South Penquite Farm Glamping

UK England South West England Cornwall Bodmin

  • Laundry
  • Campfires allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Good walks nearby
  • Walking
Eco-friendly yurt glamping on the edge of Bodmin Moor

A 200-acre organic farm that takes sustainability very seriously, South Penquite is home not just to a handful of yurts and a couple of glamping pods, but also a farm education centre and a wealth of hands-on ways to learn about sustainable living. From using solar energy to rainwater harvesting, they've really got things covered. And absolutely everything is recycled – check out the roomy showers that are lined with psychedelic panels made from recycled yogurt pots and plastic bottles.

The yurts themselves have everything you need, with a mixture of proper beds and futon-style furnishings, so you'll be as happy here as a couple as you will with the whole family. And the yurts also have charming names to match their sizes, Daddy Bear sleeps five, Mummy Bear four, and Baby bear is a snug little yurt just for two. There are wood-burning stoves for heating, ample utensils for cooking, while the pod and log cabin have a different wood finish but similarly functional furnishings.

Campfires set the tone of the evenings here, and there’s a whopping amount of space to run around in. You’ll also be sharing the meadows with wandering turkeys, ducks and chickens – an endless source of entertainment for children, who also have a games barn, swings and a climbing frame to keep them occupied, shared with campers who can pitch their tents in a tiny campsite in an adjacent field.

The farm education centre is a fantastic resource for learning all about organic farming and the local environment, while the bushcraft courses they run will introduce the whole family to field skills such as den building and cooking on an open fire. They're all good skills to get you ready for adventuring on Bodmin Moor. South Penquite is less than a mile from the famous moorland, so there’s no shortage of good walking opportunities, including hiking up Brown Willy, Cornwall's highest hill. Even before you reach the moor, though, there are footpaths galore, with a farm trail right from your yurt-step that brings you face-to-face with sheep, cows and horses, while taking in disused quarries, prehistoric hut circles and the banks of the De Lank River.

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Facilities

Campfires allowed and wood can be purchased from the farm. Facilities include a shower block with roomy showers, a loo block (watch out for the psychedelic panels made from recycled yogurt pots), with a disabled toilet and shower, and covered washing-up areas. There’s a children’s play area, board games and books in reception and a games area in the barn. As well as geocaching, you can also fish for brown trout on the farm’s own stretch of river and walk the 2-mile-long South Penquite Farm trail, spotting sheep, cows and horses, and taking in standing stones, stone circles, a canyon and a quarry.

Suitable For

Glampers and groups – yes. Dogs – no.

Nearby

There’s no end to glorious footfall territory on Bodmin Moor so, if you dare face the wrath of the Beast, don your boots and strike out to the ancient standing stones of The Hurlers and The Cheesewring or the peaks of Rough Tor and Brown Willy (Cornwall’s highest points). Being on the Sustrans Route three between Bristol and Land’s End, the moorland tracks are very popular with cyclists and you can explore various trails on horseback from Hallagenna Farm (01208 851500). There are pony treks, which are ideal for kids (over five), or hacking and trail rides for the more experienced. However, if the endless shades of green make you feel a little land-locked, you’re only a short drive from the town of Bodmin, and 25 minutes’ drive from the dramatic seascapes of Trebarwith and Boscastle, and the legendary, stupendously sited castle of King Arthur at Tintagel.

Food & Drink

Sample some of the home produced mutton burgers and sausages from the farmhouse, or venture into the village shop (01208 851730) for local cheeses and, of course, Cornish pasties. Sausages, burgers and fabulously fresh seafood are available from the pop-up catering van that shows up at the farm every week. If you fancy something else there’s the Blisland Inn (01208 850739), which serves an extensive selection of cask ales alongside great bar snacks in the village of Blisland, about 15 minutes' walk away.

Open

April–October.

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The Owner Says

We are a two hundred acre family organic beef and sheep farm situated high on Bodmin Moor in the very heart of Cornwall. As well as being a demonstration farm for the Soil Association, we offer camping, yurts and a range of bunkhouse accommodation throughout the year for families, groups hikers or bikers.

There is much to see on the farm which became fully organic in 2001. Since then we have continued to adopt an environmentally sensitive approach including solar heated hot water and rainwater harvesting for the campsite showers, a small wind turbine and a run of solar PV panels on a barn roof.

As well as running the cows and sheep, the farm is exceptionally rich in archaeological remains and wildlife. We also have many horses, ponies, chickens, geese, ducks and of course our faithful working collies without whose help we could not run the farm.

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Accommodation

Yurts with stunning views across the moors, and a couple of bunkhouse-type glamping options. There's also a small campsite in a separate meadow on the farm.

Goldilocks Yurt

Yurt or Ger Sleeps 5
The Goldilocks Yurt can comfortably sleep up to 5 people. Each yurt is fully equipped to ensure you have everything you need for your stay. Each have a wood burner and gas stove to cook on and also heats up the yurt too. All you need to bring is your own linen or sleeping bags

Daddy Bear Yurt

Yurt or Ger Sleeps 5
The Daddy Bear yurt can comfortably sleep up to 5 people. Each yurt is fully equipped to ensure you have everything you need for your stay. Each have a wood burner and gas stove to cook on and also heats up the yurt too. All you need to bring is your own linen or sleeping bags

Mummy Bear Yurt

Yurt or Ger Sleeps 4
The Mummy bear yurt can comfortably sleep up to 4 people. Each yurt is fully equipped to ensure you have everything you need for your stay. Each have a wood burner and gas stove to cook on and also heats up the yurt too. All you need to bring is your own linen or sleeping bags

Baby Bear Yurt

Yurt or Ger Sleeps 2
The Baby Bear Yurt is perfect for a couple wanting to getaway for a romantic weekend! Each yurt is fully equipped to ensure you have everything you need for your stay. Each have a wood burner and gas stove to cook on and also heats up the yurt too. All you need to bring is your own linen or sleeping bags

The Snug

Camping Bunkhouse Sleeps 6
The Snug can comfortably sleep up to 6 people in one double bed and four single bunk beds, they are ideal for cyclists or hikers. We provide you with clean sheets, pillow and pillow case but please bring your own duvet/sleeping bag and own towels.

The Pod

Pod Sleeps 2
Tucked away is our fully insulated pod, which can comfortably sleep up to two people in complete privacy they are ideal for cyclists or hikers. We will provide you with clean sheets, pillow and pillow cases but please bring your own duvet/sleeping bag and towels.

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Location

Contact South Penquite Farm Glamping, Blisland, Bodmin, Cornwall PL30 4LH

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Getting There

Enter Cornwall on the A30 past Launceston and then take the first exit signposted to St Breward (several miles after Jamaica Inn). This takes you across the Temple Tor road bridge and onto the open moor. Follow this road without turning off (ignoring all turnings for either Blisland or St Breward) for approximately 3 miles and the South Penquite entrance lane will come up on your right. Half way down the lane bear right and choose between the bridge or the ford and then the farm entrance gate will be before you.

There is no public transport to our remote location. The nearest train station is Bodmin Parkway and the only option for the last 10 miles is a taxi.

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 3 reviews

★★★★★

Super well thought out, super cute, super cool

We really enjoyed our stay. Our group stayed in 2 yurts and the snug. I didn't know what to expect but I was so impressed with how well thought out the experience is. Things like fire lighters and matches provided with the kindling and firewood. Also the instructions on how to get there were really clear. I like how you can camp really stripped back with just you and a tent or go for the glamping with facilities like the laundry machines, the communal fridge and freezer provided. It's just got really cute, cool vibes and super chill.
★★★★★

Tranquil, friendly site in a beautiful rural location.

What a brilliant campsite. We stayed in the Daddy Bear yurt, which with the other yurts, stands in a lovely meadow with a beautiful neighbouring oak tree. The yurt was comfortable and, with the wood burner, very cosying night. My husband and I enjoyed the tranquil setting, rural views and conversations around the fire at night. My boys loved the children’s play area (especially the fort with toy soldiers) and the football field. The facilities were very clean, with a useful communal fridge and freezer and the general atmosphere friendly and relaxed. We enjoyed visiting the beautiful local village of Blisland and it’s friendly community shop. We left feeling totally rejuvenated and refreshed and will definitely be back.
★★★★★

The Snug - delightful

My family and I came to the farm for 8 days. The Snug was amazing. Lovely and clean and a little heater. There was plenty of sockets and loads of equipment in The Snug. The food on site was delicious, and the actually facility’s on site were amazing.the whole site was beautiful and we are definitely booking again next year. There were so many different animals on site and it was lovely for the kids and there is a great park too and activities.
Jun 7, 2021 by Geri Brown Verified Review

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