Cosawes Park

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Aerial view (added by manager 01 Aug 2022)
Visitor image of the view from their pitch. large, spacious pitches. (added by manager 01 aug 2022)
Aerial view (added by manager 07 mar 2019)
River kennal (added by infocosawescom 16 feb 2012)

  • Family-owned for several generations; adults only
  • In a valley between Truro and Falmouth
  • Immaculate amenities including disabled bathrooms
With a resident otter, owls, badgers, buzzards, woodpeckers and deer, Cosawes Park must rank as one of the prettiest spots in Cornwall, tucked into a valley between Truro and Falmouth near the village of Perranarworthal. Owned by the same family for several generations, this is a top pick for holidaymakers looking for a site with top-notch facilities but no unnecessary bells and whistles; there’s no noisy clubhouse, just oodles of gorgeous Cornish countryside to explore. The site can also accommodate motorcyclists (but no hens or stags, please – peace rules here). Please note that this site is for adults only. The immaculate ablutions block has toasty underfloor heating, plus separate disabled bathrooms. There’s a farm stall selling high quality local produce a five-minute walk away and several good foodie pubs nearby.

Site type

Tent pitches 56
Touring caravan pitches 56
Motorhome pitches 56
Open all year
Please note
  • Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Group bookings of 8 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.
  • Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.
  • Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
  • The stream is strictly out of bounds for all persons and pets. Any visitors must also be 18 or older. Works will be taking place on site throughout 2024 which may involve the occasional use of machinery. Any such noise will be kept between the hours of 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Languages spoken

English

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award AA 5 pennants

Pitch types & availability

Reviews

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would recommend this site to a friend

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Very enjoyable stay with easy access on busses

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

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Lovely clean and quiet site, toilets are first class and our Dachshund loved the dog exercise field opposite. Buses to truro and falmouth at the end of the lane. We shall return. Ashley had lots of advice and we thanked the cleaning staff for doing a great job.

Disliked: Only one issue for us, it is a 15 mph speed limit and found the cars came at you very quick when your wandering over to the toilets or going down the drive to the field. It's adults only so no danger of children getting in the way but I saw a lady have to run because dhe didn't judge the speed of the oncoming car. All other sites are 5 mph.

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Very clean and well kept site.…

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

Electric gravel touring pitch (comfort)

Liked: Very clean and well kept site.

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ONE OF THE BEST

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

Electric gravel touring pitch (comfort)

Liked: The facility’s are second to non warm extremely clean and tidy ,showers are great, toilets clean, site is kept clean and tidy, pitches are a very generous size enclosed with small hedges kept neat and tidy, very quiet surroundings if you like country side and wildlife,bus stop 10 minute easy walk away plus 2 pubs 25 minute stroll away, all in all very impressed with Cosawes will be going again god willing, very helpful and friendly staff.

Disliked: Not a thing

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From the manager: Thank you for such a great review! We will definitely pass on your comments to the cleaning and wardening teams, and we very much look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

Would highly recommend.

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

Electric grass pitch

Liked: A lovely peaceful quiet site in a great location. Facilities are really excellent, and great communication before and during our stay.

Disliked: Where the tents pitch there is a large tree and one opposite. So rain dropped nightly and when the sun was out it really didn’t reach this area (in May) so always cold!

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Peace and quiet and no kids…

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
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Peace and quiet and no kids

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From the manager: Peace, quiet and no kids....exactly what we aim to provide!! Thank you for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

Only reason not back is it’s too far from home

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
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric gravel touring pitch (comfort)

Liked: Excellent site, pristine toilet/shower areas, staff excellent. Falmouth nearby lovely area.

Disliked: Nothing

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From the manager: Thank you for your review. Lovely to know that you enjoyed your stay, but what a shame about the distance. Perhaps, if you are ever down this way again, we can welcome you back for another visit.

Hard to judge with the construction works

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

Electric gravel touring pitch (comfort)

Liked: Amenities superb, very clean and toilets / showers heated indoors. Amazing field just a few yards off the campsite where dogs can run free. Really helpful staff.

Disliked: Site just felt a little crammed in, the pitches were of good size but completely gravel with few grass areas. Each pitch was fenced off with either hedge or wooden fence which looked nice, but felt a little regimental. We were lucky and we arrived Friday and left Monday, there is construction going on which was really noisy on Friday. If it was a week stop I think we would have left early due to this. Whenever a vehicle drove through the park the pitches were billowed in mud dust from the field of mud in front of us. Can imagine the site will feel even more cramped if that is converted in the same way. We did receive an email to say construction works were going on before arrival, but not with an option to cancel with full refund.

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From the manager: Thank you for your review! It is nice to know that you enjoyed your stay in terms of the amenities and the walking fields. It really is lovely over there and many a ball has been lost and found in that stream! Regards the development work we can only apologise. We did post advisory notices on Pitch Up, and we have offered full refunds for any customers wanting to cancel their bookings as a result. Our only wish is that you had popped to see one of the staff while you were on site to tell us that you were unhappy, and then we would of course have made every effort to relocate you. Hopefully you will reconsider visiting us again in the future. The field really will look fabulous once the work is complete.

Beautiful surroundings. Everything was clean and well laid out. Lovely quiet place…

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
Jane G. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Beautiful surroundings. Everything was clean and well laid out. Lovely quiet place to relax but with easy access to main roads.

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From the manager: Thank you for your review, and such fabulous photos! We're glad you enjoyed a peaceful stay, and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

clean & tidy site with excellent facilities & friendly staff

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

Electric gravel touring pitch (comfort)

Liked: We had a hard standing pitch which was level and plenty of room. There was plenty of trees behind us which hid the road which lead to the residential site. There were squirrels to watch and it was very peaceful. We were also next to the amenities which did not distract from our pitch. It was fully serviced which worked very well. It was also very easy to get to Falmouth and surrounding areas.

Disliked: Unfortunately the ground works were very noisy when they were working (they didn't work Sat or Sun) we were able to shut the noise out so it didn't bother us too much, but it was dusty as well. They have warned everyone about the work going on and it wouldn't have stopped us visiting, but be aware if you want to stay by the caravan during week days it could be noisy.

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From the manager: Thank you for your review. Lovely to know that you enjoyed your stay with us, despite the ongoing ground works! Hopefully we can look forward to welcoming you back again next year after the ground works are complete and the campsite is back to full glory!

Excellent site close to main road (no road noise) friendly staff.

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

Electric gravel touring pitch (comfort)

Liked: Water available on pitch. The dog walking field The warm shower and toilet area Close to the Dynamite brewery.

Disliked: Shower spray head could be improved, timed push button and no temperature control. Shame about the groundworks which we looked out on to, nice when the digger stopped!

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From the manager: Thank you so much for your review! Lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and we will pass on your comments about that toilet block to the cleaning team. Also excellent also hear that you found time to sample the delights of Dynamite Brewery...jolly excellent place 🍺 Apologies for any discontent with the showers. The push button function is common across campsites, especially those of us that attempt to have a minimal environmental impact, as they prevent showers or taps being left dripping or running. Regards the digger, hopefully if we are fortunate to have you return in 2025 the fabulous new camping field will make up for the disruption in creating it. Hopefully these things did not affect your stay too much, and we very much hope that we can welcome you, and your dog, back to Cosawes in the future.


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

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

Adults only

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal freezer

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

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

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

Cosawes Park

Perranarworthal

Truro

Cornwall

England

TR3 7QS

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

50.19602°N
-5.12864°W

Route directions

The site is off the A39 between Truro and Falmouth, with good access from the main road. From Truro, take the second right turning after the Norway Inn (on your right). Coming from the Falmouth direction, take the left turning after Cornish Garden Nurseries (which is on your right as you drive down the hill from Treluswell).

Nearest transport

Coach
2.4 mi Bridge
3.3 mi Post Office and Stores
3.3 mi Post Office and Stores
Rail
1.6 mi Perranwell Rail Station
1.9 mi Penryn Rail Station
3.7 mi Penmere Rail Station
Ferry
2.8 mi Ponsharden Ferry Landing
3.4 mi Flushing Falmouth Ferry Landing
3.8 mi Falmouth Prince of Wales Pier Ferry Landing
Airport
17.9 mi Penzance Airport
18.2 mi Newquay St Mawgan Airport
24.8 mi Land's End St Just 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

The southwest is stuffed with things to do, and Cosawes Park is convenient for all the top attractions. Many guests give into the temptations of the award-winning Eden Project, whose utopian greenhouse biomes transport visitors to tropical rainforests, Mediterranean olive groves and other exotic locations; other patches of paradise can be found at the various National Trust gardens nearby. Slither down to the atmospheric Lizard peninsula for stunning coastal scenery and gorgeous little fishing villages. Head a little further and you can tick Land’s End off your list too; you’ll find a handful of decent attractions, shops and eateries clustered on the headland. Henry VIII had impeccable taste in picking out locations for his fortresses, and Pendennis Castle in Falmouth is no exception. It has fab views, impressive interactive exhibitions and a good tearoom (natch). Nearby, on the harbour front, is the Maritime Museum, where you can find out all about the seafaring heritage of Cornwall. Finally, the area surrounding Cosawes Park is naturally blessed when it comes to outdoor pursuits: this section of coast has excellent sailing, as well as good walking and cycling in all directions. Try Bissoe Cycle for a good range of bikes and trailers for hire, and trails that run along converted tramroads and railway lines.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Gyllyngvase 4.5 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Swanpool 4.5 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Maenporth 5.1 mi Sea N/A Good Good Good
Porthcurnick 6.9 mi Sea N/A Good Excellent Excellent
Pendower 8 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

National Maritime Museum Cornwall 4.2 mi

Pendennis Castle 4.9 mi

Truro Cathedral 5.8 mi

Trebah Garden 6.2 mi

Cornwall Industrial Discovery Centre 6.4 mi

National Trust

Trelissick Garden 4.4 mi

Glendurgan Garden 6.2 mi

Cornish Mines and Engines 6.4 mi

St Anthony Head 6.6 mi

Godolphin 10.7 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

CARCLEW 1.4 mi

ENYS 1.6 mi

FALMOUTH GENERAL CEMETERY 4.3 mi

TRELISSICK 4.4 mi

PENJERRICK 4.4 mi

Local events

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

    Newquay, Cornwall 17 mi

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

    Par, Cornwall 20.4 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 Cosawes Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Cosawes Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Cosawes Park? The southwest is stuffed with things to do, and Cosawes Park is convenient for all the top attractions. Many guests give into the temptations of the award-winning Eden Project, whose utopian greenhouse … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Cosawes Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.

    Reception is open mainly 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday. At other times to alert someone of your arrival please use the red telephone box, pick up the receiver and press the '#' button followed by button '1' and this will ring the on-call warden (free call).

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  • How much does it cost to stay at Cosawes Park? From £27.50 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.