Higher Culloden Farm

UK England South West England Cornwall Tintagel

  • Contactless check in
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • "We're Good To Go" accredited
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • Children’s playground
  • Campfires allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Games room
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking
Cosy, convenient, camping pods, perfectly sandwiched between Bodmin Moor and the North Cornish Coast

It’s a tough call but we’d say that mornings are our favourite time at Higher Culloden Farm. The rising sun warms the camping pods and a countdown to feeding time begins. Rabbits, chickens, ducks, pigs and alpacas are waiting to bid you good morning and little hands can help give them breakfast. There’s the promise of a day on the beach, exploring the farm or visiting Tintagel Castle. And then, in the evening after all that adventure: the campfire crackles, marshmallows are toasted and stars start to twinkle above you. Did we say mornings were best? The only thing to rival them here is the rest of the day.

Higher Culloden Farm is perfectly sandwiched between the North Cornish Coast and Bodmin Moor, on the eastern edge of pretty and popular Camelford. The farm, a smallholding really, marks the start of the Cornish countryside, where the town peters out and the edge of the moor grows near. The location, within a few miles of so many Cornish treasures, may be what draws you here but it’ll be the charm of the farm that wins you over. There are 15 acres to explore and while the kids’ play area, with its sandpit and slides, is a blessing, it’s the wilder spaces and Enid Blyton-style adventure that give the best memories. There are streams to splash in, fields to stomp round and secret hidey-holes to discover. Just don’t forget the wellies.

This place is not just for young families but it certainly suits them well. Each of the five insulated pods is designed to sleep up to two adults in a double and two small children on the bench beds with room for a travel cot. They are a cosy and convenient alternative to camping, without the glitzy chandeliers and steamy hot tubs of full-blown luxury glamping. Bathrooms (a shower, toilet and basin in each) are across the field, but not far, and allocated one-per-pod so you can leave toothbrushes and shower gel in situ for your stay. Equally convenient is the shared kitchen cabin; great for meals in a hurry. But, when time allows, campfire chefs might prefer the campfire cooking spot with grills, Dutch oven, roasting pan and a nearby canvas-covered dining shelter.

If that’s all too much and you want to eat out, the pub is but a five-minute walk down the lane. The walk into town is one most visitors take on but there are proper hikes too. Rough Tor and around Bodmin Moor among them. For many, no doubt, it’s the beaches, bluffs and seaside towns of the North Cornwall coast that are the main attraction. Tintagel, with its castle, Daymer and Widemouth Bays, Port Isaac, Boscastle and Rock are all within easy reach, while Trebarwith Strand, five miles away, is the closest of the lot.

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Facilities

A great site for those with young children who love camping but just don't have enough room in the car for a tent any more, let alone the energy to put one up when they arrive!

Each of the five off-grid insulated pods are the same simple layout internally – a large dining table and seats which convert into a double bed (bring your own bedding), two bench seats which become children's beds with optional bumper barrier (5ft 6in long so suitable up to about 13 years), and plenty of storage. The pods are insulated and double glazed, with blackout curtains, two rechargeable internal touch lights, a second smaller fold-out table and plenty of handy hooks to use. There is free WiFi across the field and excellent 4G signal on site, which is more than can be said for a lot of Cornwall!

A few steps away, the facilities block has five bathrooms and two kitchenettes. Each pod's private bathroom has a push button shower with unlimited hot water, clothes hooks, a small bench, toilet and sink. The kitchenettes have a washing up sink, kettle, microwave, toaster, fridge and cupboard space. Please note there is no hob or oven, although cooking packs with gas stoves can be hired if you don't have your own. There are also charging lockers here where you can charge any devices safely.

In the pod field, our cookout canopy is the place to enjoy outdoor cooking with family and friends. You'll find the cooking firepit surrounded by two Cornish-made timber and canvas structures under which to enjoy the evening. There are also barbecues to use if you prefer to cook nearer your pod.

The children's play area boasts a huge 8x2m sandpit, mud kitchen, swings and slides and there's a play field at the top of the pod field with football goals for games.

The field in front of the pods offers the best stargazing (we're in a designated Dark Skies area) at the campfire area where you can sit round, toast marshmallows and while away the evening. And if the weather takes a turn for the worst, there's a large campers' barn with seating, tables, and games to play with.

Buy eggs, firewood and basic supplies from the Tack Room or pre-order a large selection of extras such as breakfast packs, camping and cooking packs for your arrival, or even a visit from our wonderful local massage therapists... just ask for more info.

Suitable For

Great for families and couples, and groups of friends and families. Oh and walkers, surfers, cyclists, stargazers, animal lovers, adrenalin junkies, nature lovers, foodies, cosy pub wanderers and book worms.

Friends and family groups welcome (hen and stag dos by prior arrangement only).

The pods each sleep up to two adults and two children (up to about 12/13 years as kids' beds are 5'6" long), plus one infant in a travel cot.

Glamping only. No tents or campervans permitted. 

Sorry NO PETS. Only guide and medical assistance dogs allowed due to the livestock, and chickens running around.

Accessibility: There is a step onto the decking, another step to the door area and a large door lip to get in. Internally there are no steps. There are no surfaced paths and the pods are away from the facilities and car park but in the same field. Consequently the site is not currently suitable for full-time wheelchair users. There is no power to the pods. Internally, the furniture is fixed in place apart from the double bed platform which turns into a table top, and the finish is plain timber slats. The smell of wood can be quite strong inside. As the pods are insulated and double glazed, it can be very quiet. The owners can use basic Makaton.

Nearby

It's a pleasant five-minute walk into Camelford, which has the essential shops and things you'll need, plus a large play area set alongside the River Camel.

The closest beach is Trebarwith Strand (5½ miles; 15-minute drive), which is best visited an hour either side of low tide and popular with surfers, while other top spots like Polzeath, Daymer Bay, Widemouth Bay and Summerleaze beach in Bude are all eminently reachable. Spend the day surfing at Polzeath, or take the walk across the coastline to Daymer Bay then Rock, where you can get the short ferry ride over to Padstow for some lunch.

Ancient Tintagel Castle (though not so much a castle any more), with its links to King Arthur and Merlin, is well worth a visit and the village is lovely to wander around.

Unlock Cornwall's dark history at Bodmin Jail which reopened in 2020 after an £8m refurb and completely new exhibition. But be warned, it's not one for small children!

Inland, visiting Bodmin Moor is also a must. We are just a few miles from Roughtor (pronounced r-ow-tor), the second largest peak on the moor and the most exuberant hikers can even walk there directly from the farm. You get the most stunning views across the moor and beyond.

If you like cycling, then you can't visit in the Camel Valley without pedalling the Camel Trail. Pick up the trail at Bodmin and follow it all the way to Padstow. If you don't have bikes of your own, then there are hire centres along the way (there are several in Wadebridge). The Wadebridge to Padstow route is the flattest section, making it very popular with families.

Lakefield Equestion has excellent riding facilities and friendly teachers if you'd like to meet some ponies and learn to ride or hack out.

Port Isaac (where they film Doc Martin) is 20 mins away and a great place to pick up some fresh crab or lobster. You might even be lucky enough to catch the Fishermen's Friends singing at the harbour of an evening. Padstow is 35 mins away and the place to go for some of the best food in Cornwall. And if it's English wines you'd like to learn more about, visit the Camel Valley Vineyard near Bodmin.

We really could go on...

Food & Drink

Walk five minutes to the end of the lane and you arrive into the heart of Camelford, where there's plenty of choice. The Masons Arms (01840 213309) is the local pub with a fab beer garden and good food (including delivery), while award-winning Peckish Fish & Chips (01840 213587 or use the app) is right at the bottom of the lane. NomNoms, an American style diner has both dine in and takeaway options. There is also Hong Kong Island Chinese takeaway (01840 213848) and Mexi-Kernow (07984 472659). The Cornish Maids Pasty Shop (01840 212749) is worth popping into for the compulsory Cornish speciality during your holiday.

If you prefer to stock up and cook on site, there's lots of local produce available at the butchers (Steve Heard) and Hilltop Farm Shop just 5 minute drive up the road, or Boscastle Farm Shop and Cafe about 15 mins drive away. Our local fishmonger, Dennis, in Port Isaac delivers to Camelford on Wednesdays so can bring the day's catch fresh to your pod as does Just Shellfish who deliver crab and lobster here on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Co-op and Spar are also in town and Londis at the petrol station, which sells gas cannisters should you run out.

Further afield there are eight Michelin-recommended restaurants all within 30 minutes of Camelford including the St Tudy Inn just ten minutes away by car and two Michelin star restaurants in Port Isaac; Outlaw's New Road and Outlaw's Fish Kitchen, there's also the famous Mariners in Rock and a bevvy of choice in Padstow.

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The Owner Says

Nestled between the rugged North Cornish coast and ancient Bodmin Moor is our smallholding with five off grid camping pods with private bathrooms. Make precious family memories in the great outdoors and reconnect with nature – help feed the alpacas, chickens and other animals in the morning, then spend the day exploring our 15 acres or head out and discover gems such as Tintagel Castle, Port Isaac, Polzeath Beach, Widemouth Bay or Rock all within 30 minutes drive, and Padstow another five. On your return, cook round the large fire pit or stargaze in the campfire field or book a well-earned massage in your pod with our local therapists. What's more, it's just five minutes' walk into town and to the pub where you can let someone else do the cooking!

Social Distancing Measures

Pods are well spaced with their own grass area and picnic bench. One household per pod.
Hand sanitiser, NHS-grade detergent and kitchen roll is supplied plentifully for your use.
Each pod has its own private bathroom in the facilities block, the key for which is with the pod key.
Only one person/household permitted in the kitchenettes at any one time.
Staff will not enter your pod or bathroom during your stay.
Facilities are thoroughly cleaned and sanitised between guests.
We may need to restrict numbers at animal feeding depending on number of children on site. If so, we will operate a sign up syste.
We open and operate according to coronavirus rules at the time. For up to date information, please enquire on site or call 07736461846.

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Accommodation

Four glamping pods, each sleeping up to four people (two adults and two children).

Pod

Pod Sleeps 4 6 Available
Off grid family camping cabin that sleeps 2 to 4(+1). Custom-built with double glazing and insulation. Dining table and seating converts to a king size double bed, plus living area with benches that become child beds. Plenty of storage and large decked area to the front.

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Getting There

Higher Culloden Farm is easily accessed from the A39 (the North Atlantic Highway that runs across the north of Cornwall) through Camelford. Opposite the main town car park, and between Peckish Fish & Chips shop and the bridge over the river, is College Road. The farm is at the end of this lane and easy to spot.

Buses run to Camelford, with good access out to local towns and the larger towns within Cornwall (Bodmin, Wadebridge, Bude and Newquay among them). It's a five-minute walk from the bus stop to Higher Culloden Farm. The nearest train station is Bodmin Parkway 14 miles away.

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