Glamping: ‘a form of camping involving accommodation and facilities more luxurious than those associated with traditional camping.’ More and more of us are opting for glamping in Cornwall as a way of enjoying the great outdoors while not forsaking little luxuries such as log burners, electricity or a mattress. Whether you yearn for a yurt or tend towards a tipi or a safari tent, there are plenty of glamping sites which welcome dogs.
Based at Lombard Farm, Mixtow, upriver from Bodinnick and Fowey, Adventure Cornwall is glamping at its finest. The location is utterly beautiful, close to the banks and beautiful woodland walks along the river, not far from Sawmills Studio where Oasis among other bands recorded albums in the tranquil seclusion of this peaceful wooded valley. The site boasts a yurt, a tipi and a cabin and the yurt and the tipi allow dogs, provided they are well behaved and kept under control around the livestock. Here you can enjoy the great outdoors with all the benefits of a wooden hot tub, fresh flowers, wood burning stoves and WiFi.
Overlooking the breathtakingly beautiful part of the Fal estuary where the King Harry Ferry transports cars from Trelissick to the Roseland Peninsula, King Harry Glamping is another site which welcomes dogs. The walks around Trelissick parkland, the area surrounding the National Trust gardens, are wonderful for dogs, and just across the river you have the whole of the Roseland peninsula to explore. Here you either stay in a wooden ecopod (pictured) which has a double bed and it’s own toilet, or a cosy one-room cottage with a double sofa bed, wood-burning stove and cooking facilities, toilet, shower and barbecue. Guests also have free use of kayaks.
This site is so dog-friendly that one dog is welcome at no extra charge and the yurts themselves are lovely inside. Each is furnished with rustic wooden furniture, king size beds as well as single beds or futons and large flatscreen TVs. On-site there is also a heated swimming pool and a children’s play area
Jinka’s Wagon was once the horse-drawn home of a travelling gypsy family. Today the caravan rests in a tree-lined meadow near Lanreath between the wonderful fishing harbours of Looe and Polperro. The caravan still boasts the genuine Queenie multi-burner stove and at bedtime, you can pull out the double bed which measures 5’6″ wide by 6′ long, and is piled with lace-edged pillows. A few steps away there’s a sturdy cabin housing a kitchen/diner that has a two-ring electric hob, microwave, fridge (with ice box), kettle and toaster. The cabin also houses a shower-room with double shower, toilet and there’s even a heated towel rail. Locally there are lovely walks and dog friendly beaches at Talland Bay and Lansallos. Dogs are welcome, but this beautiful bohemian space is limited, so there’s only room for a little one.
Three stunning safari tents are set in a lush wildflower meadow here, each with its own raised decking area, where you can step outside and enjoy the views over the countryside around the River Kensey by day and the unspoilt night sky. The tents are large and visitors are allowed to bring one dog per tent. Inside there are wood-fired ranges, sofas, dining tables, generous shower rooms and toilets and barbecues on the decking area. There is electricity, so you also get a small fridge-freezer., kettle etc. Oh, and there is a trampoline by the river.
If you have any more suggestions, please get in touch, we’re happy to add genuinely dog friendly sites that we think you’ll love.