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Visitor Reviews - River Valley Holiday Park

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River Valley Holiday Park
London Apprentice
St Austell
Cornwall (East)   (Browse area)
PL26 7AP   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01726 73533

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Pitches: 45
Open: April - End Of September

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 78 Reviews
              9/10 from 78 Reviews

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Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Static Rating:
Reviewer: Rubisrouge 1 review from this member

We hired a dog friendly caravan, having previously stayed there before several times, which speaks for itself. While on some sites a dog friendly caravan is not up to the standard of the others, this is not true here; the caravan was modern and absolutely wonderful as well as being spotlessly clean. The site is beautifully maintained, with grass cut regularly and attractive flowerbeds. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful and provided a shop within the reception to cater for all basic needs. While we did not use the pool, it seemed to be good and also well looked after and there was also a good children's play area and a very good launderette. The site is well situated close to lovely beaches and the Pentewan Valley cycle path runs right next to the site. A beautiful, quiet site with every amenity you could want, ideal for those who do not need a clubhouse and all the noise that goes with it.

Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Snowbird 5 reviews from this member

Just returned from a week here and have to say we are very impressed with everything we experienced, so much so we would rate it as one of the top five sites we have visited in 30+ years of both caravanning and camping. Friendly and efficient welcome, very attractive and well maintained site overall. Pitch size is really generous with good hardstanding area and lovely quality close mown grass surrounding it. Toilets/showers ultra clean and again very attractive inside and out. We liked the little touches both practical and aesthetic such as bowls and drainers in the washing up area, matting outside the toilet block doors to help stop dirt coming in, fresh water stands are granite posts rather than the usual metal pipe and tap stuck on a bit of upright wood, recycling bins neatly parked in their own area, box of housebricks outside reception to stand your BBQs on along with the weather and what to do/visit suggestions on a chalkboard. Nice dog walk path along the river and what has to be the best Elsan disposal point we have ever encountered. Sadly we didn't have chance to use the indoor swimming pool but it is a good size and again very clean plus there are sun loungers outside of it. Like everything else at River Valley the play areas and equipment are good and well maintained. There is a bus a few mins walk away which goes into Mevagissy one way and St Austell/Fowey the other. The site shop stocks basics at usual camp site prices and off site across the road is a small shop selling pretty much everything you need. Mobile phone signal (Vodafone) is not great and the site offers paid for WiFi (15 for a week but you can purchase less or more time). Although the road is quite close you hardly hear it as there's a good depth of trees and bushes surrounding the site. To sum up we have no hesitation in wholeheartedly recommending River Valley to anyone and we look forward to returning next year for two weeks this time.

Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: The Russells 6 reviews from this member

We have just returned from a lovely week at River Valley, helped in no small way by the fantastic weather. This is a very well kept site, kids loved the games room, swimming pool and play area. The site was very busy while we were there but we didn't have any queues for showers or toilets. Facilities were kept spotless and once a pitch was vacated the grass was cut promptly to leave it ready for the next people. All was quiet by 10 pm which suited us well. The position is fantastic as you are close to beaches, shops and good cycle routes. We managed the ride to Mevagissey, quite hard going in places but worth it for the lovely fresh mackerel baps from the van on the quay. All in all a really nice holiday, which, even though we extended our stay 1 more day, we still wanted to stay longer-alas school and work were waiting for us back home.

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Kernow Camper 143 reviews from this member

We have just returned from spending the long bank holiday weekend at River Valley.

The positives:-

Easy to find, easy access onto the site, well priced pitches (a good choice of large, small, grass or hardstanding), friendly and helpful owners and staff, swift booking in (10 cash required for barrier card but it's refunded in full on return), immaculate grounds and facilities, small shop with essentials including daily newspapers and a fantastic pub (Polgooth Inn - highly recommended!) within an easy walk from the site.

The negatives:-

Once the site was almost full we had electrical problems. We were told it was 16amp but it seemed that both us and our friends couldn't run our heating and fridge at the same time?! We also heard a few other campers with the same problem. However when our friend mentioned it to reception he was told there were no problems with it?

We were pitched next to two families who's clear mission was to consume as much alcohol as possible over the weekend and to let their kids run free, on and off both our pitches, without any consideration for anyone else. One evening 2 adults walked straight through our pitch to collect wood for their open fire from the hedgerow behind our motorhome, even though the site rules clearly stated no open fires!

Kids were unsupervised both on the playground and in the toilets where our friends witnessed 3 or 4 teenage girls running riot and soaking the showers and toilets.

We in no way blame the owners/wardens for any of the bad behaviour it seems to be the way of the world these days sadly.

We would not return to this site during weekends or school holidays but would out of season and mid week in the hope that our break would not be spoilt by the minority.

Date of Visit: September 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Aliw 1 review from this member

Having been to many camp sites whether staying in static caravans or chalets from Wales to Devon to Cornwall we have never found a site as well placed for our needs. It was a brilliant site for being dog friendly despite this, was not noisy with dogs around.

Site was a nice size if you don't won't all the activities many have on them. Although we did not use the pool on site it looked very clean and useable. Toilet block was kept very clean and lovely hot showers whatever time of day you chose to use them.

Found all staff to be very helpful and friendly.

All in all would recommend this site 100% look forward to staying there again soon.

Date of Visit: September 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Dennis blatherwick 1 review from this member

We stayed at river valley for two weeks. The site and facilities are of 5 star quality. Very clean neat and tidy. Toilets and showers were always clean. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. We will be returning for another two week stay in 2016. Well done alison and paddy. We look forward to staying at your site again.

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