Pensagillas Park

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camping (added by manager 24 Jul 2022)
Main tolite & shower block (added by manager 26 may 2024)
General (added by manager 26 may 2024)
Main tolite & shower block (added by manager 26 may 2024)

  • Attractive park in meadows and woodland, family-run for generations
  • Stream and lake on site for angling: land fish of up to 28lb
  • Takeaway and bar available in high season
Ever been to one of those parks which have been run by the same family for generations and those who have been welcoming guests for decades? If not, it's time you did… such as to Pensagillas Park, near Cornwall’s St Austell, which has been run by the Kent family for six generations to provide a pristine place for pitching up. Pensagillas has had guests staying here since 1970; it’s all looked after and laid out to be tidy and attractive, with trees, hedging, shrubs and a tarmac roadway connecting the grass meadows. The pitches are in a five-acre field at the end of a private drive, with Cornish countryside views all around. And bring your rod: there’s an old mill with stream on site for contemplative casting off (and/or picnics), along with a two and a half acre coarse fishing lake at the bottom of a steep hill to land roach, tench, golden rudd and carp of up to 28lb (note that fishing is for an additional fee, paid for at reception). Pensagillas Park is a working farm, and you can buy the site's own free-range pork, sausages, chops and eggs in the on-site shop. During high season, there’s a takeaway and a cosy bar serving beer and cider, with more tipples and food available in the local village a couple of miles away.

Site type

Caravans for hire 1
Tent pitches 45
Touring caravan pitches 45
Motorhome pitches 45
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).
  • Facilities/activities including fishing are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.
  • Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
  • The bar and take away are open 23 to 31 May and 1 July to 31 August. For food there is no eat-in, only take away. The fishing lake is located at the bottom of a steep hill, accessible only on foot.

Languages spoken

English

Russian

Open from Fri, 17 May to

Open from Sat, 17 May to

Pitch types & availability

Reviews

97%

would recommend this site to a friend

94%

would stay here again

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Excellent site and clean facilities

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

Orchard Meadow electric grass pitch

Liked: Lovely site, well maintained, friendly staff. Great location and views. Large dog walking Field.

Disliked: Nothing

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Excellent site with clean facilities and friendly staff.

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

Orchard Meadow electric grass pitch

Liked: Clean facilities and friendly staff an excellent base for sightseeing around Cornwall 👌

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Excellent site, clean facilities, friendly staff, and 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 10
Cerys W. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: A wonderful site. We stayed midweek so it was very quiet, had our choice of pitches. The staff were so friendly. Has everything you need onsite, and in the peak season has an onsite bar and takeaway (with really good prices!!). Facilities were all clean, and the showers were hot. Wifi was really strong. We rented a firepit which was well worth it. The pitch we were on was really spacious, and I liked how pitches were separated by hedges. Our pitch was flat, but the field opposite looked sloping, so would bear this in mind. The shop was well stocked, and even has a coffee machine. It's a good location for loads of attractions in the area, and we would definitely stay again.

Disliked: Showers could really do with a shelf or stool in addition to the hook, but that is genuinely the only bad thing I have to say!

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Absolutely fabulous site cleanliness of showers toilets kitchen would recommend.. good base…

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

Orchard Meadow electric grass pitch

Liked: Absolutely fabulous site cleanliness of showers toilets kitchen would recommend.. good base for sightseeing owners very informative or we’re to see

Disliked: Not a big issue..but more lighting at night would be great

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Peaceful campsite with great views. Perfect to relax.

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

Orchard Meadow electric grass pitch

Liked: We had a great view and it was sooo lovely quiet. Perfect. WiFi on the pitch!!

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Little hide gem of a site

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

Outer Meadow electric grass tent or campervan pitch

Liked: Very quite, loads off room for tge children to play, nice walks around the lakes, clean showers and toilets, friendly staff

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Excellent site friendly and good size 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
Carsten S. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Orchard Meadow electric grass pitch

Liked: Exceptional site kept superb staff very friendly and helpful very peaceful site

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Lovely quiet secluded site but not far from attractions.…

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

Lake view meadow electric grass tent or campervan pitch

Liked: Lovely quiet secluded site but not far from attractions.

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nothing…

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

Orchard Meadow electric grass pitch

Liked: nothing

Disliked: too remote, shop closed when we arrived, bar advertised but again closed. was contacted to see when we were arriving. 2 hours before advertised closing time. showers poor, toilet clean

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From the manager: In response to your inaccurate and misleading comment - we are very disappointed with your score. You haven’t slept on in a empty field without facilities, You have booked for 1 night in the middle of September 2023. Shop was open and operated as advertised. You arrived late and departed early, the shop was closed at 6pm and open at 8.30am in the morning Bar was closed as advertised (it is only open during high season) Im sorry to discover that I’ve upset you with my telephone call. The reason why I’ve contacted you was to find out the approx. time of your arrival, it was getting dark and I was worried that you may got lost. Please accept my apologises for any disturbance that I have caused with my call. On arrival you have been personally greeted by me and showed around our park. Its very obvious that you haven’t read some important information, before you booked, about our facilities and opening hours. Because of that you have submitted review full of false information. May I suggest to you – please take a min and search some information about the site before making booking, as we are - the owners of the business and not responsible for your mistakes.

A lovely site b but some extra cleaning would make it a lot better.

Overall 6/10
Location 10
Value for money 6
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 4
Customer service 8
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 2
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Lake view meadow electric grass tent or campervan pitch

Liked: Quiet site with good views of the Cornwall countryside. Staff were very nice and helpful. We stayed outside of the busy period which may have effected how quiet it was but there were only 4 pitches available in our field anyway so it would’ve been quiet during busy periods as well and it had a good view of the fishing lake

Disliked: The toilets and showers could’ve been cleaner as these were shared with various spiders, moths and other insects. A quick wipe round and a good hoover could’ve corrected this and it would make the experience a lot better. I was also greeted by a cockroach on its back one night in the gents toilets. Camping you expect the odd bug etc but this was beyond what we would expect and usually find camping in this country and various countries in Europe

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From the manager: Thank you for your review, I'm sorry to hear that your experience was so different to the hundreds of other campers that have stayed with us this year and have all commented on how clean our toilets and other facilities are. As you will see from our other reviews, we pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our facilities and the toilets and showers are cleaned spotlessly twice a day and constantly checked and monitored at all other times. I can only imagine that the extremely hot and dry weather may of attracted the bugs at night. As the lights are left on at night in the facilities so that people can see, this may of attracted them , but i can assure you they are all cleaned out. I am 100 percent positive we would of had no cockroaches on the site , what you may of seen is a May beetle. these creatures are completely harmless and do not sting, bite or do anything else to cause harm to humans. Had you mentioned your concerns to myself or any of the other members of staff i would of personally made sure the there were no spiders in the showers and addressed any of your concerns. You could of always used the other toilet block which is more internal. We make every effort to attract wildlife to our site and have put up numerous bird boxes etc and planted wildflower meadows to attract a diverse range of creatures to our farm. occasionally the bugs get into places they shouldn't. and for this i apologize.


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

D. of E. 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

Budget/backpacker

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

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

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 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

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

Pensagillas Park

Mevagissey

Gorran

St Austell

Cornwall

England

TR2 4SR

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

50.28577°N
-4.84904°W

Route directions

The nearest bus stop is three miles from the site.

Nearest transport

Coach
2.5 mi Dolphin Inn
2.5 mi Dolphin Inn
4.5 mi Bus Station
Rail
4.6 mi St Austell Rail Station
8 mi Par Rail Station
8.3 mi Bugle Rail Station
Ferry
3.2 mi Mevagissey Ferry Landing
8.8 mi Tolverne Ferry Landing
9.1 mi Philleigh King Harry Ferry Landing
Airport
13.1 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

Pensagillas Park has tourist information on site if you’re stuck for info on what to do, but any problem you're likely to have will be trying to narrow your list down… Pensagillas is near busy St Austell and one of the closest parks to one of Cornwall’s biggest attractions, the mighty Lost Gardens of Heligan a mile and a half away. Leave the car behind and reach Heligan by the Pentewan Valley Trail, which links St Austell to the gardens and to Pentewan via a scenic valley; you can hire bikes on the trail or take to the water at Pentewan, which has a fine beach and two sailing clubs with boats for hire (there’s also a St Austell Ales pub here for real ale adorers). Mountain bikers and the energetic should beetle towards the bike routes of Bodmin Moor, taking a pitstop at Jamaica Inn, an almost essential stop in these parts. The inn, the setting of Daphne du Maurier’s smuggling novel of the same name, has a museum telling the tales of Cornish smugglers throughout the centuries, and apparently several ghosts too…

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Pentewan 2.9 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Polstreath 3 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Portmellon 3.3 mi Sea N/A Excellent Good Good
Porthluney 3.4 mi Sea Poor N/A Good Good
Gorran Haven Little Perhaver 4.1 mi Sea N/A Good Good Good

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Lost Gardens of Heligan 1.6 mi

Eden Project 6.9 mi

Truro Cathedral 9.1 mi

Lappa Valley Steam Railway 10.4 mi

Pendennis Castle 13 mi

National Trust

Trelissick Garden 9.5 mi

Trerice 10.9 mi

St Anthony Head 11.4 mi

Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps 15.6 mi

Glendurgan Garden 17.3 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

Mevagissey and the Lost Gardens of Heligan 1.5 mi

HELIGAN 1.9 mi

Mevagissey: Woods and Country 2.7 mi

Kings Wood in the Pentewan Valley 2.9 mi

Mevagissey - Portmellon - Gorran Haven 2.9 mi

Local events

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

    Par, Cornwall 6.9 mi

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

    Newquay, Cornwall 13.3 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 Pensagillas Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Pensagillas Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Pensagillas Park? Pensagillas Park has tourist information on site if you’re stuck for info on what to do, but any problem you're likely to have will be trying to narrow your list down… Pensagillas … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Pensagillas Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Pensagillas Park? From £20 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.