Enchanted Valley Yurts

UK England South West England Cornwall Looe

  • Campfires allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
A pair of fully furnished, family-sized, glamping yurts on a working farm in Looe, Cornwall
There’s something ever so right about describing this valley as ‘enchanting’. The stream that bubbles its way through the 34-acre small holding ranges from a soundscape of gurgling to an almost silent trickle when the weather is dry. The long grasses change from a buttercup speckled yellow in June to a light, sun-scorched green by August. And the trees, hedges and saplings are as inviting to children as any artificial playground. It’s a wonderful place to explore.

The yurts here have been fittingly finished to provide the same enchanting feel. Solar-powered fairy lights and lanterns cast their ambient light across the exposed wooden lattice on the inside of each structure, while wood burners and colour-schemed furnishings give a warm and cosy feel. They are, of course, also perfectly practical. Each of the two yurts sleeps up to six people – saving space with the use of fold away futons – and are accompanied by a neighbouring cabin with your own private shower and toilet facilities. The mown grass provides children a space to play and also leads you to a communal log cabin that’s home to the main kitchen and dining area. It comes complete with everything you need (including a range cooker) and there’s an outside cooking area with a proper pizza oven and a campfire.

Owl Yurt is perhaps the more secluded of the two, with the stream and a line of bushes slightly separating it and involves crossing a tiny bridge to get there, while Pheasant Yurt is closer to the kitchen area. When the sun’s out, it’s all so nice it’s difficult to leave. The raised wooden platforms on which each yurt sits has outdoor furniture where you can sit and enjoy a sun-downer and you can even put your feet up and relax under the guise of ‘supervising the kids’. They’re always keen to wander off to find the horses and llamas grazing the meadows just around the corner. Don’t worry, they’re a very friendly bunch.

Enchanting though it may be, there is life beyond the valley (really, there is) and once you drag yourself away you’ll be quick to realise that the coast is the real draw here. It’s a 15-minute drive to the beaches of the south and the charming harbour town of Looe, stacked up along the steep sides of the river valley. From there you can chug out on the ferry to the nature reserve of Looe Island or join the coastal path to wander to neighbouring coves and beaches.

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Facilities

Yurts are fully furnished with a double bed, day beds and futons (including bedding for the main bed and extra bedding if required) and have log burners for cooler evenings. On the wooden deck outside there is a table, chairs and chimenea. Both share the kitchen and shower facilities. The kitchen has a range cooker with gas hob and electric oven, a microwave, toaster, kettle, juicer, cutlery and crockery, tables and chairs for a rainy day, storage, fridge and a freezer. Outside there is a dining tent with a bench table and a further outdoor cooking area with a wood-burning pizza oven, BBQ and campfire area. Each yurt also has its own shower and flushing toilet facilities in a neighbouring log cabin. If it’s raining there are board games in kitchen, drawing books and crayons and painting and craft sessions can be organised.

Suitable For

Glamping only. Tents, campervans, caravans, dogs – no.

Nearby

There are plenty of walks and trails directly from the campsite – including a walk to Porfell Wildlife Park (01503 220211), an animal sanctuary with exotic animals from around the world. You could head to Bodmin Moor for more challenging walks or enjoy the beautiful coastal path leading down into coves and beaches. Looe and Polperro take you back in time with their interesting streets wandering down to the harbour and beaches. The Monkey Sanctuary (01503 262532) is just the other side of Looe and well worth a visit, set on the cliffs it is the atmospheric home to rescued monkeys with beautiful views and gardens. Or visit the nature reserve on Looe Island by boat.

Food & Drink

There are plenty of top places to eat and drink around Looe (and plenty with great live music too). For something a little different, Ocean Earth (01503 263080) serve great Thai food and there's also a Chinese (01503 264500) and, of course, fish and chips (01503 263091). In terms of pubs, the closest to the campsite is The Jubilee Inn (01503 220312) at Pelynt – excellent food for lunch and evening meals – while The Rashleigh Inn (‘the inn on the beach’; 01726 813991) at Polkerris has the best views. Rick Stein's restaurant and café (01841 532700) in Padstow is the best for fresh fish. For everyday supplies, the village of Lanreath has a community run shop and post office (01503 220997) selling local produce and everyday needs. It's within walking distance, although up a steep hill. For more major supplies there's a Spar in Pelynt (01503 220239), a Co-Op in Looe (01503 262249) or major supermarkets in Liskeard and Bodmin.

Opening Times

Easter–October. Check in before dark.

Family Friendly

Campfires. Stargazing from bed. Home comforts under canvas. No wonder yurts are the accommodation of choice in the Mongolian desert. And with an exotic wildlife park within walking distance, Enchanted Valley Yurts could be in a foreign land too were it not for the British weather.

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The Owner Says

 Our traditional Mongolian Yurts set in our captivating wildlife meadows will welcome you to a relaxing holiday,  enjoying the freedom of outdoor living in luxury.

Accommodation

Two yurts, each sleeping 5–6 people. Check Availability

Location

Contact Enchanted Valley Yurts, Tregrove Farm, Lanreath, Looe, Cornwall PL13 2NY

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Getting There

From the North – Continue to the end of the M5 and join the A38 heading for Plymouth. Stay on the A38 across the Tamar Bridge into Cornwall. Continue on the A38 heading for Liskeard and, at the end of the dual carriageway, take the 2nd exit on the roundabout signposted to St Austell – A390. Continue on the A390 to East Taphouse after passing a garage on your right you'll find the last bend in the village, after this take the turning to the left signposted to Looe and Polperro on the B3359. Continue on the B3359 for about 5 miles towards Lanreath just before the village on a bend there is a road to the right signposted Polruan and Bodinnick -–  take this road for about 500 meters, the campsite is then the little lane to your right beside the conifer trees. Go down the little lane about 250 meters to the bottom of the hill. Tregrove farm is on your left.

From the West – Leave the A30 at Bodmin and join the A38. After about 4 and a half miles take the turning to the right signposted Looe, East and West Taphouse this road will take you to the A390. Turn left on to the A390 to Middle Taphouse. Turn right on entering Middle Taphouse this road will take you to the B3359. Turn right on to the B3359 and follow the road to Lanreath as above. If you miss the turning at Middle Taphouse (which is small) continue on to East Taphouse and take the turning for Looe B3359 as above.

The main line train station from the north is in Liskeard (0845 748 4950), from the west in Bodmin (0845 748 4950) both about 10 miles from Lanreath. Pick up can be arranged in advance.

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Beautiful location with five-star facilities

Staying at enchanted valley yurts was a wonderful and special experience. The yurt itself was extremely comfortable and warm, very clean, tastefully and thoughtfully decorated. The kitchen area, just a short distance from the yurt, was extremely well stocked with cooking utensils and crockery. It also housed a microwave, kettle, toaster, double gas range and fridge freezer which made it a real home from home. The shower/bathroom area was beautifully built with an incredibly powerful shower and endless hot water. The location is stunning, we had the pleasure to view owls, bats and pheasants, and listen to the accompanying soundtrack of a cockerel, sheep and the many different species of birds which was incredibly relaxing. With views over the rolling hills from the comfort of your bed the whole experience makes you feel like visiting royalty. I cannot recommend this tranquil and unique experience enough, it has all the positive hallmarks of camping but coupled with the luxury of all your home comforts.
Jun 20, 2019 by vickie wylde

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