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General

  • Community-run farm site a mile from St Just
  • Help out on the farm, feed the chickens and collect fresh eggs
  • Eggs, veg, jams, honey and more for sale on site

What smashing ideas for Cornish camping are these. Bosavern Community Farm is owned and run by local folk in and around St Just, operates on a sustainable basis and welcomes guests pitching in with farm life alongside its local and international volunteers, whether you fancy planting, harvesting, tackling a clutch of weeding or collecting fresh warm eggs and feeding the chickens... (and what a handy opp too to teach the kids that food doesn't grow in the supermarket).

Off site, Bosavern is close to Penzance and among the beaut beaches, smashingly scenic countryside and ancient landscape/attractions for which Cornwall is famed, all in the West Penwith part of the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

It's a mile from the village of St Just where you'll find a small supermarket, a post office, a library, three pubs, takeaways, cafés and several shops and art galleries. Buses stop outside the farm to take adventurers to Penzance, St Ives and places in between.

The farm facilities include 'tree bogs' (toilets) and a composting system – you'll find nothing is wasted here... There's also a communal firepit to sit around of an evening and you can use the few braziers and off-ground small fire site next to the pitching area if it's safe windwise (do please ask if you're not sure). Wood is a bit scarce in these parts, so the farm owners would appreciate if you could bring your own.

And fably finally, heaps of farm produce is available at the farm shop run by and for the local community, including eggs, veg, honey and herbal preparations, as well as locally made jams, chutneys, raw chocolate products, candles and soaps – you can even buy toasty hand-knitted Cornish socks.


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8.8

Overall rating based on 13 reviews

 

92% would recommend this site to a friend.

92% would stay here again.

 

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It is a great place 31/08/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    It is a great place

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Level pitches, basic amenities. Treebogs take some getting used to. 28/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Muireann L. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The views over the sea - beautiful sunsets in the evening

    Disliked: 

    The fact that we were close to a main road. The lack of communication

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Lovely farm shop. The best eggs 27/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jennifer F. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Brilliant space. Fabulous cob house. Sunsets fires

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Le cadre, l'engagement écologique du lieu. La vue sur la ... 25/08/2017

Reviewer's country: France Florent B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Le cadre, l'engagement écologique du lieu.
    La vue sur la mer, et le beau temps (ouf)
    Peu d'emplacement, une chouette maisonette à dispo pour s'abriter (pas de cuisine)
    Un esprit assez roots auquel il est important d'adhérer pour se sentir à l'aise !
    Entre autre, toilette sèche et douche aussi chaude que désirée mais un peu artisanale.

    Disliked: 

    Maybe you should warn people more about the ecological aspects of the farm (like dry toilets and co. , some people might be unpleasantly surprised)
    Cheers

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Would definitely visit again. Would recommend to family and friends 19/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Julie G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Lots of farm interaction for children. Large pitches. Lovely friendly staff. Ealking distance to village. Beautiful views and sunsets. Cob house was delightful.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Everything. Relaxed, educational, friendly, quirky Amazing ! 08/08/2017

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

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    Everything. Relaxed, educational, friendly, quirky Amazing !

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I would highly recommend for simple camping and camp fires 29/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom christine h. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The site is very quiet and peaceful, with views of the sea. Some of the time we were the only ones in the field. Everything you need is there, if you like simple camping, as we do; the shower is quirky but works fine, the compost loos are at the bottom of the field. The cob house, which is beautiful, was a great place to shelter in when it poured with rain, and we had one cosy evening with a fire in the woodburner. The farm shop sells good organic produce including excellent bread and eggs. It feels good to be on holiday and also supporting an organic community farm.

    Disliked: 

    Dried long grass blowing into the tent on windy days! But I could have raked it up myself.

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Lovely basic campsite with great views of the sun setting. 10/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lis B. Confirmed

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

    *No frills/back to nature
    *Community ethos
    *Farm shop
    *Walking distances from St Just
    *Swallows in the morning
    *Sunsets
    *Fires
    *Size
    *Opportunity to help collect chicken eggs
    *Hot shower
    *Compost loos
    *Cob house

    Disliked: 

    *Exposed position/wind

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Excellent site, clean facilities, nice staff, great location ! 30/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Grzegorz S. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Small site: means not a lot of tents: means very quiet !
    A lot of sapce per tent !
    Easy to find
    Everything what you need
    Power sockets in the little house on site
    Fantastic Farm Shop !
    Very close to the village - waking distance true fields (co-op shop if you like)
    Quite close to the see as well
    PRICE !!! £14 / night ! Bargain ! :)
    Close to Lands end, St Michael's Mont, Minack Theatre

    Disliked: 

    Absolutely nothing to say :)

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Amazing! 23/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Christine P. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    I enjoyed my time at Bosavern Community Farm. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. Facilities included compost toilet, shower, water point and cob round house and a lovely farm shop. Pitches where located in a meadow/grassland field. I had rabbits visiting my tent at night and I could hear crickets chirr :)
    If you are looking for a place away from holiday and caravan parks and in a natural environment, then this is the place!
    St Just is in easy reach via public footpath and the local bus stops right in front of the farm.

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Features

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

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Golf nearby

Restaurant nearby

Surf school nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Location

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  • St Just Penzance, Cornwall, England, TR19 7RD
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.1161°N 5.6792°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Penzance Bus Station — 6.6 miles
Crowlas (Cornwall): Coach Stop — 9.2 miles
Carbis Bay: Longstone Cross Coach Stop — 11.0 miles
Train stations
Penzance Rail Station — 6.5 miles
St Ives (Cornwall) Rail Station — 11.0 miles
St Erth Rail Station — 11.1 miles
Ferry ports
Penzance Ferry Terminal — 6.7 miles
Helford Village Ferry Landing — 24.3 miles
Helford Passage Ferry Landing — 24.5 miles
Airports
Land's End St Just Airport — 1.1 miles
Penzance Airport — 7.2 miles

Directions


From Penzance on the A3071, turn left before you reach St Just on the B3306, signposted Sennen. As the road goes downhill, the farm is on the left with a black and white sign for Bosavern Community Farm. Our turning is the one before the large white bed and breakfast on the left.

There is a footpath from St Just across the fields to the farm. It is best to look at a map or ask someone local to St Just.

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 famed surfing beach of Sennen Cove is less than three miles from Bosavern Community Farm and the also famed surfing spot Whitesands Bay is within easy reach. Gwenver Beach about a mile from Sennen is more secluded and serene – and is a bit of a suntrap too.

If for some reason you don't fancy getting foamy in the waves, clifftop and moorland strolls and hikes are within easy access of the farm; we thoroughly recommend the wildflower-strewn three mile walk from Sennen Cove to Land's End on the South West Coast Path, looking out for shags, cormorants, fulmars, kittiwakes and guillemots offshore and nesting on the cliffs.

Rocky coves, rockpooling, more wildlife watching and ancient remains of the  Bronze Age, Iron Age, and Roman British are all in the Penwith part of the Cornwall AONB too: the Tourist Information Centre and the National Trust Welcome Centre in nearby Penzance should tell you all you need to know.

Must see

  • Land's End (3.8 miles)
  • St Michael's Mount (8.9 miles)
  • Tate St Ives (11.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Levant Mine and Beam Engine (2.2 miles)
  • Trengwainton Garden (4.9 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:  12 p.m.

Bosavern Community Farm cancellation policy

No penalties

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.

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