🇬🇧 Cool Camping is now Hipcamp - Learn more.
Bakesdown Farm Camping
100%
·
24 reviews
· Bude, England
30 acres
7 units
1 Glamping
6 Tent
Small-scale camping and glamping on a 33-acre Cornish farm with separate meadows ensuring space, peace and privacy
Despite being less than four miles from North Cornwall’s Widemouth Bay, the 33-acre Bakesdown Farm feels like a wild outpost in the back of beyond. There are just four pitches at the top of a farm-side meadow, each petering out into waist-high grass that’s coloured with cow parsley and buttercups. No manicured lawns and regimented plots here; just a refreshingly understated setting and a whole host of chilled-out vibes. In fact these prized tent spots, mown into the grass and accompanied by a campfire at every pitch, occupy just one of four different meadows hidden around Bakesdown Farm. A second is for ‘exclusive camping’ – a two-acre paddock for groups with its own compost toilet and a shower – while a yurt and a cabin also have patches of their own. It’s these glamping options that perhaps most stand out. They exude the same rustic feel as the rest of the farm – hardwood floors, rugs, and wooden furnishings feel aged but not outdated – and offer the extra comfort of a proper double bed. Both also have their own private kitchen shack with a covered seating area, cooking equipment and a stove. All of the different meadows around the farm share extra facilities in the main yard itself, a short stroll up the gravelly path. Here there is a proper flushing toilet and electric shower, along with a fridge, freezer and electricity points. The farmyard acts as a sort of gateway into the outside world, reminding you that modern life exists beyond the sanctuary of your private meadow. Beyond the little caravan shop, housing a colouring table at one end and a small farm shop at the other, the road to the outer world awaits. Not that heading down it is a bad thing – surfing, sun lounging and sand castling are all on the other side.
Activities
Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Natural features
Beach
Forest
Farm
Available pitches
Filter by
Loading units...
Location
Bude, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Avatar
Hosted by Anna S.Joined in April 2016
100%
15 Ratings · 24 reviews
Avatar
Jason C.recommends
June 29, 2022
Simply Camping Tent Pitch
Perfect Hosts, perfect site
Perfect hosts, perfect site. Hardly ever hear traffic and has beautiful, far reaching views
Avatar
Glen D.recommends
June 19, 2022
Simply Camping - Van/Tent Pitch
Amazing site, amazing hosts
Incredibly secluded and picturesque site. All the amenities you could want. The stay was made even more incredible by how Anna came to our rescue after tent tragedy occurred. We upgraded to the exclusive wood cabin and wow what place. Truly unique and beautiful. Will definitely be returning.
Avatar
Tilly A.
September 19, 2021
Thank you for a brilliant camping experience. We stayed on one of the exclusive pitches with composting toilet, fire pit and gas shower (lovely and hot) - and what a super experience it was. Hosts were very friendly, and we had access to the communal fridge, charging points, and could collect wood and kindling for a small fee (honesty box) at the yard - a three minute walk away from our exclusive pitch. Very quiet and peaceful with beautiful views and great access to Bude and surrounding areas. Would recommend!
Avatar
Jonathan S.recommends
August 23, 2021
Simply Camping Tent Pitch
We had such a fantastic holiday at Bakesdown Farm. The site was immaculate, as were all the facilities. A warm welcome, but space thereafter to enjoy your own space. Very quiet site with respectful campers. Great to have the use of a fridge as well as access to a freezer for ice blocks which we ended up not really using. Having a washing up sink in our grill was a genius stroke, albeit cold water only. Beautiful, tucked away location. Idyllic. The only issue that stops it being five stars (and I’m agreeing with other reviews here) is there is only one toilet and one shower!! They are just as lovely as the ones in my own house, but at home it’s only the two of us using it! Here there were 16. We will definitely be coming again and try the site with its own facilities. 😍😍
Avatar
Sara C.recommends
July 13, 2021
Great Orchard Cabin
We had an amazing stay in the cabin. It was very well equipped and had everything we needed. We loved how secluded and private the site was. Having a campfire in the evening was so peaceful. The host was really friendly and helpful. We definitely recommend a stay here!
Avatar
Sarah M.recommends
June 5, 2021
Simply Camping Tent Pitch
We stayed on a simply camping pitch for 3 nights. The site was very quiet as there were only 4 pitches. The view was gorgeous. The shower, toilet and fridge/freezer were all excellent and impeccably clean. The wood, kindling, eggs, ice cream etc were all on an honesty box system which was great. The only thing we’d change was having to walk a short distance on a country lane to get to and from the facilities - it was mostly empty but on occasion a fast car past and this was something we watched carefully with our children.
From the host
Bakesdown Farm is a quiet, friendly 30 acre farm in the north of Cornwall. We are hidden away in the countryside, yet only 3.5 miles from Widemouth Bay. Spread across the farm, our holiday spaces include a small campsite, exclusive camping fields and a unique handbuilt cabin. Whether you’re a couple looking for a quiet getaway, or a family wanting to spread out and play, we have the privacy and space for you.
Nearby attractions
It's under four miles to Widemouth Bay, with access to the coastal path and several companies offering surfboard hire and lessons. Widemouth is also home to the  Bay View Inn, the best pub food in the area (see food & drink). Half a mile further, Bude has two more beaches (with more lessons and boards for hire; 07779 117746) and is backed by a wealth of independent shops. For something different, try horse riding with nearby Broomhill Manor Riding Stables(07899 676746).
Food and drink
Bude (15 minute drive) has plenty of eating options, including The Bank (excellent tapas; 01288 352070). The Bay View Inn (01288 361273) in Widemouth is a family-friendly bar and restaurant with great views. Closer by, The Bullers Arms  (01288 361277) in Marhamchurch is a traditional village pub serving real ales, or Whitstone Stores (01288 341444) for provisions.
What our customers say about Hipcamp

Safety partners

Hipcamp is created with ❤️ and hope for our future.