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Blackwater Farm: Camping field

General

  • Cornish working farm with sheep, donkeys and Bodmin Moor views
  • Looe 20 minutes' drive; half an hour from Fowey
  • Off-grid site next to the Caradon Trail for guests aged 20+

Blackwater Farm is an adults-only farm site for guests aged 20 and up overlooking Bodmin Moor in Cornwall. The farm is located in a quiet spot along a country lane bordered by wildflowers and has basic but functional facilities for a comfortable stay in this scenic wildlife haven.

The farm's facilities include a composting toilet and a fresh water tap. The pitching field also slopes down towards a shallow stream where you can relax in fine weather. As well as sheep and donkeys that you'll see on the way, chickens might come close to your pitches, as they are free-range.

While dogs aren't allowed on site because of the livestock, a kennels is located within a quarter of a mile if you want to take your dog out on day trips.

Blackwater Farm is on the edge of the small village of Dobwalls and is approximately a mile from the nearest local pub. Handily for walkers, the site also has direct access to the fantastic Caradon Trail, opening up countryside walks in almost every direction.

Please note

No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.

This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.

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

Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

There are no bins onsite: all rubbish will need to be taken home with you.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Minimum spacing of 2 metres between pitches.

Guests under the age of 20 are not allowed on site.

Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.

No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.

Bookings must not consist of more than 2 different households.

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.

At least one of the party members must be aged 25 or over.

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

There are one compost toilet and one shower tent serving the site. The shower has a solar bag and fresh water but this will only be warm on sunny days.


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Reviews

9.7

Overall rating based on 12 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

92% would stay here again.

  60% described as Peaceful ?

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Will definitely stay here again at some point as a good base for area06/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMark R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent
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  • Liked: 

    Location was amazing, loved the fact the sheep and chickens came up to you.
    The bell tent was well equipped and the hosts Lisa and her husband were amazing and nothing was too much trouble!!!
    The campfire was really romantic and a nice touch.

    Myself and my partner even got engaged whilst staying here.. We were out sight seeing nearby at Tintagel Castle when I popped the question and when Lisa found out she left a bottle of champagne and card in the tent.

    Disliked: 

    The only downside I'd say was the road noise from the A38 but that can't be helped plus it was Bank Holiday weekend!!
    I managed to sleep but my partner found it difficult.

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Excellent off grid camping with clean facilities and all the basics.31/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomClaire W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent
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    Location, availability of space and access to amenities, hosts and tent quality. For what we paid, having access to our own camp stove and gas was a welcome bonus and the airbeds were appreciated. Loved being in the field with our woolly companions, we could watch them for hours!

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A lovely adult only camp site30/08/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Blackwater warm is so lovely! Staying in a field with Chickens and Pigs! Compositing Toilet, Solar Shower, bins and the car park was all close by, so not far to walk! A communal campfire to use as well! It was so nice just relaxing and seeing some chickens wander past! Lisa is so friendly and helpful and the Breakwater Breakfast she brought to the tent was delicious! Highly recommend the breakfast and highly recommend staying here. It’s not far from Liskeard either to get food supplies from the shops. The site is off grid so remember those torches and power banks if you need your mobile, the mobile signal was 3G/4G if that is important to you! One last thing, if it’s a clear night you can see SO many stars! Remember to look up!

    Disliked: 

    The only downside is that it’s right next to the A38, but you can’t move the road! It does quieten down late in the evening. It just becomes a general background noise so didn’t annoy us at all.

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A wonderful place to stay29/08/2021

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

  • Bell tent
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    From the first moments we arrived at blackwater we knew we were going to have a great time. The owner, Lisa, was so friendly and kind and could not do enough to help. The tent was clean and had everything needed in. We loved meeting all the farm animals and especially loved the beautiful Chase, who accompanied us around the fire pit to toast marshmallows with at night. Being off grid and around no one for them few days were exactly what we needed! Cant wait to come back!

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Loved all the animals and the fact that you can …26/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Loved all the animals and the fact that you can order a Blackwater Farm fry up in the morning! Loads of amazing walks nearby including minions and gold diggers quarry which was such a highlight!

    Disliked: 

    Maybe the road being so close, but we did get used to it and it actually lulled us to sleep on the second night.

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Bell Tent was clean and comfortable. Nice breakfast. Fire wood …19/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent
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    Bell Tent was clean and comfortable. Nice breakfast. Fire wood provided.

    Disliked: 

    Area. Difficult to find. Traffic noise from main road. Outside furniture old and tatty and needs replacing. Ran out of toilet roll in the facilities, no spare and not replaced.

From the manager...

Please text and let me know if you run out of loo roll as I do check the facilities regularly but sometimes the increase in usage is difficult to predict. I agree about the furniture, the wood is weathered, we are a reuse, recycle and repurpose site and don't buy new if items are still functional.

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The location is amazing! Basically liked every single thing about …19/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent
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    The location is amazing! Basically liked every single thing about our stay their. The lady host was super friendly and so kind! She helped us with so many things with a sweet smile on her face. The arrangements regarding toilets , utensils in the tent, bonfire, everything is well organised, clean. Cannot wait to go again ! All the very best to everyone 💕💕

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Friendly host, clean facilities and excellent site13/08/2021

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

  • Bell tent
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    It was really nice!! Great atmosphere lovely fire and tents

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overall excellent..liza is very friendly and accommodating..12/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent
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    we like it so much..well definitely come back again and I recommend the place to my friend.a very good experience..

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Amazing site, clean facilities, Covid friendly,We cant wait to go back08/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAndrew L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent
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  • Liked: 

    Bell tent and the equipment that came with it.
    The fire pit.
    The hosts were really lovely, accommodating and nothing was too much trouble. Good access to the A38.
    Breakfast was incredible.
    We also got to meet some of the animals. Romeo and Julias (the two young donkeys) were lovely and friendly.

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Dedicated shower facility per glamping unit

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

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

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Themes

Peaceful

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

Type

Farm

Pop-up campsite

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Location

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  • Dobwalls, Liskeard, Cornwall, England, PL14 6SP
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.4588°N 4.5013°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Methodist Church — 0.6 miles
Institute — 0.8 miles
Lloyds TSB Bank — 1.6 miles
Train stations
Coombe Junction Halt (Rail Station) — 1.2 miles
Liskeard Rail Station — 1.6 miles
St Keyne Wishing Well Halt (Rail Station) — 3.0 miles
Ferry ports
Bodinnick Ferry Landing — 10.0 miles
Fowey Custom House Quay Ferry Landing — 10.1 miles
Fowey Town Quay Ferry Landing — 10.4 miles
Airports
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 22.3 miles

Directions


Blackwater Farm is on the left-hand side (lower gate) of the the unmarked road.

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

Local attractions and activities include:

- Liskeard town centre: five minutes' drive

- Trago Liskeard (shopping outlet): 10 minutes

- Golitha Falls: 10 minutes

- Carnglaze Caverns: 10 minutes

- Kartworld: 10 minutes

- Siblyback Lake: 15 minutes

- Looe: 20 minutes

- Fowey: 30 minutes

- Tintagel: 50 minutes.

Must see

  • Eden Project (13.1 miles)
  • National Marine Aquarium (17.5 miles)
  • Lost Gardens of Heligan (18.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Cotehele Mill (12.3 miles)
  • Cotehele (12.3 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 by:  10 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  11 a.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

The owners may not always be available for your arrival but will drop in to check you have all that you need.

Blackwater Farm cancellation policy

No refunds within 3 days of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 7 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. Blackwater Farm will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Blackwater Farm have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Blackwater Farm dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Blackwater Farm? Local attractions and activities include: - Liskeard town centre: five minutes' drive - Trago Liskeard (shopping outlet): 10 minutes - Golitha Falls: 10 minutes - Carnglaze Caverns: 10 minutes - Kartworld: 10 … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Blackwater Farm?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  11 a.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  11 a.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.

    The owners may not always be available for your arrival but will drop in to check you have all that you need.

    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Blackwater Farm? From £25 (for 1 night, 4 people) - 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
At least one of the party members must be aged 25 or over.
Guests under the age of 20 are not allowed on site.

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.
There is no reception at this site. Please check in at the Lower gate instead.
The site will send you further check-in information 3 day(s) before your arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

Coronavirus
Bookings must not consist of more than 2 different households.
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.
Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.
There are no bins onsite: all rubbish will need to be taken home with you.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 7:30 a.m..
Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.
This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.

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 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
No vehicle movement between 12 a.m. and 7:30 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Additional terms

There are one compost toilet and one shower tent serving the site. The shower has a solar bag and fresh water but this will only be warm on sunny days.

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