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Lower Pennycrocker Farm

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General

  • Relaxed farm site half a mile from the South West Coast Path
  • 2.5 miles from Boscastle and five from King Arthur land at Tintagel
  • Stunning views and excellently-kept amenities

If you're striding out on the South West Coast Path (and if you're staying in Cornwall or Devon you absolutely must), you might like to try an especially handsome section to tackle, the four-mile hike from Boscastle to kingly Arthur's old castle of Tintagel: it's utterly majestic.

How timely, then, that the South West Coast Path and route to Boscastle is a mere half mile from Lower Pennycrocker Farm, which lies in a coast location most convenient for this traipse and other top-hole Cornwall attractions. (Eg, it's a few minutes' drive from cracking surf at Crackington Haven and seven miles from much more of the foamy same at Bude).

The views in this part of the world – from both the campsite and the cliffs on its doorstep – are fit for a king, which is probably why the vicinity's been crowned as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Bodmin Moor is about seven miles away to see Cornish views of a different but still eminent sort, and if it's urbanity you're after, the town of Boscastle is two and a half miles away and Wadebride and Port Isaac within 30–40 minutes respectively.

On site, all is royally relaxed on this laidback farm, with free hot showers, chemical disposal, washing-up areas and spankingly clean amenities all round. A farm shop is about five minutes' drive away, or wander down to it via the coastal path.

As befits a park with miles of hikes all around, dogs are allowed at Lower Pennycrocker, but please keep them on leads on site and exercise them away from the farm.

Please note

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

Single-sex bookings of 8 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.


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9.6

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99% would recommend this site to a friend.

98% would stay here again.

 

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Site was well maintained with lovely views for sunset 22/10/2017

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

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Site was well maintained with lovely views for sunset

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Excellent site, facilities very clean, lots of hot water for showers. 03/10/2017

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

  • Camping pod (no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Close to Tintagel, Port Isaac, .loved Boscastle, easy to find .

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    The wind 😊

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A quiet peaceful site with a friendly welcome 27/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Nicola V. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    A quiet peaceful site with a friendly welcome

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Lovely owners, facilities clean, and an honesty box shop! 12/09/2017

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

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Views to die for! Peace and quiet, real countryside site.

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    Very windy due to height above sea, but small price to pay for stunning views!

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Top notch site, with very clean facilities and excellent views. 11/09/2017

matthew_b213684 Confirmed

  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very helpful and friendly owners, extremely picturesque views of the sea from the campsite.
    Facilities were basic but very very clean and well kept, water was always hot and pressure was excellent.
    Traditional camping without the luxuries of other campsites, which in my view spoil the ethos of camping.
    Plenty of space for the kids to run around and make friends with other children.
    Pitch size was very generous with enough room for our tent, awning and parking for two cars.
    Will definitely be booking again.

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    Not really a criticism but make sure your tent is well maintained as the wind speeds can get quite high. One of the downsides to the excellent location on the coast line, but the views made up for it

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Fantastic owner,excellent spacious pitches,clean & useful facilities 09/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Leah K. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    The site was perfect for our first time camping. We stayed for 12 nights and loved every moment of our holiday. Colin is one of the loveliest people I've ever met, on arrival he came to meet us on the site he gave us the choice on where we could pitch up our tent and even mowed the grass beforehand. Lots of room around our pitch and loads of free space to play. There was no pressure to pay Colin for our nights and he came to check up every morning to see if we were ok, and even after gale force winds,heavy rain and thick fog we felt safe with Colin and on his site. The showers were always hot and powerful. The toilets were spotlessly clean and plenty of toilet paper and washing up facilities were great. The honesty shop (with essentials like milk, soups, some toiletries and sweets!) is a fantastic idea and my girls loved using it. The Freezer was great for our ice packs and some items of food.I really can't say a bad word about this site and would definitely recommend it and we certainly will be back next year to discover more of north Cornwall. Thank you Colin for making us camping lovers 😀

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Nice surroundings, good facilities 04/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom antonius v. Confirmed

  • Camping pod (no pets)
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    Nice surroundings, good facilities

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    The slats on the bed could be replaced with a solid plane so its easier/safer for airbeds

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Tip top! 03/09/2017

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

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Quiet and beautiful campsite with views of the Sea and Boscastle look out station. Lovely warm, clean showers and toilets. Owner Colin was very friendly and relaxed. Would definitely come again.

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great site,facilities were really good,colin was excellent 29/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom jayne h. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Space was brilliant,shower's were good,Colin was always available

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    People used up hot water,so had to be up early to get a hot shower

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Beatiful views, hot showers and a relaxed atmosphere. Highly recommend. 29/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Michael M. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Beatiful views, hot showers and a relaxed atmosphere.
    Highly recommend.

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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

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

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Surf school nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent pitches

Location

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  • St Juliot Boscastle, Cornwall, England, PL35 0BY
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.7033°N 4.6568°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bude: Strand Coach Stop — 10.0 miles
Launceston: Westgate Street Coach Stop — 13.8 miles
Wadebridge: The Link Rd Coach Stop — 15.1 miles
Train stations
Bodmin Parkway Rail Station — 17.8 miles
Coombe Junction Halt (Rail Station) — 19.4 miles
Liskeard Rail Station — 19.5 miles
Ferry ports
Rock Padstow Ferry Landing — 16.1 miles
Padstow Ferry Landing — 16.6 miles
Fowey Custom House Quay Ferry Landing — 25.1 miles
Airports
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 23.4 miles

Directions


By car
On the A39, take the Boscastle turning (B3263), 1.5 miles south of Wainhouse Corner. Follow the road for 2.7 miles and then turn right at the Lower Pennycrocker Campsite sign. We are the second farm on the left approximately three quarters of a mile in.

From Boscastle car park (by car)
Head north towards Bude on the B3263. Continue on this road for approximately 2.5 miles and then take the left hand turning signposted Lower Pennycrocker Campsite. We are the second farm on the left.

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

Start off on that South West Coast Path near Lower Pennycrocker Farm: you'll be on the path within half a mile of base and the Boscastle to Tintagel Castle leg starts two and a half miles from there, passing delightfully-named landmarks like Firebeacon Hill, Rocky Valley and Barras Nose.

The nearest beach to the farm is Crackington Haven less than three miles away, around a coastal village with a shop, two small cafés and a pub.

The beach is lifeguarded in summer, as are the ones at Bude a 20-minute drive away; both are sublimely good surfing spots and popular with families. Never tried it? Enrol in a surf school at Bude or several other beachly locations within a short drive to find out more.

If you're wandering just to Boscastle or stopping off there on the way to Arthurland, make time for a captivating afternoon in the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, apparently 'held in high esteem by the British occult community' (hurrah). A visit to the pottery shop and a picnic overlooking Boscastle's harbour should very much be on the cards too.

Other options in the area include tackling the golf course at nearby Camelford (other decent courses are at Bude and Launceston), or a meander around Bodmin Moor: see if you can spy the famous beast… Bude Canal is 20 minutes' away for those fancying fishing or boat trips; canoe, kayak and pedalo hire are all available.

The calm Camel Trail to Padstow can be cycled from Wadebridge 30 minutes' drive away; a cinema is in Wadebridge too (and one 15 minutes away in Poundstock) if you fancy the flicks.

Finally, have a day in Port Isaac within 30–40 minutes to snap selfie opps galore among its whitewashed cottages and teeny passageway Squeezy Belly Alley.

Must see

  • Tintagel Castle (5.2 miles)
  • Rock Beach (15.9 miles)
  • Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park (19.0 miles)

National Trust

  • Tintagel Old Post Office (5.0 miles)
  • Lawrence House (13.6 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. –  8:30 p.m.
Depart:  11:30 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Please provide estimated arrival time in your booking form.

Lower Pennycrocker Farm cancellation policy

No penalties

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.

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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.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

General
Campfires are not permitted.
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.

Occupancy
Single-sex bookings of 8 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Additional terms

Loud noise after 10pm will not be tolerated.

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