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Perran Sands

Perranporth, Cornwall

Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2

Key info

Listing ref 1702

No pets

Children welcome

No smoking

Owner info

Owner info

John Palmer


This listing was set live on the 7th November 2011

Holiday home facilities

Holiday home facilities


Gas Fire

Blown Air Heating

Double Glazing


Video Player

DVD Player


Central Heating

Fridge Freezer





Storage Box

Parking Bay

Patio Area

Garden Chairs

Ramp Access

Internal Widening

Washing Machine

Travel Cot

High Chair



This caravan is a top of the range ABI "Ambleside" 40' x 13' Haven graded this Holiday home as a Platinum (the best), and has that little extra for no extra cost. It has un-interrupted panoramic sea views which allow you to see the magnificent sunsets on the sea horizon, absolutely stunning.

The lounge has two settee's and a handy coffee table, the electric fire has a blower for fast heat. The large Digital T.V. has free-view ,and there is a separate DVD Player. There are plenty of DVD's for you to choose from in the drawer below the DVD player.

The Patio Doors give access to the veranda which is large and has a catch on the ramp gate to stop the younger children getting out, so it's a safe place for the little ones to play in, there is also a large table and benches and furniture with cushions, (please take cushions inside when it rains and over night) where you could sit and relax and have a picnic, or just sit and enjoy a drink watching the wonderful sunsets.
We request that the veranda area is not used for BBQ'S, the parking area is ideal for this. In the parking area there is a tap and hose pipe to wash off wet suits etc.

The kitchen is fully equipped with cutlery, crockery, glasses, microwave oven, toaster, pots and pans etc. A sink complements the well organised area. The modern full 4 burner cooker, has twin ovens, and has a separate fridge / freezer which is also built in, there is a washing machine for the day to day washing needs.(no sandy wet suits please)

The dining area has a free standing table and chairs.

From the kitchen area there is a door leading to a short hallway which gives access to the family bathroom, the twin bedroom and the master bedroom.

The twin bedroom has standard sized beds that can be moved together to form another double bed, plenty of cupboards and drawers and a wardrobe.

The family bathroom is next, this contains a shower, toilet, wash basin, heated towel rail, shelving and a cupboard containing the central heating and hot water boiler.

The delightful main bedroom has a king-sized bed and a large walk in wardrobe which contains plenty of spare bedding, a travel cot and baby's bath, cupboards, dressing table and has an en-suite with shower, toilet, washbasin. In this bedroom there is plenty of room for a baby's cot. There is also a wall mounted Digital TV with DVD player with remote control

Please note that bed linen is supplied for the king-size bed and the twin room, if more is needed it can be hired on site.

The Gas and Electric are free.

Outside in the parking area there is a large under veranda cupboard for you to store anything that will not be affected by the weather (it's not weatherproof) along with a water supply to wash off wetsuits.

The past reviews say it all.

The entry time is 2pm and vacate time on day of departure is 10 am.

Should you decide to travel to the nearby amenities you will find The town of Perranporth with it's huge beach is close by, The amazing Eden Project,The lost gardens of Helligan near Mevagissy, Falmouth, Helston, the lizard, (mainland Briton's most southerly point) Penzance, Lands End, St Ives, Porthtowan, Newquay or even Port Isaac (Port Wenn) where the Doc Martin series is filmed, Boscastle, are all within a stones throw.

We operate a no pets policy, please respect that some guests may have allergies which may be affected by some pets. Thankyou.

If you need further information please give me a ring and I will do my best to help you. Wherever you decide to have your holiday make sure it's a good one.

Holiday park facilities

Holiday park facilities

Pub Club


Indoor Pool


Crazy Golf

Grocery Shop



Kids Club

Additional info:
Theatre, Cabaret, convenience shop carries most of your day to day needs. There are restaurants bars and a pizza takeaway that will deliver to the caravan, together with a fish and chip takeaway, Amusement arcades, yes it's got the lot. No wonder it's about the best in Cornwall.

Local area

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Local area

Indoor Pool
Beach Local
Scenic Walks
Nature Reserve
Golf Course
Pubs and Clubs



Based on 24 guest ratings

Caravan facilities
Customer service
Value for money

Family With Young Children

Date of stay - 4 Jun 2022 - 11 Jun 2022

We have been visiting Perran Sands for a few years and this has been the best caravan by far! John was very prompt and friendly with all communications. The caravan was very clean and had everything we needed, lots of room for the 4 of us. We were very sad to leave! Couldn't recommend this caravan more, we will definitely be returning! Thanks Rachel

Thanks Rachel for your kind words

Family With Young Children

Date of stay - 7 Aug 2021 - 14 Aug 2021

We have just returned from our stay in this lovely caravan. This was actually our second stay as we booked to return this year on the first day of our holiday last year! The caravan is like a home from home. It has everything you could need for a comfortable stay. The view from the caravan is astounding. It still took my breath away every time I saw it. The caravan is in such a great location. We regularly use Perran Sands beach as it’s much quieter (though the hill is a killer!) but it’s brilliantly placed to explore other areas - Perranporth is a great place and their surf school is fantastic. We also visited St Ives, Penzance (for a boat trip) Lands End and Newquay. John is an absolute pleasure to deal with. He is incredibly professional, friendly and very quick in response to any query. The only reason we haven’t booked again is that he’s already booked up for the school holidays. We hope to book again in the future though.

Thank you for your kind words Donna , Glad you enjoyed your stay.

Family With Young Children

Date of stay - 17 Jul 2021 - 24 Jul 2021

The caravan is okay as a base. Booking was made with ease. The ramp is ideal for the elderly or those with children but caravan it is a little worn down and lacking cosiness (outside benches knackered, broken fridge shelf, whistling vent in main bedroom, broken outdoor umbrella, towel ring, toilet roll holders and radiators rusty etc.). The owner did make us aware the door key is sticky and the door frame comes off which we didn't foresee as an issue but it did become a bit frustrating especially after a long day exploring. When we booked it was advertised for 6 people but is now advertised for 4 people which is more realistic (the sofabed is horrendous - you sink into the middle) and the mattress topper in the main bedroom slides off. I've queried the cleanliness with the owner and have real concerns as to whether covid standards are being met (damp smell in the main bedroom, dirty fridge, utensils and cutlery, food crumbs in draws, dried food on bin lid and smelly inside). The park itself is clean and tidy and is a perfect location to Perranporth and one of the best beaches in Cornwall. Haven now have a booking system in place (the manager of the site said it will stay in place for the rest of the season and into next season) for swimming, entertainment etc. which makes it difficult to get the most out of your passes as you struggle to get a booking and then you walk into an empty venue with people not turning up but it is still a lovely site.

This is all sour grapes as I retained some of their good housekeeping refundable as they left the caravan in a less than satisfactory state . This is only the second time I have done this in over 20 years of renting out so you can only imagine what it was like

Family With Older Children

Date of stay - 6 Jul 2019 - 13 Jul 2019

Our second time staying in this caravan and what can I say apart from it really is amazing. We wanted for nothing. Absolutely everything that we needed was there including travel cot and high chair for my granddaughter. She had a brilliant first holiday in Cornwall and even made friends with the seagulls who came to sit on our veranda every morning and evening The views are breathtaking and the sunsets out of this world. My only complaint we had to come home. Thanks John and Linda for another amazing holiday x

Jackie thank you for your review glad to have been of help to you . Glad you enjoyed your holiday , feel free to return anytime there is a non booked week. All the best John

Mature Couple

Date of stay - 30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

Wow - this caravan is fabulous! It was very clean, very spacious, very warm and extremely comfortable! The master bedroom is spacious and has lots of storage space -the bed is the comfiest I've ever been in in a caravan. The beds are also made up for you with really good quality bed linen (a lovely 'extra'). There are all the utensils & appliances you need in the kitchen including a washing machine. The lounge has fantastic seaviews with brilliant sunsets! It's a lovely walk into Perranporth either on the clifftop path or down across the beach - managed this a couple of times when the tide was out! Really enjoyed our stay - thanks very much John - hope to see you again next year!

Thanks Moira for your kind words , Very glad you enjoyed your stay, and thanks for leaving caravan in such a clean and tidy condition. You are most welcome to return anytime there is a vacancy

Family With Young Children

Date of stay - 4 Aug 2018 - 18 Aug 2018

We have just returned from 2 weeks in this beautiful caravan, could not want for more well equipped, very clean, comfy beds with stunning views, we have stayed in many caravans over the last 10 years this was one of the best if not the best. An added bonus was Mr Palmer, we had a minor problem which John rectified quickly and efficiently, and could'nt do enough to help. Thank you John

Ian and Deborah, thankyou for your kind words , you will be most welcome to return at any time the caravan is available , also many thanks for leaving it so clean and tidy.

Mature Couple

Date of stay - 9 Jun 2018 - 16 Jun 2018

We have just returned from our second time in this Caravan, what a delight to be back, thoroughly enjoyed the views and walks, also the beautiful weather we were lucky to have. Once again John, thankyou so much for the beautiful and well equipped Caravan, it's in a fantastic spot, everything immaculate inside and all the home comforts. It was brilliant not to have to make the beds when we arrived, that's a bonus. We will be back next year, hopefully will be able to meet you. Thanks once again

Hi Jim, Thankyou for your very kind words, so glad you had a great holiday . This is the first year we have supplied the bed linen , it has been a success with everyone appreciating it , so this will probably continue. Again thankyou for your review and see you next year . All the best , John

Family With Young Children

Date of stay - 2 Jun 2018 - 9 Jun 2018

This was our 3rd year running in this caravan (2016, 2017 and 2018) and was probably our best yet. The caravan is spotless, comfortable, well equipped and in a perfect location (the views are amazing!)! The Perran Sands site is great for families of all ages so get ready to have some fun! Already looking at next years dates and prices!!! You won't go wrong booking with John!

Thank you for your very kind review it's always a pleasure to welcome returning guests

Mature Couple

Date of stay - 30 Sep 2017 - 7 Oct 2017

Been staying in caravans for 40 years and have to say it is the best one we have stayed in. Everything you need including dvds, books and games are at hand. The caravan in lovely inside and immaculate. The view from the French Windows and the substantial veranda is absolutely stunning. This is our second visit and if it had been available for another week we would have stayed. Looking forward to the next visit.

Thanks Anthony for your kind words , we are glad you enjoyed your stay despite the somewhat awful weather on some days. You and Jackie will always be welcome as will your family. You left the caravan immaculate condition for which we thank you most sincerely. Roll on 2018

Family With Older Children

Date of stay - 19 Aug 2017 - 26 Aug 2017

Where do I start? I can honestly say this has been the best holiday in cornwall we have had basically due to the location, the site and the caravan. John and Linda were there on our arrival and what a lovely couple they are. The caravan itself left me speechless. There is every home comfort you could wish for. The views from the balcony are amazing and just a short walk to the beach. I will admit it is a very steep hill however saying that there are rest points on the way. We walked the coast road into perranporth which was lovely and there is a bus service that brings u back into perran sands site. Perranporth is a lovely village with another great beach and variety of shops. I really can't praise this enough and the only downside is we had to come home

Well J W your kind words leave me almost speachless , we do realise that this holiday may be the only one you have for a while ( not personal) so we try to make it that bit special for everyone who comes. We look forward to your return if that's what you decide. Thanks again John and Linda

Family With Young Children

Date of stay - 12 Aug 2017 - 19 Aug 2017

This was the second time I had booked with John and Linda. The caravan is superb, very clean and well presented with great views and has everything you need and is in a fantastic location - not too far from the beach path or the onsite facilities. We took some beautiful photographs of the fantastic sunsets and enjoyed many walks over the dunes and to the beach. Our children enjoyed bodyboarding and exploring the caves on the beach. Perran Sands is a great location and you can easily walk to Perranporth from there. It is also not far to travel to Newquay or Truro (which has some great shops), and is also near to another stunning beach at Holywell Bay. Thanks for a great holiday. We will definitely return in the future.

Thanks Dylan for such kind words we are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return visit whenever you decide All the best John and Linda

Family With Older Children

Date of stay - 22 Jul 2017 - 29 Jul 2017

We've just returned from a week in this wonderful van, it was absolutely perfect and well worth the money. I would highly recommend it, it had everything we could wish for. The owners were very helpful and we couldn't fault it at all

Thankyou for your kind words em , we are glad you had a great holiday . We are always willing to help in any way we can.

Mature Couple

Date of stay - 10 Jun 2017 - 17 Jun 2017

The holiday was fantastic right from the start, caravan spotless, every bit of kitchen equipment you could wish for and of very good quality. The caravan was so comfortable and was very cosy. The views were spectacular, especially the sunsets. The walks were very enjoyable and being able to walk to Perranporth across the dunes was great. Contact with John & Linda was so easy and emails answered almost straight away. We will be back next year, just sad that we had to leave. Thankyou John & Linda Palmer for everything.

HI jimjen, Thankyou for your kind words , we are so glad you had an enjoyable stay . You would be most welcome anytime . Bookings are already coming in for next year , enjoy the rest of the summer John and Linda

Mature Couple

Date of stay - 22 Apr 2017 - 29 Apr 2017

The coast is absolutely gorgeous, we had some fabulous walks. The site was well equipped and well kept. The Caravan felt spacious and was very clean and tidy, with stunning views, its in a lovely location. We found John and Linda to be approachable and most helpful. However we do have one complaint - we had to leave

Hi Helen, Thank you for your kind words, glad you enjoyed your stay , if there is anything we can help you with in the future you only have to ask best wishes John and Linda

Family With Young Children

Date of stay - 13 Aug 2016 - 20 Aug 2016

This is without doubt the most beautiful caravan which is located on one of the very best plots on Perran Sands. We stayed as a family of four in August 2016 and the caravan was just perfect for us - it is extremely high specification, immaculate and had everything we needed for a perfect holiday plus more besides. The views over the Atlantic are uninterrupted and the large patio doors open onto a spacious veranda which is perfect to enjoy the spectacular sunsets. We had the best holiday here in August 2016 and John and Linda were the perfect hosts, even down to advising on traffic on the journey down, meeting us on arrival and taking the trouble to parcel up and return something we accidentally left. I will definitely be recommending this caravan to my family and friends.

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday , if we could have helped in any other way we would and thanks for handing back so clean and tidy Best wishes John and Linda.

Family With Young Children

Date of stay - 28 May 2016 - 4 Jun 2016

Couldn't of asked for a nicer caravan in the perfect location, with extremely helpful friendly owners. (and blessed with perfect weather too)

Thanks Jenny for your kind words glad you enjoyed your stay, lovely to have the caravan handed back so clean and tidy Best wishes as alwaysJohn and Linda

Family With Older Children

Date of stay - 26 Mar 2016 - 2 Apr 2016

Another great holiday. The caravan was spotless and, as before, superbly presented with excellent facilities. After the initial blast of wind, thanks to storm Katie, the weather was great for the rest of our time in Cornwall. The views are outstanding, the caravan location is perfect and a fantastic time was had by all of us. We can't recommend this caravan enough. And the friendly seagull is still there too. :)

Hi P & V so glad you enjoyed your holiday , Thank you for leaving caravan so clean and tidy. Thank for taking the time to write a review your comments will i'm sure be most helpful to anyone who reads them , enjoy the rest of the summer best wishesJohn and Linda

Family With Older Children

Date of stay - 20 Jun 2015 - 27 Jun 2015

We've been to a fair few haven sites over the years & John & Linda's caravan was exceptional. Lovely inside & kept very clean & obviously meticulously looked after. The views out to sea & cliffs are stunning. My only gripe is we live quite a distance away else this caravan would be booked more often. Our hosts were more than helpful both via email & in person. To get a caravan like this & in it's prime location would cost an absolute fortune through Haven themselves & you will appreciate it's location after the big climb from the beach! The patio doors onto the balcony also make this caravan all the more enjoyable...along with en-suite bathroom! Thanks again John & Linda.

We are so glad that you enjoyed your week in our holiday caravan , if we can be of any help in the future you only have to ask , and many thanks for your kind words. I must agree that Oldham is a fair ride.

Family With Young Children

Date of stay - 23 May 2015 - 30 May 2015

Had a lovely one week stay in this beautiful caravan. Not only is the caravan like a home from home but the position overlooking the sea cannot be beaten. We have stayed twice and hope to return for a third time next year. Perran sands is a large site but the caravans a spaced perfectly apart amongst the sand dunes. I would definately recommend and John and Linda are a lovely couple who were only too keen to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

Thankyou Sharon we are glad you enjoyed your stay , hope you had a safe jny home. best wishes John and Linda

Family With Older Children

Date of stay - 28 Mar 2015 - 4 Apr 2015

Fantastic welcome by John & Linda when we arrived. It is a beautiful caravan, well equipped, in the perfect location. The weather wasn't great (always a gamble early season) but we had a great time and will be booking again next year!

Thanks for your kind words , just a pitty the weather wasn't kind to you. glad you had a good time , if we can be of any help to you in the future please don't hesitate to ask. once again, best wishes John and Linda

Family With Young Children

Date of stay - 19 Jul 2014 - 26 Jul 2014

We had problems getting to the caravan due to a breakdown but john and Linda done everything in there power to make our arrival and stay as comfortable as possible The caravan and position was far better than we could have hoped for , we had a perfect week with unbelievable weather , to sum It up fantastic caravan , fantastic owners Superb holiday , pictures do not do this caravan justice.

we are glad that we could help and would do again if needed , I will try to update photo's

Family With Young Children

Date of stay - 21 Jun 2014 - 5 Jul 2014

This was our first holiday down Cornwall and I'm so glad that we had it in this caravan. The caravan was perfect, I met John & Linda on arrival, both lovely people. The van was immaculate, the highest standard of van we have ever stayed in. The pictures do not do it justice. The view is outstanding, we spent many nights with a beer looking out over the sea and the amazing sunset. With the decking that is fully enclosed makes it perfect for families. We are already looking at coming back again next year! Big thanks again to John & Linda.

so glad everyone enjoyed themselves and we were able to give our guests a good first visit to Cornwall

Family With Young Children

Date of stay - 14 Jun 2014 - 21 Jun 2014

The most wonderful caravan we have ever stayed in!!! Very clean, tidy and modern. Everywhere we looked we found something new - like little activities for kids or even a dvd collection. The owners made sure everything is up to scratch. It wasn't like with other places where you'd be missing something essential. There you find anything and everything you need and even more!!! And if you feel lonely there is always Dexter :) Very friendly seagull which protected our caravan from any intruders :) In exchange for little treat he was bringing us little prezzies- please be kind to him :) Last but not the least is the view to die for!!! Romantic sunsets straight from your veranda. I would recommend this caravan to all my friends.

thank you for your kind words, we believe that this is YOUR holiday and if we can make it better for you we will

Family With Young Children

Date of stay - 31 May 2014 - 7 Jun 2014

What can I say fantastic caravan incredible views lovely owners. This is the second year on the trot I have booked with John and Linda and I cannot praise them enough really helpful lovely couple with an outstanding caravan in a absolutely perfect location with sunsets to die for its that nice I have already booked again for next year :-)

again thank you .Everyone who has stayed with us has always left our caravan in a very clean and tidy condition ps .I think the dates are a little bit wrong but i have worked out who this reviewer is and can confirm their stay

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