If a shepherd could pick the perfect spot to take shelter and rest, then this wonderful bolthole for two, in the most glorious countryside setting, overlooking wildlife on the pond, with sheep grazing in the neighbouring meadow, wonderful walks right on your doorstep and the added bonus of the village pub and shop only a ten minute stroll away, is sure to feature pretty high on the list! Set down a quiet country lane on the edge of Lerryn, one of the prettiest villages in Cornwall (said to be the inspiration for Kenneth Graham's Wind in the Willows and previously used as a Rosamunde Pilcher filming location), Shepherd's Rest provides the perfect retreat for those who enjoy being at one with nature and have the treasures and delights of the south Cornish coast close at hand.
With quality craftsmanship throughout, the Owners' attention to detail is second to none, cleverly using reclaimed floorboards, Kilner Jar lights, copper features, Vanessa Arbuthnott linens and shepherd's crooks to add to the overall character and charm whilst ensuring that you indulge in the ultimate luxury and comfort. They have even provided a handy outside mixer tap and miniature shepherd's hut 'kennel' for your four-legged friend - it's just too cute! The quality bespoke fitted kitchen, with the dinkiest of fridge/freezers, beautiful oak work surfaces and breakfast bar is a delight. The king-size bed with Hypnos mattress, donned with luxurious linens will provide the perfect night's sleep and the sweetest of wood-burners will keep you toasty and warm whatever the weather. Because this is glamping, there's also a super stylish en suite shower-room which has plenty of hot water, copper towel rail, wash-basin and that all essential flushing toilet.
Situated in a tucked away spot on the Owners' small holding you will know you are getting a slice of the good life from the minute you arrive - park the car, and the Owners' geese and ducks will provide their cheerful welcoming calls (from within their fenced area) as you stroll across the pasture to your own private wild flower meadow. Relax on the loungers and listen to the sounds of the countryside and replace TV viewing with a panoramic screen of this living Cornish landscape where you may spot dragon and damsel flies dancing over the pond, Canadian Geese raising their young, lambs at play, buzzards circling overhead and frogs demonstrating their leaping skills. If you fancy a bit of fishing, the ponds are stocked with carp so don't forget your rods. Cook up a yummy supper on the gas barbecue, dine in the great outdoors from sunrise to sunset and if you need some added warmth the chiminea will take off the chill.
Head down into the village to immerse yourself in village life, with its river fronting green and traditional pub, village stores and tea shop. If you are lucky enough to arrive during one of the many village festivals or events, prepare yourselves for a hearty welcome and some good old Cornish hospitality. Hire a kayak and have some fun messing about on the water or discover stunning walks following the river as it meanders downstream to fashionable Fowey with its waterside eateries, independent shops and galleries. Wander the historic harbour side of Charlestown featured in the Poldark series, marvel at spectacular vistas along the coastal footpath and for some fun on two wheels head off to Lanhydrock Estate and Cardinham Woods to discover their network of trails. At nearby Lostwithiel you can visit the 13th Century castle and pick up an antique or two from one of the many antique shops in the town and for garden enthusiasts The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Eden Project are within easy access.
Tempted - go on treat yourself - you deserve a 'rest'!
Open plan living-room with kitchen, dining and bedroom areas. Gas cooker, fridge, TV, wood-burner and king-size 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.
- Dogs welcome
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 0.5 miles
- Garden furniture, chiminea and gas barbecue
- Radiator and heated towel rail
- Logs for wood-burner
Shepherd's Rest sits in its own meadow with ponds and wildlife all around.
A truly idyllic setting.
And enjoying the view from all angles.
With its own decked area too.
The spacious interior is just as stunning as the setting.
Every detail carefully handcrafted.
Step inside Shepherd's Rest - the kitchen is fully fitted and beautifully finished.
The Hypnos king-size bed is just bliss. With two windows looking out over the meadow, ponds and countryside beyond.
Wake up and enjoy those gorgeous views.
Looking down through the hut to the bespoke, beautifully fitted shower-room.
With fluffy towels and plenty of space.
And a good-sized shower.
With bespoke copper fittings.
And clever use of handcrafted fittings.
The pretty little window overlooks countryside.
The slate top stand with sink finishes this area perfectly.
There is even a unique heated copper towel-rail!
The sweet little wood-burner will keep you nice and toasty in the cooler months.
With lovely little touches throughout this spacious hut.
The kitchen has a cute oven with two ring hob and a fridge/freezer too.
You will have everything you need for a very comfortable holiday.
There is attention to detail throughout this beautiful hut.
The owner very kindly leaves a lovely welcome hamper (milk, tea, coffee and sugar are also supplied).
There are special Kilner Jar lights throughout.
And hand-made features abound.
Looking out through the double doors to the deck and pond beyond.
The lovely decked area has plenty of room for al fresco dining with a chiminea too.
Or you can relax on the sofa.
Dining al fresco is a must.
Take the sun loungers down to the ponds and soak up the sounds of the countryside and enjoy watching the activity on the ponds.
Looking pretty as a picture overlooking the meadow and ponds.
Bring your dog (or two) - they will love this countryside setting.
They can even sleep in their own mini shepherd's hut kennel (if they want) which is situated next door to Shepherd's Rest.
Looking across the pond over to stunning Shepherd's Rest.
Canadian Geese on one of the ponds.
You will see plenty of activity on the ponds.
What's a summer evening without a scrummy barbecue.
You are welcome to try your hand at fishing (please bring your own rods).
The perfect place to escape the stresses and strains of modern life.
Escape to the country.
What a wonderful setting.
You are welcome to use the field behind Shepherd's Rest for a picnic or just to enjoy more spectacular views.
The view from the field behind the hut.
Just a short stroll will bring you into the village of Lerryn itself with a traditional village store.
A bird's eye view looking down at Shepherd's Rest with the village or Lerryn inthe background.
Just a short stroll will bring you into the village of Lerryn itself with a traditional village store, tea room and ice cream palour!
Which also serves cream teas!
And an amazing selection of home cooked cakes.
And a selection of gin too!
Enjoy the cafe on the creek in the delightful village of Lerryn.
There is a great pub too all within a five to ten minute stroll.
At low tide use the stepping stones to cross the river
The stunning scene of the river at high tide.
The ancient stone bridge in the village
At fashionable Fowey enjoy a meal at one of the waterside eateries, wander around the shops and galleries or join a boat trip
Discover sheltered bays and beaches along this stretch of coastline
Take a trip to Lanhydrock (NT) with its grand house and beautiful gardens and hire a bike to explore the network of cycle trails