Goldfinch sits surrounded by young oak trees in a quiet corner of Panson’s Mill. It’s a place to while away a few days in nature doing not very much, or to explore the woods and hills and come home to pleasantly exhausted by the fresh air. Dartmoor, Bodmin Moor and the coast are all nearby, so you can take your pick of spectacular scenery from the craggy moors to the huge beach and caves of Trebarwith Strand. There’s wildlife all around you and a sense of blissful rural peace, topped by a perfect Pooh sticks bridge at the bottom of the lane, for a lazy afternoon of that least extreme of sports.

Goldfinch is completely off grid, but there are USB ports run off a solar panel, gas hobs and a hot shower, so you get the best of digital detoxing, but with enough creature comfort. Owners Ginnette and Keith live a way down the track and they have another lovely space, Prudence, on their land as well, but you’ll rarely see anyone but the resident deer and butterflies and no facilities are shared. The shower and loo are a few steps away from the wagon, the wood burner will keep you warm in the small (4ft x 6ft) double bed and the kitchen, while outdoors, is in its own curved hut so you can always cook and eat under cover. When the weather’s good though, you can spread out on the hillside, lazing in the hammock, napping in the shade of the oaks and getting the firebowl going if you’re up for a bit of wild cooking. With the trees around you and the rural setting, the night skies can be spectacular, so remember to lie back and take a look at the stars.


There is limited sleeping space in Goldfinch, and so only children up to the age of 5 (or less than 1.5m in height) are able to stay, as it’s not possible for children to turn lengthways to sleep in the wagon. There is a 7ft x 7ft space for a tent if required. Due to the location of Goldfinch
on a steep field there’s also no space to pitch a tent for older children. If you have kids over 1.5m in height, we’d recommend you check out the owner’s other space Prudence which has more space in the wagon or space to pitch a tent outside.


Please be aware there is a short but steep walk (approx 100 metres) up to the caravan from parking area.


Initial supply of firewood and kindling provided.


Mobile phone signal dependent on network

No WiFi


Sleeping arrangements


One double bed

Space for a pet from £20 per stay The owners welcome dogs but do ask that you’re responsible and respectful.

Space for 2 children no charge. Aged up to 5 or <1.5m on small floor space. Bring sleeping bags or bedding. Sleeping mats & pillows provided.


Kids & Pets


Due to limited sleeping space in Goldfinch only children up to the age of 5 (or 1.5m or less in height) can stay. Pets as above – note limited space. Tent as above.



Separate fully equipped camp kitchen

Two ring gas hob and grill

Evaporator fridge

Fire pit with grill



Private shower room

Private compost toilet (10 metre walk, uneven ground)

Mains water heated via small gas LPG boiler

Heating, lighting & bedding


Bed linen and towels provided

Solar lighting

No mains electric

USB charging points from solar powered panel

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