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General

  • Peaceful farm between Looe and Liskeard
  • Campfires allowed: buy organic eggs or rare breed meat to sizzle up
  • Picnic tables, communal kitchen, showers and toilets

Those among you who like luxury berths, teeny tiny farm sites, cracking customer service and picking up fresh organic eggs/rare breed meat to sizzle gently over the campfire should flock to Penbugle Farm (‘shepherd’s hill’ in Cornish) for some properly peaceful days.

Even by Cornish standards, the location of Penbugle Farm is one to toot about: between the old market town of Liskeard and the fishing port of Looe; 25 minutes from the Tamar Bridge and the Devon/Cornwall border, and halfway between the highlights of Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor. It’s run by the five members of the hospitable Ridout family, who have been living on and farming this land since moving from Dorset in 2005: if this is your first visit to Cornwall, they’ll be happy to share their tips and info on things to do.

On the farm, you won’t even hear a car engine roaring past your pitch – cars are only allowed in the designated parking area outside the paddock to keep things as safe and sedate as possible on site. (Fret not if you’re thinking this means you have to stagger to your berth with armfuls of kit; wheelbarrows and trolleys are provided to cart your stuff/over-excited small children/the dog along to where you’re staying.)

Guests all have access to the pristine Penbugle facilities including toilets, showers, a washing-up area with hot and cold taps, and a cleanly-kept communal kitchen with cooker, microwave, fridge, kettle, pots and pans (recycling facilities are available too).

Outdoors, there are picnic tables to park at and have your campfire-cooked meal; you can pick up fresh farm and local produce on site when available, as well as wood and fuel for a campfire or barbie. And don’t forget your torch and wellies: this is serious stargazing country because of the low light pollution…cosmic.

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No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.


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9.6

Overall rating based on 28 reviews

 

96% would recommend this site to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

 

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Friendly hosts. Very remote area and lovely big tent! 16/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Abby T. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Bell tent (deluxe)
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    Friendly hosts. Very remote area and lovely big tent!

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Excellent, clean and friendly :) 12/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Joseph F. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Bell tent (deluxe)
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  • Liked: 

    We loved the site and facilities - we had fresh on site eggs, bacon and sausages. The couple were lovely and so friendly and trusting! Would highly reccommended !

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

From the manager...

Thank you for your kind comments. Were you lucky enough to find an egg with two yolks?
We hope you'll visit us again in the future as there's more to come....

Lizzie, John and Family

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Lovely clean site 03/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Kayleigh L. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Bell tent (deluxe)
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  • Liked: 

    Very peaceful little break away, tents are done out lovely

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Thank you for your comments.
Lizzie , John and Family

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Brilliant camping huts on a lovely farm in a great ... 30/05/2018

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

  • Camping pod
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    Brilliant camping huts on a lovely farm in a great location. We loved every minute of our stay and will definitely be back.

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From the manager...

Thank you for your comments , it's been a great Bank Holiday week and great weather too!
We're very glad you've enjoyed he location and stay in the middle of the farmstead.
Hope your dog hasn't been too badly affected with the buttercups and grass..
Look forward to seeing you all again .

Lizzie, John and Family

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Great wigwam, great location and facilities. We had a great ... 07/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Nicola C. Confirmed

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    Great wigwam, great location and facilities. We had a great time and will definitely return.

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Really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us... The weather was not as bad as the forecast had predicted which is nothing new , you even got sunshine!
Hope to see you again for a future stay with us,

Lizzie , John and Family... inc. Hedge the hog

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Very clean and friendly staff, good value for money. 28/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom becky_h255062 Confirmed

  • Camping pod
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    The pod was lovely and clean in a very peaceful area.

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Thankyou for your comments.

Lizzie, John and family

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Limited staff interaction unless you call, good quality resources. 28/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Fiona C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Camping pod
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  • Liked: 

    The resources available on site to purchase e.g. wood, firefighters, marshmallows, milk and eggs. The jam was amazing (especially goosebury)
    The resources to use in the communal kitchen area, such as pots and pans if you forget anything.
    The remote location and peaceful feel.
    The resources inside the hut like the toaster and kettle which were very useful.
    The size of the bed which could easily fit 4 people if you needed to!
    There were quite a few surrounding attractions like Eden Project, Jamaica Inn, Bodmin Moor, Fowey, Looe.

    Disliked: 

    The huge swarm of flies that flew in our room when we opened the window, which we weren't warned about! It took a few hours to get rid of them all.
    Toilets and shower a little outdated and not very clean.
    Broken dry rail in room.

From the manager...

Thankyou for your comments above. I can only apologise for the flies, I only wish you had read our welcome card at the beginning of your stay as mentioned when shown to your cabin as this would have given information needed to contact us immediately once you found you had a problem. On being notified in person or by phone we would have sorted your issues for you instantly.
However, I hope being able to delay the start of your stay helped to take advantage of a full two days instead of only one. We do try and be flexible when we can with booking dates at certain times if year.

Lizzie, John and Family

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Very clean and spacious, peaceful location, great location close to ... 15/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Susan P. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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    Very clean and spacious, peaceful location, great location close to looe and other beaches.

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Lovely to hear you enjoyed a peaceful break away and found Penbugle just that.
We are lucky to have the coastline we have which enables you to find many hidden jems to visit.

Hope to see you again in the future

Lizzie John and Family

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Comfortable POD. quiet campsite. Very friendly welcome. Loved the fire ... 05/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Louise L. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Camping pod
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    Comfortable POD. quiet campsite. Very friendly welcome. Loved the fire pit.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

From the manager...

So nice to hear you found our camping pod comfortable, we know it is but it great to hear it from a guest.
Our aim is to have a friendly , quiet site for all ages and hope we have achieved that again this year for everybody who has stayed here at Penbugle.

Hope to see you again in the future,

Lizzie , John and Family

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Excellent site with very friendly owners! 31/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Molly B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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    Loved the pod as was our first time staying in one! Very welcoming and helpful owners!

    Disliked: 

    Cleanliness of male toilet.

From the manager...

Lovely to hear you enjoyed your first night away in one of our camping pods.

The cleaning is done by myself and daughter alone and unfortunately this year I have had a few male guests not think about others who want to use showers etc and therefore notices will be going up for next year to remind everyone to rinse down after use and to use a door mat to wipe wet feet . Please also bare in mind we have had a very wet summer so everyones feet collect grass and bark along the way....

Lizzie, John and family

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Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

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Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

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Spectacular scenery

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Canoeing/kayaking nearby

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Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

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Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

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Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

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Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Location

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  • St Keyne, Liskeard, Cornwall, England, PL14 4RS
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.4138°N 4.4940°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Liskeard: Barras Street Coach Stop — 3.1 miles
Dobwalls (Cornwall): Coach Stop — 3.2 miles
East Taphouse (Cornwall): Bus Stop — 3.6 miles
Train stations
Causeland Rail Station — 1.3 miles
St Keyne Wishing Well Halt (Rail Station) — 1.5 miles
Sandplace Rail Station — 2.3 miles
Ferry ports
Bodinnick Ferry Landing — 7.9 miles
Fowey Custom House Quay Ferry Landing — 8.0 miles
Fowey Town Quay Ferry Landing — 8.3 miles
Airports
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 22.7 miles

Directions


From the west
From Bodmin take the A38 to Liskeard. At the Dobwalls roundabout take the second exit to the village of Dobwalls. At the bottom of the village go across the first mini roundabout and then take the second exit on the next roundabout. You should then pass a Spar shop and primary school on your left-hand side.

Follow the road out of the village past the football ground and over the small railway bridge. Follow the road for approximately 2 miles. You will get to a crossroads with a stone cross on your left; drive on until you go past the first Herodsfoot sign on your right (at a right-hand bend at the bottom of a hill).

At the top of the hill the road levels out and our entrance will be on your left-hand side.

From the east
From Plymouth take the A38 to Liskeard and take the Moorswater Industrial Estate slip road. Turn right at the T-junction into the village of Dobwalls. At the mini roundabout take the first exit left and follow the instructions as from the west, at the Spar shop.

If you use a satnav please do not let it take you to Herodsfoot or St Keyne - it will not be the right place.

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

Two of Cornwall’s top attractions, the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan, are both within half an hour’s drive, but those wanting to stay local or travel by foot/pedal will find a varied load of activities, attractions and landscapes around Penbugle Farm and south-east Cornwall, from rivers to valleys to coastline.

The closest village to the farm is Duloe, set among deep valleys between the east and west sections of the River Looe. Popular activities with guests to these parts include seeing the Duloe stone circle, the smallest in Cornwall and dating back to the Bronze Age, and watersports or fishing in the Looe river.

Salmon, brown trout and sea trout can all be landed from both stretches of the River Looe, with shoals more fish and fishing in Looe itself; if you don’t want to take one of the numerous sea fishing trips to land your own catch, wait for the boats to come back from a day’s haul and pick up some from them.

From Duloe, it’s about four miles north to ancient Liskeard, one of the few towns in Cornwall still to have a weekly livestock market and now with a lively arts scene along its independent shops and restaurants. Coastwards, St Austell and Polperro are both close to hand too, with both top for day trips: Polperro for the Heritage Museum of Smuggling & Fishing to learn about Cornwall’s nefarious past and St Austell for the China Clay Country Park and the start of the Clay Trail.

To the east, it’s about 16 miles from Penbugle Farm to Plymouth for all activities seafarer and landlubber.

Must see

  • Eden Project (12.3 miles)
  • National Marine Aquarium (16.3 miles)
  • Lost Gardens of Heligan (16.6 miles)

National Trust

  • Cotehele (13.0 miles)
  • Cotehele Mill (13.0 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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2:30 p.m. –  5:30 p.m.
Depart:  10:30 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2:30 p.m. –  5:30 p.m.
Depart:  10:30 a.m.

Penbugle Farm cancellation policy

No refunds within 8 weeks of arrival date.

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Penbugle Farm will debit the balance from your card 65 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 65 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

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

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Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

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.
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.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.

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

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 10 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

Fires or barbecues allowed in designated areas only, to minimise the risk of fire etc. All firewood to be purchased on site due to safety reasons.

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