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Macdonald's Farm Touring and Camping

9.5

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General

  • Family-run park half a mile 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.


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9.5

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Lovely site clean and well run with new facilities. Enjoyed …24/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomVal L.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (large)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely site clean and well run with new facilities. Enjoyed looking around the farm animals area. The staff were very pleasant and helpful

    Disliked: 

    The showers although very clean, only had a couple of hooks to put clothes on, a small stool in each cubicle would be helpful for putting on shoes and maybe a shelf would help. Only a small grumble.

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Enjoyed our stay. The could do with more electric hook ups.22/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGraham M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Very efficient and clean all round. Liked bin ans elsan areas being fenced off. Nice bar and great coffee

    Disliked: 

    Nil

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Perfect site.21/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGary E.Confirmed

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

    This site is as good as perfect you could ever get.
    The welcome arrival was very friendly from Lisa who explained everything we needed for the site.
    The pitch was large and easily accessed.
    The bar and outside tables were spotless. Unfortunately they were not doing food however recommended a local takeaway and even printed the menu off for us. (food was excellent Lisa.)
    The modern toilets and showers were spotless and large.
    The animals on farm were very friendly and made us wish we had brought along our grandchildren.
    Finally we liked the follow up email thanking us for choosing to stay with them.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Nothing, we be back21/09/2021

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

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

    Animals which we had fun feeding
    Bar/ cafe which was a nice place to sit and charge and watch the surfing films especially as the nights were dark
    Showers and toilets were nice and very clean
    Good size pitches

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Great site, lovely clean facilities and friendly staff.20/09/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Great site, lovely clean facilities and friendly staff.

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Having bus stop just out of the gate. Having cubicles …16/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDavid S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (large)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Having bus stop just out of the gate. Having cubicles for more than one person to use at the same time.

    Disliked: 

    No hand sanitizer. Too many campfires smoke hung in the air and this is a petting farm. Handdryers in toilet but had to wash hands in sink and go back into toilet to dry hands.

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The facilities on the campsite were better than expected. We …15/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChloe T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The facilities on the campsite were better than expected. We were pleasantly surprised how close every pitch was to the facilities and how well they were cleaned each morning. The area seems to be cleaned around 06:30/07:00. Great space for freezer storage and washing up area. The doggy showers were amazing, and although we didn’t take our pooch along with us this time, she would’ve enjoyed it. The animals within the farm are lovely and the park is great for kids. I would highly recommend staying in the site if you have smaller children or would like to stay within 15 minutes of Padstow and Mawgan Porth.

    Disliked: 

    The bar was closed most of the time we stayed due to staffing issues which we understand because of covid impact. There was no food on any of the nights we stayed and were also unable to hire a campfire due to the reception area being closed.

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We've been visiting the site for years, and were so …13/09/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    We've been visiting the site for years, and were so pleased to see how it's been transformed. The site facilities were immaculate and well thought out, the play area no longer being a day attraction means its wasn't too busy yet the kids still had plenty to see and do. Perfect location and the hosts were very welcoming.

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Excellent site, Courtney one of the staff members was something else!13/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSasha F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (large)
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  • Liked: 

    Everything, people and the place were amazing.

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    Nothing to did like about this place, it was great!!!

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Excellent11/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAndrew J.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (large)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely clean site with club house and can take the dog so that made it for us. Lots of other animals to see, and looks good if you have kid’s with you.
    Lovely site would definitely go there again

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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

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent pitches

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

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

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

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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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. 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.

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 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.
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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
At least one of the party members must be aged 25 or over.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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.
The site will send you further check-in information 14 day(s) before your arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
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).

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 90 consecutive nights.
Entertainment and activities are available between 01/04 and 04/10.
HGVs, drones, kites and bicycles or balls within the Farm Park are not permitted.
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.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The bar is open between 01/04 and 04/10.
The grocery shop is open between 01/04 and 04/10.
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.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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

Pitches
Please note, pup tents are to be used for storage purposes only. Guests may not use them for sleeping.
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. between 01/04 and 04/10.
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.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
No vehicle movement between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

Admission to farm park attractions is included in the rate.

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