Penrose House

Balnoon, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 3JA

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  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays

Why stay here ...

My CL is a peaceful site, set on a small holding in the countryside surrounding the historic seaside resort of St Ives. The site is located in a meadow with lawned pitches, electric hookups and space for awnings. My site is very child and animal friendly, with a dog walk on site and has a pub and restaurant nearly at the bottom of the garden. The site is an excellent base for exploring this world heritage mining area, with the site forming part of the famous St Michaels Way footpath network. There are several pretty walks to St Ives for the reasonably fit. The park and train ride in nearby Lelant has one of the most beautiful coastal train rides in the county straight into St Ives. There are watersports, golf and a RSPB Bird Reserve all within 5 miles.

Carbis Bay has the nearest beach and supermarket 2 miles away and St Ives is Famous for its art galleries and museums as well as its many sandy beaches and restaurants. All beaches in Penwith are manned by RNLI Lifeguards in the summer season so are very safe and the surfing scene is very strong. The St Ives September Festival of Music, Arts and Drama is a very popular yearly event. The photos include pictues of my site and views from the local area.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Dog walk from site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi

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Latest arrival time: 10:00 PM

0.5 acres

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Postcode:
TR26 3JA
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GPS:
Lat 50.19061 / Lon -5.49305
OS field ref:
SW508381
OS map ref:
203

Transport links

  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: Lelant
  • Train station within 5 miles

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A site with potential

Penrose House
This Cl is fairly well located for St Ives and the owner is lovely. The site is in a pleasant rural location with a pub close by. The access from the main road is not overly easy to negotiate as its pretty overgrown and as there is another larger site next to it. The road is fairly busy and there is quite a lot of road noise. We had to reverse a number of times but luckily not whilst towing. The EHU needs attention as our "neighbour" had to run his cable across the front of our pitch and that meant we had to drive over it regularly. The chemical waste leaves a bit to be desired and we were told to dump the grey waste into the bushes. We had to run our caravan into the pitch nose first so we could get a view rather than being shrouded by a forest of bamboo. The bushes at the entrance to the site need to be cut back as it was difficult to exit the site with the caravan and we both sides brushed against them. The site has a potential and I do appreciate that I may sound a bit negative but for £18 I expected a bit better.

Sparken

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Reviewed on 11/07/2021 16:30

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A Great Cornish Retreat

Penrose House
Just returned from a fortnight at Frank & Trudi's wonderful C.L In a nutshell, its a field in rural Cornwall, Electric and water and peace and quiet, What more do you want From my original phone conversation with Trudi to leaving yesterday morning I can honestly say it has been an absolute pleasure, Trudi and Frank are just lovely with both always up for a chat or sharing advice on local attractions. The site is situated next to their house tucked away down a small lane, 5 minutes from a beautiful sunset viewing spot which my Sons loved!!! Will definitely stay again and my only regret is not getting to say goodbye to Trudi. Thanks again both, A real real please meeting you ! Stay safe Glen & Niki

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Reviewed on 08/08/2020 13:10

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A lovely site

Penrose House
We really enjoyed our stay here, the owners Frank and Trudy are lovely with a lovely welcome and nothing to much trouble. The site for us is just what a CL should be, simple, peaceful, and friendly owners. The surrounding area is lovely with plenty of walks, the walk to St Ives took us around twenty minutes and its a lovely walk. A pub which serves lovely food is also just round the corner. Plenty of places to visit with the stunning coast line just a short distance. We will be back very soon. Simon & Dawn

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Reviewed on 19/08/2019 21:35

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Penrose House
Beautiful site. Lovely welcome by the owners, who told us the shortest path to St Ives; which was stunning. Path takes about half an hour to walk down. Masses of shops. A bus does stop at the top of the lane or at the next large caravan park if you don't want to walk back up the hill. (Parking might be hard if you have a large unit). Carbis Bay was another half an hour walk away over the crest of the hill.

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Reviewed on 30/07/2019 21:22

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Staying here reminds you why you joined the club, its everything a CL should be...

Penrose House
In a nutshell, we loved it! So handy for St Ives or Penzance, a quiet place to come back to. Friendly, laid-back owners, nothing too much trouble for them and we met what must be the nicest couple we have ever met in the CL's we have visited: Jenny & Rob from Nottingham. A lovely couple, thank you for the pasty! Yep, go stay.

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Reviewed on 06/10/2018 11:41

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