Scandi-chic hideaway on a hill, with sweeping views over West Cornwall
Sleeps 2 + a child
This place is an ode to Scandi style, all clean lines, minimalism, whites, greys and blond wood. Once storage for the owner’s book-publishing business, it’s been converted to a hideaway with real care and attention to detail, and all who stay rave about its cosy charm. There’s a unique view from every window – panoramas of the sea, St Michael’s Mount, the Lizard Peninsula, and up over ancient tin mines and round to the famous St Austell clay pits. Sit on the deck and enjoy a full panoramic sweep!
It’s a 5-minute drive to Penzance, for lovely old architecture and a breezy Art-Deco lido. And a 5-minute drive to St Ives for tiny art galleries and golden beaches. Great walks are all around, as are country pubs and brilliant restaurants. The owner can point you to the best of it all – but you might want to just hole up in this romantic little den and tune out for a while.
Getting here: easiest to drive, but you can train to Penzance and taxi here (5 mins).
All appliances are energy efficient, all lighting is LED, and the heating is smart enabled so uses very little energy. They use non-bio organic cleaning products, compostable rubbish bags and refillable White Company & M&S toiletries. Full recycling is available to guests. The cabin itself is constructed from well managed FSC certified Scandinavian pine wood and the elevated Havwoods composite decking area is made using 100% renewable energy and entirely recycled plastics and wood.
- Stroll 25 mins to the quaint White Hart pub for a pint of local beer. Or walk through lovely woodland to Tremenheere Kitchen, which has brilliant food and views of St Michaels Mount.
- Historic Penzance (5 mins’ drive) has a breezy promenade, eccentric antique shops and a lovely Art-Deco lido for summer swims. Or winter swims with a wetsuit – plenty do it! Swing by Chapel Street for gorgeous period architecture and lunch at the quirky Artist Residence lounge-bar.
- Or drive 5 minutes in the other direction to arty St Ives. Its picturesque ‘Downalong’ area – the former fishermen’s quarter – is charming, all cobbled streets and tiny galleries. Sunsets on Porthmeor beach are magical.
- We also love Mousehole, a tiny and beautiful fishing village, with a curve of coloured houses and the most amazing Christmas Lights in December.