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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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9.3

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94% would recommend this site to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

 

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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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From the manager...

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

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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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Fab facilities and beautiful location 29/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lucy S. Confirmed

  • Bell tent (deluxe)
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  • Liked: 

    Location, facilities, quality of the tent. There were lots of lovely touches such as the honesty produce, clothes/towel airer, firepit and candles.

    Disliked: 

    If I was being picky it would be nicer to have more distance between the pitches but luckily our neighbours were lovely :-)

From the manager...

Great to see pictures of you enjoying a lovely weekend away!

Our pitch distance is more than the required amount and have never found anyone to have a problem but we will take it on board. We feel all our pitches including the camping pods can be as private as you feel you would like to be and many of our guests have often remarked on this.

Hope you had a great time at the Smite Championships...

Lizzie, John and Family

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An excellent site, peaceful, comfortable, clean. Great choice! 25/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Caroline R. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Bell tent (deluxe)
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    Lovely location in a real farm surrounded by nature and animals. Very nice and clean facilities.

    We stayed in the bell tents. We had 2 next to each other and they were great. Very good distance between the tent next door and the opposite row is really far away so you don't feel cramped.

    The tents are fully equipped with futons with mattress, rugs, coffee table, washing up utensils, rubbish bin, etc. The tents are mounted on decking so they are level and remain dry in rainy weather.

    The bathroom area is well equipped with clean showers, toilets and good supply of hot water.

    There is a fully equipped kitchen in the next field which is easily reached. They have organic eggs and milk, local honey and home made jam for sale. Also available is good quality, sustainably sourced wood for the campfire incl. kindle and matches. They also sell bags of marshmallows with wooden sticks which is a very nice touch.

    All in all a great experience. It was our friends' first camping trip and they loved it.

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    We didn't have any issues.

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Super miejsce, nie daleko bardzo fajne miasteczko Looe duzo atrakcji. ... 25/08/2017

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    Super miejsce, nie daleko bardzo fajne miasteczko Looe duzo atrakcji. Polecam

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From the manager...

Thank you for your comments, we're very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.
Sorry we were not able to extend your booking into the weekend.

Hope to see you all again in the future.

Lizzie John and Family

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Friendly site with great facilities and beautiful views. 22/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Laura E. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    This campsite is set in beautiful countryside and the owners are welcoming and helpful. The toilets and showers and kitchen facilities are all great. We bought kindling and logs for our fire and some marshmallows to toast over it. Despite it being August, there was plenty of room for everyone. It was nice being on a farm and seeing the cows and sheep! I would definitely stay here again - it's a great spot in the forgotten part of Cornwall!

    Disliked: 

    We weren't given a choice of pitch, however I think this was mainly due to the weather and being sheltered from the wind.

From the manager...

Thank you for your lovely comments about our site and our forgotten cornwall.
It was unfortunate you caught the tail end of hurricane Gurt!
We do try and give our campers a choice of pitch but sometimes when pitches are booked we have to make decisions on the knowledge we have of our site and tent sizes and number of nights booked in.

Great photos! Hope to see you in the future with better weather...

Lizzie, John and Family

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Excellent site and very good location 12/08/2017

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    This is an ideal location to visit the attractions of mid- Cornwall - Looe, Polperro, Bodmin and Port Issac. The site was very clean and quiet, and the opportunity to have a campfire was great - wood and firelighters for sale at the site. Small wheel barrows are provided to transport your luggage/camping gear to your pitch as cars remained in the car park. It seems that the owners have thought of everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The communal kitchen and dining cabin was a nice touch, and contained tourist information, local produce e.g. honey, for sale and board games available for evenings when raining. The site manager was very friendly and helpful, and she would try her best to ensure my stay was a happy one. Toilets and showers were very clean. I liked the idea of payment per person rather than per tent, as it made my stay, as a lone traveller, very economical. I enjoyed my stay at this site, and fully recommend it as a place to stay while touring this area of Cornwall.

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From the manager...

Thank you for your comments. We have many special places to visit here in SE Cornwall and are often forgotten about.
We're very glad you enjoyed your stay at Penbugle despite the damp weather we have this year.

Lizzie, John and Family

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Good mix of glamping and back to basics on a small friendly site 12/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom James S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Quiet, very friendly, the space available on unlimited pitch, personal with owners on site. The site still worked despite awful weather. Quiet, but only 5 minutes from main roads so ideal as a base to see the rest of cornwall. Ideal for what we wanted.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing really

From the manager...

Quiet and Friendly is what we aim for hence the limit of tents allowed to pitch at any one time.
Glad to hear you got to visit the areas you wanted to see easily from Penbugle.

Lizzie, John and family

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Excellent family run site. Clean, great facilities. Level pitches. 11/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sarah P. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Absolutely fantastic family run site. Fab that there is a kitchen hut and also the showers were clean and powerful which was a bonus! Nice to be able to by farmers produce in the kitchen hut.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing....we will be back!

From the manager...

So lovely to read your comments .
As a family run site we do our best to make our guests welcome and help relax while the children run around safely.
Glad you liked the facilities and our farm and local produce on sale.
We'd love to see you back again hopefully without the very heavy rain storm you endured Tuesday night.

Hope to see you again in the future,

Lizzie, John and Family

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Barbecues allowed

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Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

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Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

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Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Camping 2.0

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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

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2:30 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart:  10:30 a.m.

Late arrivals must be notify the campsite as soon as possible. Please call the number provided in your booking confirmation email.

Penbugle Farm cancellation policy

No refunds within 8 weeks of arrival date.

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 6 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 6 weeks 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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Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

General
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.

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

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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