Penelewey Meadows

View prices & book 8.4 10 reviews
Sunset campers at the wild meadow (added by manager 10 Jun 2024)
Bell tent and cover with solar panel (added by manager 07 jun 2024)
Ada bell tent (added by manager 23 aug 2023)
Grass pitch (added by manager 23 aug 2023)

  • Peaceful site within walking distance of the river Fal
  • A five-minute drive from Loe beach, Trelissick Garden and the ferry
  • Rewilding setting with mown paths; communal firepit and solar shower
A getaway in a wild meadow positioned a pretty stroll away from the river Fal? If that’s enough for you to say ‘count me in’, get your fix at Penelewey Meadows. With 20 acres of fields, this peaceful site has recently started transitioning from agricultural land to a wild meadow. They are aiming to increase their biodiversity by 50% by encouraging the wild meadow and wild flowers, and letting parts of the hedgerows grow out to act as a wildlife corridor. Check out the tour agency based on site which runs walks and tours across Cornwall. There’s a watersports centre by Loe beach, five minutes’ drive away, and the site is directly on National Cycle Network Route 3 from Land's End to Bristol. Foodie? A gorgeous tearoom and the local pub are within five minutes’ walk of the site. There’s also a food shop and a petrol station within five minutes’ drive. Come evening time, sit beside the fire; firepits are permitted as long as they’re raised off the ground. The same goes for barbecues, for which blocks are provided to help you keep them off the ground. If you like your firepits shared, there’s also a communal firepit (bring your own logs, ta). Facilities on site consist of a composting toilet, an outdoor sink with running water and an outdoor solar shower for a quick rinse-off shower after a day at the beach. Eco biodegradable products are provided; guests must not use their own products, as the water runs straight into the ground to keep the hedgerows watered. There are drive-on mown paths so that guests can safely park up on mown circular spaces. The paths are there so that the wild meadow can grow, so guests must stay within the mown areas; it’s very important for biodiversity.

Site type

Tent pitches 12
Rent a tent 2
Open now
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.
  • 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).
  • Group bookings of 7 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
  • Single-sex bookings of 7 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.
  • At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
  • Units heavier than 2500 Kilogrammes are not allowed.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
  • Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
  • There are no bins onsite: all rubbish will need to be taken home with you.
  • There is no reception on-site: on arrival please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.
  • Fires, barbecues and/or firepits will not be permitted in dry, windy and/or hot weather conditions.
  • Please note the shower is a solar shower and is not enclosed.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Wed, 1 May to

Open from Thu, 1 May to

Open from Fri, 1 May to

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

I needed somewhere close to truro hospital,Felt safe , beautiful and quiet.…

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

Non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: I needed somewhere close to truro hospital,Felt safe , beautiful and quiet. When I called lady was so friendly and helpful, I could arrive as late as I like, easy to book and find.

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Facilities clean but basic,pitches lumpy, spars tent pegs.Good value.

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

Non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: The pitches well spaced

Disliked: The double gate the latch is heavy and awkward to lift. The facilities are basic and would like warm water to wash up. No hand wash facilities after using the toilet. The shower could be a little more private as I was not planning on staying at this site I did not take a swim suit so could not use the shower although I was for most of the time the only one there. Luckily I was visiting my mum who has a great shower! There is road noise both from the main road and the road going past the site.

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From the manager: Hi Sue, thank you for your review. I totally understand that this was a last minute booking for you but please, read descriptions of places before coming and also then leaving dislikes about exactly what we advertise as. We are a nearly wild camp site with most of your dislikes listed in our Pitchup description so that people know what to expect. We do have hand wash facilities at the double sink situated next to the toilet, we also provide hand soap. The solar shower is listed in our description as an outdoor rinse off shower.

Nice spot for the money, but I’d prefer to be closer to nice beaches

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

Non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Lot’s of space … big gaps between pitches. Nice big green meadow. Close to nice pub (5 mins walk up road) … quiet neighbours. As it’s only me and I’m very self-sufficient in my van, I always appreciate not being charged the price for a whole family or being charged extra for a van when I take up way less space than people with cars and tents!

Disliked: Close to main Truro-Falmouth road. For me having the drone of a main road in the background slightly spoils the intention of going camping… The beach close by isn’t really a beach… it’s a launch area for lots of boats and gravelly. Not suitable for swimming or for kids. You need to drive a lot further for a decent beach…

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From the manager: Hello, thank you for your review and appreciate your opinion. Although we are a mile away from the road you can sometimes hear the low traffic noise coming up the valley with the wind in the right direction, however this does mean that you are central to go exploring. Loe Beach is a watersports centre as mentioned in the description, however we often swim here and bbq on the beach as it has a beautiful view of The Carrick Roads. Falmouth has some of the most beautiful beaches in Cornwall and is only a 20 minute drive from the Meadows. Thank you for your honesty and we hope you enjoy your travels.

We recently had the pleasure of staying at this fantastic glamping site…

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

Ada and Stella bell tent

Liked: We recently had the pleasure of staying at this fantastic glamping site in Cornwall, and it exceeded all our expectations! From the moment we arrived, we were blown away by the stunning location and the excellent facilities provided. The location of the site was simply perfect - nestled in the heart of Cornwall's breathtaking countryside, we were treated to panoramic views of rolling hills and lush greenery. It was the ideal setting for a peaceful and rejuvenating getaway. The tranquility and natural beauty that surrounded us made for a truly unforgettable experience. As for the facilities, they were nothing short of excellent. Our accommodation was cozy, comfortable, and beautifully designed, providing us with all the amenities we needed for a luxurious stay. The attention to detail was evident in every aspect of the site, from the well-equipped cooking facilities to the comfortable bed and the ability to be able to charge your electrical devices using the solar panel charger. We felt pampered and well taken care of throughout our entire stay. We ended up booking an extra night as we had completely fallen in love with the place! I mean there is a pub a two minute walk from the site, what’s not to love about that!! In conclusion, our time at this glamping site in Cornwall was truly exceptional. The combination of the stunning location, excellent facilities, and top-notch service made for a memorable and relaxing getaway. We cannot recommend this place highly enough and cannot wait to return for another unforgettable stay in the future. Thank you to the team at this wonderful glamping site for providing us with such a perfect retreat in the heart of Cornwall!

Disliked: Nothing

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From the manager: Wow! We can't thank you enough for such an amazing review. We're so glad you enjoyed it and can't wait to welcome you back soon 😀

We loved the campsite. The meadow is beautiful. The pitches were kept…

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

Non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: We loved the campsite. The meadow is beautiful. The pitches were kept mowed and were well spaced out. The composting toilet, sink and shower were kept very clean and supplies were regularly topped up. We liked that caring for the environment seems to be at the heart of everything being done.

Disliked: Nothing.

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From the manager: Thank you so much for your kind review.

Lovely campsite, eco friendly and had the best views for the sunsets

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

Non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Loved the use of the eco friendly compost toilet, was quite and peaceful, with stunning views

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From the manager: Thank you for a lovely review and the pictures 😍

Excellent site in a beautiful location

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

Non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Beautiful location very quiet and relaxing and close to local amenities and beaches, the facilities were clean and perfect for what we needed. Great value for money and very friendly people, will definitely return.

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From the manager: Thank you for a lovely review, the photos are beautiful!

The adventure. Didn't wanted to put any rate at first because it…

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

Non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: The adventure. Didn't wanted to put any rate at first because it was either 5star considering that factor or not even one if you're expecting a campsite. You have to anyway so 2 is pretty bad and I don't feel good for those guys starting this campsite but I can't do more... sorry for them. Only place I could find to camp near Truro.

Disliked: There's actually the absolute minimum of what a place to camp should offer, but can you call it a campsite tho. I wouldn't pay that money again (which was the most I payed for one night in a week trip camping in Cornwall) for not even having walls to the shower, it was windy and the water was barely falling on me while I was in 😅. And I should've kept a bathing suit on if there was other people. Really too bad because the shack the toilets are in is really good looking and functional. The pitches are just mowed part of a before cultivated field, this is not that much of a con, other places around have such a perfect grass compare to. It was definitely alright to put the tent.

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From the manager: Hello We are described on Pitchup as exactly what you have written as dislikes. We are a basic campsite with basic amenities, we purposely put photos of our outdoor rinse off showers so people know before they book what they can expect. Yes we are a previously cultivated field, we are trying to encourage a wild meadow so cutting of our grass is important, and also very important not to do when we've had torrential rain such as what we've had here in Cornwall this past week. I'm sorry you felt that it wasn't for you, we had previously discussed via text the situation with our campsite so I'm unsure what you were expecting when you arrived. The shower is clearly photographed in the description on pitchup. I'm glad you enjoyed the adventure. Thank you Penelewey Meadows

Lovely spacious level basic camping field.

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

Non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Lovely spacious basic site. Only one other family staying when we visited. Basic facilities incl compost toilet and outdoor solar shower but clean and almost new.

Disliked: Really needs separate taps for drinking water, washing up and hand washing.

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We had a pleasant couple of days at this campsites ,me and…

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

Ada and Stella bell tent

Liked: We had a pleasant couple of days at this campsites ,me and the kids really loved the bell tents. They Where really excited, a new campsite, so it is very un spoilt And natural, some lovely scenery close by, me and my kids will definitely be back in the summer

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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

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

D. of E. 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

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

Penelewey Meadows

Lower Penelewey

Feock

Truro

Cornwall

England

TR3 6QY

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

50.22652°N
-5.0638°W

Nearest transport

Coach
2.6 mi Bus Station
2.9 mi Lay By
4.4 mi Bridge
Rail
2.2 mi Perranwell Rail Station
2.6 mi Truro Rail Station
4.4 mi Penryn Rail Station
Ferry
1.7 mi Trelisick Ferry Landing
1.9 mi Philleigh King Harry Ferry Landing
1.9 mi Tolverne Ferry Landing
Airport
15.5 mi Newquay St Mawgan Airport
21.3 mi Penzance Airport
28.2 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

It’s time to make your rounds of Cornwall, and what better spot to begin with than the National Trust's Trelissick Garden (five minutes’ drive) along the Fal estuary? The Roseland Peninsula’s many woods and beaches are accessible from the King Harry Ferry (five minutes) and the ferry from Trelissick also stops at Truro, Falmouth and St Mawes. Roundwood Quay (35 minutes’ walk through fields and an ancient woodland) is a fine spot for wild swimming and also has an Iron Age fort. Feel like a cycle? Begin at the Devoran, Bissoe Trail Car Park (25 minutes’ cycle) and pedal to Portreath, stopping at the Saint Piran Café. To see the cathedral, make your way to Truro (10 minutes’ drive). Falmouth (25 minutes) is also at-hand for sailing. And if you just can’t resist the north coast’s villages and towns, there’s a good selection between Porthtowan (20 minutes), Perranporth (half an hour) and Newquay (40 minutes).

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Porthcurnick 4.9 mi Sea N/A Good Excellent Excellent
Pendower 5.3 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Gyllyngvase 5.7 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Swanpool 6 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Maenporth 7.1 mi Sea N/A Good Good Good

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Truro Cathedral 2.7 mi

National Maritime Museum Cornwall 5.2 mi

Pendennis Castle 5.5 mi

Trebah Garden 8.7 mi

Cornwall Industrial Discovery Centre 8.9 mi

National Trust

Trelissick Garden 1.5 mi

St Anthony Head 6 mi

Glendurgan Garden 8.7 mi

Cornish Mines and Engines 8.8 mi

Trerice 11 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

TRELISSICK 1.5 mi

Trelissick Garden - Lamouth Creek - the Fal 1.5 mi

CARCLEW 2.3 mi

TREGOTHNAN 2.7 mi

ENYS 3.2 mi

Local events

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

    Newquay, Cornwall 14.5 mi

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

    Par, Cornwall 16.9 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 Penelewey Meadows have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Penelewey Meadows dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Penelewey Meadows? It’s time to make your rounds of Cornwall, and what better spot to begin with than the National Trust's Trelissick Garden (five minutes’ drive) along the Fal estuary? The Roseland Peninsula’s many … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Penelewey Meadows?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Penelewey Meadows? From £15 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.