Just arrived back from a one night stay at this campsite. I rarely post anything negative on Trip Advisor, but really felt my experience represented poor value for money. We were charged £150 for ONE night for a group of four. Being reasonably local, I often stay at static caravan sites during the shoulder season, and the most I have previously been charged was £30 per night in total at this time of year on much better sites. I expected that we would pay a little more as it was polo on the beach at Watergate Bay, but this felt like being ripped off. Especially as it did not include linen. We were told from the start that we wouldn't be able to check in until three, but were surprised to have to persuade the unhelpful woman in reception to allow us to park on site before that time ( we arrived at 1.30 pm).
The caravan itself was clean and in good condition. Only minimally stocked in terms of cutlery/cockery/glasses- only one for each of us. The setting is really pretty, and there is a children's park, but it is quite a way back from Mawgan Porth itself.
The shop was quite limited, and the staff we encountered were initially unfriendly. But it was the state of the public shower and toilet block that really got me. As you can see from the photos, it was dirty- full of leaves, and it looked like someone had been chipping tiling off the walls or something because the toilets and the shower tray were covered in a layer of it. There was an old chair dumped in the sink area- and the water stopped working when you were trying to wash your hands. Wallpaper scraper dumped in the mop bucket by the front door.
While the setting is really pretty, and I am sure other people have enjoyed their stays, my experience was overall negative. I feel ripped off. Considering there is a lot of choice in the area, I would expect better value for money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Peaceful, relaxing, self-contained, self-catering bungalows (& holiday caravans) on a countryside park just 10 minutes woodland walk from a large sandy beach ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sun Haven Valley Country Holiday Park Mawgan Porth, Cornwall