This campsite is probably the best one i've ever visited. I've been here with my girlfriend to have a "base" in our exploration of Cornwall.
I dailed ahead to check availability, and the nice lady on the phone told me that i could make a reservation, but since there were more than enough pitches available, reserving wouldn't be necessary.
We arrived after a 6+ hour drive from Ashford, and were greeted at the reception and given a few pitches to choose from, since the wheather was, and had been, terrible, so we could choose one that was a bit sheltered from the wind.
The facilities on this park are immaculate... everything, from the toilets to the showers to the restaurant looks (and smells) as if they're brand new, and very well maintained. This place is really run as a proper business.
The only downside, which the park has no infuence on, was the weather... it rained most of the time, with high winds from the south all the time. Some campers told us that this was the first September in five years with bad weather... just our luck... so after three nights, the weather forced us to look for something else, but again, there's no blame to the park.
When your up here, visit St. Ives, it's a beautiful walk down to the promenade, and if you don't feel up to the climb back up, busses between the town and Polmanter run during the daytime.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in the beautiful countryside overlooking St Ives, Polmanter Touring Park combines award-winning facilities with a warm Cornish welcome. Our family has run this 5-star caravan and camping site for almost fifty years. This experience, along with our own love of camping, means that we know about all those little touches that make a holiday extra enjoyable – and effortless. Whether you’ve spent every summer under canvas, or are just gently introducing your young family to the fun of camping, you can create your ideal holiday at Polmanter. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Polmanter Touring Park Hotel St Ives
- Polmanter Touring Park St Ives, Cornwall