Pleasant Streams Farm Camping

UK England South West England Cornwall St. Austell

  • Distance markers in shared facilities
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Children’s playground
  • Campfires allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking
Lakeside camping with streams, rope swings and farmyard animals in rural Cornwall

‘There’s very little to do here, no bells and whistles’, says Tony Hedges, proprietor of Pleasant Streams Farm Camping. Yet this is indeed a pleasant field in which to pitch a tent. Campfires are encouraged, and often the crackle-pop of wood on the fire is the only noise in the evenings here. There may be no clubhouse or kid’s club but, apart from that, we’d say Tony is underselling the place. There’s quite a lot to do here; both on site and off it.

There’s a lake in the centre of one of the two camping fields which not only attracts wildlife, but also beckons you to hop in the rowing boat for an afternoon afloat. There are streams to paddle in and ropes to swing on and there’s a summerhouse with books and games for rainy days. Then, of course, there are the animals: Matilda, Bluebell and Rosie the miniature goats, Rodney and Del Boy the pigs, and the chickens and ducks that lay fresh eggs for your breakfast. And that’s not even counting the field mice, owls, herons, pheasants and badgers.

Off site it’s a ten-minute stroll to the local pub in Sticker, four miles to the coast, five miles to St Austell and eight miles to The Eden Project. But that’s not the half of it. The campsite is at the gateway to the Roseland Peninsula, a lovely part of the south Cornish coast. Most people that come here explore by biking along the nearby Pentewan Valley Trail or hiring the campsite’s sea kayak and heading for the beautiful coast around Gorran Haven and Charlestown.

Back on site after a day’s exploring and it’s back to basics for most of us but listen up – what’s that? A faint tinkle of bells and a very quiet whistle? In 2020 Pleasant Streams Farm introduced three spacious, kitted-out bell tents. Sleeping four comfortably in proper beds with bedding, they each have an outdoor covered kitchen which has a camping stove, cool box and all the equipment you’ll need. Bell tents are in a quiet, tucked-away corner by a stream with a rope swing while campers with their own tents are spread freestyle between two meadows. Campers can choose between a flat spot in a sunny field or a lake-side pitch where you can watch dragonflies dance over the water. If this is doing very little, we like it rather a lot.

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There are six pitches with electric hook up, but otherwise it’s a pitch-where-you-like policy. There are four flushing loos, three composting toilets and four hot-water showers. There’s no sink for washing up – so don’t forget a washing-up bowl. There’s a rowing boat on the lake and a sea kayak for hire to explore all the hidden coves of the Cornish coast. The three bell tents are kitted out with beds and bedding for four. They each have an outdoor, covered kitchen with a camping gas stove, cool box, cooking kit, tableware and utensils. Campfires are allowed. There is a limited number of dug fire pits (first-come, first-served) or you can bring your own off-ground fire pit or barbecue. Logs are for sale for £5 a bag.

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, caravans, groups, glampers – yes. Dogs – no.


Explore the coast by kayak (on hire from the campsite for £25 per day), or freewheel along the Pentewan Valley Trail with Pentewan Valley Cycle Hire (01726 844242). The Lost Gardens of Heligan (01726 845100) is four miles away and The Eden Project (01726 811911) is about eight miles. The fishing village of Mevagissey and historic port of Charlestown are a short drive, both well worth a visit, with shops, cafes and restaurants to explore.

Food & Drink

You can buy fresh eggs on site (if the ladies are laying) but if you don’t fancy cooking yourself, it’s a five-minute walk to Griggs Farm Restaurant which is especially good for breakfasts. It’s a 15-minute stroll to the Hewas Inn (01726 73497), which serves a traditional pub menu and a selection of good ales from St Austell Ales. The Polgooth Inn (01726 74089) – a five-minute drive away – offers a more contemporary choice, and an impressive range of cask ales. There’s a small shop in the village for supplies but for a bigger range of shops, as well as the St Austell Brewery, head for the town of the same name, five miles away.



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The Owner Says

Get back to nature at Pleasant Streams Farm Camping. We offer peaceful and rustic camping in lovely rural surroundings with basic facilities and low prices.  At our small and friendly site you can experience ‘real camping’ with plenty of space, real campfires, pretty fields, shallow streams, small lakes with rowing boats and an abundance of wildlife. Our site is very relaxed; we don’t have set pitches so you can pitch your tent where you choose in our camping fields. We welcome families, groups and couples, anyone looking for a countryside retreat. Children especially love to explore our site, wading in the stream in wellies, rowing around the lake, looking for the farm animals or hunting for the hidden rope swings.  We have three luxury bell tents, Rose, The Lilly Pad, and Billy Blue, perfect for families looking for a glamping option.

We are tucked away in the countryside in mid Cornwall, a great base to explore the beautiful Cornish coast and attractions from. Our location is very quiet and peaceful, yet we are close to a village and town. The nearest beach is only a 10-minute drive and we’re at the gateway to the beautiful Roseland peninsular with more stunning beaches and pretty villages to explore.

There’s always animals to meet at our farm, on our site you can see wild geese, owls, hawks, buzzards, herons, jays, rabbits, foxes, badgers, field mice, trout in the stream. Or you can meet our friendly animals, our miniature goats Matilda, Bluebell and Rose, our pigs Rodney and Del Boy and our Chickens and Ducks. We sell the Duck and Chicken eggs for your breakfast as well as a selection of home grown plants.

Our ethos is simple and natural. Therefore we have no clubhouse or constant traffic noise and we are a real escape from everyday pressures. We offer simple shower and toilet facilities in a basic wooden hut and plenty of space to enjoy your holiday.  Unfortunately no pets are allowed. Campfires are permitted, in a limited amount of designated fire rings which are first come first served and sacks of logs are available for purchase.  Please note we do not have a designated washing up area but you are welcome to take water back to your tent, so we recommend you bring a washing up bowl.  Please note we do not have set pitches, so you book per tent/van size.  Please be honest with your tent size and any extras as difference will be charged for upon arrival.

Social Distancing Measures

Our site is already spacious, natural,  and 'pitch free' as we allow our guests to choose their own location upon arrival.  We have always had a lot of space between tents and vans but we will ask all guests to ensure they pitch at least 2 metres away from others when they choose their pitch.  We are also opening another field for guests to allow more space at busy times.  We will set up distance markers for toilet and shower queues and ask guests to queue outside and ensure they maintain social distancing whilst inside the toilet and shower blocks. We will be increasing the amount of daily deep cleans of the toilets and showers and providing cleaning products for guests if they wish to sanitise surfaces before or after they use them. 

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Space for 50 tent pitches across two camping fields, one with a small lake and one large, flat and sunny field without a lake. Three six-metre bell tents are available in the camping field without the lake.

Bell tent tucked away in rural Cornwall

Bell tent Sleeps 6
Billy Blue is a huge 6m luxury bell tent tucked away in a private corner of our wild and natural campsite, next to a trickling stream and a rope swing. Billy is fully fitted out for a family of 4 with real furniture and luxury bedding but can sleep 5 or 6 at a push if you bring your own extra beds/cots. Billy comes with an outdoor covered kitchen

Bell tent tucked away in rural Cornwall

Bell tent Sleeps 6
Rose is a huge 6m luxury bell tent tucked away in a private corner of our wild and natural campsite, next to a small pond. Rose is fully fitted out for a family of 4 with real furniture and luxury bedding but can sleep 5 or 6 at a push if you bring your own extra beds/cots. Rose comes with an outdoor covered kitchen

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Getting There

From the A390 between St Austell and Truro take the Hewas Water exit and turn right towards Lower Sticker. Go straight over a crossroads and it’s on the right.

A bus service runs from St Austell and stops at Sticker, 10–15 minutes’ walk from the site.


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