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8.3

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General

  • Quiet site in central Cornwall, 15 minutes' drive from the coast
  • Within a half-hour drive of Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan
  • A 5-minute drive from the Clay Trail's walking and cycle paths

Tropical rainforest biosphere experiences? In south-west England? Why not? The fab site of Canna Farm in Cornwall is a 15-minute drive from the world-class attraction of the Eden Project.

Despite the proximity to such big-name wonders, this is a delectably quiet rural site, a five-minute drive from the village of Bugle and 20 minutes' drive from the coast. The village has a shop, pub, takeaway and fish and chip shop, and there are couple of other country pubs within a few miles.

If you'd like to leave the car at home, it's easy to travel around by public transport as there's a railway station in Bugle.
It's also one of the starting-points of the Clay Trails, a network of short and well-signed walking, cycling and horse riding routes through central Cornwall's China Clay Country, leading visitors through sweeping countryside and mining history.

Back at Canna Farm you can spend the evenings gathered with friends and family (and canine companions) around the communal firepit: grill up a feast over the flames (or on barbecues, both are permitted) as you plan the next day's rambles.

There are hot showers in the washrooms and eco-friendly composting toilets.


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8.3

Overall rating based on 21 reviews

 

86% would recommend this site to a friend.

86% would stay here again.

 

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Brill site for the kids to explore 04/09/2018

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

  • Non-electric grass tent or campervan pitch
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    Nothing

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Great remote site, brilliant owners & met some fantastic people 01/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Andrew F. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or campervan pitch
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    Great remote site, brilliant owners & met some fantastic people

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Friendly hosts and peaceful surroundings 01/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Darren M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or campervan pitch
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    Peace and tranquillity. Hot shower and clean toilet facility

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Basic site with everything you need and at a great price. 28/08/2018

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

  • Non-electric grass tent or campervan pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Price
    Views
    Relaxed environment
    Friendly owner over the phone

    Disliked: 

    N/A

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Rubbish not as advertised site on a steep slope my partner was unable 28/08/2018

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

  • Non-electric grass tent or campervan pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Nothing

    Disliked: 

    Everything

From the manager...

Thanks John for your insightful and constructive review. If all else fails, I don’t quite know how you can rate us a 2 for location. Many give it a 10/10 as it’s within walking distance of the Eden Project, 5 minutes from the A30, 15 minutes from the sea, 20 minutes from sandy beaches - pretty much anything you can think of in Cornwall is accessible from here. We’ve had people staying on here that were initially going further afield, but liked it so much they used it as a base camp and travelled all over and returned each night.
At the time of your stay we received 10/10 reviews from some very nice people that were staying and enjoyed it very much. We had two sets of people stay on for extra days. We had kids running about definitely enjoying themselves. Hot showers, fresh water, good weather for the main part (not that I get a say in that!) I’m not certain where you’re coming from.....

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Wild camping in the heart of Cornwall 25/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jon W. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or campervan pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Simple, off-grid, wild camping. Small site with only a few tents and beautiful views. Fresh spring water provided daily. Clean compost toilet. Free fire pit loan with wood available for purchase. Friendly, helpful staff.
    Great price for no frills camping.

    Disliked: 

    Unfortunately the shower was cold as there was a problem with the pump, which the owner was trying to get fixed asap.

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No hot water or running water on site. 1 compost loo for everyone. 24/08/2018

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

  • Non-electric grass tent or campervan pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Views.

    Disliked: 

    Everything else.

From the manager...

Hi Matt, sorry you didn’t enjoy your stay. We provide a location with beautiful views, easy access to much of Cornwall where there are many things to see and do. Our campsite it safe with plenty of space for kids to roam around, build dens, toast marshmallows or do whatever they like. However, you do have to bring your own activities other that as this isn’t Butlins.
The quality of accommodation was down to you and your tent, as we don’t provide any.
There is only one composting loo, but as there are only about ten pitches, it hasn’t been a problem before....
Our whole site is off grid, our house is pretty much off grid. Fresh spring water is brought up every day as we are not connected to the mains. So we do our best with what we have.
The shower is unfortunate, I apologise for that. The pump had broken and we had to wait for another to be delivered as you can’t just walk into a shop and get one off the shelf. It’s now in full working order and pumping out steaming water.

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Great little campsite nice owner. 18/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jennifer w. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or campervan pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Simple, quiet and good facilities.

    Disliked: 

    Hilly, not great for sleeping in van.

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Not much to report actually. Pich was just a field ... 14/08/2018

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

  • Non-electric grass tent or campervan pitch
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    Not much to report actually. Pich was just a field with an (earth) toilet. Think there might have been some sort of shower too..all very basic, which was fine for us did see people turning round and driving out though . Didn't see any staff so can't comment on friendliness ..good cheap pitch and they let you have campfires!

    Disliked: 

    Not really a complaint but site is accessed via some very narrow lanes, which were a bit tricky if you have to back up especially in in a lh drive camper !

From the manager...

I would have thought the majority of campsites are in fact fields. I’m not quite sure what you were expecting there! Our fields (there are two) do boast beautiful views from whatever position you decide to pitch. We offer as facilities, the basics, no where in our literature does it say anything else. We have a composting loo, a spacious hot shower, fresh spring water brought up every day for drinking or washing up, and the provision of fire pits that you are able to use for free.
I’m afraid you have to provide your own entertainment. But for £6 a night, I don’t think that really you can expect any more. We aren’t a resort! Being situated in mid Cornwall - you can access all areas!
On arrival, you are supposed to ring down to book in. You would have then been welcomed and seen my other half.
If you travel from Bugle, the roads are wider, but we are in Cornwall!

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Nice site but would be improved with running water and a litter bin 14/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Polly A. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely quiet spot, liked the compost loo and shower unit
    Friendly owner

    Disliked: 

    On the morning that we left the water had run out so couldn't wash up and we couldn't see a rubbish bin - other people had just left rubbish piled up by the sink which wasn't so nice.

From the manager...

Sorry for the lack of water. Generally 50 - 75 litres is brought up every day. We are a small campsite, with limited pitches, so that amount of water generally suffices each day. We aren’t on mains water, that is pure Canna Spring water, so it does have to be treated sympathetically. We can’t just drain it. Water is a valuable resource and if everybody thinks of others and don’t waste it, It should be ample. But I apologise for running out at that moment in time. You are welcome to ring down and mention the fact tho. Again, if we don’t know there is a problem, we can’t fix it.

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Indoor swimming pool

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Outdoor swimming pool

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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

Local produce

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

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Location

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  • Bugle, St Austell, Cornwall, England, PL26 8RW
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.3999°N 4.7687°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Eden Project: Bus Stop — 3.1 miles
St Blazey (Cornwall) Church Street Coach Stop — 3.6 miles
St Blazey Gate (Cornwall): Coach Stop — 3.8 miles
Train stations
Bugle Rail Station — 1.0 miles
Luxulyan Rail Station — 1.2 miles
Roche Rail Station — 3.0 miles
Ferry ports
Fowey Custom House Quay Ferry Landing — 7.2 miles
Bodinnick Ferry Landing — 7.4 miles
Fowey Ferry Landing — 7.4 miles
Airports
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 10.9 miles

Directions


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

With the biodomes so close, and an array of slightly stomach-churning jumping, swinging, falling and zipwiring activities on offer at Eden's Hangloose activity centre, you could easily pace yourself and visit more than once.

Canna Farm is equally well placed for another major attraction: it's half an hour to the Lost Gardens of Heligan, which are a touching tribute to human endeavours as well as a horticultural wonder in their own right.

For watersports and more sedate seaside activities, it's a quarter of an hour to Carlyon Bay and St Austell and half an hour to the popular coastal spots of Par Sands and Pentewan Beach. For a different perspective on the sea, make for Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre (20 minutes) to see a variety of strange stuff salvaged from the waves.

If it's clifftop hikes and trots along the dunes you're into, you can link up with the South West Coast Path at Charlestown, or pick it up at Par Sands and walk the wilder spaces of the Polperro Heritage Coast, finishing off with a swim at Readymoney Cove (half an hour by car).

Depending on age and tastes, there's plenty of indoor entertainment on offer as well from tours and tastings at the St Austell Brewery (15 minutes) to the feathered delights of Screech Owl Sanctuary, twenty minutes away.

Must see

  • Eden Project (2.0 miles)
  • Lost Gardens of Heligan (8.0 miles)
  • Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park (9.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Trerice (12.0 miles)
  • Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps (12.7 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:  8:30 a.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  12 p.m.

Canna Farm cancellation policy

No refunds within 3 days of arrival date.

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. Canna Farm will debit the balance from your card 12 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 12 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Units will be allocated on arrival.

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. between 14/07 and 17/09.

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No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

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Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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