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Camping like the good ol' days, a wonderful Cornish Farm Campsite, Trevellas Manor Farm

With ancient Cornish farm buildings, sea views, epic sunsets, rolling countryside, and MASSES of space, Trevellas Manor Farm Campsite is camping like the good ol' days!

Every now and again you come across a very special campsite you know you will come back to again and again. For us Trevellas Manor Farm Campsite is one of those sites. It is truly one of our happy places. A family farm since the 18th century and a campsite since 1927. It's one of Cornwall's oldest campsites. Staying here makes you feel really grateful that your love of camping allows you unique access to wake up in such a magical place. None of which possible without a tent! I mean, how many campsites do you get a face full of glorious Cornish seascape when you step out of your Bell Tent in the morning.

Views from the bell tent at Trevellas
Views from our Bell Tent at Trevellas

What's nearby?

Trevellas is not only an amazing campsite, it's in a 100% convenient location. A good campsite in my book is one that has everything you need conveniently close to a whole heap of places you want to visit. Aka, beaches, places to eat, places of historic interest, walks, PUBS, shops... you know. Trevellas has it all!

The view from trevellas manor farm campsite
View from Trevellas Manor Campsite, two Ysella Bell Tents & the ocean

Trevellas is a rare gem of a campsite...

Wonderfully quiet and traditional, with ancient Cornish hedgerows, the large pre-marked pitches are set around the edges of a big meadow, facing the sea. There's absolutely no overcrowding, your nearest neighbour will be pitched some distance away. We love pitch 18 for the best views!

Unusually the middle of the camping field is kept completely clear of tents, so the panorama can be fully enjoyed. It's not that these style of campsites don't exist anymore, but they're just becoming harder to find. Most campsites are over subscribed, particularly in the school holidays, or have been modified into novelty 'Glamping' sites for cabins or converted buses. Trevellas is in a key location without such commercial intent or changes. I imagine it's a brave decision to keep the site as it is, on this absolutely prime slice of Cornwall real estate. You can walk to the beach in less than ten minutes, and with nothing but rolling countryside, or Atlantic ocean in front of you, they could easily jam in another 100 pitches! Brilliantly they haven't, for so many times have we rocked up to a campsite only to discover we’re either facing a hedge or into someone else’s tent for the week!

meadow at trevellas manor farm campsite
Meadow area managed by the bees

If you're a devoted camper originale, just like me, someone who wants a grassy campsite that you share with nature and little else, Trevellas is your place!

Bawden Rock, small islands1 mile north of St Agnes
Views of Bawden Rocks, small islands 1 mile north of St Agnes

Traditional Bell Tent in keeping at Trevellas
A sheltered pitch at Trevellas- Bell Tent with Awning for extra storage

Campsite info

  • The campsite is situated at the end of a long (1 mile) single road track, with plenty of passing places.

  • Who's in? Tents, Campervans and Caravans.

  • Can you Glamp? Yes, we offer our full Glamping Hire Service at Trevellas.

  • Is it family friendly? Absolutely, depending on who your children are and whether you've promised them an arcade or waterpark with flumes or not. If you have children who like to run about, play at the beach and and generally have a Famous Five adventure, then Trevellas campsite is perfect.

  • Shower / Toilet situation? Spacious, modern facilities block with showers, toilets, hairdryers, laundry machines, baby changing, washing up sinks, wet suit washing area.

  • Characterful? Totally! Beautiful old farm buildings and charming old Cornish stone walls. Camping like it's the good ol' days!

  • Recreational field with benches

  • Small wooden office area for check-in

  • Spectacular views to Bawden Rocks and St Agnes Beacon

  • Dogs? Yes, there's a dog walking area overlooking the sea

  • BBQ's? Yes, allowed but off the ground

  • Food and Drink? The Croust Box on-site provides breakfast Fri-Mon and evening meals. Loads of local eateries in St Agnes

  • Campers arrivals from 2pm. Check-out by 11am

  • Electric pitches available? Yes

  • Parking at pitch? Yes

  • Large games area in the middle

  • Expensive? No, not for the quality of location and level of maintenance and professionalism provided.

  • Prices Trevellas Manor Farm campsite; Low season from £23. High season £29 (pitch without electric)


  • The walking around the campsite is glorious! Some of the best Coastal views, woodland paths and mining history in the whole of Cornwall. Here's a good walking route. The campsite is pretty much on the Southwest Coast Path.

  • Beaches? Lots! Close to Trevellas Manor Farm Campsite there are 3 very different and wonderful beaches

  • Perranporth Beach, a huge beach with golden sand and a beach bar, ideal for families, walkers, surfers and even horses. It also has a large bar with food served daily.

  • Trevellas Porth - a hidden gem. You’ll often find that Trevellas is completely deserted, with no cafe or anything, if it's peace and quiet you’re after, this is the place. Trevellas Porth is the closest beach the campsite, only a 10 minute walk down a beautiful valley, abundant with Gorse and Monterey pine. Trevellas Porth (and the campsite) offers a spectacular sunsets. Great wild swimming and uninterrupted barbequing opportunities. The water is amazing clear and blue, and often feels like being on a Greek island! It might just be our favourite beach come the school holidays.

Rock pools and clear water at Trevellas Porth
Rock pools and clear water at Trevellas Porth beach

  • Trevaunance Cove - a part pebbly, part sandy plateau at the foot of St. Agnes. It is great for rock-pools, swimming, surfing, and an early evening beer and sourdough pizza at Schooners, as the sun goes down. It’s a buzzy beach, good vibes!

Trevaunance Cove, walking distance from Trevellas
Trevaunance Cove, walking distance from Trevellas

Beautiful walk from Trevellas Campsite to the beach with Gorse flowering
Beautiful walk from Trevellas campsite to the beach with Gorse flowering

Our Top Campsite Tips

  • Nearby Pubs to soak up the views and local brews...from the Trevellas Campsite you can walk over the headland (Southwest Coast Path) into St Agnes. There is a fantastic traditional Cornish brew pub called the Driftwood Spars, with amazing views of the cove and valley. The Miners Arms is another good Cornish pub serving good food all day. Straight up hands down, the Miners serve the best Sticky Toffee Pudding in the world! Both destinations make a good afternoon or lunchtime walk from the campsite. Nothing better than a hike to a pub, then walking back woozy in time for dinner. We're experts at that.

pint of lager at driftwood spars
Nice spot for a cold one - Driftwood Spars, St Agnes

  • You'll (probably) be relived to know 4G works well at Trevellas Campsite.

  • A local bus, the U1A, passes near the campsite every hour, travelling from Perranporth to St Agnes (from Newquay to Falmouth).

  • At Perranporth you'll find a well stocked Co-op, Butcher, Baker and various Cafe's and places to eat.

  • In St Agnes there's a new excellent south Indian takeaway/ restaurant called Sunny Spice. A Bakery, Spar and Cornish Farm Shop, plus loads of other great Bars. We love the Tap House for it's surfy vibe and choice of 80 gins! Also the Peterville Inn gastropub, which won GOLD for Pub of the Year 2023/24 in the Cornwall Tourism Awards. Here you'll find totally scrumptious Cocktails and legendary Truffle Fries!

Bell Tent with a scent of Monterey Pine at Trevellas
Bell Tent with a scent of Monterey Pine at Trevellas

When can you book?

Not surprisingly, because of its uniqueness and brilliance it gets booked up quickly, so it’s recommended you get in early to guarantee your spot, which you can do here. Bookings for Trevellas Manor Farm Campsite open in the second week of January. The campsite opens in April.

Is there Glamping at Trevellas?

Yes, we offer luxury Bell Hire service at Trevellas Manor Farm Campsite. Ensuring you have a great Glamping experience without the hassle of packing your own tent, setting up camp or spending the night on the ground. Our luxury Bell Tents are provided with REAL beds, linens, cooking equipment, dining table with chairs. We'll set-up your tent and everything else for you, taking all the stress out of organising your stay!

Book you luxury Glamping experience for Trevellas here

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