Langstone Manor

UK England South West England Devon Tavistock

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Children’s playground
  • Laundry
  • Dogs welcome
  • Good walks nearby
Family friendly camping with views of Dartmoor and easy access to the treasures it holds

Feeling a bit hemmed in? Then take a trip to the ancient, fascinating landscape of Dartmoor, one of England’s great breathing spaces. With some of Europe’s finest archaeological remains (including circles & stone rows), burial chambers and moss-covered boulders in woods of twisted trees, a visit here feels like falling into a chapter of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. Set amongst a sheltered valley in Dartmoor’s favoured south-west edge, Langstone Manor is an idyllic camping escape, perfect for those wanting to discover the brooding, windswept wilds of the adjacent moorland.

There’s a relaxed, peaceful atmosphere here, with no long list of rules and regulations. Set in the grounds of a traditional country manor, the entrance to the site (through a field of mobile homes) can be slightly off-putting, however the camping fields are truly superb. Pitches in the Daffodil field are flat, predominantly terraced (to ensure a sense of seclusion), and offer panoramic views across the neighbouring moors. The facilities are of a high standard too. The toilet block is kept immaculately clean, with spacious, roomy showers, vanity basins and flushing toilets, whilst in cooler months the block is heated. There’s also a separate bathroom (for a small charge), ideal if you’re camping with the kids.

On a summer's day, Dartmoor is a postcard-maker's dream. Ponies wander fancy-free, sheep graze beside walking paths and the welcoming communities of Princetown, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, and petite Postbridge bustle along nicely with craft markets, small festivals and cosy pubs. It's this cinematic scenery that persuaded Steven Spielberg to film War Horse here, and Dartmoor also became the setting for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary crime novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles. When winter arrives and sleeting rain, howling winds and churning mists take over, you can see why Doyle choose this wonderfully eerie wilderness.

Many families bring bicycles to Langstone Manor so their offspring can tear along the purpose-built cycle ways, with The Granite Way and Drake's Trail providing spectacular, traffic free routes. If they’re not doing that, guests can usually be found skinny-dipping in the nearby river, or swing merrily in the outdoor play area. As for everyone else? Well, they’re just kicking back and enjoying that peaceful, relaxed atmosphere.

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Facilities

40 pitches for traditional campers, 1 camping pod suitable for a couple or a family with 2 small children, larger pods with room for up to 4 adults also available. Two of the larger pods are pet friendly (additional fee payable.) Free hot showers, toilets, hair-dryers, nappy changers, an accessible family bathroom, under-floor heating, laundry and dishwashing area. There’s also a grey-water waste for motorhomes and water points around the park. The reception supplies basic needs including gas and bio-degradable portable toilet liquid. The manor house (which has a non-smoking policy throughout) has a wonderful lounge bar, dining room, WiFi access and games room available, with table football, air hockey, pool and a video games machine. The lounge area has a woodburner with overhead drying racks for wet gear. A library where guests can swap and borrow books, board games and toys is an excellent idea for rain days. Young visitors will also enjoy a brand new playground, surrounded by grass and picnic benches.

Suitable For

Tents, glampers, caravans, campervans, families, small groups and well-behaved dogs – yes. Noisy groups – no.

Nearby

The naval port of Plymouth suffered extensive bomb damage during WW2, and for decades many dismissed the seaside town as ugly, pointing to its post-war architectural eyesores. However today Plymouth is packed with possibilities. You can tour its fabulous local gin distillery (01752 665 292), swim in the art deco Tinside lido (01752 261945), discover the underwater delights of the National Marine Aquarium (0844 893 7938), or see a top class theatre show (01752 267222). And the pièce de résistance? Plymouth Hoe; a café lined headland, offering stunning views over the bay. Take a trip to nearby Tavistock (3 miles) and see who’s performing at the Wharf an Arts & Entertainment Centre (01822 611166), a great little venue for music nights. There, the cinema links with the Meadowlands Leisure Pool in the summer holidays, so you can pop in for a swim then watch a movie. Take a cruise on the Calstock ferry (01822 833331) along the Tamar river, one of the most scenic county boundaries in Britain. Sailing times depends on the tide so be sure to check departure times in advance.

Food & Drink

The site can provide freshly baked baguettes, rolls and croissants. The manor house has an excellent lounge bar and dining room. The indoor pannier market in Tavistock along with the Farmers market (every 2nd and 4th Saturday in the month) have a great selection of local produce. Offsite, The Peter Tavy Inn (01822 810348) is a traditional 15th century pub with ancient timber beams, and in winter, cosy log fires. On warm days, the garden provides a perfect setting to enjoy a meal and a drink, looking out over the Dartmoor countryside. The Whitchurch Inn (01822 612181) is a great place to enjoy a hearty, freshly cooked meal from the seasonal menu or extensive specials board. They offer a choice of local, delicious meats for their locally renowned Sunday roast, and there’s also a varied selection of vegetarian options on offer. Tavistock is only a short drive away and has a wide selection of places to grab a good meal, including: The Cornish Arms (01822 612145), Taylors (01822 613045) and for something extra special, Gortons (01822 617581), the creation of TV chef Peter Gorton.

Opening Times

17th March 2018 – 2nd November 2018.

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The Owner Says

Close to the town of Tavistock on Dartmoor National Park in a peaceful sheltered valley - we have camping pitches, camping pods, mega pods & a range of self-catering accommodation. Langstone Manor has a small bar serving evening meals.  

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Accommodation

At Langstone Manor Park we have something for everyone! 40 (30 with electric hook-ups) level, terraced pitches, with views over Dartmoor & the countryside, suitable for tents, touring vans, motorhomes, campervans & trailer tents. For those of you that like the experience of the great outdoors but don't fancy bringing a tent we have our cosy camping pods & for those of you that like a few extras - like your own loo, we have our mega pods! Also on site are centrally heated static caravans, and Honeysuckle & Maple cottages as well as Pewtor our upstairs manor house apartment. 

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Location

Contact Langstone Manor, Langstone Manor Holiday Park, Moortown, Tavistock, PL19 9JZ

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Getting There

Take the A30 towards Okehampton across the top of Dartmoor, then the A386 to Tavistock. From Tavistock, take the B3357 Princetown road and after approximately 2 miles turn right at the crossroads. Pass over the cattle grid, continue up the hill, and turn left following the sites sign. You will shortly see Langstone Manor on your right. IF YOU ARE TOWING OR IN A LARGE VEHICLE DO NOT FOLLOW SAT NAV.

Plymouth is the nearest train station (12 miles), with First Great Western (0345 7000 125) serving on the main line from London, some of which terminate at Plymouth. Most CrossCountry (0844 8110 124) trains from Scotland and the North of England (via Bristol) terminate at Plymouth, with three continuing to Penzance in the evening. Tavistock bus station is only 3 miles away.

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 25 reviews

★★★★★

Beauty in the ruggedness of the moor

Quietly fantastic, amenities brilliant and clean, great bar and hosts. Very friendly staff. Clean and tidy site. Will be going back.
Sep 1, 2019 by Nick
★★★★★

Great visit to Langstone meeting our needs 100%

Our stay at Langstone was excellent. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. We rented one of the static caravans for a week which was clean and well equipped. The kids loved the play park, which was safe and secure. We'll definitely come back here next time we're in Devon!
Aug 14, 2019 by Dave H
★★★★★

Lovely site in a beautiful location

This is a wonderful site, the staff here are really friendly and knowledgeable. The facilities are immaculate and the little extras like washing lines, and spare pegs make such a difference. Its enough off the beaten track to feel safe enough to let the kids run free and the only sounds you'll hear at night are that if the sheep on dartmoor. We love it here.
Aug 6, 2019 by Jomoffatt1977
★★★★★

Super clean, well organised and friendly

Just returned from our first visit to Langstone Manor and would highly recommend. We received a very friendly reception with a quick tour. Our pitch was well positioned - maybe a little small for us but we are a big setup with T5 + drive away awning - and within easy reach of all the facilities. We had a lovely sunshiny spot which made a big difference. Some of the pitches aren't so lucky... The setting is great with beautiful walks/rides on the doorstep. An evening ramble up Pew Tor takes 20-30 minutes and offers fab views. You feel that you're well ensconced in Dartmoor. All the washing facilities are super clean (and I'm very fussy on that front) - showers, loos and dishwashing. The campers seemed really respectful of the efforts that the staff are making on this front. Everything was really well organised with lots of useful facilities like laundry, bar, restaurant (although we didn't partake this time), lockers for phone charging, breakfast pastry & bread orders and a handy on site shop. We will definitely return.
Jul 31, 2019 by Victoria Perch
★★★★★

Fab camping...so friendly and clean.

Excellent friendly staff. Outstanding facilities for us-ecceptionally clean, and our two dogs, support to teather them by our tent, fresh water, poo bags and bin on site. Couldn't have added anything more...perfect location, information and service. Friendly happy campers on the site, lots of passing greetings. Lovely food in the restaurant too. Highly recommend...
Jul 30, 2019 by Elizabeth
★★★★☆

Back to nature

Having not done camping for quite a few years we loved our time at Langstone, the showers, toilets always very clean and fresh. The atmosphere was very relaxing, night time no loud music or noise. We didn’t eat in the restaurant mainly because we are Vegans and they didn’t have anything for Vegans, so that would be a good plus for them to add some Vegan dishes, quite simple really just leave out meat, dairy, eggs, fish . I’m sure even the none Vegans would 😉 enjoy.. So all in all great experience and of course we had amazing weather... Beautiful location right on Dartmoor. We only give 4 stars because of no vegan food..
Jul 23, 2019 by Angie
★★★★★

Wish I could have stayed longer.....Will return :-)

Booked in for just one night camping as had to get back home to Cornwall for a family event. Had the most wonderful and efficient welcome. :-) Staff all so friendly and helpful. Stunning location and not too far off the beaten track. After a generous sized meal in the restaurant we took he rest of our wine and the dog up to the Tor and sat and watched the sunset. A magical way to spend my birthday in a beautiful place. Very quiet and no road noise. Just some sheep.... Slept really well. Sparkling clean facilities. Hairdryer. Freezer for ice packs. (It's the little things....) Dog friendly, poo bags and poo bin by the gate up the lane Can't fault this place to be honest. Thank you for the welcome and hope to see you again :-)
Jul 11, 2019 by Lisa
★★★★★

Outstanding Campsite

This campsite deserves six stars! Firstly, it has a magnificent location on Dartmoor with excellent views.It is wonderful to wake up to the dawn chorus and fall asleep to the hooting of the owls,but the warm welcome exceeded my expectations.The deliciously hot pain au chocolat is a great way to start the day and a pint of Wolf Rock in the light and airy bar a satisfying nightcap.When our tent started to leak,the owners couldn't have been kinder,not only disposing of it for us,but settling us into a camping pod which was heavenly;so warm and dry.The toilets and showers were always sparklingly clean and there was never a queue.What more could you ask for?
Jun 14, 2019 by Katrina Nethercott
★★★★★

10 out of 10 for Langstone

Warm welcome by our hosts. Stayed in a pod (Aussies google it) - Campervans are welcome - excellent facilities - nice quiet surroundings. Showers and toilets well kept. Everything that is considered waste is recycled
Jun 7, 2019 by Roger Davey
★★★★★

Truly excellent campsite

Superb campsite. Very clean, decent pitch size, could have a (raised) fire, friendly staff and hot croissants in the morning.
Jun 2, 2019 by Chris Cousins
★★★★★

Friendly, quite,clean

Very well looked after site with restaurant and pub. Wide range of recycling availabilities. Friendly staff and quiet site. Perfect to stay with small children.
Jun 1, 2019 by Jurga Kaikariene
★★★★★

Clean and friendly site

We enjoyed two nights at Langston Manor, camping in our new VW Cali. The site is perfectly located in a peaceful, rural situation with neighbouring access to Dartmoor National Park and we had a lovely run on one day and a day walk the second day to take in the spectacular countryside surrounding the site. We found the site to be extremely well run and friendly and everything is immaculately clean including the showers and toilet block. There is a small shop on site and a very convenient bar and restaurant where we had one evening meal. The food was perfectly good and made a welcome change from camping food. We would thoroughly recommend the site to couples and families and we look forward to returning ourselves for another stay as soon as possible.
May 30, 2019 by Michael Ginsberg
★★★☆☆

Great location, warm welcome, but...

The location can hardly be better, facilities are spotless, the welcome was warm, but the field where I could pitch was relatively small and shared with caravans and camping cars. The smoke of the barbecue of my neighbors was not fun either. It’s a great place for glamping, less so for trekkers with small tents
May 28, 2019 by Defossez
★★★★★

Beautiful site with great variety of accommodation types

Very friendly and helpful staff, high standards of cleaning, pristine toilet and shower block, washing up and laundry facilities. Flat grass pitches for small or larger tents. Licensed reasonably priced restaurant bar on site. Footpath straight onto Dartmoor open access. I go every year with my hike tent and walking boots.
Apr 4, 2019 by Chris
★★★★★

fantastic campsite in a beautiful part of Dartmoor

Very clean site and great facilities including very well organised showers which were nice and hot. We have stayed at Langstone Manor several times and love the laid back atmosphere and friendly service. The croissants and pain au chocolates are gorgeous. this is a fab location for accessing Dartmoor and even the walk from the back of the campsite to the Tor offers fabulous views. We will be back again next year. thank you Langstone
Oct 26, 2018 by Julie
★★★★★

Fantastic location. Lovely site

We had a great stay. Very helpful staff from booking all the way to our visit. I forgot to bring our BBQ and we were loaned one which was great. Very clean shower rooms . I would love to go back there again.
Oct 13, 2018 by Nicola Rumsey
★★★★★

No tent wrestling!

Stayed in one of the pods - 1st time camping for well over 30 years. The site was well laid out and the staff friendly and helpful. Facilities clean and well maintained. The Pod was clean, dry (!) and warm and plenty of floor space and headroom. An enjoyable re-introduction!
Sep 18, 2018 by Louise
★★★★★

Fabulous girly get away At Langstone

Fantastic mega-pod. We had a girly getaway 24 hours of open air fun wonderful walks and scenery lovely campsite. Thoroughly recommend the megapod and Langstone campsite was welcoming well organised and in the perfect location for walks on Dartmoor. We had a bbq by our pod in the evening - a drink in the bar and a lovely cooked breakfast in the restaurant the next morning. Very clean comfortable and had everything you needed. A little bit of luxury camping! Thanks for the sunshine too!
Sep 9, 2018 by Kate Baker
★★★★★

First Time Campers

We arrived with a open mind and wasn't dissappointed at all , we booked in and were given a very warm welcome and showed us to our plot . the staff were on hand 24hrs if needed but we were left alone . The plot was on firm ground with electric provided for a small fee well worth it . The facilities Toilets, showers spot on 100% , clean tidy new and fresh , The manor itself is a friendly place to eat if you want too . Very enjoyable 4 nights stay.The site itself is set out in sections , from Caravans , Pods , then tents and vans mixed on different plots , it works and flows . The views are outstanding of The Dartmoor National Park . Great place to chill relax and forget everything .
Sep 1, 2018 by Mark
★★★★★

the new experience is the quality of food ----brilliant

Having stayed with Jane and Dave at Langstone Manor over the last 17 years or more, they have constantly put time, effort and money into their hobby of maintaining a perfect place. Every year it seems to improve with either improved level camping pitches, more pods, new caravans, superb toilets childrens play areas, secluded areas, but this time it is the quality of the food. They have brought in a new dimension with the top quality food at realistic prices to be eaten in the new conservatory or main bar area. Well done Jane and Dave. The family and I will be visiting again in August.
Jul 2, 2018 by ian from newquay
★★★★★

Perfect location

Fantastic, clean and well appointed facilities with friendly, helpful staff. Dog friendly. We intended staying in our motorhome for a couple of nights, but loved it so much we ended up staying for 9 and we would have stayed longer but for family commitments. Would recommend this site to anyone and we will definitely return, sooner rather than later.
May 6, 2018 by John & Sally
★★★★★

Excellent campsite

This campsite was a great find super dog friendly, right next to pew tor for walking, a 10min drive Tavistock and great facilities would definitely return again and would recommend to anyone.
Sep 18, 2017 by Pipsqueek2012
★★★★★

Glorious respite

After being soaked to the skin for two nights, we arrived at Langstone Manor. We have visited this campsite a few times over the yearsand it has always been amazing. I don't use this term lightly but this place goes above and beyond to make your stay wonderful. We had ghastly eather and were in a tent, so the warm wlcome of food in the bar and games was a bonus, but what makes this really special are the people and the facilities. Long ago there was a cute pink toilet block for the ladies, which was very clean and better than every where else, but now there is a super clean, modern and spacious toilet block, with hot water on demand, large cubicles and eve a free hairdryer. There are washing up facilities as good as your own home and a laundry room. The price is very reasonable and our pitch was spacious and delightful. They even managed to put us in the spot we requested when booking. There is plenty of recycling and a real 'green' vibe here. the staff are lovely and there are no 'dos and don'ts'. What else can I say? Te only downside is that any campsite you ever go to after this will be a disappointment!

Jul 9, 2016 by PansyPotter
★★★★★

Faultless in every way

Really quite a find.. Having camped for 16+ years  this place was amazing exceptional and clean, very loved! Toilets and showers amazing,  grounds  amazing and if you havea. Dog they are very loved, dog shower dog parking very peaceful' very helpful owners all as I say faultless! Sure this site woud convert people who hate camping!! 

Jul 13, 2014 by Runner10k
★★★★★

Calm and beautiful

My boyfriend and I stayed at Langstone Manor for two weeks in june 2014 and we had the best time. Of course it helped that we had 12 days of sunshine but other than that the campsite is just perfect. On arrival we requested a pitch in the shade and that was no problem. The site is right in the middle of Dartmoor nature and at night it can be really quiet which is great. The facilities are very new and clean with free showers. The other campers were nice. Mostly couples who liked nature and a bit of adventure. We were not too keen on a group of women who were having a party but their behaviour wasn't too bad and they didn't stay long. Finally the staff is friendly and the Jail Ale at the pub is very tasty!

Jul 7, 2014 by Margriet

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