Great Orchard Cabin
- Sleeps 5 (max 5 adults, 4 children)
Great Orchard Cabin is beautiful and individual. It is cool on a hot day, but lovely and cosy by the fire on a cool evening. With wooden floors throughout, a large sitting room and separate bedrooms this is the ultimate in comfortable camping spaces.
The Owner Says
Great Orchard Cabin is a unique handbuilt structure, all made from local timber sawn here on the farm. It has some of the best views on the farm, looking across the young orchard, over fields and woodland. As with all our holiday spaces, we provide you with comfortable and private camping in a beautiful piece of the countryside.
In Your Cabin
- Double Bed in separate bedroom (you bring all bedding and linen)
- 2 single beds (you bring all bedding and linen)
- 2 fold-out camp beds
- Woodburner with guard
- Seating and storage
In Your Kitchen
- Gas hob and grill
- Washing up sink
- Table and 4 chairs
- Pots, pans, cutlery and crockery
In Your Space
- Gas-powered Shower in Hut
- Compost Toilet in Hut
- Recycling and Rubbish facilities
- Drinking water tap
- Fire pit with log seats
- Large mowed area
- Washing line
On the Farmyard (These facilities are shared with the other guests on the farm)
- Charging Point
- Logs and Kindling for Sale
- Ice creams and local crafts for sale
In Your Field
Great Orchard is the original name on the 1878 deeds of this 3 acre field. When we moved here, there were no apple trees anymore, so 8 years ago we re-planted, and already we get more apples than we can eat every year. The apple trees are at the top of the field, near your Cabin, then the field runs downhill, to a wet, rushy area. This is perfect for wildflowers such as Purple Loosestrife, Yellow Flag and Ladies Smock. We haven't cut hay in this field for over 2 years now, and the long tussocky grass has become a favourite hunting ground for our barn owl. If you walk down the hedge on the left of the field (when starting at the Cabin), right to the bottom, there is easy access to the little patch of woodland. This is a lovely place to explore, climb a tree and paddle in the stream.
About Bakesdown Farm Camping
Suitable ForGalmpers, campers, tents, campervans – yes. Dogs, caravans – no. Groups by arrangement.
NearbyIt's under four miles to Widemouth Bay, with access to the coastal path and several companies offering surfboard hire and lessons. Widemouth is also home to the excellent Bay View Inn, the best pub food in the area (see food & drink). Half a mile further, Bude has two more beaches (with more lessons and boards for hire; 07779 117746) and is backed by a wealth of independent shops. For something different, try horse riding with nearby Broomhill Manor Riding Stables(07899 676746).
Food & DrinkBude (15-20 minutes’ drive) has plenty of eating options, including River Life Café & Bistro (01288 355994) and The Bank (excellent tapas; 01288 352070). The Bay View Inn (01288 361273) in Widemouth is a family-friendly bar and restaurant with great views. Closer by, The Bullers Arms (01288 361277) in Marhamchurch is a traditional village pub serving real ales, or Whitstone Stores (01288 341444) for a morning coffee and a few provisions.
Bakesdown Farm Camping is located at Lower Bakesdown Farm, Marhamchurch, Bude, Cornwall, EX23 0HJ
From the A39 turn left to Marhamchurch, heading into the village before turning left at a T-Junction. Keep going for 3 miles, turn left towards Titson. In Titson, take the first right by a little chapel. Bakesdown Farm is about ½ mile on the right – look for red and yellow camping signs.