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Sycamores Camping

9.6

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General

  • Quiet and secure pop-up site in three acres of garden surrounds
  • In the small village of Valley Truckle, a mile from Camelford
  • Dog-friendly site with easy access to the A39

Camping, in Cornwall, near the coast?… Everything at Sycamores Camping points to a winning combination indeed, with the added bonus of being able to pitch up in a private and level three-acre paddock surrounded by floral gardens and Cornish hedging.

Set right off the A39, this family-friendly site is a pop-up affair, with basic portaloos for ladies and gents, hot showers and great access to many of Cornwall's best beaches. A south-facing position, splendid sunsets and a backing track of birdsong all make Sycamores a relaxing place to stay – one that's within easy reach of the wilds of Bodmin Moor, north Cornwall’s secluded sandy coves and King Arthur's castle at Tintagel.

This site is located in the small village of Valley Truckle, a mile from Camelford. Amenities in this latter spot are varied, but highlights include takeaways, a well-stocked supermarket, a pub, a swimming pool and a fish and chip shop. Finally, there's a convenience store and garage directly opposite the site entrance for any last-minute dashes for supplies.

Well-behaved dogs are welcome to come and stay with you at this pet-friendly site.


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9.6

Overall rating based on 26 reviews

 

96% would recommend this site to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

  77% described as Peaceful ?

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Lovely owner, super friendly and helpful. Perfect location for exploring. …06/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomZoe T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent (2 adults and 3 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Lovely owner, super friendly and helpful. Perfect location for exploring. Peaceful site, perfectly clean.

    Disliked: 

    Showers quite cold when the weather wasn’t great.

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Perfect, quiet little site. Alison made us feel very welcome30/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNic W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass motorhome pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Everything!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing at all.

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Spacious and relaxed campsite well located for lots of sights by car.17/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent (2 adults and 3 children)
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  • Liked: 

    - plenty of safe space for children to run around. There is a gate to the main road which is kept shut and is beyond the camping pitches anyway. Easy to keep sight on small children without having to follow them around at close quarters. So you can relax with a cuppa and watch them run around.
    - spacious level pitch
    - campfires allowed. The kids LOVED this and it made up for us not choosing a campsite with play area, pool, etc etc.
    - All the basic facilities you need (portaloos, tap, sponge, washing up liquid and bowl, three solar-powered open fronted- but facing a thick hedge for privacy- showers). All clean and working.
    - bell tent was very well equipped. You don’t need to bring anything apart from bedding, a torch and I would suggest a fold up airer and some S hooks if you have them for hanging wet things, or anything up. We brought a lot of our own stuff. If you do that you can pop the provided things you won’t use in an old caravan which is used for dry storage.
    - Brilliant location nearby all sorts of sights such as Tintagel Castle, beaches, Bodmin Moor, Camel Trail, etc. We were busy every day.
    - petrol station on the other side of the main road might not be the prettiest but it is useful for walking over to to get milk for your morning tea or pasties to take for lunch on the beach, or buying more sun cream! And it’s screened by mature trees so you only see the shop sign and associated glow from the campsite.
    - It is a main road but it didn’t disturb us as we were well set back from it and couldn’t see it. We used the campsite as a base for day trips and somewhere to relax late afternoon onwards. It was perfect for this.
    - Alison was a great host who lives in a house on the site. We had a relaxed stay with three small children in a bell tent for 11 nights and would return.
    - There are no swings/slides etc but it was nice for the children to run round and make their own games up. We brought activity books, balls, etc with us.
    -pretty campsite with loads of flowers in the garden on your way in. Alison won a trophy for her blooms while we were there.
    -Good value accommodation which meant we had more money to spend on experiences, like pony trekking on Bodmin :)

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly owner.04/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMelissa J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass motorhome pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Everything! Alison, the owner is a diamond. She welcomed us so well. The campsite is so neat and clean. We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely come back. Highly recommend it.

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The host was very helpful and went above and beyond …11/06/2022

Reviewer's country: BelgiumAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass motorhome pitch
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    The host was very helpful and went above and beyond to accommodate. Facilities were immaculate. Having camped at open meadow sites before arriving we found the pitch size a bit small and the site somewhat overcrowded, plus it w is next to a busy road.

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Clean facilities, level pitches and no one else staying!16/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Fire pit

    Disliked: 

    Limited facilities. Very near busy road

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Excellent, a quiet place, clean, close to the market, child …04/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Excellent, a quiet place, clean, close to the market, child and dog friendly. The owner was very helpful and kind. We thank you.

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Well looked after site, welcoming owner, all around fantastic camping30/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomElla T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Location is fantastic, to explore the Bodmin moors and surrounding areas, a short drive from rough tor car park casting some stunning views. The campsite is well kept and very well set up, Alison was extremely welcoming and did her upmost to make the trip as comfortable as possible allowing us to pick our own pitch. Facilities on site are adequate, the toilets are extremely clean and well looked after, the on site shower is very handy also. There is a small caravan on site which is full of useful things you may have overlooked or forgotten for your camping trip, which are free to use, there is also a shop and petrol station directly opposite the campsite.

    We can’t thank Alison enough for our stay and we definitely be returning again when we head back to the area.

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Brilliant stay30/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCarla P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (families only - couples not allowed, large)
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    Brilliant stay at sycamores as a group of 8 with 3 children the field was perfect size for young children to explore but not be to far away. Clean facilities, Alison was very welcoming and checked if we needed anything which iv not had on any other site we have stayed . We will definitely be going back . We had 3 tents on our pitch for a very good price cheapest iv found . We all had a brilliant time . Thanks Alison

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Friendly campsite, relaxed and nice and clean.28/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdommartell r.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (families only - couples not allowed, large)
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    Alison was the perfect host, we felt very welcome on arrival and made comfortable to ask any questions we had.

    The pitches are very well looked after, and nice and flat with plenty of room.

    The toilets were kept clean and well stocked.
    With a shop with everything you need and with camping in mind, just opposite the campsite.
    We were within half an hour drive of all the things we wanted to visit too!
    Polzeath beach and Trebarwith strand were our favourite beaches!

    It was a wonderful bonus that with a smaller campsite we were able to relax and let our 3 and 5 year old run free, knowing they were safe and always within our sight!

    We will definitely be back again!
    Thank you Alison!

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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

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups 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

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Pop-up campsite

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • 12A Valley Truckle, Camelford, Cornwall, England, PL32 9RT
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.6120°N 4.6876°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Lidl Superstore — 9.3 miles
Lidl Superstore — 9.3 miles
Car Park — 9.8 miles
Train stations
Bodmin Parkway Rail Station — 11.5 miles
Lostwithiel Rail Station — 14.2 miles
Coombe Junction Halt (Rail Station) — 14.6 miles
Ferry ports
Rock Padstow Ferry Landing — 11.5 miles
Padstow Ferry Landing — 12.0 miles
Fowey Custom House Quay Ferry Landing — 18.9 miles
Airports
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 18.0 miles

Directions


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

Local attractions and activities include:

- Boscastle: 10 minutes’ drive

- Trebarwith beach: 10 minutes

- Bodmin Moor: 10 minutes

- Tintagel Castle: 15 minutes

- Port Isaac: 15 minutes

- Rough Tor: 20 minutes

- Padstow: 30 minutes

- Eden Project: 35 minutes

Must see

  • Tintagel Castle (5.1 miles)
  • Rock Beach (11.4 miles)
  • Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park (13.6 miles)

National Trust

  • Tintagel Old Post Office (4.5 miles)
  • Lawrence House (14.3 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:  3 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Sycamores Camping cancellation policy

No refunds within 5 days of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 2 day(s) of arrival.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Sycamores Camping 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.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Sycamores Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Sycamores Camping dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Sycamores Camping? Local attractions and activities include: - Boscastle: 10 minutes’ drive - Trebarwith beach: 10 minutes - Bodmin Moor: 10 minutes - Tintagel Castle: 15 minutes - Port Isaac: 15 minutes - Rough … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Sycamores Camping?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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