Menagwins Farm

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View over the grassy pitches (added by manager 13 Jul 2021)
A view over the site at sunset (added by manager 09 aug 2022)
View of the field (added by manager 13 jul 2021)
Nosy neighbours! (added by manager 06 oct 2023)

  • Dog-friendly pop-up site surrounded by the Cornwall countryside
  • Walking distance from the beach; a 15-minute drive to the Eden Project
  • Links to trails and footpaths; pub nearby; natural spring water on tap
Pop up and pitch up… that's the method at Menagwins Farm, a family-run pop-up campsite in the Pentewan Valley. Surrounded by the Cornwall countryside and woodlands, this family-friendly and dog-friendly site is just outside an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has views towards the local tin mines. So, gather a group, round up the family or whisk your partner away for a break in the outdoors, as you’ll be well-based for cycling, walking or just kicking back for a bit. To the sea you go… it’s a 45-minute walk (or a 20-minute bicycle ride) down to Porthpean, where you can potter around the cafés and shops or claim space on the beach. Take your pick from several more coastal spots nearby: Pentewan beach, Charlestown harbour (topsail schooners and tall ships are the speciality here) and Mevagissey harbour are all close by – some of them with places to hire out a paddleboard, kayak or boat. The farm entrance also links up with the Pentewan Trail and there’s a public footpath through the farm towards 330 miles of coastal paths. A farm dedicated to both agriculture and nature, the land is well maintained and structures are kept to a minimum on site, so facilities are simple and include composting toilets, a cold shower and natural spring water on tap. The spacious pitches all have a small parking space too. For handy eats, you can take your pick from several restaurants, takeaways and pubs nearby, including a traditional 16th-century pub five minutes’ drive away and dining down at the harbour.

Site type

Motorhome pitches 5
Tent pitches 25
Rent a tent 1
Open now
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • Single-sex bookings of 8 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Minimum spacing of 8 metres between pitches.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

Languages spoken

English

Spanish

Open from Wed, 1 May to

Pitch types & availability

Reviews

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Likely to return.

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
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Warm welcome, and extremely helpful host. Pleasant facilities and lovely views.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Excellent place to stay, quiet and secludy

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Sarah C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Daisy was very accommodating and friendly and lots of local knowledge

Disliked: N/w

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Back soon

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

Non-electric grass touring pitch

Liked: Peace, good access to local amenities

Recommend to friends Visit again

The view was stunning. The campsite was easy to find. Park wherever…

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

Non-electric grass touring pitch

Liked: The view was stunning. The campsite was easy to find. Park wherever you liked. The compost toilets were clean with no odour. Basic site but that's all I went wanted. Dog friendly too.

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Nice quiet site with good basic facilities, excellent value for money. Good…

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 2
Timothy S. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass touring pitch

Liked: Nice quiet site with good basic facilities, excellent value for money. Good location for Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan. Walkable to Charlestown and very close to great cycle route along the river to Mevagissey or Pentewan beach. Hosts David & Daisy very helpful and friendly.

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Auf der Wiese war alles vorhanden.

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

Non-electric grass touring pitch

Liked: Wer die Natur liebt ist bei schönem Wetter gut aufgehoben. Es gibt eine Wasserstelle mit Spülbecken und eine Dusche im Freiem. Außerdem eine Komposttoilette im Häuschen.

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Was really quiet and peaceful. Very reasonable rates. Cold showers and basic…

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

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Was really quiet and peaceful. Very reasonable rates. Cold showers and basic toilets but very clean. People were friendly. Recycling and washing up area. Great location

Disliked: Levellers are a good idea as sloping field in some places

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Excellent location, clean facilities and good owners.

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

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: A peaceful, quiet basic site with easy access to beaches towns and other attractions. The owners were welcoming, friendly and kept the facilities clean and tidy every day.

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Location was beautiful and peaceful, we walked to Porthpean and Charlestown from…

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

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Location was beautiful and peaceful, we walked to Porthpean and Charlestown from the site and had a lovely time.

Disliked: Some may find the facilities minimal. We had no issues.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Perfectly simple farm pitch within walking distance of the sea!

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

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Quiet and beautiful setting, clear and friendly instructions, clean facilities, loved the eco friendly vibe :)

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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 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 Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities Chemical disposal Electric car charging point(s) Gas cylinders available No hot water Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby Nearby farmers' market Public transport nearby Shop nearby

Type

Farm Medium (26-50 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

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

Location

Menagwins Farm

Pentewan Road

St Austell

Cornwall

England

PL26 7AN

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

50.32165°N
-4.79153°W

Route directions

Access to Menagwins Farm is via Pentewan Road (B3273). Please ignore your satnav if it suggests alternative routes, as these are not fit for all vehicles or public access. Once you have turned off Pentewan Road onto the farm lane, go over the cattle grid and follow the lane around to the left. After approximately 150 metres, the camping field can be accessed through the double gates on your right. Please call on arrival and a member of the team will be with you as soon as possible.

Nearest transport

Coach
1.2 mi Bus Station
1.9 mi Holmbush Inn
2 mi Holmbush Inn
Rail
1.2 mi St Austell Rail Station
4.5 mi Par Rail Station
5.1 mi Luxulyan Rail Station
Ferry
3.6 mi Mevagissey Ferry Landing
6.9 mi Fowey Ferry Landing
7 mi Polruan Ferry Landing
Airport
12.8 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

Those of you who are into your fitness will be happy to find there’s a gym, swimming pool and spa under five minutes’ drive from Menagwins Farm. But that’s not the only way to raise your heartrate and get the blood pumping. There’s cycle hire at the Pentewan Valley (10 minutes’ drive); walks at Gribbin Head (25 minutes), The Dodman (half an hour) or Luxulyan Valley Woods (25 minutes); and watersports at Polkerris beach and harbour (25 minutes) or Pentewan beach (10 minutes). If you have a more peaceful day mapped out, Vault beach (25 minutes) or the fishing harbour at Mevagissey (15 minutes) make fine spots. Other peaceful activities include teeing off on the local golf course (10 minutes), topsail schooner hire from Charlestown Harbour (10 minutes) and strolls in The Lost Gardens Heligan (15 minutes) or Eden Project (15 minutes). As for the historic ports of calls you can follow clay trails in St Austell (five minutes), see the china clay museum at the Wheal Martyn Clay Works (10 minutes) or discover underwater tales at the Shipwreck Treasure Museum (10 minutes).

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Porthpean 1.1 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Duporth 1.4 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Charlestown 1.7 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Pentewan 2.4 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Crinnis Beach 2.7 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Lost Gardens of Heligan 2.6 mi

Eden Project 3.6 mi

Lappa Valley Steam Railway 11.7 mi

Truro Cathedral 12.1 mi

Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park 13.1 mi

National Trust

Trerice 11.8 mi

Trelissick Garden 13 mi

St Anthony Head 14.9 mi

Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps 15.1 mi

Glendurgan Garden 20.9 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

Kings Wood in the Pentewan Valley 0.7 mi

Porthpean, Charlestown and Carlyon Bay 1 mi

Mevagissey and the Lost Gardens of Heligan 2.6 mi

HELIGAN 2.7 mi

TREGREHAN 3 mi

Local events

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

    Par, Cornwall 3.3 mi

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

    Newquay, Cornwall 13.4 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 Menagwins Farm have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Menagwins Farm dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Menagwins Farm? Those of you who are into your fitness will be happy to find there’s a gym, swimming pool and spa under five minutes’ drive from Menagwins Farm. But that’s not the only … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Menagwins Farm?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Menagwins Farm? From £15 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.