South Penquite Farm

Location and atmosphere

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. 

Surroundings and activities

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.

General information

Opening times accommodation01-05 t/m 31-10ReservationNecessary during high season

Languages spoken


Selfcatering housingunit

Number of persons18Number of holiday units4Please bring your own bed linenPrice smallest unit per week£ 290 per unitPrice largest unit per week£ 360 per unit

Farm camping

Caravan/campers not allowed1Accommodation for rent (such as a cabin, tent, yurt, gypsy wagon, trailer or caravan) etc.1Total number of pitches40Number of tent pitches40prices per person£ 6Tent rental price per week£ 290-360


Sales of own produce



Facilities for playing outside

Facilities and activities in the surroundings (< 15 km)

Marked trails





Special target groups

Pets are not allowed

Landscape characteristics

Height above sea level (in meters)200

Farm production

A full-time farm

Organic or biodynamic farm

Pastural agriculture, Stock breeding

Route description

Nearest cityExeterNearest villageBlisland