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Morwellham Quay

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General

  • Well-maintained park in a living history museum on the river Tamar
  • A 10-minute drive from Tavistock; 35 minutes from Plymouth
  • Local pub, shop, restaurant, miniature railway and traditional crafts

Fancy catching a miniature train after breakfast, heading to the pub for lunch and spending the afternoon trying your hand at traditional arts and crafts? You can tick off that little lot without so much as leaving the park at nifty Tamar Valley site Morwellham Quay, where gorgeous river views and family-friendly ents come together for all-round smashing Devon hols.

If you're eyeing a break in this leafy part of Devon, you'll probably be interested in getting out into the surrounding country by bike or on foot (perhaps with a dog trotting along behind). All manner of hikes and two-wheeled jaunts can be organised here, whether you opt for riverside rambles or the footpaths that crisscross the countryside adjacent to the park. Need a restorative tipple pre- and/or post-walk? This site's friendly village pub may very well help you on your merry way… and there's a play area to cater for nippers who've still got a bit of energy to burn while you sip.

Salty sea dogs heading for the Devon or Cornwall coast can also plant their flag here: once a working port, Morwellham Quay is a breezy 35 minutes from Plymouth and 45 minutes from Looe. Riverside explores are also on the cards: here you can bring your rod and fish in the Tamar, with several spots to hire kayaks and canoes nearby.

Please note

At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.

Bookings must not consist of more than 3 different households.

The restaurant is open between 17/07 and 21/09.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

The bar is open between 18/07 and 21/09.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

The grocery shop is open between 21/07 and 21/09.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).


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9.4

Overall rating based on 116 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

97% would stay here again.

  74% described as Peaceful ?

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Friendly staff, great pub on site with great food and …25/10/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass and gravel tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Friendly staff, great pub on site with great food and drink. Clean toilets and shower facilities

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Quirky, relaxing and perfect just as it is.24/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomM p.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    This is a special place to stay. Not your standard campsite to be sure - no marked pitches or hook up - but you get to pitch in the midst of a museum, surrounded by wildlife, with perfect ‘dark sky’ viewing. In addition, the showers were hot and the toilet facilities immaculate.
    The Ship, the on-site pub, provided great cake, meals and ‘brewed at Morwellham’ beers in a relaxed, beautifully decorated, environment.
    Everyone we met was friendly and helpful, particularly George, who told us about some amazing walks and more about the history of the area.
    The shop sold some beautiful handcrafted pottery and blacksmiths craft, again made on-site, along with the aforementioned beers! Perfect for gifts.
    From having the village to wander round at our leisure, fabulous local walks, where to our delight, we saw a family of otters at play, to excellent meals and drinks our stay could not have been more relaxed.
    We will definitely be returning.

    Disliked: 

    Having to leave and go home!

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Excellent and very friendly staff and amazing food at the pub!28/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric gravel touring pitch
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    A really different and peaceful place to stay. Loved the pub with all the local produce would highly recommend.

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The site and facilities were very clean. It was a …27/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDeborah B.Confirmed

  • Non-electric gravel touring pitch
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    The site and facilities were very clean. It was a very different but interesting place to stay. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The pub food was delicious. Due to the lack of light pollution the sky at night was an amazing sight. I would definitely return and recommend to anyone that is looking to stay in the area.

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Museum closed for Covid = chance to camp in deserted historic village23/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and gravel tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Amazing find. Covid meant museum activities all closed, so we could choose to camp wherever we liked in a near deserted village on world heritage site. Skeleton staff all very welcoming. Toilets and showers great. Awesome scenery all around, kayaking on river (our own boat). Still able to wander at will and take in the history. We caught end of season with pub still serving great food. Perfect location for access to Dartmoor, Plymouth and coastal beaches. Don't be afraid of driving narrow lanes as you'll find some beautiful hidden gems of river scenery.

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Very helpful staff23/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnthony G.Confirmed

  • Non-electric gravel touring pitch
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    Superb location enjoyed a lovely stop over with glorious weather, sad to see it in a rather sorry state we hope the Trust is able to reopen again and have a successful
    future.

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Excellent site and incredibly unique, we wanted to stay longer23/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHeather S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Secluded, historical, peaceful, pub on site with good food, lots of walks directly out of the quay and friendly staff.

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    nothing

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The friendly staff and beautiful setting, such a lovely place …21/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLeah L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and gravel tent or trailer tent pitch
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    The friendly staff and beautiful setting, such a lovely place to camp and was wo relaxed and couldn't have felt more welcomed with such wonderful staff

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The peace and quiet, seclusion, it had a lovely atmosphere. …21/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSandra B.Confirmed

  • Non-electric gravel touring pitch
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    The peace and quiet, seclusion, it had a lovely atmosphere. Pub served excellent food, all facilities very clean and well kept

    Disliked: 

    Not having been warned about the flooding, some toilets nearer the camping area would be appreciated

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Brillant21/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomOliver M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Brilliant location, lots to see and do, great facilities, toilets and showers, friendly and accommodating staff, great for photography and my 4 year old loved the play area. I saw some tents in some very different locations within the site. Lots of room for the campers to park. You could see the sunrise really well. Dog friendly.

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    No electric hook up.

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Features

Coronavirus

24+ hour ventilation between accommodation guests

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Distance markers in shared facilities

Extra spacing in seated areas

Hand sanitising stations

Individual rooms in toilet/shower/basin facilities

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Staggered showering times

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

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups 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

Themes

Luxury

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Pub campsite

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Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

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Tennis nearby

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Touring and motorhomes

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Location

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  • Morwellham, Devon, England, PL19 8JL
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.5065°N 4.1930°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Tavistock Bus Station — 3.5 miles
Yelverton (Devon): Roundabout Bus Stop — 4.8 miles
Burraton (Cornwall): Coach Stop — 6.7 miles
Train stations
Calstock Rail Station — 0.9 miles
Gunnislake Rail Station — 1.3 miles
Bere Alston Rail Station — 1.5 miles
Ferry ports
Devonport Ferry Terminal — 9.0 miles
Torpoint Ferry Terminal — 9.1 miles
Plymouth Stonehouse Ferry Terminal — 9.8 miles
Airports
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 36.1 miles

Directions


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

The Tamar Valley is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and as such has oodles of woodlands, valleys and watery vistas to discover. If you want to check out every twist and turn of the Tamar on a self-powered paddle, head to the nearby village of Calstock (15 minutes' drive) and hire a canoe or kayak.

Fans of long walks will want to dash off to nearby Dartmoor (15 minutes) for hikes across open country and the chance to meet semi-wild ponies. A stranger to these parts? Head 10 minutes down the road to the visitor centre in Tavistock to get your bearings. For those who like their landscapes less rugged, this part of the world has a brill bunch of well-tended National Trust properties, including Buckland Abbey (15 minutes), Cotehele House (20 minutes) and Saltram Park (40 minutes).

Plymouth (35 minutes) makes another top choice for a family-friendly day trip. Head down here for great sea views at Hoe Park, marine adventures at the National Marine Aquarium or saltwater swims free of sand and seaweed at Tinside Lido. If traveling with tots who need to let off some steam, check out Treasure Island activity park in the city centre for miniature golf, trampolines and digger rides galore.

Must see

  • National Marine Aquarium (10.0 miles)
  • Dartmoor Zoological Park (11.0 miles)
  • Buckfast Abbey (18.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Cotehele Mill (1.7 miles)
  • Cotehele (1.7 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:  11:30 a.m. –  9:30 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Morwellham Quay cancellation policy

No refunds within 3 weeks of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 22 day(s) of arrival.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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. Morwellham Quay will debit the balance from your card 3 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 3 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Morwellham Quay have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Morwellham Quay dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Morwellham Quay? The Tamar Valley is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and as such has oodles of woodlands, valleys and watery vistas to discover. If you want to check out every twist and … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Morwellham Quay?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  11:30 a.m. –  9:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Morwellham Quay? From £15 (for 1 night, 4 people) - 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.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
There is no reception at this site. Please check in at the Ship Inn instead.
The site will send you further check-in information 2 day(s) before your arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 22 day(s) of arrival.

Coronavirus
Bookings must not consist of more than 3 different households.

Dogs
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
Public areas are non-smoking.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10:30 p.m. and 8:30 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.
The bar is open between 18/07 and 21/09.
The grocery shop is open between 21/07 and 21/09.
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.
The restaurant is open between 17/07 and 21/09.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
You'll need an Environment Agency rod licence (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

Reception
If the reception is closed on arrival, please check in at the Ship Inn.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

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