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If you are looking for a truly fabulous summer holiday then look no further than Cornwall; renowned for its incredible crystal clear waters, long sandy beaches, quaint fishing ports, watersports, coastal walks and world class attractions. One of the jewels of the United Kingdom and with a coastline stretching along 422 miles of sandy coves, roaring rip tides, sparkling sea and vast beaches, Cornwall is a popular holiday destination all year round. Walk the spectacular South West Coast path, take a boat out to see whales and dolphins, immerse yourself in the mysteries of King Arthur, surf at Watergate Bay, sunbathe at Porthcurno beach, eat fish and chips curtesy of Rick Stein in Padstow or enjoy the old fashioned harbours at Mousehole, Fowey and Megavissey. And if you are looking for a holiday that is a bit different and one where you can really make the most of everything Cornwall has to offer - outdoor pursuits, glorious sunsets, coastal seascapes and countryside views - then why not book one of these fantastic glamping sites. Glamping gets you back into nature and allows you to lay your head in places that hotels and resorts just can't....but unlike camping, you get a proper bed, luxury surrounds and something just a little bit different.....
Acorn Camping and Glamping is situated in the south eastern part of Cornwall within the World Heritage Site of Luxulyan Valley. This beautiful and tranquil setting, abundant in flora and fauna, has winding woodland trails, an arboretum, wildflower meadows and lots of places around the site to explore. Close by are the Lost Gardens of Heligan, the Eden Project and the pretty coastal towns of Fowey, Polperro and Mevagissey. This magical setting provides a choice of magical accommodation; Acorn Glamping have their very own Hobbit Hamlet, a collection of 11 metre square, off-grid Hobbit Huts nestled into picturesque surrounds and sleeping 4. Each has its own outdoor seating area, covered cooking area and camping "pack" with everything a Hobbit could possibly need to create a slap up meal. Also in the Hobbit Hamlet is the gloriously hidden Hobbit Hideaway just for 2, complete with Bilbo Baggins circular door which you can only find after following a private woodland path through the green glades of the ancient woodland. Alongside the Hobbit Hamlet are a collection of three very pretty, pre-erected Flora tents - Foxglove, Primrose and Buttercup - which offer great outdoor adventures, plus there is a lovely meadow for tents if you have your own. From all entryways, whether tent flap or rounded door, you will have wildlife literally on the doorstep; around the site you will see bat boxes, bird houses and and bug hotels. This is a Cornish gem where you can enjoy the wonders of the stunning Cornish countryside and accommodation with a difference.
Note: due to the amount of local wildlife here dogs are not permitted, so you'll have to leave the furry friends at home for this one.
A truly grown-ups only affair (sorry-not-sorry kiddos) at Bos Verbas; a small and peaceful adults only campsite in a stunning location - high up and south facing - on the coast above the mile long sandy stretch of Praa Sands. With glorious surrounding countryside and coastal views across the Atlantic, this is the place to relax and unwind and appreciate sunsets, starry nights and wildlife. The glamping available here is two handcrafted luxury shepherds huts, "Mr Blue Sky" and "Forget Me Not." These delightful little huts are set on wheels in their own private area of hedged lawn with plenty of room outside for seating, a fire pit and BBQ - and space for your car too. Both huts have a small kitchen with fridge, hob, sink and microwave and around the back sits a separate "beach hut" which is home to a luxury bathroom with walk-in shower, toilet, basin and even a heated towel rail and hairdryer. No luxuries skimped here. Bos Verbas is perfectly located for enjoying the very best of Cornwall; the surf beach (and surf school) at Praa Sands is only 20 minutes walk and the historic fishing village of Porthleven is just a few miles away, offering lots of foodie delights and independent shops and boutiques. Within 30 minutes you can drive to Porthcurno, Lands End or the rugged northern coastal towns of St Ives, Carbis Bay and Godrevy. The southwest coastal path is also nearby for stunning cliff top walks and sea views. With first class glamping accommodation, idyllic surrounds and a location which is hard to beat, this will be a glamping holiday to remember.
A doggy paradise and a dog lovers paradise here at Kernow Bears Glamping where your furry pals will be just as welcome - if not more so - than you. Many campsites are dog friendly but this is one is properly dog friendly glamping, with the whole thing set up for maximum doggy comfort; secure fencing, dog grooming kits, exercise fields, long dog walks, and masses of other extras that will have your hound howling to come back year after year. And as for the dog owners, well - the set up isn't too shabby there either, with divine eco-friendly glamping pods, each with their own shower and toilet facilities along with an outdoor kitchen and pizza oven making for a very luxurious affair. Each 6 metre bell tent is set on a large wooden base and has a comfortable double bed and another day bed to sleep two more, there's a log burner to keep the dog cosy and although these gorgeous pods are off grid, there is enough solar power to charge the lights and your phone. The friendly family who run all this magic are proud owners of several Newfoundlands, and the fourteen acres of gorgeous Cornish countryside are perfect for long walks and outdoor adventures. There are only two glamping pods so don't miss out!
Stars and Embers Glamping is located among the beautiful rolling hills of the Fal Valley in the green and gorgeous Cornish countryside. The owners have created an environment where you will rekindle your love of the great outdoors....in the most luxurious surroundings you can imagine. The two boutique and scandi-inspired safari tents - each with a wood fired hot tub and sleeping 6 people very comfortably indeed - are luxurious and decked out to the highest standards. Here you sleep surrounded by the sounds of nature - a running stream and birdsong - and wake to incredible views across the surrounding countryside. The safari tents are incredibly spacious, with comfy beds and sumptuous bedding, an ensuite bathroom, private veranda and other small touches to make your stay special; a welcome hamper, wood for the fire, robe and slippers....and all the things you might well (not even) find in a five star hotel. Meanwhile buzzards are swooping past and you can enjoy your morning coffee in tranquility, gazing across the fields and feeling a million miles from everyday life. Not many hotels can offer that. It is rural here but in no way isolated, with the beaches in the south and the rugged cliffs of the north coast both in easy access. Come and unwind.....
An entirely unique and completely wonderful array of glamping cabins await you at Lydcott Glamping, overlooking Seaton Bay in Cornwall. Otherworldly looking, these stunning Nordic-designed cabins manage to look extraordinarily striking, while blending seamlessly into the surrounds at the same time. They are the first of their kind in the UK, made out of natural materials and are light, bright, cosy and quaint. With quirky names such as Prosecco, Clotted Cream and The Pilchard (no requirements to eat copious amounts of any of the named dwellings but I'd be pretty safe in the first two), they range in size and layout to accommodate families, couples, dogs and all. Every cosy, wooden-clad pod has the same level of style and luxury inside, and you can expect the full glampers delight: fluffy towels, divine bedding, sea views galore and a fully equipped kitchen; and outside - relax on your private decked area with it own firepit, BBQ, seating and fully immersive nighttime stargazing experience.
East Crinnis Holiday Park is a family run, beautifully kept camping and glamping site situated in the middle of St Austell Bay and just a 15 minute stroll from local beaches and the southwest footpath....so location wise, you're onto a winner. On the campsite, you are able to bring your own tent or van, or - as a bit of a treat, book one of their rather gorgeous Geodomes or Yurt. The modern looking Geodomes are spacious and extremely comfy, with large, clear panels around the circular shape (don't panic - there are curtains) which give you wonderful views across the countryside. Both the Geodomes and the Yurt allow you to experience a bit of luxury while retaining the outdoorsy camping feeling. The owners here have designed everything to make your Cornish holiday as relaxing and/or active and fun for everyone as possible; there is masses for children to do; a large, handcrafted playground and giant chess set, winding trails and secret pathways to explore. There is a pond for fishing if you have a rod (or relaxing and wildlife spotting if you don't - there is plenty of wildlife here) and a sports area with football goals and bags of room for games and running about. In the summer holidays, there is often storytelling and music from local musicians around the campfire in the evenings.
With an incredible range of quirky and luxurious accommodation, from a rooftop tent to the beautifully furnished bell tents and cabins, there will be something for all tastes here at Tre-End Glamping. It's a wonderful campsite with an eco friendly personality and a great location - just fifteen minutes from Truro, The Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and all the wonderful beaches that you find along this part of the Cornish coast including Megavissey and Pentewan. The collection of boutique glamping accommodations are nestled into the pretty Cornish countryside and are unique and spacious, with outdoor seating, firepits and a barbeque available. No wifi means no interruptions, and the star show on display at night is one of the best around; there are some solar lights to mark the way, but torches might be needed for later in the evening. There is a great pub nearby, a local shop within walking distance and masses of space for kids (and grown ups) to run around and play. Relax, unwind and enjoy the peace and quiet in rather luxurious style.
A beautiful and tranquil setting here at Wrinklers Wood Glamping and home to such a wonderful collection of glamping retreats it would make even the most ardent hotel lover cancel room 401 immediately and dash out into the ancient oak woodland searching for canvas. To see is to believe. Watch the wildlife go by from the wooden veranda of your treetop cabin. Have a dip in the woodfired hot tub before retreating to the king sized bed in your contemporary treehouse to star gaze through the glass skylight. Or chill out in one of the luxurious safari tents for two, with huge living spaces bedecked with African inspired decor. It's romance central. If you ever do decide to leave these beautiful abodes then there is plenty going on around and about; hire a bike and explore the nearby bridleways around Mithian and St Agnes, cycle the coast to coast trail from Portreath, or visit some of the lovely local beaches such as Perranporth or Porthtowan. This one is not to be missed.
Relax and unwind here at Barefoot Glamping, situated on the stunning Lizard Peninsula and offering some of the most decadent camping you'll find, in the form of two gorgeous safari tents, a Tin Tent and a beautifully designed stone barn which sleeps two in an open plan wooden-beamed retreat. The safari tents, set in seven acres of wildflower meadows are gorgeous inside; well thought-out and tasteful, with rustic and unfussy furnishings and pretty much everything you could possibly need for an extremely comfortable stay. The Tin Tent is - in fact - a (Amazing Spaces George Clarke approved) converted shipping container which has been transformed into a quirky and very spacious cabin for 4, with living area, woodfired stove and ensuite bathroom. There are no cars on site so it is very peaceful, with masses of space and fabulous sea views and just a quick hop to some of Cornwalls prettiest beaches; so pack a picnic, head down to play in the sand dunes, book a surf lessons or walk the coastal path from Poldhu to Portleven. There are wonderful outdoor adventures to be had here. Without roughing it.
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