My daughter and I spent two nights here on our tour around Devon and Cornwall, once we had found the entrance to the site - there was no sign when we were there.
Lovely quiet, well laid out site with lake/pond in the centre of the tent field, that we pitched by. Not too crowded, everyone had space around them even though the site was 'full'. There was a second field for caravans and EHU. Loved the availabilty of a small boat to row around the lake - all very safely done. The morning and evening procession of Ducks and ducklings, to and from the pond, was sweet
We were not impressed with the available facilities - two toilets and one shower for the ladies of two fields. They were clean, but too small and too few. Having a shower at 7. 30am was fine, just a wait for the one person in front - but those who left it any later were in a long queue. Mens looked similar. No washing up facilities at all - though you were allowed to take hot water back to your pitch for this.
The owners are uber friendly, the site is huge, and has a feel of total serenity. We stayed for a couple of nights and I spoke to the owner and asked if we could be away from other campers - no problem at all, the site is so big, with a few different fields so easy to hide away. There are a few ponds (mini lakes) with boats so you can row around in the sun. Shower and wash facilities are adequate, and clean.
It very very picturesque, and you feel completely relaxed with no noise except birds and the occasional cow. Lots of farms chickens, goats and pigs to make a fuss of, and beautifully maintained flowered 'hidden' gardens surround the area. Logs are available for purchase and if you need anything else, St. Austell is about 2 miles away. Mevagissy is about 5 miles away too, and is a lovely town. Please don't bank on any WiFi - there is none, and no Wifi in Mevagissy either (3G).
I would like to say thank you to the owners and we will be back very soon.
We spent a week in August (high season) here and yet there were only 3 units in our field using electricity (as limited electric points clumped together in a corner of 1 field) and approx. 9 tents in the camping field.
The site has much more space and potential. It was a very traditional, no frills farm site where the owners looked after numerous chickens and cockerels, 2 pigs and 2 goats as well as growing plants to sell.
The site was off the beaten track and needs a sign at the entrance to avoid towing vehicles overshooting and struggling to reverse down country lanes.
The toilet facilities were very basic - only 1 operational toilet and 1 shower each for gents and ladies in a shed-like building which was not very level making it difficult to open doors etc. During our stay the remaining gents toilet was taken out of service as the sewerage tank was full and men were asked to share with the ladies. This was emptied into a drain next to our tent!
There were no pot washing facilities.
On the plus side, the site was spacious and had a certain relaxed charm with a small lake and boat to use. There was a little summer house containing games and local information. It was only a 10 min walk to the nearest pub and shop in Sticker'
The owners lived in 1 of 2 static caravans at the entrance to 1 of the fields and were very pleasant and helpful - The gentleman let us use his land-line phone as no mobile signal.
All in all, despite feeling that the site was expensive for the very poor facilities, we had a good time and enjoyed our stay.
This site is perfect if your are looking for a more traditional campsite. No club house no shop just toilets and showers what more do you need, the local shop is 10 mins walk away, as is the pub. You can have a real camp fire and then invite your fellow campers to join you and make your own entertainment, kids can toast marshmallows on a open fire. Perfect.
The site has a series of new ponds, 2 with boats on so you can row round, wildlife is just starting to take hold, plenty of dragon flies when we went in July. Bats of a evening, and as no light pollution the stars show up really well (even saw a shooting star). My two kids made friends within minutes of arriving and went off exploring and seeing the chickens, goats and the pigs around the site, a simple rope swing tied to a branch was hours of fun (who needs a dsi or iphone for fun).
As we live only 25 miles away I can see us going back for lots of weekend stays.
This site is how I remember camping when I was a child no frills just the basics, this may not be for everyone but for those looking for the laid back style then give this site a try
As other reviewers have said this is lovely, peaceful campsite in the countryside with no fancy facilities but that was just what we were looking for. We stayed a few nights and used the site as a base to visit Eden and the Lost Gardens of Heligan.
As others have said, the toilet block could do with updating but it is perfectly functional and clean. The campsite was pretty empty when we were there so we never had to wait for the toilet or showers, despite there being so few.
We didn't use the boat which was available to go on the (very small) lake but it was nice to know it was there and had we been there longer we probably would have had a play. The lake does mean there are quite a lot of midges though!
They also had some games and toys available to borrow.
The weather wasn't great when we were there so we didn't have a fire but wood was available.
It's a nice little walk along a footpath to Sticker where the local pub was lovely for a drink. We didn't eat there but the menu looked nice. There' also a local shop in Sticker where you can get all the essentials and seemed to be open quite late. Take a torch if you're going to the pub in the evening as the footpath gets pretty dark.
The other good thing for us is that the site is accessible by public transport - the bus goes from Sticker into St Austell regularly, and to Truro in the other direction. We took the bus to St Austell and from there to the Eden Project, where you get significantly discounted entry if you arrive by public transport. The First bus takes you right down to the entrance.
We didn't see much of the owners but when we did, and when booking, they were very friendly and helpful.
Lovely, relaxed, basic campsite - great location for Eden and Heligan.
We have just got back from Pleasant Streams Farm having spent a very enjoyable few days camping.
The owner is really friendly and was very helpful when I phoned up prior to our visit. Although we stayed during the Jubilee Weekend there was still plenty of space and we had no trouble finding a spot. The ground is level and not too stony and we loved the view of the man-made lake in the middle of the field.
The site is well located for access to the pretty harbour towns of Fowey and Mevagissey. St Austell is just down the road and Truro only a short drive away.
The local pub in the nearby village of Sticker is a nice place to go for a drink, it's a short walk from the site and they had some nice St Austell ales on tap. We booked a table for our last night and were amazed at how quick the service was. The menu was a bit limited but the food was very good.
Some of the other reviews have mentioned the facilities were stretched however I think it's probably fairer to say that they could do with substantial updating. We are not the kind of campers who expect shiny bathrooms, gleaming toilets and polished marble so we were generally quite happy until we spotted some mushrooms growing in the shower tray.
There are only two toilets in the Gents (not sure how many in the Ladies) and a single shower cubicle. Given the relatively few campers staying there this was not a massive problem - but in an ideal world the facilities would be upgraded as this would make them much easier to keep clean.
When we ran into the owners they seemed well aware of the problems with the bathrooms. It seems most people who stay here say that the site is amazing but let down by the ramshackle nature of the facilities. We also noted that there were no communal washing up area so remember to bring a washbowl. Also - as you are camping near water you should pack insect bite cream and repellent.
On a more positive note the site is very quiet, we very much enjoyed being able to have a campfire and being able to go for a quick row on the man-made lake sets this place apart from your run of the mill sites who just provide a field with nothing to do. If you want a nice relaxing campsite which has the added bonus of allowing camp fires then this is the site for you - just take the rather dated facilities with a pinch of salt.
We hope this review helps others enjoy this site as it is a nice place to camp.
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