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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 7 to 12                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Cal dek 1 review from this member

Just returned from an August bank holiday stay at Polruan. Our experience was fantastic. Granted the weather was as good as in the med but the site and welcome was second to none.

We had fabulous views on a very generous extremely well maintained corner plot on the bottom field.

The owners were more than accommodating in every way possible.

A totally wonderful break. Thank you. No hesitation in recommending to anyone considering staying there.

Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Daisyadventures 3 reviews from this member

An excellent and immaculate small site. Everything from the planting to the laundry to the toilet facilities is spotless. Not a site for those that want to be noisy - a lot of its magic was its peace and quiet, which the owners are keen to maintain. A warm welcome. One of the best stocked shops I have ever seen on a site (no license so you need to bring your own alcohol). And a open backed van arrives 2/3 times weekly with fresh locally grown produce which is a real treat. Great location for getting into Fowey and walking generally. We will be back.

Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: MarkKnowles 2 reviews from this member

We attended this campsite for the second time and had an equally great experience as the first time.

The site is very well maintained and spotlessly clean. I would highly recommend the site. It has the best views I have ever had at a campsite and a great camp shop. Polruan is a small and friendly place where you can get good meals from the local pubs and cafes.

We are definitely going to return.

The ferry to Fowey is fun and very frequent and the walks along the coast are amazing.

It is a really well maintained and comfortable campsite. Its very popular as we saw many of the same faces from our last visit which is a nice thing to recognise people from before.

Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: BigErnie 29 reviews from this member

We stopped at the site for two nights at the end of a week in Cornwall and were very pleased with the choice we’d made. On arrival at the site, it was very attractive with lots of flowers and well kept pitches.

We were asked to pitch just inside the entrance on the circle of grass but we were concerned by the proximity to the other units because of our dogs, the owner was very accommodating and moved us to a pitch in the field behind reception which was just perfect for our needs; whilst we had requested electric hook up we ended up on a non-electric pitch which really didn’t matter in the height of the summer as we were able to put our perishables in the communal fridge and charge up our phones etc. Free of charge in reception.

The views from our pitch were beautiful and there was masses of space between us and our neighbours. The facilities were great, very clean and well looked after with a very well stocked shop and a fruit and veg man who visited the site every other day. We did notice that the site seemed to have quite a few rules about noise etc. But we were quite happy for these as it meant that our stay was quiet and thoroughly relaxing.

There is great walking off of the site (providing you don’t mind hills!) with easy access to the coast path and into the village where we tried The Lugger Inn for dinner on our second night. I can’t compliment the food enough, the pub was pretty busy but they were happy to accommodate us and our dogs for dinner providing we had booked in advance.

Great site and beautiful area, wouldn’t hesitate to come back here.

Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Poppy 117 4 reviews from this member

An incredible site, really a class above. We travelled to Cornwall from Hampshire in our vintage campervan and received a warm welcome, a flat pitch (Some have a small slope, easily levelled) and facilities to write home about, incredible clean and well kept. I believe the fee to be low, but the owners want to remain competitive with nearby sites. Situated at the top of the hill the Polruan side of the Fowey estuary, a local foot passenger ferry connects the two. The nearby Lantic Beach and Hall walk are well worth a visit. A quiet site with numerous rules (which boil down to leave things as you'd like to find them, and respect the site and your fellow campers). Visits from a local veg van, hot food van (mondays and with a well stocked site shop. Clean toilets, hot showers, hot water at washing up point, grey water and toilet disposal. We used the electric hook up and free WiFi, I can't recommend this site enough.

Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Mikemoss 18 reviews from this member

Virtually all the other reports on this site are favourable, and while we agree with many of them we’re going to concentrate on our own experience, which was the most stressful and unpleasant in more than 40 years of camping.

It all centred around the multitude of rules and regulations. Despite the fact that they’re posted on the website and you have to sign in agreement when booking, you’re given yet another copy on arrival, and each rule is then repeated and expanded to an improbable degree on a large noticeboard at reception. Virtually every suitable surface throughout the site carries reminders or what you can and cannot do.

Yes, many of the site’s rules are sensible, like speed limits and respecting other campers. But others are simply weird, and none really need repeating so many times. At first we found all this control freakery slightly amusing - until we fell foul of the rule barring all visitors. We’d booked specifically to see our daughter, who was working all summer in Polruan. She met us as we arrived, and – unaware of any rule about visitors – was upset to be promptly shown the gate in a very rude and unfriendly manner.

We explained that my wife was suffering from cancer, and frequently became very tired as a result of her ongoing therapy. We also explained that our daughter had very limited time off and would like to join us one evening for a barbecue. But despite pleading for a little forbearance and offering to pay to add her to the list of permitted occupants, we were met with a blank stone wall of refusal without an ounce of compassion, understanding or apology from the charmless management.

Woe betide anyone who disobeys the iron rule of the family in charge of this place. Yes, our daughter was naughty and crept in through an open gate to spend a couple of hours with her mother. But surely this was no excuse for the owner’s son to accuse me of having ‘invented’ my 73-year-old wife’s cancer. He then ripped our hookup cable from the bollard, and tore our two dog tethers from the pitch, leaving them in a heap on the ground.

So yes, it’s a clean and tidy site with a good sea view and handy access to the coast path. But we found that while the rule of ‘absolute silence’ between 10:30 and 08:00 ensured restful nights, the general air of ‘obey our orders and don’t dare otherwise’ extended throughout the day to stifle the bonhomie that is more usual – and pleasant – on a campsite. This is not a happy place to spend precious holiday time.

I’ve always thought that the way in which issues are dealt with is the distinction between good and bad management. Our experience here exposed the reality beneath the outward appearance of cleanliness and calm.

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