The Pilchard

Widegates, Nr Looe, Cornwall, England

Spacious cabin for up to 4 adults or family, in 2 separate areas near Looe. Enjoy stunning views to sea.

The Quirky Tour

Fully insulated and heated, these well designed cabins offer a comfortable stay year round (I can vouch for being warm in winter!). All our needs were catered for and ordering the tasty hampers adds to that.

The local pub - The Copley Arms - was a great night out with live music and tasty food and local ales.

Jess' visit on 13th January during The Quirky Tour 2023

Key Points

  • Gorgeous cabin sleeps either 2 couples or 2 adults and up to 3 children with stunning sea views.
  • Enjoy your outside area with fire pit, BBQ, double hammock and seating area.
  • The kitchen comes complete with a double hob and fridge-freezer for simple cooking.
  • The cabin has a luxury shower room with WC.
  • Bedding and towels are provided but please bring beach towels.
  • Well-behaved dogs welcome, but are not permitted on the furniture and must be on a lead at all times.
  • Book a breakfast, cream tea or cheese hamper for that special treat.



10% discount on weekly stays!


The Pilchard is a spacious glamping cabin boasting a traditional Nordic design and impressive views of the Cornish sea. With 2 queen-sized beds in separate areas, this cabin is really flexible and perfect for either 1 or 2 couples or a family of 4. 

The cabin has a separate bedroom with one of the queen-size beds while the other bed converts to a dining area during the day offering you a great place to eat if the weather isn't feeling kind. Inside there is also a well equipped kitchen, bathroom with shower and even a DAB radio with Bluetooth. Step outside into a private area with a fire pit, seating and stunning views. If the sunshine comes out then be sure to relax on the giant sun lounger and enjoy a well deserved siesta! 

Locally there is lots to do including  visiting the beautiful beaches and ports nearby. The nearest beach is Seaton, where you can enjoy a stroll, followed by a drink at The Beach House. From here you can enjoy a walk up into Seaton through the woods - a great way to spend time in nature.

The seaside town of Looe is only a couple of miles away and from here you can take the South West Coast Path along to Polperro - a quaint Cornish fishing village. 

Other activities include go-carting,  wine tasting and visits to one of the many National Trust properties nearby. 

Why not treat yourself to a Cornish hamper of goodies for your arrival. Choose from a breakfast, cream tea or local cheese hamper, with prices ranging from £12-£25. 

Children welcome. Well behaved dogs welcome on enquiry at an additional £20 per dog. Bedding and towels provided.

Get an instant price by clicking Check Availability and selecting your dates. Minimum 1 night stays available October- March excluding holidays.

Gold award winner 2022 for Glamping Business of the Year in Cornwall Tourism Awards  

Room Types

Family Rooms



 Hot water


 Shower room





 Dining area

 Fairy lights



 Plug sockets

Paid Extras

 Extra logs / firewood





 Dining area

 Fairy lights

 Fire pit



 Seating area

Nearby (within 5 miles)


 Country walks


 Local shop

 Pub / Bar

 Public transport


 Board games


 Mobile - Strong mobile signal


 Sound system

 Space for outdoor ball games

On Arrival

 Bring outdoor towels

 Included - Linen

 Included - Towels

 Self check-in

Safety & Security

 Carbon monoxide detector

 Deep Covid-19 clean

 Fire blanket

 Fire extinguisher

 First aid kit

 Smoke alarm


 Condiments & Oil

 Drinking water






 Kitchenware / Utensils


 Tea & Coffee


Young Children

 Toys, books

 Welcome all ages


 Free parking


Do I need to book restaurants and activities?

We strongly recommend that you book as far ahead as possible to avoid any disappointment – restaurants get very booked up quickly, especially in the summer months and peak season.

We’re celebrating a special occasion, can we have the cabin decorated?

We’d be absolutely delighted to add some special touches to your cabin for your arrival or help to make your special occasion perfect – please get in touch to discuss options.

How do I order one of your local hampers?

These can be added to your booking during the booking process online, and your hamper will be in your cabin ready for you when you arrive.

Can I walk to the beach from the site?

Whilst it is possible to walk to the beach from the site, it is 3.7 miles and does involve using the road for some of the route, which has no footpath and can be steep in places so isn’t for the faint hearted!

Is there a shop within walking distance?

Tredinnick Farm Shop is just 0.6 miles from Lydcott Glamping and stocks everything you might need for your stay, as well as having a lovely cafe serving fabulous home cooked food.

Is there a pub within walking distance?

The Copley Arms in Hessenford is our nearest pub, just 1.4 miles walk. Please bear in mind that the most direct route is via the steep road down to Hessenford with no footpath.

Nearest Airport/s

Newquay / Exeter

Content updated on 19th January 2023 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Emma Liddle from The Pilchard