We picked this place and we booked two pitches for our family and relatives to have a few days break. The website looked good, we know the area so all good.....Unfortunately, we could not have two pitches together as "we'd left it too late" only giving a couple of weeks notice but "they would be close". We were also told that there was a minimum of 3 days booking. We checked in together and again, mentioned it was a shame that they weren't close together but nothing positive came back from the reception. We got our pitches, at least 3-400 yds apart and were informed to be "gone by 10 on the day of checkout as we're busy and need to prepare your pitch for the next people", Sorry but that's like clearing my plate away while I'm still eating my meal and was not a good start. We hadn't even opened the boot to get the tent out! The pitch next to our relatives was not used all the time we were there so we could have been together rather than having to run up and down with our stuff each evening. There were other pitches closer together that remained empty for the whole of our stay. In the morning we witnessed people packing up their tents with the wardens sat there on their lawnmowers revving their engines waiting, not nice, if anything it's intimidating and really not neccessary. I guess this all sounds like small detail but it was enough for me to write this review so it's made an impression on me.
The amenities are very good, the best I've seen at a campsite, just unfortunately let down by the atmosphere created by the staff. I'd personally rather stay elsewhere where the people are more welcoming, friendly and accommodating and suffer a long drop toilet and a hosepipe for a shower.
Read more reviews of the site, perhaps it was just our experience. I can't imagine a quality campsite like this would manage to sustain itself too long if everyone had similar experiences.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newberry Valley Park is a family run, dog-friendly Gold Award touring and camping park located only five minutes' walk from the beaches and village of Combe Martin. An AA 5 pennant site, you'll find a variety of pitch sizes to suit all budgets together with a woodland walk, fishing lake and luxurious under-floor heated facilities. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Newberry Valley Caravan & Camping Park Combe Martin, Devon