East Thorne Family Roundhouses

An original glamping concept, lovingly created by a family who fell in love with glamping and the Great Outdoors...and set about creating a luxury en-suite glamping alternative for their guests. 
  • Sleeps: 2-4
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

East Thorne emerged 11 years ago, originally as a yurt camp. Since its humble beginnings, they kept hold of the best bits and ramped up the luxury touches. The Roundhouses were the result. A collection of 8 all year round en-suite retreats in a heavenly rural Cornish setting close to the coast, perfect for couples, families and groups.

There are eight family Roundhouses, with connecting cabin rooms, each comes with its own private en-suite and electric hot tub, perfect for relaxing in at the end of a busy day’s sightseeing! Four of the Roundhouses are also dog-friendly, so you can bring the whole family along!

Luxury is imbued in the Roundhouses, with hand-selected furnishings, fixtures and fittings, ranging from toasty underfloor heating and a warming wood burner to soft, sumptuous fabrics, cosy bedding and a stylish ensuite bathroom.

All Roundhouses are fitted to a very high standard and have a hand- picked modern décor to reflect what is at the core of the East Thorne experience. Think campfires, countryside, food and the ocean. They complement your natural setting perfectly.

The luxury doesn’t quite end there! You’ll find plenty of thoughtful touches almost everywhere you care to look, from rainy day impromptu cinema nights to organised surf lessons and seasonal activities. There are also plenty of foodie treats and locally-sourced hampers on offer too from their converted horse box ‘The Hive’ offering a bespoke local food ordering service, organic locally ground coffee’s and pastries. How about a Romantic Gourmet Glamper Hamper, or a ‘Brekky Glamper Hamper that takes care of breakfast on your first morning?

The warm welcome you’ll receive just as soon as you arrive on site is just the beginning of your fun and relaxing holiday experience. The East Thorne team is personal and dedicated to making sure you have all you need and get the best out of staying in this beautiful area. Whether that’s a day trip, walk along the coast path, the perfect beach day or a special place to eat – the family team have tried and tested it all.

Further afield, Boscastle and Tintagel offer even more beautiful scenery, with nearby Clovelly a haven of picture-perfect streets. The Eden Project is within easy driving distance, as is Trethorne Leisure Park and the Milky Way – perfect for keeping the kids entertained!

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At a glance

  • Luxury en-suite glamping near Bude, Cornwall.
  • BBQ, electric hot tubs. Open all year round. Pet friendly options. Site sleeps from 2-54.
  • Optional extras include luxury hampers, seasonal activities and chef-cooked meals.
  • The owners can organise a wide range of activities for guests, including surfing and spa treatments.
  • Perfect location for walking coastal paths, visiting beaches and exploring local towns.
  • Awarded Silver in the SW Tourism Awards 2019, Bronze Cornwall 2021.


  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Hot Tubs


The 8 family Roundhouses sleep 2-4, double bed and either bunk bed or additional double in cabin bedroom, bedding & towels, private en-suite bathroom, underfloor heating, wood burning stove and electric hot tub.

Site facilities include camp fire, clay oven, climbing frame, laundry facilities, coffee, pastry and bespoke food ordering service, lawned area for games and football.

Local activities

Beaches, waterfalls, coastal walks/drives, surfing, kayaking, canoeing, rock pooling, horse riding, cycling, fishing, boat trips, The Eden Project, wake boarding, aqua park, aerial gliding, golf, trampolining.

Accommodation Options

The Boat House Roundhouse (sleeps 4 adults or 2 adults/4 children)

Ocean Roundhouse (sleeps 4 adults or 2 adults/4 children)

The Ember Room Roundhouse (sleeps 4 adults or 2 adults/4 children)

Fern Leaf Roundhouse (sleeps 4 adults or 2 adults/4 children)

More information

If you thought luxury, style and comfort just couldn’t exist in the glamping world, be prepared to be proved gloriously wrong with a stay in an East Thorne. You may never holiday in a hotel again!

Things to note

Roundhouses are open for bookings all year round. Check-in time is 4pm, check-out 10am, smoking is not permitted inside. There are four pet-friendly roundhouses, Fern, Ember, Ebb and Flow. Please enquire for details.

Where you'll be staying

Bude, Cornwall

What the guests of East Thorne Family Roundhouses say

“It honestly was beautiful. The layout is faultless. We stayed for two nights and we couldn’t have asked for a more welcoming, peaceful and amazing place to stay… The location is perfect, 5 minute drive from the shops and a 15 minute drive from the beach. I couldn’t quite believe how inexpensive this was. Thank you Naomi and Adam!”

“We stayed two nights in the Roundhouse. Naomi made us feel so welcome and nothing was any trouble during our stay there. It was all presented very well.. I would jump at the chance to come back again in the future and would recommend the Roundhouse to any couple looking for a breakaway in Cornwall.”
Katie & Sam

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