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Belle Tents Camping in Cornwall

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Stay in a beautiful, fully kitted-out Belle Tent here at Owls Gate on our small, private site with campfire.

Beds, duvets and a fully fitted out kitchen tent are all provided, just bring linen, food and yourselves.

The whole site caters for a total of 17 people in 3 camps. Each camp has two bedroom tents and a kitchen tent, and can accommodate up to a maximum of 6 people. In other words, it's a bit like a two bedroom cottage - only without the cottage.

The sleeping tents have raised wooden floors, rugs and carpets, real beds, mattresses, duvets and storage.

The kitchen tents are fully equipped with gas stove, fridge and everything you would need to cook up a gourmet meal.

The site also has a bar/chill-out tent with a woodburner and a campfire and barbeque area. There is a building with toilets, showers and hair-dryer, with a further shower and toilet in our nearby workshop which also has a washing machine and drying lines.

Owls Gate is set in 21/2 acres of gardens on the edge of Bodmin Moor and 5 miles from the North Cornwall coast. Secluded at the end of a farm track, Owls Gate is on the side of a shallow valley and is surrounded on three sides by open farmland, home to ponies and rare breed cattle. To the north it is protected by beech trees, beyond which is our only neighbour (100 metres). Close by we have our workshop where we make beautiful garden tents and marquees to order.

The campsite is a south and west facing field with the south bordering onto farmland. It is divided into three shallow terraces with young trees, shrubs and flowers.

There is a sunken lane giving direct access, a walk of about 15 minutes, to Davidstow Moor and Bodmin Moor.

There is a wild garden area planted with native wild plants, irises and grasses which attracts many butterflies, elephant hawk moths and dragonflies of all kinds. Flocks of goldfinches are to be seen during summer gathering seed-heads from the dandelion 'clocks' and from the thistles in the adjoining field.

Bird life in our gardens include blue tits, great tits, coal tits, dunnocks, various finches, nuthatches and even a greater spotted woodpecker! Also, of course, swallows, hedge sparrows, blackbirds, wrens and thrushes. Kestrels and sparrow hawks are often seen and buzzards are a common sight wheeling in the air.

We don't get pestered by noisy seagulls!

At night is gets dark and quiet when you are likely to hear our two kinds of owl; the barn owl and tawny owl.

Although Owls Gate has an off-the-beaten-track feel, it is only 5 minutes from the A395 and 20 minutes from Launceston.

It is in easy reach of the whole of the North Cornwall coast, Boscastle is 6 miles and Tintagel 7 miles. We can also tell you how to get to secret beauty spots on the moors with small idyllic streams, great for picnics with young children.

The town of Camelford is 4 miles and has small shops, including a Co-op, leisure centre and art galleries. There are a couple of good pubs for food, and also a veg shop selling local and organic produce, organic dry goods (rice & pasta etc) cheeses and fish. Go to their website at to see their range. You can also order a hamper to be delivered here for your arrival.

The Eden Project is approximately a 50 minutes drive.

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