Things are livening up in the Pentewan Valley

July 18, 2013 9:43 am Published by Comments Off on Things are livening up in the Pentewan Valley

A secluded and sunny pitch

Well summer has now been well and truly upon us for some weeks now.  I am beginning to think there may be something in my very old school friends calling me “Mrs Jam”.  We could not have wished for better weather for our first season, and it seems very well set in.  We have noticed lots of umbrellas on site, but this time it just for shade.  The dogs on site are loving the stream, and their owners are loving the pitches with some lovely shade from the trees next to the stream.

Maisy the tipee tent

Lots of campers have booked to stay with us this summer, and apologies to all those we have not been able to accommodate.  Being a fairly small site, our numbers are limited.  Please do try us may be for an Indian summer break later in the season when things are quieter. If you are a “pc” – proper camper, then it is always worth giving us a call if you want a short camping stay in the summer holidays.  If you are “on tour” and just want hook up for an odd night, again do try but for anything longer

Regular Events for the Summer 

Blue Vintagr

Blue Vintage

1. Here at The Meadows Campsite close to Mevagissey, and Pentewan, we are very lucky to have are regular visitor booked in for the season, cooking up a treat.  Blue Vintage run by the lovely Gill will be visiting us here at The Meadows, every Thursday tea time (5pm ish).  Gill has a gorgeous blue vintage van, out of which she cooks up fresh pancakes with sweet and savoury fillings. Other snacks and cool drinks will also be served.  Gill will park up next to the deck so guests can enjoy the delights on the deck.

Thursday will be Gill’s regular day, but Gill and her van will also pop in over the weekend also, around the time campers are returning from the beach.

Go ducks go,

2. Duck Race – The Friday night duck race in the Pentewan Valley has already started.  The race is a charity even organised and run by the Lions Club of St Austell.  On a Monday tea time the club visit The Meadows, selling “Ducks” for a £1.  The Duck Race is every Friday, and the starting point is the stone bridge on the White River at Kings Wood. The first week around 600 ducks were released in to the water. Camp Dog Harvey and I went to watch to see our ducks race.  Camp Dog Harvey wanted to get in the water and help his duck along a little, but I had to explain that would be breaking the race rules!!  All very good fun I have to say, and very well supported.  Thank you to the Lions Club as I am sure the race takes a lot of organising.

3. Heligan Gardens – News and Events. You can rely on Heligan to make a real effort for the season to put lots of events on.  There is to be quite a few outdoor theatre events this season, which I am sure will be very popular indeed.  Have a look at Heligan’s News & Events and see if there is anything to take your fancy.




John finding out about the catch of the day for the BBQ

4. Fishing with a Celebrity Fisherman as seen on TV – Chris from Aquila has been to see us and we are sure many guests will be going out on trips this summer. Unfortunately, we cannot try this one out ourselves first, so we intend sending out very keen fishermen from New Zealand who are staying with us next week.  The Meadows Team hope that our guests have super catches, much more than they can eat themselves, and they might be looking to offload some of their catch!!

Other Meadows News


Henry the very round hedgehog doing his rounds

Henry the Hedgehog – I mentioned our visiting hedgehog in my last blog.  Henry continues to visit our campers, and we now have a picture of him. Henry has been seen dragging bags out of porches to  devour “take away” style.

Secluded Meadows Pitches – Our “proper campers” cannot get enough of these.  As the heatwave is set to continue, John will be out later creating some more.  As one camper moves off one, the next camper is straight on in there.


Lottie caravan enjoying her guests

Lottie & Maisy – both had guests at the weekend and lots of fun was had by all.  There is still availability for our “late additions” and please call, or email should you wish to enquire about availability or to book.

News from Camp Dogimage

Not much – I am sorry to say that this weather has beat me.  I have taken myself out of the office as this does not have air con ;.  My new spot is behind the bench next to “my girls”.  With a birthday suit like mine, it is too warm to do anything other than lie in the shade with a flannel on my head to keep cool.


Availability at The Meadows Dog Friendly Campsite, Pentewan, Cornwall – Camping and Caravanning

Except for odd nights here and there, our electric pitches are now booked out until the end of August.  Our camping area is also filling up, though we do still have a little room in August. Maisey and Lottie both have availability still. Lots of IMG_6785bookings are already coming in for those people who holiday later in the season, and now is the time to book for September and October.  You can book by contacting us here, or by telephone Lynn, or John on 01726 844383. We are of course very close to both Heligan Gardens, and the Eden Project which are both fantastic to visit all year round.