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Acorn Camping & Glamping
Rock Cottage
Par Fowey (one Mile To The Eden Project)
Cornwall (East)   (Browse area)
PL24 2SS
Tel: 01726 882442
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Pitches: 15 tents & 3 pitched bell tents & 6 Hobbit huts
Open: March To November

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

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 Tent Pitches   No Caravans   No Motorhomes   Glamping Units 
 No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 No Electric Hookups   No Hardstandings   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   No Laundry   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 No Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant <5 miles   No Wifi Access 
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing 5 miles   No Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool 5 miles   No Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding 5 miles   Cycle Hire 10 miles   Golf 5 miles   Tennis 5 miles 
 Beach 5 miles   Watersports 5 miles   Boat Launch / Mooring 5 miles 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Not Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport 1 mile  No Dog Walk 


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Date of Visit: May 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Rachelpo 1 review from this member

Beautiful location in a quiet valley. Small, friendly campsite. Nearly everyone ended up around communal fire in the evening.

Owners very helpful, we even got advice about where to go for a 40 minute run.

Hot showers too!

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Oortrageous 1 review from this member

Please note, this review is strictly in relation to the camping experience offered, as I have not taken advantage of any of the glamping offerings. Also, all of my time on the site has been out of season, so it may not be most indicative of the experience you'd get in high summer when I imagine like most Cornish sites, it gets mobbed. I used to live only 5 miles down the road from this site, and probably had about 10 nights in total here between January and May this year.

With that out of the way, a little background information! I camp in a 4 metre bell tent with stove. For anyone using a similar set up, there were no complaints from the owners (it's less common now, but I have been turned away from sites in the past because of the wood burner, so worth mentioning!), and they also sell well seasoned wood which is responsibly sourced on site. The owners are the typical down to earth souls you tend to encounter in these out of the way pitches, and they couldn't be more friendly or helpful. There are also communal areas for having camp fires, which is lovely and I can imagine at busier times is a nice source of socialising - I actually never saw another camper in the time I used the site!

The big selling point of this site is it's location. You're camping in the middle of a World Heritage Site, and it's seriously amazing. There's some top quality woodland walks, but in truth most of the time I've spent at this site has been just sitting down with a pair of binoculars and enjoying the wildlife, and at night the stars. There's very little light pollution here, as you're well shielded by the valley. If you bring a small telescope on your camping holidays, this place is a treat. I did a night here in a bivvi bag next to a big open fire, and you can really feel the forest around you, I know we're venturing into the realms of the hippy but you can feel the energy of the place :o)

I've scored the site facilities 5/10. This isn't indicative of the quality of what's there (it's clean and modern), but more a reflection of the fact that the facilities really do just extend to washing, showering and toilets. If you enjoy more lively sites with entertainment, restaurants etc on site then this site will most certainly not be the one for you (consider Pentewan Sands - I've not stayed there, but have used the pub and restaurants there on occasion and it's very nice). However, if you're looking for a nice quiet base to explore Cornwall or laze then this site gets a big thumbs up!

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

This campsite is an extremely basic site for traditional camping only. I am not commenting on their 'glamping' business.

The access is very tricky & hard to find down a very narrow road with long gaps between passing places.

When we stayed there was not space on any day to turn round in the tiny site carpark so the access road needed to be reversed out onto going in the wrong direction, find somewhere wide enough to turn round and go back. So only come if you are confident reversing your car as some other road users refused to reverse.

The site facilities had everything we needed as long as you are happy with how basic they are.

There is a 'shed' with 2 separate small toilet cubicles including a sink (I assume these sinks are the 'washrooms') and 2 separate shower cubicles. All of which open their doors directly on to the field. There is no lighting, toilet paper or soap etc, so take your own!

In the woods there was also another shed with a sign saying fridge freezer on the door where you can freeze ice blocks etc

The cold water washing up area is just sinks under a roof with no walls.

The communal firepit area was really nice.

The facilities for children are for them to play in the natural environment and enjoy being outside in the woods & field. No other facilities.

All told as long as you are happy with how basic the facilities are and how in the middle of nowhere it feels you will like the site. It is definitely a back to basics camping experience.

Pros are the proximity to Eden Project, very quiet & peaceful & reasonably priced for Cornwall (although that's prob a case of you get what you pay for)

All told from a family of tent campers who like basic, quiet sites - this site was too basic for us with very difficult access!

But that will depend on your requirements for a site!

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Raquel03uk 6 reviews from this member

Just returned from a great week camping here. From original enquiry, the owners were really helpful. Our pitch was ample with space for the car and didn't feel cramped.

Area is great, Luxlyan Valley beautiful and well worth a walk along.

Positives - You are able to have fire which is great at the end of the day, to enjoy a drink & chat.

The showers - once understood, were fine & plenty of hot water.

Activities for families & children great

Tiny Negative -As only 2 showers, mornings were busy, but we learnt to wait until later, timed it right and not a problem.

All in all, a great place to stay and we hope to return soon.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Sagoa001 2 reviews from this member

We have just come back from our stay at Acorn camping and glamping.

We (me, my wife and our two sons, both under 10 years of age) stayed for 4 nights in our Outwell Nevada M tent.

An excellent site for the true camper. Ria and Tony, the campsite owners, were friendly and helpful. They went that extra mile to ensure your stay was comfortable.

The site is set in a lovely part of Cornwall very close St Austell, and is walking distance from the Eden Project. The toilet/shower block was clean and modern, but beware not shower at peak times to avoid low water pressure!

There are plenty of woodlands on site for the children to explore and keep them occupied.

Highly recommended! Next time we will be staying for 10 nights!

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Other Rating:
Reviewer: Harrydavis1994 1 review from this member

I have recently returned from staying two nights in the hobbit huts which are a part of the acorn campsite. We booked to stay due to the fact me and my girlfriend were watching one of the Eden sessions, at the Eden project. The campsite is only a short walk away from the Eden project which made it forever more appealing. I knew upon arrival that it was going to be a very enjoyable stay as we were greeted by two lovely people: they were quick to show us around the campsite and were very knowledgeable about the surrounding area. We were then shown our hobbit it which was so much more than expect with cutlery pots pans and a camping stove provided, there was also a private shower block and toilet. It was all extremely clean. I would definitely look to return here and would recommend the site to all, particularly if you are wishing to visit the Eden project.

Thanks again Harry.

Date of Visit: September 2012 Unit:  Other Rating:
Reviewer: Chloe h 1 review from this member

We stayed here in one of the Hobbit Huts for a walking weekend. The huts are amazing with everything you could need for your stay (you need to take bedding, toiletries and a gas canister for the stove). They provide everything else-cooking stove, pots, plates, mugs and cutlery, even rechargeable lanterns and pegs. The location is amazing and instead of cramming people in there are only 3 huts. We sat outside and were not overlooked at all. The mattresses were comfortable and we all slept well. Each hut has a private shower room with toilet and basin which was spotless and nicer than some hotels I've stayed in. Acorn camping is located about 5 mins walk from the Saints Way trail and a great place for a walking holiday. This is a brilliant place to stay and the Hobbit Huts are a real treat.

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Other Rating:
Reviewer: RJ86 1 review from this member

We stayed in the Hobbit huts at the site for two nights in August.

The location of the huts - and campsite - is brilliant, it is in a woodland valley a few miles from the Eden Project. The location is very peaceful and you feel like you have escaped. Although a little hard to find - the directions given by the owner were good, and because it is hard to find this is what makes it quiet. (Always good to get the grid reference then convert it to latitudes and longitudes to find it - a tip!).

Although remote-in Cornwall you are never too far to the main road and this was a good base to explore. We only had 3 days but saw the local area, nearby polkerris and Fowey and even managed a trip to Newquay.

We walked through the site, to the house Rock Cottage, where the owner of the campsite was very welcoming. She showed us our hut and bathroom and was very knowledgable about the local area and gave us some good ideas on what to do! Very friendly and accomodating welcome.

The Hobbit huts themselves are little wooden huts - 11 square metres, which have a futon and 2 smaller futons - so can sleep up to four. They also have two small tables and 2 benches. There were two of us staying on this occasion which left the hut spacious. The hut has little curtains, hangers and hooks and a shelf all the way round. The fouton was very comfy - we brought along bedding - next time would bring a sheet - we forgot! We had a very comfy sleep - only thing that woke us was the heavy rain!

You are provided with cooking equipment, stoves and she even sells gas for 2 - one lasted us the 3 days! There is an outdoor cooking area with a bench too. A couple of things I would advise to bring are, toilet roll, a washing up sponge - one is provided but got dirty and bin bags (useful to put in the door if you have muddy feet and to sit on if you are outside and it has been raining).

The bathroom and toilet room is amazing, the shower is hot and of a high pressure - better than my own one.

Overall I would recommend the hobbit huts, the location is lovely - also brilliant for kids, the kids hobbit huts nearby seemed to love the woodland. Although you are on a campsite and there are two other huts you feel like you have your own private space. I loved the welcome, the magic of staying in a hobbit hut and the location!

Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Other Rating:
Reviewer: Emilyloo30 1 review from this member

My partner and I stayed at this site last week and immediately on arrival agreed that we just had to leave a review for this fantastic place.

While searching for a site near the Eden Project to camp we stumbled across this place and their 'Hobbit Huts'.

At 40 per night we decided to leave the tent at home for a bit of glamping and I'm so glad we did.

On arrival the key was in the door to our hut which was clean and tidy. On the key ring was another key which opened our own private bathroom just a few meters away which was very large, clean and unlike any other facilities we have ever experienced. It had a toilet, small wash sink and large hot shower big enough for two!

The site owners came to make sure we were settled and knew where everything was, gave us charged lanterns and were very informative of things to do in the area.

The hut itself had a double phuton and two single fold up mattresses that doubled up as seats during the day. There is an outside cooking area for each hut (of wehich there are three) which provides two gas cookers PLUS all your plates, cups etc. You literally only need to turn up with sleeping bags and gas for the cookers.

The site itself is pretty much in the woods and was incredibly quiet, there is a large fire pit and seating area perfect for big groups.

The only negative point about this place is it's difficult to find, although keeping it glamping's best kept secret isn't really a bad thing. 10 out of 10 for everything! Plus only 1. 2 miles away from the Eden Project.

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