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“Fallen in love” 5 of 5 stars
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Woodlands, Combe Martin, Exmoor National Park EX34 0AS, England (Formerly John Fowler Combe Martin Beach Holiday Park)   |  
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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“Fallen in love”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

We had stayed at sandaway for a week and fell in love with the area.we found staff in both parks in combe martin really friendly and welcoming.you get a private beach which is great as dogs aren't allowed on the public beach from the 1st of may.the manager at the park was warm and friendly,a new manager with a lot of fresh ideas to improve the park.there is an extensive woodland and farmland walk at the top of the park.yes,the park is "hilly"but after staying for 2 weeks, my fitness levels improved immensely.food was cheap and very tasty,lots of drinks, and fantastic views.once all the improvements are in place,it will be a fantastic park.we liked it so much we brought a caravan there!

Room Tip: Go for a gold caravan if you can afford it, the chalets are outdated but cheap,you do get what you p...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Patrick J, Guest Relations Manager at Combe Martin Beach Holiday Park, responded to this review, June 15, 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review.

Your comments have been passed on to all departments and we really hope to see you again in the near future
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

Have just spent a week here.

Stayed in an apartment in the main building, which was clean and comfortable, but the noise from the music and the karaoke every night was a bit much.

Staff are pleasant and helpful could not fault them.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Patrick J, Guest Relations Manager at Combe Martin Beach Holiday Park, responded to this review, June 15, 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at our holiday park.

Your comments have been passed on to all departments and our housekeeping team will be especially delighted to read your comments.

We really hope to see you again in the near future
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

we stayed in a caravan on this site, it had great views over looking the bay,if you like to take your time when using the pool then don,t ,they open it from about 10am and then close it at 5 prompt, when on a nice sunny evening you just want to chill by the pool its a no no,
the club house is ok the drinks were nice and the food just basic take away in boxes,
the entertainment was rubbish in my opinion,

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

We stopped here for a five day break in October, and the main reason for picking this location was we like walking and it seemed ideal. From the start we "walked" the road up to the caravan was so steep (we are fit, but even found this a challenge) but i know i am in Devon what do i expect....the views where fantastic and the caravan was ok a bit old and it showed in parts; we had an issue with bedding on the first night (we had none), but that was sorted the next day. we splept in the twin room, which was no where big enough for two adults and their luggage and the poor soul who got the window bed ended up damp in the morning from the condesation that dripped from the window; we had a switch for a heater but alas no heater!!

It was about a 10-15 minute walk into the village all downhill, just remember you have to go back up again. The park is close to the main shops of the village so that was good, plenty of pubs and cake shops. The clubhouse on the park was very nice with really great views out over the beach and sea.
All in all an ideal place for walking (hills) but would i go back ....... no, done it now

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

My partner and I stayed at John Fowler Beach Holiday Park in June and found the 'silver' caravan to be immaculate, the first time we did not have to clean again ourselves! All staff were cheerful, pleasant and helpful and the food and drink reasonably priced and good. Entertainment not unbearably loud as in so many other sites! Sitting by the huge windows in the bar affords a wonderful view overlooking the bay and Wales can be seen in the distance Even the delightful little ones were well catered for with games etc and for once there were no bad-mannered ones! It is hilly but that is why Devon is so beautiful, there are seats provided at points on the walk to the caravans, and the views from the woodland walks are spectacular. A very good holiday!

Room Tip: The silver grade we found very good, no-one overlooking us and very comfortable beds.
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ritaann
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

we stayed in a lodge with a shower but it very steep there but there is way not as steep if you go past the shop and walk up I would suggest you take a touch with you as the lighting on the way back is not very good. best place to eat the forcasle pub not cheap but very good no evening bus a good sevice in the day.

Room Tip: a lodge because they are not so steep to get to
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Milton Keynes
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

We went here on a newspaper promotional break. We upgraded to the highest standard caravan they could offer on this site,(gold primula). I think the only difference between this and the lower standards is that you get heating and a DVD player. The caravan was not as clean as it should have been, rubbish in the cupboards (including a used razor), stains on the carpet, a very greasy cooker and a smell similar to wet dog! But the heating worked really really well and the shower was better than the one I have at home. The caravan was 12 ft wide but was short, although there was plenty of room in the living area the bedrooms were tiny, and there was not much room around the double bed.

The site is a bit scruffy,looks tired and grass around the caravan was a bit long, but we were here at the end of season. The caravans are also appear quite crowded and crammed in.

We used the bar once, it has fantastic views of the bay and the food is cheap, but not great. It is also not as clean as it should be; sticky tables and dirty menus, but despite this we did have a lovely evening here.

Staff were not particularly friendly or helpful, end of season blues maybe? But they seemed more interested in talking to each other then us.

Although we plan on visiting this area again, I don't think we will be using this site or any John Fowler sites again.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Woodlands, Combe Martin, Exmoor National Park EX34 0AS, England (Formerly John Fowler Combe Martin Beach Holiday Park)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Combe Martin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Combe Martin
Number of rooms: 110
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Combe Martin Holiday Park is situated in the heart of a North Devon valley. The site and its surrounding woodlands provide an excellent area for kids to play and adults to relax. The kids’ play area, our Sea Spray Club (great for a meal or drink) and access to our private beach are all within easy reach of your holiday accommodation, provide the perfect North Devon holiday.The park overlooks Combe Martin public beach as well as our very own private Newberry beach, where you can spend the day relaxing in the sun whilst the kids play in the sea nearby. In the evening, you can enjoy a variety of entertainment in the free clubhouse. Bingo, party games and folk singers are all regular events to keep you entertained throughout your stay. ... more   less 
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John Fowler Combe Martin Beach Holiday Park Hotel Combe Martin
Combe Martin Beach Holiday Park Devon

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