Acorn Camping and Glamping

From £20.90 For 1 night, 2 adults 9.3 64 reviews
The Snook and part of the sensory garden. (added by manager 24 Nov 2023)
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Pitches on site (added by manager 23 aug 2022)

  • Environmentally friendly site in the Luxulyan Valley
  • A mile from the Eden Project
  • Workshops, wildlife walk and communal firepit
Acorn Camping and Glamping, in Cornwall’s Luxulyan Valley, is an artfully environmentally friendly site with workshops to pique your interest – and it's only a mile from environmentally excellent days at the famed Eden Project too. Budding scholars, get ready to blossom. You could learn sculpture carving or indulge your inner clown by picking up circus skills, including aerial workshops in the site's own woodland… Kids can scavenge about on a woodland hunt and learn how to make dens and build fires – and fiction fans of all ages can listen enthralled to the storyteller who visits in summer. The Luxulyan Valley is a World Heritage Site with Acorn Camping and Glamping at its heart near Par: expect seven acres of meadows and woodland, a private woodland walk, an abundance of wildlife and a network of waterside walks, all centrally placed to some of Cornwall’s most famed attractions. As a tiny back to basics site, it’s Par for the course that Acorn allows campfires: blocks are available to stand barbecues on and the communal firepit takes care of cooking (pick up some logs from the site owners). Facilities include toilets, hot water showers, hot-water washrooms and a washing-up area with cold water. Only logs are sold on site, but a shop and a pub are a mile and a half away. Pitches are on a gently sloping three-quarters of an acre: park at the site entrance and offload your gear on the trolleys provided to get to your pitch. Sorry but, because of the local wildlife, Acorn Camping and Glamping can’t accept dogs.

Site type

Tent sites 20
Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 7
Rent a tent 3
Open now
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Facilities/activities including woodland activities & workshops are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.
  • No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
  • The park caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Fri, Mar 29 to

Pitch types & availability

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Lovely site with good facilities

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

Primitive grass tent or trailer tent campsite

Liked: The facilities were great. The woodland section of the campsite was beautiful and so fun to explore. Very close to the eden project.

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lovely quiet beautiful site great location for Eden…

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

Primitive grass tent or trailer tent campsite

Liked: lovely quiet beautiful site great location for Eden

Disliked: the photos on line are misleading as it looks like there are streams and waterways but actually there's none at all - the brook you can hear is only accessible if you walk on the road

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Great site with wonderful facilities. Close to Eden Project, Lost Gardens of…

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

Shepherd's hut

Liked: Great site with wonderful facilities. Close to Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan and some great sites to see in the valley! Hosts are fantastic; I was lucky to have a few chats and felt so welcomed. I will be back as soon as possible!

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Great place to go with kids.

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Hobbit Hut cabin

Liked: We really enjoyed our stay at the site. The site is magical and great fun for the whole family. It was very clean and very well organised. The hosts were available for any questions and support.

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Nothing the site is a lie…

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

Hobbit Hut cabin

Liked: Nothing the site is a lie

Disliked: So service It’s not a hut it is a shed Wet damp dirty Bed bugs Door doesn’t lock Windows don’t close Broken benches and chairs Disgusting

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Woodland walk when we arrived, loved the open fire and we got…

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 2
Bethany C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Flora bell tent (four person)

Liked: Woodland walk when we arrived, loved the open fire and we got assistance from the owners when our logs wouldn't catch fire. The teepee was amazing and so great to have all equipment, made our stay so easy. Really enjoyed the site, it's gorgeous and beautiful and the kids have already asked to go back!

Disliked: We were one of three couples staying so it was very silent, but this wasn't to worst - also the showers are very much open to the elements, so if you fear spiders be ready to skip the outside washrooms!

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Unique and beautiful site

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Ruth H. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Hobbit Hole cabin (secluded)

Liked: This is a really unique place to stay in a beautiful area. Our hobbit hole was so cute and cosy. We loved watching the birds, insects, butterflies and squirrels while eating breakfast outside the hut. The price was really reasonable for peak season in popular Cornwall. Highly recommended!

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Peace and tranquility, location for Eden Project…

Overall 6/10
Location 8
Value for money 8
Accommodation 4
Facilities / Activities 4
Customer service 4
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 4
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Flora bell tent (four person)

Liked: Peace and tranquility, location for Eden Project

Disliked: Nobody around on arrival to give any information, didn’t see anybody until leaving after 2 nights, tent and facilities a bit basic and tired

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Really fun camping in the rural Cornwall. Loved the natural site with…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 2
Daan V. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Primitive grass tent or trailer tent campsite

Liked: Really fun camping in the rural Cornwall. Loved the natural site with an almost fairy like forest, open grass fields and nice lookouts on the Cornwall meadows. From the camping we traveled the far west and north of Cornwall by car, which was perfectly doable within 2 hrs.

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We stayed in the snook a few weeks ago and had a…

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

The Snook cabin

Liked: We stayed in the snook a few weeks ago and had a lovely time! A beautiful site with lots to explore, everyone was very friendly. Peaceful getaway with kind hosts.

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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

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Tents for hire

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

No dogs allowed

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

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

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

Acorn Camping and Glamping

Rock Cottage

Prideaux

St Blazey

Par

Cornwall

England

PL24 2SS

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)

GPS

50.37753°N
-4.73129°W

Route directions

From the A390 in St Blazey take the road opposite the Gulf petrol station New Road leading to Prideaux Road (the site is 1.5 miles from this point). Take the next right signposted Prideaux. Go through the hamlet and along the width restriction road; 400m down the hill pull into field entrance on the right where you will see a small Acorn sign on a rock. However if you're coming from the A30, from the A30 follow the signs to The Eden Project. At the Eden Project roundabout, take a left, next right, next left and left again, and the site is 400m along, as above.

Nearest transport

Coach
2.2 km Polgrean Place
2.2 km Polgrean Place
2.9 km Four Lords
Rail
1.8 km Luxulyan Rail Station
3.1 km Par Rail Station
5 km Bugle Rail Station
Ferry
8.1 km Fowey Custom House Quay Ferry Landing
8.3 km Fowey Ferry Landing
8.3 km Bodinnick Ferry Landing
Airport
21 km 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

Cornwall has hundreds of miles’ worth of walking and cycling trails, but a fine place to start is on the Saints Way, five minutes’ walk from Acorn – it’s a belter of a trip, even if you only do a few of its 27 miles (ideally those that deliver you to the Eden Project). Take to two wheels to cover local cycle trails such as the Camel Trail from Padstow or the gentler trip from the site to Luxulyan village; from here you can take the trains that run from Par to Newquay. Five minutes in the car brings you to Cornwall’s south coast – the nearest beach is three miles away but you might also like to go dolphin and seal spotting from Mevagissey, or take the kids to one of the many family attractions around the coast like the Wingz Bird and Animal Sanctuary at Par. National Trust houses and gardens are plentiful in Cornwall too: Falmouth’s Trebah Gardens should be a hit for all ages, and one of the very-must-sees in Cornwall is St Austell’s Lost Gardens of Heligan.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Par Sands 4.4 km Sea N/A Good Good Good
Shorthorn Beach 4.5 km Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Crinnis Beach 4.6 km Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Charlestown 5.4 km Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Polkerris 5.6 km Sea N/A Good Good Good

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Eden Project 2.5 km

Lost Gardens of Heligan 11.6 km

Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park 18.8 km

Lappa Valley Steam Railway 22.4 km

Rock Beach 23.7 km

National Trust

Trerice 21.9 km

Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps 23.9 km

Trelissick Garden 28 km

St Anthony Head 31.5 km

Tintagel Old Post Office 31.7 km

Cycle routes

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

Other

TREGREHAN 3.3 km

Polkerris to Readymoney Cove 5.7 km

Polkerris to Gribbin Head and Polridmouth 5.7 km

Porthpean, Charlestown and Carlyon Bay 6.6 km

Menabilly Barton - Gribbin Head - Polkerris - Fowey 6.7 km

Local events

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

    Par, England 2.2 km

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

    Newquay, England 22.6 km

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.

Offers

Tent site
Primitive grass tent or trailer tent campsite
  • 5% off Easter *24 hour* Special!
Tent site
Primitive grass tent or trailer tent campsite (large)
  • 5% off Easter *24 hour* Special!
Lodge, cabin, pod or hut
Hobbit Hole cabin (secluded)
  • 5% off Easter *24 hour* Special!
Lodge, cabin, pod or hut
Hobbit Hut cabin
  • 5% off Easter *24 hour* Special!
Lodge, cabin, pod or hut
Shepherd's hut
  • 5% off Easter *24 hour* Special!
Tipi, yurt, wigwam, dome, bell tent
Flora bell tent (four person)
  • 5% off Easter *24 hour* Special!
Lodge, cabin, pod or hut
Hobbit Hideaway cabin
  • 5% off Easter *24 hour* Special!
Lodge, cabin, pod or hut
The Snook cabin
  • 5% off Easter *24 hour* Special!
Tipi, yurt, wigwam, dome, bell tent
Foxglove Flora bell tent (eight person)
  • 5% off Easter *24 hour* Special!

Conditions apply - see pitch type section for details

Want to know more about camping in Cornwall?

  • Does Acorn Camping and Glamping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Acorn Camping and Glamping dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Acorn Camping and Glamping? Cornwall has hundreds of miles’ worth of walking and cycling trails, but a fine place to start is on the Saints Way, five minutes’ walk from Acorn – it’s a belter of … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Acorn Camping and Glamping?
    RV, travel trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  noon –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    On-park accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Acorn Camping and Glamping? From $35.75 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.