Cornwall Glamping Pods 2018-10-01T10:49:29+00:00





Each sleeps 2 in comfort or 2 adults + 2 children

Tucked away in a secluded spot less than a mile away from historic Padstow, our exclusive pods are nestled in a magical valley next to a former mill house set amongst bluebells and primroses and other wild flowers. In the evenings experience bats flying around and owls hooting, in the morning you may be lucky to wake up to a roe deer drinking from the stream.

Within walking distance from the popular harbour town of Padstow and Rock and located in a wooded valley next to a former mill house, each glamping pod has it’s own kitchen and dining area, shower and W/C, comfortable double bed & sofa bed. The area extends outside with a large decked area for you to enjoy the long summer evenings or cosy on up to your own firepit. At the end of a long farm track it is a delightful environment for children and animals, free from passing traffic.

You can enjoy a communal stone burning pit where you can sit and watch the evening sun going down in a sheltered spot, the kids will love toasting marshmallows. Magnificent beaches are no more than 2 miles away where you can ride the Atlantic rollers or simply walk along the coastal path and view the stunning scenery. There are wonderful walks from our properties which are surrounded by beautiful countryside.

It is a short distance from Padstow town, where you can dine in style at celebrity restaurants and a host of other great outlets to suit all budgets, amongst its winding streets including intimate cafes and tea rooms. Rick Steins, along with many other restaurants, make it a favourite area for Cornish eating. The A39, 2 miles away, links north and south Cornwall and is ideal for exploring attractions such as The Eden Project, Tate Gallery at St Ives, Minack Theatre and many more. For cycling enthusiasts the Camel Trail offers traffic free cycling and walking winding its way through Wadebridge and Bodmin.

Padstow Creek Pod glamping Prices

£75 per night based on 2 adults sharing, children 2 and under are free, additional guests charged at £10 per night per guest.

2 nights minimum.


We can supply linen packs, cooking packs and BBQ bundles, please see the extras section

Group Bookings

we are happy to take group bookings suitable for family groups looking for a peaceful stay. Looking for a larger group stay? Why not combine our holiday cottages with the glamping pods – adults take over the cottages and let the kids have the pods! The Cottages and pods are all on the same site. Call us to make an enquiry.

Our luxury clamping pods come with en-suite shower and WC and include:

  • Double bed with luxury pocket sprung mattress
  • Pull out sofa bed
  • En-suite shower and WC
  • Kitchenette with fridge, microwave oven
  • Flat screen Freeview TV
  • Dining table and Chairs
  • Underfloor heating, lighting and electrical points
  • Wi-Fi
  • Kettle and Toaster
  • Outdoor table and chairs
  • Linen and cutlery packs available – please see “Pod extras”
  • Fire Pit with barbecue kit available

Glampsite rules

We want you to enjoy your time with us and these rules are made with that in mind

  • We welcome families and couples but please be respectful of your neighbours, turn off any outside music from 9.30p.m. – keep the noise down to a respectful level.
  • There is a no smoking policy in the pods, you are welcome to smoke outside but please dispose of butts in the bin provided.
  • Padstow Creek is a beautiful place and we would like to keep it that way, please dispose of all rubbish in the bins provided.
  • We provide a fire pit, no other fires are to be lit anywhere around the site – fire pits are your responsibility so please ensure they are safe at all times.  No naked fire or BBQ’s on wood decking or inside Pods.  BBQ’s used by fire pit only.
  • If you are expecting guests please let us know – any additional guests will be charged £10.00 no matter how short their visit.
  • We regret that we do not allow dogs in the pods or on the site.
  • Respect boundaries and do not enter adjoining farmland.
  • This is a family site, please respect your neighbours and switch off any external music after 9.30p.m. and keep noise down to a respectable level.
  • All Glampers are to be responsible for their own and their own children’s  safety.  Trerethern is a working farm and has pigs and cattle.  Please do not feed any animals or go into any field with animals.  We have many marked footpaths and beautiful countryside for you to enjoy please do so, but you are responsible for your own safety, we have no responsibility if you or your child falls out of a tree or has an accident.


  1. Bookings can be made via the website, over the telephone, by e-mail.  Once your booking has been accepted we will issue confirmation.  Until such time as the booking  confirmation is issued the booking is not complete.  Payments may be made on line by card.  A charge of 3% will be added for customers using credit cards.  Extension stays can be made on site by card.  A 50% deposit is payable upon booking which is non-refundable.  Full payment is required four weeks prior to arrival.  If payment is not received the booking will be cancelled and any deposit retained.
  2. Bookings are not transferable.
  3. You must be over 18 years old to make a booking and to stay on site without other adults.
  4. We welcome couples, families and groups but reserve the right not to accept bookings.
  5. Cancellations more than one month prior to arrival will lose any deposit paid.  Cancellations with less than one months’ notice will only be refunded if the Pod is re booked and any refund will be subject to the loss of the deposit.
  6. We will try to ensure that all services and facilities connected with the site are available to you during your stay.  If services and facilities are not available no liability will attach to us any refund is up to our discretion.
  7. We reserve the right to terminate your permission to stay on site immediately in the event that you or those in your party are in breach of these terms and conditions.  In the event that permission to stay is terminated no monies will be refunded to you.
  8. We aim not to cancel bookings but if we have to for any reason, we will repay the full amount of any payment and no other compensation will be made.
  9. We will endeavour to put you in the glamping pod you choose but retain the change of location at our discretion.
  10. Monies will not be refunded in the event that some members of your group fail to arrive or you leave the site early whatever the circumstances.
  11. Arrival and Departure – Your pod will be available from 3.00p.m. on the date of arrival and must be vacated by 10.00a.m. on the date of departure.
  12. The number of people occupying each pod must not exceed the number stated in the booking request form.

Glamping Pods

  1. Personal belongings are your responsibility and we will not be liable for any personal belongings lost or damaged during your stay.  If any personal belongings are left, if contacted we will endeavour to return them on receipt of payment for return postage plus a £10.00 management charge.  Any left items will be disposed of after 14 days of the stay if we have not been informed.
  2. Pod pitches must be left clean and free of rubbish at departure or an additional charge may be applied.  Any rubbish is to be placed in general waste bins on site.  Bedding and towels are to be left in the laundry bags suppled.  All cooking pots, cutlery, glassware etc., to be left clean.
  3. There is a no smoking policy in all pods, you are welcome to smoke in the grounds but all cigarette stubs must be disposed of in the bin and not littered on the ground.
  4. Wi-Fi is available, we reserve the right to charge for any use in excess of 500mb per person.  We cannot guarantee Wi-Fi as we are in a rural location  and connection can be intermittent.  We are not liable for any losses caused by failure of Wi-Fi.
  5. We reserve the right to charge for any damage caused to the interior, exterior or contents of the glamping pods.
  6. The sewerage system is via a soakaway.  Please only put toilet paper down the WC, absolutely NO nappies, wipes or any other sanitary materials.  Please do not pour fatty liquids down the kitchen sink.  We retain the right to charge for the blocking or any sewers drains.
  7. We reserve the right to terminate your permission to stay on site immediately in the event that you or those in your party are in breach of these terms and conditions.  In the event that permission to stay is terminated no monies will be refunded to you.
  8. We aim not to cancel bookings but if we have to for any reason, we will repay the full amount of any payment and no other compensation will be made.

Parking and Access

There is parking close by to the pods for your car, however, due to the nature of its location and being in a valley, it is a walk in site only.  We advise that it is only suitable for able bodied persons.


Food shopping is available at Tesco’s, less than a mile away by car, or 20 minutes walking

Enjoy the Experience

We set out the site to have an exclusive experience, there are only two glamping pods on the land adjoining our two cottages. You will experience the calmness of nature and its quite solitude. The Pods are comfortable, heated and have Wi-Fi, microwave and TV with full channels. At night, you will see the stars and if you look carefully you will see the milky way on a clear night

Padstow boasts a wealth of galleries amongst its winding streets including intimate cafes and tea rooms. Rick Steins, along with many other restaurants, make it a favourite area for Cornish eating. Michelin starred and family restaurants, cafes and bistros rub shoulders with vibrant tapas bars, cosy tearooms and the warmth of welcoming pubs. Relax and dine alfresco at the waterside cafes offering regional and international cuisine or enjoy delicious homemade pasties and traditional fish and chips. Visit the Padstow website for more information.


  • Padstow has many pubs including Shipwrights Inn, Harbour Inn, Golden Lion, Old Custom House and Ruby’s bar.  Visit The London Inn which is a traditional pub serving good beer, cosy atmosphere, where you rub shoulders with local fishermen, or for a livelier atmosphere the Shipwrights Inn overlooking the harbour.  All pubs serve quality food
  • The Cornish Arms is Rick Steins’  pub which is out at St Meryn, a great place to call in on the way back from the beach, they have a great atmosphere and plenty of seating and parking available and excellent food.


  • Padstow creek at Trerethern farm is an ideal spot for people keen to enjoy the countryside and enjoy a Cornish walking holiday
  • Pilgrims way borders the site, as well as the Camel trail.  You can walk to Padstow through the fields on designated footpaths
  • There are beautiful coastal walks from Padstow which takes you across the headlands
  • Each pod and cottages has a map showing the routes
  • For more information please visit


  • We have many Cornish lanes you can cycle through.  You can cycle to Padstow and join the Camel trail which will take you to Wadebridge and as far as Bodmin.  You can stop en route for a Cornish tea and also visit the Camel  Valley winery on the Camel trail.  Bikes can be rented in Padstow for a daily or weekly rate

Beaches near Padstow Creek

  • There are some fantastic  beaches within a 5 minute drive of Padstow creek
  • Trevone Bay is the closest, a popular beach with surfers and families alike.  The main beach is sandy but there are some great rock pools to explore, Swimming is generally safe and RNLI life guards are present in the summer months.  There are bars and cafes nearby.  Approximately 2 miles away.  For further information check out
  • Harlyn Bay is known for being a great family beach.  The wide crescent of yellow sand provides plenty of space and the waters here are generally safe for swimming during the summer months, when there is lifeguard cover.  There is lots to keep kids occupied too with rock pools, sand dunes and a small stream.  Approximately 2.5 miles away.  .  For further information check out
  • Hawkers Cove situated at the mouth of the River Camel, this secluded beach does not really ever get crowded despite being a beautiful spot and being so close to Padstow.  The off the beaten track is reflected in the lack of facilities including no lifeguard cover. Approximately 3 miles away. For further information check out


With an abundance of beaches North Cornwall has some of the finest and leaves you spoilt for choice. With miles and miles of coves and inlets to be discovered with long unbroken stretches of golden sand along the North Cornwall this is why visitors return year after year. With the majesty of the scenery and the raw power of Mother Natures Sea this coastline is surely one of the most spectacular at any time of the year and thus must be treated with care and respect.

To the north of the town and accessible by the coast path is a super stretch of sand from St Georges Cove to Harbour Cove and Hawkers Cove. The walk from Padstow to St Georges Cove takes about 20 minutes with great views across the estuary. Harbour Cove is just further along the coast.  The walk out to the headland to Stepper Point (The Sleeping Dragon) provides the most stunning view’s of the estuary including Daymer Bay, Rock and up the estuary to the old Iron Bridge which is part of the Camel Trail. Padstow is connected via a ferry service to the village of Rock.

At low tide you can access the first of these beaches, known as Chidley Pumps or Lower Beach, from a path off to your right about 2 minutes walk from the town.  There is access over the rocks to Chapel Bar at low tide although care must be taken not to get cut off as the tide comes in.  The ferry and other boat trips leave from lower beach at low tide. When the tide is high you need to walk to the War Memorial and down the other side to St George’s Well at the bottom of the hill.

Parking: There is parking in Padstow however this does get very busy in the summer season.

Facilities: Toilet facilities are situated in Padstow with shops and cafe’s.

Dogs: Dogs are banned from St Georges Cove from Easter Day to October 1 however are permitted at Chidley Pumps, Chapel Bar, Harbour Cove and Hawkers Cove.

Other local activities

  • The Eden Project is a popular visitor attraction in Cornwall, inside the two bio domes are plants that are collected from many diverse climates and environments.  It is approximately 20 miles away
  • Falmouth maritime museum is located at a Harbour side building in Falmouth.  The three galleries are devoted to the maritime history of Cornwall and include Cornish fishing, trading, boat building, wrecks and emigration and includes a display of historical boats.  It is approximately 35 miles away
  • Port Isaac is a small and picturesque fishing village where the TV series Doc Martin was filmed.  It is approximately 15 miles away
  • Visit Rock via the regular foot ferry from Padstow Quay and mingle with the odd  celebrity, millionaire and Politician, have lunch at the Rock Inn and look across the estuary at the fantastic views.  The church at St Endoc close by, best known for its association with John Betjeman who was the former poet laureate is well worth a visit.
  • Prideaux Place on the outskirts of Padstow is a stunningly beautiful Elizabethan manor house and has been the home of the Prideaux family for over 400 years.  You can have tours of the house and enjoy a cream tea
  • Truro cathedral city is the main shopping centre for Cornwall, it has many quirky shops in the city centre and theatre and cinemas.  It is approximately 25 miles away.
  • Newquay is the mecca for night life and iconic surfing beaches.  On the sea front  the blue reef  aquarium features an underground tunnel going through a coral reef tank with sharks and stingrays,  there is also a zoo and botanical gardens.  It is approximately 20 miles away
  • Trevibban mill vineyard, tucked away down a campion-lined Cornish lane is a working vineyard and winery where they have a restaurant, wine tours and tastings.  It is approximately 4 miles away.


Padstow boasts a wealth of galleries amongst its winding streets including intimate cafes and tea rooms. Rick Steins, along with many other restaurants, make it a favourite area for Cornish eating. The A39, 2 miles away, links north and south Cornwall and is ideal for exploring attractions such as The Eden Project, Tate Gallery at St Ives, Minack Theatre and many more. For cycling enthusiasts the Camel Trail offers traffic free cycling and walking winding its way through Wadebridge and Bodmin.

When the ancient Cornish settled in the area many centuries ago they chose the site for Padstow with great care and foresight. Nestling in a narrow gulley on the western side of the River Camel estuary,the town is sheltered from the prevailing winds and the air is generally soft and balmy.Moving down the hill the buildings huddle closer together until they crowd around the harbour. There you’ll find a great mixture of houses, quays, boat slips, inns, cafés and restaurants, gift and craft shops, holiday cottages and food shops, banks and the like. None of this was planned; it just evolved as the years moved on. No architect could have designed the magic of Padstow. It is just the result of years of adaptation to change, of getting the best out of local materials and then using the buildings and the surrounding environment to meet the needs of a working and friendly harbour town. READ MORE.

The Camel Trail

The Camel Trail is arguably the most successful recreational trail in the UK, providing access to the beautiful Cornish countryside along a disused railway line between Bodmin, Wadebridge and Padstow. As the final leg of the Atlantic Coast Express journey from Waterloo, winding alongside the spectacular Camel Estuary, the line was immortalised in ‘Betjeman’s Cornwall’ as “the most beautiful train journey I know”


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Padstow Pod Extras – All the little things that make a big difference!

Cooking pack: £35

1 x colander
1 x chopping board
1 x Bread Knife
4 x wine glasses
4 x tumblers
4 x mugs
4 x cereal bowls
4 x plates
4 x side plates
1 x tea towel
1 x dish cloth and scourer
1 x saucepan
1 x frying pan
4 x knives
4 x forks
4 x spoons
4 x teaspoons
1 x serving spoon and spatular

*Please make sure all items are placed clean and tidy back in the box on departure.

Linen pack: £30

1 x double fitted sheet
1 x double duvet and cover
2 x pillows and covers
2 x large towels
2 x hand towels

Twin pack: £20

1 x large fitted sheet
2 x single duvets and covers
2 x pillows and covers

Please make sure all bedding is stripped and left by the door upon leaving.
Thank you

BBQ Bundle : £20

1 x bag of charcoal, kindling & firelighters
1 x box of matches
1 x griddle and tongs




“We love Padstow and have been for many years coming… but this brought a whole new experience. Away from the bustling town we were set in a peaceful space lush with greenery and nature. The pod was immaculate and warm… we could go anytime of year!”

“What an absolute gem of a place. In a small secluded (and sheltered) valley surrounded by trees with babbling brook and a field fill of primroses. It really is an oasis of calm and very private. The pods are perfect, comfortable, well maintained and spotlessly clean – if you don’t choose to take the packs offered with the accommodation, do bring EVERYTHING with you. The bed and sofa bed is comfortable and the French Windows give a lovely outdoor but indoor feel when the weather is less than favourable. The walk to Padstow is super-easy, up the hill and through the touring campsite and then across the fields, it takes about 25 minutes to the edge of Padstow. I would strongly recommend wellies if weather has been a bit wet as the paths are clearly heavily used and when we visited, very muddy. Nonetheless, we walked to and from Padstow a couple of times and don’t see the need for a car or taxi. We are already planning our next visit – Thanks for a lovely time.”