Cornwall is a hugely popular spot for fans of both camping and glamping during the summer holidays and the good news is that there are a large number of sites spread around the county. The bad news is that by this time of the year, not all of them will have availability left for the school holiday period. So here we look at 5 Camping and Glamping sites in Cornwall that still have availability for the coming period to help inspire your camping holiday.
Cottage Holidays Cornwall
Cottage Holidays Cornwall has a number of different accommodation options within one site. For those who like a nice firm foundation under foot, they offer Albion Cottage, a grade II listed Tudor house on the edge of the village of Mylor. The cottage has its own courtyard, barbecue, gardens, swings, trampolines and even a tennis court!
For an environmentally friendly alternative, why not try a spot of glamping in their yurt? Just outside the village, the Yurt offers a back to nature experience with fully opening walls, a roof light and a wood burning stove just outside. It is 16 feet in diameter and 10 feet tall, so is no tiny little tepee style tent and there are carpets and rugs on the floor while the bed stands on a low wooden platform and even has an orthopaedic mattress.
Both of these options make for a great base to explore the village of Mylor with its historic harbour as well as travelling slightly further afield to the beautiful resort of St Ives or the amazing attraction that is the Eden Project.
Classic Glamping have a number of sites spread across Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset offering a range of different glamping options. Jinka’s Wagon is a unique experience – a gypsy caravan located just five miles from Looe that offers the charm of a bygone era. As well as the caravan, there is a barbecue and patio furniture to enjoy a meal under the stars and a multi-burner as well.
If you ever fancied sleeping in a safari tent but didn’t want to travel to Africa then simply head to a spot just two miles from Launceston for a safari tent location. One tent is called Honeysuckle, another Celandine and the third Campion. Each are located in a secluded spot near a river great for wildlife spotting and relaxing in peace and quiet as well as being a short distance from a pub. They are also a small distance apart so no overlooking neighbours.
Other options offered by the company include a shepherd’s hut near Praa Sands, a meadow cabin near Fowey and even airstream trailers straight from the US based just outside St Agnes.
St Tinney Farm
St Tinney Farm is a small, family run business with 34 acres of land and a range of different accommodation options including cabins, caravans and tent. The site is just a mile from the main A39 Atlantic Highway near the hamlet of Otterham. The farm has its own heated outdoor swimming pool to enjoy and there is a licensed club bar on the site called the St Tinney Arms, serving drinks and simple pub food, so there is no need to leave the site if you don’t want to.
There are two cottages at St Tinney Farm each accommodating up to four people and a cot if needed. These are fully equipped with all the modern conveniences including free Wi-Fi. There are also three 3 bed lodges overlooking the lakes and three 2 bedroom lodges in the Orchard area behind the farmhouse. Caravans number six, are connected to the mains for electricity, and gas as well as toilets inside each. Finally, there are grass camping pitches so camping fans can bring along their own tents.
Cottage Farm Touring Park
Cottage Farm Touring Park is located near the small village of Treworgans, not too far from Newquay. The site can offer different accommodation options and is also in close proximity to a number of leisure and sports facilities. There are three self-catering holiday homes on the site as well as static caravan accommodation. There are 45 pitches for camping and caravans, almost all of which have electricity hook-ups, spread over a 2 acre site close to a number of countryside walks. There is a small shop near the site and the local village shop is just one mile away. There is also a facility block that includes free showers and hot water basins, hairdryer and shaving points and a family-baby room. There are washing up facilities and a laundry room to use as well as a manned reception to help with local information.
The site is great to use as a base for exploring the Newquay area, which is just five miles away. In fact, if you like a walk, it is only 20 minutes’ walk to the beach. Other close activities including surfing, fishing, diving, horse riding, golf and mountain biking as well as plenty of places to go for a walk.
Silver Sands Holiday Park
Silver Sands Holiday Park has static caravan holiday homes, a lodge as well as both touring and camping pitches available for holidaymakers. It is set amid the dramatic scenery of Lizard Peninsula, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and one of the most popular spots to visit in Cornwall. Both Kynance Cover, the most southerly point in Cornwall, and the Helford River are just a short distance away.
The caravan homes come in two grades with standard having two bedrooms and the superior option having either two or three bedrooms. The superior plus caravan can sleep up to six people so ideal for slightly larger families. The camping area is beside the main field and all emplacements are around a triangular perimeter. The field has its own water supply and there is a play area for under fourteens as well as a toilet and shower block in the nearby field. Watch out at night as possible visitors include bats and badgers, both who live nearby!
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