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Visitor Reviews - Penmarlam Caravan & Camping Park

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Penmarlam Caravan & Camping Park
Bodinnick By Fowey
Cornwall (East)   (Browse area)
PL23 1LZ   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01726 870088

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Pitches: 63
Open: April - October

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 60 Reviews
              9/10 from 60 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes 

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Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Tony + Marg 39 reviews from this member

We followed the instructions on how to get to the site with our 9M motorhome and it was an easy drive. Staff very helpful and friendly on arrival and gave us a choice of pitches. As ground was dry no problems with the fairly level large pitches, some of which are fully serviced. The site is split into sections and some pitches have fabulous views over the valley below.

Toilet facilities all spotless and to a good standard. Plenty of hot water on the push button single temperature shower.

As mentioned the site is at the top of the hill so the road back from the ferry is pretty steep and not one I would want to try and ride a bicycle up.

The trips into Fowey and further afield, meant going across on the ferry which, when we used it, was £1. 75 per adult but only £3 to take our scooter over. The costs could add up it you are taking a car over regularly.

Great site, well run, good facilities and location.

Would definitely go back

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Julespct 1 review from this member

I'm 56 years old but this was my first camping trip. And oh what fun it was.

Penmarlam is a lovely site. Our pitch was a good, spacious size, separated from the next one with a little hedge. As soon as one camper left, the grass was mowed ready for the next one.

The toilets/showers were extremely clean and lovely and warm. The ladies also had a hairdryer.

Sinks for washing your dishes were good.

As far as I know, all pitches have electric hook-up. Just make sure you have a long lead as ours was quite some metres away.

There is an on-site shop open between 9am - 12 noon and then again from 5pm - 7pm. They have almost anything you might possibly need and their prices are very reasonable.

We were only there for 2 nights so didn't get around much. The Old ferry Inn in Boddinick is a nice pub with decent food. Across the water is the lovely Fowey (Ferry cost £4 each way for a car with

Driver and one) passenger). We ate at 'The Lugger'. Excellent food and quite reasonable prices, and friendly staff.

All in all we had a lovely weekend break and would not hesitate to return to this campsite. In fact I'm looking forward to the next time.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Rosie21 3 reviews from this member

We love this site so much we've been 3 years running!

It's fab for families as it's safe & easy for children to make friends. A lovely walk down to a café & marina where the best crabbing in Cornwall can be had & another walk to a nice old pub for a drink while overlooking Fowey. You must be fit to walk back up the hill though!

The shop has a good stock of produce including local beers & ciders & the facilities are nice & clean. Can catch the ferry across to Fowey which is a lovely village.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Carolineplumb 2 reviews from this member

Visited this site for ten days the first two weeks of the school holidays, so was expecting it to be crowded and possibly noisy, but it was peaceful and plenty of room for everyone.

The shop was stocked with everything you could need and was reasonably priced. The toilet and shower block was exceptional and was jet washed everyday. Not once did I see empty toilet rolls or soap. The washing up facilities were under a shelter, which was handy on occasions! The only fault regarding the above was lazy campers who didn't clean up after themselves!

The pitch sizes were good and you can park your cars next to your tent. The grass was cut as soon as people moved and the site was keep beautifully tidy by the staff.

The WIFI was a bit hit and miss but when you are on holiday do you really need it?

The quay was lovely however the aerial view on the web site does not show the very steep hill that you have to go down, which is ok, but coming back up required oxygen!

We enjoyed a couple of lovely meals at the The Jubilee Inn at Penlyt about 7 miles away and sampled pasties at Fowey over the ferry, which was £4. 60 each way a bit pricey but fun, you can always drive round which takes approximately 15 mins.

We travelled down some really hairy small lanes, thanks to the sat nav, to Looe, St Austell, Bodmin, Polperro, the Lizard and St Michaels Mount each worth a visit.

St Austell has a Tesco's, Morrison's and Asda so you can get any food you need, but would recommend The Premier store in Penlyt, lovely butchers inside and also the butcher, by the church, in Fowey great for BBQ's.

Lovely site all round, Staff polite and caring come round everyday to see that you are okay and can they help with anything.

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Simbadog 5 reviews from this member

Tidy site in quiet location about a fifteen minute walk to the village (uphill on the way back!). Old Ferry Inn had good beer & food. My only criticisms would be that the advertised wifi was pretty flaky & unusable most of the time & the 3M distances between units were not enforced. Well stocked shop & toilets / showers that were kept clean. If it's wet you may like to consider using mats or boards to park, we did see one motorhome stuck as the pitches are mostly grass.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: TheButlers23 1 review from this member

This was our first visit to Penmarlam but it won't be our last. The people are so friendly and helped us out enormously when we arrived and found our tent was ruined. They lent us their's with no charge.

Thank you for your kindness. The toilet block is one of the best I've seen. The showers are amazing. The shop is well stocked with everything you will ever need. The site is so clean and well maintained. Fowey is lovely with great pubs and restaurants and we all loved the late night ferry across the estuary. The walk back to the site is uphill so be prepared! Take the route they recommend or you will need oxygen by the time you get back on site! The food at the 'King of Prussia' is to die for so go their and you will love it.

The car ferry is £4. 60 one-way so in a week it adds up. We were a party of five adults and we spent over £50 in one week on the ferry alone!. You can drive around and this takes about 15 minutes.

I would thoroughly recommend this site. Its in my top 3 already.

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