Eden Valley Holiday Park Bodmin, Cornwall, South West England, PL30 5BU (Location map)
1st April to 1st November
Fancy spending your holidays in Cornwall? Then come to Eden Valley Holiday Park.
Set in a secluded Cornish valley, Eden Valley Holiday Park is definitely worth considering if you're looking for a quiet and peaceful camping, motorhome or caravan holiday to help you get back in touch with nature. This campsite has been awarded the prestigious David Bellamy gold award for efforts in conserving the natural environment – and from this dog-friendly campsite in Cornwall, guests can enjoy unimpeded access to the striking surrounding countryside.
However, this campsite doesn't only accommodate, caravans, motorhomes and tents. If you are looking for holiday cottages in Cornwall, Eden Valley can help, as it also has holiday lodges to buy and rent. In addition, it hasn't just won prizes for conservation. Eden Valley Holiday Park features in the Top 100 Sites Guide 2017 compiled by Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome magazines.
The 56 pitches for caravans, motorhomes and tents are spread across several small paddocks. Some of the pitches are hardstanding, all of them have electric hook-ups. Want to extend your holiday in Cornwall? Seasonal pitches are also available at Eden Valley Holiday Park, plus the site has a caravan storage facility.
On site there is a large amenities block with toilets, showers, hand and hair dryers, shaving points, and basins with vanity mirrors. There's also a heated shower and toilet block with cubicles for males and females. The campsite has a laundrette with washing, drying and ironing facilities, while there is a separate building with a washing up and vegetable preparation area. Other handy on-site facilities include battery charging and a free ice pack service, and Calor Gas and Camping Gaz are available, too. If your phone has run out of battery or has no signal, you'll also be pleased to know that there is a payphone.
If you're taking children to enjoy their holidays in Cornwall, then this campsite will suit you as there is an adventure playground with swings, slides, climbing nets, rope bridges, a miniature earth digger, a children's fort and a timber trail. Should the weather turn, there is an indoor games room featuring a pool table, table tennis and table football.
Dogs are welcome at this campsite for a small charge, but they must be kept on the lead when around the main area. There is an exercising area for dogs where they can enjoy time off the lead, but owners must ensure that their pets are well behaved and be sure to clean up after them.
Entertainment facilities at Eden Valley Holiday Park are deliberately sparse. This campsite is much more focused on offering its guests a peaceful and calm environment in which to enjoy their motorhome, camping and caravan holidays, rather than dealing with all the noise that comes with clubhouses, pubs and restaurants.
But that doesn't mean there is nothing to do. The small town of Lostwithiel is just over the hill from the park and it centres around St Bartholomew's Church which has stood in the town for nearly 900 years. The river Fowey runs through the town and if you follow the river, a few miles outside Lostwithiel you'll come to the historic Fowey seaport, which has traditional shops, restaurants and galleries, and also serves as a haven for cruise liners and yachtsmen.
Also nearby is the Lanhydrock, where you can visit the stunning house and the large gardens, magnificent displays of rhododendrons, camellias and magnolias making it well worth a visit. Or you can walk through the woodland behind the gardens and maybe see an otter or a kingfisher. Bodmin Moor is also close to this campsite and ready for you to explore on your camping, motorhome and caravan holidays in Cornwall.
If you're thinking of pitching at Eden Valley Holiday Park, you will be pleased to hear that previous visitors have praised the campsite's commitment to staying clean and tidy. They have also been impressed by the warmth of the staff and the stunning views of the surrounding countryside that can be enjoyed from this site.
The Eden Project
Lanhydrock (National Trust)
Crealy Adventure Park
We, the Hopkins family, have now owned Eden Valley Holiday Park for over 4 years. During this time much upgrading has taken place. We have, over the years upgraded our facilities and roads and pride ourselves in keeping a clean and tidy site to which many return year after year. Unfortunatly Cornish weather can be very unpredictable and we do get wet from time to time, however our updated land drains have made a big difference!We always endeavour to do our best for our visitors. If any problems (of which there are very few!!!) occur we always do our utmost to put it right.
We have now been finalists in Practical Caravans Top 100 Parks for four years and we thank all our loyal, new and old customers for voting for us.
Based on 7 review(s)
Leicestershire 14 Nov 2011
Visited this lovely site in September,initially for 3 days,but because it was such a lovely park and in easy reach of all points south,east, and west,we extended twice and eventually stayed for 18 nights! Darren and the family were very friendly, nothing was too much trouble. The new shower block was ideal and exceptional with toilet, shower and handbasin in each cubicle. Unlike a previous reviewer we never encountered any queues although we were there when the site was fairly busy. The only small downside was having to hold your breath on negotiating the single track road in and out of the site, and pray you didn't meet any other traffic! All in all a brilliant site for exploring Cornwall - we loved it and will definitely return. John & Carole, Leicestershire
Property manager response (14 Nov 2011)
Thankyou for your lovely review! The new toilet block has been a hit with everyone this year!! Look forward to seeing you next year hopefully.
Essex 28 Jul 2011
A very nicely laid out site. We were in Primrose field. The amenity block at the top of the site was adequate but not matched by the shiny new facility near the entrance. The large 'all in one cubicles' were very nice but did tend to create a log jam with queues, and the site was not full. The showers were difficult to get in and out of for a moderately obese person. Primrose field had a tendency to waterlog - we were in Cornwall - not good if like us you use a grass freiendly grounsheet in a caravan awning. The local town Lostwithiel more than adequate - pasties and cream teas to die for. We did some touring by train - Plymouth in one direction, and Penzance in the other with little branch lines too.
Cornwall 29 May 2011
Firstly, smeister from Sumerset, are you sure your reviewing the same Eden Valley? I have never visited such a beautiful site. It is very well maintained, the facilities are spotless and of the highest standard. Ample space with power showers, toilet and sink in each cubicle (perfect for people needing alittle more space or if your trying to wash children). Games and TV room, laundrette, books and magazines to read, a lovely, clean dog walking area and a huge play park for children. The entire site is a joy to walk around. We only discovered this site at the end of last season and we've been back three times already. Ive been camping for 20 years and i have never come accross such a lovely site that has such friendly management,great facilities and value for money. I posted pictures of my last camping trip at Eden Valley on facebook and was inundated with comments asking where we were because it looked so beautiful, child and dog friendly. I would recommend Eden Valley to anyone who truly loves camping.
Nottingham 26 May 2011
We have been motorcaravanners for a number of years and so our visit to Eden Valley to stay in one of their cabins was a new experience for us. And what a fantastic experience it was. A peaceful quiet site, not far from the coast (either north or south) the park is ideally located. On arrival we were greeted by Ginny and Carol, both of whom were very friendly and helpful, and we got the impression that nothing was too much trouble. The cabin we stayed in (Sunflower) was so homely and comfortable, it was with regret that we left at the end of our week long stay. All in all a fantastic holiday on a park we would highly recommend. We will certainly be going back again.
Cornwall 16 Jan 2011
We found this site well maintained, the recepetion we recieved from Darren and Ginny was lovely as if we had known them for ever. The shower blocks were both great, heating first thing in the morning and evening, plenty of hot water and very very clean. Washing up was a pleasure to do, don't normally say that. Great area for dog walking. Will be visiting again.
Cornwall 18 May 2010
Situated in an ideal position for visiting the surrounding area and places of interest. Warm friendly reception from owners - nothing too much trouble. Well kept site with very good facilities. Beautiful accomodation. Very relaxing environment in peaceful setting. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning in the future with our touring caravan. Recommended to friends and family with confidence that they will enjoy their stay as much as we did.
Somerset 07 Nov 2009
We've been camping and caravanning for 40 years and been to many sites. This used to be one of our favourites, a really beautiful place. Not any more. The grass in all the fields is very neglected, it used to be beutiful but now full of reed grass. One field is a building site and we were told they had been working on it for 2 years, it looked like the a builders yard and was far from finished. The layout of the park is good and they have now put in a new toilet block but it's a prefab static type block. Much of the ground is unusable and the drainage has not been maintained. If I hadn't have already paid, I would have left the first day. All I all, a great site, ruined by bad management. Eden Valley Holiday Park, Bodmin, Cornwall
AA Inspection Report 2009/10 Formerly known as Powderham Castle, Eden Valley Holiday Park occupies a mature parkland setting where the touring pitches are laid out in a series of grassy closes separated by high, mature and colourful hedging. This year the park has greatly enhanced its toilet facilities by the completion of an extremely handsome timber housing toilet block with high quality combined cubicles for both ladies and gents. The existing toilet toilet block with the adjacent laundry, dishwashing and food preparation rooms are also of a high standard with excellent light and cleanliness. The park’s leisure facilities in the form of an impressive play area, indoor games room, dog exercise paddock and 9-hole putting green display equal quality and high standards of presentation. I can confirm an upgrade to 4 Pennants with a quality % score of 78%.
- 10 Feb 2010Eden Valley Holiday Park Anonymous guest