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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Pitches

Types of pitch: grass, hardstanding

Electric hook up available

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1 acres

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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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Full of Memories, a welcome revisit

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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A Great Stay

Motorhome 7.5 m with car & dog. Accessibility good and entrance is directly off from the road. We met Bruce the owner shortly after arrival who is very friendly and helpful. We stayed 3 nights in this tranquil CL which has excellent services such as EHU with attached water supply and a dog walking area that is considerably nicer than than some top holiday sites. There is also Grey / Chemical disposal within the field (not drive over). A very Well kept site with hard standing area if required. The site is within easy reach of Fowey and surrounds. A regular bus service (which we did not use - but I did talk to another camper familiar to the site / area who stated that it is a very good service) makes this an ideal spot away from the crowds and accessible to the main areas of interest if required. This is one site in which the owner has made considerable investment. I will be happy to return in the future. Highly recommended.

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Peaceful Site

Lovely site with areas left for nature, lots of wild flowers, grasses and butterflies. Very nice dog walk on site leading to an orchard. Very good and organized recycling area and good chemical and grey waste disposl facilities. Owner Bruce, had an excellant local knowledge and was very friendly and welcoming. Lovely walks although the road had to be respected as it was narrow in places with bends and hills. Bus service was good with buses every hour on weekdays. Fowey harbour is a must for a visit, lots of eateries and amazing views, also ‘ Readymoney Beach’, a beautiful little cove is also worth a visit. Highly recommend this site. Mark & Sheila
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What a beautiful spot

A very warm welcome from Bruce. He was a very helpful man and nothing was too much trouble for him. He is charming with a lovely personality. We will definitely be going back here. The site is very well placed if you want to catch the bus, 500 yards away, to visit Fowey, St Austell, Mevagissy, Newquay, Eden Project, Par and a lovely walk to Galant situated next to the River Fowey. Lovely little village with couple of pubs/restaurants and very friendly people. 10/10 to Bruce Rod and Barbie
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Lovely site, very sheltered and nice level ground. Bruce was very helpful and friendly with lots of advice on local transport and good walking routes. The main road that runs along the site didn't interfere with the bird song that filled the surrounding trees and the road became quiet during the evenings. Would visit again!
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