TRELOAN COASTAL FARM HOLIDAYS
01872 580 989
"this campsite, also known by many visitors as ‘Arthur's Field is set within a 1930's traditional working ‘Natures Way' farm, chemicals have never been used in the farms history. Overlooking a truly spectacular panorama of coastline, they are situated on the South Coast Riviera of Cornwall adjoining the charming fishing village of Portscatho. the farm has private access to 3 sandy coves"
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Visited this site in July 2008 using a tent. The site was under new management (from june 2008). The site is in a lovely location right on the SW coast path and a short walk from Portscatho with its sandy beach. There are some static caravans. No camp fires allowed. However you can see the sea and there is a pub a short walk away so it ought to be bliss and it might well be out of the main school holidays when it is quieter. However when we were there the water supply in the main toilet block (which is pretty basic) failed and didn't seem to be able to cope with the demands made of it when the site is full during school holidays. The loos regularly failed to flush and there was no cold water for teeth brushing. Showers often a dribble. There is another facility nearer the farm byt this is not sufficient for the increased number of tent users in peak periods in our view. We heard complaints from caravan owners that their serviced pitches had no water either. I suspect this site is only OK outside of peak holiday periods. However worst aspect for us was that a pile of old was left in middle of the field where children were attracted to play (its a filed here they keep rabbits and chickens and there were childrens goal posts in it). We discovered that this was full of nails when one of our party stepped on a nail which pierced her boot & went into her foot-leaving her limping & requiring a tetanus injection. The owners reaction to this was 'laid back' to the extent that no apology was received until the following day -a bit too relaxed. Dogs are allowed to roam freely and a dog fouled our pitch the day after we arrived. The admittedly lovely views don't make up for this. Add the fact that the grass is left too long for tents and most pitches are on a slope, and you have a site we won't be visiting ever again.
We stayed here for three nights and had a great time, despite some very wet weather. We received a warm welcome when we arrived and were given a pitch with a fantastic view of the sea. the facilities- wash block with 4 loos and 2 showers for women (and presumably the same for men) and washing up sinks were clean and in good working order. there is a field with chickens and pigs and sometimes a few ponies visit as well- the owners round up the kids to help feed the animals everyday which ours really enjoyed. one the one day of sun which we had we walked down to the beach- it was stunning and practically deserted, though not hugely easy to find so i suggest asking for directions before you head off- particularly if you've got two excited toddlers in tow as we did. there is a lovely little pub with nice little beer garden in gerrans, a short stroll from the site and portscatho is a great village with a very well stocked shop- ralph's. all in all a great site in a lovely location- recommended.