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9.4
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General

  • Campsite, farm shop and restaurant on a 1000-foot hill
  • Set on the site of a former Cornish tin mine
  • Surrounded by 400 acres of country park and Cornish mining heritage

You'll find right royal views from placid Compton Park in east Cornwall, set on the sunny south-western slopes of Kit Hill.

The hill was once owned by Prince Charles (he gave it to the Cornish people to celebrate the birth of Wills in 1985) and from here scenery seekers can see kingly panoramas of Cornwall and Devon – such as Plymouth and the Mew Stone to the east; the Eddystone lighthouse 12 miles out to sea; the north Cornish coast to above Looe; the white peaks of old Cornish clay tips, the Eden Project and the eastern side of Bodmin Moor to the west.

This part of Cornwall is rolling in history and heritage: Kit Hill and its slopes form Kit Hill Country Park, heavy in Cornish mining heritage, and Compton Park itself is on the site of a former tin mine.

More into natural history? Kit Hill is the highest point in the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and named after 'kite', the old English word for birds of prey – look up from the mines to see buzzards and kestrels hunting overhead.

On site, stroll around the peaceful six acres before settling down to a home-cooked meal in the restaurant and tearoom of the converted steam engine house – the conversion also includes the site amenities of showers, loos and washing facilities.

Pubs, food shops, hardware stores and a supermarket are at Callington two minutes' walk away. Kelly Bray, the closest village to the park at five minutes' walk, has a pub and a launderette.

Please note

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

The café/restaurant is closed on Mondays.


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9.4

Overall rating based on 102 reviews

 

96% would recommend this site to a friend.

95% would stay here again.

 

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If touring Devon/Cornwall area this is a great place to use as a base. 20/09/2018

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  • Electric optional mixed pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The on site restaurant is excellent, the staff are very friendly and helpful. The wash room/shower is superb. Very clean all over.

    Disliked: 

    Finding the waste point for the chemical loo was not easy. But once found was a pleasure to use.

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Anonymous user

Layout of site and excellent facilities 19/09/2018

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  • Electric optional mixed pitch
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    Layout of site and excellent facilities

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5 stars 17/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sally B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional mixed pitch
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    Clean well maintained site. With brilliant facilities. Restaurant on side was excellent

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it was a beuitful site nice and quiet and kept ... 11/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom shellie h. Confirmed

  • Electric optional mixed pitch
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    it was a beuitful site nice and quiet and kept clean and tidy and the food was lovely i would go again thank you

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    none

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Anonymous user

Excellent site very clean facilities. Food choice good expensive 11/09/2018

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  • Electric optional mixed pitch
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    Views. Peace and quiet. Friendly staff. Shower block

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Perfect pitch with helpful staff and campers. 10/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Confirmed

  • Electric optional mixed pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    I had a very enjoyable two night stay in this clean and well organised campsite. The views were outstanding, the restaurant food very good and it was close to Duchy College where I was on a course.

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    Nothing

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Would definitely stay again and fully recommend this site. 08/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Leonard B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional mixed pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Very friendly staff on arrival. Shown to lovely level pitch with fantastic view. Toilets and showers very clean. Excellent coffee shop on site.

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    Nothing

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Great site, great facilities, fantastic view, well situated 10/09/2018

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  • Non-electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Excellent facilities. All-in-one cubicles with toilet, basin and shower were high standard.
    Pitches were level and, due to considered layout, all had great view over valley.
    Restaurant also provided takeaway.
    Warm welcome, lovely staff.
    Dogs allowed.
    Within easy reach of Callington town with all shops, pubs, food outlets etc.
    Free WiFi

    Disliked: 

    Dogs not allowed inside any part of restaurant.
    Quite steep slope to facilities difficult for people with reduced mobility. No alternative.
    No designated dog walk or many poop bins.

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Lovely clean, quiet park. Facilities were immaculate and staff were ... 03/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Tiffany G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional mixed pitch
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    Lovely clean, quiet park. Facilities were immaculate and staff were very friendly and accommodating.

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Very helpful and unobtrusive staff. Tx 03/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Tracy W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional mixed pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The site was quiet had beautiful views and was very well kept.

    Disliked: 

    Had to travel quite a distance to the bigger towns and sea.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • Florence Road, Callington, Cornwall, England, PL17 8EA
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.5121°N 4.3059°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Landrake (Cornwall): By pass Bus Stop — 6.2 miles
Tideford: Bus Shelter Main Rd Coach Stop — 6.8 miles
Tavistock Bus Station — 7.4 miles
Train stations
Gunnislake Rail Station — 3.8 miles
Calstock Rail Station — 4.4 miles
Bere Alston Rail Station — 5.0 miles
Ferry ports
Torpoint Ferry Terminal — 10.7 miles
Devonport Ferry Terminal — 10.8 miles
Plymouth Stonehouse Ferry Terminal — 11.9 miles
Airports
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 31.2 miles

Directions


If you are coming to Cornwall through the Dartmoor National Park, head for Tavistock, then take the A390 for Callington, cross the Cornwall - Devon border at Gunnislake and just before reaching Callington at the crossroads of Fullaford Road and Florence Road, turn right. Go up the hill of Florence Road, continue for half a mile and Compton Park is on your right.

From Plymouth / Saltash take the A388 towards Callington, you will be greeted by a roundabout on the outskirts of Callington, go straight across staying on the A388 heading for Launceston. Straight through the traffic lights and along Launceston Road for one mile brings you to Kelly Bray, turn right along Florence Road, after half a mile Compton Park is on your left.

If you are coming to Cornwall via A30 get to Launceston and head for the A388 to Callington. Coming into Kelly Bray, the village before Callington, take the third on your left along Florence Road and again Compton Park is half a mile on your left.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

See the sights of Cornwall, west Devon, Plymouth and Dartmoor with royal ease from Compton Park via the easily accessible A38 and A30 roads or by taking a train from Gunnislake two miles away along the Tamar Valley line to the Bere Peninsula and Plymouth.

On foot, stride among the scenery, wildlife and mines of Kit Hill Country Park: climb to the stack at the top of the hill for spectacular views over Bodmin Moor.

Go east for 386 square miles of walking, climbing or cantering at Dartmoor, and south-east to Plymouth for fathoms' worth of maritime heritage including the National Marine Aquarium and famed Plymouth Hoe.

To the north and south, days (weeks?) of splashing can be had at Cornwall's safe and clean family beaches and at the watersports activities of Roadford and Siblyback lakes.

Make for award-winning Morwellham Quay on the Tamar for more mining history, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site covering the industrial heritage of Cornwall and Devon. If historic houses are more your heritage thing, both counties come with heaps of heritage buildings and gardens including lovely Lanhydrock at Bodmin and 700 year old Buckland Abbey at Yelverton.

For smalls, the Tamar Valley Donkey Park and play barn or a puff on the steam railways at Launceston and Bodmin should see them sorted, while family days out at the lush Eden Project are about 45 minutes' drive away.

Must see

  • National Marine Aquarium (12.7 miles)
  • Dartmoor Zoological Park (15.5 miles)
  • Eden Project (22.5 miles)

National Trust

  • Cotehele Mill (3.7 miles)
  • Cotehele (3.7 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12:30 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  11:30 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  12:30 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  11:30 a.m.

Compton Park cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

If your groundsheet is not breathable please lift it every day. If you stay for more than 7 nights please move your tent/caravan to another area of the pitch in order to reduce wear and tear on the ground.

The café/restaurant opening hours:
Monday: closed
Tuesday to Thursday: 9am to 4pm
Friday and Saturday: 9am to 10pm
Sunday: 9am to 5pm

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