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Poldown Caravan and Camping Park
Chorley, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A secret hiding hole”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013

We stayed at Poldown and booked the safari tent - real beds, wooden floors, electricity and running water - all the fun of outdoor living without the backache!
The site is located within the idyllic Lizard peninsula, and provided us with a quiet retreat - even with two very energetic boys. The site is basic, although has all you need for a break away. If you want glitz, glam, entertainment and facilities galore this site is not for you.
The toilet and shower facilities were clean, although could benefit from a little modernisation perhaps, however we coped for our 5 day adventure!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Clashworth
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Beverley, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

small site, very nice though, well maintained, very well sheltered by trees and bushes,so we were well protected from the winds no clubhouse, so no noisy drunks on there way back late, very good location, nr helston, so pretty central to explore west, east, and north
all in all a very good camp

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ADRIAN b
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013 via mobile

We had a six night stay at this wonderful site. Perfect setting for a relaxing stay very peaceful and private.

Owners couldn't do enough for you and the "Information lodge" situated next to the shower block is full of information you could need about places to visit and things to do.

The site has a microwave and an electric kettle washing machine and tumble dryer and also a large fridge freezer and bbq's for all to use.

The whole site, toilets washrooms and showers were impecably clean.

The only negative is there are only three showers.

Looking forward to going again next year

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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4 Thank tinker_deb
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26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013 via mobile

Lovely little quirky campsite 3 miles out of Helston. Catered for all our needs for one night - nice little touches of space being made available to socialise with other campers and a wood burning oven and space to dry your washing

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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3 Thank L16MLT
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Telford, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2012

A superb little campsite, which was peaceful and offered more than normal campsites. We had use of badminton net, bbq area, laundry room, microwave, washing up room, toilets etc etc It even had a information booth with a selection of books, games, dvds for you to borrow.
Yes it is only a small site, but the service feels more personal.
Brilliant.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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6 Thank Jomibo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2012 via mobile

We arrived here for two weeks and were greeted by Nellie at reception (hi Nellie!) who was extremely polite and helpful with information on the local area and lanes we were in, our pitch wasn't of a large scale but was big enough for a 27ft caravan and extended awning with a 4x4, the site is extremely quaint and very relaxing, it's well matured gardens always kept pristine thanks to nellies husband giles(hi giles!) for two weeks we had changeable weather which meant that at time the ground became boggy however, not as boggy as other campsites we have stayed in by far, giles was kind enough to provide us with a breathable ground sheet for our awning, not many campsites would do that! However during our stay we were slightly disrupted by 2 young boys playing guns from around 8:30 am till gone 9pm at night the sound was extremely annoying and the children were not in the least quiet with them, however giles was in the right to ask these young boys to turn the sound off them at first as being a 13 pitch campsite it was rather annoying when we were eating in the communal area and trying to watch tv. In the end they were asked to leave which considering we had 3 pitches taken up with our family on the site was quite a relief.
We took use of the bbqs and wood burner on the sites free of charge, and giles (the owner) even got us some wood to burn to keep warm :-)
Overall I think this site is wonderful and if you choose to listen to the bad review your nuts!
We will be visiting again! Giles and Nellie well done we didn't want to come home!
you exceed beyond anyone's expectations and made our stay pleasurable indeed!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Dinkyd65
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2012

Arrived at the site and were greeted by the lovely owners who could not do enough and were very helpful with local information.

During our 2 week stay the weather was changeable but the site allowed variable but sensible games that were provided by the site ie board games and undercover tv area and a covered pingpong table, available at all times. The request that the owner very politely and sensibly asked was that Lizsussex01 children who were constantly shouting never talking and were annoying other residents on the site with guns with the annoying shooting noise that started from the minute they awoke in the morning till the time the children were called in..!!! That was a reasonable request but of course that was not good enough, if your kids were amused then who cares about the people near you or in tents.!!! Like you said the pitches were small but they were ample for most outfits. I have 3 children 1 in an annexe who was fuming about being woken and a 9 and 3 year old who were woken by the named children.!! 2 words CONTROL and RESPECT.
The toilet facilities are basic but are clean and ample for the number of pitches. As for the lights tripping it never happened to us and we were there 2 wks with no problems.
When it rained it did get muddy but the helpful owners offered ground sheets and car mats to avoid churning the grass for following campers what a good idea. The children were advised to keep off the grass when really wet as to avoid making it boggy, which I think is a reasonable request Lizsussex01 not being grumpy.
And last of all as for the noisy teenagers that were my son and his friends they are not teenagers they are 12 and there noise level was acceptable for the time they were all quiet and watching tv by 9:30 . Just 1 night they had fun and there was never a night when the older ones caused problems they had fun and were sensible however many complaints were made about your children by many people .
Overall to anyone who is thinking of booking please do not judge by one begrudge camper who needs control over 2 unruly kids please look at the other reviews . We had a very pleasant stay the site is small the other campers were really pleasant and the site is central for many visitor attractions a wonderful and relaxing 2 wks had and we will certainly return in the near future .

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
Helpful?
1 Thank Rachelferris
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Additional Information about Poldown Caravan and Camping Park

Property: Poldown Caravan and Camping Park
Address: 2 miles West of Helston, Helston TR13 9NN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Helston
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 20 Speciality Lodging in Helston
Hotel Class:4 star — Poldown Caravan and Camping Park 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Poldown Caravan And Camping Park Helston, Cornwall

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