The Old Stables Campsite

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  • Simple site in south Cornwall, five minutes' drive from a surf beach
  • A 20-minute drive from St Ives, Scilly ferries and St Michael's Mount
  • A five-minute drive from a pub and a farm shop
Surf beaches? Coast walks? Simple outdoor down time with peace and seclusion thrown in? Ride up to The Old Stables Campsite, a back to basics and back to nature spot in Cornwall, five minutes’ drive from the top surf beach of Gwithian Towans. There's plenty of wide open space here, so guests can laze about and take in the views. Amenities include showers, toilets, a washing-up area and a tap for water. However simple you like your stays to be, it’s handy to know that the site's a five-minute drive or a 15-minute walk from the village of Connor Downs where there’s a pub with food. A farm shop and restaurant selling and serving up fresh local produce is two minutes’ drive away; for more serious stocking up, it’s a 20-minute drive to Penzance. Hit the beach five minutes’ drive away for surfing, bike hire and to join up with the mighty 630-mile South West Coast Path.

Site type

Tent pitches 50
Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 4
Open now
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
  • Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
  • Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Dogs are not allowed if you are staying in the accommodation units.
  • Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
  • Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
  • Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
  • At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
  • A cable measuring at least 10 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
  • No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.
  • No electric barbecues allowed.
  • If reception is closed on arrival: please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.
  • Visitors are not permitted on site.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Fri, 24 May to

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Great location. Great reception very friendly. Impressed with the toilets and showers.…

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

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Great location. Great reception very friendly. Impressed with the toilets and showers. Have a disabled shower too. Nice flat field. Definitely stay here again.

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From the manager: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that liked the friendly atmosphere and were impressed by the showers and toilets. We look forward to you staying with us in the future. Jayne and Mike

Lovely spacious site with really clean facilities. Great showers and toilets. Great…

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
Jessica B. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Lovely spacious site with really clean facilities. Great showers and toilets. Great kitchen area with fridge/freezer. Could get lobster and fish delivered to the site! Short walk to a lovely pub (Turnpike) and 40min walk from the beach

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From the manager: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you found our site spacious with good, clean facilities. Glad you found your way to the local pub and the beach. We hope you will visit us again in the future. Jayne and Mike 😁

Amazing site, exceptional hosts.

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

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Absolutely everything. Mike & Jayne area awesome. So friendly and welcoming from the moment of arrival. We had issues with our van and Mike couldn't do enough to help us. Oh, and the carrot cake was to die for. The showers and toilets were also spotless...honestly, cannot fault anything.

Disliked: The crazy drivers on the main road.

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From the manager: Many thanks for your lovely review. We are so glad that you liked everything about your stay with us and found the facilities spotless. I have to agree with you that the carrot cake is yummy, it’s my favourite. Thank you for adding the lovely photos. We hope to meet you again in the future. Jayne and Mike

Happy to be there

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

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: The host - we actually thought it was going to be a very judgemental place but actually we were so wrong. Loved it here. The host was actually so funny and nice and the facilities were clean ! Flat pitch and loads of space ( two with a tent ). Water temperature on the shower was great also.

Disliked: The wind ( nothing to do with the site )

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From the manager: Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. I am glad that you loved our site and found it not to be judgmental 😀. It just goes to prove the old saying “don’t judge a book by its cover” 😂. We value equality and diversity and like to think that we treat everyone as equals. We pride ourselves on keeping the site clean and tidy and running smoothly and appreciate the feedback that we get. We hope you will recommend us to your friends and visit again in the future. Jayne and Mike

Brilliant camping! Very quiet! Look after! Toilets, showers spotless! Friendly owner! 5…

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 pitch

Liked: Brilliant camping! Very quiet! Look after! Toilets, showers spotless! Friendly owner! 5 star!

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From the manager: Many thanks for your 5 star review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and found our facilities spotless. We hope to meet you again in the future. Jayne and Mike 😀

Very enjoyable weekend,flat ground, electric hook up, drinking water,clean toilets and showers…

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
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Very enjoyable weekend,flat ground, electric hook up, drinking water,clean toilets and showers over all very clean site.Can buy necessities in the office plus very nice coffee cake.would definitely look at staying again if in the area thank you Jayne and mike.

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From the manager: Many thanks for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your weekend with us and found everything clean and to your liking. We hope you will visit us again in the future. Jayne and Mike

Great campsite! Lovely facilities! Friendly staff! Will be back!…

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
Amie M. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Great campsite! Lovely facilities! Friendly staff! Will be back!

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From the manager: Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad that everything was to your liking and you will recommend us to your friends and visit us again in the future. Jayne and Mike

A Fabulous Stay

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

Electric grass motorhome pitch

Liked: The site was well maintained and pitches were very spacious The shower/toilet facilities were immaculate The location was perfect Staff was very friendly and helpful

Disliked: The annoying cockrell nearby that thought it was acceptable to wake up every morning at 4:30am

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From the manager: Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. It’s great that you describe our facilities as immaculate and all of us friendly and helpful. Unfortunately, the cockerel 🐓 is an early riser 🤣, but we appreciate that you didn’t let it ruin your stay and will recommend us to your friends and would return in the future. Jayne and Mike

Alles super. Toiletten und Duschen in Containern, alles sehr sauber, es gibt…

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

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Alles super. Toiletten und Duschen in Containern, alles sehr sauber, es gibt warmes Wasser. Einer der am besten ausgestatteten Plätze hinsichtlich Duschen, Toiletten und Spühlbereich.

Disliked: Nix

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From the manager: Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. It’s great that you enjoyed your stay at our site and found the facilities to your liking. We look forward to meeting you again in the future. Jayne and Mike

Lovely quiet site with level pitches and very clean facilities.

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

Electric grass motorhome pitch

Liked: It's always a gamble booking somewhere you haven't been before but we certainly won the golden ticket. Mike the owner is very helpful and friendly. He shared where best local businesses we needed, especially the best local pasty! The site is a large field where pitches are all around the perimeter leaving the centre free. There is also other pitches in smaller areas. The facilities were spotless being cleaned regularly by Mike and Jayne themselves. They should be proud of what they've achieved. Thank you for making our holiday enjoyable, and yes we will be back if we're coming back to Cornwall anytime.

Disliked: My daughter thought a waste bin would be useful in the shower cubicle similar to the ones in the toilets, but just a suggestion.

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From the manager: Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so glad that your gamble paid off for you and you felt like you had ‘won the golden ticket’ and that we helped to make your holiday enjoyable. Thank you for your daughter’s suggestion re bins in the showers. We have actually done this in the past but found that they ended up being abused and used for dumping all sorts, such as food, broken glass, rather than putting it in the bigger bins by the gate, which we felt was a health and safety risk. We hope you do come to lovely Cornwall in the future. Jayne and Mike 😀


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 Tents for hire 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

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent pitches

Themes

Budget/backpacker Peaceful Spectacular scenery Walkers' paradise Wild camping Wildlife haven

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

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby Cycle hire nearby Cycling nearby Fishing nearby Golf nearby Horse riding nearby Indoor pool nearby Leisure/theme park nearby Outdoor pool nearby Restaurant nearby Sailing nearby Surf school nearby Watersports nearby

Location

The Old Stables Campsite

Gwithian Road

Connor Downs

Hayle

Cornwall

England

TR27 5EA

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

50.20891°N
-5.3635°W

Route directions

Exit the A30 at Camborne West. Select ‘any other destination’ lane (right), follow the road to the roundabout and take the second exit. Follow the road to the top of Roseworthy for two miles. At the crossroads junction, turn right to Gwithian. Proceed over the carriageway, taking the third turning on the right. Look out for the bold signage. If you should miss the A30 exit, continue to Hayle, leaving the roundabout at the first exit marked ‘Connor Downs, Camborne’. Drive for two miles through Connor Downs village, turning left at the junction for Gwithian. Drive over the carriageway and take the third turning on the right with the bold signage.

Nearest transport

Coach
2.8 mi War Memorial
2.8 mi War Memorial
2.9 mi Bus Station
Rail
2.9 mi Camborne Rail Station
3 mi Hayle Rail Station
3.7 mi Lelant Rail Station
Ferry
9.7 mi Penzance Ferry Terminal
12.6 mi Ponsharden Ferry Landing
12.9 mi Helford Village Ferry Landing
Airport
8.8 mi Penzance Airport
15.4 mi Land's End St Just Airport
22.9 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

The beaches along this stretch of Cornwall’s coast are top spots for watersports, nature walks and the simple pleasures of splashing in the sea. Walk the coast path up to the more secluded sands at Godrevy (a 10-minute drive), then onwards to spot seals from Godrevy Point. For days away from the waves, there’s go-karting to be had at Hayle as well as animal encounters and indoor play at the Paradise Park and Jungle Barn. For something more artistic, make for St Ives (20 minutes) for a wander round the Tate Gallery and the studio of sculptor Barbara Hepworth or go underground on a walk through Cornwall’s industrial history at the Geevor Tin Mine (half an hour). Penzance is your place for boat trips: fishing, seal spotting and dolphin watching as well as the daily ferries to the Scilly Isles (you can take the helicopter for a quicker trip). Day trips to this subtropical island group are very doable, with many visitors hiring bikes to explore the beaches or find spots to go snorkelling with the friendly grey seals. For a closer island experience, take a 20-minute drive to Marazion then walk the cobbled causeway to St Michael’s Mount. It might involve a boat ride at certain times of day, so check ahead, but however you arrive you’ll find a treat on this island with its medieval chapel and castle, winding paths and nature-filled gardens.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Upton Towans 1.8 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent N/A
Gwithian Towans 1.8 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Godrevy Towans 2.1 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent N/A
Hayle Towans 2.4 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Mexico Towans 2.7 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent N/A

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Cornwall Industrial Discovery Centre 4.6 mi

Tate St Ives 5.3 mi

St Michael's Mount 8.1 mi

Flambards 9.3 mi

National Seal Sanctuary 10.5 mi

National Trust

Godrevy 1.9 mi

Cornish Mines and Engines 4.6 mi

Godolphin 5.1 mi

St Michael's Mount 8.1 mi

Penrose Estate: Gunwalloe and Loe Pool 9.1 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

Hell's Mouth 2.6 mi

THE DOWNES (ST MICHAEL'S CONVENT) 3.4 mi

HAYLE ESTUARY (CURRENT BOUNDARY FROM 15/08/1996) 3.5 mi

Circular walk Portreath - Tehidy Country Park - Reskajeage Downs - Coastal Path 4.8 mi

GODOLPHIN 5 mi

Local events

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

    Newquay, Cornwall 21.2 mi

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

    Par, Cornwall 29.3 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.

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

Want to know more about camping in Cornwall?

  • Does The Old Stables Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Old Stables Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Old Stables Campsite? The beaches along this stretch of Cornwall’s coast are top spots for watersports, nature walks and the simple pleasures of splashing in the sea. Walk the coast path up to the more … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Old Stables Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at The Old Stables Campsite? From £17 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.