Camelford Caravan Club Site

Rated 5 of 5

Overall rating

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and quiet

Rated 5 of 5

Facilities and cleanliness

Rated 5 of 5

Location

Rated 4 of 5

Good for families

close panel

Log in to write a review

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and quiet

Rated 5 of 5

Facilities and cleanliness

Rated 5 of 5

Location

Rated 2 of 5

Good for families

Nice visit but spoilt by the few...!

This is our first visit to this site in over 20 plus years and it's not changed much in that time, what has changed during this period of time is the arrogance of certain people/members who seem to think that the Wardens along with other members are there to run around after them and clean up after their dogs which have been allowed to run about out of control generally annoying decent members and also messing on other people's pitches then failing to clear up after the event. The dog walk was left like the perpetual mine field almost daily by people who think that the Wardens (and/or) other people were there to clear up after them. Albeit the weather wasn't the best - a fair amount of rain and mist but that is just your luck whenever you get the "van" out for a trip but it didn't stop us enjoying our break, however the lack of thought for anyone but themselves by these irresponsible dog owners certainly put a dampener on our break. We are dog owners and like to think we are responsible for their behaviour and any mess that sometimes on very rare occasions results in an accident is immediately "bagged and binned" and let's be honest their is no shortage of bins on any club sites so there is no excuse for not picking anything one's dog mess up !!!!! The site was of the usual standard expected and excellently attended to by both the Wardens and their Reliefs, thank you all. The Cozzies
Caravanner from Nottinghamshire

Reviewed on

11 reviews

3 Helpful notes

Report this reviewer

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and quiet

Rated 5 of 5

Facilities and cleanliness

Rated 5 of 5

Location

Rated 3 of 5

Good for families

Fantastic, quiet and calm site

We had 5 nights booked at Camelford in August, the site was easy to access which was good, no narrow Cornish roads to manouvere down! There was a fish and chip van there on the Sunday evening, so we treated ourselves to a portion of chips. They were very nice. It would be good if the club could publish on the website if/when food vans visit site. When we first arrived we picked a grass pitch by the storage area, however it was quite sloped (nose pretty much on the floor) we then moved to a hardstanding pitch opposite, perfectly level. It was a brilliant base for visiting North Cornwall. There is a small enclosed dog walk, perfect for morning and night toilet stops, with a small park opposite for a bit more of a leg stretch. Our dog was exhausted from all the day trips so didn't need much walking! We were enjoying our stay so much, we enquired about staying another 2 nights. The site showed as full, and the wardens (relief wardens, I've forgotten their names but they were wonderful and lovely!) also said it showed full, but managed to find a way to get us 2 extra nights. The reason it showed as full? Tent pitches. They have had to reserve a number of pitches for tents, and these can't be used for anyone else. These are charged at a lower rate, but are exactly the same pitches! Because of those tent pitches, this small site (only 50 something pitches in total!) was full, but actually had about 5 free spaces. Luckily, the wardens were fantastic and sorted it out allowing us 2 extra nights at this brilliant site. We didn't use the facilities, but did pop our heads in. Toilets and showers were all clean, a bit dated but look like they do the job! There is no play park or no space for children to play really so not ideal for families who want lots of space. There were a couple of families there during our stay, but because of the lack of facilities it makes for a lovely quiet site. Because this site is inland, rather than right on the coast, the wind was not really an issue at all. Having spoken to some fellow caravanners who had moved from Trewethett Farm to here because that site was so exposed, we were glad we made the decision we did! The wardens stock some items, there is a Londis shop a short walk away, and the town on Camelford is only about 10/15 minutes walk away, where there is a co-op (and a lovely pub!). If you exit the site through the dog walk, and cross and go through the park, then you can get into Camelford with footpaths the entire way. Overall, a really nice site and one we would be extremely happy to visit again.
Caravanner

Reviewed on

1 review

1 Helpful note

Report this reviewer

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 4 of 5

Peace and quiet

Rated 4 of 5

Facilities and cleanliness

Rated 5 of 5

Location

Rated 4 of 5

Good for families

Goburers go to Corwall.

We found the site easily and were soon on a pleasant pitch. We arrived on a Sunday and in a very short time were enjoying good fish and chips from the visiting van! The site is excellently situated for visiting many well known villages, both coastal and inland, and as it was school holidays we accepted everywhere would be busy - what an understatement!! The motto was "go early"!. Take plenty of change for car parks (reasonably priced) and public toilets -( 20p and 50p ). We ate in "Catch" at Mawgan Porth one day - fairly expensive but lovely fresh fish - enjoyable meal. Boscastle is always lovely - slippery path when wet but we were lucky and just had gorgeous sunshine and lovely pasties! We visited some "off the tourist trail" places - Delabole Slate quarry - a very big hole in the ground - viewing area provided. Delabole Wind Farm (ex) visitor centre (make of it what you will ). We drove through Davidstow airfield and regret not having the time to visit the Military Museum as the write ups are very good. We visited Jamaica Inn to make sure their cakes were as good as a few years ago - even better! Altanun is a pretty and very ancient village on the way to the A30 and our visit to Looe - lots to see at Looe and the beach was busy in the sunshine. This was our first visit to this site and as it seems so conveniently situated we will be back. Our thanks to the very pleasant and welcoming wardens but the site could do with a little bit of updating; new grouting in the shower cubicles - or am I just being "picky"? Summing up - a small pleasant and relaxed site in an excellent location - thank-you.
Caravanner

Reviewed on

9 reviews

1 Helpful note

Report this reviewer

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and quiet

Rated 4 of 5

Facilities and cleanliness

Rated 5 of 5

Location

Rated 5 of 5

Good for families

Camelford's Aroma is not Aromatic

We arrived in good time but did not see any signs for The Club Site, although there were plenty for golf course etc, the sign did not come into view until we were around the corner. Hey-ho we went round the block. As the site was quiet we had our pick of the pitches and chose hardstanding which was pretty level. The site staff were helpful and friendly. The facilities were clean, however the toilet and shower block needs revamped. There is a fish &chip van which comes onto the site and we decided to give it a whirl, wished we hadn't wasted our money, there was more batter than fish.... If you go into Camelford steer clear of The Masons Arms and don't believe the reviews like we did, it was awful. We did have good food at the Bettle & Chisel Inn, Delabore, this is 10/15 mins from the site. On arrival the host gave us a warm welcome and overall the service was very good, plenty of atmosphere as the restaurant was full. Fantastic location for visiting stunning, coastal areas. Enjoyed many days out especially the ferry trip from Rock to Padstow with a tasty brunch in THE CHERRY TREE. A lovely, relaxing holiday shame about the whiff from the slurry .....
Motorhomer from Cambridgeshire

Reviewed on

2 reviews

1 Helpful note

Report this reviewer

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and quiet

Rated 5 of 5

Facilities and cleanliness

Rated 5 of 5

Location

Rated 5 of 5

Good for families

Return Visit Didn't Disappoint!!

The wardens here are a breath of fresh air and made us feel really welcome. We arrived a little before 1200 hrs and were happy to wait but it wasn't a problem (no tutting and pointed looking at watches from Robin and Ian). Friendly and helpful, both working hard to keep the site looking nice, clean and tidy. This is a small site a little inland but still handy for visiting places up and down the coast. Camelford itself is a little disappointing with the main A39 running straight through it but there is a Co-op and post office for day to day items. If you do visit, take a walk over to the Bodmin side of the A39 - lots of footpaths and a riverside walk alongside the River Camel. Alternatively, follow the lanes up onto the moors for a change. There is no denying that the dog walk is on the small side but as others have pointed out, there are alternatives. Mixture of grass and hard standing pitches with some seasonal vans. We pitched at the top end of the site and were quite level but you might struggle with a large outfit if you end up by the storage area where it is quite sloping. All in all, for £20.10 a night, we like it. Thanks for a great stay.
Caravanner

Reviewed on

85 reviews

0 Helpful notes

Report this reviewer

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and quiet

Rated 5 of 5

Facilities and cleanliness

Rated 5 of 5

Location

Rated 3 of 5

Good for families

Nice site

Not stayed here before and I found it to be a very nice site. It is small but well laid out, quite sloping on the grass pitches but, luckily, I got one of the hardstandings which have been levelled. It is a very peaceful site with lovely views over surrounding countryside. The dog walk is very small but I think this is a necessity due to the constraints of the size of the site - but I found a footpath and field opposite to take the dogs to (via public footpath). Friendly wardens too. A great location from which to explore the North Cornwall coast etc.

Reviewed on

7 reviews

1 Helpful note

Report this reviewer

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and quiet

Rated 5 of 5

Facilities and cleanliness

Rated 5 of 5

Location

Rated 3 of 5

Good for families

Excellent site

Our 5 night stay at Camelford was fantastic. The weather during our stay was not brilliant but it was more than compensated by the hospitality of the camp site management. Robin & Ian were brilliant hosts, nothing was too much trouble. The site is extremely clean and well serviced. The shop offered more than enough essentials. Our dog also enjoyed his holiday there! We were very impressed and look forward to returning. Definitely a 5 star visit.
Motorhomer

Reviewed on

1 review

0 Helpful notes

Report this reviewer

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 3 of 5

Peace and quiet

Rated 3 of 5

Facilities and cleanliness

Rated 2 of 5

Location

Rated 1 of 5

Good for families

Second Choice

We stayed here in July whilst walking the South West Coast Path, we really wanted to stay on Trewethet Farm but it was booked so settled on Camelford. The site is really well maintained and the Wardens were very friendly and helpful. The toilet/shower facilities are very old and in desperate need of an upgrade. Views from the site are great. Although on a country lane we found it quite noisy with traffic. Note the Handbook states "High tension power cables cross the site, but not over the pitching area", WRONG, the cables are right over the pitching area and I'm afraid that had we not been able to get a pitch away from these we would not have stayed. The site served its purpose for us but I doubt that we would use it again. Camelford itself was a huge disappointment.

Reviewed on

11 reviews

1 Helpful note

Report this reviewer

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and quiet

Rated 5 of 5

Facilities and cleanliness

Rated 5 of 5

Location

Rated 5 of 5

Good for families

Fantastic Site Team

We stayed at this site during the school holidays and the site was spotless, as was the toilet facilities. Rob & Ian are the best Managers we have ever met, in many years caravanning and now with a Motorhome. They were Mega friendly, extremely helpful and always available for a chat. They regularly walked around the site, which is something many managers don't do. When they mentioned the rules on arrival, it didn't sound like you are being told off as many managers do. I would highly recommend this site to anybody that wants a fabulous holiday. Thanks Rob & Ian we will see you again.
Motorhomer

Reviewed on

1 review

0 Helpful notes

Report this reviewer

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and quiet

Rated 5 of 5

Facilities and cleanliness

Rated 5 of 5

Location

Rated 5 of 5

Good for families

Ticked All Our Boxes

We picked this site to use as a base for walking the South West Coastal Path. Access was very straightforward and the site offers a mixture of hard standing and grass pitches - some more level than others. Extremely friendly and helpful wardens who keep the site looking great - thank you. Although the site was almost full, it was very quiet - maybe because it is quite a distance from the beach and other attractions. That said, it's a personal preference as to what's important for you. Easy walk into Camelford for basic shopping. Limited walking from the site - the lanes are busy and traffic tends to travel at speed. Dog walk is basic - a small fenced area adjacent to the road. Transport needed to get further afield. All in all, site offered good value for money and we will definitely revisit.
Caravanner

Reviewed on

85 reviews

0 Helpful notes

Report this reviewer