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Penhalvean Pottery Campsite

9.8

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General

  • Small, friendly and rural site just outside Stithian village
  • Family and dog friendly, on four acres of countryside
  • Ladies' and gents' showers, springwater standpipes and guest kitchen

It's all as natural as possible at Penhalvean Pottery Campsite just outside Redruth: this Cornish countryside setting is so handsome the site owners sensibly leave it to do its own thing.

Grass is kept neatly mown so guests can pitch up with the minimum of fuss, but everything else around these four scenic acres is left alone – ensuring a wildlife haven and secluded rural setting for all sorts of roaming and play. And walkies: Penhalvean is firmly (well behaved) dog friendly and the owners will happily share details of local walks and dog-friendly beaches.

Penhalvean is a small, friendly and relaxed site on the edge of a Stithian village, almost exactly halfway between Cornwall's north and south coasts (you'll need to arrange days at both...). The Stithians Lake watersports centre – and pub serving food – is within half a mile and another pub open for lunch and dinner is within walking distance. Portreath is the nearest beach, just under six miles away.

The site is gently sloping, with a good range of amenities including toilets, wash basins, chemical disposal and ladies' and gents' showers with free hot water. There's also a small kitchen with a microwave, kettle and washing machine; two standpipes with fresh springwater are in the camping field, and the Stone Circle firepit is your nightly spot for communal campfires.


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9.8

Overall rating based on 23 reviews

 

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Great place! I will definitely come back there :)09/04/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomArkadiusz Z.Confirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
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Beautiful campsite, toilet block needs updating09/04/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEleanor N.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered grass site
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    It's location

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    Toilet/shower block

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It all. Nice pitches, clean facilities, hot shower, hook up …08/30/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered grass site
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    It all. Nice pitches, clean facilities, hot shower, hook up worked. Offered firewood and encouraged bbqs! Good in my book.

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Worth every penny. Peaceful and very relaxing.08/28/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMiroslaw M.Confirmed

  • Powered grass site
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    Worth every penny. Peaceful and very relaxing.

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Recommended.08/28/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRoy R.Confirmed

  • Powered grass site
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    Great little campsite, basic facilities but perfect none the less. Great base for exploring the darkest depths of Cornwall without all the bells and whistles of a noisy family park. Very friendly and helpful owners and the dogs loved the freedom too.

    Will definitely be back!

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    Nothing!

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Everything is excellent.08/27/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomtess l.Confirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
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    Everything....spotlessly clean toilet and shower facilities, useful utilities room. The site is well laid out and parts of it left as a wildlife area resulting in a charming and peaceful feel to the whole site.

    The individual sites were large and laid out so that there is plenty of room. The pub down the road is very good and the area so central that both coasts are equally easy to get to.

    The owners are friendly, helpful and professional

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Very friendly welcome and very clean site. Felt very private …08/27/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Very friendly welcome and very clean site. Felt very private within the pitch and location was perfect!

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Great site; clean, friendly staff. We will defiantly return!08/26/2019

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

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
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    The size of the pitches were excellent and well maintained, plus you could choose from any of the available ones which was great. Facilities were clean and checked regularly. Friendly owners. A lovely site with a back to nature feel but with good facilities. Definitely will be returning. Thank you.

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Spacious pitches in a quiet location, short drive to fab …08/25/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJane R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Spacious pitches in a quiet location, short drive to fab beaches.
    Super helpful and friendly campsite owners.
    Amenities clean and communal kitchen really useful.

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Lovely natural site ,with all the basics.08/20/2019

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

  • Powered grass site
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    So quiet . Lovely natural location. Huge secluded pitches. Kitchen ,with combo microwave , freezer ,fridge and washing machine . Showers hot .All very basic but clean .10 min walk from local pub ,great food.

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    Nothing ,it was perfect for us

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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

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

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

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Remote location

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

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

Type

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Penhalvean, Redruth, Cornwall, England, TR16 6TQ
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.1973°N 5.2095°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Railway Station — 2.6 miles
Alma Place — 2.6 miles
Post Office and Stores — 2.7 miles
Train stations
Redruth Rail Station — 2.6 miles
Camborne Rail Station — 4.0 miles
Perranwell Rail Station — 4.5 miles
Ferry ports
Ponsharden Ferry Landing — 5.9 miles
Flushing Falmouth Ferry Landing — 6.6 miles
Falmouth Prince of Wales Pier Ferry Landing — 6.8 miles
Airports
Penzance Airport — 14.5 miles
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 19.5 miles
Land's End St Just Airport — 21.4 miles

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

Spectacular surfing beaches are all around the Cornish coast, but watersporters seeking activity with the utmost ease should start off at Stithians Lake within easy walking distance, for watersports as well as fishing all year round. Windsurfing, sailing, rowing and kayaking are all up for grabs on the water; on land, take the trail around the lake for nature spotting and birdwatching from one of the three hides.

Heading northwards, Portreath is a popular place for kayaking and surfing, and like most in the area is lifeguarded in the summer months. If you're up for a (somewhat steep) hike, take the South West Coast Path east from here to Porthtowan, or west to Godrevy via the famed lighthouse, or use Portreath as a starting point for scrambles around the old mines of St Agnes. Also going north from the site, Newquay and St Ives are each within 35 minutes.

To the south, fab Falmouth is about 15 minutes' drive away: arrange at least a couple of days here for trips on the Fal river, idle times on the beach, a trip to the National Maritime Museum and a cold pint of Cornish cider in one of the old and excellent pubs around the quay.

Must see

  • Cornwall Industrial Discovery Centre (3.2 miles)
  • National Seal Sanctuary (7.1 miles)
  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall (7.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Cornish Mines and Engines (3.2 miles)
  • Glendurgan Garden (7.4 miles)

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.

  • Does Penhalvean Pottery Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
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  • When can I check in and check out of Penhalvean Pottery Campsite?
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    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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Changes to your holiday
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

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

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.
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.

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.

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

Vehicles
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a camper, trailer tent or tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/RV, please select the extra.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 10 p.m..

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