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The Old Rectory Caravan and Camping Park

8.7

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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

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Reviews

8.7

Overall rating based on 55 reviews

 

85% would recommend this site to a friend.

84% would stay here again.

  76% described as Peaceful ?

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friendly staff, quiet site with large secluded pitches11/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMaria N.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Beautiful views.

    Disliked: 

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The animals where a great attraction for our little ones …20/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSonia R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The animals where a great attraction for our little ones and the location made it a fab base for our summer holiday

    Disliked: 

    The showers where a little colder than I would of liked

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Had an amazing time, great site04/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Spacious Secluded Pitches, lovely views, Quiet site and had a lovely visit from the chickens, Facilities were good and plenty of leaflets available and a little shop on site for essential.

    Disliked: 

    Could do with a light by the entrance as it's dark walking across to the toilet block in the night

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Recommendable place to stay04/09/2022

Reviewer's country: GermanyAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The friendly welcome

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Nice friendly site with great views and a relaxed atmosphere.30/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJamie B.Confirmed

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

    The location is lovely with great views of the moors. We had a lot of space around our tent and the site was very quiet. Very friendly owners who made us feel welcome and were happy to share info on the local area. Our toddler loved the resident farm animals and was very excited to see the baby pigs.
    The site is easy to find, and the location was surrounded by lots of lovely countryside to explore.

    Disliked: 

    Although there are several towns, shops and a local pub within walking distance, the fact that the site is located on main roads that don't have foot paths meant that we were reliant on taking the car every time we wanted to go off site.
    Would have been nice if there was an option of phone charging points. We were camping, so didn't really NEED our phones, but would have been nice to have the option of charging them on site in case of an emergency.

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Communal fridge and freezer on site we used for the …23/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • #3 camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Communal fridge and freezer on site we used for the stay which helped
    Pods very cool and shaded even in heatwave weather
    Plenty of supermarkets within 10 minutes drive

    Disliked: 

    Damp and mould in all four corners of the pod
    Constant chickens on decking and around your table whilst you eat
    Only one toilet and 2 showers in the men's means a short wait sometimes but campsite was very quiet even for August else could become problamatic
    Again not very busy but bins almost constantly overflowing.
    WiFi was slower than mobile data.

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Loved everything about the place my autistic son loved the chickens20/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomShaun P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    WiFi at pitch and how nice the owners are lovely place to stay and I will be back

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Scenery and cleasiness17/08/2022

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

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

    Scenery and cleasiness

    Disliked: 

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Tranquil family run site16/08/2022

Reviewer's country: NetherlandsLiz J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    We loved the private pitch that we booked. A mini private field for our van. So great having privacy with the hedge all around. We also love the friendly free range hens. And our hosts Sarah and Declan were so lovely. We felt right at home straight away. This small site is really brilliant.
    It was also good that the site has no single track roads to get there. Some site in the West Country have much narrower roads.

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Peace Handy for bus Entertaining piggies Friendly owner Beautiful views …13/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomhelen r.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Peace
    Handy for bus
    Entertaining piggies
    Friendly owner
    Beautiful views
    Breeze (in a heatwave)
    Shop

    Disliked: 

    Could do with more toilets (I believe this is with planning)
    Shop hours very short

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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

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

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 GMT (GMT+00:00)   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

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

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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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