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Visitor Reviews - South Penquite Farm

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South Penquite Farm
South Penquite
Cornwall (East)   (Browse area)
PL30 4LH   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01208 850491

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Pitches: 40
Open: May - September

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 36 Reviews
              9/10 from 36 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  No Caravans  Motorhomes  Glamping 

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Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Helen98 13 reviews from this member

The location of this site is quiet and beautiful but it is up on Bodmin Moor, so be prepared for some very tiny roads to get there, often single track with passing places. We also found it hard to find and had to stop and ask for help a couple of times.

Once there though I loved the laid back nature. They say you can arrive any time between dawn and dusk (the same for leaving) and just pop in to see them at the farm between 6-8pm to book in. You can pitch where you like, which combined with the relaxed hours does sound like a recipe for disaster, but there is such a lot of space it never seemed to be an issue. Even though the site was fully booked for most of the week everyone still had more than enough space for whatever tents / gazebos / pup tents etc. They needed.

It is a working farm so be prepared for cats, chickens, ducks and turkeys wandering about.

You are welcome to have campfires and the owners sell wood and kindling. They also sell homemade mutton sausages, which were delicious. There is a fridge and freezer which you are welcome to use and lockers which you can pay for to charge your mobile phone in overnight. There was also a washing machine available to use.

There is loads of space for the kids to play - a football goal, play park, barn with table tennis, a basket ball hoop and a goal and a little reading/games room as well. Mostly ours just liked playing football in the barn.

On Monday nights in the summer there is a chef who comes and makes paella and crepes. Much as the timing of this was very late (about 2 hrs later than the sign said), the food was delicious and, such is the relaxed nature of the site, no one seemd to mind the lateness.

We had various trips out and can highly recommend 'Surfs up' surf school at Polzeath (all of us from age 7-42 enjoyed our lesson there) and the Eden Project. We were given a leaflet at the campsite for a circular 2. 5 hour walk around the farm and were looking forward to doing it, but didn't manage to fit it in.

I would love to say that we will be back here as it is idyllic, relaxed and friendly. But much as it is gorgeous if we visit Cornwall in future we may decide that closer to the coast is preferable, although we did love escaping the crowds and heading back to our quiet campsite at the end of the day for some marshmallows over the campfire.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Suethebike 5 reviews from this member

This is an excellent site. Plenty of space on nice flat fields. The facilities are well-designed, spacious, clean. The solar-powered showers work, there are 4 sinks for washing up under cover, some benches to sit on, a big field for games and a large barn with sofas and a play area. Also an indoor reading/games room. Everything is there and efficiently run.

It's a peaceful place on Bodmin Moor, although there were dogs barking a lot nearby for some of the time. And camp fires are allowed with wood that can be purchased.

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: AlmaMartyr 3 reviews from this member

Second visit to the lovely South Penquite. This is one of my favourite campsites. A very relaxed feel to the whole place and plenty for kids to do - mine loved the play area, and were particularly fond of a family of chicks.

Facilities are very clean and some of the best I've come across. I especially like the radio in the bathroom, it's a great touch. The owners are always very welcoming, and very accommodating.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: EJR1501 2 reviews from this member

The solar showers are AMAZING!

I was a little sceptical at the time of booking, that the solar showers would be warm enough for me, as I tend to like a really hot shower. But I was not disappointed, as the water was perfect, and there was free ecological soap too. The whole farm is a delight to camp on. Geese and cats roam free and there is a fire pit for every tent. The toilets and showers were always clean, and there are lockable cabinets where you can charge small electrical devices like phones and tablets. However, the data reception for O2 is poor, but that's really a minor concern, completely outside of the control of the owners, and let's not forget the farm is in the middle of Bodmin Moor!

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Ianwd 4 reviews from this member

Just back from two weeks here. Just to re-iterate what everyone else has said over the past few years really.

Perfect farm site. Hot showers, clean toilets, open fires, plenty of space. Nice not to be peg to peg with the neighbours over the bank holiday!

Trying to think of any negatives, but other than the indifferent weather there aren't really any.

Very laid back, barely saw the owners other than on arrival or as they went about their farmly duties.

Plenty of chickens, cats, turkeys and ducks roam the site.

Lovely moorland spot, slightly exposed but our big family tent survived the strong breezes over the past two weeks.

Would happily return here or recommend it to anyone (if the big commercial sites aren't to your taste of course!).

Only visited the Blisland arms, 20 min walk or 5 min drive. Loads of good beers, food ok, very dog friendly.

Bodmin (7 miles - 15 mins ish) has all the big shops and there is a local shop in St Breward (again, 5 min drive).

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: March 1 3 reviews from this member

We stayed at this campsite based on all the good reviews. We couldn't fault it at all. It was the start of the school holidays and we had plenty of space around our pitch. Each pitch you could have an open fire. The family showers were always hot and very spacious. The kids loved the farm animals wandering freely around. All the children migrated to the barn, made lots of friends and enjoyed playing with the hay bales. The campsite was in the middle of nowhere, but that was the beauty of the place. There was a lovely stream a few mins. From the campsite. The nearest village was blisland, with a well stocked up shop. This is not a criticism, just a suggestion, but on the website it says about bushcraft days for the kids, we contacted the person organising it, but unfortunately he didn't have enough takers. It might be worth putting on the website subject to numbers. The shop is not in walking distance, so fresh bread in the morning would of been good, or a possible honesty box, which we have come across at similar campsites. The owners were not on hand like other campsites, which came with the relaxed approach, so any questions or queries had to be sorted out between certain times of the day. Sadly the blue bus didn't arrive during our visit due the man being unwell (we look forward to that next time)! We will definitely come back here again and recommend it to anyone staying in the area.

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