The Camping Field

From £15 For 1 night, 2 adults 9.6 132 reviews
Wildflowers and pitches in the back (added by manager 01 Aug 2022)
Early morning views (added by manager 01 aug 2022)
The site is in the cornwall area of outstanding natural beauty (added by manager 15 jul 2021)
View of the site (added by manager 22 may 2022)

  • Wild camping with spectacular views on the Saint’s Way in Cornwall
  • A 10-minute drive to the Eden Project and 30 minutes to the coast
  • Back-to-basics site with hot showers; barbecues allowed
Everybody and their dogs are welcome at The Camping Field, a sheltered hillside spot with views across to Helman Tor and its prehistoric fort. Located in the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this site is all about peaceful seclusion – but with the added bonus of being a 10-minute drive from the A30. Whether you’re just passing through on your way to Land’s End or hanging around for a while, chances are you won’t be lost for something to do here. For starters, there are hiking opportunities aplenty: choose between the Saint’s Way (accessed directly from the site), Bodmin Moor (15 minutes’ drive) and the South West Coast Path (25 minutes). If you want to add a bit of culture to the mix, Georgian-era Pencarrow House and Garden (20 minutes) has a good line in antiques, as well as walks in landscaped parkland. The sea is a must in Cornwall, of course, so it's handy that the site is just a 30-minute drive from south coast beaches like sandy Porthpean and dog-friendly Spit Beach, and the kids can burn off energy on the rides at Springfield Fun Park (20 minutes). Most people, however, will probably put the famous Eden Project (10 minutes) at the top of their to-do list, and spend a day pottering around tropical greenhouses dotted with madcap sculptures. Limited facilities to give guests something of a wild-camping experience include toilets, hot showers, water taps, a washing-up area and a grey-water waste unit. Barbecues are permitted on site, and you can pick up any bits and bobs in St Austell (20 minutes).

Site type

Tent pitches 53
Touring caravan pitches 53
Motorhome pitches 53
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Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Thu, 21 Mar to

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Clean facilities, hot showers. Helpful host

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

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Owner so helpful and friendly. Lovely hot showers

Disliked: Nil

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From the manager: Thank you Laura for your review Just what you need after all those bike rides you did a good hot shower Hope to see you soon Happy camping Richard

Great site in a beautiful rural location. Friendly, helpful owner.

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

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Richard the farmer is lovely, very accommodating and full of advice for things to do. Great views of Helman Tor. Plenty of space, nice clean loos and warm water for washing up.

Disliked: Unfortunately the ground was quite wet from all the rain this week but there is a good solid path, a tractor on hand and some good advice on where to park and how to get good traction!

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From the manager: Thank you Niki for your review Yes the view of helman tor is outstanding and you did some great walks around the coast I am always here and give good advice were to pitch in wet conditions The field is still in good shape as drains well Hope to see you soon Happy camping Richard

Really lovely basic site run by the great Roger. Its a…

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

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Really lovely basic site run by the great Roger. Its a basic but greatblocation. Use the The Camping Field for your GPS to ensure you find this gem first time.

Disliked: Just the weather this past weekend :)

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From the manager: Hi Ian thank you for your review I am glad you both enjoyed the stay at the Camping field I hope to see you both soon Happy camping Richard

Excellent site, with everything you need for a great camping trip

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

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Arrived 1.55hrs early, was not a problem! Advised to move to the bottom of the field as it was less sodden. Offered wood for fire pit although we chose not to. Was making our meal when a tractor appeared in front of us bearing a portaloo which was placed near to our camper. What better service could you ask for? A beautiful rural place to stay, with everything you need! Would definitely recommend and will return.

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From the manager: Thank you Mandy for lovely review Always happy to help I see you both soon relaxing having a barbecue and a beer Happy camping Richard

Super site, fab views facilities as advertised and we're ideal for us

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

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Fab little site and Richard was so welcoming, waking up to the view was a treat, nice hot shower and basic loos but clean and tidy, still the signs of wild flowers around which were super cute, went with family and will definitely be back again 😀

Disliked: Nothing

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From the manager: Thank you Alison for your review The wild flowers were superb all summer yes everyone love the quietness with outstanding views of helman tor I hope you come in the summer and have a lovely barbecue fire Hope to see you soon Happy camping Richard

Friendly welcome on arrival. Great countryside views with wildflower border a pretty…

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

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Friendly welcome on arrival. Great countryside views with wildflower border a pretty touch.

Disliked: Nothing

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From the manager: Thank you Richard for your review Those wildflowers are just beautiful and glad you enjoyed them Hope to see you both next year Happy camping Richard

Good ground but awful facilities

Overall 4/10
Location 6
Value for money 6
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 2
Customer service 6
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 4
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Nice open feild with lots of space and places to pick to pitch up. Close to the Eden project.

Disliked: No proper toilets. Only proterloos. The showers were so small. Only about 60cm of dry space to get dressed. Water pressure was awful and kept going cold. No real signs to locate the ground. Just a roughly painted piece of wood.

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From the manager: Hi Laura thank you for your negative feedback We are a basic campsite On pitchup we are advertising as having portaloos The showers have plenty of space for changing over 2 feet I don't know whst is your problem with that The showers do work if you press the button a few times it will come out hot There are 3 well located signs on the road to the campsite it is just bizarre that you could not see them Pleanty of Happy campers been here Pleanty our coming back again Happy camping Richard I

Ok for 1 night

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

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Big empty field park where you like Hot shower in shed

Disliked: The porta loo needed emptying and a good clean

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From the manager: Thank you Maxine for the feed back We are just a basic campsite With portaloos they were empty 2 days before you arrive and 3 portaloos in feild for 6 campers which is pleanty they are clean 3 or 4 times a day . All I got to say I am sorry if my cleaning standards are not up to your standards Happy camping Richard

Would come again.

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

Electric grass pitch

Liked: The setting - quietness - cleanliness - friendly owner with good local knowledge.

Disliked: Lots of cut wet grass and no basin for general wash and teeth cleaning.

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From the manager: Thank you Kirsty for your lovely feedback I am really pleased that you had a good time at the Camping field I will put in a basin for next year so that campers can brush there and thank you for that Unfortunately the grass this autumn has grown a lot more than usual and it has been wet Hope to see you both soon Happy camping Richard

Excellent basic site for the adventurous souls and nature lovers

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

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: 3rd stay here with Richard. Everytime has been an adventure! This time we fell asleep listening to the owls calling to each other. It's a magical place.

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From the manager: Thank you fir your lovely review Phil and Rosie This is what camping all about listening darkness fires stars and forget about the rat race See you both soon Happy camping Richard


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

Disabled facilities

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

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Large (51-200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

The Camping Field

Tredinnick Farm

Luxulyan

Bodmin

Cornwall

England

PL30 5DS

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

50.40626°N
-4.7467°W

Nearest transport

Coach
3.4 mi Royal Talbot Hotel
3.4 mi Royal Talbot Hotel
3.4 mi Polgrean Place
Rail
1.1 mi Luxulyan Rail Station
2 mi Bugle Rail Station
3.6 mi Lostwithiel Rail Station
Ferry
6.7 mi Fowey Custom House Quay Ferry Landing
6.9 mi Bodinnick Ferry Landing
7 mi Fowey Town Quay Ferry Landing
Airport
11.8 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

Screech Owl Sanctuary (20 minutes’ drive) is home to more than just owls, though these are really rather lovely to handle and admire in the regular flying displays. Other residents include emus, alpacas and wallabies, which you can meet, pet and feed (advance booking is recommended). Also on site are a playground and a café serving delicious homemade cakes. If you're travelling with young children, they might like the rides at Camel Creek Family Theme Park (30 minutes), which include a floral take on spinning teacups, a gentle drop tower and a water-fight ground with fillable balloons, plus soft-play areas. At the restored Lost Gardens of Heligan (40 minutes), you can stroll through themed areas such as the Productive Gardens, growing a bounty of fruit and veg; the Pleasure Grounds, dotted with statuary and fountains; and the Jungle, a lush area of tropical palm trees, banana plantations and bamboo tunnels.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Par Sands 4.7 mi Sea N/A Good Good Good
Shorthorn Beach 4.9 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Crinnis Beach 4.9 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Charlestown 5.2 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Duporth 5.5 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Eden Project 2.6 mi

Lost Gardens of Heligan 8.7 mi

Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park 9.9 mi

Rock Beach 12.7 mi

Lappa Valley Steam Railway 13.5 mi

National Trust

Trerice 13 mi

Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps 13.4 mi

Tintagel Old Post Office 17.7 mi

Trelissick Garden 18.3 mi

St Anthony Head 20.8 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

LANHYDROCK 3.5 mi

Lanhydrock House - the River Fowey 3.6 mi

TREGREHAN 4 mi

Cardinham Woods 5.3 mi

Cardinham Woods Ramble 5.3 mi

Local events

  • Eden Sessions (Wednesday 12 June 2024 – Wednesday 12 June 2024)

    Par, Cornwall 3.3 mi

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

    Newquay, Cornwall 13 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.

Want to know more about camping in Cornwall?

  • Does The Camping Field have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Camping Field dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Camping Field? Screech Owl Sanctuary (20 minutes’ drive) is home to more than just owls, though these are really rather lovely to handle and admire in the regular flying displays. Other residents include emus, … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Camping Field?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  Anytime –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  Anytime
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at The Camping Field? From £15 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.