Glamping is fun and unique and Rivendell is just that! This picture was taken prior to the hot tub being installed.
Relax in the hot tub on the deck and soak up the sights and sounds of rural countryside.
The pods sit on a large deck with a hot tub, overlooking open countryside where there is plenty of space to dine, barbecue and sunbathe.
Looking back towards the Living Pod on the left and the Uilities Pod on the right with the Owners' farmhouse in the background.
The cosy interior of the Living Pod provides you with a double bed (4' wide) and two singles (2' wide).
The very cosy double bed is (4') wide.
The single beds (2' wide) are position on each side of the Living Pod.
Looking back towards the beds.
You also have your little kitchen-area within the Living Pod with microwave, fridge, kettle and a flatscreen TV too.
You will have everything you will need for your glamping holiday, there is a fully stocked inventory.
The single beds convert into your living-space and create two long bench sofas.
This really is a great spot to relax in the hot tub and enjoy the views over Cornwall and Devon in the distance.
Next door to the Living Pod is the Utilities Pod with your en suite shower-room.
With a lovely hot water shower.
The shower-room is complete with a wash-basin and proper flusing toilet.
Although fully insulated, you even have extra heating if required in the Utilities Pod and the Living Pod for those cooler months.
The washing up area and the kitchen equipment is all at the back of the Utilities Pod.
The little meadow in front is occassionally home to sheep and chickens.
Take some time out in the bubbling hot tub.
Rhubarb and Raspberry, the gorgeous Kune Kune pigs, will delight all.
There are a few of these lovely little ladies to watch in the meadow in front of the Pods too.
The sheep sometimes graze in the meadow below Rivendell.
There is a small fire pit area in the meadow that you are welcome to use.
There is a small games-room on site with WiFi available too.
The childrens play area is just beside the pods.
Glorious views over open countryside from your Pod and the spacious decked area.
Welcome to Rivendell Glamping.

Rivendell Glamping Pods


8.5 miles SE of Bude / Sleeps 4 (no children under 3)

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

Eastcott Arms (1 mile)

A 4oo year old Cornish farmhouse pub on a working farm in the Tamar Valley.

Nearest beach

Widemouth Beach (7 ¾ miles)

Just along the coast from the busy resort of Bude, Widemouth is a long, long stretch of sand backed by high cliffs. Unusual rock formations on the beach are a magnet for climbers while the Atlantic surf brings bodyboarders, kayakers and surfers here in their hundreds. Widemouth Bay is home to a scattering of houses, pubs, cafes and restaurants but there remains a definitive sense of having strayed off the beaten path here. There is a section open to dogs all year round, loads of parking and several surf schools.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Skinner March 2012


Widemouth bay is lovely, we've stayed near here a few times and it never disappoints.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2011

Great beach for surfing and swimming due to waves and lifeguards on duty.

Nearest walk

Tetcott - Jester Walk Around the Estate (2 ¾ miles)

A rural walk of five and a half miles which can be shortened to four miles and which explores parts of the old estate and remote Tamar Valley. Follow the route from the Web site and read up on the history en-route which includes the story of the jester.

Nearest town

Holsworthy (4 ½ miles)

Holsworthy is a centre for agriculture, with one of the largest livestock markets in the south west each Wednesday and Thursday - a lively occasion, well worth a visit. An attractive town, it has a large indoor swimming pool useful for the children if the weather turns inclement.

Also nearby

The Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre (5 ½ miles)

The sanctuary is home to orphaned otters and also runs an otter breeding programme, don't miss feeding time at 12pm and 3pm. There are other animals to see including fallow deer, wallabies, muntjac, and a variety of bird of prey.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Lewis July 2015

The Otter Sanctuary is a lovely day out for adults and children alike. We enjoyed watching the otters being fed and listening to the knowledgeable staff talk about them. We strolled throught the woodland, fed deer, patted the rabbit and held a kestrel. There are plenty of places to enjoy a picnic and also a lovely cafe.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Martin April 2009

Tamar Otter Park

A great place to visit with children. An enclosed wooded walk area where the deer and wallabies are free to roam. Watch the otters swimming about and being fed. A lovely place for a picnic or alternatively there is The Countryman Inn at the end of the road that serves great food.

Dragon Archery (7 miles)

This fun day out gives you the opportunity to learn the art of archery. Then put your newly taught skill to the test on dinosaurs, wolves and armoured knights! Much more than just target shooting.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Selby October 2014

Fantastic Family Fun!

Dragon Archery is the place to be if you want to try archery for the first time or if you are more experienced. Great challenges suitable for all ages from 8+. Really friendly encouraging team giving one to one coaching to help you get the most out of your experience. Suitable for all weathers...we went on a very wet and windy day in October! Only advice is BOOK EARLY as this attraction is very very popular!! If you are lucky enough to go along, you will see why.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Worsfold June 2011

A 3 hour archery session which involves shooting dinosaurs, amongst other things not just targets. I thoroughly enjoyed this and I wasn't expecting to. All equipment was supplied, and we were taught very well how to use it. Rather than just having targets to aim at, there are a number of themed areas including dinosaurs and orcs. The time passed very quickly and owners were very friendly and helpful.

Launceston Steam Railway (7 ¾ miles)

Straight out of Thomas the Tank Engine, this is a fun-filled excursion whatever the weather. Learn about the little locomotives, or just sit back and enjoy ride.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Jewell September 2015

A quirky little train journey! We were glamping at Western Meadows (near New Mill Farm Park) and caught the quaint little steam train from the Farm Park into the town of Launceston for a look around. The children loved the 2 mile journey through countryside, it really did feel like we were stepping back in time.

Cowslip Cafe (7 ½ miles)

Traditional farmhouse food, homecooked on the Aga. Good vegetarian and gluten-free options are usually available here.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Owen August 2014

A great little find

We stopped here for afternoon tea and cake. The have a lovely selection of fresh food, cake and ice cream. There is a lovely terrace and a little garden with views over the valley. A great place for a quick bite to eat.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Jo Rider May 2012

Perfect for lunch

My favourite place for lunch. All local and organic, with their own home grown vegetables and salads. Beautiful patchwork on display with a shop where you can buy materials and gifts. Book for one of Jo's patchwork courses if you're here when one is on.

Launceston Castle (8 miles)

The impressive keep sits high above the town, with a display charting its 1,000 years of history.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Jo Rider May 2012

A lovely ruin!

It's worth climbing to the top of the keep (which sits on a huge mound) for the lovely views. The grounds are a good place to picnic (having bought a pasty at the baker's in the town).

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