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, both have their own space and have separate entrances and parking areas, and are 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.
From 2018, The Studio at Frieda and The Moon - just 50 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.
Stop press: Drawing and painting breaks are now available at Freida And The Moon. Owner Paul, who was previously head of a large university art school, offers short courses in drawing and painting, synchronised with your holiday. Tuition takes place, both on location (picnic provided) and in the beautiful purpose-built Studio, which also doubles as the Freida And The Moon elopement wedding venue. All ability levels (including absolute beginners) are very welcome. Call or text Paul for further details on 07870778660 after booking your holiday.
Open plan living-room with kitchen, dining and bedroom areas. Wood-burner with hot plate, 2 ring gas hob, fridge, kettle, toaster and king-size double bed (5')
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Please note, a young baby under six months old only (non-crawler) is accepted. *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.
What a special retreat to spend a few days, or longer, at.
Inside is simply stunning.
There's 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.
There is a 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.
Grab a good book and sit out in the sunshine, taking in the fresh air - bliss!
And the view is something else!
Can it get any better than this? Your own private hot tub.
Sit back and relax.
What a beautiful retreat this is.
You can just see the Tabernacle's sibling, the Observatory, in the distance here - why not book both and bring some friends along!
Keeping you warm whilst cooking up delights!
The beautiful stained glass window.
A lovely setting whatever the time of year.
The stunning views can be enjoyed from inside and out.
Everything about the Tabernacle is just magical.
Night time at Freida and The Moon - magical.
Another night time shot showing Frieda and The Moon in all its glory.