Cornwall LivingIssue #89
Camping in comfort
Bodrugan Barton is the perfect spot for a glamping break, also welcoming group retreats for yoga, writing and crafts in its all-new studio space!
Bodrugan Barton celebrates the great outdoors, providing glamping holidays in stylish, handcrafted wooden Wigwam cabins, complete with en-suite toilets and showers and overlooking 40 miles of coastline. The backdrop of the working farm and glorious countryside in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty generously allows the mind and body to relax and enjoy all that this location has to offer, creating memories that will last forever.
“creating memories that will last forever”
From this stunning spot there is so much to do. The fishing village of Mevagissey is within a mile and offers a beautiful working fishing harbour, interesting and individual shops and cafés, abundant ice-cream and excellent food. All this can be done on foot – forget the car – and as you wander into the village, be sure to stop off for a coffee at the Shack in Portmellon and enjoy the revelry on Portmellon beach. The Lost Gardens of Heligan are down the road for garden lovers, with the ever useful and fabulous Lobbs Farm Shop, perfect for buying your supper to cook on your Wigwam’s firepit barbeque.
For nature lovers and a bit of exercise wander through the farm and join the South West Coast Path, the beautiful secluded cove begs you to swim before hiking up the cliff and onto the charms of Gorran Haven and the Roseland beaches.
Glampers here frequently comment on the peace, the starry skies and the clean air. Many wake up to make a mug of tea and stand on their Wigwam deck to watch the early boats make their way to sea for the day’s catch, and see them home safe again later in the day while sipping a chilled glass of wine. Boats and kayaks can be launched at Portmellon and fishing trips enjoyed from Mevagissey. Breathe in the salt air and marvel at the deliciousness of fresh fish cooked al fresco.
Bodrugan has another string to its very special bow: an old stone combine house has been transformed into a beautiful underfloor heated studio space to accommodate yoga practice, writers and crafters. Wigwam accommodation with the studio provides the perfect retreat for weekends or longer breaks; the course leader gathers his or her group together and they have a remarkable venue for their retreat. Add the heated indoor swimming pool, firepits and a barn for big paella pan suppers and you are transported into a haven of Cornish rest and play, rejuvenated and ready for the real world when it’s time to go home.
Sleeping two to four, Bodrugan’s Wigwam cabins are also dog friendly!
"creating memories that will last forever"