Address: Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 6HZ
Telephone: 01736 810559
Season: Easter to October
Seasonal Pitches: No
Lower Treave Caravan and Camping Park is a family run camping and touring caravan site set in the heart of the Lands End Peninsula amidst some of the most spectacular scenery in the Duchy.
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All the usual facilities are available, including electric hook-ups for touring units, a modern, well-equipped toilet block with free hot showers, and an on-site shop, which will supply your daily needs along with calor gas, camping gaz and a useful range of camping spares. Indoor washing up sinks, free use of fridges and freezers and a small laundrette with modern washers, dryers and ironing facilities all help to make your stay comfortable and easy. Free Wi-Fi is available over the whole site for all laptop equipped guests, and an internet room is available for those who need to use a PC at nominal charge. Lower Treave is happy to accept well-behaved dogs. Please see full details of facilities on the About us page.
Five Holiday Caravans are available for private hire. The units were all new for 2009 and each has their own sun deck and a parking space. They accommodate 4/6 persons and are self-contained with their own shower and toilet facilities, full sized cooker, refrigerator, microwave oven and digital television/DVD. See the Holiday Caravan Hire page of the website for further details.
Lower Treave is owned and run by the Bliss family. They have reflected on their own camping experiences and listened to customers over many years to try and create a friendly, comfortable and attractive site from which you can enjoy your holiday.
The site was originally established in the late 1960s from a single, sloping field. Subsequent owners (there have been three) have each put their mark on the sites development including terracing, planting and landscaping. Four separate enclosures have been created using traditional and ornamental hedging which provide 'wildlife corridors' around the park and essential windbreaks and privacy screening for pitches. Certain areas are still allowed to grow 'wild', encouraging native species onto the park, whilst the main camping areas are well maintained grass. Features include one of the original, and now well established, Bellamy Butterfly Bars, bird and owl boxes, a wildlife pond and park lighting which is kept to a minimum to encourage stargazing.
In 2010, the site was reorganised with fewer pitches overall and more space for everybody. The park now offers:
Pitch Plus ... a 120 m² touring pitch for all units with 10 amp electric hook-up Pitch Large ... a 120 m² touring pitch for larger family tents without hook-up Pitch Lite ... a smaller pitch of 60 m² suitable for back-packers, cyclists and light-weight camping.
The site covers some 5 acres in total with 56 touring pitches and 5 Holiday Hire Caravans. See the 'Park Map' page for full details.
The Toilets and Showers are modern, clean and well-maintained with free hot water to showers and basins. Hair dryers, hand dryers, metered sockets (for the essential hair straighteners) and heated towel rails are provided for your comfort and convenience.
There is an indoor washing-up area with deep sinks, metered hot water and room to stack your pots. The laundry is fitted with commercial washing machines, tumble dryers, iron and board. Fridges and freezers are provided free of charge for you to store your food, drinks and freezer blocks.
The Camp Shop has a good selection of daily requirements, camping spares, calor gas and camping gaz cylinders. For a nominal cost we will re-charge your cellphone, laptop, camera and iPod batteries; please bring the necessary connecting leads.
We have free Wi-Fi throughout the site for laptop and cellphone users. There is also a PC equipped internet room available at nominal charge.
Well-behaved dogs are accepted at Lower Treave at no extra charge. However, we have no dog walk facility on site. Please keep Fido on a lead at all times and exercise off the site. Guides to local dog walks and dog-friendly beaches are available.
Information Area - a comprehensive collection of leaflets, flyers and maps explaining the many attractions and activities in the local area are available. See the Out and About page of the website for more details. Additionally, a notice board displays important information about local transport, healthcare and safety advice.
Booking - you can book on-line through the website or by telephone during office hours. Booking is essential during busy times as we do not 'overbook' or 'double-up' on pitches. Latest arrivals by10.30pm please and for your safety and security, the site gate closes between 11.30pm and 07.30am.
Holiday Caravan Hire
Five individually sited holiday caravans are available for hire at Lower Treave. These were all new for 2009 and are Willerby Herald Gold 28x10 models, each with their own sun deck and parking area. Set amongst the trees and hedgerows, they come fully equipped with all the conveniences of modern life. There is a full sized cooker, fridge and micro-wave, digital TV and DVD player, and a comfortable bathroom with WC, handbasin and thermostatically controlled shower. All of the beds have sprung mattresses and the bedrooms have wardrobe space and plinth heating.
Free WiFi is available to all caravans and prices include gas and electricity. Duvets and pillows are provided and guests are asked to bring their own bed linen, duvet covers, towels and tea-towels. However, for a complete break, why not hire your linen from us and we will make up the beds ready for your arrival. If you bring your own travel cot, this can be accommodated in the second bedroom in place of one of the single beds. These caravans comfortably accommodate 4 persons (one double, two singles), but up to an additional two guests can use a fold out bed in the lounge area at a small additional charge. Short breaks (minimum 3 nights) are available during off-peak.
Out and About
Lower Treave is surrounded by wonderful attractions and activities, full details of which can be found in our information area.
Here are just a few of the many things you can 'see and do' during your holiday and some useful links to other websites.
Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, along with National Parks, are considered to be the most special landscapes in the country and belong to an international family of protected areas. There are 41 AONBs in England and Wales and we are lucky enough to be in one. www.cornwall-aonb.gov.uk
Sennen Cove - A white sandy beach backed by sand dunes and marram grass. www.sennen-cove.com
Porthcurno - A small cove with golden white sand and striking cliffs. Home to the Telegraph Museum. www.porthcurno.org.uk
Minack Theatre - Cornwall's "theatre under the stars" created by one remarkable woman - Rowena Cade. www.minack.com
Geevor Tin Mine - Cornwall's premier mining centre, museum, underground tour and magnificent coastal scenery. www.geevor.com
St Michaels Mount - Rocky island crowned by medieval church and castle, home to a living community. www.stmichaelsmount.co.uk
The Eden Project - connecting plants, people and places. www.edenproject.com
CoaST - The Cornwall Sustainable Tourism Project has been working for some time with tourism businesses in Cornwall, helping to make tourism as sustainable as possible. www.coastvisitors.co.uk
SimplyGreenCornwall - If you need other products or services whilst in Cornwall, or would like a list of alternative accommodation providers, please go to www.simplygreencornwall.com
Have a Green Holiday
We know that many of you have concerns about our impact on the environment. We want you to have a relaxing and enjoyable holiday at Lower Treave, so we have done some stuff to give the planet a break whilst you stay with us. As members of the Cornwall Sustainable Tourism Network (CoaST) we try to make it easy for you to continue all the great green things you are doing at home whilst you are on holiday. Don't worry, you won't have to sign up to any 'policies', wear a hairy shirt or beat yourself up on home-grown muesli. Just go with the 'eco-flow' and if you have any useful suggestions about how we can make your stay more sustainable then please let us know. Here are some of the things you will see happening around the site and might want to help out with.
Reduce - We try and reduce the amount of energy the site consumes, without compromising on the quality of your holiday. Low energy lighting is used throughout the site, and timers and sensors ensure we don't leave lights on when not needed. Using a washing line instead of a tumble dryer is a new spin on an old technology, but the dryers are still there if you need them on the odd wet day!
Reuse - Water butts catch the rain and then it is used to irrigate our pots, tubs and planters. Compost bins are available to our guests - next time you see your potato peelings they will be a healthy mulch on the flower beds.
Recycle - Please re-cycle as much as possible the bins are next to the rubbish skips which go to landfill. Our aim is to get bigger recycling bins and smaller skips, but we can only do this if the demand is there from you. Then we can ask our waste contractors to recycle more and landfill less.
Buy Local, Eat Local - Holidays are a great time to try something different. Why not use this opportunity to try some of the great fish out of Newlyn market, or some meat from one of our local butchers. Sennen Farmers Market runs each week and is the place to buy fresh vegetables. There are also great restaurants and pubs doing menus from locally sourced produce which are well worth a visit.
Getting About - Here's an idea, how about planning one car-free day during your holiday? We can give you all the information and timetables you need to get around on buses, boats and trains, either there and back, or circular trips. Or, we may be able to arrange hire of an exciting electric car from our friends at www.eco-drive.co.uk . This might be particularly useful to motorhome owners who want to use a smaller vehicle to explore the lanes and small coves of Cornwall. What is more, hire, or arrive in an electric car and we will charge it up for free! And, if you arrive on foot, bicycle or by public transport and stay at Lower Treave without a vehicle, we will give you a 5% discount on your total fees!
Holiday Caravans - Our holiday caravans are manufactured by Willerby and built with the environment in mind. Every care has been taken to ensure they minimise environmental impact, from the carefull selection of materials from sustainable resources through to energy efficient lighting, all manufactured in modern efficient factories employing class-leading waste reduction management and recycling programmes. Willerby have a strong 'green conscience' and were devising ways of reducing our environmental impact long before it became a hot topic. In 2008 they announced an impressive waste recycling rate of 81% following the roll-out of a number of new initiatives and years of investment into new technology and equipment. All of their products are designed and manufactured paying careful consideration to the environment, starting with the sensible selection of raw materials. Willerby pioneered the use of energy efficient lighting in the industry and their holiday homes are designed to provide optimal thermal and energy efficient properties throughout their lifetime. They are committed to producing the highest quality products whilst running their business in a responsible, environmentally sound and sustainable manner. We strive to provide 'A rated' appliances in the caravans wherever possible further helping you to reduce your own carbon footprint.
Future Energy Plans - We currently buy in our electricity from 100% renewable sources (mostly wind turbine.) As part of our longer term commitment, we have installed solar heating for the shower and toilet block to reduce gas consumption and are investigating the possiblity of generating our own electricity. These things take time (planning, government legislation, technical stuff) and are quite a big investment for a small business, but we expect them to be on-line soon.
Cornwall Wildlife Trust - Lower Treave is a Corporate Member of the Cornwall Wildlife Trust, supporting their work involved in conserving the many aspects of the county's wildlife and wild places. You can help us to help them by supporting our visitor gifting scheme. Simply help yourself to a cup of 'FairTrade' coffee in our information area and pop a few coins into the collecting box. We will make sure that your contribution continues to support the great work of the Trust. www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk
David Bellamy Conservation Award Scheme - David Bellamy Conservation Awards are made each year to parks which can demonstrate policies showing active concern for the environment. Assisted by local nature groups and holidaymakers themselves, David Bellamy looks at virtually every aspect of park management - from the protection of plant and animal habitats to the efficient use of energy and recycling. Helping visitors to understand conservation is also considered an important qualifying feature. Three levels of excellence can be achieved: Gold, Silver and Bronze. Lower Treave is proud to have a Gold Award. www.ukparks.com/bellamy.asp
CoaST - The Cornwall Sustainable Tourism Project has been working for some time with tourism businesses in Cornwall to help make tourism as sustainable as possible, benefiting the environment, the economy and the people of Cornwall. And now they're working to help you - our visitors - to have a fantastic, low impact holiday that keeps Cornwall as beautiful and healthy as it is now! Their work is based on that fact that wherever we go and whatever we do, we have an impact. Make positive choices, and you can help us to care for Cornwall and make that impact a positive one. www.coastvisitors.co.uk
Prices, Availability, Booking
Terms & Conditions Access Statement Availability Book Online
Holiday Caravans to Hire 2012 accommodating up to 4 persons
Commencing Saturdays Weekly Hire for up to 4 Persons
14 Apr, 21 Apr, 28 Apr, 29 Sep, 6 Oct, 13 Oct, 20 Oct £242.00
31 Mar, 7 Apr, 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 27 Oct £303.00
2 Jun, 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun, 8 Sep £364.00
7 Jul, 14 Jul, 1 Sep £425.00
21 Jul, 28 Jul, 4 Aug, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 25 Aug £486.00
Additional Persons per Week - £20 Linen Hire per Bed per Week - £10 Short Break Rates (minimum 3 nights) available on request Deposits of 20% of total fees payable at time of booking, balances payable on arrival
Touring Pitch Prices Per Night 2012 Low Season 31 Mar to 20 Jul (inc) Pitch Plus Large grass pitch including electric hook-up, all units £6.00
1 Sep to 2 Nov (inc) Pitch Large Large grass pitch without hook-up, tents £3.50
Pitch Lite Small pitch, light-weight camping, cyclists and backpackers £2.50
Child (4-16yrs) £2.75
Infant (0-3yrs) FREE
High Season 21 July to 31 Aug (inc) Pitch Plus Large grass pitch including electric hook-up, all units £7.50
Pitch Large Large grass pitch without hook-up, tents £5.00
Pitch Lite Small pitch, light-weight camping, cyclists and backpackers £2.50
Child (4-16yrs) £3.75
Infant (0-3yrs) FREE
Deposits of £30 or total fees (whichever is less) payable at time of booking, balances payable on arrival.
How to Contact Us
Lower Treave Caravan and Camping Park Crows-An-Wra Penzance Cornwall TR19 6HZ
Tel: 01736 810559 Fax: 08700 553647 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Enquiry form: Click Here Normal Office Hours: 9am - 6pm VAT Reg No 892 1212 35
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Postcode: TR19 6HZ
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- Lower Treave Caravan & Camping Park
- Manager: Mr N A Bliss
- Telephone: 01736 810559
- Address: Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 6HZ