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General

  • Environmentally-friendly site in the Luxulyan Valley
  • A mile from the Eden Project
  • Workshops, wildlife walk and communal firepit

Acorn Camping and Glamping in Cornwall’s Luxulyan Valley is an artfully environmentally-friendly site with workshops to pique your interest – and it's only a mile from environmentally excellent days at the famed Eden Project too.

Budding scholars, get ready to blossom. You could get back to basics by learning sculpture carving or indulge your inner clown by picking up some circus skills, including aerial workshops in the campsite's own woodland...

Kids can scavenge about on a woodland hunt and learn how to make dens and build fires, nosy at the local wildlife and build their own mini campsite for the valley’s insect inhabitants – and fiction fans of all ages can listen enthralled to the storyteller who visits in summer.

The Luxulyan Valley is a World Heritage Site and has an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with Acorn Camping and Glamping at its heart near Par: expect seven acres of meadows and woodland, a private woodland walk, an abundance of wildlife and a network of waterside walks to investigate, all centrally placed to some of Cornwall’s most famed attractions – as mentioned, the Eden Project is just a mile away and the beaches of Par Sands and Polkerris within a few miles.

As a tiny back to basics site, it’s Par for the course that Acorn allows campfires: blocks are available to stand barbecues on and the communal firepit takes care of campsite cooking (pick up some logs from the site owners). Facilities include four toilets, three hot water showers, two hot water washrooms and a washing-up area with cold water. Only logs are sold on site, but a shop and a pub are a mile and a half away.

Pitches are on a gently sloping three-quarters of an acre: park at the site entrance and offload your gear on the trolleys provided to get to your pitch.

Sorry, but because of the local wildlife, Acorn Camping and Glamping can’t accept dogs.

Please note

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.

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

Facilities/activities including woodland activities & workshops are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.


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9

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85% would recommend this site to a friend.

85% would stay here again.

 
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Charming and cosy site with a friendly atmosphere and great facilities 28/06/2017

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

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

    Campsite was simple and charming, thought that the freezer block exchange was very useful

    Disliked: 

    Would have been nice to have toilet roll in the toilet, we had to bring our own

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Great facilities and beautiful surroundings. 26/06/2017

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  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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    Great facilities and beautiful surroundings.

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What a lovely, welcoming, beautiful place this is. The hosts ... 26/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Tracy W. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    What a lovely, welcoming, beautiful place this is. The hosts were just gorgeous, nothing was too much trouble and the whole site, with the cabins and tents and yoga platform hidden a little way up the hill, is an absolute tonic. The toilets and showers are clean and well maintained and the setting is idyllic. Would love to return and try one of their Hobbit houses. What a treat!

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Back to basics woodland site in beautiful location. 07/06/2017

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

    Simple, low cost, friendly, scenic, quiet and campfires allowed.

    Disliked: 

    Showers, lack of hot water at washing up sinks

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excellent if you want to awake to a dawn symphony 24/03/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom melody_s228932 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Very friendly and helpful owner, clean and peaceful site, and beautiful hike to Eden project.

    Disliked: 

    The gas for the toilet block was off, so cold water only, probably due to the time of year, but it snowed!

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by far the best campsite we have stayed on 04/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Stephanie E. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch (large)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Loved Acorn camp site. Lovely site for pitching tents, surrounded by nature, a charming little woods with hobbit homes to explore, The owners Ria and Tony are lovely made an effort to greet us on arrival, Wendy is great, the circus training and story telling made this site more special than most. If what you are looking for is a non commercialised, kid friendly, social campsite than this is the place. Nothing negative to say, it has all you need. I even loved the fact no cars on site so wheelbarrows are provided for taking gear to and thro......people meeting at campfires, new friends made, my boys loved every minute and so did I. We will 100% be going back again and again!!!!!!

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    Nothing........

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My new favourite campsite 03/09/2016

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

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch (large)
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    Good toilet and shower facilities, great location, beautiful scenery.

    The owners are great and friendly.

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Special place, we loved it :) 23/08/2016

Reviewer's country: Italy Barbara Z. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    warm welcome
    fire place
    forest
    natural and interesting area
    toilettes

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Fantastic Camping Site! 22/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sadie F. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    My boyfriend and I had a lovely time camping here - The site is kept super clean and it feels like you are tucked away in the woods which is exactly what we wanted!

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. It was v/good stay 21/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Ganesh L. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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    The site is very clean and Peaceful . Tony and Ria are very friendly, informative and helpful. The location is very close to Eden project, Lost garden and Beaches.

    Disliked: 

    Booking system is awful, I have populate all information in the booking form and payment was done on line but when I arrive in the site I need to pay extra cash due to incorrect size of tent. The road to site is very narrow and Sat Nav dose takes to exact location.

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Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

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Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

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Groups welcome

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Single-sex groups welcome

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Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Location

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  • Rock Cottage, Prideaux, St Blazey Par, Cornwall, England, PL24 2SS
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.3774°N 4.7312°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
St Blazey (Cornwall) Church Street Coach Stop — 1.4 miles
Eden Project: Bus Stop — 1.4 miles
St Blazey Gate (Cornwall): Coach Stop — 1.8 miles
Train stations
Luxulyan Rail Station — 1.1 miles
Par Rail Station — 1.9 miles
Bugle Rail Station — 3.1 miles
Ferry ports
Fowey Custom House Quay Ferry Landing — 5.0 miles
Fowey Ferry Landing — 5.2 miles
Bodinnick Ferry Landing — 5.2 miles
Airports
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 13.0 miles

Directions


From the A390 in St Blazey take the road opposite the Gulf petrol station New Road leading to Prideaux Road (we are 1.5 miles from this point). Take the next right signposted Prideaux. Go through the hamlet and along the width restriction road; 400m down the hill pull into field entrance on the right where you will see a small Acorn sign on a rock.

However if you're coming from the A30, from the A30 follow the signs to The Eden Project. At the Eden Project roundabout, take a left, next right, next left and left again, and we're 400m as above.

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

Cornwall has hundreds of miles’ worth of walking and cycling trails, but if your head’s spinning at the choices ahead start off on the pretty pilgrims’ trail of the Saints Way, only five minutes’ walk from Acorn and meandering across Cornwall from Fowey in the south to Padstow in the north (the Eden Project is on the route too).

It’s a belter of a tourist trip even if you only do a few of its 27 miles: parts of it are ancient paths linking hill forts, holy wells and old churches, and you’ll be able to scramble through a variety of habitats such as ancient fields, moors, valleys and woodlands.

Take to two wheels to cover this part of Cornwall’s cycle trails such as the Camel Trail from Padstow or one of the Clay Trails; a country road 2.5 mile bike trip runs from Luxulyan railway station to the Eden Project too.

An even gentler trip is the cycle route from the campsite to Luxulyan village; from here you can take the Atlantic Coast Line trains that runs from Par to Newquay for valley sightseeing.

Five minutes in the car brings you to Cornwall’s south coast – the nearest beach to your berth is three miles away but it won’t take too long in the car to reach other acclaimed beaches, seaside towns and fishing villages of the south like Fowey, medieval Pentewan and Charlestown with its shipwreck centre.

Fish, rockpool, surf or hide yourself away among the beaches and secluded coves all around here; go shark-spotting at Looe, dolphin and seal spotting from Mevagissey, or take the kids to one of the many family attractions around the coast like the Wingz Bird and Animal Sanctuary at Par and sea safaris further along the coast at Falmouth.

National Trust houses and gardens are plentiful in Cornwall too: Falmouth’s Trebah Gardens and its kids' trails should be a hit for all ages, and one of the very-must-sees in Cornwall is St Austell’s Lost Gardens of Heligan.

Must see

  • Eden Project (1.6 miles)
  • Lost Gardens of Heligan (7.2 miles)
  • Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park (11.7 miles)

National Trust

  • Trerice (13.6 miles)
  • Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps (14.9 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:  12 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Please contact the site when you are on your way if arrival time is expected after 6pm.

Acorn Camping and Glamping cancellation policy

No refunds within 12 weeks of arrival date.

An admin fee of £20 will be charged for all rearrangement of dates, subject to availability and provided new dates are within two months of original reservation dates.

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. Acorn Camping and Glamping will debit the balance from your card 12 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 12 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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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
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.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.

Extras
Facilities/activities including woodland activities & workshops are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
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.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Pitches
Units should not be left unoccupied unless previously agreed with the management. Please speak to reception when the need arises, a fee may be charged for unsupervised units.
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

There is no parking in the camping meadows but there are wheelbarrows you can use to take your belongings from the car to the tent. Ground conditions permitting it may be possible to drive on the field when arriving and departing.

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