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Treveague Farm
Gorran
St Austell
Cornwall (East)   (Browse area)
PL26 6NY   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01726 842295

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Pitches: 80
Open: April To September

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 84 Reviews
              9/10 from 84 Reviews


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Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Dream team 6 reviews from this member

Lovely site with a fantastic view. Gently sloping field with a great view of the sea with a (very)steep walk to the beach. Really nice walks with rabbits and the odd fox running around. The playground castle climbing frame proved a hit with our 4 year old son and the secret garden was a lovely place to chill out with a drink. Close to the fishing harbour of Mevagissy with some real cool shops.

Date of Visit: May 2017 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Auraura 6 reviews from this member

Love this site, bit disappointed Cafe does not open till July but otherwise couldn`t have been better very friendly, pitch where you like, when arriving after ten pay next morning. No horrible rules just common sense. Lovely views, short but steep walk to beach. Toilets and showers great and handy freezer for iceblocks.

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Freyasmum 33 reviews from this member

Firstly, the positive; the site is quiet, flat, has lovely sea views and is dog friendly. We chose the site as we were staying in a small camper van and planned several cycle rides in the area over the weekend. Being off-season (1st weekend of May) and with a less than brilliant weather forecast, I chose this campsite mainly because of the website stating '. Heated shower block is designed to the highest standard. ' - just what is required at the end of a damp cycle ride. There was nobody to greet us when we arrived early afternoon, but found a hand-written notice telling us to use the disabled showers. On inspection, the shower block is a very long way from being well designed or stylish. Sadly, the toilet block or disabled room was not heated; the shower head dribbled warm enough water but was bandaged to the wall. When the owner came to collect her money the next morning, we questioned the 'heated shower room claim. ' She replied, 'Have you seen the size of the boiler, we couldn't afford to heat it up for just a few people on the site!' Surely, off-season is the exact time that heating is required? When I stayed on a similar site recently, they got over the problem by heating the disabled unit only on a timed fan heater. Additionally, for the 3 days that we stayed on site, the disabled room was not cleaned - the grass had been recently mowed which clogged up the mop and bucket - neither this was changed, the floors mopped or the bins emptied.

We paid 19 per night for small van, 2 adults and small dog, with NO electric hook up. Whilst out on the bikes we popped in to another local site; this was truly luxurious with fantastic views and facilities and with an electric hookup was 7 per night cheaper. As customers we felt very undervalued and over-charged.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Bonneville1 2 reviews from this member

We've just come back from a fabulous time at trevague farm. We decided not to have an electric pitch due to finding non electric is usually more spaced out and less noisy and wow we got that. On the top right field we had the most amazing views. Peace and the kids had ample room to play, possibly may have been a different story if we had stayed by the electric due to the site been full. The non electric pitches are on a hill but this was fine in out tent. Toilets and showers were clean but did get slightly gross by by the end the day but the site was full abd some people are as clean as others I guess. Showers are by token at 50p for 4 minutes which was ample. The beeches are very close but however you at need to know that you are on top of a hill and a 10minute walk down is a 30 minute walk back up if you have children in tow!

All in all a fab site and would love to go back again

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Tentation 2 reviews from this member

We towed our trailer down to Trevague Farm - the first time we have used it. As a note to others, Mevagissey is sign-posted as being unsuitable for caravans because of overhanging buildings and narrow streets, but I'd avoid it with a trailer too - we were lucky not to meet anyone coming the other way, but the thought of having to reverse the trailer in streets that narrow is the stuff of nightmares. We have a Garmin satnav, and set to 'fastest route' it always tried to send us via Mevagissey when we went east. Add The Lost Gardens of Helligan as a via point - it takes no longer and the roads are wider. And Lobbs Farm Shop there is ace.

Arrival at the site is painless - there is ample space for new arrivals to park up and check in was easy. We had pre-booked a pitch with electric hook up and we were led to it by one of the staff. There are three fields, of which ours was the biggest, but as the central area was sloped no-one was on it, which made it ideal for the kids to play on.

The pitch was pretty level and a decent size, and the hook up point was not far away at all. There is coast all around, so I suspect there is often a bit of a breeze. It always seemed to come in the same direction when we were there, so bear that in mind when pitching. We pitched with the door into the slight breeze, but the slight breeze turned into 45mph wind the second day which inflated the tent somewhat, although it stood firm. The outdoor shop in London Apprentice is your nearest place for spare tent pegs.

The toilets were pretty clean, if not spotless - there was often a cleaner in there, but with a full campsite I guess you rely slightly on people to, oh I don't know - not leave toilet paper on the floor and to use the toilet brushes provided - there can't be a cleaner in there permanently! I had no complaints, but if you are expecting immaculate sparkling porcelain that looks like it's come straight from the showroom you might not feel the same way. (But I think you expect too much if you do, and camping might not be for you!)

The washing up facilities consist of three large sinks indoors and another outside but with a roof. This meant that at peak times there was sometimes a slight wait, although I did our washing up whilst the OH was reading bedtime stories so seemed to miss peak times. The water is plenty hot enough.

There are also two fridges in the washing up area, and a chest freezer in the cafe (although we didn't notice this until the last few days and had been cramming ice blocks into the freezer compartments of the fridges - we weren't the only ones who had missed the large, white chest freezer right by reception!)

The cafe is reasonably priced and the food is really good. There is a little shop there too that sells a few basics (including milk and wine)

There is a kids play area near the toilet block that the kids seemed to enjoy. It closes at 8:30 (I think - can't quite be sure) but I got chatting to the chap pitched nearest to it and he said that some kids were sneaking in after it closed and were making it tricky to get his toddler to sleep - so you might want to ask for a pitch away from the play area if you have younger kids. On the other hand, his pitch was very handy for the cafe, toilets, water and washing up, and I don't think it was a big problem.

You need a code for the wildlife hide (from reception) It's really all about the badgers though; there are bird feeders there but they were empty. Our child is too young to wait up for badgers so I can't report on whether they turned up or not!

There are three beaches within walking distance, but we only went to Gorran Haven as it has toilets, a cafe, a small shop (wetsuits, buckets, spades, flags, inflatables - all that sort of stuff) and a chip shop. It's a lovely beach but the tide comes quite high leaving not much left for a while, although if you go around to the next cove there is more sand. The walk back took about 20 minutes with kids, and is uphill (obviously).

I would definitely recommend this site, and am pretty sure we will return.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Instantsquid 4 reviews from this member

We booked a week's camping at Treveague Farm, based on the reviews we'd read on this site. My wife and I have two children aged 7 and 9, and we loved the sound of a very family-friendly campsite, close to the coast.

On the whole we enjoyed our stay. The children had a great time - we had no reservations about letting them explore the site on their bikes, and they made many new friends whilst playing on the wooden fort.

The toilets were always clean, and although some people might moan about having to pay for the showers, the up-side is that plenty of hot water was always on tap.

I thought it slightly odd that there were no fresh-water taps around the site - so depending on pitch location, it might be quite a trek to fill up your water container.

I do have two minor complaints.

Firstly, we had booked an electric hook-up pitch, so when we arrived the woman who checked us in gave us verbal instructions to our allotted pitch - even showing us on a map where we should go. We followed her instructions and were a little disappointed at how small the space was. Nevertheless, we did our best to put up our tent in the space, and tried to ensure our car and bicycles weren't in anyone's way! After spending a night with people walking past our heads while we slept, the lady came to our tent and said she'd made a mistake and where we'd set up camp wasn't ever intended to be a pitch! So we had to pack up our tent and contents, and move a few hundred yards to the correct location. Happily, this had plenty of room for our tent, bicycles and car.

The other issue we had was with our neighbours! The majority of people on the site had younger children, so as the sun went down so did the noise levels, and by about 10 o'clock most people had their children in bed. Unfortunately our neighbours had teenage children, and also had a number of friends on the site, so at about 9:30 they would all congregate in our neighbours tent for drinks and loud story telling (with the accompanying laughter). On the first night, we let this carry on until about 11:30 before finally getting up and going to ask them if they'd mind keeping the noise down. Sadly the same thing happened twice more during our stay. Clearly this is not a reflection on the campsite, but it did affect our enjoyment of the holiday a little.

Given that both of these issues are highly unlikely to happen again, and that our children had such a great time, I would gladly go back to Treveague Farm in the future.

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