While out for a walk eight years ago we came across a 'land for sale' sign on an old broken gate. Being inquisitive we climbed the gate to investigate. Before we had got half way down the concrete path we had decided that we just had to buy it! Not easily put off by the big task ahead of rejuvenating the 10 acres it became a bit of a weekend project to remove the accumulated rubbish that had collected over the years and bring the land back to its former glory.
Cynefin has a varied and interesting history. It was once part of the Ashburnham Estate and evidence can still be seen of the old carriageway along our boundary which was where the ladies were brought out into the country in horse drawn carriages or, as some local historians believe, was it a pathway for the smugglers to come from the coast to a well known nearby smugglers cottage? Lines of old oak trees still line the path. Today it makes a lovely woodland path. In the 1960's and 1970's the land was part of a very large commercial chicken farm raising 'free range chicken', but in sheds in those days. It has taken a lot of hard work and effort to remove all traces of this! Today we are thrilled that this once misused land is now a haven for wildlife.
Luxury off grid camping and glamping
We've always loved camping and the great outdoors and feel that the time is right to share our land with others. We can offer you a great experience.
each of our tents has access to a kitchen shelter with twin gas burner and all the kitchen necessities.
Bike Rental available locally or bring your own. Cycle route 4 close by and miles of traffic free cycling along the coastal park.
All pitches have a fire bowl , grill and pans. home-grown logs will be available.
Mains water tap,biodegradable washing up liquids and re-cycling facilities.
We have 3 lovely locally made , sweet smelling
We have 2 gas powered showers in wooden buildings plus an australian solar shower for the hardy!
'We've camped at Cynefin in our tipi and just loved it! First thing in the morning when all the birds start singing is wonderful.'
“What a fantastic venue it was for my grandmother's 90th birthday party in September"
“The transformation of the formerly overgrown brambles and neglected area, into a lovely open wildflower meadow, is stunning!