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Visitor Reviews - Highertown Farm Campsite National Trust

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Highertown Farm Campsite National Trust
Cornwall (East)   (Browse area)
PL13 2PX   See Map
Tel: 01208 265211
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Open: Easter To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 7 Reviews
                8/10 from 7 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 Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available   Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop <5 miles   Bar <5 miles   Restaurant <5 miles   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <1 mile   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   Cycle Hire   Golf   Tennis 
 Beach <1 mile   Watersports <5 miles   Boat Launch / Mooring <5 miles 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport <1 mile 

Reviews:  7 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: September 2016 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: She25 7 reviews from this member

All reviews below are still relevant (even though some are a few years old now). There are now two showers (the larger tended to swallow your 20p pieces though).

A gentle slope on the field, so people were using chocks to level the vans up but I was fine without. Lovely and peaceful site, very little light or noise pollution made for great sunsets and enjoying the full moon.

Yes, it's on a clifftop (about 600ft above sea level) so expect wind. I just used my van as a wind break and enjoyed the sound.

No pubs or shops within a short walk (we drove and got supplies from Polperro).

Definitely worth the. 5 mile walk down to the beach. A fantastic pebble cove with stunning views.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Niall75 7 reviews from this member

Beautifully kept site in lovely location. Everything you would expect from the National Trust. Eco friendly with use of compost toilets and solar panels for hot water. Flushing toilets and showers also available in barn which also has an area for playing games and reading with lots of information on local coast walks. Laid back site, you set up where you wish and then warden comes to check on the site daily. Take the footpath down to a secluded beach and join the SW Coast path.

Very good value for money - will return for another weekend.

Date of Visit: May 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Nicchopin 4 reviews from this member

Just returned from 5 days at Highertown Farm Campsite. This is a stunning and peaceful location with great views, and the facilities were immaculately maintained - great eco focus as well. Would definitely return here IF I could pre-order good weather - the downside to this campsite is its exposed location and we were constantly battered by winds throughout out stay - got a bit tedious towards the end! But if the forecast is for sunny and balmy days ahead, I couldn't think of a better place to pitch a tent.

Date of Visit: July 2010 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Skaravan 4 reviews from this member

Best campsite I've stayed on for a long time. Small and basic, with one shower (20p for 6 minutes) with flush toilet and two compost toilets. Lovely venue with beautiful cove a short walk (15-20 minutes from the site). Very quiet with very helpful staff re local walks and info. National Trust owned and run and this shows with an emphasis on conservation. Good coastal walks to Polperro and Polruan with lovely views.

Date of Visit: June 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Niki-la 1 review from this member

I have used this campsite these past two years and will be going back next week. Although on our previous visits we were extremely lucky with the weather. I love Highertowns secluded location and beautiful views.

The campsite has compost toilets, which I liked the idea of, but also has normal toilet if, when night falls, weeing whilst juggling with a torch isn't your thing. (Also a few flies). Beside the toilet and the shower (which was satisfactory as far as showers go) I haven't used any of the other facilities offered at the site.

Although we did sit in the barn on the site one evening which was good.

The campsite is very quiet and this is reinforced. Last year a small group of us having a few quiet drinks resulted in a polite note on the windscreen the next morning reminding us of the quiet curfew. Which was fair enough, I suppose.

I usually use the campsite in early June, and the campsite is never very busy at this time, with just a few other users.

Although in the middle of nowhere, there is still lots to do.The nearby beach is just a short walk (through some trees with a trickling stream,and a field of wild flowers) away, and is nice for a swim (if limb numbingly cold)and also whilst there I have seen some huge crabs.

There is a really nice coastal walk to the nearby Polperro, which is a gorgeous. The walk is about 4 miles with quite a few ups and downs, but the views are well worth it. It's not too strenuous,i did it in flip flops and that was with a detour through some brambles.

Polperro is also a short drive away, and Looe being a bit further on. Both have pubs,shops etc.

We have used it as a base to go to all sorts of places in surrounding Cornwall, and yet still have stuff to see, for example I have only just heard about the 3 mile walk to 'kiss me arse steps'.

Basically this campsite is ideal for a few happy & peaceful days camping in the stunning Cornish countryside.

My favourite bit is probably hopping over the wall of the campsite to the neighbouring cow field, and watching the sun set over the rolling hills and stunning rugged coastal line. (The cows are rather friendly/inquisitive too and as a wildlife is a big bonus for me, I have seen crabs, bats, rabbits & badger!)

Date of Visit: August 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Andrewhobley 1 review from this member

The site location and facilities was as described below (and in indeed on the National Trusts own website) so I won't repeat what has been said. The view is mostly the fields, hedges and the church - except from the outdoor basins where I brushed my teeth while watching the Fowey Regatta fireworks three miles away.
20p in the shower provided five minutes of hot water, with an audible warning when only 60 second was left. The warden come round once or twice a day and was knew about the local area. Quite a few families, with plenty of space for the children to play in the middle of the site; my daughter welcome the chance to play cricket. Dogs welcome as well. It was the quietest camp site I have been on yet.

The problem we had was the weather. Perhaps picking a camp site near the top of a gap in cliffs which encourages the clouds to cross over the site brushing the grass was a bad move! But I would certainly think about going back if sun could be provided.

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