A ‘wild’ glamping experience in bell tents, set in an ancient Cornish woodland on the banks of the River Lynher.
Are you looking for a really cool and truly WILD glamping experience, without the hassle of setting up tents and transporting tonnes of camping gear? Well, you’ve found it!
Just Stay is just that: a self-catered, WILD-glamping experience - accommodated in 5m bell tents. We provide you with exclusive access to a three-acre meadow situated on the banks of the River Lynher within our 40-acres of ancient woodland. It’s all yours to share with your friends and family – no one else!
- Fire pit with cooking grill
- Rural & Countryside
It is what you might call a wild glamping experience — with the emphasis firmly on the wild.
If you are looking for a chance to unwind and connect to nature, get yourself to Caradon Woods in Cornwall. First of all, the woods were donated to the Woodland Trust by Dennis Arbon. In turn, the Woodland Trust gave management of the place to a social enterprise who aim to boost the wellbeing of people and the planet. And then it’s your turn: by taking a holiday here, you will be supporting the work of that social enterprise.
The fact that it’s a rather appealing place to holiday — a private, riverside meadow in an ancient woodland — seems purely coincidental. It is, however, not mere fluke that Caradon Woods Wild-glamp has come together, it's the result of a lot of hard work, all spearheaded by Phil and Aydin.
This pair of outdoor educators have whittled, carved and created a place to stay in this special spot on the banks of the River. But it’s impact on the land is light with an eco-friendly ethos and a maximum of just four bell tents hired to a single group at a time. That means you’ll only ever share the space and its rustic facilities with those you come with.
There’s a woodsman’s touch to this place and the campfire is the heart of it all.
Your car is parked a 15 to 20-minute walk away from where tents are pitched (your kit will be transported in a 4x4). The tents themselves are simply furnished with camp beds. Kit-wise, you only need clothing, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, towel and your food: we provide everything else (we send out a kit list when you book).
The whole site is off grid (though there is solar power with sockets now available) and there’s no running water, save for the river flowing by. Washing facilities use rainwater, toilets are composting and drinking water has to be brought in. Phil and Aydin will fill a 300-litre bowser for your stay.
If you like the sound of that but lack the skills to survive, you can book in a campcraft workshop to learn them. And if you have them but want a focus for your stay, check out the Greenwood Music Crafting or Being experiences. This is a place where you have no option but to slow down, relax and immerse yourself in nature and age-old ways of life. It’s certainly designed for that.
The whole site is 40 acres and it’s all yours to explore. You can swim in the river, cook on the fire, watch wildlife and walk in the woods but should you wish to venture further, Bodmin Moor is just four miles away, the Tamar Valley a few miles away.
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