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River Valley Holiday Park
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ChapelA
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“Excellent Holiday”
Reviewed 10 September 2012

We stayed here in August 2012 and had a fabulous time. The site is very well maintained and has plenty of things to keep children interested. The swimming pool was ideal for our two children (2 and 4) - always clean, big enough for them and warm enough too. The staff at the site are really helpful - making recommendations for beaches to visit, places to go in the wet weather and places to eat. The staff we met were all local to the area and when they recommended something you could tell it was because they loved it. They were also honest enough to tell you when something wasn't very good (normally polite enough to say 'we've had mixed reviews'). We'd certainly recommend it to others.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 September 2012 via mobile

We went to The River Valley in August 2012 for a week camping.
The site is family run and is in a good location and not far from our favourite beach in Gorran Haven.
We pitched our tent on hard standing, which is a first for me with a tent ! Bent alot of pegs, so take spares.
It was a good spot at the back of the park and backed onto the Pentewan trial which is a country walk to Pentewan village.
To the left of our pitch was a caravan storage location with a ramp, which the family also do.
We had 2 days of decent weather , but then it just rained, rained and rained!
Our Outwell Montana tent stood up well to it , however the ground gig that saturated , we had a most around the tent and eventually had a pond under the tent!
We had to leave after 5 days. I feel that the ramp from the caravan storage location allows the rain from the higher level to flow down to where the tents are pitched and this then ruins your pitch in the far left corner!
A bad design.
If booking and unsure on the weather , try and get a pitch away from the far corner !
I would stay again !
The shower facilitys were good, although only 3 showers in the gents. Powerful showers!
Games room, swimming pool are good!

  • Stayed August 2012
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Portsmouth
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Reviewed 23 July 2012

We stayed in a static at river valley and had a fantastic weekend. The caravans were immaculate in every way. The pool was clean and lovely. The park was brilliant for the kids. We loved the animals and the children did too. The staff were all really friendly, helpful and made us feel extremely welcome. We recommend this holiday park to everyone looking for a lovely peaceful holiday.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Cullompton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 July 2012

We are staying at this site in what is the wettest week of the summer and having the best time . The caravan is spotless and the owner welcomed us with a big smile and tea and biscuits awaited us in the caravan . The whole site is clean and tidy and perfectly situated. The pool is warm even on the coldest wettest morning. We love this place and will be back.

  • Stayed July 2012
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pembrokeshire
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Reviewed 26 June 2012

We recently stayed at River Valley. We were more than happy with the static caravan it was immaculate as were the grounds and gardens. It was a peacful and tranquil and I would HIGHLY recomend this park to anyone considering using St Austell as their base. It is the hub of the wheel to explore Cornwall. Its location is ideal. I have stayed at the other two main caravan parks on London Prentice rd. But River Valley by far is THE BEST hoilday park in my experience and opinion. You will not be dissapointed in booking your hard earned hoilday here. I will certainly stay there again without hesitation. Friendly and helpfull owners who couldnt do enough to make our stay a happy one. WELL DONE and thankyou very much. Mr Kerry Colson from Pembrokeshire Sth West Wales. A+++

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 June 2012

We pitched our own tent as opposed to using one of the static caravans. The pitches are excellent, a good size and all have electric. Cannot fault the facilities, spotlessly clean...and fresh flowers in the ladies washroom. There is an indoor heated pool onsite as well. The reception staff were very polite and helpful and there are plenty of leaflets/ideas of places to visit. A nice quiet site, perfect for touring around Cornwall and seeing what this beautiful county has to offer.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 June 2012

This was our third time at River valley and nothing has changed, don't really have to write a review as this is the most excellent holiday park in Cornwall.
The staff are the most pleasant people we have ever met, friendly and extremely helpful in the event that something goes wrong, The only problem we had was an fore alarm that kept going off on its own and within a couple of hours a new one was fitted, problem sorted.
We arrived a little early but caravan was ready, number six, there were only my wife and I so we booked what I suppose you would call the bottom of the range but as usual the caravan was spotless, it was just like new, tea bags, tray, pack of biscuits and a pint of milk in the fridge, what a lovely thought after a long journey, park was spotless, lovely grass, net curtains, comfortable mattress, every thing was just perfect, swimming pool was great and the walks and views were absolutely brilliant, anyone who has a bad comment to say about this place wants their head testing.
We have been visiting Cornwall twice a year for almost twenty years and stayed at plenty of holiday parks, some good and some pretty grim, but River Valley is the best we have ever been too.
If you want a perfect holiday this is the place to go, absolutely wonderful.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Property: River Valley Holiday Park
Address: Mevagissey Road | London Apprentice, St Austell PL26 7AP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Austell
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Ranked #3 of 37 Speciality Lodging in St Austell
Number of rooms: 85
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River Valley Holiday Park Cornwall/St Austell

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