The Old Rectory Caravan and Camping Park

The Old Rectory
Caravan and Camping Park
Tavistock Devon

Tel: 01822 481731 / 07544 307183

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Camping & Pod Prices for 2019 remain the same for last 5 years!

One of our own
Gloucester Old Spots
Check here for dates of next event:

2020 Bank Holiday weekends to be announced shortly - book early as these have been very successful in previous years.
Guests and Visitors/Locals welcome - will be cooking all day and expect serving from 15:00 onwards.


No camping gear?  We can supply Pod packs!  Call to find out more.

Contact us at:

We are open all year!

So why not consider staying for these remaining events or consider them for next year?  Click on the underlined links below for more information about what's on during the year.

Events across Dartmoor as advertised on their website of which we are proud to support as members.

Encouraging and promoting quality tourism in the area we are also proud to support and be part of their membership.

Some specific upcoming and notable events in 2019:

For mopre details of thier event please look here and/or call the site for more details and to reserve your space.

Goose Fair is one of Tavistock most famous events

The annual Goose Fair in Tavistock dates back to the early 12th Century, when a Michaelmas Fair held every September 29th provided the opportunity for business and animal trading, and was a social event for wives and daughters. 

The name Goose Fair probably came about as farmers brought their geese ready for fattening for Christmas, and the only other Goose Fair (in Nottingham) has a similar connection.

When the new calendar was introduced in 1752 the 'loss' of 11 days changed the date of the Michaelmas Fair to October 10th, and now the Fair is held on the second Wednesday in October each year.

Market traders come from all over the country to sell their wares and provide entertainment. Stalls and side shows are set up in the centre of the Town, and some 200 spaces are let by the Town Council for traders and community groups. A further 70 spaces in Bedford Car Park are let to members of the Showman's Guild by West Devon Borough Council with the car park being shut for the whole Goose Fair week

Due to a new housing development in Tavistock the campsite will be supporting the fair by acting as the bus stop.  Guests not camping on the site will be marshalled to a separate enclosed field where they can park and pick up the transport bus which is likely to be approx every 20 minutes.  We wil be making available Tea & Coffee and a small BBQ.
The Dickensian evening includes the switching on of the christmas lights, and an opportunity for people to start their Christmas shop and enjoy the festive atmosphere. Be transported back to the ‘olde world’ with shop owners and staff embracing the traditional dress, stalls selling roasted chestnuts and even steam engines adding to the atmosphere. 

Dickensian Evening is organised by Tavistock Business Improvement District (BID), supported by town centre businesses. Tavistock Town Council works closely with the BID to provide Christmas lights, with more areas of the town being lit up than ever before. 


Gift vouchers are now available for pods.

Standard  - £45.00 (1 night) £88.00 (2 nights)

Family      - £55.00 (1 night) £99.00 (2 nights)





We can offer on site, secure caravan storage. We will also pull your van out onto a pitch free of charge.



At the Old Rectory, we believe in being as green as possible, and encourage visitors to re-cycle as much as they can. So if you could please help us during your stay to use the re-cycling bins provided, we can help reduce landfill. Please note we do not dispose of old camping gear or large cardboard that does not fit in the recycling bins.  We also do not take any electrical appliances.  Please take them home with you or take to the local amenity tip.  We also produce our own compost, and any planting you see around, has been helped along by this, and the dung from our the resident sheep.

We have also invested in Solar panels that not only provide some electrical power but surplus energy is used to support heating the water tanks through the immersion heaters.



We are now listed on the local downhill mountain bike clubs website, held at Gawton.  We have put in a small wash bay, so you can clean off your bikes and all your gear, before you set off for home.

Why not try out one of our camping pods - camp in comfort
pigs at Tamar valley camping
Pigs on patrol at the Old Rectory Caravan and Camping Park, Tavistock, Devon
chickens at our camping park
A friendly welcome awaits you
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