Nestled into a cider orchard within a four-acre woodland garden, this delightful and cosy rural retreat is perfect for a 'get back to nature' experience. Star-gaze from the purpose-made deck or wood-fired hot tub, listen to the dawn chorus or simply chill out and enjoy the glorious views, over the orchard and woodland below, until your heart's content.
Thoughtfully designed and curated to reflect its heritage, Foxy Shepherd's Hut has been simply but tastefully furnished with your utmost comfort and enjoyment in-mind. The compact but well-equipped galley kitchen includes a two-ring ceramic hob, microwave, toaster and small fridge (with ice-box - ideal for those G&Ts!). There is also a small dining-area with a genuine retro radio, collection of books (relevant to this special hideaway) and intriguing original artefacts.
The double bed - with memory coil mattress for added comfort - provides an idyllic place to rest your head, and even has room to store small suitcases underneath (there's also a handy built-in single wardrobe and cupboard for your use). In true luxury glamping style, there is, of course, a small but perfectly formed en suite shower-room too (please take care with the low doorway and ceiling), complete with automatic lights!
French doors lead out to a small veranda and, from there, steps lead down to the large raised deck, with a rustic dining area and flock of quirky carved wooden sheep. There's also a small table and chairs, which can be moved to your preferred spot, and additional seating, along with a cast iron fire-pit barbecue, in the orchard (private to you and home to an ancient species of Cornish cider apple trees) - great for dining al fresco whilst taking in the blissful surroundings. If you don't fancy cooking (you are on holiday, after all!) the friendly local pub - The White Hart - is within walking distance.
You are more than welcome to explore the large garden - complete with magical woodland walks, an absolute haven for wildlife (please watch out for badger holes!) and featuring a wealth of rare and exotic plants alongside granite megaliths, standing stones, sun loungers and lots of little ponds - and make use of the on-site utility-room with washing machine and small freezer (shared with guests at the lovely owners' other properties - all are set apart and private from each other).
If you can bear to tear yourselves away, there is plenty to see and do nearby. For the adventurous, why not try your hand at water-sports - there are lots of renowned surfing beaches within easy reach, including Sennen Cove, Gwithian and Porthcurno (these are great for chilled out days too). Majestic St Michael's Mount is well worth a visit - you can walk over to the Mount and explore the castle at low tide (or hop on a boat at high tide) and there is a great beach there too.
For a bit of culture, the ever-popular town of St Ives, bustling seaside town of Penzance, charming fishing village of Mousehole and incredible Minack Theatre all are within a short drive away. If you fancy venturing further afield, the Cathedral City of Truro is around a 40-minute drive away and a ferry sails daily from nearby Penzance to the stunning Isles of Scilly.
All in all, whether you are looking for a restorative break or a base for exploring this wonderful part of Cornwall, Foxy Shepherd's Hut ticks all of the boxes.
Open plan living-room with kitchen, dining and bedroom areas. Two-ring ceramic hob, microwave, toaster and small frige (with ice-box). Double bed (4'6'')
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Hot tub
- Private parking for 1 car
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Garden furniture and fire-pit barbecue
- Electric panel heater
- Logs for wood-fired hot tub
- Logs for fire-pit (At cost)
Nestled into a cider orchard within a four-acre woodland garden, this delightful and cosy rural retreat is perfect for a 'get back to nature' experience.
There is a charming wood-fired hot tub - perfect for stargazing from.
Inside, it's surprisingly spacious with all you could need for a comfortable stay.
The interior is so pretty, with vintage and interesting bits and bobs dotted around.
There's a small kitchen as well as a sweet dining area.
You are more than welcome to borrow a book - perfect for reading whilst relaxing in the sunshine in this beautiful setting.
The small but perfectly formed kitchen is complete with two-ring hob, fridge and a fully-stocked inventory.
Every little detail has been thoughtfully provided, not only in-keeping with the charming theme, but for your comfort and convenience.
Such a spacious living area.
The sweet dining area, with retro radio - a perfect to pop on whilst rustling up breakfast.
The double bed is adorned with beautiful linens and ensures a restful night's sleep, ready for the next day's adventures.
Foxy Shepherd's Hut wouldn't be complete without a fox detail! It's named so as foxes track through the orchard to the woodland.
Another nod to the name of this idyllic getaway.
Quirky, vintage and pretty details everywhere you look.
Just be ewe!
Here you can see the doors leading through to the shower-room, on the left-hand side (please mind your head).
An equally attractive space, with walk-in shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin (please mind your head with the low ceiling).
True luxury glamping.
Open up the doors and enjoy inside-outside living in this magical setting.
Dining al fresco is a must.
The hot tub adds to the charm of this wonderful place.
What a wonderful retreat to spend a few days or longer.
The orchard is private to Foxy.
Home to an ancient species of Cornish apple trees (great for cider, but not for eating unfortunately!).
There is so much choice as to where to relax al fresco.
Here's the fire-pit area - perfect for toasting marshmallows of an evening.
Foxy nestles into its own orchard but as you can see it is only a few miles from the coast at Marazion and the fabulous St Michael's Mount.
This is the view from the parking area for one of the owners' other properties - a nice stopping point to enjoy the view - including an Indian tree which the owner saved from a digger accident! - on the way to explore the grounds and woodland paths.
There are so many paths to explore - the left takes you through the 'badger trail' (please take care with your footing).
A path down the valley, through the woodland garden with cleared, gently sloping paths.
You may come across this bench to sit for a while - it's a memorial for a long-standing visitor from the USA.
What surprises will you discover? This shows a tyre swing hidden in the garden before you descend the valley walk - there are so many more to be found, such as standing stones and ponds.
A stone monolith from a local quarry by one of the ponds - a lovely quiet place to sit and contemplate.
There's even a secret garden with sun-loungers and a cave pond.
There are lots of rare plants and unusual species throughout the mature gardens which the owner has sourced and grown herself - here you can see some Monkey Puzzle tree branches on the right-hand side.
The space between the manicured gardens and woodland, leading to the 'badger trail' - this is carpeted with bluebells in-season.
Nearby majestic St Michael's Mount is well worth a visit.
Nanjizal Cove, close to Porthcurno.
Visiting postcard pretty St Ives is a must.
As is Mousehole Harbour.