Camping for 1-6 people in tents/campervans

UK England South West England Cornwall Bodmin South Penquite Farm

  • Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 6 children)
Unlike most camping in Cornwall, there are no marked pitches and we limit the number of people on site so that there is plenty of room for everybody to stretch out. We also sell home produced lamb burgers and sausages, as well as bags of wood so that you may experience the ultimate in cool camping – a campfire!

The Owner Says

  • Smart pine-clad toilet block – with hot and cold water to all sinks
  • Veranda-fronted shower block which delivers solar heated rainwater into cubicles lined with sheets of recycled plastic bottles and yoghurt pots – free of charge and each the four showers is located in its own family-sized room
  • Laundry with washing machine, tumble dryer (both coin operated), fridge, freezer (for your ice packs)
  • Secure lockers with plugs for recharging your mobile phones & a hairdryer
  • Four washing up sinks – all with hot water
  • A kiddies play area with swings, a climbing frame and a goal

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About South Penquite Farm

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, glampers and groups – yes. Dogs – no.


There’s no end to glorious footfall territory on Bodmin Moor so, if you dare face the wrath of the Beast, don your boots and strike out to the ancient standing stones of The Hurlers and The Cheesewring or the peaks of Rough Tor and Brown Willy (Cornwall’s highest points). Being on the Sustrans Route 3 between Bristol and Land’s End, the moorland tracks are very popular with cyclists and you can explore various trails on horseback from Hallagenna Farm (01208 851500). There are pony treks, which are ideal for kids (over 5), or hacking and trail rides for the more experienced. However, if the endless shades of green make you feel a little land-locked, you’re only a short drive from the town of Bodmin, and 25 minutes’ drive from the dramatic seascapes of Trebarwith and Boscastle, and the legendary, stupendously sited castle of King Arthur at Tintagel. Consider, also, a trip to Jamaica Inn, a few miles east, the eponymous inn of Daphne du Maurier’s novel and home to a great Smuggler’s Museum (which also has a room devoted to the writer). Jamaica Inn is also a good place from which to head out on hikes across the moor, and you can leave your car in the car park if you ask nicely. They even offer advice on circular walks you can do from the pub, one to the peak of Brown Willy, at 420m the highest point on the moor, and another an easy stroll to Dozmary Pool, a mysterious place where, according to Arthurian myth, Excalibur was returned to the watery depths.

Food & Drink

Sample some of the home produced mutton burgers and sausages from the farmhouse, or venture into the village shop (01208 851730) for local cheeses and, of course, Cornish pasties. Sausages, burgers and fabulously fresh seafood are available from the pop-up catering van that shows up at the farm every week. If you fancy something else there’s the Blisland Inn (01208 850739), which serves an extensive selection of cask ales alongside great bar snacks in the village of Blisland, about 15 minutes' walk away. The Old Inn, St Breward (01208 850711), is another cosy local serving decent home-cooked food, sourced locally, including a popular all-day carvery on Sundays; plus, if you don’t fancy hopping in the car you can walk here in 45 minutes or so. For a slightly more sophisticated menu but all the character of a 15th-century inn, it’s worth the 20-minute drive to the award-winning St Kew Inn (01208 841259); it’s pub grub, but a cut above most other offerings.
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Rated ★★★★★ over 64 reviews


Freedom and space.

We loved it here. A wonderful campsite with plenty of space to spread out. Highlights included being able to pitch where we wanted, the campfires allowed; having the Moor on our doorstep; the turkeys, chickens and ducks roaming around; the 2 play areas for the kids; hot, clean showers and food available on Friday & Saturday nights. We loved it. A highlight for our son was taking one of the farm dogs for a walk on the very pretty farm trail (2 hours). Our son wants us to book again for next year! Need I say more?
Aug 29, 2021 by rorky_eileen Verified Review

Great little hideaway

This was such a perfect stay. Such a great place to get away from it all and enjoy the nature but still have all the basic commodities. The facilities were great. The showers were clean and hot with a little changing area. The toilets were super clean with plugs to dry your hair. The fridge and freezer were also a great help. The farm was so beautiful and peaceful. The entire experience the farm provides has been thought out carefully to provide the best stay. Thank you, we will definitely be staying again.
Aug 27, 2021 by Ailis Beirne Verified Review

Back to Nature campsite - just perfect

An amazing back to nature campsite and with good basic facilities. Really great to go to a site where you can choose your pitch, build your own campfire and all surrounded by this wonderful nature. My children particularly loved the animals ( turkey, ducks and chicks) running around. I believe I have them hooked into camping now 😂. Also great spout not just to discover the moor but to reach the north coast (20-30 min) and south coast (40-50min). Recommended for serious campers or those just starting out

All what you need is here!

You can find everything what you need: peace & quiet. playground. farm animal. cleaned toilets & showers. fireplace. chillout room. own space. takeaway at place. Is nothing to complain, this camping is on my top ten list. kids love this place.
Aug 20, 2021 by Konrad Verified Review

A secret gem!

AmazIng campsite. Spacious, relaxed, fab facilities. A rare combo of an uncommercial campsite with amazing facilities. Best campsite we’ve been to. Shh… don’t tell anyone!
Aug 15, 2021 by Seirian Verified Review
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South Penquite Farm is located at Blisland, Bodmin, Cornwall PL30 4LH

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Getting There

Enter Cornwall on the A30 past Launceston and then take the first exit signposted to St Breward (several miles after Jamaica Inn). This takes you across the Temple Tor road bridge and onto the open moor. Follow this road without turning off (ignoring all turnings for either Blisland or St Breward) for approximately 3 miles and the South Penquite entrance lane will come up on your right. Half way down the lane bear right and choose between the bridge or the ford and then the farm entrance gate will be before you.

There is no public transport to our remote location. The nearest train station is Bodmin Parkway and the only option for the last 10 miles is a taxi.