Description of Glamping Units
Glamping in these eco-pods in the U.K. is a wonderful way to get in touch with nature. They not only keep glampers and their pet warm and comfortable, but they also cost less than a regular hotel. There are four wigwams at this glamping site, and each wigwam can accommodate four glampers and their dog. The wigwams have mattresses, but linens, pillows, and towels are not provided.
Glampers are recommended to bring flashlights for the night. In the wigwams, there is electrical lighting, a panel heater, and standard UK outlets. Outside each wigwam is a picnic table and a deck. There are toilets, showers, and sinks with hot and cold water close to the wigwams. The communal kitchen has a microwave, an oven, a teapot, a refrigerator, and general equipment. All around the farm there are recycling bins. The parking lot is located outside of the farm to keep it vehicle free. Read More
- Running water
There are bathroom facilities close to the units and there is a communal, fully-equipped kitchen.
- Dining room
- Shared kitchen
Location + Surroundings
This fully organic farm that doubles as a glamping site is 260 acres of beautiful land, home to the Donhead Herds of pedigree South Devon and Red Ruby Devon cattle which calve in the spring of each year giving traditional native beef to sell direct and to other markets. There is also a flock of Polled Dorset sheep which produce lamb in November for the Easter market, and a second flock of LLeyn sheep which produce lamb in March - April for the later part of the year. In May - June they have their annual shearing time. In addition, they have the native, rare breed Donhead Herd of Oxford, Sandy and Black pigs producing some of the best tasting bacon, sausages and pork to sell direct along with the beef and lamb.
The farm is a short distance between the market town of Liskeard and the fishing town of Looe. It is part of the Duchy of Cornwall Duloe Estate. We are only 25 - 30 minutes from the Tamar Bridge, the border between Cornwall and Devon. Penbugle is situated between Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor. The southeast of Cornwall has many places of interest to visit on foot, bicycle, car, or on horse back. The village of Duloe has its very own Stone Circle - it is the smallest stone circle in Cornwall and goes back to the bronze age - nestled between the deep valleys containing the Looe and West Looe rivers.
Finally, they keep 8,000 laying hens in small mobile free - range units producing organic free range eggs for a major supermarket and local businesses. They rear their own chickens from day old chicks which means their hens' lives are as stress free as they can make them as they are free to roam the range during daylight hours from the age of about 8 weeks. To help with predators they have Alpacas guarding each hen house. They have been very good at their duties, and in May - June they are also shorn and they then have the fleece processed into wool for knitting to sell direct.
As an organic farm they use a lot of homeopathic medicines because they cannot use antibiotics as freely as conventional farmers, so their eggs and meat are `Free From'. This also means that if and when needed the animals react more positively to serious treatments. Read More
Wheelbarrows are provided to transport luggage from glampers cars to the unit. On the glamping site there is a board listing the nearby activities for the glampers.
- Bird watching
This site is convenient for beaches and the area is ideal for people interested in photography and painting with rugged scenery and wildlife on the surrounding moors and farmland.
- If the guest cancels at least 7 days prior to check in: The guest will receive a full refund.
- If the guest cancels within 7 days of check in: The guest will be charged for one full night’s stay plus 50% of the cost of the rest of the stay.
Prices listed are for a 2 person stay in a wigwam. They can accommodate up to 5 people.
Arrival/check in times: 2:30pm - 6pm unless otherwise arranged
Departure: 10:30am prompt.
Only dogs are accepted at this glamping site. There is a £5 dog fee per night. Dogs must stay on leashes at all times. Read More