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Penbugle Farm

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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

Overall rating based on 39 reviews

 

95% would recommend this site to a friend.

95% would stay here again.

 
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Excellent site, lovely owners, really amazing wigwams! 26/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Kharris E. Confirmed

  • Camping pod
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  • Liked: 

    Excellent stay, we really enjoyed ourselves. The owners were really friendly and welcoming, going through everything with us & showing us where things were. Easy to find, just popped "Penbugle Farm" into Google Maps & it took us straight to the gate!
    The pods/wigwams are absolutely lush! Nice and clean, everything you would need is in there.
    There is picnic bench & a fire pit outside each pod, a nice little touch I think if you want to sit outside and enjoy the scenery and sunshine.
    Nice touch having the fire wood/lighters/kindle in the unit opposite, as well as fresh eggs/milk.
    We had a few drinks and had music playing - turns out the pods are super sound proof so we didn't have to worry about disturbing anyone else!
    Really fantastic weekend, would definitely be recommending to friends and family and will definitely be returning ourselves!

    Disliked: 

    The toilet facilities weren't the nicest, but this isn't really a grumble or dislike as your outside in a field. Maybe just an extra few sprays of air freshener/fly killer!

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Facilities, helpfulness 25/07/2017

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

  • Bell tent (deluxe)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Facilities, helpfulness

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From the manager...

Thank you.

Lizzie, John and Family

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Beautiful site, good facilities and friendly environment 19/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Erin W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    It was a lovely atmosphere, all the other campers were very nice also. We had a kitchen which included a fridge we could use which was very helpful.

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Thankyou for your comments.

Maybe we'll see you again in the future.

Lizzie , John and Family

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Clean facilities everything you needed, lovely owner 26/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Dawn M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Camping pod
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    Everything was great!
    Me and my husband just wanted to get away for the night for our anniversary and take George (our dog) with us. We couldn't of picked of better place for relaxation, peace and tranquility.
    The owners were lovely, showed us around the site and lent us a screw in post to keep George safe, necause George doesn't get on with other dogs and one next door, they even offered us another pod away from them, which was brilliant, (thank you.)
    Had a BBQ on the fire pit and toasted marshmallows.
    The pod was spacious, clean, cosy and comfy. Would definitely stay again and recommend!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Lovely to read your comments. We are especially pleased to hear that George was able to enjoy his time here at Penbugle too, even though there were other dogs on site.
Hope to see you for another visit.

Lizzie, John and Family

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Excellent and very clean campsite! 26/06/2017

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

  • Bell tent (deluxe)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Absolutely loved this campsite, very practical for staying with children, quiet location and the owners couldn't do enough for us! Would definitely visit Penbugle again! Thanks for everything!

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From the manager...

Thank you for your lovely comments about your stay at Penbugle.
One of our aims is to keep our site unique by allowing our guests to have as much room as they need to run around as a family or chill and relax as a couple.
We love to see families and couples spending quality time together without the everyday ties of modern life.
We hope to see you all again in the near future.

Lizzie, John and Family

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Excellent place to stay for relaxing with very good facilities. 30/05/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom tanya_b104703 Confirmed

  • Bell tent (deluxe)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Brilliant location so peaceful and tidy and very helpful staff. Good Kitchen facilities and Toilets very clean.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing!

From the manager...

So pleased you enjoyed your stay and that the weather came good for your Birthday celebrations.

Lizzie , John and family

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Beautiful site, friendly staff 30/05/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom cherie_c Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Camping pod
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful wigwams, cleanliness, convenience, calmness & views

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Thankyou for you comments, very pleased you enjoyed your stay.

Lizzie, John and family

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quiet site with a lovely welcome and a cosy stay 19/04/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom abbey_b138917 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Camping pod
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Lovely warm and snuggly pods with lots of space (fitted a travel cot easily inside!) Great welcome, clean pod, lots of green grass and never felt overcrowded or busy despite being fully booked

    Disliked: 

    Toilet and shower block was a little dated and damp however all worked!

From the manager...

Very pleased you felt you still had plenty of space although fully booked. This is what we aimed to achieve for our guests.
We are in planning stages of modernising our toilet/shower block and kitchen as it has worked hard for our first five years of business.
Watch this Space!

Hope to see you again in the future,

Lizzie, John and Family.

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Excellent way to see in the New Year 01/01/2017

lee_b284624 Confirmed

  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    A big thank you to everyone at Penbugle farm, for the warm and friendly welcome. We had a lovely stay and would recommend to anyone who hasn't stayed in a Wigwam. It was a nice relaxing break enjoyed by us all and a great way to see in the new year with a BBQ and the use of the fire pit. Will hopefully see you again.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

From the manager...

Thank you for your lovely comments. We were especially lucky this year with the weather this year which enabled you all to have a lovely BBQ and evening outside fire. The wigwams are great for this sort of break even in winter as they are so cosy and warm.
We hope you will visit us again in the future.

Lizzie, John and Family

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Lovely little site, very accommodating owner thanks 12/10/2016

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

  • Camping pod
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    Wigwams were great

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Very pleased you enjoyed your stay in your wigwam cabin . We've had a lovely autumn this year.
Thankyou and hope to see you again in the future.

Lizzie , John and Family.

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Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

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Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

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Walkers' paradise

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Groups welcome

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Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

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Bar nearby

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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

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

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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