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Campsite Review -
Trewan Hall

Trewan Hall, St Columb, Cornwall TR9 6DB
T: 01637 880 261 W: www.trewan-hall.co.uk
Site visited: 2002
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This campsite is a Camping and Caravanning Club site and comprises 2 fields set around the lovely old mansion house and buildings of Trewan Hall and it's surrounding stone barns and out-houses. The Reception and shop are open long hours and offers some great hot cornish pasties for when you can't be bothered to cook.

Several old barns have been restored to offer stuff like table tennis and pool. The Long Barn offers free entertainment during the high season - we watched a folk band and comedian which were great. The Round House barn has computers set up (can't remember whether they were free) and while we were there they set up a TV so we could watch the World Cup finals when England beat Argentina 1-0, the first time in 22 years!

Other notable memories include a huge football match organised by my brother-in-law, and my sister-in-law raising her knickers up our makeshift flagpole! The main mansion house itself also has some rooms open to campers, especially the library and billiards room.

Trewan Hall has a rather nice 25metre swimming pool. When we were there it was Whitsun week and the weather was still a bit chilly so the pool had its airdome cover in place which kept it warm and toasty.

The village of Columb Major is nearby although a bit too far for an easy walk to the couple of pubs there. The pubs were OK but not great, perhaps they've been smartened up since we were there.

So, if all this talk of swimming pools and entertainment doesn't seem your cup of tea don't be put off! It's really a very nice site and all this more commercial stuff is really done in 'the best possible taste' and it's very easy to ignore it all anyway if you prefer to keep yourself to yourself

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