When the lovely people at Trevornick Holiday Park asked me recently if I would like to go and review one of their brand new static caravans for a weekend with my family, frankly I couldn't get down the M5 fast enough!
We popped in to see how these were coming on when we were last in Cornwall at Easter and they were looking fantastic, so I was really excited to see the finished product. This time around we arrived a little earlier than normal check in time but were told it was all ready and despite me reading the key wrong and fully believing we were in number 900, off we went to 006. (I know.........) The people at reception whilst we checked in were, as ever, incredibly helpful and gave me a big welcome pack full of things to do both on site and in the local area, plus a handy guide book and map of the site itself.
We were in a 2 bedroom static caravan in Chick Rock, a short way up the hill, which boasted fabulous views over the site and across to the sea. The static itself is fitted out brilliantly, with everything you'd need for short or long breaks and plenty of room for all the family. My small Rascal was particularly pleased at discovering there was a huge flat screen TV to ensure he could keep up with all things World Cup related! The lounge and kitchen / dining area was well appointed with plenty of cupboard space and a huge fridge for all the important things you need on holiday. (Gin in a tin and chocolate biscuits mainly but that's just my holiday essentials....) The bathrooms were well kitted out, with a fabulously powerful shower which was a nice surprise as I have definitely stayed in statics before in which the shower was almost as powerful as a dripping tap. Both bedrooms were really good sizes, the master bedroom having a huge wardrobe which instantly won me over seeing as I am always that person that packs way too much when I go away. Another nice touch, which for me is a key issue (we're talking the big things here) was the mirror being close enough to a power socket so you could actually dry and straighten your hair without having to crane your neck and contort yourself into shapes you didn't know a human body was able to. And the beds. Can I just take a minute to explain just HOW comfortable the beds are here? Absolute bliss! Five star review from me just for that if I'm honest!
The Rascal quickly decided we needed to head off and explore the park and succeeded in finding the sports field with the football goals in where we could both apparently practice some "skills". I had no problems with this seeing as you can see the sea from there and it was a beautiful sunny afternoon so no complaints from Mummy! The fields nearby are all suitable for walks, really dog friendly, as is the whole park and there is a lovely walk down to Holywell beach, where the views completely take your breath away. We also spotted one of the gorgeous hidden areas where the "Wild Tribe" activities take place, where kids from 5-12 years old can go on adventures, build dens and learn about wildlife.
That evening, we headed off to Woody's Bar, our favourite spot for dinner just next to the golf course. This is also the perfect place to watch the sun set and, as I found out, the perfect place to lose at Uno with Rascal. Several times. The food here is really good, reasonably priced and has a great kids menu too.
Deciding what to do the next morning wasn't a hard decision - coffee on the terrace followed by a short walk down to the swimming pool. Although it was a beautifully sunny morning when we went, the pool is heated so it's perfect even if the weather isn't quite as kind as it was for us! It proved really popular that morning and was a really nice way to spend a couple of hours. There is also a spa area where you can treat yourself to beauty treatments or a massage, something that was very much on the hit list for me but I sadly didn't get round to!
That afternoon, after picking Daddy up from the airport so he could join us for the last couple of days, we headed down to the pitch and putt golf course. Now both the small and large Rascals in our house are obsessed with golf and were more than keen to put me through my paces. I am a total fair weather golfer, or should I say, pitcher and putter and when the sun shines here on the course at Holywell, it's perfect. The views are to die for, the course is lots of fun to play and you can even take your four legged friend along with you if you want, as we did last year. (Our little doggie opted to stay with Grandma for the weekend this time seeing as it was a bit too hot for an elderly Schnauzer with sunshine issues.) But yes, the golf. As always, I spent far too long enjoying the scenery and taking too many photos which always explains my dreadful score at the end. Needless to say, I lost, in fact smallest Rascal had the cheek to beat us both hands down.
Around Trevornick and Holywell Bay, you have plenty of choice on places to eat out if you fancy a change of scenery. One of our favourites is the Smugglers Den, which is just a short drive up the road and has a great menu and good kids play area, despite Rascal insisting he was now "too grown up" for such shenanigans at the grand age of almost 7. If, on the other hand, you want to do your own thing and self cater, there is a little shop on site at Trevornick and a huge Morrisons just a short drive away if you want a little more choice.
As we only stayed for the weekend, we chose to spend our short time enjoying the golf, going to the beach and enjoying the fun park on site but there are lots of other places to choose from nearby if you have a little more time on your hands. Holywell is a great spot to access the bigger places such as Newquay and Truro, the beautiful beaches of Porth Joke and Crantock are close to hand and the fabulous Eden Project is only around 40 mins drive away.
Our last morning was spent packing up (I totally didn't want to leave the comfy bed and gorgeous views if I'm honest) and popping to the fun park for an hour or two, a place which has always been a firm favourite with us all. A round of mini golf, a "quick" walk round the maze (which resulted in my husband announcing "Ok, this is getting annoying now" which roughly translated as "we're lost" - brilliant fun) and showing our competitive streak on the Go Karts later, we were on our way home, having had a brilliant weekend and boasting newly acquired Cornish tanlines.
We really did have a fantastic weekend and would absolutely recommend Trevornick to anyone who wants a little bit more luxury from a campsite. If you haven't visited their website already, why not take a look? We definitely can't wait to come back to our happy place again really soon. Thank you Trevornick! x
This weekend was very kindly gifted to myself and my family by the fabulous people at Trevornick, but as always, all the opinions in this blog are absolutely my own.