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Wheal Rose Caravan Park

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General

  • Family-friendly site close to A30 and three miles from Porthtowan
  • Next to the Portreath Tramway for walks, cycling and horse riding
  • Shop, playground and outdoor pool (heated in summer)

Cornwall was once famed for its mineral mines, but these days its treasures take a somewhat different form. Wheal Rose Caravan Park is surely one of those gems, winning praise from previous guests for its laidback vibe, its facilities and its friendly owners.

This family-friendly park is three miles from Porthtowan and its beach, and runs parallel to the Portreath Tramway: a former miners’ track built to carry wagonloads of tin and gold down to Cornwall’s southern coast, it later became the county’s first railway line and is now a haven for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and history buffs. There's easy access to the coast from here, as well as to Cornish day trips and attractions as the site has good access from the A30.

With hikes and bike rides so close by, you can be excused for delaying your departures and dallying a while back at base… Younger guests have a play area and a small outdoor pool (heated in summer) to keep them busy, next to an outdoor seating area for grownups.

No need to fret about feeding the brood here either, as the on-site summer shop is a stroll away, well-stocked with basics, treats, gas bottles and topped off with a coffee machine. Should you need more substantial supplies, a bakery, farm shop and a supermarket are within a short minutes’ drive.

The owners take pride in the clean and friendly atmosphere of their park; the modern facilities include toilet blocks with free hot showers, a launderette and a washing-up room.

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Please note

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

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/07 and 01/09 (subject to weather conditions).

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.

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

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

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

Group bookings of 5 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

The swimming pool is open during Whitsun week and July and August only.


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9.2

Overall rating based on 39 reviews

 

95% would recommend this site to a friend.

95% would stay here again.

  78% described as Peaceful ?

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The pitch sizes were perfect, nice and flat too. The ...01/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSarah T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (maximum 4 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The pitch sizes were perfect, nice and flat too. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The toilets were always clean and tidy. Great washing up facilities too. The showers were awesome just perfect, lovely and hot! I’m definitely going to book again for next year.

    There is loads to do in the nearby area too great places to explore!

    Disliked: 

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From the manager...

Thanks for your review and lovely pictures! Look forward to seeing you all again.

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Very nice site not too big and great location you ...31/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdompaul N.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (maximum 4 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very nice site not too big and great location you can really relaxed and enjoy what’s around you.
    👍

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From the manager...

Thanks for your great review and hope to see you again next time.

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Lovely site for families with young children in a great location30/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (maximum 4 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Small family site, well priced with play area. Great location.

    Disliked: 

    Pitches and swimming pool fairly small

From the manager...

Thank you for your review! We do have a choice of larger pitches available suitable for the bigger family tents and gazebos, if booking for next time. Hope to see you all again.

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New ownership is certainly doing a great job! Definitely coming back.27/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJamie S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (maximum 4 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Fantastic owners, very flexible, clean and perfectly placed site for exploring, heated pool, security gates

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Thanks for such a great review - look forward to seeing you all again.

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Great campsite, relaxed, friendly and safe26/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (maximum 4 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly, safe, relaxed camp. This was our first visit to the campsite and definitely won't be the last. The owners accommodated us when we ran way over our estimated arrival time and arrived quite late. They were very understanding.
    The campsite was very clean and well maintained. The pizza night on a Tuesday was such a great touch we looked forward to it all week and were not disappointed.
    The pool area was very clean and well maintained. Wasn't as heated as expected but once in you couldn't tell.
    The playground was great for our little one and it was great to be able to sit back and watch her from the caravan the campsite was very safe and secure with lovely guests all very friendly.
    The owners came and checked on us the day after our arrival to check we had settled in well, again a lovely touch.
    The campsite itself was situated in a great location with most main sights about an hours drive in all directions. The campsite was very peaceful great to catch up on some much needed relaxation.
    We did not want to leave.
    Overall this is a great campsite and we would highly recommend.

    Disliked: 

    We had very few dislikes -
    the showers were push buttons and we had no option to regulate the temperature my little one found the water abit too hot so struggled to shower her. Also a chair/stool would be handy to put your towel and belongings on although there is a hook provided a table/stool would be a good touch.
    WiFi was very poor where we were situated which made it difficult to plan day outs and speak to family etc.

From the manager...

Thank you for you review and great score. The pool is heated, but is weather dependent, so sorry if it was colder getting in on some days. Really pleased you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to seeing you again.

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Lovely stay, will be back again for sure24/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • 3 bedroom static caravan
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The location is close to some beautiful dog-friendly beaches. It is quiet and secure and the kids could go off and play with the new friends they met. Staff are helpful and friendly, nothing is too much bother.

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Thank you and look forward to seeing you again.

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Lovely park, friendly, welcoming owners, highly recommended.22/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChris S.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (maximum 4 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very friendly and welcoming couple that own the park. Toilet and shower facilities were good and cleaned on a daily basis.

    The site was litter free and obviously well looked after. The rubbish bins were kept near the entrance to the park which kept the wasps away from the pitch area - very good idea!

    The outdoor pool was heated and as with the rest of the park, kept clean.

    There is a small shop for essentials and a games/tv room.

    Disliked: 

    The WiFi was unusable, so we got by with our mobile signal which wasn't great, but it was usable on O2. I had a chat with the owners and they have only recently bought the park and are aware of the WiFi issue and do plan on improving it.

    The games/tv room was sparse and needs some improvement.

From the manager...

Thanks for a great review, hope to see you again.

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Lovely and friendly new owners19/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (maximum 4 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely and friendly new owners

    Disliked: 

    Swimming pool
    Was outdoor and cold, very cold

From the manager...

Thanks for your lovely review. I am sorry that you found the pool cold, a lot of people did brave the pool despite the weather, but unfortunately the heavy rain really dropped the water temperature. Hope the sun comes out for next time!

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Anonymous user

Shower blocks could do with a bit of updating but perfectly usable18/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (maximum 4 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Good pitches with Friendly staff and plenty to keep the kids busy. The lane to walk the dog was really good too

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Thanks for your great review. We are renovating the shower block, laundry and washing up area this winter, ready for next season. Hope to see you again then!

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Excellent, clean,family friendly site in a perfect location17/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJaclyn F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (maximum 4 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We've had a brilliant time at wheal Rose. Our pitch was a fantastic size and was bordered by hedges so felt very private. The site was very family friendly and our children (7 and 3) had the best time on the little park. Everywhere was clean and tidy - there were so many children running around barefoot on the grass with no concerns at all. Having the bins at the entrance to the park meant there was no rubbish, smells or wasps near the pitches and since we had to pass the bins to get on or off the site they were very conveniently located. Toilets were cleaned regularly and the showers were super hot. The park is perfectly located to get to anywhere in Cornwall within an hour or so which made Wheal Rose an absolutely perfect base for us.

    Disliked: 

    There were only a few very small niggles - there are laundry facilities on site but these were very expensive compared to other sites.
    There is a fairly large shop at the entrance to the site but there wasn't much in it at all - the shop was clean and staff were very friendly so not a dislike as such, but more an observation that it could have been super handy for last minute dinners etc but was a little bit on the bare side.

From the manager...

Thanks for taking the time to post such a lovely review and photos. Unfortunately we can only stock basic groceries but there is a fantastic farm shop which is just 2 minutes round the corner from us for next time. Look forward to seeing you all again!

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Bar or club house

Cycle hire

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Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • Wheal Rose, Scorrier, Redruth, Cornwall, England, TR16 5DD
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.2576°N 5.1999°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Chacewater (Cornwall): Coach Stop — 1.9 miles
Redruth: Rail Station Coach Stop — 2.0 miles
St Agnes: Hotel Bus Stop — 3.8 miles
Train stations
Redruth Rail Station — 2.0 miles
Perranwell Rail Station — 4.8 miles
Camborne Rail Station — 5.4 miles
Ferry ports
Trelisick Ferry Landing — 8.1 miles
Ponsharden Ferry Landing — 8.1 miles
Philleigh King Harry Ferry Landing — 8.3 miles
Airports
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 15.7 miles
Penzance Airport — 16.7 miles
Land's End St Just Airport — 23.4 miles

Directions


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

Active families needn’t go far for a fix: just over five minutes’ drive away, Kernow Adventure Park has wakeboarding, inflatable assault courses and paddleboarding, as well as manmade beaches and a café-bar for those who prefer a slower pace.

When you’re ready for real beaches, Porthtowan and Chapel Porth are 15 minutes and half an hour away, with paddles, castles, sandy games of cricket down on the shore, and walks with sky-wide views up top on the South West Coast Path.

If you’re more into riding waves than watching them, surfers’ hotspots like Newlyn and Newquay are 40 minutes away; the latter town tempts landlubbers in too, with fish and chips on the harbour and trips round the zoo and aquarium.

Should you want to dig deeper into the area’s mining heritage, head to Cornwall Gold (10 minutes) to see a working tin mill, try your hand at gold panning in the stream, and watch goldsmiths turning the precious metal into little works of art in their studios. (There’s pottery painting, bear building and miniature golf for those less minerally minded.)

If you fancy wandering round a rainforest, the steamy biospheres of the Eden Project are 40 minutes away, and for a trip that combines horticultural artistry with history, go find the Lost Gardens of Heligan, 50 minutes away.

Must see

  • Cornwall Industrial Discovery Centre (3.5 miles)
  • Truro Cathedral (6.6 miles)
  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall (9.5 miles)

National Trust

  • Cornish Mines and Engines (3.5 miles)
  • Trelissick Garden (7.8 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:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Wheal Rose Caravan Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 28 day(s) of arrival.

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. Wheal Rose Caravan Park will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Pitches: a £10.00 deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.

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

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Wheal Rose Caravan Park have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Wheal Rose Caravan Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Wheal Rose Caravan Park? Active families needn’t go far for a fix: just over five minutes’ drive away, Kernow Adventure Park has wakeboarding, inflatable assault courses and paddleboarding, as well as manmade beaches and a café-bar ... Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Wheal Rose Caravan Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Wheal Rose Caravan Park? From £20 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
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 28 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

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

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
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 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
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.

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 5 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
Pitches: a £10.00 deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.

Pool
Only park guests are authorised to use the pool.
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/07 and 01/09 (subject to weather conditions).

Reception
Reception is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. between 11/07 and 01/09.
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. between 01/05 - 20/07 and 01/09 - 30/09.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

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

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

Children under 16 must not be left unattended in or near the swimming pool. The swimming pool is open during Whitsun week and July and August only. The pool is for staying guests only.

No smoking in any of the park's facilities.

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