C15 Riviere Towans, Phillack, Hayle, Cornwall
The Riviere Towans Chalet Site is open from 1st April to 31st October
and for the Christmas period 15th December to 4th January.
Follow the main A30 to HAYLE. At the large roundabout
take the old road to Hayle town (4th exit). Follow road continuing
straight on over the double roundabout for approximately half a
mile until you come to traffic lights by the Jet Petrol Station.
Turn RIGHT by the Recreation Ground into Lethlean Lane. This is
also signposted to Phillack and the beaches. Continue along this
road past the Bucket of Blood pub for approx 1 mile.
Turn LEFT into Riviere Towans Chalet Site. Call at the Site Office
on right of entrance for keys, parking permit and information regarding
the site and local services. A site map will also be provided and
it is worth checking the large map next to the telephone kiosk as
the chalet is quite difficult to find.
Most trains stop at either St Erth or Hayle Station
on the main Paddington to Penzance line.
There is a regular coach service from London Victoria
Coach Station to Penzance which stops at Hayle.
Keys can be collected from the Site Office from 3pm
on day of arrival and must be returned by 9.00am on day of departure.
Normal opening hours are:-
Monday to Friday 9am 5pm, Saturday 9am 6pm and Sunday
9am 1pm. The Site Office telephone number is 01736 754110
should you need to make arrangements to collect the key outside
of the opening times.
Well behaved dogs are welcome at the chalet but the
Site Rules state that dogs must be kept on leads at all times.
Electricity You will need £1.00 coins for the
Bed Linen (not provided)
The chalet is well equipped with
duvets, pillows, and blankets. You are required
to provide your own duvet covers, pillow cases and towels.
||Main features of chalet
The chalet is ideally situated to enjoy spectacular sunsets over
St Ives bay and is tucked away in a quiet and secluded area of dunes
directly above the beach. The car park is within easy walking distance
and the coastal footpath runs along the front of the chalet, leading
to the estuary and beaches as well as the dunes which provide a
perfect habitat for birds and wild life. The chalet offers very
comfortable and easy living and is an ideal base from which to explore
The beach and estuary are popular for surfing, windsurfing and numerous
other water sports. Hayle town is a ten minute walk away and has
a good selection of shops, supermarkets, restaurants, cafés,
pubs and art galleries. There is a golf course across the estuary
at Lelant and great walks through the dunes, along the cliffs or
around the estuary. The numerous theme parks and activities in West
Cornwall will ensure your children never get bored.
St Ives town is about a ten minute drive away or you can enjoy a
leisurely train ride from the Park & Ride station just outside
Hayle. For the more energetic, a walk along the three miles of golden
sands will bring you to Godrevy Lighthouse and the National Trust
Café which offers good food and light refreshments. The Eden
Project, Heligan Gardens, and many other major attractions are within
easy reach of Hayle.
For those who simply wish to relax there is ample space on the patio
or grassy areas to the rear and side of the chalet to put out the
deck chair and chill. Children can play safely by the chalet or
in the sites play areas which are close by.
Built in a traditional wooden style, the chalet has recently been
extensively renovated and has double glazed windows and sun porch.
A spacious and comfortable open plan living/dining area is furnished
with solid pine table and dresser, futon sofa and two easy chairs.
A radio/tape/CD player plus a portable colour television and DVD player will keep
you in touch with your favourite programmes and there are games
and books to distract you on those lazy or wet days. Please bring
your own CDs and tapes.
There are three bedrooms, one with a double bed, one with full size
bunks and one with a single bed which has a pull out guest bed.
Ample storage space is available in wardrobes, chests of drawers
or under-bed drawers.
The separate kitchen is fitted with modern units and has a washing
machine, dual cooker/microwave, electric hob, fridge freezer and
sufficient crockery, cutlery, cookware etc. for up to six people.
A water heater under the kitchen sink feeds both the kitchen and
bathroom basins and you may have to wait a minute or two for it
to reheat if you fill both at once.
The fully tiled bathroom has a double size shower cubicle and separate
WC both of which rely on an electric pump system to pump the waste
up to the mains drain.
The flooring is mainly wood or tiles so it is reasonably
easy to clean, but the sand does accumulate at an alarming rate.
There is an iron and ironing board and the washing line can be found
to the side of the chalet.
I would welcome suggestions and feedback so please leave comments
in the Visitors book provided. If there are any problems there is
an information book at the chalet which gives details of who to