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A chalet good time
Trenance Holiday Park (Cornwall)
Member Name: masterchef98
Trenance Holiday Park (Cornwall)
Advantages: Fantastic location, clean and comfortable
Disadvantages: Basic park facilities due to location
I've stayed at the Trenance Holiday Park twice. The first time was 12 years ago, as an 18 year old with little money I chose this park as it claims to be the only one in the centre of Newquay (and as far as I can tell that is true). We hired a tent pitch for about £20 or £30 for a week and I decided never to go camping again (through no fault of the holiday park). 12 years on, pregnant with our first baby and with fond memories of our first holiday together my partner and I returned. No tent for us this time and studying the tarriff with my pen hovering over the booking form I decide to splash out and skip the caravan (2 berth - £340 per week, first week in July) and go straight for the chalet (£405 per week).
And when we arrived in Newquay, boy was I glad I did! We arrived and it was pouring with rain, every day we were there it was pouring with rain and when we left it was pouring with rain! Well, I exaggerate slightly, it didn't actually rain continuously and I think we had two half days that were completely dry just cloudy. The chalet was simply furnished and basic but very comfortable with two bedrooms one with a double and one twin. There was a nice living area with dining table, a small, well-equipped kitchen and a decked outside area which we never used due to the weather. The bathroom was small but in perfect working order and there was plenty of wardrobe and drawer space for all our stuff. There was also space to park just outside the chalet.
The reception staff were very pleasant and helpful - suggesting somewhere quiet for us to go and eat on our first night there. There were lots of information leaflets in the reception and the chalet, a small shop and a games room.
The holiday park is extremely well-located, just a 10-15 minute walk from the centre of Newquay and the beaches and right next door to the zoo, swimming pool and a crazy golf course. There are buses down to the centre, although this time we tended to drive, and when I was 18 and went we always got on the little road train that stops at the zoo - "watch out for the humps of death!".
I have no complaints about the park, the facilites here are basic compared with others but that is because it is located so close to the facilities of Newquay itself. To be honest this time we felt we would have preferred a park in a quieter location out of Newquay, but the first time we visited, younger and minus a car it was absolutely perfect for us.
Summary: A great place if you want to be in the centre of things
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