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This is a Listed Site (L). These range from large parks with bars, swimming pools and entertainment to small, quiet commercial sites. The Club cannot approve or recommend listed sites, these are simply provided to give you more choice. It's worth checking when booking as some sites offer members a discount on pitch fees.
14 acres. Gentle Slope. Booking Advisable.
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0.75m North of St Columb Major on road to St Eval. Direct route from A39 to avoid St Columb Town.
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OS Map Reference: 200 - SW910646Latitude: 50.4434Longitude: -4.9439
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Trewan HallSt ColumbCornwallTR9 6DB
Site Owner/s: Trewan Hall Ltd
The fees for St Columb - Trewan Hall were last updated in 2012.
The following fees are just given as a guide, so please always check with the site.
The fee for staying on site for one night is:
2 Adults, 2 Children plus 1 Unit within Band XZ.
*Please note the site open dates are 1 May 2013 - 30 September 2013.
We have just returned from a week at Trewan Hall, and can't wait to go back! As a family of five we wanted somewhere relaxed and spacious, and weren't disappointed. The weather was very mixed, from serious storms to hot sunshine, but the ground held up well, and none of the usual mud caked shoes running into the tent!
The new shower and toilet block is amazing, really modern, super clean, and huge, so no waiting for the facilities. We didn't really go into St Columb because there is so much to do and see locally, so the earlier review judging the site by the village is misleading.
All he staff were lovely, the entertainment was super, (even though the thought of it nearly put me off the site, it was all really good fun and not cheesy, loud or annoying!)
I really can't fault it, we had a fntastic time, I wish we found Trewan years ago, simply the best site we have ever been to.
DATE STAYED: May 2013
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Groups
The Club would like to advise our members and visitors that this Listed Site was previously a Club Site until 18th September 2012.
Please note that all reviews below this notice will be for Trewan Hall as a Club Site, those above for Trewan Hall as a Listed Site.
DATE STAYED: September 2012
This was our first visit to Trewan Hall, but it won't be the last. It is a lovely site set in the grounds of a beutiful old hall.
Somone said its a bit like Marmite, well I don't like Marmite, but I love this site. We liked the relaxed atmosphere and the fact that you can pitch almost anywhere as long as you can find a suitable hook-up! Prior to arriving we had read some of the reports and were a bit worried about the toilet facilities, which were a bit outdated, but were excellent. With our daughter and two young grandchildren with us, the open to everyone showers meant our daughter could take a child into the shower, hand one out to me to take to the caravan for my wife to dry and dress, when the new block is built (due during the winter) it will mean I can no-longer wait outside to take a towel wrapped child. The water was easy to adjust for temperature and flow and you don't need to keep pressing a button every few seconds to keep the shower flowing. We didn't go to any of the entertainment during the evening, due to the childrens ages, but may infuture. The shop was well equipped with items most people will need during a stay.
It looks as if this site will be open to everyone next year and not restricted to CCC members, so may be more difficult to book if the word gets out.
DATE STAYED: August 2012
MEMBER FOUND TOWING: Moderate
SUITABLE FOR: Families
Unfortunately the weather was wet when we arrived and for some days beforehand. In our opinion not enough was done to manage the mud generated by this. There was only one track onto the field which was covered in mud. The grass was overgrown and boggy. There are not enough fresh water taps- only situated at the blocks. The blocks were dated and dirty- we had to brush our teeth standing next to a dirty toilet!! I would like to have seen the track/paths cleared of mud and straw or chippings put down to help absorb the water/mud. We will not go back!!
Trewan Hall campsite is a well run campsite, with entertainment on various nights. During our stay there were mini olympic events for campers to enter. The site pool was well maintained and cheap to use (50 pence charge). Toilet/ Shower facilities were fair, busy at peak times. We understand that there is to be a new amenities block to be built for 2013.
The campsite was very suitably positioned with Newquay, Padstow, Truro and St Austell within 20 to 30 minutes travelling distance. Dog friendly beaches along this coast are also within 20 minutes travelling time. Overall we had a good stay at this site.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Lovely hidden spot in Cornwall. Fantastic welcome and we were given the chance to explore on foot before deciding where to pitch (electric hook-up or not) given the weather forecast. Elected for the more sheltered of fields (without electric) and had a lovely stay. The free entertainment was unexpected and ideal to get out of the horizontal rain!! The pool was lovely and quiet with the roof on, shop sold huge croissants and a good range of necessities (and treats). Toilet and shower block, basic but clean. Loved the site and will definately be back (hoping for better weather next time).
DATE STAYED: June 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Peaceful break
Arrived in gale force winds and heavy rain(70mph)the staff couldn't have been more helpful,gave us the wind direction and showed us where the best place to pitch the tent to be out of the wind, inspite of the rain the site was well drained and shower block clean,Well done to all the staff here,We will be back again and recommending it to everyone we know and i wish you well going it alone next year.....
Well! This is the place to take your children / grandchildren, friends & your well behaved retriever. It has a fabulous "Famous Five" atmosphere with fine interesting entertainment & a great friendly shop. Close to Padstow, Mawgan Porth & all the best sandy coves & beaches, Do it!!
DATE STAYED: August 2011
MEMBER FOUND TOWING: Easy
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break,Younger couples
The best campsite we have stayed at. Things to do on site for all ages - a very well maintained and well equipped children's play area, computer games room, a building especially for table tennis, teenager's room, different entertainment every evening, a swimming pool, field set aside especially for ball games and kite flying. The shop is well stocked with everything you could want. You are free to choose where to pitch, so you can pitch overlooking the play area to keep an eye on your kids or, if you want a more peaceful holiday, pitch right over the other side of the field. The toilets and showers were clean, with plenty of hot water no matter what time you used them. I can't praise this site enough - we will definately be back.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break
Excellent site. I can only confirm positive comments. If you want pitches in neat rows, bingo/bar type facilities with imaculate washroom facilities do not visit Trewan Hall. If you want beautiful surroundings, space to pitch up as you wish, woods/fields to enjoy, then visit. Our family (2 children 7 and 9)really enjoyed the covered pool - 50p and able to take in inflatables, plenty of space to play any games and the barn entertainment on some nights. The quality was really excellent and such a great atmosphere - no dress code here :) The library is lovely to sit/choose a holiday read. Bring a torch for nights as no lighting - see the stars! The atmosphere is very relaxed and friendly and "quirky" - a feeling of how camping should be. We found the family/staff who own/run the site were always very helpful - we loved the "25 aside" football match between the 2 camping fields and it really underlined the spirit of this site.
Re toilet facilities - Yes they are not modern but we found the water always ho and toilets/basins clean. Also on Calves' field toilet are unisex and open straight to outside - as a mum with boys I found this a bonus. At night the site is very peacful - cows mooing in adjacent fields, the occasional pop of a wine bottle or crackle of the BBQ :). We will be returning.
A camping experience which rates as amongst the best I have ever had. My family chose to camp in the larger field, a short walk away from the reception and other major amentities. However,the bonus was in the amount of space to create a pitch without encroaching on anyone else. The freedom to choose a pitch anywhere, without the restriction of keeping within a marked box was very welcome. Views were wonderful from this field and it was generally quiet at night-time. The nearby toilets were cleaned regulalry,my only quibble being that there was no provision for hand-drying. There was always plenty of hot water for washing or showering and although the buildings housing these facilities were old they were sound and added to the expereince. The whole site had a convivial atmosphere about it as people enjoyed the grounds and extensive recreation facilities. The good quality evening entertainment was varied and its setting within an old building added to the atmosphere. The camp shop was extremely well stocked with camping products, fresh bakery products, quality food, souvenirs, newspapers and you could even hire a bodyboard for the reasonable price of Â£3 a day. I made use of a washing machine and dryer, which was very efficient and reasonably priced. This, along with the drying room facility would also be very useful if the weather wasn't as favourable as it was for us. I have already recommended the site to people I know who enjoy camping and hope it continues to run with such an environmentally friendly ethos and with the enthusiasm and commitment from the staff there.
DATE STAYED: July 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Younger couples
Lovely site & very unique. Lovely old house and gardens setting with old stone barns & outhouses used for shop & entertainment areas. Went with family who enjoyed the table tennis, warm & covered swimming pool and evening entertainment which was good for all the family (& not tacky). Shop is well stocked with everything you could need for a camping holiday and well priced for children's purchases (they made several visits). Staff very friendly & informative. Toilet block fine for camping - but showers could do with updating. Overall a great holiday location & very central for all Cornwall destinations - will definitely go back!
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
As first timers to Trewan Hall the welcome was very friendly, loved the site. Being able to choose your own pitch and orientation was brilliant. Shower and toilet facilities were dated but served their purpose. Site location was good for exploring the locale. Would highly recommend Trewan Hall to others.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Personally I think Trewan Hall is an amazing place in a stunning location with some unique facilities. I joined C & CC just so I could stay here. Itâ€™s a campsite that takes you back to how you imagine camping really should be â€“ friendly, relaxed, children buzzing around the background â€“ playing in the woods and making new friends, adults chatting to new people from all over the UK (and Europe).
The setting is beautiful â€“ set across two very peaceful large fields with masses of room and choice of pitch. The pick your own pitch is hardly a free for all; it does however ensure that you get the pitch you want â€“ for me thatâ€™s close to the childrenâ€™s play area and shower/toilet block positioned to catch the morning and evening sun, but for others itâ€™s away from it all on a shady hedge pitch.
The facilities at Trewan hall are also unique â€“ an old barn for a unique blend of local entertainment (acoustic sets, brass bands and Marks Ark wild animal show!)in high season, a couple of indoor barns as games rooms and some undercover table tennis, the benefit of an undercover heated pool, a laundry and drying room, a stately manor house on site with library, reading room and billiards room for the accomplished. The shop is well stocked and very welcoming, the site staff are friendly and knowledgeable.
15 mins drive takes you to the beach â€“ for me my favourite is Harlyn Bay. 20 mins takes you to Newquay, Padstow or Wadebridge.
The bathroom facilities are basic and probably do need upgrading and if you are expecting clinically pristine white ceramic sanitation then donâ€™t come, but do expect to wear your crocs or flip flops into the shower. On the plus side there are even two baths on side â€“ ideal for bathing younger children. That said everything is cleaned regularly
As other commentators have said, you either â€œgetâ€ Trewan hall or you donâ€™t - I do!
DATE STAYED: June 2011
Quite simply the best site we've ever visited. I think you either "get" Trewan Hall or you don't. If you do get it, then you'll go a long way to find anything else that comes even close to it and probably end up being year on year visitors as so many are. A site with a heart and soul that resonates long after the "Shiniest Wash Room" awards other sites may boast have become dull and dusty.
DATE STAYED: May 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Younger couples
My husband and I stayed here along with some friends for a week, although it was a free for all for a space, with a hook up, we managed to find one together. The toilet and shower facilities were dissapointing to say the least. We had to que each time using the shower facilities, and the cleanliness was poor each time. There were other facilities in the vicinity, but were locked off. Small town nearby, within walking distance, with only a few shops for essentials, quite run down village, but with a couple of pubs, for nice meals. A good drive to coast, which we did throughout our stay. Overall, the toilet and shower facilites need an overall. We will not visit this site again.
DATE STAYED: May 2010
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Groups,Younger couples
"Trewan Hall, Trewan Hall, the one place in Cornwall you can have a ball. Take your children one & all & have a good trip at Trewan Hall"
Great relaxing holiday! Love the way you can pitch anywhere - gave you space & choice. Facilities were not glam, but did the job - so friendly - hardly saw the kids as they always met new friends within minutes! Entertainment is family orientated, not too loud if you don't want to participate & Just Ken is Just Great - Cult status!
We went for 3 years, in tent & caravan, before moving further away. Hope we can make the journey back again some day soon!
The site is great the family who run it are friendly. The facilities are a bit dated but perfectly OK.
This site has received our families highest accollade, we are going back to stay on there again this year, something we have not done with any other site in 5 years.
DATE STAYED: August 2009
I love this site, my family have been using this site since it opened in the sixties. I spent my childhood here, and am now taking my children here (3rd generation of Trewan Hall Campers! and they are from the computer genration and adore it too). Yes the shower blocks and toilets are a bit dated. (yes they are pretty much as I remember them in the 70's) but they are still great facilities. Everything you need is supplied, plugs, baths, showers, toilets, hot water, washing machines, tumble dryers, drying room, library, games room, shop, and auditorium etc etc hidden away with careful consideration in the old stone buildings. But the site is amazing. the family he have run it all these years are great. They have taken a beautiful setting and slowly restored all the old buildings and made it something very, very special and beautiful. There is an old fashioned charm about the place and no wonder as most of the campers have been going since the beginning and have the old fashioned camping ways hence the reason for the no numbered pitch. What is the point of camping if you have to all be in straightlines in square boxes. The beauty of camping is you pitch where you want and the direction you want to. I would highly recommend this site to anyone. I know my family and I over the years tried other campsites but they all left us feeling a bit empty and dull. Please Trewan don't change! Oh and the local village has a very useful co-op, two wonderful butchers that do the best cornish pasties, fish and chip shop pubs.
DATE STAYED: June 2009
Arrival was a free for all,no set pitches just had to find a space and park. toilet and shower facilities were still in the 1950's. Being a member of the C.C.C. I expect a certain standard of which in my opinion Trewan Hall fell far below. Some serious updating is needed.
DATE STAYED: August 2010
My 8 and 11 year old daughters absolutely loved the site and the atmosphere and friendliness are very welcoming. There was a constant really nice 'gang' of kids and it was very safe. Check the access if you have a sizeable van - it is tight unless you go in the top way and even that is down a single lane. Toilets and showers are verging on bohemian - showing their age. The 'pitch where you like' has it's drawbacks and the pool is getting tired but was vital during a wet 3 weeks. Entertainment & shop are very good and not tacky. We met people who have been going there for 20 years - it has real charm. Good beaches nearby and we liked Wadebridge. If you want a smart flat site with modern clean showers etc it might not be for you.
MEMBER FOUND TOWING: Difficult
This is a lovely site, the staff are friendly and ready to help with any request. The entertainment was aimed at both families and adults.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples
I felt very disappointed with this club site. The toilet and shower facilities were nowhere near what I would expect from a club site. Furthermore, the site policy for pitches was less than accepable. Basically there are no pitches, but a free choice pitch system is used. This ends up in complete disarray, not only is it hard to find a pitch is busy periods, but the staff have no idea as to what is avaiable at any given time. Additionally the 6 meter rule is NOT applied at all.
The town of St Columb Major is pretty much a very run down village. There are no real attractions to be found there and apart from a pub absolutely no reason to visit it.
Overall a disappointing 2 weeks holiday from what promised to be superb.
SUITABLE FOR: Groups
Had a great stay here. The site was well looked after - grass cut every few days, all facilities open to campers cleaned everyday. The site provided evening entertainment - brass band, local theatre group, animal man and more. The kids loved the swimming pool. The shop is well stocked. Only downside was that the toilets and showers could do with updating but they were still clean with hot water.
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