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Tavistock Camping And Caravanning Club Site
Higher Longford
Devon (South)   (Browse area)
PL19 9LQ   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 024 7767 2602

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Pitches: 90
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 25 Reviews
              9/10 from 25 Reviews

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Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: WWLL 41 reviews from this member

We are fond of Dartmoor and chose this site as it is within the national park. The facilities are excellent with several rooms containing shower, loo & sink which we found useful, all kept very clean & tidy as was the whole site. There were excellent recycling facilities.

The shop was well stocked and useful as there is no pub or shop close by. The pitch we were allocated was flat, narrow and close to the access road. There was a pretty nature & enclosed dog walk.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Greeny44 1 review from this member

Gem of a site. New managers since April 2015 and what a change round. Nothing like 2012 review. Excellent toilets and dish washing. Easy access disabled facilities. Clean laundry room with good information area. Shop well stocked and even do newspapers (to order) and fresh bread. Hard standings well maintained and grass pitches cut regularly. Bus stop at entrance to site giving access to Dartmoor, Princetown and Tavistock. Would highly recommend to seasoned campers and new comers as managers always about and willing to assist.

No club room but a football area and adventure area for the kids away from pitches and secure, (only access to the road is back across the site). Excellent dog runs clean fully fenced.

Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Dave+Dee 9 reviews from this member

Well, I am gobsmacked. We have stayed here many many times over the last few years and, indeed, stayed at this site for 28 days throughout June and I don't recognise it at all from the previous review.

The reception on C&CC sites are, as advertised, only open 9. 00 till 10:00 and 4:00 till 5:00 although they do open up in between times for new arrivals.

This particular site always ask which pitch you would like unless they are practically full. There only four tarmac pitches and these are specifically for campervans. The hook-up is 16 amp and There were no site problems with the electricity supply during June. But then, it is not unknown for folks to trip their own hook-up point by overloading it.

The toilet/shower facilities certainly are excellent and kept spotlessly clean. However, I'm at a loss to understand how someone can have a problem with the push button in the shower as it's at waist height on me and I'm 5'10'. It's also the standard fitting on all C&CC club sites and is located within the flow of the shower.

The staff at Tavistock are very efficient, friendly and helpful.

It's a site we have used many times and will continue to do so.

Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Sylvieb 22 reviews from this member

We were very disappointed with this site. As you approach the camping fields there is a very small sign pointing to Reception, which is easy to miss and then you have to reverse out again. Whilst looking for a warden (no-one manning Reception)a guy who was washing his car and had watched us go to Reception came over and identified himself as one of the Wardens, not a very good start.

The pitch we were allocated was ok, level and tarmacked, but it was a bit like being in a car park, we have found on various sites that if you only want a couple of nights ' anywhere will do'.

We also had problems with the electric tripping out twice.

The toilets and showers are excellent, although the showers are the push button type and for someone with short arms were a bit of a pain, as I couldn't reach the button whilst standing under the shower.

Tavistock is a nice little town, with an indoor market on a Saturday and the walk along by the river from the car park is lovely.

Princetown, with the famous Dartmoor prison is only a few miles away and the museum is well worth a visit at £4 per adult, it is great value.

Would I go back to this site again - sorry no!

Date of Visit: June 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: David +Carol 7 reviews from this member

As previous campers have made clear, a very pleasant place to stay. However, some of the earlier reviews may now be a little out of date so it’s perhaps worth making a couple of comments.

No issues with location, facilities or employees, all are excellent. The campsite forms part of a small tourism development consisting of static homes, Bungalows for let and the camping fields for about ninety units.

The lower flat field houses the fully serviced area, then comes the main field with hard standing and grass hook-ups, this has a very slight slope. Then finally the additional field which has more of a slope and fewer electrical points.

The grounds are well kept but I didn’t notice any facilities for children, nor does there appear to be a ‘family bathroom’, this may now be the disabled wet-room.

The shop is very basic indeed. A well situated site for exploring Dartmoor and surrounds either on foot, bike or car. Looe in Cornwall is for example just forty minutes away by car (and the fresh fish merchants are well worth the visit).

The access road has a couple of narrow points around the bends but didn’t present us with a problem. They might have done though had we met some of the quite early arrivals that came in during our stay,

Also good to note the number of overseas visitors using site. Would return again!

Date of Visit: May 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: WildBlueYonder 7 reviews from this member

Overall a fine site, located on edge of Dartmoor. Limited walking directly from the site as access pathways not great, and the busy 'B' Road running past the site is noisy, with traffic getting a run up for the hill up on to Dartmoor. We chose a pitch as far from the road as possible, but still found this intrusive.

Limited 'essentials' in the site shop/office, no nearby store, but Morrisons and plenty of other shops in Tavistock a few miles away.

Grass pitches (which we like) are sloping mainly, and needed extra chocks to get reasonably level (which the site managers helpfully supplied), and the awning was on such a slope that it collected water in the night (on the pitched roof which was almost therefore level because of the slope), and collapsed with a bang around dawn. Outcome - a rude awakening, one snapped pole, one bent pole, and a wet and somewhat nervous Golden Retriever!

There are also plenty of level(ish) tarmac and gravel hardstanding areas, and fully serviced pitches too. Showers were as you would expect from a CCC site - spotless. Huge 'wetrooms' for showering, with thermostatic control and a pushbutton supply which gave a good 30 seconds per push, so ample, whilst potentially saving water too.

No playground so not aimed at children in that respect, but great areas for them to explore. 2 really good dog walks.

Overall, a good base for Dartmoor and Tavistock, but everything is a drive away, so probably not so good for Campervans, or those (like us) who like to park up and forget the car for a few days.

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