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Reviews of Ruthern Valley Holidays

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Ruthern Valley Holidays
Cornwall (East)   (Browse area)
PL30 5LU
Tel: 01208 831395
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Pitches: 26 pitch 4 wigwams 3 pods
Open: All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 38 Reviews
                9/10 from 38 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point 
 Shop On Site   No Bar   No Restaurant   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <1 mile   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   Cycle Hire <5 miles   Golf <5 miles   Tennis <5 miles 
 No Beach   No Watersports   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <5 miles  No Dog Walk 

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Coronavirus Update

Our site is opening in line with government guidance and we are taking bookings for arrivals from 04/07/2020 onwards , please be assured you can book with confidence

For peace of mind of our customers and staff, we have decided to restrict our communal areas and this *may* include shower or toilet facilities being closed. Please contact us for full details of what facilities are available.

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Date of Visit: April 2018 Unit:  Other
Reviewer: Sl2-watts 7 reviews from this member

 We have had a wonderful short break here staying in a Wigwam! This is one of the best sites I have stayed on and I take about 5 trips every year. We had booked a basic pod (we camp in our tent in the summer) but the owner offered us an upgrade at a very reasonable price indeed. The site is beautiful, thoughtfully laid out, well tended, exceptionally clean and had everything we needed. A very quiet and peaceful site, highly recommended for any like minded campers. There's a great play area for children and a small football pitch. Chickens you can feed (the shop sells food 50p). There is a small stream for paddling in, communal fire pit area, and small wooded walks. It is clear to see why the site has won so many David Bellamy awards. Excellent place for star gazing with no light pollution - so ensure you bring a torch! Andrew the owner was very friendly and welcoming, he clearly works hard keeping everything up together. There are lots of facilities we didn't make use of such as cycle hire and laundry. The on site shop was open mornings and afternoons and sold a variety of food stuff and camping things. The wigwams and megapods all had their own picnic tables - very handy. It was bliss being able to enjoy a peaceful breakfast and a pot of tea with only the sounds of birds and the occasional sheep! Oh and great free WiFi that my daughter discovered! My two children age 14 and 11 thoroughly enjoyed it. We were only here for 4 nights - shame it wasn't a week. 

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Wirral Camper 3 reviews from this member

 Wow, what a fantastic site. Turned up without booking, was made to feel very welcome. Lovely pitches for camping, so opted for a nice space between the oak trees. Had a couple of cold beers from the camp shop and just enjoyed the quiet and wildlife. Fantastic facilities with clean toilets and showers. Really nice break. 

Date of Visit: September 2015 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Slinkymn 12 reviews from this member

 This is the second time we've stayed at Ruthern, albeit 12 years between visits! It is exactly as I remembered, the owners are very friendly and helpful, offering me hookup extension cable etc.

We had a gravel pitch with hookup and it was very spacious and quite level. The site is clean and well kept. Facilities are basic but, again, clean and well kept. There was no hot water for washing on one morning, but I'm sure this was just one of those things!

With the Camel trail just down the road, it is a perfect location for cycling, and there are some good pubs nearby. Borough arms is a 30 minute cycle ride (a bit pricey but nice beer garden!)

Would recommend for a short stay and will definitely be visiting again

Many thanks Ruthern 

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Levoh 16 reviews from this member

 A beautiful site with brilliant access to the Camel Trail. We had a very peaceful stay with only the Owls hooting to lull us off to sleep ! Very good washing up/laundry facilities but I wonder if the toilet/shower block would cope at busy times. Owners were very friendly and shop had surprisingly good stock. All in all an A1 site. Thank you. 

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Niall75 8 reviews from this member

 Stayed first weekend of Sept after peak season had just finished. Beautiful weather. Its actually a lovely small site - its website makes it look a lot bigger. Very friendly welcome on arrival - well stocked shop at reception. Really enjoyed staying in the woods, pitches are largely separated and numbered and shaded by trees. You go to sleep listening to owls hooting overhead. The highlight for us was being able to cycle from the site (10 minutes) to the Camel Trail into Padstow. We also went the other way to Bodmin and stopped off at the Borough Arms. Only negatives are that the toilet and shower block is small and a bit basic (only 2 toilets and sinks in each) and because the pitches are allocated, by the end of the season the grass was bare and the ground very hard. In summary this site provided a good 'get away from it all' experience. 


Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Other
Reviewer: MTBFiend 2 reviews from this member

 We had a pod for just the one night, and we wished we had booked more!

The site is lovely, well tended, very green, lots of mature trees and plants.

Our pod was on its own with loads of space around it, set on the edge of a wooded area, we were not overlooked at all, and plenty of room for the car.

The pod was as expected, just carpeted and with one light, but that was great, no tent to put up !

The shop was small but very well stocked, everyone was welcoming. With some fantastic sausages and bacon, fresh baked baguettes were available in the mornings. Outside the shop is a large fun notice board detailing local events and any special evening the local pubs are putting on, we drove about 10 mins away to find a pub.

The toilets and showers were spotless all the time, with plenty of hot water, and space to put your things, the newer showers had chair, basins and a big mirror in, never had to wait to use either.

The washing up area was light and clean, washing machines available and plugs to charge mobiles etc

We were very sad to leave after one night and wished we had not split our trip amongst other sites. 

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

 We have just returned from a lovely week in Ruthern Valley.

The site is beautifully laid out, well-planted, and has a lovely woodland with a small stream that all the children had hours of fun in building dams and having adventures. Remember wellies and lots of spare clothes! We felt completely happy letting our children have freedom to take off and play as the site is quite small and felt very safe.

The facilities were good - very clean and we didn't have to wait to use them, though we were there early in the season and so the site was not full.

The owners and their children were all very friendly, polite and helpful. The shop was well-stocked and had local produce.

It is worth taking bikes as its only about a 10-minute cycle ride to get onto the Camel Trail which is great with the children.

We are probably quite fussy customers. In our 7 years of camping/caravanning as a family we have never found a site that we would return to, but we would definitely return to this one. 

Date of Visit: September 2011 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Thems 4 reviews from this member

 Second stay this year, great location, 10 mins from the A30. We enjoyed our previous visit that we came back in order to do some of the attractions that we missed last time.

Good clean facilities and very helpful owners. Good well drained pitch, although forgot to mentioned in previous review that we ruined quite a lot of the standard thin metal tent pegs, although the thicker metal sharp pointed pegs went in a treat.

Would definitely stay again and recommend a gem of a site which even kept our 3 year old amused. 

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Bubbala 1 review from this member

 A hidden gem of a site. The owners are very warm and welcoming as soon as we arrived. The shop is small but has everything that you have forgotten to bring. Do try their local meat as the sausages were amazing! Our pitch was lovely as we were a group of two tents and could easily pitch our tents with our gazebo in between. The facilities are basic but very clean. I think that there have been additional showers since some of the comments made below and the only queue was for the newer, more attractive showers. Reasonable washing machine/tumble and two sinks for washing up. A nice friendly, intimate site that is central for some great attractions.

We'll all go back! 

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Tommy1965 1 review from this member

 Have just come back from a weeks' camping at Ruthern Valley. We had a great week. The site is not too big and the setting is beautiful with lots of trees, plants and wildlife. We also found the pitch sizes very good. The children had a great time playing in the park and the woods (creating a den) and making lots of friends. They also enjoyed feeding the pigs and the chickens. The toilet block was small but was never too busy - queued for about 5 minutes on only one occasion for the shower. The owners were very friendly and helpful. The only negative point would be that some of the pitches are a little bit uneven but this didn't spoil our holiday. 

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