Lakeside Pods

View prices & book 9.5 55 reviews
Deck outside the pod (added by manager 19 Oct 2022)
Spacious grass pitches (added by manager 28 jun 2022)
Area for pods (added by manager 13 sep 2021)
Pitches (added by manager 13 oct 2021)

  • Glamping pods overlooking Stithians Reservoir in Cornish countryside
  • The Eden Project a 50-minute drive; Falmouth shops 20 minutes
  • Next-door to a pub and lakeside walks; beach within 20 minutes’ drive
Set on the edge of Stithians Reservoir, Lakeside Pods provide a smashing base for exploring Cornwall. Why? Well, they’re handily located equidistant from both the north and south coasts, with Redruth, Helston and Truro all within 30 minutes’ drive. The cute, wooden glamping pods are all fitted out with double glazing and are well insulated to keep you warm and cosy all year around. An added comfort is a heater for a blast of warmth when you get back from a blustery stomp along the beach. Sleeping arrangements involve a super-comfy double bed with a small pull-down sofa bed suitable for two young kids. Cups, plates and cutlery are included, but – just like camping – you will need to bring anything else that you may need. Handy stuff to make your life easier include tea- and coffee-making facilities, a fridge to keep your goodies cool, and a smart TV with Freeview for chilling in the evening or on an occasional rainy day (this is Cornwall, after all). Outside, a barbecue, table and deck chairs are provided, just the spot for chilling and watching the world waft past. In the shower block, there’s a washing-up area as well as a washing machine and tumble dryer (coin operated) if your clothes need a spruce up. If you want to spark up the barbecue, pick up supplies in Redruth (10 minutes’ drive) but you should know that there is an award-winning, lakeside pub right next door, serving delicious food and a cracking pint – and it’s just a short stumble back to your comfy pod.

Site type

Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 3
Motorhome pitches 10
Touring caravan pitches 10
Open all year
Please note
  • 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) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
  • 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.
  • Dogs are not allowed if you are staying in the accommodation units.
  • The site only allows dogs up to 30kg.
  • Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
  • Tents are not accepted at this park.
  • At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
  • Bookings must not consist of more than 1 different households.
  • No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.
  • If reception is closed on arrival: please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.
  • Electricity is metered on site at £0.12 per kWh via £1 coin-operated meter.

Languages spoken

English

Pitch types & availability

Reviews

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Lovely campsite, very well maintained and owners were friendly. Large pitches…

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

Electric grass touring pitch

Liked: Lovely campsite, very well maintained and owners were friendly. Large pitches and clean facilities.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Great location, lovely quiet site

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

Electric grass touring pitch

Liked: Very well kept site with level and very spacious pitches. Clean facilities and lots of thought given to guest experience (honesty shop, microwave, laundrette facilities) Great to be close to pub, walks and the lake. Owner very welcoming and friendly

Disliked: That we hadn’t booked for longer

Recommend to friends Visit again

Excellent. The pitches were large and all manicured beautifully.

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
Debbie O. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass touring pitch

Liked: Close to the reservoir. The pitches were large and all manicured beautifully. The showers and facilities were spotless. The honesty shop was well stocked and a breath of fresh air in these current times. The owner was very friendly and stopped to chat to us about their happy pigs. Unfortunately our collie so out of character had a go at their little terrier for which we are truly sorry. Hope we will be allowed back again 🙏

Disliked: Nothing

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Clean facilities, large pitch, friendly welcome. Pub 2 mins walk.

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
christine m. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass touring pitch

Liked: Choose your own pitch

Recommend to friends Visit again

I am glad we booked this place especially when options were not…

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

Camping pod

Liked: I am glad we booked this place especially when options were not there but had option been there still this would have been the right choice. Both hosts were very helpful. They were very accomodating of our requests. Place is amazing. I felt like the kid who plays "home" by making tent of bedsheets in their bedroom during childhood days. One of the biggest pros, is near by river side sport. You got to try that. Very reasonable price and fun. This is totally worth it even if you doing this first time. All the cities were like 30 mins drive from here so you could spend day in the lake or visit the near by city in day time.

Disliked: I have no complains.

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Excellent site with clean facilities, great location & level pitches

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

Electric grass touring pitch

Liked: What is they not to like about this site one of the nicest sites we have ever stayed in Small friendly site, very flat pitches, toilets and facilities very clean and close to the pitches. The honesty shop was a great added extra and saved us as we had bought an awning the day before coming down and opened the bag and no pegs or mallet (managed to get some from the shop) Lovely location with a water sports centre on site and also a lovely dog friendly pub serving excellent food And of course we have to mention the female pig Dave 🐷 Great location to visit the southern border end of Cornwall Great prices will defo be returning

Recommend to friends Visit again

Great site, nice grounds, handy for the pub and lake.

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

Electric grass touring pitch

Liked: Quiet, tidy, clean site. Handy for the lake and nice food and the pub next door . Handy honesty shop onsite

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Would visit again.

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

Electric grass touring pitch

Liked: Spacious pitches and view of the lake.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Beautifully run campsite.

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

Electric grass touring pitch

Liked: This campsite was one of the best we have stayed at. The pitches are really spacious, beautifully looked after, washrooms and kitchen areas are nice and clean with a quaint little honest shop. It is perfectly located next to Swithan lake and has a nice pub/restaurant which is next door. Met on arrival and fully briefed on the facilities available. With an added bonus of a camp pig 🐖 😊. Highly recommended and will definitely be going back.

Recommend to friends Visit again

From the manager: Wow, what a fantastic accolade, "best campsite you've ever stayed at". It really is heartwarming, as we work really hard all year round to get it ready for those 3 months, and it is nice to hear someone recognise the work we do behind the scenes. Hope to see you all again next year.

everything, large pitch, friendly greeting from staff, good brief about the facilities,…

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

Electric grass touring pitch

Liked: everything, large pitch, friendly greeting from staff, good brief about the facilities, clean bathroom, nice are to walk our dog, enjoyed a few beers in the pub and had some lovely meat from the local butcher for our BBQ.

Disliked: lack of sunshine but campsite cannot be blamed for that

Recommend to friends Visit again

From the manager: Thank you for taking the time to leave us a lovely review, and we are genuinely thrilled, that you had a great stay. The weather was not on your side in August this year, but campers are a hardy bunch, and the weather didn't seem to deter anyone. If you book with us again - i will do my best to organise some sunshine for you.🌞


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 Rallies welcome Single-sex groups welcome Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided Barbecues allowed Campfires allowed Commercial vehicles allowed Dogs allowed Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Lake and/or mountain Peaceful Remote location 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 Shop nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby Cycling nearby Fishing nearby Horse riding nearby Restaurant nearby Sailing nearby Watersports nearby

Location

Lakeside Pods

Menherion

Stithians Lake

Redruth

Cornwall

England

TR16 6NW

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

50.18907°N
-5.21097°W

Nearest transport

Coach
2.2 mi Post Office and Stores
2.2 mi Post Office and Stores
2.2 mi Rame Cross
Rail
3.1 mi Redruth Rail Station
4.1 mi Camborne Rail Station
4.6 mi Penryn Rail Station
Ferry
5.7 mi Ponsharden Ferry Landing
6.5 mi Flushing Falmouth Ferry Landing
6.6 mi Falmouth Prince of Wales Pier Ferry Landing
Airport
14.3 mi Penzance Airport
20 mi Newquay St Mawgan Airport
21.2 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

Cyclists gather around please, as you’re in pole position here for pedalling to the ruined mine at The Great Flat Lode (10 minutes’ cycle) or whizzing along Bissoe Cycle Trail (10 minutes). And walkers, you’re in luck too, as Stithians Reservoir is (literally) on your doorstep and is ringed by a hike through woodland and heath. To hit up the Cornish coast, head north to Portreath beach (20 minutes’ drive) for harbourside walks and bodyboarding, or turn south to Falmouth for a swim off the sandy, Blue Flag beach at Gyllyngvase (both 20 minutes). Watersports buffs should have a go at surfing on Towan Beach (40 minutes) or hire a dinghy from Mylor Yacht Harbour (25 minutes) to get out on the Carrick Roads estuary. And what about Cornwall’s real big-hitting attractions? The Eden Project (55 minutes) is worthy of a day’s trip to see all the madcap art installations and rare plants in glass biodomes. At Land’s End Landmark Attraction (an hour) you can pose for selfies at the iconic signpost, while The Lost Gardens of Heligan (55 minutes) are open for romantic strolls amid wonderful plantings.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Portreath 6.2 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Maenporth 6.8 mi Sea N/A Good Good Good
Swanpool 6.9 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Porthtowan 6.9 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Gyllyngvase 7.1 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Cornwall Industrial Discovery Centre 3.6 mi

National Seal Sanctuary 6.5 mi

Trebah Garden 6.9 mi

National Maritime Museum Cornwall 7.1 mi

Flambards 7.1 mi

National Trust

Cornish Mines and Engines 3.5 mi

Glendurgan Garden 6.9 mi

Godolphin 7.2 mi

Trelissick Garden 8 mi

Penrose Estate: Gunwalloe and Loe Pool 8.2 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

CARCLEW 5.1 mi

ENYS 5.1 mi

PENJERRICK 6 mi

Circular walk Portreath - Tehidy Country Park - Reskajeage Downs - Coastal Path 6.2 mi

Hell's Mouth 6.4 mi

Local events

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

    Newquay, Cornwall 18.6 mi

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

    Par, Cornwall 23.8 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 Lakeside Pods have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Lakeside Pods dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Lakeside Pods? Cyclists gather around please, as you’re in pole position here for pedalling to the ruined mine at The Great Flat Lode (10 minutes’ cycle) or whizzing along Bissoe Cycle Trail (10 minutes). … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Lakeside Pods?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Lakeside Pods? From £25 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.