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Morning VW Camper Hire For Your Perfect holiday

Take a city tour by day and escape to the country to relax in your camper van. Park up and relax. Living turns into sleeping. More »

Morning VW Camper Hire For Your Perfect holiday

Park up and relax. Space for you all to relax. Living turns into sleeping. Pop the roof for extra sleeping space. More »

Morning VW Camper Hire For Your Perfect holiday

Park up and relax.Space for you all to relax. Living turns into sleeping.Pop the roof for extra sleeping space. More »

Morning VW Camper Hire For Your Perfect holiday

Park up and relax.Space for you all to relax. Living turns into sleeping. Pop the roof for extra sleeping space. More »

Morning VW Camper Hire For Your Perfect holiday

Park up and relax.Space for you all to relax. Living turns into sleeping. Pop the roof for extra sleeping space. More »

 

Recommendations – Padstow Cornwall

If you’re looking for a charming, working fishing port to visit, you won’t get much better than Padstow on the north Cornwall coast. Our favourite place to pitch up here has to be Dennis Cove Campsite . The site has a serene, laid back feel to it and the view over the Camel Estuary is fantastic. The toilet and shower facilities are very clean and maintained to a very good standard, but you’ll need to buy tokens from the campsite reception to operate the showers. This is a price worth paying though, as the showers are bright and modern having only recently been built in 2013. When you’re ready to head into Padstow, it’s a flat, easy walk, which should take you no more than 15 minutes.

The majority of the pubs welcome dogs and some of our favourites include The Old Custom House, Harbour Inn and The London Inn. The Old Customer House is right on the waterfront overlooking the medieval harbour. We’ve eaten here on quite a few occasions and all our meals have been excellent.

The Harbour Inn can be found just round the corner from the Old Custom House. It’s set slightly back from the harbour side and retains the feel of a historic local boozer. We haven’t had a sit down meal here but the chip butty we had after a busy day on the beach was extremely nice. The London Inn opened in 1803 and was made up of three fishermen’s cottages, taking its name from an old local sloop. Inside it has charm, atmosphere and character in bucket loads, with authentic sea faring paraphernalia hanging from the walls and ceiling.

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By venturing further west along the coast you will soon come to St Ives, a beautiful seaside town set around a charming harbour. Here you can while away your time on one of the golden sandy beaches or explore the winding cobbled streets packed with some fantastic independent little shops. And when it’s time for a refreshment break, our favourite place to stop off is The Sloop Inn, one of Cornwall’s oldest and most famous inns. On warm, summer days this pub is full with people enjoying the sunshine. If you’re lucky enough to get a seat at one of the benches, you can spend a very pleasant afternoon watching the world go by.

So we could make the most of our time in St Ives, we deviated away from our usual choice of a rural campsite and instead opted to pitch up at Ayr Holiday Park, which is conveniently situated in St Ives itself and only a 0.5 mile walk to the harbour side. The site is absolutely immaculate and from our pitch we had one of the best views we’ve ever had at any campsite, looking out across the sea and down over picturesque St Ives itself. This campsite also wins our own personal award for best toilet and shower facilities; they are extremely modern, very well maintained and were lovely and warm when we last visited on a cold, blustery January day.

All of our trips to Cornwall end with a final stop off at Tower Parks Caravan and Camping site , situated mid-way between Penzance and Land’s End in a small village called St Buryan. Tower Park typifies the rural, peaceful campsites we love. It’s divided into seven level, grassed fields separated by trees and traditional Cornish hedges. The toilet and shower facilities may not be the most modern we’ve come across, however they are clean, tidy, warm and fully functional. From the site it is less than a five minute walk to the village and the St Buryan Inn. This is a quaint little village pub offering hearty home cooked food at very reasonable prices.

Other pubs in the area, which are worth a visit but require a quick trip in the van include The First and Last Inn, The Old Success Inn and The Dolphin Tavern.

The First and Last Inn has stood since the 17th century and is situated in Sennen, the most westerly village in mainland Britain, just one mile from Land’s End. The bar has a traditional, olde world feel to it with exposed stonework, low beamed ceilings and two roaring log fires to warm you up on a cold day.

The Old Success Inn is a beautiful 17th century fisherman’s inn set in the breathtakingly spectacular Sennen Cove. Whilst you can drive here and park up, we tend to park at Lands End and walk along the coast path to the Cove, stopping off at The Old Success to refresh and refuel ourselves. This usually consists of a nice pint of Rattler (a Cornish cloudy cyder made by Healey’s) and a plate of freshly caught fish and chips.

If a coastal walk is not for you and instead you’ve headed into Penzance, a lovely pub to visit there is the Dolphin Tavern . This pub has a warm, welcoming atmosphere with intriguing shipping artefacts scattered throughout, including a beautiful old brass diving helmet and diving boots, ships rigging and a captain’s wheel.

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