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Visitor Reviews - The Old Rectory Caravan & Camping Park

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The Old Rectory Caravan & Camping Park
Gulworthy
Tavistock
Devon (South)   (Browse area)
PL19 8JA   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01822 832927

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Pitches: 13
Open: All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 16 Reviews
              8/10 from 16 Reviews


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Date of Visit: April 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Eldever 3 reviews from this member

This is a really lovely campsite, friendly welcoming owners, clean toilets/showers, hot water plentiful, their own produce for sale, and the most fantastic view of Dartmoor, over which if you're lucky enough to be facing the right way, you can watch the sunrise - it was beautiful. The local area is picturesque and has a lot going for it with regard to places to visit; the nearest shop is a couple of miles away in Gunnislake. The site is situated between two roads so there was traffic noise but this didn't really bother me. The only problem is the price - it's terribly expensive - £23 per night (with electric and a dog); I was going to come down this weekend but by the time I got there on the Friday night it would be gone 7 and with having to leave by 11am on the Sunday it would cost £46 for what amounts to more or less one day! I think this is too much for a tent.

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Kernowcamper 2 reviews from this member

We used this campsite as an excellently placed base to do some cycling of the local trails. The trails don't leave directly from the campsite but they are not far away. Also very close to Morwellham Quay (although not walkable to from campsite on the local trails as their website claims) and Cotehele. We stayed in the camping field; fantastic view! I wouldn't bother staying in the hedged off pitches, especially at £2. 50 a night extra.

The road is rather close so you do get some traffic noise but wasn't too bad.

The toilet facilities are a bit sparse; one toilet and one shower for the ladies unless you use the disabled facility. There was never a queue, but then there were very few campers staying.

The kids loved the small playground and area to play football and the ponies, pigs and chickens were lovely to have around.

The sausages and bacon from the pigs were fantastic, and the owners were very helpful in supplying us with more when they ran out.

My biggest gripe was the price: for two adults and three kids it cost us £30 a night! That's £15 a pitch and £5 for each of the kids. This is really steep for a campsite with so few facilities in June.

Although it was a lovely site I'm not sure I'll go again just because of the cost. I want to go back to the area because there's loads more I want to do up there but I will look to see if there is somewhere cheaper I'm afraid.

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Other Rating:
Reviewer: Rob88411 1 review from this member

Just got back from three days podding in August bank holiday weekend 2012. Never been podding before and we loved it! The site is small, family run which gives it loads of charm. The owners are friendly and helpful.

The pod is warm, clean and dry as you would expect with the added convenience of two plug sockets with a lamp and oil filled heater. It was hot a couple days and torrential rain the other day so we experienced the site in all conditions; leaning out of the warm dry pod in the rain to cook was not only comfortable but added extra charm.

The shower block is well equipped; two toilets + showers for male and female which were cleaned regularly, a pair of sinks for washing up, mini fridge restocked daily with their own eggs, sausages and bacon which you paid for using a honesty box (I thought was a lovely touch and something I donít see often), a washer and dryer you can pay for and a freezer to freeze your ice packs.

The site also had outdoor washing facilities for your muddy walks and an array of recycling for the conscientious camper. They also have a small number of pigs, chickens, cows and their own dogs; we enjoyed relaxing in the pod watching the chickens and dogs quietly running around exploring.

We would both definitely recommend this site, we were very happy and we look forward to staying here again!

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Lesley stevens 1 review from this member

Just stayed at The Old Rectory and can't recommend it enough. Even though the weather wasn't great we had a good time, there are high hedges which give protection from the wind, the facilities are clean and we never had to queue.

You can buy their own eggs, sausages and bacon through an honesty box, the owners are very friendly and helpful, this is out second visit and they remembered us from last time.

Great if you like animals, with chickens, pigs and cows and not forgeting Clyde the resident dog.

Plenty of space will be going again next year

Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Suicideblonde 16 reviews from this member

A lovely site with stunning views across the Devon countryside.

There are 2 camping fields, one sectioned off by hedges, providing shelter and some privacy. The fields are on a slight slope but we didnít find this to be a problem.

The site is quite eco friendly and encourages recycling. The facilities are modern and clean. There is also a fridge selling fresh eggs and home produced sausages (both of which are delicious!) with an honesty box for payment.

If you love animals then youíll love this place, being a working farm. Friendly chickens and a cockerel roam free and come to say hello every day. You can also hire a chicken coop for the week and look after your own chickens if you want. There are also pigs, cows and ponies to see.

A short drive away is the village of Tavistock which has several supermarkets, a market and various shops and places of interest.

We hope to visit the area again and would definitely choose this place to camp.

Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Jhepp 1 review from this member

We have just returned from a 5 day stay at The old Rectory. We booked an enclosed area, the ground was flat and grounds well kept. Despite 70mph winds and constant rain the site remained well drained with no sign of surface water. The owners were friendly and met us on arrival to ensure we had everything we required and showed us the toilets / shower block. There were fresh eggs bacon & sausages for sale, a small freezer for re freezing our ice blocks (with no extra cost like some sites do), two dishwashing sinks, a washing machine, and tumble dryer. The showers were always clean and tidy with plenty of hot water. The site was tidy and clean with plenty of recycle bins.

The little piglets were great fun to watch, as were the chickens. A kids play area with football goal on a nice grass area away from tents and the road. Great value for money, will be returning to this site again. The only thing I would like to see change is the weather but that is something none of us can do anything about!

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