Situated in a 7 acre wild flower meadow, Rusty is the perfect all year round glamping getaway.
An idyllic spot for an al fresco sundowner.
The living-room makes the most of the country views from the bespoke table and cosy sitting-area.
The cosy sitting-area with log-fired range to keep you toasty and warm in the cooler months (and your cooker too!).
The bedroom-area has luxury linens and proper sprung mattresses and privacy curtains.
The kitchen is light and spacious with plenty of preparation space for picnic grub and barbecue bits (and hundreds of marshmallows for the fire-pit).
The kitchen opens to the side for easy access to the BBQ (and cold beers).
Rusty's spacious kitchen has a sink, gas-burner and fridge with the cloakroom and shower-room set further along the back on the extension.
Barefoot Rusty - the terrific tin tent - is temptingly close to the sea.
This tin tardis has everything you need for a quirky family holiday.
Even the dog will have a whale of a time enjoying the freedom.
All will love spotting wildlife in this perfect rural setting.
Every detail has been thought about.
Rustic but perfect.
The kitchen sink!
Fully equipped with everything you need.
There is an inventory of utensils, pots and pans that will not leave you needing to bring anything.
A double gas hob for cooking to supplement the log-fired stove.
The fabulous wet-room with walk in hot double shower, an upcycled ladder for your towel rail and plenty of lovely soft towels.
Your towels are rolled and ready in the walk in wet-room.
Rusty appeared on George Clarke's Amazing Spaces in June 2015 - he loved it!
Cool ornaments abound!
Simply beautiful.
Light the fire, put the kettle on and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this fabulous setting.
Logs are included for the log-fired stove.
Time for tea and cake.
Welcome to Rusty!
Your welcome pack says it all.
A welcome sight.
This is what it's all about.
Retire to the porch at the end of the day.
Relax in your rural retreat.
Sit and watch the wildlife.
The honesty shop tucked in one corner of the wildflower meadow.
The honesty-shop with fridge and freezer containing a variety of locally produced goods.
Open all hours!
As well as the seven acre meadow, there is a further five acre meadow with fabulous sea views and the shared fire-pit for your use.
The wild meadow behind is home to the herb boat and looks out to sea.
There is plenty of space including a little area of woodland with a hammock, rope swing and old boat for the children to make their own adventures.
The lovely communal woodland area.
The rope swing will keep the children (and young at heart!) entertained in the great outdoors.
Embrace the outdoors and get everyone involved with a back-to-nature lifestyle.
This is what these holidays are all about; making memories with campfires and sea air in the countryside.
Rusty is on the left, with its neighbours Hobie and Woody screened off to the right.
Picture-perfect Poldhu is the nearest beach to Barefoot Glamping.
The village of Mullion - with its stunning harbour as pictured - is close by and offers a couple of pubs and convenience shops.
This is the nearby traditional fishing village of Cadgwith.
The popular village of Porthleven is within easy reach too, with its numerous eateries and galleries.

Barefoot Rusty


1.4 miles N of Mullion / Sleeps 4 + cot*

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7 Nights from £361

Myself and 15 friends booked the entire barefoot glampind site out for 5 days. We stayed in Barefoot Rusty which was amazing. They have achieved a lot from a shipping container. It was comfortable for 4 of us, the mattresses are so so comfortable and everything you needed was provided in terms of cutlery and crockery. Would highly recommend. Thanks to Sally for her hospitality.

A fantastic week away staying in barefoot rusty. Looking forward to staying next year.

Rusty went above and beyond our expectations, we visited for our honeymoon and were delighted to find champagne and truffles in the fridge! As well as being in an amazing location, Rusty was comfortable, cosy and quirky. We would definitely recommend and book again!

A cosy stay, simple and confortable. Wild and windy weather made the experience very interesting!

Nice place to stay. Ideally situated for exploring the area, beaches and the Lizard.

Sally and Jon are excellent hosts with very helpful local knowledge. We felt right at home wandering across their fields and took full advantage of their well stocked honesty shop. There is much to do in the area, or simply do nothing and just sit in the sun reading a book. The location is enchanting; the sunsets spectacular; the surf is always beckoning; and the locals always helpful, friendly and welcoming.

Wonderful location! A great place to stay and relax for families.

This facility offers the perfect chance for a complete getaway for a family of up to 16 members, without having to live in each other’s pockets, but the space to fully enjoy each other’s company.

Ian, Kim, Sam and Deb xx

Our stay at Rusty Tin Tent was heavenly. Our children could ramble about with freedom and we had the added luxury of wonderfully,comfortable beds, soft linen and hot showers after the end of a busy day walking to Porthleven and back.

Our evening spent in the meadows behind our tent, watching the sun go down and toasting marshmallows was magical.

Thank you for a fantastic stay. We will be back!

The Coopers

Jon and Sue were so friendly and welcoming and got us checked in very quickly. They really have thought of everything to make any stay special including a cute little honesty shop on site. We celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary in Rusty and didn't think for one minute that we would be so comfortable and cosy glamping in November. Once the log fire was roaring away we quickly forgot just how crisp it was outside. It was lovely to escape the trappings of technology and enjoy walking around the meadows, drinking hot chocolate on the veranda and gazing at the millions of stars in the night sky. All the little finishing touches that are provided from the tea lights and fluffy towels to the trug and biscuits just for the dog made our stay less like camping and more like a rustic home from home. Rusty is in a beautiful setting with meadows and a little wood to walk around. We saw some gorgeous sunrises and sunsets from the glamping site. Poldhu cove is a short drive away for a dog friendly beach with an amazing cafe. Great cliff path walk into Mullion with stunning scenery. We will definitely book again, worth every penny.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Rusty! Come rain or shine it catered for your holiday, sitting out on the decking or by the fire. Great location for a dog friendly holiday, lots of coast paths to walk and a dog friendly beach nearby. It was off grid with luxury! We had a really relaxing time.

We loved our stay at the rusty tin tent! Great location and lovely accomodation. Will definitely be making a return visit in the future!

An amazing unique Glamping holiday. A fantastic picturesque location with easy reach of some beautiful hidden coves and locations. Can't wait to return...

Beautiful location. Comfortable place. We love Rusty!

We enjoyed a wonderful family holiday here. The children (aged 4, 2 and 8 months) enjoyed running in the meadow, collecting logs for the stove and having a safe environment to play in. We enjoyed the quirkiness of the tin tent and all that 'living' in a tin tent brought. The local coastline was beautiful and we were able to enjoy these even at the beginning of March! We would highly recommend a holiday here.

We were extremely excited about our stay in luxury glamping accommodation

While we are keen campers, we were really looking forward to the luxury element this holiday was going to have, and we really didn't find this.

  • privacy was appalling, the sliding doors do not have any curtains, this meant that in the morning you could get out of bed without your neighbours seeing you, and you had to get changed in the bathroom. The lack of curtains also meant it was light throughout the night. Being the first unit on the site other campers walked passed you in the morning, and curtains were defiantly needed, even 'normal' camping you can get dressed without people seeing you

  • the mugs were not clean and were badly chipped around the rim which is clearly unhygienic
    other kitchen equipment required cleaning before use or was very worn.

  • no running hot water except in shower, even normally camping the washing up sinks and bathroom sinks have hot water, very disappointed

  • the unit was very cold when we arrived, and we could never get it warm

  • the wind and rain was far louder than 'normal' camping, making for a bd nights sleep

  • the woods they advertise are really behind a tent, therefore we never went in to them as we felt we were intruding on others site, they also looked extremely small

The shower was fantastic, lovely and warm with great pressure, shame getting out you were into wooden slates, which were open to the elements

The unit did have a quirky feel, but defiantly needs some alternations to make it 'luxury' and reflect the price tag !

Reply from Classic Cottages

We were so sorry that Rusty didn't quite suit you. Anyone wondering about the layout of the site can have a look at our photos - there are sliding glass doors and the Owners don't have any plans to add curtains at this point in time. The mugs are enamel and the Owners did find a chip in one which has been removed. It is a quirky property, and the metal construction will mean that wind and rain sounds a little different than when you're in a canvas tent - all part of the adventure, but it's a shame that the weather was so unpleasant when you stayed. Maybe Rusty itself is not for you, but hopefully you enjoyed your time in this lovely part of Cornwall. Tanya, Customer Support

A fantastic lifestyle experience for all the family.

The property was simply fantastic - really fun place to stay in a location convinient for exploring the area. Also great place to simply spend time relaxing in. Would thoroughly recommend.

We couldn't have wished for a more perfect holiday. From the accomodation itself to the beauty surrounding it, Rusty exceeded our expectations and really made our holiday special. We all (reluctantly!) left feeling thoroughly relaxed and unsuprisingly we are already talking about our next trip down.

Very dog and family friendly. Very clean and tidy with all the cooking/living essentials needed :)

Don't fancy camping but want to hang out away from everyday trappings, then this is the place to go. Comfy beds, plenty of outdoor space, everything you need to reconnect. A super idea - adults and children all loved it.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Rusty and will definitely be returning! Our 6 year old son said it was the best holiday he had ever had! Every member of our family enjoyed the trip. Thank you.

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