Menagwins Farm Pop Up and Pitch

UK England South West England Cornwall St. Austell

  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Short walk to pub
  • Good walks nearby
Back-to-basics camping with Cornwall's greatest sights on your doorstep

When Menagwins Farm closes up shop for the season, its four acres of pitches will be returned back to nature and agriculture, and its spacious fields — now hosting groups of campers exploring the Cornish countryside — will once again be occupied by grazing horses. But until then, hosts Daisy and David maintain an eco-friendly site that's respectful of its surroundings, as guests are asked to be thoughtful of the livestock that their pitch will eventually be passed back over to.

Menagwins is a rural retreat in every sense; a compost loo is shared between the pitches, while a cold water shower will surely provide an enlivening start to your day — as will the stunning views from the outdoor shower, with the historic market town of St Austell resting behind acres of undulating fields. Daisy and David know their guests value peace and quiet, so allow campers to choose their own pitch within their grounds, while the site sits quietly half a mile from its titular farm to avoid any of the accompanying sounds (or smells).

You won't find electric pitches here, but any time spent on your phone is time spent wasted considering the site's close proximity to some of Cornwall's finest attractions. The Eden Project, a stunning collection of biomes emulating a rainforest, will educate as well as entertain, while the lush Lost Gardens of Heligan are also nearby, with their ancient pastures and the UK's only outdoor jungle providing memorable days out for both the big kids and the small ones among your group.

But Menagwins also brings nature right to your doorstep — or, at least, your tent flap. The site is situated on Route 3 of the Pentewan cycle trail, a wildflower and woodland stretch that takes you through the beach and harbour of Pentewan, before concluding in the fishing village of Mevagissey. Along with bringing your bike in tow, the site is also ideal for your furry friends, with it welcoming up to three dogs to take on lovely strolls. This includes the public footpath that runs through the site, which opens up into 330 miles of coastal walks, providing unforgettable views across St Austell Bay. Menagwins Farm Pop Up and Pitch may be a simple site, but you won't be able to succinctly describe these views.



The farm is nestled into an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. At the end of the summer, when we wave goodbye to our last guests, the farm will be returned fully to agriculture and nature. We work hard to maintain the condition of the land and so keep structures to a minimum. Our facilities are therefore simple, with a small number of compost toilets on site and a cold outdoor shower, surrounded by exceptional views, for anyone who is brave or dirty enough! We have natural spring water on tap for all campers to enjoy and our pitches are spacious at 10m by 10m, with a 5m space between them for parking. Some pitches are on a slight slope, but the surrounding views of rolling countryside and one of the local tin mines, more than make up for it.

Suitable For

We allow tents, but unfortunately cannot accommodate campervans or caravans currently. Dogs are welcome; maximum 3 per pitch. Excellent dog walking directly from the farm. No.3 of the Pentewan Cycle Trail links into the bottom of our farm lane (approximately 150m from the camping field). The next key point on the trail is Kings Woods; 144 acres of woodland, running south from St Austell to Pentewan and onto the popular fishing village of Mevagissey. There is also a public footpath running through the farm, which links into 330 miles of coastal walks, with spectacular views around St Austell Bay.


Apart from our proximity to the coast, woodland and local renowned attractions, such as Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan, we are also within 10-15 minutes walking distance from useful amenities such as Halfords, McDonalds, KFC, Tesco Express, Co-op, a petrol station and Pets at Home. We are also a 15 minute walk from Trevithick and Trays Farm Shop and Cafe, and The Kingswood Restaurant. The Polgooth Inn would take a little longer at around 30 minutes.

Food & Drink

Trevithick and Trays Farm Shop and Cafe. Resugga Farm Shop (for £3 - will deliver fresh produce grown and reared on their farm). Polgooth Inn. The Longstore Steak and Seafood Restaurant, Charlestown. HarbourQ  - Smokin' Harbour BBQ, Charlestown. The Pier House Hotel and Restaurant, Charlestown. The Rashleigh Inn, Charlestown. Edie's Kitchen, Carlyon Bay. Sams, Fowey and Sams On The Beach, Polkerris. The Shark's Fin, Mevagissey.

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The Owner Says

We are extremely excited to be opening our farm gates to campers, for the first time this year as a pop up campsite. Located in Pentewan Valley, we are surrounded by fields and woodland, yet are within close proximity to useful local amenities. Whether you’re a family or a couple looking for holiday, or a keen cyclist or walker looking for an adventure in the great outdoors, Menagwins Farm is a great base for all.
A bike ride of 20 minutes, or a walk of 45 minutes, will get you to the sea, the woods, the local town, and much more. We’re just eight minutes drive from the coast, with a number of stunning locations to choose from including Porthpean Beach, Pentewan Beach, Charlestown Harbour and Mevagissey Harbour. You can explore the coast by sea, with paddleboards, kayaks and boats available for hire at nearby locations. Or, you could book a day sail on a topsail schooner or tallship, from Charlestown Harbour. If you fancy going by foot or bike, the farm entrance is No.3 of the Pentewan Cycle Trail and the public footpath through the farm connects into 330 miles of coastal paths, boasting spectacular views. In addition, we are just 15 minutes drive in either direction, to both Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan, two of Cornwall’s top attractions. 
There are many pubs, restaurants and take-aways to choose from nearby, with the The Polgooth Inn, a traditional 16th Century pub, serving excellent food and drink just 10 minutes drive away. Our local harbours also offer some outstanding dining, with exceptional views.
Apart from the many attractions and beauty spots on our doorstep, the North coast is only a 30 minute drive away. If you want to explore a little further and fancy a day off from driving, St Austell train and bus station is just an 8 minute taxi ride from the farm.  The St Austell area has proud history in the China Clay industry and has many miles of clay trails to be walked, cycled or ridden on horseback.
Whether it is a tranquil break or an adventure being sought, Menagwins Farm offers a fantastic family and dog friendly space, for all to enjoy.


25 camping pitches on a four-acre field, though more land is available to meet demand.

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 50 Available
Non-electric grass tent pitch surrounded by stunning views of rolling countryside and the iconic 'Cornish Clay Country'. Depending on position in the field, facilities are a maximum of approx. 180m away.

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Contact Menagwins Farm Pop Up and Pitch, Menagwins Farm, Pentewan Rd, St Austell, Cornwall PL26 7AN

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Getting There

From the McDonald's roundabout, head down Pentewan Road/B3273, after 0.8 miles turn left into Manoa Valley. Follow the lane over a cattle grid and fork left. Continue up the lane for approximately 150m and turn into a double gateway on your right.

There are bus stops in both directions, 5 minutes walk from the camping field. St Austell Train and Bus Station is a 25 minute walk (5-10 minutes drive) from the field.


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