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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