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The Meadows Campsite

Pentewan Road, St Austell PL26 6DL England
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Small and friendly campsite situate in the Pentewan Valley, Cornwall, uk. We cater for caravans, campervans, motor homes (limited pitches) and tents of all shapes and sizes. We are a natural meadow site, and dog friendly with a stream running along side.Our shower block is top notch!

For "proper campers" (i.E none electric) we have seclude pitches in our wildflower meadow.

You can walk to Pentewan Sands, Heligan Gardens, Mevagissey and St Austell from the site along the Pentewan Valley Trail. This trail is a cycle trail linking to National Route 3, and for walkers links up to the SWCP. We are also ideally located for visiting the Eden Project and walking the South West Coastal Path.If you want to camp with us but more hassle free we have two vintage caravans "Lottie" and "Mabel"available to rent and kitted out oh so stylishly.

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Charlotte G wrote a review 1 Oct
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Had a brilliant stay at The Meadows. Michael and Donna were really welcoming and we enjoyed having a few drinks at the bar on site. Couldn’t ask for more location wise - we loved the forest walk to Pentewan beach and the coastal path route to Mevagissey. We’ll definitely stay again!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Becci D wrote a review Sep 2021
Dunstable, United Kingdom8 contributions
We stayed at the campsite for 7 nights and it was absolutely perfect. We had an issue before we left and needed to change the type of pitch at last minute and they were very helpful and accommodating. Our pitch was big and spacious. The toilet/shower block was always clean. They looked very modern and the showers were really nice, powerful and hot. Great location, Tesco’s/Asda up the road if needed and Pentewan Beach is about 20 min walk away. Would definitely come back! Thank you so much for a lovely stay 😊
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Tracy S wrote a review Sep 2021
Leicester, England, United Kingdom41 contributions16 helpful votes
Stayed here for 2 weeks from 4th September 2021 camping . Such a fabulous site, wasn’t sure what to expect as the map doesn’t really give you much of an idea 😀. Lovely spacious pitches , although some are very compacted due to the whole country descending on Cornwall this summer. This did cause us a small problem with a water feature we hadn’t banked on after a night of heavy rain, but the owners couldn’t do enough to help us and even offered us to move pitches, although the thought of moving a set up tent filled me with dread ! Plus we were staying on the pitch next to my parents so decided not to move. No further issues. It’s a very dark site, which is fabulous for stars and you can hire a fire pit to sit round and do some shooting star watching, they even clean it out for you ! The toilets and showers are really clean , and the showers really hot and powerful, although I found it very difficult to get dry after a shower as everywhere was wet, maybe either a duck board or a shower curtain would help. They use a tag system on a board outside for the toilet/showers which saves you walking in to find all in use , you could just see from the board outside, it worked well except for the odd people who couldn’t be bothered to use it. There is also a one way system in place which was great The alfresco bar in the centre of the campsite was really lovely, it was a great way to chat to people and enjoy a drink in the evening. It closes before 10pm and was totally silent most nights by 10.15. Drinks were really reasonable and I enjoyed some lovely cocktails. The site is really well placed for visiting just about anywhere in Cornwall, we had some fabulous days out, st Michaels mount, port Issac and padstow to name just a few, Rick steins fish and chips are amazing! There is a lovely walk to pentewan through the woods or along the river, the ship inn serves lovely food, and there is a slightly tougher walk to Lobbs farm shop, which trust me is a must if you stay here, I walked it once then drove after but I’m unfit 🤪 The owners of this site are really lovely and are always looking for ways to improve things, I love the simplicity of the site I just hope it doesn’t lose its charm but wish them every success and hope to return in the future.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
welshypie wrote a review Sep 2021
10 contributions4 helpful votes
Sixth year visiting here and it never disappoints. From Donna's warm and friendly welcome to Michael serving a good pint in the evening. The site has lovely clean showers (the hottest I've ever had). Tag system for the toilet block works really well. Close to loads of lovely beaches but I'm keeping my favourite a secret so it stays quiet. Excellent bar area for a pint in the evening. I even got to watch England play football on the large TV which was special as I'm an English girl living in Wales. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Tent pitches are a good size and have electricity supply. So good we will see you again next year for year seven.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Atlanticcoastsurf wrote a review Aug 2021
Newquay, United Kingdom16 contributions5 helpful votes
Had a lovely chilled week in the peak Cornwall season. Great size pitches. Lovely modern clean facilities and very helpful hosts. Lovely area for walks and bike trails. Both Mevagissey and Pentewan are accessible through wooded walks. Would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Meadows Campsite
Which popular attractions are close to The Meadows Campsite?
Nearby attractions include Cornwall Football Golf (6.3 km), Mevagissey to Fowey Ferry (3.6 km), and Mevagissey Museum (3.4 km).
What are some restaurants close to The Meadows Campsite?
Conveniently located restaurants include Edie's Kitchen, Teacup Tearoom, and Little Bay Cafe.
Are there any historical sites close to The Meadows Campsite?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mevagissey to Fowey Ferry (3.6 km) and The Lost Gardens of Heligan (1.8 km).
Is The Meadows Campsite accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.