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Pleasant Streams Farm Camping, Lower Sticker, St Austell, Cornwall PL26 7JL
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‘There’s very little to do here, no bells and whistles’, says Tony Hedges, proprietor of Pleasant Streams Farm with his wife Lesley. Yet this is indeed a pleasant field in which to pitch a tent. Campfires are encouraged, and often the crackle- pop of wood on the fire is the only noise of the evenings here. There is, though, quite a lot to do on and around the site. There’s a lake in the centre of the field, which not only attracts wildlife, but also beckons you to hop in the rowing boat for an afternoon afloat; a summerhouse has books and games for rainy days; and, of course, there are the animals: Matilda, Snowflake, Billy and Gruff the goats, Rodney and Del Boy the pigs, and the chickens and ducks that lay fresh eggs for your breakfast. And that’s not even counting the field mice, owls, herons and badgers. You can always break the tranquillity with a ten-minute stroll to the local pub in Sticker, just don’t expect wild nights and karaoke. Most people that stray from the site do so by day, by biking along the nearby PentewanValleyTrail or hiring the campsite’s kayak and exploring the beautiful coast around Gorran Haven and Charlestown.

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Get back to nature at Pleasant Streams Farm Camping. We offer peaceful and tranquil camping in lovely rural surroundings at low prices. We have plenty of space on site, pretty fields with a stream running through, a small lake with a rowing boat and an abundance of wildlife. Our site is very relaxed, we don't have set pitches so you can pitch your tent where you choose.

On our site you can see wild geese, owls, hawks, buzzards, herons, jays, rabbits, foxes, badgers, field mice, trout in the stream or meet our friendly animals, the miniature goats Matilda and Snowflake, our miniature pigs Rodney and Del Boy and our Chickens and Ducks. We sell the Duck and Chicken eggs for your breakfast as well as a selection of home grown plants. 

Children love to explore our site, wading in the stream in wellies, rowing around the lake, looking for the farm animals or hunting for the hidden rope swing.

We have 5 cute, vintage caravans for hire: Fern, sleeps 2, Poppy, sleeps 2, Daisy, sleeps 4, Rosie sleeps 4 and Billy Blue, sleeps 4-5.  All the caravans are located in their own private area of a separate field to the camping field.  They have views of the lakes and countryside and are very peaceful.  They have tables and chairs set up for outdoor dining, are fully equipped with all linen, crockery and their own toilets and small showers and guests are free to use the camping field toilets and showers as well. We include a cream tea or home made cake upon arrival.  A real retreat from it all! - Call or see our Caravans page on our website for full details.

We are in a little hamlet near to the village of Sticker, which is a 10 minute walk away. Sticker has a picturesque country pub, the Hewas Inn, a shop and a childrens play park.The nearest town is St Austell, only 2 miles away, where all major supplies can be obtained, i.e. petrol, supermarket goods etc.  We are near to both the Eden project & The Lost Gardens of Heligan, a must for plant and garden enthusiasts.  

  The beautiful cathedral city of Truro is 11 miles away. Mevagissey and Charlestown are historic ports about 4 miles away, and well worth visiting. Fishing and boat trips are available.  We are only 3 miles from stunning coastline, beautiful sandy beaches, rugged cliffs and out-of-the-way coves, making us an ideal base for walking, exploring and cycling (Pentewan has an excellent bike trail running alongside a river). The north coast is a surfing Mecca with its large beaches and is only a 30 minute drive away.

Our ethos is simple and natural. Therefore we have no clubhouse or constant traffic noise and we are a real escape from everyday pressures. We offer simple water, shower and toilet facilities and plenty of space to enjoy your holiday. Children are very welcome.  Due to the local wildlife, unfortunately no pets are allowed.

Camp fires are permitted,  in designated fire rings.Sacks of logs are available for purchase.

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Simple, beautiful site

We stayed for a week at the site at the beginning of August.  The site was very quiet when we arrived and we pitched near the pond in the main field (there are a number of different fields to pitch in).  We had a fire pit and were near to the toilets and showers.  We loved how peaceful the site was and the kids loved running around, taking the boat out on the pond, seeing the animals and exploring all the different fields.  The camping fields are lovely with and we loved watching the bats swoop around in the evening.  The toilet and shower facilities are basic but adequate, they did get busy when the site filled up (there is only one block with 4 toilets and 2 showers) but it just meant a small wait at busy times.  The site is close to some lovely attractions including the Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Porthpean beach and Pentewan Sands.  We loved our stay and would definitely visit again.


Excellent camping

We stayed at Pleasant Streams for two weeks in July/August of 2014 and it was the finest camping experience we have ever had.  We were worried about camping with two toddlers but the owners were fantastic and helped us find a great spot in a quiet field which stopped us worrying about the noise they create first thing. They also helped us find some of my son's toy trains he had lost and were always on hand for help and advice on the local area.  The site was refreshingly free of rules and regulations and being able to have a camp fire every night in a location free of traffic noise made for a magical atmosphere.  The kids loved seeing the pigs, ducks and geese and running around the site which has so many interesting bits to explore.  We'd never been to this part of Cornwall before but were amazed by the quality of the beaches and the sheer variety of potential day trip locations.  You're never stuck for days out but on a campsite like this it's also great to just take it easy in the surroundings and get back to the simple things.  We were glad we couldn't get phone reception as we switched them off for two weeks, disengaged from work fully for the first time in years and had a holiday we'll never forget.  While I've seen the facilities described as basic, we found them perfectly adequate even with two toddlers and never had to queue too long for the showers.  Can't wait for a return visit next summer!


lovely jubley!

Lovely camp site, simplicity all round, very natural site without marked out pitches or any of that nonsense! Very very peaceful with lots of wildlife. Lots to explore on site with two lakes and a plenty of fun to be had in the rowing boat. Extremely friendly and helpful owners, but pleasantly hands off, just there if your looking for them. Would definitely visit again! If your don't like tacky walls ice cream signs and wardens patrolling the pitches then you'll love this site...if you do like those things that your probably beyond help anyway...highly recommend if you like natural relaxed sites!

3 of 3 readers found this review useful.



This is a beautiful campsite. A lot of effort has been spent on making ponds and planting trees for wildlife. We stayed in May and watched a dabchick swimming near her nest. There are rope swings, streams and hidden paths to explore and lots of space for everyone.

2 of 2 readers found this review useful.


camping as it should be

I have been to this site twice in the last year, its so laid back its great. The kids loved it, animals to feed and rope swings out over the stream... superb. At night you can have a open fire to toast marshmallows on, while sipping hot chocolate or sit back and watch the bats flying over the lakes. The site has hot and cold water,toilets and showers and NO club house or bar, but you don't need a club house or bar. Just fill the ice box with beer and a fruit based drink for the ladies and sit back and relax.   

2 of 2 readers found this review useful.


Really, really pleasant

Stayed for four nights in August 2013. Was exactly as described. Really chilled, pleasant campsite. No set pitches meant that everyone enjoyed plenty of space, all round a little lake with a rowing boat. At night we enjoyed the stars, the campfires, and the quiet. The owners couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful, directed us to a couple of wonderful little beaches not far from the site. Hewas Inn is well worth a visit, decent food and a friendly welcome 5-10 minutes down the footpath directly opposite the campsite entrance. All-in-all a fantastic site which I couldn't recommend highly enough.

2 of 2 readers found this review useful.

The owners are uber-friendly, the site is huge, and has a feel of total serenity. We stayed for a couple of nights and I spoke to the owner and asked if we could be away from other campers – no problem at all, the site is so big, with a few different fields so easy to hide away. There are a few ponds (mini lakes) with boats so you can row around in the sun. Shower and wash facilities are adequate, and clean.

It very very picturesque, and you feel completely relaxed with no noise except birds and the occasional cow. Lots of farms chickens, goats and pigs to make a fuss of, and beautifully maintained flowered "hidden" gardens surround the area. Logs are available for purchase and if you need anything else, St.Austell is about 2 miles away. Mevagissey is about 5 miles away too, and is a lovely town. Please don't bank on any WiFi – there is none, and no Wifi in Mevagissey either (3G).

I would like to say thank you to the owners and we will be back very soon

2 of 2 readers found this review useful.


Pleasant Streams Farm

We stayed at this campsite in early June and used it as a base to attend an Eddie Izzard gig at the Eden Project and to enjoy the Cornish coastline. 

The campsite has idyllic scenery and has a cool pond and rowing boat to enjoy, complete with duck and geese onlookers. The owners were incredibly friendly and also kept a couple of pigs and goats. I'd recommend this place as an excellent place for those wanting to stay in nice countryside surroundings.

2 of 2 readers found this review useful.


A very cool campsite

We have just come back from a week at Pleasant Streams and all had the best time camping. It is the perfect place if you want a quite and relaxing holiday. The owners are really friendly and you can see they have put their heart and soul into making it what it is. The boating lake and fires helped to create an idyllic retreat. There was a lot of space between tents and you never felt like you were crammed in. Our kids (3 and 6) loved the place and met some of the animals there. They played in the summer house and also met a lot of friends. We would definitely go again. 

1 of 1 readers found this review useful.

We stayed at this lovely campsite for the whole of our two week holiday in July 2013, although we had originally intended to move around Cornwall. Yes, we liked it that much! There are no designated pitches so you are free to pick your spot, and the view to the lake (only a couple of metres from our tent) was so peaceful and engaging. The owners encourage all to make full use of the lovely gardens, and a daily visit to feed the pigs was  certainly a highlight... they love banana skins! Thank you for a wonderful time Lesley and the duck eggs... we will return one day! Bob & Donna x

1 of 1 readers found this review useful.


Best place in Corwall

I will be back soon. Was there in 2013 two times. Lovely place. Enjoyed every single minute...

0 of 1 readers found this review useful.


Very disappointing

Stayed here for 2 nights with family in August 2014.  The facilities are very basic and there simply aren't enough of them. One shower for men and one for women. The small toilet block is in bad need of investment.  Nowhere to wash up your crockery, pots and pans. Best avoided.

0 of 1 readers found this review useful.


Poor Facilities

We visited this campsite recently and feel moved enough to write a short review. Overall this campsite does not warrant the 5 star rating depicted on Cool Camping. The facilities were at best poor; one shower and a couple of toilets each for M/F. These were dirty and flooded constantly even when it was sunny and dry. There was one outside cold tap for washing dishes. Tony was friendly but apart from that, the other staff were not friendly nor welcoming and seemed more interested in driving around collecting the Tariff (at times asking even when it was not due) than taking any genuine interest in the people using the site for their holiday. We will not be back.

0 of 1 readers found this review useful.

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It’s all about simple pleasures when you pitch up by a lake in rural Cornwall.


Space for 50 tent pitches in the main camping field. 3 electric hook up pitches available (book in advance). 5 pretty vintage caravans also available for rent.

Who's In

Tents, campervans, caravans, groups – yes. Dogs – no.

On Site

Campfires allowed. 50 pitches with basic showers, toilets and a water-tap for washing up. 2 vintage caravans, one 4/5 berth, one 2x2 berth. Sea kayak for hire to explore all the hidden coves of the Cornish coast.

Off Site

Explore the coast by kayak (on hire from the campsite for £25 per day), or freewheel along the Pentewan Valley Trail with Pentewan Valley Cycle Hire (01726 844242). Close to the Lost Gardens of Heligan (01726 845100) and The Eden Project (01726 811911), both a must for garden and plant enthusiasts. The fishing village of Mevagissey and historic port of Charletown are a short drive, both well worth a visit, with shops, cafes and restaurants to explore.

Food & Drink

It’s a 15-minute stroll to the Hewas Inn (01726 73497), which serves a traditional pub menu and a selection of good ales from St Austell Ales. The Polgooth Inn (01726 74089) – a 5-minute drive – offers a more contemporary choice, and an impressive range of cask ales.


Easter – September.

The Damage

(per night unless otherwise stated):

Pitch prices per night including up to 2 people and 1 car:

Small Tent  £11.00

Medium Tent £15.00

Large Tent  £17.00

Extra Large Tent £21.00

Small to Medium Caravans  £16.00

Large Caravans and Motorhomes  £21.00

Additions per night:

Extra Adult £3.00

Children (4 - 14 years) (per child)  £2.00

Children under 4  Free

Awnings, Gazebos and Tarpaulins are charges by size, approx. £3-5 per night.

Electric Hook-Up's

(For Caravans & Motorhomes)  £3.00

Additional Car  £5.00

Caravan Hire: 

Fern and Poppy 2 berth £300 per week, 3 nights £150, 4 nights £180.

Daisy 4 berth £400 per week, 3 nights £185, 4 nights £240

Billy Blue 4/5 berth and Rosie 4 berth £500 per week, 3 nights £250, 4 nights £300.

Short breaks available only outside of peak season, please call for confirmation.

Departures by 10am. If arriving after 8pm, please phone in advance

25% deposit required to secure booking by cheque or postal order made payable to L. Hedges

Balance due 6 weeks prior to arrival

Sorry but no Dogs allowed.

Getting There

From the A390 between St Austell and Truro take the Hewas Water exit and turn right towards Lower Sticker. Go straight over a crossroads and it’s on the right.

Public Transport

A bus service runs from St Austell and stops at Sticker, 10–15 minutes’ walk from the site.


Beaches  Bicycle routes  Campervans permitted  Campfires permitted  Caravans permitted  Electrical hook-ups  Electricity hook-ups  Fishing  Glamping & luxury camping available  Good for kids  Good walks  Groups welcome  Nice views  No pets allowed  On the farm  Remote location  Short walk to beach  Short walk to pub  Showers  Surfing  Tent pitches  Vintage caravans  Waterside location 
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