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Pioneer Billys: All lit up

General

  • No-frills campsite on a farm five minutes’ drive from the A30
  • A half-hour’s drive from St Ives and Newquay’s surfing beaches
  • Animals, Great Flat Lode Trail access, King Edward Mine Museum views

A laidback Cornwall campsite in eight acres of countryside on a working farm, Pioneer Billys is right next to the King Edward Mine Museum and a short walk from the Great Flat Lode Trail (both great ways to get to grips with this area’s industrial history).

This is a peaceful hideaway for families, walkers, mountain bikers and nature lovers – in fact anybody who fancies chilling for a few days around a campfire. The farm is home to the Garwood family, as well as Derek the donkey, Muffin the Shetland pony and friendly pygmy goats. There’s plenty of local wildlife in the fields too, and several popular Cornish beaches are within 20 minutes’ drive.

It’s only a five-minute drive to Camborne’s shops for bits and pieces to grill on the barbecue (bring your own gear from home), but if you’d like a break from cooking, there are loads of traditional Cornish pubs, restaurants and takeaways within a few minutes’ drive too.

The site is a five-minute drive from the A30, so getting out and about to the various corners of Cornwall should be a doddle.

Please note

At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.

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


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Reviews

9.7

Overall rating based on 54 reviews

 

98% would recommend this site to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

  93% described as Peaceful ?

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Good site but lacking on the facilities.24/04/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMatthew M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass site
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    We stayed at Pioneer Billy’s during Easter half term and found the location was pretty great. We were just outside a town (Camborne) with shops, restaurants etc and fairly close to both major and minor roads which made grocery shopping and getting around Cornwall quite easy.

    The site is clean, well kept and the owners were great! They were kind, helpful and accommodating every time we spoke with them.

    Derek the donkey, Muffin the pony, the goats and the tent visiting chickens were great though. To hear Derek’s story from the owner and hear him regularly “eee oorrr” is wonderful. The entertainment value that all the animals had on the kids during our time at the site was great and the owners own children helped keep the kids busy for hours which was brilliant.

    Disliked: 

    We felt that the facilities were lacking unfortunately.

    This was because there was only one basic communal toilet/wash room available for most of our stay. This was because the second toilet/wash room was undergoing maintenance and had been closed.

    Hot water was also lacking. Showers were always luke warm, were never hot and the rooms were very cold. When using the washing up area there was no hot water through a tap, instead we had to use the “very advanced water heater” which was a kettle on a gas camping stove - this went missing on the last day which was annoying.

    The advanced washing up heater is probably “added character” to site and it didn’t bother me too much but others might not enjoy the charm. For us, the Luke warm showers were the biggest gripe, along with not being able to book an electric pitch on the pitch up site even though we were allocated an available electric pitch. I’d have quite happily paid the extra £20 for an electric hook up to have use of mains electric.

From the manager...

Sorry about the situation of the luke warm shower, had we been informed it would have given us the opportunity to rectify this and unfortunately the one broken boiler is out of my control is awaiting parts and fitting.

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Nice clean little site, tucked away20/04/2022

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

  • Unpowered grass site
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  • Liked: 

    Nice little site, Decent pitches. Very helpful owner

    Disliked: 

    Only one working shower out of 2. Luckily the site was very quiet at the time of stay.
    No hot water at dishes cleaning area

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A nice friendly and quiet site.19/04/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLisa H.Confirmed

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    This was our second stay here. A lovely warm welcome again from Carole. Nice and quiet until the donkey sees his breakfast on the way then everyone knows about it! Very funny! We have family in the area so will be visiting regularly and we are both more than happy to continue using Pioneer Billy's.

    Disliked: 

    Only 2 bathrooms with no separate toilets, Even thought the site was nowhere near full we had to queue.

    Could "Vacant/Engaged" signs be put on the bathroom doors? If they are shut you have no way of knowing if someone is inside. This can mean either queueing when one is empty or trying to go in when occupied (and other people trying to get in when you're in there).

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Excellent campsite - Excellent Friendly owners!16/04/2022

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

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    Excellent campsite - Excellent Friendly owners!

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Bit of a slope to pitches but not a big problem.27/09/2021

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

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    Easy to find. Nice small site. Very friendly welcome. Good size pitch. Toilet/shower very clean. I expect there would be a wait for facilities when busy as only 2 bathrooms and no separate toilets. All in all a very nice stay for one night to visit family. We will definitely return as it’s just down the road from where we need to visit and near to local amenities.

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Clean, Friendly, Great location23/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPierce B.Confirmed

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    Extremely friendly hosts. Went out of their way to accommodate and advise us on surfing destinations during our our stay. The cat was a lovely asset, but betrayed us for other campers.

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Was very quite, and private.20/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomfelix l.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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  • Liked: 

    Was very quite, and private.

    Disliked: 

    No hot water

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Excellent very clean quiet site. Felt like I was in …20/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRay E.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Excellent very clean quiet site. Felt like I was in happy place, weather and views amazing. Lovely to wake up in pleasant surroundings.

    Disliked: 

    Leaving and coming home

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Great place to stay with kids, quiet and relaxing, and well attended05/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Friendly staff, beautiful location, well supplied campsite

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We would highly recommend. Everything thought of !31/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLaura D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Everything

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Features

Coronavirus

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Hand sanitizing stations

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

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

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundry

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Luxury

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump point

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

Public transportation nearby

Type

Farm

Pop-up campsite

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Lower Condurrow Farm, Condurrow Road, Camborne, Cornwall, England, TR14 9AP
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.2061°N 5.2711°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bus Station — 2.1 kilometres
Cornwall College — 2.3 kilometres
Cornwall College — 2.3 kilometres
Train stations
Camborne Rail Station — 1.9 kilometres
Redruth Rail Station — 4.4 kilometres
Hayle Rail Station — 10.9 kilometres
Ferry ports
Ponsharden Ferry Landing — 13.9 kilometres
Flushing Falmouth Ferry Landing — 15.1 kilometres
Falmouth Prince of Wales Pier Ferry Landing — 15.4 kilometres
Airports
Penzance Airport — 19.6 kilometres
Land's End St Just Airport — 30.6 kilometres
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 32.8 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

At Pioneer Billys, you have many options for days at the seaside. Watch the kids swim in the sheltered tidal pool at Portreath beach (15 minutes’ drive), or learn to windsurf at Gwithian (20 minutes), backed by dunes and rockpools. You may spot grey seals at Godrevy beach (20 minutes), and other local options include the surfing beaches at Perranporth (25 minutes) and lively Newquay (half an hour).

Anyone with even a passing interest in Cornwall’s mining heritage should consider having a nose around the King Edward Mine Museum (10 minutes’ walk), with its working mining equipment, while the circular Great Flat Lode Trail is accessible direct from the campsite and passes South Wheal Frances and Dolcoath Mine (both five minutes) as it follows an old mining tramway.

Fans of modern art can get onto the A30 (five minutes’ drive) and head for St Ives (30 minutes) for the treasures in Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden – there are loads of indie galleries to check out in the town too, as well as seafront walks and cosy pubs.

Must see

  • Cornwall Industrial Discovery Centre (2.5 kilometres)
  • Flambards (12.8 kilometres)
  • National Seal Sanctuary (13.2 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Cornish Mines and Engines (2.4 kilometres)
  • Godrevy (8.8 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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and caravan
Arrive:  noon –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Pioneer Billys cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

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. Pioneer Billys will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Pioneer Billys have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Pioneer Billys dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Pioneer Billys? At Pioneer Billys, you have many options for days at the seaside. Watch the kids swim in the sheltered tidal pool at Portreath beach (15 minutes’ drive), or learn to windsurf at … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Pioneer Billys?
    Camping and caravan
    Arrive:  noon –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Pioneer Billys? From $35.51 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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