The perfect retreat for switching off and reconnecting as a family, Tembo (Swahili for 'Elephant') is just gorgeous. Your adventure begins as you turn down the long, unmade track to the pretty tree-lined meadow, where Tembo sits further back from his brother Twiga. On entering this eclectically-styled tent, you step straight into the spacious living area, complete with a comfy sofa to snuggle up on and dining table, ideal for tucking into a scrumptious meal at after a day of exploring.
With apple crate storage and chunky wooden work surfaces, the kitchen is very well-equipped including a Belfast sink (with cold running water), fridge with ice-box, electric kettle, toaster and two-ring camping gas stove. And there is, of course, the wood-fired range which doubles up as your cooking and heating appliance - for keeping toasty in the cooler months. The African-inspired colours of burnt orange and ochre are carried into the lovely bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with bunk beds, and there is also a double day bed in the living area - perfect for reading a book on during the day and complete with curtains to create a cosy bed at night. The large en suite shower-room is found at the back of the tent, with hot and cold running water, double shower cubicle, wash-basin and proper flushing loo.
Outside, many an hour can be whiled away whilst relaxing on the deck, overlooking the glamping site and countryside beyond. The Owners run a safari tour company so certainly know a thing or two about luxury glamping, which shines though in this stylish tent - from the reclaimed pallet walls and the scaffold board bed frames to the colourful rug.
So, what will you do with yourselves while you're here? You can roam around the meadow and adjoining lanes, walk to the Miners Arms in Mithian, cycle into St Agnes for a leisurely lunch or cream tea, or take your surf boards to the wonderful beaches at Perranporth, Trevaunance, Chapel Porth and Porthtowan, all fabulous for surf and sand and all lifeguarded from Easter to the end of October.
When you've done all that, why not sit back beside your fire pit, toast some marshmallows and admire the multitude of twinkling stars in the dark night sky? The owner can even offer yoga/mindfulness sessions for individuals or families and beauty treatments too (what better way to fully relax and embrace the holiday spirit!). Holiday bliss is to be found here at Wrinklers Wood.
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 (4'6'')
Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6'')
Bedroom 2 with bunk beds
Shower-room with double shower, WC and wash-basin
Outside Access to
Shared Laundry-room with washing-machine and utility sink
*A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Deck furniture and fire-pit barbecue
- Logs for wood-fired range
Part of Wrinklers Wood Safari Tents
Sleeps 12 + 2 cots in 2 properties
If you go down to the woods today you're in for a big surprise….two gorgeous safari tents set in a couple of acres of tree-lined meadow dotted with young saplings and wildflower areas. Twiga (Swahili for 'Giraffe') and Tembo (Swahili for 'Elephant') are found at the end of a long, unmade track so th...Read More
Tembo transports you to the wilds of Africa while relaxing in the tranquillity of the Cornish countryside.
The inside is just gorgeous, with an African-inspired theme throughout.
The living area is open plan with plenty of room for all.
Sit around the dining table and have a leisurely meal or snuggle up on the sofa, the choice is yours.
The glorious countryside views can be enjoyed from inside and out.
The deck is perfect for relaxing with a book on.
A lovely seating area to relax at after a day exploring (or on the beach!).
There are two bedrooms towards the back of the tent - this is the comfy double.
There is a handy door leading through to the shower-room from here.
The other pretty bedroom has bunk-beds.
This room also has a handy door through to the shower-room.
And there is a gorgeous cabin bed too.
Situated at the back of the tent, the shower-room is lovely, following the styling of the rest of the tent too.
Complete with running water and a proper flushing loo - this is glamping after all!
Ideal for washing the sand off after a beach day.
Towels are, of course, provided.
There are also doors in the shower-room, perfect for letting the fresh air flow through the tent.
The kitchen area is equipped with all you could need for a glamping break - including a fridge, kettle and gas hob!
Why not play a board game together for some good old fashioned fun.
Take in the countryside views from the dining table.
And enjoy a glass of wine or two!
Plenty of items provided for you.
There is cold running water supplied to the kitchen sink.
There is a gas hob provided as your cooking appliance.
The lovely reclaimed pallet walls.
Welcome to Tembo!
Tembo is Swahili for elephant.
A gorgeous get-away-from-it-all retreat.
Tembo is in a lovely setting.
Twiga (left) and Tembo (right) are set in a pretty tree-lined meadow for that rural feel, but the coast is also very close by (as you can see in the picture!).
A fire-pit BBQ and picnic table are provided for al fresco dining.
Watch the sun go down from the deck.
Countryside all around.
Porthtowan beach is just 5 miles away.
Sunset at Porthtowan beach.
The view from St Agnes Beacon, just a 10 minute drive away.
The beautiful Chapel Porth at low-tide, just a 5 mile drive away.
There is miles of coastline to explore nearby.
The nearby clifftop walks are stunning.