Treloan Coastal Holidays
England, South West, Cornwall, Truro
- 01872 580989
- Open (touring pitches):
- All year.
Alan Rogers Review
Treloan is not so much a campsite as a way of life. This part of Cornwall has attracted Londoners/townies for many years. At one time half of Harley Street was said to be on holiday there! Today they continue to come not only to enjoy this beautiful spot on the Roseland Peninsula but to enjoy the timelessness of campsite fireside sessions where guest writers, musicians and storytellers evoke the experiences we share with our ancestors. The facilities are all there, if somewhat rustic, and include four mobile homes, some caravans, an eco-camping snug and a yurt. The 60 partly-sloping grass pitches for touring units enjoy impressive views across the fields to the sea. The coastline is rugged, only a field away, with access to the coastal path.
This is camping with a difference. You can hire braziers for your own fire and the children can listen for the bell calling them to help feed the animals. Chickens, pigs, lambs, rabbits and guinea pigs and an allotment all need to be attended to. There is a path to the three nearest small coves through the field and down the cliff. The village of Gerrans is just up the lane and Portscatho harbour can be reach by the coastal path or via Gerrans and down the hill. The Walker family and their friends believe that ‘caravan’ means ‘company of people’ and a ‘caravanserai’ is a place for an exchange, rest and conviviality. The Caravanserai Project hosts artists, geographers, students and foragers to this end. The sign as you arrive says simply: Please Slow..and relax.
Rustic toilet block, fully equipped with two family shower rooms, washing machine, dryer and freezer for icepacks in the block beside the house. Braziers for hire. Very useful original book full of anecdotes and information on the site available from reception beautifully illustrated including tips on foraging, recipes and footpaths. Fireside sessions and feasts (a bring-and-share festival of local food). Watch out for ‘Larry’!
- Accommodation to Rent
- All Year
- Pets allowed
From St Austall use A390 (south). At Hewas Water take A3287 to Tregony. Turn right on to A3078 towards St Just. After village of Trewithin (7 miles) watch for left turning for Gerrans and pick up site signs. Treloan Lane is opp. the church beside the Royal Standard pub.