Glamping however rather appeals - I have always wanted to try staying in a yurt (it's a kind of large round tent,originally from Mongolia) and the glamping ones often have wooden floors, real beds and even wood burning stoves. Now when Rollercoaster Dad discovered that there would be an extra day of bank holidays last year over the Jubilee he booked some time off pronto and so the next question was where to go? We have relatives in Cornwall whom we hadn't seen in a while so we decided we should go West for a week. The relatives for one reason and another cannot really accommodate us so where to stay. We ruled out camping - the last time we had camped in Cornwall it had been August and it had pissed it down. We came home a day early - 'nuff said. We looked at caravans and lodges and then I found a great sounding place not too far from my relatives and my favourite Cornish beach and they had gorgeous looking yurts. Before you could say 'Jack Robinson' I had booked a yurt at Pencuke Farm.
|The gorgeously comfortable yurts at Pencuke Farm|
Chris showed us the camping barn which is a fabulous facility for the campers and yurters. There is a large kitchen with 2 sinks where you can do your washing up, a microwave - handy for heating up those baby bottles and a freezer for ice packs (for those cool boxes). There is also a big table where you can all get to together if you are travelling in a big group and a pool table, games and books to borrow. It's a great space to shelter from the rain and wind if nothing else! (And yes it did rain and boy, did the wind blow - more of that later). Also in the barn are the very large and luxurious showers and loos - no crowding around in a tiny shower whilst all your clothes get wet and the wellies make the shower dirty. There is plenty of space for clothes and wellies and indeed whole families in the showers - and the best bit - when you step out of the shower room you are still inside the barn so it's warm- fabulous! Oh and I nearly forgot the wonderful soap/shower gel provided that is made by a local firm - St. Kitt's Herbery - it smelt so fabulous I had to restrain myself from washing my hands!
|Devouring our scrummy cream tea|
After we had scoffed our cream tea we headed to Bude to stock up on some food in Sainburys and the rain started so as soon as we got back we lit the wood-burner - can't do that in a tent can you?! Even the wood is provided if you are staying in a yurt so we could stay cosy all night long. It was fab - the girls went to sleep without much fuss because it was lovely and comfy and we sat and read by the light of the lanterns and torches before falling asleep in our huge bed - comfortable yet still in touch with nature as you could hear the rain on the roof and see the sky through the skylight.
|It did get a bit chilly but we were cosy and warm!|
|Crackington Haven - possibly the best beach in the world!|
|A grand day out at the Eden Project|
|What a beautiful spot|
|Cooking over the fire-pit - we only managed this once!|
|Spencer the Beagle - our new best friend!|
Disclosure - I was in no way compensated or paid for this post. I have written this review purely because I wanted to.