From £145pn

Sleep Amongst Ancient Forest at this Special Cornish Retreat

12 Bell Tents (Sleeping 2) | Straw Bale Cottage (Sleeping 4)

Amongst 1,000 year-old woodland and wildflower meadows, on a beautiful upland hill farm on Bodmin Moor, there’s a special Cornish retreat where you’ll find Mother Nature resting her head. She comes for the peace, the tranquility, the calm – and because, in this place, she is allowed to truly shine. Welcome to Cabilla Cornwall. 

Cabilla Cornwall is a superbly serene Cornish retreat where you can escape the modern world and, more importantly, bond with the natural one. Right on the edge of Poldark’s Cornwall, Cabilla Cornwall is unique and wild, made up of 12 magical bell tents, a stunning straw bale cottage and space to pitch your own tent.

Once you arrive at this unique Cornish retreat, you’ve acres of butterfly-filled glades and ancient oak woodland (recently classified as a temperate rainforest) to wander through. Should you want to sink deeper into the rich landscape, you can. Cabilla Cornwall offers forest bathing, meditation, guided walks, birdwatching and special restorative retreats to attend throughout the year.

When night falls, you won’t be disturbed by unnatural light or sounds from aircraft or traffic. The site is set within one of the UK’s very few dark sky environments. The only light comes from a blanket of stars that you can settle down under when it’s time to do so.

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Of course, the Cabilla Cornwall experience is more than just staying in a beautiful place. Cabilla Cornwall is one of Cornwall’s ancient old manor farms, so the wisdom of the land runs deep. And for its owner’s, Merlin and Lizzie Hanbury-Tenison, this wisdom is what they’re dedicated to sharing, preserving and restoring for today’s travellers and future generations.

Indeed, restoring the land and supporting its biodiversity is part of the Cabilla Cornwall vision. The team run a restoration programme that’s carefully reintroducing ecosystem ‘engineers’ to the land; the first of these ‘engineers’ are two beavers, Sigourney Beaver and Jean-Claude Van Dam – who you can see when you stay.

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This wonderful Cornish retreat is also an official honey bee reserve, working to conserve, protect and increase the population of the Cornish Black Bee. As well as a ‘living laboratory’ where people can come to study the preventative and curative benefits of nature.

What does this mean for you? It means that Cabilla Cornwall gives you a chance to connect beyond an internet connection; with the land and all its natural magic. Here, as you breath in the clean Cornish air, you and Mother Nature become one. And, slowly, she uses her power to restore you to factory settings.

The only thing you have to do is let her.

  • King size or twin beds in each bell tent with Egyptian cotton bed linen
  • Bell tents sleep 2, from £145pn
  • Remote bell tents also available
  • Cornish coffee delivered to your tent every morning
  • Outdoor firepit, with wood available to purchase, battery-powered lighting
  • Modern and warm bathroom facilities
  • Large field kitchen with full catering facilities
  • Cosy sitting room, library and screening room
  • Magical straw baled cottage – The Keep – also available (sleeps 4). From £160pn
  • Private garden and tennis court access

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From £145pn
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Cabilla Cornwall
Nr Cardynham,
Bodmin Moor,
Cornwall, PL30 4DW


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