Hidden Field Glamping

UK England South West England Cornwall Truro

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  • Campfires Allowed
Family-friendly glamping in Lotus Belle tents in the Cornish countryside between Truro, St Agnes and Falmouth

If you can’t choose between Cornwall’s rugged north coast and the softer, often sunnier south, why not plump for somewhere in the middle? Just past Truro, the county of Cornwall narrows before its forked end. Here, you can cross from St Agnes in the north to Falmouth in the south in half an hour. Travel the route between them and chances are you’ll happen upon the Hidden Field. Well, perhaps not quite as easy as that; this Lotus Belle tent camping site is, as the name suggests, rather hidden – and all the better for it.

You’ll find it tucked away up a gravelly byway that’s edged by traditional Cornish hedgerows. It’s a handy and surprisingly short five-minute drive from the A30 trunk road through the county, but unless you’re a camper or one of the residents of the few houses here, there’s no reason to venture this way. Beyond this quiet little lane, the area is not short on campsites but many of them are the type you can drive up to with your touring caravan. The Hidden Field, on the other hand, offers something different. Here, the accommodation looks less it’s been driven in and more like it’s landed on site. Pegs and guy ropes tether five bulbous, spacious, six-metre tents to the ground in a sheltered paddock that’s a little over two acres.

These are Lotus Belle tents. They may look like they’ve fallen from space, but in reality, their only connection is a window to it, a stargazer skylight in the roof that lets you see the stars from inside your canvas cocoon. The tent is set up with made-up beds: a double and two singles. There’s plenty of living and storage space for a family of four and further to all this, there’s a kitchen tent outside. A gas stove, fire pit, and barbecue are all provided. In fact, all you need to bring to this site is yourself, your towels, and your clothes. There’s even a shop on-site, manned by owner Andy, where you can stock up on supplies and pick up local tips.

It’s cosy, comfy, and quiet here in the Cornish countryside: a place to gaze at stars, watch rabbits nibbling the grass and listen to the animals on the surrounding smallholding. But rural life is just half the appeal; Porthtowan beach is a ten-minute drive from the site and so is lovely St Agnes. Head south and it’s about 20 minutes to Falmouth. There are two pubs within walking distance but a better bet is to drive four miles to the Miner’s Arms at Mithiam or for a seaside dinner at The Blue Bar in Porthtowan where you can rub (socially-distanced) shoulders with tourists and locals alike. If any of them ask where you’re staying, don’t expect them to know where it is. Although it’s not far from anywhere, it’s still a hidden field.

Details

Facilities

Tents are furnished with beds and bedding for up to six people, plenty of storage space, and a small table and stools for playing cards. Tents are off-grid but have a power pack that can be used for lights and charging phones. Outside there is a separate kitchen tent with a large table and two benches. It is well stocked with a double gas cooker with a toasting grill, full crockery, cutlery, pots, pans, and utensils down to an ice bucket to cool your wine (ice is for sale in the shop). There's a portable BBQ that you can take to the beach as well as cooking at your pitch and a small fire bowl/pit to keep you warm at night, with a starter allocation of logs and charcoal. Each tent is allocated a toilet and shower in the amenities block next to the shop for the duration of your stay. There's also a shop on site for campsite basics and farm-fresh eggs as well as sausages and bacon from a local butcher.

Suitable For

Glampers – yes. Campers with their own tents, campervans, motorhomes, caravans, dogs – no.

Nearby

The site is just five miles from Cornwall's only city, Truro, and about the same distance from St Agnes on the north Cornish coast with the nearest beach, sandy Porthtowan Beach. Falmouth, on the south coast, is 11 miles away – get out on the water there with Loe Beach Watersports (01872 300800) – and on either coast, you can enjoy walks on the South West Coast Path. A popular route is from St Agnes to National Trust-owned Chapel Forth where wildlife and heather sit on the cliff alongside historic buildings from the area's copper-mining past. There's plenty of mountain bike trails and cycling routes nearby including the Cornish Coast to Coast route. For animal lovers, Newquay Zoo (01637 873342) is 12 miles from the site, and for art lovers, head for Tate St Ives (01736 791177) 15 miles from the site. The Eden Project (01726 811972), Land's End, and the Minack Theatre (01736 810181) are all about 30 miles (a drive of 40 minutes to an hour) away.

Food & Drink

Local produce is for sale from the site's little shop including eggs from the smallholding and meat from a local butcher for the barbecue. For more, head five miles to Truro where you'll find supermarkets alongside independent shops. There are two pubs within walking distance of the site, both about two miles away: The Red Lion in Blackwater (01872 560289) and The Chiverton Arms (01872 560240) but for a recommended meal or drink out, try The Miner's Arms (01872 552375), four miles away in Mithiam, the beachside Blue Bar in Porthtowan or The Thomas Daniell (01872 229994) in Truro. Water's edge Café Mylor (01326 377743) near Falmouth is recommended for breakfast or, if you're feeling hungry stay closer to the site (three miles) and head for Smokey Joes (01209 821810) for a fry up.

Open

June–September.

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The Owner Says

The Hidden Field is exactly that. A small, quiet place with peaceful surroundings. We are still all that Cornwall has to offer but hidden away down a country lane in a field with little light pollution and surrounded by nature. 

Social Distancing Measures

Tents are well spaced out to minimise contact. Washrooms are numbered for each family. So you use the same shower and toilet for your stay, no one else has access. In the shop we allow only one family at a time.

Accommodation

Five spacious Lotus Belle tents

Lotus Belle 6 Meter Stargazers (High Sided)

Bell tent Sleeps 4 5 Available
Sleeps up to 4 people in a king size bed and two singles. Proper mattresses and crisp clean cotton sheets. Each unit is allocated a toilet and shower in the amenities block next to the shop for the week. Each has a high capacity battery pack to charge up all your mobiles and can even run a laptop via a normal plug. Various solar and battery lights.

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Location

Contact Hidden Field Glamping, Willow House, Penstraze, Truro, Cornwall TR4 8GB

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Getting There

From the A30, take the Truro turn off at the Chiverton/Starbucks roundabout. Follow the A390 for 400 yards, then turn left towards Penstraze. You'll pass Home Farm, a café, and a small new house, all on your right, then take the next right hand turn up track marked byway (if you go over the railway bridge turn back). Then follow the track past the bungalow and cattle grid (on your right). Bear right and Hidden field is 100 yards on your right, next to Willow House. Pull into the shop car park to check-in.  Buses do stop in Blackwater/Chacewater and at the end of the lane. 

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 6 reviews

★★★★★

A glorious escape back to nature with mod cons.

We stayed at The Hidden Field in September. We received a wonderful warm welcome from owner Andy. He shows you round and let’s you know what’s what. He’s on hand, but leaves you be. The lotus bell tents are magical. Loads of space, amazing comfy beds. Beautifully kitted out. Your own separate kitchen tent is very well appointed. Lovely to have real crockery and wine glasses. Very clean shower block, with your own loo and shower. ( such a good idea). Very relaxing with Owls and other wildlife around you. Close to Truro and easy drives to the Coast. It’s a great spot. It was a pleasure meeting you Andy. Good luck with next season.
★★★★★

Amazing

You get a lot of amazing extras and the set up in general is brilliant definitely coming back
Aug 28, 2021 by Ollie Butterell cambrige
★★★★★

Hidden Gem

Hidden Field glamping was an absolute gem. It really is hidden away but so close to everything! We visited, Truro, St Ives, Eden project, Lands End, Newquay, Penzance, St Michael's Mount, Perranporth and there are many more beaches to enjoy. Porthtowan was our favourite to hire wetsuits and bodyboard, you can also book surfing lessons aswell. Having never been glamping, we were unsure of what to really expect! Andy was the best host and welcomed all guests personally, showing the site and facilities to ensure you know where everything is. A small welcome basket was a brilliant surprise with the bread, bacon, sausages, butter, milk etc to get you started. The on-site shop was stocked for any last minute items, pasta, sauces etc. The Lotus belle tent was very luxurious, all with warm blankets and and plenty of space to hang clothing, or store shoes, clothes. A power bank is provided to ensure you can charge phones and tablets, these can be recharged at the shop desk but I found only needed to be done once in the week. A rechargeable lamp is also provided, but you will certainly need more torches for the walk to the toilet block. The kitchen tent is setup with a gas stove, water container, bench table, camping chairs, wind breaker, crockery and utensils, bbq and a washing up bowl with tea towel to pop to the washing up stations to clean up afterwards. The toilets/shower facilities were separate for each tent and clearly numbered, it was easy to hang and leave items in your own area, the shower area was very spacious and always hot water. There is a small locker provided to keep anything extra in. A tumble dryer is available to use for any wet towels. Outdoor games are provided for the kids entertainment, alongside some sun loungers. Andy has thought of everything which made our stay incredible. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend and will certainly be returning.
★★★★★

Glamping Perfection

This site was the perfect last minute substitute for our planned trip abroad. Andy and his team were all very welcoming and extremely helpful. The tents were spot on - very comfortable beds, plenty of space to stand up and having a separate kitchen / eating tent worked very well. Literally everything you could reasonably need is provided! All the facilities were great and a very relaxed friendly vibe on the small campsite. Having a dedicated toilet and shower for each tent is a great idea. The location is great too with lots of great beaches a short drive away. We will be going back!
★★★★★

Perfect in every way!

From the second we arrived, we knew we had found a gem! Andy, Ava and Tom were so kind, friendly, generous and helpful, everything you could ever need was there waiting for you. The bell tents were spacious, beautifully decorated and were so comfortable and cosy at night, with lots of fairy lights, blankets and cushions it really did feel special. The facilities were fantastic and to have our very own shower and toilet for our stay was such a blessing. Our own separate kitchen tent had a gas cooker, huge cool box, table and benches along with camping chairs and a portable BBQ plus a huge trunk filled with all kitchen tools, cutlery and crockery. Everything was clean and perfectly looked after. The on site shop was fully stocked with essentials and treats, we even had an unlimited supply of ice for our drinks. They really have thought of everything! Nights around the fire pit with newly made friends or on our own star-gazing while the kids enjoyed a game of hide and seek in the dark was a lovely way to end the day. Hidden Field is ideally situated and a superb base to explore all of Cornwall and Andy has a great knowledge of where to eat or drink. I cannot recommend Hidden Field enough. It was perfect. My problem is that, if everyone finds out - we may miss out next year! Great stuff Andy. Keep up the good work.
Aug 15, 2021 by Mark Church Verified Review
★★★★★

5 Star Fantastic Cornish Gem!

We booked a weeks stay at Hidden Field Glamping in July 2021. It was a bit of a last minute decision due to Covid scuppering our plans for a foreign family holiday, and so we headed to Cornwall with some trepidation that our rushed booking might not have been the wisest move...thankfully our fears were entirely misplaced, due to Andy (and staff) at Hidden Field going the extra mile to ensure our stay was First Class! Comms: Excellent - Andy responded to our various email queries/requests (prior to arrival) promptly; often within minutes! Location: Quiet & peaceful - tucked away in the Cornish countryside, yet close enough to some wonderful beaches, nearby towns and plenty of decent pubs & restaurants. Pricing: Very fairly priced & good value for money...some other Glamping locations were charging around 30-40% (!) more, but (from what we could tell) were not offering the same level of service or attention to detail. Facilities: Excellent - The bell tent was spacious, spotlessly clean & well appointed - the beds were warm & comfortable. The kitchen tent area had all you needed to prepare and enjoy outdoor dining; a decent stove, BBQ and large multi-day icebox - we received complimentary bread, butter, cheese, a BBQ selection of meats & a variety of alcoholic beverages; which was a really nice touch & lovely surprise! The shower/toilet block was clean and spacious with plenty of hot water - each tent has an allocated shower & toilet, which is a really good idea, not just as a Covid precaution, but also encourages personal responsibility in keeping your own ablutions in good order! The camping field itself is nicely prepared and given that there are only 5 bell tents on the site, there's no sense of overcrowding. There was plenty of space for the kids to run & play; a number of outdoor games were provided. Conclusion: If you're looking for a 'return to nature' family holiday with the benefit of added luxury, Hidden Field is a cracking choice & highly recommended.

Response from Hidden Field Glamping

Ah, thank you guy’s  it’s was a pleasure having you. What kind words. Looking forwards to seeing you again. You where lovely people to have at the Hidden Field. 

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