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The Old Rectory Caravan and Camping Park: All types of tent are welcome

General

  • Family-run park on the border of Devon and Cornwall
  • Free-range eggs, bacon and sausages produced on site
  • Dog-friendly with designated dog-walking field

Devon or Cornwall, Cornwall or Devon? Settle yourself down at The Old Rectory Caravan and Camping Park, three miles from Tavistock, to explore both with ease.

Amenities at this self-sufficient smallholding include toilet and shower blocks, laundry facilities and a washing-up area; there's also a play area with swings and a slide, and animals to meet and greet.

There are little extras around too, such as welly loan, a welly and bike cleaning area and plenty of recycling facilities (to keep your stay green through and through). You can also tuck into the free-range eggs, sausages and bacon produced on site, and, when the weather’s right, homegrown veggies fresh from the polytunnel.

After dinner, pick up a tome from the on-site book exchange, or get starry eyed at the dark skies above in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

If you’re bringing your own well-behaved four-legged companion, they can be exercised in the site’s designated dog-walking field.

Silver David Bellamy Conservation Award

Please note

Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

The pin sockets in the pods are only usable with suitable camping equipment, phone chargers and low wattage equipment (they are not suitable for domestic 13-amp appliances).


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8.9

Overall rating based on 99 reviews

 

87% would recommend this site to a friend.

82% would stay here again.

  69% described as Peaceful ?

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Layout of the site was lovely, plenty of space and …26/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Layout of the site was lovely, plenty of space and lovely views

    Disliked: 

    Toilets were smelly and not very clean, even after the supposed 3 times daily cleaning. Also only one loo for gents, not really enough even though the site was not rammed. Pot wash area was very scruffy and bins overflowing..Sorry guys just saying how it was for us

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Disgusting dirty and very rude owners26/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomYvette F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The area

    Disliked: 

    The owner was very rude him and his wife had no customer service skills stated dog walking area it did if you could get to it without being fired at .had army navy airforce on a course while we was there he phoned to say a week before going but said they was far away from us that was a lie they camped next to us 4 tents 4 vans 3 cars couldn’t move our car till they left generator running all night when I asked he said he had no where to put them no consideration for us .the facilities was disgusting no toilet paper for three days broken toilet seat the showers was build in the days of the arc a mop bucket to clean them when you used them water had not been changed it was black so was the mop they put cleaning times up no one came to clean them .the farm shop was a laugh sausage that had been there 4 days eggs had to ask the nasty wife who bit your head off that’s if she had any a washing machine that didn’t wash a dryer that didn’t dry seen better on the tip . Chickens and ducks wander free if you like walking in shit .all this guy is interested in is how much money he needs as all he says when confronted is he’s had a hard time so have millions of other people but to keep people coming back he and his wife need to learn some customer service.my son wrote a review and he didn’t like it came and threatened to have us removed off his land wouldn’t recommend for anyone to stay here very disappointed

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Great weekend25/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAlan J.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We really enjoyed are stay over a very hot weekend, the pitch offered some shade over the van for some of the day which helped.
    Great for walking and the shaded Tamar Trail allowed us to walk to a Morewellham Quay.
    The owners kept checking on us and other campers which was great and not over powering.
    Shower block was cleaned regularly with plentiful hot water.
    As discussed with owners, there are plans for the shower block, but delayed by COVID.
    We will be visiting again.

    Disliked: 

    This is not a complaint, just make sure you bring everything, there are no shops near by. I forgot the burger buns and not enough tonic oh dear.
    To cap it all a chicken took my burger off the BBQ. Watch out for the chickens you can’t turn your back on them.

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Good place with friendly owners. We would stay again.20/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHelen W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely welcome, chilled place.
    Really good value. Not a rip off.
    Good dog walking area.
    Good size pitch.
    Nice and clean.
    Facilities will also be as clean as the last person left it.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing at all

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Anonymous user

Everything about tamar valley when we arrived the owner Declan …13/07/2021

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  • #3 camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Everything about tamar valley when we arrived the owner Declan gave me and my partner a good idea of where everything was and what to do in the area. He was also hosting a come and try archery event which was amazing fun. The site was clean and tidy! Shower block was amazing. Would recommend anyone to stay at this site

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Anonymous user

Really quiet, peaceful and friendly campsite. Great walks nearby. Owners …13/07/2021

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  • Electric hardstanding pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Really quiet, peaceful and friendly campsite. Great walks nearby. Owners are full of information and advice. Wifi was the best I've experienced. Will be back!

    Disliked: 

    Bins were overflowing, facilities a bit dated but clean.

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Anonymous user

Excellent site, friendly and welcoming.09/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Lovely warm and friendly welcome, we really enjoyed the company of the cockerel and chickens. Well thought out pitches, giving privacy and shelter. Will definitely go to this site again.

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Lovely, friendly site will definitely go back05/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomClaire W.Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The site 's countryside location with a feeling of being on the farm but not too close. Loved the fresh sausage from the rare breed pigs on sale. Hosts were lovely and feel like we have made friends for life here. A true treat in every way.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing it was all good.

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Really pleasant welcome. Quiet and, for me, no un-needed facilities …10/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEric S.Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Really pleasant welcome. Quiet and, for me, no un-needed facilities (children's play stuff etc). Just a mile from Gunnislake with shops and pubs and access to Tamar Trail and the Tamar Rail Line with access down to Plymouth along Tamar valley.

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Anonymous user

OK but not great.28/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (no cars, two man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly welcome. Plenty of space. Chickens running free. Plenty of hot water in showers.

    Disliked: 

    Showers and toilets just needed some more thorough cleaning and sprucing up. As the campsite was fairly quiet the limited number of toilets wasn't a problem, but if it had been busier it wouldn't have been pleasant. There is quite a bit of traffic noise from the various roads nearby, although less at night. Nowhere to charge a phone. Nowhere near by to buy food.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Themes

Spectacular scenery

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Pop-up campsite

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Tourer storage facilities

Location

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  • Gulworthy, Tavistock, Devon, England, PL19 8JA
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.5323°N 4.1907°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bus Station — 2.2 miles
Burraton Cross — 8.4 miles
Burraton Cross — 8.4 miles
Train stations
Gunnislake Rail Station — 1.7 miles
Calstock Rail Station — 2.5 miles
Bere Alston Rail Station — 3.3 miles
Ferry ports
Devonport Ferry Terminal — 10.8 miles
Torpoint Ferry Terminal — 10.8 miles
Plymouth Stonehouse Ferry Terminal — 11.6 miles
Airports
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 36.4 miles

Directions


Just off the A390 Tavistock to Callington Road, about two miles out of Tavistock at Gulworthy roundabout, turn left towards Bere Alston. The entrance to the park is just past the school and church hall.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Did someone say cream tea? Of course they did, for the market town of Tavistock, three miles away, is the home of this most English custom: the only quibble you might have is deciding whether it's clotted cream or jam to go on your scone first.

As well as the cream teas, history buffs with have plenty to explore about the town, which has World Heritage status as it sits just on the edge of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site. Horrible History fans can step back in time too at Morwellham Quay (two miles south of the park), a live-action Victorian museum with a historic village, port, copper mine and railway.

The site is 10 minutes' drive from the edge of Dartmoor National Park and 25 minutes from one of the Dartmoor visitor centres at Princetown. Also within easy reach are the Tamar Trails activity centre, less than a five-minute drive away, and Maddacleave Wood and Gawton Gravity Hub (an intense 500-foot mountain bike descent trail), within a couple of minutes.

Trethorne Leisure Park, about half an hour’s drive north, has something come rain or shine, including dodgems, soft play, farm animals, bowling and crazy golf.

Must see

  • National Marine Aquarium (11.7 miles)
  • Dartmoor Zoological Park (12.1 miles)
  • Buckfast Abbey (18.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Cotehele Mill (3.1 miles)
  • Cotehele (3.1 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

The Old Rectory Caravan and Camping Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. The Old Rectory Caravan and Camping Park will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does The Old Rectory Caravan and Camping Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Old Rectory Caravan and Camping Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Old Rectory Caravan and Camping Park? Did someone say cream tea? Of course they did, for the market town of Tavistock, three miles away, is the home of this most English custom: the only quibble you might have … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Old Rectory Caravan and Camping Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at The Old Rectory Caravan and Camping Park? From £16 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

General
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

Pods are to be kept clean and tidy. Smoking is prohibited inside the pods.

Everybody must follow any further safety notices/rules posted around the site.

While the site encourages visitors to see the resident animals, the staff ask that children are always supervised and obey any keep out signs, do not feed the animals unless invited to by the owners, and treat them with respect. Failure to comply will result in your party being asked to leave the site, without any refund.

The pin sockets in the pods are only usable with suitable camping equipment, phone chargers and low wattage equipment (they are not suitable for domestic 13-amp appliances).

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