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Visitor Reviews - Lydford Caravan And Camping Park

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Lydford Caravan And Camping Park
Devon (South)   (Browse area)
EX20 4BE   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01822 820497

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Pitches: 90
Open: 15/03 To 04/11

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 56 Reviews
              8/10 from 56 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes 

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Date of Visit: May 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Mike Jackson 9 reviews from this member

We spent a weekend at this site while our son was taking part in the 'Ten Tours' event on Dartmoor; this site is well placed for dropping him off and picking him up at the end of the event.

There had been a lot of rain in the preceding weeks so it was not surprising that the camping field was a bit soggy but we found a good dry pitch.

The toilet and washing/shower facilities were well presented and very clean. In fact the whole site well very clean and tidy. The staff were helpful and friendly.

The views over the moor were extensive and the site benefited from plenty of wild flowers and bird life, which contributed to making it a very peaceful situation.

Nearby are Okehampton and Tavistock (both less than 10 miles), Lydford Gorge - beautiful but pricey, Dartmoor is adjacent, and then there were plenty of pubs, inns and cream teas.

Two pubs were in walking distance but we did not try them, only due to lack of time to do so. We liked it here and would not hesitate to stay again.

Date of Visit: April 2012 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: JANET KINSEY 2 reviews from this member

Everything spotlessly clean and well appointed with heated bathroom blocks. There is no playground but a large open field behind the two level fields with their hard standing pitches which of course are mainly taken by caravans. Wonderful views of the moor from their higher ground. Staff were very obliging and helpful throughout.

For dog lovers, this site has a well-thought-out perimeter dog walk around their largest field. Small shop on site offering basic provisions, plus postcards. They are now a Dartmoor Information Point and have very informative free leaflets on camping or walking on the Dartmoor. Also on local trails - Two Castles Trail and West Devon Trail.

Great pubs we loved:

1. The Castle Inn, Lydford (walkable)

2. The White Hart Bridestowe (walkable 3 miles)

3. The Peter Tavy Inn, Peter Tavy.

4. The Royal Oak, Meavy, Tavistock.

The site office has menus and info on local pubs too.

Date of Visit: September 2011 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Robert20 1 review from this member

Having stayed for five nights we feel inclined to keep quiet about this site because it is an absolute 'Gem'.

A charming location with magnificent views, very quiet and tranquil, well run with extremely friendly and helpful managers and staff.

Toilet, shower and facility block is not new but more than adequate, spacious and very clean. The office shop was well stocked with essentials, and Free WiFi is available.

Lydford village is a five minute walk and boasts a castle, pretty church and the Castle Inn which is open all day and serves excellent food at reasonable prices with cheerfully efficient service.

There is plenty to do in the area, for cyclists and walkers in particular, and a bus service to Tavistock and Okehampton stops close to the site.

We have added this site to our 'most favourite list' and will definitely be going back again and again.

Date of Visit: April 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Tedster 5 reviews from this member

We have stayed at this site in a tent and a campervan and enjoyed both visits. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful, also a good source of knowledge for local walks.

The facilities are of a good standard if perhaps a little dated. They were always spotless and never had to wait for a shower or sink.

The hard standing pitches are level and a good size but the best views are in the tent field. Lovely dog walk around the edge of the tent field, although this did make our dog bark when others walked their dogs round behind our tent!

The location is excellent with the moors, a forest and lydford gorge all within a short pleasant walk. Also very close to a cycle route and three pubs within walking distance. The only downside is there is no local shop and the supplies in the campsite shop are very basic.

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: CK+B 39 reviews from this member

Just stayed on this site for 3 nights. We were expecting it to be very busy being August, but even though the 2 van fields were full, the site was still quiet and peaceful for the whole stay.

We thought the facilities could do with a lick of paint, but were always clean and the showers were nice and hot.

We ate at the Castle Inn on 2 evenings, we sat outside under a big umbrella in the drizzle with our dog - too busy inside. Food - basic, good pub grub.

There is a bus stop just down the road, and we got a bus to Sourton and walked back on the Granit Way. Also we did the route around the Gorge. Plenty to do from site without moving the van.

Make sure you have everything you need with you, no shops in walking distance, except the site shop which is just a few bits in the reception area.

We will definitely be coming back for some more peace and quiet!

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Swe_UK 1 review from this member

A well organised site that splits up capervans, caravans and tents.

The views from the tent site is fantastic and best! I'm sure you can negotiate a pitch if you have a caravan/ campervan. The facilities are the best ones that we have experienced so far. The reception/ shop does hold lots of info but not so much groceries, but you will get hold of the basic stuff. Bring your own kids entertainment eg cricket bat/ frisbee/ football etc, because even if the place is busy, there is still plenty of space for kids to run around. Highly recommend!

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