Canonteign Falls, which cost 7. 50 admittance but was well worth it. A lovely walk to the top of the falls, 90 steps, great views and mostly under trees which was welcome on a hot day. There are also lakes and a cafe.

Date of Visit: October 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Mendipwalker 4 reviews from this member

A return visit, we like this site and the area. Normal CC site, immaculate (overheated) toilet block and facilities, wardens were very friendly/helpful. Of course you have the usual CC plethora of notices/rules, plus a few from the Racecourse people, but we can cope with that. Take rock anchors for tent/awning, soil is thin in places. Plenty of dog-walking on or from the site is a plus.

You can hear the A38, but not bad enough to disturb my sleep- unlike the illegal Rave a mile away in the forest all saturday night (apparently 2nd time this year).

The service station over A38 from racecourse has a good convenience store attached, nearest supermarkets are in Exeter.

Only licensed premises within walking distance looked uninviting & had a big sign saying we were not welcome- so cannot comment on them. You have to drive a couple of miles and stay legal for a proper pub. Fortunately the Ley Arms at Kenn or Highwaymans Haunt at Chudleigh are really good (and dog-friendly)

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Nell62 5 reviews from this member

Only stayed for one night on our way to cornwall. A very well maintained site in the middle of the racecourse. The toilet block was clean. Cant comment on the showers as I didn't use them. There is a security barrier and felt safe enough to leave chairs etc outside the van. The warden was friendly and booking in was easy given all the information we needed. Would use again.

Date of Visit: April 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Glynnwi 4 reviews from this member

Very good distance stopover on-route from Manchester to St Austell, during bank holiday week.

Very easy access off and onto A38.

The racecourse is poorly sign posted, and is approx 3/4 way UP the big hill just after the A380 to Torquay.

We arrived 2 hours late after booking on the Caravan Clubs easybook system, the cost I think was 19. 00 for one night stopover, but the nice warden who lives in van adjacent reception let us in and park wherever we liked.

Its within 8 miles of all Exeters eateries and nightlife, Sainsburys McDonalds and fuel about 5miles, at Marsh Barton.

There is now a code locked gate at the entrance for additional security, and an overnight late arrival area to the left of the security gate just before the race track, Of which the caravan site is situated in the middle off.

Its a very lonely looking site, like most CC sites I have visited, This is probably because of the windy open countryside around and not many vans on site.

The toilets were very clean, just tired looking, I did not notice a playground but it was dark by time we had pitched up been out to eat and refuel.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: CREAKY 7 reviews from this member

Stayed at this site for a week at the beginning of June. Fantastic welcome from the Wardens Gary and Sarah, so friendly and nice. The site itself is right in the middle of the racecourse with lovely views of the surrounding woodlands. You can walk around the whole race track as there's a tarmac road, I think it's about two miles long, it's a gem of a site for dog owners. The small toilet block is a bit dated but always kept extremely clean. There are two areas to pitch in, one is bordered by trees and has stacks of space, the other is on the main part of the site nearer to the facilities with those views.

There is a diner just a five minute walk away that gives free tea and coffee if you're staying on site, nice staff and a lovely full English.

There's so much to do in the local area we think this site is an ideal base to visit south Devon.

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Jaydreamers 38 reviews from this member

Stopped for a couple of nights on route to Cornwall. Easy access from A38 but very short slip road joining A38 westbound when you leave so be prepared.

A very open site with nice views across countryside but can be windy.

Toilets old and cramped but kept clean.

Makes ideal stopover when going to and from Cornwall

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Claire G 1 review from this member

This is a wonderful campsite, which is set in some lovely surroundings.

The staff were extremely helpful and friendly.

The showers and toilets were up to date and very clean at all times.

We were lucky enough to watch a lovely sunset over the wooded area while our children played on the grass.

The site is near Exeter which is a Lovely City to visit with lots going on and a visit to the quay is a must, lots of lovely pubs, restaurants and things for children to do.

Or you have Haldon Forest right next to the campsite, this has a bike trail, some lovely walks from easy to the more adventurous, and there is a little sanded play area for the children to play in while you enjoy a coffee or food after.

All in all an enjoyable experience.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Henshawcapes 13 reviews from this member

We have used this site twice now as a one night stopover en route to Cornwall.

It is very easy to find and it is a bit of a novelty being pitched next to a racecourse track!

The staff are very friendly and gave us a large pitch so that I did not have to unhitch the caravan - very thoughtful.

The site is quite exposed but that gives some good views of the surrounding countryside. There is lots of space to walk dogs or for the kids to boot a ball around.

The toilet block was very clean as you would expect from the CC.

We will be back next year!

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Cufcbarside 68 reviews from this member

I am sorry to report that this site has caused a right rift in this household.

The not so good bits then

For a caravan club site we were expecting better. The water pressure in the showers is poor and no where near as good as it should be.

There is very little in the way of security on site other than some old looking CCTV and when you see what is 1/2 a mile down the road you would be expecting better security. Twice watched cars come in for a drive around.

Road noise can be loud at times and the occasional twin rotor helicopter in the evening is quite a breeze.

Good stuff then

Wardens are pleasant and welcoming, apart from the noise of the road it is quite well placed for going either north or south onto the dual carriageway

Summary then

Not for one of us unless the CC invests in this site which it needs and it would be brilliant like Yarmouth is

Its a pity as the wardens are brill and its location is excellent for exploring the area

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