Bakesdown Farm

Lower Bakesdown Farm, Marhamchurch, Bude, Cornwall EX23 0HJ
31 9 19 11 27 8

Space and privacy in your own farmside meadow.

Despite being less than four miles from North Cornwall’s Widemouth Bay, the 33-acre Bakesdown Farm feels like a wild outpost in the back of beyond. There are just four pitches at the top of a farm-side meadow, each petering out into waist-high grass that’s coloured with cow parsley and buttercups. No manicured lawns and regimented plots here; just a refreshingly understated setting and a whole host of chilled-out vibes. 

In fact these prized tent spots, mown into the grass and accompanied by a campfire at every pitch, occupy just one of four different meadows hidden around Bakesdown Farm. A second is for ‘exclusive camping’ – a two-acre paddock for groups with its own compost toilet and a shower – while a yurt and a cabin also have patches of their own. It’s these glamping options that perhaps most stand out. They exude the same rustic feel as the rest of the farm – hardwood floors, rugs, and wooden furnishings feel aged but not outdated – and offer the extra comfort of a proper double bed. Both also have their own private kitchen shack with a covered seating area, cooking equipment and a stove.

All of the different meadows around the farm share extra facilities in the main yard itself, a short stroll up the gravelly path. Here there is a proper flushing toilet and electric shower, along with a fridge, freezer and electricity points. The farmyard acts as a sort of gateway into the outside world, reminding you that modern life exists beyond the sanctuary of your private meadow. Beyond the little caravan shop, housing a colouring table at one end and a small farm shop at the other, the road to the outer world awaits. Not that heading down it is a bad thing – surfing, sun lounging and sand castling are all on the other side.

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The Owner Says

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We decided to set up our camping spaces at Bakesdown Farm, after trying to find a small campsite in Cornwall for our holidays one year. It seemed that all the little sites had become sprawling over-crowded places with more concrete than grass, and we thought 'well, we can do better than that'!

So, the aim here, is to give you convenience, seclusion and plenty of SPACE... so you can spread out your tent, your stuff, your kids, your campfire and never trip over your neighbours guy-ropes again! 

Bring your own tent and you can choose one of the four big pitches in our Simple camping field, or go for the Exclusive pitch and have a field to yourselves. 

If you prefer luxury camping, we have Great Meadow Yurt or Great Orchard Cabin. These have kitchen huts alongside, and a gas-powered shower and compost toilet each, so everything you need is in your little field, and is solely for your use.

Each of our camping spaces is carefully positioned to give you unbroken views of the countryside, and complete privacy. This is a beautiful, hidden patch of North Cornwall, reserved just for you.

Our Bakesdown Promise:

We will keep all our camping spaces small and beautiful.

We will make life convenient and comfortable for our guests, but not at the expense of our lovely fields and wildlife.

We will provide you with the perfect space to slow down and chill out.

Reviews of Bakesdown Farm

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★★★★★

Splendid!

Lovely stay! Very relaxing and surrounded by beautiful countryside. Highlight of our stay was the barn owl flying right over our heads! We will definitely be back!

★★★★★

Best ever campsite!

This is a fantastic site that we keep going back to.  It really has it all- super, quiet location, clean, well maintained facilities and really spacious pitches (in contrast to all the nearby overcrowded sites).  We love how it's different from most sites; you really get to camp, relax and play out in the wilderness, have a proper fire and common sense prevails over petty rules.  The novelty of the compost loo always goes down well with the children. The owners are really friendly and helpful too- coming to the rescue when I went into labour a few years back!

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Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

Bakesdown Farm: Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

Bakesdown Farm: Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

Bakesdown Farm: Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

Bakesdown Farm: Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

Bakesdown Farm: Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

Bakesdown Farm: Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

Bakesdown Farm: Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

Bakesdown Farm: Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

Bakesdown Farm: Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

Bakesdown Farm: Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

Bakesdown Farm: Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

Bakesdown Farm: Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

Bakesdown Farm: Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

Bakesdown Farm: Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

Bakesdown Farm: Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

Bakesdown Farm: Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

Bakesdown Farm: Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

Bakesdown Farm: Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

Bakesdown Farm: Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

Bakesdown Farm: Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

Bakesdown Farm: Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

Bakesdown Farm: Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

Bakesdown Farm: Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

Bakesdown Farm: Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy.

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