Golden Lion Inn - Lakeside Camping6.8
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It’s bottoms up at the tranquil Golden Lion Inn Lakeside Camping on the shores of Stithians Lake, where you can enjoy a tipple and some top-notch pub grub at the inn just a flower bed away, either in the oak-beamed bar in front of one of the three log fires, or al fresco overlooking the award-winning gardens. And there’s no need to worry about not catching your zzzzzzz’s after an evening out – the pub is food and family-oriented so there’s no concern about shenanigans after closing time.
There’s a choice of electric and non-electric spots on the all-level pitches for your tent, tourer or motorhome, and the site also has internet access as well as fishing and (non-motorised) watersports available. It’s within easy reach of local towns Redruth, Falmouth, Helston and Truro, and is less than an hour’s drive from the award-winning Eden Project.
If you can drag yourself away from the Golden Lion Inn, you’ll find loads of active options nearby. This area is said to be among the windiest in Cornwall, so grab your wetsuit and go to the Stithian Lakes Watersports Centre, just 100 yards away from the park and with sailing and canoeing as well as windsurfing hire and tuition. There’s also a climbing wall, trim trail, children’s play area, Wow balls and fishing available, or you can take a lakeside walk or a picnic if the day’s a bit too still for surfing.
Relax on the beach or catch the waves there instead – north and south coast beaches are a 15 minute drive away. Hire a bike at the site and check out the local cycle trails or go mountain biking, or at a canter with the horse-riding available nearby. Golf, tennis and the attractions Poldark Mine and Flambards Theme Park are also within easy reach.
Stithians Showground is just five minutes away and has regular events throughout the year, from the Stithian Show in July to the West of England Steam Engine Society with Steam Rally, the VW Owners Club and the YFC Country Fair in August, as well as events organised by local groups including horse shows and dog agility clubs.
Water quality at nearby bathing waters
|Welcoming pub with good food from open sandwiches up, St Austell ales, oak-beams and granite walls, candlelit tables, conservatory; large well maintained garden and lakeside terrace, campsite||Golden Lion
|Cosily comfortable rambling low-beamed pub under welcoming licensees, fresh food from good sandwiches up, well kept St Austell ales tapped from the cask, decent wines, friendly helpful service, warm fires, high-backed settles and cottagey chairs on flagstones, stripped stone and dark panelling, newspapers and books, pub games; background music; children welcome in dining room, dogs in bar, disabled facilities, great floral displays in front, picnic-sets in neat back garden with pond and play area, open all day weekends||Fox & Hounds
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Praze An Beeble
- Cornwall Industrial Discovery Centre (3.5 miles)
- National Seal Sanctuary (6.4 miles)
- Flambards (6.9 miles)
- Cornish Mines and Engines (3.5 miles)
- Godolphin (7.0 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Circular walk Portreath - Tehidy Country Park - Reskajeage Downs - Coastal Path
- Hell's Mouth (6.3 miles)
- Porth Towan - Towan Cross - Chapel Porth (6.9 miles)
- Hell's Mouth (6.3 miles)
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65% would recommend this site to a friend.
69% would stay here again.
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20 29 Nov 2014
tracey_n3 (Solo traveller-female, 1 review) Confirmed
A very welcoming campsite and a lovely place to stay 8 Sep 2013
judytunnicliffe (Mature couple, 1 review)
Health and Safety concerns 24 Aug 2013
hjj2365 (Mature couple, 1 review)
I liked the site very peaceful. 19 Sep 2012
michael_c2 (Mature couple, 1 review) Confirmed
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Electrical hook-up points for tourers
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Lake and/or mountain
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Surf school nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transport nearby
Small (11-25 pitches)
Jumbo tent pitches
Tipis, yurts, or wigwams
Ordnance Survey maps (GB and Northern Ireland only) are available at lower levels via the drop-down menu.
- Coach stations
Rame Cross (Cornwall): Coach Stop — 2.3mi
2.3mi Redruth: Rail Station Coach Stop — 3.2mi
3.2mi Pool (Cornwall): Cornwall College Coach Stop — 3.9mi
- Train stations
Redruth Rail Station — 3.2mi
3.2mi Camborne Rail Station — 3.9mi
3.9mi Penryn Rail Station — 4.8mi
- Ferry ports
Ponsharden Ferry Landing — 5.9mi
5.9mi Flushing Falmouth Ferry Landing — 6.7mi
6.7mi Falmouth Prince of Wales Pier Ferry Landing — 6.8mi
Penzance Airport — 14.0mi
14.0mi Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 20.2mi
20.2mi Land's End St Just Airport — 20.9mi
Leave the westbound A30 at the Redruth exit and head through the centre of town in the direction of Lanner on the Falmouth road. At the top end of town there will be a junction with traffic lights where you should take the left hand turn signposted towards Four Lanes and Helston.
Go up the hill past Morrish's Fish and Chips on the right-hand side. At the crest of the hill, take the left-hand turn signposted Stithians Lake and The Golden Lion Inn. Stay on the road for approximately two miles until you see The Golden Lion Inn on the left across the causeway at the Norh end of Stithians Lake. Lakeside Camping is accessed from the rear of the pub car park.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||noon –||9 p.m.|
There is no separate reception facility so please arrive between noon-2pm or 6pm-9pm if you require any assistance on arrival.
No refunds within 3 days of arrival date.
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 of balance
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Golden Lion Inn - Lakeside Camping will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week before arrival then the balance will be taken immediately.
Payment methods accepted on the parkMaestro
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