Glamping Cornwall

UK England South West England Cornwall Newquay

  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • 24hr+ ventilation between accommodation guests
  • Laundry
  • Campfires allowed
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
This little corner of a 40-acre farm is transformed into an exclusive hire glamping haven for the summer holidays every year

There’s something about heading down an unmarked lane into a Cornish valley that just feels so right. Glamping Cornwall's particular unmarked lane slides almost unnoticed into the Vale of Mawgan, a few miles north of Newquay. At the bottom, a sloping field sheltered by woodland and hidden by hedges is host to the satisfyingly retro sight of a scattering of cream-coloured bell tents.

Simon and Sarah, Glamping Cornwall's friendly owners, transform this little corner of their 40-acre farm into an exclusive hire glamping haven for just a short time over the school summer holidays every year. After running the site for 10 years Glamping Cornwall is now a private site for exclusive hire so you can enjoy this gorgeous spot for just you and your loved ones. With 3 large 6 metre bell tents positioned on little plots of levelled ground with plenty of space around it’s perfect for those who enjoy a bit of privacy or yearn for a sylvan retreat. Each tent is furnished with a double airbed, a double futon, an optional single mattress roll, bedding, vintage blankets and quilts, a coffee table, bedside tables, big rugs and a tea light chandelier making for a cosy retreat. Further living space is provided by a dining tent with tables and chairs alongside a sheltered outdoor kitchen area with cast iron gas stoves, BBQ, fire brazier and all the pots, pans, crockery, cutlery, and so forth, that usually reside in a kitchen.

The other facilities, all stationed just the other side of a bridge over a tiny brook, are designed to strike joy into the heart of the eco-conscious camper. Compost loos are housed in delightful little sheds replete with antiquated reading matter. The two hot showers and two cold water sinks are supplied from a spring fed borehole and waste water makes its way down the farm streams and through reed beds on another part of the farm. All on site lighting is solar powered however there is a shed with a fridge-freezer stocked with ice packs and some charge points for your tech.

Glamping Cornwall is just a short hop from a clutch of Cornwall’s best surfing beaches, as well as some of the most dramatic stretches of the Southwest Coast Path, so grab your wetsuit or boots and get out there. After a day on the beach, children can run free in the site field while the grownups fire up the BBQ and chill a bottle of wine ready for some marshmallow toasting and star gazing around the fire. Aside from the draw of the beach and the beauty of the rural site there is lots to do in the local area and Simon and Sarah provide all their guests with some great local visitor information about the best places to eat, shop and visit before their stay.

It’s a bit of a shame that Newquay Airport is just over the hill from the site since it means that when the wind is coming from the wrong direction noise from planes and helicopters can impinge on the tranquillity of the site. However, most of the time all you’ll hear is the wind in the trees, the calls of unseen wood pigeons, and, if you listen carefully at night, the hoots and toowits of owls patrolling the woods.

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Details

Facilities

The private site has three large six metre bell tents which are each a canvas palace for a couple or a cosy retreat for up to a family of five (maximum of two adults per bell tent). This means that the site can sleep up to 15 people (six adults) in your own private camp. Each of the bell tents have a double futon and double luxury raised airbed, bedding, bed linen, cosy rugs and tea light chandeliers. Additional mattress rolls / airbeds are available for an additional child guest where required.

The site also has a tented dining shelter with plenty of seating, a fire pit (with wood to get you started) and barbecue (with charcoal to get you started) and an outdoor cooking area with gas stove tops (gas provided) and stocked with kitchenalia, crockery and housekeeping gear. There are two hot showers, two sinks and two compost lavs with toiletries provided. The glampsite is set in a secluded valley meadow with plenty of space to enjoy nature and for the kids to play. All site lighting is from solar lights and cooking is by charcoal or gas. There is no reliable mobile reception on the farm but you can get a signal further up the unmarked lane our farm is on.

We will give you a warm welcome when you arrive and then leave you to enjoy your stay. But rest assured we're never too far away if you need anything and we will pop and check the site and do any necessary maintenance during your stay.

Suitable For

Multiple Couples and family groups - yes. Noisy groups - No

Tents, caravans, motorhomes and dogs - No

Nearby

A peek at what’s on offer... we send a full local visitor guide to guests pre arrival

We love this special place and know that you will too. The pretty inland village is a 10-15 minute walk down a country lane and there are a choice of wonderful beaches from within a few minutes drive or 30 minute stroll.

The nearest beach, (Sunday Times' award-winning) Mawgan Porth, is within walking distance (20-30 minutes) along tracks and lanes. Beyond this further beaches stretch along the whole coast which can be reached via road or the coastal path (the perfect place for some dolphin spotting). Watergate Bay, a huge expanse of sand, is just to the south and the mythical Bedruthan Steps and National Trust land is to the north. From rock pooling and cave exploring to surfing (hire and tuition locally available), there are plenty of beach activities to keep you entertained and a little bit of exploration may reveal your own secret bay. If you are after something different you won't be disappointed...  The surrounding area provides great walks from laidback strolls to day-long adventures, pack a picnic and enjoy. If you are feeling a bit more intrepid why not hire some bikes or take a boat trip to savour the sights or catch your own supper. Top links golf courses, Trevose and St Enedoc, are both within easy reach. The nearest village (10 minute walk), St Mawgan, is a previous winner of Cornwall's best kept village and with its pretty church, traditional pub, village stores and tea room it's not hard to see why. For rainy days the biomes of the world-renowned Eden Project are just half an hour away. Head to Newquay Aquarium for a close up view of some sea life or a bit further afield to the Tate at St Ives with its ever changing exhibition programme.

We have a full visitor guide of the area on our website.

Food & Drink

A peek of what’s on offer... we send more foodie inspo and local food shopping info to guests pre arrival

The Falcon Inn - St Mawgan - 01637 860225 - 16th century wisteria covered traditonal pub just a stroll away serving typical pub food with a great beer garden – you might even catch some village cricket on the green.

​The Merrymoor Inn - Mawgan Porth - 01637 860258 - Family run pub with a big garden and terrace overlooking the local beach serving home cooked food.

Scott & Babs @ Retorrick Mill - across the valley - 01637 861746 - Delicious wood fired food like pizzas and slow cooked meats served in a laidback, unique and quirky barn setting with a stable bar - sometimes closed for private bookings so check ahead.

​St Mawgan Tea Garden - St Mawgan - 01637 860303 - This gorgeous spot in the local village serves lots of homemade tea room fare, cream and afternoon teas with tasty fresh ingredients in a pretty setting – inside and out.

Catch - Mawgan Porth - 01637 860372- Beachside cafe and bar with an extensive menu (with some fishy specials) and informal family friendly vibe.

​The Beach Hut - Watergate Bay - 01637 860877 - On the beach bistro with a relaxed vibe, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner and an amazing marshmallow hot choc.

Emily Scott Food - Watergate Bay - 01637 861000 - New for 2021 - hyper local treats at this spot with the most amazing sea views, think relaxed seasonal dining.

​The Restaurant at The Pig - Harlyn - 0345 2259494 - Relaxed eating in the heart of this historic house with an amazing 25 mile menu and wide ranging wine list.

Number 6 - Padstow - 01841 532093 - Paul Ainsworth serves up tasty modern food with a Cornish influence.

Plus lots of local pop ups and takeaways!

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The Owner Says

Our glampsite is in a pretty private meadow on our farm next to the gorgeous North Coast of Cornwall. The site is for private hire as a whole only which means you can enjoy this wonderful place secure in the knowledge that you're only sharing with loved ones. With gorgeous bell tents all kitted out, dining and cooking areas, showers, lavs, and more, all for your own exclusive use it's your chance to escape to the Great British Outdoors in style this Summer. With three belle bell tents it's perfect for a couples gathering, a multi generational getaway or a campout for three families!

Think amazing countryside, endless nearby beaches, getting back to nature, beautiful bell tents and cosy comforts. Forget hustle and hassle, endless packing, fraught tent pitching and damp sleeping bags. We really hope to welcome you to the Glamping Cornwall Private Glampsite this Summer, we love this special place and know that you will too.

Simon and Sarah

Social Distancing Measures

The site is for private hire as a whole only which means you can enjoy this wonderful place secure in the knowledge that you're only sharing with loved ones. With gorgeous bell tents all kitted out, dining and cooking areas, showers, lavs, and more, all for your own exclusive use.
Stays run for 6 nights to allow for a full 24+ hour turnaround time between guests, including deep clean and full airing of all facilities.

This site offers our Coronavirus Booking Guarantee

Accommodation

Exclusive Private Site Hire

3 x 6 metre bell tents including all the glamping extras

Exclusive Site Hire

Bell tent Sleeps 15
The site is for private hire as a whole only. With 3 gorgeous bell tents all kitted out, dining and cooking areas, showers, lavs, and more, all for your own exclusive use. It's perfect for a couples gathering, a multi generational getaway or a campout for three families!

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Getting There

Down an unmarked lane between the village of St Mawgan and the beach at Mawgan Porth. We send full directions to guests. The nearest mainline train station is Bodmin Parkway. From Bodmin Parkway you can get a taxi, train onwards to Newquay or a bus that heads towards Padstow.
Cornwall Airport is a few minutes drive away.

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Why book with Glampingly?

  • Coronavirus Booking Guarantee
  • Best Price Guarantee, with no fees
  • Instant booking confirmation
  • Trusted for over 10 years
  • A chance to win prizes in our regular competitions

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