Innis Inn and Campsite

From £25 For 1 night, 2 adults 8.8 49 reviews
Enjoy quite place and watch birds and rabbits run around (added by manager 06 Jul 2018)
Campervan and camping  field (added by manager 26 may 2023)
Plenty of hard standing spaces (added by manager 02 aug 2023)
Enjoy the sunny days (added by manager 06 jul 2018)

  • Quiet family-run site within a mile's walk of the Eden Project
  • A few miles from St Austell; near to miles of hiking and biking
  • Surrounded by 15 acres of fishing lakes
Staying within a mile’s walk of the Eden Project is certainly a treat – as is staying at Innis Inn and Campsite. It is a family-run and dog-friendly site surrounded by 15 acres of fishing lakes. A daily visit to the local pubs is also within the realms of reason – and that’ll surely involve Cornish cream teas, beers gardens and Sunday carveries… Innis Inn and Campsite is set on two and a half acres of land a few miles from the capital of the Cornish Alps St Austell. If you want to chill out close to base, there are fifteen acres of fishing lakes surrounding the campsite to make your way around, a play area and plenty of runaround room for children. The facilities on site include toilets, showers and a disabled toilet. Barbecues are also welcome. For essentials off site, it’s a fifteen-minute walk to the local village of Penwithick which has a Spar, post office and fish and chip shop; bikes can be hired on site for those who prefer to pedal. Innis Inn and Campsite is well-placed to see stunning Cornwall, with hundreds of miles’ worth of hike and bike paths in the surrounding countryside, seaside towns and villages, family days out and heritage highlights including old houses, clay pits and tin mines. St Austell has a Clay Trail starting from Tremana Gardens and running along the Bodmin Road to connect with the Wheal Martyn China Clay Country Park, a 26-acre park with woodland walks, adventure playground and the biggest working waterwheel in Cornwall. (Stick around Snozzle for a bit to also browse around Cornish World, which has an award-winning play centre, Kidzworld, and the biggest indoor market in the south-west.)

Site type

Motorhome pitches 6
Touring caravan pitches 6
Tent pitches 35
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).

Languages spoken

English

Open from Thu, 21 Mar to

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Overall 2/10
Location 4
Value for money 2
Accommodation 2
Facilities / Activities 2
Customer service 4
Child friendliness 4
Cleanliness 2
Wifi 4
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: 1

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Lovely site with lovely clean facilities. Delightful owner.

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 pitch

Liked: Location and good sized pitches

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Over priced for what it is.

Overall 4/10
Location 8
Value for money 2
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 2
Customer service 4
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 2
Wifi 2
Nancy L. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Close to Eden Project. Recycling facilities but we are struggling to say much else

Disliked: Generally an unloved site and over priced. Facilities could do with updating and more cleaning.

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From the manager: when they turn up they wanted electric pitch, however I explaned that the electricity was £10 a night.She then thought electric was included in the rates. They declined to pay the extra I leave you to make your own conclusion.

Mark the owner was extremely helpful. Given the recent bad weather the…

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

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Mark the owner was extremely helpful. Given the recent bad weather the pitches were wet but well drained. Great location, very quiet and toilet block was clean. Would stay again.

Disliked: Nil

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Friendly site, that has all you need and is excellent value

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

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Very warm welcome when I arrived and offered a choice of pitches. The site was nice and quite. Had lovely large toilet / shower units with plenty of hot water, these were clean whenever I visited. Excellent location for clay trails, SW coast path and visiting St Austell, Fowey, Eden Project etc. Mark, Lucinda and Buddy all made me feel welcome - will visit again.

Disliked: Nothing to dislike.

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Very friendly owner and pleasant, quiet surroundings. Very close to Eden Project.…

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

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Very friendly owner and pleasant, quiet surroundings. Very close to Eden Project.

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Quiet basic site, friendly owners, good location.

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

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Warm friendly welcome from the owner with lots of suggestions for local area on arrival. He also took the time to chat to us throughout our stay. Good recycling set up, toilet block was basic but had hot water and is what you would expect for £10 a night. Quiet, pleasant site.

Disliked: Site seemed a bit waterlogged but we did have a lot of rain, would have liked a door mat to wipe feet on inside the toilets as it did get a bit wet and muddy.

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Peaceful site. Mark is very helpful. Close to Eden Project.…

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

Electric optional gravel and hardstanding pitch

Liked: Peaceful site. Mark is very helpful. Close to Eden Project.

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Peaceful site really close to the Eden project. Loo block with warm…

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

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Peaceful site really close to the Eden project. Loo block with warm showers and a little hair dryer

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Excellent Campsite. Wonderful owner.

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

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Absolutely lovely campsite. The owner and his staff were extremely lovely, inclusive and happy to help in anyway that they can. The owner is working hard to restore the Inn and Campsite, after the place fell on hard times. I am looking forward to returning early next year. This is the only campsite that I will be booking whilst in Cornwall & Devon. Incredible place, with a wonderful feel to the place. Buddy, the most beautiful 4-legged fluffer loves a playmate, pats and cuddles. Level pitches and plenty of space.

Disliked: Nothing.

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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

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

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

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent pitches

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

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

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Location

Innis Inn and Campsite

Innis Moor

Penwithick

St Austell

Cornwall

England

PL26 8YH

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

50.3762°N
-4.7692°W

Route directions

On the A30 head south to St Austell. In Lanivet, take the A391 and continue south. Follow the signs to Treverbyn. The site is located 1 mile from the Eden Project's entrance.

Nearest transport

Coach
2.5 mi Four Lords
2.5 mi Four Lords
2.6 mi Polgrean Place
Rail
1.4 mi Luxulyan Rail Station
2 mi Bugle Rail Station
2.7 mi St Austell Rail Station
Ferry
6.5 mi Fowey Custom House Quay Ferry Landing
6.6 mi Fowey Ferry Landing
6.6 mi Fowey Town Quay Ferry Landing
Airport
11.5 mi Newquay St Mawgan 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

To take a look at tin mining and its history in Cornwall, Poldark Mine in the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site at Wendron near Helston is the only complete underground tin mine in the county, and has mine and ghost tours, a museum, exhibitions and activities including gold panning and circus skills. More Cornish history and heritage are on show at the Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre less than five miles from the site, and at the three-floor Mevagissey Museum a few miles south. Anglers can go on the hunt for mackerel or sharks on a sea fishing trip from Mevagissey where there’s a shark angling centre on the quay; boats can also be hired from the village to go out into the waters and look for seals and dolphins. There are opps for beach, sea and coarse fishing all over south Cornwall including at Fowey, Looe, Falmouth, along the River Tamar and at commercial fishing lakes. After a day (each) at the Eden Project and equally famous Lost Gardens of Heligan, there are several more gardens in the area: the National Trust’s Lanhydrock at Bodmin (which also has a secondhand bookshop); the coastal Caerhays Castle and Gardens with National Magnolia Collection, and the valley garden and laurel maze of Glendurgan Garden near Falmouth. All sounding too sedate for the kids? Family-friendly activities and centres abound around St Austell and south Cornwall, including the Crealy Great Adventure Park, the World of Model Railways at Mevagissey and the Tortoise Garden of St Austell. Heading north, sprogs of all ages should like Newquay Zoo and the Blue Reef Aquarium, the indoor play barn at the Springfields Fun Park and Pony Centre, or the biggest go-karting centre in the south-west, Wadebridge’s St Eval Kart Circuit.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Charlestown 3.2 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Crinnis Beach 3.2 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Shorthorn Beach 3.4 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Duporth 3.4 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Porthpean 3.6 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Eden Project 0.4 mi

Lost Gardens of Heligan 6.5 mi

Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park 10.5 mi

Lappa Valley Steam Railway 12.2 mi

Newquay Zoo 13.5 mi

National Trust

Trerice 11.9 mi

Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps 13.5 mi

Trelissick Garden 16.1 mi

St Anthony Head 18.5 mi

Tintagel Old Post Office 19.8 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

TREGREHAN 2.4 mi

Porthpean, Charlestown and Carlyon Bay 3.7 mi

Kings Wood in the Pentewan Valley 4.5 mi

Polkerris to Readymoney Cove 4.7 mi

Polkerris to Gribbin Head and Polridmouth 4.7 mi

Local events

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

    Par, Cornwall 1.7 mi

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

    Newquay, Cornwall 12.5 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.

Want to know more about camping in Cornwall?

  • Does Innis Inn and Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Innis Inn and Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Innis Inn and Campsite? To take a look at tin mining and its history in Cornwall, Poldark Mine in the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site at Wendron near Helston is the only complete underground tin mine … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Innis Inn and Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  11 a.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Innis Inn and Campsite? From £25 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.