Tehidy Holiday Park
Tehidy Holiday Park Harris Mill, Illogan, Redruth, Cornwall, TR16 4JQ
There's something delightfully nostalgic about Tehidy Holiday Park. Nestled in the wooded seclusion of the Tolskithy Valley, arrival at this family-run campsite – with its iconic red phone box and swing-sign advertising Roskilly's ice cream – feels like the beginning of a Famous Five tale. And with the storied sands and hidden coves of St Ives and other west Cornwall beaches a healthy walk away through the sprawling woodlands of Tehidy Country Park, adventure is never far.
But while Tehidy is quaint, it's far from a twee, 'camping from the dark ages' experience. There are an array of pitches for campers and caravanners, with conveniently located utilities aplenty. Everything about this place is well-maintained, from the neatly-trimmed grass to the immaculately clean wash facilities, to the well-stocked site shop, formerly the local blacksmith's forge. Even the vibrant wildflowers which adorn the perimeter seem perfectly proportioned – a cluster of foxglove here, a bunch of orchid there.
For those not as enamoured with the joys of canvas and tent peg, Tehidy's brand new wigwams make for the perfect fuss-free break. These fully-insulated wooden cabins are heated and wired, with all the mod cons you could possibly need – an affordable alternative to costly Cornish B&Bs and ideal for those travelling light.
Affable owner Richard takes tremendous pride in every aspect of the park, and it's easy to see why Tehidy is one of Cornwall's most garlanded campsites: Enjoy England 4 Stars, Best Small Site in the UK (Practical Motorhome), AA Four Pennant – Tehidy's shelves are literally creaking with prizes from the camping cognoscenti. If David Bellamy drops by with any more conservation awards, they'll have to build him his own wigwam!
The Owner Says
Tehidy Holiday Park is nestled in a wooded valley, mid way between St Ives and St Agnes, just minutes from gorgeous beaches. Our central location in Cornwall means getting out and about is simple and easy. Ideal for couples and families. Now voted Regional Winner for 4 years running. Perfect for beaches, walking, cycling, exploring and gardens. The main attractions from Lands End to the Eden Project are all within 30 to 40 minutes. Other awards include Best Family Site in UK 2013, Top 3 Sites in Europe 2013 - Alan Rogers, Best Holiday Caravan and Lodge Site in UK 2014 and our 8th David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award - nature is a part of the site.
If you're heading down to Cornwall this is a must. Great site, fantastic location. Perfect for families, safe and good atmosphere.