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Our stay at Trevornick Holywell bay – review

Just over a week ago my niece go married at Lusty Glaze beach in Cornwall. We were going down to stay for a few days anyway but also got offered three nights stay at Trevornick for a review of the site and amenities. Cornwall is about a 5 hour jaunt from us so this was perfect to extend our stay and also stay at a part of Cornwall we had never been to before.

Where is Trevornick?

Trevornick is in Holywell bay, a national trust beach which is stunning. we had been to Conrwall so many times now but to be honest I had never even heard of Holywell bay which is crazy as its so close to Newquay! There are lots of beautiful little coves and bays around Trevornick which i will go into later, its situated perfectly to get to any of these, which is great when you have a family who just want to be on the beach!

First thoughts

we had set off super early to ensure our journey down was as smooth as possible with the kids – it was a little too smooth as we got there earlier than expected! we went and explored the local area first and then decided to see if we could check in a little early – which we could! the park is easily identifiable and the main reception building is smart and clean. We also had a warm welcome to the site and a really comprehensive welcome pack with maps, to do activities, brochures for places to go in Cornwall and three vouchers, one for a meal at the onsite restaurant – Woodys, one for the Holywell play park and one for a round of golf. A site guide was then summoned and we were told to follow him in our car to show us where are caravan was – I have never experienced this before but it was most welcome and such a great idea. It was only a short distance to our van but it was easy to see that the whole site is clean, well kept and manicured.

The van

the van was brand new, part of the 2018 season. Each van has ample parking right next to it, easy for unloading and loading. Our van even had a little veranda area with gorgeous views of the bay and the landscape of the site which is just wonderful. We had a three bed van which compromised of two twin rooms and one double en-suite. The rooms where pleasantly decorated in neutral colours and as another bonus bed linen was included, even better it was white (I love a nice set of crisp white linen!) all the bedrooms had more than enough storage room with the wardrobes and bedside tables. I especially liked the vanity area in the double room which had large mirrors and somewhere for my make up and perfumes.
We didn’t take a travel cot with us as Dexter slept in one of the beds, however if you were to take one it would fit at the bottom of the double bed just about, but not in the twin rooms.
There was an ensuite in our double room and also the family bathroom. The shower was an ample size and again there was plenty of storage within. Both the ensuite and bathrooms where modern looking and white. Impeccably clean.

The kitchen was well equipped including a full size fridge freezer – such a bonus as normally they are a small version or no freezer. So much cupboard space accompanied the efficient gas cooker. There were plenty of crockery and utensils for our family as well as colanders, baking sheets, oven dishes etc. What I was most pleased about was that all the knives in the block were actually sharp and usable AND the frying pan was proper non stick – perfect!
There was also a little dining area with table and chairs by a large window just off the kitchen. usually we have had a caravan where the sofa is paired with a table for dining but it was much better with table and chairs.


The living room area was very spacious and again plenty of storage in cupboards and drawers. There was a flat screen TV, central heating and remote controlled electric fire. The U shape sofa was extremely comfortable and gave us all plenty of room to relax on. The veranda through the patio doors was glorious especially of a morning for breakfasts and of an evening for that summer breeze to blow through.

There was also a table and chair set here with size chairs and gorgeous views over the bay. WiFi, gas & electric are all included.

The site

The site is so well maintained it really looks so neat and welcoming all over. Even the refuse areas were in a big bolted wooden area so it wasn’t an eye sore and just fitted in, securely. The areas for the euro tents ans camper vans wasn’t cramped either and I was quite tempted to try a stay in one of these next time!

The amenities are well sign posted and was a pleasant short walk to get to the well stocked shop, restaurants, 18 hole golf course, spa, swimming pool and fishing lake.

The outdoor swimming pool was absolutely fabulous – the water was warm, there were beach hut style changing huts, a spa pool and kids pool. It was super clean and lifeguard attended too. The fishing lake was so peaceful and we often had a walk around it of an evening. Towards the top end of the park (still walking distance) was Woodys bar and Holywell fun park, we had complimentary vouchers for both so put them to the test.

Woodys bar

Woodys is a diner style restaurant with fun American/beach decor inside. It’s situated right next to the golf course so you get wonderful views of the course and Holywell bay. We went early evening time and it was lovely with the low sun. The menue is nothing’s extravagant but we were wowed with how delicious each meal was.

Myself and rich had starters off the normal menu (creamed my mushrooms and a baked Camembert) and mains off the specials board (Battered Cornish Hake which was PHENOMENAL – a must have!) . Freddie and Dex had a meal each of the kids menu (chicken strips & giant fish finger) which include a drink. Mains are about £9-10 with children’s meals being £6.95.

Its very family friendly and staff were so pleasant. We were all absolutely stuffed after the generous portions but we still had to try the treacle tart and clotted cream off the dessert menu. It didn’t disappoint and I could drive back now for it!

Holywell bay fun park

Its great to have something so entertaining for the kids so close by, we were gifted passes for our family for entry and all rides and used them on our last day. It was really handy having the pass because Freddie was here, there and everywhere on the rides he wanted to go on but other wise it would have been quite expensive as it was approx £3 minimum for each ride. There are go carts, panning for gold, motorized boats, trampolines and and inflatable bounce pillow, as well as other rides and a diner which was very reasonably priced and had wonderful views.

Final thoughts

We have stayed in so may caravans but Trevornick has really set the bar for us in terms of where we want to come back to. We spoke to some guests who come year after year and one was actually on her 26th visit! it was impeccably clean and friendly, this is another comment everyone said – clean, friendly and nothing is too much trouble.

Thank you Trevornick, we will be back and hopefully it wont be too long to wait!

 

 

 

We were offered a three night stay and complimentary passes in return for an honest review. all words and opinions are my own.

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