Taking two toddlers glamping in Cornwall – Trevalon Yurts

Not quite ready to take two toddlers camping, we opted to stay in some amazing yurts near Looe in Cornwall. Trevalon Farm produces organic vegetables but Mark, the host, also has a range of pitches and yurts available for brilliantly rustic holiday.

We ended up having the whole field to ourselves for most of the week which allowed the kids to roam free, although the other family staying on our first night (their last) seemed really friendly and cut form the same cloth.

I went to university in Plymouth and we’ve lived in Devon for years but still, there is plenty to explore in this corner of Cornwall. I managed to get some swims in at Looe and Polkerris, plus we had a great time exploring Fowey (where there’s a really good aquarium).

Drying off my Alpkit Bredon swimming shorts

The yurt had everything we needed – with the exception of a gazebo or shelter. The weather certainly wasn’t bad (it was rainy but still warm) nonetheless having an outdoor space to relax in after putting the kids to bed was nice. Inside, the yurt had everything we could have ever wanted, including some amazing caterpillars! I really liked Mark’s attitude to creepy crawlies – “we’re sharing their space so be polite”. If you’re looking for a nice, clean, off-grid holiday in Cornwall, check out Trevalon Farm on Airbnb.

All of these photos have been taken on an old X-E2 and are straight-out-camera JPEGs shot with Classic Chrome. Most of them have even been shot with a 7Artisan 35mm 1.2 lens – gone are the days of ‘editing’ family photos!

On our way home, we stopped off for a couple of nights a Dartmoor Reach, an alpaca farm with cabins on. This was a very different, but equally pleasant experience. The hosts, Josh and Natalie, made a massive effort to make us feel at home and went out of their way to chat. It was certainly an experience having an outdoor shower with alpacas walking past!