Mark and Janette Songhurst visit a superb family campsite in Cornwall. But, before visiting this site, Mark advises you go on the Internet and read the owners blog: “It is truly amazing and we still keep up with the adventures long after our holiday.”
When most campsites in the area are commercial and have lots of entertainment on offer, this is a gem of a campsite. Please do not mistake this for lower class and nothing to do, there is lots of space and the facilities are great. But other than a good shop, space to play games and a small children’s play area the entertainment on this site is your own.
This was our first stop on a road trip round Cornwall and Devon and we could not have found a better site to stay at. The welcome after four hours of driving was warm and friendly. The kind of welcome that makes you feel at home. The pitches are clearly defined and there was plenty of space for our Concorde L.
The central toilets and showers were new for the season and immaculately clean. The washing-up area attached not only had sufficient sinks but also had a large under cover open area to wait should the Cornish weather turn to liquid sunshine.
To make this even better being hidden in a Cornish Valley your mobile phone and any mobile devices drop out of signal.
The site is just of the cycle path from St. Austell to Pentewan and there are also cycle links across to the Lost Gardens of Heligan. We chose the site because of numerous things to do within a short journey of site:
This is not to forget the stunning beaches and coastal walks available. Pentewan Beach is a large expansive sand beach and only a miles walk from site.
If you are up early enough why not try getting Croissants or Pain au Chocolate from the site shop. For an evening meal we really enjoyed Kingswood Bar and Restaurant a miles walk toward St. Austell.
There are also lots of good pubs serving food in the local area.
Lobbs Farm shop at Lost Gardens of Heligan Pritchards Butcher St. Austell
Kittow’s Butcher St. Austell and Fowey
Little Winnick Touring Park,
Tel 01726 843687
- Electric hook-ups
- Family bathroom
- Pub within one mile
- Wifi (small charge)
- Freezer for freezer blocks
Did you know?
Nearby Charlestown Harbour was used as the docks in the recent television series, Poldark.