Castle Brake Holiday Park

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Aerial view (added by manager 29 Jul 2022)
The camping field (added by manager 29 jul 2022)
Pitches (added by manager 29 jul 2022)
Pitches (added by manager 13 nov 2018)

  • Smart family-run park within Woodbury Common
  • Easy drive into Exeter
  • Excellent facilities including bar, bistro and play area
They say an Englishman’s (motor)home is his castle – so when choosing where to brake, you’ll want a spot fit for a king. Castle Brake Holiday Park in east Devon should pass muster: it’s a smart, family-run park within the heathland of Woodbury Common, ideally placed for an invasion of Exeter and the sought-after sands of the Jurassic Coast. The facilities are splendid: a spotless, cedar-clad amenities block with underfloor heating and family bathrooms; a laundry room; the Castle Inn bar and restaurant for homemade nosh using local ingredients (takeaways are also available); a play area; and ample space for a peaceful stroll and a bit of wildlife spotting. (Please note that the bar and restaurant are not open every evening during low season.) Castle Brake Holiday Park is within half an hour's walk of the village of Woodbury, which has a handful of good pubs and shops, or it’s an easy ride into Exeter for anything else you might need.

Site type

Caravans for hire 21
Touring caravan pitches 40
Tent pitches 40
Motorhome pitches 40
Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 4
Open now

Tourist board rating

Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. XL Bully, Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
  • Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • The restaurant is open between 15/03 and 04/11.
  • The grocery shop is open between 15/03 and 04/11.
  • The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.
  • Reception is unmanned after 5 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Fri, 15 Mar to

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award AA Holiday Centre

Pitch types & availability

Reviews

93%

would recommend this site to a friend

90%

would stay here again

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Pitch size Staff were friendly and excellent customer service…

Overall 6/10
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Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Fully-serviced gravel touring pitch

Liked: Pitch size Staff were friendly and excellent customer service

Disliked: Long walk to the shower block and the fact that the castle inn was always fully booked and tables reserved were for the guests on seasonal pitches, you have no chance if coming for the weekend.

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The staff are all so friendly always waving when driving past and…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Jade K. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Fully-serviced gravel touring pitch

Liked: The staff are all so friendly always waving when driving past and saying hello, the family bathrooms was very clean spacious and my daughter enjoyed a nice warm bath. Pitches are a decent size as well. The food onsite was so good for the money the portion sizes was huge!! We really enjoyed it. We enjoyed our stay as this was our first time staying and would definitely return

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Fantastic site - I'll be back!

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Lorde D. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: The site was fantastic. I asked to arrive an hour early because I needed to pitch (tent), shower, and get to work (local agency) and they were very accommodating. Small play park for kids, which mine would have enjoyed had they been with me. Variety of pitches. Shop that catered for everything. Dining and Bar open at certain times. Great toilet and shower facilities with waterfall shower head (on a touch sensitive timer). Laundry room with ironing facilities - ideal for work! Washing up and rubbish facilities. Quiet site (my term-time experience) and very comfortable. Coffee machine - tastes good for just £2. I'll definitely be back! 😁

Disliked: I can't think of anything. I didn't use the WiFi, so can't comment.

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Very friendly welcome. Good sized pitch. Toilets were warm at night.…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Fully-serviced gravel touring pitch

Liked: Very friendly welcome. Good sized pitch. Toilets were warm at night.

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A fantastic stay

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Isobel S. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: We had a brilliant stay at castle brake. The facilities were amazing with lovely heated showers. The staff were so friendly and helpful and the location was beautiful. 100% will be back.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Quiet getaway

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Fully-serviced gravel touring pitch

Liked: Site is great , clean, well keep growing friendly staff

Disliked: Toilet and shower looking tired.

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The cleanliness of the facilities, the peaceful of the site.…

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: The cleanliness of the facilities, the peaceful of the site.

Disliked: Not much for children

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lovely clean site great staff good food and very helpful. Great for…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
david c. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Fully-serviced gravel touring pitch

Liked: lovely clean site great staff good food and very helpful. Great for golfers as good golf coarse 200mts up the road

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Clean facilities

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 6
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 4
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Kerry C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: The site was very tidy and quiet. The facilities were good showers clean and warm. Laundrette on site with freezer and iron that you could use which was handy. Little shop on site in reception which sold basic bits which was handy

Disliked: Not much for the little ones only a park on-site so they got abit bored. We asked to be pitched near each other and was charged £10 extra each to be next to each other but we were the only ones on the grass area so seemed abit unfair that we we were charged that.

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Great stay on friendly site with good customer service.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 4
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Fully-serviced gravel touring pitch

Liked: Sunny open aspect of our plot. Good size. Nice friendly feel. Others were less lucky in the shade, on one of the touring plots. Showers and toilets very clean and warm with underfloor heating.

Disliked: Bin area needs to be better labelled so you can identify and separate rubbish/recycling. Pot holes to pitches were quite big!

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From the manager: Thank you so much for your ten out of ten review-it's great that you would recommend us to friends and that you found our site friendly with good customer service. We do hope that you choose to come back and stay again soon. Kind Regards The Castle Brake Team


Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal freezer

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

Castle Brake Holiday Park

Castle Lane

Woodbury

Exeter

Devon

England

EX5 1HA

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

50.6815°N
-3.37592°W

Nearest transport

Coach
4.9 mi Rail Station
4.9 mi Opposite Rail Station
5.1 mi Honiton Road Park and Ride
Rail
3.1 mi Exton Rail Station
3.1 mi Lympstone Commando Rail Station
3.3 mi Lympstone Village Rail Station
Ferry
3.9 mi Topsham (Turf Lock Ferry) Ferry Landing
4 mi Topsham Ferry Landing
4.1 mi Topsham Lock Ferry Landing
Airport
3.9 mi Exeter International Airport

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Six miles from Castle Brake Holiday Park are the red cliffs of Budleigh Salterton and the family-friendly sands of Exmouth, gateways to the glories of the Jurassic Coast. A little further along the coast is Sidmouth, which features ravishing Regency architecture along its sweeping esplanade. Whether you’re a culture hound or an outdoorsy creature, there’s plenty to do within easy reach: exit into Exeter, an attractive cathedral city brimming with museums and historic sites, or delve into Dartmoor, for more remote adventures. For splashy and screamy fun, a wilderness woodland, indoor and outdoor adventure play areas, farm animals and more, head to the Crealy Great Adventure Park, a mere four miles up the road from Castle Brake. Or try the World of Country Life, which has a petting zoo, indoor and outdoor rides and slides, vintage steam engines, museums and events as eclectic as welly wanging and the six nations ferret races...

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Budleigh Salterton 4.4 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Ladram Bay 4.5 mi Sea N/A Good N/A Good
Sandy Bay 5 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Exmouth 5 mi Estuary N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Sidmouth Jacobs Ladder 5.6 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Crealy Great Adventure Park 2.5 mi

Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site 5.8 mi

Exeter Cathedral - Church of Saint Peter 7.3 mi

The National Trust Killerton House & Gardens 8.4 mi

Living Coasts 16.7 mi

National Trust

A la Ronde 3 mi

Killerton: Marker's Cottage 6.5 mi

Killerton: Clyston Mill 6.5 mi

Killerton: Budlake Old Post Office 8 mi

Killerton 8.3 mi

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Other

Woodbury Common and Woodbury Castle 0.9 mi

AYLESBEARE COMMON (CURRENT BOUNDARY FROM 15/07/2005) 2.4 mi

BICTON 2.7 mi

A LA RONDE AND THE POINT-IN-VIEW 3 mi

ROCKBEARE MANOR 3.9 mi

Local events

  • Sidmouth Folk Festival (Friday 2 August 2024 – Friday 2 August 2024)

    Sidmouth, Devon 6.2 mi

  • Beautiful Days (Friday 16 August 2024 – Friday 16 August 2024)

    Ottery St Mary, Devon 7.2 mi

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

Want to know more about camping in Devon?

  • Does Castle Brake Holiday Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Castle Brake Holiday Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Castle Brake Holiday Park? Six miles from Castle Brake Holiday Park are the red cliffs of Budleigh Salterton and the family-friendly sands of Exmouth, gateways to the glories of the Jurassic Coast. A little further along … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Castle Brake Holiday Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Castle Brake Holiday Park? From £15 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.