Fowey CL

Lescrow House, Passage Lane, Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1JS

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  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays

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.

Facilities on site ...

  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi

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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

0.75 acres

Electric amperage: 16

Lawned site

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Postcode:
PL23 1JS
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Lat 50.341534 / Lon -4.64606
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Transport links

  • 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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Fowey CL
If you are looking for peace & quiet in this area look no further. Short walk into Fowey downhill but not to steep. Nice welcome from Sarah to make sure everything was OK. We visited Lost Gardens of Heligan & Carehays castle gardens + Lanhydrock all a short drive away. Would book this site again without any hesitation. Must mention proper ice cream from Game of Cones near Bodinnick ferry.

Ottis

Caravanner from Worcestershire

Reviewed on 11/05/2022 16:21

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Fabulous site.

Fowey CL
Absolutely loved this site. Perfect location with short walk to the town. How a CL should be. Wish we lived closer so we could stay more often.

scarlettchook

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Reviewed on 01/04/2022 19:02

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Fowey CL
This CL is thoroughly deserving of its many good reviews. I will just add some detail. All 5 pitches are good and none appeared to be overhung by the trees which shelter the site. In February we had heavy rain but it coped with this well. On some pitches the water tap is set back up a grass bank making a water barrel less easy to use than a hose. Our 7-metre hose reached but we would have needed our longer hose if we had parked differently. Each pitch has a long length of coax permanently wired to the site’s satellite dish with an F type connecter to connect to the van/TV. It worked well with many stations but not the BBC. This wasn’t a problem as we could get the BBC via the Wi-Fi which also worked well. The only signal our terrestrial TV could pick up was from the distant horizontally polarised transmitter near Bodmin Moor which required the directional aerial to be pointed into the trees, hence the poor reception. The recommended route to the site is not to use the B3269 from the A30 but rather the A391 to St Austell and then very briefly the A390 towards Liskard before branching off towards Par and then Fowey. Reference to 3.58 mtrs in the instructions refers to height not length so in most cases the last part of the instructions can be ignored. Fowey does not have a supermarket so best come stocked up or drive to the nearest supermarket at St Austell. We found there was plenty to do from the site without driving anywhere and basics could be bought locally.

Caraman123

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Reviewed on 18/02/2022 08:42

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Stayed here between 30 Apr - 2 May with friends who also had their Moho on another pitch. What a peaceful and well kept site. I met the owners on the first and last day and they were helpful and very kind in offering guidance about the local area. EHU and water on every pitch. Will be using again.

KernowSteve

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Reviewed on 17/05/2021 19:54

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A great site for visiting this area of Cornwall

Fowey CL
After having to cancel earlier in the year because of Covid-19 we finally made it at the end of September. This is one of the best of all the sites we've stayed at in 28 years of membership. All of the pitches are level and although we had the lower and most inaccessible one it wasn't too much trouble to back onto using the car. Using a mover should make it easy. The fully serviced water and drainage was certainly missed when we moved on. Our old tv wasn't up to receiving good reception even though David & Sarah loaned us a set top box to try to improve things. Negotiating the Par one way system and on-street parking with a largish caravan can be a bit of a challenge but in reality isn't too bad and well worth the effort for such a lovely site. Because of the Covid restrictions we found The Eden Project (and other attractions) had some limitations but more enjoyable without the crowds. To be recommended.

CliveB71

Reviewed on 13/10/2020 16:51

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