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General

  • Quiet and friendly family site on a farm four miles from Bodmin
  • Five miles from the Eden Project and 30 minutes' drive from the coast
  • Within easy reach of the Camel Trail cycle route and other bike paths

No bright lights, no noisy clubhouse and no rigid rules... just peace, quiet and a mightily friendly vibe in a stargazing and cycling haven close to Bodmin and the Eden Project – sound just splendid? Then pitch yourself up at Mena Farm.

Run by Ali and Neil, Mena is a family-friendly farm site in central Cornwall, five miles from Bodmin and the Eden Project and eight from St Austell. This is cracking cycling country, with several bike routes running from or near the site and the 18 scenic miles of the family-friendly Camel Trail reachable at Bodmin. Going beachwards, Fowey on the south coast and Newquay on the north are both within half an hour's drive.

For days on site, ramble your way over to the wilder corners of Mena for den building and wildlife spotting (species to spy include badgers, rabbits, deer and buzzards), or trundle along to meet the pigs and chickens; egg collecting assistance is most welcome. By night, the combo of clear skies and lack of blazing lights on the park means there's some stellar stargazing to be had. Barbecues and campfires are – of course – allowed at this laidback place, so you can add sausages (and cider?) to your astronomical exploits.

Ali and Neil have added a play area and a barn with games, books and a TV to further aid idling, and the mini market sells a good range of essentials to sort supplies without stirring from the grounds; you can also – how fab – get fish and chips delivered right to your pitch.

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Please note

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

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.

Your dog must be tattooed and microchipped.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.


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9.4

Overall rating based on 46 reviews

 

98% would recommend this site to a friend.

98% would stay here again.

 

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Beautiful farm 02/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sophie R. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Beautiful farm, large private pitch, central location to explore the area, clean facilities, friendly owners and lovely walks on site.

    Disliked: 

    No dislikes

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Hi there - thank you very much for your kind review. We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Mena Farm. With kindest regards, Ali & Neil

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Possibly the nicest and most helpful campsite owners I have ever met 19/06/2018

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Lovely people and site

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From the manager...

Hi there - thank for your lovely review. It made me smile on a grey day! We do work hard to look after our lovely campers, so it's nice to know this is appreciated. Please do call in again next time you're down this way. Thanks again and all best, Ali & Neil

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lovely little site, friendly staff. 18/06/2018

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

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

    Setting and hosts

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Hi there - thank you very much for your kind review. Please do call in again next time you're down this way. With kind regards, Ali & Neil

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Friendly place to camp, good facilities, well kept pitch 18/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Rebecca j. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Good pitch location, good facilities and shop

    Disliked: 

    location a little far from anything

From the manager...

Hi there - many thanks for your review. As advertised, we are a quiet, rural campsite in central Cornwall and just 20 minutes from both North and South Coasts. Lanhydrock House, the Eden Project, Cardinham Woods, and Lanivet village are all on our doorstep, so not exactly far away, but perhaps not what you were looking for. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us regardless. All best, Ali & Neil

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Excellent and friendly 17/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Philip M. Confirmed

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

    An excellent site. The owners Neil and Alison are lovely - super-friendly and really helpful. Toilets are clean, showers are warm and prices are very reasonable. Plus they have a couple of fantastic pigs. What's not to love? We'll definitely be back soon ;)

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Hi there - thank you very much for your lovely review. We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we'll look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks again and all the very best, Ali & Neil

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Easy to find, quiet and helpful staff. Lovely site and ... 17/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Ken c. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Easy to find, quiet and helpful staff. Lovely site and close to the Eden project

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From the manager...

Hi there - many thanks for your kind review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Please call in again next time you're down this way. With kind regards, Ali & Neil

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All round lovely site, definitely recommended 30/05/2018

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

  • Bluebell bell tent
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Beautiful, clean and well maintained site. Owners so friendly and helpful, we will definitely be going back.

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From the manager...

Hi there - thank you very much for your kind review. We're very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Mena. Please be assured of a warm welcome if you decide to head down this way again in the future. With kindest regards, Ali & Neil

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Clean facilities well managed and friendly welcoming to the site. 18/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jade L. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Area had lovely views for miles around the campsite. The layout of trees for the pitches was well thought out for privacy within your pitch and flat ground for tents.

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From the manager...

Hi there - thank you very much for your lovely review. I'm so glad you the weather cleared up in time for you to enjoy the sunset - they're something very special about Mena. Hope you enjoy the rest of your trip and please do call in next time you're down this way. With kindest regards, Ali & Neil

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Very friendly,clean and good size pitches. 10/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Dawn Y. Confirmed

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

    Very friendly,clean and good size pitches.

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From the manager...

Hi there - many thanks for your kind review. We're very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Mena and hope that you venture this way again. With kind regards, Ali & Neil

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Wonderful site with welcoming helpful hosts. 07/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Eve P. Confirmed

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

    Very friendly and welcoming hosts
    Large pitch area
    Quiet site
    Dogs and campfires allowed
    Great value for money

    Disliked: 

    Would have preferred more toilets and preferably separate male and female ones, but this would not put me off coming again.

From the manager...

Hi there - thank you very much for your kind review. We do understand your concerns re the unisex facilities, and are currently awaiting planning permission to be granted for a new shower block with separate male/female facilities. We do have a secondary shower/loo block that we use during the peak season, and that we're currently renovating ready for the Summer months. If we'd realised we were going to be so busy over this bank holiday weekend, then we'd have made sure that block was ready and available in time. Apologies that this wasn't the case, but we're very glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us regardless. With kindest regards, Ali & Neil

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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

Tents for hire

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

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school 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

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • Lanivet, Bodmin, Cornwall, England, PL30 5HW
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.4295°N 4.7597°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bodmin Coach Stop — 3.4 miles
Lostwithiel: Royal Talbot Coach Stop — 4.2 miles
Bodmin Parkway: Rail Station Bus Stop — 4.4 miles
Train stations
Bugle Rail Station — 2.5 miles
Luxulyan Rail Station — 2.8 miles
Roche Rail Station — 3.2 miles
Ferry ports
Fowey Custom House Quay Ferry Landing — 8.3 miles
Bodinnick Ferry Landing — 8.4 miles
Fowey Town Quay Ferry Landing — 8.6 miles
Airports
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 10.9 miles

Directions


Take the exit from the A30 for Lanivet, but before you reach the village, you will see the brown tourist signs for camping at Mena. Follow these instead of sat nav from this point.

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

As well as the Eden Project, you may care to take a look at another top Cornwall attraction within five miles, the National Trust-managed Lanhydrock estate with its swish Victorian mansion and acres of green gardens. Within the same distance is Camel Valley Vineyard, Cornwall's biggest – yes, they do tours and yes, there is a shop.

If you've brought your bike along with you, pedal the six miles or so to the Forestry Commission's Cardinham Woods for bike and mountain bike rides among the trees; bike hire is available at the centre here if you're arriving by foot or car.

Get in the car or hail the local bus for your other excellent options around here, such as a potter and a seafood sample at the handsome little fishing village of Fowey, the Lost Gardens of Heligan or ziplining at Adrenaline Quarry – all within 30 to 35 minutes' drive.

Must see

  • Eden Project (4.1 miles)
  • Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park (8.5 miles)
  • Lost Gardens of Heligan (10.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps (12.3 miles)
  • Trerice (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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.

Mena Farm cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

21 - 15 days before arrival : 75% of the balance will be refunded.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Bookings cannot be amended within 7 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. Mena Farm will debit the balance from your card 3 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 3 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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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.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
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.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
Your dog must be tattooed and microchipped.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.
Please select an electric hook-up if you wish to hire a fridge.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
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.
You'll need an Environment Agency rod licence (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of £100.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. between 28/05 and 23/08.
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. between 01/01 - 27/05 and 24/08 - 31/12.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
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.
No vehicle movement between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m..

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 10 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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