A caravan park in Cornwall is undergoing a major upgrade

A South West caravan park has undergone a major refurbishment following an £8m takeover.

Darwin Escapes’ Piran Meadows in Newquay has been attracting visitors for over a decade.

Following an initial £8 million acquisition and a period of significant investment – which included a complete refurbishment and expansion of the 33-acre site – the 181-square-foot facility has pumped hundreds of thousands of pounds into the local economy.

Employing over 30 staff, the park has delivered high-quality facilities and now offers a range of events and attractions which will continue to entertain holiday home owners from England and beyond in the coming months.

Sales manager Gavin Hewitt said: “This is a park like no other, it’s a unique location that appeals to everyone,” said Gavin, who previously worked at 7 for over a decade.vol Parachute Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery.

“While we have owners from as far away as Wales, the North West and across the country, our presence in Cornwall continues to grow.

“We have 250 members from this area alone and it is important to us that we give back to them and local businesses, and ensure that people from further afield are well catered for and looked after when using our facilities, from the bar and restaurant to the five-star gym, sauna and steam room.

“Darwin Escapes has also introduced free site fees and energy bills this year, so we can ease the pressure park users face given the cost of living challenges that so many families face today.”

He added: “There is a real community feel at Piran Meadows and that extends to our team; many owners have been here for years, just like us. We have all grown together and can’t wait for the next chapter.

With facilities upgraded to include an indoor heated swimming pool, café, bar and bistro, bowling alley and sports complex, and so many activities – from football, billiards and table tennis to bodyboarding, snorkeling and even wizarding workshops – Gavin prides himself on serving, what they testify.

He added: “One thing we can’t take credit for is the amazing views we have here and the most amazing sunset you’ll ever see,” he said.

“We will continue to improve our facilities, invest in the park and create opportunities for local people and the economy, but nothing compares to this.”