Bell tent tucked away in rural Cornwall

UK England South West England Cornwall St. Austell Pleasant Streams Farm Camping

  • Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 5 children)
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
Large, 6-metre bell tent tucked away in a private corner of a campsite in rural Cornwall
  • Kitted-out with real furniture and a proper bed with luxury bedding
  • Located next to a trickling stream and rope swing
  • Outdoor kitchen, covered with a tarpaulin in case the weather turns

The Owner Says

If you want the experience of real camping - sleeping under canvas, cooking outside under the trees, star gazing around a campfire, and waking up surrounded by nature - but with the luxury of a real proper bed and without having to lug everything with you, then our boutique bell tents are for you.  Our 3 private and luxury bell tents, Billy Blue, The Lilly Pad, and Rose, have their own large private pitches, tucked away in quite corners of our wild and natural campsite in the Cornish countryside.  Billy comes fully equipped for a family of 4, with its own a campfire area and cooking facilities. Billy is located on a large, flat, and sunny private pitch, surrounded by trees and next to a shallow stream with a rope swing and a small wooden bridge - perfect for playing Pooh sticks.  (Please note the bridge and rope swing are used by other guests on the campsite).
Equipment:
  • King sized bed with memory foam mattress
  • Single day bed - used as a sofa and/or a single bed
  • Single Z-folding bed
  • All beds come made up with warm luxury bedding
  • Coffee table
  • Small shelving unit
  • Solar lights
  • Solar fairy lights
  • An outdoor kitchen in the trees, covered with a tarpaulin in case it rains.  The outdoor kitchen is sturdily hand-made from wooden pallets (think mud kitchen but for grown ups) and comes with a 2 ring camping gas stove, gas supply, all cooking equipment, crockery and cutlery for four, a large water container, and washing up equipment.
  • A tripod BBQ (please bring your own charcoal)
  • An outdoor table and seating for 4 people
  • A fire ring (logs can be purchased on site for £5 a bag)
Rules:
  • The tent is fully equipped for 4 but as the tent is big it could fit 1 or 2 more children but you must bring your own cot/bed and all equipment for them.  Please note any additional guests over 4 will be charged at the campsite's usual rates (£3 per child 4-14, £4 per adult)
  • The price includes parking for 1 car, additional cars will be charged at the campsite's usual rates (£5 per additional car)
  • You can pitch one additional small pop up tent or a gazebo at Billy Blue for no additional charge. Larger or additional tents or extras will be charged at the usual rates.  The pitch space is large, so if you do want to come as a group there is space for one or two more family tents. Please contact us to discuss and agree.
  • No shoes in the tent
  • No smoking in the tent
  • Damages must be paid for
  • We love a good sing along around the campfire but please be respectful of other guests.  An acoustic guitar is fine but no loud music and keep the noise down after 10pm please.
  • Please sort your recycling and put it in the rubbish bins on the campsite.
  • Guests are welcome to use the rowing boats at their own risk. Life vests are provided in the summer house.
  • We charge devices at the house for 50p (or £1 for a laptop or power pack)
Guests at Billy can access and use all the main campsite facilities.  There are two basic wooden toilet and shower blocks on the campsite. The closest to Billy are just across the bridge and around the corner, and have 3 compost toilets, a small sink for hand washing, 2 gas powered showers, and a drinking water tap. There is a second set of toilet/shower facilities with flushing loos and sinks a little further away in the main camping field. Please note there is no pot washing facilities on the site and instead guest are provided with washing up bowls and can collect water for washing up from the main tap.  Billy is off grid so no power but guests can charge devices at the farm house for a small fee.  Please note there is no wifi at the campsite and we're in a dip in rural Cornwall so mobile phone 4G reception and signal is not great.
On the campsite there are 2 small lakes with free to use rowing boats.The lakes are filled with fish and plenty of wildlife, and children have hours of fun playing on the boats and catching tiddlers in nets. There are some pretty gardens, more rope swings, a small wood, and plenty of wildlife to see.  We also have some pet farm animals, including Rosie and Bluebell goats who stay near to Billy during the day in their grass pen, chickens, ducks, and a grumpy old pig (Del Boy trotter).  Our site is all about getting back to nature and experiencing real camping, there's no clubhouse, no set pitches and no road noise, just fields, streams and wildlife.
1 week minimum bookings in peak season and 3 nights minimum in low and mid season.

Our Coronavirus Booking Guarantee

Book with complete confidence at Pleasant Streams Farm Camping with the Glampingly Coronavirus Booking Guarantee. We guarantee the following clear policy for your booking:

  • A low deposit of 30% to secure your booking
  • Balance not due until 30 days before your holiday, in case of late changes to Coronavirus guidance
  • Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
  • In the event of a lack of 2021 availability, switch your dates to 2022
  • Due to low deposit and late balance payment, no refunds are offered

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Features & Facilities

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.

Activities

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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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.