Where has a fifteenth-century church, less than 600 residents, a pub (huzzah!), a tug o’war team, and is surrounded by enough farmland for Old Macdonald’s livestock and then some? Try the little village of St Mabyn in north Cornwall. Oh, it’s got a cracking holiday park which offers some of the best pitches around too. Sandwiched between Wadebridge and Bodmin Moor, St Mabyn Holiday Park is a quiet family-friendly (and family-run) gem with so many home comforts we think you’ll be tempted into increasing that local residents total.
Space is just one of the many things St Mabyn Holiday Park does brilliantly. If you love the camping atmosphere but would rather you didn’t hear the sounds of a snoring neighbour, then book in at St Mabyn’s, where the well-laid out and clearly marked pitches will ensure you have a relaxing night’s sleep every night. The park has 110 level pitches, 90 of which have 16-amp hook-ups to make for an even brighter stay. The well-drained hardstanding pitches are excellently maintained so you can bring your wheels no problem.
When you’re not relaxing in your oodles of space, mosey around to enjoy the park’s award-winning amenities. The luxury shower and loo blocks are exceptional (hot, clean and close to the pitches - perfect!), and extra finishing touches make the facilities here a real winner. Surfers will rave about the wetsuit wash and drying facilities in the laundry room - gone are the days of pulling on a cold, damp suit before hitting the waves.
Sea or swimming pool? Decisions are tough on holiday. St Mabyn’s location means you’ll be spoilt for choice, with beaches, Port Isaac’s Bay (setting for the ITV show, Doc Martin) among many more, less than a 20-minute drive away, and a heated outdoor pool available on site. Wifi is available on site for those who can’t tear themselves away from a smartphone, the large dog-walking area will mean your pup can go exploring, the fenced adventure play area will keep little ones busy, and the games room will occupy ‘big’ kids.
The excellent on-site campers’ kitchen, complete with microwave and fridge/freezer, allows you to cook with ease. That’s if you haven’t treated yourselves to a portion of fish and chips from the van that visits the site every Wednesday and Sunday evening. You can even get a baked-to-order pasty or sausage roll for supper from the on-site store and bakery, or to really put a spring in your step the next day, request some fresh breakfast bread and croissants. All this foodie talk making you thirsty? There are three great pubs close by, one of which has been hailed by the Good Pub Guide, and we’re told the local cider is a treat that must be sampled.
Single-sex groups of 3 or more people are not accepted on Pitchup.com.
The outdoor heated swimming pool is open May until 10 September.
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Arrive:Mon 13 May 2013
Depart:Tue 14 May 2013
You can now make a booking for up to 30 adults and 30 children on Pitchup.com.
Many sites set a maximum occupancy of 6/8 people per pitch, so try breaking your booking down into smaller groups to generate more results. For example, if you’re a group of 10, enter 5 people in your initial search and then book 2 pitches.
Use the 'Special requests' box on the booking page to ask to be sited together when booking multiple pitches: the campsite or park will try to grant your request.
Large groups: check the listing page for any group restrictions set out in the terms and section titled ‘Please note’.
Large tents/caravans: check the restrictions on unit dimensions to ensure your unit is suitable for the space you will be provided with.