Orchard Springs Campsite

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Aerial view of the campsite (added by manager 09 jun 2024)
Holiday homes (added by manager 17 jun 2024)
Reception hut (added by manager 09 jun 2024)

  • A country escape 30 minutes’ walk from the centre of Bodmin
  • A 20-minute drive from the Eden Project; 35 mins from Truro
  • Individual luxury shower rooms; on-site shop and bakery
Cornwall may be famed for its savoury pasties, but you can expect an altogether sweeter treat when you stay at Orchard Springs Campsite. The two-acre site is on the outskirts of the town of Bodmin, but green fields and an orchard and stream give it a country escape feel. The centre of Bodmin is less than two miles from Orchard Springs, and Bodmin Jail, Cornwall’s Regimental Museum, the Bodmin Town Museum and Bodmin’s Obelisk are all within 35 minutes’ walk of the site. Bodmin also has plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants where you can pick up souvenirs and supplies, scull some local brews or have a taste of Cornish cuisine. If you’re not feeling up to the trip into Bodmin, an on-site shop in the reception hut has the basics you’ll need, as well as some Orchard Springs home-baked bread and pastries. A campers’ kitchen with microwave, fridge freezer and ice blocks is also available for guests’ use. A toilet block built by local craftspeople rounds out facilities, with individual shower rooms giving you a little extra privacy during your stay. Orchard Springs Campsite opened in 2018: its owners spent the 10 years before that running another successful site in the region.

Site type

Tent pitches 30
Caravans for hire 2
Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 1
Open now
Opens 1 May
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
  • Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Group bookings of 2 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
  • Single-sex bookings of 6 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Bookings must not be for more than 21 consecutive nights.
  • Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
  • This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Wed, 1 May to

Pitch types & availability

Other pitch types

Reviews

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Great little spot, beautiful shepherds hut

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness No rating
Wifi 10
Louise B. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Shepherd's hut

Liked: Easy to find and close to lots of attractions, a really cute spot with well-kept amenities, 2 toilet blocks, a sensible kitchen, and multiple private shower cubicles. Owners were very friendly. The shepherd's hut was the cutest thing, the perfect size for a solo traveler or couple. Lots of plugs, good kettle etc. They have included a heater but recommend bringing a portable fan if traveling in the summer.

Disliked: The mini fridge in the shepherd's hut wasn't very good. It was fine for my short stay but I wouldn't recommend relying on it, maybe bring some cooler packs to boost it. They have a freezer for re-freezing these.

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Beautiful location and very peaceful with wildlife at early hours 😍…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Caroline C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

2 bedroom static caravan

Liked: Beautiful location and very peaceful with wildlife at early hours 😍

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Would happily stay here again

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Heather G. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Shepherd's hut

Liked: Very comfortable bed, really sweet and cosy shepards hut with fantastic facilities next to it. Beautiful area

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Excellent camping site. Loved it.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Tristan V. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Perfect field and quiet. Wasn’t busy at all as we are early in the season but the facilities were excellent , well maintained and clean. The pitches are very generous and well spaced. Great WiFi too. Good location to travel to north and south coasts in Cornwall.

Disliked: Nothing.

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The site was clean and well maintained, nice and quiet! The owner…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Maisie F. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: The site was clean and well maintained, nice and quiet! The owner was helpful and showed us where the facilities were. Easy access to Bodmin, shops, the jail etc.

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Excellent location with immaculately clean facilities.

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
victoria w. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Lovely campsite that we have now stayed at twice. Immaculate facilities and so peaceful & quiet . Ideal location as a base to explore Devon and Cornwall

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Fab peaceful site , good sized pitches, clean toilet and shower block…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Joanne M. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Fab peaceful site , good sized pitches, clean toilet and shower block ,friendly owners .

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Needs more loo’s but not that bad.

Overall 6/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 4
Child friendliness 2
Cleanliness 4
Wifi 6
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Location and potential

Disliked: Facilities not enough ( mornings and evening waiting to go spend a penny because only 4 showers/6 loos)and not overly clean. Not owner’s fault but was not a quite site at night.

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Lovely camp site, with great facilities. Very clean and friendly staff.…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 8
Charlotte M. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Lovely camp site, with great facilities. Very clean and friendly staff.

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Lovely, quiet site. Spacious pitches and good facilities. Great recommendations given by…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Lovely, quiet site. Spacious pitches and good facilities. Great recommendations given by the friendly owners. The location is ideal for sightseeing in the near vicinity but also within an easy drive of both north and south Cornwall coasts. Would definitely stay here again.

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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 TV room Take away Tennis Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available Car parking by pitch/unit Composting toilet Dog park Drying room Food shop Free wifi Ice pack freezing Internet access Launderette Parent & baby washroom Pick-up from public transport Portable toilet 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 Walkers' paradise Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities Chemical disposal Communal freezer Electric car charging point(s) Gas cylinders available Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby Nearby farmers' market Public transport nearby Shop nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby Cycling nearby Golf nearby Horse riding nearby Indoor pool nearby Mountain biking nearby Restaurant nearby

Location

Orchard Springs Campsite

Kymsland

Blowinghouse Lane

Bodmin

Cornwall

England

PL30 5BN

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

50.4584°N
-4.74195°W

Nearest transport

Coach
1.4 mi Car Park
1.4 mi Priory House
4.7 mi Royal Talbot Hotel
Rail
3.6 mi Bodmin Parkway Rail Station
4.6 mi Bugle Rail Station
4.7 mi Luxulyan Rail Station
Ferry
9.4 mi Fowey Custom House Quay Ferry Landing
9.6 mi Bodinnick Ferry Landing
9.8 mi Fowey Town Quay Ferry Landing
Airport
11.6 mi Newquay St Mawgan Airport

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

Fans of the BBC’s Poldark will recognise some of the place names in the area around Orchard Springs: the towns of Bodmin and Truro are close by, with Bodmin a short walk from the site and Truro a 35-minute drive. Poldark is synonymous with lingering shots of the Cornish moors, and tours can take you to some of the coves and mines that bring the show to life. This area of Cornwall has a lot more to it than filming locations. The Eden Project, a 20-minute drive away, is a top spot to get up close with nature in the outdoor gardens and tropical and Mediterranean biomes or, if you’re feeling brave, have a go on England’s longest zipwire. The Eden Project looks to the future, but if you’d prefer to dig around in the past there are plenty of historic sites close by. Get a feel for Victorian life at Lanhydrock House and Gardens, a 15-minute drive from Orchard Springs; a look at the Elizabethan era at Prideaux Place, 30 minutes away, or head back to Georgian times at Pencarrow, 10 minutes from the site. If the zip wire at the Eden Project got you geared up for a more active break, you can cycle or walk the Camel Trail – which passes through Bodmin on its way towards the fishing port of Padstow on the northern Cornish coast – or take to the seas at one of the highly-rated surfing beaches nearby.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Par Sands 8 mi Sea N/A Good Good Good
Shorthorn Beach 8.4 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Crinnis Beach 8.5 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Polkerris 8.7 mi Sea N/A Good Good Good
Charlestown 8.8 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Eden Project 6.2 mi

Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park 8.5 mi

Rock Beach 10.3 mi

Lost Gardens of Heligan 12.2 mi

Tintagel Castle 14.6 mi

National Trust

Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps 12.7 mi

Trerice 14 mi

Tintagel Old Post Office 14.1 mi

Lawrence House 20.7 mi

Trelissick Garden 21.1 mi

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Other

Lanhydrock House - the River Fowey 2.2 mi

LANHYDROCK 2.8 mi

Cardinham Woods 2.9 mi

Cardinham Woods Ramble 2.9 mi

Cardinham Woods and Wheal Glynn 2.9 mi

Local events

  • Boardmasters (Wednesday 7 August 2024 – Wednesday 7 August 2024)

    Newquay, Cornwall 13.1 mi

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.

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

Want to know more about camping in Cornwall?

  • Does Orchard Springs Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Orchard Springs Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Orchard Springs Campsite? Fans of the BBC’s Poldark will recognise some of the place names in the area around Orchard Springs: the towns of Bodmin and Truro are close by, with Bodmin a short walk … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Orchard Springs Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  9:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  9:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Orchard Springs Campsite? From £20 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.