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Higher Penderleath Caravan and Camping Park

7.6

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General

  • A quick drive from St Ives
  • Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Family- and dog-friendly park

If you're after a Cornish holiday set in the county's southwest and within seriously simple reach of the arty town of St Ives, have a look at highly regarded and family friendly Higher Penderleath Caravan and Camping Park: it's only five minutes' drive from the town centre and handily set for getting around the spectacular scenery of the Land's End peninsula.

Nature, walks and calm quiet days are in these parts too, as Penderleath is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty among the microclimate of Penwith, with easy access to the South West Coast Path running along Cornwall's entire coastline. The site is easy to get to from the A30.

The owners take pride in the clean and friendly atmosphere of their park, and have updated the original granite barns into swish site facilities of a licensed bar, spacious games room and a family room. There's also a beer garden and a play area for adult relaxing and kids letting off steam.

Other facilities include toilet blocks with free hot showers, a launderette and a washing-up room, and a small shop stocked with essentials and gas bottles.


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7.6

Overall rating based on 279 reviews

 

71% would recommend this site to a friend.

68% would stay here again.

  73% described as Peaceful ?

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Handy location and peaceful site09/30/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Powered grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice peaceful location, far enough from St Ives to not caught up in traffic to and from it. Large pitches so plenty of space to spread out, set up awning etc

    Disliked: 

    Everything on site was closed, which I hadn't known, as it was getting the end of the season for this site (mid September). This had a slightly negative impact as there were no staff to ask questions, and they were unresponsive to calls and emails.

    The welcome email for my visit, with all the instructions I needed, arrived two days after check in.

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Large and well laid out clean campsite with good facilities. …09/27/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAde T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Large and well laid out clean campsite with good facilities. Some food facilites were closed as itd out of season but it was perfect for a short stay.

    Disliked: 

    It's a little out of town so getting to local pubs was a little tricky on a dark night with no pavements to walk on.

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Wouldn’t recommend to anyone, this site felt untidy and derelict09/25/2022

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

  • Powered grass tent, trailer tent or campervan site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location

    Disliked: 

    No staff to meet and great, no amenities as advertised, site unkept and not clean, generally very tired and derelict campsite

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Disappointing09/18/2022

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

  • Powered grass tent, trailer tent or campervan site
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  • Liked: 

    Big spacious pitches.

    Disliked: 

    Sad to see such a great site being abandoned and not being looked after. We booked for 3 nights and couldn’t wait to leave. Facilities were dated however that wouldn’t be a problem if they would be cleaned at least once. We didn’t see any staff members at all during our stay. On arrival we rang the phone number as it says on reception door and waited for somebody to turn up and give us the pitch number, not sure who the person was as there was no introduction but it seemed like we disturbed her of doing something and she didn’t seem interested at all. We were brought into reception which looked where unprofessional and messy, also the smell of moisture and probably mould was terrific.
    Bar also looked like it’s been abandoned years ago and so did play room, also as per previous reviews it was all closed.
    There was little cabin for the book swap which I thought was great idea but unfortunately the two books that were there had pages ripped out. Also door to the cabin was open all the time day and night and it was raining all the time so all the leaflets on there were all soaked and all over the place.
    Creepy little kids were pestering us to the point where they followed my partner into shower rooms and just stood waiting for him outside, keep asking to go look over the fields at the cows and chase rabbits, no idea what’s that all about. Every day when we returned from the day out and wanted to relax they would appear from now where the minute our camper door was open, to the point where we couldn’t sit outside as they were keep lurking through the bushes and messing around asking us questions about what we like what we having for dinner and so on. I have told them multiple times to back off and go pester their parents but they wouldn’t listen. On the last day another couple arrived and by then we just sat inside all evening watching them pester the new arrivals.
    Hand written warning note about ‘not sh**** in the showers’ was a cherry on the top.
    This place could really do with some new owners who cares!

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Grim facilities and needs a deep clean09/14/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMelanie D.Confirmed

  • Powered grass site
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  • Liked: 

    Location to St Ives, Penzance and Lands End.

    Disliked: 

    We had no issue with the lack of facilities such as no shop and food outlets (possibly due to it being end of season) but the general state of the site and the lack of cleanliness of the toilet and shower blocks was unforgiveable. The whole place needed a good scrub and using the toilet and shower was a grim experience. A note in the male cubicles about "not sh**ing in the shower"??!! Maybe not the sites fault but the overflowing bins and lack of recycling facilities was shameful. Take no joy in leaving this review as fully appreciate the struggle of small businesses with shortage of staff problems but the basics - cleanliness - are not negotiable. Would not return and would not recommend unless the place had a major overhaul. Thankfully we only had 2 nights there but ironically was the most expensive!

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The place was strangely empty and looked pretty run down09/13/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass site
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  • Liked: 

    Wasn’t far from st Ives

    Disliked: 

    Toilets/washroom weren’t clean at all and a poster warning people to stop sh*tting in the showers

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Not recommended09/12/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMartin Y.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered grass site
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  • Liked: 

    Nothing

    Disliked: 

    Everything

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Wouldn’t bother09/05/2022

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

  • Unpowered grass site (large)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Spacious spot

    Disliked: 

    No one on reception had to call number and wait ten minutes for anyone to appear.
    Mens toilet was like a tool store all over the sinks.
    Like a ghost town phoned to ask for number for taxis and seemed very short with me

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This needs to be sorted ASAP … These facilities need to be part of the09/03/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKevin S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Showers and toilets were clean and tidy

    Disliked: 

    No shop no bar… This is not good especially when this is advertised on the website… Coffee machine was out of order on most of the products… Sorry, but these are not difficult issues…

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Anonymous user

This campsite with a few changes could bring it up to its former glory08/30/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Spacious , great views, electric hook up on arrival , we booked on pitch up and no electric hook ups to book but so incorrect.
    A quiet campsite, with a play area for children.
    Regular bus to St Ives.
    Showers and toilets clean and fully equipped.

    Disliked: 

    The torn flag flying says it all, it must of been a fabulous campsite in its day with all facilities open.
    There's far too much out dated signage, which needs removing and updating.
    Reception, shop, bar all closed due to lack of staff.
    It could be amazing.

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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 site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundry

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump point

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Large (51-200 sites)

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

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Caravan storage facilities

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Location

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  • Towednack, St Ives, Cornwall, England, TR26 3AF
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.1850°N 5.5081°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Richmond Way — 3.3 kilometres
Longstone Cross — 3.4 kilometres
Bus Station — 3.6 kilometres
Train stations
St Ives (Cornwall) Rail Station — 3.4 kilometres
Carbis Bay Rail Station — 3.5 kilometres
St Erth Rail Station — 4.8 kilometres
Ferry ports
Penzance Ferry Terminal — 7.7 kilometres
Helford Village Ferry Landing — 28.5 kilometres
Helford Passage Ferry Landing — 28.7 kilometres
Airports
Penzance Airport — 6.3 kilometres
Land's End St Just Airport — 14.7 kilometres
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 46.2 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

The art galleries, craft galleries and inns and restaurants of St Ives are all easy to get to from the site, as it's only five minutes' drive from the town centre. Parking can be a bit tricky in town in high season, so save stress – and cash – by taking the bus, running five times a day from right outside the site.

St Ives's beaches are among the many highly scenic swathes of sand around Higher Penderleath Caravan and Camping Park and the Land's End part of Cornwall, almost all with easy access to spectacular walks along the South West Coast Path where short stretches or longer hikes in either direction are easy to find.

Penzance five miles from base is a 20-minute walk from Cornish landmark St Michael's Mount, the tiny tidal island linked to the town of Marazion by causeway. Further along at 16 miles is Land's End, via Porthcurno and the smashing cliffside Minack Theatre.

Must see

  • Tate St Ives (3.8 kilometres)
  • St Michael's Mount (7.8 kilometres)
  • Cornwall Industrial Discovery Centre (18.0 kilometres)

National Trust

  • St Michael's Mount (7.8 kilometres)
  • Trengwainton Garden (7.8 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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and caravan
Arrive:  11:30 a.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Higher Penderleath Caravan and Camping Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 day of arrival date.

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Higher Penderleath Caravan and Camping Park will debit the balance from your card 6 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 6 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

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  • Does Higher Penderleath Caravan and Camping Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Higher Penderleath Caravan and Camping Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Higher Penderleath Caravan and Camping Park? The art galleries, craft galleries and inns and restaurants of St Ives are all easy to get to from the site, as it's only five minutes' drive from the town centre. Parking … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Higher Penderleath Caravan and Camping Park?
    Camping and caravan
    Arrive:  11:30 a.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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