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. Sharing this wonderful setting is The Tabernacle, an equally enchanting glamping experience. The Tabernacle and Observatory each have their own parking and separate entrance and separated by an arch of trees.
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.
From 2018, The Studio at Frieda and The Moon - just 25 metres from The Observatory - will be available for the ultimate small marriage experience. Couples can now stay in The Observatory 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, 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
Soak away the day in the blissful bubbling hot tub, taking in the glorious countryside views.
The stunning Observatory in all its glory, clad in copper and shining in the sunlight.
There is a lovely patio area, complete with chiminea, for sitting out and enjoying a sunny evening.
The inside is just stunning, 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.
A beautiful retreat in a beautiful setting (you can just see the roof of the terrific Tabernacle, which shares this stunning setting).
The most unique one-of-a-kind retreat.
The gorgeous stain glass porthole windows depict the phasing of the moon.
Throw open the windows and let the fresh air in.
Sit out in the great outdoors, read a book, have a cuppa and just relax.
There is plenty of space to spread out and chill out inside too.
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.
A wonderful retreat whatever the time of year.
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.
Many interesting reads for you to discover.
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?
Why not grab one of these books to relax in the sun with.
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 Observatory sits proud, shining in the sunlight like burnished gold.
There are special details everywhere you look, inside or out.
The skylight above the bed makes star-gazing a must!