Region: South West

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Accommodation & Residential Trips

Address: Galford Farm, Lewdon, Okehampton, Devon EX20 4PL

Contact: 01566 783264

Website: http://www.galfordsprings.co.uk/

Description

Galford Springs is a converted barn set within Galford Farm, in the beautiful Lewtrenchard valley, West Devon. It was design to accommodate groups who enjoy the country side and want to explore nearby Dartmoor and all its attractions. We are approximately 8-9 miles from 3 towns, Tavistock, Okehampton and Launceston. There is a bus service in the nearest village of lewdown, about 1.5 miles. It is a working farm so there are sheep, cows, free range chickens, dogs and cats and also horses.  The area is rural but Mr and Mrs Harding are usually about for 24 hour security , we also have a few tenants who keep a check on things if we are not around.

Do you have a video on YouTube or anywhere else that you would like to link to?

There is a short video on our facebook page which gives an idea of the layout of the barn and farm

Are you on twitter or facebook? If so what are the links for our users to follow or like you?

https://www.facebook.com/GalfordSprings/

What group sizes do you cater for?

There are 16 single beds and 3 doubles so depends on people sharing the doubles , however we like to keep to 15 people approximately

Please give information regarding room sizes and room facilities?

The kitchen is just off the main area, has cooker, microwave, dishwasher, two sinks and toasters and kettles , fully equipped with pans and crockery cutlery etc. The main area has 5 bunk beds and 3 single beds, the dinning area, table top football, the large plasma TV and sitting area and pool table. The shower and toilets also just off the main area, male and female and disabled toilet. Next to this is a private room with one double bed and private toilet and sink, then another private room with a double bed and one single bed and private toilet and sink. Then you have the corridor which leads to the veranda area and electric BBQ on request, or the skittle alley with darts and another TV. Carry on up the corridor where you find the heated indoor swimming pool , and a walk in shower and toilet. Then male and female changing rooms with showers then at the end another private room with sone double bed and bunk beds with private toilet and sink , out the back is an small out door BBQ area. The barn has storage heaters, and a wall fire and extra pug in heaters, there is also an infra red sauna.

What is the cost of the accommodation?

The cost is £25.00 per person per night. Under 2 years re free. We can arrange discounts for larger groups with longer stays and a young persons discount ,Or one supervising adult for free call to arrange

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?

We have had school and college groups stay before who usually contact us for risk assessments over the phone. The council has signed off all swimming pool. We are regualry checked by the fireman, all extinguishers etc updated ,we check alarms monthly, there is also a pool alarm ,someone in the pool area pushes the alarm which goes off in other areasof thern so people know the problem is in the pool area regulations and we have a professional pool guy who checks the pool every two weeks and more often if any problems. All doors are lockable leading into the pool area. It is 1.2 metres deep there are various pool games available

Does your Accommodation have a booking contact?

Either Claire or Fernley Harding 01566 783 264

galfordsprings@btconnect.com

Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?

We have no designated first aider, however, Mrs Harding is an ex nurse  would help out but not able to take responsibility. The details of local GP and minor injury units and hospitals and who to call in an emergency  are all on display in the barn

Please list facilities available.

Fully equipped self catering kitchen, some groups organize a delivery from Tesco, Waitrose or Asda so they don’t have to bring all the refreshments, if we know delivery is due we can be here to take in order so shopping is here before you arrive

There is a folder in the barn with details off all the local shops , pubs and supermarkets

We provide the first 7 toilet rolls then you supply your own

We provide all the bed linen but not towels, however , if any one should forget we can provide a few at no charge.

There is a washing machine in the kitchen 

What are your disabled facilities?

From the car park there is a ramp up into the camping barn , everything in the main area and bedrooms is on onelevel, there is a slight step into the corridor and there is a walk in shower and toilet. The swimming pool does have steps no ramp into pool, the steps are large and swallow so depends on level of disability. The skittle alley has 2 steps up into it.

What are your opening days and hours?

Open all year all day, however, we are often busy out on the farm so maybe slight delay in us getting back to you

Do you have any testimonials from previous customers who have visited you on an educational visit 

We do have a group from christchurch dorset who have been every year for several years now, also a group from petroc in barnstaple

Is there anything else that you feel is important and want to include in your information?

We are in the middle of the TWO CASTLES TRAIL OKEHAMPTON-LAUNCESTON

Dingles fairground heritage site

Roadford lake country park

Lydford Castle

Lydford Gorge

Finch Foundry Sticklepath Okehampton

Belstone Dartmoor

Princetown History and Heritage attractions

45 minutes from Plymouth Aquarium

Trethore Leisure Park Cornwall

Galford Down Battle

The Granite Way Cycle Trail

Cholwell on the Moor Horse Riding

Meldon Reserviou

Dartmoor National Park


Age of Children / Pupils: Pre-school 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December

Accommodation Type: Bunkhouses Farmhouses Hostels


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