Bubblelicious! 10 glamping weekends in Cornwall with a hot tub

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Sometimes all you need in life is a glass of fiz and a hot tub to call yours for the weekend, right? We love bubbly glamping hot tub breaks here at Weekend Candy HQ, especially when they come with a giant dollop of Cornwall.

Unique hideaways know a thing or two about glamping breaks in Cornwall – and have shared 10 of their best Cornish hot tub havens with us. From lovely log cabins and lodges to sublime shepherds huts with views over the coast, dive in and treat yourself to a short break with extra bubbles as standard.

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The Best Glamping in Cornwall with a Hot Tub | No. 1

Rame Head Lookout, Near Whitsands Bay

Sleeps 2 | Dog-friendly | Open All Year | Short Breaks From £524 | Best for: Ocean Views

The Location: Perched high on the clifftop at Rame (in the South East of Cornwall), in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this special coastal hideaway has sea-fizzed views stretching all the way out over the big blue to the iconic tiny chapel on the headland.

The Rame Peninsula, is known as Cornwall’s ‘Forgotten Corner’, missed by many as they whistle through from Plymouth into Cornwall. It’s a stunning area, home to the 800 acres of Mount Edgcumbe Park, as well as Maker Heights, Rame Head itself and the picturesque villages of Kingsand and Cawsand.

The Cabin: Rame Head Lookout is just that: a fabulous one-storey lodge with all the feels of the Coast Watch Station adjoined next door. Inside, it’s a celebration of Cornwall’s seafaring heritage, with décor honouring the National Coastguard. Coastal maps, large arty compasses, colourful linens, binoculars to watch the comings and goings of ships and wildlife, as well as a shipshape palette of blues and white to remind you of the sea just outside.

There’s an open plan living-room with kitchen and dining area with all mod-cons to keep you fed, warm and entertained, including a smart TV, wood-burner, electric cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher. The bedroom comes with a springy double bed and there’s a stylish en-suite wet-room with shower, WC and wash-basin.

You’ll love: Setting yourself up outdoors on the deck with the binoculars to watch the changing moods of the ocean and sinking into the hot tub from sunrise to sunset.


The Best Glamping in Cornwall with a Hot Tub | No. 2

The Little Cider House, Near Fowey

Sleeps 5 | Dog-friendly | Open All Year | Short Breaks From £440 | Best for: Group Chill Out

The Location: You’ll find The Little Cider House 5.5 miles north of the beautiful harbour town of Fowey, slotted into the lush, quiet countryside of the Fowey Valley – also known as, Daphne Du Maurier country.

A log cabin with a big personality, it’s surrounded by acres of wildflower meadows, pastures, and woodland tracks. There’s even a babbling brook nearby that the friendly, yet discreet, owners (Siobhan and Mark) are happy for you to explore along with the rest of the grounds.

Less than a mile away, you’ve the riverside town of Lostwithiel – known as the antiques capital of Cornwall – complete with its historic 12th Century castle ruins,  independent shops, places to eat and drink, and regular farmers’ market. Fowey itself is 15 mins’ drive south.

The Cabin: Contemporary and modern, with homely comforts and cosy touches that you won’t want to leave behind. Inside, there’s a spacious open-plan living space, complete with dining area and kitchen equipped with a gas hob, gas oven (with electric grill), fridge, kettle, and toaster. Praise be, there’s even a dishwasher!

Tucked behind a partition wall, an elegant king-size bed waits for two of you. For the other weekenders (big or small), there’s a fabulous triple bunk-bed room with beds that cleverly criss-cross over each other.

Added to that there’s a modern shower-room with drench-head shower, proper flushing loo and wash-basin, as well as under-floor heating and a crackling wood-burner for staying cosy all year-long.

You’ll love: The covered wooden porch with its two lazy hammocks and the immaculate garden area complete with picnic bench and parasol, hot tub (obvs), gas BBQ and firepit. Just the thing for lazy, hazy summer days and buttery autumn afternoons.


The Best Glamping in Cornwall with a Hot Tub | No. 3

Bluebell Safari Tent, Near Penzance

Sleeps 6 | Dog-friendly | Open March – Nov | Short Breaks From £500 | Best for: Happy Kids

The Location: Lamorna Cove is a beautiful and secluded area of West Cornwall, sandwiched between the pretty harbour town of Mousehole and the glorious beach of Porthcurno. It’s here that you’ll find Bluebell Safari Tent set on Borah Farm in 90 acres of farmland, and a stone’s throw away from the gorgeous coastline, coves and beaches in the area.

Bluebell is a wonderful base to explore this part of West Cornwall. The amazing clifftop Minack Theatre is not far away and just a little further along the coast are world-famous Land’s End and sandy Sennen Cove. Head east from Lamorna and you’re in the charming harbourside village of Mousehole or bustling seaside town of Penzance.

The Safari Tent: There’s nothing like sleeping under canvas, especially when the tent is as impressive as Bluebell. She’s cosy, comfy and perfectly equipped for short breaks and long weekends with the family or with the girls, thanks to 3 bedrooms and ample space. There’s WiFi and a double power socket for charging your laptop or phone, to stay connected. And your very own en-suite shower-room and separate WC.

At one end of Bluebell are two bedrooms to snuggle in (a double and a twin). In the main living area there’s also a nifty cabin bed – like a grown-up den that big and small kids will love. Added to that is a comfy sofa, a coffee table, and a wooden dining table and chairs. Hey honey, I’m home!

When it comes to grub, Bluebell has the self-catering goods. There’s a spacious kitchen-area with a wood-fired range for cooking on, a Belfast sink set into a wooden unit, a farmhouse-style dresser, a larder-fridge and all the cooking kit you need for king-sized feasts.

You’ll love: Yes, the wood-fired hot tub is sure to be a hit with adults, but so are the kid-friendly activities on site: a play area, undercover games-room (with mini pool table, table tennis and table football), and cinema-room (with Digi box, DVD player and 7 proper cinema seats).


The Best Glamping in Cornwall with a Hot Tub | No. 4

The Lion’s Den, Near Bodmin

Sleeps 4 | Dog-friendly | Open All Year | Short Breaks From £416 | Best for: Magical Isolation

The Location: The Cornish hamlet of Warleggan perches on the edge of Bodmin Moor and was once dubbed the remotest village in the county, until a road was built in 1953 linking it to the A38. With a small clutch of houses, a chapel and a church, this shy corner of Cornwall feels truly otherworldly. So much so, in fact, that the town sign proudly proclaims that Warleggan is twinned with Narnia.

Rooted amongst the magic of Warleggan, in 12 peaceful acres of Cornish woodland, meadows and streams, is The Lion’s Den – along with its siblings, The Witch’s Wagon and The Enchanted Wardrobe. From here you can easily sink away from the world for a day, then step foot into the wilds of Bodmin moor on another. If you crave the coast, the surfing meccas of Polzeath and Widemouth Bay on the north coast are entirely reachable, as is the sailing town of Fowey on the south coast.

The Shepherd’s Hut: The Lion’s Den is a super-sized Cornish shepherd’s hut made especially for families or friends to slink away from hustle and bustle – and not get on one another’s nerves. Open up the doors to a huge open-plan space that’s easily ‘grammable’ thanks to its muted grey fixtures and pops of brilliant mustard furnishings.

The whole Den is cleverly organised and beautifully designed with a living, kitchen and dining area that rolls effortlessly into one, a comfy king-size bed at one end and sturdy bunk-beds at the other.

Naturally, the mod-cons are plentiful, including a sleek kitchen with an oven/microwave, two-ring hob and full-sized fridge, tonnes of cupboard space, a stylish wood-burner and a separate shower-room with heated towel rail, loo and hot and cold running water.

You’ll love: Sipping bubbly in the hot tub as the stars wink overhead or toasting marshmallows (or home-bred sausages and bacon purchased from the owners) over the fire-pit.


The Best Glamping in Cornwall with a Hot Tub | No. 5

The Cornish Airstream, Near Looe

Sleeps 2 | Open All Year | Short Breaks From £387 | Best for: Just the Two of You

The Location: This iconic glamping knight in shining armour sits handsomely in its very own garden area, surrounded by lush flowers and herbs, at the heart of Cornwall not far from Bodmin.

In a peaceful, private spot within the owner’s garden, The Cornish Airstream boasts a large patio where you can kick back in the hot tub until the sun goes down, whilst drinking up the stunning views over the woodland and fields of the Glynn Valley beyond.

Within striking distance you’ve the lovely seaside towns of Looe, Fowey and Charlestown. And because there’s a main trainline nearby as well as easy access to the A38, The Cornish Airstream is a silver bullet solution for exploring the rest of Cornwall.

The Airstream Van: Straight out of 1930s’ America on the outside with its brilliant retro good looks, then, on the inside, it’s 21st-century style all the way. Think ice-whites and pops of primary colour – all the work of an interior designer who know how to ‘wow’ guests.

The space is open-plan and big enough for 2 adults to comfortably enjoy. There’s a gorgeous fully-equipped kitchen complete with induction hob, combination microwave, and fridge, a neat and cosy sitting-area with warming wood-burner and TV. At the far end you’ll find the dreamy bedroom, with its custom curved king-size bed, along with the super-stylish wet-room with shower, WC and wash basin.

You’ll love: Heading to the fish market in Looe to pick up supplies for a BBQ, then cooking up a seafood supper under the stars.


The Best Glamping in Cornwall with a Hot Tub | No. 6

Anella Cottage, Near Falmouth

Sleeps 2 | Dog-friendly | Open All Year | Short Breaks From £373 | Best for: Woodland Walks

The Location: Between Falmouth and Helston, slotted modestly into Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you’ll find a one-storey stone cottage whose name – Anella – means ‘to breathe’ in Cornish. This quiet stone cottage, set at the end of a country lane in six privately-owned acres of green, comes with wrap-around peace and privacy thanks to its secluded location.

Further afield, there’s the stunning coastline of the Lizard peninsula to explore, home to Frenchman’s Creek and Cadgwith Cove. And, better still, the delightful café, Slice of Cornwall, is only a 5-minute stroll away.

The Cottage: Anella has been carefully and lovingly converted by its owners, who’ve kept its original character and historic features so the cottage feels modern and traditional at the same time. Step inside to the light and airy open plan living space where the two of you can hole up happily for the weekend or longer with your four-legged friend.

There’s a well-equipped kitchen for cooking in (but you have our permission to take time off from cooking and head to lovely places to eat instead) and a cool, clean wet room with a shower, WC and basin.

When night falls, the quirky double bed is hidden away in the loft space – overlooking the living room mezzanine-style. To reach it, simply climb the ladder and bed down close to the stars.

You’ll love: From the front door of Anella you can start a weekend of discovery thanks to the multiple footpaths through and around the woodland nearby, where deer, foxes and badges are often seen. Then after a day exploring, slink into the hot tub just outside the back door to listen to the birds and the babbling stream nearby.


The Best Glamping in Cornwall with a Hot Tub | No. 7

Clover Cabin, Near Perranporth

Sleeps 2 | Open All Year | Short Breaks From £493 | Best for: Beach Days

The Location: For weekenders craving salty hair and sandy toes, Clover Cabin is just the spot. Find it on the beautiful North Coast of Cornwall, with the wide open sands of Perranporth just a short drive away, and set within its own private garden.

From here, you can explore the best the north coast has to offer, including the lovely village of St Agnes, and hip Padstow. If you don’t fancy driving down to the beach, then don’t. There is a bus service which runs regularly into the nearby towns just a short stroll away.

The Cabin: Picture a log cabin with a seriously cool personality and you won’t go far wrong. Yes, Clover Cabin is a work of wooden art, open-plan in essence with handcrafted timber walls and ceilings, and rustic furnishings and fittings to match.

There’s a divine open-plan bedroom with a super-king bed dressed in colourful linen and dotted with sheepskins, a cosy sitting-area with a Smart TV and a gorgeous en-suite shower-room hidden behind a sliding door.

Then, a few steps away, brilliantly designed to be completely weatherproof, is your outdoor kitchen. It comes complete with a gas hob, microwave, toaster, electric kettle and fridge/freezer, plus all those kitchen essentials to cook up a delicious breakfast or intimate supper.

You’ll love: The oodles of outdoor space (with swings, a fire pit, hot tub and picnic area) and the thoughtful touches left by lovely owners, including fresh flowers and interesting books on the shelf.


The Best Glamping in Cornwall with a Hot Tub | No. 8

Mount View Retreat, Near Marazion

Sleeps 4 | Open All Year | From £444 | Best for: Coastal Cornwall

The Location: Between Penzance and Marazion, studded into a spacious wildflower meadow high above the bay, is a Shepherd’s Hut with views that your eyes simply won’t believe. Mount View Retreat must have one of the best perches in Cornwall; giving you 180-degree views from the Lizard peninsula in the east to pretty Mousehole in the west, via stunning St Michael’s Mount.

From this one-of-a-kind setting, you can simple drink in the West Cornish coast – then, when you’re ready to explore it up close, you can easily. Stroll across the causeway to the unique St Michael’s Mount. Visit the fab Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens (22-acres of gardens and world-renowned art) or just a few steps down the road, head to the local pub, The White Hart.

Beach lovers can quickly reach the waves at nearby Sennen Cove, Gwithian and Porthcurno, and water babies can swim sedate laps of the wonderful Art Deco lido in Penzance, newly-restored and looking beautiful.

The Shepherd’s Hut: As you’d expect, Mount View Retreat has an interior to match the stunning views in its sights. Step inside to an easy-going, open-plan layout as sweet as a cherry bakewell with a sofa to cuddle up on, underfloor heating and a TV for snug evenings. Toast toes in front of the raised wood burner or gather around the pull-out dining table for cards and a glass of wine.

Dinnertime are made easy too thanks to a compact and clever kitchen with a full-sized fridge and an electric cooker. Whilst bedtimes couldn’t be more cushy: at one end of Mount View Retreat there’s a king-sized bed with a handy-dandy storage cupboard above; for families there are pull-down bunk beds that make the most of every inch of space. At the far end of the hut you’ll find a modern, en-suite shower-room.

You’ll love: the views are simply out of this world and best enjoyed from the hot tub. Coming a close second is the on-site play area for kids with a trampoline, swing, climbing frame, slide, football goal and badminton/volleyball net.


The Best Glamping in Cornwall with a Hot Tub | No. 9

Barney’s Cabin, Near Porthleven

Sleeps 2 | Open All Year | From £406 | Best for: Meadow Dreaming

The Location: Sat in a gated meadow all of its own, surrounded by greens and blues, is Barney’s Cabin – an affordable foothold for exploring the drama and beauty of South West Cornwall. You’re in the grounds of the owners’ home and Newham House Cottage, but the cabin is not overlooked so what you get up to really is your own business.

Five minute’s drive and you’re in the thriving fishing port of Porthleven with its pretty harbour, friendly buzz and clutch of good restaurants. Praa Sands, with its flat mile of golden sand, is only slightly further along the coast (just a 15 minute drive); head here for the surfing vibe and cool laid-back beach bar. You’re also near Helston and The Lizard peninsula – so you’re not going to get bored should you venture out.

The Cabin: As cool as ice in gin, Barney’s Cabin is awash with calming white tongue-in-groove walls, steadying grey flooring and units, and thick sandalwood beams bracing into its pitched roof. Picture loft apartment slick with countryside serenity and you’re spot on.

Quirkily, Barney’s Cabin is upside-down in design: on the ground floor there’s the bedroom, with a comfortable king-sized bed and underfloor heating, as well as an en-suite shower room with WC, walk-in shower, heated towel rail and basin. Climb the stairs to the first floor to your living and dining space, complete with cosy wood-burner, trendy sofa, flat-screen TV, modern bistro-style table and chairs, and a kitchen running along one wall (full equipped for self-catering ease, naturally).

You’ll love: Swinging open the French doors on a warm day and letting lemon rays of sunshine fall into the living space. Or venturing outside to the large deck that wraps around two sides of the cabin. It’s here you’ll find sun loungers, a dining table and, more importantly, the hot tub.


The Best Glamping in Cornwall with a Hot Tub | No. 10

Foxy Loxy, Near Fowey

Sleeps 2 | Open All Year | Short Breaks From £357 | Best for: Taking it Slow

The Location: If hanging out with Mother Nature is your jam, then Foxy Loxy has wildlife by the bucket-load. You’ll find Foxy Loxy at the end of a woodland track, north east of Fowey, in a stunning 30-acre setting with views of the glorious Cornish countryside and the sea in the distance. Thanks to its rural location, roe deer, rabbits, squirrels, badgers and birds often make an appearance. So pack your camera.

Park in your own private parking space, collect your wheelbarrow for your luggage and off you go – the weekend has started. From your doorstep you can follow a path for just half a mile straight to the village of Lanlivery – where there’s a lovely pub.

Or head to the coast to tackle the popular circular Hall Walk. Jump in your car (or hop on your bike – there’s a bike store next to the lodge) and Fowey, Lostwithiel and Charlestown are all within reach, as is the grand house, gardens and parkland at Lanhydrock (National Trust).

The Lodge: Step through the floor-to-ceiling sliding doors into one beautifully-designed open-plan space. The inside floods with light and is as fresh and bright as a springtime meadow. At one end is a well-equipped, modern kitchen/dining area, complete with oven and hob, microwave, fridge (with small freezer) and plenty of work-top space and storage.

At the other, nuzzled near the wood burner, is a bouncy king-sized bed flushed with pretty linens, plump cushions, a cosy throw; perfectly positioned for the TV on the opposite wall. Snuggled in-between, ready for two people to cwtch, is the sofa. There’s also a luxury shower-room, with shower, WC and wash-basin, plus heated towel rail and a motion-sensor backlit mirror.

When you’re drawn outside, and you will be trust us, there’s a wooden deck furnished with a large hot tub, two sun loungers and pupil-widening views. In the meadow, you’ll find a firepit and picnic table – perfect for sundowners as the logs crackle away.

You’ll love: The thoughtful touches left by the owner to make you feel at home, including fresh springy towels and plastic glasses for use in the hot tub.


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