An ideal base for exploring

May 20, 2014 12:01 pm Published by Comments Off on An ideal base for exploring

IMG_7102We appreciate that campers put a lot of effort in to finding a campsite for their Cornwall holiday.  The campsite has  to tick the majority of their boxes.

If we are lucky enough to tick those boxes then we expect one may be that we are a great central south coast base for getting out to see lots of those special places.

This year The Meadows team became NT “Love the Outdoors” members.  There are lots of NT attractions in Cornwall, and many off the beaten track places including beaches and hidden coves well worth any scramble down, or good walk to them.

These are some of the fabulous NT places easily accessible whilst holidaying at The Meadows Campsite

“Open Country”

1. Lantic Bay and Lansallos – this is a long stretch of unspoilt coast between the lovely Fowey, and the just as lovely Polperro.  Steep coves, rocky shores, and beaches to explore.  Dog friendly.

“Open Country”


A Roseland Cove

2. St Anthony’s Head and the Roseland – this is an absolutely fabulous part of Cornwall. This is the headland at the eastern entrance to Falmouth Harbour. Remote coastline dotted with gorgeous beaches. The walk around the head itself from St Mawes is highly recommended. A special place for lunch is The Hidden Hut Cafe on Porthcurnick Beach.  There is also a summer ice cream van at Carne Beach.

Dogs are welcome on the Roseland beaches and Camp Dog Harvey’s favourite is Towan Beach where you may see seals bathing.  His favourite pub on The Roseland at Philleigh which has a brewery next door.

3. Lanhydrock

This is described as “the ultimate victorian country house brimming with modern comforts”. There are lots of cycling and walking trails in and around the estate grounds.  The estate gardens are also stunning and well worth a walk around for all garden lovers out there. The cafe there also serves a mean Cornish Cream Tea.

The estate grounds and stable courtyard cafe are dog friendly.

“Open Country”

4. Respryn – this is the lower part of the Lanhydrock Estate with its own car park.  Don’t miss The Old Carriage Drive Walk to Bodmin Park Railway Station which houses a cafe for coffee.  Also don’t miss the easy access riverside path – keep eyes peeled for otters and kingfishers.  Pooches very welcome, and good bathing spots along the way

“Open Country”

Crantock Beach 2

Crantock Beach

5. Crantock, Polly Joke & Holyswell Beaches – these beaches are absolutely fabulous and some of the best beaches in Cornwall.  There are great walks, including a circular one on the SWCP taking in all 3 beaches, and returning via Crantock Common, which is CD’s favourite and he also finds time for a skinny dip along the way. Great choice for your pooch – he/she will love it.

Meadows News

I am the farmer’s daughter after all

Our little old, but lovely tractor has arrived.  It has been working already, and is a good runner.  Here it is fitted with its box ready for bringing up logs from the wood for splitting as our piles have already been dented.

The secluded meadow pitches are already proving popular with our “proper campers”.  The new park and pitch scheme is working very well enabling the meadow field to be a car free zone. We have in flower ragged robin, pink campion and yellow flag irises, and lots of butterflies.


Mabel Caravan

Mabel Caravan is at long last in situ and looking gorgeous. Mabel is sited next to the stream and at the moment there is a carpet of bluebells behind her on the bank.  Mabel’s first guests arrive at the end of the week for a birthday celebration and they will have lots of fun with her.

News from Camp Dog Harvey

Life here is pretty good at the moment. Spring sun, deck watch and sharing a tub of Roskillys ice cream with Camp Daddy every now and then.  It does not get much better than that.

I am enjoying meeting all of our four legged guests and we have had some very keen walkers staying who have enjoyed some of my favourite walks and beaches.

The first month of being back on duty has flown by and I look forward to seeing many more of you during the season.

CD Harvey x

Join our happy campers


“Just for Adults” continues to be an extremely popular choice, especially dog friendly too. Please do check our availability calendar as there are only a few spaces left for most of the summer weeks on our bookable pitches.  For our casual pitches we are always worth a call for a last minute short get away.  For those arriving under their own steam, we will always find you a spot to set up camp.