Haven Lake Farm

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A lakeside view (added by manager 20 Feb 2022)
Flat pitch sites all around (added by manager 17 jan 2023)
Springers enjoying the site (added by manager 17 jan 2023)
Microlights flying over the fields (added by manager 20 feb 2022)

  • North Cornwall pop-up campsite on a family-run smallholding
  • Two miles from Crackington Haven beach; Bude 15 minutes
  • Quiet setting, with farm animals and a lake
Located in a peaceful north Cornwall location, Haven Lake Farm has a name that really says it all. This place is indeed a 'haven' for wildlife, families and anyone who loves cute farm animals – of which there are a fair few wandering about. 'Lake' because – you've guessed it – there's a large body of water close to the spacious pitches, meaning lots of the site has simply stunning views. And 'farm' because this is a working family-run smallholding, allowing you to get a real taste of rural life as well as a relaxing holiday. Think fresh eggs straight from the hens, homemade jams or firewood sourced from the site's own trees. Portaloos and showers are available here, and dogs and barbecues are allowed too (there's a dedicated area for the latter, complete with handy picnic benches). Haven Lake Farm is five minutes' drive from the small village of Crackington Haven, where there's access to the beach and plenty of coastal footpaths to explore. A small village shop is available too, while larger stores, pubs and supermarkets are a quarter of an hour's drive up the road in Bude, a pretty seaside town. In Poundstock (10 minutes) , just south of Bude, there's also a cinema if you fancy some indoor entertainment after days exploring the countryside.

Site type

Tent pitches 30
Opens 22 July
Please note
  • At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
  • Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
  • Swimming in the lake is not allowed.
  • There is no reception on-site: on arrival please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Mon, 22 Jul to

Pitch types & availability

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Can't wait to stay again

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

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Loved the quiet location and beautiful setting. Hosts were very friendly and helpful. All amenities were clean and tidy.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Lovely site, lovely hosts 😊

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

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Lovely site. Level, easy pitching. Beautiful lake area. Friendly, relaxed hosts. Basic amenities, but nice and clean. 5 min drive from stunning beach. Easy to get to Widemouth Bay and Bude too. Not max marks for amenities, but it's advertised as wild camping, so it's actually v good for that. Wi-fi reception patchy on pitches, but fine 100m up, by the entrance.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Great location, lovely lake, small, quiet wild camping site. Super friendly hosts.…

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

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Great location, lovely lake, small, quiet wild camping site. Super friendly hosts.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Will go again.

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

Non-electric grass tent pitch (large)

Liked: Lots of space to set up as a large group. Lovely local beach.

Disliked: Cold shower!

Recommend to friends Visit again

Amazing venue very reasonably priced. The owners are very friendly. I would…

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

Non-electric grass tent pitch (large)

Liked: Amazing venue very reasonably priced. The owners are very friendly. I would definitely return with friends and family

Recommend to friends Visit again

"No frills" family camping done beautifully.

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
Gary V. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: "No frills" family camping done beautifully. After a slightly nervous arrival (location is well flagged from the road, but we almost missed the "If we're not here" notice on the open gate), we had plenty of space in which to choose a spot. No marked pitches, but the ground is level and even. Rachel and Jamie (site owners) later arrived, and were both lovely and really helpful. This site has a welcoming, family feel to it. Luxury portaloo-type toilets were basic, but spotless. Shower was equally clean, and hot, with good pressure. Fridge and freezer use available 100m away from the camping field. Off-ground fire-pit facility provided. Site is on a smallholding, with chickens, sheep and ducks, and the most glorious views. Easy driving access to Crackington Haven beach, or main roads for exploring North Cornwall. We didn't stay long enough to visit their lake, but will likely return for more nights.

Recommend to friends Visit again

The hosts were so relaxed and friendly.

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

Non-electric grass tent pitch (large)

Liked: Wow what an amazing find.. I almost don't want to recommend this place as I want it all for myself. But seriously a a place that just keeps giving..x

Recommend to friends Visit again

Stunning location, quiet, good access to the beach. Owners were so welcoming…

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

Non-electric grass tent pitch (large)

Liked: Stunning location, quiet, good access to the beach. Owners were so welcoming and accommodating. The farm animals were delightful and an added bonus. The sky at night was incredible filled with stars due to no light pollution. We will definitely be back again

Recommend to friends Visit again

Small family run site,perfect for a quite relaxing break

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

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Spacious pitches,very quiet site,beautiful surroundings.

Recommend to friends Visit again

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Overall 10/10
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Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch (large)

Liked: 🙏🙏🙏🙏😘😘😘😘

Disliked: 😇😇😇😇😇😇💋💋💋💋💋💋

Recommend to friends Visit again

From the manager: Thank you so much, it was a pleasure to meet you all, looking forward to seeing you again next time. I hope Andrea doesn't miss the chicks and ducks too much xx


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

Budget/backpacker Peaceful Remote location Spectacular scenery Walkers' paradise Wild camping

Utilities

Charging facilities Chemical disposal Electric car charging point(s) Gas cylinders available No hot water Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby Public transport nearby Shop nearby

Type

Farm Medium (26-50 pitches) Pop-up campsite

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

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

Location

Haven Lake Farm

Crackington Haven

Bude

Cornwall

England

EX23 0LF

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

50.71768°N
-4.6171°W

Nearest transport

Coach
8.3 mi The Strand
16.9 mi Lidl Superstore
16.9 mi Lidl Superstore
Rail
18.9 mi Bodmin Parkway Rail Station
19.7 mi Coombe Junction Halt (Rail Station)
19.8 mi Liskeard Rail Station
Ferry
18.1 mi Rock Padstow Ferry Landing
18.5 mi Padstow Ferry Landing
26.1 mi Fowey Custom House Quay Ferry Landing
Airport
25.3 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

Bude (15 minutes' drive) is an award-winning coastal resort with several separate beaches that are great for swimming, paddling or just barefoot strolling in the sand. There are also plenty of opportunities to try surfing here at well-established local watersports schools, as well as more niche sports like coasteering (if you're feeling brave enough). After touring the coast for a while, the town also has good leisure amenities to take advantage of, including a bowling alley. To the south, Tintagel (20 minutes) is a must-see for all things King Arthur. Reputed to be the legendary ruler's birthplace, this pretty village has a well-preserved medieval castle, coastal caves, museums and lots of independent shops and cafés. All in all, it makes an excellent day out, whether you're here for the history, the views, the food… or a mix of all three. North Cornwall is walking country too. You're just a couple of miles from the South West Coast Path here, as well as other gorgeous spots likes Rough Tor (30 minutes) for views over Bodmin Moor, the Crowdy Reservoir (15 minutes) for peaceful waterside strolls and St Nectan's Glen (15 minutes), a forest stream and waterfall hidden in a valley just outside Tintagel.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Crackington Haven 1.8 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Widemouth Sand 5.8 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Trebarwith Strand 8.1 mi Sea N/A Excellent Good Good
Summerleaze 8.3 mi Sea N/A Excellent Good Good
Crooklets 8.6 mi Sea N/A Excellent Good Good

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Tintagel Castle 7.2 mi

Rock Beach 17.9 mi

Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park 20.9 mi

Eden Project 24.9 mi

RHS Garden Rosemoor 26.1 mi

National Trust

Tintagel Old Post Office 7 mi

Lawrence House 12.4 mi

Lydford Gorge 22.9 mi

Cotehele Mill 23.1 mi

Cotehele 23.1 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

Strangles Country and Coast 1.3 mi

Beeny to Rusey Cliff (Crackington Haven) - Coastal 1.4 mi

St Gennys 1.8 mi

Millook Valley and Coast 3.4 mi

Millook Coast and Woodland 3.4 mi

Local events

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

    Par, Cornwall 25.4 mi

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

    Newquay, Cornwall 26.9 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 Haven Lake Farm have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Haven Lake Farm dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Haven Lake Farm? Bude (15 minutes' drive) is an award-winning coastal resort with several separate beaches that are great for swimming, paddling or just barefoot strolling in the sand. There are also plenty of opportunities … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Haven Lake Farm?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Haven Lake Farm? From £12 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.