Pattacott Farm

UK England South West England Cornwall Launceston

  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
  • Beaches
  • Walking
Simple Cornish camping on a working farm, within reach of Bude's beautiful beaches

Pattacott Farm is a campsite with all the delicious advantages you get when pitching next to a working farm, but none of the hard work associated with it. Tucked away within sprawling acres of Launceston land, Pattacott owners Sue and Kev let campers experience all the sounds (and, occasionally, smells) you'd expect from staying in their expansive farmland. This also means that you'll get to wake up and enjoy a home-reared sausage and bacon sandwich for breakfast, lamb burgers and chops for dinner, while also experiencing a different kind of holiday than is typically associated with the sun sea and surf of the South West.

Cornwall is well-known for its caravan sites and bed 'n' breakfasts, with visitors typically descending upon the county's coast for a traditional British beach holiday. However, the third-generation Pattacott Farm provides guests with a base in Cornish countryside that offers the best of both worlds. It's a simplistic set up where campers can enjoy an impromptu picnic by the nearby river or use its handy North Cornwall location to get out and see the sights. Unusually for a stripped-back and back-to-basics site such as this, Pattacott also features moderate glamping options for those not in the business of setting up their own tent. These include furnished bell tents, with their own camping cooker and grill, along with a charming vintage caravan dubbed "Agnus" with its own amenities including a kitchenette, shower, and chemical loo.

When Sue and Kev aren't busy tending their sheep, cows and horses, they'll often do a round of the site armed with a selection of Pattacott produce and locally sourced food in tow. You can usually get your hands on fresh eggs, meat, milk, and bread, along with logs for your campfire to rustle up a meal for fellow campers. The rural location means there's no pub round the corner but if you don't fancy cooking, a 10-minute drive gets you to the closest pub and 20 minutes gets you to seaside Bude, which is worth the drive for its wide range of eateries.

While Pattacott Farm may seemingly be out in the sticks, this close proximity to Bude and the popular beaches surrounding it make it an unexpectedly advantageous spot for those looking to explore North Cornwall. Crackington Haven is the closest beach and great for rockpooling with surf-friendly Widemouth Bay, not much further. Then there's the National Trust harbour of Boscastle, a lively commercial port in the 19th century that's now a scenic dock for local fishermen and a lovely place for a Cornish cream tea.



A recycled field shelter houses two small shower rooms, each with a hot shower, toilet and sink (be prepared to wait your turn during busier times for the site, such as bank holidays). Each of the bell tents has a gazebo that features a small cooking area with a camping stove, grill, fire bowl, and a washing-up space. The Agnus vintage caravan has its own hot shower and flushing toilet, along with a kitchenette that includes a gas hob, grill, and sink, along with an electric socket. There is also a grass pitch with electric hook up and chemical and grey water disposal points.

Suitable For

Families, couples, children, dogs (on leads), personal tents, campervans - yes. Dogs in glamping units - no.


Those looking to drop their bags and explore the local beaches will appreciate the close proximity to Widemouth Bay, which is just a 20-minute drive away and one of the most popular North Cornish beaches in the area with a tremendous sea view and rock pools to explore. Crackington Haven is a coastal village that's a 17-minute drive away, offering its own beach located within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The scenic seaside town of Bude is a 25-minute drive, which includes the semi-natural Bude Sea Pool that has offered relaxing, free bathing since the 1930s. Boscastle Harbour is a National Trust harbour that's a 25-minute drive away, with the unique Museum of Witchcraft and Magic (01840250111) located alongside it.

Food & Drink

The Jamaica Inn (01566 86250) is a 30-minute drive and is known as Cornwall's most famous smuggling inn, with a rich history dating back to 1750, and a menu of homemade food using locally sourced ingredients. The Weir Bistro (01288 362 234) in Bude is a 20-minute drive, with this very popular lakeside eatery providing food cooked from fresh ingredients by local suppliers. The nearest pub to the site is The Wilsey Down (01840 261205), a 10-minute drive and serving homemade pub food and a Sunday carvery.

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The Owner Says

Pattacott Farm is a 3rd generation Victorian working farm nestling deep in North Cornish Farm land just 15 mins drive from Crackington Haven and Widemouth Bay. We are only 20 minutes from Bude and the beautiful National Trust Harbour of Boscastle. We are also within easy reach of Port Isaac, Tintagel and Padstow. There is a footpath running through the farm that leads to our big field “Lower Hills “. You can have a picnic by the river down here or even wild camp in high season. On a clear night you can star gaze as you sit by your campfire.

We can provide delicious sausages and bacon from our home-reared Tamworth and saddle back pigs as well as lamb burgers and chops. Homemade bread, fresh free range eggs, big sacks of logs for your campfire and milk from a nearby farm are also available.

We are a working farm and have sheep, pigs, cows, poultry and horses and so you can expect to have the sounds and smells associated with a working farm from time to time. We also have dogs and cats. We are dog friendly but strictly on a lead at all times and not in the glamping units themselves. When we can, we like to give talks and tours of the farm and some of its history.


25 camping pitches, 11 bell tents, a vintage caravan, converted horse lorry, luxury tourer, tipi and an octagon tent!

Puddle Duck Shepherd Hut

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 2
Beautiful shepherd hut on Cornish working farm. Sleeps 2 with hot tub fluffy robes and towels, Egyptian cotton bedlinen, well equipped bespoke kitchen and a large luxury shower room.

Agnus Vintage Caravan

Vintage caravan Sleeps 3
Located in a private small meadow with stunning views across the surrounding countryside.

Funky Horse Lorry

Quirky Sleeps 4
Located in the glamping meadow with stunning views across the surrounding countryside.

Toby Tipi

Tipi Sleeps 2
Located in a private small meadow with stunning views across the surrounding countryside.

Grass Pitch (EHU)

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 5 Available
Includes 2 people and 1 car in the price. Max 6 people per pitch.

Grass Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 20 Available
Includes 2 people and 1 car in the price. Max 6 people per pitch.

Large Bell Tent

Bell tent Sleeps 5 10 Available
Located in a private small meadow with stunning views across the surrounding countryside.

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Contact Pattacott Farm, Pattacott Farm, Launceston, Cornwall PL15 8LY

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Getting There

If approaching from the east on the A30, soon after passing Launceston, take the slip road towards North Cornwall, Wadebridge and Camelford. After about six miles on this road, turn right on towards Canworthy Water. After seven-and-a-half miles, you reach a crossroads, turn right. After another two-and-a-half miles turn right again. Pattacott Farm will be on the left in half a mile. The rural location of this site means it is not easily accessible by public transport with the closest railway stations more than 20 miles away (at Liskeard) and no regular bus service nearby either.


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Rated ★★★★★ over 2 reviews


Great location, peaceful and welcoming.

Lovely spot that feels remote and peaceful but is also well connected for local beaches, Tintagel, Boscastle and Launceston. Lots of space for running around. We had a friendly and helpful welcome from Sue and Kevin who came round with a trailer full of logs for the firebowl, as well as excellent local produce (can recommend the sausages and bacon, plus eggs and milk as fresh as you can get them - and Sue's homemade bread, which we didn't try but looked amazing). As other reviews have mentioned, the site could possibly benefit from additional toilets and showers but I personally didn't have to queue for any of it while we were there, and the facilities are well looked after and kept very clean.
Aug 18, 2021 by Ruth Parham Verified Review

Fantastic campsite

Great location, beautiful view, lovely hosts, rustic charm, will go again!

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