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General

  • Attractive park in meadows and woodland, family-run for generations
  • Stream and lake on site for fishing
  • Takeaway and bar available in high season

Ever been to one of those parks which have been run by the same family for generations and those who have been welcoming guests for decades? Pensagillas Park, at Cornwall’s St Austell, has been run by the Kent family for six generations and its oodles of park pride provide a pristine place for pitching up.

Pensagillas has had guests staying here since 1970; it’s all looked after and laid out to be tidy and attractive, with trees, hedging, shrubs and a tarmac roadway connecting the grass meadows. The pitches are in a five-acre field at the end of a private drive, with Cornish countryside views to hand anywhere you pitch up.

Once you’ve sorted your berth, have a stroll around the park meadows and woodlands, give an enthusiastic greeting to the farm animals or explore the farmland at the other end of the private drive beside the camping field: there are footpaths leading from here as well as fields to wander.

And bring your rod: there’s an old mill with stream on site for contemplative casting off (and/or picnics), and a two and a half acre coarse fishing lake on site to land roach, tench, golden rudd and carp of up to 28lb.

The well-maintained shower block comes with covered outside areas for washing-up and a laundry room with washers and dryers. Wifi is available on site.

During high season, there’s a takeaway and a cosy bar serving beer and cider, with more tipples and food available in the local village a couple of miles away.

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.


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9.6

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99% would recommend this site to a friend.

95% would stay here again.

 

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Clean and tidy 11/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom William H. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    It was a fantastic site . The toilet was lovely shower great. The bar they had was great and the staff very friendly. I would recommend this site to my friends

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Lovely outlook. Friendly owners 10/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom maureen_o Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Washwoom/shower facilities. Laundry washing up facilities. Wifi. Bar

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Excellent, Friendly, Clean and Comfortable. 09/07/2018

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    A Fantastic Site. The husband and wife team that run the place could not have been more friendly and helpful. Nothing was to much trouble. The washing and toilet facilities were clean and modern. When we left they made us feel that we were friend. They also had a TV so that we could keep up with the World Cup. I would most certainly recommend the site and will be returning in the future. Nearly forgot the countryside around this area is stunning. All in all a happy camper.

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Lovely setting and very peaceful. Perfect for family loads of ... 09/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom William K. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Lovely setting and very peaceful. Perfect for family loads of room for kids to play.

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Lovely site but World Cup disruptions 09/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Rachel C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Lovely site, good facilities.

    Disliked: 

    The football World Cup disrupted customer service severely. No WiFi code given. Couldn’t even find anyone to pay for our pitch! Also there is no phone signal on site and no public phone.

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Fantastic quiet site 08/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Karen D. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    The new showers and toilets everything is very clean and well looked after, There is a washing machine and a hair dryer available in the other shower block along with a small bar area and outside and inside seating area and a small shop. The team that run the site are very friendly and will give you any advice on best places to go and see or eat etc. Great location to visit a lot of places in Cornwall.

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    Nothing to dislike at all will certainly go back

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brilliant site and will visit again 12/07/2018

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    very nice site ....very clean helpful and friendly staff

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All pitches are level and big 11/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom edward w. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    although we arrived late and the office was closed, we chose our own pitch and the staff in the morning were extremely friendly and polite with our choice of place to park. more than helpful, amazing cleanliness throughout the park. Shower block and all facilities were super clean and free. stunning views in a place of outstanding beauty. the owners couldn't do enough for us and even helped us with a jump start in the morning due to a flat battery. After 30years of caravanning and camping throughout the whole of the South West I can concur that this park was simply the best , better than all the rest and will be returning. we have also highly recommended it to all our friends in caravan clubs (Leukaemia ) - If there was an award for family camping at quality pricing and standards for tents, campers and caravans you should win it hands down. What makes this lovely park even better is its location to Eden Project which we visit regularly

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    not any really other than we wish it was closer to us and that other owners of sites could take some tips from you on how to run one.

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Very well kept site. Owners friendly and helpful. Great pork ... 11/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Shirley P. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Very well kept site. Owners friendly and helpful. Great pork chops!
    Would like to return.

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Just Great especially for the price 02/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom megan a. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Absolutely everything. The place was amazing, we got to choose our own pitch. The three people who owed it were so lovely, wanted to know how your day had been and they even recommended places for us to go. I'm heavily pregnant and David (one of the men that worked there) if he ever saw me carrying anything, he would offer to help me or do it for me.
    The showers were cleaned everyday and the toilet were lush and modern. They had a little handy shop on site. The whole site was so clean and well looked after.

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Bath available

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Free wifi

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Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

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Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

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Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

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Canoeing/kayaking nearby

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Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

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Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

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Type

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Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • Mevagissey, Gorran, St Austell, Cornwall, England, TR2 4SR
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.2866°N 4.8492°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Grampound (Cornwall): Coach Stop — 2.4 miles
St Austell Bus Station — 4.5 miles
Probus: Square Coach Stop — 4.5 miles
Train stations
St Austell Rail Station — 4.5 miles
Par Rail Station — 8.0 miles
Bugle Rail Station — 8.3 miles
Ferry ports
Mevagissey Ferry Landing — 3.2 miles
Tolverne Ferry Landing — 8.8 miles
Philleigh King Harry Ferry Landing — 9.2 miles
Airports
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 13.1 miles

Directions


From the M5, turn off at junction 31 to Okehampton/Exeter and go on to the A30. Stay on the A30 for about 70 miles then take the first exit left for St Austell. Go through Bugle until you come to a mini roundabout and go straight over.

Coming in to St Austell round the sharp right-hand bend, go through two sets of traffic lights. At the T-junction, turn right for Truro (A390). Follow this road for approx 2-3 miles and fork left for the B3287 (the sign should say Tregony). Follow this road for 2 miles. At the end of the road is a T-junction - turn left at this junction. Follow this road for one mile.

You will see the sign for Pensagillas at the end of the drive. Turn right into the drive and the campsite is a few hundred yards down the drive on the left. If you have any problems please do not hesitate to contact us.

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

Pensagillas Park has tourist information on site if you’re stuck for info on what to do, but any problem you're likely to have will be trying to narrow your list down... Pensagillas is at the busy St Austell and one of the closest parks to one of Cornwall’s biggest attractions, the mighty Lost Gardens of Heligan (1.6 miles).

Leave the car behind and reach Heligan by the Pentewan Valley Trail which links St Austell to the gardens and to Pentewan via a scenic valley; you can hire bikes on the trail or take to the water at Pentewan which has a fine beach and two sailing clubs with boats for hire (there’s also a St Austell Ales pub here for real ale adorers).

Use several more bike routes around Pensagillas and Pentewan to reach more top Cornish attractions: the fishing port of Mevagissey with fish and chip shops for the casual and top fish restaurants for the connoisseur; the clay trails around St Austell; the old port of Charlestown with its Shipwreck and Heritage Centre; and the huge Eden Project less than seven miles away from Pensagillas, where discounted tickets are available to those who arrive by pedal power.

Mountain bikers and the energetic should beetle towards the bike routes of Bodmin Moor, taking a pitstop at Jamaica Inn, an almost essential stop in these parts. The inn, the setting of Daphne du Maurier’s smuggling novel of the same name, has a museum telling the tales of Cornish smugglers throughout the centuries, and apparently several ghosts too.

Natch there are sandy beaches, beauteous bays and tiny villages handy all around too, or take the kids to fly at the Cornish theme parks and play centres peppered around the county: Flambards at Helston, Kidz World at St Austell and Springfields Fun Park and Pony Centre at St Columb should keep small ones out of mischief for three trips at least, with the Crealy Great Adventure Park probably OK for another two.

Must see

  • Lost Gardens of Heligan (1.6 miles)
  • Eden Project (6.9 miles)
  • Truro Cathedral (9.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Trelissick Garden (9.5 miles)
  • Trerice (10.8 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:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  11:30 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  11:30 a.m.

Pensagillas Park cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

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.

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A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

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

Admission
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.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10:30 p.m. and 7 a.m..

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

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