Wild(ish) Camping

UK England South West England Cornwall Bodmin Mena Farm

  • Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 5 children)
Our rear meadows are a world away from our main camping field, but just a short walk back to use the facilities. 11 acres of grass and wildflower meadows, gently sloping down to woodlands and ponds, with large flat areas perfect for tent pitching. No access for cars or vans.

The Owner Says

Enjoy seclusion, beautiful views and incredible sunsets over the valley and down towards the sea at St Austell. No wifi, hookups or facilities - just peace, tranquility, opportunity to spot wildlife, and star-gaze to your heart's content. Please note, there is no vehicular access to this area, but it is a short walk from the car park and shower facilities.

Our Coronavirus Booking Guarantee

Book with complete confidence at Mena Farm with the Cool Camping Coronavirus Booking Guarantee. We guarantee the following clear policy for your booking:

  • A low deposit of 30% to secure your booking
  • Balance due 30 days before your holiday
  • Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
  • Due to the flexibility provided we are unable to offer refunds
  • This guarantee supersedes any other policies

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About Mena Farm

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, caravans, dogs, groups – yes. Single-sex groups and larger parties – by prior arrangement only.

Nearby

Mena Farm Campsite isn't far from Bodmin Moor and there are plenty of fantastic walking trails directly from the campsite. The farm is also near the halfway point of the Saints Way (Padstow–Fowey), a well-signed (with Celtic cross markers) 27-mile route that takes you through Little Petherick, St Breock Downs and Lanivet before joining the Fowey River near Lostwithiel for a lovely waterside stretch. Rent bikes from the campsite to speed things along and try the Camel Trail (a spectacularly converted old railway route 3 miles from the campsite) or pedal around Cardinham Woods, 5 miles away and particularly excellent in spring. It's 3 miles to National Trust-owned Lanhydrock House (01208 265950), an imposing example of a Victorian country estate, rebuilt in the 1880s following a devastating fire. There are children’s activities, garden tours and open-air theatre in summer. It's 6 miles to the world famous Eden Project (01726 811911). The coast, meanwhile, both north and south, is around 20 minutes in the car (approx. 10 miles). Par beach is the closest in the south, while Wadebridge, at the start of the Camel Estuary, offers a gateway to the north coast.

Food & Drink

Walk or drive the 1½ miles into the village of Lanivet, home to an award-winning inn (01208 831212) as well as the excellent Welcome Stranger fish and chip restaurant (01208 831583). If you don't even want to stretch your legs that far, there is free daily fish and chip delivery to the site, plus weekly visits by local food vans and, of course, the fully-licensed shop has you well covered for alfresco drinks around the campfire. For a proper shopping trip, Bodmin boasts Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Lidl supermarkets, as well as petrol stations, further eateries and a hospital. It also has one of the best tourist information centres in the county.

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Rated ★★★★★ over 30 reviews

★★★★★

Great family location

We had a great time in the summer here, superb location and lots to do in the area. Campsite had a continental feeling and very relaxed, all COVID precautions were well done and it all just worked the way it was meant to. Coffee van was great and the bacon butties followed by Pizza on a Saturday was perfect. Thanks for a lovely summer holiday and we will be back.
Nov 6, 2020 by Simontessa
★★★★★

Lovely campsite, clean and expertly run

Very friendly people. Great bell tents - comfortable beds and well stocked. Fish and chips delivered to our tent for dinner was a real treat.
Sep 20, 2020 by Jenny Lewis Verified Review

Response from Mena Farm

Hi Jenny - thank you very much for your kind review. It's always a pleasure to hear that our guests enjoy their stay at our little site. Hope to see you another time. With kindest regards, Ali & Neil
★★★★★

First Time glamping - better than we expected

It’s been an amazing experience at Mena Farm for the whole family! We loved the bell tent, it had all we needed, was really cozy, clean and comfortable, bed was really comfy and the duvets kept us warm all night. Camping facilities are very well maintained and thoroughly clean, which is great thing nowadays. Staff is very kind and thoughtful. We definitely recommend Mena Farm.

Response from Mena Farm

Hi Sandra - thank you very much for taking the time to write us such a lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you all and the bunnies that live under your tent loved the new doorway to their burrow! We would love to see you again in the future. With kindest regards, Ali & Neil
★★★★★

Exceptionally well run, clean and welcoming.

Stayed for 10 days in August 2020. Bit of a nightmare when our tent was damaged by Storm Francis, but Ali and Neil managed to squeeze our family of 5 into one of their glamping two-person tents for a night, cleaning it out at very short notice,which gave us enough time to sort out a new tent on insurance and carry on with our holiday. I was worried about sharing bathrooms and toilets with others given the Covid situation but needn’t have been. There are probably NHS surgical theatres that get cleaned less often than the shower block at Mena! Always spotless and a well enforced one-way system. Various vans serving coffee, pastries and bacon rolls on different days helped with breakfast, and there is plenty of space for kids to run around in the field. The little fishing lake at the bottom is also lovely. We stayed in the wild camping field and so can’t comment on the main campsite up top, but the pitches all looked dead flat to me on that part. Only one minor niggle, which is that you can hear the A30 from the site so if you’re looking for absolute night time silence then it’s not for you. Nothing that will wake you up, but know that it’s there if that’s not your thing. Otherwise, highly recommended for families.

Response from Mena Farm

Hi Rachel - thank you very much for taking the time to write us such a lovely review. We were happy to be able to help out during Storm Francis, as we'd have hated for you guys to have had to cut your holidays short. Unfortunately, the northerly wind also brought some of the traffic noise with it - an unfortunate downside to being so convenient for the A30. Thank you also for mentioning our Covid precautions - we take the safety of our guests very seriously, so it's good to hear that this is appreciated. With kindest regards, Ali & Neil
★★★★★

4 night glamping stay

Very happy with our stay at Mena farm. Alison and Neil were very welcoming and helpful and the facilities are clean and well maintained. The campsite is well situated to visit the majority of cornwall within a 45 minute car journey. Myself and my children enjoyed our glamping experience, even in the wind and rain. I would definitely recommend staying here.
Aug 30, 2020 by Karl Turner Verified Review

Response from Mena Farm

Hi Karl - thank you very much for your generous review. I'm sorry the weather wasn't the best during your stay, but it was great to see that it didn't dampen your spirits. Hope to see you again another time. With kindest regards, Ali & Neil
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Location

Mena Farm is located at Mena Farm, Lanivet, Bodmin, Cornwall PL30 5HW

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Getting There

Leave the A30 at the Innis Downs junction and take the turning signposted for Lanivet. Before you reach the village, you'll see the brown tourist signs for Mena Farm, simply follow these and they'll bring you directly to the site.

Newquay Airport is 20 miles away and Bodmin Parkway (connected to Paddington) is 6 miles away. Car hire is available at both. Buses to St Austell and Bodmin run through the local village of Lanivet (1½ miles from the campsite).