Lower Pennycrocker Farm

View prices & book 9.7 347 reviews
Sea views from pitches (added by manager 02 Aug 2022)
Golden hour views from grass pitches (added by manager 02 aug 2022)
Beautiful sunsets (added by manager 02 aug 2022)
Peaceful and great for coast walks (added by richard_c30 10 jul 2015)

  • 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 path and the route to Boscastle is a mere half-mile from Lower Pennycrocker Farm, in a coastal location most convenient for this traipse and other top-notch Cornwall attractions. (For example, 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 site 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 and if it's urbanity you're after, Boscastle is two and a half miles away and Wadebridge and Port Isaac within 30 to 40 minutes' drive respectively. All is royally relaxed on this laidback farm, with free hot showers and spankingly clean amenities all round. A farm shop is about five minutes away by car… or you could wander down to it via the coastal path. Dogs are allowed at Lower Pennycrocker, but please keep them on leads and exercise them away from the farm.

Site type

Tent pitches 55
Touring caravan pitches 55
Motorhome pitches 55
Open now
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.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Sun, 24 Mar to

Pitch types & availability

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Nicely maintained park , facilities were very clean and everything was good…

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

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Nicely maintained park , facilities were very clean and everything was good , nothing was too much trouble. If you have children activities are limited, but was ideal for what we wanted.

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Quiet site, facilities clean

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
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Lovely site, no clubhouse or shop just peaceful with great views. The showers were hot and clean. The toilets always clean. Plan on returning to this site.

Disliked: Nothing

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So quiet, so friendly so close to the coastpath. Perfect.…

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

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: So quiet, so friendly so close to the coastpath. Perfect.

Disliked: Nothing

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Location was great, we had a lovely walk to Boscastle and back…

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

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Location was great, we had a lovely walk to Boscastle and back via the coastal path. Lovely quiet campsite. Colin was extremely friendly and helpful on arrival.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Get away from it all

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 6
Child friendliness 4
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: The view (when weather nice, lovely sunsets too) clean facilities, easy to find as well signposted. Very friendly owner. Good value.

Disliked: Dogs need to be exercised off site , down a lane and up a cart track is closest area, a shame as a small area on the campsite for bedtime loo breaks would be nice. A few loops to attach a lead outside the toilets would be very useful. Very exposed site if it's windy, in the EHU zones. Some of the non EHU areas are sheltered. Not all pitches are level.

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Great site, basic but great facilities.

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

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: We stayed midweek so it was very quiet, we were able to pitch wherever. I don't think there is a bad pitch on this site, you will get a sunset view everywhere. Facilities were clean and well stocked, with plugs for your hairdryer etc. Showers are real showers, not push-button-every-5-second ones. Freezers available to use, as well as firewood. Pitches are just slightly sloping, but nothing significant, just pay attention to which direction you will sleep. It's so quiet, well away from roads. We had a great stay and would stay again. It's a good location, close to Boscastle, Tintagel, Widemouth Bay, all sorts. No onsite shop but Boscastle is so close, and there is a farmshop just down the road.

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A splendid stay at this campsite. Friendly and helpful owner who explained…

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

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: A splendid stay at this campsite. Friendly and helpful owner who explained the site. Lovely surroundings with views and with all amenities for our stay. Totally recommend this lovely place.

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Excellent site with good views

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
Christopher D. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Excellent welcome. Excellent views. Nice and quiet site with good facilities

Disliked: Leaving

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Excellent valve for money

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: The site is very spacious, the owner Colin is very friendly and relaxed, nice hot showers, clean toilets, 4 sinks to wash up with plenty of space, campsite is very well looked after and clean. Nice views and a relaxing country atmosphere. I had electric hookup with no problems just plugged in everything working

Disliked: Not the site’s fault but the first night was very windy

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Great stay, clean facilities, excellent views. So peaceful!

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
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Could pitch where we liked on the field, the views were fantastic! The tent pitch field was almost enclosed by hedges and fencing making it feel really safe for the children to run round where we could still see them and keep an eye on them.

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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

D. of E. 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 Spectacular scenery Walkers' paradise 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 Public transport nearby Shop nearby

Type

Farm Large (51-200 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby Cycling nearby Fishing nearby Golf nearby Horse riding nearby Indoor pool nearby Restaurant nearby Surf school nearby

Location

Lower Pennycrocker Farm

St Juliot

Boscastle

Cornwall

England

PL35 0BY

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

50.70298°N
-4.65674°W

Nearest transport

Coach
10 mi The Strand
15.1 mi Lidl Superstore
15.1 mi Lidl Superstore
Rail
17.8 mi Bodmin Parkway Rail Station
19.4 mi Coombe Junction Halt (Rail Station)
19.5 mi Liskeard Rail Station
Ferry
16.1 mi Rock Padstow Ferry Landing
16.6 mi Padstow Ferry Landing
25.1 mi Fowey Custom House Quay Ferry Landing
Airport
23.4 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

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 splendidly 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 beach 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.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Crackington Haven 2.9 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Trebarwith Strand 6.1 mi Sea N/A Excellent Good Good
Widemouth Sand 7.6 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Summerleaze 10 mi Sea N/A Excellent Good Good
Crooklets 10.2 mi Sea N/A Excellent Good Good

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Tintagel Castle 5.2 mi

Rock Beach 15.9 mi

Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park 19 mi

Eden Project 23.5 mi

Newquay Zoo 27.1 mi

National Trust

Tintagel Old Post Office 5 mi

Lawrence House 13.6 mi

Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps 22.4 mi

Cotehele 23.8 mi

Cotehele Mill 23.8 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

Beeny to Rusey Cliff (Crackington Haven) - Coastal 0.7 mi

Boscastle - Valency Valley - Boscastle 1.5 mi

Strangles Country and Coast 1.7 mi

Boscastle Coast 1.8 mi

Boscastle - rugged coast, tranquil valley 1.9 mi

Local events

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

    Par, Cornwall 24.1 mi

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

    Newquay, Cornwall 24.9 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.

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Want to know more about camping in Cornwall?

  • Does Lower Pennycrocker Farm have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Lower Pennycrocker Farm dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Lower Pennycrocker Farm? 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 … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Lower Pennycrocker Farm?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Lower Pennycrocker Farm? From £20 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.