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Visitor Reviews - Polruan Holidays Camping & Caravanning

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Polruan Holidays Camping & Caravanning
Polruan By Fowey
Fowey
Cornwall (East)   (Browse area)
PL23 1QH
Tel: 01726 870263
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Pitches: 35
Open: 01/04 To 01/10

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 114 Reviews
                9/10 from 114 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
Facilities
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available   Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop On Site   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant <1 mile   Wifi Access 
Activities
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <1 mile   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   Cycle Hire   Golf   Tennis 
 Beach <1 mile   Watersports <1 mile   Boat Launch / Mooring <5 miles 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport On Site 

Reviews:  114 in total, now showing 55 to 60                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Mrs badcrumble 7 reviews from this member

What a brilliant site. Kevin and Trudy are a lovely friendly couple who work hard to keep the site tidy and the facilities spotless. There is a laundry room with a hot drinks machine, fridge and microwave for the use of campers and you can put your freezer packs in the dedicated freezer in the shop free of charge.

Kevin loaned us an extra long EHU cable without charge or deposit. Prices in the shop are reasonable and the basics are available, supplemented by the veg man on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings who also sells scones and croissants.

There's a small but well stocked grocers halfway down the hill for meat, wine, fresh bread etc, otherwise it's quite a way to the nearest supermarket. Didn't try the Lugger but had a very nice meal in the Russell, good portions and not too pricey.

We were in the upper camping field which is a little more sheltered than the lower field, both of which have gorgeous sea views. Considering the amount of rain we had, the ground drained extremely well apart from the last day when some cars needed a little push up from the lower field in the morning, but much better than we expected given the continual downpours we experienced.

Polruan is down a steepish hill but it's not too bad coming back, just take it easy. Foot ferry to Fowey runs every 10 minutes or so, or drive to Bodinnick (4 miles, single track roads with passing places) for the little car ferry.

Handy for the Eden Project(well worth the money, we bought our tickets online and you can validate them to get free entry for the next 12 months), Heligan/Polperro and Looe.

Yes, there are a lot of signs on the site, but the only ones to raise an eyebrow about were over the sinks in the ladies which mean none of the mirrors in the ladies are actually above a sink, so you have to do a little side step while washing, and that's the only fault I can find!

Yes, extreme quiet is expected at night, which means you get the best night's sleep ever. We didn't find the owners intrusive or overbearing with rules, they pretty much leave you to get on with it but they're around if you need them and are very helpful when you do. We'll definitely be back to this lovely little site.

Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Tavyoaps 1 review from this member

Beautifully kept small site with good hardstanding for small motorhomes. Kevin and Trudy -the site owners work extremely hard, whatever the weather.

The toilets and showers are always spotless. We are looking forward to our third visit in the autumn.

Polruan itself is a delightful place with good pubs etc and walkable from site ( 10mins down, 20 mins up !)

A foot passenger ferry is available from Polruan over to the larger Fowey.

Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Levoh 16 reviews from this member

What a super time we had again at this site. This site must be one of the cleanest, well equipped and well run sites in the country let alone the county ! The owners, Kevin and Trudy couldn't do more to make our stay enjoyable if they tried.

The location is fantastic and after a couple of days the hill back up from Polruan is no problem. Do yourself a big favour and stay on this site at least once. I guarantee that you will come back again.

Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Sunbeam03 24 reviews from this member

The entrance route is not for the faint hearted with a caravan as it is accessed by narrow roads which you have to take the 'we are bigger than you' approach with cars - if you meet another caravan there would be issues!

The site itself is very well kept however too regimented for our liking and perhaps too many signs telling you what you can't do. The pitches are all hardstanding but a little cramped - for tents it was more spacious (perhaps touring caravans where an after thought)

The toilets/showers are very clean however the showers were on a timer which is a little annoying as the buttons are outside the cubicle also a key code was needed to access the toilets/showers which may be a little excessive.

The staff are friendly and the shop is well stocked, you also get a delivery van selling local produce coming a couple of times a week.

Very nice location with good coastal walks nearby the campsite you can get a foot ferry to Fowey which is a walk down the hill - the return journey is VERY steep and perhaps not suitable for all although there is a car ferry nearby also two nice pubs in the local village both serving good food and a local general store nearby but again down the hill.

Overall a nice site perhaps a little isolated but on a bus route

Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: DickyMint87 4 reviews from this member

We stayed at Polruan Holiday Park last June and have to say how much we enjoyed staying here, the only downside was the weather (no-one can do anything about that) which was a shame as they are so many places to visit and explore!

The family who run it were extremely helpful, kind and very polite, facilities very good and exceptional clean toilets and showers, and very clean grounds

If there is one downside it has to be the very narrow roads leading to the site! we called it the Pixie Highway! but it would not put us off returning

Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Jackie001 4 reviews from this member

This site is maintained to the highest standards, the toilets and showers are spotless, the grass is very neat and short and yet I'm afraid the site itself has a soulless feel. I'm convinced this is due to the fact that on arrival you are handed an A4 sheet of rules which make you feel as if you cannot be trusted to behave. One rule tells you to stick to the 5 mph limit - why is this necessary when there are 5 mph signs there? One rule tells you not to smoke in any public building as it is against the law - again there are signs up everywhere so why do they need to write it down again? They also have to remind parents that they are responsible for their children, apparently parents would completely forget that fact if they didn't remind them of it. Extreme peace and quiet is required between 10. 30pm and 8am - it's this sort of tone that runs all through the very long list of rules which by the end left me feeling battered and bruised and scared of sneezing.

Right, my rant about the rules is over now. I hope the owners actually think about how these can make people feel. My advice would be to put them up in the office if you really feel you have to but do not hand them out to your visitors. I am now on a site that has no rule sheet either handed out or on the office wall and yet I haven't seen any speeding and there is zero noise and it is only 10pm. Mind you, it is probably swarming with Sex Offenders!

Here are my views on other points on the campsite in case you feel you can live with the rules.

The pitches are pretty small. I only just had room for my small VW campervan and a utility tent.

The site is very manicured, hardly a blade of grass out of place and I know a lot of people like that but it's not for me.

The position was fabulous - fantastic views out to sea and a lovely 15 minute walk down to the pubs (25 mins back I'd say).

The children's play area has just 2 swings, which look brand new and unused. I didn't see any children on the site when I was there.

On my second and last night here there was a bad storm with very high winds and my utility tent was flattened by the morning. Some other campers in a trailer tent also had trouble with flooding but the owners didn't come over to ask how we were doing.

So, as you can tell by now, this site is not for me which is a shame due to its fantastic location. If only I hadn't read the rules I would probably have enjoyed it here.

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