Covid 19 Update for Summer 2020

Unfortunately, we have had to take the difficult decision to remain closed for the whole 2020 season. This is because our little off-grid campsite is not equipped to keep our visitors safe. All deposits are or have been returned. We hope that you will visit us in 2021.

Elm Farm Camp

For a natural eco-camping experience in Cornwall

Elm Farm Camp

Fun days or lazy stays in beautiful Cornwall

Camping in Cornwall at Elm Farm

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 2 spacious fields which leaves plenty of space in the middle for the kids to play.

Many cyclists doing the Lands End to John o’ Groats trip use us as their first or last stopping point, but you normally have to get up pretty early to see them.

The Campsite

If you are looking for a natural camping in Cornwall experience then Elm Farm is the place for you. Our beautiful camping fields enjoy natural shelter from a border of mature trees including the increasingly rare elms of our name. Running along the southern perimeter is a little gurgling stream. In addition to visiting tents, caravans and camper vans we place large furnished bell tents around the site for people that want to experience glamping.

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There is an abundance of birds and wildlife on and around Elm Farm. Buzzards are common as are barn owls. 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.

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.

Discount bike hire for campers

We offer cycle hire at a reduced rates for campers at just £10 per day.


The camping fields are supplied with clean drinking water and solar lights around the facilities. There are four newly refurbished composting loos, two 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 for guests beside the cafe a short skip up the hill.


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 to burn wood in. A brazier and wood costs just £6 per night. Please book this before 5pm at reception.

Please email us if you have any questions or want additional information:


We have a very simple pricing structure:

£10 per adult and £5 per child each night.

Under 5s – Free

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

We are closed between October & March, exact dates are weather dependant so please call or email if looking to camp close to beginning or end of season.

To book and check availability: