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Ruthern Valley Holidays

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General

  • Friendly site in a tree-filled valley near Bodmin Moor
  • Well-maintained and peaceful park
  • Easy drive to the north and south Cornish coasts

Escape with a break to Ruthern Valley Holidays... At this friendly site in a tree-filled valley near Bodmin Moor, the emphasis is on making the most of the natural surroundings - think birds and bunnies rather than bingo nights, and babbling brooks instead of the boom of a disco bar.

The site is carefully laid out to offer visitors the maximum space and seclusion possible. If you're bringing the kids, they'll love roaming around the woods building dens and wildlife spotting, chatting to the resident chickens and pigs, and bouncing around the leafy playground area.

Ruthern Valley Holidays also has a licensed shop selling delicious bangers, other local goodies, and some essential camping gear. Other amenities include solar-heated showers, toilets, laundry and washing-up facilities.

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

Please note

Bookings must not be for more than 15 consecutive nights.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.


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Party: 2 adults

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9.1

Overall rating based on 14 reviews

 

93% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

 

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Lovely site , will be returning 😁 17/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Susan M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring caravan, trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    I lovely camp site , we asked to be close to the toilets and our request was made sure of , couldn't have been any closer if we tried !
    The showers are hot and free , fantastic . Washing machine and tumble dryers are cheap to use ( 50p ) a small area for washing dishes and the owners father was so lovely and friendly .
    We will be returning 😁

    Disliked: 

    You have to be up and quick to get in the showers as the queue mounts up quick , only down side !

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Beautiful,quiet, small, site away from the Cornish crowds. 16/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom sarah h. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring caravan, trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location, environment, welcome, price !

    Disliked: 

    Facilities a little basic (but adequate )

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Clean and friendly in a beautiful spot 15/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Josh I. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The scenery and how welcoming and accommodating the owner and his family were

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Lovely quiet site with friendly helpful staff. 15/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anna J. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring caravan, trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    This is a lovely little site, quite quiet despite staying during peak school holiday season. The pitches are fairly level, and are surrounded by trees. Our children loved the woodland walk down to the play area, which in itself is a great space for the children to play. The shop is well stocked with essential items, and the fresh home reared bacon was delicious! The staff are always friendly and helpful. The bike, wetsuit and board hire available on site is a great idea too. You can't drive on the camping field, which is good for the children. But there is a track all round the field so, for many of the pitches, you can park on the track next to your pitch.

    Disliked: 

    The trees all round the site look lovely, but it doesn't allow for much sun on the pitch, so drying the tent out on the final morning is difficult. The loos get blocked relatively easily, there were a few blockages while we were there. However, once notified about it, the staff dealt with it efficiently.

From the manager...

Thank you for your positive review - we do have the most fantastic trees which form the character of the site. The loos did get blocked a few times over a small period of the holidays - we think it was unsupervised children and too much loo roll. Always my favourite job in the morning!!
We look forward to seeing you again.
Andrew & Nicky

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Close to the beach, local pubs lots of space. Beautiful surroundings 08/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Vicky T. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring caravan, trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely place, friendly staff, clean, restaurant lovely, food very good.
    We are booking for next year.
    Would definitely recommend

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Thank you, no better recommendation than returning to stay with us.
We look forward to seeing you again.
Andrew & Nicky

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Real camping in nature 05/08/2017

Reviewer's country: Belgium Michel V. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Camping pod
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Really nice pitches, in the middle of the quiet Cornish countryside, clean, no luxury, the nice basics for those who like real camping.

    Disliked: 

    The weather

From the manager...

Thank you for your kind review. I am sure that you appreciated being in the camping pod rather than a tent with the poor weather.
Maybe next year in a tent or the ensuite megapods.

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Very clean shower & toilet, beautiful quiet site. 20/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Louise F. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring caravan, trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very warm welcome. Lovely clean & tidy site.

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From the manager...

It was lovely to have you here and thank you for taking the time to review us. We hope we'll see you again.

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Excellent site with first class facilities and very friendly staff. 18/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Alison H. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring caravan, trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Staff were very friendly and welcoming on arrival. check in was easy.
    Facilities were clean and tidy.
    Campsite was well looked after and pitches well spaced.
    Really pleasant site.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

From the manager...

We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you very much for your review. We hope we'll see you again.

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Everything 12/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom david_s888934 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring caravan, trailer tent or tent pitch
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    Everything

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So glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope we'll see you again.

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Excellent site, friendly and helpful staff. 08/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Tahl H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring caravan, trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Owner was really helpful. Small shop stocked with last minute essentials and Tea machine was really helpful.

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Thank you so much for your great review. It means a lot to us. The Tea machine was a new addition last year and has become quite popular lately. Glad you liked it!

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Bar or club house

Cycle hire

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Fishing

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Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

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Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

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Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

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Forest

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Peaceful

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Walkers' paradise

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Wildlife haven

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Canoeing/kayaking nearby

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Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

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Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Jumbo tent pitches

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Location

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  • Ruthernbridge Bodmin, Cornwall, England, PL30 5LU
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.4646°N 4.8020°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bodmin Coach Stop — 3.7 miles
Wadebridge: The Link Rd Coach Stop — 4.0 miles
Bodmin Parkway: Rail Station Bus Stop — 6.3 miles
Train stations
Roche Rail Station — 3.4 miles
Bugle Rail Station — 4.5 miles
Luxulyan Rail Station — 5.7 miles
Ferry ports
Rock Padstow Ferry Landing — 7.8 miles
Padstow Ferry Landing — 8.0 miles
Fowey Custom House Quay Ferry Landing — 11.3 miles
Airports
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 9.0 miles

Directions


Travelling from the north:
Take the A30 past Bodmin to Innis Downs roundabout, signposted for St Austell. Take the slip road off the A30 and turn right at the first roundabout taking you back over the A30 to the next roundabout. Take the second exit signposted for Lanivet (A389).

Travelling from the south:
Travelling up the A30 leave at the St Austell exit. At the roundabout take the second exit signposted for Lanivet (A389). Keep going along this road through Lanivet, keep going up the hill and turn left immediately before the signpost for Nanstallon. Take the left signed for Ruthernbridge (chalets) and continue for approximately two miles. Immediately before the small bridge turn left - the site is approximately 200m on the left.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Cornwall’s countless charms are all within your grasp: moors and tors; fantastic beaches (both the northern and southern coasts are within ten miles, and the surfing mecca of Newquay is just a few miles further); the rarefied atmosphere of the Eden Project; the romantic lost gardens of Heligan; traditional castles and mansions (Tintagel and Llanhydrock House are popular choices); zoos and wildlife centres; theme parks; museums and more.

If you want to ride the waves, book your place at the Surf’s Up school on Polzeath Beach, they will help you find your feet. Alternatively, you can surf the forest canopy at the adrenaline-busting Tree Surfers complex near Tavistock. Sea kayaking, kite surfing and horse riding are also available.

Cycling deserves a special mention: five minutes on two wheels brings you to the Camel Trail, 16 miles of converted railway track that makes for an great ride through the Camel Valley, and links to the Cornish Way for trips further into Cornwall. Bikes can be hired at numerous cycle centres nearby including Wadebridge, Bodmin and Padstow.

Slake your pedal-induced thirst en route with wine tasting at the renowned Camel Valley Vineyard, or take a bottle away to wash down some fish and chips from the Rick Stein takeaway in Padstow. This picturesque fishing village is only a short ride from Ruthern Valley Holidays and is a fully-fledged foodie destination, with several acclaimed restaurants and takeaways, and plenty of lovely little boutiques.

Must see

  • Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park (5.9 miles)
  • Eden Project (6.7 miles)
  • Rock Beach (8.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps (10.0 miles)
  • Trerice (11.8 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  11:30 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Ruthern Valley Holidays cancellation policy

No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 5 day(s) of arrival.

Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Ruthern Valley Holidays will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

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Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 5 day(s) of arrival.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 15 consecutive nights.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10:30 p.m. and 7:30 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The grocery shop is open between 01/01 and 24/12.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of £20.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
No vehicle movement between 11 p.m. and 7:30 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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