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Macdonald's Farm Touring and Camping

9.7
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Macdonald's Farm Touring and Camping: Grass pitch top field

General

  • Family-run park halfway between Padstow and Newquay
  • Half a mile from the South West Coast Path and Porthcothan Bay beach
  • Animals, pony rides, playground, bar and pop-up food nights on site

Macdonald's Farm Touring and Camping is a small family-run park among Cornish countryside and hills, well placed for exploring this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty: it’s set back from the county's rugged coastline, half a mile from spectacular Porthcothan Bay on the north Cornish coast between Padstow and Newquay.

This is the place for you if you fancy sleeping under the Cornish stars, eating top-notch local food in the farm garden, riding ponies and meeting friendly animals (alpacas and rabbits live on site) – perhaps followed by a drink or two from the site's Sundowner Bar.

Spacious pitches are on grass, set among four small bays and have excellent far-reaching views. Site amenities include free showers and toilets, disabled facilities, washing-up facilities, a laundry room and baby changing.

Your booking entitles you to exclusive access to the garden, animals, playground and activities, plus the bar and pop-up food nights.

Please note

The grocery shop is open between 01/04 and 04/10.

The bar is open between 01/04 and 04/10.

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

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Bookings must not be for more than 90 consecutive nights.

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).

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Reception is unmanned after 5 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Entertainment and activities are available between 01/04 and 04/10.

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

Admission to farm park attractions is included in the rate.

Please note you can only bring either one gazebo, one awning or one pup tent.


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Reviews

9.7

Overall rating based on 95 reviews

 

98% would recommend this site to a friend.

98% would stay here again.

  92% described as Peaceful ?

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Love this place, have been this year with friends also. …27/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGemma H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Love this place, have been this year with friends also. Mac Donald’s is a great base to enjoy the coastline walks and the outstanding beach, which dogs are welcome on all year round. The facilities are spotless and staff are all lovely.

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Would recommend!26/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLouise H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Immaculate site, helpful staff, good sized pitches, great facilities - wonderful location

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Great location and facilities26/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSandra P.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The location was excellent with a bus right outside the campsite. The site was quiet and there was plenty of room for our campervan and awning. The facilities were new and very clean. The staff were extremely helpful and there is a nice bar area to go for drinks/snacks etc. Will definitely go again.

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Fantastic friendly site, fabulous facilities and great pizzas23/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTracey B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Lovely friendly site, very clean and up to date facilities. Great pizza and bar area. Lovely location not far from the beach.

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    Nothing

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Excellent Campsite, something for everyone22/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    This site is just perfect! Everything is immaculate. All of the toilets and showers spotlessly clean, along with the waste and washing up areas. Nice sized pitches, level. Wifi available, the signal good enough for streaming on my pitch! Loved all of the animals on site, especially the pot bellied pigs! The site is in a great location, Porthcothan Bay is within walking distance, along with a regular bus service, that stops outside the site. So great for exploring the area. The site was very peaceful, and quiet, although I should imagine this may change during the school holidays, due to the popularity of the animals.

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Good value friendly site21/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomWayne Y.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (large)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Everything was 100% Spotless Showers and Toilets Brilliant and Bar prices cheaper than the pubs in Town .Owners and Staff very friendly and helpfull and a very relaxed site wish we stayed longer but will be back.

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Fantastic family campsite20/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLaura G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Everything! This is the best campsite we've been to in terms of facilities, beauty and entertainment. Staff are really friendly, family showers are perfect and there's tons to keep the children amused.

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    I can't fault it!

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Fantastic family site. Great for families with kids20/09/2022

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

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Peace an quiet and exceptional facilities

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    Nothing

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Excellent site spotlessly clean and great facilities19/09/2022

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Everything about this site was fantastic

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All facilities were amazing, staff were great15/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    All facilities were amazing, staff were great

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Features

Coronavirus

Activities/entertainment run in smaller groups

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: one group at a time

Extra spacing in seated areas

Hand sanitising stations

Masks/gloves available

More frequent emptying of bins

One-way flow for entering/leaving buildings

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

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

Local produce

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

Rallies welcome

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

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

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

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Large (51-200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Seasonal pitches

Location

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  • Porthcothan Bay, Padstow, Cornwall, England, PL28 8LT
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.5007°N 5.0180°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Shop Corner — 5.9 miles
Porth Four Turns — 5.9 miles
Bus Station — 6.8 miles
Train stations
Newquay Rail Station — 6.4 miles
Quintrell Downs Rail Station — 6.7 miles
St Columb Road Rail Station — 7.8 miles
Ferry ports
Padstow Ferry Landing — 4.6 miles
Rock Padstow Ferry Landing — 5.1 miles
Mevagissey Ferry Landing — 19.1 miles
Airports
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 3.7 miles

Directions


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

The nearest beach, Porthcothan, is a small bay popular with families and an excellent spot for bathing and surfing. It’s made up of a narrow inlet with cliffs, sand dunes, rockpools and a little stream running down to the sea all combine to make it an idyllic place for children.

The South West Coast Path is easily accessed from here too, for hikes to Newquay eight and a half miles to the south. By road, it’s five and a half miles from the farm to Padstow; a bus running from Padstow to Newquay stops outside the site if you’d rather leave the car behind.

Other outdoor activities close by include surfing at Watergate Bay within 15 minutes’ drive or zipping around St Eval Kart Circuit within five minutes’ drive. For food, try the local pub with its spectacular views over Porthcothan Bay, or the Rick Stein seafood restaurant at Padstow.

Heading towards the south coast, the Eden Project is 35 minutes’ drive away.

Must see

  • Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park (4.0 miles)
  • Rock Beach (5.2 miles)
  • Blue Reef Aquarium (6.6 miles)

National Trust

  • Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps (1.5 miles)
  • Trerice (8.0 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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  10:30 a.m.

Macdonald's Farm Touring and Camping cancellation policy

No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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. Macdonald's Farm Touring and Camping will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Macdonald's Farm Touring and Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Macdonald's Farm Touring and Camping dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Macdonald's Farm Touring and Camping? The nearest beach, Porthcothan, is a small bay popular with families and an excellent spot for bathing and surfing. It’s made up of a narrow inlet with cliffs, sand dunes, rockpools and … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Macdonald's Farm Touring and Camping?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Macdonald's Farm Touring and Camping? From £16 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Admission to farm park attractions is included in the rate.

Please note you can only bring either one gazebo, one awning or one pup tent.

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