Seven acres of meadow near the sea, a designer shipping container with luxury furnishings and the stamp of approval from George Clarke's Amazing Spaces on Channel 4 make this a holiday destination to remember.
The ample accommodation is so well thought-out, converted with flair and fully equipped to the highest standards by the owners who are both product designers by trade. And they couldn't have picked a better spot, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just a couple of minutes' drive from two fabulous beaches - you can see the sea from the firepit meadow.
Rusty is an utterly unique luxury glamping experience, expertly styled inside and perfectly formed outside with a raised decking area to sit back and listen to the birdsong while taking in the views as the children run off and enjoy the freedom. Keep those sliding doors open for the ultimate inside/outside living experience; the open plan living area has a hand-made table for food with a view, industrial light fittings strung high overhead, a wood-fired range to snuggle around on cooler evenings and of course those sleeping nooks with proper sprung mattresses and plenty of head height. Fresh luxury linens and privacy curtains make for a very good night's sleep after a full day's fresh air and long evenings around the fire-pit.
Step through the internal sliding doors, out of the container living space into the custom-made extension housing the spacious kitchen-area with sink, fridge, two-ring gas burner and additional double power socket plus plenty of storage space for picnic ingredients and barbecue fodder. The wood-fired range in the sitting-area is the main cooking appliance and you can do as much or as little as you want - boil a kettle, throw together a fry up, bake pasties and rustle up a roast, or simply just enjoy the warmth it generates. Rusty is fully equipped with everything you will need including traditional enamel crockery, ideal for eating indoors or out, soft towels, reindeer hides, lanterns and an outside barbecue. This extensive annexe also has a wet-room with double walk-in hot shower and a quirky cloakroom with flushing WC and a wash-basin perched on a log - a design feature George particularly loved.
You can leave your car out of sight and out of mind if you choose; load your luggage in a wheelbarrow at the parking-area and trundle the short path through the meadow to your holiday home, keeping the meadows blissfully car-free. In this seven acre meadow you'll also find the safari tents, Barefoot Hobie and Woody, the perfect camping companions should you wish to holiday with family or friends. There is a further five acres of wild flower fields for everyone to spread out in with a fabulous shared fire-pit and far-reaching views out to sea - is there a better spot to end the day, toasting marshmallows and drinking in the magnificent sunset?
An honesty-shop on site is stocked with a mix of delights including local produce and eggs and bacon to set you up for your first breakfast as well as some everyday essentials. After a day exploring you can enjoy an evening barbecue and help yourself to the abundance of fresh herbs from the herb boat. Relax on your deck or run free through the twelve acres of meadow - there's plenty of room to play a game, fly a kite or hide in the little wood copse complete with rope swing and hammock. Discover all the species of wild flower and spot birds and insects with little ones, or see who can find the biggest pine cone.
For the more energetic, the owners can arrange surfing lessons (tide and weather dependent). There are plenty of things to see and do within easy reach, whether your interest is visiting old fishing villages such as Cadgwith and Porthleven, checking out geographical features such as Loe Bar and the Lizard peninsula, or walking the South West Coast Path. A three minute drive will take you to the picturesque Poldhu Cove, with its sandy beach and beachside cafe serving delicious hot chocolates, ice creams and other tempting treats
Rusty has been designed to meet all your holiday needs whilst enjoying the very special experience of glamping in a 'tin tent'. Barefoot Glamping is the perfect way to re-connect with nature, family and friends, and to enjoy the simple pleasures of life... without skimping on the luxuries!
Open plan living-room with dining and bedroom areas. Wood-fired range. Twin beds (3') and steps up to platform double bed (4'6'')
Kitchen-area with 2 ring gas hob, fridge and kettle
Shower-room with double shower
Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin
*A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 1 car
- No smoking
- Pub 2 miles
- Deck furniture, fire-pit (shared) and barbecue
- Logs for wood-fired range
- Logs for the fire-pit pay Owner (At cost)
Situated in a 7 acre wild flower meadow, Rusty is the perfect all year round glamping getaway.
An idyllic spot for an al fresco sundowner.
The living-room makes the most of the country views from the bespoke table and cosy sitting-area.
The cosy sitting-area with log-fired range to keep you toasty and warm in the cooler months (and your cooker too!).
The bedroom-area has luxury linens and proper sprung mattresses and privacy curtains.
The kitchen is light and spacious with plenty of preparation space for picnic grub and barbecue bits (and hundreds of marshmallows for the fire-pit).
The kitchen opens to the side for easy access to the BBQ (and cold beers).
Rusty's spacious kitchen has a sink, gas-burner and fridge with the cloakroom and shower-room set further along the back on the extension.
Barefoot Rusty - the terrific tin tent - is temptingly close to the sea.
This tin tardis has everything you need for a quirky family holiday.
Even the dog will have a whale of a time enjoying the freedom.
All will love spotting wildlife in this perfect rural setting.
Every detail has been thought about.
Rustic but perfect.
The kitchen sink!
Fully equipped with everything you need.
There is an inventory of utensils, pots and pans that will not leave you needing to bring anything.
A double gas hob for cooking to supplement the log-fired stove.
The fabulous wet-room with walk in hot double shower, an upcycled ladder for your towel rail and plenty of lovely soft towels.
Your towels are rolled and ready in the walk in wet-room.
Rusty appeared on George Clarke's Amazing Spaces in June 2015 - he loved it!
Cool ornaments abound!
Light the fire, put the kettle on and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this fabulous setting.
Logs are included for the log-fired stove.
Time for tea and cake.
Welcome to Rusty!
Your welcome pack says it all.
A welcome sight.
This is what it's all about.
Retire to the porch at the end of the day.
Relax in your rural retreat.
Sit and watch the wildlife.
The honesty shop tucked in one corner of the wildflower meadow.
The honesty-shop with fridge and freezer containing a variety of locally produced goods.
Open all hours!
As well as the seven acre meadow, there is a further five acre meadow with fabulous sea views and the shared fire-pit for your use.
The wild meadow behind is home to the herb boat and looks out to sea.
There is plenty of space including a little area of woodland with a hammock, rope swing and old boat for the children to make their own adventures.
The lovely communal woodland area.
The rope swing will keep the children (and young at heart!) entertained in the great outdoors.
Embrace the outdoors and get everyone involved with a back-to-nature lifestyle.
This is what these holidays are all about; making memories with campfires and sea air in the countryside.
Rusty is on the left, with its neighbours Hobie and Woody screened off to the right.
Picture-perfect Poldhu is the nearest beach to Barefoot Glamping.
The village of Mullion - with its stunning harbour as pictured - is close by and offers a couple of pubs and convenience shops.
This is the nearby traditional fishing village of Cadgwith.
The popular village of Porthleven is within easy reach too, with its numerous eateries and galleries.