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Visitor Reviews - Harford Bridge Holiday Park

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Harford Bridge Holiday Park
Peter Tavy
Devon (South)   (Browse area)
PL19 9LS   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01822 810349

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Pitches: 120
Open: March To November

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 66 Reviews
              9/10 from 66 Reviews

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Date of Visit: May 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Louiseambar 5 reviews from this member

A great site in a great location situated next to the beautiful River Tavy. The site is only a few minutes drive from Tavistock. The facilities are all ok, clean and tidy and we never experienced any queues for showers, toilets or sinks, the only minor complaint would be a lack of hot water at the busiest times.

We visited at the end of May and the site was very busy as you would expect. We had booked in advance to ensure a space. When we arrived we were told to find a spot and pitch, which we did. Unfortunately, there wasn't a lot of choice and as a result we ended up pitched next to a group of 5 tents who had pitched together to make a 'village'. Although the site as a no noise after 11pm rule, the campers in the 'village' clearly thought this rule did not apply to them. On the third day I complained to staff in reception who were very apologetic and said they would have a word with them. To their credit they did so immediately. But to no avail, they turned the music off at 11pm but that was it

I would stay at this sight again, but would pay the extra and reserve one of their beautiful riverside pitches which seemed a little more spacious and quieter.

Date of Visit: April 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Cyclekitty 13 reviews from this member

We passed through here on the Coast to Coast cycle route and stayed one night in our little tent. The owners weren't overly welcoming, although this was probably because we arrived late. There was a shed to put our bikes in which was good but it wasn't secure and we had to chain our bikes inside.

The site is beautiful, really picturesque by the river. It was Easter and quite a few families were there camping which was nice to see.

The showers were good, lots of hot water and clean.

The pub up the road in Peter Tavy was fantastic, I think it is the best pub meal I've had in Britain. We didn't book and had to wait for an hour until they had room, but the food was amazing and well worth the not so cheap price tag. The staff and patrons were all really friendly.

I think I'd come back to the campsite just to go to the pub again!

Date of Visit: April 2007 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Jake10 4 reviews from this member

This is a great campsite.

It's a beautiful setting in a valley on the edge of Dartmoor, bounded by the River Tavy and with the Tors looming in the distance.

The ground is well-drained and tidy and you can pitch pretty much where you want (riverside pitches excluded) which makes for a relaxed and very friendly atmosphere.

Lavatories, wash basins, showers and washing-up facilities are all excellent - clean and well-maintained.

Good points:

Lovely setting. I know of no better site to sit outside, drink some wine, listen to the river and watch the stars.

The Peter Tavy Inn is only a short distance away and the food is seriously good. Try the lamb shank - outstanding.

Dartmoor on your doorstep. The last wilderness in Southern England - enjoy.

Bad points (OK, only one!)

Other reviewers have mentioned that they like to fool around in the river.

Firstly, it is too shallow to actually swim in and the riverbed is rocks/gravel so not suitable for children.

Secondly, the site owner charges visitors to fish and it's not cheap. If I want to fish, I have to pay to do so. Conversely, if I want to throw stones or chuck my dogs / kids into the river, thus ruining the fishing, I can do so for no charge.

Overall an outstanding site and one that I will continue to visit (but sort out the river usage!).

Date of Visit: August 2007 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: 3rackhams 10 reviews from this member

2nd time back. Same field, same pitch facing the river loved the site, lots of space. Playground to entertain the little ones, lots to do in the area. Staff helpful. There was never a queue for showers even though the site was busy, also very clean including the washing up area. Only draw back, long walk to shower block and no lighting around the site or proper road for the cars to travel around the site.

In case of rain. Tavistock was just down the road with all that one would need (indoor swimming pool, Cinema/theatre, Tea Rooms, also cheap shoe/handbag shops for Girl/Ladies to shop till they drop! oh by the way some Fishing for the Boys!)And would recommed this site.

Date of Visit: October 2007 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: EribaTaffy 21 reviews from this member

This site has five hardstandings for caravans suitable for all year round use. Each pitch has its own electricity hook-up (16amp), water supply, television booster and grey water disposal. Ideal for those who struggle with fetching and disposing of water.

Very well laid out site and very well maintained. Grass was trimmed, hedges cut and good facilities for recycling.

Toliet blocks were very clean, reasonably heated and plenty of room in the showers with flip up seats in the dry area. Ample hot water.

Good laundry and dishwashing facilities. Ample hot water.

Good recreation areas, playground, tennis court and BBQ area. Resident ducks are delightful, just stop when they are crossing the road.

Owners were very friendly and obliging.

Shall return.

Date of Visit: August 2007 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Brendan.Owen 1 review from this member

We chose the site since they claimed to be disabled friendly and were not dissapointed. The disabled toliet and shower room was very generously sized with plenty of room for the wheelchair user and carer. The shower has a low level screen plus a curtain with level access and a good seat.

We camped on the top field because it was easy to get a wheelchair to the toilets and washing up facilities. The pitches were a generous size and even at the Bank Holiday weekend we were not cramped.

Highly recommended.

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