Have a read through our FAQ's. If you do not see your question listed, please just pick up the phone and ask – No question is a daft question!
Q: How many does each tent accommodate?
A: Safari tents sleep up to 6, safari lodge (2 storey) sleeps up to 8 & our gypsy wagon with bell tent sleeps up to 4.
Q: Do we need to bring bed linen?
A: No, bed linen is provided along with duvets and pillows. Your beds will be made up for your arrival.
Q: Do we need to bring any utensils?
A: No, each accommodation is fully equipped with cooking utensils, mugs, glasses, cutlery, etc.
Q: What about towels?
A: You will need to bring those for the showers and beach. However, we can supply these at a cost of £6, the pack includes one bath sheet and one hand towel.
Q: And tea towels?
A: We do provide a tea towel and a hand towel for each stay, If you think that this will not be enough then please bring some or I can provide some more at a cost of £1 each.
Q: Is there a toilet inside the tent?
A: Each accommodation has it’s very own loo complete with hand basin (cold running water only)
Q: Is there a shower with each tent?
A: No, although we haven’t completely ruled it out for the future, the Lodge is the only tent with its own shower. We still like to keep a certain element of camping but you certainly won’t be slumming it. There is a shower block with lovely Mira showers and plenty of hot water.
Q: Where do I wash the dishes?
A: The tents have a beautiful Belfast sink with cold running water, the wagon is slightly more primitive with a washing up bowl.
Q: What do I cook on?
A: Each tent has a wood burning stove and you can cook on the hob or in the oven although this is a lot slower and temperatures vary with the amount of wood, there is a gas hob in each tent that quick cup of coffee in the morning.
The bell tent has a stove that you can cook on the top of also a twin gas hob.
Q: How do we keep food and beer cold?
A: There is a cool chest for each tent and frozen packs are available free of charge from the honesty shop.
Q: Which tents have a sea view?
A: They all do including the gypsy caravan.
Q: Do I need to buy wood?
A: Only if you burn all of your allocation.
Q: Can we have a bbq?
A: Yes, each accommodation has a firepit/bbq.
Q: Can we have a campfire?
A: Yes, in your fire pit (wood is not provided) and we also do a large campfire for all guests when we offer pizza/lasagne nights. This gives you the opportunity have a drink and chat with other guests.
Q: Are we dog friendly?
A: Yes, we do accept dogs, maximum of two per tent and we do have a limit on the number of tents with dogs. There is a small charge of £5 per night per dog. As you would expect they will need to be kept on a lead and under control.
Q: Are there dog friendly beaches?
A: Yes, the ban on certain beaches is from the 1st May to 30th September but there are many beautiful beaches and coves that you can still take Fido too.
Q: What days can I arrive on?
A: Our changeover days are normally Monday and Friday’s, but out of season we can negotiate different days and 2 night stays are also available, just phone and ask.
Q: What is the length of a stay?
A: We can do 2 nights in low season, although 3,4,7,10,11 and 14 nights are normal, we have one family here for 17 nights this year.
Q: What is your arrival time?
A: We ask our guests to arrive between 4pm and 6pm.
Q: What if we are early?
A: We do understand that your estimated journey time can be quicker than you expected, please ring us as we MAY be able to accept you early but that does depend on many things.
Q: What if we are going to be late?
A: We also understand that your journey may be slower or that you set off later than anticipated, and then you WILL need to phone us. This does not only impact on us but arriving in the dark is twice as difficult for you and it may impact on other families if you need to pass their tents.
Q: Where do we park?
A: We have a separate car park for your car where there are wheelbarrows for you to transport your luggage. We do not allow cars in the campsite field.
Q: Do you do travel/cancellation insurance?
A: We have a link to a company called Booking Protect and you can take this up even after you have booked providing you have not paid your final balance or you can make separate arrangements.
Q: What is in the honesty shop?
A: The honesty shop has a wide selection of produce from local meat, local cider, homemade meals, wine, baked beans, pasta, local ice cream, firelighters and candles etc. There is a more comprehensive list in our welcome document.
Q: Do we have to clean the tents?
A: We ask that you wash the dishes, put your rubbish and recycling in the bins/boxes provided and strip the beds before you leave.
Q: Do you accept stag/hen do’s?
A: Yes, we do. However this MUST be by prior arrangement and have conditions attached. We won’t allow families to be impacted.
Q: What if I need to charge my mobile phone?
A: We can offer you a limited supply of electricity in our tractor shed.
Q: Do you have wifi?
A: No, no, no! This is a getaway from it all holiday, chatting, fresh air and fun is mandatory. If you need it for your work, then that is different and you can visit our home on the understanding that you take us as you find us!
Q: Are the beaches close by?
A: There are over 50 beaches within half an hour’s drive from us.
Q: Where is the best beach?
A: That depends on what you want to do, ie surfing, paddle boarding, swimming, relaxing, dog walking, fishing. The list is long.
Q: What if I have a problem whilst on holiday or need advice?
A: We are here to help, I will make a point of seeing you each day should you need any local advice, etc and whatever your problem we are just a phone call away.
Q: Can my child see the animals?
A: Yes, yes, yes! We welcome guests to see the milking and calf feeding and to our little farm tour. There are chickens in the campsite field and the children can collect any eggs. You never know we may need help feeding the lambs/sheep. If you are lucky you may be here when we have a visit from the vet or the foot trimmer.
Q: Do you have a hot tub?
A: Yes, although the two storey lodge is the only accommodation with one at the moment.
Q: Does Penzance have nice restaurants and cafes?
A: Yes, there are many amazing places to eat and a majority are informal.
Q: Can I buy fresh fish locally?
A: Yes, Newlyn Fishing Port is on our doorstep for crabs and lobsters.
Q: Why choose a holiday at Boswarthen?
A: We think we have it all - lovely tents, the farm experience and proper Cornish hosting!