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Wheal Rose Caravan Park

9.3

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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 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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9.3

Overall rating based on 43 reviews

 

95% would recommend this site to a friend.

95% would stay here again.

  81% described as Peaceful ?

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Amazing family campsite. Best we’ve ever been to.29/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomjoanna L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Cleanliness, space, friendliness, facilities, well kept pitches, play park, pool. Close to beaches.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing!

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Thank you so much! Hope to see you all again next year.

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Anonymous user

Clean and tidy site and very friendly and helpful owners.09/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • 2 bedroom mobile home (no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Peace and tranquility, well tended grounds, safe, centrally located for beaches and attractions.

    Disliked: 

    Very little or no wi fi signal

From the manager...

Thank you for reviewing us. We do really struggle with internet connectivity here, which we keep trying to improve (cost effectively) for customers, but as you found, at busy times there may be little or no signal. We are glad that you still had a relaxing stay with us though and it would be lovely to see you again!

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Very clean toilets and showers, Very kind staff and other …08/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEmilia D.Confirmed

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

    Very clean toilets and showers, Very kind staff and other people on campsite, Peaceful and quiet, Wonderful location, Children play area, One of the most organised and most clean campsite I have ever seen.

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Thank you! It was great to have you here, hope to see you all again next time.

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Fantastic site, friendly staff and generous pitches.19/07/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBen P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The whole site was clean and well presented, pitches were huge and we had plenty of space. The facilities were spotless and the washing block was newly refurbished. The barrier entry to the site made it feel secure and protected. The location was perfect for exploring the local area.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Thank you for your great review and gorgeous photograph! Look forward to seeing you all again.

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Excellent, quiet site with clean facilities and great sized pitches.17/07/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

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

    Easy access to the coast to coast bike trail.
    Quiet and relaxing if you want a few days away.
    Well kept site with exceptionally clean facilities.
    A gentle stroll to the nearest pub approx 20 mins away.

    Disliked: 

    Over priced considering restricted facilities due to Covid 19.

From the manager...

Thanks for a great rating and review, it is lovely that you enjoyed your stay. It is understandably different at the moment, but in terms of facilities, only the games room, washing machine and tumble dryer remain sadly closed for the season - the shower block and toilets are fully open with enhanced cleaning. As all campsites and holiday parks have and continue to incur significant additional costs to be COVID secure and, like ourselves, have reduced capacity to keep customers safe, it is unlikely that any will be in a position to reduce pitch prices.

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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: 

    No

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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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Anonymous user

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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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: one group at a time

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Hand sanitizing stations

Individual rooms in toilet/shower/basin facilities

More frequent emptying of bins

Removal of soft furnishings (e.g. decorative cushions)

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Swimming pool entry quota

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 sites)

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Wheal Rose, Scorrier, Redruth, Cornwall, England, TR16 5DD
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.2576°N 5.1999°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Kings Head — 3.1 kilometres
Kings Head — 3.1 kilometres
Railway Station — 3.3 kilometres
Train stations
Redruth Rail Station — 3.3 kilometres
Perranwell Rail Station — 7.7 kilometres
Camborne Rail Station — 8.7 kilometres
Ferry ports
Trelisick Ferry Landing — 13.0 kilometres
Ponsharden Ferry Landing — 13.1 kilometres
Philleigh King Harry Ferry Landing — 13.3 kilometres
Airports
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 25.2 kilometres
Penzance Airport — 26.9 kilometres
Land's End St Just Airport — 37.6 kilometres

Directions


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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 (5.7 kilometres)
  • Truro Cathedral (10.6 kilometres)
  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall (15.3 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Cornish Mines and Engines (5.7 kilometres)
  • Trelissick Garden (12.6 kilometres)

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.

  • Does Wheal Rose Caravan Park have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
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  • 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

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Terms and conditions

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Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

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

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

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

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

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).

Coronavirus
Guests must bring their own duvets, pillows, sheets and towels when staying in rental accommodation. You will not be allowed to stay if you do not bring these items.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

Reception
If the reception is closed on arrival, please check in at the Contactless check-in in foyer at reception.

General
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.

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.

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

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Pool
Only park guests are authorized to use the pool.
Please note there is no lifeguard on duty.

General
Public areas are non-smoking.
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 trunks must be closed quietly.

Coronavirus
Reception is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

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

Coronavirus
The games room is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

General
The grocery shop is open between 10/07 and 05/09.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Pool
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/07 and 05/09 (subject to weather conditions).

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

General
The park is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

Arrivals and departures
The park will send you further check-in information 7 day(s) before your arrival.
There is no reception at this park. Please check-in at the Contact-less check in in foyer at reception instead.

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

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of £25.00 ($45.01) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

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 parks facilities.

The £10 barrier entry card deposit can be paid in advance via a link the park will send you, and which you can collect in the reception foyer.

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