Welcoming you to your camping holiday at Pencuke Farm
About the farm The farm offers guests the opportunity to explore 19 acres of farm land and relax against a stunning backdrop, whilst being located close to beaches and all the outdoor activities you would expect to enjoy from a holiday in Cornwall.
Due to COVID-19, we may have to restrict direct contact with the animals, please see the COVID-19 section on our website for measures we are taking to keep everyone safe.
Enjoying the farm You are welcome to explore the farm and visit the animals at your leisure. During feeding times, you are also welcome to join us and meet to the animals.
When exploring on your own, please adhere to the following rules to ensure your and the animal's safety.
· Keep dogs under close control as the chickens are free range and it can be fatal if sheep are chased
· Leave gates as you find them
· Be careful of electric fences, these are marked and are bright orange or white.
· Wash your hands after having contact with the livestock
· Wear suitable footwear ParkingYou are welcome to drive your car to your pitch when setting up and leaving. At all other times cars must be parked at the top of the site on the gravelled areas. This is to stop the grass from being churned up and minimise the risk of accidents occurring. Of course if you are in a motor home or camper van, then you are allowed to drive on the campsite. Child safety Children will love exploring the farm and having the opportunity to run around lots of outdoor space, however we are a working farm, albeit a small one, so children must be accompanied by an adult at all times as there are various hazards on the farm. · We have an unfenced stream running through the bottom of the woods
· We use electric fencing in areas of the farm, it is normally marked but children are curious!
· Some of our gates and latches are heavy and fingers can get caught
· There is barbed wire used on some of the boundaries
· The barns and out buildings are out of bounds Fire extinguishers and firepointFire extinguishers are located in the entrance to the guest barn and also in the middle of the campsite, where there is also a fire alarm for raising the alarm. We suggest that you familiarise yourself with their location and instructions when you arrive at the farm. The fire extinguisher is for minor fires only, should a large fire occur, get everyone out of their tents, caravans, motorhomes and guest barn safely and call 999. You should assemble at the firepoint which is located at the top of the campsite. Dogs Pets are welcome on the campsite. We do have a few simple rules to ensure pets and people can enjoy the farm in harmony. Please do not leave your dog unattended and he/she must be under control at all times. We may have to ask you to keep your dog on a lead if they become a nuisance to other guests, please do not be offended.
There may be sheep or Alpacas in the field adjacent to the campsite. The livestock can die even through the shock of being chased by a dog. We cannot tolerate any dog that worries the livestock and we reserve the right to ask you to leave with no refund should a serious incident occur.
Please make sure you always pick up after your dog and dispose of in the main bin.
Please notify us if you think any of the electrical equipment may be malfunctioning or broken. We carry out safety risk assessments, however if you notice anything that may cause injury or risk of fire, please do let us know for your own safety as well as others.
Re-fills during your stay
We provide hand soaps, paper towels and toilet roll in the guest barn toilets. We aim to keep these topped up. If these items need replenishing during your stay please just ask us.
Guest barn cleaning
We clean the guest barn at least twice a day. Usually mid morning and in the evening. It's not feasible for us to clean a shower room directly after someone uses it, so please try and leave the toilets and showers and washing up areas as you would like to find them. Please also dispose of any out of date food in the shared fridge. We will periodically check the fridge and may throw out food that is past its best.
Rubbish and recycling
The general waste area is by the main camping entrance. Recycling can be found at the main farm entrance.
It was hard to get the recycling service set up and so that we can maintain this service, it's crucially important you follow the guidance of what can go in each bin. Your co-operation is much appreciated.
We are on a septic tank, so it is important that you only flush toilet paper down the toilets. Under no circumstance, should you flush any sanitary items down the toilets. Please dispose of them in the sanitary bins provided.
The water in this area is very soft so you only need to use one tablet in each load of washing. When using a tumble dryer, please make sure you check the lint filter.
We are pleased to offer free ultrafast wifi in the guest barn and to as much of the campsite as possible. This service or speed is not guaranteed, and may be throttled if the service is abused. Just login to 'Pencuke farm Guest', theres no password.
To ensure everyone enjoys their stay, noise should be kept to a minimum after 10pm and we have a no noise policy after 11pm.
BBQ Terrace, games room and shop
You are welcome to make full use of the recreation field, boules court and games room during your stay. We just ask that you leave the area as you expect to find it and be considerate of other guests staying near to this area. The seating area and bbq on the bbq terrace is for the soul use of Skyber Barn and Darzona cottages, so please do not use this seating.
There is a fire pit that you are welcome to use. Please be sensible with how it is used and make sure children are supervised at all times. You are welcome to have your own firepit/bbq by your tent, but it must be a safe distance from your tent/caravan and be raised off the ground (we can provide you with something to put it on if you like)
Surfing and other watersports
North Cornwall has a wealth of beautiful beaches, each boasting the unique opportunity to do a number of different activities. One of the most popular of these is surfing. There are many beaches to choose from, each producing conditions suitable for all standards of surfing, so grab a board, and squeeze into a wetsuit. If surfing doesn't take your fancy, you will find a variety of other watersports on offer from kite-surfing and coasteering, to wind surfing and scuba diving.
There are many local surf schools, one of our favourites is Raven Surf School. Please let us know if you would like us to book a lesson for you.
There are many local surf schools, one of our favourites is
https://www.freewavesurfacademy.co.uk/ Please let us know if you would like us to book a lesson for you. If you ask for Robin and mention that you are staying with us and you may be able to get a discount.
Our farm shop sells some basics and produce from the region.
There is a small supermarket at the garage on the A39 towards Bude. Next to it is a post office, which also sells food and drink and meat from a local butcher.
Larger super markets are: Sainsburys, Bude. Morrisons, Bude. Tesco, Launceston
Things to do
Please take a look at www.pencukefarm.co.uk/outandabout for information about the local area
We hope you have a wonderful stay.
Please don't hesitate to give us a shout if you need any assistance. We are here to help.
Ross and Becky Weir