Forget the rusty trailers and mouldy awnings of bygone holidays, because thanks to the modern phenomenon of glamping, the caravan/camping world has seriously upped its game.
Staying amongst the county’s glorious outdoors is something to behold, whether you fancy a night away, wish to rediscover old haunts or stumble upon new ones, Cornwall’s lush countryside, lazy rivers and stunning seaside are prime caravanning territory.
From beautiful boho style yurts and tipis to hip huts and American-retro Airstreams, there’s a spectacular plethora of places and accommodation to pick from…
Cornwall Camper Company
Boasting a fantastic fleet of beautifully restored VW campervans, the Cornwall Camper Company will transport you in both space and time.
Featuring the fabulous, sleek and ultra convenient likes of 2-hob stoves, three-way fridges, plug sockets, CD players with iPod jacks, battery powered lanterns and fully equipped kitchens – plus picnic, barbecue and camping gear – simply hit the road toward your desired destination for a hot-trotting, beyond-fun experience.
Cornish Tipi Holidays
For a palpable sense of wild freedom, you can pitch up a tent in their meadow or bed down under canvas in one of their gorgeous tipis, which come complete with Turkish rugs, lanterns, camp stove, cool box and kitchen essentials.
Surrounded by the sublime, a stay here is an escapist’s, not to mention – eco-warrior’s – dream. Set in a sheltered valley at Tregildrans Quarry near St Kew, the site is simply spellbinding.
Quirky Holidays Cornwall
Offering an inimitable range of vintage wagons and barns set in their own private gardens, Quirky Holidays certainly live up to their name. The Duchess, for example, cleverly combines original fittings with contemporary amenities (including a wood burning stove, king-sized bed, wood fired hot tub and fitted kitchen) to eye-catching effect.
Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty deep in the Cornish countryside in the Tamar Valley, expect oodles of peace, tranquillity and unparalleled natural beauty.
The Park Mawgan Porth
Along with eco-lodges, Mongolian yurts and beach houses, The Park’s pièce de résistance has to be their 1950s Airstream trailers.
Packed with retro American style interiors and ideal for a cosy getaway-for-two, the Airstreams offer everything from double bedroom with TV to fully-fitted kitchen, log/wood burner, garden furniture and barbecue area; while The Park itself presents swimming pools, steam room, sauna, café and eclectic events programme.
Situated near St Tudy between the North Cornwall coast and Bodmin Moor, The Linhay is a heavenly hideaway spot.
The centrally heated, self-catering former cattle shed presents spacious accommodation replete with contemporary luxuries. Picture wide-screen TV, WIFI, books, digitally controlled shower, kitchen and king-sized bed flanked by stunning countryside views.
A boutique, back-to-nature style bolthole on a bone fide Cornish farm near Looe spells a rather spoilsome stay.
The unique ‘eco-retreat’ accommodation fuses breathtaking rural views with all you’ll need for a supremely special time, including welcome basket of goodies, log burner, double bed, fire pit and nearby bathroom hut. Bliss.
West Cornwall’s renowned sense of magic is made material with these luxury bell tents near Porthtowan, where nature meets indulgence in equal, mesmerising measure.
It’s a super-stylish affair featuring ambient lighting, beautiful bunting and tealight chandeliers. Plus, the practicalities are all coolly taken care of – from gas cooker and wood burner to a range of kitchen utensils – happy campers can roll up and kick back in top-notch style.