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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 September

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 34 Reviews
              8/10 from 34 Reviews

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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 57 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.

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Waggyfromderby 31 reviews from this member

This site could easily be a top rated site but a couple of things let it down. The toilets were not cleaned daily and on Sunday I had difficulty finding a clean enough shower to use. It is obviously looked after but maybe a staff shortage. The other annoyance was the noisy cattle. They had probably had their calves removed. They were so noisy 24 hours a day. Obviously this won't happen year round but it was really bad for the four days we were here

The site itself is in a good location. And the terraced field means everyone gets a good view of the sea. Walk to par beach in about an hour. Long and short routes to Fowey _ the long route along the coast path is my favourite but it's up and down. Fowey beach is not dog friendly _ why as no one else was using it but the beach near Menabilly is and it was popular with dog walkers. Polkerris beach too was empty as no dogs allowed so the pub there didn't get our custom either whilst the Ship at Par beach was full and Par beach, with all it space and dunes was full of doggy types. Perhaps Cornwall should review it's beach dog policies just as Heligan an Eden have allowed dogs so as to increase their visitor numbers.

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.

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