Boswarthen Farm

UK England South West England Cornwall Penzance

  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Beaches nearby
All tents come with proper beds and enough creature comforts to delight even the biggest camping sceptic

If this was the Location, Location, Location, then Kirstie Allsopp would hail Boswarthen as a triumph. It's difficult to think of a more stunning location – the campsite sits amongst 550 acres of land in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just outside of Penzance. It's a great spot that's within easy access of Cornwall's most popular tourist spots, yet it manages to retain the feeling of a forgotten land.

The beauty of Boswarthen is that you can make your trip as quiet or as sociable as you'd like it to be. If you're looking for a spot of relaxation, then the quietest pitches can be found in the bottom field. But if you'd prefer to have a sea view of St Michaels Mount with your morning brew, then request a spot in the top field.

All tents come with proper beds and enough creature comforts to delight even the biggest camping sceptic. The wood-burning stove may take a bit of getting used to, but with a little legwork, you'll have a homely and inviting dwelling to return to.

Owners Maddie and Adrian are courteous hosts and will pop round each morning to let guests know about happenings on the farm; from group nights to newborn calves. If you don't plump for the arrival night meal, then be sure to go to one of the communal evenings. Maddie's homemade pizza – lovingly prepared and crisped to perfection in the stone oven – is perfect for starlit nights around the campfire, and her vegetarian lasagne prompted a collective round of second helpings.

After a hard day's running around, making friends, having grass fights and playing in the sand pit, weary legs can be treated to a session in the hot tub. This might be camping by name, but the little touches of luxury fit together to make this an unforgettable experience that is so much more than just another camping holiday.


Opening Times

Easter–end October.



Boswarthen Farm, Madron, Penzance, Cornwall TR20 8PA

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Getting There

Leave the M5 at junction 31 and take the A30 towards Penzance. Continue on the A30 until you reach a roundabout signposted Madron. Go through the village of Heamoor and up the hill entering Madron village. After ½ mile, turn off to the right signposted Boswarthen, Celtic Chapel and Well. Continue up the lane until you reach a metal gate where you can drive through and park your vehicle.

Boswarthen is a short taxi ride (approximately 2½ miles) from Penzance train station.


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