Utterly gorgeous in every way, this whimsically themed Victorian-style tabernacle hints at the glorious eccentricity of scholarly preachers of yesteryear. With bell tower rising triumphant, opulent botanical wallpaper (from quirky interior company Timorous Beasties), a radiantly coloured stained glass window and reclaimed ecclesiastical shutters screening the super deluxe bed, this amazing and meticulously hand-crafted bolthole takes glamping to another level. Under-floor heated throughout with a Hobbit wood-burning stove for cosy evenings, Farrow & Ball paints with gold leaf detail, antique French lamps and books galore, could there be a more sumptuous or relaxing place to escape from the stresses of everyday life? Built on the wrap-around deck outside is a bubbling hot tub, sheltered and private and perfect for warm soothing soaks. A chiminea with hot plate will toast your toes as you barbecue your supper, its flickering flames warming you as you snuggle under velvety star-gazey skies, soaking up the sounds of the countryside and dreaming dreams of what could be. Beautifully fitted out and equipped to perfection, The Tabernacle at Frieda and the Moon is utterly unique, seamlessly mixing antique finds with modern luxuries. There are gorgeous bed linens, cushions and throws; fabulous artwork and a bespoke stained glass window; a shower-room with double shower cubicle and big heated towel rail, all mixed with vintage treasures and a touch of styling genius. The Tabernacle is set in a level meadow with The Observatory, (The Observatory is new for May 2018) both have their own space and have separate entrances and parking areas. They will be naturally screened with a newly planted little wooded copse to ensure privacy. The level meadow itself is sheltered by mature Cornish hedges and whispering trees and looks out over an undulating landscape of rolling hills and fields of gently bleating sheep. There is a walk through ancient woodlands leading to a little stream babbling along the valley floor, and sunsets over the hills that turn the whole sky from pink to orange and red.
The little village of Lanreath is just a mile away, set between the small harbour town of Looe and the picturesque fishing village of Polperro. There are beaches at Talland Bay and Lansallos and the South West Coast Path meanders along clifftops and bays nearby. Beautiful Boconnoc Estate has gardens to explore and miles of pathways criss-crossing its acres where you can walk or cycle, while the Bodinnick Ferry crosses the water to the sheltered moorings of Fowey, a renowned sailing haven with narrow streets lined by boutique shops, wonderful eating places and terrace upon terrace of ancient fishermen’s cottages.
One week art courses are available at Frieda and the Moon - a stay in the Tabernacle whilst learning to draw with a small group of convivial artists makes for an unforgettable experience. Owner Paul Slocombe is an experienced artist and teacher (formally head of a large university art school) - Paul teaches traditional classical atelier technique suitable for all ability levels in the beautiful purpose built art studio at Frieda And The Moon. Courses run on certain weeks through the year - visit www.friedaandthemoon.co.uk for availability and further details.
From 2018, The Studio at Frieda and The Moon - just fifty metres from The Tabernacle - will be available for the ultimate small marriage experience. Couples can now stay in The Tabernacle and get married (or have a formal Renewal of Vows) in the beautiful Studio, a fully licensed venue for elopement weddings and civil ceremonies. The stand-alone timber-framed sanctuary, with its bespoke stained glass window, oak floors and Italianate ceiling, is the perfect setting for an intimate service. Visit www.friedaandthemoon.co.uk/weddings for details.
Open plan living-room with kitchen, dining and bedroom areas. Wood-burner with hot plate, 2 ring gas hob, fridge, kettle, toaster and double bed (5')
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.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Hot tub
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 2 miles
- Patio furniture and chiminea with hot plate
- Under-floor heating and heated towel rail
- Logs for the wood-burner
The Tabernacle at Frieda and The Moon with its hot tub settled into the corner of a meadow with beautiful views across open countryside.
Inside is simply stunning.
With plenty of space to relax inside and out.
The gorgeous king-size bed has a window at the foot looking out over the countryside.
Comfortable chairs for chilling inside.
Beautifully fitted kitchen with hot and cold water too!
Wow, what a view!
The little wood-burner will keep you very cosy in the cooler months.
There are beautiful pieces throughout the Tabernacle.
The stained glass window lets in the most exquisite light throughout the day.
Lots of lovely homely touches throughout.
Just look at that beautiful botanical wallpaper made by the quirky interior company, Timorous Beasties.
Even the china matches the sheer elegance of this Tabernacle.
More homely touches.
Wow, what a window, designed by the owner and bespoke made.
Many an hour will be spent here!
The en suite shower-room has a rainwater shower.
There is a proper flushing toilet and wash-basin and a heated towel rail.
The little dining table is positioned to look straight out the window to the open countryside beyond.
What a spot for cheese and wine!
Looking through the dining-area window to the deck with table and chairs for al fresco dining.
You have your own little patio table and chairs, all in keeping with the Tabernacle's elegance.
There will be plenty of wildlife to watch from the comfort of the deck.
And the view is something else!
Can it get any better than this? Your own private hot tub.
Why not have bubbles in the bubbles?
Looking across the meadow to the gorgeous Tabernacle at Frieda and The Moon.
There is even a special area for your outside cooking on the chiminea which has a hot plate and grill.
Keeping you warm whilst cooking up delights!
The beautiful stained glass window.
The Tabernacle sits in a sheltered spot at the far corner of a pretty meadow.
Sat in a lovely position with the most fabulous views over open countryside to the coast in the distance.
Night time at Freida and The Moon - magical.
Another night time shot showing Frieda and The Moon in all its glory.