Higher Culloden Farm

UK England South West England Cornwall Tintagel

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Contactless check in
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • "We're Good To Go" accredited
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • Children’s playground
  • Campfires allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Games room
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking
Cosy, convenient, camping pods, perfectly sandwiched between Bodmin Moor and the North Cornish Coast

It’s a tough call but we’d say that mornings are our favourite time at Higher Culloden Farm. The rising sun warms the camping pods and a countdown to feeding time begins. Rabbits, chickens, ducks, pigs and alpacas are waiting to bid you good morning and little hands can help give them breakfast. There’s the promise of a day on the beach, exploring the farm or visiting Tintagel Castle. And then, in the evening after all that adventure: the campfire crackles, marshmallows are toasted and stars start to twinkle above you. Did we say mornings were best? The only thing to rival them here is the rest of the day.

Higher Culloden Farm is perfectly sandwiched between the North Cornish Coast and Bodmin Moor, on the eastern edge of pretty and popular Camelford. The farm, a smallholding really, marks the start of the Cornish countryside, where the town peters out and the edge of the moor grows near. The location, within a few miles of so many Cornish treasures, may be what draws you here but it’ll be the charm of the farm that wins you over. There are 15 acres to explore and while the kids’ play area, with its sandpit and slides, is a blessing, it’s the wilder spaces and Enid Blyton-style adventure that give the best memories. There are streams to splash in, fields to stomp round and secret hidey-holes to discover. Just don’t forget the wellies.

This place is not just for young families but it certainly suits them well. Each of the five insulated pods is designed to sleep up to a family of four. They are a cosy and convenient alternative to camping, without the glitzy chandeliers and steamy hot tubs of full-blown luxury glamping. Bathrooms (a shower, toilet and basin in each) are across the field, but not far, and allocated one-per-pod so you can leave toothbrushes and shower gel in situ for your stay. Equally convenient is the shared kitchen cabin; great for meals in a hurry. But when time allows, campfire chefs might prefer the campfire cooking spot with Dutch ovens, tripods, trays and a nearby canvas-covered dining shelter.

If that’s all too much and you want to eat out, the pub is but half a mile down the lane.The walk into town is one most visitors take on but there are proper hikes too. Rough Tor on Bodmin Moor and The Camel Trail to Padstow among them. For many, no doubt, it’s the beaches, bluffs and seaside towns of the North Cornwall coast that are the main attraction. Tintagel, with its castle, Daymer and Widemouth Bays, Port Isaac, Boscastle and Rock are all within easy reach, while Trebarwith Strand, five miles away, is the closest of the lot.

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The insulated timber pods each have a king-sized bed, which folds away to form a dining table and seating during the day, and two bench seats, which become single beds. Each cabin has a private shower room with walk-in shower, toilet, sink, mirror and hooks for clothes/towels. There are two shared kitchens, each with refrigerator, microwave, toaster, kettle, sinks and storage, plus charging lockers for mobile phones and tablets. Free WiFi. Linen, lanterns, cooking packs and more all available to hire. Private car park. Children's play area,  rope swings, a large field for games and a barn with table football, mini air hockey and games that's great for rainy days. Guests are invited to join in with the daily rounds of animal feeding in the morning – chickens, ducks, rabbits and sheep – and there is a large, pick-your-own fruit and vegetable area. Communal campfire. There's also a private stream and picnic area on the farm.

Suitable For

Glampers, groups (stag and hen parties by prior arrangement only) – yes. Campers, Campervans, caravans, motorhomes, dogs – no.


You don't have to go anywhere for a massage or reflexology session as treatments from a local therapist are available (if booked in advance; contact site directly) in an on-site therapy tent. It's a pleasant half-mile walk into Camelford, which has all the essential shops and things you'll need, plus a large play park for children set alongside the River Camel. The closest beach is Trebarwith Strand (six miles; 15-minute drive), which is popular with surfers, while other top spots like Polzeath, Daymer Bay, Widemouth Bay and Summerleaze beach in Bude are all eminently reachable. Spend the day surfing at Polzeath, or take the walk across the coastline to Daymer Bay then Rock, where you can get the short ferry ride over to Padstow for some lunch. Also on the coast and just seven miles from site is the dramatically situated Tintagel Castle. Inland, visiting Bodmin Moor is also a must. Higher Culloden Farm just a few miles away from Roughtor, the second largest peak on the Moor and the most exuberant hikers can even walk there directly from the farm. From Roughtor, the largest peak, Brown Willy can be walked to in less than an hour too. As the highest point in Cornwall, you get the most stunning views across the moor and beyond. If you like cycling, then you can't glamp in the Camel Valley without pedalling the Camel Trail. Pick up the trail at Bodmin and follow it all the way to Padstow. If you don't have bikes of your own, then there are plenty of hire centres along the way (there are several in Wadebridge). The Wadebridge to Padstow route is the flattest section, making it very popular with families.

Food & Drink

Walk the five minutes into Camelford, where there's plenty of choice. The Masons Arms (01840 213309) and The Darlington Inn (01840 213314) are the best pubs (the former has an extensive menu and excellent food), while award-winning Peckish Fish & Chips (01840 213587) is right at the bottom of the farm lane. There are also other takeaways and restaurants, including Hong Kong Island Chinese takeaway (01840 213848), Curry & Rice restaurant (01840 213050) and Mexi-Kernow (07984 472659), which offers fantastic Mexican food. The Cornish Maids Pasty Shop (01840 212749) is worth popping into for a lunchtime bite and there's a Co-op if you want to grab some groceries for cooking back at Higher Culloden Farm.


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The Owner Says

Nestled between the rugged North Cornish coast and ancient Bodmin Moor is our smallholding with five off grid camping pods with private bathrooms. Make precious family memories in the great outdoors and reconnect with nature – help feed the alpacas, chickens and other animals in the morning, then spend the day exploring our 15 acres or head out and discover gems such as Tintagel Castle, Port Isaac, Polzeath Beach, Widemouth Bay or Rock all within 30 minutes drive, and Padstow another five. On your return, book a well-earned massage in your pod with our local therapists, cook round the large fire pit or stargaze in the campfire field. What's more, it's just five minutes' walk into town and to the pub where you can let someone else do the cooking!

Social Distancing Measures

Pods are well spaced with their own grass area and picnic bench. One household per pod.
Hand sanitiser, NHS-grade detergent and kitchen roll is supplied plentifully for your use.
Each pod has its own private bathroom in the facilities block, the key for which is with the pod key.
Only one person/household permitted in the kitchenettes at any one time.
Staff will not enter your pod or bathroom during your stay.
Facilities are thoroughly cleaned and sanitised between guests.
We may need to restrict numbers at animal feeding depending on number of children on site. If so, we will operate a sign up syste.
We open and operate according to coronavirus rules at the time. For up to date information, please enquire on site or call 07736461846.

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Four glamping pods, each sleeping up to four people (two adults and two children).

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Pickwick Pod

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Off grid family camping cabin that sleeps 2 to 4(+1). Custom-built with double glazing and insulation. Dining table and seating converts to a king size double bed, plus living area with benches that become child beds. Plenty of storage and large decked area to the front.

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Contact Higher Culloden Farm, Higher Culloden Farm, College Road, Camelford, Cornwall PL32 9TL

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Getting There

Higher Culloden Farm is easily accessed from the A39 (the North Atlantic Highway that runs across the north of Cornwall) through Camelford. Opposite the main town car park, and between Peckish Fish & Chips shop and the bridge over the river, is College Road. The farm is at the end of this lane and easy to spot.

Buses run to Camelford, with good access out to local towns and the larger towns within Cornwall (Bodmin, Wadebridge, Bude and Newquay among them). It's a five-minute walk from the bus stop to Higher Culloden Farm. The nearest train station is Bodmin Parkway 14 miles away.


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Rated ★★★★★ over 6 reviews


An amazing farm

We had a 4 day trip in mid October with 2 adults and a 3yo staying at the farm and first time on a glamping holiday. I was initially unsure what to expect but my mind was swiftly put to rest when the hosts Mark and Vanessa talked us through where everything was in our pod and the local amenities on the farm. Each morning started with animal feeding which my son loved. There’s so much for kids to do with a large play area, fields to ride or kick a ball around, a stream to paddle and the mud kitchen (the latter we never got time to play with much to my sons disgust) so we wished we had a longer trip! The local village has shops and a choice of takeaways amongst a variety of others which is perfect to get food in or when you don’t want to cook (you’re on holiday after all)! The local area has lots of things to explore and do. The farm is perfect for kids but is also great for adults who wish to relax by the campfire watching the stars for example or in the barn on the sofas. Nothing is too much trouble for Mark and Vanessa and they go out their way to ensure your time with them is the best it can be. We WILL be back as this non-glamper has been converted as the 3 of us loved it.
Oct 21, 2018 by Chris Phipps

Response from Higher Culloden Farm

It was lovely to have you stay here on the farm Chris, thank you for the lovely review. Looking forward to seeing you again next year

Think a storm can ruin a glamping weekend? Think again...

So the weather wasn’t the best for a glamping break in Cornwall, and we even questioned our sanity as we headed down to the farm fighting the early stages of a storm. But, we are so pleased we followed through with our plans and we had one of, if not the best, family weekend away so far. Our Pod was surprisingly spacious and had plenty of space for storage. The beds were really comfy and we all slept well, even though the wind and rain was raging outside. Inside it was quiet and warm and the blackout curtains kept it nice and dark until we were ready to wake. Not that we slept too late, we didn’t want to miss the chance to help feed the animals with the owners and their family. We were handsomely rewarded with tea and toast, hot chocolate for our little one, but over and above that the experience itself was more than reward enough. From making friends with the baby chicks, chickens and ducks to meeting the sheep and feeding them by hand, we loved every minute. The “rainy day barn” was put to good use and was a great place to kick back and relax with a few drinks, plan the day ahead or just chill out with some games or arts and crafts. The private bathroom is well equipped and nice and clean, plus the shower is awesome and set to a perfect temperature. The kitchen is also well equipped with a kettle, fridge, toaster, microwave and a sink. For us, this helped remove so many of the stresses normally associated with camping or glamping as a family. There were even lockers for charging your mobile phone. If we had forgotten anything or wanted to bring less with us, the owners had thought of everything and had a plenty of supplies to borrow, hire or buy all at a very reasonable price. The local produce is definitely worth sampling. All in all, a fantastic break with genuinely warm, friendly and thoughtful owners who go the extra mile to make sure your stay is a great experience, tailored to your wants and needs. We are already planning a return next year. Don’t take my word for it, go try it yourself. You won’t regret it.
Oct 15, 2018 by Steve Aylwin

Response from Higher Culloden Farm

Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to host for your family and group. We’re really looking forward to seeing you all again soon. 


Before I get into this review, let me make it clear that my wife and I are not campers, glampers or indeed caravaners; our self-catering stays involve small bungalows or barn conversions with en suite and central heating. So it was with much curiosity that we accepted Vanessa and Mark’s challenge to stay the weekend in one of the four pods at Higher Culloden Farm in Camelford. Now we love staying in Cornwall, particularly the north coast, but the cost of aforementioned self-catering bungalows tends to rule out a long weekend, which is where the invitation from Vanessa piqued our interest: could their pods provide a level of comfort that might make a weekend in Cornwall affordable? Higher Culloden Farm is at the end of a short lane just off the main road through Camelford. As a result, when you stay at the farm you get the best of both worlds - plenty of local amenities (supermarkets, pubs and takeaways) right on your doorstep but with the relaxing feeling of being miles from anywhere. When you arrive, the short drive around the farm to the parking spaces gives you an ideal opportunity to get your bearings, as you head past the chicken coops, communal barn and shower/kitchen block. But don’t worry if you can’t take it all in, as Vanessa and Mark are on hand to give you a cheery welcome and a quick tour of the amenities before unloading your baggage into the trolley and taking you to your individual pod. We had two concerns heading down to our glamping experience: the comfort of the pods and the shared amenities. In both cases we had nothing to worry about. The pod we stayed in was called Sweet Pea and it was TARDIS-like inside! From the beautiful and spacious decked area outside, you entered the pod into a large reception area, with two benches down each side that doubled as single beds and had ample of storage underneath. At the far end, through a little archway, the dining area where the real magic in this cosy little pod happens. Initially a table flanked by two large benches that comfortably seats four, a simple process of unlatching of bolts, folding of table legs and rearranging of cushions and hey presto! a king sized bed that was surprisingly roomy and comfortable to sleep on. And whilst there is no stove to heat the pods, we actually found it lovely and warm, despite the plummeting autumn temperatures each night. The trick, Mark told us, was the extra thick insulation inside the walls that not only keeps the heat in at night, but had helped keep the pods cool during our exceptional summer this year. So the pods were a success, but how about the amenities? Well, there are four pods currently, with plans for a fifth next year, and a short trek from the field is the kitchen and shower block. And here was the next surprise: each pod has a key to its own, lockable wet room, with toilet, sink and shower that pumped out beautifully hot water. So we were able to dump our towels and wash bags in our own wet room and not traipse them across the field morning and night. Certainly nothing like the camping experiences I’d remembered from childhood! The farm itself is delightful with Mark and Vanessa wonderfully inclusive hosts, inviting children and adults alike to join them on their daily rounds, feeding ducks, chickens and sheep each morning and extending a warm welcome at night in the barn or outside around the fire pit, roasting marshmallows and enjoying the night skies devoid of light pollution. Children are excellently catered for, with football, sandpit, mud kitchen and toys aplenty, whilst parents can watch from a distance at one of the many trestle tables or their spacious pod decking area. And for those who prefer to explore, there is the private stream and island at the bottom of the farm, short walks into and around Camelford, or the beauty of the north Cornwall coast and surrounding countryside. We took the opportunity to walk from Trebarwith Strand to the mighty Tintagel (believed to be home to King Arthur’s castle) on a warm autumnal day, stopping at Boscastle on the way back to the farm. Glamping wasn’t our thing, but the experience we enjoyed at Higher Culloden Farm certainly changed our minds!
Oct 15, 2018 by Barry Gray

Response from Higher Culloden Farm

Thank you for the great review Barry, we’re looking forward to seeing you all again soon. 

Glamping at it's best

Higher Culloden Farm is an amazing place, with everything you could possibly need. Fantastic place, fantastic hosts, nothing is too much trouble. Ideal for families, lots for the children to do. Your own lockable spacious wet room, loads of storage space in the comfy pods and the children even get to feed the animals. A short riverside walk into Camelford with supermarket, pubs, a fantastic chip shop and a brilliant playground. A great time was had by all, we will be back 😁
Oct 2, 2018 by Sandra

Response from Higher Culloden Farm

What a lovely review, thank you Sandra. We're looking forward to seeing you and the boys again next summer

Luxury glamping in beautiful setting

We couldn't of had a better break, Mark and Vanessa made us feel so welcome. Gorgeous, clean pods and facilities but we particularly loved the sense of freedom for the children. They ran free from dawn til dusk (and way beyond) feeding the animals and we felt relaxed and laughed the whole time. Would whole heartedly recommend.
Oct 2, 2018 by Sammie

Response from Higher Culloden Farm

Thank you for your lovely review. It was really great to have you here at the farm and we're looking forward to seeing you all again soon 

Peaceful, relaxed, kids can run wild!!

We only live up the road from Higher Culloden but after seeing the amazing pictures and hearing about how fab the pods were we had to pay a visit. The farm is fantastic, the children loved feeding the animals in the mornings and were able to run around and play to their hearts content, while the parents could relax knowing the children were safe and happy. The pods themselves are so cosy and comfy. The shared kitchen is well equipped and the individual bathrooms are spacious. We loved the walk down to the river where a stone skimming competition took place! To finish off a lovely day, we all gathered around the fire pit and toasted marshmallows and did some star gazing. This is a truly magical place and we can’t wait to stay again.
Oct 2, 2018 by Lauren

Response from Higher Culloden Farm

Thank you for your kind words and great review. We loved having you all to stay and can't wait for you to come back soon

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