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Penhalvean Pottery Campsite

9.4

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General

  • Small, friendly and rural site just outside Stithian village
  • Family and dog friendly, on four acres of countryside
  • Ladies' and gents' showers, springwater standpipes and guest kitchen

It's all as natural as possible at Penhalvean Pottery Campsite just outside Redruth: this Cornish countryside setting is so handsome the site owners sensibly leave it to do its own thing.

Grass is kept neatly mown so guests can pitch up with the minimum of fuss, but everything else around these four scenic acres is left alone – ensuring a wildlife haven and secluded rural setting for all sorts of roaming and play. And walkies: Penhalvean is firmly (well behaved) dog friendly and the owners will happily share details of local walks and dog-friendly beaches.

Penhalvean is a small, friendly and relaxed site on the edge of a Stithian village, almost exactly halfway between Cornwall's north and south coasts (you'll need to arrange days at both..). The Stithians Lake watersports centre – and pub serving food – is within half a mile and another pub open for lunch and dinner is within walking distance. Portreath is the nearest beach, just under six miles away.

The site is gently sloping, with a good range of amenities including toilets, wash basins, chemical disposal and ladies' and gents' showers with free hot water. There's also a small kitchen with a microwave, kettle and washing machine; two standpipes with fresh springwater are in the camping field, and the Stone Circle firepit is your nightly spot for communal campfires.

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9.4

Overall rating based on 52 reviews

 

98% would recommend this site to a friend.

98% would stay here again.

 

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Arrived and was welcomed by the owner who was most welcoming 23/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Stephen W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    We’ll drained site, not to over crowded, management was excellent site maintained well

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    Only one shower in both males and females could do with two in each also a tumble dryer would be a great addition

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Peacefull quiet 21/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Denise p. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Lovely freindly quiet

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Had a lovely weekend with my friends and the campsite ... 03/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Nicola P. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Had a lovely weekend with my friends and the campsite was great. No frills but everything we needed. As we were novice campers we did not have much equipment so the use of a kettle was most welcome. Will definitely be back next summer - thank you Penhalven Pottery Campsite ⛺️

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Amazing kitchen for a basic campsite. Very friendly staff 10/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom annette w. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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    Brilliant view and very little traffic noise. Amazing kitchen with washing machine£1.50 per load. Fridge and freezer, microwave oven and electric kettle all in the kitchen along with loads of hot water both in kitchen and showers.

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Really enjoyable stay, good facilities, great price! Location was convenient ... 03/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Thomas l. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Really enjoyable stay, good facilities, great price!
    Location was convenient for getting where we needed too, nice pub about 10/15 min walk down the road.
    The owners are friendly and helpful

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A really conveniemt location for falmouth and surrounding area 03/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Janet t. Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    clean showers, space around pitches and very helpful site owners , convenient location for Falmouth area , would recommend

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Second time back, this time without the children and it ... 01/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom adam l. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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    Second time back, this time without the children and it was great again.

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Great friendly site 01/09/2018

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

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Great clean camp and the mini kitchen is fab! love that you can have a camp fire and kids loved exploring and meeting new friends they shed tears when they left. Will be back next year ☺

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    Small toilets and there was a problem with the lights but we had a torch and they was fixed quickly.

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Clean facilities 31/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Christopher S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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    The location, good for both coasts

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All of the below 31/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Robert C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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    Everything you need for a good camping site

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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

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

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Remote location

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Horse riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Location

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  • Penhalvean, Redruth, Cornwall, England, TR16 6TQ
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.1973°N 5.2095°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Redruth: Rail Station Coach Stop — 2.6 miles
Rame Cross (Cornwall): Coach Stop — 2.7 miles
Pool (Cornwall): Cornwall College Coach Stop — 3.6 miles
Train stations
Redruth Rail Station — 2.6 miles
Camborne Rail Station — 4.0 miles
Perranwell Rail Station — 4.5 miles
Ferry ports
Ponsharden Ferry Landing — 5.9 miles
Flushing Falmouth Ferry Landing — 6.6 miles
Falmouth Prince of Wales Pier Ferry Landing — 6.8 miles
Airports
Penzance Airport — 14.5 miles
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 19.5 miles
Land's End St Just Airport — 21.4 miles

Directions


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

Spectacular surfing beaches are all around the Cornish coast, but watersporters seeking activity with the utmost ease should start off at Stithians Lake within easy walking distance, for watersports as well as fishing all year round. Windsurfing, sailing, rowing and kayaking are all up for grabs on the water; on land, take the trail around the lake for nature spotting and birdwatching from one of the three hides.

Heading northwards, Portreath is a popular place for kayaking and surfing, and like most in the area is lifeguarded in the summer months. If you're up for a (somewhat steep) hike, take the South West Coast Path east from here to Porthtowan, or west to Godrevy via the famed lighthouse, or use Portreath as a starting point for scrambles around the old mines of St Agnes. Also going north from the site, Newquay and St Ives are each within 35 minutes.

To the south, fab Falmouth is about 15 minutes' drive away: arrange at least a couple of days here for trips on the Fal river, idle times on the beach, a trip to the National Maritime Museum and a cold pint of Cornish cider in one of the old and excellent pubs around the quay.

Must see

  • Cornwall Industrial Discovery Centre (3.2 miles)
  • National Seal Sanctuary (7.1 miles)
  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall (7.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Cornish Mines and Engines (3.2 miles)
  • Glendurgan Garden (7.4 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. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Penhalvean Pottery Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Penhalvean Pottery Campsite will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 3 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.

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