Spotlight on: Harford Bridge Holiday Park, Devon


Harford Bridge is in a great location for exploring both Devon and Cornwall...

It sits on the western edge of Dartmoor National Park and is just 20 miles or so from places like the Tamar Valley and Bodmin Moor.

The site itself is easily accessible as it’s just off the A386, which runs from Plymouth to Bideford. Despite being so close to the road, it’s lovely and peaceful on the campsite because there are plenty of trees and hedges dividing the fields up, and it’s also situated on the picturesque River Tavy – ideal for paddling!
The site offers 120 touring pitches, of which 75 have 16A electric hook-up. 25 are on hardstanding and these are positioned in a grassy field on the river, so it’s ideal if any members of your party are camping in a tent. You can also stay in a shepherd’s hut or static caravan on site.

Facilities-wise, there is a central block where you’ll find impeccably clean toilets and showers, and there are a few wetrooms with disabled access. In the same block, there is a laundry with ironing boards, washing up stations, freezer pack and battery charging facilities, a recycling point and a motorhome service point. Next to this is a play area, picnic area and a tennis court.

At reception, there’s a well-stocked shop where you can exchange gas bottles and buy a slice of the delicious cake of the day. There’s an information room that’s stocked with leaflets for attractions nearby, bus timetables and maps. This room also doubles as a games room and has a TV and sofas, so it’s ideal for relaxing in the evening or on rainy days.

Being in Dartmoor, Harford Bridge is perfectly located for exploring the national park on foot, too. I’d recommend a hike up to the Tors above the village of Peter Tavy where wild ponies abound. On your return, be sure to stop at the Peter Tavy Inn to sample the exceptionally good food!

Harford Bridge Holiday Park
Peter Tavy, Tavistock, Devon PL19 9LS
01822 810349

This site review first appeared in MMM magazine, Summer 2018 issue, submitted by Geneve Brand