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Reviewed 26 September 2016

We took four pitches in an area called The Green. We were in our Eriba Puck mini caravan with a raising roof. Others were in tents. This area has sea views on two sides which is pretty spectacular.

We had a great meal under our Coleman Events Shelter on the Friday night. Unfortunately we were woken up by 40 MPH winds squashing the shelter though we managed to save the fly sheep and 80% of the poles!

No beach weather though spectacular walks with raging seas.

The Saturday BBQ was done in the rain with us sheltering in a caravan.

Mother Ivey's is run much better than it used to be. Booking on line (rather than by post!) is so much easier. The Management appear to be listening to their customers and there are , it would seem, fewer declaratory notices. The "Absolutely no wet suits" sign is probably still in the shower rooms but they now have a special outside wetsuit shower. Good idea because in cold weather it is miserable getting out of a wetsuit in the wind and rain! Wi fi hut a great idea. though the wi fi system could be strengthened.

The private beach is one of my favourite beaches anywhere!

We will continue to come back and maybe next time we will get sunshine as per last year- but this year was certainly exciting and memorable!

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Angus M
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

The campsite is pretty and quiet which is why we holiday here. The access to the beaches is perfect and you couldn't ask for a better location for the beauty of the area. There are two people at Reception - one lady is welcoming and lovely, the other offered no welcome, smile or pleasantries. It feels that your are an interruption to her day. We were quizzed about my son's car by two pleasant maintenance people when he had just arrived because he had parked it on an adjacent empty plot. He was told that provided he got a permit it would be ok to leave it where it was. We promptly got a permit. There was one particular person (who wears his baseball cap on back to front) who was quite obnoxious. It seems to be his job to 'police' the campsite and be generally unpleasant. My son was later told he couldn't park there by him. We offered to move it somewhere else (it was parked on hard standing that didn't have a static caravan on) but our 'friend' told us not to bother now as we only had a few days left. A totally unuseful and nasty attitude. We also enquired at Reception if we could stay another night if no-one had booked our site (which was a Deluxe site with a huge mud patch which we couldn't avoid) and without looking at us were told "that site closes tonight". No further explanation, no 'sorry its not possible'. On our last day we decided that as the site was closed after us we would have lunch and leave. We were sat outside having lunch when our 'friend' drove up and tapped his watch. "You should have been off here at 11am. We replied that as the site was closing we would have our lunch first. His reply was "well you shouldn't be here now" and drove off.
We left feeling angry and deflated by the attitude of some of the staff. The feeling around the campsite from the other campers was the same. Its a shame - they're ruining a beautiful place.
The picnic benches need replacing - they are dirty, unsavoury dining tables. Our pitch had sweet wrappers in the hedge and two discarded bits of old carpet. This is a Deluxe pitch - what are we paying for?

Stayed: September 2016, travelled with family
5  Thank JennianBrizee
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

We have been coming down to Mother Iveys Bay for 10+years and we love it!!!

We have always stayed in a hire caravan, they are immaculate inside and out and well presented with everything you need to enjoy your stay.

The whole park is well kept, with its beautifully planted shrubs and flowers throughout, all the way down to the cliff paths/walks with stunning views of the Atlantic coast line......and then down to the beach which is fabulous!

There is a shop that sells pretty much all you would need,(pasties are the best ever!) and a launderette. All the staff on site are fantastic and will do anything to help you,

It is quite simply, a beautiful, tranquil place to stay.

Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
3  Thank philnsteph
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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Just spent 2 weeks at the campsite and had a lovely holiday. The views are amazing with very easy access to the beach (which was amazing) and to the coastal footpaths. The layout is good and the landscaping is really nice. The shop was well stocked and all of the staff were really friendly. The only negative was that the toilet/shower block was quite poor and old fashioned. At first glance they looked fairly clean but after using them for the fortnight I could see that the standard of cleanliness was very poor. I have been to other campsites in the area where the toilets/ showers are far better. We paid quite a bit more for our stay here than at other sites in the area. You are obviously paying for the view and beach. That said, we would stay here again. If the toilets/showers are sorted, I would give the site 5/5 definitely.

Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank reviewbyclaire
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

We stayed in a Caravan on a so called Deluxe pitch which is very expensive so our expectations were high.How wrong can you be !!On arrival we checked in at reception and received no welcome or any pleasantries by the lady receptionist who just told us where our pitch was.On arriving at our deluxe pitch we found it dirty with bits of rubbish ( paper and wine bottle corks!) on it and where somebody had recently built a small fire!The pitching area was very muddy and worn with large grassless areas and was on quite a slope making pitching more difficult.This pitch is very expensive and is certainly not to a deluxe standard. The area around the water drain and taps was overgrown making access difficult.Throughout our stay all our neighbours made similar negative comments and some experienced blocked drains and faulty taps ( why isn't this all checked on a regular basis ? ) t and so it clearly wasn't just our pitch that had problems.We have stayed on Superior/Deluxe pitches before and they have all been exceptional and your de-luxe pitches fall well short of these.
Also the toilet block was poor and not particularly clean and looks very tired,
I think the owners should consider hard-standing the Deluxe pitches with gravel or tarmac and ensure that they are checked regularly and tidied up regularly.No member of staff visited our pitch during our whole stay to cut grass or to cut hedges or complete any maintenance.We will not be returning which is a shame as the nearby beaches etc are lovely.
Mr and Mrs Stuthridge Devon

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled with family
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13  Thank Andrew S
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