South Penquite Farm
South Penquite Farm is an 80 hectare organic farm situated high on the moors of Bodmin Moor in Cornwall. The owners, Dominic and Cathy Fairman, breed mainly sheep (Cheviot breed) and cows (Galloway and Bluegrey breed). Beside this they have horses, ponys, chickens, geese and turkeys. Bodmin Moor is a habitat for herons, otters, bats, badgers and rare insects. South Penquite is improving the wildlife habitats on the farm. Organic management and a countryside stewardship scheme are helping to preserve species-rich pasture, moors and habitats for the golden plover. Otters can be found in the river, and although they are secretive, you may be able to find their tracks. The farm is working with the Westcountry Rivers Trust to enhance riverbank habitats and educate people about their importance.
You stay in your tent or camper (no caravans) on the campsite or you can stay in one of the cosy and fully-equipped yurts, Mongolian nomad tents. There is a spot for making campfires and for children there is lots of opportunity for playing outside. You can buy own produce. Around the farm there is a beautiful farm walk that incorporates amongst others a bronze age hut settlement and a dolmen, a standing stone. The farm walk leads you also along The Coombe, a forest that is untouched for centuries and is internationally renown among nature lovers.
Bodmin Moor is an extended area, ideal for hiking, cycling and horse riding. The farm is located at the cycle trails of the Camel Trail and Sustans Route 3. Country lanes lead you to the rough north coast of Cornwall. In the surroundings you'll find picturesque villages, like Blisland. In the Blisland Inn you can try the many different local ales. Famous are the botanical gardens in this part of England, like Bodmin Gardens.
Facilities for playing outside
Facilities and activities in the surroundings (< 15 km)
Special target groups
Pets are not allowed
A full-time farm
Organic or biodynamic farmPastural agriculture, Stock breeding