Cornwall is one of the most popular locations for a ‘staycation’ with its gorgeous beaches, rugged moors and fascinating history. Also blessed with a milder climate, this South West corner of the UK hits the spot with family holidays.
The Cornish Coast is festooned with fishing villages, and one of these, Mevagissey, is close to Wigwam® Holidays Bodrugan, one of just three sites in the county that is part of the Wigwam® Network.
Owned by Tim and Sally Kendall, six comfortable en-suite cabins nestle among Bodrugan Barton’s greenery, overlooking incredible views of the coast and the South West Coast Path, one of the National Trails of England and Wales.
Sally explained: “With increasing standards and so much alternative glamping accommodation provided throughout the British Isles, we felt we needed to bring the site up to the standard of our cottages, and Wigwam® Cabins were a perfect ‘fit’ with our locale and ethos.”
The six luxury cabins are the latest addition to Bodrugan Barton’s portfolio of self-catering accommodation including four holiday cottages, a studio space and a supplementary cottage offering accommodation from two to eight guests.
Thoughtfully renovated and offering home-from-home comforts (only better!), the cottages include parking, garden furniture, lovely views, Wi-Fi, iPod docks and even boat storage.
Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Bodrugan Barton also has an indoor heated swimming pool and sauna for guests to use. Then when the sun shines, light that barbecue, read that book and totally relax.
The six Wigwam® Cabins, are placed in two adjoining paddocks with stunning sea views. Each cabin has its own private area and fire pit along with a parking area adjacent.
Wigwam® Holidays Bodrugan includes six Running Water Deluxe Wigwam® Cabins, made in the UK from sustainable timber sources, including a shower, toilet, kitchenette, dining area and two double beds. The cabins sit in harmony with the delicious smelling herbs and pretty wild flowers that grow with vigorous abandon nearby.
The cabins are ideal for families, couples, walkers and solo travellers. Start and end the day by watching the sheep and cattle graze contentedly in the lush pastures. Tim and Sally supply lamb to Waitrose and their Dexter cattle are a joy to watch as they take things easy at Bodrugan.
Tim said: “The best things about this business are talking to guests and communicating to them about the area and food provenance, farming and how the countryside works. Guests love the idea of a farm and like to know how we operate.”
As with many locations in Cornwall, Bodrugan is steeped in history and folklore. Dating back to Domesday, Bodrugan’s Leap, a dramatic section of the South West Coast Path, commemorates the tragic tale of Sir Henry de Bodrugan, who leapt off the cliff to escape Earl Edgcumbe during the English Civil War.
On a brighter note, the world-renowned Lost Gardens of Heligan is within a short drive along with other attractions in this superb corner of Cornwall.
Other attractions and places of interest within a short drive include the Eden Project, the Polperro Heritage Coast, the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Dartmoor National Park and the maritime port of Plymouth.
There are few more pleasurable things in life than a holiday close to sparkling seas and golden beaches. Wigwam® Holidays Bodrugan and holiday accommodation offers a unique escape in one of the UK’s most beautiful counties.
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