When you wish upon a star… anything your heart desires will come to you… and as you lay your head on your pillow at night gazing out of the skylight above, at a black velvet sky sprinkled with glitter, you could be forgiven for thinking that your own heart's desires have been granted. Such is the out of this world experience that The Observatory at Frieda and the Moon affords. Clad in copper, shining in the sunlight like burnished gold, this unique glamping experience is utterly outstanding in every possible way.
Crafted with the utmost attention to detail where quality abounds, this romantic retreat for two will have you oohing and aahing at every turn. With stained glass porthole windows depicting the phasing of the moon, fabulous tile effect wallpaper, opulent fabrics, ammonite engraving and a cornucopia of cosmic antiques and artefacts displayed on oak shelves, the view inside is as mesmerising as the one out. With a bespoke oak kitchen inlaid with brass, stylish en suite shower-room, and a pint size wood-burner exuding warmth and comfort, The Observatory manages to brilliantly combine cosiness with luxury.
In a pretty meadow with magical views across fields, ancient woodlands and rolling hills, spend lazy days and balmy evenings sat on the patio accompanied by nature's orchestra providing the perfect sound track. Soak up those countrylife sounds relaxing in the soothing hot tub, private and sheltered, enjoying the magical night time sky.
In the other half of this wonderful meadow setting is The Tabernacle, an equally enchanting glamping experience. The Tabernacle and Observatory share the incredible view but each have their own garden and parking areas with separate entrances and are screened from each other by an area of trees and shrubbery.
If we can tempt you away from this romantic idyll, further treasures and delights abound. Start close to home with a stroll through the owners' ancient woodland and discover the little stream on the valley below or, for a sense of seaside nostalgia, head to the bustling fishing town of Looe. Try your hand at shark fishing, indulge in a Cornish ice cream or ramble along the coastal path to Polperro, full of seaside charm with traditional inns and cottages framing the dinky quay.
At the exclusive waterside town of Fowey you can browse the shops and galleries, join a pleasure boat trip, hire a kayak and paddle up the river or simply take a seat at one of the waterside eateries and watch the boats sail past. Want to feel the sand between your toes? Then head to Lansallos or Talland Bay and, for some fun on two wheels, the trails at Lanhydrock and Cardinham Woods are great. You can conquer the castle in Lostwithiel or why not find your own cosmic artefact in one of many antique shops in the town - the perfect souvenir from this simply stratospheric holiday.
For those extra-special holidays, the owner offers a celebration package - including a Cornish cream tea on arrival, a champagne breakfast hamper (delivered to your door on a morning of your choice!) and transport to and from a local pub or restaurant - please ask us for details if this is of interest.
Open plan living-room with kitchen, dining and bedroom areas. Wood-burner, 2 ring gas hob, fridge and kettle. 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 1 car
- No smoking
- Pub 2 miles
- Patio furniture and chiminea with hot plate
- Oil-filled radiator and heated towel rail
- Logs for wood-burner
The stunning Observatory in all its glory, clad in copper and shining in the sunlight.
The simply stunning Observatory with blissful bubbling hot tub taking in the glorious countryside views.
The inside is just stunning as the outside, with lovingly thought-out detail wherever you look.
Not only is it gorgeous inside, but there is also everything you could need for a comfortable stay.
There is a lovely patio area, complete with chiminea, for sitting out and enjoying a sunny evening.
A beautiful retreat in a beautiful setting (you can just see the roof of the terrific Tabernacle, which shares this stunning setting).
Sit out in the great outdoors, read a book, have a cuppa and just relax.
You can also enjoy the countryside views from your very own dining table.
What a spectacle to wake up to!
The ultimate retreat to return to after a day out and about.
The ammonite engraving adds to the magical feel of the Observatory.
The comfortable bed has a four-poster feel and enjoys the same glorious country outlook.
The roasty toasty wood-burner will keep you cosy.
The comfortable seating area is perfect for relaxing with a good book.
There is a cornucopia of cosmic antiques and artefacts displayed on the shelves.
Every little details has been thoughtfully put together and provided.
Since you are staying in the Observatory, learning about the stars and planets is a must!
Learn about the night's sky and then observe it from the bubbling hot tub - bliss!
Will you spot any wild animals in the meadow?
There is a well-equipped kitchen area, complete with kettle and two-ring gas hob.
There's running hot and cold water, too.
The en suite shower-room is just as special as the rest of the Observatory.
Complete with hot and cold running water and proper flushing loo.
The Observatory theme is even carried through into the shower-room.
Enjoy a glass of wine or two and take in the view.
Whether you're inside or outside, this is a spectacular retreat.
Many an hour will be spent here!
Al fresco dining is a must!
What a spot to spend a well-needed holiday.
A retreat you truly will never forget.
The gorgeous stain glass porthole windows depict the phasing of the moon.
The skylight above the bed makes star-gazing a must!
Picturesque Polperro is packed full of charm.
The traditional fishing town of Looe.
Take a trip to the historic house and gardens at Lanhydrock- there's also a great network of cycling trails.
At Cardinham woods there are more trails to discover.
A trip to fashionable Fowey with its trendy shops and galleries and a whole host of places to eat and drink is a must.