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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 54 Reviews
              8/10 from 54 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes 

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Date of Visit: April 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Creativewriter1985 21 reviews from this member

Have never been to this area before so was quite excited to visit. First experience of the staff was fantastic - we'd misplaced our instructions for finding the campsite (which had been emailed to me on booking) so had to ring up for directions. The lady was lovely and patiently explained while I wrote it all down.

On arrival we were greeted and even escorted to the field where we had to pitch. As it's in a National Park, caravans are hidden lower down and tents are up in the top field, which is up a little hill. This does mean you're further away from the toilet blocks - but boy, is it worth it. The views from the field are absolutely stunning, to the extent that the caravanners kept coming up to have a look! I can imagine it's pretty grim in that field in a tent if it's bad weather, but we were incredibly lucky. We had gorgeous weather and awe-inspiring views.

The facilities couldn't be faulted. The washing up facilities were great, and the showers. Well! I didn't want to get out! Lovely hot water and plenty of room. Even a mop and bucket with a friendly sign for you to clean up after yourself, which is great, meaning it's left nice and clean all day long. There are also cubicles where you can go and have a strip wash and clean your teeth etc, meaning you don't have to do it in front of anyone!

There's tourist information available on the local area, which is great. The site is situated within easy walking distance of the village. It's a quiet little village with a pub, castle and church - and also a hill fort.
Thought the pub was very much a 'locals' pub as we were completely ignored at the bar to the extent we were about to walk out. You have Lydford Gorge within walking distance - but you might want to take the car, as once you've walked round there you might not have enough energy to walk back to the site! It's National Trust owned, and very beautiful - definitely worth a visit.

In summary, an excellent campsite. Staff and facilities fantastic. The area is gorgeous and I'll definitely be going back, but this time for longer and in order to explore Dartmoor!

Date of Visit: October 2008 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Stevepluschris 6 reviews from this member

What a gem! The site is in an unspoilt area of Dartmoor close to the highest 'Tors' with stunning views, totally quiet at night and day, except for the sound of the abundant wildlife. We saw all manner of wild birds big and small both from site and on the seemingly endless walks from site.
The site itself is spotless and immaculate save for some mud and puddles caused by the dodgy English weather, however when the sun shines there's no where better. The facilities are now heated and re-fitted and totally adequate, even boasting a disabled shower / toilet room and similar for parents with small children. The dishwashing area also contains the tourist info leaflets which we find very handy.
The managers work 7 / 11 seven days a week and always seem to be doing something or helping somebody, they always have a smile even when it's bucketing down. We had a hard standing pitch with electric hook up with a wonderful view. Water and drains are never more than a few yards away as are rubbish bins and recycling operated by the site manager with no input from the club, why don't all sites do this? but not all managers have this dedication.
The only drawback is that shopping is 7 or 8 miles away but the site has all the basics and surprisingly well stocked, and they even get papers delivered with only a 10p delivery charge, less than we pay at home! There is a good but not cheap pub in the village about 400yards walk and a wonderful Italian restaurant in the hotel 400yards the other way. There is a new rare breeds farm with tea rooms and a small organic produce shop near the hotel. Try their cream teas! Lydford Gorge is stunning and a must do for those fit enough but like Dartmoor you need good footwear and take your time. We have 10 days or so every year here and will continue to do so as long as we can, try it you will not be sorry.

Date of Visit: July 2008 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Country boy 15 reviews from this member

Stayed here as part of a rally. Site was spotless. As a camping and caravanning club site you would have expected nothing less. Toilets, showers etc spotless. Site beautifuly kept.

There was a bus stop about 5 mins walk from the site that took you to tavistock and then you could travel on pretty much any where you wanted. There are no shops in the village so you have to travel to get your supplies. The site does supply the basics ie; bread milk etc.

10 mins walk from the site there is a nice village pub that serves very nice food. Its is very expensive but they dont scrimp on there servings.

One gripe was that as stated, we stayed as part of a rally and as such we were sited in a camping field. This was much steeper than it looked and we had to pitch in such a manner as to plan our tow off, hence we were nose down hill. We needed a lot of leveling blocks. I think that in normal situation we would not have been sited here.

On the whole a very nice site in a beautiful part of the world and would have no probs returning.

Date of Visit: June 2008 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Happybonzo 39 reviews from this member

We, the SBMCC- Self Build Motor Caravanners Club, have just had a small Rally at Lydford.

Wonderful site and well placed if you fancy the walk around Lydford Gorge, the deepest gorge in the South West. The Whitelady waterfall should be on everyone's 'Must see' when in the South West.

Everything on site worked well but then it's a C&CC site so no real surprises there.

Steve and his crew did a very good job and I was very impressed with the help that he gave us. He really went out of his way to make our stay pleasant.

Some of us went shopping in Tavistock: £2 return on the local bus service for an adult and others went to Oakhampton. Everyone was impressed with both places as shopping centres. They are both decent towns and worth a visit.

We used a local pub, the Castle (?), and although it was very nice it was also expensive. Most of us felt that the food was over-priced.

Would we use the site again? Definitely

Date of Visit: August 2007 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Grecian Ranger 8 reviews from this member

We’ve stayed here a few times, the most recent being in mid August last year. It had changed from our last visit a few years previously. The big plus is that there is a separate tent area away from the hardstandings in the centre of the site.

It means a short walk to the facilities but you don’t feel hemmed in by a load of caravans and motorhomes which is a real bonus. The toilet block is in need of updating but is up to the usual high standard of cleanliness associated with the CCC. The wardens were also very friendly.

Whenever you decide to visit here always come prepared with warm clothing and adequate bedding, it was chilly in August, and is positively cool in May!

A nice quiet site ideally situated for the moors, the Granite way, a cycle trail and footpath along the disused railway is worth the hike, as are visits to nearby Okehampton and Tavistock.

Date of Visit: May 2007 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Sarahscarer 5 reviews from this member

Just back from a stay over the (wet) May bank holiday weekend. We had booked late and had a sloping pitch, but it was quite adequate and has terrific views of the moor.

The facilities are very dated (according to another review an update is planned), but quite clean. When they are closed for cleaning, there is no alternative - so be warned!

A very very friendly site manager and team. We really felt welcome. Local pub was OK, but not as friendly as last time we were there (maybe this was a busier time). Good food shops, particularly at Okehampton (Waitrose), about seven miles away. Very little locally in terms of facilities, although the site has a basic shop and will order papers for you.

Recommended pub is a drive away (on the main road to Okehampton) but worth popping in. The Highwayman is one of the quirkiest pubs we have been in for a long long time. Very friendly, well worth a visit, very bizarre - but in a nice way.

We would return to this site for a short stay anytime.

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