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Pattacott Farm

· Launceston, Cornwall, England
284.17075 acres hosted by Sue T.
5 glamping pitches · 25 motorhome/tent pitches
Creature comforts
Enjoy the comforts of home at some sites—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
Simple Cornish camping on a working farm, within reach of Bude's beautiful beaches

Pattacott Farm is a campsite with all the delicious advantages you get when pitching next to a working farm, but none of the hard work associated with it. Tucked away within sprawling acres of Launceston land, Pattacott owners Sue and Kev let campers experience all the sounds (and, occasionally, smells) you'd expect from staying in their expansive farmland. This also means that you'll get to wake up and enjoy a home-reared sausage and bacon sandwich for breakfast, lamb burgers and chops for dinner, while also experiencing a different kind of holiday than is typically associated with the sun sea and surf of the South West.

Cornwall is well-known for its caravan sites and bed 'n' breakfasts, with visitors typically descending upon the county's coast for a traditional British beach holiday. However, the third-generation Pattacott Farm provides guests with a base in Cornish countryside that offers the best of both worlds. It's a simplistic set up where campers can enjoy an impromptu picnic by the nearby river or use its handy North Cornwall location to get out and see the sights. Unusually for a stripped-back and back-to-basics site such as this, Pattacott also features moderate glamping options for those not in the business of setting up their own tent. These include furnished bell tents, with their own camping cooker and grill, along with a charming vintage caravan dubbed "Agnus" with its own amenities including a kitchenette, shower, and chemical loo.

When Sue and Kev aren't busy tending their sheep, cows and horses, they'll often do a round of the site armed with a selection of Pattacott produce and locally sourced food in tow. You can usually get your hands on fresh eggs, meat, milk, and bread, along with logs for your campfire to rustle up a meal for fellow campers. The rural location means there's no pub round the corner but if you don't fancy cooking, a 10-minute drive gets you to the closest pub and 20 minutes gets you to seaside Bude, which is worth the drive for its wide range of eateries.

While Pattacott Farm may seemingly be out in the sticks, this close proximity to Bude and the popular beaches surrounding it make it an unexpectedly advantageous spot for those looking to explore North Cornwall. Crackington Haven is the closest beach and great for rockpooling with surf-friendly Widemouth Bay, not much further. Then there's the National Trust harbour of Boscastle, a lively commercial port in the 19th century that's now a scenic dock for local fishermen and a lovely place for a Cornish cream tea.

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13 Ratings · 11 reviews
Niki W.recommends
August 30, 2022
Funky Horse Lorry
Funky horse box
Great friendly hosts Sue and Kev and sweet family friendly site and accommodation. We loved our 2 night stay in the funky horse box :)
Hayleigh W.recommends
August 24, 2022
Grass Pitch
It was my 1st time camping in a van and I was surprised how nice the showers were and toilets. I would definitely go back
William G.recommends
August 24, 2022
Funky Horse Lorry
Lovely stay in funky horsebox
Thank you Sue and Kev for a wonderful 3 days in your horsebox at Pattacott farm. We were greeted with a very friendly welcome and can say we thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our stay. Sue and Kev are approachable and easy going and clearly proud and passionate about what they do. Showers and toilets were very clean and the water nice and hot! The horse box was well equipped and had all the amenities we needed. We also had a bench, fire-pit and BBQ outside which we made full use of. The grounds are well kept and very safe, our 5 and 3 year old were free to run around and had a great time. It's a working farm so expect to be woken up by cockerels, pigs and sheep. Keep an eye out for Sophie the cat too she was a big hit with the kids. Local produce is available, delicious sausages, bacon, bread and eggs kept us going and fire wood is provided too. Views are stunning and you are roughly a 15 minute drive from the coast/civilisation make sure you have everything you need before arriving! Thanks for an amazing stay, would definitely recommend!
Alice W.recommends
August 23, 2022
Grass Pitch
Amazing campsite, lots of space and the facilities were clean and well looked after. The views from the field were gorgeous and Sue and Kevin are lovely friendly hosts too. Highly recommend to those who love the outdoors, space and farm-charm. Thanks again!
Natasha F.recommends
August 14, 2022
Agnus Vintage Caravan
Great place to stay. Would stay there again.
Connie P.recommends
August 2, 2022
Large Bell Tent - a315
Loved the bell tent. Everything we needed were supplied. Shower and toilets all spotless and clean. Lovely views from our bell tent! Sue and Kev amazing hosts. Will definitely visit again!
Launceston, Cornwall, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking

Hosted by Sue T.

Joined in June 2021
From the host
Pattacott Farm is a third generation Victorian working farm nestled deep in North Cornish Farmland, just 15 minutes drive from Crackington Haven and Widemouth Bay. We are only 20 minutes from Bude and the beautiful National Trust Harbour of Boscastle. We are also within easy reach of Port Isaac, Tintagel and Padstow. There is a footpath running through the farm that leads to our big field “Lower Hills “. You can have a picnic by the river down here or even wild camp in high season. On a clear night you can star gaze as you sit by your campfire. We can provide delicious sausages and bacon from our home-reared Tamworth and Saddle Back pigs, as well as lamb burgers and chops. Homemade bread, fresh free range eggs, big sacks of logs for your campfire and milk from a nearby farm are also available. We are a working farm and have sheep, pigs, cows, poultry and horses and so you can expect to have the sounds and smells associated with a working farm from time to time. We also have dogs and cats. We are dog friendly but strictly on a lead at all times and not in the glamping units themselves. When we can, we like to give talks and tours of the farm and some of its history.
Nearby attractions

Those looking to drop their bags and explore the local beaches will appreciate the close proximity to Widemouth Bay, which is just a 20-minute drive away and one of the most popular North Cornish beaches in the area with a tremendous sea view and rock pools to explore. Crackington Haven is a coastal village that's a 17-minute drive away, offering its own beach located within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The scenic seaside town of Bude is a 25-minute drive, which includes the semi-natural Bude Sea Pool that has offered relaxing, free bathing since the 1930s. Boscastle Harbour is a National Trust harbour that's a 25-minute drive away, with the unique Museum of Witchcraft and Magic (01840250111) located alongside it.

Food and drink
The Jamaica Inn (01566 86250) is a 30-minute drive and is known as Cornwall's most famous smuggling inn, with a rich history dating back to 1750, and a menu of homemade food using locally sourced ingredients. The Weir Bistro (01288 362 234) in Bude is a 20-minute drive, with this very popular lakeside eatery providing food cooked from fresh ingredients by local suppliers. The nearest pub to the site is The Wilsey Down (01840 261205), a 10-minute drive and serving homemade pub food and a Sunday carvery.
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