Written on: 18/09/2013
PLEASE TAKE MY ADVICE AND AVOID THIS CAMPSITE LIKE THE PLAGUE Arrived on site after nearly wrecking our car suspension on the many pot holes in the road to the park. Then it got worse - opened up caravan door and bitterly disappointed. After looking at Cranstar, Bude website we paid £30 to upgrade to the Belmont, which looked spacious and modern stating it is a 2010 model. What a shock, the van looked dated, very basic, not clean, rust around the window frame and not much room inside -... (read more)
Written on: 15/09/2013
The park itself is NOT in Bude as such but a few miles outside. Unless you are a keen walker, a car is essential. The walk along the cliffs to Bude is amazing though...which is just as well as this makes up for the park and caravans. However, be aware that the walk is along very high cliffs and not suitable for those with walking difficulties. The cliffs are not fenced so you walk along it at your own risk! The park is very tired and in desperate need of a complete overhaul. The caravan... (read more)
Written on: 07/09/2013 by trooperwars (1 review written)
The access road to the site is full of potholes and has to be negotiated very slowly to avoid damage to your car, although it is only half a mile long. The caravan we stayed in was very tired 1970’s chic and in desperate need of a refurb. The toilet in the bathroom wasn’t secured to the floor, the bathroom stank of urine, the shower head fittings were broken and shower itself is very weak. All the window locks were rusty and bent meaning anyone could pull the windows open from the... (read more)
Written on: 06/09/2013 by Homecare
Just got back from cranstar bude holiday park the road into the park was not very good loads of pot holes caravan park very clean caravan not to bad could have one with a bigger tv only a 16 inch lady in supermarket very pleasent only trouble we had couples fighting with each other at 2.30 in the morning police had to be called could do with more things to do on the park could have had comfortable chairs in club room only wooden ones would I go again no not much choice in the shop cafe... (read more)
Written on: 10/09/2012
We arrived a couple of hours early but were given the keys to our caravan with no fuss. Our holiday was booked through the sun promotion but we paid £50 extra for a 2012 caravan. The caravan was an Atlantic one and was very clean and tidy, the beds were all clean and bedlinen was nice. It was nice to have a caravan with clean sofas and carpets for a change and the bathroom was really nice with power shower. The rooms all had hot air heating which was really welcome even though it was August... (read more)
Written on: 29/08/2012 by Maverickrls (1 review written)
After negotiating the access road to this site, which can only be compared with a bomb site in Beirut, we reached the site entrance. First appearances were good and welcoming. However, once we had been directed to our touring pitch we found that ours, and a lot of other pitches in our immediate vicinity, were either very soggy or almost unnegotiable. Due mostly to the recent bad weather, but the owners should take on the task of installing land drainage to help alleviate this problem. A lot... (read more)
Written on: 19/07/2012 by Wendiemery (1 review written)
Despite the rain we had another good holiday.Asusual the park was immaculate,the caravan was spotless and the staff friendly,helpful and welcoming. We love this park and have just had our third visit. It was amazing to be welcomed back by the restaurant staff and the food as always was good and reasonably priced. Anyone who has a bad experience here is either not into peaceful holidays or lying.Jn (read more)
Written on: 12/11/2011
Stayed Halloween weekend -the club house was decorated amazingly for halloween -the staff put on a wonderful show - really good fun - staff all very efficient and friendly -felt really safe- caravan nice and warm - very clean - bed linnen even provided and was washed and clean. Good value- also were able to park next to the caravan -will go back in the summer. (read more)
Written on: 31/10/2011 by maldgore
just returned from £9.50 sun holiday at Bude Holiday Park . we read lots of reviews before we went and were not really looking forward to it because we only heard bad things. We arrived in pouring rain and the caravan we were allocated was surrounded in water and mud from the rain, i explained at reception that we couldnt park near or get to the caravan because of the conditions. They gave us another one without hesitation and on entering we were happily surprised at how clean and... (read more)
Written on: 24/09/2011 by LucyCuming
Absolutely brilliant. The pool was the cleanest warmest outdoor pool I have ever been in with a lovely sun deck and plenty of chairs. The caravan was clean comfortable and lovely. The staff were so helpful and friendly right through the park they all made us so welcome. We had great fun in the evenings and the entertainment was not too loud. We will be back again with Cranstar this year and again next year. In fact we extended the inital booking two times to stay as long as we could... (read more)
Written on: 06/09/2011
I booked a break to bude holiday park after seeing some offers on their website during august. I was unsure about going after some of the reviews id seen, but figured id never know for sure until id seen it for myself. SO HAPPY that I took no notice of the reviews, myself, my wife and 2 young children had a great time..... We were actually sad when it was time to go home!! Resort caravan- comfortable, spacious for 4, clean, quiet. Small prob with tv was fixed within 15 mins of reporting it!... (read more)
Written on: 23/08/2011 by JoDarke (1 review written)
We have recently returned from a weeks camping with two other families and although the site itself is clean the facilities leave a lot to be desired!!! The shower blocks at any time of the day were dirty and in general need of repair. On one occasion I watched the cleaners enter and leave the toilets within 5 minutes, surely this is not adequate enough time to clean at least 8 toilets, sink and floor. When entering the toilets nothing seemed to have been cleaned, the soap dispenser was... (read more)
Written on: 20/08/2011
Just returned from two weeks camping where the pitches were very small but the site itself was clean. Unfortunately the shower and toilet block was filthy and in much need of general maintenance. Broken toilet seats for the whole two weeks and mould, hair and cobwebs in the shower blocks. No plugs in the mens toilets making it difficult to shave, not all shower doors had hooks so everything gets wet when you shower. Water hot when no one else using them but when full only a dribble comes... (read more)
Written on: 06/08/2011
we have just returned from a weeks caravan holiday in Cranstar holiday park in Bude Cornwall. When booking we picked the columbia caravan that looks absolutely beautiful in the brochure pictures with 'everything you could need', when in actual fact on opening the door to the caravan the smell of damp seeped out and we were shocked and extremely disappointed at the state of the place. there were stains all over the carpet, the locks were faulty on the shower door, the bedrooms were filthy, my... (read more)
Written on: 26/07/2011 by NicoleKeylock
When we got there we weren't exactly welcomed kindly. The staff were rather grumpy to be honest. The caravan was sticky, covered with grime from previous holiday makers. The floor of the caravan was also wet, talking of wet... don't expect a nice shower after a day body-boarding on the beach instead you will be greeted with a trickle of steaming hot water that if you try to cool by turning on the cold tap would turn to freezing. The curtains were creased and the windows also grimy. When we... (read more)
Written on: 25/07/2011
The worst caravan i have stayed in. Very old and dated thought I had booked a nice caravan what i got was horrid . How they stay open I don,t know Everything was very grubby ,the preson that cleans these caravan,s sould be done under the trade discription act Only stayed for a long weekend if i had being staying for a full week i wuld have demanded my money back Carpet grubby and also wet table had stale food ingrained in it made me feel pysically sick Bed had lots of black hairs in it ... (read more)
Written on: 02/07/2011
We just got back from a weeks holiday in bude's Cranstar holiday park and I must stay we were pleasantly surprised, after reading some of the reviews on here I was dreading it!!! The rio caravan was clean and tidy only critism was the carpet as it was a little bit scruffy and could've have done with being replaced but apart from that everything else was fine. We had clean bedding and curtains also. My parents joined us halfway through the holiday and there was ample space. The general site... (read more)
Written on: 02/07/2011
nice location but caravans are in seious need of updating. it was all very clean and tidy so no complaints there, but they need to spend some serious money on new caravans as they are really quite old. lovely location with only short walk to bude and the beach is gorgeous. nice little club and playpark which the kids enjoyed. dodge the pothole on the road on the way in but thats down to the local council. (read more)
Written on: 20/06/2011
Having stayed at many caravan parks throughout Devon and Cornwall, I can honestly say this is the worst park I have ever been too! Having ended up paying over Â£100 for a Â£10 newspaper holiday, I was expecting something better thsn this. The caravan was very old and although resonanbly clean, the furniture was shabby, the duvets supplied were ripped and mouldy in places, the curtains were mouldy and the shower was a pathetic dribble. The on site restaurant was deserted but, against... (read more)
Written on: 09/05/2011
Just returned from a long weekend. Caravan was spotless, comfortable, and not too close to other vans. Staff were friendly and helpful. Lovely location, recommend the cliff top walk into Bude! Camping and touring fields look good and may well try them out soon. The only negative point is the approach road to the caravan site as it is full of pot holes! hardly the sites's fault however, just a sign of the times! Would have liked a leaflet recommending places to eat locally, and a map of... (read more)
Written on: 02/05/2011 by Rue9498 (2 reviews written)
We visited Cranstars Bude Holiday Park 25-29 April 2011. There were 6 of us altogether,my husband,two teenage daughters,16&13,and my parents. We shared a three bedroom caravan that was both clean,well equipped,had new white nets and was in a good position,with lovely views. It was a 15 minute walk from the clifftop,10 minutes further down was a steep but walkable gully,with gorgeous views and access to the beach when the tide is out. I was slightly worried about our holiday after reading... (read more)
Written on: 02/05/2011
We travelled from Cardiff for our second sun holiday at Bude holiday park. Bit dubious after seeing some reviews but we were not disappointed, the caravan was clean and more modern. Clubhouse had been newly decorated and had a brilliant entertainment team this year. Found all staff happy and helpful and will be returning next year. (read more)
Written on: 18/04/2011
Have just returned from 3 day weekend and after reading some of comments felt I had to say that we had a really lovely weekend, caravan was really good and in a nice grassy spot and close to the swings etc. for our granddaughter. We only went in club the one evening for the children's entertainment which was fine. The club itself has been refurbished and very clean and inviting. Staff at reception and maintenance man very helpful. Someone had taken the connection to our preview box!! but... (read more)
Written on: 15/04/2011
Cranstar Holidays - Bude Holiday Park
We upgraded to the top of the range caravan at the time of booking and when we arrived, we were very disappointed. This was the first week of the 2011 season and although the caravan was old, which was not a problem, it was dirty, there were dead insects, spiders webs and mould. It was cramped for 6 people, the TV, tap, fire and oven were all broken. Curtains fell down and the shower was pitiful. The pool was shut, the entertainment left a lot to be... (read more)
Written on: 09/04/2011 by reviewerman (1 review written)
old style caravan.with not enough sockets.would save the money and go to
sandymouth bay holiday park!!where you can plug in more than 1 thing not stuck with watching tv not anything else at same time. (read more)
Written on: 27/03/2011
well what can i say. i have been going on holiday to bude park for 5 years now sometimes visiting twice a year. each year it seems to get bigger and better. the site is kept clean and all the staff are helpful and polite. the entertainments has improved on a huge scale over last 2 years. i do hope gavin is there this year.cant wait till june for our first visit (read more)
Written on: 07/01/2011 by pitfall2000 (1 review written)
I was very please with the caravan we stayed in (RIO). It was old but very clean, and well worth the money. we had 6persons sleeping in the caravan and had plenty of space. We were near the club house and shop but didn't have any trouble with noise.
I found the staff very helpfull and friendly.
Te pool was good, but bescause of the british weather we could not use it as much as we'd like.
The children loved Dino and haven't stopped talking about him, so mucg so we have have booked again to... (read more)
Written on: 30/10/2010
After reading some rathere scathing reviews I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived. We had upgraded our caravan. The booking in staff were friendly and helpful. the TV was not working properly so we called for the handyman he re routed the aerial and carried out his work with efficiency and was very pleasant. The caravan was clean throughout. We didnt use the entertainment so cant comment but we didnt hear any noise from the club. The shop was stocked sparcely but with essentials and... (read more)
Written on: 28/09/2010 by elsmorehm (1 review written)
Just spent weekend in a caravan had a lovely holiday. Very cheap pay for what you get entertainment Good staff friendly. Cheap holiday if we wanted to up grade we could have. Hope to go again lovely part of the country. Lovely walks visited Boscastle on the sunday shopped in Bude on the saturday didn't want to come home. The surfers where out there on the waves which looked amazing will be returning soon. Thanks Brilliant place. Visited Entertainment on site every evening. Good funny very... (read more)
Written on: 27/09/2010
Just returned from a Cranstar Holiday in Bude. Our experience with the caravan was absolutely dreadful. We were offered a totally "minging" caravan, and we complained bitterly. We were informed that the only option was to upgrade, which we had to do. This upgraded caravan did compare to the quality the Sun Holidays usually supply. Beware, are Cranstar holidays booking their clients into these dreadful caravans to force people to upgrade?? This seem to be the case. This upgrade left us with... (read more)
Written on: 25/09/2010
We have just returned back from this holiday park we went with the sun promo .we have been on a few with the sun and i have to say this is the worst one we have been too. The vans were old fashioned and dirty there were holes in the curtains and still litter on the floor behind the fridge which had been there for some time . the lesiure buildings looked old and in need of some refurbisment we didnt venture to the cafe as it looked run down on the outside.we upgraded to the havana for 10.00... (read more)
Written on: 10/09/2010
JUST RETURNED FROM A SUN BREAK, DID PAY FOR THE CARAVAN UPGRADE WHICH WAS WORTH TH MONEY . HOLIDAY PARK WAS EXCEPTIONALLY CLEAN AND THE STAFF VERY POLITE , WELCOMING AND VERY HELPFULL. WILL DEFINATELY BE BOOKING AGAIN. NO BAD PONITS TO REPORT. (read more)
Written on: 03/09/2010 by yvonneirene (1 review written)
We really enjoyed our holiday at Bude Holiday Park. The caravan was modern and clean, everything worked. The outdoor pool, although a little cool was fine for me to swim and better for the kids with wetsuits on. Friendly lifeguards both times we used it. We ate a breakfast in the cafe, it was good with helpful service. We enjoyed the cliff top walk to Northcott beach which is stunning and is watched by the RNLI. We didn't really go for the night time entertainment as it is not really... (read more)
Written on: 03/09/2010 by emmajd (1 review written)
We have just returned from a 4 night mid week break at Bude Holiday Park and I have to say it wasn't as bad as I thought it might be. Usually if going on a caravan holiday we'd go to a Haven Park, this Park is a lot more low key but in many ways it made quite a nice change. The welcome on arival was fine, we had breakfast while waiting to check in in the Diner, this was good and the two ladies working in there were very chatty and nice. Our Caravan was a 2010 model and the highest you could... (read more)
Written on: 31/08/2010
what can i say apart from me and my girlfreind must be gluttens for punishment,this was our fourth visit to bude holiday park and our longest stay,and sad to say it does not get any better every time we have been, to start with the pitch we were given was filthy,stoney and very eneven,the toilets and showers seem to get dirtier with every visit my girlfreind informed me only one out of three showers actually worked,rubish bins were over full and rairly emptied,when it came to the evenings we... (read more)
Written on: 30/08/2010
Been on a Sun Holiday, extended this for a further 3 days, to cover the B/H weekend.
The site was clean and tidy, all the staff were helpful and friendly. Excellent kids entertainment, our girls had a wonderful time, swimming every day (The pool is lovely)and they loved the two Becca's!!!
The caravan was quite old but adequate for what we paid. The childrens play area was great and the shop was fully stocked and the Diner served great food.
Had a great holiday, will go back again. (read more)
Written on: 29/08/2010
My family and i had a fantasic time here! the caravan was great, the staff were wonderful! kids were entertained and really enjoyed themselves! well maintained site and facilities!
will be returning next year! (read more)
Written on: 29/08/2010
Holiday park was in a lovely state, caravan was very clean and well looked after. Security staff were very helpful and friendly, much nicer than the ones at home. The young one helped me with my TV and light bulb, and the old one helped us with some noise going on after the noise cut off time. Reception staff were friendly and courteous towards me and my family.
Entertainments was very well done, and one of the girls had a cracking voice.
In general the park was well worth the money,... (read more)
Written on: 29/08/2010
I checked out on Friday morning. Stayed in a new caravan, best caravan holiday i have been on. You won't find a better place to stay in Bude. Everyone, friendly-willing to help. Top entertainment, the girls sure can sing! Cheap entry into nearby theme parks a definate plus! Only complaint was the weather which obviously no one can help!! Want to go back now! (read more)
Written on: 29/08/2010
I recently stayed here on one of they sun deals, It was more than what i expected. The staff on site were friendly and helpful. The location was perfect, A 5 minute walk into town. The caravans were kept clean, tidy and everything worked. The receptionists were very helpful especially the girl with the blonde hair. Shes an asset to the site. I would definatly visit again. (read more)
Written on: 29/08/2010
I stayed at Bude Holiday Park in August 2010 with my family. It was part of a Sun Holiday Deal. We didn't know what to expect after reading such mixed reviews on here. But we had a lovely time, On arrival the reception staff were really kind and helpful, as were all the staff throughout the holiday the site and the children's play area were also clean. Our caravan was what i expected clean, tidy and everything worked as it should do. Would recommend this site to any looking to go to bude in... (read more)
Written on: 29/08/2010
Just home from a sun deal break at Bude Holiday Park. It was very cheap - and pretty much that is the only positive thing I can say about it. The caravan was clearly really old, but looked very clean on arrival. However it didn't take long for me to discover the underlying filth - I even found blood stained tissues stuffed down the side of the bed - yuk! The pilot light kept going out on the boiler (which had melted in various places) so getting hot water to have a shower with was an real... (read more)
Written on: 28/08/2010
been to this camp over the years. we went as a big family so we had 3 caravans rio,s what a (joke ). caravan 1 had a leak on the roof told staff and they came and said they cant do anything so they gave us a couple of blankets to put on the floor plus dirty . caracan 2 was dirty ,full of ants ,the bedroom window was falling out could not open. caravan 3 the same dirty fire was broken.some staff was ok but well over priced we paid 410 each caravan wont go back (read more)
Written on: 27/08/2010
What a dump ,broken showers & toliets...camping was a joke with 4 children...
so moved to a caravan that was even more of a joke
i couldnt even shower in it and as it was to dirty & had mould..
people were rude and very unhelpful..
WHAT A DUMP... (read more)
Written on: 11/08/2010
Site generally untidy, touring pitches too small. Toilets disgusting and showers didnt work. Security staff aggressive, intimidating and a disgrace to the holiday park. Staff generally sullen and unhelpful.
Bude a lovelly place but definately do not go to this site as poor value for the money in every way. Far too expensive. (read more)
Written on: 10/08/2010 by michelle89 (1 review written)
bude hoilday park
good things about the site
was good value for money the bar prices were cheap the entairment was ok. the campsite was big and there was enough pitches. the swimming pool was warm and it was something to do on a cloudy day. the portble showers were better than the onsite showers. the staff were really friendly and helpfull the entaitment was ok and staff werre enthustic
bad things that need to be improved on the site
there was no where you could charge a mobile phone to... (read more)
Written on: 09/08/2010
Excellent value for money , for 2nd week of school holidays . Caravan was Havana , which ok was old but clean . Site was very laid back and swimming pool was clean,did not experience any nightime noise, but we were not near the clubhouse.
The site is in an excellent location.Nearest beach is Northcott Mouth , across the fantastic cliff top .The beaches in this area are some of the best in Cornwall, a short walk across Nortcott and Crooklets Beach and you are completely on your own .
If... (read more)
Written on: 09/08/2010
30th July to 7TH August 2010.
So we stayed in a older caravan but it was very clean and i am not complaining as we only paid half price on a special offer.
These vans offer very good value for money if you don't pay full price and are fine.
Staff were very friendly and the site has a liad back feel to it.we did not experience any noise at night but we were not near the clubhouse.
Shop is reasonably priced as is the bar.
A ovelly 20 minute walk over the cliffs to the stunning Northcott beach... (read more)
Written on: 07/08/2010
We have just returned from a week break at Bude holiday park, I was worried what we were going to having read the reviews on this site. I will list likes and dislikes below.
1) The club onsite was good for the kids with childrens entertainment daily, although the tables and chairs could have been better, looked like something out of a canteen and wobbled all over the place.
2) Staff very helpful.
3) Prices in bar reasonable.
1) Caravan that we stayed in was a "Havana",... (read more)
Written on: 07/08/2010
Very nice place to stay, our second year, will go again. (read more)
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