Shepherd's huts near Padstow with hiking

Embark on boating adventures along Cornwall beaches while camping near the fishing town of Padstow.

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12 top shepherd's huts sites near Padstow with hiking

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Diddylake Shepherd Huts

1 unit · Glamping15 acres · Bodmin Moor, England
Two handcrafted shepherd huts in a very private, tranquil location on Bodmin Moor. The huts are off grid and have a low environmental impact. We're 3.5 miles away from the picturesque village of St Neot and 8 miles away from the historic market town of Liskeard. The North and South coasts are easily accessible offering some of the best surfing, swimming and cliff walks. The huts are cosy and homely with logburner and comfortable bed! The spring fed hot/cold shower is next to a compost loo. It’s not often you get to live in the heart of a Site of Special Scientific Interest, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or a Dark Sky Reserve, but Diddylake is in the middle of all three. The two huts set by Diddylake house (the ruin) on the rolling moors feel a world away from just about anything. One hut is your bedroom, with wood-burning stove and thick blankets keeping it cosy in any weather, and the other is your kitchen with hobs and a dining table and the BBQ and fire pit just outside. The shower and compost loo are in their own wooden hut down by the old house. The whole site has been done out by Jackson with recycled finds and local timber, giving the spaces a soft woody smell and a homely feel. There might be a chilly stroll to the loo or a dash between the huts here and there, but it all gives you a sense of living in a different age and in real wilderness. Jacksons home is a few hundred metres away, and doesn’t intrude on you at all, but it’s still close enough that you can wander up for assistance or to visit the livestock. The rest of your time you have the whole of Bodmin Moor on your doorstep and the coast within easy reach. Split your days between rambling in the hills, trips to surfing beaches or the marked hiking trails round nearby Colliford Lake. Even lounging at the huts you’ll not want for wildlife encounters. There's lots of wildlife to observe, birds include buzzards, duck, swallows, skylarks and cuckoos just to mention a few. Listen carefully and you could hear a red kite. Deer and fox are frequent visitors and keep an eye open for butterflies, dragonflies, newts and frogs. Keep your camera to hand! At night, the seclusion is brought home by spectacular starry skies.
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Rosie - situated in Poldark Country

1 unit · Glamping2 acres · Wadebridge, Cornwall, South West England
A self-contained shepherd’s hut for two in the Cornish countryside
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Hillside Hut

1 unit · Glamping2 acres · Polperro, England
A dog-friendly shepherd’s hut in the Cornish countryside near Looe and Polperro
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£110
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West Kellow Yurts

8 units · Glamping1 acre · Cornwall, South West England
A small glamping site on a family farm in Cornwall, set just outside the idyllic seaside village of Polperro
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Hideaway Camping

17 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents24 acres · Okehampton, England
Carefree camping and glamping in Devon with a nature-friendly setting and imaginative owners
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Mount Pleasant Eco Park

81 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents42 acres · Cornwall, South West England
Eco-friendly camping with campfires, an excellent café and knock-out sea views, all within walking distance of the beach
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Cotna Eco Retreat

5 units · Glamping12 acres · Cornwall, South West England
An peaceful, eco heaven near the coast, on a 10-acre organic smallholding in Cornwall with yurts, a shepherd’s hut and a strawbale barn
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£72
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Robin’s Roost Luxury Shepherd's Hut

1 unit · Glamping70 acres · Truro, Cornwall, South West England
Set in an idyllic AONB valley in between Truro and Falmouth on our 70 acre working farm. The perfect spot to relax and recharge. Loads of local walks, pubs within walking distance and easy access to the water on the Fal River. Loe Beach is a stones throw away where you can hire paddle boards or kayaks. Lots of birds to admire: pheasants, owls, woodpeckers, buzzards and tits.
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Penlea Retreat

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Polperro, Cornwall, South West England
A neat little shepherd’s hut with a hot tub, just five minute’s walk from Polperro
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Dawn and Dusk Shepherds Huts

3 units · Glamping2 acres · Boscastle, England
Cosy shepherds hut in a tranquil haven. With a built-in kitchen and double bed, nestled in an acre of quiet countryside. The hut supplies hot and cold water, as well as electricity. The fridge keeps your drinks cool, whilst the induction hob warms drinks on cold nights. There is a refreshing, outdoor shower on-site and an accessible toilet in a neighbouring outbuilding. With only two huts sharing the space, it is perfect for a romantic escape or take advantage of the pair for a small family getaway.
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Westland Farm

21 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents27 acres · Barnstaple, Devon, South West England
Camping and glamping on a working farm, with yurts, huts with hot tubs, and simple, spacious, sociable camping pitches
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Hideaway Huts

2 units · Glamping150 acres · Liskeard, Cornwall, South West England
Luxurious, exclusive glamping hut in Cornwall's idyllic Looe Valley.
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Shepherd's huts near Padstow with hiking guide

Overview

Holiday makers and merriment seekers flock to Padstow—a Cornwall coastal resort destination—for its scenic harbour, fishing cottages, and Celtic festivals. Brimming with campsites and cottage rentals, Padstow offers everything from rustic to luxury accommodations for campers who enjoy activities like boating, fishing, surfing, and relaxing on beaches like Bedruthan Steps, Port Gaverne Beach, and Trevone Bay. A popular stop on the celebrated Camel Trail, Padstow is also a hub for hikers who love panoramic coastal views. Holiday accommodations and campsites with electric and water hookups promise campers of all kinds a convenient base for excursions along Padstow’s beauty.

Where to go

Camel Trail

A disused railway line transformed for hiking, Camel Trail is an 18-mile trek that offers backpackers views of North Cornwall’s coast. Hike across the sea over bridges while glimpsing local wildlife like migrating birds. The trail is renowned for its stunning scenery—a dazzling blend of seaswept beaches and flower-strewn meadows. Padstow is just one stop on the trail; hikers will find that there are many villages farther along where they can enjoy a pasty and a pint.

Port Gaverne Beach

A small hamlet on the north Cornwall coast, Port Gaverne Beach is a National Trust-owned beach renowned for its pristine, natural setting. A narrow cove features rock pools and walking areas that campers love to explore. Many believe that the beach has remained largely unchanged for several hundreds of years. Though once a popular fishing port, today Port Gaverne Beach is a serene destination for campers in search of Cornwall’s most picturesque coastal spots. With more than 40 beach campsites in the vicinity, choose a waterfront pitch close to washrooms and campsite amenities for a comfortable stay.

Carnewas at Bedruthan

Popular with tourists as well as inspired artists, Carnewas at Bedruthan offers coastal walks, unique geology, and a step into Cornwall’s history. Rock formations along the coast create spectacular cliff-top views, as sandstone “steps'' lead down to the sea. Rich with folklore, the area was believed to be tenanted by a giant named Bedruthan. It also sits along history as it stretches below Redcliffe Castle, a prehistoric promontory fort. Today, campers come to witness the dramatic coast, but due to dangerous currents, swimming is prohibited. Look for private camping parks, glamping pods, and rustic cottage rentals located within steps of the beach.

When to go

Most travellers choose to visit Padstow between April and October when weather conditions are most pleasant. During summertime, temperatures average around 19°C. Late fall, winter, and early spring involve more precipitation. January’s average winter highs range around 10°C. Even so, many of the region’s campsites and cottage rentals remain open year-round.

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