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We are a small quirky campsite, just for adults, situate in the beautiful Pentewan Valley, close to Mevagissey.
The site is in a sheltered sunny spot and picturesque area close to the beach. We are also ideally located for the Lost Gardens of Heligan which is within walking distance of the site. A short drive away is the Eden Project, and lots of other fabulous gardens.
For walkers and cyclists, our site joins the Pentewan Valley Trail, and so you have fabulous walks and cycle tracks in all directions, including woodland, stream trails, and access to the beach & SW Coast Path.
John's hearty breakfast baguettes are available, and can be delivered to your pitch.
Lost Gardens of Heligan - 30 minute walk along picturesque trail
Mevagissey - 5 minute car drive, or a nice walking distance (approx 90 mins) along good trails & SW coast path
Eden Project - 15 minute car drive
Fowey - 15 minute drive away
Charlestown - accessed from Pentewan Trail & national cycle trail
Caerhays Estate - 20 minute car drive away, and follow on to Portloe in another 10 minutes
Truro Cathedral - 30 minutes in the car
Water quality at nearby bathing waters
|Big 17th-c beamed pub opposite tiny village's harbour, comfortable and clean with bar, snug and lounge/dining area, lots of dark tables and open fire, up to four St Austell ales, draught perry, good reasonably priced fresh food including plenty of fish, helpful staff; background music - occasional live; children and dogs welcome, views from tables outside, near good sandy beach and big caravan park, open all day summer, all day weekends winter||Ship
|Popular low-beamed fishermen's pub, slate floor, some stripped stone, good coal fire, old local pictures, St Austell ales, enjoyable food at reasonable prices, back locals' bar with glass-topped cellar, upstairs restaurant; pretty frontage with picnic-sets, bedrooms, open all day in summer||Fountain
|16th-c pub with interesting alcove areas in big open-plan bar, low beams and flagstones, nice nautical décor, woodburner, cheery uniformed staff, wide range of fairly priced pubby food including good fresh fish, small helpings available, full St Austell range kept well, back pool table; games machines, background and occasional live music; dogs allowed, children welcome in two front rooms, comfortable bedrooms, open all day in summer||Ship
|Glass-fronted warehouse conversion alongside hotel, great spot looking over classic little harbour and its historic sailing ships, up to seven ales inc Sharps Doom Bar, enjoyable pubby food, friendly efficient service, live music Sat night; sports TVs, pool; interesting film-set conservation village with shipwreck museum, good walks, parking away from pub||Harbourside Inn
|Modernised early 19th-c pub with nautical touches, public bar, lounge and dining area, well kept St Austell ales and two guests, good wine choice and coffee, enjoyable competitively priced food all day including popular Sun carvery, friendly obliging service; background music (live on Fr), free wi-fi; children welcome, dogs in bar, disabled facilities, front terrace and garden with picnic-sets, eight bedrooms (some with sea views), open all day||Rashleigh Arms
- Lost Gardens of Heligan (1.0 miles)
- Eden Project (5.2 miles)
- Truro Cathedral (11.3 miles)
- Trelissick Garden (11.8 miles)
- Trerice (12.1 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Mevagissey and the Lost Gardens of Heligan
- Kings Wood in the Pentewan Valley (1.0 miles)
- Mevagissey: Woods and Country (1.8 miles)
- Kings Wood in the Pentewan Valley (1.0 miles)
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50% would recommend this site to a friend.
50% would stay here again.
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Absolutely brilliant! Very Adult AND dog friendly! 17 Aug 2014
kehawk89 (Young couple, 1 review)
Good for adults, Bad for adults with dogs! 5 Aug 2014
andrew_t19 (Mature couple, 1 review)
From the manager...
Thank you for taking the time to review our campsite. We are very pleased that you enjoyed our grown ups only site, in particular its lovely location and the breakfast baguettes enjoyed by you on our sunny deck.
We would like to take the time to respond to the points you have made.
Water temperature. This has been reduced this year, and is indeed now lower than the standard recommended temperature. We changed to push button and set temperatures just as this seems to be the normal, and after experiencing problems with showers and taps being left running, which is not good with a boiler powered by gas. Plumbing is best left simple, we find, to keep everything running in good order.
The majority of our guests seem to enjoy the hot showers, but we do accept that there will be a few that prefer the shower at a lower temperature but we go with the majority being happy. We are considering an outdoor shower, for a cool shower on those really hot days.
We are extremely disappointed that you were not happy with our camping etiquette with regard to the exercising of dogs, and in particular that you feel our policy was not made clear. Our camping etiquette is set out on our website, and a copy given to all guests on arrival. This does clearly state that as a small site with an informal "proper camping area" we ask that dogs be exercised off the site. Indeed we understand this is pretty standard etiquette for campsites without a specific dog walking area. We do also provide a "dog parcel" bin for our dog owner guests.
The Meadows Campsite is very fortunate to have lovely public footpaths directly adjoining the site and going in both directions. All guests are given a map on arrival, together with a copy of our camping etiquette. Due to a few isolated incidents with dog poop, we also on arrival specifically draw guests attention to our policy on the exercising of dogs off site. On this occasion, we did find ourselves having to speak to you as guests after the third day of it being obvious that an area of the site next to one of our rental caravans was being used as a dog toilet, when just a few yards further away was a public footpath with rough ground.
Not all of our guests are dog owners. It is not nice for any one to be pitching a tent, or awning, where dogs have been to the toilet, and our guests like to enjoy the informal nature of the pitching, especially the meadow area. We also do not want to be a campsite that has signs all around the park, and we prefer to rely more on common sense and general respect for fellow campers. It is not a zero tolerance, as we are very accepting where it is clear that the effort is being made.
We do indeed have our own dog, Camp Dog Harvey who is always exercised off the site and indeed bumps in to lots of his four legged guests on the lovely walks on the trail.
The Meadows is a very dog friendly site, and dogs are welcomed on to the deck for breakfast and all are given dog friendly information on arrival to get the most enjoyment out of their stay. However, the minority can spoil it for others, but we will not let this happen.
For any guests wanting to stay your doggies are very welcome here, as most guests who have visited will know, and we do not charge for doggies either, nor is there a restriction on type or number of dogs. All we ask that is guests follow our camping etiquette and ensure their dogs are well behaved.
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Electrical hook-up points for tourers
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Leave the car at home
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Surf school nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Medium (26-50 pitches)
Ordnance Survey maps (GB and Northern Ireland only) are available at lower levels via the drop-down menu.
- Coach stations
St Austell Bus Station — 2.8mi
2.8mi Holmbush (St Austell) Coach Stop — 3.4mi
3.4mi Grampound (Cornwall): Coach Stop — 4.4mi
- Train stations
St Austell Rail Station — 2.9mi
2.9mi Par Rail Station — 5.8mi
5.8mi Luxulyan Rail Station — 6.7mi
- Ferry ports
Mevagissey Ferry Landing — 2.2mi
2.2mi Fowey Ferry Landing — 7.6mi
7.6mi Polruan Ferry Landing — 7.7mi
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 13.7mi
The Meadows touring caravan and camping park is very easy to find.
For sat nav users the postcode is PL26 6DL.
You will find us located approximately 3 miles south of St Austell on the B3273 in the Pentewan Valley.
From the main A30 road in to Cornwall and shortly after bypassing Bodmin take the A391 turning to St Austell. From St Austell follow the signs for Mevagissey. Travel approximately 3 miles and we are on the right hand side. Look out for the sign with the car and caravan on the top.
The caravan site itself has good access direct from the road for caravans and motor homes.
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