Off grid, exclusive, lakeside camping and glamping on the Devon/Cornwall border.

Hedgehog hideaway

Lakeside glamping shepherds hut with all of the pros and none of the cons…

Sitting in roughly 8 acres and overlooking Brackenwood lake in Holsworthy near Bude, this bespoke, glamping shepherds hut (The Hedgehog Hideaway) allows absolute privacy whilst giving you all of the comforts you need for the perfect get-away. Boasting its own toilet (composting WC) with covered, outside, hot shower (mains connected hot shower and additional composting toilet a short stroll away) as well as decking area, wood-burning stove, a hand-built fire-pit with BBQ area and seating. Plus, a portion of your payment goes straight to Devon Wildlife Trust, giving you a warm fuzzy feeling every time you stay and helping them protect our Hedgehogs (among many, many other things).

Alternatively – see our exclusive camping options (Only 4 pitches on site!).

Camping at Brackenwood

Traditional tent or pre-pitched dome – you choose…

We only have four pitches on site, one pre-pitch option and three regular tent pitches. Each tent pitch has its own rock-lined fire-pit and tarp shelter and access to the covered washing up area, hot shower and compost loo. The pre-pitch option comes fully equipped with inflatable beds and all the kit you need to cook and eat onsite.

We are off grid here, but we have everything you need to make your camping trip special.

The tent areas all have a view of the lake and none are more than 50m from the facilities.

Naturally fabulous

We want what we do here to have maximum benefit and minimum impact. As such we have carefully sourced natural toiletries and detergents to compliment your stay. Your amenities will be fully stocked with; shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, liquid hand soap, body lotion, hand sanitiser and washing up liquid. It is all gorgeous stuff and the best bit is that it has no negative effects on the environment – yay!


As a part of protecting and helping to build a wildlife paradise, we have done lots of work to help re-wild and encourage nature to do what she does best – flourish. We have planted approx 900 native trees and hedgerow shrubs so far, cleared a surprising amount of ancient rubbish from the site and removed rocks and stones to help the wildflowers grow. There are plans to re-establish more hedgerows on the borders where we are able to and lots more…

Part of the land is set aside for rescue farm animals and that’s how we have ended up with so many hens and ducks. The ones that still lay, give the most gorgeous, tasty eggs and what we make from selling them helps us to fund rescuing more and making sure that their home is as safe, secure and enjoyable for them, as possible.


I know, I know, but we do have to have some guidance, rules, dos and don’ts etc! You can find them, in all their glory, here (they are actually quite interesting).


We believe that Brackenwood is a very special place. It’s home to a huge amount of wildlife but we also have a number of domesticated (kind of!) animals here, who add their own bit of magic…

Middle management team: Flint, Loki and Thor

What to do, first...

At Brackenwood, you are only a stones throw from the Cornish coast in fact you can be on the nearest beach in 14 minutes! Alternatively, if you want breathtaking moorland then that is equally as close. Forests paths, coastal cliff walks, historic tours… it’s all in easy reach from here. Of course there is plenty to see on site and if you want to just kick back and relax then you will find peaceful places to sit and just enjoy. There is an Alpaca meet and greet experience nearby and if you are interested, we can always organise that for you.

The most difficult thing for you will be making the decision on what to do first…