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Pensagillas Park

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General

  • Attractive park in meadows and woodland, family-run for generations
  • Stream and lake on site for fishing
  • 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? Pensagillas Park, at Cornwall’s St Austell, has been run by the Kent family for six generations and its oodles of park pride 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 to hand anywhere you pitch up.

Once you’ve sorted your berth, have a stroll around the park meadows and woodlands, give an enthusiastic greeting to the farm animals or explore the farmland at the other end of the private drive beside the camping field: there are footpaths leading from here as well as fields to wander.

And bring your rod: there’s an old mill with stream on site for contemplative casting off (and/or picnics), and a two and a half acre coarse fishing lake on site to land roach, tench, golden rudd and carp of up to 28lb.

The well-maintained shower block comes with covered outside areas for washing-up and a laundry room with washers and dryers. Wifi is available on site.

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.


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9.0

Overall rating based on 92 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

91% would stay here again.

 
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Faultless 25/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom rachel_m358336 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We absolutely loved this Campsite its in a very good location only a short drive to lots of places and activities the pitch sizes are good and with beautiful views and the staff are very friendly and helpful we will definitely be returning as one week is nowhere near enough thanks for such a lovely holiday shaun.

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    Nothing

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Well laid out very good toilets and showers , very ... 24/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom martin_f325733 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Well laid out very good toilets and showers , very friendly staff and a very nice club house

    Disliked: 

    The narrow lanes around the site

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Clean facilities 24/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom julie r. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Toilets were extremely clean, showers good. Had a level pitch fairly sheltered, it rain alot, drainage good. Bar are modern. Hosts very welcoming. Good site for stopping over at. Geese flying over.

    Disliked: 

    Down a bumpy track and little out of the way. Showers although good, there was nothing to stop the water creeping down towards the door making more of the floor area wet.

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Excellent clean site and ablutions, free wi-fi 16/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom stephen_m234872 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Close enough to every think but far enough away to feel like a million miles

    Disliked: 

    No children play area

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The peaceful location, the freshly delivered pork chops and the ... 02/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Marcella P. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The peaceful location, the freshly delivered pork chops and the really helpful staff

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Lovely friendly owners. Great pitch with lovely view. 28/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Karen H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Bar
    Lake view
    Quiet site
    Clean facilities

    Disliked: 

    Distance from home

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Quite. Peaceful. Friendly staff. Level pitch. 19/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom ian g. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Quite. Peaceful. Friendly staff. Level pitch.

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Fantastic and relaxing with friendly staff 17/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom vivian_h993683 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    Everything

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    Nothing

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Every thing 12/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Peter B. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Every thing

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What is not to like. Greeted on arrival by a ... 06/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom mike_s16 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    What is not to like. Greeted on arrival by a very friendly owner and given a choice of pitch to suit our needs. Nothing was to much trouble as the owner would answer any questions we had.
    Clean shower/toilet block which was regularly cleaned.
    Good size pitch for our family size tent.
    Good base for visiting various Cornwall attractions.
    Overall a good site and credit to the owners, thank you.

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    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

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

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

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

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

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • Mevagissey, Gorran St Austell, Cornwall, England, TR2 4SR
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.2866°N 4.8492°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Grampound (Cornwall): Coach Stop — 2.4 miles
St Austell Bus Station — 4.5 miles
Probus: Square Coach Stop — 4.5 miles
Train stations
St Austell Rail Station — 4.5 miles
Par Rail Station — 8.0 miles
Bugle Rail Station — 8.3 miles
Ferry ports
Mevagissey Ferry Landing — 3.2 miles
Tolverne Ferry Landing — 8.8 miles
Philleigh King Harry Ferry Landing — 9.2 miles
Airports
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 13.1 miles

Directions


From the M5, turn off at junction 31 to Okehampton/Exeter and go on to the A30. Stay on the A30 for about 70 miles then take the first exit left for St Austell. Go through Bugle until you come to a mini roundabout and go straight over.

Coming in to St Austell round the sharp right-hand bend, go through two sets of traffic lights. At the T-junction, turn right for Truro (A390). Follow this road for approx 2-3 miles and fork left for the B3287 (the sign should say Tregony). Follow this road for 2 miles. At the end of the road is a T-junction - turn left at this junction. Follow this road for one mile.

You will see the sign for Pensagillas at the end of the drive. Turn right into the drive and the campsite is a few hundred yards down the drive on the left. If you have any problems please do not hesitate to contact us.

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 at the busy St Austell and one of the closest parks to one of Cornwall’s biggest attractions, the mighty Lost Gardens of Heligan (1.6 miles).

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).

Use several more bike routes around Pensagillas and Pentewan to reach more top Cornish attractions: the fishing port of Mevagissey with fish and chip shops for the casual and top fish restaurants for the connoisseur; the clay trails around St Austell; the old port of Charlestown with its Shipwreck and Heritage Centre; and the huge Eden Project less than seven miles away from Pensagillas, where discounted tickets are available to those who arrive by pedal power.

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.

Natch there are sandy beaches, beauteous bays and tiny villages handy all around too, or take the kids to fly at the Cornish theme parks and play centres peppered around the county: Flambards at Helston, Kidz World at St Austell and Springfields Fun Park and Pony Centre at St Columb should keep small ones out of mischief for three trips at least, with the Crealy Great Adventure Park probably OK for another two.

Must see

  • Lost Gardens of Heligan (1.6 miles)
  • Eden Project (6.9 miles)
  • Truro Cathedral (9.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Trelissick Garden (9.5 miles)
  • Trerice (10.8 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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  11:30 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  Anytime

Pensagillas Park cancellation policy

No penalties

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.

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A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

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