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- In a Dartmoor wildflower meadow
- Back to basics site with campfires allowed
- Bushcraft, yoga, massage and lots more available for guests
Back to basics camping within Dartmoor National Park – but with forest school, bushcraft, tree climbing, yoga, massage, reflexology, martial arts, drumming and kickboxing all available for a reasonable charge on site… you'll like the way Old Mine House rolls.
The amenities here are deliberately basic – there's a shower, flush loo and compost loo but no electric hook-up or dishwashing facilities – and the site is in a wildflower meadow with plenty of room for the kids to run around.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome, and as you'd expect for a trad camping site, campfires are most surely allowed. Cooked meals are available at an extra charge.
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From the manager...
So sorry to hear you were disappointed with your stay. Unfortunately due to the weather being extremely wet before you arrived, the cabin can get damp, hence the dehumidifier supplied, and surrounding area does get boggy. The canopy of trees has grown so much this summer with the rain and sunshine and its on our to do list to clear a few trees back to let in more sun but still provide shade and privacy.
If you had spoken to us when we delivered your extra wood about your concerns regarding the cleanliness of the bedding and cabin we could have addressed them. If you felt the bed sheets were unclean we would have been more that happy to change them for you, however I can assure you they were put on fresh and clean on the day you arrived.
As stated on the website, this is a back-to-basics experience. All extra activities are available at an extra cost as advertised, but must be inquired about either when booking or during your stay.
Thank you for your feedback, all feedback is welcomed and we thank you for taking the time to write this review.
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
Tents for hire
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Leave the car at home
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Surf school nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transport nearby
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
- Coach stations
Yelverton (Devon): Roundabout Bus Stop
— 2.2 miles
2.2 miles Tavistock Bus Station — 2.6 miles
2.6 miles Saltash: North Rd Coach Stop — 8.8 miles
- Train stations
Bere Alston Rail Station
— 4.6 miles
4.6 miles Calstock Rail Station — 4.6 miles
4.6 miles Gunnislake Rail Station — 4.9 miles
- Ferry ports
Devonport Ferry Terminal
— 10.4 miles
10.4 miles Torpoint Ferry Terminal — 10.6 miles
10.6 miles Plymouth (Barbican) Landing Stage — 10.7 miles
Exeter International Airport
— 33.8 miles
From Tavistock on the A386
Turn left after Sortridge Farm, where you will see a sign for The Old Mine House. Follow the track to our house - the track gets bumpy towards the end of the drive.
Go up the hill towards Tavistock and go right when you get to the top of the hill before Sortridge Farm. Follow the driveway until you reach the house. Come into the house to check in.
Dartmoor National Park and all its many outdoor activities are on the doorstep of Old Mine House, as are several excellent bike rides for active types and the child-friendly Drakes Trail nearby.
All Devon and Cornwall's attractions are an easy car journey away, including the counties' southern beaches within 45 minutes and the beaches of north Cornwall in about an hour.
Plymouth, with the UK's biggest aquarium and stacks more to see like Plymouth Hoe and the Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, is about ten miles away.
- Dartmoor Zoological Park (9.1 miles)
- National Marine Aquarium (10.6 miles)
- Buckfast Abbey (14.8 miles)
- Buckland Abbey (2.8 miles)
- Cotehele (5.4 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.