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"After driving through a tiny village we arrived at the…"
After driving through a tiny village we arrived at the Mawgan Porth campsite. The welcome was incredibly friendly and we were shown to our accommodation, a fully equipped yurt positioned in its own little village.
Within the gated village there are several yurts used as accommodation, a cookhouse with every utensil under the sun (and also with your own fridge and store cupboard), a communal yurt, which housed a HUGE television, a telescope, numerous DVD's, board games & books, several comfy sofas and an open fire and wash facilities complete with walk in wet rooms & power showers.
The yurt itself was gorgeous, a double bed and sofa bed for the kids, we had fresh towels and tea & coffee supplied.
Within the grounds themselves there's an open air swimming pool, an indoor pool with sauna and a steam room and a children's play area and yurt where the kids club meet.
By the reception there's also a small shop where you can get some essentials, although the beach and a bigger shop are just minutes walk away, and the cafe bar.
The cafe bar menu is pretty small but the food is amazing. We had lunch and dinner there, each day they have a fresh dish and they can even cook or fish to order (with enough notice).
There's lots of different types of accommodation here, from chalets to eco lodges to yurts. I was taken around all of them and have to say the standard was fantastic. All were really well decorated with so many facilities in the actual rooms, you could see that the owners really take pride in that 'home from home' experience.
It was also really quiet there - despite having 300 people on site, there were no crowds or noise.
I'd definitely recommend this as a great offering for a beach site holiday without the chaos and a nice bit of added luxury.Read moreLess
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"we atayed back in april and I did not want…"
we atayed back in april and I did not want to leave, it is absolutely stunning.We stayed in a 2 bed cottage and it was holiday heaven.
The decor was excellent and the beds were super comfortable.Great resturaunt and very friendly staff who could not do enough ti help you.Padstow is lovely don't bother with Newquay.King Surf do great surf lessons just 5 mins down the road and you get discount if you are staying at the park.
I would recomend this place to anyone, my family were very sadto leave we will definately return.Read moreLess
"It's camping guys but not as we know it -…"
It's camping guys but not as we know it - glamping doesn't even cover it.
Best holiday we've had in years, I can't recommend The Park at Mawgan Porth highly enough for stressed-out parents (or laid back ones, eco-friendly ones, outdoorsy ones luxury-seeking ones, elle-deco/fash pack etc etc).
The Park consists of regular static caravans and luxury eco lodges but we stayed one week in a retro-refurbished Airstream trailer, all decked out in American kitsch but with serious mod cons -including a shower - totally fabulous) then second week on The Park's yurt camp.
Now I'm not a happy camper ie I DON'T DO CAMPING -I like a private ensuite, high thread count sheets, room service (get me!) - so couldn't believe I actually booked this (didn't tell family where we were going and they couldn't have been more shocked) but now I am a complete yurt convert.
But not just any yurt, it has to be The Park at Mawgan Porth yurts.
Above the main camp site, the pet-friendly yurt camp consists of just 2 large family yurts, two smaller family yurts each with individually styled luxury interiors (so luxurious I wanted to take the princess and the pea double bed home with me) which include flat screen tvs (yes, in what is essentially a tent).
Each yurt has a wood burning stove, electric kettle and more plug points than you'd know what to do with (unless you have teenages). There are firepits and kettle barbeques for outdoor cooking as well as a shared outdoor cooking/eating area with clay pizza oven (complete with lovely chap who will show you how to use it, get it burning and even make your pizza dough in advance if you ask really nicely).
The shared indoor kitchen, with individual fridges and storage space for each yurt, is kitted out with Le Crueset, Sabatier etc And bathrooms are gorgeous shepherd's huts and a hi-tech wet room.
The shared yurt lounge has fabulous furniture (some of which which I recognised from interiors mags), and a humungous flat screen for family / kids viewing.
Elsewhere on the bijoux and beautiful site, there's a ittle one's yurt with toddler toys and creche and a trampoline and play area for older shildren. There's a heated(!) outdoor pool and some of the most fabulous loungers I've ever seen. And now an indoor pool/spa all eco-friendly and beautifully done.
And all in gorgeous setting just 5 mins walk from fabulous beach with surf school, restaurant, shop and pub.
Although you feel wonderfully off-the-beaten-track, The Park is just a short drive from Newquay and Padstow, and in easy reach of just about any part of Cornwall. And if you want to ditch the car altogether, you're just 10 mins from tiny Newquay airport.
I could go on but you might think The Park pays me. They don't but I'm all emotional just thinking about how happy we were there. Boy got to roam around independently, even as far as beach - yikes (not something we'd let him do at home) make friends and chill out. And us, well,we recharged our er marital batteries.
The Park at Mawgan Porth more than deserves top marks across the board. Only problem now is I'm not sure I want to share it with anyone else (I don't think anything else will ever live up to it).
PS Don't miss the local Round Table Donkey Derby. Really. You may sneer, (I did), but we've never had so much uncommercial, community spirited, good honest fun).Read moreLess
"Fantastic holiday staying in one of the ecoterraces here. The…"
Fantastic holiday staying in one of the ecoterraces here. The website doesn't do it justice. Outdoor heated swimming pool is in beautiful spot, indoor swimming is decent size for swimming with a small paddling pool perfect for toddlers and lovely cafe with homemade cakes and fabulous meals. Also enjoyed the play yurt and trampoline. The short walk to the lovely beach at Mawgan Porth made for a great holiday.Read moreLess