Pattacott Farm

View prices & book 7.9 33 reviews
Sunset (added by manager 16 Aug 2022)
Bell tent (added by manager 16 aug 2022)
Agnus in the field (added by manager 16 apr 2019)
Luxury touring caravan (added by manager 28 jun 2020)

  • Friendly family-run farm site 20 minutes' drive from Launceston
  • A 15-minute drive from the coast path and Crackington Haven beach
  • Buy fresh eggs and homemade sausages and burgers on site
Farm life… it’s all pony rides, fresh eggs and homemade sausages isn’t it? Well, it is at Pattacott Farm, a friendly family park in Cornwall, 20 minutes’ drive from Launceston. This is very much an active working farm, keeping an assorted menagerie of rare-breed sheep and pigs, a herd of cattle and free-roaming chickens in the grounds. A couple of ponies also live on site, and the folk that run the place are happy to arrange local lead rein rides for nippers who’d like to have a taster of riding during their stay. The collection of animals isn’t just for show, of course – they contribute to the range of tasty items available to buy, including eggs for your brekkie and homemade sausages or burgers for your barbecue (which you could serve up in homemade bread from the farm too). You might fancy a crack at building a campfire as well, and you’re welcome to do so for flame-grilled dinners or to keep you toasty as you gaze up into the starry skies (the heavens often glitter overhead out here as the area is far away from light pollution). If you’re not planning to live on a diet of burgers alone, extra supplies can be sourced at the shop four miles away or in the supermarkets of Launceston and Bude (20 minutes). Once essentials are sorted, it’s time to plan for your activities: keep it local with a good rural ramble on the network of footpaths that runs nearby or make the 15-minute jaunt to the coast for more walks, beach days, surfing and legend-learning at Tintagel Castle (25 minutes).

Site type

Touring caravan pitches 6
Motorhome pitches 6
Tent pitches 12
Caravans for hire 2
Rent a tent 6
Open all year
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).
  • Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • 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.
  • Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the passenger door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.
  • At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

Languages spoken

English

Pitch types & availability

Reviews

64%

would recommend this site to a friend

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Idyllic and remote.

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

Electric grass tent or campervan pitch (pet friendly)

Liked: Our idea of a perfect remote camping spot with incredible views of the night skies. Really surprised about the bad reviews regarding animals/flies! It’s a working farm! We loved our visits from the dogs, geese and even a sheep. Dogs were also great with my dog! Kev and sue were super accommodating, always contactable and responsive, even changing dates when our van broke down and pulling us out of the mud after some unexpected heavy rain. Electric/water/toilet/shower all great but we loved the remoteness and even had the field to ourselves for the 2 nights. You can even buy fresh farm produce from them! Good phone signal if you need it unlike some of the other campsites were stayed by nearby. Idyllic.

Disliked: Nothing - wouldn’t stay on a farm if you’re not okay with animals and a few flies!

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Lovely location and pleasant views from the site, owner seemed lovely on…

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Kirsty W. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent or campervan pitch

Liked: Lovely location and pleasant views from the site, owner seemed lovely on the phone and the farm produce I purchased (eggs, bacon and sausages) were delicious!

Disliked: Owner said that she’d tried to contact me in advance, as they would be out that evening, but didn’t receive the email (even in junk folder) and only one missed call but no answerphone message left. It meant that when I arrived, I didn’t know where to go (sign had blown over in the gale), but did manage to get hold of her after a few attempts and all then resolved.

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Overall, would book again for the value, and family fun for camping.

Overall 8/10
Location 6
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 4
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 6
Wifi No rating
Mohammed M. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Bell tent (pet friendly)

Liked: I liked the fact it was rural but not too far from amenities and services. Hosts were kind and extremely helpful. The glamping tent was spacious, clean and situated on a flat pitch. The fresh produce from the farm was extremely fresh and yummy, especially the sausages and lamb burgers..... hmmmm! Children loved having a campfire for there marshmallow roasting and wide views all around.

Disliked: Even though there were toilet and washing areas with hot and cold water, the shower cubicles aren't ideal for families as not much space to shower young children. Also, no play area for children as it is part of a working farm

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Good site which could use some improvement to make the stay better

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 6
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 6
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 6
Wifi 2
Charlotte G. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent or campervan pitch (pet friendly)

Liked: The location and the freedom of where we wanted to set up our pitch within the motorhome section. The shower was hot and clean for the most part.

Disliked: Only being 2 toilets and 4 showers for the whole site. Shower spaces were very small in the cubicle and the space to get changed in - fine if a child but much harder if a grown-up. Having to hold a button in whilst you shower was frustrating and made things difficult. We never received the fresh food we requested for breakfast so had to make alternative arrangements. Heard some arguing from the house at approx midnight for a short while - glad we were in a van not a tent or this would have disturbed us. No baby change facilities for our friend with a young baby! The road into the site is full of potholes and could definitely be made better!

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Sue and Kevin were super friendly and helpful, site was clean, quiet…

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

Agnus Vintage on-site touring caravan (no pets)

Liked: Sue and Kevin were super friendly and helpful, site was clean, quiet and peaceful.

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Nothing…

Overall 2/10
Location 2
Value for money 2
Accommodation 2
Facilities / Activities 2
Customer service 2
Child friendliness 2
Cleanliness 2
Wifi 2
Sherman F. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent or campervan pitch

Liked: Nothing

Disliked: Our £850 Berghaus 8.1 air tent had a hole torn in by dogs that roamed the campsite they destroyed the inside of the tent the owner offered us £15 worth of food as compensation the tent was completely runied

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Friendly and beautiful location…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Eduard T. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Funky Horse Lorry static caravan (no pets)

Liked: Friendly and beautiful location

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Welcome message, shower facilities…

Overall 6/10
Location 6
Value for money 6
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 4
Cleanliness 6
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Bell tent (pet friendly)

Liked: Welcome message, shower facilities

Disliked: Flys in tent, loose dogs, kitchen had no protection for weather conditions

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From the manager: These people didn’t communicate at all . We tried to see them and they were not around . This tent was brand new and they were only the second guests to used it . It was hoovered out and floor washed . This is a tent in a field on a farm so if there are a few flies it goes with the territory. It’s clear that the cooking is out side with a gazebo . The weather was not good for these visitors . I can’t control the wind 😂. We left everything clean and tidy and they didn’t bother to wash up . Could do with out inconsiderate guests like this .

Views were amazing…

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

Electric grass tent or campervan pitch (pet friendly)

Liked: Views were amazing

Disliked: Toilets and showers got a bit busy at times

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Pattacott Farm & the Funky Horse Lorry static caravan were a delight!

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Brian V. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Funky Horse Lorry static caravan (no pets)

Liked: We stayed in the Funky Horse Lorry static caravan. Sue and Kev were friendly and helpful. They also had excellent communication with us via text prior to our arrival and after we arrived. We liked that we could have a campfire and there were the facilities provided for a campfire right next to our Caravan. We made s'mores among other things. There was also a wooden picnic table next to our caravan, which was nice. We didn't really use it because we had our own chairs, but it would have been much appreciated otherwise. We enjoyed being on the farm, the beautiful setting, the quiet and peacefulness of the farm and the countryside. There was a horse nearby, sheep and other animals, including a white cat who my children became friends with. The Funky Horse Lorry static caravan was nice and fit for purpose. It is not a 5-star hotel, so I don't understand any reviews which were negative in any way. We liked it. It will be helpful for the readers to know that there is a double bed with a mattress above which you can't see in the pictures. I wondered where that is when I read the advert and saw the pictures, so I wanted to share this with the readers. The single beds are the benches. There are plates, bowls, glasses, mugs, silverware, pots and pans, a stovetop, oven, a small fridge, table, toilet and some other things which I am sure I forgot to mention. The toilet is probably more suitable to use at nighttime for various reasons and the main toilets are so close to the caravan anyway. The showers are also near the caravan (at the same place as the toilets) and are nice and warm. I don't understand the negative comments about road/driveway leading up to the farm. It wasn't that bad. Yes, it is bumpy, but I don't know what people expect. It is a farm. I assume it is not a Council maintained road. Just drive slowly and you will be fine. I felt compelled to share my experience as it was a good one, especially as I read the reviews prior to visiting (with some being negative and petty). I hope this review will help you as you consider staying here. I will stay here again if I am in the area, especially if Sue and Kev continue to provide value for money. The price we paid was about right. Thank you Kev and Sue for your kindness and hospitality.

Disliked: Nothing really. I think Pattacott Farm and the Funky Horse Lorry static caravan were great! The toilet inside the caravan wasn't quite what I expected, but quite honestly I think that was probably just my ignorance and lack of experience. If you are used to caravans it will probably be exactly what you are expecting. I had to stretch myself to think of anything I may have disliked and only mentioned that because if you are new to caravans you may think the same at first. Just ask Sue or Kev about it and they will explain. You may prefer to use the main toilets during the daylight hours (which are closer to the Funky Horse Lorry static caravan than any of the other accommodation on Pattacott Farm anyway).

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From the manager: So glad that you had a positive experience. I think we are a bit old fashioned but we really care about our visitors and just want everyone to have fun . Such a lovely family . Hope to see you again We have 5* shepherd huts with hot tubs on the other side of the farm but the camp site is a basic campsite. A meadow with beautiful views and clean basic accommodation . Our prices reflect this and this family clearly Appreciate that . Thank you for your honest and fair review .


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 Local produce Parent & baby washroom Pick-up from public transport Portable toilet Pub toilets Public telephone Shower available 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

Themes

Peaceful Remote location 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

Type

Farm Medium (26-50 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Horse riding nearby Surf school nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Location

Pattacott Farm

Maxworthy

Launceston

Cornwall

England

PL15 8LY

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

50.70296°N
-4.48858°W

Route directions

Please use the larger of the two drives – the main drive clearly marked Pattacott Farm.

Nearest transport

Coach
9 mi The Strand
17 mi Methodist Church
17 mi Institute
Rail
17.5 mi Gunnislake Rail Station
17.7 mi Liskeard Rail Station
17.8 mi Coombe Junction Halt (Rail Station)
Ferry
22.1 mi Rock Padstow Ferry Landing
22.6 mi Padstow Ferry Landing
25.1 mi Bideford Ferry Landing
Airport
28.8 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

This site is within easy reach of a range of top beaches – head to the family-friendly cove at Crackington Haven (15 minutes’ drive), go surfing at Widemouth Bay (20 minutes) or dive into the other watersports options in Bude (20 minutes). The latter seaside town also has golf and horse riding to have a go at when you’re not swimming in the sea, while Launceston (20 minutes) is home to a pool if you prefer dips of the non-salty variety. For nipper-friendly things to do, make the most of Trethorne Leisure Park’s games arcade, bowling and indoor adventure playground (20 minutes) or rush towards the rollercoasters and dodgems at The Milky Way Adventure Park (40 minutes). Holidaying sans small fry? Grownup attractions within reach of the park include the medieval Tintagel Castle (25 minutes) and the global collection of plants in the Eden Project’s futuristic-looking biomes (50 minutes).

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Crackington Haven 6.9 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Widemouth Sand 6.9 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Summerleaze 9.3 mi Sea N/A Excellent Good Good
Crooklets 9.6 mi Sea N/A Excellent Good Good
Northcott Mouth 10.5 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent N/A

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Tintagel Castle 12.2 mi

Rock Beach 22 mi

RHS Garden Rosemoor 22.6 mi

Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park 24.3 mi

Eden Project 26 mi

National Trust

Lawrence House 7.1 mi

Tintagel Old Post Office 11.9 mi

Lydford Gorge 17.1 mi

Cotehele 18.5 mi

Cotehele Mill 18.5 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

PENHEALE MANOR 3.2 mi

Poundstock - Millook Coast and Country 5.2 mi

Pondstock to Dizzard - Woods and Country 5.2 mi

Poundstock, Dizzard and Millook 5.2 mi

Millook Valley and Coast 6 mi

Local events

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

    Par, Cornwall 26.3 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 Pattacott Farm have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Pattacott Farm dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Pattacott Farm? This site is within easy reach of a range of top beaches – head to the family-friendly cove at Crackington Haven (15 minutes’ drive), go surfing at Widemouth Bay (20 minutes) or … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Pattacott Farm?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Pattacott Farm? From £15 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.