Camping at Keveral
Keveral Farm is an organic farm near Looe in Cornwall.
The Keveral Campsite
We have camping vacancies for the August bank holiday, including the Cornish Yurt (Â£43 per night).
We are a little bit alternative and this will not suit everyone.
Call 07772 155967 to book at short notice.
The Cornish Yurt is available from August 25th, for £43 per night (more for short bookings).
Photos on Facebook.
We are a small campsite and there will be plenty of space between tents.
Please be sensible and observe the same guidance as you would at home, at work and at school.
The Visitors Barn will not be available this year, to avoid contact between campers.
You must agree to follow any campsite rules to tackle coronavirus.
Coronavirus best practice
To reduce contact between campers:
- observe distancing (face coverings optional)
- there will be separate water taps for each group of campers
- wash your hands before and after using the toilets and shower
- you are allowed to pee in the bushes (this has many advantages !)
- bring your own hand sanitiser, spray sanitiser and toilet roll (we will provide them, but best if you use your own)
- we will not provide hand towels
- take showers at the same time as others in your family or group
- wash your face and brush your teeth at your pitch rather than in the shower room
- there is no shared washing-up area, so you should bring your own washing-up bowl etc. (There are picnic tables by each camping pitch).
- bag up your own rubbish and only put it in the rubbish/recycling area when you leave
- do not allow your kids to interact with other kids without first checking with their parents
Please note that ticks (which carry Lyme disease) are becoming more common.
The incidence of Lyme disease in Cornwall is about average compared to Britain as a whole.
But around Keveral we have deer living in the woods, and there are areas of long grass in and around our campsite.
Last year we had a lot more ticks than previous years.
Most campers did not have a problem, but one family with a young child found ticks most days.
This could be a problem at most farm campsites, but they probably don't tell you !
You should check yourselves for ticks, especially on young children. Bring some tweezers !
NHS: Lyme Disease
No music or radios that can be heard by other campers.
No loud talking after dark.
We usually do not allow dogs, but sometimes we may have friends camping who do have dogs.
We have our own spring water, which goes through a simple treatment process and is checked each year.
We sometimes have problems with our water pump and then may have a shortage of water for a few days.
When this happens, we should always have enough water for essential needs, but showers may need to be very short and you may need to use our compost loos.
Bring a water container if you have one, and keep it topped up.
Our lane, from the road to the farm, is 800m long. It's a bit rough, but this is not a problem if you drive slowly.
General Info about camping at Keveral
We offer you a small, quiet, eco campsite.
There is a good amount of space between the tents.
You can take a 15 minute walk through the woods to the beach in the daytime, and sit around a campfire at night.
We are open from July to October. (If we know you, we may be able to take you at other times).
Advance bookings only, with a deposit of £30 - please do not turn up without having booked in advance.
We are a quiet campsite. You must not disturb your neighbours with music or radios. No loud talking after dark.
No dogs. (Sometimes we allow friends to bring their dogs to the campsite, but usually there will not be dogs in the camping).
In the school holidays, the Funky Field is usually for families.
The Orchard is usually for individuals and couples.
We can usually take groups (but not always in the school holidays).
We have about 10 families from Holland and Belgium each summer.
Keveral Farm is a community of about 13 adults, and has been an organic farm since 1973.
We are a little bit alternative and basic, and this will not suit everyone.
The campsite has a natural feel to it, a bit wild around the edges.
We are half a mile from the road, so you don't hear any traffic.
Our farm lane is half a mile long and a bit bumpy, but this should not be a problem if you drive slowly.
About one-quarter of our campers have camped here before.
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The Funky Field
Our Funky Field Camping is accessible for vehicles, so is suitable for people with big tents and more equipment. It is flat or very gently sloping. There is a shared campfire plus a couple of mobile campfires. You can have your own campfires if you have your own fire-bowl that keeps the fire off the ground.
There are picnic tables for most pitches. It is surrounded by trees and woodland, and is good for biking and exploring. The Funky Field gets the sun all day until sunset (not guaranteed - it can be cloudy and wet sometimes!).
The Funky Field is where most people camp, and this is where we put families unless it is full or you ask for The Orchard.
After pitching up, cars are parked 50m from the camping area. We can take a limited number of campervans. The Funky Field is 130m from the shower room and Visitor's Barn.
The Cornish Yurt is in the Funky Field. It has its own campfire and shelter.
Our Orchard Camping is cosy, sheltered and car-free, in its own little valley and surrounded by trees. It is terraced to create flat pitches.
There is a campfire, three picnic tables and a shelter in the lower part of the orchard. If booked by small groups, you would have these facilities to yourself.
There is a reasonably nice compost toilet amongst the trees.
The Orchard is about 150m from the unloading point (there are wheelbarrows to move your things) and about 250m from the shower room and Visitor's Barn.
There is a gentle slope down to the Orchard Camping, and because of the terraces, the ground is uneven in places, with some of the terraces accessed via short slopes. This all means that the Orchard Camping is only suitable for able-bodied people.
The upper part of the orchard is usually reserved for people without kids (small-medium size tents only).
The Orchard gets the early morning sun, but loses the sun about 2 hours before sunset. It is not suitable for ball games or biking.
It is on the way to the beach, and is good for exploring the woods. At the top of our woods is our new picnic spot overlooking Seaton and the sea.
The Ridge - is not currently available
The Ridge Camping is on the edge of our woods, surrounded by nature in a sunny and sheltered position. It is away from other campers, but close to the path to the beach, and on calm nights you can hear the sea. It has 2-3 medium-large tent pitches, so is suitable for a small group or two families.
It is 330m from the unloading point and 420m from the shower room and Visitor's Barn. A wheelbarrow is available to help move your things.
There are up-to-date photos here on our Facebook pages:
The Cornish Yurt is located in the Funky Field. It has its own campfire, picnic table and shelter.
Yurts for hire.
The sea is just a short walk through the woods to the village of Seaton. You can walk along the beach and coast path in both directions. There is a choice of cafes, shops and pubs in Seaton and the adjoining village of Downderry.
The Local Area
Things To Do
Beaches and Coast Walks
The Visitor's Barn
Our Visitor's Barn has simple kitchen facilities for campers to use (subject to availability), where you can also charge your phones etc. Prices for 2018: Ö²Â£1 per person (including kids) for full use of the kitchen, or 50p per day for the fridge or freezer or electric sockets (see FAQs page)
Keveral has been an organic farm community for 46 years.
You can buy organic vegetables grown at the farm. FAQs
Our water is from our own spring, and for most of the year is pumped using a hydraulic ram pump which works without fuel (using the water pressure from the header tank). FAQs
There are compost loos with views.
Firewood for campfires is from our own ecologically-managed woods.
The grass is sometimes cut with a scythe.
Rubbish is separated for recycling.
Our fees are less for campers using public transport, hiking or cycling.
You can walk to the beach.
5% of camping income goes to environmental and human rights groups, including Extinction Rebellion and Palestine Solidarity Campaign.
We do not usually take dogs.
We are 5 miles east of Looe and 15 miles west of Plymouth.
There is one flush toilet and one electric shower (free), and also compost toilets. (This has always been enough, and we have less campers than we used to have).
Our lane (800m long) is a bit rough, but this is not a problem if you drive slowly.
We can take camper-vans but do not usually take motor-homes or caravans. We have no facilities for chemical toilet waste.
There are no electric points in the campsite, but you can charge your phones and cameras in the Visitor's Barn (see above).
You can have your own campfires (in a firebowl, off the ground) and barbecues by arrangement (see FAQs page).
We can lend Rocket Stoves - outdoor cooking stoves that heat a pan quickly and efficiently using small diameter firewood.
There is a good mobile phone signal in most places.
We have wifi for essential use only (not in the camping).
If you bring a cool box, we can freeze freezer blocks for you (for a small fee or the occasional coffee, beer, wine or chocolate).
We are small enough to offer a friendly and personal service. We can advise on places to go and lend you local maps.
We have public liability insurance.
Keveral Camping on Facebook
Keveral Farm Camping - Group Add your photos, tips, comments and ask questions. Bookings need to be made by email.
Keveral Farm Camping - Page - where we sometimes give news and updates.
Rules of the Campsite, Terms and Conditions
We do have some rules such as 'No Dogs' and 'Not disturbing your neighbours with noise'.
Your payment of the booking deposit is your acceptance of our Terms and Conditions.
Terms and Conditions
Please enquire and book by email subject heading 'Camping' followed by your dates.
A £30 deposit (advance payment) is usually required. (Deposits are not refunded should you cancel, but may be credited towards a future stay).
I always need to know the following:
Number of Adults:
Number of Children (0-17 years):
Ages of Children:
Date of Arrival:
Date of Departure:
Number of Nights:
The size of your tent (approx)
We reply to all emails, usually within 24 hours. If you do not get a reply within 3 days, please re-send your email as some go straight to our spam folder.
Advance bookings only - please do not turn up without having booked in advance.
You must be reasonably able-bodied to camp in the Orchard, which is at least 200m down a gentle slope from the car-parking and shower room. As the orchard is terraced, there are steeper slopes below each terrace, and steps up to the compost toilets. Good shoes must be worn when the ground is wet.
The Funky Field is suitable for less able-bodied people.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
For more info on the Visitor's Barn, Keveral's Water, Campfires, Rocket Stoves, Taxis, and Buying Organic Veg and Fruit, go here
We prefer enquiries and bookings by email, but this is my mobile number if you need it:
+44(0)7772 155967 (I do not check voice-mail)
Things To Do, Beaches and Coast Walks, Shops, Health-care
You can access this useful information from our Google Drive folder. You may wish to print these sheets and bring them with you.
Hiking and Cycling
We are well located for hikers walking the coast path (15 minutes safe walk from the coast).
Camping at Keveral Reviews and Comments
Getting to Keveral
Where to find Keveral, and other eco-holiday destinations, on the Web
Green Holiday Guide (ECEAT, Holland)
The Wild Guide
The Bell Tents are no longer available