Shepherd's huts near Penzance with a private bathroom

The picturesque port town of Penzance is Cornwall's most westerly major town and an absolute must if you're planning a camping holiday in the far corner of Cornwall.

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12 top shepherd's huts sites near Penzance with a private bathroom

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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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Higher Keigwin Organic Farm

7 units · Glamping5 acres · Penzance, Cornwall, South West England
Glamping and wild-ish camping on an organic farm in Cornwall
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£90
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Trewithick Farm

2 units · Glamping8 acres · Porthleven, Cornwall, South West England
Shepherd’s huts and camping with views on a farm campsite in Cornwall
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£85
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Willow Valley Holiday Park

33 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents4 acres · Bude , England
This peaceful, sheltered site has a special character. The site is the ideal place to unwind with plenty of safe space, a meandering river and friendly atmosphere. It offers 4 acres with facilities, 7 acres of wilderness, shower block, level pitches, picturesque river, children’s playground and has been rated AA 4 star gold pennant. Chris and Jen both love Cornwall and were married just down the coast in Rock in 2017. After that, they looked for an opportunity to move to Cornwall and Willow Valley has provided the perfect opportunity. There are always ongoing improvements being made so make sure you keep in touch. Any returning campers will be glad to know we aren’t changing the campsite itself though. Why would we when it is already so perfect!
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£22
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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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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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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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Dittisham Hideaway

10 units · Glamping10 acres · Downton, England
Treehouses, lodges, and an Airstream, a mile from South Devon's River Dart.
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£195
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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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Owls Gate Shepherds Hut Retreats

2 units · Glamping2 acres · Boscastle, Cornwall, South West England
Reconnect with nature at this unforgettable nature-based escape and cosy up in one of our two bespoke, perfectly appointed luxury Shepherds Huts... We are delighted to offer guests one of our two beautifully appointed Shepherds Huts (each with its own partially fenced private garden area) situated on the grounds of our family home 'Owls Gate' in the village of Treworra in Davidstow, near Camelford. Cosy up and relax on the super comfy double bed - perfect for watching Netflix or enjoying a peaceful nights rest. Create relaxed meals in the kitchenette or Everhot stove and enjoy a complimentary breakfast of fresh orange juice, filter coffee and tea selection with sourdough bread, butter and jam at the breakfast bar with a view. Enjoy a moment of indulgent self-care in the beautifully appointed shower room complete with Faith in Nature toiletries. Outside you’ll find a picnic table for al fresco dining and comfy loungers for fireside stargazing. Free parking is a short walk away from Owl Hut. Ideally placed to explore stunning local beaches, Bodmin Moor and historic towns like Boscastle, Tintagel, Port Isaac and Padstow.
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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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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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Palm trees and sub-tropical plants are a hint at one of the town’s many perks: an unusually warm climate – ideal for holiday-makers bound for Penzance campsites. Close to famous St Michael's Mount and renowned beaches such as Perranuthnoe, Lamorna Cove, Kenneggey Sands and Praa Sands, it's the place to be for camping in summer. So, what are you waiting for?

Shepherd's huts near Penzance with a private bathroom guide

Overview

Camping and glamping in Penzance

If you can’t decide between Land’s End and The Lizard for your Cornish camping holiday, why not pitch up in Penzance? There are some great camping and glamping sites in and around Penzance and, as it sits between the most westerly and most southerly points of England, it’s got both convenience and a mild climate on its side. It’s also has a whole host of attractions all of its own and some great beaches nearby. Whether you’re passing through with a backpack via the South West Coast Path or bringing the family for a two-week summer holiday, the great weather and fantastic surrounding scenery makes camping in Penzance the best way to holiday here – in our opinion anyway. And if you haven’t got your own gear, go for glamping instead. Let someone else pitch a tent for you and camp out in a stylish bell tent, tipi or safari tent or take things up a notch and go for a shepherd’s hut, gypsy wagon, pod or dome for a glamping getaway on this lovely part of the south Cornish coast.

Things to do in Penzance

Penzance has been tempting people on holiday since the 1800s and it’s got the attractions to prove it; from its mile-long promenade to landscaped to the 1930’s Jubilee Lido and the modern Exchange Gallery which showcases contemporary art. You can stroll through the Victorian, landscaped Morrab Gardens to see subtropical plants and visit the elegant Penlee House Gallery and Museum to find out more about local history. Perhaps the biggest attraction of the area, and one whose presence is hard to ignore, is St Michael’s Mount, out in the bay. This fairytale island, topped by a medieval castle is one of Cornwall’s most-visited sites and you can reach it by boat or on foot via the tidal causeway from Marazion, five miles east along the coast. Along with neighbouring Longrock, Marazion is one of the closest sandy beaches to Penzance, which has a shingle beach below the promenade.

Penzance is situated on the Penwith Peninsula, not far from Land’s End, and most people make a beeline for it. Businesses have cashed in on the place’s popularity with theme park rides, shops and a photographer at the fenced-in Land’s End signpost – and some people leave feeling disappointed – but that’ll depend on your point of view. There’s also lovely coastal scenery, wildlife and walking in the area too. But if you prefer somewhere more low-key, the quaint fishing village of Mousehole, just three miles west of Penzance, will remind you of Cornwall’s charms. For more information on places to visit in Penzance, check out the Visit Cornwall website.

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From its unusually warm climate to the beautiful beaches of Perranuthnoe, Lamorna Cove and Kenneggey Sands, the West Cornwall town of Penzance is a camping paradise and a prime place for any summer holiday. Grab the trunks and pack the tent, it's time to find your Penzance campsite!

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