The Old Rectory Caravan and Camping Park

The Old Rectory
Caravan and Camping Park
Gulworthy
Tavistock Devon

Tel: 01822 481731 / 07544 307183

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Please note - 1st time in 3 years we will be closed during the month of November to undertake maintenance.  Existing bookings are honoured - storage customers are unnafected.
We apologise for any inconvenience.

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


Contact us at: info@tamarvalleycamping.co.uk


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:

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
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. 


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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)


OUR OWN PRODUCE IS NOW FOR SALE ON SITE


WE HAVE A SMALL FRIDGE WITH SAUSAGES, BACON (currently sold out), EGGS THAT YOU CAN PURCHASE, ALL GROWN AND REARED AT THE OLD RECTORY. 

 

 SECURE CARAVAN STORAGE

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

 

GREEN ISSUES

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. We also produce our own compost, and any planting you see around, has been helped along by this, and the dung from our two minature shetland ponies.

 

MOUNTAIN BIKING 

We are now listed on the local downhill mountain bike clubs website, www.woodlandriders.com  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
Piglets
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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