I still havent gotten round to downloading those photos of my recent family holiday yet so I will post them at a later date. In the meantime, I thought I would do a quick review of the campsite we stayed at during our holiday in St. Ives. Of course normally I stay at low key sites or wildcamp but since I was with the family for a week I thought I should at least make an effort with the campsite.
The campsite in question is a place called Polmanter and its situated about a mile out of St. Ives in lovely rolling mixed pasture and moorland. I picked it because it had great reviews in the ukcampsite website and also had a heated outdoor swimming pool. I am currently teaching my kids to swim and so wanted to combine a safe environment to learn along with a bit of holiday fun.
The site itself is very organised and well laid out. The majority of the pitches have a hedge running between them to give a little bit more privacy and the pitch sizes are enormous. The pitch we chose could have housed our huge behemoth of a tent 3 times over! There were great facilities including some of the most immaculate shower and toilet blocks I have ever seen. They also had a very good laundrette, a shop, an indoor games room, an outdoor swimming pool, a restaurant and a small bar. Sorry to be snobby for a moment but the best thing about the site was the absence of chavvy or loud unsociable people. I am not sure why this was but am thankful all the same. One other great thing about the site was its proximity to St. Ives. Because it was a mile out, it felt like you were in the countryside but also meant we could enjoy a family walk to and from the town through fields and country lanes.
I wont go on and on about the site but for us quite simply it was the best we had ever been to. We had such a relaxing time there we will find it hard to go anywhere else now and shall definitely be going back there next spring.