Help with Cornish sites please

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  1. Norm

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    We're off to Cornwall for 2 /3 weeks shortly and wondered if anyone can reccomend some sites for us to visit.
    We are initially heading to the Padstow area and then heading South and travelling back along the South Cornwall Coast.
    We are looking for pitches where we might have a nice outlook, where dogs are welcome and where we can walk to a village/shops/pub/restaurants. We don't want to keep driving off site. Adults only would be a bonus.
    Any reccomendations would be really appreciated.
     
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    Watching this one with interest as we are heading that way too
     
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    We stayed at Padstow Touring Park at New Year.

    www.padstowtouringpark.co.uk

    Definitely dog friendly. It's just over a mile walk into the village along the road or, if the weather is OK, there's a shorter footpath across the fields. If you don't fancy the walk there's a bus that stops right outside and the taxi fare wasn't too scary.

    There are loads of pubs and restaurants in Padstow. I highly recommend Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant if you're feeling flush (y)

    No idea if the site is adults only, didn't take any notice when we were there. I doubt it though.
     
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    We've stayed here and happy to recommend it - http://www.coastalfarmholidays.co.uk/
    If you do visit this area then make sure you visit St Anthony in Roseland, St Mawes and the church at St Just in Roseland which has a beautiful churchyard
     
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    We're just back up from 4ish weeks around Cornwall and Devon.

    One of the sites we stayed on was Magic Cove in Mawgan Porth about half way between Padstow and Newquay. http://www.magiccove.co.uk/ http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/details.asp?revid=2074
    Outlook from site itself not brill but down on the beach \ cliff paths \ etc (y)(y)(y)(y)(y)
    As with a number of areas in Cornwall tv signal is suspect so they loan out aerial hook-up cables. Mobile signal is suspect to unless you're on the beach!

    Two \ three minutes walk to the pub. Great beach across the road from the pub for the pooch.

    A number of beaches in Cornwall are not doggy friendly so look out for this. http://www.cornwall-beaches.co.uk/ http://www.cornwallbeaches.org.uk/
     
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    Ukcampsite.co.uk
     
  8. Norm

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    That's a great start Guy's - thanks
     
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    On the south coast at Portscatho.. close to village and pub..

    we used to camp here on the farmers field before it was developed into a proper site .. lovely location, superb views.. and on the coastal path

    http://www.coastalfarmholidays.co.uk
     
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    Stayed at Mother Ivy's Bay a couple of times - lovely site on its own private beach but a little out of the way if you've no transport.
    There's a bus service which runs every 30/40mins into Padstow.

    Also, Falmouth was nice - there's a farm site just on the outskirts of the centre which has a bus stop outside (10mins on a bus to the centre and five of them are taken up going around the houses) so very handy.
    Site is called Menehay Farm.

    Also stayed at the caravan club Godrevy site outside St Ives.
    Nice site with short walk to the beach.
    Lidl supermarket diwn the road with parking space for motorhomes.
    Bus stop outside.
     
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    (y)(y)Thank you
     
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    Another vote for Treloan, aka coastal farm holidays. I organised a Murvi Club meet there last month and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the weekend. Make sure you walk to the Hidden Hut which is the other side of the village at Porthcurnick beach. Locally and even nationally famous. Check their website and see if they are doing an evening "feast" when you are there - but tickets have to be bought online and sell out very quickly. The trick is to register your card on the payment site in advance as it makes buying the tickets much faster and you stand a better chance of getting one.
    http://www.hiddenhut.co.uk

    They came and cooked a meal for us at the site - and will do it for others if there are enough - 30+

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    What about CC&C sites please?
     
  14. Norm

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    Some great recommends there, thanks. We're leaving Sunday morning.
     
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    Merrose Farm which is a CC site is good if you have dogs, they have an enclosed area as the dog walk when they can be let off the lead and run around, you're also very close to the coast path so there's plenty of walking and sightseeing, Godrevy is another good site, very close to the coast (less than 5 min walk) and there are a couple of decent cafes near the beach
     
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    The Hidden Hut have feasts on 3 & 9 June, tickets on sale from 1 June. If you can time your visit to Treloan Farm at Portscatho to coincide it would be perfect. You won't regret it. :)
     
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    Lovely spot with great scenery, I thought it was quite sloped and you need to pick your pitch, and the shower block was very basic and a bit chilly in March with no heating :D
     
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    We've been there and done it! We followed some of the sugestions here but will take the opportunity to make two reccomendations to those still planning their trip.
    Rosebud Farm Touring Park. St Teath. (Adults Only)
    We arrived here and were met with a cup of tea by the owners Jon and Terri. Jon walked us round to choose our pitch, all of which have stunning views over the countryside. The shower/toilet block is 5 star. There is a friendly pub serving good food within walking distance. All the places of interest - Tintagel. Port Isaac. Rock. Padstow - are a short drive away and Jon & Terri are happy to help with directions and local information. This is a campsite for discerning dogs and their owners! The rules imposed by Jon and Terri are in place to ensure the peace and quiet for their guests. No visitors. Single outfits only. No movement on site between 11 pm and 9 am. It worked for us as we only intended to stay for 2 nights, but ended up staying for 8... We will be back!!
    Penmariam Caravan & Camping Park. Boddinnick Fowey.
    A small (63 pitches) site situated high above the Fowey Estuary with stunning views with some fully serviced pitches. The on site wardens are very friendly and helpful but what we liked about the site was that we could walk to attractions leaving the M/Home in situ. A short walk was down to the Marina where there is a small cafe looking out over the moorings and the estuary. An alternative was a walk down to the Ferry Inn where theu had an extensive menu or catch the ferry accross to Fowey with a choice of shops pubs and restaurants We also walked the coastal path to Penruan. A really great site and venue.
    Hope this proves helpful
     
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    We are still in this beautiful county of Cornwall. Just squeezed in to a C&CC temp holiday site and looking straight out at St Michaels Mount. Fireworks tonight for St Mazeys Eve in Penzance which we should see without having to leave the van.
    Had a few issues with MMM Motorhome Parking leaflet. supposed overnight parking possibilities for MHs no longer exist. Including slipway at Marazion, car park in Torquay and another I can't recall right now. Bit annoying as leaflet only recently produced.
     
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    If you are going to go "visiting" in M/H there is a Park and Ride outside of Truro on the A390, not sure if the one in Falmouth is open yet (A39)
    BUT!
    If you, as you enter Falmouth, turn left at the Traffic lights, the Left again just past ARGOS, up the hill there is a very M/H friendly Long Stay C/Park just up on the left, (don't try to go thro the Falmouth Main Drag in M/H). Walk back down hill turn left this will lead you to the main drag and the harbour.
     
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