Standing like futuristic sentinels among the forest, these modern hideouts and suspended tree tents form a delightfully unusual, off-grid experience.
Overlooking the sea and the windswept grasslands and forests, this glamping compound in Cornwall has also made its home around a beautifully dormant 19th century Engine House that once served a vast quarry. Dominating its spot on the horizon, it’s the last of its kind in North Cornwall, and although abandoned, is a wistful reminder of a bygone era.
Created by a designer and furniture maker, each of the four tripod-like structures is built on wooden stilts skimming the treetops, and each come equipped with a mezzanine bed facing floor to ceiling windows and an outdoor terrace.
There are also six tree tents hanging gently between branches throughout the site that envelope you in a cocoon, alone in nature where you can sleep in the wild, unencumbered.
There’s an outdoor bar and reception area, a fire pit, a hot tub and solar showers to help make roughing it a communal experience.
Designed to challenge the senses and awaken the adventurer in you, this is the place to unplug and shake off civilization.
Optional on site chef at additional charge, breakfast basket to cook on an open fire (£45) with shared kitchen facilities, 1974 Ford F350 with driver for rent (£75 per hour), wood fired hot tub (£65 day rate or £20 for 2hr private use), extra firewood (£8 per bundle). Totally off grid with 2 plug sockets available on site, solar showers and eco-facilities. All linens provided. Massage, yoga, surfing, hiking and touring recommendations.
The wild and rugged Cornish peninsula features over two hundred miles of stunning coastline and windswept moorlands ending at the famous far south west promontory of Land’s End. Bordered with some of the areas best beaches, the Rock region of North Cornwall has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty where you’ll be within a mile of Trebarwith Strand and Port Gaverne beaches and cliffs and some of England’s best surf breaks.
The legend of King Arthur and Merlin live on at nearby Tintagel Castle, a magical medieval ruin perched high above the sea. Be sure to wander locally for a swim in the quarry pit lake and a hike along the wild and beautiful Davidstow moor. Locally there are several charming pubs, cafe’s and fine dining, complete with spectacular views.
The South West Coast Path is the place to stroll for miles and wraps around the southern tip of the peninsula where you can easily access the North Cornwall Trail and the Camel Trail to the south. At the head of the Camel River and estuary, Padstow is a well known foodie destination with great restaurants and shops as well as the start and end point for the amazing Camel Cycle Trail.
The long white Padstow beach stretches from the town of Padstow to Hawkers Cove while nearby Daymer Bay features dunes and rock pools and Polzeath is a surfers’ paradise. Both Harlyn Bay and Booby’s Bay are great for surfing and families alike, while Constance Bay is best left to the pros. The delightful village of Port Isaac is worth a visit and Plymouth is an hour east.
Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Nearest Airport: Newquay Airport (25 miles)
BEST TIME TO VISIT: The property is open from April through October
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