Lydford Caravan and Camping Park

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Fantastic Site and Well Run

This is a lovely site well run by Steve, Anita and the crew. Although we stayed during a time when the facilities were unable to open I did see inside and they are clean and well maintained. There are numerous walks from the site, cycling is popular as is the local pub, The Crown, which is within a 10 minute walk. We used the bus to both Tavistock and Oakhampton which are both within half and hour. The owner Roger is very customer focused and Steve and Anita are the best hosts you could want - a far cry from some of the miseries you can get on club sites! We had a problem with the van mid-week and they bent over backwards to help us avoiding an early return home. Always happy to chat and full of local knowledge. We had a fantastic week and look forward to our return in September.
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Lydford Affiliated Site

Our first visit to this site and wow what a find. The site was easy to find and no problems with access as we have a long caravan. We were greeted by the lady warden who walked us to our fully serviced pitch which had a hard standing and was large enough for us to have our air awning up + canopy and park the car in front. We did not need to pay extra for wifi as our own phones seem to get a good signal plus the TV reception was good. The Covid rules regarding the toilet block worked well, but it did mean that only 3 people could be using this at one time via a system of tabs outside the block. This meant that if there were 3 people showering, then no-one could use the toilets and on a couple of occasions a small queue happened. This was not a problem for us as we had our own facilities, but for those camping it could have proved rather difficult. We found the site to be very quiet at night, which is just what we wanted. We have 2 dogs and there is a good dog walk with plenty of bins provided. We noticed that the recycling and rubbish bins were emptied daily so there was no build up. We did eat out once at the local Castle Inn pub and were given a warm welcome. We were impressed by their Covid arrangements. We did not eat inside but opted for their lovely beer garden and were able to order our food via an app which turned up very promptly & was delicious. Finally, for us this site is a definite one to return to, although we think it may not suit all families as there is no play area.
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Beautiful site with gepreat walking and cycling

A warm welcome and a beautiful well run site. Walking from the site is superb and there’s a lovely pub in the village. COVID security arrangements were good and observed by everyone. Hope to go back next year.
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Lovely two weeks in June

We stayed for two weeks in June. It is a lovely site, with a good layout, clean and tidy facilities, helpful wardens, handy on-site shop and on-lead dog walking area. The village of Lydford is pretty, we stopped at the Castle Inn for drinks in the garden and separately for Saturday lunch (we did pre-book to be able to sit in the bar with our puppy), on one of our circular walks we stopped for a sundowner G&T at Lydford House, on another day we called in for a drink at the Dartmoor Inn. The Lydford Farm Shop was handy for fresh produce and their bacon was very tasty. We enjoyed a number of circular walks out from the site into Lydford village via the green lanes, the National Trust Lydford Gorge, across to Fernworthy down and return via the Granite Way. A short car journey away we walked at Lydford Forest and Meldon Reservoir, further afield we enjoyed Denham Wood, Fingle Bridge and the National Trust Cotehele. We would recommend the site, and hope to stay again when visiting the local area.
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Fabulous location

We stayed on this site for 4 nights in mid June. It is a lovely peaceful place well away from any traffic noise. The facilities on site were very good, and everything was clean, tidy and worked. A walk along the beautiful Lydford Gorge (NT) is a must, but be sure to wear stout footwear because there are some slippery bits close to the water. The cycle ride along the traffic-free track to Oakhampton is easy and well worth doing, although Oakhampton itself is not particularly exciting. Dinner in the Castle Inn was good but not outstanding. The site owners/wardens were friendly and helpful. PS - It is worth noting that this is a popular and busy site, so there are a lot of comings and goings.
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Lovely Easter

Just returned home from a lovely 5 night stay here. We don’t usually go away over Bank Holidays but decided to give this site a try, as reviews said it was usually quiet and it was, despite being full. Easy access, warm welcome and nicely laid out. We were allocated a pitch, as the site was going to be full over the weekend and the pitches do vary in size, so probably a good move. We had a hard standing pitch, wide enough for caravan & car or awning. Nice area of grass between pitches and we had plenty of room, even once the site filled up on Good Friday. Facilities perfectly adequate - everything you need. Lovely friendly team who run the site, good pub in the village (do book) and easy access on to The Granite Way for cycling/walking. Will definitely return.
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Fabulous Site

Stayed here for 3 nights in March. I booked by phone & the lady was really friendly & informative about the area. The Managers were really friendly. We didn't see any other staff while we were there. Lovely site. Some great views of the moors from certain pitches. The site has the only shop in the village so make sure you have adequate provisions. It's an easy half mile walk to the Lydford Gorge (National Trust approx. £10 per adult if not a member) which is beautiful but ask staff if you have any concerns about the paths as some are quite tricky & one-way. We cycled the Granite Way to Okehampton - which is nine miles each way & starts on the edge of the village. Very safe cycling with a gentle graduation. Easy for those of us with electric bikes. There is a tea room in Okehampton station at the end of the route. Stunning views on the cycle route & a reservoir which we will visit another time. The castle in the village was actually a gaol. The pub next door - the Castle Inn - did lovely food. Book a table as it gets very busy. We will return to this site.
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Good stopover

We stayed for just one night but wished we could have stayed longer. This is a very pleasant site, beautifully landscaped with discrete pitches. The facilities are a little dated but we’re spotlessly clean. We enjoyed an afternoon exploring the nearby Lydford Gorge and called into the local pub for a drink on our way back to the site. The locals were very friendly and the menu looked inviting. We’ll be back to cycle The Granite Way to Okehampton which starts in the village.

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Small site in a pretty village

We spent 3 nights here in June. This is a small, affiliated site in a pretty village. We found the facilities clean and acceptable but perhaps in need of updating. Most pitches are in the area near reception with others a little higher up with good views and adjacent to the dog walking path. One of the wardens suggested a near bye playing field could be used to give our dog a run off the lead - much appreciated. The village pub, The Castle Inn, is dog friendly and we enjoyed a good meal here. There is a very nice garden to the rear but if you want to eat inside with your dog it would be a good idea to book, and ask for a table in the bar if possible. While staying here we visited Lydford Gorge and were very impressed. It is a National Trust Property and fortunately we are members, as the entrance fees are £9.40 per adult (plus an optional £1 gift aid). Although I think this is a lot to charge I have to say we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We spent 2 or 3 hours walking around the gorge, saw brown trout and grey wagtails, had lunch in the café, browsed the shop and came away happy. On leaving this site we realised we had neglected the walk from Lydford to Okehampton - something to come back for.
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Not up to scratch.

Like another reviewer we found this site somewhat lacking. The wardens seemed friendly enough, though one admitted to not having worked for nine years and she said using a computer was a problem for her. We had booked a grass pitch with electrics for our 2-berth caravan plus awning. This was apparently causing something of a crisis and we ended up being sited in an overflow area, though we and the subsequent warden couldn't understand why. This was adjacent to a small caravan storage area, but did mean peace and quiet, that was until a rather odd couple arrived and set up their tent! The toilet block needed some TLC - one shower unit had the curtain missing - in another a small piece of soap (marked Imperial Leather) remained in the dish for the week I was there. At the toilet waste point a notice insisted we put the lid to our cassette toilet into the requisite tray - where the blue stains from dozens of others remained all week. In the dish washing area the taps frequently got stuck in the on position, to the dismay of the user! As for the advertised free wi-fi - my phone just about managed to pick up emails, my tablet never did, provided I joined the other addicts standing alongside the toilet block! Then for the last two days neither device could get a signal at all. This site just isn't up to current standards. Be that because of lack of attention to detail, an amateur approach, sloppiness, or lack of investment, or all of the above, I'll let others decide. Be warned.

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