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Ruthern Valley Holidays
Ranked #1 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Bodmin
Certificate of Excellence
Peebles, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
425 reviews
149 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Highly recommended.”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

This is not our first time here but it was our first time as a family. This time we opted for a lodge as the thought of entertaining an 18 month old in a tent in a downpour was awful. The lodge was more spacious than expected, with a great shower and comfy beds and tv. Must when little ones get up at dawn. The deck was great as people must have fed the birds and squirrels and this provided plenty of entertainment in the morning and evening sun was good for an evening G&T after bedtime. We love the fact that it is a quiet site that feels very relaxed. Minimal noise and very friendly, mainly due to the owners hospitality. The shop seems to have most things even if your only after advice as where to go during the day. Families may spend a lot of time by the play area, be warned. Highly recommended.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

Just returned from our second visit to Ruthern Valley and once again delighted. The site is tidy and tranquil, the owners are endlessly helpful (Nicola even opened the shop when she saw us peering through darkened widows out of opening hours). We stayed in a lodge - main benefits over a bungalow are the decking area (hours spent with our 2yr old watching/feeding birds), superior TV set, and progress with cosmetic updates eg new carpets. Simple accomodation but entirely adequate and the shower had plenty of oomph - so very important! The lodge was a little chilly first thing but in a poor summer, and our reluctance to waste energy, we managed with it. The lodges&bungalows catch the evening sun and are perfect for relaxing and listening to the local wildlife after a busy day exploring the county. We felt so welcome, and so sorry to leave.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Kendal, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2013

Just come back from a week in a wigwam at Ruthern Valley and we were pretty impressed. The wigwams were much bigger then they looked on the website, clean, modern and surprisingly warm even without the heater on. We were lucky in the fact that the site was very quiet when we arrived as it wasout of school hols which made it very peaceful and relaxing. We were also very pleased that out of the 4 wigwams there was only us and another couple staying in them so the owners very kindly put us away from each other so we had even more peace and quiet. Toilets, showers, sink/cleaning area were immaculate and overall had a great stay at the site.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 16, 2013

Disappointing ... On the night we visited we found hair in the shower, caravan smelt damp, insufficient blankets, television didn't work, neither did the gas fire ... Also told we were having a free upgrade ... Not happy at all if I would of known what we were getting for the price I would of stayed in a tent !

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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ruthern, Owner at Ruthern Valley Holidays, responded to this review, March 23, 2014
This was a deal as a favour to a local family who where having a party. I really do not know what we did to upset the guests. When I went up to the caravan to say hello, check everything was ok and show them how things worked all was well. The local family have apologised to us.
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 24, 2013 via mobile

I have just returned for a break here with my husband and two small daughters, aged 5 & 1. We were joined by my in laws too. We stayed in a bungalow and had a fantastic stay. The site is in the most stunning of locations, its truely beautiful. The nights are silent, a real treasure for those of us who live in a city.
Fantastic location. 5 minute drive from bodmin which has all the shops you need. Equally distanced between north and south coast. It was perfect for visiting both which we did several times in our stay.
The accomodation is simple but spotlessly clean. Its got everything you need for a comfortable stay. The owners are a lovely couple who are very helpfull and attentive but at the same time, leave you to enjoy your holiday unless you require their help. Our children adored the freedom they had here, being able to roam safely.
We would not hesitate to return.
An absolute bargain.
Lets just say, none of us missed home once during our stay and i admit to being a homebird.
Fab holiday allround.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2013
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united kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

We had a lovely stay here over the bank holiday weekend. The site is well looked after and is super super quiet. All you can hear are birds and the occasional noise from the sheep on site.
We stayed in a bungalow. First thing we noticed when we opened the door was how lovely and clean it was.
It was very basic - but did the job for our few nights stay. We did a lot of driving to different beaches so didn't spend much time in the bungalow - only during the evenings. The site is fine location wise if you have a car - if not, you would struggle as there is nothing for a good few miles.
Would definitely return. Good value for money.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed April 28, 2013

Stayed at Ruthern valley for 1 night as a birthday gift for my partner in a wooden wigwam... never done before but always up for something a little different ... well .... what a wonderful site :) .... we arrived on a beautiful sunny April day ..... surroundings are fantastic, woods, hills, rivers ... Our wigwam was facing into a wooded area which had an abundance of birds some of whom ventured down to see who was staying near!! ... We were lucky enough to have chosen a quieter weekend, so had true peace and quiet.....the wigwam was great, had all the basics of camping and some .... microwave, fridge, kettle, seating which changes into beds .. picnic table outside and a tree stump to place a bbq on so as not to ruin the grass, great thinking.
We stayed outside til very late, just enjoying the night sky, no street lights so clear as crystal ... sleeping was great, comfy bed area didnt hear anything and slept like a log .... woke to birds ... and brekkie outside :) .... Lovely hosts who allowed us to stay on longer at the end of our stay just so we could soak up the whole feeling of true getaway from it all. Great walks from the site along the river Camel aswell as through woods etc.... and very close to coast.....definately worth a visit .... will be returning.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Ruthern Valley Holidays
Address: Ruthernbridge, Bodmin PL30 5LU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Bodmin
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Bodmin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in a beautiful wooded valley near Bodmin Moor, this is a holiday site that offers a selection of accommodation types, camping, camping pods, 8 timber cabins, 4 cedar bungalows and 6 static caravans. Ideal for families (a well equipped play area away from the lodges and tents), groups of friends and couples who wish to stay where there is no bar, no disco, no bingo. A quiet, peaceful get back to nature site. ... more   less 
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