Harford Bunkhouse and Camping6.7
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- Farm site on the southern edge of Dartmoor
- Traditional and on-site bunkhouses available to suit all guests
- Dogs welcome and small campfires allowed
Kayakers, canoeists, families, couples and groups have all been known to bunk down at the friendly Harford Bunkhouse and Camping, a working farm on the southern edge of Dartmoor where the main sounds you’ll hear are the site animals – not a baaaaad sound to wake up to…
Traditionalist guests can pitch up in one of the farm’s two tent meadows with space for 20 tents and no restrictions on pitch size; groups and those who like walls on holiday can pick one or more of the bunkhouses in carefully converted barns. All guests have use of the roomy and well equipped farmhouse-style kitchen, spacious games room with pool table and loo and shower block within the camping barns buildings.
Harford Bunkhouse is a short distance from the river and a mile and a half from the old town of Ivybridge with several pubs, Tesco and the rated Riverbank restaurant in the Glanvilles Mill shopping centre. It’s open all year round, welcomes dogs and allows small campfires – although fires (and barbecues) are at the owners’ discretion, so please ask before you spark one up.
Harford Bunkhouse and Camping is right on Dartmoor, with moor than enough stuff in the area for all ages and inclinations, including poking around tiny traditional villages, farm sites and zoos, old houses and ancient castles, and active options like watersports, climbing, hiking and biking. And hacking: Ivybridge has a couple of riding schools for group and private lesson, and there are miles of bridleways, old byways and moorland routes around Dartmoor.
Seeing the Dartmoor ponies is also a must (aw, so cute): you’ll spot them all over the moors even if driving, but if you or the kids want to get up close, pony treks are available from several companies, and the Original Miniature Pony Centre at Moretonhamstead gives kids the chance to take a better look (double check opening times before you book as they have seasonal opening).
Also nearby for mini naturalists is the Dartmoor Zoological Park, subject of the book and film We Bought a Zoo and housing big cats, monkeys, snakes and plenty more from around the globe; and the National Marine Aquarium less than ten miles away in Plymouth.
Three top walking trails are within a couple of miles of Harford Bunkhouse: the Erme Valley Trail, the Erme-Plym Trail and the Two Moors coast to coast Way from Ivybridge on the south coast to Lynmouth, Exmoor on the north. This in turn connects at various places to other long-distance paths including the Tarka Trail, the South West Coast Path and the Dartmoor Way.
Walking too much faff? Cast off peacefully with the fishing opps in the area, from guided fly fishing trips on Dartmoor to fishing for salmon and trout on the River Erme.
- Dartmoor Zoological Park (3.3 miles)
- Buckfast Abbey (8.5 miles)
- National Marine Aquarium (9.8 miles)
- Salcombe: Thurlestone to Torcross (7.5 miles)
- Saltram (7.5 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Peaceful location, top showers, nice animals, near Ivybridge town 12 Sep 2016
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Medium (26-50 pitches)
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- Coach stations
Ivybridge: Leonard Rd Coach Stop — 1.5 miles
1.5 miles Marsh Mills (Plymouth): Bus Layby — 7.6 miles
7.6 miles Buckfastleigh: Station Approach Bus Stop — 8.1 miles
- Train stations
Ivybridge Rail Station — 1.3 miles
1.3 miles Plymouth Rail Station — 10.2 miles
10.2 miles Totnes Rail Station — 10.3 miles
- Ferry ports
Newton Ferrers Ferry Landing — 8.9 miles
8.9 miles Noss Mayo Ferry Landing — 9.0 miles
9.0 miles Warren Point Ferry Landing — 9.1 miles
Exeter International Airport — 31.3 miles
Green Travel Plan - we offer a free pick-up service from public transport in nearby town of Ivybridge.
From the A38 at Westover Wood near Ivybridge, take the B3213 and follow the road to Harford Moorgate. Keep going on this road past Lukesland House for approximately half a mile and then turn right at the Harford Bunkhouse sign.
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