Cheesewring Farm Touring Caravan Site is an ideal campsite base for walkers, because it offers direct access to Sharp Tor. The views over Bodmin Moor are outstanding and you can also see Dartmoor and Plymouth from this lovely lofty site. The campsite itself is set in 26 acres of farmland and there's a long private driveway to the camping area. You can rent pretty cosy holiday cottages here too. They have intriguing names – Fizz-Gog (one bedroom), Bickle-Bice Barn (two bedrooms), Cheesewring Cottage (one bedroom) and Mum's Cottage (two bedrooms). Extra put-you-up beds are available on request if you have a large party and some don't mind sleeping in the living rooms. The rented holiday cottages come with bed linen, towels, central heating, Wi-Fi access and a welcome pack. Normal use of electricity is included too.
The hospitality doesn't stop there. If you're just visiting the area for one or two nights, you can often stay in one of the cottages by taking up the farm's bargain bed and breakfast deals, with your hot breakfast delivered in the morning straight from the farmhouse kitchen. This is subject to cottage availability.
Cheesewring Farm dates back to the mid-1800s and was once the residence of the manager of a local quarry. Indeed it takes its funny name from the rock itself – Cheesewring is a granite rock formation at the top of Stowe's Hill. The farm is in a quiet and peaceful spot and it used to be owned by the Duchy of Cornwall, but changed hands in August 2014.
Camping facilities at this hospitable farm include electric hook ups and a newly built shower and toilet block with disabled facilities. Pets are welcome, provided they are kept under control and any accidents are cleaned up, for the safety of all visitors.
From this central location you can choose from both the north and the south Cornish coastlines for your days out, because each one is just a half-hour drive away. Or you can strike out across the moor and walk for miles. Climbers will find sea cliffs and tors on Bodmin and Dartmoor provide plenty of challenges. Horse riding in Cornwall is another popular pastime and it's certainly a scenic location for a couple of hours of pony trekking. Add to this the mild climate and spectacular scenery of this part of the West Country and you have all the ingredients for great tent, motorhome and caravan holidays in Cornwall.
Cornwall offers a myriad of excellent tourist attractions and most of them are within reach from this campsite. Visit Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station near Helston on the Lizard Peninsular for an out of this world experience.
The Eden Project is a delight to visit in any weather, because once you're inside the vast geodomes you're surrounded by the warmth and lush vegetation of the rain forest in one dome, and the dry marais of the Mediterranean lands in the other dome. In the middle you'll discover world foods to tempt your palate. The gardens outdoors are beautiful, too, full of surprising sculptures and more food and drink outlets. If you enjoy gardens, the Lost Gardens of Heligan are another 'must' to visit during your holiday touring Cornwall.
Pop in to pretty Polperro to see one of Cornwall's traditional fishing villages on the south coast. Cars are banned from the narrowest lanes down by the harbour, so you'll be parking in a big car park at the top of the hill and walking (or taking the shuttle bus) down the pretty streets, being tempted by crab sandwiches, Cornish Pasties, Cornish fudge, local ice-creams, souvenirs and postcards and harbourside cafés and pubs. If you're feeling energetic, it's well worth climb up the steep stone steps out onto the headland to enjoy spectacular coastal views from the cliffs and back towards this lovely harbour village.
Visit Looe, just down the coast, to see a much larger harbour town with a spectacular bridge across the wide river and harbour. Here you will find more great pubs, cafés, bars and a brilliant annual music festival. You can even take trips out to Looe island to see the wildlife here. And don't miss the giant seal residing on the rocks at the harbour entrance – he's a long-term resident and pretty famous.
So, if you'd like to make Bodmin Moor your base for your holidays in Cornwall, put Cheesewring Farm on your list of quiet central locations.
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