South Penquite Farm - Blisland, Bodmin.
With moorland views and gentle streams, South Penquite is a great spot for nature lovers and caters for groups, families and solo travellers alike. This 200-acre farm is a haven for wildlife, home to breeding birds including tawny owl, willow warbler, and mistle thrush, plus some of the rarest butterflies in Britain. The farm takes an environmentally sensitive approach to accommodation - campsite showers use harvested rainwater heated with solar energy and a small wind turbine provides energy. Expect simple accommodation in a beautiful setting: four Mongolian yurts made from wood grown on the moor are dotted around the farm, and the campsite overlooks the moors. In the evening, pick up some home-produced organic lamb burgers and sausages for the campfire, take in the moorland air and let the night sky provide your entertainment. In the daytime, explore South Penquite’s farm walk or unwind on the moorland river with a bit of fly fishing - if you’re lucky, you may spot a kingfisher or a grey heron.
Abbey Home Farm Eco Camp & Huts - Cirencester (pictured below).
Prepare for off grid living and enjoy the Cotswolds at its best. Abbey Home Farm offers a quirky pick ’n’ mix of accommodation, from a hidden woodland yurt to a range of rustic huts, a stone cottage and a private campsite. All are in different locations around the farm, giving you privacy and great views. New this year is the Cotswold stone converted Cartshed - an outlier as the only spot with electricity. Then there’s the farm’s Ecovenue, a back-to-basics option for groups set on the edge of the wood with great views, a wood burning stove, composting toilets and a bucket shower. Do bring: a sense of adventure. Don’t bring: your laptop. Love cycling? There’s plenty to see in the not-too-hilly surroundings. Bring your own or rent one onsite from Cotswold eBikes.