Big Events for Caravans & Motorohome Owners

Caravan owners rejoice!

Major music events come to the Torpoint area each year.

What’s the fun in owning a caravan if you don’t get to take it out on the road?

Sometimes the English Summer just isn’t as long as you want it to be. So often the UK can be blighted with grim weather throughout the summer months, leaving motor-home owners wishing they’d simply bought a static caravan in a warmer part of the country. But before you dump your beloved caravan for a deposit on a static holiday home for sale in Lytham St. Annes, perhaps you should see what us Cornish can offer you first.

There really is no need to give up on your dream of enjoying a balmy, fulfilling English summer. Thanks to our extremely southerly position us Cornish folk get to squeeze these warm months for all they’re worth, allowing us to hold some of the UK’s best festivals well into September. Many of these award-winning, family friendly events are just a stone’s throw away from the Torpoint area, so there really is no excuse to drop by and see us whilst you’re down!

Every year there are a raft of fantastic big-ticket events that you can bring your home on wheels along to, here are our absolute favourites:

Port Eliot Festival

Port Eliot Festival is a family-friendly event full of colour.

There are few festivals in the UK which allow the revellers free reign to explore the grounds of a historic house and park, Port Eliot Festival is one of them. Set within the idyllic estate grounds, the historic seat of the Lord and Lady St. German is transformed into a playground for culture vultures. In addition to excellent underground and established music artists you can also treat yourself to life-drawing lessons, cookery masterclasses and even a dip in the river!

Where? St. Germans, 17 min drive from Torpoint. When? 26th-29th July 2018

Looe Music Festival

Revellers pack out the seafront each year to enjoy the music.

Calling all caravan owners with a love for a ho-down! For the majority of the year, the sleepy town of Looe quietly goes about its business. Its peaceful cafes and idyllic pubs make it a magnet for holiday makers during the summer months, but the town only gets truly packed out once a year. For one weekend each year 100+ international and national music acts cram themselves onto stages all across the town. Stages are erected on the beaches and in the pubs – you’ll even find music tucked away in secret side alleys…

Where? Looe, 27 min drive from Torpoint. When? 21st-23rd September 2018

Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival

Thousands of pints of cider are drained each year at this popular event.

If there’s one thing that South West is famous for its our delicious cider and the Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival certainly seeks to capitalise on that. Now in its sixth year, this gloriously Cornish fest offers caravan owners the opportunity of parking right next to a massive selection of local ciders and top class music acts. Amongst a dizzying array of apple-based beverages there’s also an impressive lineup of food vendors, as well as a music stage curated by BBC Introducing…

Where? Penhallow, 1 hr drive from Torpoint. When? 14th-16th September 2018

Places to Stay in the Torpoint Area

Our Pick of the Hotels, Inns and B&Bs in the area

The Grand Hotel in Plymouth is just one of many Victorian-era establishments still in business.

Torpoint itself might not be rammed with places to stay but the area, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a decent night’s stay in the surrounding area.

Plymouth was once one of the most popular holiday destinations in England and as such it has a well-earned reputation for hospitality. There’s much more on offer here than just bog-standard hotels though. In the Torpoint area you’ll find something for everyone, including cosy inns, aparthotels and pubs.

Edgcumbe Arms

On the banks of the River Tamar lies the Edgcumbe Arms, a wonderful example of a Cornish pub complete with lively locals, tasty ale and great food. With all this to offer you might be surprised that this well-established pub also has some very comfortable rooms for guests. Couples can stay for as little as £70 per night – a price that includes free Wi-Fi and full Cornish breakfast.

Drakes Wharf Aparthotel

One of the hottest properties in the area, the Drakes Wharf Aparthotel sits right on the waterfront offering guests stunning views out over the marina. Situated in Plymouth’s historic Grade 1-listed Royal William Yard this old building has been given a fresh update in recent years, complete with modern internal doors and a clean design aesthetic. Apartments start at £140 for a 2 bed flat.

Pure Serviced

Choose from one of three classy Plymouth locations on offer from Pure Serviced – a company specialising in bespoke apartments that put you right in the heart of this historic city and in the lap of luxury. Stay in the Royal William Yard, Durnford Street or Admirality Street and benefit from huge open spaces, private parking and top of the line services. Rent whole apartments for as little as £216 per night.

The Rusty Anchor

Housed in a Victorian town house just across from the harbour, The Rusty Anchor is an elegant six bedroomed property offering chic, stylish properties that are perfect for couples looking for a romantic getaway. Described as ‘shabby chic’ on the website, this is a truly unique place to stay and one that you shouldn’t hesitate to book – if you’re staying in the area. Rooms at The Rusty Anchor start at around £75 per night (including breakfast).

Copthorne Hotel Plymouth

Whilst some may argue that the Copthorne Hotel harks back to a rather retro age of hotels, this is an establishment that can still compete with the best of them. Set right in the centre of Plymouth, this 135-room hotel has more than enough choice and range for most budgets and makes for a great introduction to the area. Rooms start at a very reasonable £55 per night.

The Invicta Hotel

Light, modern, airy and effortlessly cool – this Victoria-era building has been carefully renovated and updated over the years, resulting in the handsome hotel that you’ll find today. Run by the Martins since 2002, they have been showered in praise in recent years from recognised brands such as Trip Advisor, and the AA. Book a double-room here for as little as £125.