We stayed here for the first week in October arriving on the Monday. Having never been to Cornwall or stayed in a caravan before, it was a completely new experience - glad to say we have not been put off either!
We'd opted for a mid tier caravan which suited us perfectly. It was clean and tidy, not showing too much wear and tear. It had full central heating which was a God send given the really poor weather conditions during our stay.
The kitchen was basically equipped, having the majority of utensils and cooking pots etc, however would suggest taking own mugs if you enjoy a large cup of coffee or tea - the ones provided are tiny! Same with glasses if you like a larger sized glass. There was an oven and hob as well as microwave, with a decent sized fridge/freezer in the corner by the door.
The site itself is located just out side Newquay, about a five minute drive into town. There are regular buses running past the entrance to various different places if you want to take a break from driving, which is really handy.
About a mile and a half away is Quintrell Downs where there are a couple of pubs. There is a footpath all the way from what we saw so it is walkable, though a torch would be needed at night as it is unlit for the most part. In the opposite direction about quarter of a mile or so is another pub and a large Morrisons. This is extremely handy as the shop on site stocked only basic items.
The site also has a pizza place and a chippy. The Tavern Bar also serves food, though we didn't actually eat anything from the site so can't comment on quality.
There is also a club bar which had nightly entertainment, although this was a bit purile for the most part (it was aimed mainly at kids to be fair). We still whiled away a few hours with a beer or five of an evening!
There is also a large indoor pool, a bowling ally and a games arcade which again we didn't use so can't comment on.
The site is quite centrally located within Cornwall and had fairly quick access to all the main routes; with Bude a little over an hour away to the North, the Lizard or Lands End not much further away to the South.
As a first taste of Cornwall and caravaning this was a great experience and we would definitely consider staying at Hendra again.
Would reccomend going out of season mid week if you prefer a quieter life, the prices are way cheaper and also go for the best caravan you can afford as some of the older ones did look a bit tired from the outside.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An award winning family owned and run holiday park for families and couples. Five Star rated facilities include the Oasis Fun indoor and outdoor Fun Pools complex, which includes three fabulous water flumes, river rapid ride, water cannon, geyser, fountains, waterfall, 30m pool and toddlers’ pool. Accommodation includes six ranges of holiday caravans from budget to premium, and a range of touring, camping and motorhome pitches, all set in landscaped parkland of 80 acres, on rural countryside within minutes of the town beaches. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hendra Holiday Park Hotel Newquay
- Hendra Holiday Park Newquay, Cornwall