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The Old Stables Campsite: Surf's up at Gwithian Towans

General

  • 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 towards St Ives Bay. Amenities include showers, toilets, a washing-up area and a tap for water; apart from that, it’s you, the sky and the sea… what a combo.

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.

Please note

Guests must bring their own duvets, pillows, sheets and towels when staying in rental accommodation. You will not be allowed to stay if you do not bring these items.

Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

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

Minimum spacing of 2 metres between pitches.

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

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

If reception is closed on arrival: please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.

No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.


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9.6

Overall rating based on 359 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

  72% described as Peaceful ?

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Stayed here for two nights recently. It's in a great …25/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBecky S.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Stayed here for two nights recently. It's in a great location if you want to visit Hayle/Gwithian/Godrevy beaches (which we definitely did!). We've stayed in a lot of campsites but the Old Stables had some of the nicest showers out of all of them. Site felt nice and secure, didn't worry about leaving our wetsuits out to dry on the car overnight. Would definitely stay again if we were in the area.

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Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and liked our showers. We hope to meet you again in the future.
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Very spacious and quiet, staff very friendly.18/09/2021

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  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very spacious and quiet, staff very friendly.

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Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and will visit again in the future.
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Lovely flat pitches, really friendly hosts who were always there …17/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAimee F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Lovely flat pitches, really friendly hosts who were always there if you needed anything. Great location for both Penzance and St Ives. Pub in town (15min walk) does lovely food and the SPAR has most things you need. Return bus home from St Ives was £6 single so definitely worth getting the £5 all day traveller if planning to use. Facilities on site wee great, clean and nice hot water, for a wild camping site you couldn't ask for more.

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Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and found our facilities great. We look forward to meeting you again in the future.
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Clean facilities, easy to travel to St Ives, nice large spaces.17/09/2021

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

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Large pitches, clean facilities, front of house was helpful :)

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Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and will recommend us to your friends.
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Great staff helpful and a clean wash block17/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdommartin g.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Great and friendly staff clean we even booked a extra day would recommend

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Many thanks for your kind words. We are glad that enjoyed your extended stay with us and will visit again. We look forward to meeting you again in the future.
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all round excellent stay.16/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomalex j.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    Very nice level site clean toilets & showers spacious pitches very friendly & helpful owners, certainly use again.

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Thank you for your lovely review. We appreciate all of the feedback that we get. We are glad that you found us helpful, our site level and our pitches spacious. We look forward to you coming again in the future.
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Excellent campsite and value for money. The people who run …14/09/2021

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

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Excellent campsite and value for money. The people who run it are some of the lushest people you will come across.
    Although we only stayed for 1 night, we were made to feel very welcome and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
    Facilities are clean and met our needs.

    Will definitely be back if we come that way in the future!

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    Nothing to dislike !

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Many thanks for your lovely review. We are glad that you found us friendly and our site to be clean and value for money. We hope you will visit us again in the future.
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Does what it says on the tin. Basic, clean campsite and friendly staff13/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPaul Stuart L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    The basic style of the campsite with the excellent clean facilities.

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Many thanks for your lovely review. We are glad that you found our basic facilities, excellent. We hope you will visit us again in the future.
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Friendly and helpful, accommodated a late arrival. Hot showers, nice …13/09/2021

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  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    Friendly and helpful, accommodated a late arrival. Hot showers, nice facilities, no complaints!

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Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad that you found us accommodating and our facilities good.
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Was brilliant, the host was very friendly and the fire …13/09/2021

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  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    Was brilliant, the host was very friendly and the fire pit was great

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Many thanks for writing a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and the use of the fire pit. We hope to meet you again in the future.
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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: one group at a time

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Distance markers in shared facilities

Hand sanitising stations

Individual rooms in toilet/shower/basin facilities

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Single sports (e.g. singles tennis) only

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

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

Bell tents

Jumbo tent pitches

Shepherd's huts

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

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

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

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  • Gwithian Road, Connor Downs, Hayle, Cornwall, England, TR27 5EA
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.2089°N 5.3635°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
War Memorial — 2.8 miles
War Memorial — 2.8 miles
Bus Station — 2.9 miles
Train stations
Camborne Rail Station — 2.9 miles
Hayle Rail Station — 3.0 miles
Lelant Rail Station — 3.7 miles
Ferry ports
Penzance Ferry Terminal — 9.7 miles
Ponsharden Ferry Landing — 12.6 miles
Helford Village Ferry Landing — 12.9 miles
Airports
Penzance Airport — 8.8 miles
Land's End St Just Airport — 15.4 miles
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 22.9 miles

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.

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.

Must see

  • Cornwall Industrial Discovery Centre (4.6 miles)
  • Tate St Ives (5.3 miles)
  • St Michael's Mount (8.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Godrevy (1.9 miles)
  • Cornish Mines and Engines (4.6 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:  9:30 a.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

The Old Stables Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

Modifications are subject to a £1.00 fee.

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 Old Stables Campsite will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks 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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  • 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:  9:30 a.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 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. 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.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.
Modifications are subject to a £1.00 fee.

Coronavirus
Guests must bring their own duvets, pillows, sheets and towels when staying in rental accommodation. You will not be allowed to stay if you do not bring these items.
Minimum spacing of 2 metres between pitches.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
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.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
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 9:30 p.m. and 8 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
No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of £50.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Occupancy
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).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
Please note, pup tents are to be used for storage purposes only. Guests may not use them for sleeping.
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
If reception is closed on arrival: please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.
Reception is closed from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.. No arrivals are permitted between these times.
Reception is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. between 25/05 and 18/09.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
Open fires are prohibited.

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.
No vehicle movement between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.

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