Polmanter Touring Park is one of the best touring parks in Cornwall, a family owned and operated park enjoying a five-star rating. Open from April until October, Polmanter has a number of touring pitches that are open for both motorhomes and tents, most of which are fully serviced.
All of the pitches on site are spacious and neatly situated between hedges and other woodland to that you can enjoy a degree of privacy during your holiday without feeling cut off from everyone else in the park.
There is plenty to do around the park itself, with a heated swimming pool and dedicated games room and sports areas enough to keep the whole family occupied during your stay.
However, if you did decide to stay on the park itself, you would be missing out on some of the most beautiful locations in the south of England. The cobbles streets and gorgeous beaches of St. Ives are within walking distance of the park, and a bus also runs from the park into town if you don’t feel like the picturesque stroll.
Miles of the Cornish coast are on your doorstep begging for you to explore them, while Polmanter also gives easy access to some of the best tourist attractions in the area, including Land’s End and the world famous Eden Project.
Polmanter is close to St Ives and its beautiful beaches. As well as the Tate Gallery, there is a multitude of restaurants, craft shops and galleries to visit there. The Eden Project, just 45 minutes away and the stunning coast line including St Michaels Mount and Lands End are all close by.
Based on 4 review(s)
West Yorkshire 14 Jun 2011
On arrival at the park the staff were very welcoming and friendly. We had not used a serviced pitch before and were unsure about the waste water. One of the staff came and helped us set up which was great.
The pitches were nice but I would strongly recommend levelling blocks. Some of them slope quite significantly.
It was a lovely walk into St Ives. I'm not sure why people say it's a steep walk back. We didn't use the bus at all. It is uphill on the way back but it's more of a gradual slope rather than a steep hill. We managed it pushing a pram anyway!
Due to the weather we only used the pool once but it was warm and clean.
Having the option of a restaurant and take away was good and they were reasonably priced.
The shop was a little pricey but with Tesco within walking distance we didn't really need to use it. Gas was cheap however.
The toilet blocks were clean. I just found it a little annoying that the shower stayed on for only about 20 seconds at a time and there was no temperature control and they were quite hot! There was a lady showering her children in the cubicle next to me and they were complaining.
We walked round the site before we left to identify some pitches we might like if we stayed again. We requested a pitch at the time of booking but did not get it so it might be worth listing a few when you book. Also make sure you follow the travel advice that is on the website as there are some roads in the area that are definitely unsuitable for caravans.
Overall I would definitely return to this site. The location is excellent as were the staff and facilities.
cornwall 28 May 2011
although living in Cornwall we like to camp locally and by far the nicest site in my opinion is Polmanter just outside St Ives.It is a pretty ,clean site with a well stocked shop,lovely restaurant and swimming pool and clean modern shower/toilet block and nice level pitches.It is just about within walking distance or a hop on the bus distance from St Ives which is a good thing to avoid the very expensive car parking.Be warned if you wish to stay here in high season,book up really early as it is a very popular site!!!
derbyshire 01 Oct 2009
Beautiful clean and modern site that caters for the whole family, while we were there, the weather was awful, but it didn't spoil things at all. However, we weren't able to use all the facilities ie tennis courts, badminton games but, still used the heated pool. Indoor games room kept the teenagers occupied, the night entertainment (bingo Bob) was basic but very enjoyable. The restaurant, was very reasonable and the food was cooked to order, it was really tasty. A fairly long walk into St Ives, but a very pleasant walk, although i wouldn't like to try it with young children. A really good bus service runs on the hour at 50p per child and £1 for an adult, so wouldn't attempt to walk back from the town as it must be a good mile and a half up a very steep hill. Booked again for may next year and hope for better weather, really brilliant family holiday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Polmanter Touring Park, St Ives, Cornwall
West Midlands 03 Aug 2008
We chose to visit Polmanter after seeing it in the best of British booklet & reading magazine reviews
Polmanter on paper is the perfect caravan & camping site it dose have excellent pitches, a well placed late arrivals area, excellent out door swimming pool & I have to admit the new toilet block was very modern & always very clean. The play area for younger children was also very good as for the view from our pitch it was priceless.
So what put us off this site?
On arrival at the site office the reception staff seemed very snobby & this seemed to be the attitude of most of the staff working their (we have never came across this type of attitude on any other site we have stayed on good or bad) I can only guess that the magazine’s reporters that reviewed this site was known to the site staff & did not arrive unannounced.
The take a way & bar was only open for what seemed to be about two hours a day
& The short walk into the town/beach was down a narrow steep road not ideal if you have a young family the only alternative was to get the bus into town or take the car to an alternative beach.
As it was about two years ago we stayed on this site we can only hope the staff have been retrained in customer relations
The Past 02 Jun 2003
** This review was originally posted by David and Julie Hazeldine from Warrington. **
This site is very well maintained by the Osbornes. There is a real sense of family commitment to making sure that everything is looked after. The site has spacious pitches and there is on-going tree and hedge planting. The facilites are excellent and provide for all ages. The site is in an excellent location for visiting St Ives and the Lands End peninsula. There is a superb arrangement for over night arrivals with carefully managed access to pitches. You can arrive any time and stay over on the arrivals field.