Sunday 23 March 2014

Tolroy Manor (John Fowler) Hayle TR27 6HG

We stayed at Tolroy manor for a week in March 2014 for hooman boys burfday (hes old now!) The site was quite easy to find (with the sat nav!) but the entrance sneaks up on you a bit and we had to spin the car around and come back (there is a sign at the entrance so it is easy to spot for those observant enough!). We parked up and I sent my hooman slave in to announce our arrival, her went to reception and the receptionist told her where the bungalow was and gave her a map and a key and a pass for the club. We set about finding the "bungalow" and unpacking the car and settled in for the evening and I set about compiling my report of the site!


Small and cold.
We stayed in Tudor Court. Our "bungalow" sleeps 4 - 6 hoomans but is really small; the main bedroom only just fits a double bed in it and although has a chest of drawers in the room you cant actually open them as the bed is in the way. The second bedroom has 2 single beds in - one of those was blocking the wardrobe/cupboard and the other was in front of an external door so that this could not be opened. The windows/doors are single glazed and so it is really cold in the bungalow 99% of the time and you can hear people walking past chatting. Also the beds are very hard so the hoomans had sore backs by the end of the week. There is a microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle and cooker which were all working well and the shower was very nice temperature/pressure wise.
Bedding isn't included in the price of the booking so you can either pay extra or take your own (we took sleeping bags) and dogs "aren't allowed on furniture" (I've said it before and I'll say it again - it's called FURniture!) so take your bed or blankie with you on holiday!


The site has a main club/bar/amusements type area (no dogs in here though!) the amusements are very basic and obviously aimed at very small children, a few of the machines weren't working that well. There's a soft play area in the reception (again obviously aimed at pre-school children!) The "Stripey coats" were a little too attentive and kept talking to the hoomans when they didn't really want to be bothered (it was VERY quiet in the bar!).
The swimming pool was broken (Storm damage - and we all know what that is like here in Dawlish!) so we didn't get to investigate that. There is a shop on site although it did see to have odd opening times it stocked all the "essential" items like tea and coffee and milk.

The site is located in a good central location for visiting other places for adventures. Just a few miles from a HOOOOOGE beach at Hayle Towans and close to Penzance, Praa sands, St Ives, the Lizard and Lands end and not far from Falmouth , Newquay and Redruth so there is alot you can do in the area or near by!

Places to visit in Hayle!  

  • Mr B's Ice Cream 
  • Salt Bar
  • Hayle Towans Beach 
  • Philps Pasties 
We give Tolroy manor 3/5 paws - The accommodation in Tudor Court needs updating and the entertainment team could do with not pestering guests so much even if they are bored because there's only a pawful of people in the bar. but the site has plenty to do - especially for families with children and it is in a good central location. 

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