Cornish Tipi Holidays

return to real camping

We have flushing lavatories (one with limited wheelchair access) and hot showers situated at either end of the site, with an additional showers-only block more centrally located near the warden’s cottage. Our water comes from standpipes for your cooking and washing up which you will need to heat up back at your tipi - our basins are plumbed for cold water and are intended for handwashing, brushing your teeth etc rather than washing your dishes.

We often get asked if the campsite water is suitable for drinking, and we explain we've all been drinking it for years with no ill effects. However the breakdown is that mains water enters the site and is then piped around by our own delivery system and not by a mains delivery system which means that it is not classified as mains water at the point of delivery i.e. the standpipes & basins. This means that some campers prefer to drink bottled water while staying with us, as many people now do even at home. It's up to you which you prefer.

We’re lucky enough to be off the National Grid which means you can’t use/recharge any electrical appliances on site.



We believe cooking over a crackling campfire with the scent of drifting woodsmoke is part of the archetypal camping experience. Few modern campsites allow any sort of fire. We positively encourage you to make a fire in your own firepit and enjoy the primal satisfaction it offers. Our guidance notes on arrival give advice and safety tips such as using the special trivet provided to help make cooking easier. Also outside you’ll have a locally made table with bench seating for family meals.

The Lake

Clear blue one minute and shifting greens the next, Tregildrans Quarry lake is a real Swallows & Amazons experience. You can swim and bathe in the water, fish for rainbow trout, use the boats and canoes to row and muck about, or just sit and watch the swallows and dragonflies dipping the water.

You’ll need to bring your own rods and fishing licences, but we do have lifejackets if you don’t have your own. The lake is fenced off from the main path and secured by a gate with a childproof catch so no little ones should be able to wander in by themselves – but be aware that there is no lifeguard and children must be supervised at all times. If you fancy bringing your own kayak or Topper to use on the lake by all means do so.


There are village shops a couple of miles away in just about every direction, or a little further to Wadebridge for bigger stores. Our where to go list in our guidance notes gives information on local produce, organic outlets etc.