Demelza is an absolute dream. Nestled on the edge of a meadow, surrounded by rolling Cornish countryside, with views across an ever-changing pasture, open farmland and woodland, this is a glorious romantic retreat for two, where you can enjoy time together and take things at a much gentler pace. Chill out with a good book on the bench, spot wildlife and birds who stop by to entertain you or sit back, close your eyes and do nothing but listen to the sounds of the countryside that surround you. From the early morning birdsong, rustling trees, horses neighing or the odd tractor as it trundles up and down the lane.
If this little pocket of rural perfection isn't tempting enough, step inside the hobbit-style lodge and immerse yourself in the most charming interiors that offer a good dose of luxury along the way. Decorated throughout in relaxing shades of yellow and grey, with delightful bumble bee accessories, the pretty little kitchen comes complete with an electric oven, 2 ring hob, fridge and microwave and there's a bijou dining-area for romantic mealtimes. The cosy living space invites you to hunker down on the L-shaped sofa, which takes pride of place in front of the door so that you can really make the most of the view. Of course there's a super stylish shower-room and when it's time for bed, you are sure to have nothing but sweet dreams of the delights of your day as you are tucked up in your comfy double bed.
Outside a large terraced area is the perfect spot for dining in the best of the Cornish sunshine or a sunset barbecue with a frequent dip in the hot tub for good measure. You won't have a better evening than one spent with a warming mug of hot chocolate around the fire-pit, toasting marshmallows along the way as you watch the day turn to night and the stars start to appear in the night sky above - it really is quite magical.
I'm staying put, but for those who want to explore you have so much on your doorstep so we can understand if you want to get out and about. Despite its rural setting, the coast is only a short drive away, whether you are off to the trendy sailing town of Fowey or the charming fishing village of Polperro. In Charlestown you can marvel at the tall ships docked in the harbour or join a fishing trip from Looe and fire up the barbie on your return to cook up your catch. The nearby town of Lostwithiel known locally as the 'antiques capital of Cornwall', it is a dear little town set on the river with a small selection of shops, places to eat and drink and the ancient Restormel Castle (English Heritage) best viewed from the cafe at the Duchy Nursery whilst indulging in one of their delightful treats. The network of cycling trails at Lanhydrock and Cardinham Woods will appeal to cyclists of all abilities and whilst at Lanhydrock take some time out to visit the historic house and gardens.
Open plan living-room with kitchen, dining and bedroom areas. TV. Electric 2 ring hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, toaster and kettle. Double bed (4'6'')
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
*A baby under six months old (non-crawler) is welcome, please bring your own Moses basket.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Hot tub
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 4 miles
- Patio furniture, garden bench and fire-pit
- Full electric CH (under-floor)
The dreamy set-up at Demelza.
The perfect spot for al fresco dining!
Cosy and beautifully styled interiors.
Everything you need to prepare a scrummy holiday meal
The idyllic space to rest your head after the day's adventure.
The corner sofa offers plenty of space to lie out and enjoy more of that view.
Lovely hot showers to set you up for the day.
No roughing it here, hot and cold water on tap, quite literally!
Pretty soft furnishings complement the gorgeous setting.
Time to unwind in the hot tub.
Light up the barbecue and enjoy meals in the great outdoors from sunrise to sunset.
An impressive fire-pit to cosy up by as the night draws in.
Hello Demelza, our quaint cabin in the Cornish countryside.
Peaceful afternoons sat in the sunshine with a good book and a glass of your favourite tipple... What a treat!
Summer evenings surrounded by charming countryside.
An escape to nature with subtle luxury.
Enjoy every moment...
Picturesque Fowey is only a short drive away from Demelza and has plenty of independent shops and restaurants to explore.
Pretty Polperro, another idyllic spot to visit during your stay.
So many hidden coves like Lansallos to explore along the Cornish coast.
Cyclists will enjoy the network of trails at Cardinham Woods.
Lanhydrock House and Gardens (National Trust) is a beautiful place for a day out.
The historic harbour at Charlestown.