St Ives Glamping
Our magical Shepherd Huts and Hobbit Houses are tucked away in a secret location, close to the bustling seaside resort of St. Ives.
This is a quiet haven, in easy access to the town, its coastal paths and glorious beaches.
"It is about the lifestyle...
...a time to sit back, relax and enjoy the simple moments "
"Glamping is where stunning nature meets modern luxury. It’s a way to experience the untamed and completely unique parts of the world—without having to sacrifice creature comforts.
The way we travel has changed. We no longer want a generic, one-size-fits-all vacation. We want to explore on our terms and immerse ourselves in local culture, and we no longer just want to simply witness nature—we want to live in it.
A fusion of glamour and camping, glamping is a way to authentically experience the most awe-inspiring locales around the world.."
Our magical Shepherd Huts, unique Hobbit Houses, charming cottages and quirky beach chalet are tucked away in secret locations, close to the extravagant, bustling seaside resort of St. Ives.
Head off beyond the beaten tourist path and immerse yourself in this authentic environment. With optional extras including a wood fired hot tub, sauna and on site surfing lessons also available.
"This is such a special and magical place..."
Dale’s place is nestled in a beautiful part of Cornwall, overlooking the sea and within walking distance of St Ives. We stayed in a converted gypsy wagon that was done up beautifully. The whole glamping site is gorgeous, and we were made to feel so welcome by Dale and Kat. We can’t recommend this highly enough and will definitely be coming back.
Sophie May 2018
You won’t find better if you’re looking for a relaxing getaway with amazing views, accommodation and host. Fingers crossed it will stay exactly as it is now as it’s perfect
Idyllic, beautiful surroundings we spent Saturday afternoon surrounded by mountains, the ocean in a beautifully warm hot tub, after a night in a terrifically cosy night with my partner, we woke up to the sun in the morning shining on the ocean and couldn't ask for more. Dale is a terrific host, warm, accommodating so very helpful and a great guy. Couldn't recommend this enough.
James September 2017
This was a gem! Loved it! Can't fault it for a second. If I'm ever in the area again I intend to totally come back here! Great host, great location, great accommodation, great amenities, oh and the hot tub was FANTASTIC!
Hi Dale I'd like to thank you for a fantastic few days at the Sheppards Huts..Also you speedy replies every time I contacted you!! We had the most special time from such a warm welcome to well every aspect of our stay... you have thought of absolutely everything, lovely touches both in the hut but also around the site. Everything was spotless .. great facilities ie, shower rooms, kitchen .... but for us waking up to birds and that sea view was so special! Also relaxing in our little garden area with a beer in the afternoon.. BBQ breakfast, literally everything was there to make it easy to chill out! Not to mention the stars at night and complete peace.. I could go on forever, honestly beats any hotel or experience we've had in the UK. So of course we will be back for sure :) if you are looking for something a little different I can recommend Dales place hands down, excellent!!
Dreamy Shepherd Huts
Our artisan Shepherd huts are stylish, comfortable and a special place to stay, perfect for all. These hand crafted little wagons have a rich history in the UK and France providing shelter for shepherds in remote locations.
Our field is the ideal location to experience a truly memorable and powerful experience, that will enrich your life and time away.
Our Hobbit Houses
An original way to enjoy a special holiday and escape from all the trapings of modern life. This cozy rounded pine house is located in one of our secluded fields. Kick back and enjoy our slow pace of life.
The Hobbits are simple but have everything you need to be comfortable. A little gas stove for your hot cuppa, with solar power supplying enough electric for lighting, phone charger and a speaker.
"Our artisan Shepherd huts are a special place to stay, perfect for those wishing a slow, calm Cornish stay".
St Ives is a Cornish 'gem', a kind of subtropical oasis, with its golden beaches, lush vegetation and piercingly bright light.
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Bay Tree Cottage
Bay Tree cottage is a delightful barn conversion with two separate bed rooms. Exposed wooden beams and high ceilings provide a great sense of space. With large velux windows flooding in the day light and underfloor heating Bay Tree provides everything you need for a comfortable cornish holiday: walking distance into St. Ives, parking, idyllic location, great walks and friendly hosts.
Bay Tree is located in sunny courtyard in a quiet residential area above St. Ives. The space is friendly, open and cosy. One double bed room and a second bedroom with the possibility to turn them into two singles or one double.
Eureka is towering behind the sand dunes offering superb views to Hayle estuary, St.Ives Bay and the sea. Friendly decorated with seaside charm this chalet offers you, your family and friends a fantastic time, guaranteed.
Situated freestanding on a grassy hill, Eureka offers great inside and outside space. With 3 separate bedrooms (2xdouble, 2xsingles) there is plenty of space for 6 guests. The fitted kitchen comes with all modern appliances like coffee machine, ceramic hob, oven, cooking utensils and seating area.
The launch offers panoramic views to the waterfront and St.Ives skyline. Of course there is a TV in case you get bored of the views!
St Ives is a seaside town and one of Cornwall's famous destinations, it has a working harbour surrounded by fantastic golden beaches, a range of art galleries and a fantastic selection of great restaurants.
Four golden, sandy beaches, numerous sheltered coves and for the surfing aficionados, there is Porthmeor Beach.
There are so many things to do locally. Maybe a coastal cliff walk one day, a gallery or museum the next, or perhaps something a little more active – surfing or cycling the many local routes…take your pick.
Don’t forget our local iconic attractions such as; Tate St Ives, Minack Theatre, St Michael's Mount, Lost Gardens of Heligan & Land's End.
"Come & surf with us. We offer private surf lessons for beginners & those more experienced".
" Invigorate yourself with one of our yoga sessions, whilst in our Cornish fields and taking in the panoramic coastal views. No experience necessary".
Meet your hosts...
"...its a pleasure to host you here, at our Cornish glamping site for an outdoor retreat style holiday".
Dale is the creative heart of the site, you mostly find him outside, accompanied by the shy guard dog, Peppa. He enjoys nothing better than looking after his guests, sharing a drink and a good conversation, while firing up the hot tub and watching one of our incredible Cornish sun sets.
"... refresh your body and mind.
Even though Cornwall doesn't offer real bikini type weather, I love to get in the sea. Its the most invigorating thing you can do and even if the surf isnt at its best, its just the best to get in there.
Having enjoyed surf guiding in some of the worlds most exclusive resorts and destinations, its a pleasure to take you on a cornish surf excursion and tailor your lessons to your personal skill level."
The Eden Project, over in St Austell is just over an hours drive away from us and a comfortable day trip, even when wet.
With its Bios built into an abandoned quarry it is a marvel just to view from the outside.
Activities whilst here...
There are a fantastic amount of activities and you'll want to make the most of Cornwall's amazing beaches, rivers, lakes and estuaries with all the fantastic watersports on offer and walkers will love the diversity of the landscape,
Whatever your interest, you'll find it in Cornwall.
other things to do in
Since you are here, surely you will want to visit and explore its iconic attractions or explore Cornwall's many hidden treasures?
There are the many gorgeous gardens, art galleries or if history and heritage is more your thing you’ll love our historic houses, castles, museums and World Heritage Sites.
It was only the chance discovery of a door in the ruins that led to the restoration of this once great estate. Today, The Lost Gardens have been put back where they belong: in pride of place among the finest gardens in Cornwall...
The Minack is a unique theatre perched on the cliffs high above the Atlantic ocean. We put on a full programme of drama, musicals and opera every summer, together with music, comedy and story-telling...
Whilst in St Ives visiting the iconic Tate St. Ives gallery, is a must. Situated on the edge of town, overlooking the surf breaking on the golden sands of Porthmeor Beach...
Land's End is the most westerly point of mainland Britain. It is one of Britain's most magnificent landmarks, with stunning scenery and a great day out for all the family...
Cornwall is renowned for its varied selection of watersports. If you fancy taking part, there are Surf Lessons, SUP Lessons, Sea Kayaking and Coasteering for all ages and abilities, here in St. Ives...
A combination of traversing rocks, floating through gullies, sea swimming, exploring caves and negotiating rock jumps, and all taking place in a safe and fun environment under the guidance of highly trained and qualified professionals...
Scenic walks around the beautiful west Cornwall coastline. Here are some of the walks around St, Ives that take in some glorious coastal views and Cornish Heritage sites...
St Ives has some of the best restaurants around, including beach cafés, seafood, chicken, pizza and burger restaurants with many providing locally sourced produce on their menus...
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