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Penhale Caravan & Camping Park
Penhale Farm
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 26 Reviews
              8/10 from 26 Reviews

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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 can’t 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 wasn’t 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 didn’t 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.

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Bikerbutch 4 reviews from this member

This site was really nice. Especially if you want peace and quiet. Its a little way away from any amenities, but there is a small farm type shop where we could get bread, bacon and milk that sort of thing. The GF says these reviews have to be critical so, points I found a little difficult.

The price - at 16 quid a night in june for a small tent and two of us, it was the most expensive site we visited that summer.

The location - beautiful, and quiet, but also quite a distance from anything, the nearest pub (where the mixed grill was possibly the best ive ever had) was just a tiny bit too far to walk it, well once youve had a few anyway.

Oh, and take a mallet! we didn't have one, and getting our pegs in the ground after a nice dry spell was quite difficult.

HIGHLY recommend this site, ideally you need to drive anywhere you go though, although I did notice there was some quite clear instructions on how to get to nearby places like Fowey by bus on the facilities noticeboard.

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Gingerbreadman 9 reviews from this member

Stayed for ten days, for touring the area. Not what I was expecting. Pitching was interesting and after getting our caravan level, we found the ground which we had to pitch our awning was quite undulating and unlevel. The site itself is great, albeit basic, with stunning views. When the winds started, I thought we may have to take our awning down, as with good ground pegs and storm straps it still caused us some concern as to whether the awning would remain standing. An ideal place to base from for touring the local area. Lots to do but we did find that a car was needed for most of the attractions and driving some of the lanes around here not for the fainthearted. The site redeemed itself with the feeling of being friendly and spacious enough not to be in anyone's pocket. The owners are friendly and are available to answer your questions with Wi-Fi on site ( although it's not secure ) for the young ones. Decent showers and toilets, would be on my list of sites to visit if touring this area again.

Date of Visit: October 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: TonyAnne 1 review from this member

Can thoroughly recommend Penhale as an ideal base to explore this beautiful area, particularly for walking. You can walk from the site across the fields to the coastal path (15 mins), walk a bit further through the woods and you will find an excellent pub, and restaurant, although we were happy with the pub and didn't try the restaurant. Fowey is beautiful, explore the village and go over the ferry as a foot passenger and walk round the headland. Also visited Looe and Polperro, all delightful and within a short drive, or we used the bus.

The site was tidy, facilities clean, lovely view and we had spectacular sunsets. Quiet at this time of the year which suited us ideally. The owners were about if needed. We shall be back.

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