If luxury glamping is your thing, or you’re considering it for your next getaway, let me introduce you to Porth Krow.
Porth Krow is a little hideaway, just under 2 miles from Falmouth, in Cornwall. Managed by Unique Hideaways, it’s just one of their many luxury glamping holidays in Cornwall. Porth Krow was mine and Marcus’ home for the weekend, giving us a much needed opportunity to unwind and make new local discoveries.
About Porth Krow
Even though Porth Krow is tucked away in quiet Cornish countryside, it’s easy to find. SItuated at the end of Love Lane, I was optimistic it would be the perfect place for a romantic luxury glamping getaway!
It was dark when I arrived at the secluded cabin. Marcus had already made himself at home, and with the warming lights shining through the curved igloo style window, I could see we were going to have comfortable and cosy staycation.
Stepping into this delightful, roomy, luxury glamping hut, I instantly fell in love with the decor. Scandi-esque furnishings flowed throughout. It’s clear the owners, Jessie and Ben, have put a great deal of thought into Porth Krow’s interiors and the little touches that can be found throughout. There’s soft furnishings in appealing fabrics, offering a mixture of textures and patterns. Interesting items are dotted around this classy cabin, such as relevant guidebooks and information, card games and fiction. Porth Krow is a homely and comfortable place to stay, and in an excellent location to explore Cornwall.
The outdoor space here is just as special and well thought out as the interior. A well tended and large garden offers expansive views of the creek and neighbouring Falmouth. There’s an outdoor seating area and wood burner. I had visions of us huddled in warm blankets, toasting marshmallows as the sun set, but it was just too wet for us to make the most of it.
Porth Krow is built from sustainable materials and is maintained with the environment in mind. It’s powered using on site solar energy and has tasteful, reclaimed materials apparent throughout. I’ve already shared its benefits in my blog post on eco friendly places to stay in Cornwall.
Myself and Marcus knew the weather wouldn’t be on our side for the duration of our stay at Porth Krow. We weren’t deterred though. We agreed to do some exploring mixed with a decent amount of chilling out. It’s not hard to switch off at Porth Krow. The view alone from this luxury glamping cabin is simply beautiful – there’s something very restorative about it.
A weekend luxury glamping at Porth Krow
Jessie and Ben have lots of information in Porth Krow to help you decide how to spend your time in the local area. There’s Cornwall and Penryn/Falmouth centric guidebooks and lots of maps, showing local trail walks of varying distances.
Before we arrived at Porth Krow, I suggested we head to the local Penryn Parkrun on Saturday morning. Seriously though, who was I kidding? On an another day we may have mustered up the energy. Instead we both fancied walking along the Gorran Gorras Creek to Tregew farmers market, Food Barn.
I love a good farmers market, mainly because I discover local traders and purchase some top quality food and drink. True to form, we couldn’t resist the pastries on offer; they were huge! Sadly the sausages had already sold out but we managed a cheeky taster of Loveday gin. Most of all, I was impressed with the name of a local dairy, Churn Me On. Full marks for that one!
While we liked the idea of getting the ferry from Flushing to Falmouth (definitely one for another day), we were put off by the constant rain. We decided to drive instead but not before putting our feet up at Porth Krow and devouring a slab of light and fluffy lemon cake, left for us by our host.
Once in Falmouth, we ended up having a beer at Bahamas Mamas and ordering an Asian takeaway for tea from Bango Kitchen on the way back to our glamping base.
We spent our evening sipping a gin and tonic and playing cards games. I laughed so much, I cried!
Sunday seemed to come around way too quickly. We managed to enjoy our Tregew Food Barn pastries in bed with a cup of tea before we left. It’s a hard stretch…
More ideas for your stay at Porth Krow
We were definitely in proper chill mode for our weekend but there’s lots of things on offer around Porth Krow.
Falmouth is a fantastic place to visit. It’s a vibrant town with energy; maybe because it’s a University town. When it comes to places to eat, you’re spoilt for choice. I’ve a real soft spot for its high street too which boasts lots of independent Cornish retailers. If you’re after a bit of culture, check out what’s on at Falmouth Poly, an independent art venue, cinema and theatre.
If you’re looking for a quiet, sleepy village, take a stroll or visit to nearby Flushing. It’s a pretty place, with pastel coloured houses and a decent pub. There’s a little dog friendly beach too, near the Trefusis estate.
You can also walk into Penryn. Family members of all ages will enjoy the Penryn Nature Trail. If you like the idea of walking a bit beyond Porth Krow’s immediate location, I’d recommend Kennall Vale Nature Reserve.
About Unique Hideaways
One-of-kind holiday experts, Unique Hideaways, have a beautiful collection of luxury glamping holidays in Cornwall and across the UK. From log cabins to airstreams, converted horseboxes to houseboats, there’s plenty of options to whet your staycation appetite. Whether you’re looking for a secluded romantic escape or a family getaway, Unique Hideaways ensure you’re surrounded by nature, with only enchanting birdsong and peaceful countryside views to accompany your daydreams and whimsical wanderings.
We were invited to stay at Porth Krow in exchange for this blog post. The views here are my own – we absolutely loved our stay!