So… you saw our amazing offer, snapped up 7 nights motorhome hire in Cornwall for just £249 and now would like a few ideas on where to stay during the winter months. Luckily there are still plenty of campsites available year round meaning you can tour the Duchy whatever the month! We’ve named a few to give you an idea of some possible destinations for your trip.
Gwel-an-Nans Farm Campsite provides a great location for visiting the iconic Bodmin Moor, imagine blowing the cobwebs away whilst clambering up Rough Tor followed by a well earned meal at the famous Jamaica Inn. The campsite is close to some great walks and bike routes in and around Cardinham Woods, perfect for a family pedal on quality, signposted tracks. Google is full of 5 star reviews for the site and prices are just £14 per night inclusive of electric hookup. Also in the area is Ruthern Valley campsite, another 5 star campsite sat right on the Camel Trail, jump on a bike and off you go along miles of flat, easy to navigate cycle path. Ruthern is available with electric hook-up for £15 a night.
Further north in Bude, Bude Meadows and Widemouth Fields are next door to each other and both open 12 months a year with prices from £12-£22 per night. The dramatic, North Coast comes into it’s own during the winter months with big waves providing some stunning visuals, nothing beats watching the sea from a cliff top pub next to a log fire! In the area there is also Tintagel Castle, legendary home of King Arthur and his Round Table and Rick Steins’ home of Padstow, with a full range of fish and chip shops, cafes and restaurants.
The party and surf capital of Cornwall, Newquay, always proves popular with our customers, Trethiggey Park stays open through the winter to make sure you’ll have somewhere to stay whilst visiting. As well as the bars and clubs Newquay also has plenty of surf schools, a dive centre, fishing trips and an indoor fun pool meaning there’s always plenty to do whatever the weather.
Our favourite town in Cornwall is probably Falmouth, with one of the deepest natural harbours in the world even international cruise ships call in to see what’s on offer! The opening of a new University campus has ensured lot’s of money has been invested in the area with some great place to eat and visit, highlights include Discovery Quay, an area with top restaurants serving seafood, steaks or international cuisine, shops and the National Maritime Museum. Theres plenty of fishing, boating and watersport on offer from either Prince of Wales pier or Castle Beach and the town has an indoor fun pool and leisure centre for family swimming. We also have to mention The Cove just outside of the town, overlooking the beach with great food the restaurant really looks after you and makes sure your visit is special. Campsites tend to be outside of the town but Carnon Downs and Cosawes Park our both open, Cosawes even has a resident otter!
Central Cornwall is well served by the Golden Lion pub and lakeside camping, the site has everything you need, a place to stay, good food, walks and watersport activities on the lake. The area is designated as a site of international importance due to its mining heritage and it’s possible to visit some engine houses and mines in the area to get a flavour of what it would of been like when Cornwall was the mining capital of the world. The newly opened “cultural park” of Heartlands holds regular events through the year as well as some fun family activities.
Moving towards the western tip of Cornwall, Penzance has the iconic St Michaels Mount, a castle on its own island only accessible on foot at low tide along the man made walkway from the mainland. From the town it’s an easy run down to Lands End or the artistic town of Saint Ives with it’s galleries and art shop is just up the road, we’d suggest catching the coastal train from St Erme to the town to see some stunning scenery on the way down. In the area is also the fishing village of Newlyn and the famous Mousehole (pronounced Mow-zill) where the whole village is covered in lights for the Christmas period. Trevaylor campsite is just outside Penzance, close to one of Cornwalls best beaches, Sennen Cove and is available with an electric hook up throughout the year, if staying here be sure to drive along the B3306 between St Ives and St Just, this stretch of road is often voted Britains prettiest!
We hope this whistlestop tour has whetted your appetite to visit the County over the next few months, there are plenty of other sites and activities on offer and we’re more than happy to provide as much information as you need to ensure you have a great stay, hopefully hear from you soon!