We’ve got around 25 North American style tipis made of cotton canvas on a framework of wooden lodge poles, bound with twine and hessian rope. These majestic structures reach up to more than 18 feet high, giving you a generous living area. Compared to an ordinary tent, a tipi interior gives you an amazing sense of space and light. Every time you duck in or out of your tipi door you're aware of the sensation of moving into a different world – at times it’s a nomad’s tent, at others a ship on the high seas – you decide...
Each tipi is fitted with an external hat or interior lining to keep out the rain - although in bad conditions (driving rain, severe winds etc) we cannot guarantee that any canvas structure will be completely weather or wildlife proof. Drips, leaks, muddy doorways etc are all part of camping in a typical British summer - it's why the Cornish countryside is so beautifully green! Please bear this in mind before booking with us - especially if you think a hotel or B&B might suit you better. Fair weather camping cannot be guaranteed.
All the tipis are equipped with the basics you might need for your visit - custom-made groundsheets (just so you know, these aren't attached to the main canvas as tipis aren't manufactured as sealed units like modern tents, so sometimes you get gaps!), warm Turkish rugs and candle lanterns.
You’ll get your own camp stove and cool box. We also provide kitchen essentials from teaspoons to teapot – with a full inventory sent to you on completion of your booking. And of course you’ll be welcome to use our pots and pans on your outside fire. See what to bring for a list of the extras you might need.
Our tipis come in three sizes, medium, large and extra large.
The medium tipi will sleep 2 adults comfortably or two adults and up to two young children but if you're bringing a travel cot we advise booking a large tipi.
The large tipi will sleep 4-5 adults comfortably and 4-6 if at least one is a child but to comply with Health & Safety requirements we cannot allow any more than 6, including babies.
We have one extra large tipi on a Private Site that sleeps 6-9.
There are 11 tipis in the Village Field, or 11 on Private Sites situated singly or doubly in private clearings. Private sites have their own area bordered by trees and hedges. Although private the sites are sometimes quite close to others and you'll usually see the tops of tipis nearby and hear your neighbours’ voices.