2.4 miles NE of Penzance
From £12 per person per night
Sleeps 4 people
Glamping pod in Cornwall: Can a view get much better than this? Endless sea, sky and the jewel of St Michael's Mount in the distance. Relax, recharge and drink it all in.
From a perch high above Mounts Bay, Scenic Bay enjoys a unique vista, sweeping from the Lizard peninsula in the east to the pretty fishing village of Mousehole in the west, via the jewel in the crown: St Michael's Mount, a unique tidal island that's the stuff of myth and legend. Picture yourself enjoying a lazy breakfast on the deck while watching seagulls wheel and boats bob, or sipping a sundowner as the stars appear one by one in the huge night sky.
Nestled into a scenic meadow just a couple of miles from the bustling Cornish market town of Penzance, this high quality glamping lodge is one of three that make up Mount's Bay Meadow Glamping, each very private and with its own seating deck and fire-pit barbecue. Cute as a button with its hobbit-like design, Scenic Bay has been designed and built bespoke to the site, and from the moment you step inside it's easy to see why this is the most luxurious style of camping pod available in the UK. Roomy enough for up to four adults, it's beautifully styled and equipped with everything you'll need for an unforgettable holiday. The open-plan space features a kitchenette with a sink, cooker, microwave, fridge, toaster and kettle, a dining table with four chairs and a corner sofa that converts easily to a double bed. There's even a TV, should you wish to catch up with the news or relax with a film. At the back of the pod is a comfy double bed, handy clothes storage and the doorway that leads to the sparkling white en suite shower-room (no need to tramp across muddy fields to a communal toilet block), which boasts hot and cold running water, a proper flushing WC and even a heated towel rail. Roasty-toasty all year round, thanks to excellent insulation, double glazing and under-floor heating, this is the perfect place in which to get away from it all, enjoying summer sun or wintry walks, and breathe deep, relax and unwind.
Out and About
Tear yourself away from the beautiful views and there is so much to do in this fascinating part of West Cornwall. First on the list has to be a visit to St Michael's Mount. Hop on a boat at high tide or walk the causeway if the water's out, and explore the castle that has been a monastery, fortress, port and family home. If the beach is your thing, grab your sunscreen, hire a surfboard and take a lesson on riding the waves at Sennen Cove, Gwithian or Porthmeor beaches, or simply bring a bucket and spade and enjoy a day in the sand. See a show at the world-famous Minack Theatre, explore the sculpture gardens (and excellent café) at Tremenheere, swim in Penzance's Art Deco lido, the Jubilee Pool, or wander the atmospheric streets of nearby Newlyn (great for fresh fish) or Mousehole. For retail therapy, why not nip into Penzance, St Ives or even the cathedral city of Truro, which is a 40-minute drive away? Or just take your time either walking the 12-mile St Michael's Way footpath or enjoying a pint in the excellent White Hart inn in nearby Ludgvan, one of the oldest pubs in Cornwall.
Open plan living-room with kitchen, dining and bedroom areas. TV. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, toaster and kettle. Double bed and double sofa bed. Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin.
Availability, reservations and pricing : £350 to £876 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 2020||Price Band (£350 to £876 )|
|1 Jan - 15 Feb||: 350|
|15 Feb - 22 Feb||: 412|
|22 Feb - 21 Mar||: 350|
|21 Mar - 4 Apr||: 385|
|4 Apr - 18 Apr||: 477|
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|9 May - 23 May||: 490|
|23 May - 30 May||: 675|
|30 May - 6 Jun||: 539|
|6 Jun - 13 Jun||: 550|
|13 Jun - 20 Jun||: 573|
|20 Jun - 27 Jun||: 623|
|27 Jun - 4 Jul||: 669|
|4 Jul - 11 Jul||: 716|
|11 Jul - 18 Jul||: 754|
|18 Jul - 25 Jul||: 824|
|25 Jul - 29 Aug||: 876|
|29 Aug - 5 Sep||: 532|
|5 Sep - 12 Sep||: 505|
|12 Sep - 19 Sep||: 460|
|19 Sep - 26 Sep||: 423|
|26 Sep - 17 Oct||: 407|
|17 Oct - 24 Oct||: 423|
|24 Oct - 31 Oct||: 515|
|31 Oct - 19 Dec||: 368|
|19 Dec - 31 Dec||: 679|
Scenic Bay Reviews
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St Michael's Mount
This local landmark looks like something straight out of a fairytale; a medieval castle perched on top of a little tidal island, complete with cobbled streets and even its own harbour and gardens. ...
The Cornish theatre with real ‘wow’ factor is the Minack. Perched on the cliffs at Porthcurno, the Minack is an open-air theatre-in-the-round – and a triumph of vision over reality.
Newlyn School of Art
Newlyn is renowned for its artistic covenance and so makes the perfect situation for an art school. Newlyn School of Art opened in September 2011 and provides drawing, painting and printmaking clas...
Porthminster Beach Cafe
One restaurant, one beach, one menu, one excellent approach to food. Recommended in the Times (2012) as one of the top five places to eat fish!
Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens
Welcome to one of Cornwall's newest major attractions. A fabulous place positioned in a sheltered valley with woodland and streams creating a backdrop to sub-tropical plants and contemporary art in...
Isles of Scilly Travel
Fancy a day trip? Then take the ferry from Penzance (or the Skybus from Land's End or Newquay) to explore these stunning islands that have a tropical feel. As well as the scenery, there are pubs, c...
Try the Sunday roast at this traditional pub just outside Penzance.
Chilled out cafe in amongst the dunes at Godrevy Lighthouse National Trust car park. Bright and breezy with great views across the bay to St Ives from the deck and big plates of really fresh, imagi...
There's subtropical lushness around every corner at these stunning gardens on the banks of the Helford River. The views from the 18th Century house across the gardens to the river are not to be mis...
The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.