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Entrance driveway and small carpark, early morning snapshot

General

  • Eco-conscious rural rental tents a mile from Lower Metherell
  • In the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Bike hire on site and close to walking trails and canoe trips

To Cornwall, and Callington, and a cracking country break with a conscience. For not only is The Copper Pot Campsite in a most favourable location (bordering the National Trust’s Cotehele estate and in the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), it’s also been purposely set up with low-impact, eco-friendly stays in mind.

It’s possible to drive, of course, but the folks here are mighty keen to encourage guests to seek alternatives, and they’ve gone all out to ensure that’s as easy as can be. For starters, if you arrive by train (at Gunnislake, 10 minutes away) they’ll happily sort transport to whisk you to the site; from then on you can hit the local walking trails or hire their bikes for two-wheeled touring.

Carting heaps of caboodle around isn’t an issue either, as they’ve provided all the bits and bobs you need for a break (well, most of it – you’ll still need to provide your own pants and the like). Rental tents are already set up with beds and bedding, and there’s plenty of cooking kit to help you prep meals in the well-equipped kitchen or out at the two campfire/barbecue areas (if you’ve not toddled off to the pub 10 minutes away, that is).

Other facilities are, as you’d imagine, similarly eco-conscious: the off-grid tents have LED lighting and are a short stroll from a bathroom with compost toilets and hot showers.

Please note

No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Tents are not accepted at this park.

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


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UNIQUE CAMPSITE- CANT WAIT TO RETURN29/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnnemarie y.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Wildflower safari tent
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    We liked everything!!!!!! Best site weve visited!!!!
    We chose this site as it was parmount that we stayed in an environmentally friendly site that respects nature and has minimal impact on our surroundings, allowing nature to flourish.
    After a 4 hours drive with 4 high pitched 8-10 year olds ( birthday getaway) all our tension went away the moment we arrived. The host was amazing not to imposing but friendly, informative, approachable and warm. We were greeted on arrival and shown around the campsite so we get our bearings and begin having fun. The campsite was perfection compost toilets and showerroom were fly free, odourless and clean. The kitchen was thoroughly clean and had such an amazing view.
    Our tent was clean and we all slept well so beds had good mattresses and sheets were clean. What we particularly loved was the fact we werent crammed in and situated near to other guests. This gives guests the opportunity to relax in privacy and in our case meant that our noisy entourage didnt disturb others. Our tent had a firepit barbecue area a mere footsteps away and a little further was the communal fire pit. The children loved adventuring around the rustic scenery. We used this area to gain knowledge from our host to deter how we were going to spend our time here which (as an after thought) supports the local community eg. Local pub, shops, tourist industry.
    We are definitely returning.......but just the two of us for a couples getaway.......heaven. 😀

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    Returning home

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This is a really beautiful site, with loads of wildlife to spot04/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMegan C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bamboo bell tent
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    The peaceful beautiful surroundings and cooking food on a fire. James who runs it was friendly and super helpful and even cooked for us one night. We loved listening to owls, spotting bats at dusk and song birds in the morning. A brilliant place to stay

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I cannot summarise our stay it was so lovely. Definitely stay here!!27/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKaren Y.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Sunflower safari tent
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    Everything! This place is a little corner of paradise. The set up of each tent is perfect so that you aren't overlooking anyone else. Lovely communal areas with good utilities. Even the toilets were better than I had expected, having never experienced a compost toilet before!! Very clean, and didnt smell at all. The site owners are a delight, so friendly and helpful and they went above and beyond their role over the weekend. We loved meeting Hildy & Roxy too!

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    Having to come home!

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I and my family had a lovely time staying at …24/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAurelija G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Sunflower safari tent
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    I and my family had a lovely time staying at Copper Pot and owner James and his wife were amazing!

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Great site, beautiful local!12/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMelanie B.Confirmed

  • Wildflower safari tent
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    We loved the site, the tent was great and the children loved being outdoors. James got the campfire ready for us which was perfect. Over all a fantastic stay and we will definitely be back.

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Beautiful, peaceful setting, very hospitable staff and good facilities10/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Wildflower safari tent
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    Everything...tent-luxury of beds, duvets and carpets while still under canvas, amazing setting, James and Liana- owners of site and their hospitality, kitchen facilities, compost toilet!

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A get away with from it all! No electricity & cooking on log fires07/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Sunflower safari tent
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    Watching the birds eat from the bird feeders as we had our breakfast and being woken up by the cows mooing

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James has worked so hard to make this a special …04/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHamish G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Wildflower safari tent
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    James has worked so hard to make this a special place for families or just adults to relax and have everything they need - it’s a great site in a stunning location totally off the beaten track! Really enjoyed our stay at The Copperpot!

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Very green, ecological place, very welcoming host. Perfect place for …04/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEvija K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Wildflower safari tent
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    Very green, ecological place, very welcoming host. Perfect place for a calm stay, possibility to by logs on site and eggs as well. James is really friendly and understanding host.

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Fantastically beautiful and alternative site. Exotic, relaxing and life nudging …31/07/2019

Reviewer's country: DenmarkMichelle S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Sunflower safari tent
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    Fantastically beautiful and alternative site. Exotic, relaxing and life nudging all in one go. It’s a bit of an original. Atmosphere is as friendly and warm as I believe it gets. Accomodation is ready to be moved in to, making it easy going camping. Smaller site, loads to do and see in the local area on foot,- and slightly further afield by car, We loved it ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️

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    Nothing not to like!☀️☀️☀️☀️

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Features

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Pre-erected tents

Themes

Forest

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

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

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

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

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Restaurant nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Location

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  • Lower Metherell, Callington, Cornwall, England, PL17 8BP
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.4957°N 4.2482°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Landrake (Cornwall): By pass Bus Stop — 5.3 miles
Tavistock Bus Station — 5.7 miles
Burraton (Cornwall): Coach Stop — 5.8 miles
Train stations
Calstock Rail Station — 1.7 miles
Gunnislake Rail Station — 1.9 miles
Bere Alston Rail Station — 2.2 miles
Ferry ports
Torpoint Ferry Terminal — 8.7 miles
Devonport Ferry Terminal — 8.7 miles
Plymouth Stonehouse Ferry Terminal — 9.7 miles
Airports
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 33.6 miles

Directions


The site is keen to encourage travel by public transport, but if you’re driving please follow the instructions below rather than satnavs.

From Plymouth, follow the signs to Cotehele. Instead of turning right going over the bridge to Cotehele Quay, continue on the road towards Harrowbarrow. Turn right just before the Harrowbarrow sign and continue along this road until you get to the site on the right.

From Tavistock, take the A390 past Gunnislake, then take the left turn signposted for Metherell. In Metherell, take the left into Lower Metherell at the Cross House Inn, then follow the road round to a T-junction. Take the left turning and look out for the site on the right.

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

Kick off your local wanderings with an outing to the Cotehele estate: it’ll take you half an hour or so to walk over to the Tudor house to see the collections amassed by the Edgecumbe family over 600 years (including a giant pair of whale jawbones) and meander through the gardens and woodland paths. Trot back via Cotehele Mill to sample cakes and biscuits created from flour freshly ground with power from the Victorian waterwheel.

That cake isn’t just for fun – it’ll also provide essential fuel for guided canoe trips on the Tamar river from Cotehele Quay (an excellent excuse for a second biscuit), or a trip to the Tamar Trails Centre, five miles away, to walk the trails, career along the mountain bike tracks or pick your way along the treetop courses.

Biking types can also take the 20-minute pedal to the Drakes Trail for a traffic-free run all the way to Plymouth. If you have brought a car, it’ll take half an hour or to so get to Plymouth (to visit the aquarium, take a dip in the lido or sample the local gin), 15 minutes to the maize maze at Smeaton’s Farm or 50 minutes to the Eden Project’s famed plant-filled domes.

Must see

  • National Marine Aquarium (10.3 miles)
  • Dartmoor Zoological Park (12.7 miles)
  • Buckfast Abbey (20.8 miles)

National Trust

  • Cotehele Mill (1.0 miles)
  • Cotehele (1.0 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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  11 a.m.

The Copper Pot Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

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.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. The Copper Pot Campsite will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does The Copper Pot Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Copper Pot Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Copper Pot Campsite? Kick off your local wanderings with an outing to the Cotehele estate: it’ll take you half an hour or so to walk over to the Tudor house to see the collections amassed … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Copper Pot Campsite?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at The Copper Pot Campsite? From £85 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

Coronavirus
Tents are not accepted at this park.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m..
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.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of £100.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. between 01/04 and 01/10 and between 01/10 and 01/04.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Additional terms

Fires and barbecues must be kept in designated areas.

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