Sleeps 6

Tembo

2.2 miles SE of St Agnes

From £10 per person per night

Sleeps 6 people

Safari tent in Cornwall: Say goodbye to stress and hello to glamping luxury. Right off the beaten track, our glamorous safari tent will transport you to the wilds of Africa while relaxing in the tranquillity of the Cornish countryside.

General

You'll start to unwind the moment you take the turning for the long, unmade track that leads to Tembo (it's Swahili for elephant) in its lovely, tree-lined meadow, dotted with wild flowers and saplings. Wind through the narrow lane, tunnelling through trees, and feel the sense of adventure building. From the moment you pop out into the parking-area you'll start to feel refreshed and energised. Breathe in, breathe out. You're in Cornwall now, and you can tune in to a slower pace of life. Far from the madding crowd, with only Tembo's brother Twiga close by, all that's around is peace and quiet. Apart from birdsong and the rustling of leaves, of course.

Just what is Tembo, you may ask? Well, it's a superb safari tent for six, kitted out with all mod-cons and just perfect for a blissful family break. You'll love the eclectic look of this stylish retreat, with reclaimed pallet walls, chunky furniture and African-inspired colours. The large living space features a comfy sofa and chairs and a generous dining-table, plus a cute double cabin bed that can be curtained off for privacy. In the fully kitted-out kitchen area there's a Belfast sink (with cold running water), a fridge with ice-box and a two-ring gas stove, with plenty of storage in the form of stacked apple crates. There's also a wood-fired range cooker that will keep you toasty and snug, and in which you can conjure up fabulous family meals.

At the back of the tent are its twin and double bedrooms, as well as a full-sized shower-room that features hot and cold running water, a proper flushing loo and a double shower cubicle. Outside, there's even shared access to a laundry-room with a washing machine and utility sink. From Tembo's wooden deck you can see the glamping site and pretty countryside beyond, cook up a barbecue or simply relax back in the sunshine. Or why not gather around the fire-pit, toast some marshmallows and watch the twinkling stars as they appear one by one in the endless sky above? Simply perfect.

Out and about

While you're here, as well as enjoying a wander through the camping meadow and nearby country lanes, you could stroll the mile or so for a pint or some pub grub at the 16th Century Miners Arms in Mithian, or hope on a bike for a quick cycle to St Ages, a friendly village where there are heaps of great places to eat and a lovely beach at Trevaunance Cove. Venture slightly further and you can surf, swim or sunbathe at Perranporth, Chapel Porth and Porthtowan, all lifeguarded from Easter to the end of October, or drive to the county capital of Truro for a bit of retail therapy. Or simply get away from everything and explore this fascinating part of the north Cornish coast, where there's just so much to see, from picturesque old mine buildings to stunning coastal views.

Layout

Open plan living-room with kitchen, dining and bedroom areas. Wood-fired range, 2 ring camping gas stove, fridge (with ice-box), toaster, kettle, coffee machine and double bed. Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Shower-room with double shower, WC and wash-basin. Outside Access to: Shared Laundry-room with washing machine and utility sink.

Availability, reservations and pricing : £405 to £1110 per week Powered by Classic Cottages

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Pricing

All prices are £ per week per cottage. Where applicable the prices are inclusive of VAT. The prices are specified for Saturday changeover dates.

For weekly holidays or short breaks beginning on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday the price for the following Saturday applies. For those beginning on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday the price for the previous week applies.

Bed linen and towels are included in the price. In addition, many cottages also include electricity and central heating within the price and this should be taken into consideration when comparing prices. There are no extra charges for cots or high chairs where they are listed in the property description on the Web site.

A non-refundable booking fee of £24 is payable per booking.

Seasons Book Now

Dates 2017 Price Band (£405 to £1110 )
1 Jan - 11 Feb : 405
11 Feb - 25 Feb : 461
25 Feb - 1 Apr : 405
1 Apr - 8 Apr : 533
8 Apr - 22 Apr : 555
22 Apr - 29 Apr : 450
29 Apr - 6 May : 483
6 May - 13 May : 555
13 May - 27 May : 616
27 May - 3 Jun : 827
3 Jun - 17 Jun : 688
17 Jun - 24 Jun : 738
24 Jun - 1 Jul : 827
1 Jul - 8 Jul : 871
8 Jul - 15 Jul : 932
15 Jul - 22 Jul : 982
22 Jul - 26 Aug : 1110
26 Aug - 2 Sep : 755
2 Sep - 9 Sep : 599
9 Sep - 16 Sep : 555
16 Sep - 23 Sep : 522
23 Sep - 21 Oct : 472
21 Oct - 28 Oct : 599
28 Oct - 16 Dec : 427
16 Dec - 31 Dec : 810

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Located 2.2 miles SE of St Agnes powered by the classic guide

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