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Mousehole Camping
50 reviews
Mousehole, England
1 acre
40 units
6 Glamping
23 Motorhome/tent
11 Motorhome
A basic but spectacularly located campsite on Cornwall's Penwith Peninsula, built on the resources of Mousehole's local football club
You’ve heard of campsites with a football pitch on offer, but how about the other way round? Tucked in the far southwestern corner of Cornwall, Mousehole Camping offers exactly that – a great non-league football club that has a handy campsite adjacent to their top quality pitch. Trungle Parc is home to Mousehole AFC of the Western Premier League. The essential facilities have long been in place - hot showers, toilets and sinks inside the main changing rooms with a well drained flat field providing the ideal conditions for camping. They have 34 good sized pitches, some hardstanding with electric, some grass with electric, some just grass. If you’re a fan of that slightly makeshift, pop-up campsite feel then you can’t go far wrong here. The main camping season runs from mid-April to mid-September but self-contained campervans and smaller motorhomes (max 7m) can book a hardstanding pitch all year round. And there might even be a free game to watch - the season generally begins in mid-July and ends in early May. The campsite is well laid out and the facilities are very well maintained but a real benefit of the campsite is it’s wonderful location near Mousehole Harbour and just 10 miles from Land’s End. A stroll away from the campsite entrance, the tiny village of Paul has all the endearing characteristics you’d expect of a village with the same name as your mate from down the road. Paul’s local, the Kings Arms, is a cosy, old stone haunt, with a couple of picnic benches outside, looking across to the parish church opposite. The centre of the village’s history, this towered old building is said to have been founded in the year 409 by the Welsh saint, Paul Aurelian... though a further two Saint Paul’s are also disputably it’s rightful honouree. Today’s structure actually dates to the year 1600, after the invitingly isolated Penwith Peninsula was sacked and burned by marauding Spaniards five years earlier. The campsite or, more accurately, the football club, takes its name from the next village over, a tiny cluster of houses encircling a beautiful old harbour. It was here that the Spanish first landed, with a plaque outside the only surviving building that reads "Squire Jenkyn Keigwin was killed here 23 July 1595 defending this house against the Spaniards". Today the picture-perfect spot, speckled with colourful dinghies, boasts a sandy crescent beach when the tide is out and excellent crabbing opportunities from the far harbour walls. It’s your first discovery of many along this stretch of heritage coastline; a peninsula on the very edge of the country with all the drama, history and intrigue that you could ask for.
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Mousehole, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Sue & Paul ..Joined in October 2015
32 Ratings · 50 reviews
Mary Louise M.recommends
June 28, 2022
Grass Pitch with electric option
A really great little camp site in a super location..quiet, good views, great pitches and easy walking into Paul and Mousehole. Loved the quirkiness of showering in football changing rooms! Sue and Paul were excellent hosts..friendly, helpful and informative. All in all a great stay. Thank you.
Sara B.recommends
June 15, 2022
Grass Pitch with electric option
Charming campsite
Lovely campsite, very well maintained. Nice welcome, lots of information and help. The only downside is that the toilet and shower block were so far away, this did not however take away from the charm of the campsite. I would most certainly go back again
Christopher C.recommends
January 10, 2022
Hardstanding pitch with 16amp EHU
We visited this excellent campsite in January and as you can imagine the Cornish weather was not kind to us! However the site was a short distance from the lovely village of Paul and we managed to visit the beautiful little church and had an excellent meal in the village pub. Mousehole is a bit more of a challenge if you are of a certain age as the return is quite steep. It’s worth the walk though as Mousehole is a unique and pretty Cornish fishing village with pubs and cafes, even at this time of year. Not the cheapest places to eat but you are paying for the beautiful location. Lots of pretty tiny lanes to explore and lots of history around every corner. It’s a shame that so many properties are holiday lets and not owned by locals. Unfortunately most of Cornwall is like this now. Getting back to the site we would definitely recommend it this time of year as it is quiet and peaceful with nice views across the fields to the village. Facilities are basic but clean, however there is only one bathroom available for all and NO heating. I wouldn’t want to visit in the spring/summer months as the roads are tiny and reversing every few minutes would be the norm! If you are travelling by car or walking it would be an excellent place to stay, however vans over 7mtrs long would struggle. Overall we would definitely recommend this site but you would need to choose your dates carefully if travelling in a motorhome. We’d still give it 5 stars though.
Emma H.recommends
December 31, 2021
Hardstanding pitch with 16amp EHU
The hard standing pitches are well maintained and stood up even to weather in December. The facilities were beautifully clean and well looked after and everyone very friendly. A lovely location near Mousehole and a stone’s throw from lovely beaches and attractions. The local village and church is lovely and people very welcoming. The electric supply to all pitches is very welcome and I’m sure that the water supply is probably next on the list so hoses can be attached on site but an alternative is nearby behind the clubhouse. Looking forward to coming back again. Thank you.
Deborah S.recommends
September 13, 2021
Grass Pitch with electric option
The site is as described and has what you need for a comfortable camp. Good sized flat pitch, and easy access to the football club's basic shower etc. facilities. Basic, but clean and fit for purpose. Great location from which to get to and see Penwith. Friendly and easy check-in; happy to help. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Joanna T.recommends
September 7, 2021
Grass Pitch with electric option
amazing place with picturesque surroundings and views this place was recommended to us by our friend who has been there last year and I am so thankful to her to show it to us! It was our first family camping and first time in Cornwall. We absolutely loved it! Really nice, quiet place with everything you need when camping. I also want to say a big thank you to a very friendly people who are looking after this place! Dog friendly place is a plus! I highly recommend this place!!!5 star!!!
From the host
Mousehole Camping is a small, family and dog friendly campsite based at a local football club in the quiet village of Paul near Penzance. Our summer camping seasons begin in April and run to mid-September. Throughout the winter we make 11 all weather hardstanding pitches available to give self-contained campervans touring Cornwall a place to stay with an electric hook-up. Please note, however, that our winter facilities are limited. For summer 2022 we provide 35 flat pitches, 24 of which are large, flat grass pitches. We provide pre-erected Boutique Bell tents (sleeping 4 persons) for the Whitsun Bank holiday, July and August. All Bell tents are serviced with flocked inflatable mattresses, electric sockets, bedside light, fan heater, personal outdoor A table and raffia carpets. Please bring your own bedding, towels and cooking equipment. Also new for this season is the addition of an electric hook up option for ALL pitches. Please note that our campsite operates a ‘quiet campsite’ policy between 11pm and 7am so please look elsewhere if you prefer a busier site. Our small family friendly site gets fully booked out throughout July and August - so book early to avoid disappointment! LOCATION The campsite is just 500 metres from the Kings Arms, a local pub serving great food and beers, and just a 10 minute stroll to the famous and iconic Mousehole Harbour. The traditional and picturesque fishing harbour at Newlyn is less than 10 minutes drive away and other nearby attractions include Porthcurno beach, the world famous open-air Minack Theatre, St. Michael’s Mount, Lamorna Cove, the South West coast path and, of course, Land’s End. The campsite is just 2 miles from Penzance itself which provides a wide range of local amenities including supermarkets (Tesco, Co-op, Sainsburys, Lidl and Morrisons), fast food outlets and great restaurants serving a wide selection of food and drinks. Tourist attractions in Penzance include the outdoor Jubilee pool, art galleries and the extensive promenade.
Nearby attractions
Walk the 15 minutes to picture perfect Mousehole, an attractive fishing village centred around its beautiful old harbour. Wander the cobbled streets visiting the art galleries and independent shops or catch a bus from there to Penzance, the most well known spot on the Penwith Peninsula and just 3 miles from the campsite. St Michael's Mount (01736 710265) is then just a 20-minute walk along the seafront and across the beach – you can walk the causeway at low tide or take the boat when it's high. Elsewhere, you can't come this far and not go all the way out to Land's End, the UK's most south westerly point. Just a couple of miles to its east Porthcurno Beach is extremely popular, though its surprising treat is actually the overlooking Telegraph Museum (01736 810966), marking what was once the world’s biggest submarine telegraph station. Step inside to find family quiz trails, secret WWII tunnels and interactive exhibits. The adjacent Minack Theatre (01736 810181) is also a must-see. Take a blanket and picnic and watch a play at the ocean’s edge.
Food and drink
Just 500 metres away, the tiny village of Paul has a great local, The Kings Arms (01736 731224), serving hearty pub meals and a wide range of beers. We are a short downhill stroll to the village of Mousehole with it's amazing harbour and more options when it comes to pubs and restaurants.  The main town of Penzance is less than 10 minutes drive away with more wide-spread amenities, such as major supermarkets (Tesco, Lidl, Sainsburys and Morrisons), fast food outlets and a great range of take aways and restaurants. Other useful amenities in Penzance include a 24hr urgent care Hospital, numerous doctors and chemists, a main line train station, regular buses and taxis, a leisure centre, a cinema and a unique ferry service which will take you to the beautiful Isles of Scilly.
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