I hate camping, so my wife and I decided to try glamping - basically camping in a shed rather than a tent.
This place has a small number of glamping pods, and they're great. You get headroom, heating, lighting, a decent sized veranda with chairs and a table, all in a very picturesque setting. Inside the pod, there is carpet, and a couple of shelves, but little else so make sure you bring blow up beds. We had a double in ours, which was just right. There were some families and people with dogs using the pods, but it looked a bit snug to me.
Tavistock is only a couple of miles for any essential shopping, eating out, etc. There is a bar on site, but its only open between 7 and 9 (not sure if that's different on weekends). It does serve food, and even though I didn't eat there it looked like good value.
The shower blocks were clean and well kitted out, although you must keep your torch charged up! We didn't worry as we noticed there was lighting around the complex. We then discovered that it went out at 11, leading to a very awkward toilet trip.
We bought our glamping experience from Buy a Gift, and got a very good deal, but I understand that if you buy direct you can get some good deals as well.
They also offer 'normal' camping for those insane enough to want to stay in a tent and pitches for camper vans and the like.
I would imagine I will be going again next year, and dragging some more non-campers with me.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Langstone Manor Park sits on Dartmoor National Park just outside the town of Tavistock. Established over 60 years the park offers 5 star service and facilities with a perfect quiet location. ... more less
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- Langstone Manor Holiday Park & Cottages Tavistock, Devon