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Cherry Masons Fruit Farm

· Helston, England
4 acres hosted by Maximillion C.
45 tent pitches
A dog-friendly campsite that’s in a great spot for exploring southern Cornwall

Cherry Mason’s Fruit Farm is a simple campsite which pops up for the summer in a handy spot between Porthleven and Praa Sands. The village shop is over the road, the village pub is next door, and the spire of the village church forms the backdrop to your view. From here it’s less than a five-minute drive down to harbourside Porthleven and less than 10 to Helston or Praa Sands. In fact, all of the Lizard Peninsula and all of Lands End can easily be explored from here. It’s what makes this Hipcamp a great place to pitch a tent or park up in a campervan.

Both are welcome here—and so are your dogs. This is a fairly relaxed and informal site where campers are asked to pitch up between the site’s young fruit and olive trees, which have been planted by owner, Max, in the last few years. He will lend you a fire pit for your stay, sell you logs and charcoal, and help you out with electric hook up if you want it. He’s on hand if you have questions but otherwise he’ll leave you to enjoy your stay here. Facilities are plain but plentiful and kept clean. There are flushing loos, hot water showers, plenty of drinking water taps, and a place for washing up—with a camper’s fridge/freezer too.

This is a campsite with all the basics taken care of and without any gimmicks or distractions. It’s a great base in a great location for exploring everywhere you might want to see in the far south and west of Cornwall. You can jump in a car and within about half an hour be anywhere you might want to visit: Porthleven, Praa Sands, Kynance Cove, Lizard Point, Penzance, Land’s End, St Ives—and just about anywhere in between.

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2 Ratings · 2 reviews
Zaen H.recommends
August 29, 2023
Electric Grass Pitch 10
I would definitely recommend camping here. Max was very helpful, kind, thoughtful and always available for any needs and extras. The site itself is nice and clean with well kept toilets and showers.
Abdelkrim H.recommends
August 22, 2023
Electric Grass Pitch
Lovely place, great food and very friendly people ( Max) is was such a fun and interesting to meet him. I would love to come visit him again someday.
Helston, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Maximillion C.Joined in June 2021
From the host
A little Italy set within the center of a Cornish village. The site is close to Porthleven and a 5 minute drive from Helston where the nearest Lidl is located. We are also situated near many of the beautiful beaches that Cornwall has to offer. For a tranquil camping experience, for guests with tents and campervans, look no further than Cherry Masons Fruit Farm. We accept family groups to individual guests. The site enjoys a peaceful setting just a five minute drive from the coast. We provide a selection of grass pitches with and without electricity, with easy access to Praa Sandsu, Gunwalloe Church Cove Beach, and the pretty fishing village of Porthleven. Electric hook-ups are available, although not to be used for cooking & heating. Our tent pitches are grass, and we also accommodate campervans (VW size). Please bring your dogs if you wish, we even have giant novelty dog kennels and dog baths (available upon request).
Nearby attractions

Cherry Mason’s Fruit Farm is situated in the little village of Breage. It’s a little over two miles from the harbour town of Porthleven with Praa Sands, three miles in the other direction. You can drive to either in about five minutes or walk via lanes and the South West Coast Path in about 45 minutes. Porthleven offers lots of independent shops, eateries and boat trips from the harbour. There are three miles of sand and shingle beaches just south of it but for a day on the beach, Praa Sands is probably your best bet. This large stretch of sand has a lifeguard service and some of the best surf on the south coast. Other nearby beaches include the pretty little Gunwalloe Beach/Church Cove, eight miles south on the Lizard Peninsula, and Kynance Cove and Kennack Sands - seven miles further south near Lizard Point, the most southerly point of mainland Britain. Head west along the coast beyond Praa Sands (but still only six miles away) and you reach Marazion and the launching point for the tidal island of St Michael’s Mount. St Ives, Penzance and Carbis Bay are all within half an hour. Popular family-friendly attractions nearby include Flambards Theme Park (five miles) and the National Seal Sanctuary (eight miles). 

Food and drink

There’s a small shop for basics just over the road from Cherry Mason’s Fruit Farm and a pub, The Queen’s Arms, next door. It has a beer garden and has a menu of pub classics. To stock up on supplies for your own barbecue on site or for picnic lunches, there are small shops in Porthleven (just under three miles) and larger supermarkets in Helston (just over three miles). For seafood and a great choice of places to eat and drink, head into Porthleven, which is a bit of a foodie destination. There’s The Ship Inn and the Mussel Shoal on the harbourside, Kota Kai and The Square for fine dining (book ahead) and, of course, a choice of places for a simple bag of fish and chips.

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