Mount View Retreat
2.3 miles NE of Penzance
Shepherd's hut with sea views in Cornwall: Is this real life? Or is it just fantasy? Actually, you're not dreaming. This gorgeous place and glorious views are yours to enjoy. Spectacular seascapes, luxury facilities and a private hot tub all add up to the best of the best.
Don't bring a book to read on your holiday at Mount View Retreat. Why not? You won't read it - you'll want to spend all day, every day, simply gazing at the incredible, 180-degree views. From the Lizard peninsula in the east to pretty Mousehole in the west, via St Michael's Mount, the gem that sparkles in Mount's Bay, this really has to be one of the best views in the UK. Have breakfast outside on the patio, bask in the sunshine all day and then enjoy a glorious sunset from the hot tub, watching the stars emerge one by one and enjoying total tranquillity. Fancy a toasted marshmallow? There's even a fire-pit that you can gather round while telling tall tales and singing campfire songs. Go on. You know you want to.
As befits its one-of-a-kind setting, this shepherd's hut is just a teeny-tiny bit special. Pull up at the private parking area and transport your luggage via a wheelbarrow the 50 yards to the super-duper hut, set high above the bay in a pretty wildflower meadow - perfect for kite flying or playing around with the kids (there's a play area tucked away at the top, complete with a trampoline, swing, climbing frame, slide, football goal and badminton/volleyball net). An old-fashioned, back-to-nature holiday at its best. The hut is the first in the spacious meadow, with two safari tents beyond, but nevertheless lovely and private. And you'll adore what you find inside - an easy-going, open-plan layout with a sofa to cuddle up on and a TV for the evenings, a pull-out dining table and a cosy wood burner - and there's even underfloor heating so you'll be super-toasty all year round. The kitchen area includes a full-sized fridge and an electric cooker, while at one end there's a king-sized bed with a handy-dandy storage cupboard above. For a family getaway there are pull-down bunk beds that make the most of every inch of space, while at the far end of the hut the modern, en suite shower-room is complete with shower, wash-basin, flushing loo and - of course - running hot and cold water. You want WiFi? You've got it. And last, but definitely not least, there's an on-site honesty shop where you'll find both seasonal goodies and everyday essentials - and even a washing machine as well. This is glamping, don't you know. As luxury as luxury can be.
Out and About
Remote and unspoilt it may be, but you'll always find heaps of great things to do in west Cornwall. The sandy beach at Marazion is close at hand for swimming, sunbathing and sandcastle-building, and you mustn't miss a stroll across the causeway to the unique St Michael's Mount, which is topped with a historic castle (catch the little boat back if the tide comes in!). A ten-minute walk takes you to the fab Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, where you can explore 22 acres of gardens and world-renowned art, not to mention a cool shop and an awesome café. Surfers can ride the waves at nearby Sennen Cove, Gwithian and Porchcurno, or you can swim sedate laps of the wonderful Art Deco lido in Penzance, newly restored and looking beautiful. For shopping, you can't beat St Ives, with its winding streets and great range of boutiques and eateries, while the quaint fishing village of Mousehole, home to excellent galleries, restaurants and pubs, is only a hop away, too. Explore the St Michael's Way footpath or, just a few steps down the road, the local pub, The White Hart, offers food, drink and a warm welcome. And if you're feeling adventurous, why not take the ferry from Penzance and spend a day exploring the amazing Isles of Scilly?
Steps up to open plan living-room with kitchen, dining and bedroom areas with wood-burner, TV, electric cooker, fridge, toaster, kettle, double bed (5') and pull-down bunk-beds (2'6" recommended for children only). Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin. Outside access to shared honesty-shop with washing machine
Availability, reservations and pricing : £559 to £995 per week
All prices are £ per week per cottage. Where applicable the prices are inclusive of VAT. The prices are specified for Saturday changeover dates.
For weekly holidays or short breaks beginning on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday the price for the following Saturday applies. For those beginning on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday the price for the previous week applies.
Bed linen and towels are included in the price. In addition, many cottages also include electricity and central heating within the price and this should be taken into consideration when comparing prices. There are no extra charges for cots or high chairs where they are listed in the property description on the Web site.
A non-refundable booking fee of £38 is payable per booking.
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