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Carnevas Holiday Park
Dudley, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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“Fantastic and consistent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

The reviews for Carnevas say it all really - people keep coming year and year. We've been staying here for about 7+ years. We always stay in a chalet (they have 5) and it is always great - each year something new seems to have been updated or improved - proving that the upkeep and customer satisfaction is important.

The site itself is large with space mainly for camping/touring caravans. There are about 8 static caravans and 5 chalets. There are excellent facilities such as shower rooms, laundry, shop, small pub and reception. The owners have always been fantastic - approachable and helpful. One year our fridge gave up and within a couple of hours we had a new one and a bottle of wine to say sorry.

The chalets themselves are 2 bedroomed with shower room, kitchen and sitting/dining area. TV with DVD players are now provided and WiFi is available for a charge. They are always clean and tidy and often fully booked so get in fast.

The location - fantastic. A 5-10 minute walk to Porthcothan beach, also the option for a lovely cliff walk along the coast. There is one pub the Tredrea and a small shop in Porthcothan, petrol station, fish and chip shop and restaurants/pubs are all about 10 minutes drive away. Which leads me to my biggest problem with the location - the roads. They are so narrow that often it appears to be blind luck if you don't hit someone and abandon all hope if you are unlucky enough to meet a bus coming the opposite way. You will be reversing down a country lane. Eek. If you can cope with that it's perfect. Go there now and start visiting for the next 10 years.

Room Tip: Chalets are great if you want a bit more comfort than a caravan.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2014 via mobile

For the past 8 years me and my partner have travelled from Chesterfield to carnevas during August! We love it's location 5min walk to the beach, showers and facilities are everything you would need when camping and cleaned regularly! Love the Jolly Roger and the on site shop which has a great family atmosphere cannot fault it! Would definitely recommend to anyone!

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Braintree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2014 via mobile

What a wonderful, friendly campsite and holiday park. I have been coming here since 1978 and it is marvellous. Fantastic location, good facilities and wonderful friendly staff. Could not think of a summer without coming to Carnevas. If you are camping or touring with a caravan, or want to stay in one of the cottages or caravans on sight you will not be disappointed. Can't praise it enough.

Stayed August 2013
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Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

just home after 4 nights in one of the Static Caravans. Spotlessly Clean, Very well equipped, Spacious and good value. Been camping at Carnevas once or twice a year for the last 8/10 years and can honestly say how Lovely the Family that own & run the site are always. So welcoming, spotless well equipped shower/wash rooms, child/family Bathroom available, Great washing up facilities, Laundry room, Hair-drying room, Pub/Restaurant with entertainment during peek season, small play area, well stocked shop, Electric hook up points / water tap points, well spaced pitches. walking distance to the lovely Porthcothan Beach, choice of Great Pubs in St Merryn, just a 5/10 minute drive. Also stayed in one of the Chalets for 3 nights few years ago, also clean, well equipped, ideal Holiday park all round, no negatives....

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

Stayed in one of the static caravans last weekend and had a really enjoyable time. The caravans is spacious, clean and well equpped and the staff are so friendly. There's plenty of nice walks nearby, and the beautiful Porthcothan beach is only a few minutes walk.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Reading
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

I've been coming to Porthcothan & staying at Carenvas over the past 40 years, first as a little boy, then with my girlfriend (now wife) & now with our family. We've seen the site change from a very basic place, with showers you had to pay for, to the present site with wonderful clean shower blocks, a well stocked shop & "The Jolly Roger" - Our visit was on probably the two busiest weeks of the year, but no problems in getting a pitch in the area we preferred. As always Caroline welcomed us like old friends. All the other staff give a "hello" when you see them in the morning, couldn't be better.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Devon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

Fantastic, clean, great value for money campsite. There are a number of beaches within in easy walking distance. The facilities are top notch and the staff throughout the entire site are helpful and friendly. The only thing that would make it perfect would be additional toilets in the two top camping fields but this would in no way put me off going again - we've just returned from what I think is our 7th year!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Carnevas Holiday Park
Address: St Merryn, Padstow PL28 8PN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Padstow > St Merryn
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 12 Speciality Lodging in St Merryn
Hotel Class:4 star — Carnevas Holiday Park 4*
Also Known As:
Carnevas Holiday Park Cornwall/St Merryn

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