Whoa, hold your horses! If you are champing at the bit to get away, then why not place a bet on Big Blue, our bookies favourite. Having cantered up and down the country for many years, this former horse lorry has been put out to pasture and lovingly converted by its owners to provide a unique and very special glamping experience where wonderful holiday memories are sure to be made.
Surrounded by open countryside, with glorious views across rolling pastures, Big Blue and her little sister Bertha create a perfect scene, so kick back and immerse yourself in the peace, tranquility and beauty that surrounds. From enjoying a leisurely breakfast al fresco style watching the sun rise on your day, an afternoon soak in the hot tub (oh yes there's a hot tub!), relaxing with a good book in the egg chair watching the bird and wildlife who call by, or evenings cosied up in the front of the wood-burner, you will soon be at one with nature and feeling totally relaxed.
Step up the tail gate and a warm welcome awaits you. The carefully crafted kitchen comes complete with an induction hob, microwave and fridge and the cosy living space takes pride of place in front of the large picture window that looks out across the open countryside, with the sheep and alpacas who regularly frequent the pasture in front, adding to your entertainment. You've a toilet and wash-basin at your convenience, but no TV or WiFi so you are in for a digital detox, enjoying everything that surrounds you and most importantly time together. Time for bed and up the ladder you climb, to snuggle up under the covers, and look up to the night skies through the star-gazing window overhead - how cool is that - and it's a quick trot across to Bertha, originally a horse box but now home to your gleaming shower-room, with hot and cold water provided of course! Please note that Bertha is a traditional horsebox, so you will experience a little bit of alfresco showering through the gap between the door and roof. This only adds to the uniqueness of your time spent in nature. A little bit of re-wilding is good for the soul, and you can take comfort that your hideaway is completely private!
Whether you are new to this part of Cornwall or it's a firm favourite, this is a great spot for exploring the popular part of the Duchy. Swap the countryside views for those of the coast, it's only the shortest of drives. The charming village of Port Isaac is well and truly on the tourist map being home to TV's Doc Martin, The Fisherman's Friends and not one but two Nathan Outlaw restaurants and if you are feeling adventurous you can try your hand at coasteering, sea kayaking and paddle boarding.
For further thrills the beach at Polzeath is a surfers' favourite and for calmer waters head to Daymer Bay. The historic houses and gardens of Pencarrow and Lanhydrock will delight and from trendy Rock you can hop on the foot ferry to Padstow, where there are more celebrity chefs serving up their culinary delights. Right on your doorstep the local farm shop has a great cafe or you might pick up some local provisions to cook up a treat back at Big Blue, or in the village you can grab a pasty from Aunt Avice, well when in Cornwall and all that!
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Wood-burner. 2 ring induction hob, fridge, microwave, kettle and toaster
Separate WC and wash-basin
Mezzanine Bedroom with double bed (4'6'')
Outside Access to
Shower-room with shower and wash-basin
Please note, the sleeping quarters are accessed via a ladder therefore the property is not suitable for those with limited mobility.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Hot tub
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub .75 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Logs for wood-burner
Welcome to Big Blue, our quirky hideaway situated in the most peaceful countryside setting.
Your unique abode has extra quirky charm with your shower in Bertha, the residing horse trailer.
Step inside your beautiful open plan living space and fall in love with the stunning interiors.
Enjoy magical moments in the hot tub or simply unwind with a glass of bubbles in the gorgeous egg chair.
On sunny days leave the doors open and let the natural light flow through.
And when the sun begins to set, light the fire and hunker down with an indulgent cheese board and glass of red.
This truly is a special place. The interiors give the horsebox a light and airy feel, but at the same time it's perfectly cosy.
Climb up to your bed where you can enjoy a spot of star-gazing from the place you rest your head.
The kitchen has everything you need to prep delicious breakfasts and easy evening meals.
Staying in nature doesn't mean you miss out on luxuries. Big Blue is just perfect for a romantic break away.
The shower-room has everything you need for freshening up after a day of adventures.
The toilet is tucked away within the horse box, so there's no need to put on your wellies in the night!
As soon as you arrive to your unique hideaway a wave of relaxation flows through your body.
For the lovers of dreamy moments, it doesn't get much better than this.
And just take a look at that view. Rolling pastures as far as the eye can see.
Big Blue, a truly unique retreat to nature's paradise.
Picture perfect Port Isaac is well worth a visit
This stretch of coastline has a great choice of beaches
Cornwall's culinary hotspot, Padstow
Hire a bike and take to the Camel Trail, a 17 mile trail from Bodmin Moor to Padstow