Just returned from a week at Ilfracombe Holiday park with my husband, son, daughter in law, 2 grand daughters and 2 dogs. We were in 136 buttercup, a 3 bedroom house with put u ups in the lounge. We booked through Hoseasons and had paid over £900 for the week so was shocked when we found out it was a John Fowler camp. We had, in fact, been to this camp some 13 years ago and swore we would never return. My brother and his wife aged 77 were due to join us on Monday but we phoned them and told them not to come as the beds would not have been suitable for them. We did not expect to be offered lst class accommodation with the dogs but we were disappointed with the house. It was ok size-wise for just 4 adults and 2 children but it wasn't very clean. We did try to clean it ourselves but there was only a carpet sweeper which didn't work at all. I ended up brushing the carpets with a brush and picking it up in a dustpan. There was no tin opener or oven tray and the freezer part of the fridge was broken and full of ice. There was a damp smell everywhere. The bathroom didn't smell very pleasant even after cleaning it and using bleach. We had no lights in the lounge and bedroom one night and, even after the maintenance team looked at them, they were flicking on and off. The television was very small and there were only very limited channels (no kids channels). I was dreading going into the club house, as when we had been previously it was very small, but we were pleased to see a new one had been built and the old one was used as the reception.
However, we all thoroughly enjoyed the evening entertainment. The team led by 'Baldy' Brian worked so hard and my grandkids had a fabulous time. My 5 year old grand daughter Kadee entered the talent competition and sang her 'turtle song'. It is a memory that will stay with me forever. If you do go try to visit the Big Sheep - a very good day out.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ilfracombe Holiday Park has everything you could want on a family holiday. A 56’ heated pool, a sauna, children’s play areas and an internet cafe provide you with all the comforts of home and more. Relax in our pool during the day, and then head to the Exmoor Club for the evening’s entertainment, free to everybody staying at our Ilfracombe Holiday Parks. This park is set at the top of the valley Ilfracombe lies in, so you get views right down over the town and out to sea, exactly what you’d expect from a Devon holiday. If you don’t want to deal with cooking on holiday then our Farmhouse Kitchen Restaurant can cook you up a wide variety of fare, from low price snacks to full grills and specialty dishes. We even offer takeaways. If you are going to cook for yourself, our onsite shop sells everything you’ll need, and there’s a Tesco superstore just a five minute walk away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- John Fowler Ilfracombe Holiday Park Hotel Ilfracombe
- The Ilfracombe Holiday Park Devon