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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
Tel: 01822 820497
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Pitches: 70
Open: 15/03 To 31/10

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 57 Reviews
                8/10 from 57 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available    Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop On Site   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant <1 mile   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <10 miles   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   Cycle Hire <1 mile   Golf <5 miles   Tennis 
 Beach   Watersports <5 miles   Boat Launch / Mooring <10 miles 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport <1 mile 

Reviews:  57 in total, now showing 25 to 30                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: May 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Bouncing Bob 7 reviews from this member

We spent 2 weeks camping here and have to say it is the best campsite we have found so far in the Dartmoor area.

The views of Dartmoor from the tent field are amazing, and if you are a birdwatcher you would be quite happy not moving from your tent for the whole stay!

The site staff are helpful and friendly, and the site was always spotless. As others have said there are a number of signs, but we felt that they were informative to help ensure the smooth running of the site.

The showers were always gushing hot water and clean, and the covered washing up area was a good area to catch up with the other holidaymakers whilst doing the chores!

There are many walks from the site - giving the dog the chance to be let off the lead before reaching the moors, and in 2 weeks we only used the car for a couple of shopping trips to Tavistock and Okehampton, though they do stock basics at reasonable prices in the site shop.

The village cricket pitch is close by, and on a sunny weekend afternoon you can hear the sound of leather on willow - and if you look carefully through the trees you can see the men in whites, and Tuesday night is bellringing practice. These little extras all add to the relaxing atmosphere!

Our only words of advice is that if strong winds are forecast and you are in a tent, take extra pegs or camp at the bottom of the tent field - we survived but others weren't so lucky, (though we are talking strong enough to bring a tree down in the village).

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!

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