Polgreen Glamping

UK England South West England Cornwall Newquay

This little corner of a 40-acre farm is transformed into a glamping haven for the summer holidays every year

There’s something about heading down an unmarked lane into a Cornish valley that just feels so right. Polgreen’s particular unmarked lane slides almost unnoticed into the Vale of Mawgan, a few miles north of Newquay. At the bottom, a sloping field sheltered by woodland and hidden by hedges is host to the satisfyingly retro sight of a scattering of cream-coloured bell tents.

Simon and Sarah, Polgreen’s friendly owners, transform this little corner of their 40-acre farm into a glamping haven for just a short time over the school summer holidays every year. Six 5 and 6 metre bell tents are positioned on their own little plots of levelled ground with plenty of space around them perfect for those who enjoy a bit of privacy or yearn for a sylvan retreat. Each tent is furnished with a double bed, a double futon, an optional single mattress roll, a coffee table, a big hide rug, and all the pots, pans, crockery, cutlery, and so forth, that usually reside in a kitchen. Further living space is provided by two communal dining tents, a big hit with families.

The facilities, all stationed just the other side of a bridge over a tiny brook, are designed to strike joy into the heart of the eco-conscious camper. Four compost loos are housed in delightful little sheds replete with antiquated reading matter. The two bijou showers are illuminated inside with solar-powered lights. There’s a raised bed from which campers may harvest salad leaves, and pots of herbs with which to garnish the cordon bleu dishes you’ve whipped up in the BBQ thoughtfully supplied with every pitch.

And there’s really no excuse for not cooking up some mouth-watering food here. On site there is a small honesty shop selling freshly baked bread, local treats, camp cupboard essentials. They also have a range of gastro glamping recipe cards along with all the ingredients needed to make them. A 10-minute walk up a track leads to the Gluvian Farm Organics shop, where absolutely everything on sale has been produced on the owners’ land (do ask for a taste of their yummy preserves). Barely any distance further away, in the village of Trevarrian, you’ll find equally appetising fare at the Bre-Pen Farm Shop. Meanwhile, down in Mawgan Porth, there’s a former petrol station – now called Cornish Fresh – that looks like the sort of place that sells seaside holiday tat, but that actually houses a deli with a wide range of ingredients destined to inspire all sorts of culinary greatness.

Polgreen is just a short hop from a clutch of Cornwall’s best surfing beaches, as well as some of the most dramatic stretches of the SouthWest Coast Path, so grab your wetsuit or boots and get out there. After a day on the beach, children can help feed Polgreen’s ducks, fish, pigs and sheep including the eminently strokeable pet sheep, Rosie. The kids can also keep a look out for the array of wildlife on the farm – from otters and roe deer to horseshoe bats, heron, snipe, and even the occasional bittern.

It’s a bit of shame that Newquay Airport is just over the hill from Polgreen since it means that when the wind is coming from the wrong direction noise from planes and helicopters can impinge on the tranquility
of the site. However, most of the time all you’ll hear is the wind in the trees, the calls
 of unseen wood pigeons, and, if you listen carefully at night, the hoots and toowits of owls patrolling the dark woods.

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The campsite owner says

Cool camping based in gorgeous Cornwall near the North coast.

Camping at its best... Think amazing countryside, endless nearby beaches, getting back to nature, beautiful bell tents and cosy comforts. Forget hustle and hassle, endless packing, fraught tent pitching and damp sleeping bags.

Sound good? Then it's time to try out Polgreen Glamping. Your gorgeous bell tent is awaiting your arrival. Your stay includes all of the home comforts (from real double beds to cosy rugs and quilts), essential glamping extras (from tea light chandeliers and bunting to BBQs and fire braziers) and use of our facilities (from a pick your own herb pots and central dining shelters to our lovely compost lavs and hot showers).

We are not a traditional campsite, in fact we don't really think of ourselves as a campsite at all. This is wild camping with a bit of added luxury. This is your chance to experience a welcome stay (no more 'get off my land!') in a beautiful and natural place. With only a handful of pitches our emphasis is on a great holiday for a lucky few.

We really hope to welcome you to Polgreen Glamping this Summer, we love this special place and know that you will too.

Simon and Sarah

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