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The Hideaway

7.7

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General

  • Family-friendly wild camping site five minutes' walk from Stratton
  • Summerleaze and Crooklets beaches 10 minutes' drive away
  • Base for surfing, hiking, coasteering and paddleboarding

If you’re heading off for a Cornish break, it’s a given that much of your time will be spent digging up seashells on the beach and tackling the boisterous surf – so what could be better than a family-friendly site within 10 minutes’ drive of the beach? The Hideaway is a cosy three-acre refuge run by a friendly local family who'll point you in the direction of local surf schools, paddleboarding, and coasteering, all within 10 minutes' drive of the site, so you can dive headfirst into the local surf with confidence.

This is a basic site with no electricity, so you can truly shut off from the digital world and embrace wild camping in its full glory. Peek outside your tent and you may just find a pack of pheasants shimmying their feathers or an ambling roe deer passing through.

The local beaches, Summerleaze and Crooklets (both 10 minutes' drive), take you away from the throngs of the Cornish tourist go-tos, so you won’t need to get territorial over your patch of sand. You can stroll straight into the Cornish countryside from the site, too, and join the riverside Seven Bridges route to tick off its coveted seven bridges (well, now six) as you go. The seven-mile route ends at the village park, so kids can blow off any remaining steam on the swing set.

Handily, the site is a five-minute walk from the local village of Stratton, where you can grab Cornish cream and strawberries from the shop or simply stock up on supplies. There are a couple of pubs in the village too, and there are plenty more seaside pub haunts along the beaches, where you can sample local ales and rest your feet.


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7.7

Overall rating based on 6 reviews

 

50% would recommend this site to a friend.

67% would stay here again.

 

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Peaceful, tranquil stay. 10/1027/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRyan B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Everything was really good, nice area, clean hut, I was skeptical with the compostable toilets but they were really clean. Showers were warm, had more amenities than we thought like stove, cooler box and cutlery which is good. Host was really nice too. The whole place was really peaceful. When walking back one night the stars in the night sky were the brightest I had ever seen. 10/10.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing about the place was perfect in every aspect. Only one thing was the distance from Bude. It was 40 minutes walk which wasn’t bad just abit too far if you want a beer in Bude. It was £10 for a taxi back but there is a couple of decent pubs in Stratton.

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Basic but OK and Amy is frendly and helpful.26/08/2021

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    The bell-style tent was lovely - clean, spacious enough, even for 5 of us, and had a comfortable double bed complete with bedlinen. The gas cooker and kettle provided made sure we could have a hot drink. We are not campers historically so didn't have a load of equipment of our own. The site is on the edge of the lovely village of Stratton and is very quiet (depending on other families staying there - we had considerate neighbours!). Amy was very friendly and helpful - she would always visit if needed and provided a freezing service for our ice blocks to use in our cool box.

    Disliked: 

    The field is on a slope, steeper for some tents than others. The toilet facilities are, well, basic but adequate. The showers likewise - a gas boiler provides hot water on demand for them. The washing-up area has no hot water but we used water from a shower or boiled the kettle. The complete lack of electricity could be debilitating though we only found it to be a monor inconvenience - we drove around during the day so could charge phones etc in the car and battery-powered lamps/torches were fine in the tent.

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Super super basic.16/08/2021

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    The tent was a good size, nice to be able to stand up. Close to Bude. Quiet. Thick duvet as gets extremely cold at night.

    Disliked: 

    Showers and composting toilet more basic than any I've come across in the past. The smell was truly horrific. I think you would have to be brave and run to and from showers with not much on as not big enough to keep anything dry in the space with you. They are corrugated metal huts. We didn't see the owners at any point. Very limited info on a print out in the tent, no mention of the ice pack freezing service. Feel like they could of given so much more local info and phone numbers for local attractions as we struggled to get any Internet service in there, would've been so much easier to just ring provided phone numbers to check availability and booking for indoor activities when the weather turned bad. Can't use the stove inside the tent but no area outside to use it if weather is bad. If you want to be able to go inside one of the 2 pubs in town, you need to book as early as possible as with there being nowhere else for locals to go, they're pretty much packed all the time. There's no chip shop or local shop after 7pm. Next option is to drive into Bude. Somehow, slugs were appearing in our tent during the night. Not sure if this happens with all bell tents as this was our first stay in one.

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Very clean, Amy was very quick at fixing thing if …15/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHolly S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Very clean, Amy was very quick at fixing thing if the broke or bringing us more gas for the stove if we ran out. Very friendly

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Great site with clean facilities.07/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomVicky S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    The set up and the location. Very quiet and peaceful

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Everything was brand new, the size of the bell tent, …24/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSophie P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Everything was brand new, the size of the bell tent, great parking, had everything you needed

    Disliked: 

    Tent and bed were on a slope so didn't sleep very well and a day left early. Showers were super hot with no warning sign to run the taps first

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

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

Portaloo

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

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

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Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

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Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

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Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Pop-up campsite

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

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Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

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Location

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  • Diddies Lane, Stratton, Cornwall, England, EX23 9DW
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.8303°N 4.5064°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
The Strand — 1.7 miles
Bideford Quay — 18.5 miles
Bideford Quay — 18.5 miles
Train stations
Okehampton Rail Station — 23.4 miles
Chapelton (Devon) Rail Station — 24.7 miles
Sampford Courtenay Rail Station — 24.8 miles
Ferry ports
Bideford Ferry Landing — 18.5 miles
Appledore Ferry Landing — 20.7 miles
Instow Ferry Landing — 20.8 miles
Airports
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 34.4 miles

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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

Five local beaches – sound good? The closest of the bunch is the white-sand Summerleaze Beach (10 minutes’ drive), which has a free sea pool, topped up partly by the tide. There are several surf schools here, where kids can sharpen up their surfing skills, or catch their first-ever wave.

Over at Crooklets Beach (10 minutes), families can inject more saltwater into their veins with a go at coasteering, paddleboarding and sea kayaking, or test their grip strength with rock climbing or abseiling at Shoreline Extreme Sports (10 minutes).

Those who want to stick to the land can saddle up with horse riding at Broomhill Manor (five minutes), or whizz around the countryside on a Segway at Bude Segway and Outdoor Pursuits (10 minutes). Golfers won’t have too far to look, either, as the local town of Bude (10 minutes) has both 18-hole and nine-hole golf courses, and easy peasy mini-golf for all the family.

Must see

  • Tintagel Castle (15.8 miles)
  • RHS Garden Rosemoor (17.9 miles)
  • Rock Beach (26.7 miles)

National Trust

  • Lawrence House (14.7 miles)
  • Tintagel Old Post Office (15.8 miles)

Cycle routes

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

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

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Permitted arrival/departure time

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  9:30 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

The Hideaway cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. The Hideaway will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does The Hideaway have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Hideaway dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Hideaway? Five local beaches – sound good? The closest of the bunch is the white-sand Summerleaze Beach (10 minutes’ drive), which has a free sea pool, topped up partly by the tide. There … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Hideaway?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  9:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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