Situated just outside the delightful hamlet of Mawla, only two miles from Porthtowan's sandy beach, is Blackberry Jack's Wagon, a genuine and utterly charming former steam-engine driver's wagon. Sat in a quiet and pretty orchard, with fields, walks and Cornish scenery on the doorstep, this idyllic retreat offers the ultimate glamping experience.
The parking area leads into the beautiful meadow and past the lovely apple trees to the spot where Blackberry Jack's Wagon sits proud. A few steps take you up to the decked area and entrance into this wonderful wagon. Inside, you'll find a bespoke double bed, plentiful storage (there are handy cupboards under the bed as well as a built-in corner wardrobe), wall-mounted TV/DVD player, fold-down table and two chairs - why not take these out onto the delightful deck and enjoy a coffee whilst watching the resident donkeys grazing in the fields opposite, taking in the peace and tranquillity that this little bolthole provides - bliss!
Blackberry Jack's Wagon is fondly named after the owners' steam engine that used to pull it along from place to place - the wagon itself was used as the driver's accommodation. Back then, they did have to literally 'leave the kitchen sink at home' but that's certainly not the case now! A short hop, skip and jump away is a solid little cabin, housing a fitted kitchen (complete with 2-ring hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle and even a washing machine!), sweet little dining area and good-sized shower-room. At the other end of the cabin, accessed from outside, is a storage room with plenty of space for bikes and surf boards etc. A barbecue and outside furniture are provided too - perfect for cooking and dining al fresco on a summer's day.
Located within the grounds of the owners' home but positioned to ensure privacy, this cute little wagon is the perfect place from which to explore the north coast of Cornwall. Porthtowan is a very short drive away and, after a relaxing day on this gorgeous beach, why not head to the beachside Blue Bar - a great spot to enjoy a chilled glass of wine. There is also a brilliant beach café, selling delicious home-cooked food, plus a great little surf shop that offers lessons and can kit you out with boards and wetsuits. Further along the coast you'll discover St Agnes, which is rapidly becoming 'the' place to visit and has everything you could possibly need, with shops, galleries, funky cafes, vibrant bistros and trendy bars.
If you're a keen cyclist, why not join the Mineral Tramway cycle path, which is a few minutes down the road. Many of the old tramways have been converted into cycle paths and the one nearest to Blackberry Jack's Wagon takes you to either Portreath or further afield to Devoran (bikes can be hired from nearby Elm Farm Cycle Hire). For supplies, including yummy barbecue boxes, the award winning Etherington Farm Shop within easy reach or, if you don't feel like cooking, the friendly local pub, The Treleigh Arms, is around two miles away.
Bedroom and living area with double bed (4'6'') and TV/DVD player
Kitchen and dining area with 2-ring electric hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle and washing machine
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Children are welcome at Blackberry Jack's Wagon but please take care with the steps. Other properties at this location: Hannah's Haven (4221) (both are totally separate from each other and have their own private areas). *A cot is not provided, please bring your own Moses basket (space is limited).
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 1 car
- No smoking
- Pub 2 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Wood-burner effect electric stove
Blackberry Jack's Wagon sits proudly in a beautiful orchard with a meadow in front.
Blackberry Jack's has everything you need for a relaxing time away.
There's a comfortable double bed, country-style furnishings and a small TV but you'll probably want to gaze out over the meadow and fields beyond.
Colourful fabrics add character to this wonderful home-from-home.
This pretty wagon is dual-aspect.
With pretty views from each window.
The donkeys and ponies in the meadow opposite are your only near neighbours!
Take the chairs out onto the raised deck and enjoy the countryside outlook.
Sit back and relax and enjoy the tranquil setting.
There is a lot of history to this wonderful wagon.
Blackberry Jack's Wagon is a former steam-engine driver's wagon; here it is in action!
Light floods into the handy cabin, just steps away from the wagon.
The separate cabin houses a well-equipped kitchen area, en suite shower-room and a pretty little table and chairs for eating with a view.
Dine inside or out, the choice is yours!
In true Classic Glamping style, there is a well-equipped shower-room.
The shower-room is complete with electric hot shower and proper flushing loo.
Every little detail has been thoughtfully put together by the owners.
The Wagon is very well-equipped.
Blackberry Jack's Wagon and cabin have certainly been prepared with love to make your glamping holiday the best it can be.
Get-away-from-it-all at Blackberry Jack's Wagon.
This is a great base for exploring the north coast of Cornwall - if you can pull yourself away from the orchard.
Looking back towards Blackberry Jack's Wagon from the donkey field.
The cutest neighbours!
The owners very kindly provide Cornish Scrumpy and hevva buns as a welcome.
Dine al fresco in the sunshine.
You'll want to return time and time again.
What an idyllic outlook for a rural getaway.
The coast path and its awe-inspiring views are close by.
The beach at Porthtowan is under two miles away.
Porthtowan is well worth a visit.
Porthtowan's huge beach at low tide.
Why not give surfing a go - lessons can be booked at the beach cafe.
Grab your buckets and spades, a beach day is calling!
A stunning outlook towards Chapel Porth, taken from one of the roads leading to the wagon.