When I was approached to review Trevella Park in Crantock, which is located in North Cornwall, I literally jumped at the chance. We know Crantock very well and it has become a firm favourite place for us as a family. When I was told it would be reviewing the glamping tents at Trevella, I was very happy as I am currently 6/7 months pregnant and I am happy to have all the comfort! It is literally the other side of the coast to where we live in Cornwall and I just adore the coastline on the North Coast. It is stunningly rugged and the waves are incredible.
The email correspondence from Trevella was fantastic before we arrived. They gave us a good list of items that I would need to take with us (washing up items, towels, tea towels, bin bags etc) and clear times for checking in/checking out. I really try to be organised but it's not always in my nature so found this really useful.
When we arrived at the site, the checking in team were incredibly helpful and friendly. They provided me with a welcome pack with everything I needed to know and a map of the site and explained exactly where we were staying. It was a brilliant way to arrive as I immediately felt relaxed knowing there was staff on hand should we need it.
We then drove to our tent, which was huge! It was a big glamping tent, with a wooden platform out the front and a large bench. The tent consists of one large open room, where there is a kitchenette, a dining table with 6 chairs, a futon style sofa, a small flat screen TV and two compartments for bedrooms. There was a double bed in one room and two single beds in the other room. There was also a toilet and shower facility next door to the tent, and an area to be able to wash up dishes.
We got ourselves unpacked and settled in the tent. Felicity (who is 3), had the best time ever checking out the tent and loved having her ‘own bedroom’, she unpacked and chose which bed she wanted to sleep in.
We then went and did an obligatory food shop for camping at the local Lidl and got some evening meals to cook in the tent. There was a 2 pan hot plate to cook on and a microwave so we decided on curry one evening and meatballs for the other. We also bought lots of snacks and drinks. The fridge was big enough to take everything we had bought and we squeezed all the food around the other kitchen items in the kitchenette cupboards.
Even though we had been shopping, we decided to check out the takeaway on the site so Joe and Felicity went off to explore while I unpacked more. They ordered and then played in the park opposite and looked at all the animals they have there. We both ordered burgers and chips (I have the best pregnancy diet! Ha) and enjoyed the meal. I cooked Felicity some macaroni cheese in the tent as she is a fussy eater.
We then planned which activities we wanted to do in the week and settled Felicity for bed. It was very windy that evening and nighttime but the tent felt so secure and the bedding was perfect for the temperature. I have done quite a bit of camping/caravaning before so I wasn’t phased at having to go outside for the toilet and it actually felt like a luxury to have our own toilet!
Thats the end of Day 1 of the staycation, I will write seperate posts for each day as we packed so much into our stay.
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