We booked 2 caravans at Ayr for a family holiday that included my sisters dog and we got what we expected. The caravans were on the end by the reception area so we didn't get much of a view. They were the 'doggie' caravans and so weren't as nice as the ones further up. They were comfy and quite spacious had everything you needed in the kitchen as well as an iron and ironing board.
As a family of 9 we had plans of sitting in between the 2 caravans having bbq's and a natter but there were no tables or chairs. They were all at the other end of the site with the campers so I think its a first-come, first-served sort of thing. More are needed.
There is a small games room and launderette but no site shop. In the campers field you'll find a van that sells 'breakfast butties' which came in handy on occasion.
The best view is definitely at the other end of the site where the 'non-doggie' caravans and camping field are.
The site is very clean and well maintained by the maintenance staff and is quiet and peaceful!
Ayr is situated at the top of a hill but if you know St Ives there are not many areas that aren't hilly. You can flag down a small bus that runs regularly to take you to the bottom by the beach and back again at 50p each journey. This was ideal for my 80 year old Dad.
St Ives itself is absolutely stunning, one of the best places in the UK to take a holiday, albeit busier than I remember from my childhood holidays there. I'd definitely recommend The Sloop (13th century) which overlooks the harbour for food and a drink and The Hobbler (16th century) for a wonderful meal. There is also a very good Italian restaurant overlooking the harbour too!
If you do take a dog on holiday the small cove of Balamuz Beach which is on the opposite side of the harbour wall, is open all day for them and then there is a bigger beach with an estuary 10 mins car drive away.
In all Ayr Holiday Park provided what we wanted, a base, but it would have been nice to have a better view.
- Also Known As:
- Ayr Holiday Park Hotel St Ives
- Ayr Holiday Park Hotel
- Ayr Holiday Park St Ives, Cornwall