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From £21/€24.54/$38.82/US$29.22/CA$36.16/CHF26.85/SEK249.48/DKK182.46/NOK250.88/ISK3,597/ARS2,784.28/CLP21,844/PEN115.48/NZ$41.85/ZAR415.78/PLN111.10/R$146.51/CZK625.84/RSD2,887/HUF8,670.47/RUB2,136.91/CN¥188.95 (for 1 night, 2 adults)

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Compton Park: On site

General

  • Campsite and restaurant on a 1000-foot hill near Callington
  • Set on the site of a former Cornish tin mine
  • Surrounded by 400 acres of country park and Cornish mining heritage

You'll find right royal views from placid Compton Park in east Cornwall, set on the sunny south-western slopes of Kit Hill.

The hill was once owned by Prince Charles (he gave it to the Cornish people to celebrate the birth of Wills in 1985) and from here scenery seekers can see kingly panoramas of Cornwall and Devon – such as Plymouth and the Mew Stone to the east; the Eddystone lighthouse 12 miles out to sea; the north Cornish coast to above Looe; the white peaks of old Cornish clay tips, the Eden Project and the eastern side of Bodmin Moor to the west.

This part of Cornwall is rolling in history and heritage: Kit Hill and its slopes form Kit Hill Country Park, heavy in Cornish mining heritage, and Compton Park itself is on the site of a former tin mine.

More into natural history? Kit Hill is the highest point in the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and named after 'kite', the old English word for birds of prey – look up from the mines to see buzzards and kestrels hunting overhead.

On site, stroll around the peaceful six acres before settling down to a home-cooked meal in the restaurant and tearoom of the converted steam engine house – the conversion also includes the site amenities of showers, loos and washing facilities.

Pubs, food shops, hardware stores and a supermarket are at Callington, 20 minutes' walk away. Kelly Bray, the closest village to the park at five minutes' walk, has a pub and a launderette.

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Dogs are not allowed in the on-site accommodations.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Guests under the age of 17 are not allowed on site.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

The café/restaurant is closed on Mondays.


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Reviews

9.4

Overall rating based on 212 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

  83% described as Peaceful ?

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Excellent and clean facilities.22/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDenise L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional asphalt and grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Great place and splendid views

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches22/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNicola G.Confirmed

  • Electric optional asphalt and grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    This really is a lovely campsite. Exceptionally well kept and clean. The shower block is immaculate. Everyone from this site is friendly and it is so quiet. The restaurant does lovely meals and very reasonably priced. I really can’t fault our stay here. Can’t wait to come back next year.

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Lovely site21/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric asphalt and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Views
    Friendly staff
    Clean facilities
    Level pitches

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    Nothing

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Good site with clean warm washing facilities.21/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional asphalt and grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Small friendly site very quiet with a great restaurant that staff bent over backwards for you

    Disliked: 

    Grass pitches next to hard standing could be bigger on some of the pitches

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Location with stunning views. Adult only site. Hard standing level …19/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCatherine H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional asphalt and grass pitch
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    Location with stunning views. Adult only site. Hard standing level pitches with grass area.
    Very clean and tidy. excellent toilet and shower facilities. Good restaurant covid 19 safe
    Tasty food lovely friendly staff.
    Would go back anytime.

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    Nothing liked everything

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Would definitely stay again abs recommend19/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGareth C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional asphalt and grass pitch
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    Fantastic site! Lovely pitches, great restaurant and helpful friendly staff

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    Can’t control temperature of the showers so if you’re the only one showering they are too hot.

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Cleanliness, views, manicured grounds, Cafe, Toilets and Showers.19/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomFrancis W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional asphalt and grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Cleanliness, views, manicured grounds, Cafe, Toilets and Showers.

    Disliked: 

    No clothes washing/drying facility. Cafe not opened past 4pm (not on the days we visited).

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Quiet site, great facilities, friendly staff19/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Quiet site, great facilities, friendly staff

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Quiet clean site with great views. Also toilet block was …15/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional asphalt and grass pitch
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    Quiet clean site with great views. Also toilet block was excellent

    Disliked: 

    Wi-fi did not connect

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As above10/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric optional asphalt and grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Excellent toilet facilities, looked liked recently built.
    Very clean and signage re COVID well advertised.
    Very good restaurant on site , very popular, well worth a visit , had breakfast one morning lovely. Staff very welcoming.
    Would visit again .

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

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Location

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  • Florence Road, Callington, Cornwall, England, PL17 8EA
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.5121°N 4.3059°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Landrake (Cornwall): By pass Bus Stop — 9.9 kilometres
Tideford: Bus Shelter Main Rd Coach Stop — 11.0 kilometres
Tavistock Bus Station — 11.9 kilometres
Train stations
Gunnislake Rail Station — 6.1 kilometres
Calstock Rail Station — 7.1 kilometres
Bere Alston Rail Station — 8.0 kilometres
Ferry ports
Torpoint Ferry Terminal — 17.2 kilometres
Devonport Ferry Terminal — 17.4 kilometres
Plymouth Stonehouse Ferry Terminal — 19.1 kilometres
Airports
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 50.2 kilometres

Directions


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

See the sights of Cornwall, west Devon, Plymouth and Dartmoor with royal ease from Compton Park via the easily accessible A38 and A30 roads or by taking a train from Gunnislake two miles away along the Tamar Valley line to the Bere Peninsula and Plymouth.

On foot, stride among the scenery, wildlife and mines of Kit Hill Country Park: climb to the stack at the top of the hill for spectacular views over Bodmin Moor. Go east for 386 square miles of walking, climbing or cantering at Dartmoor, and south-east to Plymouth for fathoms' worth of maritime heritage including the National Marine Aquarium and famed Plymouth Hoe.

To the north and south, days (weeks?) of splashing can be had at Cornwall's safe and clean family beaches and at the watersports activities of Roadford and Siblyback lakes.

Make for award-winning Morwellham Quay on the Tamar for more mining history, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site covering the industrial heritage of Cornwall and Devon. If historic houses are more your heritage thing, both counties come with heaps of heritage buildings and gardens including lovely Lanhydrock at Bodmin and 700 year old Buckland Abbey at Yelverton.

For smalls, the Tamar Valley Donkey Park and play barn or a puff on the steam railways at Launceston and Bodmin should see them sorted, while family days out at the lush Eden Project are about 45 minutes' drive away.

Must see

  • National Marine Aquarium (20.4 kilometres)
  • Dartmoor Zoological Park (24.9 kilometres)
  • Eden Project (36.1 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Cotehele Mill (6.0 kilometres)
  • Cotehele (6.0 kilometres)

Cycle routes

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

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12:30 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  12:30 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11:30 a.m.

Compton Park cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Compton Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Compton Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Compton Park? See the sights of Cornwall, west Devon, Plymouth and Dartmoor with royal ease from Compton Park via the easily accessible A38 and A30 roads or by taking a train from Gunnislake two … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Compton Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12:30 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  12:30 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Compton Park? From $38.82 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the on-site accommodations.
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Admission
Guests under the age of 17 are not allowed on site.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Vehicles
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

Additional terms

If your groundsheet is not breathable please lift it every day. If you stay for more than 7 nights please move your tent/caravan to another area of the pitch in order to reduce wear and tear on the ground.

The café/restaurant opening hours:
Monday: closed
Tuesday to Thursday: 9am to 4pm
Friday and Saturday: 9am to 10pm
Sunday: 9am to 5pm

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