Large caravan/motorhome pitch

UK England South West England Cornwall St. Austell Pleasant Streams Farm Camping

  • Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 5 children)
Includes up to 2 people and 1 car.

The Owner Says

At our small and friendly site you can experience ‘real camping’ with plenty of space, real campfires, pretty fields, shallow streams, small lakes with rowing boats and an abundance of wildlife. Our site is very relaxed; we don’t have set pitches so you can pitch your tent where you choose in our camping fields. We welcome families, groups and couples, anyone looking for a countryside retreat. Children especially love to explore our site, wading in the stream in wellies, rowing around the lake, looking for the farm animals or hunting for the hidden rope swings.

There’s always animals to meet at our farm, on our site you can see wild geese, owls, hawks, buzzards, herons, jays, rabbits, foxes, badgers, field mice, trout in the stream. Or you can meet our friendly animals, our miniature goats Matilda, Bluebell and Rose, our pigs Rodney and Del Boy and our Chickens and Ducks. We sell the Duck and Chicken eggs for your breakfast as well as a selection of home grown plants.

Our ethos is simple and natural. Therefore we have no clubhouse or constant traffic noise and we are a real escape from everyday pressures. We offer simple shower and toilet facilities and plenty of space to enjoy your holiday. Children are very welcome but due to the local wildlife, unfortunately no pets are allowed. Campfires are permitted, in designated fire rings and sacks of logs are available for purchase.

We are in a little hamlet near to the village of Sticker, which is a 10-minute walk away. Sticker has a picturesque country pub, the Hewas Inn, a shop and a children’s play park. Grigg’s farm restaurant is a short 5 minute stroll from the campsite, they do a great cooked breakfast if you forgot your baked beans. The nearest town is St Austell, only 2 miles away, where all major supplies can be obtained, i.e. petrol, supermarket goods etc. We are near to both the Eden project & The Lost Gardens of Heligan, a must for plant and garden enthusiasts.

We are only 3 miles from stunning coastline, beautiful sandy beaches, rugged cliffs and out-of-the-way coves, making us an ideal base for walking, exploring and cycling (Pentewan has an excellent bike trail running alongside a river). We’re located at the gateway to the beautiful Roseland Peninsular, a stunning and less discovered area of Cornwall, full of pretty villages, quiet and rugged beaches and dramatic coastal paths. The elegant cathedral city of Truro is 11 miles away. Mevagissey and Charlestown are historic ports about 4 miles away, and well worth visiting. Fishing and boat trips are available. The north coast is a surfing Mecca with its large beaches and is only a 30-minute drive away.

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  • A low deposit of 30% to secure your booking
  • Balance not due until 30 days before your holiday, in case of late changes to Coronavirus guidance
  • Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
  • In the event of a lack of 2021 availability, switch your dates to 2022
  • Due to low deposit and late balance payment, no refunds are offered

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About Pleasant Streams Farm Camping

Suitable For

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


Explore the coast by kayak (on hire from the campsite for £25 per day), or freewheel along the Pentewan Valley Trail with Pentewan Valley Cycle Hire (01726 844242). The Lost Gardens of Heligan (01726 845100) is four miles away and The Eden Project (01726 811911) is about eight miles. The fishing village of Mevagissey and historic port of Charlestown are a short drive, both well worth a visit, with shops, cafes and restaurants to explore.

Food & Drink

You can buy fresh eggs on site (if the ladies are laying) but if you don’t fancy cooking yourself, it’s a five-minute walk to Griggs Farm Restaurant which is especially good for breakfasts. It’s a 15-minute stroll to the Hewas Inn (01726 73497), which serves a traditional pub menu and a selection of good ales from St Austell Ales. The Polgooth Inn (01726 74089) – a five-minute drive away – offers a more contemporary choice, and an impressive range of cask ales. There’s a small shop in the village for supplies but for a bigger range of shops, as well as the St Austell Brewery, head for the town of the same name, five miles away.

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Rated ★★★★★ over 76 reviews


Beautiful setting but one set back

I will start with beautiful setting - we came with two small kids and lake with rowing boat was amazing for them. A lot of space but one major setback. We used the space opposite the lake as spaces around the lake were taken. When we came back from the beach on second day we had new ,,campers'' opposite us with huge black gazebo blocking our view of the lake. I understand there are new type of camping people but I find it a bit selfish. All we could see was the huge double black gazebo in front of us. Toilets and shower very basic but good enough. Only issue was standing water in the shower tray.

Beautiful peaceful site

We had a lovely 5 night stay here. We loved the lake with the rowing boat and the array of wildlife around the site - Canada geese, moor hens, friendly ducks and ducklings, plus a rooster to wake you in the morning! It was all very basic and loos and showers felt like they needed a bit of love but we had a great visit.
Jul 31, 2021 by Beth Ash Verified Review

very relaxing place

the owner tony is a lovely man, his camping site is very calm and peaceful, lots of space to play games with the kids and they enjoyed looking at the chickens.We had our own tent but when looking around the site we came across the bell tents which looked magical in their own private setting.I would loved to haved stayed in one of them.Showers are very clean with good hot water.I would highly recommend pleasant streams.

Beautiful setting, basic facilities

We had a really lovely five night stay at the farm. The setting is so beautiful, camping in a spot of our choice (no set pitches) at the side of a large wildlife pond with water lilies and Canada geese. A small rowboat and life jackets allowed children and adults to row on the water. Lots of trees and wildlife, calm and peaceful with starlit nights and fires welcomed. The only drawback was the toilet and shower block - we are quite happy with basic facilities, but there were just not enough of them, especially when a bit busier at the weekend, only two women’s toilets and one shower in the large field for non-electric, non-glamping camping. We were told we could also use the two unisex compost toilets and two showers in the glamping field, but even then, not nearly enough capacity. Maybe now that lockdowns and restrictions are hopefully over, Tony will be able to update the facilities, because otherwise Pleasant Streams is a really beautiful site, and we hope to visit again.

Campsite has potential but toilets/showers need cleaning

The campsite is pretty and has potential but the toilet/shower block let it down. Couldn’t make up my mind whether the toilets/showers were basic or dirty and decided both. Basic was acceptable as we wanted simple camping but we weren’t comfortable with dirty. The toilet rolls were damp (some had mould spots) and there were endless toilet roll inserts left lying around showing the facilities weren’t cleaned regularly. In addition, the floors were constantly dirty. The shower also wasn’t clean and felt the need to wear shoes whilst showering. Upon entrance to the campsite the rubbish was piling up, bins over flowing and this is before peak season. We left after two days and moved to a cleaner campsite - pity as this campsite could be fab!
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Pleasant Streams Farm Camping is located at Pleasant Stream Barn, Lower Sticker, St Austell, Cornwall PL26 7JL

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Getting There

From the A390 between St Austell and Truro take the Hewas Water exit and turn right towards Lower Sticker. Go straight over a crossroads and it’s on the right.

A bus service runs from St Austell and stops at Sticker, 10–15 minutes’ walk from the site.