Bowling Green Farm Campsite

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Visitor image of the corner spot (added by manager 21 Nov 2022)
Visitor image of the grass pitches (added by manager 21 nov 2022)
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  • Small dog-friendly site surrounded by the Cornwall countryside
  • A 15-minute drive from the beach; 10 minutes from Tahidy Woods
  • Free-range eggs available; pub nearby; small kitchen area on site
Raise a toast to the Cornwall countryside at Bowling Green Farm Campsite… whether it’s beer and sausages over sunset, a feelgood firepit evening or frying up some free-range eggs for breakfast, this small, family-run site just outside Carn Brea makes a breezy little base for all sorts of outdoor antics. Five minutes’ drive away from Rudruth, it’s in an area where chimney stacks act as a reminder of Cornwall’s mining heritage and farmland makes for rather sublime scenery. Stay here and you’ll be planting down in a large field that's got plenty of handy comforts. When you haven’t got a firepit alight, you can knock up meals or snacks at a small kitchen area that's got a washing-up area, a microwave, a kettle and a toaster. You’ll be able to get your paws on free-range eggs here; for your other familiar foods, there are supermarkets and shops a short drive down the hill. The site is a five-minute walk away from a dog-friendly pub with a reputation for its real ale selection and food. As for rules on site, noise should be kept to a minimum after 10pm and dogs kept on leads and cleaned up after. Barbecues should also be propped up using a brick from the stack by the bins, and ashes safely disposed of in the metal bin provided. If you do have a canine companion, it's handy to note there are dog walks a short stroll away – or there’s the daring Great Flat Lode, a 12-kilometre trek that circles Carn Brea, 10 minutes’ walk away.

Site type

Tent pitches 15
Touring caravan pitches 5
Motorhome pitches 5
Open now
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • 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).
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
  • Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
  • There is no reception on-site: on arrival please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Sat, 30 Mar to

Pitch types & availability

Reviews

98%

would recommend this site to a friend

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Very good site with excellent facilities in a good location

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 8
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 2
Child friendliness 2
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Leslie M. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Quiet location ideal for exploring west Cornwall , clean modern showers, only six pitches all level and with electric, ten minutes walk to a very good pub serving food and real ales.

Disliked: No reception / welcome

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lovely site. Good facilities. Well run by lovely people. Ideal spot for…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 8
Richard COLIN M. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: lovely site. Good facilities. Well run by lovely people. Ideal spot for touring Cornwall.

Disliked: Nothing

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Lovely site, level field, peaceful location with walks close by

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: The campsite was spacious, level, and the views were lovely. It was an incredibly peaceful campsite, with walks close by on foot. Facilities were good and clean. Pub down the road is only a couple of minutes walk

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Lovely quiet site with modern, clean facilities.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 4
Donna M. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: A very quiet site with great amenities. Toilets and showers were modern and clean and the extra touches like kettle, toaster, hot water washing up areas was greatly appreciated too.

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Beautiful peaceful site, lovely clean showers and toilets, Plenty of space, perfect location,…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Cari-anne M. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Beautiful peaceful site, lovely clean showers and toilets, Plenty of space, perfect location, highly recommended, will definitely be back!

Disliked: Nothing at all!

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Very tidy and clean site. Facilities were white clean. Thoroughly enjoyed our…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Vincent H. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Very tidy and clean site. Facilities were white clean. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Disliked: None

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Would recommend and will be returning

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities No rating
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Good site, clean, nice bathrooms/ amenities. Good light where needed, good natural light (darkness) where the tents where - (you can’t sleep well I find, under floodlights and you don’t get that here) Lovely atmosphere - animals in surrounding fields. Good view of carn brea

Disliked: Nothing

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Peaceful location. Clean facilities. Short walk to a pub with great welcome…

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 6
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service No rating
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 8
Wifi No rating
Debi S. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Peaceful location. Clean facilities. Short walk to a pub with great welcome and quality food.

Recommend to friends Visit again

The quiet campsite, good facilities, views, cleanliness, farm animals, location.…

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 6
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: The quiet campsite, good facilities, views, cleanliness, farm animals, location.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Lovely clean site, centrally located, lots of walking opportunities locally…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Natasha C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Lovely clean site, centrally located, lots of walking opportunities locally

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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 TV room Take away Tennis Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available Car parking by pitch/unit Composting toilet Dog park Drying room Food shop Free wifi Ice pack freezing Internet access Launderette Parent & baby washroom Pick-up from public transport Portable toilet Pub toilets Public telephone Shower available Toilet block Washing-up area Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly Motorcycle friendly 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

Utilities

Charging facilities Chemical disposal Electric car charging point(s) Gas cylinders available Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby

Type

Farm Small (11-25 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby Golf nearby Horse riding nearby Indoor pool nearby Leisure/theme park nearby Watersports nearby

Location

Bowling Green Farm Campsite

Bowling Green

Redruth

Cornwall

England

TR16 6SH

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

50.21409°N
-5.25159°W

Route directions

If approaching from Redruth through the village of Carnkie, don't turn right up Carn Brea Lane. Instead, continue out of the village and take the next turning on the right behind the large sign saying 'Welcome to Piece'. The entrance to the campsite is almost immediately on the right. If approaching from Pool/Camborne, turn left at the Countryman pub and then take the next left into Bowling Green. Again, the entrance to the site is on the right-hand side.

Nearest transport

Coach
1.3 mi Cornwall College
1.3 mi Cornwall College
1.7 mi Alma Place
Rail
1.7 mi Redruth Rail Station
2.1 mi Camborne Rail Station
6.2 mi Perranwell Rail Station
Ferry
8 mi Ponsharden Ferry Landing
8.8 mi Flushing Falmouth Ferry Landing
9 mi Falmouth Prince of Wales Pier Ferry Landing
Airport
13.2 mi Penzance Airport
19.5 mi Newquay St Mawgan Airport
20 mi Land's End St Just Airport

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

A proud beach bum or just fond of some sand-based activities? The waves at the large, sandy Portreath beach (15 minutes’ drive) are a magnet for surfing, while dog-friendly The Towans has sand dunes that are well suited to an easygoing walk or perhaps some sandcastle construction. Tehidy Woods (10 minutes) is another place to get your dog's exercise in. Meanwhile, at Land's End Landmark Attraction (50 minutes) you can swap forest trails for clifftop paths (and some bargain-hunting in the shopping village). Add a little tropical flavour to your stay… the rainforest biomes at Eden Project (55 minutes) are the type of place where you’ll want to get lost on purpose. Another of these lose-yourself-worthy gardens is The Lost Gardens of Heligan (55 minutes), with over 200 acres to look around. And to conquer some new lands? At Flambards Theme Park (20 minutes), you’ll be in a whole new sphere of rides and rollercoasters, while Pendennis Castle (half an hour) will take you back to Tudor times with its weaponry, keep and fortress.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Portreath 3.7 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Porthtowan 5.1 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Chapel Porth 6 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Gwithian Towans 6.3 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Godrevy Towans 6.3 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent N/A

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Cornwall Industrial Discovery Centre 1.1 mi

National Seal Sanctuary 8.5 mi

Flambards 8.5 mi

Trebah Garden 9.4 mi

National Maritime Museum Cornwall 9.4 mi

National Trust

Cornish Mines and Engines 1.1 mi

Godrevy 6.2 mi

Godolphin 7 mi

Penrose Estate: Gunwalloe and Loe Pool 9.2 mi

Glendurgan Garden 9.4 mi

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Other

Circular walk Portreath - Tehidy Country Park - Reskajeage Downs - Coastal Path 3.7 mi

Hell's Mouth 4 mi

Porth Towan - Towan Cross - Chapel Porth 5 mi

CARCLEW 6.8 mi

St Agnes Beacon 7.1 mi

Local events

  • Boardmasters (Wednesday 7 August 2024 – Wednesday 7 August 2024)

    Newquay, Cornwall 18 mi

  • Eden Sessions (Wednesday 12 June 2024 – Wednesday 12 June 2024)

    Par, Cornwall 24.6 mi

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.

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Want to know more about camping in Cornwall?

  • Does Bowling Green Farm Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Bowling Green Farm Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Bowling Green Farm Campsite? A proud beach bum or just fond of some sand-based activities? The waves at the large, sandy Portreath beach (15 minutes’ drive) are a magnet for surfing, while dog-friendly The Towans has … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Bowling Green Farm Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Bowling Green Farm Campsite? From £20 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.