The best holiday site in Cornwall is Tehidy Holiday Park, according to readers of Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome magazines and Caravan Sitefinder, who voted Tehidy as Regional Winner 5 years running and their top Holiday Caravan and Lodge Site in UK, in our Top 100 Sites Awards 2014 and voted 'Best Small Site' in 2012 and Best Family Site in 2013, so it's excellent to see that standards are still sky-high and that it continues to please its guests.
This David Bellamy Gold Award eco site is a family owned and run holiday park welcomes people using tents, motorhomes, and touring caravans, as well as offering its own holiday caravans, self-catering cottages and wooden camping pods (glamping 'wigwams') for hire.
Set in the beautiful wooded surroundings of Tolskithy Valley, near Redruth, and within a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but just minutes from local beaches. Tehidy Holiday Park is close to many of Cornwall's favourite attractions with its central location. From your base at this holiday park you can easily visit St Ives and St Agnes and of course a choice of lifeguarded beaches. Illogan, the local village offers a range of facilities, even a pasty shop and is also where Demelza Poldark came from.
All the clean modern amenities you would expect in an award-winning holiday park are here, including wheelchair-friendly features (although the site is set on the side of a valley, so access to some facilities requires assistance), plus self-catering and glamping options if you're staying with non-touring friends.
Touring caravans, motor caravans and tents are welcome and are well catered for, in especially reserved areas. Electric hook-up is available. A purpose built block includes a laundrette, dish washing facilities, toilets and showers. Wooden picnic tables are provided for your convenience.
The site is also pet-free.
Families are welcome and there's a lovely children’s play area with trampoline, swings and climbing frame. The park also has a shop that sells wine, beer and spirits. There's a games room with a television, pool tables, board games and a library. After a day on the beach it's also good to know that there's also a handy laundrette on site.
Tehidy Holiday Park is close to beautiful wide sandy beach. This gives it wide appeal to everyone, whether you're looking for family or couples camping, motorhome and self catering holidays in Cornwall, a romantic getaway for two, or an active watersports holiday.
On site there are also modern two bedroom cottages (sleeping up to five people), which are equipped to a high standard. Two of the cottages are wheelchair friendly and built to English Tourist Board Accessibility Scheme Grade Category 2. All have exclusive parking and patios with tables and chairs.
NEW for 2018 a wonderful 4 bedroom holiday cottage (sleeps up to 8 people), 2 x double bedrooms (master bedroom ensuite), 2 x 2 twin rooms, including central heating, conservatory, dish washer, washing machine and large patio garden with furniture.
Holiday caravans for hire have either one, two or three bedrooms. All are carefully presented and equipped with mains electricity, hot and cold water, flush toilets, showers, refrigerators, cookers, heating and colour television. Duvets and pillows are provided.
When the readers of Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome magazines voted for Tehidy Holiday Park, in our Top 100 Sites Awards 2014, they made some lovely comments about the campsite. Here is a selection of their views.
"Our first impression was the lovely, warm greeting at reception from Richard the owner. We loved the fact that this is a relatively small site with an excellent play area for children. Everything was spotlessly clean."
"The site is beautifully laid out; Cornish hedges lend a sense of privacy to your pitch while being sympathetic to the local wildlife. The facilities are conveniently located and well maintained and include the usual showers laundry facilities, etc."
"The whole setting is simply wonderful. This was our fourth year here and we never tire of it."
"There's lots to do. The site is modern and clean, with great facilities and friendly staff."
It seems that other campers agree with our readers, because it came in the top three campsites in Europe with the Alan Rogers 'Best Small Site in Europe 2012 vote and 'Best small site in the UK 2012'.