C15 Riviere Towans, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 5AF
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 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 just past the offices 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.
You will need £1.00 coins for the slot meter. The meter will be full on arrival but may need topping up during your stay.
Bed Linen will be provided
The chalet is well equipped with duvets, pillows, blankets and all the beds will be made up on your arrival. You are required to provide your own 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 Cornwall.
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 site’s 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 CD’s 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, full size oven/hob, microwave, fridge freezer and sufficient crockery, cutlery, cookware etc. for up to six people, including a picnic set. 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, hand basin, heated towel rail and WC .
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 contact.