Mount View Horizon Safari Tent is the perfect family retreat, set high above Mounts Bay in a spacious meadow with incredible 180 degree panoramic views. As far away from basic as it could possibly be, the accommodation comprises of a fully equipped kitchen with all of the essentials as well as a wood-fired range and fridge/small freezer.
The sleeping arrangements consist of a delightful double cabin bed, complete with shutters for privacy, and two pretty bedrooms at the back of the tent, one with a double bed and one with twin beds. The wood-fired range and addition of electric heaters in both bedrooms ensure cosiness whatever the time of year. There is of course the luxurious bonus of an en suite shower-room and separate cloakroom with flushing toilet, heated towel rail and hot and cold running water – yes, you really are glamping!
The raised deck (complete with your very own hot tub and not one but two hammocks!) provides the ideal space to sit back, relax, take in the fresh air and enjoy the spectacular view. This gorgeous tent is the furthest away of the three retreats here (the other two being Mount View Sunrise and Mount View Retreat) and there is plenty of space for the kids to run around and play – you are welcome to bring your four-legged friend along too. Even WiFi is provided here, ideal for researching places to visit.
If you can bear to tear yourself away from this amazing retreat, there is plenty to see and do nearby. Close to home, the White Hart, a traditional Cornish pub, is only half a mile away, ideal if you don't feel like cooking – you are on holiday after all! Or, if you fancy some fresh air, the 'St Michael's Way' footpath is just a stone's throw away, reached through beautiful fields, running to St Ives in one direction and Penzance in the other.
Also, a ten minute walk away are the wonderful Sculpture Gardens at Tremenheere, complete with lovely on-site cafe. Visiting the magnificent St Michael's Mount is a must and you can spend some time on Marazion beach while you're there too – it's even dog-friendly out-of-season. The delightful fishing village of Mousehole, the charming town of St Ives and the lively town of Penzance are all a short drive away and definitely worth a visit.
If you want to give surfing a go, the well-known beaches at Sennen Cove, Gwithian and Porthcurno are all close by too. Why not go and see a performance at the famous Minack Theatre or, if you're looking for a day out, a ferry runs from Penzance to the idyllic Isles of Scilly.
If you really can't bear to leave, how about toasting some marshmallows on the fire-pit barbecue or making the most of the large meadow, complete with play-area tucked away at the top, including a trampoline, swing, climbing frame, slide, football goal and badminton/volleyball net, and having some fun in the fresh air?
The on-site honesty-shop, complete with washing machine, is well-stocked with seasonal products and everyday essentials, so you don't even need to get back in the car if you don't want to. The private parking-area is just 50 yards away and there will be a wheelbarrow at your disposal on arrival, so you can transport your luggage with ease.
Mount View Horizon Safari Tent really does provide the perfect opportunity for a good old-fashioned family holiday, where you can switch off from everyday life and reconnect with each other.
Open plan living-room with kitchen, dining and bedroom areas. Wood-fired range, electric hob, microwave, fridge/small freezer, kettle, toaster and double cabin bed (4'6'')
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5')
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3')
Shower-room with double shower
Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin
Outside Access to
Shared Honesty-shop with washing machine
*A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome
- High chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Hot tub
- Private parking for 3 cars
- No smoking
- Pub .5 miles
- Patio furniture, 2 hammocks and fire-pit barbecue
- 2 electric heaters in the bedrooms and heated towel rail
- Logs for the range
- Logs for the fire-pit (At cost)
The fabulous Mount View Horizon Safari Tent enjoying spectacular views of countryside and sea.
You will never tire of this jaw-dropping view!
Looking towards St Michael's Mount from Horizon.
Enjoy the view from the deck, the hot tub, the hammock or the picnic table - the choice is yours!
From inside and outside, the views are just beautiful and include the majestic St Michaels Mount.
Views for miles along the coast.
You can even dine inside enjoying this spectacular view.
This really is a very special place to stay.
The kitchen-area is fully equipped and includes a four ring hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster and kettle! There is also the log-fired range to cook on too.
Every little detail has been thought of here.
The stupendous view can be enjoyed whilst washing the dishes too!
The comfortable king-size bed in one of the bedrooms at the back of the tent.
The double bedroom with its king-size bed.
The second bedroom at the back of the tent has twin beds.
The twin beds looking towards the double cabin bed.
The cabin bed will be fun for children or adults!
At the back of the tent is the en suite cloakroom with proper flushing toilet and wash-basin.
And also at the back of the tent is the en suite shower-room with double-size shower and heated towel rail.
Hot water on tap!
The living-area is open plan.
The wood-fired range doubles up as your cooking appliance.
The sitting-area is very comfortable.
From inside and outside of this spacious safari tent, the views are simply stunning.
The hot tub sits low in the raised deck with a glazed balcony all around so that you can enjoy the view at all times.
Relax and unwind.
You'll want to return time and time again.
A snooze in the hammock is a must!
The pretty colourful flowers add to the charm of this wonderful setting.
There's a fire-pit barbecue too, perfect for toasting marshmallows of an evening.
A super special place to stay.
Mount View Horizon is at the far end of the meadow.
Just look at that view!
Horizon is on the left, Sunrise in the middle and Mount View Retreat is on the far right - all have plenty of space around them and enjoy the spectacular views.
Kids will love the play-area at the back of the meadow.
Mount View Retreat, Mount View Sunrise and Mount View Horizon share this fabulous setting.
There is a handy honesty-shop on site, complete with washing machine.
There are lots of scrumptious treats on offer in the honesty-shop.
Definitely worth a visit (just a five minute drive away) are nearby majestic St Michael's Mount and glorious Marazion beach.
The popular village of Mousehole is also close by, with its great restaurants, galleries and pubs.
Perfect for sandcastle building, the glorious beach at Perranuthnoe is also nearby.
Perfect for a day out exploring, with its wonderful beaches, ancient cobbled streets and numerous great eateries, bustling St Ives is a short drive away.