Oh my are you in for a treat when you stay at this enchanted hideaway, in the most glorious setting, nestled amongst trees on the beautiful and peaceful Dinham Estate - it's the stuff dreams are made of. Park your car and take the short stroll along the garden path to your own little sanctuary. Stop, breathe and take in the view - it's one in a million. Framed by the branches of the trees, the picture is one of lush green meadows, rolling countryside, wooded headland and, wait for it, the beautiful Camel Estuary - bliss! From dining al fresco or sheltered in your little wooden hut, to a leisurely morning lying in your super-comfy bed, cooking supper over the fire-pit BBQ or taking a dip in the hot tub, it's there - that view - soak it up and enjoy.
With quality craftsmanship throughout and a restful and cosy interior, relaxing is a shoo-in. The handmade kitchen has oak worksurfaces, a two-ring hob, cooker, fridge and a dinky Belfast sink and, if we can't tempt you to eat outside, you can dine inside with the toasty wood-burner flickering in the background. There's even an en suite shower-room, with oodles of hot and cold water and a flushing toilet thrown in for good measure. Can't find your bed - aha! It's tucked away in the wall - already made-up with luscious linens and a proper mattress and, as you lie back in bed, you can enjoy the night skies through the star-gazing window overhead - how cool is that!
There are no sheep with this shepherd's hut but an abundance of birds and wildlife and, of course, the odd Woodpecker or two to keep watch over. And, if you want to explore more on the estate, there are 40 acres to discover. From an evening stroll across the fields, a magical walk through the woods on the headland or a saunter down to the water's edge to take a closer look at the comings and goings along the river estuary.
You'll feel a million miles away from it all but you're actually right on the doorstep of the trendy hotspots of Rock, Polzeath and Port Isaac and, if things couldn't get any better, there's even a foot ferry from Rock to popular Padstow. The area is an adventure playground but don't panic if you prefer to take things at a gentler pace - you won't be disappointed. For some messing about on the water, there's surfing at Polzeath and sailing and water-skiing at Rock, or you might simply want to take a pew at one of the many beachside bars and cafes and watch the experts show you how it's done. If food is high on the agenda, there are more celebrity chefs and award-winning restaurants than you can shake a stick or stock up on local produce at one of the many farm shops, to cook up some delights at home all washed down with a glass of the local award-winning Camel Valley wine. You'll see the Atlantic Coast in all its glory from the coastal footpath or take a wander through the pretty fishing village of Port Isaac, home to TV's Doc Martin, The Fisherman's Friends and two Nathan Outlaw Restaurants. The historic houses and gardens at Lanhydrock and Pencarrow will delight and, if you fancy seeing the Camel Estuary from a different view, why not cycle along the renowned Camel Trail that winds its way from Wenford Bridge on Bodmin Moor to Padstow on the coast.
Open plan living-room with kitchen, dining and bedroom areas. Wood-burner, 2 ring induction hob, electric oven, fridge, toaster, kettle and double bed (4'6'')
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Woodpecker's sibling Curlew is also located on the Dinham Estate, though each is set in their own separate areas and are private from one another. *A baby under six months old (non-crawler) is welcome, please bring your own moses basket.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Hot tub
- Private parking for 1 car
- No smoking
- Pub 2 miles
- Garden furniture and fire-pit barbecue
- Electric radiator and heated towel rail
- Logs for wood-burner
Woodpecker Shepherd's Hut is truly magical at any time of year.
What a setting!
With absolutely stunning views over a meadow to the Camel Estuary.
The views can very much be enjoyed from inside or out, whether that's dining al fresco or in the hot tub.
Your very own little sanctuary.
Just look at that view - wow!
All you could need for a comfortable stay has been provided.
Enjoy a yummy breakfast to set you up for the day, whatever you may have planned.
So pretty inside.
Breakfast with a view!
You will never tire of this view.
Lie back and watch the stars above by night.
A warming wood-burner ensures year-round cosiness.
The small but perfectly formed kitchen includes an electric cooker, fridge and sweet Belfast sink.
What a lovely place to spend a few days or more.
The bed cleverly converts with ease from the dining area.
An idyllic place to rest your head, with the view in front by day and the stars above by night.
Breakfast in bed is a must!
There is, of course, a stylish en suite shower-room.
Complete with flushing WC, heated towel rail and small sink.
And a hot shower.
Every little detail has been thoughtfully provided.
Even down to the crockery!
And lovely linens and cushions.
A hot tub with a view - what could be better?
Nestled away in a secluded spot.
Dining al fresco is a must.
Cook up a scrummy supper on the fire-pit barbecue.
Grab a glass of your favourite tipple and hop in.
You'll want to return time and time again.
Woodpecker in all it's glory.
A supply of logs for the wood-burner is on-hand.
A truly special hideaway.
The Dinham Estate, where Woodpecker is situated, is to the right of this shot.
The Camel Estuary and surrounding area is just stunning.
The waterfront at nearby Rock.
Hop on the foot ferry from Rock over to Padstow, with its wealth of fabulous eateries.
Delightful Padstow harbour.
There are some wonderful beaches nearby - this is Daymer Bay.
Polzeath is a great beach too.
Port Isaac, of Doc Martin, Fisherman's Friends and Nathan Outlaw fame, is well worth a visit.