This was our 3rd trip to The Valley and 3rd trip in secluded Villa no 40 and the accomodation, setting, cleanliness and friendliness of staff are still of very high standards and the addition of wi fi in all areas is good addition. Although The Valley seemed busy as usual during the school holiday break, we noticed that it seemed quieter in the evenings in the Cafe Azur (on site bar & restaurant). The drinks remain quite reasonable (circa £3 pint, £15-£20 good wine etc) and the food is circa £5-£7 starter, £10-£18 main course, £5 sweet). The tennis lessons were again busy and well run, the swimming pool & jacuzzi area, although not the biggest, is clean and warm, As parents we felt very comfortable that the kids could visit the games room withouth then need for us to always acocompny them and this is where they met their friends, played pool, table football, table tennis etc. On the occasions we ate in Cafe Azur, we chose the Magician evening which, again, was great fun and the BBQ night. Craig (Head of the Cafe Azur) was very accomodating in fact that he obtained a drink that we requested at start of week, put steak on menu and is open to discussing little things that he may do that may enhance your experience. The staff are always welcoming and polite. We ate out at the Pandora Inn (approx 5-10 min drive away) and the setting and the food were outstanding. Take your crabbing lines as this place is brilliant for mums and dads to sit inside or ourside on the lovely pontoon, overlook the bay, whilst the kids gather in numerous crabs (tip: raw bacon in the crabbing line net produced circa 20 crabs in 1 hour off the pontoon). We experienced our fair share of rain and on one occasion visited Raze the Roof soft play area in Falmouth and we wont be going again due to cleanliness, queues for food and drink and quality / price of food was outrageous - on another occasion we went ten pin bowling in Falmouth (20 min drive) and this was fine to kill a bit of time until sun came out. Note: Parking in Falmouth is not easy and we found it easier to park in ten pin bowling car park and walk 10 minutes into Falmouth. Bike hire from Bissoe Bike Hire (5 mins from The Valley) was circa £55 for 2 adults x 2 kids bikes and if you choose to only do the 20-30 minute each way trip to Devoran then it is quite expensive so would recommend you plan for 2-3 hour trip to make it worth your while, perhaps then going towards the north coast. There are so many beaches in and around the place but we found it was wise to check the weather on both coasts as the North coast is only 20 minute drive away and on one day, the North coast was in sun (Portreath) when the South coast was cloudy.
In summary, great time, kids have met lots of new friends, eating in or eating out (either locally or in the Cafe Azur) will impact your budget greatly and if eating in, this can be a relatively cheap holiday once the cost of the villa is taken into account, especially with the high qulaity kitchens and dining facilities in the villas - you can always nip down to Cafe Azur afterwards and have a few drinkies after eating in so kids can meet their friends.
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