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Review of Parkdean - St Minver Holiday Park

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Parkdean - St Minver Holiday Park
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“excellent base”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

we have just returned from a 1week stay at parkdean st minver we were a bit concerned having read some reviews before we left especially regarding the accommodation,but there was no need to worry ,we had a lovely spacious well equipt and clean caravan. The site was perfectly positioned for all the sightseeing we wanted to do and the amenities on site were all good.The entertainment complex offered us somewhere to go for a drink and entertainment at the end of a busy day the staff all worked hard and we enjoyed the caberet's especially Matt Baker.We would highly recomend a visit to the Minack Theater storyteller was excellent

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

This was our second week in Cornwall, the first week in Crantock Beach holiday park, and although the weather was much better in the first week, this second week proved just as good despite some rain. We have stayed at St Minver before, but this time we stayed in a lodge. Our booking in at reception was very quick and our lodge was all ready for us. First impressions of the lodge was "wow". It was evident that this was a privately owned lodge, by the presence of lovely pictures and some very nice modern ornaments and a book for your comments. The beds were made up and the main bedroom had a large double (perhaps a queen size) comfortable bed and two good size single beds in the second bedroom, both had walk in wardrobes and the main bedroom had an en suite shower room. There was a family bathroom, with bath and shower over. The kitchen/diner was a good size with dishwasher, fridge freezer and washer/dryer. We also had proper metal outside furniture and a whirlygig washing line. The kitchen was well equipped and there were plastic plates, cups and cutlery for children, plus a highchair. The lounge had comfy leather sofas, tv and cd player as well as a dvd player. Cannot fault this accommodation at all. The location was good, close to Rock and Port Isaac and not far from Wadebridge, where there was good shopping including a Lidl. So despite the weather we had a comfortable and relaxing break and would highly recommend this holiday park and the lodge accommodation.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Heckmondwike, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

We have just got back from a 5 day break at this park, we stayed in a lodge and it was perfect we had our little boy who is 2 with us. The lodge was clean and tidy and lots of room very secure complex. The entertainment on a evening was great for the kids the staff changed things around to suit the little ones as they were under 4 with been out of school holidays. All staff friendly and helpful. Great base for sightseeing . The indoor swimming pool is excellent and very very clean.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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 Reviewed 10 September 2013

Just got back from a weeks holiday at this park.
Having read some of the reviews on here I was a little worried that I had made a mistake in booking this park for our holiday. But I had needn't have worried.
Some people said staff were not very friendly and food in the bar wasn't very good and was over priced. All I can say is I don't know what they were talking about.
The staff we dealt we were all freindly and helpfull and we found the food to be good and as for over price I have to disagree eg £4.95 for a big breakfast you can't go wrong.
We stayed in one of the lodges in the glade the lodge was really nice inside with a great outside decking area which my son loved running around on. And we loved relaxing enjoying the great weather.
I would have no problem in recommending this park to anyone. I hope to return again sometime soon.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 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 donkeymagic2281
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swansea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013

Stayed at St Minver from 2/09/13 on a mid-week break, mon-fri, myself, my husband and our 2yr old girl. Cannot complain about any aspect of this holiday park. We stayed at various Parkdean sites throughout Cornwall, and always find their welcome to be warm and friendly, St Minver was no exception. We arrived slightly early and our accomodation was not quite ready, I merely mentioned that this was fine as we had shopping to do and the friendly staff on reception directed us to the nearest supermarket, so 10/10 for customer care there.

The Accomodation.
We had booked a 3 bedroom, Ash Caravan and were allocated no. 44 Church View way. This was a perfect location for us, just 2 mins from the shop and swimming pool in one direction and 2 mins in the other direction to the main entertainment complex and play area.

The accomodation itself was fantastic. We were really pleased to have been allocated a caravan with outside decking so we could soak up that Cornish sun. Inside everything was well laid out and rather spacious for a caravan. Everything you could possible need for your stay was provided for including a washer/dryer which came in handy drying towels etc.

The Kitchen had all untensils, pots, pans etc, and everything was cleaned to a good standard. In fact the whole caravan was sparkling, with not a speck of dirt or dust to be found anywhere. The main bedroom had enough room for both me and my husband to move around comfortably and even came with an en-suite including shower!

The other two bedrooms at the other end of the caravan were of the standard twin size, which was perfect for our little girl and she was more than comfortable. There is also another bathroom at this end of the caravan so we were spoilt for choice. The lounge and dinning area is centrally located in this caravan and we found this to be more than adequate for our needs and spent many a cosy evening there.

The Park
The park itself is set in a quiet wooded area, and throughout our stay we found it to be very peaceful. It was also spotlessly clean and the management obviously do a good job of looking after the grounds. The top end of the park is where the lodges are located and these looked to be very specious and kept in well manicured grounds. The rest of the park appears to be made up of a mix of Privatley owned statics and Parkdean owned Caravans, although towards the main complex there are some dodgy looking concrete chalets which personally wouldn't be to my taste.

Facilities
There is a shop on site stocking all the basics in case you need a morning paper etc. Me and my daughter visited most mornings and whoever was serving in the shop at the time was always very friendly and pleasant.
The pool on site is of good size, although the toddler splash pool is on the small side, however our daughter was more than happy to have a splash in the main pool with us. The changing areas were clean and more than adequate for our needs although i can imagine them getting busy during peak season.
The play area located just outside the main entertainment complex was fantastic, lovely and big with a toddler area and somewhere for the older children to play too. Our daughter loved it here and I think she could have quite happily spent all day going between the swing and slide.

Entertainment
I can't really comment on the main entertainment area as after our busy days exploring Cornwall we spent our evenings relaxing in the caravan, however we did have a look around when we first arrived and it all looked good, big dinning area and coffee shop just off from the bar. There is also a small soft play area which my daughter enjoyed and the usual arcade amusements. As I said we cannot comment on the Parkdean entertainment as we didn't use this facility.

Local Area.
We love Cornwall and have been visiting now for the past 8years. Just past the main entertainment complex you will find some steps out of the park, this takes you directly into St Minver, a quiet little village with church, post office and pub. Cannot comment on the pub as we didn't go in, but it looked quite nice from the outside.

Just down the road from the park is Rock, this is a lovely little resort on the estuary over looking Padstow. We took the ferry from Rock across to Padstow and this was a delightfully different way to get into Padstow without having to worry about parking.

Padstow itself is your typical tourist hotspot, plenty of pubs, shops, cafes and Restaurants. Well worth a visit but as we have been several times before we decided to jump back on the ferry to Rock and have our lunch in the Rock inn. I would highly recommend this place, lovely views over the estuary, relaxed atmosphere, fantastic food and a specials board to make your mouth water.

You really are in the centre of Cornwall here with places such as Newquay only 20mins away and Looe and Polperro a mere 40mins away, all well worth a visit.

I would definitely consider booking this site again as our stay really was fantastic and without complaint, prehaps a little quiet for some people but that's how we like it. Our only struggle now is to try and work out when we can fit in our next holiday to this beautiful part of the world.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank eightpercent
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013 via mobile

Arrived here for a 1 week holiday, and our stay was great. Staff were very friendly and helpful, especially the bar staff who kindly check us in after we arrived after reception closed. The caravan we stayed in was a little bit mouldy, but was cosy and warm. The surrounding area of the park was stunning, especially Port Isaac (where doc martins filmed) whats only 10mins drive away from the park. The food was good but a little cold, I recommend a pub in St Minver village near the church where you can get some excellent quality food. The park is only 5mins car drive away from some beautiful beaches, but some of them are hard to get to due to the narrow lanes and amount of cars trying to get to them.

Would return again

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 11JHorne
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london
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33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013

just arrived back from a weeks stay at one of the lodges on the park dean holiday park. very good and spacious accomodation. clean and well kept park, quiet and great location for places nearby such as port isaac , padstow, rock and we found it central to most places in north cornwall. well stocked lodge for self catering, staff are friendly and welcoming. indoor swimming pool on site with pool attendants and sauna. entertainment in the main house day and evenings was good. we had a 4 and 5 year old with us who enjoyed all the facilities. my only negative is that the beds were quite uncomfortable .

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank janet l
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Additional Information about Parkdean - St Minver Holiday Park

Property: Parkdean - St Minver Holiday Park
Address: Near Rock | Wadebridge, St Minver, Wadebridge PL27 6RR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Wadebridge > St Minver
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Speciality Lodging in St Minver
Hotel Class:4 star — Parkdean - St Minver Holiday Park 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rock up at Rock Beach...Nothing comes close to feeling the sand between your toes and breathing in the fresh sea air. So it's great to know that our woodland holiday park at St Minver is nearto three beautiful beaches - Polzeath, Rock and Daymer Bay. And if you enjoy visiting villages when you're not busy building sandcastles, you're only a short drive from the quaint fishing posrts of Padstow and Port Isaac.* It's set in the grounds of an old manor house * Woodland walk and path to St Minver village * Close to quaint fishing ports and beaches * Heated indoor pool with toddlers' pool * Fun with Sid & Lizzie's kid's club ... more   less 
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St Minver Holiday Park Hotel St Minver
Parkdean - St Minver Holiday Park Cornwall

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