We originally booked 10 nights at Higher Rew and ended up leaving after just 3 because the experience was so awful..
To start with, they put us on a different pitch to the one we had booked, which happened to be next to a large and, as it turns out, rather noisy family gathering. The first night the neighbours' kids were up until 11pm and woke our kids up. We spoke to them to ask them to keep the noise down and they did.. For about 10 minutes..
The next day we spoke to the camp site owners and asked them to have a word. They didn't and the next night was the same as the first, except this time that they decided to have a game of football at 11pm. Again we had to ask them to keep the noise down, and again our kids were woken up.
The third night was pretty similar so we decided to leave. The campsite owners tried to charge us for the full 10 nights, which we declined to agree to do, and then tried to compromise by charging for 5 nights. We explained exactly what had happened and the fact that they had not stuck to their own policy of no noise after 10pm and had to insist that we wouldn't payfor any more than the 3 nights. They very reluctantly agreed.
Aside from the experience, we were told the pitch number and pointed in the general direction, the pitches are not level, the facilities are some distance from the pitches, and the showers, despite being hot, dribble rather than shower.
We will definitely not be going back to Higher Rew again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Higher Rew is a family run park in an area of outstanding natural beauty close to the beautiful Salcombe Estuary. Three generations of the Squire family have, over many years, created a relaxed caravan and camping park for your enjoyment. We are annually inspected by the English Tourism Council, who have awarded our park four stars. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Higher Rew Caravan And Camping Park Malborough, Devon