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Real Glamping at the Fir Hill

9.8

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General

  • Off-grid luxury glamping site overlooking the spectacular Porth Valley
  • Extra-large yurts three miles from Newquay
  • Café, firepits, sunbathing terrace and luxury shower block

Might you rather like your own extra-roomy luxury yurt with a private outdoor kitchen, terrace and firepit... as well as the use of several swanky wetrooms, a cosy barn café and a sunbathing terrace, madam or sir?

You've got all this and more at Real Glamping at the Fir Hill: its setting in the handsome hamlet of Colan is a mere three miles from Newquay and close to spectacular beaches, highly scenic cliffs and splendid hikes along Cornwall's gorgeous north coast.

This eco-friendly estate is self-sustaining and totally off-grid, with its own natural springwater supply and power source generated using only biomass and solar energy. Ten solar thermal panels, a turbo log boiler and two thermal stores provide all the underfloor heating and hot water to the site's amenities; 40 solar photovoltaic panels produce power; and a battery storage room stores any energy that's been generated during the day ready to keep the site cosy and well lit in the evening.

Food for alfresco feasts can be ordered online and delivered direct from the local supermarket, and various takeaway and delivery services operate locally too for whenever you fancy a night off grill duty. If you're coming with a group of 10 or more and would rather focus on being the host(ess) with the most(ess), you can relieve yourself of barbecue duties and leave the job with the Fir Hill folk for a fixed fee by arrangement.

Communal facilities include a café and a cosy quiet room in the modern converted barn, as well as an upper terrace that's most suitable for sunbathing sessions.

Among the site's many well-kept amenities are a luxury shower block with eight showers and toilets.


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9.8

Overall rating based on 8 reviews

 

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Excellent stay, brilliant facilities and a lovely host!08/30/2022

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

  • Yurt (pet friendly, three person)
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    Charlie was the most lovely host! Everything is there for you and they can not do enough to help you / accommodate for you. I couldn't reccomend enough! We stayed in a lovely Yhurt, had a wonderful fire pit to cook on and a camping stove. Toilet and shower facilities are really nice and clean. Everything is kept to a high standard.

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The yurts are excellent and the host is very friendly …08/30/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAdam J.Confirmed

  • Yurt (pet friendly, six person)
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    The yurts are excellent and the host is very friendly and accommodating. There is no need to take any cooking equipment or plates and cutlery as all is provided. The site is well maintained and the shower block is quite presentable. A dog friendly site which is exactly what we were looking for so that none of the family were left behind. All in all an excellent week in the country just outside Newquay.

    Disliked: 

    The only minor concerns were the proximity of the airport as the noise from the helicopters disturbed the otherwise peaceful and tranquil setting. And the cost was quite high at £200 per night for a 3 bed yurt.

From the manager...

Adam
I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for joining us.
Ref the price ….I believe you stayed in a 3 person “couples plus yurt” and you paid £140 per night not £200 ! If I am right I think you have done us an injustice !

If so, any chance of changing your review ?

Kind regards

Charlie

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Brilliant site can’t recommend enough08/23/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNicola e.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Yurt (pet friendly, three person)
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    We’ve literally had the best 4 nights at fir hill , we’ve had a holiday like I used to have as a child , put the phones and tablets away . We’ve played hide and seek in the orchards , cooked jacket potatoes in the fire pit . Can’t recommend it enough , Charlie is the friendliest host and works so hard to make your holiday perfect,
    If your thinking of taking your 4 legged friend then do it you won’t find a more dog friendly site

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    That I couldn’t bring the mattress home

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Stylish yurt experience, lake swimming08/17/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSara C.Confirmed

  • Yurt (no pets, three person)
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    Dreamy few days rest after walking the SWCP. Couldn't believe my luck when I got to spend some time on this beautiful open site with fabulous swimming in nearby freshwater reservoir. Very spacious hand-painted yurts with linen sheets and comfortable beds. A bespoke outside kitchen, including cooler with fresh ice and new logs for the fire pit everyday. The yurts are all in their own private gardens. Very efficient shower block. Plenty of seating areas for guests. Charlie -- very good artist -- all his paintings are everywhere -- very chatty and friendly. Will be back, for sure.

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    nothing

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Excellent glamping site. Clean facilities and friendly staff08/17/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Yurt (no pets, three person)
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    Easy check in, Charlie could not have been more helpful

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A really fantastic spot to get away from it all.10/28/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Yurt (pet friendly, six person)
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    Really well thought through - loads of wood available for the log burner and fire pit. The yurt was really comfortable and warm with the fire going - even in late wet and windy October. The wet rooms were clean and with plenty of hot water. Great to have a drying room for soggy clothes, towels and wet suits. We cooked and ate outside (in between the rain showers) but also great to be able to wash up in hot water down in the kitchen!

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Stunning location, everything you need for a fabulous stay!09/27/2020

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

  • Yurt (pet friendly, six person)
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    I start with a big thank you to Charlie! I arranged a surprise getaway in Cornwall in one of the yurts at the Fir Hill estate for my husband’s 50th birthday, who isn’t a fan of camping.

    What a fantastic stay! The location is absolutely stunning, great set up of the yurts, where we stayed for the weekend. There’s nice space around each yurt and each area has its own outside kitchen, picnic table and fire pit with bbq. We had dog friendly yurt, which inside and out was clean and tidy, ready made beds with very comfortable mattresses. Nice and warm overnight even in September! Clean and most importantly spacious rooms, which is very nice when you don’t need to share space with other families( we were 2 adults 2 kids and a newborn). Charlie, the boss, genuinely nice and welcoming, great to chat to and gave us great advice on places to visit and eat out. Couldn’t fault our stay, just a perfect weekend and absolutely worth 7 hours drive from Brighton. We will be definitely returning next summer for at least a week’s stay. Thank you again, Charlie!

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From the manager...

Aiste
....thank you for your generous comments. As a family you were delightful guests, and I very much look forward to seeing you all again (both your youngsters will ensure this...as I recall they rather enjoyed the experience !).
All best.
Charlie
(Owner)

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Everything.09/15/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnna S.Confirmed

  • Yurt (no pets, six person)
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    Everything.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

From the manager...

Thank you for your review. We very much enjoyed you all coming to stay at the Fir Hill.
Please join us again in 2021 !

Kind regards

Charlie

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Themes

Forest

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Luxury

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

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Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

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Location

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  • The Fir Hill Estate, Colan, Newquay, Cornwall, England, TR8 4NB
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.4142°N 5.0000°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Shop Corner — 3.2 kilometers
Porth Four Turns — 4.1 kilometers
Bus Station — 6.1 kilometers
Train stations
Quintrell Downs Rail Station — 2.3 kilometers
St Columb Road Rail Station — 4.5 kilometers
Newquay Rail Station — 5.4 kilometers
Ferry ports
Padstow Ferry Landing — 15.0 kilometers
Rock Padstow Ferry Landing — 15.5 kilometers
Tolverne Ferry Landing — 21.4 kilometers
Airports
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 3.7 kilometers

Directions


If using satnav, the TR8 4NB postcode incorrectly directs you the lower town part of Colan. Instead, keep an eye out for Colan Church and head north from it, turning left with the church behind you; approximately 200 metres on, you'll see the entrance to the Fir Hill Estate.

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

As nearby Newquay's the surfing capital of Cornwall, buckets and spades of local surf schools await, with regular surfing tournaments at famed Fistral beach, as well as plenty of opps all around for other water-based pursuits such as canoeing, kayaking and sailing.

Away from the sea and sand, Newquay Zoo, Blue Reef Aquarium, DairyLand Farm World and the Lappa Valley Steam Railway are all popular places to take tiddlers to, and other attractions such as the Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and Crealy Great Adventure Park are all within easy reach. For grownup peeps, 18th-century Trewithen House, world-class golf courses, and horse riding adventures are all at your disposal too.

Truro a short drive away is filled to gills with independent shops, eateries, weekly farmers' markets and splendid architecture, and further afield you’ll find reams more coastline, outdoor adventure activities, award-winning seafood restaurants and pretty fishing villages.

Must see

  • Newquay Zoo (5.0 kilometers)
  • Blue Reef Aquarium (5.9 kilometers)
  • Lappa Valley Steam Railway (6.1 kilometers)

National Trust

  • Trerice (4.2 kilometers)
  • Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps (7.6 kilometers)

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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

On-park accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  11 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Real Glamping at the Fir Hill cancelation policy

No refunds within 10 days of arrival date.

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 cancelations 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. Real Glamping at the Fir Hill will debit the balance from your card 10 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 10 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

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

Payment methods accepted at the park

Bank transfer

Terms and conditions

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  • Does Real Glamping at the Fir Hill have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Real Glamping at the Fir Hill dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Real Glamping at the Fir Hill? As nearby Newquay's the surfing capital of Cornwall, buckets and spades of local surf schools await, with regular surfing tournaments at famed Fistral beach, as well as plenty of opps all around … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Real Glamping at the Fir Hill?
    On-park accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  11 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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