Sleeps 4

Rivendell Glamping Pods

8.5 miles SE of Bude

From £13 per person per night

Sleeps 4 people

Glamping in Cornwall: Unique, curvy and quirky 'Hobbit-style' pods, oh-so-cosy, snug and comfy. Drink in the view across the Tamar Valley by day, gaze at the twinkling stars by night. Cook, read, stroll, fish or just do nothing. And....relaaaax.


Could these hobbit-style pods be any cuter? Surely not. Their unique, curvy, timber-clad design makes them oh-so-cosy inside, giving you a glamping experience that's toasty, snug and comfy, whatever the weather's doing outside.

Neigh. Baa. Munch. At Rivendell you won't hear many noises other than the occasional pony or sheep, who sometimes graze in the paddock (the pods are just behind a farmhouse, part of a courtyard of barns converted into holiday cottages, by the way). And did we mention that the views from the deck are fabulous? All the way over a patchwork of fields across the Tamar Valley to Devon. And at night - well, lie back, open your eyes and drink in the endless panorama of twinkling stars. There's definitely no light pollution in this rural spot.

Here's the deal. There are two adjacent pods, one for living and sleeping, the other for washing. The living pod has a 4ft double bed nestled across the far end, with two 2ft singles niftily set along each side. There's a microwave, a small fridge with a freezer box (plenty of room for that bottle of vino) and a kettle, plus - just in case you tire of gazing at the gorgeous view - a flat screen TV with a DVD player. The second pod is home to a proper shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin and - clever thinking, this - a sheltered washing-up area tucked behind.

When you've poured that glass of wine, you can step straight out onto the enclosed, raised deck, where there's space for cooking up a storm on the gas barbecue, simply relaxing on the recliners or taking some time out in your very own bubbling hot tub. This is the point at which you send the kids off to the shared children's play area...

Feel like a wander around? You can roam the 250 acres of Rivendell's farmland (but do take care with the livestock) and the paddock, too, which is also home to the Owner's gorgeous Kune Kune pigs, Rhubarb and Raspberry, who you are welcome to meet, and some chickens too. There's even a fire-pit at the bottom, if you fancy a camp fire to warm your cockles. Stroll along the quiet road down to the River Tamar and River Deer, where you're welcome to fly fish for trout - bring your own licence (or purchase locally) and equipment - or else take a picnic and enjoy the peace and tranquillity. Are you feeling relaxed yet? This is stress-free, luxury camping indeed.

What more can we say? Quirky? Check. Unique? Check. Hobbity? Check. Oh, and one last thing: the Rivendell Glamping Pods each measure 4.8 metres long, 2.4 metres wide and 2.6 metres high. Just in case you were wondering.

Out and About

A hop, skip and jump from the dramatic north Cornwall/Devon coast, the Pods are set in the small hamlet of North Tamerton - twenty minutes' drive from the surfing hotspot of Bude or the sandy beach at Widemouth Bay. Closer still is Holsworthy (think totally traditional market town), while less than half an hour behind the wheel will take you to the cosmopolitan delights of Port Isaac, Boscastle or Padstow.


Living Pod with double bed (4'), twin beds (2'), TV, DVD player, microwave, small fridge with freezer box and kettle. Utilities Pod with shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin. Sheltered Open-air kitchen-area with sink. Outside: Gas barbecue with hob.

Availability, reservations and pricing : £352 to £765 per week Powered by Classic Cottages


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 £34 is payable per booking.

Seasons Book Now

Dates 2019 Price Band (£352 to £765 )
1 Jan - 16 Feb : 352
16 Feb - 2 Mar : 409
2 Mar - 23 Mar : 352
23 Mar - 6 Apr : 398
6 Apr - 20 Apr : 455
20 Apr - 27 Apr : 448
27 Apr - 4 May : 409
4 May - 11 May : 428
11 May - 25 May : 454
25 May - 1 Jun : 596
1 Jun - 15 Jun : 510
15 Jun - 22 Jun : 532
22 Jun - 29 Jun : 570
29 Jun - 6 Jul : 619
6 Jul - 13 Jul : 660
13 Jul - 20 Jul : 694
20 Jul - 27 Jul : 734
27 Jul - 31 Aug : 765
31 Aug - 7 Sep : 543
7 Sep - 14 Sep : 474
14 Sep - 21 Sep : 436
21 Sep - 19 Oct : 417
19 Oct - 26 Oct : 490
26 Oct - 2 Nov : 417
2 Nov - 21 Dec : 382
21 Dec - 31 Dec : 623

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