Private Bell Tent
- Sleeps 4 (max 2 adults, 2 children)
- Cooking facilities
- Beds Provided
- Bed Linen Provided
- Towels Provided
Fully-furnished Bell tent to hire on the beautiful West Cornwall coast.
- Your own, independent area – a whopping 50m by 50m, basically a field for yourself
- Comfortble double bed and bed linen provided
- Follow trails into the trees and explore protected wildlife habitats straight from your tent
The Owner Says
The Bell tent shares the compost toilets facilities with only another pitch. The campsite itself is snuggled up against a 12 Acre woodland, in a quiet and rural location with footpaths to the moors. However, it is still close to local shops and pubs, galleries, cafes and many other attractions. This gives you the best of both worlds; exploring the stunning wild Cornish landscape and the proximity to local facilities. The campsite owners come and greet you with a welcome pack in the Camping Car Park, show you to your pitch and exclusive parking space then run through the facilities on-site. Once settled in, you can sit by your campfire in peace and tranquility watching the stars (no light pollution) and feel the breeze wafting off the Atlantic. The Bell tent comes already furnished and fully equipped for your week stay with a double bed and bed linen. You can ask for extra beds to if you wish
You are provided with cooking equipment to use in the communal dining area. The facilities are clean and functional, and basic, so for you to experience the joy and excitement of a real Wild Camping holiday.
In the whole site there are:
- 2 x compost toilets
- 2 x warm showers
- 4 x washing up sinks (where drinking water is available)
- Fire-pit (available for each pitch)
- Communal covered dining area
If you need more wood you will be able to buy it or feel free to bring your own.
If your in need of extra wood at any point of your stay, we will offer firewood at a rate of £12 for a flat barrow load.
Wild camping also run different workshops you and the family can take part in !
They have bushcraft, green woodwork, growing woodfuel, archery, wild art and beading (additional charges)
The bell tent & gypsy caravan require a £100 fully refundable damage deposit
Features & FacilitiesThere are 3 compost toilets, 2 gas-powered showers, a covered dining area for bad weather and sinks with mains drinking water that can be also used for washing. No electricity. Each pitch, bell tent and gypsy caravan has an assigned fire pit. Bell tents feature a double bed (bedding and linen provided; extra beds can be added if needed), soft furnishings and a wood-burning stove. The gypsy caravan has a built in bed (for 2 people) and also has its own exclusive kitchen area, with all necessary equipment. Local outdoor education company Future Tracks runs weekly bushcraft and traditional archery sessions. Contact the campsite for a full list of workshops available this summer.
ActivitiesThe beaches are the most obvious attraction. It's a ½-mile walk to sandy Portheras Cove. As you arrive the footpath links up with the South West Coast Path and, from here, it's easy to follow the trail much further afield too. Boat Cove, a little further west, is a tucked into a tiny inlet between Pendeen Lighthouse and Portheras Cove and makes for a pleasant diversion. The stroll also offers the chance to look east up the coast towards Gurnards Head and Zennor. Elsewhere, it's a ½-hour drive to the galleries of St Ives, a ½-hour to Lands End and a ½-hour from St Michaels Mount. Directly above the campsite, meanwhile, lies the moorland where Chun Quoit, Men-An-Tol and several stone circles can be discovered. Be sure to enjoy soak in the views while you're there.
Food & DrinkStroll the 500 metres to the café at Morvah Schoolhouse Art Gallery (01736 787808) or hop in the car to find the nearest pub. It's 3 miles to The Gurnards Head (01736 796928) in Zennor and The Tinners Arms (01736 796927) is just beyond in the same village. It's around the same distance, in the opposite direction, to St Just, which is the best places to go for groceries. There are several supermarkets and smaller shops, while Kegen Teg Café (01736 788562) makes for pleasant tea or lunch stop. There are plenty of pubs and restaurant on offer there too.
Take the A30 through Penzance and turn right onto the A3071 to St Just. 1km after passing through the village of Newbridge turn right onto the B3318 to Pendeen. Follow this road all the way into Pendeen and turn right onto the B3306 signpost to St Ives. After 1km, on a sharp blind bend, take the farm track on your right through Kiegwin Farm. (Further round the same bend is the Yew Tree Gallery on your right). Follow this unmade farm track for 300m past Higher Kiegwin Farm until you see the “Wild Camping” sign directing you into the field on your left. Open the gate to the field and park just inside on the right. St Ives (0845 748 4950) is the closest railway station. From there buses stop at nearby Morvah (10 minutes walk); get the the First Kernow A3 or the number 7.