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Polruan Holidays Camping & Caravanning
Polruan By 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 
 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 
 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 

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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.

Date of Visit: May 2012 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Jewell26 4 reviews from this member

We have just returned from spending the bank holiday weekend at this lovely site. (And the rain only fell at night!) This was our third or fourth visit. Kevin and Trudy are always very welcoming and knowledgeable about the surrounding area. There is plenty of walking close at hand, the coast path is literally over the road and across a field, so no need to move the motorhome unless you want to visit the many local attractions within the vicinity. It is a very quiet site and a lovely spot to relax and enjoy the scenery.

The site is beautifully maintained and the facilities are spotlessly clean. The information room is full with books to borrow and leaflets of local interest, internet access etc. There is a well-stocked shop and also a man comes round in his van selling fruit and veg, croissants and scones etc.

A short walk down the hill to Polruan and across the passenger ferry to Fowey is a novelty and there are trips up the river or take the ferry to Mevagissey.

We will definitely be returning.

Date of Visit: May 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Blutone 6 reviews from this member

Another year, another visit, still a very well run site, that is immaculate in its appearance, we were put off though by the amount of rules and signs that were put up around the site, it really did unnerve us. This site is really lovely and it does its job, the thing is why did we leave a day early and breath a a sigh of relief??. In all honesty after reading all the do, s and don'ts we got a feeling that maybe we were just being tolerated rather than welcomed? Dunno really, its a shame that the owner has had to resort to these methods, but obviously he has had lots of problems with rowdy campers!

Its still a good site in a lovely location, but I think we, ll give it a miss for now. Oh and by the way we don't have children and we are not rowdy haha

Date of Visit: April 2012 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: TotnesTravellers 24 reviews from this member

Lovely site! Situated just above Polruan (yes it is quite a steep hill back up) this site is very well placed for exploring this part of Cornwall. The Coast Path can be accessed just outside the site entrance for heading east and the foot ferry to Fowey is regular for going west. Polruan has two pubs, a good cafe and a village shop as well as a post office so the basics are available close to hand. Extremely well kept site with good clean facilities. Owners are very helpful indeed. Reasonably stocked site shop, good collection of books, games if wet. Certainly a site we will be happy to return too.

Date of Visit: April 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Oxymandias 1 review from this member

This family run is at the top of Polruan's fore street and we stayed in the lower field which had great views of the surrounding fields and sea.

We stayed for 7 nights and The facilities were always clean and in full working order. Kevin also jump started our car for us when it ran out of juice after standing too long. The shop which is on site has most basics, we bought a new kettle, firelighters, matches and soft drinks whilst we were there. Prices were not unreasonable.

We had two dogs with us and walking them along the coastal path which is about 5 mins walk from the site was always a pleasure.

We've visited Plruan on a number of occasions and love drinking in the Lugger at the bottom of the town, taking the ferry over the harbour to Fowey or taking one of the many walks in the area.

Site is quiet and well kept and the owners are very friendly will definitely be returning.

Date of Visit: April 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Thealdertons 1 review from this member

What an excellent site, spread over 4 small fields with approx 7 gravel pitches (with hook up) set aside for touring caravans nicely located on a perfectly kept flat lawn close to the toilets, showers, washup etc.

Motor homes seemed to use the middle field with the majority of tents net along but I get the impression Kevin is very flexible.

Site has a great location, quiet and out of the way but close to some lovely walks and a village with decent pubs that still have character.

Owners were wonderfully helpful and keep the whole site immaculate, it is clear that they take pride in ensuring you have a good stay.

Their on site shop has fresh stocks of everything you could wish for at reasonable prices, no need to drive out to get anything you forget unless you fancy a lovely drive along the various local lanes.

A walk along to Lantic Bay is well worth the effort and our drive out to Bodmin Jail was excellent fun with first class food.

The best site we have ever stayed at.

Date of Visit: September 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Indimeg 2 reviews from this member

We have just returned home from 6 nights at this lovely campsite, sadly due to the weather conditions(delta pegs on order!) we had to cut our stay short but this is a fantastic site just a little exposed but that's a price you pay for the beautiful views of this rugged coastline.

The site itself is spotless & the friendly owners work very hard to keep it that way. We had a nearly level pitch with EHU, and quite sheltered.

Plenty of walks from the site, we caught the local bus to Polperro and walked the coastal path back approx 7 miles, spectacular.

Well stocked shop and great information room, the loos and showers again were always clean.

The pubs in Polruan are very good, yes the walk back is steep but not too bad. All in all we would recommend this site if peace, space and tranquilty is what you need, just lovely, shame we left it so late in the year to discover it.

We can't comment on the child friendliness of this site as we don't have any & there wasn't any children on site when we were there.

However very dog friendly - we even took him on the bus!

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Levoh 16 reviews from this member

A beautiful site which is spotless everywhere. There are modern toilets and showers which, surprisingly these days, are free. The site has very spacious pitches and the owners couldn't do more to make us welcome and were on hand when we needed them.

There are some fantastic walks very nearby and Polruan, with it's Pubs, a shop, a cafe and a pedestrian ferry to Fowey, is only a 10 min. Walk down the hill. The walk back up the hill is quite demanding but we did it in less than the 20 mins. Quoted by the owner !

All in all we could not fault the site however I would make a small observation in that the tap for the hose on the chemical loo emptying station could do with raising a little so that the cassette could be washed out properly without kinking the hose.

I think that a site which comes out of a review with such a minor quibble has to be the tops. Try it for yourself and enjoy rural Cornwall at its best.

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: DannyandJen 2 reviews from this member

We stayed at this campsite for 6 nights in August 2011. Overall we had a fantastic experience.

The campsite was clean, toilet block well equipt and we never had to wait for showers, lots of hot water. The reception area was really helpful with a whole room full of brochures and leaflets. The shop was excellent and had a good range of food and cleaning items. There was also a washing machine and dryer which was very useful, and enough sinks for washing up.

The view from the tent was fab, pitch size big enough for a good size tent and a car. We unknowingly stayed at the campsite Fowey regatta week. As luck would have it the regatta was excellent we really enjoyed the atmosphere in the towns.

For the view alone we would recommend getting water taxis from Polruan to Fowey for 1. 50 each this was the easiest way to get around the bay. Botallack had a car ferry further up the river.

Be aware there is a really steep hill from Polruan port up to the campsite, which at the end of the evening was tough (and we like to think we are quite fit!). However, there is a pub at the bottom of the hill which we found useful before we started the walk!

The Eden project was definitely worth a visit, Fowey kayaks were also a great way to see the bay and from the campsite a walk to Great Lantic beach is highly recommended. Sam's restaurant in Fowey was awesome, just get there early! Red admiral mackrel fishing was also a highlight.

Overall the campsite just complemented a lovely part of Cornwall which we thoroughly enjoyed, we would definitely go back again.

An adult focused campsite, which for us was great, just make sure you buy all your food and drink in St Austell before you arrive as the drive from there to the campsite is quite long.

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Geoff.G 2 reviews from this member

What a beautiful camp site everything about it is first class from the stunning location to the spotless facilities.

The owners are so friendly and helpful, nothing is too much trouble for them they work really hard to keep the site so nice with lovely flowers everywhere.

The on site shop is really well stocked and not expensive. Kev puts a weather forecast up on the notice board every day and there is one of the most comprehensive ranges of local information I have ever seen almost a mini library.

All these extra touches add up to one of the best sites I have ever visited.

The location is so peaceful with some lovely walks nearby. As previously stated the hill back up from Polruan is really really steep but you do get used to it especially after a few drinks or a trip on the very handy ferry across to Fowey.

All in all if you want somewhere quiet to relax but not isolated this is the place to go brilliant!

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