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Higher Bochym Pasture

Helston, England
11 acres hosted by Andrew M.
6 motorhome pitches
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Full motorhome hookups
Entire land: Electrical, water, and sewage hookups available at all pitches.
A small dog-friendly touring site with spacious pitches at the heart of the Lizard Peninsula

Five miles inland from the most southerly spot in mainland Britain, is where you’ll find Higher Bochym Pasture. It’s an 11-acre field given over to just 12 serviced pitches for caravans and motorhomes. While Cornwall has plenty of touring sites, not many can offer space like this; and not many offer individual services like this either. Add to that, the location just three miles from the sandy beach at Poldhu Cove at the heart of the Lizard Peninsula, and you’ve got a touring site that ticks just about every box.

The “just about” comes from the fact this place does not have toilets and showers; so is only suitable for those who are self-sufficient – and tents are not allowed. Dogs, however, are, and if you know what 11 acres looks like, you’ll know that there’s plenty of room for them to stretch their legs right here on site; which makes it great for family campers too.

Touring caravans, motorhomes and campervans have been headed to part of the site for 13 years but it’s been a well-kept, members-only secret for most of that time thanks to its designation as a Caravan Club Certificated Location. Now, however, a second, separate part of the field has been opened up (that’s the bit called Higher Bochym Pasture) and all are welcome here. The Pasture’s six pitches are grassy – but reinforced so there’s no danger of getting stuck in the mud. Each has its own drinking water tap, chemical disposal point, electric hook-up, recycling bins and, somewhat surprisingly for a rural site, decent WiFi too.

Owners Andrew and Sarah live on site and make a point of welcoming every guest with a jar of homemade marmalade and a clutch of fresh, local eggs. They operate an honesty shop offering more Cornish produce from just outside their house, where there’s a handy laundry too. These two self-confessed foodies, will happily share their tips for places to try the freshest shellfish or pick up the best Cornish ice cream. They’ll also point you in the direction of the closest beaches and beauty spots depending on what you want to see but rest assured the whole of the Lizard Peninsula is easily within reach if you’re happy to jump in the car and explore.

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Helston, 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 Andrew M.Joined in May 2022
From the host
We are a small family run farm situated at the heart of the Lizard Peninsula, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to Mullion village. We sell Cornish free-range eggs and stock Primrose Herd Award-winning bacon from traditionally reared rare breed pigs, for that all important holiday breakfast! After many years of caravanning, we have had the opportunity to set up our own campsite the CL has all-weather serviced pitches and is open all year. In 2021 we added Bochym Pasture to the farm it has six pitches and is open to all, it is set on reinforced grass and takes Motorhomes and Caravans. Each pitch is fully serviced with water and waste points and each pitch also benefits from its own chemical emptying point. Bochym Pasture is sited in the field adjacent to Higher Bochym CL. We are pleased to offer 6 serviced pitches which are lawned. They include your own water supply, electricity supply, Wifi, recycling and refuse bins and a chemical emptying point with a grey water waste point and a separate tap on each pitch. We also have a laundry room for the campsite with a washing machine and tumble dryer, we also have washing lines and pegs! It’s based at the farmhouse. The campsite is reached by a reinforced (HGV weight) grass road across the field, with each pitch being level and well spaced. There are no restrictions on which way you site your outfit. For those who like stargazing, we have very dark skies enabling you to see the Milky Way with the naked eye. The nature walk and dog walk are the full circumference of the field with recent visitors including Barn Owls Nightingales, Grasshopper Warbler and Badgers.
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The closest beaches are Mullion and Poldhu Coves. The former has a small sandy beach at low tide and a little harbour, the latter is larger and it’s possible to book in for surf lessons there. Both are about three miles from site and can be reached in a 10-minute drive. The South West Coast Path provides great coastal walking all around the Lizard (and beyond). Lizard Point, the most-southerly point in mainland Britain is just over five miles south of site, with Kynance Cove nearby. The Cornish Seal Sanctuary and Flambards Theme Park offer quite different days out, both six miles north of site. The whole of the Lizard Peninsula is easily explored from here and Falmouth and Penzance are both within 20 miles of site.

Food and drink

There’s a herb garden on site where you can pick your own and a few carefully-chosen local goodies for sale from an honesty shop too. You can get milk fresh from the farm in glass bottles from Treleague Dairy, four miles down the road. If you get the chance, ask campsite owner Andrew for his tips on places to eat and drink out as he’s a bit of a foodie but favourites include The Mussel Shoal at Porthleven (eight miles away), CAST Cafe in Helston for breakfast or lunch, Mackerel Sky Seafood Bar in Newlyn Penzance and The Wheelhouse in Falmouth for shellfish. The Poldhu Beach Cafe is handy when you’re spending the day on the closest beach and Kynance Cove also has a good cafe serving great cream teas, coffees and ice creams out of a former fisherman’s cottage.

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