Boswarthen Farm, Madron nr Penzance

  • Marazion
  • Penzance
  • West Cornwall

Key Information



Accommodation Style

  • Dog Friendly  | 
  • Eco-Friendly  | 
  • Family Friendly  | 
  • Glamping

About Boswarthen Farm, Madron nr Penzance

Boswarthen Farm in Madron near Penzance in West Cornwall offers glamping overlooking St Michael’s Mount with stunning sea views and hot tubs. Think chickens, rosy cheeks, wellie boots, campfires, marshmallows and beach days; an almost back to nature holiday in Cornwall. Boswarthen is a conventional working farm with ponies, chickens, ducks and a couple of sheep.


What we love

  • Hot tub included with glamping lodge
  • Stunning seas views and views of St Michael’s Mount
  • Dog friendly, two dogs per unit are welcome.
  • Witness calves being born in season
  • Beautiful Cornish countryside
  • Lovely microclimate
  • Area of Natural Outstanding Beauty
  • Lots of unique farm animals
  • Farm shop
  • All tents have own toilets
  • Plenty of parking
  • Private verandas
  • Wood burning stoves
  • Rural/peaceful setting
  • Close proximity to Penzance
  • Lots of outside activities to do
  • Beautiful walks nearby
  • Plenty of shared outside space


There is a choice of glamping accommodation – a two storey safari tent with a hot tub and shower shed, five safari tents and a gypsy caravan which comes with a bell tent. All accommodation is dog friendly and offers a wonderful, unique family glamping experience where you are able to get involved in the everyday adventures and fun on the farm. Wherever you stay, you’ll be treated to an en-suite toilet, Belfast sink with running water. All accommodation is spacious and ideal for a family looking to spread out with bedding provided.

Those looking for luxury glamping will love the the glamping lodge which includes a hot tub so that you can pamper yourself and a fabulous, furnished interior over two floors, sleeping eight people.

Glamping Lodge (Sleeps 8)

This very unique tent has an upstairs, a mezzanine floor which sleeps four – a two storey tent. The Lodge has it’s own shower and hot tub too! Sleeping 8, this beautiful two storey ‘one of a kind’ canvas lodge is perfect for two families or inviting extra guests. The children can sleep and play upstairs, while parents and/or grandparents can relax downstairs. With an extra toilet and private shower, groups enjoy the extra amenities on offer. The solar lighting offers a brighter light and hot water is available throughout the tent. Create amazing meals on the wood burning stove, or al fresco on the bbq.

Gypsy Caravan (Sleeps 4)

Situated in the same field as the tents. It is placed in a secluded spot, where couples can enjoy the peace and quiet or families are not so far away and still join in all the fun. The gypsy caravan (called Rosie) is a bow top wagon sat on a chasis of a dray cart. Popular from 1930, she is classed as an ‘open lot’. Adjacent is a bell tent which provides additional accommodation. They are rented together and situated in the upper field away from the tents which allows you complete privacy. For families who want interaction, the children can still visit each other in a safe environment.

Cooking is easy with the stove in the bell tent, the gas hob in the cooking shed and the bbq, you will be spoilt for choice. With your own facilities and an alternative route, being alone and separate is easy, an ideal location and perfect for couples. There are a number of options regarding sleeping arrangements and depending on the ages of your children.

Safari Tents (Sleeps 6)

These tents are a spacious 9×5 metres, beds (including a cabin bed), your own toilet and private showers (at the rear), gas hob and a veranda with stunning views and hot tub.

Each canvas cabin has been designed so that you can immediately relax – The wood furniture is not only sturdy and practical but comfortable and inviting too. The kitchen with a butler’s sink is fully equipped and also has a gas hob for that quick cup of coffee or pan of pasta after a day at the beach. Create delicious breakfasts and hearty suppers on the wood burning stove which also has an oven, it is a great piece of engineering which also keeps you warm and cosy.

A good night’s sleep in the king size bed will set you up for the day ahead, the children can enjoy lazy mornings, in the cabin bed or bunk beds after checking for eggs in the coop. Relax on the swing seat in the morning sun taking in the sea view with a fresh cup of coffee.

The toilet and hand basin are positioned at the rear of the tent whilst the showers are in a block with good pressure and plenty of hot water – Well it is still camping!

Facilities & amenities

Guests in the glamping tents have access to a block of well equipped showers while facilities in the glamping lodge tent are self contained and private facilities are right by the gypsy caravan.

On site there is an eating shed that offers excellent shelter, a pizza oven and sand pit for the little ones. You can buy fresh and delicious produce in the honesty shop.

Guests can use the farm shop offering good quality local produce at competitive prices.



The popular seaside town of St. Ives is nearby along with the number one tourist location in Cornwall, The Eden Project.  There are many National Trust gardens and properties to visit including Trengwainton Gardens, Glendurgan Gardens and the Lost Gardens of Heligan are all close to the farm. Then there are the charming working fishing villages, the nearby tin mines at Levant and Geevor and a host of ancient heritage sites.


The most incredible beaches in the UK are found in West Cornwall including Porthcurno Beach and Carbis Bay. Whether it’s surfing, sailing, wild swimming or sandcastles, West Cornwall has it all. If you prefer to be away from the crowds then you can find some beaches off the beaten track and beautiful coves too.


Boswarthen Farm is situated between two coasts, the north coast with it’s dramatic views and rugged rocks where Poldark is filmed or the south coast with its warmer breezes and pretty flowers so you are spoilt for choice for walks.

St Michael’s Mount

St Michael’s Mount and the Minack Theatre both described as iconic, are unique to this area. St Michael’s Mount, one of the most famous of Cornwall’s landmarks is steeped in both legend and folklore. The Minack Theatre is an open air theatre built into the granite at Porthcurno and Porthcurno Beach is one of the best beaches in Cornwall, if not the UK. Performances at the The Minack Theatre run from May to September (booking essential) with very popular children’s performances in school holidays. Of course there are many other days out and things to do all within a short distance of Boswarthen.

✓ 10 minutes drive to Penzance
✓ ​15 minutes drive to St Just
✓ 15 minutes drive to Marazion
✓ 20 minutes drive to St Ives
✓ 20 minutes drive to Sennen
✓ 25 minutes drive to Lands End


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