On a south-facing slope overlooking the Gannel Estuary in an area inhabited since the bronze age, nestles Tregunnel Park.
Only half a mile from the town centre of Newquay, a resort made famous by the Victorians who appreciated the many miles of sandy beaches, the rugged Cornish coastline, and its milder climate.
The Park situated in a peaceful residential area has permanent planning permission for 58 park homes which due to the terraced nature of the park all enjoy differing views over the tidal estuary of the river Gannel, open countryside on the far side of the estuary and out to sea. There is access to the foreshore from the southern boundary of the Park, and at low tide one can walk down to the sea and sand dunes at Crantock beach and then along the many miles of National Trust's coastal footpath. The Park was acquired in 1986 by the Duckworth family's property company, Provincial Town Properties (PTP Ltd.) which has been trading successfully since 1956.
The founding Managing Director of PTP Ltd, Douglas Duckworth, a chartered civil and structural engineer appreciated the potential of Tregunnel and joined by his son Fred, also a chartered civil engineer, commenced a very hands on upgrading of the Park to allow the installation of modern Park Homes in what is a very desirable location.
They have constructed a new entrance, and installed new services underground to each plot so that all homes have the benefit of a natural gas supply and a 100 amp electricity supply direct from the local electricity board. Terracing on the Park has been carried out using local Cornish stone and has helped the Park win a prestigious David Bellamy Conservation Award.
According to a Park Profile article in the May 1994 issue of Park Home magazine, Tregunnel is one of the few parks in this country where residents can manage quite easily without a car. The town centre is less than a quarter of an hour's gentle walk away.
Bus services are very good and there is a rail and a coach station in the town as well as a local Newquay airport to the north at St Mawgan. A wide range of shops and facilities including banks, building societies, post offices, library, doctor's and dentist's surgeries and churches for all denominations are within walking distance.
The Park is a member of the British Home and Holiday Park Association and operates the Park Home Owners Carter and has a number of manufacturer's warranty schemes for new homes.
All homes on the park are privately owned by the occupants who are of mature age being retired or semi-retired. No resident children are permitted although visiting family are welcome for holidays. The Park rules permit one domestic pet per home.
The Park is continuously being upgraded with new or re-developed plots being created to accommodate a choice of make and size of new park homes. All are designed to suit the plot available and maximise the view from each location.
The Park has permanent planning permission and a site licence issued by Cornwall Council for 58 park homes.
Available Park Homes
Directions to Park
Access to Newquay is good via the A30 trunk road from the M5. Alternatively, there is a British Rail station within a mile of Tregunnel or a regular National Express coach service via Plymouth. The nearby Newquay Airport allows you to access the British Airways worldwide flight network.
Turn off the A30 at Indian Queens onto the A392 to Newquay, at the roundabout at Quintrell Downs go straight ahead, passing Morrisons to your right, you will come to a small roundabout at Trevemper Bridge.
Turn right and then left at the roundabout by the boating lake onto Gannel Road. Take the first left and follow the road and Tregunnel Park will be on your left.