The Ultimate Guide to Glamping at Penbugle Organic Farm!
Glamping at Penbugle Organic Farm offers Cornish ‘glamorous camping’ in the very heart of the idyllic rural pastures of this stunning part of the South West. Our eight Big Chief Wigwam® Cabins are spacious, warm and fully insulated and each one has access to private facilities.
Glamping on a working organic farm in Cornwall … what’s not to like?
As we approach our tenth birthday here at Penbugle Organic Farm Glamping, we have put together our ultimate guide to glamping here in our peaceful site near Duloe, Looe and Liskeard in South East Cornwall.
If you have booked your glamping staycation with us, what can you expect from your well-earned holiday? Keep reading!
Or, if you are thinking about booking your staycation with us, then sit back, relax and read this article.
Who Runs Penbugle Organic Farm?
We are the Ridout Family, and we’ve farmed here for a number of years.
We have chickens, Dales Ponies, cattle and sheep, all run organically here at Penbugle.
Our farm is on the vast Duchy of Cornwall Estate, which is owned by HRH Prince Charles.
As an estate farm, we have some of the best countryside around us.
Is Penbugle Organic Farm Suitable for Couples and Families?
Yes! Our site is small yet spacious, with plenty of open areas for the kids to enjoy the great outdoors.
If you are a couple, then we are in a peaceful location that is a perfect hub to explore all that Cornwall has to offer.
Confirming your Holiday with Us
So, you’ve gone for it and booked your cabin with us!
First of all, if you’ve booked with us, please make sure you’ve received your booking confirmation from us.
You can book online or over the phone on 01579 326709, and payment will be needed in order to reserve your glamping cabin.
Then you can relax and plan your journey to our site in South East Cornwall!
How to Get to Penbugle Organic Farm
Cornwall is renowned for its amazing scenery – and for its rural, often narrow roads!
If you are travelling by car, then you can follow the directions on our website. Be wary of the Sat Nav as it takes you to another location.
Travelling by rail is a relaxing way to get about and the nearest railway station is Liskeard.
There is also a network of bus routes that will get you about the county at peak times only.
When you get near to Penbugle, you need to look for our signage which is visible from the roadside.
Once you take the turning into Penbugle, you will follow a narrow lane which eventually opens out into our farmyard.
Welcome to Penbugle Organic Farm Glamping!
What Happens When I Arrive?
Your cabin will be ready for you from 3pm on your arrival day, and not before. Departure the next day is by 10am PROMPT.
When you arrive, if you have a car, then you need to park in the allocated car park area close to the cabin area.
Wheelbarrows have been provided to help you take your luggage from car to cabin so the glamping area is kept free of cars.
You will be allocated a particular cabin and private facilities, and these are yours for the duration of your holiday.
What’s Provided with Each Cabin?
Each cabin is fully heated and insulated with a lockable door and Velux® windows.
Mattresses are provided along with a kettle, toaster, small microwave and fridge. Electric and heating is included.
The cabin also includes comfy mattresses, some storage areas and a coffee table.
There is also a firepit outside for cooking with (please note we DO NOT allow disposable BBQs thank you).
Best of all, you also have access to your own private shower and toilet facilities! You will have your own, dedicated cubicle which you can use throughout your stay with us.
The shower facilities also feature a wash up area so you can keep on top of the washing up.
Outdoor picnic tables are also provided.
What is Available Onsite and Nearby?
Our site is very, very peaceful and as such, we recommend you bring books to read, some activities for the kids and of course bring your itinerary of places to visit while you’re here. You can see some ideas here.
We have livestock and chickens onsite which are not far from the cabins.
If you love walking or cycling, then there’s lots of footpaths and cycle trails to tackle . Just be prepared for the vagaries of the Cornish weather!
Our nearest village is Duloe which also has a great pub, The Plough. Dobwalls is also close by and has a Spa shop and there is a Community Shop in Duloe.
What Do I Need to Bring with Me?
As with most glamping trips, you will need to bring essential items such as all clothing, all toiletries, food and drink.
You will need to bring all pans, cutlery, crockery and glassware with you.
You will also need to bring all bedding including a large flat sheet, duvets, pillows and/or sleeping bags and all towels.
If you forget anything, there are shops in Liskeard and Looe with some provisions, however we recommend you make a packing list before you set off so you remember everything and are well prepared.
We don’t provide any extras, so make sure you bring everything you need with you.
Can We Bring Our Dog?
Yes, providing we’ve been told about your pet and you’ve paid for him or her. There is one pet-free cabin onsite for humans with allergies.
We limit the dogs up to three dogs per cabin, thank you (tariffs apply).
Once you’re here your dog must be kept on a lead at all time.
Do your research before you come with regards to places to visit that a dog friendly, as you can’t leave your dog in your cabin while you sightsee.
Some beaches also have dog bans during the summer.
Can We Bring More than One Car?
Due to lack of space, and so we help do our bit for the environment, we encourage just one car per cabin.
However if this isn’t possible, you can bring an additional car and a tariff will apply.
What About Noise?
If you are wanting to party, then Penbugle is NOT the place for you!
We do not allow any stags or hens, and we do not allow any loud music whatsoever.
If you are wanting to party, then we advise you book at a suitable glamping site that will allow you to do so.
What About Smoking?
If you are a smoker or you partake of vaping or e-cigs, then you must do this away from the cabin and not inside it, thank you.
Are There Any Other Restrictions?
We do not allow fireworks, sparklers, Chinese Lanterns, disposable BBQs, and you must buy your firewood for your firepits from us.
What is Check Out Time?
As we need to clean all cabins and facilities for our next guests, we ask all guest to leave by 10am.
We do not make exceptions to this request, particularly in the high season.
What Happens If We Can’t Make It?
If you fall ill or are unable to stay with us, then please let us know as soon as possible.
Is There Anything Else I Need to Know?
We hope we’ve covered everything in this blog that will help you make the most of your stay with us.