Carnewas Farm Holidays, St Eval, Wadebridge, Cornwall. PL27 7UW
tel: 01637 860314
Our priority for somewhere to stay in Mawgan Porth was that it was within walking distance of the beach. I’ve been there loads of times before, and this time we wanted to avoid the car getting filled with sand, and not have to pay £2 a day to park. So, that was the first question I asked when I spoke to the lady on the phone. “Oh it’s a ten minute walk,” she said. A BIG FAT LIE!!!!! “And we have our own little beach even nearer.” Another lie! It wasn’t walkable to Mawgan Porth at all – I reckon it would’ve taken 40 minutes, and can you imagine doing that carrying towels, buckets and spades, sun umbrellas, body boards, a picnic etc, etc? And we discovered that their nearer little beach was in fact Bedruthan Steps. Steps being the operative word. When there’s no beach at all at high tide and with a 4, 5 and 8 year old, and baby in a pushchair with us, this isn’t really the most practical beach to go to. And it would’ve taken 15 – 20 minutes to walk to, before we’d even tackled the steps. So I was very disappointed about the distance to Mawgan Porth Beach.
Ok, now that my rant is over with, I’ll get on with the rest of my review! Carnewas Farm is in a beautiful setting. At the bottom of a private lane it was quiet and secluded and the caravans had a view over the fields towards Constantine Bay. There were only two caravans and a lodge in the field, with plenty of space to play around outside.
I’ve never stayed in a static caravan before, so maybe this is standard, but I was very impressed with the layout. Plenty of seating and the kitchen area was almost as big as my kitchen at home! There was a double bedroom, the living room seats converted to another double bed, and there was also a twin bedroom. Though the twin beds were tiny and only really suitable for kids. Everything was perfectly clean; plenty of crockery and cooking bits and pieces; and other useful things like washing up liquid, new cloths, toilet roll and ketchup. A nice touch was the pot of tea and biscuits waiting for us. the couple running the place were friendly and helpful.
So if you don’t mind driving to the beach, this would be the perfect place to stay at quite a reasonable cost. The caravans were £375 each for a week in August 2004. We had 2 of them and with a group of 6 adults and 4 children; it’s not bad for the area. 1 dog is allowed, which was also a priority when we booked the holiday.