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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 September

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 36 Reviews
              8/10 from 36 Reviews


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Date of Visit: September 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Boo-yeh 3 reviews from this member

Firstly, great views, really beautiful. Also, the location within reasonable walking distance of Fowey and Polkerris Beach where the eating and drinking options are plentiful.

Site facilities are ok if a little tired. All kept pretty clean with everything there you really need.

Pitches (well certainly ours) are a good size with plenty of room for caravan, towing vehicle and awning. And of course the great view.

The welcome was efficient more than friendly but no real problems there.

The only real drawback? The site is adjacent to a busy road and the noise from this is noticeable at most hours of the day and night. This of course means that access to the site is pretty good but could impact any light sleepers.

Will we return - possibly, jury is still out.

Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Stan on tour 31 reviews from this member

Lovely well maintained site with well spaced out pitches all with beautiful sea and countryside views. Great facilities including a small shop and helpful staff who provided a map of local walks, both through the fields to the nearby beach where we had a pub lunch and into Fowey. Fowey is beautiful and whilst its an okay walk it would perhaps be an option to get a taxi back up the hill if visiting in the evening. There is also a local bus service. Our only slight niggle was the road noise but I suspect pitches further down the site wouldn't hear this.

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Cumbrian Classic 2 reviews from this member

My family and I have just returned from a really enjoyable stay at Penhale Caravan site. The pitches are very spacious with beautiful far reaching views towards the sea. The toilets were always kept clean, with a lovely addition of lots of vases of fresh flowers placed along the sinks. The site is well kept, the recycling bins and waste bins were emptied regularly and all the members of staff we met were very helpful and friendly. There is designated walk from the campsite along the fields, this leads down to the road to Polkerris, where we enjoyed excellent food and a drink or two at the beachside Rashleigh Arms. There are lots of good takeaways in the local area and as we also took our car, were able to visit lots of attractions all over Cornwall. The only downside is that the campsite is situated on a narrow fast main road which does not have any paths, so walking or bike riding along this steep road into the local town of Par isn't very safe, but in a car or on the bus, no problem at all. We would definitely recommend this campsite and would love to return here next time we venture down to Cornwall.

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: AR001 1 review from this member

Positive - Excellent location. 5 minutes drive from Fowey. Lovely walks from the campsite. Excellent sea view.

Negative - the toilet/shower block seemed to be cleaned once per day. This is insufficient for the number of guests on the site. By the following morning the showers were still full of sand/dirt/grass. Unlike many other campsite we have stayed on, there was no mop available for guests to give the main showers a quick clean between usage. The toilets frequently ran out of toilet paper in the evenings. On both Thursdays that we stayed there, the handsoap in both the ladies and gents toilets ran out late afternoon. During our second week this had not been replenished by 9. 45am the following morning. The dishwashing area had four sinks, with only two plugs. We actually purchased a plug from a hardware store in order that we could wash up. Underneath the sinks was filthy and had not been cleaned for sometime (many dead spiders/grass on the floor).

This site has an amazing location and would be fantastic if more time was allocated to maintaining its facilities.

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Gylian 1 review from this member

Lovely site, owner Jenny very welcoming, constantly cleaning toilets etc this site is a credit to her and all staff.

Only criticism we had (our group of 4 couples and 4 large tents) is that the tent field is very sloping, we had to level out our beds, tables etc as best we could with lots of wood planks (which we brought for our campfire!), its a shame because otherwise a perfect site.

Jenny was happy for us to have our essential campfire, ours is self contained and raised off the grass and also used for cooking on every night.

They sell milk at only a couple of pence more than the supermarket and other basics bacon etc.

You can walk to Polkerris beach from the site, turn left out of the fields when you get to the road and it is a little rocky, turn right and going down the hill is fine but coming back is not for the faint hearted, it is incredibly steep. There is a couple of pubs and little shop, views are gorgeous.

Not sure if we would go back, but if we didn't it would be purely for the sloping issue.

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Wsseaman 58 reviews from this member

A lovely, quiet site with fantastic views. Most pitches were laid to grass, with a few hard standing ones along one side. We had a serviced pitch and the site's wifi was free and we never lost the signal, even at night. The owners were friendly and non intrusive, we didn't see them very much during our weeks stay.

The village of Fowey was about a mile away and easily within walking distance. It has a harbour and some old fashioned shops, well worth the walk. We also did one of the trails which was on a map given to us by the site owners, a slightly longer walk to Par Sands. The beach is dog friendly and is very sandy. Our three dogs had a great time there, and there is a pub nearby with a huge beer garden, which is also is also dog friendly.

The local bus (Nr 25) picks up and stops just outside the campsite. Dogs can use the bus and are free. We used it to go to St Austell but it does go further. Unfortunately being a local bus it does go round the block and back a bit! There was a bus stop about ten mins down the road where you can get the Nr 24 bus which we think is a more direct one and goes to Truro. We used the train from Par Station to go to Truro. Dogs were allowed on the train and were free. Truro was much larger and had all the high street shops you would expect of a large town.

We would definitely stay here again as it was so peaceful. We didn't use the showers so couldn't comment on them. There was no play area or club house on site.

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