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Visitor Reviews - Penhale Caravan & Camping Park

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Penhale Caravan & Camping Park
Penhale Farm
Fowey
Cornwall (East)   (Browse area)
PL23 1JU   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01726 833425

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Pitches: 56
Open: April To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 29 Reviews
              8/10 from 29 Reviews


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Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Ndbd 1 review from this member

Brilliant. Easy booking. Warm welcome at reception. We pitched up in the smaller field. No electricity and most pitches a bit sloping, but all well drained, plenty of space and fantastic views across the bay. Facilities good on the whole. Washroom well equipped and kept clean. Plenty of hot water for showers except at peak periods. Dish washing room is too small so significant queues in evening. Only 4 sinks and not good that the friendly chicken was resident on the work surface. Children liked this but not good for hygiene, especially chicken mess by sinks!

Site v quiet at night, even when crowded. Great to see children having so much fun in all the space and campers all friendly and relaxed.

Wonderful coastal walks from the site, some great beaches within 20 mins walk and a good pub and cafe, as well as fin swimming at Portkellis. Fowey easy to reach on foot, too, as are walks across the estuary via the 2 ferries. All in all a really nice base for an active summer break.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Emwemcomo 2 reviews from this member

Great campsite with lots of things to do within a short drive. All in all a brilliant location with nice views. Staff were helpful and provided advice on local amenities and activities.

The 10/10 I've given for camp facilities is solely for people without disabilities;the bathrooms are doable at a push for a very skilled wheelchair user (e. G. Up a step and corner) but cubicle doors can't be closed and showers unfortunately weren't accessible either.

Having said that staff were very helpful and there shower stools are great for people with people with reduced mobility. It probably wouldn't take much to make the campsite a little more accessible.

Freshly cut flowers from the beautiful flower boxes in the bathrooms was a real plus, as was having removable shower stools in the showers. Having the library and the freezer with icepacks we could borrow was an absolute lifesaver. The cheeky camp chicken was an entertaining and kept all children highly amused!

Would definitely recommend.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Butterflies 46 reviews from this member

We chose this site as there was a group of us looking to find a site where we could all camp together in July for the weekend. In addition to plenty of EHU pitches, this site has a large sloping field, which is where we pitched ourselves. It was tricky finding a flatish spot, but we found ourselves an area away from everyone else. There are some facilities at this camp site, such as a tiny shop behind reception for a few essentials, and a games room. At the time of writing there wasnít a bus service which runs past the shop as unfortunately the bus company went bust, but itís not far to the park and ride for a bus to the centre of Fowey. At the bottom of the camping field there is a footpath which leads across fields and a path/road and eventually to the small beach of Polkerris, where there is also a pub. This site also allows contained camp fires, such as in a brassier. The toilets and showers were under a fair bit of pressure at this busy time of year and there were additional showers, however, these extra showers werenít great at temperature control. Would we come back Ė yes definitely!

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Hawcara 40 reviews from this member

Easy to book online and good directions sent with confirmation email.

Site seems expensive at first £41. 00 for 2 nights but when considering the inclusive element it puts many sites to shame.

Very good sized pitch, flat on grass for Motorhome, sea view, electric and water tap to each pitch and excellent free wifi.

Toilets look dated from the outside, but inside modern and very clean. The showers are large and with a decent movable seat to sit on, not one of those cheap stool type things, that you wonder which car boot they were acquired in. There's even live wild flowers in the gents. Also washing up area and laundry.

Along with the site info is a comprehensive list of walks. Polkerris beach is an easy cross country walk (1 mile) away, with pub and restaurant and cafe, though no dogs on the beach sign. Fowey is about 2 miles away.

Would come again, certainly.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Ems Jacobs 1 review from this member

I have never felt compelled to leave a review but felt this site really deserved it! We are a family with two small boys, 6 and 4 and have been holidaying in our little caravan since they were babies.

For us this site ticks all the boxes. The views of the sea and surrounding countryside are gorgeous and the location perfect for visiting quaint, coastal fishing villages, beautiful beaches and local attractions such as the Eden project. Walkers can easily access the nearby beach from the campsite and also walk to Fowey (something both our boys managed easily with a little icecream incentive!) The beach is very family friendly, a sheltered bay with shop, restaurant, pub and toilets.

Most pitches have wonderful views and although the site is on a hill the pitches are levelled off. Even when full it wouldn't appear crowded as pitches are well spaced. The little shop is very handy for forgotten essentials (tesco on the way to St Austell is nearest supermarket) and they also sell their own eggs and various yummy homegrown veg. The owners are friendly and welcoming.

The shower and toilet block were excellent! Hot, free showers and from what I could tell cleaned to a very high standard several times a day! The fresh flowers were a lovely touch and much appreciated. Washing up facilities, 2 washers and 2 driers (small charge) were all kept to a high standard.

There is even a games room for rainy days with table tennis and table football (which we didn't use). No play ground/equipment for older children but not needed in our opinion as plenty of space to play safely. Free wifi very welcome for entertaining the children and researching the area and weather forecasts.

We loved it! Couldn't fault this site.

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Hoits 3 reviews from this member

We visited the site in June when it was probably not at its busiest but about 50% of the pitches were occupied. Pitches were terraced with views towards to sea, over open countryside, All the EHU Pitches has separate water supplies, and were reasonably level, the camping field appeared to slope quite steeply down towards the sea. There were well made roads serving all the pitches, so no danger of getting bogged down.

The toilet facilities were adequate, without being outstanding. The extra temporary block of showers looked to be out of use so I canít comment on them. There were only two showers in the gents, which could have caused problems in busier times, but we had no problems with queuing. Similarly the toilets were kept clean, but may have suffered more in high season. Washing up facilities and laundry facilities were satisfactory, but one of the washing machines was out of use.

The Wi-Fi was reliable and of good strength and was a welcome bonus, although it probably wasnít a secure connection.

While we were there the weather was poor, but the site seemed well drained, but it was exposed to sea breezes, actually quite strong winds, which were capable of rocking the van, and we tied our awning down thoroughly.

The site was really quiet, with little noise from neighbours, roads or farming activities. As we were on our own we didnít investigate any play areas, but there were no obvious play facilities, so perhaps not a site for young families.

Access to the site is easy, with both the A3082, from St. Austell, and the B3269, from Lostwithiel, being OK for towing. The site is a good base for touring that part of Cornwall. We picked it because we wanted to visit the Eden Project, but St. Austell, Mevagissey, Lostwithiel and Fowey, were all in easy reach, and the tiny cove of Polkerris, is a gem. Be careful if you decide to visit Golant on the Fowey estuary, as the tide comes in over the Main Street!

I would definitely go back if we wanted to stay in the area again.

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