Toynes House

Castledore, Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1JZ

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  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays

Why stay here ...

Toynes is a delightful site situated on level ground surrounded by high trees.

The site underwent significant investment this winter and there are now ten hookup points, giving plenty of choice as to where to pitch (meaning extension cables are no longer needed). There are now three water points in the field, so there is no need to trek across the field and feel awkward filling up under our kitchen window. We will miss the regular chats though! A septic tank with a chemical toilet emptying and separate grey waste water points has been installed in the field. Finally there are now more hardstanding areas with particular attention given to the access to the field and drainage to avoid motorhome wheelspin as far as possible in the light of last summer's dreadful weather.

Although the site is situated next to the main road into Fowey it is sheltered by the trees and is quiet and peaceful with plenty of early morning and evening birdsong. There is a pleasant dog walk down to an orchard at the bottom of the garden.

The site is conveniently situated off the B3629 leading into Fowey just after the Golant/Tywardreath crossroads, where there is a bus stop in both directions. There is a regular bus service to Fowey, Charlestown and Mevagissey with the stop just outside the site. Motor caravanners in particular appreciate this excellent service.

There is a large stretch of dog friendly sandy beach at Par, which is close by, along with useful shops and a Post Office plus railway station. Tywardreath, which is closer still has a good fish and chip shop, nationally renowned butcher, nice church and local pub. Golant in the other direction has a pub perfectly situated for a sunny midday drink overlooking the Fowey estuary, where you can go on a canoe trip if fancy takes you.

Fowey itself is close by with all its attractions.

There are many other attractions nearby, namely the Eden project, Heligan gardens, Restormel Castle at Lostwithiel, Charlestown historic sailing port, Carlyon Bay golf course plus traditional ports and villages.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Dog walk from site
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good

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Postcode:
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GPS:
Lat 50.349193 / Lon -4.66456
OS field ref:
SX103543
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: St Austell, Fowey
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: Par
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Short stay July 2021. What a fantastic place to stay. Bruce was very welcoming and happy to share local knowledge of places to walk to.

Toynes House
It’s the little touches that make a Stay more pleasurable. Welcome board for new arrivals. Followed up later in the day with helpful local knowledge giving directions for local places to eat at and places of interest to visit. If you want a small peaceful pretty site this is definitely a place to stay. Bruce definitely made this stay and we loved this small site. Hope to be back soon.

Beange1

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Reviewed on 26/07/2021 13:23

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Excellent Site Beautiful location with lots of space

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Even though we arrived late we received a warm welcome from Bruce - who throughout the whole stay was most helpful and friendly ...although not at all intrusive. The site is easily accessed from Fowey close to surrounding beaches and very well kept with recently modernised facilities. The Pitch space was generous and even with five Motorhomes was quite and peaceful. Dog friendly with a very good dog walking route on the site. Our first time as new Motorhomers and will definitely come back Gary and Lorraine

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Reviewed on 13/05/2021 09:55

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Just an overnight stay en-route, but very pleasant, set behind tall trees away from the road. Bruce was extremely welcoming and helpful, and the bus stop into Fowey was only 200 mtrs away. Driver kindly dropped us back at the camp entrance as my elderly mother was with us.

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Reviewed on 24/10/2020 18:23

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Fabulous Base Camp

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Well signposted from the staggered crossroads mentioned so easy to find and turn in. Bruce was a star to come and help me pitch my awning and show me my allocated pitch. Whole field completely level making setting up a breeze.  There is a short dog walk area suitable for morning constitutions the other end of the garden through an orchard. Could do with a trim back but weather this week hasn't been good for that job. Longer walks need to be started with a car journey. Sheltered by trees/hedgerow all round but open in the middle with some long grass areas to encourage butterflies. Sadly traffic noise from cars speeding away from the crossroads on the road to Fowey, so if you have the choice pitch the opposite side. But traffic was never continuous, even in commuting time. Great base camp location for exploring this part of Cornwall.

Dean Jan

Reviewed on 14/08/2019 08:46

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Full of Memories, a welcome revisit

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We found this lovely CL some 20 years ago, and have stayed a few times down the years. It is now in the careful hands of the next generation, who is making sure it retains it’s away from it all feel, but with aspects now so important to today’s tourers. The CL is an acre of lawned and wildflower grassland, sheltered from winds by tall trees and some shrubs, retaining an open sunny aspect. It lies a mile or so from the centre of Fowey, on a relatively quiet road, with good access. Part of the field has now been given over to hardstandings, so there is a choice now for those who prefer or need hardstandings. We had no need to use levelling blocks with our small MH during our stay. Hook ups are spaced around the field, pitches are not marked out, but there is ample space for 5 vans even when full. There are two water points in the field, only a short distance from all pitches. A grey water disposal point and rinse hose, and a chemical toilet disposal point with rinse hose are situated on the road side of the field, again, close by all pitches. Both are brand new and easy to use. A small hut provides an information point with local guides, maps, walks and bus timetables. The bus into Fowey stops close by the entrance, and if asked drivers will stop at the gates! Bruce, the owner, has provided a small safe dog walk perfect for a quick first morning, and last night time walk for dogs around the big garden and orchard. Further walks are easily accessible direct from the site, with a bit of care needed on road, but this really is some of the best walking country in Cornwall! We recommend the OS map for the area. Fowey is quite stunningly beautiful, full of history, with some great pubs and eateries. It’s easy to get out and about to other places of interest such as the Roseland, the North Coast, and it’s only an hours drive to get onto Dartmoor, or down to Lands End or the Lizard. Telephone signal is good, we had no problems with Virgin mobile, closest petrol is a short half mile drive at Four Turnings Garage, although Tesco is cheaper towards St Austell. Supermarkets are Tesco and Asda, both in St Austell, small Coop in Lostwithiel. At time of writing this review, no WiFi at moment, but cabling was in and it is to to provided in the near future. A great location, friendly, helpful owner, this is a long established CL undergoing investment to provide more for visitors, and we shall be returning in the near future. A true gem of a CL.

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Reviewed on 01/11/2018 21:02

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