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- On the edge of Bodmin Moor
- With alpacas, open-air amphitheatre and excellent views
- Pubs within walking distance
An all-star welcome from Starsky and Hutch the alpacas, an evening’s entertainment at an open-air amphitheatre, or a shower in a converted piggery: an array of novel experiences await you at Little Upton Boutique Belltents, on the edge of Bodmin Moor in south-east Cornwall.
With an impeccable vista of the Cornish countryside, this bijou glamping site is brilliantly located, whether you’re after pure relaxation, an active break or a combination of the two.
The roomy bell tents come with up to one double futon and a further two single futons if required. (Please remember to bring your own bed linen and towels.) The bell tents also come with a woodburning stove, a kettle, and homely touches such as twinkling fairy lights on the center pole in the middle of the tent. Perched on raised decking (for extra warmth), each tent has a lovely 'balcony' with cute outdoor dining furniture and ample space for loafing about and admiring the views.
The bell tents have access to a well-equipped communal kitchen with fridge, kettle, toaster and microwave in the converted piggery block (where you’ll also find the shower and loo).
Cracking free-range eggs, sausages and the like are often available to purchase on site, or there’s a small shop a five minute walk away in the hamlet of Upton Cross (the local delicacy is a world champion cheese, Cornish Blue). However, with a cluster of cosy country inns surrounding the site, you’ll be spoiled for choice if you fancy eating out instead.
Please note that dogs are not allowed and smoking is strictly forbidden anywhere on site.
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Breath taking views,amazing hospitality.we stayed in the piggery bell tent ...
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Great stay again
Enjoyed our short stay. Nice tents, good facilities.
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Tents for hire
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
No dogs allowed
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
- Coach stations
Liskeard: Barras Street Coach Stop — 5.2 miles
5.2 miles Dobwalls (Cornwall): Coach Stop — 6.2 miles
6.2 miles Launceston: Westgate Street Coach Stop — 8.1 miles
- Train stations
Liskeard Rail Station — 5.8 miles
5.8 miles Coombe Junction Halt (Rail Station) — 6.0 miles
6.0 miles Menheniot Rail Station — 7.0 miles
- Ferry ports
Torpoint Ferry Terminal — 14.7 miles
14.7 miles Devonport Ferry Terminal — 15.0 miles
15.0 miles Bodinnick Ferry Landing — 15.7 miles
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 26.0 miles
From the A30
Head west on the A30. Take the exit signposted Launceston for 0.2 miles. At the roundabout, take the second exit onto the B3254 heading to S Petherwin. Turn left to stay on B3254 for 8.4 miles. The site is on the left before the Caradon Inn.
From the A38
Head west on the A38 and take the exit signposted Liskeard. Take the third exit at the next roundabout (heading over the bridge). Follow the 'all routes signs to bypass Liskeard - staying on the A390 until Callington Road. Take the first exit left at the roundabout on to Callington Rd. Take the second exit at roundabout heading to St Cleer - stay on the B3254 for 5.4 miles. We are on the right just after the Caradon Inn pub.
Little Upton Boutique Belltents is ideal for outdoorsy types of every inclination: the nearby lakes at Siblyback offer fantastic fishing and an extensive range of watersports; there’s top-notch horse riding, walking and biking around beautiful Bodmin Moor (and the famous Camel Trail cycle route, where you can also hire bikes, is only half an hour’s drive away); the River Tamar provides sailing, boat trips and fishing; and for golfers, there are plenty of local golf clubs for teeing off, including beauties such as that at Lanhydrock.
For evening entertainment, try the Sterts open air amphitheatre, just a hop and a skip away from your tent: this unique venue hosts regular music, theatre and comedy productions during the warmer months; alternatively, it’s a short drive to the towns of Liskeard and Launceston.
Little Upton Boutique Belltents is halfway between the two coasts of Cornwall, so guests are perfectly placed for sightseeing. Take your pick of glorious coastal towns such as Fowey, Looe and Polperro; world-famous gardens such as the Lost Gardens of Heligan or the Eden Project; country estates such as Lanhydrock and Cotehele, plus animal attractions, museums, theme parks and more.
- National Marine Aquarium (17.1 miles)
- Tintagel Castle (17.6 miles)
- Eden Project (18.3 miles)
- Lawrence House (8.2 miles)
- Cotehele Mill (9.2 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.