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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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9.7

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99% would recommend this site to a friend.

97% would stay here again.

 

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Our pitch overlooking the fishing lake fantastic view. Very friendly ... 08/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sonia R. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Our pitch overlooking the fishing lake fantastic view. Very friendly owners

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Beautiful scenery. Warm and friendly welcome. 04/09/2018

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

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Beautiful scenery. Warm and friendly welcome.

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Absolutely amazing so relaxing 03/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Miss Tanya S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Absolutely amazing so relaxing

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Excellent site and clean 03/09/2018

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Great campsite, quiet and very clean . The kids loved playing around the new pond and loads of room for them to play. We even requested skimmed milk in the shop and although it managed every day they accommodated us where possible

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    The shop could be better stocked

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Fantastic well run friendly site. 02/09/2018

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

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Everything

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    Nothing

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Clean, well maintained, good friendly management and staff who are ... 02/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Amanda T. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Clean, well maintained, good friendly management and staff who are very helpful. Lovely and quiet. Loved the swallows nesting and fledging. Liked the fact that the grass was moved with a box so not huge amount of grass clippings everywhere. Bar was friendly. WiFi worked a treat. Considering how many people on site at one point the toilets were always working and clean. Ample pitch space that was well laid out. Highly recommend. Go there again if I ever go back to Cornwall.

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    Not a dislike but would have appreciated a bench in the showers area. And a toilet with a sink for extra privacy would also be a request.

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Great location and friendly staff 31/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Dan D. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Great location and friendly staff

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Pitch, toilets, showers, reception. 30/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Pitch, toilets, showers, reception.

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Wonderful stay, friendly and accomodating staff 30/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Krista B. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Wee booked originally for a week but had to change our booking last minute, this didn't seem a problem at all.
    The stay was amazing, we had previously been to this site 2 years before. The site itself has been updated not that it really needed it as we don't mind basic amenities. There are now two new very well kept shower and toilet areas. The grounds are maintained to a high standard and very clean.
    We booked a electric tent pitch, so we could plug in a cooler box, unfortunately our cable didn't connect correctly. We spoke with the owner who was so kind to let us borrow a plug in adapter for the duration of our stay. This was all without any extra charge.
    The surroundings are beautiful, lovely friendly welcoming staff. We will definitely be returning, hopefully next time with family/friends.

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    There is nothing to dislike. perfect place to stay.

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A friendly little campsite with helpful and friendly owners, the ... 29/08/2018

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  • Electric grass pitch
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    A friendly little campsite with helpful and friendly owners, the pitches are really big and quite level.
    The fishing lake is nice and big although not many "pegs" to fish from without being on top of each other we used it everyday of our stay :) kids were happy they caught some fish!

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    Small showers i had to get half dressed then go out into the toilets to get fully dressed 🙈 was quite slippery in the shower with no dry area to stand.
    There is no family shower/bathroom so there was no way i could shower the kids without getting absoloutely soaked myself.
    Also no play area for the kids that moaned they wanted to go play the whole time 😑
    There wasnt much in the shop and the campsite isnt exactly close walking/driving distance to another shop.

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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

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

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

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

Outdoor pool 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

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • Mevagissey, Gorran, St Austell, Cornwall, England, TR2 4SR
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   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


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.

Policies

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.

Payment

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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