Tregeague Farm, St Martin, Helston, Cornwall TR12 6EB
For a slight and magical peninsula, the Lizard packs in scores of holiday parks. At first glance there seems little in between these caravan cities and a handful of basic camping fields. Thankfully Cornish Yurts bucks the trend with a little more class – and a solution for all the weathers that whip across this sea-ravaged landscape.
Arrive to scones, jam and a copy of the local rag and you immediately feel you’ve been given the nod to relax and sink onto one of the futons. In such a cosy abode, decked out in furry throws, antique-style furniture, and with a log-burning stove, it’s difficult not to kick back and make yourself at home. Each yurt even has its own shower room and loo – no, it’s not en suite, but this is supposed to be camping after all.
The yurts being based on a working farm, you can don your wellies and take a tour. Or even better, let the farmer’s daughters whisk the kids off to see the calves being milked, while you book in for a reflexology treatment in the farmhouse. You may not have chosen an organic beef and dairy farm expecting romance, but by night, huddled by the campfire or log-burner, with the candles lit and stars glinting through the roof panel, even with the kids in tow there’s an unmistakable note of romance in the air.
The Owner Says
wild and wonderful
Rustic Cornwall, the landscape offers everything. Beauty and vitalizing. Loved being here.