Holiday 2007: Forest Holidays @ DeerPark, Cornwall

By on Sunday, 15th July 2007 at 9:17 pm

Holiday pic #1This past week I’ve spent in Cornwall, in Deerpark in a holiday park owned by some lovely people at Forest Holidays.

We arrived on the Monday teatime, a bit apprehensive as it was our first group holiday away (and, quite frankly, many places won’t let a group of 18 and 19 year olds anywhere near their place, understandably). After check in we had a quick nose around our cabin number 11, and whilst basic, it was just what we wanted for our base for the week. Working out at costing each of us less than £120 for the weeks holiday once food and travel has been taken into account, it was value for money and a great time.

In the end we didn’t end up doing very little over our week other than lounging around, playing games and taking the occasional walk. Our first year of uni over, we could all relax together, the exact reason we went on holiday.

Same time next year? Quite possibly.

Holiday pic #2: The trees were like this all over the parkWhat was good:

  • Electricity meters – initially we were worried it was another way to get money off of us. However it just made us aware of how much power we were using – great for the environment.
  • Quiet area – you’re aware of your neighbours (so no all night raves for us (joking!)), but they’re far enough away to not be in your back pocket
  • Stunning scenery
  • Friendly staff – give you suggestions of things to do, places to go, but leave you alone without making you feel bad for not doing anything.
  • Lovely cabins. Basic, but all the essentials. Much like Canadian cabins, they’re warm and cosy, yet efficiently made.

What was bad:

  • NO mobile reception. I ended up taking everyones phones to Liskeard to get signal everyday to send + receive messages. The walls are as thin as anything
  • The shower. Whilst warm enough, quite frankly I can pee harder than what was coming out of that shower.
  • The roads in the surrounding area. Single track roads (with both sides scraping the hedges) downhill at 18% and round a bend tighter than the toilet U Bend.
  • Geese. They wake you up. They tap on the windows.

Holiday pic #3: The view of our neighbours

Holiday pic #3: The view from the road of our cabin

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2 Responses

11:09 pm
19th July 2007

Glad you enjoyed your stay, it’s great to hear your feedback – and we will take a look at those showers!


Andrew MacLeod
Operations Director, Forest Holidays

9:10 pm
19th September 2007

i stayed here in april this year,took the kids and dogs had a vip with hot tub.
i went to recover from chemo and it was the perfect place the hot tub was so clean it meant i could use it without the risk of infection and the people who run the place are great.
I too was worried about the elec meter but it was not that bad and it did make us think about what we used.
The place its self is peacfull and relaxing but good for kids to plenty of trees to climb and places to explore.
I for one are planning my next stay but must all so say that the showers are bad and the child stairgate is at the top of the stairs which i found a bit silly but overall the perfect place

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