Glamping is the ultimate Cornish holiday for enjoying Cornwall's landscape and nature. Being fans of the glamping experience, we wanted to show you why we love it so much.
Why camp when you can glamp? Cornwall has some fantastic areas of protected dark skies and is one of the best places in the UK for stargazing, which in turn makes Cornwall the perfect place to glamp.
Offering all the fun of camping but with some added touches of luxury like a plush comfortable bed and soft cotton sheets, glamping is clearly the way to go. Not every glamping experience is the same and you might find yourself glamping in a tent, a wooden glamping home or even a luxury camper van.
With glamping, you don’t have to be handy at putting up a tent; or worse, struggle with putting up a tent in the dark when you arrive late. You don’t have to pack up the car with all the gear and strap grandma to the roof rack. It’s all just… easy.
It means you can pull up, put away your clothes and head out into the great British countryside for a whole heap of unadulterated fun. In the evening, it’s all about lighting up a campfire, toasting marshmallows and enjoying each others company.
One of our favourite glamping experiences can be found on the north coast of Cornwall, at Kudhva. Kudhva, the Cornish word for hideout is the perfect description of this glamping experience. This retreat is all about getting back to nature, with walking, wild swimming, outdoor yoga and being immersed in the forest. Their Danish Cabin is the ultimate in innovative architecture that works with it’s natural surroundings, rather than against them.
In today’s busy world, where there is always something to be done, someone to meet or an expectation to be fulfilled, glamping offers a chance to disconnect and find some headspace and serenity. In Launceston, you will find a glamping experience with a geodome set in lush fields where a cool breeze will help you blow all your cares away. With large bathtubs, wood burning stoves and luxury toiletries, there is no camping hardship here.
Perhaps you don’t want to unpack the car to camp at all though, perhaps you would rather keep everything you need in a cute VW camper van, throw the surfboard on the roof and set out to tour Cornwall’s waves. Park up for the night next to a perfect Cornish beach and get to know your van neighbours, sharing travel stories over a beer. The beauty of a luxury camper van is going with the flow, changing it up each and every day.
So, when you are planning your next Cornish holiday, perhaps give glamping a second thought and book a holiday with a difference.
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