Made for the most camping-shy families, the glamp-pod is a luxury safari-style tent in a huge polytunnel. Decked out in chic, rustic style that puts many holiday cottages to shame, inside there’s a shower-room, dining area, double bedroom and bunk room. As well as your own undercover sub-tropical garden to play in, there are farm animals and a lush valley garden to explore.
www.glamppod.co.uk, 01840 213509
Queen-sized beds, fairy lights and campfires: this is a family retreat under canvas. The two bell tents aren’t only beautifully decked out with everything you need to make your camping dreams come true, but you also have salad pots to pick your own from and a menu of one-pot dinners ready to warm on your campfire.
www.soulcampingcornwall.co.uk, 01208 74973
Requiring you to BYO camping equipment, these wooden pods aren’t the most glam camping option. However, insulated with sheep’s wool they are warm and weatherproof, and save you the hassle of putting up a tent. Besides, peering out to the Atlantic and a short walk from a wild cove that’s great for rock-pooling, there are few better places to hunker down under the stars.
www.tregardock.com, 01840 213300
At this B&B under canvas you can get breakfast delivered to your pre-pitched family tent. Lodgings are luxurious by camping standards and the breakfasts score highly with hungry campers of all ages, with eggs laid by the hens on site and home-baked croissants. With a maximum of 12 campers at any one time, there’s always plenty of room for a game of cricket in the coast-fringed field.
www.broadmeadowhouse.com, 01726 76636
Having lived in Kenya, owners Paul and Kanya have done their utmost to bring the luxury safari experience back to Cornwall. You won’t get elephants tramping past your tent, but you do get a hot tub under the stars, a private safari-tent village for you and your friends, and trimmings such a king-size beds, log burners and hammocks.
www.safaricornwall.com, 07837 108753