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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

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

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.

The café/restaurant is closed on Mondays.


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9.4

Overall rating based on 71 reviews

 

96% would recommend this site to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

 

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Level pitch - hard standing for your car with grass pitch for tent. 11/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Rachael T. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional mixed pitch
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    Lovely quiet site - great showers

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Everything. Fabulous site very well maintained beautiful toilets & showers ... 01/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Thomas M. Confirmed

  • Electric optional mixed pitch
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    Everything. Fabulous site very well maintained beautiful toilets & showers lovely restaurant with excellent food & menu lovely hosts Congratulations to Jamie & Kirsty a credit to them & their wonderful staff. Thanks very much.

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    Absolutely nothing

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Lovely site with great views. 28/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sharon Y. Confirmed

  • Electric optional mixed pitch
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    The views from my pitch. The toilets and showers were very nice and clean. There was a great restaurant available (although I didn't get to try it). The staff were all really friendly and helpful. There was a great walk nearby up to Kit Hill.

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    Nothing.

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Great spot and very clean site facilities were fantastic we ... 28/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom CLAIRE H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional mixed pitch
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    Great spot and very clean site facilities were fantastic we will definitely return here and would tell everyone

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Gorgeous site with lovely facilities and marvellous people. 27/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sara H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional mixed pitch
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    The view from the campsite is absolutely beautiful. The people working here were lovely and friendly and welcoming. Quick little pootle into town if you needed to grab anything. Easy to find. Washing facilities probably the nicest we’ve ever seen on a campsite!

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    Nothing. Was wonderful

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This site is high up may not suit a disables person otherwise good 18/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom peter g. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional mixed pitch
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    location views and on site restaurant

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    water pressure

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Beautiful location. Exceptionally well kept site with lovely facilities. Will ... 15/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Tracy B. Confirmed

  • Electric optional mixed pitch
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    Beautiful location. Exceptionally well kept site with lovely facilities. Will be returning.

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    Nothing to dislike.

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Very clean and tidy . Would love to come back 11/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Gary P. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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    Very clean and tidy

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Great site with beautiful views. Had an excellent Sunday Roast ... 05/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Susan C. Confirmed

  • Electric optional mixed pitch
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    Great site with beautiful views. Had an excellent Sunday Roast in the restaurant and prices were very reasonable. Intend to return in the future.

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Clean,peaceful site with great views and friendly management and staff 04/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Ian H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

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Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

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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

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Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

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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.

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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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