For a true escape to pure wilderness, come to Kudhva - an incredible wild camping experience in stunning Tintagel, Cornwall.
Named after the Cornish word for ‘hideout', Kudhva offers exactly that. In a world away from the madness of modern life, learn what it is to become one with nature as you unwind in a totally unique Kudhva, a tensile Tree Tent, or a Shanti Tipi with coastal views. Set among beautiful landscape, Kudhva allows you to completely relax, expand your mind, and celebrate everything the natural world offers.
Built for the adventurous camper, a Kudhva is a three-legged, asymmetrical hideaway, sitting eight foot off the ground. Positioned to make the most of sensational views down the coast to Gull Rock, Kirin Island and the Polzeath Headland, think of this architectural eccentricity as the most unusual tree-top hideout you'll ever experience.
With four two-man Kudhva available, they're the ideal choice for those who want to experience this truly unique location. Blending amazing design with a little touch of luxury, each is finished with soft bed linen and fresh towels, while your garden below comprises a bed of wild strawberries and heather.
You could choose to soak up your surroundings in a tensile Tree Tent instead, which can be suspended wherever you choose. From heart-stopping heights above Kudhva's reservoir to a fairy-tale spot among willows in the woodland, make the most of this very rare chance to sleep in unbelievable accommodation in a location of your choice!
Or why not savour the comfort of a Shanti Tipi, nestled in a beautiful field with 180-degree coastline views? Sleeping two guests in a downy double bed, wonderfully pared down style elements include hessian flooring, and a gorgeous Kudhva candle to give your evenings a soft glow.
Whichever you choose, nothing beats waking in your tree-top haven, feeling as free as the birds chirping nearby. However, this total immersion in nature doesn't leave all the comforts of home behind. Two indoor showers powered by solar energy will refresh you for the day ahead, while an onsite shop sells necessities for your stay.
When it comes to cooking at Kudhva, here's your chance to really get back to basics. Campfire cooking is actively encouraged, so have some fun coming up with your own camp-kitchen creations - perhaps using ingredients from your pre-ordered organic veg box, or even ones you've foraged from the woodland yourself. If you're staying for the weekend, make the most of the Breakfast Baskets you can pre-book. Or if cooking's not your bag, why not arrange for one of Kudhva's recommended chefs to whip up delectable fireside treats for you?
Spend your days however you please, after consulting with Kudhva staff and pre-arranging some of the possible activities on offer, from swimming in the reservoir (possible with a guided tour from owner Louise), or unwinding with a spot of yoga in the middle of the golden grassland. Take inspiration to draw, paint or write, relax in the hot tub, or feel the power of nature as you stand below the 40ft waterfall (also via guided tour). Get your hands dirty with some land management, or simply lie back on the soft grass to gaze at the stars. And then of course, there's chilled-out music to enjoy at the monthly Sunday Service and other activities and events planned across the year.
On the striking Cornish coast, you're also perfectly placed for exploring the beautiful area beyond Kudhva. The Trebarwith Strand is exactly a mile away; surfers can strap their boards to the Kud Truck (Kudhva's very own American crew-cab classic truck!), and get to the beach in time to ride those waves! Wander along the coastal path for even more incredible views from the headland, or unwind with a pint in Port William or Mill House - the two pubs within a mile of Kudhva.
When the trappings of life have become too much, there's nothing better than shaking them off and taking some time to relax, contemplate, and get back on an even keel. And when that feeling comes knocking, that's when your hideout at Kudhva is waiting.
Things to note
No dogs permitted for 2018 season, group bookings must speak to the host before booking, whole site bookings are available for exclusive use. Tree tents start at £45.60 per night for 1 person and £57.60 for 2 people. Kudhva from £122 per night. Prices are inclusive of VAT. Minimum booking 2 nights. Reservoir and waterfall visits must be accompanied by owner Louise, and activities should be pre-arranged prior to your arrival.
Region: Tintagel, Cornwall
Cost (from): £45.60 per night (tree tent), £122 (kudhva)
Sleeps: 2 per unit
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Property ref: 354
Kudhva sleep 2, bedding provided, outdoor shower, 2 plug sockets, 2 USB sockets, 3 lights, solar power, 2 outdoor showers, wood burner, wood bundles available, chef services may be pre-booked, onsite shop.
Tensile Tree Tents also sleep 2, all bedding and camping equipment must be brought.
Shanti Tipi sleep 2, double bed with wooden frame, bottom sheet, pillows and cases, hessian flooring, Kudhva candle, firepit
Surfing, foraging, coastal walks, climbing, yoga, architecture workshops, horse riding, paddle boating/boarding, hiking, beachcombing, fishing, golf, mountain biking, watersports, paragliding, tennis, cinema, museums, historic sites, fire building, stargazing.
At a glance
- Unique wild camping in Tintagel, Cornwall
- Architect-designed Kudhvas (three-legged hideouts 8ft off the ground), with stunning coastal views (sleep 2)
- Tensile Tree Tents - can be located where you choose to make the most of sensational landscape (sleep 2)
- Shanti Tipis with coastal views (sleep 2) - please bring duvets/sleeping bags
- Range of activities onsite, including climbing and wild swimming in reservoir
- Cook around a campfire (or arrange for onsite chef to cook for you!)
- Showers, shop, and hot tub onsite
- One mile from Trebarwith
Strand (owners will drive surfers and boards in classic American truck)
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