East Thorne

South West England Cornwall Bude

  • 10 Roundhouses, 4 Cottages
  • Perfect for Families

Beautiful self-catering cottages and luxurious roundhouses with hot tubs just a ten-minute drive from the stunning Cornwall coastline at Bude

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A 10-minute drive inland from the coast of North Cornwall, close to the wild coastline north of Bude, and the beaches at Duckpool and Morwenstow, East Thorne is a beautifully located self-catering retreat. Convenient for the coast but far enough away amid gorgeous countryside, it can't help but be relaxing – a neat little gathering of self-contained roundhouses and cottages that's super-organized yet also super-chilled. Sup wine on your own outside dining space and watch children run around on the green, car-free space. Order fresh local produce or a gourmet hamper before arrival, sip a freshly made morning frothy coffee from the converted horse box and sit in your bubbling hot tub after a lunchtime stroll, before settling down for a dinner of seasonal street food offerings... Life in the West Country doesn't get much better.

The 10 luxurious roundhouses are designed with a nod to the traditional yurt structure – with a central roof light, wood-burning stove and a circular layout – but with the very highest levels of luxury: wooden floors with underfloor heating, handmade double beds, armchairs and coffee machines, a fully-equipped kitchen, as well as a plush en-suite bathroom and your own private hot tub outside. Eight of the roundhouses are suitable for four, while Cynefin and the Secret Roundhouses are exclusively designed with couples in mind, with their own private gardens and extra exclusive features like a roll top bath, an al fresco kitchen and bi-fold doors opening out to glorious valley views.

Just in case the roundhouses don't suit, East Thorne is also home to four cosy cottages, Nook, Cranny, Nobby's and The Cwtch, each sleeping four people in a double and a twin room, with a living room with Smart TVs and wifi, plus a family bathroom, well-equipped kitchen and dining area. Decorated in a bright contemporary style, they're a really comfortable conventional offering, while taking full advantage of East Thorne's ‘outdoozy’ facilities, like the campfire, clay oven and safe car-free green space. Pets are welcome in a selection of both roundhouses and cottages.

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The family roundhouses have double beds, hardwood floors, wood-burning stove, underfloor heating, dining table and chairs an en-suite bathroom and an electric hot tub just outside. They also come with a fully-equipped internal kitchen, a cabin bedroom with adult sized bunk-beds and an additional sofa bed in the main area. Both the couples Roundhouses are set in their own private gardens. Cynefin Roundhouse has an internal kitchen, king size bed, double ensuite shower, roll top bath, bi-fold doors on to a beautiful countryside valley view with an electric hot tub. The Secret Roundhouse has a fully fitted outside kitchen cabin with fridge, sink, induction hob, BBQ, fire pit and wood burning hot tub.The whole site can access the pizza oven, free WiFi, campfire and covered barn for eating and gathering. There are sheep and chickens on-site, a local produce ordering system and whole site can access the pizza oven, free WiFi, campfire and covered barn for eating and gathering.

Suitable For

Glampers, couples, families, groups, dogs (in the Ember and Fern Roundhouses) – yes. We also have four cottages on our site for those that wish to stay a little more conventionally. The site sleeps up to 56 guests and can be hired exclusively of required.


East Thorne can organise all sorts of activities from coasteering and kayaking to high ropes. Try surfing at Sandymouth Beach (07870 472448), about 10-minutes’ drive away, or take on one of the toughest sections of the South West Coast Path between Bude and Hartland Quay. Bude’s stunning Summerleaze, Crooklets and Widemouth beaches are popular for trying your hand at further surfing or simply building sand castles with the kids. A string of cool waterfront cafés and amusement arcades will also keep you busy once you tire of the beach.

Food & Drink

Pre-order local Cornish produce with our bespoke ordering service, get fresh eggs from the chickens at The Hive (on- site coffee and pastries), order hampers crammed with Cornish produce (from £28) or get classic pub grub and Sunday Roast at the The Preston Gate. To maximise your options head into Bude, where there are ample cafés and restaurants.


Open all year.


From £180 for mid-week breaks to £1500 per week peak season.

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The Owner Says

Experience the great outdoors without forgoing life's finer things! You can now come glamping in beautiful Cornwall in both comfort and style, staying in one of our all year round Roundhouses: handmade beds, log burning stoves, internal kitchens, stylish bathrooms and roaring campfires and steaming hot tubs. East Thorne isn’t just a place to stay, it’s an experience. Our glamping retreat in Cornwall offers comfortable and convenient accommodation and facilities, beautiful surroundings, and (last but not least!) plenty to keep the kids happy like the adventure playground, games room, our array of farm animals and plenty of green space to run and explore. At the heart of East Thorne is the nod to our beginnings as a yurt site 10 years ago. So many of our guest tell us about how great it feels to sleep in a round space that so we stepped it up creating a get away in our most stylish accommodation - The Roundhouses. We offer an exclusive experiences for couples, families and groups to enjoy glamping all year round!

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Contact Website  01288 321 085  East Thorne, Kilkhampton, Bude, Cornwall EX23 9RY

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Getting There

From the A39 take the B3254 towards Holsworthy and East Thorne is after the first sharp bend on the right. From Exeter take a bus to Bude and there’s a stop on the A39, just a 5-minute walk from the site.


  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Beaches
  • Dog-friendly
  • Eco-friendly
  • Family-Friendly
  • Walking
  • Activities
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Romantic Retreat
  • Surfing
  • Cabin/Lodge
  • Cottage

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Rated ★★★★★ over 2 reviews


Had a great time!

We stayed in the couple's roundhouse and it was perfect for a relaxing time away to enjoy some downtime - the view while in the hot tub really added to the experience. I would 100% recommend and hopefully return at some point in the future. Thank you for a great weekend!!
Aug 3, 2023 by Kieran G

Response from East Thorne

Thank you for your lovely review and thank you for choosing our family business. Kindest. Naomi 

Amazing place

We have just got back from a week away here. It was lovely from the minute we got there. The staff were lovely - showed us all around and to the roundhouses. The roundhouses are done up beautifully we had the ocean room that has bunk beds in the second room and a double for us in the main part. Everything was lovely and clean and decorated lovely. The hot tub was amazing and we were right next to the animals so the kids could just go see them when they liked. My children played out every evening in the front where there is a football field area for badminton and a slide climbing frame. We loved our stay and I’d say to anyone to go - such an amazing holiday.
Jul 30, 2023 by Sara G

Response from East Thorne

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are really so chuffed with this review and are always so happy to see so many lovely comments. Kindest. It means the world to us. Kindest Naomi 

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