Poppy the Bell Tent
- Sleeps 4 (max 2 adults, 2 children)
- Cooking facilities
- Beds Provided
- Bed Linen Provided
- Private Bathroom
- Sleep on a king-sized, memory foam mattress, or on one of the two single futons
- Eat and cook outdoors at your private picnic table, and enjoy the warmth and comfort of your own firepit
- Set in 15 acres of rolling Cornish countryside and with fabulous panoramic views of the surrounding hills
The Owner Says
Features & Facilities
2 shower blocks, plus a separate disabled/family shower room. Laundry and washing up facilities. Fully-licensed shop. Free WiFi around reception and 4G reception across the site. Games barn with TV lounge, pool table, air hockey, table football, ping pong, books and games. Play area with swings, slide and fort. Bike hire, nature trails and guided tours of the farm – kids can help feed the animals and collecting eggs – plus 12 acres of additional farm land to explore, with chickens, pigs, streams, woodland and the lake (informal fishing £5 per day all year; license required). Accommodation also available in the Old Farmhouse (sleeps 6) and the Garden Room (chalet; sleeps 2).
Mena Farm Campsite isn't far from Bodmin Moor and there are plenty of fantastic walking trails directly from the campsite. The farm is also near the halfway point of the Saints Way (Padstow–Fowey), a well-signed (with Celtic cross markers) 27-mile route that takes you through Little Petherick, St Breock Downs and Lanivet before joining the Fowey River near Lostwithiel for a lovely waterside stretch. Rent bikes from the campsite to speed things along and try the Camel Trail (a spectacularly converted old railway route 3 miles from the campsite) or pedal around Cardinham Woods, 5 miles away and particularly excellent in spring. It's 3 miles to National Trust-owned Lanhydrock House (01208 265950), an imposing example of a Victorian country estate, rebuilt in the 1880s following a devastating fire. There are children’s activities, garden tours and open-air theatre in summer. It's 6 miles to the world famous Eden Project (01726 811911). The coast, meanwhile, both north and south, is around 20 minutes in the car (approx. 10 miles). Par beach is the closest in the south, while Wadebridge, at the start of the Camel Estuary, offers a gateway to the north coast.
Food & Drink
Walk or drive the 1½ miles into the village of Lanivet, home to an award-winning inn (01208 831212) as well as the excellent Welcome Stranger fish and chip restaurant (01208 831583). If you don't even want to stretch your legs that far, there is free daily fish and chip delivery to the site, plus weekly visits by local food vans and, of course, the fully-licensed shop has you well covered for alfresco drinks around the campfire. For a proper shopping trip, Bodmin boasts Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Lidl supermarkets, as well as petrol stations, further eateries and a hospital. It also has one of the best tourist information centres in the county.
Newquay Airport is 20 miles away and Bodmin Parkway (connected to Paddington) is 6 miles away. Car hire is available at both. Buses to St Austell and Bodmin run through the local village of Lanivet (1½ miles from the campsite).