This page gives information about the local amenities. Either scroll down the page or use the adjacent links to go to the relevant section.

Useful Contacts

Note: Still use 999 in an emergency.


St Odulphus is the village church and is part of the United Benefice of St Mellion-with-Pillaton, St. Dominick, Landulph & St. Indract that was formed when resources were pooled in 2011. Services are shared amongst the churches within this benefice. For dates, times and locations of Church Services, see the notice board list.

Village Hall

Pillaton Village Hall

The village hall started life in 1838 as the village school. In about 1955 the school was closed and, after remaining unused for a while, the building was taken over as the village hall. Subsequently it has been refurbished and extended. Many village activities take place in the hall and it is available for hire. You can contact Rosemary Long on 350466 for more details about hiring the hall.


Unfortunately the nearest facilities (convenience store, Post Office and petrol station) at Hatt closed in Spring 2017. The nearest shops now are those in Callington, including a Tesco store, but Carkeel and Saltash have a reasonable selection including a Waitrose and Lidl. Some of the major supermarkets will do deliveries to the village. Check out your preferred store for further details.

Local produce, including eggs, can be had from Hedge Veg spots in the area. These include High Kernock and Keasons Farm. In addition, Smeaton Farm sells pork, lamb and beef.

Public Transport

Pillaton used to have a bus service but that ceased running quite a few years ago.

The nearest commercial bus services now are the Plymouth Bus Co 12/12A/12B (Bude-Launceston-Callington-Saltash-Plymouth) routes which include the main Callington to Saltash road (A388) and call at St Mellion, about two fairly hilly miles from here. See above operator site for timetable, etc.

The main Penzance-Plymouth-Exeter-(Bristol)-Reading-Paddington railway line passes some five miles south of the village with stations at Liskeard, Menheniot, St. Germans and Saltash as optional points to board or alight. Train services from these stations though are not as frequent as those at Plymouth and, although 12 miles away, that is probably the best station to use.

If travelling by rail, it is often cheaper to buy tickets in advance. Check prices, times and availability on the National Rail website.

Traveline South West is an online journey planner that may be helpful for anyone planning to travel in the South West. It covers rail, bus, coach, ferry, etc.

Waste Disposal

Normal refuse collection day is every Tuesday.

Recycling day is alternate Tuesdays on dates shown below. Collections will continue as normal on all bank holidays except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

2017 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  10 7 7 4 2 13 11 8 5 3 14 12
  24 21 21 18 16 27 25 22 19 17 28 30*
          30         31    
* Because normal recycling day is 26th December (Boxing Day), no collections will be made then. However, a special recycling collection will be made on Saturday 30th December whilst the next rubbish collection will not be until Tuesday 2nd January 2018.
2018 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  9 6 6 3 1 12 10 7 4 2 13 11
  23 20 20 17 15 26 24 21 18 16 27 -
          29         30    

Collection of garden waste (if you have subscribed to the service) alternates on Tuesdays with Recycling collections. The tables above show dates for Recycling so garden waste collections will be made on those Tuesdays NOT shown above.

It is advisable to have any items for collection ready at the roadside by 7.00 am. on the appropriate day.

The nearest household waste disposal site is at Saltash (near Waitrose).

Local Industry

The area is mostly given over to farming but Kernock Park Plants (KPP) is a major plant grower and wholesaler.


Both seasonal and year round accommodation is available in the area ranging from camping and caravan sites through holiday cottages and on to hotels.

For Bed & Breakfast (AA 4* rated) or camping, try Smeaton Farm which is about a mile from the village.

Kernock Cottages manage four luxury cottages just outside the village that are available for booking throughout the year.

Rowse Farm Holiday Cottages also offer three holiday cottages, all equipped and presented to a high standard.

If you prefer a hotel, then there is the Weary Friar situated in the centre of the village, St Mellion International Resort in the next village, or the grandeur of Pentillie Castle which overlooks the River Tamar.


The nearest public library is in Callington. There is also one in Saltash and the Plymouth Central Library is not too far away if you want a greater selection or need that special reference book.

Pillaton Village Library

However, in 2013, Pillaton opened its own library situated in a distinctive red telephone box next to the Village notice boards. Any one is welcome to borrow or donate a book and to enjoy the new facility. The library is open day and night every day of the week, a true 24/7.

Sports Facilities

We have the St Mellion International Resort almost on our doorstep and the China Fleet Country Club on the outskirts of Saltash. There are also Leisure Centres with swimming pools in Saltash and Liskeard.

Last updated: 19 November 2017 Contact Us