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General

  • Secluded and peaceful park in a rural setting
  • A few miles from the beach
  • Two-acre dog exercise area

Avoid the madding crowds on your summer sojourn to Cornwall and stay at this green, secluded and peaceful park instead: Lower Polladras Touring Park has had previous guests waxing lyrical about its peace, its quiet, its lovely location and its very friendly owners Carole and Graham.

The park is in a rural setting four miles from the beaches of Cornwall’s south coast and within easy reach of coastal and countryside walks. It’s in a top spot too for south-west Cornwall explores with Penzance, the Lizard Peninsula and Land’s End no more than half an hour’s drive away. Yet blissful peace will always be yours when you potter back to pitch, as Lower Polladras is set over four acres and has no noisy bar, clubhouse or evening entertainment.

Carole and Graham are very environmentally minded and are always improving the park to make it as green and sustainable as possible: low wattage bulbs are used throughout and recycling is paramount. Heaps of info is displayed about non-car ways of getting around the local area, in the form of bus timetables on display and details of walks from the park given to all guests, and the well thought-out nature trail leads to a games field with play barn, football goals and a climbing frame to wrestle the kids away from their consoles.

Dogs are welcome, and the two-acre exercise area on the edge of the park should keep Fido pretty stress-free too...

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

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The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.


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9.4

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96% would recommend this site to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

 
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I will come back 27/07/2017

Reviewer's country: France Thierry W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    - Warm welcome. Carol and Graham lent us an electric cable because ours was too short and a map for the walks around the campsite.
    - Toilets, showers, laundry and washing up area very clean with bunches of fresh flowers.
    - Quiet campsite.

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An excellent site in a very good location with good facilities 16/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Debbie R. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lower Polladras Touring Park is off the beaten track, but it is also close to Helston and central for visiting anywhere in south west Cornwall. The pitches are mostly level with mature hedges around the pitches providing shelter and shade. Wild birds are numerous on the site, along with rabbits and a resident Barn Owl nearby. The facilities are very good and kept clean. The site also has a games room with a pool table, table tennis and table-top football. A very nice campsite!

    Disliked: 

    The WiFi is best described as patchy as it does not cover the entire site, for reception you need to be line sight to the site reception/office. This is not really a 'Dislike', more this would improve the site and avoid having to 'camp out' by the shower block to get good WiFi reception.

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Excellent site and services spotless. Pitches level and spacious. 12/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Ian L. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Loved the site, quiet but in easy reach of Praa Sands, Lizard and other areas.
    Site well maintained and staff very friendly and helpful.

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Beautiful quite campsite. Well kept and very clean facilities. Owners ... 11/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Marisa P. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Beautiful quite campsite. Well kept and very clean facilities. Owners were very welcoming and very helpful and friendly. Would definitely stay again

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Lovely site, clean with excellent facilities. It was great to ... 11/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Philip S. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Lovely site, clean with excellent facilities. It was great to have a games room for later in the evening. Very quiet and beautifully kept. Graham was very helpful and friendly.
    Used site directions to get their really easy to follow.

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Excellent site. Clean facilities,helpful staff 20/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Gytis J. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Very nice place to escape. Nice people's around . Very clean and queued. Even my doughter tells me dady can we stay here for living

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I give 6 stars if I could, everything was spot ... 07/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lukasz P. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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    I give 6 stars if I could, everything was spot on. Very clean and quiet place to have a rest. Owners are very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended...

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Lovely, peaceful site. Clean facilities, spacious pitches. 04/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom suzanne_b637167 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Absolutely loved this site.
    We received a friendly welcome, a designated, sheltered, level pitch close to the play area/amenities which was perfect for the kids. The site is a lovely, safe, peaceful place to relax. Just what we needed.
    Everything was clean and tidy and the owners were extremely helpful.
    We will definitely return.
    Thank you!

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    Absolutely nothing!

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Nice weekend rest away. 25/04/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom mary_f237367 Confirmed

  • Electric gravel touring pitch
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    Lovely quiet park and a warm welcome from the owners.
    Excellent loos (we didn't use the showers) all clean and tidy.
    Nice area for walking.
    Pitch was level, but we would probably use our chocks if staying for more than one night

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Bar or club house

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Bath available

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Free wifi

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Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

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Public telephone

Shower available

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Wifi

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Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

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Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Sailing nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • Carleen Helston, Cornwall, England, TR13 9NX
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.1309°N 5.3357°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Porthleven: The Square Coach Stop — 3.3 miles
Helston: Coinagehall Street Coach Stop — 3.4 miles
Hayle Coach Stop — 5.3 miles
Train stations
Hayle Rail Station — 5.3 miles
St Erth Rail Station — 5.5 miles
Lelant Saltings Rail Station — 5.7 miles
Ferry ports
Penzance Ferry Terminal — 8.6 miles
Helford Village Ferry Landing — 9.3 miles
Helford Passage Ferry Landing — 9.5 miles
Airports
Penzance Airport — 8.1 miles
Land's End St Just Airport — 14.9 miles
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 26.3 miles

Directions


From the A30:
Turn off at the junction signposted Camborne West. Turn left at the top of the slip road. Take the first exit at the roundabout and the second exit at the next 3 mini roundabouts. You are now on the B3303; continue for approximately 6 miles until you reach a T-junction. Turn left and then immediately turn right. Continue for 2 miles up to the village of Carleen. Take the second right turn and follow the caravan sign up to the park.

From Helston:
Take the A394 out of Helston towards Penzance. Turn right at the top of the hill on to the B3302, signposted Hayle and Camborne. Take the second turning on the left and continue for 2 miles up to the village of Carleen. Take the second right turn and follow the caravan sign up to the park.

Note: if you are towing a caravan, we recommend that you not use a satnav as it will direct you onto unsuitable lanes.

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

Within half an hour or less you’ll reach most of the main highlights of south-west Cornwall as well as many beyond: the Eden Project, Flambards Theme Park, St Ives, Falmouth and the gardens of Glendurgan, Trebah and Trewithian are all close by, and the town of Helston, Cornwall’s second oldest (after Marazion), is three miles from the park. It’s a slightly longer trip to The Lost Gardens of Heligan at St Austell, but very worth it as one of Cornwall’s top tourist attractions.

Beautiful beaches abound all around: Praa Sands ten minutes’ drive away; Sennen Cove and its consistent waves for surf, and Porthleven, Pollurian and Mullion for fishing, more watersporting and rockpooling (essential in Cornwall, we say).

From Porthkerris Beach, towards Falmouth, you can learn to dive and look for the shore’s shipwrecks, while Kennack Sands and Kynance towards the Lizard are the ones to take the paintbox to. Newquay and the famous surf beaches of Cornwall’s north coast are within seven miles.

Godolphin, the seventeenth century house with sixteenth century gardens all managed these days by the National Trust, is within easy strolling or cycling distance and there are heaps of historical highlights in the area exploring Cornwall’s industrial and social heritage: buildings like Pendennis Castle and Victorian Lanhydrock; the museum and cathedral at Truro forty minutes away, and the remnants of the old tin mines and engine rooms near many coastal spots and cliffs.

Dig deeper into the history of Cornish mining at Poldark, the only complete underground mine still open to visitors, or go east to St Austell to explore the china clay industry at Wheal Martyn.

For walkies, take to the countryside around Lower Polladras using the park guides, or have some gorgeously scenic strolls along the South West Coast Path to Mullion, Marazion, Mousehole or Penzance.

On the north coast, try the eight mile hike from Portreath to Godrevy, stopping off for blackberry ice-cream or apple cake and clotted cream at the famed Hells Mouth café along the way.

Must see

  • Flambards (4.3 miles)
  • National Seal Sanctuary (6.2 miles)
  • St Michael's Mount (6.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Godolphin (0.8 miles)
  • Penrose Estate: Gunwalloe and Loe Pool (3.7 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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.

Lower Polladras Touring Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

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. Lower Polladras Touring Park will debit the balance from your card 6 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 6 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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

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.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. between 27/05 - 10/07 and 03/09 - 30/09.
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. between 07/04 and 26/05.
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. between 10/07 and 03/09.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

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