This site was just right for us. We visited in early July 2012, with a touring caravan, for 8 nights. A well maintained site with good facilities. A fairly small site but this was an advantage, not a disadvantage. The swimming pool is a bonus, something you wouldn't normally find on a site of this size, and there is no charge to use it. Toilet facilities and washing up area are top notch. Pitches are a good size but choose an outside pitch when booking. It's also worth booking a larger pitch. Although near the road, noise wasn't constant so didn't spoil the holiday. Our only negative comment is the children's play area - fine if your children are over 5. Our daughter couldn't get up to the slide and there wasn't a swing. The site is perfectly located for days out. Pentewan Sands is 5 minutes drive down the road, where there is no charge to park and the beach is the best anywhere. There is a large commercial campsite there with an indoor swimming pool (charge) and a soft play suite (free). You can also use their bar facilities and get a nice lunch/evening meal there too. Well worth a day out without the traffic headaches. St Austell, 5 mins away, is a good size town with several of the larger stores and there is an Asda and Tesco within easy drive of the site. We visited Dairyland and Eden Project. Both worth a visit. Staff are very friendly and helpful, even putting a blackboard up with 'things to do' out & about, on a daily basis. No shop on site but a very useful shop opposite site entrance, sells provisions and newspapers. We will definately go back again next year, as didn't get around to hiring a bike from the site and cycling to Pentewan!
- Also Known As:
- River Valley Holiday Park St Austell, Cornwall