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Ryn Gwari Farm

93%
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40 reviews
· Penzance, England
2 acres
13 units
3 Glamping
10 Motorhome/tent
A family-friendly, 10-pitch campsite in Cornwall with big views, rustic facilities and a touch of magic

No, it's not an ice-cream induced mirage. This really is a quiet campsite in Cornwall within walking distance of a beach, standing stones, a wild swimming spot and a pub. Located on a six-acre smallholding with sheep, horses and a mule, it has views of the sea and beautiful sunsets. Campfires are allowed; tents, campervans and dogs are all welcome. If you’re wondering what the catch is with Ryn Gwari Farm, we’ll tell you: it’s only got 10 pitches. But, of course, that’s only a problem if you’re not fast enough to book one.

Before you get carried away though, there are a few things you need to know before you reserve your place at this site. Its rustic facilities and exposed location won’t be for everyone. There are just a couple of compost loos and a basic, but hot, shower as well as an outdoor sink for washing-up and, er well, that’s about it. This is camping like it used to be and should the heavens open or a Cornish wind blow in off the sea, it’s just you and your tent against the elements. There’s no under-cover area and little by way of shelter but Rebecca, who’s had the smallholding here for over 15 years, will let you know if something’s brewing. And, if you’re here in good weather, the pay-off is as huge as the skies you’ll be camping under.

This two-acre field offers expansive views and ample room for the ten families who’ll share it at any one time, some in their own tents, others in the pre-pitched tipis provided – and Rebecca’s animals, including an especially friendly farm-yard cat, will be a hit with the kids. The closest beach is just a mile-and-a-half away at rocky Priest’s Cove, where there’s a sea-water pool hewn out of the rocks. From there you can walk out on the glorious South West Coast Path for miles safe in the knowledge that you can ride the open-top bus back.

For sand and surf head for Sennen or Gwynver, about six miles down the road, stopping to pick up a pasty at nearby St Just. But, if you don’t fancy getting in the car, you can simply walk straight out the back gate and on to Truthwall Common to discover a little bit of Cornish magic. It’s a short walk to the ancient Tregeseal Standing Stones with a delightful little swimming hole nearby. While other parts of Cornwall are swamped with visitors in summer, it’s possible to enjoy a stroll and a swim here without seeing a soul.

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Penzance, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Rebecca G.Joined in May 2019
93%
44 Ratings · 40 reviews
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Elouise A.recommends
September 1, 2022
Camping Pitch
We loved tent camping on Rebeccas site.. the field is lovely with amazing sea views and sunset... plenty of room for everyone . We only stayed one night but it was worth it.. will book again for a longer stay next time.... only one down side and that was the very smelly and soaked (not sure with what, hopefully water) toilet block..
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Murieljakes ?.recommends
August 30, 2022
Camping Pitch
Very spacious campsite with beautiful views and Becky was lovely.
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Jane K.recommends
August 29, 2022
Camping Pitch
Fabulous location, great views and lovely quiet sie
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Abbie S.recommends
August 28, 2022
Camping Pitch
Absolutely worth visiting
It was the perfect campsite. Within 20 minutes we were figuring out when we could come back. The views of the Botallack mines and the coast line are wonderful and it’s in the perfect location to escape the busiest tourist locations for some peace and quiet while still being able to enjoy them with a short car journey. The facilities are basic but good. The shower is private and hot and looking up at the sky is actually quite nice! The eco toilet isn’t for everyone but those willing to deal with a slight smell shouldn’t let it put them off as the campsite and it’s views are well worth it. Becky was lovely as well and all around it’s a great find.
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Katrin W.recommends
August 25, 2022
Camping Pitch
This was my second time at the campsite and I loved it all the same. Fantastic view, super friendly and relaxed host, hot shower and abundance of nature.
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Wilma J.recommends
August 19, 2022
Camping Pitch
Beautiful Wilderness camping
Fabulous site for anyone who's looking for wild landscape and beautiful beaches. Even in mid August heatwave we had loads of space and we're surrounded by nature. Very accommodating hosts would definitely go back. Although facilities are quite basic, very clean, and you get a fabulous view of sunset/sunrise from the top of the field! The pub in nearby village also serves fantastic fresh fish if you don't fancy cooking...
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Laura ?.recommends
August 14, 2022
Camping Pitch
Great location, chilled site. Lovely sea views and great moorland walking :)
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Ed H.recommends
August 13, 2022
Camping Pitch
The campsite is well taken care of and has an unobstructed view on the ocean, granting you an amazing sunset each night. There are enough showers per camper so you don't have to wait. Becky and other personell is most friendly and helpfull.
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Manon D.recommends
August 10, 2022
Camping Pitch
Envie de nature ?
La vue du coucher de soleil sur le site est superbe ! Il y a un "coin du feu" très accueillant pour se retrouver autour de quelques chamallows, idéal pour les enfants. Les parties communes sont toilettes sèches et douches sans toit, au plus proche de la nature (avec eau chaude !), le tout agrémenté de petites pancartes sympatiques pour tout expliquer. Très bon rapport qualité prix, nous avons passé une très bonne semaine à la découverte de la Cornouaille.
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Alicia B.recommends
August 8, 2022
Camping Pitch
It was perfect! Amazing views the sunset was breathtaking. Super easy and the guys are lovely. Facilities were great and clean. Highly recommend!
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Jonny H.recommends
August 7, 2022
Camping Pitch
Perfect for us
We only live a couple of miles away in St Just and camped for 1 night in our Romahome. Peaceful spacious and relaxed site, clean outdoor facilities. Love the comfortable simplicity. Hot water shower potentially a real boon. Never met the hosts but didn’t matter. We’ll be back next week.
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Jennifer S.recommends
August 7, 2022
Camping Pitch
Great views in a lovely quiet, friendly and relaxed setting.
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Alexg ?.recommends
August 7, 2022
Camping Pitch
Lovely site
I loved this site. It is in a beautiful spot with a spectacular sea view. Watching the sun set over the sea was really magical. It is a really friendly and relaxed site. Facilities are basic but everything you need if you’re happy to keep it simple!
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Zoe P.recommends
August 7, 2022
Camping Pitch
The site was beautiful and quiet with an amazing veiw I only live 20 mins away but I felt like I was on holiday! Love it here Definate to return xx
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Jenny W.recommends
August 5, 2022
Front Field Camping Pitch
Wild charm with a friendly vibe
What an amazing place - stunning views, peaceful, relaxed, friendly and with so much to do and see in the local area (stunning beaches). It's quite a small campsite which we like but plenty of space to pitch wherever you like. There's a lovely big shared fire pit, and bbq and one night we were there most of the campers came up at some point and had a chat and a drink round the fire. My children said the showers were awesome, though are next door campers said they were freezing - think affected by the wind blowing out the gas. Beccie was extremely hospitable - welcoming. The composting toilets were great - clean and well kept. The facilities are basic (loos, showers, cold tap sink) but it has huge amounts of wild charm. We went for 3 nights with 3 kids with mixed weather and all had a fantastic time. Definitely go if you can.
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Hannah B.
August 5, 2022
Camping Pitch
Nice but price has since increased
We paid £9 a night per site (up to 6 people). For this price it was brilliant value. I have since seen they have increased the price, so our family of 5 would pay £30 a night. I do not think it is worth this. I would expect flushing toilets and indoor showers for this price. There is a bbq but it’s very rusty and dirty. I wouldn’t cook anything on it. There is a nice communal fire pit and we had lovely conversations with the fellow campers. We were there four nights and never met the owners/staff. Like I said, worth the low price but not at the new price.
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Rebecca D.recommends
August 2, 2022
Camping Pitch
We loved the wildness of this campsite. It was relaxed and friendly with a beautiful view of the sea and sunsets. Compost loos aren’t a problem for us but be prepared for a cold shower. That said we would definitely recommend and loved our stay.
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Lorraine A.recommends
July 30, 2022
Camping Pitch
A view to take your breath away
Easy to find, spacious site, helpful kind staff, loads of walks to wild swim pond, stone circle, open Moors, carn for climbing and views towards isles of Scilly and beyond, stunning sunset, wow!
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Adam C.recommends
September 20, 2021
Camping Pitch
A great location with spacious pitches - excellent value for money!
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Vicky L.recommends
September 18, 2021
Camping Pitch
Lovely and helpful. I arrived late, agreed with the site that this was no problem and they would catch up with me in the morning. Roomy pitches, gorgeous views. Properly lovely walks to the coast. I will be back.
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Katrin W.
September 13, 2021
Climbing (with the bike) the no-nonsense No-Go-By-Hill to the Ryn Gwari campsite rewards you with a spectacular view of the Atlantic and the Cornish landscape, which is a unique blend of moorland and intriguing mining heritage. The Milky Way just leaves you speechless at night. The site is exposed to the weather which I consider a benefit (I do enjoy a bit of wind and wild). The surroundings can easily be explored on foot or by bike and have lots to offer from the Coastal Path, the moorlands, the sea, rugged cliffs, sandy beaches, near-by towns and art scene and the vast mining heritage dotted along the coast (I’m a built heritage scientist so this is my sort of heaven). This is most likely one of the best camp sites I stayed at as I do prefer being as close to nature as possible but with the ‘luxury’ of basic facilities. Thus, I particularly appreciated the eco-friendly compost toilet for which no drinking water is wasted (huge plus in my eyes). The shower (though temperamental at times) is in a wooden cubicle but roofless which was a great experience and surprisingly warm. Becci and Harriet were very relaxed, attentive, and welcoming. I highly recommend this place and already thinking of coming back.
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Harry W.doesn't recommend
September 9, 2021
Star Bell Tent
Arrived at our bell tent at 16:00 check in is at 15:00. Opened the tent to just a mattress on the floor in the middle of the place. Yet the photos show a little extra than you receive. We got in and started to regrettably unpack our bags ready for our night ahead. Suddenly had to stop this to relocate quite a number of creepy Crawlys (we’re aware we are camping but didn’t expect to find so many) After doing this we were quick to find alternative accommodation and left. Later received a text from the owner saying we can come and check in, after making them aware we left they acknowledged that the bed wasn’t made up and apologised yet didn’t offer any discount for leaving. £50 for a tent with just a mattress seems very steep, when pitching your own tent only costs £10? We were aware it would be basic, however even this came as a surprise. Won’t be making the same mistake twice
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Oliviaa ?.recommends
August 30, 2021
Sea Tipi or Sun Tipi
The campsite is very well described on the site. Don't expect luxury as it is not what you will get but in exchange you get fabulous views on clear days and amazing skies. It is not too busy and there are enough spaces between the pitches, which makes it feel private and yet very sociable. We met some wonderful people there in search of similar experiences. Nevertheless, I have reservations about my time there but it is more to do with the Tipi then the actual campsite. We booked one for a week (as there were no other pitches left and despite having a tent with us). I was really looking forward to something quite special as it was very dear (as opposed to your normal camping) and I think that did not meet my expectations. The tent was big, the mattresses were clean and comfy but we were freezing at night and lacked some lighting. I think I expected a lot more in view of the costs involved. I would happily come back but with our tent.
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Claire B.recommends
August 29, 2021
Camping Pitch
Wonderful massive views across the fields, cliffs, farms and old mine ruins out to the Atlantic and, on some days, the Scillies. Perfect sunsets, moon rises, and stars. This site is hugely weather dependent but we were lucky on the front and had a brilliant time. Lovely fellow campers with the kids all playing together. Super outdoor shower.
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Jan B.recommends
August 25, 2021
Front Field Camping Pitch
So I was a bit worried about the showers but turned out to be really good. Nice and hot and never had to wait for one. Everyone on the site respected each others space. Toilets, although basic were clean and always stocked with loo roll. Soap dispenser and hand wash and wash up facilities although I always do my own. Don't go there if you want a hotel experience in a field, this is more of a domesticated wild camp. Best bits, not overcrowded, campers respectful. Good clean natural site. Worst bits, the weather. Will deffo go again.
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Agnieszka M.recommends
August 21, 2021
Camping Pitch
Beautiful view and very peaceful
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Hayley T.recommends
August 16, 2021
Camping Pitch
Away from the madding crowds in the big wide open skies of West Cornwall. Chilled out ....rustic and no stresses ...with a beaut view. Loved it
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Dalia C.recommends
August 6, 2021
Camping Pitch
Really enjoyed my stay ☺️
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Kim L.recommends
August 1, 2021
Sea Tipi or Sun Tipi
Just got back from our trip . Had an amazing time staying here. Views were absolutely stunning and the farm was so tranquil. Becci could not have been any more helpful and attentive. We booked a Teepee which was at the top of the field . Waking up in the morning you have the beautiful views of the sea. Plenty of space for kids to run around and a few friendly animals to say hello to. The farm has the feeling of remoteness yet St Just is just a wee walk / drive away for any essentials . Cannot fault Becci and how lovely she was during our stay here . She was Extremely helpful and helped out with anything we asked for . The location of the farm is perfect for keeping busy in the day with Lands end , Sennen beach , Penzance and St Ives only a short drive away then you can come back to a relaxing evening with a bbq or a camp fire inside the teepee or outside your tent or campervan . I highly recommend this place if you are looking for a nice peaceful and relaxing camp with the most lovely company of the staff there and the animals . Go and see for yourself ☺️
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Ross T.recommends
August 1, 2021
Front Field Camping Pitch
The camp site was mostly quiet with great views of the sea and hills, compost toilets are actually clean and easy to use. Just make sure you bring a good tent as weather conditions can sometimes get windy!
From the host
Welcome to Ryn Gwari Farm. We a family run 6 acre small-holding with camping available during the summer holidays. Ryn Gwari is situated along a quiet lane 1 mile from the nearest small town of St Just. Our Camping Field is a 2 acre field, with panoramic sea views towards the Isles of Scilly. The 6 family-sized pitches are spread across the 2 acre field, with loads of room between pitches. On the small-holding we have sheep, ponies and a very friendly farm cat. We are popular with people who love the rustic, simple nature of our farm and being away from the crowd. We are a quiet campsite, orientated towards families or adults that are looking for a relaxing time. We are pleased to offer a relaxed way of life up here, but we do love a gathering round the campfire and there is wood available for you to share a fire with other campers each night. The area is the wild far-west end of Cornwall. Expect epic sunsets and big skies. We are close to the fantastic surfing beach of Sennen (6 miles) and Gwenvor and easy access to the south-coast beaches of Perranuthnoe and Praa Sands. Nearer to the farm and within walking distance (1.5 miles) is the cove of Cape Cornwall. We also love the moorland behind the farm, it’s possible to walk for miles without seeing a soul, even in August! From the Camping Field you can walk up to the moors without touching the road. Up here you will find a beautiful natural environment with a rocky carn, a stone circle and a pool that you can swim in. This moor links up to others that stretch all the way along the North Coast to St Ives. Less than a mile from the farm in the other direction, you reach the South West Coast Path. Here you can turn left or right and walk for miles. We can help you to plan circular walks from the farm, or for larger groups, we may be able to organise guided day walks. In St Just there are various cafes, pubs and takeaways, coop and local shops. There is also a pub about half a mile from the farm in the village of Truthwall. We also offer the whole farm or Camping Field for hire for events such as weddings and large gatherings, please contact us if you would like further information on this. We can also offer exclusive use of the site for large groups of campers or camp groups including school groups.
Nearby attractions

You can walk from the campsite out on to Truthwall Common, the edge of West Penwith Moors within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Here you can see the Tregeseal Stone Circle and take a dip in a nearby pool. The moors stretch all the way to St Ives, more than 10 miles away. Cape Cornwall is a mile-and-a-half from from site. You can walk there or drive the short distance and park up at the National Trust car park. The stunning South West Coast path passes here and an open-top bus provides a service along the coast. The Priest’s Cove, just below, is a rocky beach with a small sea water pool carved out of the rocks and a slipway for local fishermen. Sennen Beach is six miles away Gwynver Beach, just before it. St Just (two miles from site) is a good spot for picking up supplies, eating out and browsing independent shops and galleries. The South Coast Beaches of Perranunthnoe and Praa Sands are within 20 miles of site too.

Food and drink

Rebecca can organise deliveries of milk, bread and a few other basics from a nearby dairy. There’s a pub with a beer garden, The Queens Arms (01736 788 318), half a mile down the road in Botallack. For more places to eat out and pick up supplies, head to St Just (two miles away) where there’s plenty of choice; the Dog and Rabbit (01736 449811) café comes recommended.

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