Martin and Lisa Wallis
Higher Penrose Farm, Porthleven, Cornwall
Tel: 07977 570 764 email: webmaster@campingcornwall.net
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Martin, Lisa, Wendy and children,Having come upon your site purely by chance both Ann and I were delighted to find such a fabulous location, with fantastic facilities, well managed and the most friendly, welcoming people running it than we could ever have hoped for. Our only regret was that we found you at the end of our holiday and not at the beginning. Also that you were not around when we left in order to have thanked you when we left.It was so refreshing to find a site where the obvious intention is to provide campers with an excellent location at a cost which is extremely reasonable and not intended to hit the pocket in the way that many other sites do.Both of us would like to take this opportunity of thanking you properly now and rest assured we have every intention of returning.To jog your memory we were in the white and blue motor home on the left in the second field with the dream catcher and fish pennant on the outside.Thanks a million,Steve & Ann Young,Coventry.Ps. Just bought some more Cathedral City Cheese. (hadn't forgotten!).


Hi Lisa and Martin,We would like to say what a great time we all had staying in your campsite! I love the sound of the sea waves next to our tent! Everyone in the campsite has a smile to everybody and it does not feel too close to each others tent! We will definitely coming back next year!The Buensucesos'

I just wanted to say thanks for having a great place! We stayed Friday and Saturday night with friends and family. Your location was brilliant for Loe Bar and Porthleven. The atmosphere on the site was really friendly. We will be back next year Thanks Rachael


We stayed for a week at the end of July and were very fortunate to have the most amazing weather for virtually the whole week.

The campsite is fantastic! We arrived to a couple of nearly empty, fairly level large grassy fields. Perfect for pitching tents. We chose to be in the second field, furthest away from the facilities but with the best views of the sea (look at their website at the top right picture. That's us!) There is now a newly constructed shower and loo block so a total of 5 showers and 6 toilets. There is almost unlimited hot water and what's more its free. No rip-off 50p charge for a couple of minutes here! There are also 4 washing up sinks and a couple of drinking water taps. There is a notice board with helpful information and a daily updated weather forecast. If you are lucky you may even get some of the delicious new potatoes left by the owners whose business is potato farming. The facilities are kept amazingly clean by the ubiquitous Wendy, a very lovely lady, and her constant companion the unbelievably cute Star (toy poodle in case your wondering!)Wendy regularly patrols the campsite chatting with the campers and offering excellent advice on what to see and where to go. There is a route down to the coast which takes literally 5 minutes and you can easily walk into Porthleven to the shops and other facilities in the very beautiful harbour town. Overall the campsite is exactly what we wanted. Quiet and peaceful and very well looked-after. Its also very reasonably priced; two adults and two children comes to £15 a night with no other extra charges for the tent, dog, car etc etc. There are no hook ups but this did not bother us and infact keeps it to 'proper campers' rather than those who bring everything from home. Wendy, thank you so much for our stay. We enjoyed every minute of it and would love to return! Neil. Veronika, Luke, Rachael and Gimli!

What a fabulous site. The toilets and showers were the cleanest I have ever come across. We were walking the S. W coast path and this proved an excellent base, the car sat unused for 2 days. Martin and his family are extremely friendly and helpful, even leaving potatoes out for the campers. Lots of space and freedom to choose where to camp, with seaviews, make this one of my favourite sites to date. We will return.

I have stayed at here 4 years in a row, my children and i love it. It is such a family orientated place to stay, friendly and addictive. The sound of the sea at night is amazing, Definitely a great location, no limit on pitch and setting up our campfires make it a PROPER camping experience! Xxxx

Hello Wendy, I just wanted to say Thank you so much for our week at your camp site. It is simply the best camp site we have ever stayed on! We intend to return on our next trip to Cornwall, please don't change a single thing!

Hi . I recently stayed at your campsite and would like to say a big THANK YOU . I recently had a stroke and have spent the las few months feeling miserable ,but my stay at your site was just what I needed . I didn't know what to expect as you web site said it was basic ,basic yes ,but never dirty .. I would also like to ask you about the little Cottage at the end of the road. Is it available to rent? Again THANKS . Mr Treloar

Lee and I would like to say a huge thank you for making our holiday one of our best. We intended to travel from Campsite to Campsite around Cornwall, however, everytime our paid up nights came to an end we couldn't leave!!. Your Campsite was clean and friendly one of the very best in which we have both stayed! (and we have stayed in a few!!). Becca and Lee

Thanks v much for a very enjoyable stay. We had a lovely time and really liked the campsite. Missing Cornwall already.Best Regards Diana

Lisa,Pat and I stayed at the campsite just recently and I wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed ourselves in you beautiful tranquil and stunningly picturesque site. We will be back next year. Wharf family

Hi Wendy
We are back home with lovely memories of our time camping in your beautiful fields. We so love this holiday every year and simply can't wait till next year.Thank you very much for the super dvd. We watched it the day after we got home, it is a perfect souvenir..Please send our regards to Lisa, Martin and Hayden and wish Jake all the best for starting Big School, I'm sure he will be a star there! Stefanutti family

Just to thank you for running such a clean and efficient site in ,what is , a perfect location for us.We have been staying in this area for the past thirty years or so and this was the first time at your site....I know it won't be the last ! We thought that you coped admirably with the slight technical hitch regarding the toilets/showers-for us this is all part of the experience-always expect the unexpected !.If only the weather had been half as welcoming and accommodating as your good selves then that might have enhanced the experience somewhat,but you learn to do the best you can with what you've got !Wishing you all the very best of luck in all your ventures and aspirations and once again,thanks for a great few days-hope to see you next year !!! Pinn family

The views from this site are amazing, and the fishing village of Porthleven (which is only a short walk away) is picturesque. The facilities are basic, but if you do not mind this (which we do not)you will love it. The pitch sizes are very large and you can basically choose where you would like to pitch. Martin (owner) and his family are friendly and willing to help, and I am sure Martin will oblige if you want a new potato or two with your bbq of an evening. So if you like lots of good walks, pubs, and amazing views then you will no doubt love this site.

Just wanted to let you know that we really enjoyed our stay with you. Depending on our work commitments, we may very well pop down for another night this coming Tuesday!Thanks again, Nic

Hi there Just wanted to say what a wonderful weekend we've staying at the Penrose Campsite, It brought back so many memories of how camping should be. Just the open air and very little else! Clean facilities and open space, I would recommend it to others but don't want to spoil it ?????????I'll be back Annie and Sandy

Had a great time at your site and around porthleven last week , superb place to relax and unwind ! I shall definitely be keeping this one secret , see you next year .....ROB

Hiya Wendy Just wanted to say, we had a great time whilst we were there. we had a couple of nice sunny days and got lots of walking in....Back home now and just thought we'd say thanks! cheers Lindsay and Martin

Hi Having just returned from the camping holiday from hell at a over commercial campsite on the xxxxxxx, we stumbled across your site whilst out walking.We loved the look of the site when we had a look and are interested in coming next summer. Jo

We had a great holiday and It was great meeting you and your family. Thank you .Kind regards,Alex

On behalf of all of us we would like to say thank you very much for an enjoyable two weeks at Penrose [and for the DVD Harry has watched it twice already], we had a great time, and would have easily stayed longer if the time was available. We will be coming back Easter to stay in Porthleven for a week, so may be we'll see you then.Kind regardsJenny, Stephen and Connie [plus others]

Thank you so much for the ten days that we spent camping with you at Penrose. As you will see below the children had a lovely time, as did we! And we are now adjusting to meals that don't always include potatoes!We hope to visit you again in the future. Graham and Ali Thank you for taking us around the farm and watching the vehicles.Lots of love Jamie To Martin,Lisa,Wendy and Jakey Thank you for letting us camp at the BEST campsite ever! It was SUPER fun doing the rounds with you! Thank you to Martin for taking us on a tour of your farm we were such a lucky family! Also thank you to Wendy for helping me wash the dishes. And Jakey who has made it a whole lot more fun.And Lisa who let me hold Lily and kept her under controll! Thanks for the best camping holiday EVER! Hope we see you again. I'LL NEVER FORGET IT!From Lucy

Thank you for setting up your great little campsite I had three happy nights there last Thu/Fri/Sat and it's so handy being close to the village where my relatives live. The man who took my money was so friendly and welcoming - a big change from some campsites I've been to. It's a pity you're only open July and August so hopefully you'll give some thought to opening a longer season.Kind regards

Hi both We have just returned from spending a week at your site, and I wanted to drop you a line to say what a fantastic time we all had. We thought that your site was perfect and that you and yours were extremely friendly. I shall certainly be recommending your site to people. kind regards Trish

Hey what a great time we had, I have now got the “Bug” and brought a s/hand trailer tent and we are going to be with you at start of the new season.We hope the weather has not been too disastrous for you, the free spuds were absolutely fine, lets hope the rest of your crops are as splendid.Kind regardsSteve, Debbie, Lynne and me.

Just to let you know we had a lovely time staying with yourselves this week (despite the horrible storms last night and the night before!). Please pass mine and Jessica's thanks onto Lisa for being a nice host. Hopefully we'll be back in the future! Martin

We had a wonderful time staying on your site! We have been talking and would love to come again next year!!
The toilet and shower facilities were 'spot on'! So clean and all that hot water! Brilliant!!
We had such a good time, the site was perfect, so glad the weather held out for the whole 2 weeks!
The walks and cycle routes were great. We went on a bike ride all the way round the lake, it was brilliant and quite a few times we had a walk to the Atlantic Inn! We have fallen in love with Porthleven, we have even made friends with a couple of the locals!!Thank you again for making us feel welcome!
Take care and we hope to see you again next August! With Kind Regards Mandy and Jamie x

Hello to you all, Just writing to say 'what a fantastic campsite!' We had a great time and it was lovely to be somewhere so quiet, beautiful and freindly. The showers were lovely and hot and everything was so clean. It was great to meet you and to recieve such a relaxed and kind welcoming. We have already told ALL our freinds about your special place and we hope to be back soon.Thank you again. Mike, Claire, Sam and Harry Lea.

"Quiet, simple and clean, a perfect site in which to relax and unwind" John

Dear Wendy and Martin
We were sorry not to see you to say goodbye before we left on Saturday. We had a great holiday and loved the site and surroundings at Penrose.
Thank you for sharing your land with us – we walked down to the view point a couple of times and are very envious of your working environment! Thank you too, Martin, for taking good care of the ‘facilities’ and for setting up the cold drinking water tap.
We do wish you well with the site; I’m sure you’ll work hard to preserve that wonderful atmosphere of space and informality which is so appealing.
Until the next time, very good wishes to you all, Jacqui and Tracy

Hello Martin and Wendy,
Just a short mail to say hello. We're back at home and everyday life starts again.
We enjoyed our stay on the Penrose Camp Site very much, so I don't think you have seen the last off us yet.
The website brings back the good memories, especially the second image on the page 'facilities' (nice tent there in the background!).
Hope to visit you again. For now; all the best and greetings from
Tim and Betty (your first paying customers)

Hi there
Had a lovely time in Cornwall and we both really enjoyed staying in your field. Peaceful and quiet and the facilities although you described them as basic they were very good - going back to basics is what camping is all about. Will definitely be back and will reccommend you highly.Thanks again Sheila

Stayed at our camp site over the bank holiday weekend and had a great time. Also took some of pototoes back to London, we make super roast pototoes. So thank you very much. Alistair

It was a most relaxing holiday - the camp site is so quiet, with panaramic views of the countryside. When you go to bed at night all you hear is the sound of the sea in the background.