Chyan Farm

View prices & book 9.3 16 reviews
Lovely rural views (added by manager 21 Feb 2017)
Large pitches on a quiet field (added by manager 21 feb 2017)
Grass camping field (added by manager 21 feb 2017)
Quiet rural camping (added by manager 21 feb 2017)

  • Quiet, eco-friendly rural site surrounded by apple orchards
  • Five miles from beaches and coastal paths around Falmouth
  • Wildlife haven with orchards, willow play areas and mud kitchen
Apple orchards, a forest garden project, wildlife galore and wild camping with heaps of room to play… if all this lot ticks all your holiday boxes, you'll be chuffed with what's on offer at Chyan Farm – and the kids will likely think the mud kitchen and willow playground are out of this world too. Set close to the Cornish hamlet of Halvasso near Penryn and five miles from Falmouth, Chyan Farm is a cultural centre and community project, running a spacious wild camping site with an eco-friendly approach, in a peaceful rural valley setting surrounded by apple orchards.There are several play areas for kids in the community field, including willow structures and a mud kitchen. Guests can also buy apple juice, which is made on site. The emphasis here is on wild camping with basic amenities including compost toilets, springwater taps and hot showers in the site's solar-powered bathhouse. The owners ask guests to keep in mind that this is simple camping with simple facilities: the bathroom, while kept clean, isn't made up of gleaming tiles and you may well see a spider's web here and there. There's no site reception here but although you may not see any staff during your stay, someone is always contactable by phone if you have any queries. The centre runs regular events such as fairs, workshops and craft classes throughout the year: ask the friendly team for details of what's on offer during your stay.

Site type

Tent pitches 15
Open now
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.
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Facilities/activities including sauna and swimming pool are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.
  • Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
  • The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.
  • At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
  • This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.
  • There is no reception on-site: on arrival please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Thu, 25 Apr to

Bronze David Bellamy Conservation Award AA Holiday Centre

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Level pitches, lovely views, all clean facilities.

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

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Interesting experience, we definitely loved it, but you have to be the people who are ready to try something new, very nice views all round and a very nice cafe round the corner.

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N/a…

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

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: N/a

Disliked: Turned up on site,the place looked derilict,grass was overgrown,didn’t feel comfortable staying.moved to another camp site

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From the manager: We are sorry you felt the site was unsuitable. Unfortunately due to the unforeseen amount of rain that fell, the grass had grown longer than we would have liked. We temporarily closed the field while we waited for the rain to cease and enable the grass to be cut again. We are a wild campsite but we strongly disagree with your description of 'derelict'.

Thank you the wonderful Chyan Farm Campsite I needed the peace ☮️

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

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: The natural tranquility, compost toilets and the blue mermaid solar shower ☀️

Disliked: Having to leave

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Super duper de buper deluxe

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 pitch

Liked: Loved it. Try the solar showers they're wonderful. The whole site was a joy. The kids loved it, too.

Disliked: Storm Betty who trued to ruin it!!

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Highly recommend if you desire a peaceful and organic campsite.Perfect

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

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: A great place to stay.. thank you. Peaceful & Organic. With delicious homemade apple juice. (Crate and honesty jar)

Disliked: No dislikes..

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Low carbon nearly wild campi g

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
Dave G. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Laid back-to-basix, apple orchard, decent solar shower and compost Crapper. Hope to return for natural spa day.

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Beautiful setting with a really impressive environmental focus (the solar-powered shower was…

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

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Beautiful setting with a really impressive environmental focus (the solar-powered shower was already hot by 8.30 in the morning!) and space to roam for my 4 year-old son.

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The place was stunning, awesome showers and amazing apple juice!…

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

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: The place was stunning, awesome showers and amazing apple juice!

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"Alternative" site where you can share and enjoy your love of nature.

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
Nick M. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Simple, eco-friendly campsite. It has very basic facilities - just two but well-cared for compost loos, cold water washing up sinks (two) and two solar showers. You have to take your recycling home but there is a compost pit which is great (most campsites don't have this). If you are looking for manicured grass (the field is quite "lumpy") and EHUs then this site isn't for you. But if you are looking for a warm atmosphere and people who respect and care for the environment then this is it. It is very quiet (at least when I was there). This is a simple site for people who care about nature, enjoy meeting like-minded people and who want to be closer to the elements. It is more like camping used to be be! (By the way, there are signs asking you to use eco-friendly products for example but I found these reassuring rather than intrusive.)

Disliked: Nothing but it is quite "alternative" and that is part of its charm.

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Camped here for one night....what a treat...beautiful and peaceful. Loved the apple…

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 pitch

Liked: Camped here for one night....what a treat...beautiful and peaceful. Loved the apple juice! The solar showers and compost loos were so sweet, homely and well maintained. Friendly staff communication and easy directions.Thank you!

Disliked: No dislikes

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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 Local produce 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 No dogs allowed

Themes

Budget/backpacker Forest Leave the car at home Peaceful Remote location Spectacular scenery Walkers' paradise Wild camping Wildlife haven

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

Farm Small (11-25 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby Climbing nearby Cycle hire nearby Cycling nearby Fishing nearby Golf nearby Horse riding nearby Indoor pool nearby Leisure/theme park nearby Outdoor pool nearby Restaurant nearby Sailing nearby Surf school nearby Tennis nearby Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Location

Chyan Farm

Halvasso

Longdowns

Penryn

Cornwall

England

TR10 9BT

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

50.14026°N
-5.15761°W

Route directions

From Longdowns, turn left and go down through Halvosso into the valley, going past the Via Ferrata Adventure Centre on your left. Another quarter mile on, you'll see two wind turbines on your right. The gate to the camping field is the next gate on your right – turn left once through the gate for the camping field. If you are booking last minute or arriving late at night, you can go straight to the camping field. After driving through the village of Halvasso, the satnav will ask you to turn right. Ignore this and continue straight on. Behind two large wind turbines, there is a gateway into a small car park – you have arrived.

Nearest transport

Coach
1.9 mi Rame Cross
1.9 mi Post Office and Stores
1.9 mi Post Office and Stores
Rail
2.9 mi Penryn Rail Station
3.4 mi Penmere Rail Station
4.2 mi Falmouth Town Rail Station
Ferry
3.1 mi Helford Passage Ferry Landing
3.3 mi Helford Village Ferry Landing
3.5 mi Ponsharden Ferry Landing
Airport
16 mi Penzance Airport
22.3 mi Newquay St Mawgan Airport
22.8 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

Activities and attractions to keep you occupied for weeks are within easy distance of the farm, whether you want to strike out on foot or by pedal, or drive a short distance to popular places like Falmouth and the Lizard Peninsula. A mile from base is the outdoor activity centre of BF Adventure, offering adventures in archery, zipwiring, rock climbing, abseiling, canoeing, kayaking and bushcraft on a 60-acre site of countryside and quarries. You could also trot along to the horse and donkey sanctuary of the Flicka Foundation a couple of miles away, or potter around the 1,000 acres of woodland and 30 acres of estate and greenery at Enys Gardens, three miles away. More hair-raisingly, wakeboarding is available at Kernow Wake Park, also within three miles. Have a day or two in Falmouth five miles away too, for shopping, fishing and boat trips on the fab Fal river, along with a look at the 140 or so vessels of the National Maritime Museum Cornwall on the town harbour. Coastal and riverside and countryside walks are easy to access from here: hike the South West Coast Path from Penryn to Falmouth, amble around the Roseland Peninsula and St Mawes, or take the gentle four-mile trip from Falmouth to Mylor Harbour via the ferry trip from Falmouth to Flushing. Within easy driving distance, the Cornish Seal Sanctuary is eight miles away at Gweek, and the spectacular walks and scenery of the Lizard Heritage Coast are within ten miles.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Maenporth 3 mi Sea N/A Good Good Good
Swanpool 3.6 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Gyllyngvase 4 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Porthallow 6 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Porthoustock 7.2 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Trebah Garden 2.8 mi

National Seal Sanctuary 3.8 mi

National Maritime Museum Cornwall 4.3 mi

Pendennis Castle 4.9 mi

Flambards 5.7 mi

National Trust

Glendurgan Garden 2.8 mi

St Anthony Head 7.2 mi

Penrose Estate: Gunwalloe and Loe Pool 7.3 mi

Trelissick Garden 7.6 mi

Cornish Mines and Engines 7.6 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

PENJERRICK 2.3 mi

GLENDURGAN 2.9 mi

TREBAH 3 mi

Helford - St. Anthony-in-Meneage - Gillan Creek - Manaccan 3.5 mi

FALMOUTH GENERAL CEMETERY 3.7 mi

Local events

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

    Newquay, Cornwall 21.1 mi

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

    Par, Cornwall 23.7 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 Chyan Farm have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Chyan Farm dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Chyan Farm? Activities and attractions to keep you occupied for weeks are within easy distance of the farm, whether you want to strike out on foot or by pedal, or drive a short distance … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Chyan Farm?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  9 a.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.

    There is no reception, on arrival please call the number provided on the booking confirmation

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  • How much does it cost to stay at Chyan Farm? From £20 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.