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.