Ms Ayling October 2023
This was a perfectly peaceful spot to while away the days fishing in the two ponds. We caught plenty of fish. No huge whoppers mind! The outdoor bbq area was amazing, we cooked on it every night, I would have liked a bigger pot to cook in but thats not everyone’s taste. The geese and ducks were the best guard dogs ever Bed so comfy, we loved every minute of our outdoor tranquil week. Pub food was great as were the pastie!
Miss Lewis September 2023
Fabulous property with great views, a really restful site, especially to watch the abundant wildlife.Very suitable for our dog who had plenty of space to run around. A very well equipped Shepherds hut with everything you need. The owners are really lovely ,and are pleased to help if needed . Great area for walking, with the beautiful village of Lerryn only two minutes away, supporting a small shop, cafe, and pub. All do superb food, best pasties we’ve had to date. Didn’t want to leave, can’t wait to go back.
Miss Holtzhausen August 2023
The property is set in a stunning location, very secluded. The ducks and geese will welcome you and announce your arrival which made us laugh each time. Having outdoor BBQ area made it possible to enjoy the outdoors even during rainy weather. The bed was superb and extra comfortable. Hut has everything you need. Unfortunately for us no Wi-Fi or phone reception in the property is a big disadvantage. Couldn’t plan our days out or check surfing conditions until we are on motorway.
Reply from Classic Cottages
We are ever so pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay and especially that you were offered a warm welcome from the ducks and geese. Unfortunately, as stated on our website, Shepherd's Rest does not have WiFi and due to its rural location, the phone signal is limited, as it is in Lerryn and the surrounding areas. Nevertheless, Shepherd's Rest is the perfect location for those wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get back to nature. We're sorry that you were unable to check the surfing conditions, however these can be viewed daily on the local news/weather reports on the TV provided. Meg, Customer Support
Mrs Henson August 2023
Just Perfect We wanted a few days away to just relax & we certainly did. The Shepherd's Hut is beautifully furnished & clean. So peaceful & private, such a lovely location. The bed is just pure luxury had the best nights sleep ever. Nic & Richard are excellent hosts they have thought of everything that you may need. Our little Jack Russell loved the fully enclosed garden. My Husband enjoyed a spot of fishing, while I just relaxed & enjoyed the wildlife. The night skies are excellent too for stargazing. There are some lovely walks straight from Shepherd's Rest. We made use of the BBQ hut most evening's such a great idea. We highly recommend Shepherd's Rest.
Mrs Morris July 2023
We stayed at Shepherd's Rest for our 2nd wedding anniversary and despite the weather, we had the best time!
Richard & Nic are amazing hosts, they really have put so much thought into the hut! It was clean, comfortable and every detail has been thought of!
The location is fab too, lots of local walks and beaches within a short drive. The village has a pub and local shop (the shop sells the most amazing pasties and quiche).
We're not 'walkers' but we walked to St Willow and it was so pretty! Thank you for recommending it!
In terms of being dog friendly, it was great - 100% secure. We didn't have to worry about her escaping! She had the best time too, running around chasing the ball!
There is no doubt that we will be back! Thank you for a wonderful stay x
Mr Mortimer July 2023
Had a wonderful stay - location was perfect for us to explore the south west coastal paths and catch the passenger ferry over to Fowey for the day amongst the many other things to do. Very relaxing and peaceful a lovely little haven for just sitting and enjoying a spot of fishing in the lakes. Popped into the village along the footpath which is just a 5-10 min walk away - can thoroughly recommend the pasties from the village store! Pretty little walk along the river crossing the stepping stones and a lovely place to sit alongside the river and have an ice cream. Had a great welcome from the geese each day and saw the latest little ducklings hatch and spotted the local heron and kingfisher several times plus some tiny baby frogs hopping about. The hut itself was perfect and very well equipped with lots of storage, the bed was extremely comfortable and the shower was the best we have ever had. Made use of the bbq hut near the bottom lake and the extra full size fridge in the smaller hut was such a welcome bonus. Perfect hosts - very helpful and friendly and always on hand if you need anything. We are very much looking forward to coming back - missing it already!!
Reply from Classic Cottages
Your review paints a wonderful picture of this countryside retreat - thanks so much for sharing! Tanya, Customer Support
Mr Windell June 2023
I'm reluctant to say too much because it would be nice to keep this perfect little hut, set in a quiet and near- idyllic nook of Cornwall, a secret. Plus Nic and her husband were the perfect hosts. There, I've said more than I should.
Reply from Classic Cottages
We are ever so pleased to hear that you loved this little hut so much - it really is set in a peaceful and idyllic nook of Cornwall. We are delighted that you decided to let us in on your secret and share this wonderful review. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Meg, Customer Support
Mrs Malin May 2023
This shepherds hut is secluded in the most fantastic location - the owners have thought of everything - they are so friendly and welcoming. We had a relaxing break with gorgeous weather - we were able to sit outside with a beautiful view over the surrounding countryside and our dogs loved running around and swimming in the pond. It is a 10 minute stroll to Lerryn which is a picture postcard village with a pub and a shop. There are loads of lovely places to visit within a 10 mile radius - can’t recommend it enough if you enjoy tranquility and nature.
Mr Hickingbotham May 2023
If this represents the quality of properties on this site then we will enjoy many more, the Shepherds hut is 10x better than the photos (which already made it look a amazing) to anyone looking at staying here - do so, you won’t be disappointed.
Miss Mowbray May 2023
Don’t hesitate to book! This place is idyllic! The views and grounds are beautiful, so well kept and perimeter is secure for dogs so really gave us peace of mind. You will not want to miss the sunsets here- especially in the BBQ hut!
The shepherds hut really does have everything you could ask for, the storage is pretty amazing in a small space. There was even an ironing board and a slow cooker somehow tucked away! We wanted and needed for nothing! Bring some DVDs too as the tv has a built in player. The shower was nicer than our shower at home, we were really surprised what they managed in a small space. Probably the best nights sleep we’ve had in ages.
We have a bit of a nervous dog, so we were cautious about taking him away, but the hosts could not have been more accommodating. The place was super quiet, secure and away from any busy loud spots- it made our worries slip away and he had a wonderful time.
Highly recommend and we will definitely be returning!
Miss Robinson April 2023
Our week at Shepherds Rest was just what we wanted, a relaxing holiday, that suited all our needs and it certainly delivered. While I sat and read my partner fished the ponds as our fur baby played with the owners dogs who called for him daily. The outdoor area was stunning and one of my favourite times was saying morning to the ducks and watching them swimming around in the top ponds. We used the BBQ hut to cook tea most nights and enjoyed sitting in there with the fire roaring with a glass of wine or two. If you have dogs it’s perfect for them to roam and explore the outdoor area and the warm dog wash is a brilliant addition. The hut itself was stunning with great attention to detail with all the equipment and facilities you could want. The king size bed was ultra comfortable and we both had the best weeks sleep we’ve ever had. Nic and Richard are amazing hosts, so warm and friendly and couldn’t do more for you. Thank you for a wonderful holiday, we will see you again. Emma, Matt & Bodhi ??
Mr Wild September 2022
A very enjoyable stay in a wonderful location and beautiful part of Cornwall.
Mr Chant September 2022
It would be extremely difficult to find a better shepherd’s hut than Shepherd’s Rest, Lerryn. Absolutely stunning!
Mrs Mcphail August 2022
We would absolutely recommend the Shepherd’s Rest. This place completely wowed us. Perfect for a romantic gateway.
Mrs Faulkner July 2022
Absolutely beautiful shepherds hut in a stunning location. So peaceful & private. Lots to do in the area if you want to or do nothing & just relax in a beautifully equipped home from home! We didn't want to leave & will be back. Our dog loved the garden & we could totally relax as the garden was safe & secure so she was free to explore. This place deserves more than 10/10! Thank you ?? ????
Mrs Cowley July 2022
We hadn't been 'glamping 'before and weren't quite sure what to expect. The Shepherds hut was lovely, beautifully furnished and clean ,great attention to detail. Most nights we cooked in the barbecue hut , a great feature, also the mini hut gave us some extra storage for our suitcases. Setting was idyllic, saw lots of wildlife, including deer, buzzards and a kingfisher. Had to watch out for baby frogs everywhere! Enjoyed getting to know the ducks and geese. Overall, a wonderful place and we had a lovely holiday.
MR MULLINS July 2022
The Shepherds Rest. WOW was our first thought when we saw it set in its own magical grounds.. it all really took our breath away. What a beautiful build with all mod cons. Fitted kitchen, oven and hob,Large walk in shower, Little log fire, OW and that lovely King size bed ?? ??. What a magical place. Go on a Monday stay until Saturday " OR MORE " Truly heaven sent. Have all your food and drink ... sit and watch the beauty around. A stunning Shepherds Hut,Two beautiful ponds & your own chill out BQ rest shed for your cosy nights. & yes no face masks to be seen !!! Says BOB the ??.. We truly believe this is a GEM... Cornwall,s own " PEARL " Thankyou Richard & Nichola & boys, For a Stunning relaxing holiday July 2022 ??... Thankyou Paul , Teresa & BOB The ??....
Mrs Drake June 2022
This place is stunning. The hosts have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable, we thoroughly enjoyed our honeymoon at this little "bolthole", which is really private and so, so beautiful.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks so much for your lovely review. Congratulations! We're delighted you enjoyed your honeymoon at Shepherd's Rest and we're sure the owners will be thrilled their efforts made your stay comfortable. We would love to welcome you back again in the future. Kelsey, Customer Support
Miss Speed October 2021
Wow! Words really can't describe just how beautiful this place is. Absolutely gorgeous. The shepherds hut was super cosy and attention to detail was second to none! Extremely practical and most importantly very dog friendly. Our dog had a fantastic time. He had his own field that was fully enclosed for peace of mind and his very own doggy hose (with hot water!) for muddy paws. This was a lovely touch! I think he enjoyed his stay more than us! The BBQ hut was amazing and the views surrounding it were stunning! Richard and Nicola made us feel very welcome. We honestly have never stayed anywhere as lovely as this. Thank you so much! We will definitely be seeing you again next year. Tamsin, Michelle and Anu the dog x
Mrs Scott October 2021
This is an amazing place; so peaceful, relaxing and extremely comfortable. The barbecue hut was brilliant as it enabled us to have a barbecue and fire even when it was raining. We had a magical sunset from here one evening. Walking to the village across the field was pleasant and there was always a friendly welcome at the Ship and local shop (nice Japanese meal at pub and lovely pasties/goodies at shop). Lovely coves and coastal walks close by and would recommend Charlestown, a picturesque place with many good places to eat. There is lots to do in the area without having to travel too far.
Nic and Richard are very friendly and accommodating and have done a brilliant job in making this place special. Would highly recommend and we would love to go back.
Mr Rose September 2021
Wonderful setting and superb accommodation, exceeded our expectations, the owners have something to be really proud of.
Mr JONES August 2021
Beautiful accommodation with the most comfortable bed ever.BBQ area was unbelievable and the stunning grounds with beautiful ponds giving and abundance of wildlife including an amazing kingfisher. This host has not forgotten anything including a heated water hose to wash your dog after long walk and comfortable outdoor furniture . We have stayed in a lot of places in Lerryn and Cornwall and this is the best place ever. Wonderful place to bring your dog, they will enjoy their holiday here as much as you will ??
Mr Rogers August 2021
This is such a wonderful place to stay. Lerryn is lovely, and it s great location for reaching the rest of Cornwall. The cabin itself is amazing, as is the BBQ hut, and Nicola and Richard are fantastic hosts. Cannot recommend it enough!
Mrs Willett August 2021
The property exceeded our expectations, it is in a stunning very private setting, photo’s do not do it justice. The village is a short walk away with great pub, village shop and a river with gorgeous walks. Amazing countryside and access to beautiful beaches. The shepherds hut is one of the most comfortable, relaxing places we have ever stayed in and the owners couldn’t be more helpful or kind, we loved it!
Mrs Thomson July 2021
Shepherd’s Rest is a little slice of heaven!
The property itself is beautifully presented inside with every effort made by the owners to provide you with everything that you could possibly need during your stay with them - from a hairdryer to a garlic press!
Upon arrival, we headed straight to the farmhouse and were welcomed by both Nicola and Richard, the owners. Nicola gave us directions where to go and Richard met us down there. The parking is ample and a wheelbarrow is thoughtfully provided for you to walk your belongings from the parking area down to the hut. Richard had great local knowledge and recommended local walks and places to visit while we were there. We were delighted to find a full cream tea welcoming us to Shepherd’s Rest, absolutely delicious!
Inside the hut, the kitchen was well equipped and easy to cook in, the armchairs were comfy to lounge in when it was raining outside and the bed was built up so that you gained plenty of storage underneath for clothes and any holiday purchases. The shower was lovely thanks to good water pressure in the hut. Everything was spotlessly clean and it was clear a lot of thought had gone in to the presentation of the property. We didn’t use the wood burner inside because it was quite nice weather but I imagine it would make the hut delightfully toasty should you be staying in colder weather. We did use the chiminea outside during the evening which meant we could star-gaze without getting chilly.
Outside, the additional storage hut contains an extra fridge which was really handy when you wanted to do a larger shop. It was also useful to have an outside space to house the fishing gear brought with us.
The lakes are absolutely stunning to sit by and either fish or lose yourself in a good book. The ducks and geese on the top pond are just delightful to watch with their funny ways and they love to say “hello” as you walk past.
The BBQ hut down by the bottom pond is absolutely charming. It had everything we needed and is thoughtfully equipped with a decent range of BBQ tools, cushions and blankets for the seating area and kindling and coals to get you started. The hut’s sides are hinged so that you can open up the window during nice weather but also means that when it gets chilly or drizzly, you can put the up and be cosy inside. There is a torch provided which illuminates the hut during the evening time and even a bottle opener mounted on the wall so that you don’t have to carry one up and down from the house.
WiFi is not available in the main hut but down by the BBQ hut, we got full 4G on our phones.
All in all, this is a stunning place to escape from the world for a bit. The owners are generous and available should you want to speak to them but they aren’t intrusive in any way. The dog is great fun to have around and throw the ball for (or fish the ball out of the pond for!) but will be kept away if dogs aren’t your thing.
Miss Seaton July 2021
We came to Shepherd’s Rest on our honeymoon and we can easily say it’s the best place we have ever stayed. Our own beautiful garden and BBQ hut really made this extra special. The shepherd’s hut itself was beautifully decorated and felt really luxurious with the waterfall shower and very comfy bed. Having the enclosed garden was an absolute dream for our dog too! We will be back probably many many more times!
Mrs Cogswell July 2021
We had a fantastic weeks stay at the 'Shepherds Rest'. We were made to feel welcome as soon as we arrived, and the scones and biscuits waiting for us were such a lovely touch! The hut was obliviously put together with a lot of love, as it is so comfy and cosy. The bed is one of the most comfortable beds we've stayed in! And the shower was fantastic! We also need to mention the BBQ hut, as this is a great idea with gorgeous views! We had everything we needed for a comfortable week away, and would definitely return!!
Mr. Hale July 2021
We had a fantastic stay at this property. Beautiful accommodation and surroundings. The bed was the most comfortable we've ever slept in and the shower was excellent, plenty of lovely hot water. Both Nic and Rich were very welcoming. Brilliant place for a dog as the field is fully enclosed once the gate is shut and there are a number of walks locally. The pasty's at the local shop are highly recommended!
Miss Atkinson June 2021
The surroundings were stunning and the rest had everything you needed. The bbq hut was amazing and we can't wait to come back again.
Mrs Roberts June 2021
Perfect location and gorgeous property. So many walks through such a beautiful part of Cornwall. Very quiet spot with small village shop and pub a five minute walk away. Excellent.
Ms Hobson May 2021
Our stay at Shepherd’s Rest opened up a whole new experience of Cornwall; the location is so unique and we felt a million miles away from the rest of the world (but close enough to civilisation if we needed anything!) The site is nestled into a hillside and made us feel cocooned by nature, with all the luxuries of a hot shower and great cooking/sleeping facilities - full of personal touches too. We felt as though we were the first people to ever stay there because it was so well-maintained. Highly recommend Shepherd’s Rest!
Prof Siveter May 2021
This is the perfect 'hideaway' retreat for two. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Sheppard's Rest proved to be a most delightful holiday destination, with everything needed tastefully planned within the Sheppard's hut. The addition of an an onsite smaller hut to house any 'overspill' items that we bought along was also very useful. The location is peaceful, with lovely vista's and nature abounding all around. It is, put simply, an enchanting little gem. Thanks to owners Richard and Nicola for helping us to have a memorable stay.
Ms McCann May 2021
We loved absolutely everything about the Shepherd's Rest. The location was perfect, we loved how remote it felt but the short cut over the fields meant you could walk to the village in just 10 minutes. The views were stunning and our dog loved running around the meadow, and we were happy knowing it was safe and secure for him.
The hut was exceptionally clean and comfortable and the welcome hamper was a lovely touch.
Our hosts could not have been more welcoming and helpful.
This staycation was perfect for us, I think it will be difficult to beat! We will definitely be booking again!
Mrs Tovey October 2020
Loved the views from the hut, the tranquility, the BBQ hut, log burner and easy short walk into Lerryn to start the river walk to St Minnow. Nicola, the host, was also fabulous. Taking the time to show us the hut (as we arrived when it was dark) and making sure we had everything we needed. A perfect stay.
Miss Shepherd September 2020
WOW! WOW! WOW!..The best shepherds hut EVER!!. From the amazing welcome from Nicola and Richard to the lovely treats left for me to the most comfortable bed and relaxing shower ever the hut is just perfect. You should be so proud as every inch is a credit to you and can tell this is your passion. Maisie loved her own field and the new addition of the BBQ hut is just magical. I shall definitely be back and recommending. Sarah & Maisie??
Miss Jones August 2020
We've stayed in a lot of shepherd huts over the years but Shepherd's Rest is by far best. The photographs don't do it justice, it truly is a little piece of heaven!
Mr Knowles July 2020
The hosts Richard & Nicola were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. A very comfortable, quiet and relaxing experience.
Miss Francey September 2019
Had an amazing long weekend at Shepherd’s rest. A beautiful location and property. The hosts were absolutely lovely. We will be back!
Miss Turner September 2019
This little Shepard’s hut is a little slice of heaven! Absolutely amazing surroundings and lovely interior to the hut. Nicola and Richard have thought of everything. Perfect little peaceful getaway. Couldn’t recommend enough! Thank you so much!
Mrs Booker August 2019
It is a wonderful place to stay and really quiet. We really do want to go back soon. Can't fault it in any way.
Mr Neale August 2019
The shepherds rest is a traditional shepherds hut but with all mod cons decking,bar-b-q , and out door seating
Miss Ackerman August 2019
A perfect and very restful getaway. The hut was beautiful and cosy, had everything that we needed for the week and the dog enjoyed exploring the garden and the variety of walks straight from the door. Nic and Richard were incredibly welcoming too. Would highly recommend!
Dr Dent July 2019
Absolutely beautiful Shepherds hut set in the most peaceful and tranquil surroundings. The owners have really thought of everything to make the hut very well-equipped, comfortable and luxurious. Richard and Nicola couldn’t have been more welcoming. We can’t recommend it highly enough and certainly hope to come back!
Mr Parry July 2019
Shepherds Rest was wonderful. The view from the hut towards the lakes was stunning, we saw so much wild-life. A peaceful haven!
Mrs Satterthwaite July 2019
Richard and Nic have created the most idyllic getaway location. The hut is beautiful with the most comfiest of beds that you will struggle to get out of. What makes it easier is stepping out into beautiful surroundings, listening to the sheep and the ducks whilst looking over flowering ponds and wonderful Cornish hills. The hut is equipped with everything you need and you can tell a lot of personal thought has gone into ensuring you can relax. Rich and Nic are also wonderful hosts, so friendly and recommend great places to walk, eat and visit. A truly wonderful place that I highly recommend!
Mrs Churches July 2019
On arrival the shepherds hut was just as described on line, although somewhat better than the pictures. It has been well designed and built to a high spec, well equipped throughout. We had everything we needed for our 10 day stay which included a small freezer. Nothing was too much trouble for Richard and Nikki. They were friendly and helpful, giving great advice on areas to walk locally from the hut. The grounds had a secured boundary which enabled us to let the dog roam freely. The bed was most comfortable. The peace and tranquility it provided were just what was needed and we didn't want to leave. We are loath to tell others about this piece of heaven, for fear of it becoming too popular and are already planning on a return visit.
Mr Wass July 2019
Stunning Shepard’s Hut in a wonderful location - a really escape and relax experience.
Miss Jones June 2019
What a wonderful holiday! Our stay at Shepherd's Rest was perfect in every way, the owners Nic & Richard made us feel so welcome and what they've created here is a truly special place. The hut is beautiful, spacious, spotlessly clean and equipped with everything you could possibly need. The cream tea and juice on arrival was a lovely touch and the king size bed is super comfy - the best sleep we've ever had away from home! The location and views are even more beautiful in real life and the pretty village is just a short walk away across a couple of fields with a nice little pub and shop selling groceries and cream teas by the river. There are some lovely walks in the area - thanks to Richard for recommending the walk to St. Winnow where we had a fab homemade pasty and & cup of tea. The only disappointing part of our stay was when it was time to leave. We hope to come back one day. BOOK IT, you won't regret it! Hannah, Dean & Murphy
Mrs Schuster May 2019
It was the best stay we ever had. Such a loveley place and lovely people. We didn't wanna go and will certainly come back. I can recommend this to everyone, I was in a lot of places and hotels but no 5 star can compare the love and spirituel energy this place has. 10 stars out of 10.
Ms Rannigan April 2019
Beautiful place, really well equipped in an incredible location!
Mr Mihell September 2018
Simply wonderful ! Fantastic owners, beautiful location, brilliant accommodation ..... faultless ! The quality of the hut, both inside and outside, is 10 out of 10. Peaceful environment and stunning views. Friendliness shown by Nic and Richard, the owners, was the icing on the cake. We can guarantee that you will NOT be disappointed by this absolute gem of a retreat.
Mrs Large September 2018
What a lovely couple who made us feel so welcome. It was the first time we had stayed in a Shepherds Hut and it exceeded all our expectations. It was warm and cosy and a great place to get away from it all . You can honestly see that a lot of thought had gone into equipping it out. It was JUST PERFECT and you wont be disappointed.
Miss Saum August 2018
You will not be disappointed if you book this place! Truly glamorous glamping in a great location for exploring east Cornwall. Everything has been thought of. A really special place to stay - peaceful and comfortable, cosy and spacious. My stay made even more wonderful by daily kingfisher sightings so take your binoculars.
Miss Seitz July 2018
The Shepherd's Rest absolutly exceeded our expectations. The area around the cottage is beautiful, peaceful and calm, which in combination with the delightful and sunny weather created the opportunity to recover from any stress, tasks and responsibilities we left at home. Although we did not have a car, the hosts provided us with bikes at a very low cost. Admittedly, the hills were tough to climb during long bike trips, but it did, however, provide some great leg training! Our hosts offered us support and tips in order to improve our stay, which we gratefully accepted. It was very easy to get to the sea and the breathtaking neighbouring harbor towns. There were lot of places to go to for eating, shopping and enjoying oneself. Everone who likes long walks along rivers, the sea or in a peaceful forest is at the right place. We happily recommend visiting with a car in order to broaden your choice of destinations!
We had a wonderful stay and got a marvelous impression of the english countryside, and can't wait to come back again someday. We're so cheerful to share this beautiful vacation with others, and helping them find the best place to escape their stressful everday lives like we did.
Mrs Westhoeve July 2018
What a lovely place to stay. It's so quiet and piecefull. Very kind and friendly owners. Everything was very good, we got a great welcome with Dutch cheese (from a local farmer) wich was very nice. We had a great week and love to come back some day.
Mrs McDonald July 2018
We absolutely loved our stay at the Shepherds rest. From the moment we arrived we felt a weight had been lifted. Richard & Nicola are just fabulous, their attention to detail is spot on and they really have thought of everything to make your stay so very welcoming. We will definitely be returning soon and hopefully it’ll be for longer. This place is heaven on wheels. Kate & Paul London
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