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South Penquite Farm in Cornwall

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South Penquite is a 200 acre working hill farm situated high on Bodmin Moor between the villages of Blisland and St Breward

We are a demonstration holding for both the Soil Association and the Westcountry Rivers Trust, and as well as offering camping & four Mongolian Yurts we have facilities for field studies and opportunities for educational groups and schools to learn about local environment

There is much to do and see on and around the farm which achieved organic status in 2001. As well as running a flock of 200 ewes and a herd of 20 cows the farm is exceptionally rich in archaeological remains and wildlife

We also have many horses, ponies, chickens, geese, ducks and of course our faithful working collies without whose help we could not run the farm

There are no marked pitches and we limit the number of people on site so that there is plenty of room for everybody to stretch out. We also sell home produced lamb burgers and sausages, as well as bags of wood so that you may experience the ultimate in cool camping - a campfire!

Adults - £8 per night
children (under 16) - £4
under 5's free

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We love this place so much! This year was our fourth in a row camping here with young son. A gorgeous, peaceful moorland setting with plenty of space. Very well organised with brilliant showers and loos. The farm animals are great, especially the world's friendliest ginger cat (although he wandered off without paying for his B&B....). Surrounding area great too with dramatic moors and lovely, friendly villages.
Z & S (2nd Sep 2015)
We had a brilliant stay & will return again, definitely recommending all our friends to the lovely South Penquite.
We stayed in their Baby Bear yurt, myself, husband & our under 2 (we took our travel cot for him) it was so lovely in the yurt. Everything was supplied for us including a big basket of logs & kindling (along with fire lighters & the matches).
It was so cozy & beautifully decorated in there.
The whole campsite is great, perfect showers for going in as a family, & the toilets were also great, both always clean & maintained perfectly.
Camp site wonderful for kids, indoor play barn area as well as outdoor play area, so much field space to just play in. And there are chickens & ducks running round, fun to watch & great for the kids to really be a part of the outdoors & a bit of farm life. Our little boy loved it so much!
Another big plus is they don't overcrowd, even though the site was full there was so much space everywhere & we didn't ever have to wait for the loo or showers.
Great holiday & we miss it already, cannot wait to go back again, maybe in our own tent next time!
Thank you for a great camping experience!
Mrs K Treveil (6th Aug 2015)
I do not know where to begin! This is the best campsite we have ever used. We stayed for three nights and did not want to leave... The location is perfect for visiting The Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, The Monkey Sanctuary, Tintagel Castle, the coast...The area is beautiful! You drive up and down these narrow lanes and finally arrive at the beautiful, perfectly organised organic farm with chickens, turkeys and ducks roaming around. The owners, Dominic and Cathy are friendly and very welcoming. The facilities are amazing for a camping site, spacious, clean and well equipped. The family shower rooms are a pleasure to use and the fact that they use hot water from solar power made us a bit less guilty to use them every morning. You can have great views of the area and the coast from some areas of the camping site. We thoroughly enjoyed the lamb and mint burgers that you can buy from the farm. The fact that campfires are allowed makes the whole idyllic atmosphere even more welcoming and relaxed. We did the farm trail and loved the views, the sheep and cows, the old trees and quarry, the ancient stones. We have told friends and family about our amazing stay and they are looking to plan a stay.
Nina Peters (24th Jul 2015)
Excellent facilities with v hot showers!! Good location and a very spacious site, can't imagine it ever feeling overcrowded. We liked it so much we stayed another night in baby bear Yurt! The only downside is, other campsite may seem disappointing after this one!! Watch out for the resident cat who sometimes likes a cuddle in the night. (Very friendly cat!!!) We will be returning very soon! Thank you for a great stay
Charlotte (22nd Jul 2015)
This camp site is in a beautiful location on Bodmin Moor. Life on the organic farm goes on around the camping fields and tents are visited by farm cats and various fowl. The facilities are good, the atmosphere relaxed. A truly get away from it all experience.
Leonie Spencer (15th Jul 2015)
What a fantastic place! Toilets and showers were clean, a freezer to refreeze chill blocks, a park and ducks and chickens roaming free!
the atmosphere was relaxed and laid back and we felt happy to let the kids run free. They loved it! Lots of places to explore and Delphy bridge close by! I won't go back to expensive camp sites with bars and amusement arcades but I will certainly be going back to South Penquite. I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone wanting a relaxing break. We've only been back home 2 days and we miss it already!
Spencer clan (23rd Jun 2015)
Gorgeous campsite in beautiful setting. Excellent, well-tended facilities. Lots to keep the children happy but enough room too if kids aren't your thing!
V Gadd (7th Aug 2011)