Mrs Hodgson June 2018
There's not alot you can fault with this place....its AWESOME! We both have busy, demanding jobs so wanting a holiday where we could just chill and the Tabernacle did not disappoint. It's perfect, tranquil location, excellent hosts and accommodating locals [the rabbit population] was ideal
Mrs Shipway May 2018
We have stayed in a few Classic Cottages but this surpassed all expectations. It was just sublime. The Tabernacle has everything you need for a romantic hideaway. A large bed, a warm hot tub, seclusion and beautiful rolling countryside views. The walks are lovely, the owners (Babs and Paul) friendly but unobtrusive and Babs makes lovely scones (thank you). I’m not usually lost for words but this place has taken my breath away. We can’t wait to visit again.
Mrs Bullen March 2018
To say that Frieda and the Tabernacle hasn't got the wow factor would be an under estimation as you walk around the corner there is this beautiful little building just standing proud. It is our first time visiting this glorious idyllic spot and certainly won't be the last. Babs and Paul really wonderful hosts were there to greet us. We stayed for a week and although the weather horrendous at times it did not put us off. The Tabernacle was cosy, warm and no wi-fi so to just be lazy and curl up with a good book was just luxurious. The hot tub was fabulous and to sit in it in the pouring rain and howling wind was great fun and a new experience for us. It was a shame that we couldn't sit outside or get to use the wood burner but only the weather can be blamed for that but you could still sit at the window and watch the wildlife and the cute alpacas in the next field. Thank Babs and Paul for helping me to organise a secret champagne breakfast to celebrate our anniversary, Akil was thrilled. Also thank you for the cream tea and prosecco on our arrival that was also a wonderful surprise. We left relaxed and calm ready to face the motorways but not empty handed as our painting now hangs in pride of place in the lounge and we are looking forward to returning next year to stay in the Observatory when it is fully up and running. Thank you for making our stay wonderful, Sharyn and Akil
Miss Thomas February 2018
The cottage was beautifully furnished, in a lovely location looking out across the Cornish countryside, with incredible night sky views from the hot tub. An absolute dream of an escape from busy city life, I will definitely be returning.
Reply from Classic Cottages
You've certainly painted a wonderfully relaxing picture of your stay at The Tabernacle - it won't come as a surprise that nearby Bodmin Moor has recently been awarded Dark Sky Landscape status by the International Dark Sky Association! We hope you find an opportunity to visit again soon. Tanya, Customer Support
Miss Coleman February 2018
Staying in the tabernacle was a completely unique experience and we enjoyed every second - a stay will never be long enough! We experienced every type of weather from hail to snow to sunshine and the tabernacle was always warm and cosy. We loved the hot tub - a peaceful oasis!
Mr Chesters November 2017
A little slice of heaven, relaxing, peaceful with stunning views!
Miss Hagger September 2017
Brilliant place, just perfect and a very smooth booking process. Just gorgeous. Luxurious boho interior with everything you need, including a divine hot tub on the verandah! Bliss! We had a magical time!
Miss Peck August 2017
Wonderful hosts, amazing views and some really special memories.
Mr Ellison August 2017
The most magical place to spend our honeymoon. Highly recommended.
Mr Farmer July 2017
Well this was our first break away from our 2 children and what a break it has been. We love everything about the Tabernacle including the view from the bed, the decor, the hot tub and the attention to detail. We have had delicious BBQs with local meat from Pelynt and played croquet on the lawn. We chatted to the Alpacas and enjoyed a lot of what the local area has to offer including Polruan, Talland Bay, Lerryn, Looe and Lantic Bay. Thank you to Paul, Babs, Lily and Oscar who welcomed us into their home and made us feel like special guests. This is the perfect romantic hideaway and we will be back. Mel and Steve xxxx
Mr Picknell July 2017
A truly amazing get away from it all location but not too remote. Beautiful Tabernacle , lovely hot tub. Did not want to leave.
Mrs Beynon May 2017
This is a perfect place to relax and unwind from the stresses of life. The hot tub is the icing on the cake, watching the stars come out one by one until there are too many to count is just amazing!
Miss Habermann March 2017
We had a lovely time, the owners were very friendly and welcoming but unintrusive and left us to it. The tabernacle is gorgeous and the setting is beautiful.
Mrs Campbell March 2017
What an absolute gem ! We had a fantastic weekend away staying in such a magical little place. Memories made here to keep for ever.
Great base for walkers, with a much welcomed hot tub on arrival back to Frieda and the Moon.
Mr Marriott February 2017
The whole experience was wonderful and Paul was a great host and gave us lots of useful tips on the local shop, pubs, places to visit etc. Within minutes of arriving we started to unwind and relax and the hot tub under the stars was blissful - yes even on a very cold February night! There were freshly baked scones waiting for us as well as a bottle of prosecco in the fridge and both were very much appreciated. The walk to the private woods was also a lovely little extra along with cleaning products, washing up liquid and toilet rolls. I cannot recommend this highly enough if you wish to escape from the mad world outside and truly relax. Our only complaint was having to leave at the end of our stay! We will DEFINITELY be back!!!!
Mrs England February 2017
Everything previously stated. It's especially nice to have the hot tub and wood for stove included in the price. Also the under floor heating meant that even in February, it was so cosy and warm.
The bathroom was very clean. The monsoon shower was powerful and hot. Paul explained that the hot tub was filled with water from the local spring which made it feel a little magical under the moon!
Mr Harris October 2016
Owners (Babs and Paul) were so friendly and welcoming. The Tabernacle itself was magical. The decor is beautiful and the surrounding countryside needs to be explored. Perfect base to get away from it all, but close enough to travel to some of Cornwall's most beautiful towns, beaches and villages.
Mrs Beynon October 2016
This is a perfect romantic get away. The views are amazing. The tabernacle is just stunning, from the luxurious decor and furnishings too the secluded hot tub. We are all set to rebook a spring time break here.
Mrs Benjamin September 2016
We had a wonderful stay and unique stay at The Tabernacle
Miss Brown August 2016
An absolutely magical stay - Babs and Paul were the perfect hosts and the hut was incredible. Better than we could have imagined and the perfect, romantic retreat.
Miss Steele July 2016
What can I say? The Tabernacle at Frieda and The Moon was just...amazing. After a long drive from London, arriving at our little slice of the countryside was perfect. We were met by our host and given a tour of the property and the surrounding areas and once inside, found some freshly baked scones, jam and clotted cream for us to enjoy, as well as a bottle of Prosecco chilling in the fridge! The service provided to us was outstanding. The property itself is adorable. It's a small church-like structure, kitted out with all the mod cons (including a Japanese style soaking tub outside!) and decorated beautifully. There are books to read, a chess board for rainy evenings and extra blankets should it get chilly at night. The location was fantastic. You're in a meadow overlooking beautiful rolling hills, able to hear nothing but the sounds of nature. The host's house is just a short walk away should there be a problem, but you are truly able to enjoy a private getaway.
I've been raving about this holiday and property to anyone who'll listen! Absolutely 10/10.
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