Hillcrest Views Campsite

View prices & book 9.7 139 reviews
Views on site (added by manager 01 Sep 2022)
Motorhome and touring area (added by manager 10 jul 2018)
Spacious pitches (added by manager 12 jul 2018)
Ariel view of the campsite from mid 2023 season (added by manager 22 mar 2024)

  • Quiet back-to-basics site on a working farm in Illogan
  • Golf course, trampoline park and watersports lake within 20 minutes
  • 10 minutes' walk from village pubs and 45 from Portreath beach
A working farm on the edge of a Cornwall village, with easy access to country footpaths and a 45-minute saunter from the beach… the kind of place one could settle in for a lifetime, eh? The folks at Hillcrest Views Campsite certainly think so – the family set up home here over 80 years ago and haven’t budged since. Current owner Amy’s now welcoming guests to share in her tribe’s special spot while making sure it doesn’t lose its peaceful vibe – thus the small site has pleasingly spacious pitches but only basic amenities. Flick through the pics and you’ll note some gorgeous rural views: a fab backdrop for stoking up a barbecue while the kids race about playing games. Admire those views for a bit and you’ll probably think you’re in the middle of nowhere, so it’s pleasing to remember that you’re a mere 10-minute amble from Illogan village and its pub, shops and chippy (plus a pasty shop, of course – a staple in these parts). If you’re doing DIY dins, supermarket supplies for your meals can be picked up in Redruth, 10 minutes’ drive away. You could spend many a day wandering on local trails and beaches, but if you’ve brought the kids it’s handy to know that you’re less than 15 minutes’ drive from all sorts of family attractions, including a castle, a trampoline park and a watersports centre. It’s also just a mile or so to the A30 for those looking to head to more far-flung attractions like St Ives or the Eden Project.

Site type

Motorhome pitches 8
Touring caravan pitches 8
Tent pitches 18
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. XL Bully, Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
  • A cable measuring at least 15 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.
  • 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.
  • Fires, barbecues and/or firepits will not be permitted in dry, windy and/or hot weather conditions.
  • Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights (or 14 nights, from 01 November to 30 March).

Languages spoken

English

Open from Fri, 15 Mar to

Pitch types & availability

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Excellent site in a great location

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
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric optional grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Everything - booking process was simple, easy to use. Prices are very reasonable. Found the site with ease - great detailed instructions and directions sent in advance. Campsite was immaculate, well presented and with perfect facilities. I called Roger on arrival and he came out within minutes and guided me to my spot for the night. Plenty of space, well kempt and just idea. Quite, with great views but not overly remote. Will definitely return in future.

Disliked: None at all!

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An attractive, clean, and peaceful campsite. Will stay again.

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

Electric optional grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Very tidy meadow with semi-private pitches separated by laurel hedges (also act as shelter). Amenities are nearly new and are kept sparkling clean. Pitches themselves appear to be well rotated as they are green and soft. Bricks provided as base for barbecue which also protects the grass and soil. On a sunny day, the view across the adjacent countryside is lovely. Amy (owner) and Roger (superintendent) are super-helpful and communication prior to arrival is excellent. This was my 4th stay and I've never shared the site with any too loud or too boisterous parties - the site is always very peaceful. Portreath beach is a pleasant 50 min walk.

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From the manager: Thank you Lee, firstly for your repeat custom which we are very grateful for and of course your lovely review. One of the best feedbacks we can get is either repeat custom or recommendations so thank so much for this. The site is shaping up lovely, now in its 6th year, and I'm pleased you are continuing to enjoy what we are building and also our local area. Wishing you all the best until we see you again. Amy, Roger and family

We were very happy to stying in this camp. Toilets was always clean.…

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

Electric optional grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: We were very happy to stying in this camp. Toilets was always clean.

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From the manager: Thank you so much Dorota for your custom and your lovely review. We are really pleased you enjoyed our site and standards of our facilities. Wishing you all the best for the rest of your summer adventures. Amy, Roger and family

Great find, and looking forwards to visiting again.

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

Electric optional grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Great views of countryside. Cornish oven next to Morrisons 400m away from campsite. Roger and Amy very friendly and helpful.

Disliked: The rain. But not much you can do about that one. Could have done with one or two toilets with lower sinks for my 5 year olds to brush their teeth. But to be honest we did not check all toilets, and they brushed in the shower most nights. Only the morning

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From the manager: Thank you very much Simon for your great review and feedback as I can look to see if we can action this for little ones, so thank you. It was so lovely having you all on site and I'm really pleased you enjoyed the simplicities of what we have to offer. I wish you all the best for the rest of your summer. Amy, Roger and family

Excellent site, clean facilities and farm surroundings. Amy and Roger the warden both…

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

Fully-serviced gravel touring pitch

Liked: Excellent site, clean facilities and farm surroundings. Amy and Roger the warden both very helpful. We stayed 5 nights and really enjoyed it,

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From the manager: Thank you so much Bill for your kind words. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your first of many (I hope) outings in your new caravan. It was such a pleasure having you both on site and we are very grateful for your custom. We wish you all the best for the rest of your adventures. Amy, Roger and family

Incredibly thorough and reassuring communications before arrival! Friendly, very spacious site, great…

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
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Fully-serviced grass and gravel tent or motorhome pitch

Liked: Incredibly thorough and reassuring communications before arrival! Friendly, very spacious site, great views. Wonderfully spacious showers with plenty of hot water, hooks and even a seat - probably the best showers I’ve ever seen on a campsite

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From the manager: Thank you so much for such a wonderful review and for your custom. We are so pleased you have enjoyed the simplicities of what we have to offer. We wish you all the best for the rest of your summer and would love to see you again in the future. Amy, Roger and family

Clean toilets and showers. Good sized pitches. Helpful owners.…

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

Electric optional grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Clean toilets and showers. Good sized pitches. Helpful owners.

Disliked: Bit dark walking down farm lane .

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From the manager: Thank you very much for your time in reviewing us and your custom. We are really pleased you enjoyed our site and I will make note of levels of darkness in our entrance lane so thank you for this feedback. We wish you all the best for the rest of your summer adventures. Amy, Roger and family

Absolutely amazing

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

Fully-serviced grass and gravel touring pitch

Liked: The whole place is brilliant the staff are so helpful and friendly and the facilities are absolutely brilliant and there was more than enough room in all the showers to shower my father that is disabled

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From the manager: Arh, Thank you Neil. It was such a pleasure meeting you all this Easter and I want to extend gratitude for how optimistic and understanding you were in light of arriving mid-storm for your stay. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we are very excited to welcome you back again in the summer in which I am putting in an order for some lovely weather for you! Sending best wishes to all your family, Amy, Roger and family

Amazing site, will definitely be back again at some point

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

Fully-serviced grass and gravel tent or motorhome pitch

Liked: Individually marked pitches with little hedge rows making it feel private, very clean facilities, extremely helpful staff

Disliked: The weather, nothing about the site to dislike just wish we hadn’t come down when there was a storm

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From the manager: Thank you Sandra for your kind words and feedback. It has been quite some start to the season and so far from what we wish to share with customers. We are very grateful for your custom, your understanding and I hope you all had a wonderful time at the wedding celebrations. Best wishes Amy, Roger and family

Helpful staff and great value

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

Fully-serviced grass and gravel touring pitch

Liked: Wonderful staff who were so helpful when the weather was too bad for us to stay on our grass pitch. Lovely, clean facilities, and great value.

Disliked: You'll need a car to be able to get around from this spot.

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From the manager: Thank you Fay for your custom and your time in reviewing us. I'm sorry you couldn't have enjoyed better weather conditions for your stay with us but so pleased you enjoyed what we could offer and we are very grateful for your custom and understanding! We wish you all the best for the rest of your Spring and Summer! Amy, Roger and family


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

Disabled facilities

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

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal freezer

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

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

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Motorhome service point

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

Hillcrest Views Campsite

Hillcrest Farm

Voguebeloth

Illogan

Redruth

Cornwall

England

TR16 4EX

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

50.24689°N
-5.25998°W

Route directions

Coming from Redruth, enter Illogan coming up a large hill. At the brow of the hill you will see two chapels opposite one another. Take it slowly here, as the site is 50 yards further on, on the right-hand side opposite a little crossroad sign for Richards Lane. Look out for a concrete lane with central grass verge between two white cottages; this leads up to the site.

Nearest transport

Coach
1.5 mi Cornwall College
1.5 mi Cornwall College
1.7 mi Alma Place
Rail
1.8 mi Redruth Rail Station
3 mi Camborne Rail Station
6.9 mi Perranwell Rail Station
Ferry
9.5 mi Ponsharden Ferry Landing
10.2 mi Flushing Falmouth Ferry Landing
10.5 mi Trelisick Ferry Landing
Airport
14.1 mi Penzance Airport
17.9 mi Newquay St Mawgan Airport
20.7 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

Beach time! It’ll take you 45 minutes or so to walk to the sands and rockpools of Portreath beach (or 10 minutes to drive), or 15 minutes to drive to Gwithian beach for sand dunes and surfing. If you like your watersports to be lake-based, there’s plenty to keep you busy at Stithians Lake, 20 minutes away, including fishing, canoeing and windsurfing. Away from the water, there’s a golf course and a network of walking and bike trails 10 minutes away at Tehidy Country Park, and historic wandering at the Heartlands mining-themed attraction (10 minutes’ drive) and Carn Brea Castle (15 minutes). Bouncy kids need somewhere to expend some energy? Off to the Jump4 trampoline park (10 minutes’ drive) with you. Folk looking to tick off lots of Cornwall’s main hotspots may also like to set their sights on the art galleries of St Ives (25 minutes), St Michael’s Mount (half an hour) or the Eden Project (45 minutes).

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Portreath 1.8 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Porthtowan 2.9 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Chapel Porth 3.9 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Trevaunance Cove 5.7 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Godrevy Towans 5.9 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent N/A

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Cornwall Industrial Discovery Centre 1.3 mi

Truro Cathedral 9.3 mi

Tate St Ives 10.1 mi

Flambards 10.8 mi

National Seal Sanctuary 10.8 mi

National Trust

Cornish Mines and Engines 1.4 mi

Godrevy 5.8 mi

Godolphin 8.7 mi

Trelissick Garden 10.2 mi

Penrose Estate: Gunwalloe and Loe Pool 11.4 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 1.8 mi

Porth Towan - Towan Cross - Chapel Porth 2.9 mi

Hell's Mouth 3.2 mi

St Agnes Beacon 4.9 mi

Hanover 7 mi

Local events

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

    Newquay, Cornwall 16.3 mi

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

    Par, Cornwall 24.1 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.

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

Want to know more about camping in Cornwall?

  • Does Hillcrest Views Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Hillcrest Views Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Hillcrest Views Campsite? Beach time! It’ll take you 45 minutes or so to walk to the sands and rockpools of Portreath beach (or 10 minutes to drive), or 15 minutes to drive to Gwithian beach … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Hillcrest Views Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.

    If you expect to arrive outside of the designated arrival time (3-6pm) please contact the site on the mobile phone number provided so that arrangements can be made for somebody to meet you.

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  • How much does it cost to stay at Hillcrest Views Campsite? From £13 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.