TRAVEL | Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks, Twitchen House, Devon – Review

Twitchen House devon
The open-air bar overlooking the outdoor pool at Twitchen House

Where We Went

Twitchen House Holiday Village
Station Road
EX34 7ES

Need to know

  • Countryside location close to the UKs best beach
  • Medium sized park (one of 4 in the Woolacombe Bay area)
  • 20 minute walk to the beach
  • Indoor and outdoor pools plus a steam room & sauna
  • Climbing wall, adventure golf, go karts, water walkers, pool kayaking, pottery painting, 3D cinema, surf hire and lessons plus lots more!
  • Static caravans, tourers and tent camping
  • Great location that was easy to find and drive to
  • Breaks start at £129

Our Visit

Friday 15th – Monday 18th May 2015


Evoking happy childhood memories of family holidays spent in the South of France, my excitement at getting to stay in a static caravan again meant I barely noticed the long drive, and just over 5 hours after setting off, we arrived at Twitchen House Holiday Village, ready for our weekend break.

We were given a welcome pack, were told about the leisure facilities and the bus down to the beach, and a few minutes later, we’d found our caravan and were busy unpacking.

First impressions were excellent, the caravan was big and airy with neutral decoration. We were celebrating a blog milestone, so we popped a bottle of Champagne in the good size fridge and set about nosing through the various rooms and inside cupboards. When self-catering, it’s a pain when there isn’t enough crockery, utensils etc. but the kitchen was very well equipped with everything we needed during our stay.

The view from our Caravan
The view from our caravan

We dined at the on-site bar and restaurant and loved the cool interior, which was contemporary, funky and cleverly surf-inspired. The range of food was great and we enjoyed our meals; expect to pay normal pub prices for food and drink. We took a walk around the park had a good look at all the facilities and I was immediately sad that we weren’t staying for longer.


The location of the site and of our caravan in particular was fabulous, slightly elevated, so there was a lovely view of Woolacombe Bay which we could see from our living room window.

The next day, we were eager to have a look around the park, so set off for a wander. Before heading off towards the beach, we stopped at the very well stocked on-site shop because being on holiday obviously meant that I ‘needed’ an ice cream.

Twitchen House Holiday Park Devon Review
Twitchen House Holiday Park Devon Facilities

There are a couple of different paths you can take that meander down towards the bay through some of the prettiest woodland I’ve ever seen. As we descended, getting ever closer to the beach, we were surrounded by bluebells and wild garlic.

With a gently burbling stream beside us, we emerged from the woodland into an open field full of chilled out sheep, before arriving at beautiful Woolacombe Bay.

The UK’s best beach – Woolacombe Bay

We were blessed with glorious weather, and spent much of the day on the beach before returning to the park, and back into the shop to buy food for our evening meal. I’m always pleased to see locally sourced products on sale, and there was a great selection of fresh produce available from the local farm.

Twitchen House Holiday Park Bar
The lovely bar and restaurant with a funky surf inspired feel

Cooking in the caravan was as easy as cooking at home, and despite being dedicated tent campers, we did mention more than once, how great it was being in a caravan – it really did make life easy. The Champagne was retrieved from the fridge and we drank a toast whilst sat outside watching the sun go down over the bay. Bliss.

touring pitches
Touring caravan pitches

What We Liked

  • The Gold caravan was superb. Spacious, neutral decor, extremely well equipped and spotlessly clean
  • Great location on the hill overlooking Woolacombe Bay – Britain’s best beach
  • The woodland walk down to the beach was enchanting
  • Excellent facilities and activities
  • Contemporary interior in the main entertainment building, with a surf inspired funky edge to it
  • The resort bus costs £5 and gives you unlimited journeys for the duration of your stay. The bus visits all 4 Woolacombe Bay holiday parks, and also runs to the beach
  • Friendly and helpful staff
  • Excellent on site shop, including locally sourced fresh produce
  • Choice of indoor and outdoor pool, both were clean and a good size
  • Craft barn was absolutely lovely with a range of crafty activities available
  • Chilled out surfer vibe of Woolacombe Bay

Anything We Didn’t Like?

  • Not being able to stay longer

The Verdict

As far as holidays at home go, you can’t get much better in my opinion. Woolacombe Bay offer excellent value for money in a superb location, and it ticks all the boxes for a family holiday. There are 4 different parks to choose from, all in the Woolacombe Bay area, and you can use the facilities in all of the parks, no matter where you stay.

The beautiful woodland walk from Twitchen House down to the beach

Kids of all ages will be kept entertained, as there are loads fun activities and sports to try. The pools are a great size and the evening entertainment, though not our thing now we are young child-free, proved extremely popular with families.

Along with a superb location close to the best beach in Britain, a range of flexible self-catering options to suit all budgets, from camping pitches to luxury caravans, the awesome Twitchen House holiday park in Devon has it all.

DISCLOSURE | Thanks to Woolacombe Bay who invited us to stay with them at Twitchen House and to write about our experience.

See more pictures from our weekend away over on Flickr

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Shell Robshaw-Bryan
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