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Penhale Caravan & Camping Park

9.3
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General

  • A 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?) right from your pitch with a scenic stay at Penhale Caravan Park, overlooking farmland and St Austell Bay in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

This spacious, laidback and eco-friendly site is set on a 400-acre working organic farm on Cornwall's south coast, with loads of space to spread out and a careful eye kept on visitor numbers to avoid overcrowding. (Have a gander at the site 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 fire one up as the sun sets, brown up some bangers 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, and a games room for them to burn off some energy indoors: well, you do have some Cornish cider to get through…

Penhale has a small shop selling essentials for barbecue bits and bobs; full supplies can be sourced a mile and a half down the road in Fowey. Also on site are a small laundry room with a washing machine and dryer, and a heated amenities block with free hot showers, washbasins, toilets, hairdryers and electric shaving points. A separate washing-up area with free hot water is also available for guests.

Polkerris is the nearest beach to the farm, about 20 minutes' walk away – a mighty scenic shot of that is in the site pics too.

Please note

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

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


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9.3

Overall rating based on 24 reviews

 

96% would recommend this site to a friend.

92% would stay here again.

 

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Excellent site with clean facilities 08/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom hannah_j867395 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Lovely view, very good clean facilities and lovely walk to the local beach :)

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Great site with wonderful views. 01/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Maggie H. Confirmed

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

    Wonderful views, the generous allocation of space for pitches, being able to choose where to pitch our tent, very friendly, shop open 8am til 8pm. Great area with easy access to Fowey and coast path.

    Disliked: 

    slightly sloping field but this was more than made up for by the view

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Excellent site, sea views, good facilities and friendly owners 29/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Katy T. Confirmed

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

    Great view and even though we stayed on a very sunny and apparently fully booked bank holiday weekend - each tent was spaced out and it didn't feel over crowded at all which was lovely. The majority of pitches have a sea view and we didn't have trouble finding one. We were supposed to be staying for 2 nights but asked to extend to 4.

    Owners were lovely and helpful. Wifi was provided all over the site, wasn't great firstly don't be watching Netflix when you can look at views like that and also, phones had signal and 4G.

    Location is ideal, Fowey is lovely as are Polkerris and Looe, all nearby. The area is surrounded by great towns, National Trust properties, walks and beaches. You can reach north coast in around 45 mins so really you can get to everywhere!

    Disliked: 

    Only criticism I can give is that the toilet facilities didn't seem as though they were cleaned daily, but I have to add I was there on the busiest weekend of the year.

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Great location, all the facilities were clean and tidy. The ... 24/08/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Great location, all the facilities were clean and tidy. The cool block freezer was a great touch and made life easier. The beach was only a small walk away which was easier then trying to drive down to it as the road was very narrow and steep. The shop was well stocked and it was good that it was open 8am to 8pm

    Disliked: 

    We did have trouble finding the free wifi and just stuck with 4G

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Friendly Welcoming Space available Location Facilities 22/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Peter S. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Friendly
    Welcoming
    Space available
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    Disliked: 

    More stoned paths/driveways

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Good facilities freezer for ice packs showers , washer, 21/08/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    View was great

    Disliked: 

    Long walk into fowey

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A lovely stay with clean facilities and friendly staff 21/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Caroline M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Very welcoming, helpful and friendly. Loads of space and very pretty location. Beach an easy walk though steep. Loos and showers clean. Shop didn't put on hefty prices though it was a tiny camp shop - nice surprise when we needed to replace gas and rewaterproof our tent.

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Excellent site with good toilets and a great view. 21/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Richard Y. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Great view and good facilities.

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Lou was very understanding that we had to delay our ... 18/08/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Lou was very understanding that we had to delay our trip by a day as my partner was unwell and offered great recommendations.

    The pork belly at Sam's on the beach was fantastic.

    Thanks Lou

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Friendly staff, spacious site with good facilities. 14/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Aaron G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Friendly staff, spacious camping site, nice view and access to beach, toilet and shower facilities were also good. On site shop open until 8pm.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing really stood out.

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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, this is a nature and wildlife haven: Penhale is in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty as well as 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. Along with its scenic sands, you could check out the watersports centre for a leg up with your surfing or board hire, before a leisurely lunch at one of the Polkerris restaurants or freshly caught Cornish seafood and more at the Polkerris 'inn on the beach'.

From Polkerris, it's a couple of miles to Fowey and about six to St Austell. Don your walking boots and your most hardy expression to take the South West Coast Path to either town, along the Mevagissey to Par 10 and a half mile stretch, via spectacular scenery, an Iron Age castle at Black Head, the 'Cornish Alps' of the china clay works and the beaut little old-fashioned 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 hostory 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 from all over the world.

The Eden Project and Porfell Wildlife Park are both a short drive from the farm.

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

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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