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The Old Rectory Caravan and Camping Park

9.1
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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

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.

Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not 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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9.1

Overall rating based on 76 reviews

 

91% would recommend this site to a friend.

86% would stay here again.

  69% described as Peaceful ?

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Perfect for our overnighter, would/ will recommend.28/01/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBen B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Very welcoming, and helpful. Felt at ease straight away.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

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Very friendly and welcoming hosts, couldn’t be more helpful, lovely ...26/01/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJames C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Very friendly and welcoming hosts, couldn’t be more helpful, lovely peaceful site with great views

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Peaceful07/01/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJason W.Confirmed

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

    Peaceful

    Disliked: 

    Facilities limited.
    Overpriced for location, facilities and time of year.

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Brilliant stay16/12/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChris C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Easy to access and really friendly staff, told us about a pub round the corner, we arrived later than expected but Sara and Declan were welcoming and friendly. The facilities are close to all the sites, clean and varied. Even though turned up late were able to hook up with no issues. Looking forward to returning in the spring.

    Disliked: 

    It’s signal reception can be a bit iffy on phones but that’s part of the adventure

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Warm welcome from owner05/12/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

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

    Beautiful and outstanding views,handy location for Cotehele and Tavistock

    Disliked: 

    Very cold toilet and shower block

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Very basic site.17/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBrian H.Confirmed

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

    Hard standing , peaceful except for close to the road.

    Disliked: 

    Showers , toilets, facilities, very limited and basic. Shower water saving button has to be pressed every few seconds.

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Bags of character, we booked another night straight away.14/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomc f.Confirmed

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

    Friendly owners, generous pitch size, fabulous view, Nearby gems of Cotehele and the Horn of Plenty.
    Great too for Tavistock’s Goose Fair and Pannier Market.
    Best of all the sausages and smoked bacon produced on this small holding and in the honesty fridge near the washing machine.
    Free WiFi, at last!

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Enjoyable stay.12/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGillian T.Confirmed

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

    Friendly staff.The pitch was great as surrounded by hedges and countryside views.

    Disliked: 

    The road was abit noisy early in the morning.

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Friendly owner beautiful site29/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Nice cosy pod in beautiful surroundings

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a great stay at a friendly yet quiet site.23/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEvalyn J.Confirmed

  • #2 camping pod (large)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The welcome was friendly enough and the site tidy. I was comfortable in the pod and able to cook on the deck (though i chose not to).

    Disliked: 

    the toilet block could do with a refresh though you could see some work had been done.

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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

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

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

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 pitches)

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Tourer storage facilities

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Themes

Spectacular scenery

Location

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

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Tavistock Bus Station — 2.2 miles
Yelverton (Devon): Roundabout Bus Stop — 5.4 miles
Burraton (Cornwall): Coach Stop — 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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. 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.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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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 £13 (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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