East Thorne Glamping

UK England South West England Cornwall Bude

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Extra toilets/showers
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • "We're Good To Go" accredited
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • Children’s playground
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Hot Tubs
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Hot tubs
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
  • Beaches
Stress-free family glamping in roundhouse cabins with hot tubs, just a 10-minute drive from the stunning, wild coastline at Bude

On the northern reaches of Bude, away from the bucket and spade brigades, beachside cafés and gangs of wannabe surfers, a wilder coastline awaits; its crags and coves stretching to where Cornwall meets Devon. At the start of this territory lies Duckpool, a rugged little beach where the Atlantic swell pounds smooth, wave-hewn rocks. There are no trappings except for an ice cream van on the sunniest days, and if you strike out along the coast path you may only pass a few hardy walkers between here and the Hawker’s Hut perched on the cliffs at Morwenstow.

East Thorne, a 10-minute drive inland, is nothing like this wild coastline. But, after a day immersed in raw and desolate scenery, it can be comforting to return to modern conveniences and the company of fellow campers. For camping here is not about surviving in the wilderness or playing boy scouts. In this neat little community of ten roundhouses, where glamping, not camping, is the buzz-word, you can sip wine on the decking and watch children run around on the car-free green. If you remembered to leave a message on your chalkboard a fresh basket of wood will be ready to throw on the wood-burner, and you can even order a gourmet hamper ready for tea-time.

Each of the roundhouses comes pre-furnished with everything you could possibly need for your stay. They offer a nod to the traditional yurts that were the original accommodation offered on this site but take the glamping up a notch. While the roundhouses still have a curvy appeal and a central crowning window like their canvas counterparts, they offer a more cottage-y feel with wooden floors, solid walls, a kitchenette, plush en-suite bathrooms and, best of all, a private hot tub outside each. They are so well equipped, you don't need to worry about bedding, pots, pans, lamps and cool-boxes. Instead, you can fill the car to breaking point with buckets and spades and spend your days building castle villages on the nearby beaches.

In all, the resulting site is a family-orientated glamping haven in a quiet slice of Cornwall, with a serious dose of luxury to boot. Two of the roundhouses are designed for couples and set in their own private garden areas while the other eight are larger and can accommodate up to six people in each. These larger cabins share an area and all have access to the games room and communal campfire area giving the right balance of privacy and sociable opportunities. At the end of your stay, you should feel suitably relaxed without the last-day worries of packing up camping kit while kids will have picked up the campsite take-homes of grass stains on knees and the smell of campfire smoke in jumpers. You wouldn't want it any other way.



The family roundhouses have double beds, hardwood floors, wood-burning stove, underfloor heating, dining table and chairs an en-suite bathroom and an electric hot tub just outside. They also come with a fully-equipped internal kitchen, a cabin bedroom with adult sized bunk-beds and an additional sofa bed in the main area. Both the couples Roundhouses are set in their own private gardens. Cynefin Roundhouse has an internal kitchen, king size bed, double ensuite shower, roll top bath, bi-fold doors on to a beautiful countryside valley view with an electric hot tub. The Secret Roundhouse has a fully fitted outside kitchen cabin with fridge, sink, induction hob, BBQ, fire pit and wood burning hot tub.The whole site can access the pizza oven, free WiFi, campfire and covered barn for eating and gathering. There are sheep and chickens on-site, a local produce ordering system and whole site can access the pizza oven, free WiFi, campfire and covered barn for eating and gathering.

Suitable For

Glampers, couples, families, groups, dogs (in the Ember and Fern Roundhouses) – yes. We also have four cottages on our site for those that wish to stay a little more conventionally. The site sleeps up to 56 guests and can be hired exclusively of required.


East Thorne can organise all sorts of activities from coasteering and kayaking to high ropes. Try surfing at Sandymouth Beach (07870 472448), about 10-minutes’ drive away, or take on one of the toughest sections of the South West Coast Path between Bude and Hartland Quay. Bude’s stunning Summerleaze, Crooklets and Widemouth beaches are popular for trying your hand at further surfing or simply building sand castles with the kids. A string of cool waterfront cafés and amusement arcades will also keep you busy once you tire of the beach.

Food & Drink

Pre-order local Cornish produce with our bespoke ordering service, get fresh eggs from the chickens at The Hive (on- site coffee and pastries), order hampers crammed with Cornish produce (from £28) or get classic pub grub and Sunday Roast at the The Preston Gate. To maximise your options head into Bude, where there are ample cafés and restaurants.


Open all year.

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The Owner Says

Experience the great outdoors without forgoing life's finer things! You can now come glamping in beautiful Cornwall in both comfort and style, staying in one of our all year round Roundhouses: handmade beds, log burning stoves, internal kitchens, stylish bathrooms and roaring campfires and steaming hot tubs. East Thorne isn’t just a place to stay, it’s an experience. Our glamping retreat in Cornwall offers comfortable and convenient accommodation and facilities, beautiful surroundings, and (last but not least!) plenty to keep the kids happy like the adventure playground, games room, our array of farm animals and plenty of green space to run and explore. At the heart of East Thorne is the nod to our beginnings as a yurt site 10 years ago. So many of our guest tell us about how great it feels to sleep in a round space that so we stepped it up creating a get away in our most stylish accommodation - The Roundhouses. We offer an exclusive experiences for couples, families and groups to enjoy glamping all year round!

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Ten über luxurious ensuite roundhouses (two are just for couples, the others sleep up to 6 people).


Yurt or Ger Sleeps 4 3 Available
A cosy yurt sleeping up to 4 people (plus additional x2 camp beds for kids)

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Getting There

From the A39 take the B3254 towards Holsworthy and East Thorne is after the first sharp bend on the right. From Exeter take a bus to Bude and there’s a stop on the A39, just a 5-minute walk from the site.


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