On a sunny, south-facing hillside behind Mawgan Porth beach on the north Cornwall coast, The Park is a collection of eco-friendly self-catering places to stay. This is technically a holiday park but conceptually something else altogether..

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Rooms: Yurt village, eco lodges, airstreams, caravans.
Price:

From £335-£2935 per week.

Meals: Self-catering. Onsite café.
Open: Open all year.
Address: The Park, Mawgan Porth, , Cornwall, TR8 4BD
 
reviewed by greentraveller

Why we've chosen The Park

On a sunny, south-facing hillside behind Mawgan Porth beach on the north Cornwall coast, The Park is a collection of eco-friendly self-catering places to stay. Technically a holiday park, conceptually something else altogether, the 27-acre site has something to suit everyone: there’s a clutch of retro 1950s airstreams and a yurt village for glampers, lovely static caravans (yes, really), and for those who prefer four walls and a proper roof, there are eco terraces, detached cottages and lodges. The site has a villagey feel, with gravel lanes, well-kept borders and gardens separating the various plots, all centred around the fabulous Park Café.

Life at The Park revolves around the café, a raised, contemporary building – all wood and glass – with a sloping roof and airy Scandinavian-style interiors with mismatched upcycled furniture – the owner’s wife ransacked second-hand shops around the country to furnish the café. It’s incredibly laidback, the sort of space you’ll long to linger in, with a gentle buzz created by the endlessly cheerful staff and the bustle in the kitchen.

 Mawgan Porth’s golden sands at the end of the road, with watersports centres just off the beach if you’re interested in hiring a surf, kite or paddle board. Watergate Bay, a little further down the coast, has more hire options. The South West Coast Path runs for miles in both directions – for a good day’s walk with the dog (who is welcome), follow it north to Constantine Bay (6 miles each way, or catch bus number 556 back). If you wake up to lashing rain and you want to stick closer to home, you can take comfort in the fact that there are lots of things to do onsite too. There’s the leisure centre with indoor pool, sauna and steam room, the conservation area with walkways through areas of wildflowers and plants, and a soft play yurt for tots.

Review by Florence Fortnam

"The Park emanates happiness – you can see it in the staff, the food, and in the faces of the guests as they arrive with their flocks of excited children. I suspect that the atmosphere is due in no small part to general manager Philip’s boundless enthusiasm for the place."

Read Florence's full review of The Park

Top eco features at The Park

 
  • Yurts off grid

  • Eco lodges sustainably built and well insulated

  • Locally sourced food in cafe

  • In some properties, solar thermal technology is used for heating and hot water

  • Fresh air heat recovery units have been introduced

  • Freshwater showering is available for guests to use

  • Gold Award in the David Bellamy Conservation Awards

 

Location

The Park, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall
Nearest train station: Newquay

Directions from station:
The nearest railway station is Bodmin Parkway. From there, take the 555 bus to Padstow bus terminal, and then the 556 bus to Mawgan Porth. Also nearby are Route 32, the Cornish Way and National Route 232 on the National Cycle Network.

Plan your journey by train

Buy rail tickets online and then collect them at any main station.
Bookings usually open 10-12 weeks before your date of travel.

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