My girlfriend had suggested that we take a camping holiday in England, Cornwall to be precise. I must admit I wasn’t over enthusiastic about the idea, I’m more of a home comforts man. So while I was browsing the web for holidays in the resorts of South East Asia she had her own agenda and after a couple of weeks she came up with the idea of Glamping. I had never heard of the term Glamping although it’s been around in the U.K since 2005 an refers to glamorous camping. I soon warmed to the idea and we pooled our efforts into searching the web.
Her Great Grandfather had been a fisherman in Newquay and she wanted to research her family tree so we needed somewhere close to the popular resort. Her parents had stayed several times in a static caravan at a campsite in Goonhaven near Perranporth called the Perran Springs Holiday Camp so we looked it up and found exactly what we were looking for,the site offered tent and caravan pitches, eurotents and luxury static caravans but more importantly for me Glamping pods.
The pods are insulated wooden constructions and are double glazed, they come equipped with T.V and DVD player,kettle and cooler box,outside there is a decking and a barbecue stand where you can sit in the summer evenings and enjoy a meal and a drink.
We booked on line and arrived late afternoon to a very friendly welcome and were shown to our pod which had it’s own parking space. After unloading the essentials that you would need on a camping holiday minus the hassle of erecting a tent,at which I would have struggled,we took a shower. The shower block is so clean that it would put many a hotel to shame,a credit to the owners. The pods have electric sockets,so while my good lady played with her hair dryer and curling tongs I sat outside on the decking and enjoyed a couple of cold beers. We then, on the recommendation of the owners, drove to a nearby village and had very good meal at the pub.
The following day I spent strolling the nature trail and walking around the three fishing lakes on the 21 acre site while my better half sorted out the paperwork in preparation for her detective work. That evening we had barbecue accompanied by wine straight from the cool box. Perran Springs is ideally located and we easily located the church in Truro where her Great Grandfather had been born and it’s Parish records.
After our weeks stay I am a convert to Glamping and we are returning later in the year with two other couples for a proper holiday, I’ve just booked it on perransprings.co.uk. So remember to bring everything you would need for a camping holiday, everything that is except the tent. To enjoy a Glamping pod in Cornwall I can’t over recommend Perran Springs, you never know we could meet up.
Here are the details for the Park:
Perran Springs Holiday Park
Cornwall, TR4 9QG
Phone: +44 (0) 1872 540568