Lower Bakesdown Farm, Marhamchurch, Bude, Cornwall, EX23 0HJ
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exude the same rustic feel as the rest of the farm – hardwood floors, rugs, and wooden furnishings feel aged but not outdated – and offer the extra comfort of a proper double bed.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.
The Owner SaysBakesdown Farm is a quiet, friendly 30 acre farm in the north of Cornwall. We are hidden away in the countryside, yet only 3.5 miles from Widemouth Bay. Spread across the farm, our holiday spaces include a small campsite, a beautiful yurt and a unique handbuilt cabin. Whether you’re a couple looking for a quiet getaway, or a family wanting to spread out and play, we have the privacy and space for you.
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!