Shepherd’s huts Cornwall: 8 dreamy retreats where you can escape ‘crazy’ reality

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When you want to escape to the coast for a short break (and put the craziness of the world behind you), Cornwall definitely has all the goods – all year round. And set amongst Cornwall’s rolling hills, striking moors and beautiful beaches, are many fabulous independently-owned or family-run shepherds huts.

To help you choose, we’ve rounded up Cornwall’s top shepherd’s huts below. Whatever you’re after, they’re perfect. They’re cosy enough to feel cosseted from reality and boutique enough to make your weekend or midweeker stay extra special. Whether you want a girls’ weekend in Cornwall, a base for explore the Poldark filming locations or simple peace and quiet – with no intention to explore beyond your front door.



Shepherd’s Huts Cornwall | No. 1

Daisy Park Shepherd’s Hut, Looe

Chic seaside style close to the Cornish coast

Sleeps 2 | Romantic Weekend

The surroundings: Hidden away on a family farm in the heart of the stunning Cornish countryside, this elegant shepherd’s hut is a real glamping gem near Looe in Cornwall. Clouds drift by noiselessly, sheep pepper the surrounding fields and ducks quack gently on the pond, just outside your door. And the views are uber-sweet, rolling across lush green fields to the horizon beyond.

The hut is perfectly located for those looking to drink in Cornwall’s fabulous coast, positioned less than a 10-minute drive from some of the area’s most popular beaches, including Looe, Seaton and Millendreath. It is also an ideal base for those looking to discover the rest of Cornwall’s natural beauty.

The accommodation: This handcrafted 22-foot hut sleeps two and has been designed to seaside-style perfection with beautiful blue and white interiors, luxurious textiles and wood-panelled walls. As well as a super luxe king-size bed, the hut offers a neat sitting area with a smart TV, WiFi and a wood-burning stove so that you can snuggle up and enjoy getting doing sweet, sweet nothing.

The thoughtfully-designed kitchen features an oven, hob and traditional Belfast sink so that you can whip up a meal to enjoy in front of the fire. And for those who love glamping but prefer it to come with every kind of creature comfort, this shepherd’s hut has a stunning tiled en-suite with a rainfall shower that wouldn’t be out of place in a boutique hotel.

Eat: The thoughtful hosts at Daisy Park Shepherd’s Huts will kick-off your kitchen supplies with a tasty welcome pack containing milk, bread, eggs, homemade jam and marmalade. If you don’t fancy cooking on your relaxing break, head to the nearby harbour town of Looe to enjoy world-famous pasties or freshly-caught fish at one of the many local restaurants and pubs.

You’ll love: What’s better than a wood-fired hot tub? A wood-fired hot tub that has been pre-lit for your arrival and boasts some of the most beautiful views Cornwall has to offer, of course! Daisy Park Shepherds Hut even comes complete with fluffy robes so that you can wrap up and grab a glass of fizz before slipping into those piping hot bubbles – pure bliss.

Cost: Prices start from £170 per night.

Ad: This inclusion has been kindly sponsored by Daisy Park Shepherd’s Huts.


 

For more staycation inspiration, see our guide to glamping in the Peak District, glamping in The Forest of Dean, the best lodges with hot tubs, the best glamping in the UK.


Shepherd’s Huts Cornwall | No. 2

Safari Cornwall, Wadebridge

A peaceful, family-friendly pair of shepherd’s huts in Cornwall

Sleeps 4 | Unusual Weekend

The surroundings: Set within an idyllic enclosed orchard of apple, pear and plum trees, this pair of shepherd’s huts are perfectly placed for soaking up the best Cornwall has to offer.

The orchard is located on a small holding with a charming menagerie of animals and is around 20 minutes from the charming fishing village of Port Isaac, which is the perfect spot for a day trip with its rich history, winding streets and stunning harbour. The gorgeous golden beaches of Polzeath, Rock and Daymer are also within easy reach for those who fancy getting into the local surf scene.

The accommodationThe two shepherd’s huts are designed to be rented together to provide accommodation for two adults and up to four children. The master shepherd’s hut is kitted out with a king-size bed, wood-burning stove and a sofa that can be transformed into two further single beds. The second hut is designed with the younger members of the family in mind with bunk beds and beanbags. To add an extra dose of luxury to your trip, reserve the orchard’s wooden hot tub and soak under the stars.

For couples, Safari Cornwall has recently launched Big Blue, a separate converted horse trailer with chic interiors and a wood-burning stove.

Eat: The kitchen is equipped with a microwave, kettle and toaster and the master shepherd’s hut is adjacent to a sheltered outdoor dining area, complete with a gas bbq for sizzling up a storm. Alternatively, take a break from domestic duties and head for the nearby St Kew Inn.

You’ll love: The al fresco facilities! Inspired by the African safari experience, the huts’ showers are outside, offering you the chance to scrub up under the Cornish sky.

Cost: Prices from £560 for a four-night stay.

Discover more: Safari Cornwall

(Pic Credit: Safari Cornwall)


Shepherd’s Huts Cornwall | No. 3

The Emerald Shepherds Huts,

Carnon Downs

Idyllic eco-friendly accommodation with a luxurious edge

Sleeps 2 | Eco Weekend

The surroundings: Two beautiful Cornish shepherds huts, Juniper and Jasmine, make up part of The Emerald boutique eco resort – the UK’s first ever zero-carbon accommodation. These luxurious eco-friendly hideaways combine the trappings of high-end holidaying with a slower and more mindful way of living to create a holiday spot that you’re guaranteed to fall in love with.

The Emerald is made up of five acres of gorgeous countryside that beg to be explored. For those who wish to venture out, Falmouth and Truro are nearby while The Eden Project is within 30 minutes of the huts.

The accommodationThe gorgeous hand-built shepherd’s huts both sleep two adults and are finished to an extremely high standard with super comfy beds, luxe fittings and décor that is the last word in elegance. Juniper also boasts en-suite shower room facilities, while Jasmine is accompanied by its very own stylish shower cabin packed with Neal’s Yard goodies.

Eat: The hut kitchens are well-equipped and there are barbeques available to grill up an al fresco feast. There are also some great eateries nearby including Driftwood by Michelin Star chef Chris Eden in Portscatho.

You’ll love: As part of a larger glamping site in Cornwall, these shepherd’s huts benefit from some brilliant bonus facilities including a heated indoor pool, tennis courts and, if you can persuade yourself, a gym.

Cost: Prices from £407 per week.

Discover more: The Emerald

(Pic Credit: The Emerald)


Shepherd’s Huts Cornwall | No. 4

Rick Stein Shepherds Huts, St Merryn

Five shepherds huts in the grounds of the famous Cornish Arms

Sleeps 2 | Foodie Weekend

The surroundings: Slipped into the grounds of Rick Stein’s Cornish Arms in the pretty Cornish village of St Merryn, these shepherd’s huts are perfect for exploring North Cornwall. Find them close to some of the area’s best beaches, including Constantine Bay and Harlyn, St Merryn.

The famous fishing village of Padstow is also just a few minutes’ drive away and is well worth a visit with its array of top notch eateries, interesting history and stunning scenery.

The accommodationEach of the five huts has been carefully designed by Jill Stein who has drawn influence from the Cornish coast to create a balance between cottage charm and Scandic chic. Light and bright, nothing has been spared when kitting out these beautiful spaces and each one is complete with a kitchenette, a dining area and an en-suite shower room. Outside is a private terrace on which to enjoy your Nespresso coffee and mull over the day’s possibilities.

Eat: Well, when it comes to eating and drinking you can’t really do better than these beautiful huts. Sure they have kitchenettes of their own but with the Cornish Arms and its gastropub delights on your doorstep, it would be rude not to, wouldn’t it?

You’ll love: It’s got to be the food. With a menu boasting delicacies such as moules mariniere, Pondicherry cod curry and devilled mackerel, eating is going to be high on the agenda on this gastronomic break.

Cost: Prices from £220 per night, B&B, minimum two-night stay.

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(Pic Credit: Rebecca Hope/Rick Stein)


Shepherd’s Huts Cornwall | No. 5

Diddylake, St Neot

Secluded shepherd’s hut in the heart of Cornwall’s Bodmin Moor

Sleeps 2 (extra space for 8 adults camping) | Adventure Weekend

The surroundings: For those looking to truly get away from it all, Diddylake two-hut camp could be just the accommodation you’ve been searching for. Set in the heart of the wild and wonderful Bodmin Moor, a trip here is a real chance to shake off the daily grind and sink into your surroundings.

If you’re looking to really immerse yourself in Cornwall’s beauty and enjoy the great outdoors, this little glamping site is close to some must-visit spots including the Carnglaze Caverns, Golitha Falls, the newley renovated Bodmin Jail experience and hotel, as well as the Heritage Mining Trail.

The accommodationThe two shepherd’s huts sit side-by-side: one is your bedroom, housing a double bed and a wood-burning stove. The other is your living and cooking space, with a kitchen and sitting area. Brimming with rustic charm, the huts have been decorated in a cheerful bright palette and are complete with wildlife books and Scrabble. A shower and compost loo are housed in a separate hut; so bring a headtorch for middle-of-the-night bathroom trips

Eat: The kitchen provides a gas hob and cool box whilst outside is a barbecue that you can use to cook burgers and steaks that have been reared right on the farm. If you would rather leave the grilling to someone else, Inkie’s Smokehouse BBQ is just a few miles away and offers delicious low and slow cooked meats.

You’ll love: When it comes to location, Diddylake is hard to beat as these huts are settled on a Site of Special Scientific Interest, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty AND a Dark Sky Reserve!

Cost: Prices from £60 per night.

Discover more: Diddylake

(Pic Credit: Diddylake)


Shepherd’s Huts Cornwall | No. 6

The Enchanted Wardrobe, Warleggan

A spell-binding hut that sleeps five

Sleeps 5 | Family Weekend

The surroundings: If you’re looking for a truly magical break in Cornwall that the whole family will love then, then look no further than The Enchanted Wardrobe.  Situated in a pretty meadow with views across the stunning Glynn Valley, waking up in this cosy hut is the perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle.

The name of this fabulous Cornish shepherd’s hut comes from a fascinating fact: the nearby village of Warleggan is twinned with CS Lewis’s Narnia. And there are plenty of other magical destinations in easy reach of The Enchanted Wardrobe, including Lanhydrock, an incredible Victorian country house, The Eden Project and the beautiful Cardinham Woods.

The accommodation: This deceptively spacious shepherd’s hut has been carefully designed to ensure that every need is catered for. From the finest quality towels and bed linen to the cosy king-size bed, wood-burner, breakfast bar and snug sofa, everything has been thought of and executed to the highest standard.

We adore the cleverly stacked triple bunkbeds that provide the cutest sleeping area for little cherubs. Tuck them into bed and pop open a bottle in the hot tub – happy holidays!

Eat: The bespoke fitted kitchen is well-equipped with an oven, microwave and hob as well as a full-size fridge to keep your Cornish goodies cool. Outside, you’ll find a fire-pit barbecue; you can even buy sausages and bacon directly from the farm to cook up breakfast fit for a king.

You’ll love: This place is undoubtedly magical with its stunning location, breath-taking starry sky and endlessly charming sense of whimsy. The site also boasts two further huts, The Witch’s Wagon and The Lion’s Den, for those looking to arrange a larger family gathering.

Cost: Prices from £534 per week.

Discover more: The Enchanted Wardrobe

(Pic Credit: Unique Hideaways)


Shepherd’s Huts Cornwall | No. 7

Tregwelan Shepherds Hut, Padstow

A stylish shepherd’s hut with breath-taking sea views

Sleeps 2 | Beach Weekend

The surroundings: For many weekenders, a trip to Cornwall has to include a sea view – and we’re no exception! This special place offers one of the most beautiful coastal vistas across the Camel Estuary. Added to this are the delights of Padstow, which are just a 20 minute walk from your front door, via the Camel Trail.

Should you want another reason to peel your eyes from the view, the Camel Valley vineyard is a hop, skip and jump away along the trail and produces a delicious range of English wine and fizz.

The accommodationThe shepherd’s hut is perfectly formed with chic interiors, timber finishes and a palette that’s in-keeping with the coastal setting. The comfortable bed folds away in the day to reveal a dining area and the elegant kitchen is well-equipped with all the essentials. All the mod cons are included: the WiFi is good and so is the en-suite shower room.

Eat: Create a feast in the hut’s kitchen or make the most of the recently-installed BBQ hut complete with an super-fancy Ooni pizza oven that will enable you to create authentic Italian-style pizzas in a trice! However, with the culinary Mecca that is Padstow within walking distance, it will be hard to resist eating out morning, noon and night.

You’ll love: Those Camel Estuary views truly are to die for. Wake up, make yourself a brew (or even a locally-sourced Buck’s Fizz?) and drink in that stunning landscape, it will never get old.

Cost: Prices from £441 per week.

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(Pic Credit: Classic Cottages)


Shepherd’s Huts Cornwall | No. 8

Hideaway Huts, Liskeard

Two chic shepherd’s huts in rolling Cornwall countryside

Sleep 2 | Dog-Friendly Weekend

The surroundings: In the hills of Treworgey Farm, you’ll find two huts – sitting pretty in 150 acres in their own idyllic location, with stunning views over the Looe River valley. The Lambing Hut and The Shepherd’s Hut are dreamy retreats, close enough to beaches and other Cornish treasures, including the village of Duloe with its historic stone circle, the harbour town of Looe and The Eden Project.

The lush landscape around is yours to explore whilst your here – and don’t be surprised if you make new friends; this peaceful spot is also home to a number of horses, ducks, rabbits and pigs.

The accommodationSituated a discrete distance from each other, both huts have been beautifully finished to offer the ultimate romantic escape. Wood-fired hot tubs, snuggly double beds and separate shower huts ensure a trip here is one you won’t forget.

Eat: A neat kitchen area offers facilities for cooking but you can also have delicious meals delivered from on-site Coombe Kitchen. Tuck into dishes such as lamb and apricot hot pot or spinach and almond lasagne. Remember to order in advance.

You’ll love: Treworgey Farm also has a collection of five-star holiday cottages, which come with great facilities including a tennis court, heated outdoor swimming pool and an on-site riding school. Guests at the Shepherd’s Hut or Lambing Hut can enjoy all the facilities on their stay. So, if you fancy exploring the glorious Kernow surroundings on horseback, you can!

Cost: Prices from £87 per night.

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(Pic Credit: Hideaway Huts)


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