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Higher Penderleath Caravan and Camping Park

7.8

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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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7.8

Overall rating based on 262 reviews

 

74% would recommend this site to a friend.

70% would stay here again.

  71% described as Peaceful ?

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Nice site09/24/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomsimon u.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Nice site

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Nice09/22/2021

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

  • Electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Distance to St Ives. Easy commute and cheap taxi.. nice location and quiet. Clean, warm showers,

    Disliked: 

    Wasn't made aware of the facilities closing at start of September when booking

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6
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Nice and quiet, clean and just what we wanted09/21/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass touring pitch (maximum 4 adults)
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  • Liked: 

    Clean and well maintained. Just a shame we were so late in the season that the site was mainly closed.

    Disliked: 

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Room for improvement.09/20/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Was close to St Ives and other tourist locations. The site was relatively quiet and our pitch was close to facilities and well sheltered from the rain and wind.

    Showers were the perfect temperature!

    Please note that there are more dislikes than likes about this campsite.

    Disliked: 

    When booking it was advertised that there would be a bar, on site food place and shop also of which were closed for our entire 7 day stay. It was not until day 6 where someone complained that the campsite put a sign up on their shop window that these facilities were shut due to staff shortages?

    On some occasions there was very loud music going on until early hours of the morning. I could not see any staff around the site during the stay and the site just seemed abandoned.

    The toilet block and waste disposal point were often quick smelly and sometimes looked uncleaned.

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6
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Overall ok for the price.09/18/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRachael V.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Spacious pitch
    Quiet
    Helpful staff via email/text
    Clean showers and toilet area

    Disliked: 

    When booking wasn't told about the bar, on site food place or shop been closed. Its the only site we have visited that didn't have these facilities open.
    Not the cleanest waste disposal

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Plenty of showers and loos and a few 3 pin 240volt plugs to charge you09/18/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass touring pitch (maximum 4 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Close to St Ives. Peaceful site. Great view
    Short walk to monuments and pubs.

    Disliked: 

    Shop and Bar closed.
    (Late season) but it was clearly advertised as being so.

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The site was in a good location and the pitch …09/16/2021

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

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The site was in a good location and the pitch was a good size. It was pretty quiet and a bus came to the site to take us to St Ives, this was great as the roads are very busy and not safe to walk into town.

    Disliked: 

    3 stayed for 3 nights, the take away was closed , you couldn’t go in the pub with children or dogs so that ruled that out too. We never saw the shop open at any point either. The bin was over flowing and was finally swapped on the day we left. The site was ‘tired’ and having stayed at quite a few sites now this was the most expensive but really needs some TLC ! … apparently all due to covid ?

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Overall, great one night stay on a tent pitch. Would stay again.09/16/2021

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

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Pitch was a good size, looked out onto surrounding countryside. Flat and well kept.

    Good amount of privacy, no noise after 11pm.

    Toilets/Showers were clean and well stocked.
    Radio playing too.

    Left to your own devices, site owner not checking up on you

    Good price for what we received.

    Disliked: 

    Perhaps a little run down, but no bother to us.

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Excellent site, clean with extra facilities, nice for kids, family’s09/13/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean, easy, well maintained, quirky, lots for kids, bar, sweet top, good location!

    Disliked: 

    The tight lane coming up to the site - un level sloping pitches

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Very poor cleanliness especially in current COVID pandemic!09/12/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTracey K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Nothing

    Disliked: 

    Very displeased with standards

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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

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

Wheelchair access

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

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

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

Dog walk nearby

Type

Large (51-200 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

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal sites

Tourer storage facilities

Location

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  • Towednack, St Ives, Cornwall, England, TR26 3AF
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  noon –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  10:30 a.m.

Higher Penderleath Caravan and Camping Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 12 weeks 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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Higher Penderleath Caravan and Camping Park will debit the balance from your card 12 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 12 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 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 touring
    Arrive:  noon –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Dogs
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

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.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.

Extras
Motorcycle(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

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

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m..

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11:30 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. between 12/07 and 05/09.
Reception is unmanned after 8 a.m.. Please inform the park while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time so that the team can provide information about your unit/site.

General
The bar is open between 24/07 and 05/09.

Vehicles
The car is only included in the rate if you are traveling with a camper, trailer tent or tent. Cars are not permitted when traveling with a motorhome/RV.

General
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.

Coronavirus
The restaurant is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Sites
Units should not be left unoccupied unless previously agreed with the management. Please speak to reception when the need arises, a fee may be charged for unsupervised units.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Admission
Unsupervised minors must have a letter of authorization from their parents or legal guardian.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.

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

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