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Gwel-an-Nans Farm: Bench and pitches

General

  • Rural family-run site on a farm on the edge of Bodmin Moor
  • Within 15 minutes' drive of Lanhydrock House and Restormel Castle
  • Playing field, nature trail and animals to feed on site

Sort yourself a serene stay in Cornwall at Gwel-an-Nans Farm, a site in a secluded spot south west of Bodmin Moor and less than a 15-minute drive from the town of the same name. Pull up and you’ll get a sunny welcome from Gerald and Sheila, the couple who run this two and a half-acre park in the middle of a bigger animal-filled farm.

These friendly folk are joined by two equally friendly donkeys who are always happy to meet any small explorers you're bringing along – give them a wave while running off to the separate enclosed field for games of football and bike riding.

This is a spectacular park for thrillseeking as well as lazing about, with the moor right outside the entrance for mountain biking, and off-road paths over in Cardinham Woods less than a 10-minute drive away. Keen freewheelers can take on the famed Bodmin Beast as well as a couple of other tricky red-grade trails.

Along with pedalling on the 18-mile Camel Trail, family-friendly touring on two wheels is to be had at the National Trust’s Lanhydrock House estate less than a 10-minute drive. And if you’d rather roam, ask Gerald and Sheila about the two-mile nature trail leading down to a hidden wooded valley back on site or set off on a circular saunter around the round walls of Restormel Castle 15 minutes’ drive...

Reckon you’ll be famished on your return? Supermarkets, restaurants and pubs are over in Bodmin – check out local sights like the jail, regimental museum and obelisk while you’re in the area too.

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.

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

Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.

Coronavirus update: please note that donkey trap rides are not currently available, although guests are welcome to meet the donkeys and see them every day.


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Reviews

9.7

Overall rating based on 277 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

  93% described as Peaceful ?

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This site and owner were excellent with a warm welcome …02/10/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAlan L.Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    This site and owner were excellent with a warm welcome and could not help us enough. We were given a tour of the site and facilities on arrival, and she wanted to ensure everything was to our satisfaction throughout our stay.

    The site is relaxing and peaceful, a great place to unwind and the donkeys were very friendly.

    Facilities were clean and all you needed.

    We would be very happy to stay again when we are in the area.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

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Small friendly site. Great location29/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomVanessa C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location for visiting national trust locations and Eden project. Good cycle tracks. 2k nature walk on site. Good value and warm welcome

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Easy access close to Bodmin, peace & quite with options on pitches25/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDave N.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Well kept & friendly,family run site

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Great little quiet and spacious site with good facilities for its size24/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBill B.Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent pitch (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Quiet site with very spacious pitches. The owners were helpful and friendly and offered a range of food services including freshly baked pasties to your pitch or the option to have locally purchased pizzas heated in their outdoor pizza oven. Amenities were always clean and well stocked in terms of hand soap, paper towels and toilet tissue. The shower rooms were particularly spacious and always had hot water available whenever I went to use them.
    The pitches are relatively level and each has its own picnic table and attached bench which are easily positionable on your pitch due to them being on wheels.

    Disliked: 

    The slot meter controlled washing machine was limited to a small 3kg load (despite it being a 7kg rated machine) and with a very short half hour wash at only 20C, so was really only suitable for lightly soiled clothes and was a slight disappointment. This was explained by the site as being due to “low water pressure” on site! This, I believe, would normally mean that a machine took longer to fill with water, while the 20C would reduce electricity needed to heat the water and both therefore would be longer to complete a wash cycle, but I would have preferred to have had the option to pay slightly more to achieve an effective washing!

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Very clean and nicely presented in an excellent location19/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNick D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Peace and tranquillity . Attentive owners and nice touches ( pasties , pizza etc options) and resident donkeys.

    Disliked: 

    Having to go home

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Lovely 10 pitch site with friendly hosts and great walks18/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The whole place has a peaceful vibe about it, Norma, Gerald & Shiela the hosts, the surrounding countryside/views/walks. Its a favourite of ours and will continue coming back for more.If you have dogs the walk from the site into Cardinham Woods is a must but a bit of a trek on the way back. Its even better now that Norma cooks cornish pasties to order and provides fire pits.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Excellent all round.14/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMonica O.Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    We didnt just like this site ,we loved it.
    A really well kept site with friendly and helpful hosts.
    Will definitely go back.

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Really clean site friendly staff peaceful and easy access for dog walk10/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Welcomed by Norma and shown all facilities available

    Disliked: 

    None

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Good site, big pitches, nice owner in a lovely location06/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStephen A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Being able to order hot pasties and sausage rolls and have them delivered to your pitch. Very reasonably priced too.
    Peaceful site and quiet on a night.
    Big pitches with plenty of space between each one.
    Tidy site and clean facilities.
    Washing machine available for a small charge.
    Access to communal fridge freezer.
    The donkeys were a hit with the kids.
    Each pitch having access to it's own picnic bench.
    Field for the kids to play ball games in.
    Good location for visiting other places.
    Tourist information area.
    Lovely owner and family, very helpful.
    Being able to order fire pits - good price, plenty of logs and marshmallows a nice touch.

    Disliked: 

    Having to pack up for 10am was tight (could have paid for an extra night and left when we wanted to)

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Fantastic site. Will visit again.05/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely, small, quiet campsite. Friendly and helpful owners, always around checking everything is OK. Cute donkeys and cattle and lovely nature walk. Plenty of water taps available and facilities were nearby and kept clean. Picnic benches provided per pitch and pizza oven and firepits available on request.

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Features

Coronavirus

Hand sanitising stations

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal freezer

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Tennis nearby

Location

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  • Cardinham, Bodmin, Cornwall, England, PL30 4EF
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.4768°N 4.6500°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Priory House — 2.9 miles
Car Park — 3.1 miles
Post Box — 4.6 miles
Train stations
Bodmin Parkway Rail Station — 2.2 miles
Lostwithiel Rail Station — 4.9 miles
Luxulyan Rail Station — 7.4 miles
Ferry ports
Fowey Custom House Quay Ferry Landing — 9.4 miles
Bodinnick Ferry Landing — 9.5 miles
Fowey Town Quay Ferry Landing — 9.8 miles
Airports
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 15.8 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

Cornwall’s Eden Project is 25 minutes from the site for perusing plants from different environments and climates under two biomes set in an old china clay pit; if you’re into your landscaping, the pristine nature around Pencarrow House (also 25 minutes away) and the 200 acres of outdoor space at The Lost Gardens of Heligan (45 minutes) are well worth a look too.

Seeking surf? The waves of Watergate Bay, Fistral beach and Holywell Bay are all 40 minutes from the site if you’ve a wetsuit and board to hand, while kayak rental can be had at Polkerris beach 35 minutes' drive away.

Sort other watersports inland at Siblyback Lake (half an hour), where raft building, paddleboarding and fishing are all available. Golitha Falls (20 minutes from the site) is on the way too.

Must see

  • Eden Project (8.9 miles)
  • Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park (12.3 miles)
  • Rock Beach (13.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Tintagel Old Post Office (13.6 miles)
  • Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps (16.6 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 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  10:30 a.m.

Gwel-an-Nans Farm cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

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 direct to Gwel-an-Nans Farm on arrival.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Gwel-an-Nans Farm have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Gwel-an-Nans Farm dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Gwel-an-Nans Farm? Cornwall’s Eden Project is 25 minutes from the site for perusing plants from different environments and climates under two biomes set in an old china clay pit; if you’re into your landscaping, … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Gwel-an-Nans Farm?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Gwel-an-Nans Farm? From £20 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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