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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 115 Reviews
                9/10 from 115 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 Pitches   Public Transport On Site  Dog Walk 

Reviews:  115 in total, now showing 13 to 18                 Previous 6          Next 6
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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.

Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Dubdogs 119 reviews from this member

Stayed at this site for a couple of nights over a weekend at the end of a trip around Cornwall.

On arrival it's obvious this site is well looked after and that kind of sets the scene for the stay. There is a sheet of rules that the owners want you to adhere to, but whilst it looks a lot; these are really common sense that keeps everyone's stay enjoyable. Facilities were good and always clean; the shop was well stocked, the location was excellent for the pubs in the village, the coastpath and the passenger ferry over to Fowey.

The camping fields are a little sloping, so getting level is a challenge; but that's made up for with the great views out to sea. The grass is well kept and there is nice formal and informal planting of flowers and native plants around the site. The road in to the site is single track in places, which did mean a fair bit of reversing to passing places when we left.

It's a shame the site doesn't open for longer throughout the year, as it'd be great to visit in winter.

All-in-all a really good site that we're glad we ended our holiday at. We'll look forward to returning hopefully next year.

Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Static Rating:
Reviewer: Colnjan 1 review from this member

We have just returned from another stay at this fantastic holiday site and it is as amazing as ever. The owners Kevin, Trudy and their son Barry work so hard to keep everywhere immaculate and clean, and their hospitality is simply first class.

The views are magnificent and it is so peaceful and quiet that relaxing is easy. We hadn't been away for a couple of years so being able to just switch off and enjoy ourselves was very important and that is exactly what we did, we can't wait to get back again soon.

I would not hesitate to recommend this gem of a place to anybody, the views, peace, . Everything!Big thanks of course to Kev, Trudy and Barry for making our holiday and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Date of Visit: June 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Carlydeb 4 reviews from this member

Wonderful site, family run, immaculate facilities, toilets and showers spotlessly clean free hot showers. Free WI FI, very friendly and helpful owners. Site shop well stocked and good prices. Our 7. 5 metre motorhome was on the top end of the permitted length due to access but we had no problem getting onto the site and pitching up on level grass. Lovely sea views. An abundance of wild life around site and the ducks daily visits made everyone smile. The site is very well run and Polruan has two good pubs and across the water by ferry Fowey is very unspoilt and pretty.

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Henryfox 11 reviews from this member

Just returned from a fantastic visit to this immaculate site, the sea views from the camping fields are brilliant. The site is family run by Trudie, Kevin and there son Barry they are so welcoming and helpful.

We stayed on one of the 6 perfectly level hard standing pitches, don't worry if you haven't got a motor mover as Barry and Kevin are always on hand to help push your van into position.

This was our second visit to the site and we were not disappointed, the site shop is well stocked with not only lots of lovely goodies but also all the essentials you need. I had to make a purchase of mozi repellent and after bite and it was a fraction of the cost I would of paid had I purchased them from a chemist. There is a van that comes round every other day selling fresh bread, cakes, scones and fruit & veg.

We stayed here for 10 days and only used our car once, we used the local ferry to visit Fowey & Mevagissey we even hired a boat for a couple of days to visit some of the coves that can only be reached from the sea. We were spoilt for walks and views the local pubs served amazing locally caught & grown food.

How this place has not won loo of the year I really don't know. The only disappointment is that it's not open all year round, we would love to visit in the winter.

Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Chalkypilot 27 reviews from this member

A beautiful, quiet and peaceful site in a great location at the top of Polruan, with some sea views and just steps from the SW coastal path. When we were there at the start of June were one of only half a dozen units and a couple of tents, but the generous spacing of the pitches is such that even when busy I imagine there's a feeling of space and privacy. The site is immaculately kept and cared for, but retains a natural feel with plenty of trees, wild flowers, bird nesting boxes etc. The showers, toilets and dishwashing facilities are absolutely spotless, probably the cleanest we've encountered on a campsite, and the reception, washing machines, shop and information point are all comprehensively equipped and thoughtfully presented. The quayside at Polruan is a 15 minute walk from the campsite (though a very steep hill to climb back up!) and from here you can catch the little ferry across to Fowey, which runs in the summer until 9. 30pm I think (do check), so you can have dinner in Fowey and get the boat back as the sun goes down. There are a couple of pubs and a tea shop in Polruan itself – we only tried the Lugger Inn, which was fine. This campsite is a credit to the family that own and run it – a gem of a site. Hope we can return.

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