All that this camp site is missing is the barbed wire fence and a 5 meter exclusion zone around it's perimeter! The terms and conditions on the website do not go into anywhere near enough detail.......if your looking for a friendly experience I suggest you book a week when the owner is away.......never have I seen such an egotistical tyrant! He talks to the visitors and staff in exactly the same way...."Stop that, don't do this" and god forbid if you try and wash your wellies in the outside tap provided......there were a variety of signs appearing over the weekend to protect his beloved decking......for goodness sake, this is a camp site, not a prize winning show garden!
We should have known better as the first sign you meet on arrival is not a "Welcome to Mitchums.....please report to reception"...oh no....you are greeted with "All new arrivals and visitors MUST report to reception" with the MUST in capitals and underlined. This was our first taste of how the weekend would progress! Don't get me wrong....if you want somewhere with immaculate decking, grass like a bowling green and toilets so clean you could probably eat off them (although if you tried, there would be a sign put up afterwards so you didn't try it again)....then this is the place for you. You will, however, have to be immaculately presented, obviously leave your muddy wellies at the gate and ignore the way the owner treats his staff. We overheard him talking to a lovely lady working there and quite frankly I wouldn't talk to a dog the way he spoke. You get the impression that the lovely, welcoming staff are even nicer to try and compensate for this man's rudeness. Quite frankly, I begrudge the thought that the money I paid for this weekend has gone into the pockets of such a man and next year all our group will be going elsewhere for Oceanfest ((whoops, forgot to mention you are not allowed to book groups either, so make sure you and your mates don't camp next to each other or talk to each other whilst on site, or you'll be off!).....and one more thing....it is mentioned in the T & C's but never experienced it before......don't bring a tent you can stand up in...you will have to take it down and "rent" one of his little two man tents....so be warned. Just one positive that may come out of this.....by next year I wouldn't be surprised if this guy has got a rain exclusion zone over his site to protect his decking further, in which case that would have proved handy on this wet and windy weekend!!!
I would like to add that the above slating of this campsite does NOT (capitals and underlined!!!) reflect in any way to the staff working on the site. They were all lovely, extremely helpful and quite frankly far too nice to work for such a dictator who deserves to be running a thrid world uprising rather than a campsite! I can only think that any of the decent reviews of this site MUST (capitals and underlined again) have been while the owner was away
- Also Known As:
- Mitchum`s Campsites Hotel Croyde
- Mitchum`s Campsites Hotel
- Mitchum's Campsites Croyde, Devon