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FAQs

How do we find you?

By Road

Sat Nav

Please be aware that Sat Nav devices tend to take you down a network of single track Cornish lanes; which can be unsuitable for larger vehicles. We therefore advise that whichever your direction of approach, travelling via St Austell and then following the directions as below.

From St Austell

Take the B3273 towards Mevagissey. Travel past Pentewan Sands and continue up the hill. Take the first right (signposted to The Lost Gardens of Heligan), continue over a narrow bridge and Heligan Woods is on your left.

From Newquay

Take the A3058 to St Austell. From St Austell, take the B3273 towards Mevagissey. Travel past Pentewan Sands and continue up the hill. Take the first right (signposted to The Lost Gardens of Heligan), continue over a narrow bridge and Heligan Woods is on your left.

From Truro

Take the A390 to St Austell. From St Austell, take the B3273 towards Mevagissey. Travel past Pentewan Sands and continue up the hill. Take the first right (signposted to The Lost Gardens of Heligan), continue over a narrow bridge and Heligan Woods is on your left.

From the M5

Heading South on the M5, join the A30 westbound at Exeter. At the Bodmin roundabout, take the A391 to St Austell. From St Austell, take the B3273 towards Mevagissey. Travel past Pentewan Sands and continue up the hill. Take the first right (signposted to The Lost Gardens of Heligan), continue over a narrow bridge and Heligan Woods is on your left.

Sat Nav

Please be aware that Sat Nav devices tend to take you down a network of single track Cornish lanes; which can be unsuitable for larger vehicles. We therefore advise that whichever your direction of approach, travelling via St Austell and then following the directions as above.

 

Public Transport

By Rail

St Austell is our nearest railway station and is only 5 miles from Heligan Woods. 

There is a TIC office conveniently located within the station, who can advise you on bus links to the gardens on arrival. There is also a taxi rank immediately outside the station entrance. 

For full timetable and other rail enquiries, please visit National Rail Enquiries.

By Bus

The Travel Cornwall 471 service links Heligan with Mevagissey, Goran and St Austell. Please catch this bus at the St Austell station. There is bus stop conveniently situated inside the Lost Gardens of Heligan car park. There is a gate linking the car park in the lost gardens to Heligan Woods Campsite.

Can we walk to Mevagissey from Heligan Woods Campsite?

Yes. The walk is a 40 mins to 1 hour stroll down along the cycle path. It is all off road and suitable for push chairs. Please note however it can get a little muddy in wet weather.

How do we get to the Lost Gardens of Heligan reception?

The Lost Gardens of Heligan car park is situated next door to the campsite. There is a direct access gate near the shower blocks. Walk through the gate and follow signs to the Reception. 

What facilities do you have?

Our campsite facilities include:
Ladies and gents heated bathrooms
Accessible / family friendly wet room
Pay as you go laundrette
Pot wash areas
Children’s play park
Access to cycle trail
Amenities shop
Tourist information leaflets / advice
Outdoor clothes drying area

Do you get fully booked?

During peak times, we get very busy. Booking is advised prior to arrival. Please telephone or book online. 

Can I arrive late for my booking?

Yes, but we request that you respect other campers on arrival. Prior contact should be made direct with the Heligan team 01726 844414. 

What type of camping pitches are available?

We have a range of non-electric tent pitches, campervan pitches, motorhome pitches and a mixture of grassy electric and hard standing electric.

What other type of accommodation is available at Heligan Woods?

We also have 16 holiday homes - 3 of which are pet friendly. We also have one lodge to hire, named Caerhays.

Why do I have to pay for my dog?

We make a charge to bring you dog to cover additional staff checks for noise levels and cleaning.  

Can we arrive early for our holiday?

Check-in is 12 noon for pitches and 4pm for Holiday Homes. Unforutnately, there is no additional parking on site and therefore to reduce congestion and traffic control problems, please do not arrive before these times without prior agreement. 

Where is the nearest dog friendly beach?

Caerhays/Porthluney is a 10 minute drive from our campsite. Mevagissey has an area for dogs to paddle and many dog friendly bars and restaurants and is just a 2 minute drive/or walkable within the hour.

Can we use the facilities at Pentewan Sands?

Guests staying at Heligan Woods may use the Swimming Pool and beach at Pentewan Sands, for which concessionary rates are available. Parking charges  are redeemable against food and drink. Please note, dogs are not permitted at Pentewan Sands and must not be left unoccupied at Heligan Woods.

Do you have any wheelchair friendly vans?

Yes, we’re pleased to offer wheelchair friendly accommodation with our new holiday home. With wide-access, low threshold doors, full wet room, portable helper frame and wide single beds, this home is designed specifically to provide wheelchair users and their families with a safe, easy access, disabled holiday in cornwall. Please contact us for additional information.

What time is Reception open to / from?

Please note, we are a small team at Heligan Woods and occasionally Reception will be closed whilst we are working elsewhere on the site – during these times we will put a notice up to show our location so that you can find us. Our warden’s vans are also clearly marked, please do not hesitate to ring the bell if we are on-duty.