Luxury glamping in Cornwall: when only the best will do

Posted on 7th Oct 2021. In , , ,


Glamping in the UK comes in many shapes and sizes. Some glamping sites are so offgrid you need a map and a member of the SAS to find them, others are so bling they could pass for hotels in their own right.

If, like us, you prefer the finer things in life then you’re in the right place. We’ve handpicked a clutch of the best luxury glamping sites in Cornwall that have been designed, built and furnished to the highest standards, for your utter comfort and delight. Smart stays that prove slumming it is so yesterday.

Luxury Glamping in Cornwall

because slumming it is so yesterday

Cabilla Cornwall, Bodmin

Ancient forest glamping with boutique comforts and facilities

Woodland glamping doesn’t come more comfortable than Cabilla Cornwall. Here, 12 gorgeous and unique self-catering Koyts are studded into the unspoilt Cornish landscape, within one of the UK’s very few Dark Sky Places. So you can forget noise or light pollution, this magical luxury glamping spot is built for rewilding yourself, whilst respecting Mother Nature.

Each timber Koyt proves that you don’t have to be extravagant to be luxurious: the king-sized and twin beds are made by a local carpenter using wood from the surrounding area, and the linens are Egyptian Cotton. Added to that are sheepskin rugs, fat cushions, wool throws, books to read, and log burner to keep you cosy.

A few steps away from your Koyt is a luxury barn, complete with modern wood-panelled facilities including flushing loos, hot monsoon showers, underfloor heating, Bramley toiletries, and fresh towels.

When your tummy rumbles you can cook up a feast in the large, sleek shared kitchen, equipped with all the crockery and utensils you’ll need. There’s also a big dining table to gather around and a cosy lounge area to chill out in. Cabilla Cornwall also host a variety of wellness retreats through the year.

Sleeps: 12 Koyts sleep 2 each (camp for 24)

Costs: From £145pn

Ad: This inclusion has been kindly sponsored by Cabilla Cornwall.

While we have not stayed in every luxury glamping option featured, we have carefully selected these as recommendations based on their location, design, and guest reviews. All prices and details are correct at the time of our research

Panoramic Silverbullet, Near Looe

Retro American Airstream with modern-day class

The gorgeous features in this shiny American Airstream van include a marshmallowy king-sized bed, a super-stylish wet room and a modern living room with TV and wood-burning stove. Inside, coastal whites and greys showcase the thick wood work-surface of the kitchen (complete with induction hob, combination microwave, and fridge), whilst the views across the woodland and open fields of the Glynn Valley abound. Outside, steam rises from the hot tub – there’s outdoor seating for two and a sweet willow house nearby – should you want to camp out under the stars.

Sleeps: 2 adults

Costs: From £272, min 2 nights

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The Shepherd’s Hut at Georgia Bridge, Near St. Ives

A tropical oasis that feels a world away

Beautifully hand-crafted Cornish shepherd’s hut with every detail thought of: a bespoke-fitted farmhouse-style kitchen, under-floor heating, cosy wood-burner for blustery days, plump king-size bed and en-suite shower-room that’ll give many hotels a run for their money. Find this luxury glamping spot in a pretty and private oasis filled with tropical plants, just across the road from the owners. Just a short drive away is the famous artist town of St Ives, Marazion (overlooking St Michael’s Mount) and the pretty village of Mousehole.

Sleeps: 2 adults

Costs: From £245, min 2 nights

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Ekopod, Bodmin Moor

Award-winning pods that put stars in your eyes

Switching off is literally the name of the game at Ekopod – a luxury low-carbon glamping retreat featuring a space-agewhite geodesic domes. There’s no electric here, but that’s the beauty; without light pollution the stars are incredible.

Everything else here is similarly perfect Take Geodome Eyl, for instance: there’s a super kingsize four-poster bed under a window set in the roof, perfect for star gazing. There’s also an adjacent bathroom, complete with large tub and widescreen views over the hills, St Kitts’ toiletries and soft, thick towels.

Sleeps: 2 adults

Costs: From £115pn

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Into the Woods, St Neot

A nest in the forest for complete relaxation and solitude

One-room cabins aren’t for everyone, but Into the Woods is very hard to resist. Find it nested into a secluded spot in the tiny hamlet of Treverbyn Vean, with the Loveny River flowing in the valley below. Dark green and faced with wooden shingles on the outside, with a sheltered deck and porch swing, it faces the treetops in the distance giving you a cinematic show of wildlife morning and night.

On the inside it’s just as impressive: wooden floors, planked walls, floral fabrics and vintage-style accessories. There’s a wedge of a king-sized bed to fall into (with a stunning hand-carved headboard), a hand-built kitchen with an exposed-copper tap, and an en-suite with a heated towel rail, flushing WC and hot shower.

Sleeps: 2 adults

Costs: From £211, min 2 nights

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Tree Tops, Cadgwith

A nest in the forest for complete relaxation and solitude

Clearly, Tree Tops has ambitions. With many of the advantages of a Cornish treehouse – wrap around woodland, complete seclusion and secrecy – it isn’t quite one. Instead, it’s a delightful wooden cabin that sits high up amongst oak trees, wildflowers and ferns on a reclining slope, only a few hundred yards from the sea.

The open-plan inside is neat and cosy – nest-like, you might say. With a wrought-iron king-size bed, a chunky two-seater sofa, a modern log-burning stove, and a pretty kitchen (where you’ll find a mini oven and a two-ring hob), all slotted cleverly into the space. There’s also a surprisingly big shower room with heated towel rails, hot shower, flushing WC and basin.

Sleeps: 2 adults

Costs: From £340, min 2 nights

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Panorama, Whitsand Bay

A cliff-side cabin with drama from the moment you step inside

Steady yourself. Floor-to-ceiling windows, a wrap-around decking and a seascape wherever you look – yes, this Cornish log cabin is extraordinary from the off. The ultimate beach retreat, perched high on the cliff at Tregonhawke, it’s an escape ideal for couples or soloists and their dog.

The contemporary, stylish open-plan living room and kitchen means the ever-changing sea is always in view. There’s a cosy, double bedroom where you can lie back and watch the stars through the skylight, as well as a luxury shower-room, ideal for freshening up after a day strolling the beach or exploring the miles of coastal path right outside your door.

Sleeps: 2 adults

Costs: From £281, 2 nights

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Trecombe Lakes, Falmouth

A luxury Cornish treehouse lodge close to the Falmouth River

A waterside spot that’s easily one of Cornwall’s best luxury glampsites, Trecombe Lakes’ newest addition to their fleet of 6 pods is a stunning treehouse cabin. Sleeping six, it has an impressive premium birch interior that gives it a distinct Scandi-vibe (great for a girls’ weekend in Cornwall or a break with la famille).

A gorgeous double bedroom, a snug mezzanine sleeping area and a beautiful handmade kitchen are just some of its credentials. There’s also free wifi, under floor heating, a log burner and a fabulous contemporary Swedish hot bath on the large decking area outside.

Sleeps: 6 adults/5 children

Costs: POA

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