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Pentewan Road, St Austell PL26 6DL England
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#4 of 35 Specialty lodging in St Austell
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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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Paid wifi
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Table tennis
Adults only
BBQ facilities
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Clothes dryer
Board games / puzzles
Convenience store
Outdoor fireplace
Picnic area
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
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cuz62 wrote a review 3 Jul
Coleford, United Kingdom281 contributions11 helpful votes
second stay at this site, mike and donna keep the site very clean and tidy, the weather was not on our side this time but we still enjoyed our stay, its right on the cycle trail if you like cycling also only a few minutes walk to the bus stop, the bar area is nice shame its not open more nights, not to much of a problem though you can walk to pentewan village in about 25 minutes through a nice woodland walk beside the river, the only improvement i would like to see would be a drive over waste water point for motorhomes, we will be back for more visits. paul & dawn
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Tuxxi1122 wrote a review Jun 2022
Baildon, United Kingdom6 contributions12 helpful votes
Fabulous little site with everything you need. The site owners are very hands on extremely hard working with friendless booming out of there natural personality’s What a little gem. Thanks guys for a great relaxing holiday much needed. See you again Brian Tuxford Happy customer 😁
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded 1 week ago
Many thanks for taking the time and giving us this great review, it was very nice to meet you and chat. hope to meet again Mike & Donna
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sandridge53 wrote a review Jun 2022
Bath, United Kingdom6 contributions4 helpful votes
Have just returned from our 2nd stay on this site and it is just as good if not better .Mike and Donna are perfect hosts , nothing is too much trouble. The showers and toilets are immaculate and remained that way throughout our stay. There is a small shop in reception for essentials , a freezer for guests use as well as phone charging points for those that may need them. Oh and forgot to say a hairdryer in the shower block that really does the job not one of those feeble things that wouldn't dry a feather. The Beach Bar is a great place to enjoy a drink and chat with fellow campers and there is also a secure dog walk for your best friends. The site is in easy reach of the cycle path and costal walks. Heligan Gardens , Pentewan and Mevagissy are within walking/cycling distance. For those that wish to go further afield the bus stop is just up the road. We certainly will return . Thank you Donna and Mike for a very enjoyable camping trip.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Meadows Campsite, Owner at The Meadows Campsite
Responded 3 weeks ago
Many thanks for your great review. was an absolute pleasure having you both visiting the meadows again. hope soon to have some more improvements to come. look forward to seeing you both again soon. regards Mike & Donna
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KKS.smith wrote a review Jun 2022
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Nice adult only campsite. Facilities were very good and clean. We stayed in a tent and the only downside is that we could not have our car near us to get belongings in and out, which would of helped massively. There is wheelbarrows to use, but we still would of preferred to be nearer to the car especially as the weather was terrible. Overall, nice campsite but only thing would like to see is car next to pitch.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Meadows Campsite, Owner at The Meadows Campsite
Responded 3 weeks ago
Many thanks for you review. The wild meadow in which you stayed is just that. if we made a road and allowed parking in this area it would loose the beauty and charm that it currently has. this area is popular for those who wish to experience being in a natural surrounding with a bountiful of wildlife. we hope to see you on your next visit to Cornwall and you can have the option again of the other camping pitches which have a road alongside for ease of unpacking and packing up. but we will remain as "park and pitch" due to safety and keeping the pitches as pleasant as possible for our guests. kind regards The Meadows Campsite
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Jill B wrote a review May 2022
Portsmouth, United Kingdom14 contributions12 helpful votes
Stayed for a week after a week in Devon. Was greeted by the lovely Donna, who kindly let us relocate to a corner pitch no 6 instead of no 19, which was nearer the road. The overall campsite was great with and so pretty with well matured trees and shrubs and lots of space between pitches to chill. The facilities were good (I would have liked a hair dryer and shelving but managed without) and the services. The location was okay too. We did the trail to beach, where two deers ran out from nowhere into the forest and got buses into Mevagissey and Fowey. Weather could have been better but it didn't stop us using the site bar ! Thanks Donna and Mike. Fingers cross we will return soon.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 1 Jun 2022
Many thanks for the review, and glad you both enjoyed your stay here. just a note that the hair dryer is by the mirror next to the laundry area. regards Mike
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michael w wrote a review May 2022
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom144 contributions44 helpful votes
Stayed this week very nice site adult's only well laid out. Toilet block very nice and clean. The site is along a road but at night very little notice, there is a bar but could be open more often, the TV reception is very poor but just ran I player via laptop with WiFi as very fast and 02 mobile is poor
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Many thanks for taking the time to make this review, hope to see you again soon. regards Mike
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Gary M wrote a review May 2022
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Just had 4 days stay.the owners were excellent hosts,and very clean and well presented sited.will definitely return in the summer months when alfresco bar and restaurant are fully open,very well laid out with good size pitches.thanks very much for a wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for making this review, looking forward to seeing you again, and cocktails will be waiting for you . regards Mike
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Charlotte G wrote a review Oct 2021
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: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Meadows Campsite, Owner at The Meadows Campsite
Responded 29 Apr 2022
thank you so much for the kind review, its nice to know we're doing things ok
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Becci D wrote a review Sep 2021
Dunstable, United Kingdom14 contributions1 helpful vote
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: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 29 Apr 2022
thanks for taking the time to write this great review, we really appreciate it.
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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: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Meadows Campsite, Owner at The Meadows Campsite
Responded 29 Apr 2022
WOW thanks for taking the time writing this great review, I know exactly who you are and the rain wasn't on our side that week. we worked throughout the winter putting in more drainage across the site which seems to be working fine and the walkway through the meadows has also been done. we are keeping the tag system this season just to be on the side of caution. all pitches have also been areated to help with sudden showers. we hope once again many thanks.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Meadows Campsite
Which popular attractions are close to The Meadows Campsite?
Nearby attractions include Cornwall FootballGolf Park (6.3 km), Mevagissey to Fowey Ferry (3.6 km), and Mevagissey Museum (3.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Meadows Campsite?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include paid wifi, facilities for disabled guests, and barbeque facilities.
What food & drink options are available at The Meadows Campsite?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Meadows Campsite?
Conveniently located restaurants include Edie's Kitchen, Teacup Tearoom, and Little Bay Cafe.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Meadows Campsite?
Yes, a clothes dryer and a washing machine are offered to guests.
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 and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.