Enjoy a taste of tiny house living with a stay at this studio-style eco pod. Uncluttered and chic, it’s an idyllic retreat for a coastal-loving couple and up to three canine companions.
Escape the everyday and sample the simple life with a stay at this environmentally sensitive holiday home, one of three on an organic dairy farm close to the coastal Cornwall/Devon border. Understatedly stylish, its open-plan living space places the emphasis firmly on couple’s-time – cook, eat and unwind together, all the while enjoying views across rolling fields to the coastline, Lundy Island and beyond. Everything you’ll need for an effortless stay is here, including a fully equipped kitchen, Smart TV and a warming wood burner. When the day is done a lovely king-size bed awaits; at the opposite end of the property there’s a chic shower room. Two doors lead onto a private terrace with bespoke, home-grown oak furniture so you can sit and watch the sun set, fire up the BBQ or bask in the glow of the firepit. Beyond is a fully enclosed lawned area – perfect for any four-pawed pals to explore – and a gate leading to a further 5 acres of organic grassland.
The town of Bude (9 miles) is one of North Cornwall’s premier coastal destinations, with an impressive array of golden sandy beaches and abundance of art galleries, surf schools, shops and eateries. Closer to home, Morwenstow has tea rooms, a 13th-century inn and a historic church; this is where the eccentric 1800s parson and poet Robert Stephen Hawker made his home and, on the nearby cliff edge, famously built a refuge – Hawkers Hut – from driftwood and the timbers of wrecked ships. Just to the north, the Marsland valley straddles the Devon-Cornwall border and is lovely for a walk at any time of year.