Prosper House Camping

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Surrounded by fields (added by manager 04 May 2021)
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  • Family-run campsite in the small village of Gwithian
  • Under a mile from the South West Coast Path; Hayle four miles
  • Utility corner with charging facilities and a communal fridge
It's got sand, it's got a pub, it's got rockpools and it's got surfing – all in all, Gwithian's a pretty groovy spot. Set in a quiet part of the village under a mile from the beach and the South West Coast Path, Prosper House Camping is a family-run campsite close to some of the best bits of Cornwall's north coast. Prosper House Camping is a laidback, no-frills site, where a small number of pitches creates a chilled, intimate atmosphere. Toilets and hot showers are provided, as well as a small utilities corner with handy charging facilities and a communal fridge that guests are free to use. Although the views here look out over surrounding farmland, Prosper House Camping is under 100 feet from the village pub and 20 minutes' walk from two popular seaside cafés. There's decent public transport here too, with buses that can get you into Hayle in roughly 20 minutes for when you need a supermarket, railway station or just fancy a change of scene. Since opening in 2016, Prosper House Camping has had lots of satisfied customers, with some guests coming back year after year. If you like old-style camping in peaceful grounds where the kids can play freely and you can huddle around a firepit in the evening, this could be the place for you.

Site type

Tent pitches 12
Motorhome pitches 4
Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 1
Open now
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • Group bookings of 5 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.
  • 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.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Fri, 17 May to

Pitch types & availability

Reviews

94%

would recommend this site to a friend

94%

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Brilliant Stay

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

Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch

Liked: The campsite was brilliant. The layout was clear and functional. The toilets and wash area were clean and nice. Everyone was really nice and we made friends with the chickens. It’s a 2 minute walk to the pub (which has food as well as drinks) and 5 minutes from the beach. We had a really nice time and would definitely come back.

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Excellent site, extremely clean, friendly owners, interested chickens

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
Malcolm S. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch

Liked: Absolutely everything! The position of the campsite, the layout, the natural feel and wonderful host. The provision of a kettle meant that we didn’t use our gas burner once. The solar panels. The lack of WiFi and phone cover was a bonus.

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This campsite is a little gem. A beautiful wild meadow with the…

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

Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch

Liked: This campsite is a little gem. A beautiful wild meadow with the pitches mown out of the grass. It’s clean, basic, outdoorsy and delightful. There is storage for food and, thoughtfully, a kettle has been put out for those travelling light who would like to make a hot drink or cup a soup after a long day walking the coastal path. It is a couple of minutes walk from a popular little pub that does food and 10 minutes walk to the sand dunes and long stretch of beach at Godrevy. I will definitely be staying again.

Disliked: If you could just turn down the volume on the rooks of an evening that would be great, thanks!

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Situated right in the centre of the village in walking distance of…

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

Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch

Liked: Situated right in the centre of the village in walking distance of a lovely pub and near to Godrevy.

Disliked: I didnt meet the people running the site and it was hard to get hold of them when I arrived. Mobile signal is patchy so calling and texting wasn’t great and there was no answer at the house so it was an unsure start and as a lone traveller I didnt feel reassured.

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From the manager: Sorry you didn't have the best experience with us. It's a shame you felt you needed to give such a poor rating for some things. We don't offer Wifi, for the pure and simple reason that there isn't enough Wifi capacity for the village as a whole! The pub next door has free Wifi which they are very happy for campers to use, but at busy times even their service struggles. As a result we don't advertise or offer Wifi, so it's a little irritating to be rated for something that we don't offer! Sorry you felt the customer service was poor. We send a detailed email on booking which contains really precise directions and instructions for what to do on checking in. This information is repeated on a sign at the campsite gate and we make it really clear that people can just pitch up without needing to find us. Unfortunately we can't be in the house 24 hours a day as we both have other jobs and a family to run, so we try to make the arrival instructions as clear as possible, and indeed most of our campers have no problems on arrival. We are always available by phone and indeed your text and email on arrival were responded to within minutes. When we spoke on the phone a few minutes later you seemed happy with everything. As we live on site we are available most of the time, but as with any site, there will always be periods where reception is unmanned! It's a shame indeed that the mobile signal isn't brilliant but that is something we obviously have little control over. When we know that guests are travelling alone, we usually let them know that the site will be quiet when they arrive, but as your booking was made for two adults and two dogs, we weren't aware that you would be arriving alone. Again, sorry that you weren't satisfied. Your comments and rating are in stark contrast to the majority of reviewers who comment on the friendly customer service.

Great location, close to the beach and right next to a pub…

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

Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch

Liked: Great location, close to the beach and right next to a pub with great food. There’s chickens roaming around which was lovely

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From the manager: Thanks for your lovely review. The chickens are particularly happy to get a mention! They've had a great summer meeting lots of people. Cheers, Ruth

Great clean site will stay again

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 or motorhome pitch

Liked: Amazing stay, loved it unspoiled camp site.

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From the manager: Thanks for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. Glad you had a good time, please come and see us again. Cheers, Ruth

Good sized level pitches, clean toilets and hot showers, great location a…

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

Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch

Liked: Good sized level pitches, clean toilets and hot showers, great location a very short walk to the beach and well located for other sites.

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From the manager: Thanks for your lovely review. It's really very much appreciated. Please come and visit us again if you're in the area. Cheers, Ruth

It was a really cute sweet campsite had everything we needed and…

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

Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch

Liked: It was a really cute sweet campsite had everything we needed and the people who ran it were so lovely! Was a 10 minute walk from the beach and a 2 minute walk from the pub. Would definitely recommend and stay here again.

Disliked: Only thing I would say is we drove past it a couple of times because depending on which was you come from you can’t see the sign. But other than that 10/10.

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From the manager: Hi Saraya, thanks for your lovely review. We'll look again at signage this winter. We're a bit limited with what we can put up, but anything that makes us easier to find is a good thing! Please come and see us again if you're back in Gwithian. Cheers, Ruth

This campsite is perfectly situated .The beach is a short walk away…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Amanda O. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch

Liked: This campsite is perfectly situated .The beach is a short walk away .There is a lovely village pub next to the campsite and lovely beach cafes a quick walk across the dunes . Just a heads up the campsite is pretty basic so if you are looking for smart toilet blocks and showers then this is not the campsite for you.There are perfectly adequate showers and toilets , a fridge freezer and points to charge your devices .The emphasis is on rustic . We are a couple travelling in our 60s it was perfectly adequate for us .

Disliked: It was hard to find a negative.If I had to be picky I would say maybe a bigger fridge as it did get rather full during our stay .But that is not a reason to not visit this campsite .We will definitely be going back .

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From the manager: Hi Amanda, thanks for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. It's much appreciated. Please come and visit us again if you're back in Gwithian! Cheers, Ruth

Can’t do better for the price

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

Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch

Liked: Huge flat pitch, great communication with Ruth. Good access to beach. Didn’t use the pub but right next door and looked very nice with two outdoor gardens. Our second visit and we will be back. Oh! There’s a discount for the surf academy as well.

Disliked: Nothing to dislike with the site but almost zero phone signal. Can get a signal a short walk away so not a real problem.

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From the manager: Hi Chris, it was lovely to have you back and thank you for your great review. We will see you again! Cheers, Ruth


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 Picnic table 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

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

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby Climbing nearby Cycling nearby Fishing nearby Golf nearby Horse riding nearby Mountain biking nearby Restaurant nearby Sailing nearby Surf school nearby Watersports nearby

Location

Prosper House Camping

Prosper House

Gwithian

Cornwall

England

TR27 5BW

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

50.22041°N
-5.38482°W

Nearest transport

Coach
2.6 mi War Memorial
2.6 mi War Memorial
2.9 mi Viaduct
Rail
2.9 mi Hayle Rail Station
3.4 mi Lelant Rail Station
3.8 mi Lelant Saltings Rail Station
Ferry
9.6 mi Penzance Ferry Terminal
13.7 mi Ponsharden Ferry Landing
14.1 mi Helford Village Ferry Landing
Airport
8.7 mi Penzance Airport
15 mi Land's End St Just Airport
23 mi Newquay St Mawgan 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

If you like surfing or fancy trying it out, get in touch with staff on site who can recommend a local kit hire company and surf school operating in St Ives Bay. The nearest beach to Prosper House Camping has over three miles of golden sands to saunter along, stretching from Godrevy (five minutes' drive) down to Hayle (10 minutes). The well signposted South West Coast Path is also about three quarters of a mile away if you fancy strolling out to the seal colony by Godrevy Lighthouse. The southern side of Cornwall is just over a quarter of an hour away too, opening up day trips to see Marazion and St Michael's Mount (20 minutes), the artsy exhibits at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens (20 minutes) and Penzance town centre (30 minutes). Set your sights on something further afield? This well-positioned site is a short drive from the A30, making it easy to get out to Cornish must-sees like the Tate St Ives art gallery (25 minutes), Land's End (40 minutes), the spectacular Minack Theatre (40 minutes) or the Eden Project's giant domes (50 minutes).

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Gwithian Towans 0.6 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Upton Towans 0.9 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent N/A
Godrevy Towans 0.9 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent N/A
Hayle Towans 1.8 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Mexico Towans 2.2 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent N/A

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Tate St Ives 4.3 mi

Cornwall Industrial Discovery Centre 5.3 mi

St Michael's Mount 8.2 mi

Flambards 10.5 mi

National Seal Sanctuary 11.7 mi

National Trust

Godrevy 0.7 mi

Cornish Mines and Engines 5.4 mi

Godolphin 6 mi

St Michael's Mount 8.2 mi

Penrose Estate: Gunwalloe and Loe Pool 10.2 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

Hell's Mouth 2.7 mi

HAYLE ESTUARY (CURRENT BOUNDARY FROM 15/08/1996) 3.2 mi

THE DOWNES (ST MICHAEL'S CONVENT) 3.3 mi

BARBARA HEPWORTH SCULPTURE GARDEN 4.2 mi

St Ives - Bosigran - Penzance: Part 1 4.4 mi

Local events

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

    Newquay, Cornwall 21.3 mi

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

    Par, Cornwall 29.9 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.

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Want to know more about camping in Cornwall?

  • Does Prosper House Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Prosper House Camping dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Prosper House Camping? If you like surfing or fancy trying it out, get in touch with staff on site who can recommend a local kit hire company and surf school operating in St Ives Bay. … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Prosper House Camping?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Prosper House Camping? From £20 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.