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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 85 to 90                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: July 2010 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Geddes 8 reviews from this member

Spent 9 nights at this lovely little site. The owners were very kind and helpful and were tireless in their efforts to maintain the high standards on site. It was almost like having our tourer pitched in someone's very pretty garden! We were fortunate with our weather also, as the sun shone for most of our time there. Came away completely refreshed and rested having enjoyed the peace and quiet, a few long walks with some stunning views, and some nice trips out from the site. We were a bit daunted at the almost vertical descent from the site to the village, but by the end of our time there, we were managing it with no bother at all. (Even the locals just take the hill at slow steady pace)

The only criticism I would make, is that perhaps the toilets and showers could be a bit more modern. Of the three showers in the Ladies, only one was roomy and large, the other two were really far too small to wash/dry/dress etc., however, they were spotlessly clean, even when we had some rain, there were no muddy grassy footprints that are usually found on sites in bad weather.

That said, hope we can go back there again sometime.

Date of Visit: June 2010 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Em1982 8 reviews from this member

We have just returned from our second stay at this site and was determined to find 5 mins to tell everyone what a fab site it is and how lovely the owners Kevin and Trudy are, mind you everyone seems to have done that all ready but I will continue

We visited for the first time last year and this was our second trip down, as mentioned the last 4 miles are narrow country roads, and some of the locals are not very good at moving over when you have a tourer on the back but it is worth the journey, as the passenger I try and lean forward and look ahead to warn OH by saying car (or something along that lines as it was last year!)

On the site there are 7 hard standing pitches and grass pitches as well as statics, you have the norm washing up facilities, showers and toilets, laundry and hot drinks area. You are timed to 7 mins hot

Water in the showers but I have always found this to be plenty including when washing my hair and other lady things!

On both occasions Kevin and Trudy have been very friendly and helpful, including charging my camera batteries for me when my charger died it's death!

In the local village are 2 pubs and a local shop and newsagents as well as a tea shop, we have yet to try out the food in the local pub's or the tea shop, oh what a shame may have to go back again then :)

Fowey is accessible by foot ferry from pulruan or car ferry from bodnick (just to warn you there seems to be no way of getting off this ferry with out hitting the anti snake bar especially at low tide!)

All in all a fantastic site that in my opinion deserves 11/10 and 5 stars and we will be back again at some point.

Date of Visit: June 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Caroline + John 1 review from this member

This site was beautiful and clean, the toilets were spotless however the water pressure to the wash basins was a bit weak. Most pitches were level and those that weren't were only on a slight gradient.

The owners Trudy and Kevin were lovely people who couldn't do enough for you and were always friendly. We would recommend this site to anyone, we will be going again in the future.

Date of Visit: June 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: OGRItheCamper 1 review from this member

We just spent a fabulous break at the Polruan site which is run immaculately by owners Kevin and Trudy who are assisted by their sons. The site has a shop for all the essentials we needed and it is very good value for money too. There's also a fruit and veg delivery which I think is daily Monday to Friday and he also sells loaves which is handy if the shop runs out.

The instructions to reach the site are spot-on. The roads to the site are beautiful with stunning views of Lantic Bay but they are narrow and you need to be sensible and alert to use them safely. Having said that, they are wide enough for all cars or large MPV's(which is what we drive).

Kevin greeted us and allocated us a pitch but invited us to go and look at several others to make sure we were happy with his allocation. We had a good look around but felt his choice was right on the money. The pitches are fairly generous all slightly sloping but nothing to worry about.

The campsite is very clean and tidy and there are lots of notices as previous reviewers have said but we were happy that they were for guidance to ensure our comfort and to maintain the site in it's current excellent condition. All the tent pitches had excellent sea views.

Just for the record the toilets, showers, dishwashing facilities, laundry area, and even the refuse area are all immaculate. There is a fridge and a micrwave set aside for all campers to use. Access to the fridge and microwave is 9am to 9pm.

Kevin happily charged my mobile phone and froze our freezer blocks for us. Trudy and Kevin are always on hand if you need them and we did have a few conversations along the way.

The walk to Polruan village from the campsite is about 10 minutes and again it's stunning and downhill. Allow twice the time for coming back. We found that the walk back became easier every time you do it. In the village there are two pubs and having read previous reviews we went straight to the Russell Arms where the landlady kindly poured me samples of all the available bitters on tap so I could choose my favourite. She was very knowledgeable about them all too. So then we ordered food, we both ordered the Proper Job cod and chips. This may not sound terribly exciting but we both scored it slightly ahead of Rick Stein's efforts. Just go and try it.

There's a general store just up the hill from the pub and an excellent tearoom almost next door to the pub. There's a post office / gift shop on the Quay.

A short walk from the Russell Arms is the Quay from which you can take a passenger ferry to Fowey for 1. 20 each. We did this several times. Getting away from the main street in Fowey is rewarding because you find that the part of the town not given over to tourism is paradoxically exactly what the tourists are looking for.

There are many walks from the campsite, we did the Hall Walk which leads to Polruan village or Bodinnick ferry depending on whether you go left or right from the woods. The track to Polruan village is a pretty and gentle walk.

We also journeyed to the usual places of Looe, Polperro and Mevagissey. I only mention it to advise heading for Lanreath first if you're aiming for Looe because although it's a few more miles, it's a lot quicker than going the shortest distance. For Mevagissey go via Boddinick on the car ferry to Fowey.

We both wanted to stay longer because we were so chilled out. When we left the site Kevin and Trudy both came out to say goodbye and to thank us for coming and invited us back in the future. We felt this was a really nice touch and a good indication of the care and effort that the put into their site. We'll be back before too long I'm sure.

Date of Visit: April 2010 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Oldgazza 25 reviews from this member

There seems little more I can add that hasn't already been said about this wonderful site.

Friendly welcome, excellent facilities, fantastic location at the top of a steep hill. This site should be used as a model for what small sites should provide, I cannot compliment it higher than that.

Two good pubs in Polruan, good food at the Luggers, didn't eat at Russell Arms, good real ales from St Austell brewery at both and dog friendly too.

Excellent walks from site on coastal path and the wonderful Hall walk around the estuary with stunning views, then across on car ferry to Fowey with its many shops, pubs and restaurants. We ate at the Galleon pub on Town Quay which deserves special mention for a fine Farmers Platter and an excellent range of real ales by pump and gravity, then the short passenger ferry back across to Polruan

We enjoyed a three night stop here but wished we had longer. Be prepared for narrow approach roads on the last part in to site about three miles, well worth it though.

Not much here for kids, a small swing in bottom field, but I don't think the site is aiming for families really unless your kids truly appreciate a lovely natural environment.

Overall Highly recommended.

Date of Visit: April 2010 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Maxt46 52 reviews from this member

Spent a couple of nights at this site in early April, thought it was great!

Showers and toilets were very clean, and were included in price (some might say free but feel it's all in calculation).

Good little shop, nice people in charge, no negatives at all really.

Just be aware the roads (lanes) leading up to site are very narrow and care is needed, but once there you can leave van on site and catch little bus at gate, takes you to Polperro and Looe great! far better than driving!

Or better still why not jump on the little passenger ferry across to Fowey.

The village with its 2 good pubs is only a ten minute walk away downhill, but walk back is a bit of a struggle uphill!

Like to think I will return one day but with so many places to visit it's becoming a struggle to get to them all.

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