Lescrow House, Passage Lane, Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1JSView on map
Why stay here ...
At 0.9 miles, Fowey CL is the closest caravan site to the picturesque, historic harbour town of Fowey. The CL is peaceful and quiet located away from the house in a secluded location screened by mature trees and shrubs. We are well back from the road minimising traffic noise and the road itself is the quietest route in and out of Fowey. To overcome the challenges of a sloping site, the ground has been terraced to provide level, well drained pitches.
All of our pitches are, more or less, level and accessed by a wide, surfaced track allowing plenty of room for turning and parking. We found that grass pitches were not durable enough so we have upgraded all our pitches with granite chippings. If you are planning on erecting an awning please ensure that your pegs are sufficiently robust. All pitches have a 16A electrical point and their own, very accessible water tap. I am happy to assist with parking if help is required.
The CL caravan site would make a great base for kayakers, canoeists and anglers. Access to the River Fowey is via the free public slipway only 1 mile away. Alternatively, Polkerris has an excellent water-sports centre hiring kayaks, dinghies, windsurfers etc.
This is excellent walking country with many interesting routes right on our doorstep. We would be happy to recommend our favourites.
Fowey is a charming, historic harbour town on the picturesque Fowey estuary. Fowey has all the amenities one would expect from a Cornish town dependent on tourism. There are numerous restaurants to cater to all tastes not to mention a choice of pubs and boutique shops to entertain all comers. Our nearest pub is 0.9 miles from the site and our nearest beach, Readymoney Cove, is 1.6m. Alternatively you could try quaint Polkerris 2.3 miles away. In addition to the beach, you could have a drink at The Rashleigh Inn (featured in The Guardian's top summer pubs list 2009) and watch the sunset over St. Austell Bay.
For those wishing to explore the surrounding area there are plenty of attractions on our doorstep. The iconic Eden Project is only 5.5 miles away and well worth a visit at any time of the year, especially in June when Eden host their Eden Sessions (advance booking required). Alternatively why not explore historic Charlestown only 6.8 miles away. The historic harbour was a location during the filming of the BBC's new adaptation of Poldark. Polperro nd Mevagissey and the Lost Gardens Of Heligan are 7.5 miles and 13.5 miles respectively and make a great day out. Or perhaps you would prefer to relax on one of Cornwall's many beaches, explore Cornwall's rich industrial heritage and evocative ruins, visit some of Cornwall's great gardens or maybe have a gastronomic holiday and sample the best seafood and local produce the county has to offer in many of our fine restaurants. Cornwall really does make a great holiday location for all tastes and budgets. Please click on the link to Fowey CL website for more information about our site.
We have just installed free WiFi. We look forward to welcoming you to our site.
Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM
Electric amperage: 16
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- PL23 1JS
- Lat 50.341534 / Lon -4.64606
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- Bus stop within 1 mile
- Buses go to: St Austell - Parr
- Daily public transport within 1 mile
- Nearest port: Plymouth (22 miles)
- Nearest train station: Par
- Train station within 5 miles
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We really looked forward to visiting this CL and considered ourselves lucky to be able to get in, Sarah explained that the only pitch remaining was in the "shade" - we accepted that and arrived on a windy yet bright day expecting some light of day but were greeted with very little sun or light and the trees surrounding the pitch were being blown about causing the nuts and husks, leaves and twigs to rain down on the roof of our caravan and car which were literally covered in a very short time. When it rained whilst the trees were blown about we were hammered with heavy rain and tree debris due to the strong winds. Had we known just how "dark and dismal" our pitch was we would have declined the booking and gone elsewhere. Our advice to anyone who is offered or considering taking this "shaded pitch" is to steer clear of it and decline it. We are not landscape gardeners or pretend to be knowledgable about trees but we are long enough in the tooth enough to know that given any option we would avoid pitching under them wherever possible so would like to think that David and Sarah need to seriously consider cutting back the trees to let more light in and reduce the unnecessary battering which strong winds and heavy rain bring. The site itself and the amenities provided were very good but alas to quote the Dragons Den - "sorry but we won't be investing again - we're out". The Cozzies
Comment from the CL Owner:
I'm sorry that you regret choosing us for your autumn holiday. As you say, you were informed that the only pitch available was shady when you booked and we make it clear that the site is wooded. It was a shame that the weather was so atrocious during the week of your stay. A severe weather warning was given by the Met Office for gale force winds and heavy rain with risk of flooding. The trees are pruned every year but this winter, based on your review, I will raise the crown of the offending trees. Please understand that removing magnificent, mature trees and all the wildlife that live on, in and around them from an AONB, for the benefit of temporary visitors, is not a viable option. You might find the north coast more to your liking; there are few trees but it is exposed in strong winds.