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Bosavern Community Farm

8.6

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General

  • Community-run farm site a mile from St Just
  • Help out on the farm, feed the chickens and collect fresh eggs
  • Communal firepit; eggs, veg, jam, honey, chutney and more for sale

What smashing ideas for Cornish camping are these. Bosavern Community Farm is owned and run by local folk in and around St Just and operates on a sustainable basis: it very much welcomes guests pitching in with farm life alongside its local and international volunteers, whether you fancy planting, harvesting, weeding or collecting fresh warm eggs and feeding the chickens... (and what a handy opp too to teach the kids that food doesn't grow in the supermarket).

Off site, Bosavern is close to Penzance and among the spectacular beaches, scenic countryside and ancient landscape/attractions for which Cornwall is famed, all in the West Penwith part of the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The farm is a mile from the village of St Just and its small supermarket, post office, library, three pubs, takeaways, cafés and several shops and art galleries. Buses stop outside the farm to take adventurers to Penzance, St Ives and places in between.

The farm facilities include 'tree bogs' (toilets) and a composting system – you'll find nothing is wasted here... There's also a communal firepit to sit around of an evening and you can use the few braziers and off-ground small fire site next to the pitching area if it's safe windwise (do please ask if you're not sure). Wood is a bit scarce in these parts, so the farm owners would appreciate if you could bring your own.

And fably finally, heaps of farm produce is available at the farm shop run by and for the local community, including eggs, veg, honey and herbal preparations, as well as locally made jams, chutneys, raw chocolate products, candles and soaps – you can even buy toasty hand-knitted Cornish socks...


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8.6

Overall rating based on 13 reviews

 

85% would recommend this site to a friend.

85% would stay here again.

 

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Simple no frills camping.08/29/2019

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  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Beautiful place! Just what we were after.

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Beautiful location. Compost toilets, solar shower, loved it!!!08/17/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomVictoria B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Everything! Location, shop, brilliant!

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    Nothing!!!

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Wouldn’t recommend. It’s says no frills but this is beyond that.08/16/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Quiet site

    Disliked: 

    Compost toilets which stank, no soap or hand wash. Very stoned ground so can be hard to pitch a tent. Although a review here said we could use plugs, we were told we couldn’t. I paid deposit online then had to pay full amount at campsite as the girl wasn’t sure if I had paid.

From the manager...

Hi there,
I'm very sorry that you didn't enjoy your night on our farm. From your comments it is clear that you didn't receive the correct information from the volunteer who welcomed you on the day. We do have plugs that you can use near our farm shop. We also overcharged you by £2.10, but if you can give us your bank details by phone or email we will happily refund this amount. We have a lovely camping field with a newly-built compost toilet with hand-washing water and soap, but unfortunately you pitched on our car-parking area with the back half of your tent on a hard-standing track, which is stony.
Please do get in touch and we can refund your deposit.
Many thanks, and apologies again,
Hugh.

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Excellent eco friendly site in a perfect Location08/13/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLouise f.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Loved the whole feel of the farm, took awhile to get use to the smell of the tree bog but it’s not as bad as you would think, we stayed close to the car park in the first field as we wouldn’t have managed to get all our camping equipment and watch two toddlers all the way to the main camping field with a wheelbarrow as cars arnt allowed past a certain point which is fabulous for protecting the natural wildlife that is there just hard for family’s with large tents and young kids, fabulous walks to the tin mines and very close to some of the best beaches in Cornwall, porthcurno, Sennen, carbis bay st just has plenty of shops that you don’t need to drive into Penzance for day to day bits aswel as the farm having its own shop

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Level pitches, well sign posted very friendly family running the site.07/29/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomOlivia P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Such a relaxed place with loads of space. I loved the environmental focus of the site.

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Loved it! Quiet, peaceful spot with friendly & helpful staff. ...09/02/2018

Reviewer's country: United KingdomElizabeth S.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Loved it! Quiet, peaceful spot with friendly & helpful staff. Really liked that it was environmentally conscious enjoyed using the ‘Treebogs’ toilets & thought the shower built out of doors & wood was amazing. Highly recommend will be booking again in the future.

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Friendly, alternative site with farm shop in great location08/31/2018

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRachel J.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Staying at the community farm for two nights was a great experience and I would recommend the site as an alternative to commercial campsites. It will be of particular appeal to those interested in sustainable and low impact life styles. Lovely compost loos in the bee garden and access to water and a shower are the basic facilities which are provided. I received a warm and friendly welcome on arrival and had the spacious camping field all to myself, which made for a wonderfully peaceful stay. The farm is run by members of the community and world wide volunteers. Members were enthusiastic to answer all my questions about how the project came into existence and how it runs. There are impressive market gardens and honey and egg production. It has a wonderful farm shop full of top quality fresh produce. There is a lovely short walk across some fields to reach St Just and easy access to footpaths leading to the coast path. I would highly recommend a visit and look forward to my next stay.

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Good location, quiet, friendly staff, cute shop on site08/28/2018

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Good location, quiet, friendly staff, cute shop on site

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The folks running the site were friendly, the kids loved the chickens08/24/2018

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Great location, peaceful and quiet site. Loved the chickens and farm shop.

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Nice site with simple facilities.08/20/2018

Reviewer's country: United KingdomIan D.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Wind, long grass and environmentally-friendly.

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Features

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby

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

Takeout

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Golf nearby

Restaurant nearby

Surf school nearby

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Amenities on park

Bath available

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 sites)

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Hikers’ paradise

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Location

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  • St Just, Penzance, Cornwall, England, TR19 7RD
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.1161°N 5.6792°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Penzance Bus Station — 10.6 kilometres
Crowlas (Cornwall): Coach Stop — 14.8 kilometres
Carbis Bay: Longstone Cross Coach Stop — 17.7 kilometres
Train stations
Penzance Rail Station — 10.5 kilometres
St Ives (Cornwall) Rail Station — 17.7 kilometres
St Erth Rail Station — 17.9 kilometres
Ferry ports
Penzance Ferry Terminal — 10.8 kilometres
Helford Village Ferry Landing — 39.1 kilometres
Helford Passage Ferry Landing — 39.4 kilometres
Airports
Land's End St Just Airport — 1.8 kilometres
Penzance Airport — 11.6 kilometres

Directions


From Penzance on the A3071, turn left before you reach St Just on the B3306, signposted Sennen. As the road goes downhill, the farm is on the left with a black and white sign for Bosavern Community Farm. The turning is the one before the large white bed and breakfast on the left.

There is a footpath from St Just across the fields to the farm. It is best to look at a map or ask someone local to St Just.

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

The famed surfing beach of Sennen Cove is less than three miles from Bosavern Community Farm and the also famed surfing spot Whitesands Bay is within easy reach. Gwenver beach about a mile from Sennen is more secluded and serene – and is a bit of a suntrap too.

If for some reason you don't fancy getting foamy in the waves, clifftop and moorland strolls and hikes are within easy access of the farm; thoroughly recommended is the wildflower-strewn three mile walk from Sennen Cove to Land's End on the South West Coast Path, looking out for shags, cormorants, fulmars, kittiwakes and guillemots offshore and nesting on the cliffs.

Rocky coves, rockpooling, more wildlife watching and ancient remains of the  Bronze Age, Iron Age, and Roman British are all in the Penwith part of the Cornwall AONB too: the tourist information centre and the National Trust Welcome Centre in nearby Penzance should tell you all you need to know.

Must see

  • Land's End (6.1 kilometres)
  • St Michael's Mount (14.4 kilometres)
  • Tate St Ives (17.8 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Levant Mine and Beam Engine (3.5 kilometres)
  • Trengwainton Garden (7.9 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 touring
Arrive:  noon –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  noon

Bosavern Community Farm cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

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Vehicles
No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

General
This site has no on-site shower facilities.

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

Additional terms

The parking lot is 200 metres from the camping field. A wheelbarrow will be provided for transporting belongings to your pitch.

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