Hi Dog Pals,
I has just spent the weekend at the Dog Friendly Combe Martin Holiday Park. I was invited by the Sales Director of John Fowler Holiday Parks (@JohnFowlerHols) to try out their new dog friendly Platinum Caravans! Hum and GlennDad came with me to be my chauffeur and to carry my bags.
John Fowler Holiday Parks have 11 Holiday Parks throughout Devon, Cornwall & Somerset. Combe Martin is in North Devon.
On arrival, we got a great welcome especially from Mac who ran the entertainment. We got our keys, were shown where to find our caravan and off we went to settle in.
Our caravan was at the top of the hill overlooking the park. I found a great vantage point behind the sofa to do my neighborhood watch dog role 😉
The caravan was really bright & spacious especially the lounge/dining area. There were 2 bedrooms, a shower room and a well-equipped kitchen with a range of crockery and cooking utensils. Hum had received an email prior to our visit to say we needed to bring towels, but it didn’t say she needed to bring washing up liquid and a dish cloth. Still they were cheap to purchase, and she did leave them for the next people.
All the chalets and caravans at Combe Martin Holiday Park are pet friendly now which is great as Hum & GlennDad were able to stay in this really lovely new Platinum Caravan and were extremely happy with it. It was clean, bright, comfortable and in extremely good condition. Happy Hum indeed 😊
Once Hum had done my unpacking, we headed to the Club House to get something to eat. The Club House overlooks the sea and Hum of course LOVED the view! Inside there is a good-sized Pet Friendly area to sit and have your meal and Hum of course managed to get a table at the window where she could enjoy that view! In the pet friendly area there was also a bed for us doggies to relax in and a tin of treats to enjoy.
The food is barmeals and Hum did note that there weren’t really any healthy options but no one else seemed to mind about that 😉 Hum & GlennDad reckoned the food was OK for the price but not amazing.
The Club House is also where entertainment takes place run by Mac who is lots of fun and gets everyone involved.
Combe Martin Holiday Park also has a swimming pool which Hum was delighted to see and I was pleased that us four-legs are allowed to sit by the pool and wait for our humans to finish their swim.
For me, the best part of Combe Martin Holiday Park is that just opposite the entrance there are steps down to the town’s Dog Friendly Beach!!!!! Combe Martin main beach has restrictions, but Newberry Beach right next to our Holiday Park is dog friendly all year round 😊 I had lots of fun playing ball and even put my paws in the water for once! There were other dogs enjoying a swim and just having a blast on the beach.
On returning to the Park, we had a walk round and came across a woodland walk which is right next to the Park and in the Park, Hum was pleased to see dog waste bins provided.
Combe Martin itself is a pretty village surrounded by cliffs and coves and with a old fashioned charm about it. You will find lots of gift shops; tea rooms, ice cream shops (one selling dog friendly ice cream) and pubs. All the pubs are dog friendly and a lot of the shops and cafes too!
So dog friends, I had a fantabulous weekend at Combe Martin Holiday Park and can tell you it is truly dog friendly and a great place to stay. The staff are super friendly (especially Karen) and helpful and there is lots to do.
If your humans want a great dog friendly holiday in Devon, this is definitely the place to visit! Check out the photos at the top of the blog to see how good it is 🙂