Campsite review: Pleasant Streams Farm, Nr St Austell, Cornwall.

Pleasant Steams Campsite

Where: Pleasant Streams Farm, Lower Sticker, Cornwall, PL26 7JL

How much: Charges per tent and depending on size of tent, or unit check website for details.

Fires: Yes, only in predefined stone ringed firepits.  (There are a good number but if there aren’t any free don’t make your own!)

Fire wood: Available by the barrow load.

Facilities: Small block with 2 toilets and 1 shower each for men and women.  Also a small summer house with board games and leaflets etc, plus life jackets for use on the rowing boat.

Dogs: Not permitted

The review:  Pleasant Streams has been on my radar for a while.  The name alone gives me a good feeling and when you see the pictures of the lake it is clear this campsite is worth some investigation.  So, I was very pleased when I found we could tag a few days at Pleasant Streams onto out trip to Cornwall this year.

The campsite did not disappoint. The main camping area is set around a pretty lake complete with its own row-boat available to use for free.  There were hilarious Indian runner ducks parading around with their ducklings and plenty of wildlife.  We had some heavy showers during our stay but I was still happy as a pig in mud sitting under our awning, heating water on the fire for washing up, enjoying the pretty views.  It was easily my favourite campsite of the holiday.

There is another field with another small lake, reserved for the on site caravans.  Investigate these fields and you will also find a couple of ropeswings and a stream. The land carries on but we didn’t investigate any further. All we needed had already been found.

A short pretty walk takes you into Lower Sticker, to the co-op and a couple of pubs. Nearby are the top visitor attractions of The Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan. There are beautiful beaches very nearby and the north coast is not far either.

This campsite has a factor that is hard to put your finger on. It is pretty, it is relaxed, it is convenient and I felt relaxed as soon as I got there. The toilet/shower facilities are a bit shabby, yet also rather quaint.  The owner comes around in her car in the evenings  to say hi and collect payment, she is friendly, full of local knowledge and takes the time to have a chat. I have no doubt that her customers will be returning for as long as Pleasant Streams maintains their rustic charm.

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One thought on “Campsite review: Pleasant Streams Farm, Nr St Austell, Cornwall.

  1. emilymv says:

    That looks really lovely. Love the lake! I am wanting to fit in a few more weekend camping trips this year. Do you know of any good campsites in the New Forest? I am imagining camping among trees and taking our bikes…

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