Relax - it's taken care of...
Lying on the beach, swimming in the sea, enjoying long lazy lunches… We all know how to unwind on holiday. However there’s an extra feeling of relaxation that comes from knowing that everything’s taken care of – and that’s what we aim to give our visitors. Too chilled out to cook? Wander over to the bar and restaurant. Fancy a trip into town? Catch our very own bus.
From a place to wash your sandy dog to a daily batch of freshly-baked bread or breakfast croissants, we hope we’ve thought of everything to make your Cornish camping holiday as easy and relaxing as you’d wish for.
The standard of the amenity blocks in campsites is so important – so we’re delighted to tell you that all three of our shower and toilet blocks have been awarded an “Excellent” rating by the English Tourist Board. In each block, you can step out of the shower onto underfloor heating, and enjoy free hairdryers or plug in to electric sockets and shaver points (with generously sized and well-lit mirrors). There are also family shower rooms with toilet, sink, shower and bench as well as comfortable disabled suites.
This lovely granite building was once the farm’s milking parlour. Now our welcoming restaurant, it has a snug bar area and a lovely, light conservatory. Open from 5-nights a week from Easter onwards, to all-day, 7-days a week in the peak weeks, we serve fabulous Cornish produce, with fresh fish and local meats starring on the menu. Our pizza oven is a great favourite, and we’ve become renowned for our succulent homemade burgers. You can even grab a take-away if you’d prefer to enjoy your food back at your pitch. Or, simply wander over in the evening for a glass of Cornish beer or wine.
A good campsite shop should sell the right combination of essential items and holiday luxuries. If you’re looking for freshly baked baguettes for breakfast or batteries for your torch, you can find them here. Treat yourself to local beers, biscuits, and even Cornish-made chocolate. For information or assistance, please call into Reception. Many of the team have worked here for years, and can give plenty of advice about camping and Cornwall!
We’re a family ourselves, and as our kids have grown, Polmanter has developed with them! From camping with young children, we’ve learned that most little ones don’t like showers – so we’ve designed special baths for your babies. The baths are available at each of our toilet and shower blocks and are at waist height to make it easier to bathe your splashing baby or toddler. For older children, all three blocks also have special family shower rooms with toilet, sink, shower and bench.
Our spa and beauty treatment rooms offer a range of holistic therapies, perfect for relaxation and rejuvenation.
Take a look at our full range of treatments, available Tuesday-Thursday (9am – 10pm)* and book online now!
*Other days may be available upon request.
We’ve also become a dog-owning family, so know how important it is that your holidaying pet is happy! We’ve installed a shower to clean them down after a day out; and if your dog doesn’t like being left behind while you have your shower, there are tethering points and water outside the amenity blocks. Please keep your dog on a lead on the pitches; however there is a dedicated exercise field for your pooch to have a good old run. Our team at Reception can tell you about some great local walks, and advise you on dog-friendly beaches.
Swimming in an outdoor pool is a holiday must for many of us… And because this is Britain, ours is heated! Our 20 metre pool is open from the 20th of May until mid-September, perfect pool for both serious swimmers and those who like a refreshing dip. You’ll also find a shallow paddling area for little splashers. There are plenty of sun loungers on the poolside terrace where you can relax with a book – and the Stable Bar is just behind you…
Parking in St Ives isn’t always easy – and neither is packing up your motorhome every time you want to leave the site. To help our visitors enjoy our lovely local town, Polmanter has a dedicated bus which runs all day every day during the busiest months. Simply pick up the bus from the campsite, and you’ll be in the centre of St Ives within ten hassle-free minutes. There are timetables at Reception.
Daily domestic details
Now the nitty-gritty information… It’s easier to relax when your camping daily needs are simple to take care of. There are washing up rooms in all three amenity blocks, and a freezer room in Levant block. There are Elsan disposal points at the three blocks too. The large laundry room is open every day and evening. It has industrial-quality washing machines and dryers, which are all coin operated, as well as sinks for hand washing, irons and ironing boards.
At Polmanter we’re always working towards making our campsite welcoming and accessible for all our guests.
Take a look at our accessibility page to learn about how we can help with your stay.
Useful to know...
The touring site is open April – October, however our self-catering accommodation is available to book throughout the entire year.
Some of the site’s facilities close over the quieter months, or operate with reduced hours; contact reception for more details.