With south coast beaches and sailing waters just a short jaunt in one direction and the magnificent cliffs and surfing beaches of the north coast in the other, what could be better than this tucked-away (but not too tucked-away!) rural location betwixt Falmouth and Truro?
Juniper is an oak, hand-built hut lovingly produced by the wonderful Blackdown Shepherd Huts. Fully equipped with a super-comfy pull-down bed (which fits above the dining-area during the day), a two-ring hob, microwave, an integrated fridge and a dear little wood-burner for the cosiest of cosy times (all logs supplied). The decor is tones of creams and greens, calming and restful and perfectly in-keeping with the orchard setting. No traipsing across damp grass for morning ablutions here, this idyllic retreat has its own en suite shower-room with shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin, plus a wall-mounted heater, soft fluffy towels and bath mats too (and even extra towels for use at the pool!).
Juniper is nestled within the grounds of The Emerald, an award-winning zero carbon eco development, set in five acres of grounds sheltered by trees and hedging (so plenty of birdsong and the occasional glimpse of deer and squirrels). There is also a useful Tesla charging point for electric cars at The Emerald (please bring your own adaptor for other makes). The owners politely ask that you state on arrival if you plan to take advantage of this service and to pay them via cash or bank transfer before departure. There is 24 hour access to the big indoor heated swimming pool (shared with the five hi-spec, super-insulated on-site cedar-clad holiday houses - Coast, Drift, Cedar, Fern and The Gatehouse, a more traditional holiday cottage), with a gym and tennis court for active types and an ornamental lake to wander around for those wishing to just chill out and relax.
Located within the orchard, Juniper's nearest neighbour is the second shepherd's hut, Jasmine, but both have their own private outdoor areas and do not overlook each other. There is space for sitting-out, sun loungers and you even have a barbecue if you get the urge to sizzle some locally-sourced meat or fresh-from-the-sea fish.
Juniper is in a perfect position to explore all of the delights which Cornwall has to offer. Truro is a great city to visit anytime of the year. Summer is full of festivals and craft fayres or, if you're feeling slightly energetic, join one of the organised walks which take you all around this beautiful place. Winter sees markets and lots of sparkly lights to admire, or you may just want to snuggle in a local cafe with a steaming mug of hot chocolate before returning back to your cosy retreat.
Hopping on the King Harry Ferry over to the Roseland is a fun trip to make or why not hire bicycles and ride from Wadebridge to Padstow - of course making sure that you stop for a cream tea along the way! A short drive away you'll discover St Agnes, a vibrant and very colourful coastal village with a fantastic butcher, local craft shops brimming with temptation and lots of delicious bistros and cafes. Juniper is a super retreat on a gorgeous Estate and truly offers the perfect getaway all year round.
Open plan living-room with kitchen, dining and bedroom areas. Wood-burner, 2 ring hob, microwave, fridge and double bed
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
*There is no room for a travel cot but you are welcome to bring a baby in a moses basket.
- Dogs welcome (small dog only)
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Indoor swimming pool
- Private parking for 1 car
- No smoking
- Pub .75 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- 1 oil-filled radiator
- Logs for wood-burner
- Tesla charging point for electric cars at cost
Juniper sits in its own private spot in the orchard garden.
Sheltered by a hedge to the back and side, this is a lovely spot.
Step inside Juniper - beautifully handcrafted.
Looking back from the dining-area towards the cosy wood-burner and en suite shower-room.
The wood-burner will keep you very toasty on cooler days (logs are included).
A delightful place to spend a few days or more.
The dining-area converts from the bed (which cleverly folds up into the wall) with ease.
A very comfortable bed that can put pushed back up and out of the way during the daytime to reveal your dining-area. Mattress, linens and all!
Looking at the kitchen-area from the front double doors.
The kitchen is handcrafted and has an outlook over the small copse behind.
There are lovely little homely touches throughout the hut.
Pretty features everywhere you look.
The en suite shower-room.
A trip to the beach is a must.
Towels are provided along with towels for use in the swimming pool too.
Complete with hot shower.
Throw open the double doors and let the outside in.
You'll want to return time and time again.
Bring along that book you have been meaning to read.
The pathway leading up to Juniper Shepherd's Hut.
Set in its own little spot.
There is 24 hour access to the shared indoor heated swimming pool which has a cool lighting theme at night!
The fabulous indoor pool just a short stroll away.
You also have use of the shared tennis court by arrangement.
The sailing mecca of Falmouth is just a short drive away and has a plethora of independent shops, cafes and art galleries.
This is one of the fabulous beaches in Falmouth - Swanpool.
Hopping on the King Harry Ferry over to the Roseland is a fun trip.
Cornwall's little city of Truro is within a short drive away too.
Why not venture a little futher and hire bicycles and ride from Wadebridge to Padstow on the infamous Camel Trail.
Also a little further afield, you'll discover St Agnes, a vibrant and very colourful coastal village with a fantastic butcher, local craft shops, lots of delicious bistro's and cafés, and of course the fabulous beach that is Trevaunance Cove.