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Penhale Caravan & Camping Park

9.1

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General

  • Relaxed, family-run site on a 400-acre working organic farm
  • Just outside Fowey and a mile from Polkerris beach
  • Accommodation fields overlooking farmland and St Austell Bay

As you may have heard once or twice, there's some spectacular scenery around the coast of Cornwall. Drink it all in (with Cornish cider?) with a scenic stay at Penhale Caravan Park, overlooking farmland and St Austell Bay in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

This laidback and eco-friendly site is on a 400-acre organic farm, with loads of space to spread out and a careful eye kept on visitor numbers to avoid overcrowding. (Have a gander at the pics to see the roomy pitches, sea views and spectacular sunsets all up for grabs for Penhale guests.)

Barbecues are allowed, so it's pretty much mandatory to brown up some bangers as the sun sets and settle contentedly down to watch the lights of Mevagissey twinkling in the distance across St Austell bay. There's plenty of room for the kids to run about while you do so, as well as a games room for them to burn off some energy indoors.

Penhale has a small shop selling essentials; full supplies can be sourced a mile and a half down the road in Fowey. Also on site is a heated amenities block with free hot showers, washbasins, toilets, hairdryers and electric shaving points.


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9.1

Overall rating based on 100 reviews

 

92% would recommend this site to a friend.

87% would stay here again.

 

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73% described Penhale Caravan & Camping Park as Peaceful ?

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Lovely Site 18/09/2018

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

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Good access from main road, clean and well kept, relatively short walk to the nearest beach (down hill though). Lovely sea view. A nice quiet site. We will return one day.

    Disliked: 

    My only grumble is that the water tap and electric points were slightly obscured with over grown bushes so a bit of a struggle getting to them.

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Short Stay - Worth it. 16/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Rahul S. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The location if you have a car, the paths were a mix of the road too (busy roads at times). Asked to move pitch due to my electric cable not long enough, no issue with a change when asked. Had a BBQ and fire, just had to be raised - blocks were given. A petrol station nearby and a seaside town only a few minutes by car (bar and cafe). Towels and showers were clean. I really enjoyed the stay.

    Disliked: 

    The shower push button to operate lasts like 10 seconds, I understand the reason though.

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Amazing views, good walking from site. 11/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean, not hassled by rules.

    Disliked: 

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Superb location - walking distance to Fowey & Village of Polkerris a s 23/09/2018

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  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location and views
    Friendly , basic campsite
    Helpful staff

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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I liked the site a lot but would have preferred a level pitch. 03/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jane H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely site, laid back feel. Access to walks and overall good location with lovely views. Good shop. Nice to have flowers in the washroom.

    Disliked: 

    Seeing rats. High levels of rubbish due to busy season.
    Few level pitches without electric hook up, so we had some trouble sleeping comfortably.
    Overflowing sanitary bins.

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Its absolutely fabulous camping with nice owners and all keeping ... 03/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Its absolutely fabulous camping with nice owners and all keeping in spotless condition. Yes we will come back again Thank you very much.!!!👍

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Location Clean facilities 01/09/2018

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

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location
    Clean facilities

    Disliked: 

    Timing on shower far too short

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Nice site, pretty much all sloping pitches which photos do not potrtay 01/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jennifer L. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Good facilities, lots of loos and showers. Free freezer for icepacks, lots of local info in reception and a well stocked shop with local produce.

    Disliked: 

    People can pitch anywhere. On our third day we arrived back after a day out to find a large noisy family with two tents and a campervan very very close to our tent, despite us being advised on arrival to leave a "nice big gap between the next pitch". The management weren't around to help in this matter, but as we were leaving the following morning we tried our best to ignore it. Electric pitches are lovely (we we're non-electric), however it seems if you like proper camping you're a bit of an afterthought, left to find a gap in a sloping very rocky field. There were lots of families as it was summer hols, and some were quite happy to let their kids tear around the site day and night screaming and swearing with very loud walkie talkies. Several people camping near us asked them on a few occasions to mind the language and keep it down. It's a good site if you have an electric pitches, however a lack of presence from the owners/managers let's it down. Felt a bit like shell island! But when you pay a fair bit more I think you naturally expect a well regulated site and that wasn't our experience unfortunately.

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First class site. 31/08/2018

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

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The relaxed atmosphere of the site, no one bothered us, the little onsite shop had all the essentials. Staff were extremely friendly.

    Disliked: 

    Having to leave.

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Lovely site with good facilities 29/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Grahame J. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    A very nice site, excellent flat pitches with electric hook ups/water. Lovely views across the valley towards sea. Toilet/shower blocks kept as clean as possible subject to weather conditions. Would/will use again

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    No comments

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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

Local produce

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

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

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

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent pitches

Location

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  • Penhale Farm, Fowey, Cornwall, England, PL23 1JU
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.3432°N 4.6681°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Fowey: Safe Harbour Hotel Bus Stop — 1.4 miles
Par: Rail Station Bus Stop — 1.8 miles
St Blazey (Cornwall) Church Street Coach Stop — 2.5 miles
Train stations
Par Rail Station — 1.8 miles
Lostwithiel Rail Station — 4.4 miles
Luxulyan Rail Station — 4.8 miles
Ferry ports
Fowey Custom House Quay Ferry Landing — 1.5 miles
Fowey Ferry Landing — 1.5 miles
Fowey Town Quay Ferry Landing — 1.6 miles
Airports
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 16.5 miles

Directions


By car from the A390
One mile west of Lostwithiel turn left on the B3269. After 3.5 miles turn right at the roundabout onto the A3082. Penhale is on the left.

By car from Fowley
From the mini-roundabout on the outskirts of Fowey, take the A3082 signposted Par and St Austell. Follow the road past the Four Turnings garage on the right and continue for 500 yards. Penhale will be 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

As with much of Cornwall, Penhale is in a Site of Special Scientific Interest, so look out for all sorts of species such as seabirds and seals, dolphins and basking sharks, and – with luck – a whale or two around Fowey's estuary. Wildlife safari trips can be booked nearby; ask for info at the Fowey tourist office.

The nearest beach, Polkerris, is a 20-minute walk away, in a sheltered harbour overlooking St Austell bay. From Polkerris, it's a couple of miles to Fowey and about six to St Austell: don your walking boots and a hardy expression to take the South West Coast Path to either town, along the Mevagissey to Par 10 and a half-mile stretch, via an Iron Age castle at Black Head, the 'Cornish Alps' of the china clay works and the beaut little harbour of Charleston.

If you need a pitstop in Charleston (you should, it's mighty pretty), drop into the Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre, for exhibitions about ships, shipwrecks and the history of the village. Then potter along to the harbour, to see a fab collection of old ships so famed and pretty they're used in film projects all over the world.

Must see

  • Eden Project (4.7 miles)
  • Lost Gardens of Heligan (7.5 miles)
  • Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park (15.3 miles)

National Trust

  • Trerice (16.7 miles)
  • Trelissick Garden (18.4 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:  11 a.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.

Penhale Caravan & Camping Park cancellation policy

Balance refunds: 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.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

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Terms and conditions

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.

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.

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

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.
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.

Pitches
Units should not be left unoccupied unless previously agreed with the management. Please speak to reception when the need arises, a fee may be charged for unsupervised units.
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Additional terms

Guests are not allowed to bring lorries or towing vehicles. No recreational vehicles can be used on the park. This includes motorised scooters.

The use of generators is not permitted. Only Aertex type ground sheets are permitted on grassed areas.

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