Tremorvu Campsite

UK England South West England Cornwall Porthleven

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Laundry
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
  • Beaches
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking
A quiet, family-run, Cornwall campsite situated in the hamlet of Tresowes Hill, between the beaches of Praa Sands and Porthleven

The perfectly flat grass pitches at family-run Tremorvu belie the fact the landscape all around is actually sloping. Follow a footpath North East from the campsite entrance and you’re wandering up Tregonning Hill, a natural viewing platform for watching Atlantic sunsets. Head in the opposite direction, meanwhile, and you’re tumbling down to Cornwall’s coast where multiple beaches await. Either route is a good choice; in all directions the unspoiled countryside is magnificent.

Yet despite its flat, green setting within walking distance of the coast, Tremorvu has more to boast than just location. This is a place that has honed its camping credentials over the years and not by installing endless playgrounds, parks and facilities. Tremorvu is a site that knows the simple essentials and does them well. Beyond that there’s little more you could want.

There are 40 pitches across the eight-acre site. Half have electricity and the other half are spread around the grass, where families can pitch their cavenous tents and children play ball games. Traditional Cornish hedges provide some shelter from the wind and also help attract wildlife, while an ancient stone barn with a corrugated roof houses a farm shop during peak season. Top quality meat from the Helston village butcher is ideal for your BBQ – the campsite have bricks you can borrow to prop aluminum disposables above the grass.

Not everyone has to bring a tent. Lazy-bones and luxury seekers can pluck for one of Tremorvu’s pre-pitched options. Bell tents are fully furnished with a double mattress, bedside tables and tealight chandeliers and accompanied by a separate dining shelter where you can cook and eat nearby. There are also larger ‘Euro tents’, family sized structures with a slight 70s look about them. They can be comfortably stood up in, even if they’re not the best looker on the site – a prize which instead goes to the single shepherd’s hut with it’s own private garden and far reaching views right down to the sea.

Porthleven is the beach of choice for surfers. A reef to the right hand side of the harbour is considered one of the best breaks in the UK and attracts top surfers from across the country. Adjacent Praa Sands is equally popular, particularly with families who can also explore the shops and restaurants that overlook the beach. Both are just a mile and half from the campsite.

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Facilities

Ablutions block housing showers, toilets, a disabled and family wet room, baby changing facilities, hair dryers and electrical shaving sockets, a washing up room and laundry room. There is a small shop open during peak season and freezers you can use for ice packs. Bricks for BBQs are available to borrow. There is a rubbish and recycling point, pay-for-use Wi-Fi and chemical waste disposal for motorhomes.

Suitable For

Families, couples, tents, campervans, caravans, dogs (on leads) – yes. Large groups – no.

Nearby

The beaches are the main attraction; Praa Sands,Porthleven and Rinsey are the nearest – all are popular surf spots, with Praa Sands ideal for families, while Porthleven can have stronger currents so is sometimes best left to the pros. RNLI lifeguards are on watch throughout summer holiday season. It's around a mile and a half to the South West Coastal Path, from which all beaches can be reached or, of course, you can continue along miles of the coastline. For a little culture, two of the best National Trust properties are within easy reach – the tidal island of St Michaels Mount (01736 710507) and grand Godolphin House and Gardens(01736 763194) – both 15–20 minutes by car.

Food & Drink

A small onsite shop sells local bacon and sausages, bread, eggs, milk and other essentials during peak season. There is a pub in Ashton (01736 763227) – serving traditional pub grub – that's about a 15 minute walk away. There's another in Breage (01326 564229), about 30 minutes' walk or a 5 minute drive. Amenities at Praa Sands beach include the Sandbar (01736 763516) and Beachcomber Cafe (01736762977), while nearby Porthleven has the greatest number of bars, pubs and restaurants with some of the best chefs in the county.

Opening Times

March–September.

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The Owner Says

Tremorvu is a friendly family run Campsite offering spacious camping & touring pitches across four fields. Bell Tents beautifully furnished, fully equipped and pre-erected provide a Glamping option. There is a bespoke cosy Shepherds Hut for hire sleeping two. The campsite sits in eight acres of beautiful countryside bordered by Cornish hedges filled with flora and fauna attracting an abundance of wildlife, including foxes, badgers, rabbits, buzzards, owls and swallows. There are distant views of the Atlantic Ocean to the South and Penwith Peninsula to the West showcasing spectacular sunsets. North of the site is Tregonning Hill, a rewarding climb, with panoramic views of the surrounding areas and further afield to Mounts Bay, Falmouth, St Agnes Beacon & St Ives. Our nearest beach is at Praa Sands. We are several miles from the harbour village of Porthleven with its award winning restaurants, famous clock tower and surfing reef. We are close to many of the coastal film locations featured in BBC's Poldark. On site facilities include toilet and hot shower facilities, hairdryers in the ladies, a disabled/baby changing/ family wet room, a shop open from mid July to end of August selling basic essentials, local produce, logs, charcoal, bbqs and fire pit rental, there is a laundry room with 2 washing machines and 2 tumble dryers, a separate washing up room with 2 sinks and several freezers for storing ice packs, a chemical disposal point, electric hook ups, mobile device charging, free wi-fi covering the entire site, drinking water taps, rubbish and recycling facilities and staff on site 24 hours a day.

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Accommodation

40 pitches (including 24 with electrical hook-ups) 4 of these are occupied by our 3 bell tents and our luxury shepherd's hut.

Bell Tent

Bell tent Sleeps 5 3 Available
Beautifully Furnished Bell Tent with your very own Dining/Kitchen Shelter and Fire Pit, fully equipped & pre-erected

Grass pitch with electric

Grass pitch with electricity Sleeps 6 34 Available
Spread across four fields so there is space to enjoy peace and quiet, unwind and allow children to play.

Luxury Shepherd's Hut

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 2
Luxury Shepherd's Hut with Private Wetroom

Grass pitch without electric

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 20 Available
Spread across four fields so there is space to enjoy peace and quiet, unwind and allow children to play.

Single Person Pitch without EHU

Grass pitch Sleeps 1 7 Available
Grass pitch without electric for one person

Single Person Pitch with EHU

Grass pitch Sleeps 1 5 Available
Single occupancy pitch with electric hook up

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Location

Contact Tremorvu Campsite, Tresowes Hill, Ashton, Helston, Cornwall TR13 9TA

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Getting There

Following the A394 from either Helston or Penzance. From the Helson direction take the right turn signposted, "Tresoweshill, Godolphin, Balwest", which is just past the Lion & Lamb pub. Follow the lane approximately half a mile and the campsite entrance is on the left, there is a bench and a blue milk churn by the entrance. If coming from Penzance, as you reach the Watson garage on your right look out for the small church on your left, turn left here and follow the directions above. We do not recommend using SatNav as you near Ashton.  Buses run from Falmouth to Penzance and stop at the Lion & Lamb Pub (Ashton) and at Tresowes Green. Both bus stops around 15 minutes' walk from the site. The nearest train station is Penzance (0845 748 4950). Newquay Airport is approximately 40 miles and 1hours drive.

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