East Thorne Glamping

UK England South West England Cornwall Bude

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Extra toilets/showers
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • "We're Good To Go" accredited
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • Children’s playground
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Hot Tubs
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Hot tubs
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
  • Beaches
Stress-free family yurt and roundhouse glamping, just a 10-minute drive from the stunning, wild coastline at Bude

On the northern reaches of Bude, away from the bucket and spade brigades, beachside cafés and gangs of wannabe surfers, awaits a wilder coastline; its crags and coves stretching to where Cornwall meets Devon. At the start of this territory lies Duckpool, a rugged little beach where the Atlantic swell pounds smooth, wave-hewn rocks. There are no trappings except for an ice cream van on the sunniest days, and if you strike out along the coast path you may only pass a few hardy walkers between here and the Hawker’s Hut perched on the cliffs at Morwenstow.

East Thorne, a 10-minute drive inland, is nothing like this wild coastline. But, after a day immersed in raw and desolate scenery, it can be comforting to return to modern conveniences and the company of fellow campers. For camping here is not about surviving in the wilderness or playing boy scouts. In this neat little community of five yurts and five roundhouses, where glamping, not camping, is the buzz-word, you can sip wine on the decking and watch children run around on the car-free green. If you remembered to leave a message on your chalkboard a fresh basket of wood will be ready to throw on the wood-burner, and you can even order a gourmet hamper ready for tea-time.

Each of the yurts comes pre-furnished with everything you could possibly need for your stay. Don't worry about bedding, pots, pans, lamps and cool-boxes. Instead, you can fill the car to breaking point with buckets and spades and spend your days building castle villages on the nearby beaches. Up to six people can be accommodated inside each Mongolian-style structure, with wooden double beds, sofas and soft furnishings. On the deck outside there is also a separate kitchen cabin with gas hobs and a BBQ.

For those who want to go the extra mile, the newer Roundhouses have an altogether more cottage-like feel. Each is still designed with nods to the traditional yurt structure – a central, 'crown' window in the ceiling, a wood-burning stove and, of course, the circular layout – but expect the very highest levels of luxury. Wooden floors extend from your handmade double bed, armchair and coffee machine, right through to plush en-suite bathroom, while, a few steps away outside, there's your very own private hot tub.

In all, the resulting site is a family-orientated glamping haven in a quiet slice of Cornwall, with a serious dose of luxury to boot. The four larger Roundhouses share an area, giving the right balance of privacy and sociable opportunities, while the 2-person Roundhouse has it's own area with private garden. There's enough space in the yurt meadows that every structure has its own distinct, private spot, while covered dining areas and grassy space for ball games still allows for a sociable atmosphere. Children leave with grass stains on their knees and the smell of campfire smoke in their jumpers. You wouldn't want it any other way.



The family roundhouses have double beds, hardwood floors, wood-burning stove, underfloor heating, dining table and chairs an en-suite bathroom and an electric hot tub just outside. They also come with a fully equipped internal kitchen, a cabin bedroom with adult sized bunk-beds and an additional sofa bed in the main area. Both the couples Roundhouses are set in their own private gardens. Cynefin Roundhouse has an internal kitchen, king size bed, double ensuite shower, roll top bath, bi-fold doors on to a beautiful countryside valley view with an electric hot tub. The Secret Roundhouse has a fully fitted outside kitchen cabin with fridge, sink, induction hob, BBQ, fire pit and wood burning hot tub.The whole site can access the pizza oven, free WiFi, campfire and covered barn for eating and gathering. There are sheep and chickens on-site, a local produce ordering system and whole site can access the pizza oven, free WiFi, campfire and covered barn for eating and gathering.

Suitable For

Glampers, Couples, Families, Groups – yes. Dogs – yes but only in the Ember and Fern Roundhouses. We also have four cottages on our site for those that wish to stay a little more conventionally. The site sleeps up to 56 guests and can be hired exclusively of required.


East Thorne can organise all sorts of activities from coasteering and kayaking to high ropes. Try surfing at Sandymouth Beach (07870 472448), about 10-minutes’ drive away, or take on one of the toughest sections of the South West Coast Path between Bude and Hartland Quay. Bude’s stunning Summerleaze, Crooklets and Widemouth beaches are popular for trying your hand at further surfing or simply building sand castles with the kids. A string of cool waterfront cafés and amusement arcades will also keep you busy once you tire of the beach.

Food & Drink

Pre-order local Cornish produce with our bespoke ordering service, get fresh eggs from the chickens at The Hive (on- site coffee and pastries), order hampers crammed with Cornish produce (from £28) or get classic pub grub and Sunday Roast at the The Preston Gate. To maximise your options head into Bude, where there are ample cafés and restaurants.


Open all year.

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The Owner Says

Experience the great outdoors without forgoing life's finer things! You can now come clamping in beautiful Cornwall in both comfort and style, staying in one of our all year round Roundhouses: handmade beds, log burning stoves, internal kitchens, stylish bathrooms and roaring campfires and steaming hot tubs. East Thorne isn’t just a place to stay, it’s an experience. Our glamping retreat in Cornwall offers comfortable and convenient accommodation and facilities, beautiful surroundings, and (last but not least!) plenty to keep the kids happy like the adventure playground, games room, our array of farm animals and plenty of green space to run and explore. At the heart of East Thorne is the nod to our beginnings as a yurt site 10 years ago. So many of our guest tell us about how great it feels to sleep in a round space that so we stepped it up creating a get away in our most stylish accommodation - The Roundhouses. We offer an exclusive experiences for couples, families and groups to enjoy glamping all year round!

Social Distancing Measures


We will send further information about what we are doing on site as part of your booking information prior to arrival.


5 fully furnished yurts (sleeping up to 6 each), and 5 über luxurious ensuite roundhouses (one roundhouse is just for couples, the other four sleep up to 6 people).


Yurt or Ger Sleeps 4 3 Available
A cosy yurt sleeping up to 4 people (plus additional x2 camp beds for kids)

The Secret Roundhouse

Cabin Sleeps 2
Private all year round en-suite glamping for couples with wood burning hot tub

Fern Leaf Roundhouse (pet friendly)

Cabin Sleeps 6
Unique roundhouse glamping in Cornwall with ensuite bathroom and private hot tub. Ideal for families and couples with pets.

The Boat House

Cabin Sleeps 6
Unique roundhouse glamping in Cornwall with ensuite bathroom and private hot tub

The Ember Room Roundhouse (Pet friendly)

Cabin Sleeps 6
Unique roundhouse glamping in Cornwall with ensuite bathroom and private hot tub. Ideal for families and couples with pets.

The Ocean Room

Cabin Sleeps 6
Unique roundhouse glamping in Cornwall with ensuite bathroom and private hot tub

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Contact East Thorne Glamping, Kilkhampton, Bude, Cornwall EX23 9RY

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Getting There

From the A39 take the B3254 towards Holsworthy and East Thorne is after the first sharp bend on the right. From Exeter take a bus to Bude and there’s a stop on the A39, just a 5-minute walk from the site.


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Rated ★★★★★ over 15 reviews


lovely place to stay

me and my partner had a lovely couple of days staying at East Thorne. the staff are very polite and helpful and the roundhouse we were staying in was lovely and cosy, it is situated in a perfect location so we went to bude on day 2 highly recommend
Nov 25, 2021 by Abigail Edge Verified Review

A very quiet relaxing place.

We spent 3 nights here and our yurt was spacious and had everything we needed. Friendly staff to welcome us. Lovely pubs nearby. We went to The Bush - about 10 min drive. Great walks with the dogs and stopped off at the cider making place. would come again without a doubt

The most warm welcome

This place is worth visiting. The owners were amazingly welcome. Especially with my 7 year old that was amazed by the animals and how they took him in to feed and pet them. We can't wait to come back again, the yurt had everything we needed and more.
Oct 11, 2021 by Grug ryan Verified Review

Excellent family yurt experience

We had a brilliant time staying in the yurts. Everything we needed was provided and the owners were really helpful, customer service was excellent. The children loved the Freedom to play on the park, feed the animals and explore in a safe car free environment. Thank you for such a lovely weekend away.

Fantastic stay in the roundhouse

We had a brilliant time at East Thorne. The roundhouses are fantastic and really comfortable. Our girls loved feeding the animals and playing in the little playground. Really nice private sheltered site.


The yurt was immaculate. The hosts were so lovely and the bathroom was fantastic. Would definitely recommend staying there for someone who wants to ‘camp’ in comfort.
Jul 10, 2021 by Sue Somerton Verified Review

Everything was great

The welcome, the yurt, the facilities were all excellent and very very clean. Each yurt had access to their own shower and toilet wash room which in times of covid was incredibly reassuring. The site was quiet and the morning coffee from the little hit by reception was delicious. Would recommend anyone book especially those that have never glamped before.

First time Glamping - Loved it

As a regular camping person, due to Covid restrictions regarding separate w.c, showers and kitchen, tried out Glamping as they had it all, East Thorne had it all, wonderful hot showers at the end of tiring day of coastal walking. We stayed in a Yurt, there were a few days when it rained, but we were snug and warm inside doing Rainforest jigsaw that we brought with us. One week passed all too quickly!
May 16, 2021 by PETER COOKE Verified Review

Lovely campsite and staff

We stayed in a yurt for a couple of nights at the end of September, and it was lovely. The yurt itself was very clean and was the perfect balance of rustic and comfortable. The wood burner meant we never got cold, and the bed was lovely and comfortable. The staff at East Thorne were all very friendly and willing to help. And the private bathroom and kitchen made it all very easy to keep socially distant from others staying on the site. All in all, a great experience and recommended.

Luxury outdoors experience

We decided to book our first glamping trip as we have have always loved camping as a family but the husband decided he'd had enough of camp beds and shared toilet blocks! We compromised with the same outdoors vibe but with some luxury. We were not disappointed! East Thorne Glamping were spot on in delivering style and some luxury to a camping nostalgia. We had a super comfy bed and the children slept like logs in their adult sized bunk beds. We enjoyed the hot tub most evenings and the Roundouse community. We even had the farm animals to entertain us next to our RoundhouseI! The baby goat was crafty enough to get out most days under the wire fence and the pig entertained us with his funny 5 minutes running around. It truly felt like we were camping in a field with the great outdoors but with the luxury of a roof over our head. The bathroom was nice and big and the shower was fantastic.The kitchen was fully equipped with everything you needed for indoor and outdoor cooking. We were blessed with decent weather but with the log fire inside the Roundhouse, I would imagine this would be great to come and spend some time out at any time of year. This would be a great place to come with a group of friends as there are 4 roundhouses each sleeping 4-6 people. We will definitely be back and hopefully will bring friends with us next time. Thanks to Naomi & Adam for providing such a great experience.
Jul 18, 2020 by Tanya

Beautiful getaway experience

As a surprise for my partner this valentines I thought we would try something different. Everything about Eastthorne Glamping was perfect. They had just put in new electric hot tubs instead of wood burners which was very luxurious. We stayed in the fern roundhouse which was beautiful and sparkling clean and dog friendly so we could bring our Labrador with us. There are many beautiful walks nearby if you are bringing your dog. The best one we found was a 5k around upper lake Tamar. Could not fault the staff, exceptionally friendly and helpful. Will definitely be coming back. 10/10.
Feb 15, 2020 by Nikita

Fabulous yurt experience

We stayed in a yurt for four nights and it was absolutely brilliant. Fabulous structure which was so spacious. Very comfortable bed and the futon was great for our 10 year old son. Handy table and chairs inside to play games on when it was raining. The wood burner made for a very cosy evening and kept us warm enough all night. At no point were we ever cold. The outdoor kitchen was well appointed with three gas burner and small fridge. We had been travelling before hand so had our coolbox which was a handy overflow. Shower block and toilet blocks very modern and clean. Washing machine and tumble dryer if you need them. So much thought has been put into the whole package. Children's playground, table tennis, basket ball, volley ball, plenty of space for football or cricket (the night cricket with the light up cricket ball was a sight to behold!) a barn with heat lamps and bbq if the weather is too inclement for you to cook and sit at your yurt which then makes a really nice social space with the huge table to mix with other visitors. Animals - goats, chickens, tortoise, zebra finches which you can help feed if you like. Adam, Naomi and Brie were the Nanny McPhee team of glamping. They were always there if you needed them and provided everything you would want for glamping. Not intrusive at all, but happy to sit around the firepit and chat, play cricket, introduce their family etc. Cannot compliment East Thorne highly enough, and we look forward very much to our next visit.

Fantastic place

We had an absolutely fantastic Easter weekend here. We were so warmly welcomed, and we could see all the meticulous care that was put into making our stay as comfortable and lovely as possible. I just love the ethos of the place - fresh, organic eggs and coffee and a swapping station for required supplies available at reception, tasteful decorations in the yurt, bathroom and elsewhere, and more. The hosts had even thoughtfully placed us in the yurt closest to the play park, which our children absolutely loved. This was our first time in Cornwall, and I have to say, I am in love with it. A huge thank you to everyone at East Thorne Glamping!
Apr 23, 2019 by K R Castle Verified Review

Real luxury in the great outdoors

I was lucky enough to stay at East Thorne for a long weekend in May 2014, with my two boys (14 and 7). The word glamping is over-used but at East Thorne, every comfort has been considered. I highly recommend a stay here. The yurts are fantastic, well-equipped and cosy. I had a comfy proper bed, while the boys loved their futons. You can BBQ and eat al fresco, or use the gas hobs in the covered area and eat at the table inside the yurt, so you're covered rain or shine. The toilets and showers are immaculate - the same standard as a quality hotel. The Blacks have created a great vibe, and are friendly and approachable, while not intruding. Every night a communal bonfire is lit, and the boys also loved the wood-burner in our yurt. Tintagel and some lovely beaches are close by. I would definitely come back again - and this would be my preferred place to stay in Cornwall.

Sep 2, 2014 by Debbie M

Glamping glee

Three children aged 4, 3 and 15 months and two delighted parents have just spent a wonderful week in a beautiful yurt, furnished with love and an attention to all the details to make our life easy. It was big, comfy, snug and fun, and amazingly convenient (even when it is pouring with rain). There are no cars on site, the children could run around freely enjoying the play area with their newly made friends, and we enjoyed some more civilised adult time around the campfire in the evenings.
Our hosts, Naomi and Adam, clearly love what they are doing and it felt like being part of the family with them joining us around the campfire and giving plenty of helpful advice, letting the children come and feed the sheep or hunt for the eggs.
There is a big sandy beach, Sandymouth, 2 miles down the road. We loved Tintagel, 40 minutes drive, and the Otter Sanctuary where we fed the deer.

Aug 9, 2013 by Maroussia

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