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Heligan Caravan And Camping
St Ewe
Cornwall (East)   (Browse area)
PL26 6EL   See Map
Tel: 01726 842714
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Pitches: 81
Open: From 10th Jan

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 70 Reviews
                9/10 from 70 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Refills   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available   Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop On Site   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant <1 mile   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <1 mile   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool <1 mile   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   Cycle Hire <1 mile   Golf <5 miles   Tennis <1 mile 
 Beach <1 mile   Watersports <1 mile   Boat Launch / Mooring <1 mile 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport <1 mile 

Reviews:  70 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: September 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Anneparker 6 reviews from this member

A lovely site! Perfect for visiting The Lost Gardens where there's a cafe you can visit without going in to the gardens. There's also a farm shop next door which sells superb fresh food (and local wine!)

The facilities on the site were good and the views beautiful.

Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Jhetland 3 reviews from this member

We arrived late, and the wardens helped us out in checking in the next morning. The pitch was level and had an excellent internal location and view, even though we had to amend our booking a few weeks prior. The playground is great, and there are lots of fresh water taps around. The site is next door to the Heligan gardens, and a short drive from the Eden Project. It was great to just be able to walk through the fence for Heligan and be there. If you like, you can also get breakfast and lunch from Heligan. The on site shop was well stocked. Do take note of the driving instructions they provide, the little backroad from Porthpean to Pentawan really is unsuitable even though the GPS says otherwise.

Date of Visit: June 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Spooley 3 reviews from this member

We booked plot #1 (non-electric tent-only pitch at the Southern end of the site) for a week in our canvas ridge tent. This plot had good views down the valley to the sea and over the bay to Rame Head (when it wasn't raining!). The plot was a good size, gently sloping and tidily mown. Easy to get tent pegs in! An added bonus were the rare breed cattle and pigs, presumably from the Heligan estate, in the field below our pitch.

Booking via the website allows you to choose your pitch for the particular dates - this was very handy, allowing us to select a pitch where we would be a distance from the play area and without too many people walking past.

Other reviews mention only 3 showers for each sex, but the facilities have been extended since then: the gents had 4 x urinals, 4 x toilet stalls, 3 x showers, several washbasins and one small room with its own basin & chair. I understand the women's facilities were similar. A separate hut contained a further 3 x gents and 3 x women's showers. The showers had push-button timers, with no additional charge for hot water.

There was a separate disabled/family washroom and a laundry with washers and driers, plus a freezer for ice-blocks. 6 x sinks for washing-up, with plenty of hot water, completed the plumbing facilities.

Sadly the weather for much of our trip stymied us in exploring the local area on foot, but the farmshop in Heligan Gardens provides a good range of food and a smattering of basics for camping catering. There's a (separate) cafe/restaurant in Heligan Gardens too, but we didn't try that. Instead we drove the couple of miles to Pentewan where there is a basic cafe/teashop (Little Bay Cafe), pub etc. Of course Mevagissy has loads of pubs and cafes, too.

We had a couple of evenings in the sun sitting out looking over the sea. Although the sun did drop below the trees behind the site an hour or so before sunset, later on it reappeared underneath the trees, giving us a final half-hour of sun before it finally set.

A good, well-organised, tidy site -- I'd happily re-visit.

Date of Visit: October 2016 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Green truck 1 review from this member

This is are second visit to camp site, lovely location, beautiful views, lovely grounds, clean and well kept grounds. Staff are really helpful and friendly. Just a bit disappointing that the washing up water could have been hotter and the showers could do with some improvements. Shower buttons don't stay on long enough and they don't drain away between usage. Would definitely return to site.

Date of Visit: September 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Janey47 19 reviews from this member

We stayed here for four nights to visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan and explore the area. We were met by a very friendly and informative warden. Lovely warm welcome and given lots of literature on the local area.

The campsite area itself is immaculate. The staff are constantly gardening and tidying the grounds. My only criticism of this site is the shower block. Always very clean and fresh but could really do with a refurb. Also only 3 showers in the ladies. Plenty of hot water and the radiators always on so lovely and warm. I just feel given the immaculate surroundings of the site the shower block let it down. But this would not prevent me from returning.

There is a path directly from the site leading to Mevagissy and Pentewen Sands. It's an easy walk there but we got a taxi back from Mevagissy £6. 50. We also walked to Pentewen Sands which was a beautiful easy walk around 3 miles. We caught the bus back to the site as very uphill.

I should also say you can walk directly to Heligan Gardens entrance from the site and use the restaurant and visit the farm shop without paying entrance.

The sea is in view from the site and there is a small play area for children with climbing equipment.

I would recommend this site for visiting the local attractions.

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Cclcfc 10 reviews from this member

Stayed at Heligan Woods as part of a holiday in a rented Motorhome. What a lovely site. Beautifully maintained with lots of clean facilities.

I loved the ease at which we could book a pitch and choose interactively on the internet exactly which pitch we’d like. We had a large grass pitch (number 39) and it was huge with a lovely view down the valley to the sea. The site was well laid out and didn’t seem crowded even though it was pretty much full for the time we were there. Plenty of showers available and a nice covered washing up facility.

The site is right next door to The Lost Gardens of Heligan and you can walk through a gate at the back of the site to get to it.

The site was perfect for us as once parked up we could walk everywhere. The walk down in to Mevagissy is great as it’s an enclosed path meaning we could walk down with our dog off the lead without the worry of her darting in to the fields of livestock. The walk to Mevagissy takes approximately 45 minutes though uphill on the way back so possibly slightly longer! Mevagissy is lovely with lots of shops, pubs and restaurants being dog friendly.

We also did a walk from the site to Pentewan then along the coastal path to Mevagissy and back. The walk from the site to Pentewan took about an hour and was a lovely walk down through the woods and then along the river in to Pentewan itself. After a cream tea at The Cove Café and a drink at The Ship we walked along the Coastal Path to Mevagissy. You cannot go on to the Beach with Dogs at Pentewan however it’s easy to access the Coastal Path…just walk up the road out of Pentewan as if you were heading towards Mevagissy and the Coastal path is accessible right at the entrance of Pentewan Sands Holiday Park. We did this walk on a beautiful dry and sunny day – it’s probably not one I’d do after or during rain as the path is very steep and uneven in places. It took us about an hour to walk from Pentewan to Mevagissy although we did have numerous stops to take pictures as the views were stunning.

We will definitely return to this site as it ticked every box for us.

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