Can we manage without a car?
The sad reality is that due to lack of serious public transport, unless you are truly committed and wish to bike everywhere, a car remains the best way to enjoy the surrounding area. If you are part of a group/larger family booking we encourage you to car pool as much as possible.
See Getting There.
How big are the tipis? Do they have partitions inside?
Our medium tipis are roughly 16 feet in diameter, and our large approx 18, our extra large 20-22 feet – very large indeed ! Tipis never have partitions of any sort – that’s part of their charm.
What are the facilities on site?
We have 2 shower/loo blocks at either end of the site, plus 1 showers only block.
What’s provided inside the tipi?
Everything you should need bar your groceries and bedding. So you can see what’s there down to the last teaspoon, a full inventory is sent to you on completion of your booking.
So what do we need to bring?
As our bed mats are the basic 3/4’’ foam ones we recommend that adults/bigger children bring an old futon, airbed or similar bearing in mind that with no mains power only footpumps will work. Travel cots work brilliantly in the larger tipis, so do bring one if you need it. Our what to bring list should give you the rest.
What do we cook on?
Cooking is on a 2 ring/grill gaz cooker inside the tipi, with an outside fire complete with trivet which takes the pots/pans provided.
Is a tipi holiday suitable for very young children and/or babies?
Lots of people come to us with very young children; babies & toddlers love low level tipi living and frequently sleep far better than at home…
Can we bring our well-behaved/small dogs?
Sorry, no dogs of any sort. We do however have a friendly kennels nearby who will b+b your best friend for you, although with so many Cornish beaches & footpaths now not allowing dogs throughout the summer season you might find it easier if your pet stayed at home.
Are the cars parked off site?
No, our car park is well onto the site with the main area directly opposite the Warden’s cottage.
What security is there on site? Can you lock a tipi?
Security in every sense is mostly served by the privacy of the site itself, as well as the approach of everyone on it. There should be no one present except tipi campers and our staff, the site is emphatically not open to the general public. Tipis are not a lockable unit, so perhaps leave your jewellery at home – but in over a decade we have never had a problem.
Can we have visitors/guests?
If you have friends/family in Cornwall who want to visit you during the day, you’re most welcome -as long as we know they’re coming. This of course alters if they want to spend the night, in which case you need to contact the office to make a booking in the usual way.
Can we put up a small tent alongside the tipi for extra stuff/friends/children to sleep in?
We do not allow extra tents for storage/teenagers/nannies/visitors etc – if you need more space by all means book an extra tipi!
Is there a shop/laundry/playground on site?
We have no shop but our info pack on arrival gives details of all the best local places, our new washing & drying facility in finally nearing its build date and we consider the whole site to be a playground – and of a calibre that only Nature can produce.
Can I bring my own kayak/canoe/Topper and use it on the lake?
With pleasure, as long as you look after it rather than us.
Can we bring our bicycles?
It’s a great idea to bring bikes for all the family especially with some of the lovely trails nearby, but we do ask that only children under 14 use them on our site – and sensibly please.
Shall we bring fishing rods/licences/lifejackets?
Yes please, although we do have a large bunker of lifejackets for those that don’t have them at home.
Can I use hairdryers etc in my tipi?
With no power on site your hairdryer won’t work, but the sun & wind should do the job.