This was our second visit to Mother Ivey's. It came highly recommended by friends last year and we had such a wonderful time, we decided to visit again this year (and have already put in our provisional booking for next!)
The location is fantastic - just a few minutes walk to the most beautiful beach which never seems over crowded. Our two children loved it here, spending many happy hours rock pooling, building sand castles and playing in the water ( we took body boards and a small inflatable boat to use in the shallows). If you love the beach, you'd probably be happy to never leave the site! Although we didn't, you are allowed to bbq on the beach if you like and there are plenty of bins (Mother Ivey are great at recycling facilities) just as you leave the beach.
We took our tent and chose a luxury pitch in 'The Square' with electric hook up which was well marked out level. We only has to wait for the showers once (which I thought was very impressive considering we went in peak season) and the added bonus of family showers was greatly appreciated when trying to get a 4 and 7 year old washed after a day on the beach! Toilets, showers and the washing up area was clean and I regularly saw staff cleaning the facilities. The shop was well stocked and have fresh break, baked goods and pasties delivered daily - the chocolate croissants are delicious!
Staff were always welcoming and friendly and when our daughter managed to get stung by a sea anemone (she sat on one whilst rock pooling!) they couldn't have been kinder, offering advice in a caring way.
If you are after somewhere with a no club house, evening entertainment, bars and restaurants then this is not the place for you. But if, like us, you are after a peaceful and relaxing family holiday set in a stunning location then we would recommend booking.
We cannot rate this place highly enough!
- Also Known As:
- Mother Ivey`s Bay Holiday Park Hotel St Merryn
- Mother Ivey's Bay Holiday Park Cornwall/St Merryn