Little Penstraze Certificated Location

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Peaceful pitches (added by manager 12 Apr 2024)
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Flat site sheltered by trees (added by manager 12 apr 2024)
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  • Peaceful CAMC member-only site on a smallholding in West Cornwall
  • Chapel Porth Beach 15 minutes’ drive; St Michael’s Mount half an hour
  • Rural walks from site; Truro restaurants and pubs 15 minutes’ drive
They say that small is best, and when you arrive at Little Penstraze Certificated Location, you’ll surely agree. This miniscule CAMC member-only site is on a Cornwall smallholding that has only a handful of caravan pitches with gorgeous views all around. Owners John and Sally will also be happy to introduce you to their small (but ever-growing) menagerie of 10 calves, one dog and two peripatetic cats. The historic cathedral city of Truro is but 15 minutes’ drive away, packed with historic streets, indie shops and cosy pubs – it’s also the place to pick up supplies from the major supermarkets. Little Penstraze is also central to both the south and north coasts of Cornwall, with their array of spectacular beaches and dramatic coastlines. If you can tear yourselves away from the peace and quiet on site, walkers can get out on rural footpaths straight from the pitches and cyclists can head for the Bissoe Trail (10 minutes) between Devoran and Portreath. Surfers make a beeline for Newquay’s waves (25 minutes), and you can hire boats for pottering around the Carrick Roads estuary from Mylor Yacht Harbour (also 25 minutes).

Site type

Touring caravan pitches 5
Motorhome pitches 5
Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 1
Open all year
Please note
  • This site has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.
  • 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. XL Bully, Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
  • Fires, barbecues and/or firepits will not be permitted in dry, windy and/or hot weather conditions.
  • This site only accepts bookings from existing Caravan and Motorhome Club members: please provide your membership number in the 'Special requests' box when booking.
  • If you require electric vehicle charging, please select the optional extra when booking. Usage is metered on site at £0.40 per kWh and must be paid at check-out.

Languages spoken

English

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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

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

Type

Farm Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby Cycle hire nearby Cycling nearby Indoor pool nearby Restaurant nearby

Location

Little Penstraze Certificated Location

Chacewater

Truro

Cornwall

England

TR4 8GB

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

50.26653°N
-5.14869°W

Nearest transport

Coach
0.7 mi Kings Head
0.7 mi Kings Head
2.5 mi Lay By
Rail
3.7 mi Truro Rail Station
3.8 mi Perranwell Rail Station
4.1 mi Redruth Rail Station
Ferry
6.3 mi Trelisick Ferry Landing
6.4 mi Tolverne Ferry Landing
6.5 mi Philleigh King Harry Ferry Landing
Airport
14 mi Newquay St Mawgan Airport
19 mi Penzance Airport
25.7 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

Local attractions and activities include: - The Bissoe Trail: 10 minutes’ drive - Truro (shops and restaurants): 15 minutes - Chapel Porth Beach: 15 minutes - National Trust - Trelissick Gardens: 15 minutes - Newquay (surfing): 25 minutes - Mylor Yacht Harbour (boat hire and trips): 25 minutes - St Michael’s Mount: half an hour - Porthleven: 35 minutes - The Minack Theatre: 55 minutes - Land’s End: an hour.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Porthtowan 4.4 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Trevaunance Cove 4.4 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Chapel Porth 4.5 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Perranporth 5.7 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Portreath 6.4 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Truro Cathedral 4.3 mi

Cornwall Industrial Discovery Centre 5.8 mi

Lappa Valley Steam Railway 8.3 mi

National Maritime Museum Cornwall 8.8 mi

Pendennis Castle 9.4 mi

National Trust

Cornish Mines and Engines 5.8 mi

Trelissick Garden 6.1 mi

Trerice 9.5 mi

St Anthony Head 10.4 mi

Godrevy 10.9 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

Porth Towan - Towan Cross - Chapel Porth 4.3 mi

CHYVERTON PARK 4.4 mi

Hanover 5 mi

CARCLEW 5 mi

St Agnes Beacon 5.1 mi

Local events

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

    Newquay, Cornwall 12.6 mi

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

    Par, Cornwall 19 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 Little Penstraze Certificated Location have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Little Penstraze Certificated Location dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Little Penstraze Certificated Location? Local attractions and activities include: - The Bissoe Trail: 10 minutes’ drive - Truro (shops and restaurants): 15 minutes - Chapel Porth Beach: 15 minutes - National Trust - Trelissick Gardens: 15 … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Little Penstraze Certificated Location?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Little Penstraze Certificated Location? From £18 (for 1 night, 6 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.