Staying in The Ark, Woodstock Glamping in Cornwall
A wooden gypsy wagon, tucked into the corner of a rolling field. Roll top bath outside to embrace the elements, sunset and sunrise turning the sky pink surrounding you. Moments from the beach but pure tranquility as you stand on your deck, lay in the bed, window open and listening to the birds or working your magic on the BBQ to feast under the stars. All of this is true at Woodstock Glamping‘s The Ark.
Based in the village of Roseudgeon, down an unmade track and with no one but the rabbits and swallows watching over you. Woodstock Glamping is a family run site, just a few minutes drive from Penzance and the coastal path, offering three unique places to stay, including The Ark. The Ark is a gypsy wagon inspired tiny home, complete with double bed, full fitted kitchen, shower room and seating area. Outside extends to a large decking with further seating and a roll top tub for al fresco bathing!
The interiors are just as eccentric as the exterior. Full of bold colours, clashing prints, copper piping and stained glass throughout. With a tiny window in every nook, the light that shines through at low sun is mesmerising.
Comfort hasn’t been lost amongst the decor, with a double bed tucked inside boasting an Emma mattress and cosy, plump bedding. One side lays against the window so you can watch the stars at night (we saw a shooting star!) and the other is tucked near the wood burner for ultimate cosy night in feels.
The elevation here means you can watch the sky as the sun sets and rises, both showcasing the most wonderful dance of colours. Being on the South coast, the sunrise is in full view however, and is so worth getting up for. Whether you watch it through the porthole window inside the cabin or step outside to watch it bounce off the morning dew – perhaps indulge in a hot bath in celebration of a new day!
The Ark comes with everything you could need; from a fitted kitchen with hob, grill and oven, a full fridge and all the crockery and cutlery you could use. The bathroom has a full shower cubicle with a stunning copper shower head, flushing toilet and adorable tiny butchers style sink. There’s seating, a dining table, wood burner, books, BBQ and everything else you could possibly think of.
You can embrace the tranquility of staying on site or venture out into the local area. From the site, you can wander down the lane to the local pub, The Packett Inn. Wandering a little further and you can reach Prussia Cove within 30 minutes walk. This cove is absolutely stunning and the rugged and dramatic rocks and shingle beach make it really stand out amongst majority of Cornwalls swimming destinations.
A little further along the coastline and you’ll find Perranuthnoe. You can walk here from site or walk between here and Prussia Cove. Perranuthnoe has a lovely sandy beach – only at low tide – and two adorable cafes.
You’re also a short drive, or bus ride, away from Penzance. One of my favourite places to aimlessly wander in Cornwall as there’s always new boutiques, independent makers and cafes to enjoy. You can also pay a visit to the Jubilee Pool or carry on further to Newlyn and Mousehole.
Two nights here and we truly felt at home, feeling sad to say goodbye but so joyful about the memories made. Slow mornings here followed by a coastal walk and a local pub dinner is just idyllic but all too easy when you’re based in this area and surrounded by so many fantastic things. Highly recommend checking out Woodstock Glamping and try out a unique stay on your next visit or staycation!