Lost in Canvas

From £40 For 1 night, 4 adults 10 6 reviews
Winter view (added by manager 01 May 2023)
Site view (added by manager 25 may 2023)
Lost in canvas (added by manager 25 may 2023)
Bell tent and view (added by manager 01 may 2023)

  • Small glamping site with spectacular views of Lostwithiel in Cornwall
  • The Eden Project and Par Sands beach both 15 minutes’ drive
  • Exclusive-use shower room; fridge and freezer space; logs available
A small but exclusive glamping site, Lost In Canvas is in the grounds of Delancey House, set on a hillside overlooking the historic town of Lostwithiel in Cornwall. Soak up spectacular views of the River Fowey from the comfort of your tent or when cosying up around the firepit. Whether it’s exploring the local area or passing a peaceful day amid the lush countryside, this is a spot for families keen for downtime with their kids or couples on a scenic getaway. No need to share or compromise on toilet and washing facilities: with your tent come the keys to your own private shower room, with toilet, Belfast sink set into a walnut worktop, a heated towel rail, and – best of all – a high-pressure shower with constant hot water. You can leave the cool box behind and the ice for your all-important G&Ts is no issue, as you have access to a shared fridge and freezer space in the log shed nearby. Here, you can also stock up on logs for the firepit, buy fresh local produce when available, and keep an eye out for owner Bex’s special baked goods – you won’t want to miss those. You are free to roam the grounds of Delancey House, so stretch your legs with a walk down to the lower meadows, keeping your eyes peeled for wildlife – you might get lucky and see the resident roe deer, who often puts in an appearance. There’s also direct access to 35 acres of woodland, or it’s 20 minutes’ walk down the hill into Lostwithiel to its shops, cafés and pubs.

Site type

Tent pitches 3
Rent a tent 1
Open now
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
  • No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.
  • There is no reception on-site: on arrival please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.
  • Unfortunately the landscape of the site does not suit guests with mobility issues. The bell tents are only suitable for children 4 and older.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Fri, 22 Mar to

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Wonderful glamping experience with excellent facilities

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
rebecca w. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Avon Gwel bell tent

Liked: What a wonderful location this is! We spent two nights here with our two young daughters. The ready made beds ensured a comfortable sleep, and waking up to the breathtaking view was amazing. Our girls had a wonderful time playing in the spacious surroundings of the tent. The bell tent offered a sense of seclusion with only two others in the field. The upkeep of the site is impeccable. The inclusion of a private bathroom was a welcomed bonus, creating a hotel-like experience. Throughout our stay, we were provided with cooking amenities and a campfire, adding to the enjoyment. Chris, one of the owners, was incredibly accommodating and available for any assistance we required. The location couldn't be better – it offers an escape from the bustling campsites nearer the beach while remaining a short drive away, and it's conveniently situated for exploring various attractions. We're already looking forward to our next visit!

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Wonderful small site, excellent facilities.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Avon Gwel bell tent

Liked: Exceptional facilities, wonderful views, lovely friendly welcome. We had a two night stay - very comfy beds, everything extremely clean. Very well equipped and a good location for day trips.

Disliked: The rain 😆

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Beautiful location, luxurious facilities

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Martin G. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Avon Gwel bell tent

Liked: Fabulous location just outside Lostwithiel with a great view down the valley. We had no problem arriving without a car and enjoyed a walk to nearby Restormel Castle and the Duchy of Cornwall Nursery. The site is very spacious and the bell tent was luxurious; we also had our own seating area with firepit and a private bathroom.

Disliked: Nothing!

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Don’t hesitate just book. Thanks guys we will be back for sure.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Emma H. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Avon Gwel bell tent

Liked: Views to die for Bell tent was fully equipped and very tastefully I must say! Comfortable bed with quality bedding Fire pit Pristinely clean private bathroom with shower and hot water a plenty Hassle free check in/out Use of fridge and freezer Friendly hosts with lots of local knowledge

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High quality luxury glamping.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Jenny N. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Avon Gwel bell tent

Liked: Everything about Lost in Canvas is stunning - great location, beautiful tent and site, wonderful views, high quality facilities. Just spent a weekend here celebrating a special birthday with my family and couldn't recommend it more highly. The attention to detail in providing everything needed was particularly appreciated. Thank you.

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Fantastic campsite, private bathroom facilities - exceptional.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Alex Y. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch (private bathroom amenities)

Liked: Absolutely amazing campsite! Quiet and private with a fantastic view. Level pitches. Bathroom facilities were brilliant and everything was so well thought through for guests. We enjoyed the fire pit in the evening too. Staff were lovely and very helpful. Great campsite guide and local guide provided by Chris. Best campsite we’ve ever stayed at by far! We will be back.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

No pets allowed

Themes

Luxury

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal freezer

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

Lost in Canvas

Bodmin Hill

Lostwithiel

Cornwall

England

PL22 0HU

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

50.41283°N
-4.67691°W

Nearest transport

Coach
0.4 mi Royal Talbot Hotel
0.4 mi Royal Talbot Hotel
4 mi Polgrean Place
Rail
0.6 mi Lostwithiel Rail Station
2.4 mi Bodmin Parkway Rail Station
3.5 mi Luxulyan Rail Station
Ferry
5.3 mi Fowey Custom House Quay Ferry Landing
5.5 mi Bodinnick Ferry Landing
5.7 mi Fowey Town Quay Ferry Landing
Airport
14.7 mi Newquay St Mawgan Airport

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Have a ramble around sculpture trails in The Lost Gardens of Heligan (half an hour), or scare yourselves listening to lurid ghost stories at Bodmin Jail Attraction (15 minutes). And of course, it’s worth taking time to explore the tropical biospheres at the ever-popular Eden Project (15 minutes). Hop in the car and you’re soon on a beach. But which one to choose? The family-friendly Polkerris (20 minutes) has a beachfront pub and restaurant, while Polridmouth (15 minutes) has often calm waters, making it a great wild swimming spot. Sheltered Porthpean Beach (20 minutes) is popular for watersports (hire gear there) and rock pooling with the kids. Sporty types can play golf, go paddleboarding in the Fowey Estuary (both 15 minutes) or yomp through the wetlands at Shirehall Moor Local Nature Reserve (five minutes). And when you’ve done your exercise for the day, make for the fantastic pubs, cafés and restaurants in lively, pretty Fowey (20 minutes) for waterfront dining on fine Cornish seafood.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Par Sands 4.6 mi Sea N/A Good Good Good
Polkerris 5.2 mi Sea N/A Good Good Good
Shorthorn Beach 5.6 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Crinnis Beach 5.9 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Readymoney Cove 5.9 mi Estuary N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Eden Project 4.9 mi

Lost Gardens of Heligan 10.6 mi

Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park 12.3 mi

Rock Beach 14.6 mi

Lappa Valley Steam Railway 16.6 mi

National Trust

Trerice 16.1 mi

Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps 16.1 mi

Tintagel Old Post Office 17.6 mi

Cotehele Mill 20.6 mi

Cotehele 20.6 mi

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Other

LANHYDROCK 1.8 mi

Lanhydrock House - the River Fowey 2.4 mi

Lerryn CP - St Winnow Point - St Winnow - Lerryn CP 3.3 mi

BOCONNOC 3.3 mi

Cardinham Woods Ramble 3.9 mi

Local events

  • Eden Sessions (Wednesday 12 June 2024 – Wednesday 12 June 2024)

    Par, Cornwall 4.7 mi

  • Boardmasters (Wednesday 7 August 2024 – Wednesday 7 August 2024)

    Newquay, Cornwall 15.9 mi

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Want to know more about camping in Cornwall?

  • Does Lost in Canvas have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Lost in Canvas dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Lost in Canvas? Have a ramble around sculpture trails in The Lost Gardens of Heligan (half an hour), or scare yourselves listening to lurid ghost stories at Bodmin Jail Attraction (15 minutes). And of course, … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Lost in Canvas?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Lost in Canvas? From £40 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.