“Why not go glamping Dad?” asked my teenage daughter. Obviously, not being up to date with such things my immediate reaction was to wonder what on earth it was. Apparently it is the new trend amongst people wishing to have a more luxurious outdoor experience and is derived from the words glamorous and camping. Having done a bit of old style camping in the past, you know, 2 man tent, freezing cold and that staple weather of the British summer, rain, I decided maybe I would treat the wife to a short break and travel down to Cornwall and see what was available.

Wanting to be quite central so we could explore the local countryside and a few internet searches later, I finally found a holiday park that catered for such camping needs. Perrin Springs Holiday Park just outside Perranporth seemed a perfectly placed location from which to explore the local countryside, and they offered something called a ‘glamping pod’.

On arrival, the first thing we noticed was the tranquillity of the valley in which the park was set, very beautiful. The pods themselves, a new addition to the site apparently were of timber construction in a long rectangular shape. They were also pretty well insulated to keep out that night-time cold and the windows were all double glazed. Inside the pods themselves you only receive the basics such as a t.v, kettle and stuff like that, but being an ex-camper, I already possessed all the other necessary equipment you will need to take. All in all, they were very cosy and quite intimate, perfect for a romantic break and a get away from the kids holiday.

Even though the site is quite close to the more popular tourist destinations of Newquay and Cornwalls administrative centre, Truro, if you want to keep your break a little less busy then there is plenty to do on the site. They have a couple of nature trails that you can explore, we even saw some Kingfisher birds, not a piece of wildlife usually spotted further north where we live. Luckily for the wife, I didn’t take my fishing rods as there are three large coarse fishing lakes to have a go at. Might have been less romantic had I took them. The park also has all the usual amenities you would expect, and the shower facilities are the best I have ever encountered when camping!

So if you fancy glamping, Cornwall and Perran Springs glamping pods are an ideal choice for comfort, location, amenities, and above all, a bit of peace and quiet. You can contact them at the address here:

Perran Springs Holiday Park,                                                                                           

Goonhavern,                                                                                                                  

 Cornwall,                                                                                                                            

TR4 9QG                                                                                                                              

Tel: 01872 540568