Why camp when you can glamp? Glamping is one of camping’s greatest secrets. Be at one with nature but forget the ‘Boy Scout’ days of soggy ‘erect-it-yourself’ tents, zip-up sleeping bags and running out of camping gas. They are so over. Now, whatever the weather, you can glamp in comfort. The glamping or ‘glamourous camping’ staycation revolution is here to stay, so we have sourced the pick of Cornwall’s finest for you, all in beautiful, special locations.
Sometimes, you just want to stay somewhere a little different, unique, be it a converted tabernacle or observatory, or even a kudhva (Cornish for hideaway). Away from the crowds, you experience a fresh sense of time, space and reconnection at your relaxing break in a wonderful place.
Glamping is a chance to try a camping holiday with a boutique twist, in the most unusual properties, from high-end yurts to bijou bell tents, shepherds’ huts to eco-pods, charming cabins to spacious safari tents. Enchanting Cornwall has them all.
We are all becoming more eco-aware, too. If you seek the simplicity of being outdoors in a place with green credentials, but without sacrificing comfort, then glamping is for you.
What better than to sleep under the stars, but in a proper, cosy bed?
For a chance to see nature from a fresh perspective, without missing out on life’s little luxuries, glamping offers you the opportunity to stay in some of Cornwall’s most precious locations. It takes the hard work out of wild camping but feels much more up close and personal than a B & B or a hotel.
The great news is that glamping is still a relatively low-budget staycation, despite having all the equipment you need to hand. Imagine living in the great outdoors but with all the home comforts you need, in superbly rural places no hotel can take you to. Where you are woken by birdsong and sleep by the light of the stars and the moon.
There’s something magical about being connected to the earth and the sky in the open air, living life simply, cleanly and stress-free. Find peace and tranquillity among woods and meadows, in low-impact luxury eco accommodation. Originally, glamping happened in quintessentially fabulous Mongolian-style yurts, but now, they are joined by wild and wonderful geodomes, safari tents and even treehouse escapes, so the tremendous choice is yours.
And what if it rains? Well, here glamping comes into its own. On arrival, your pre-pitched, weather-proof accommodation is ready and waiting for you. Just like home, you have the joy of real beds, with quality bed linen. Just as importantly, you will have bathroom facilities with running water, offering an eco-shower or spring-water filled wood-fired bath. Most offer a traditional firepit for cooking (but there is also usually a hob) while the higher end offers built-in kitchens. A wood burning stove provides heating so you have somewhere cosy to retreat to at the end of the day.
Step outside to find yourself in fabulous countryside. Listen to nature’s own soundtrack of birdsong, experience incredible dawns and sunsets. Enjoy the fresh air with family and friends, while enjoying storytelling and chillout time round the camp fire.
It will remind you of the camping of your childhood – with none of the discomfort. That’s glamping.