Killiwerris Touring Park has new owners

We’d like to give a big Tranquil Parks welcome to Josie and Steve who recently took over Killiwerris Touring Park. This small friendly park is located near Truro in Cornwall, has 18 pitches and is dog friendly.

This is the first caravan park that the couple have run, and so far they’re loving it. “It’s a total dream and everything we hoped it would be” says Josie. “We’ve camped our whole lives and still have a campervan” she adds. Josie and Steve will soon be joined by a new addition to the site called Zippy, a minature Schnauzer puppy that the are happily collecting this month!

Their past working experience should stand them in good stead for becoming touring park operators. Josie, who comes from Devon and Cornwall, has had a variety of jobs in hospitality and her very first job was at a campsite! Her most recent business was running residential care homes for children with behavioural issues. Steve, who originally came from the Midlands, has spent the last 12 years in Devon and Cornwall and had a home improvement business.

Developments at Killiwerris Touring Park

Since taking over, the couple have been asking guests how they’d like to see Killiwerris develop. As a result they are building a dog walking path that links to a nearby bridle path, and are hoping to set up a dog exercise area. Unfortunately COVID-19 has put paid to some of their plans for communal facilities, but they may create a jacuzzi pitch and a small gymn and cinema/yoga room when shared facilities are no longer risky and become safe again.

Over the winter, Josie and Steve will be seeing to the trees that have grown over some of the pitches. They have already refurbished their house’s one-bedroom annexe so that guests’ non-camping relatives can also stay.

The pair have plans to add some external washing up facilities and a dog wash area, as well as updating some of the pitch services following feedback. They are adding an entrance/exit viewing mirror and intend to add soundproof fencing on the road edge of the site to block the minimal noice from the road at travel times. They are also looking at options for a security barrier.

Winter opening

Although their license is for 12 months, Killiwerris has normally closed during or at the end of October and opened in March. This year Steve and Josie intend to close for this period to make the above improvements, but will keep this under review dependent on demand. They may consider opening for specific periods across the winter months.

New contact details

To contact the park, please call 01872 561356 or 07903 702032.  The new email address is hello@killiwerris.co.uk.