The Ergohacks Verdict
Whitehill Country Park is situated in the Devon countryside, less than 3 miles from the beaches of the English Riviera and has a range of accommodation as well as a good selection of on-site facilities. We stayed in a 2-bedroom Comfort Caravan for 4 nights, which was clean but dated. The location was perfect for us, but it was the comfort and on-site facilities, the green grass and clear water of the outdoor pool, that made us want to go back again next year.
Whitehill Country Park is a medium sized holiday park with a wide selection of quality facilities and activities on-site. It is near lovely beaches as well as many tourist attractions and we particularly enjoyed their outdoor swimming pool and cafe. It is a quiet venue with play spaces for children, a lovely woodland walk to enjoy and although it is a great family friendly venue, it is tasteful and stylish with something for everyone. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely return, although next time we would opt for a grass pitch, camping pod, lodge or one of the newer premier caravans. Recommended.
Retailer: Whitehill Country Park
Pitches: Pitches are around £35 per night, pods start around £60 and caravans start at around £100 per night during high season. Prices vary considerably based on time of year, number of guests and what type of accommodation is booked. There is a wide selection of accommodation types on site, from non-electric grass tent pitches to luxury accommodation with a hot tub thrown in. Prices start at under £30 per night for 2 adults (non-electric tent pitch).
Included in the box: Basic on-site facilities are included, like use of the outdoor swimming pool. Each package and accommodation type has its own list of included features.
Paid Extras: There are many options that can be purchased, including champagne and chocolates on arrival, cots, high chairs, push chairs, flowers, a grocery pack, awning, gazebos, dogs. Prices are per person and a surcharge for additional people may also apply.
About Whitehill Country Park
Whitehill Country Park is owned by the Jeavons family. “Whitehill Country Park was formerly the home of the famous Primley stud. The stables and barns have been converted into a bar, family room, craft room, cafe, takeaway, games room and shop, yet none of the original atmosphere has been lost. The stunning surrounding countryside is still used as farm land.” Read more on their website here.
The holiday park has an ergonomic and inclusive design and facilities can be used efficiently and comfortably. The campsite is beautiful, but the accommodation is a bit hit and miss. Some of the static caravans are rather dated – the comfort caravan we stayed in did not have consistent hot water with taps and the shower running cold in under 30 seconds every time. Luckily we stayed during a hot spell and didn’t mind so much.
Travel season: Summer
Location: Whitehill Country Park, Paignton, South Devon
Check-in Time: 3pm
Check-out Time: 10am
Temperature: Heating but no air-conditiong. Windows do open in the caravans.
We stayed in a 2-bedroom comfort caravan with parking.
This travel review is based on a 4 night stay a 2-bedroom comfort caravan during July 2015. This review was first published on 11 October 2015 and last updated on 13 July 2017.