Camping at Elm Farm

Camping  2024

Elm Farm campsite in Cornwall has provided an authentic slice of rural Cornish life for hundreds of guests over the years. The pitches are positioned around the perimeter of two spacious fields which leaves plenty of space in the middle for the kids to play.

If you are looking for a natural off-grid camping in Cornwall experience, Elm Farm is the place for you. Our beautiful camping fields enjoy natural shelter from a border of mature trees. Running along the southern perimeter is a little gurgling stream. Visiting tents, caravans and camper vans are all welcome.


There is an abundance of birds and wildlife on and around Elm Farm. Buzzards are common as are barn owls and foxes, badgers and stoats can often be observed. We are happy to advise you on the many beautiful coastal and country walks in this area.

We try to keep the camping field as natural as possible so that we do not interfere with the local colonies of bats nor distract the badgers from their nightly patrol.


If you want a real fire while you are camping, Elm Farm is the place for you.

We provide upcycled washing machine drums as braziers, in which to burn locally grown wood. A brazier and basket of wood, firelighter & kindling costs just £8 per night. 



Open:  24 May  -  1 September 

Setting and surroundings

Elm Farm is a smallholding in the West of Cornwall. We are situated in a peaceful valley called Nancekuke (Nanskoog). The name actually comes from the Cornish language and means: Empty Valley. We are lucky to benefit from uninterrupted views, across Laity Moor, to the two largest local landmarks: Carn Brea and Carn Marth.

If you venture over the hill that shelters Elm Farm from the sea winds you will find the rugged North Cornish coastline – it takes about 20 mins to walk to the cliffs and the coastal footpath along quiet country lanes and from there you can drop down to the beach at Porthtowan, or for a longer walk to Portreath.

Both villages have lovely sandy beaches and visitors are well catered for with small supermarkets, cafes, ice cream parlours, pubs and take aways in both.


The camping fields are supplied with clean drinking water and solar lights around the facilities. There are four separating composting loos, four family size washroom cubicles with hot showers and sinks and two dish/laundry washing sinks all with hot water. There is also a flushing toilet and chemical disposal point (green fluid only, not blue fluid) for guests a short skip up the hill and while there is no electricity on site, there is access to a campers fridge freezer and charging points in the barn beside the cafe.

Camping pricing

We have a very simple camping pricing structure:

£15 per adult and £7.50 per child each night.

Dogs – Free (as long as they have an human to clean-up after them).

Discount bike hire for campers

We offer cycle hire at a reduced rates for campers. 

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