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Sandaway, Combe Martin, Exmoor National Park EX34 9ST England
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#6 of 7 Speciality lodging in Combe Martin
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Sandaway Beach Holiday Park stands on a low cliff at the very edge of the ocean with breathtaking sea views. Three minutes walk down a picturesque stepped path brings you to Sandaway Beach, privately owned by us, a rocky foreshore and a sprinkling of sand but a real sun trap and haven of peace and quiet, but beware of the tides. A short scramble over the rocks takes you to our secret spot, Mermaid's Cove, this is truly a place of magic and tranquillity for that really quiet swim or sunbathe. Relax with a cool drink in our Smuggler's Bar, take in the superb sea, and Exmoor views. Enjoy excellent pub grub, and basket meals from our Chef's Corner, and view our nightly family entertainment in our clubhouse. A feature of Sandaway is our lovely kidney shaped swimming pool. There is a well stocked shop, take-away meals, pool table, amusements, a special indoor children's soft play area and an outdoor playground.
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ladytyke wrote a review Jan 2021
Hoyland, United Kingdom88 contributions16 helpful votes
We booked a Silver caravan for 1 week. I had a couple of queries prior to visit and contacted John Fowlers direct (booked through Hoseasons who i couldn't get through to) and they were very helpful. Arrived after a long journey, check in was quick and easy, and caravan was ready earlier than stated. However when we went to caravan found someone else parked next to it, so couldn't park up. The site staff were very helpful to try and locate the owner, but we ended up parking in the overspill overnight. We were satisfied with the caravan, well equiped (big fridge/freezer and dishwasher) and it was comfortable enough for the 3 of us. The Covid cleaning wasn't quite 100% though, as we found a cudly toy, and childs pop bottle left by previous visitors. We had a good view out to sea, although did seem quite close to the ciffe top lol!. The park isn't too big, and the swimming pool is a bonus. The only problem is that the parking next to some of the vans needs some work. The grass area next to our van was on quite a slant (about 30 deg) and uneven, with a dip before the road. As the ground was quite wet it was very difficult to get off the grass and almost got stuck. Really needs either flagstones laying or making more even. We ate a few times in the club house, the staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was basic, but was nice with good portions and a reasonable price. There wasn't any entertainment on due to Covid restrictions. The walk down to Combe Martin is very pleasent (although the steep part can be a challenge if un-fit) and avoids the main road. It's not a big place but enjoyed a few drinks outside a couple of the pubs in the bay. Overall we enjoyed the holiday and exploring the area. I probably would book a John Fowler holiday again, although not this area as I think we have exhausted all there is to do.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Pat Jennings, Other at Sandaway Beach Holiday Park
Responded 18 Jan 2021
Hello "Lady Tyke" What a lovely review! Thank you, we really appreciate it. Your praise will mean so much to the managers, Denyse and Karinda and their team at the park. They all work extremely hard to make everyone’s stay enjoyable. I am pleased to hear that you may be coming back to one of our parks sometime in the future, let’s hope that it’s quite soon - our returning customers are so important to us. Pat Guest Relations
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Allan Dent wrote a review Oct 2020
13 contributions1 helpful vote
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We visited the park on the 23-10-20, using the sun vouchers & I'm glad we did. This park is cheap & cheerful with friendly staff, who are always on hand with a smile. The outside heated pool is anything, but heated. You get in & freeze! The lifeguards are chatty & interacted with the kids, which made them laugh. On our first night there we went into the club & ordered food, which was deep fat fried & after waiting 45 minutes when there was only two tables occupied was frustrating. I ended up getting my money back & fetched chips from down the road. Don't order food from the club would be my recommendation. Our caravan was clean, but very dated & the boiler constantly cut off being really old, which left us without hot water at times. If you look at photo's you can see that even when the windows are closed the wind stills blows in through the gap because they don't shut properly. The beach at the far end of the park is well worth the steep walk. Its a wonderful secluded beach where people leave messages on the rocks.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Pat Jennings, Other at Sandaway Beach Holiday Park
Responded 28 Oct 2020
Hello Alphadent Thank you very much for leaving us such a fair review, we really appreciate it. I am sorry you found your caravan in a less than pristine state, but it is because we are coming to the end of a very, very busy period since the easing of lockdown with very little opportunity to carry out any TLC. No doubt you are aware that caravans have a shelf-life of about 12 to 15 years, after which they are scrapped and replaced with a brand new one. This programme of replacement is on-going and takes place during the off-season. The van you were in is moving towards the end of its tenancy, but we like to think that it still offered value for money. I am sorry about the takeaway, again we are at the end of the season and moves are afoot to replace the catering team for next year. You're right about the beach, it's lovely and we are not 100% sure but we think some of the messages on the rocks were written by the mermaids themselves. Pat Guest Relations
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ellyn s wrote a review Oct 2020
Newmarket, United Kingdom178 contributions82 helpful votes
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We booked a platinum plus caravan for a weeks stay in October. These vans are located in the best spot at the top of the park with amazing views and verandas with lovely furniture. For what we paid the caravan was ideal, great central heating, dishwasher, clean and tidy, outdoor furniture, powerful shower! The only negative was the lack of signal/WiFi but when your on holiday isn't it lovely to switch off and forget. We didn't use the pool or other facilities so cannot comment on those but we found this site a great base for exploring North Devon. Mermaids cove was a lovely spot below the site! A definite must visit whilst there. Thanks Sandaway we had a great week
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Pat Jennings, Other at Sandaway Beach Holiday Park
Responded 25 Oct 2020
Hello Ellyn Thank you for taking the time to write such a fantastic review. We take great pride in the standard of all grades of accommodation, especially under the current circumstances. It’s brilliant that this isn’t going unnoticed. Your comments will be passed on to the whole park team. With regard to the poor telephone signal, obviously we are well aware of it and, of course, this is out of our hands – John Fowler Holidays is a big company, but not quite big enough to take the might of the telephone providers. It would appear that “02” are notoriously poor in this area, with one or two others not good. I am reliably informed by the local residents that “EE” are definitely the best. Now that you have sampled what we do and how well we do it, we would hope that you will come back to see us again very soon. Our returning customers are so important to us. Pat Guest Relations
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Rubyss wrote a review Oct 2020
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Sandaway Beach by the John Fowler company provided me and my family with good accommodation, brilliant ocean-views all at affordable prices. The caravan we stayed in was excellent value for money. We payed just eighty-nine pounds for a two bedroom static. There was a kitchenette and it was well equipped with appliances. The living room was quite practical with a spacious sofa and a dining table. Obviously, we went during the Corona Virus Outbreak. The camp provided us with brand new and fresh bedding and a sterilized caravan. The John Fowler park enforced safe measures for all of their customers, and we felt safe. Unfortunately, there was no entertainment on due to COVID-19, and the restaurant and bar applied early shutting but the staff did put on films and music for kids. The food and drink served in the park was average, but the system for ordering was simple and well thought of. You simply fill in a form of what drinks/snacks you want. Finally, the camp has it's own private beach or "Mermaid Cove." It is quite a tiring trek to get up and down though. The whole campsite is quite a hilly and steep area, and it isn't lit well at night. It has a nice, clean pool area with a lifeguard, and a quaint store to buy essentials from. Outside the camp is a central area of town where you can go to the coast (very rocky) and purchase various souvenirs. Overall, Sandaway Beach Holiday Park is an affordable, pet-friendly and child-friendly spot with bracing breezes and astonishing views.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Pat Jennings, Other at Sandaway Beach Holiday Park
Responded 22 Oct 2020
Hello Ruby Thank you for taking the time to write such a fantastic review. We take great pride in the standard of all grades of accommodation, especially under the current circumstances - it’s brilliant that this isn’t going unnoticed. Your comments will be passed on to the housekeeping team. We are very fortunate with the location of our park overlooking the Atlantic Ocean - we are delighted that you were able to share that experience. We would like to think that you would come back to see us again sometime in the future. Pat Guest Relations
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magicfreckles wrote a review Oct 2020
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
You cannot beat the views from this site, they are stunning! Lovely cove to walk down to and great coastal walks from the site. We even swam in the outside pool, which was warmer than we anticipated. Staff in the bar were very friendly. However, the caravan(30) we were put in was horrendous. It smelt of dogs, it had broken furniture and the deco was hanging off. The smell was so bad, I was feeling sick! We complained and were moved to another caravan which was definitely cleaner and didnt smell. However there was still lots of broken furniture, the floor of the shower was cracked, there was left over parts of old furniture eg old heaters, lights, bunk bed attachments. Really these caravans need replacing or drastically upgrading! If I returned again, it would not be to stay in a bronze caravan!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Pat Jennings, Other at Sandaway Beach Holiday Park
Responded 17 Oct 2020
Hello "Magic Freckles" I am sorry you found your first caravan in a less than a pristine state. This is unusual, but it is partly because, since the easing of lockdown, we have been overwhelmed with bookings leaving very little time between guests to carry out the TLC that we would like to. Your review shows the importance of letting management know when there is a problem and I am delighted to read that the park dealt with the problem. With regard to the caravan, no doubt you are aware that caravans are rarely refurbished. They have a shelf-life of about 12 to 15 years, after which they are scrapped and replaced with a brand new one. This programme of replacement is on-going and takes place during the off-season. Despite the above, I can see that you had a good time on our park and we look forward to welcoming you back again in an alternative grade of van. Pat Guest Relations
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PRICE RANGE
US$44 - US$195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
John Fowler Sandaway Holiday Park
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandExmoor National ParkCombe Martin
NUMBER OF ROOMS
103
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sandaway Beach Holiday Park
Which popular attractions are close to Sandaway Beach Holiday Park?
Nearby attractions include Combe Martin Museum (0.3 miles), Broadsands Beach (0.7 miles), and Combe Martin Beach (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sandaway Beach Holiday Park?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Sandaway Beach Holiday Park?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Sandaway Beach Holiday Park?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Sandaway Beach Holiday Park?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sandaway Beach Holiday Park?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Black & White, The Galleon Gift Shop & Cafe, and Harbour Deli.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sandaway Beach Holiday Park?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Sandaway Beach Holiday Park located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the centre of Combe Martin.
Are pets allowed at Sandaway Beach Holiday Park?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Sandaway Beach Holiday Park?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hele Corn Mill & Tea Room (2.3 miles) and Chambercombe Manor (2.5 miles).
Does Sandaway Beach Holiday Park have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.