3.4 miles SW of St Ives
Sleeps 2 | dog friendly
£120 per night
Horsebox in Cornwall: A rustic and effortlessly beautiful horsebox nestled in the tranquil Cornish countryside. Escape to the secluded Lady Oakley and enjoy her unspoilt surroundings.
Lady Oakley is rugged yet charming and is situated in nature's paradise. She is secluded in the breath-taking Cornish countryside, with friendly farm animals as your only neighbours… rural bliss. The captivating landscape stretches far and wide, sweeping across green fields as far as the eye can see. As dusk falls, light up the fire-pit or melt into the hammock, gazing at the stars as you drift into a state of pure relaxation. This peaceful haven is perfect for those who want an earthy retreat and wish to explore all the pure beauty nature has to offer.
As you wander up the ramp or steps to your beautifully crafted hideaway, you will fall in love with its rustic, unique wooden interior. You can cosy up by the wood-burner, make a delicious home cooked meal in the spacious kitchen and snuggle into the raised king-sized bed after a long day of exploring. This humble abode is full of character, with its own little quirks. The wooden floor and neutral colours are soothing to the eye, replicating the idyllic outdoor setting. As Lady Oakley has no Wi-Fi or TV, you will be able to switch off from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and experience a digital detox. However, there is a Roberts radio for you to enjoy listening to, as you brew your morning coffee or watch a blissful sunset. The kitchen is fully equipped with an electric hob, microwave, kettle and a fridge with an ice compartment. The off-grid bathroom is just a few footsteps away from the horsebox and has a shower, sink and compost toilet, as well as the sweetest tiny bathtub!
The front entrance to the horsebox allows the golden sunshine to pour in, illuminating the area with light and joy. As the evening draws in, the ramp can be folded up to keep your hideaway nice and cosy. There is an alternative door on the right, accompanied by steps. Feel the breeze as you step out into the meadow with the freshly cut grass beneath your feet. Embrace the mystical surroundings with the outdoor seating area, the perfect spot to read your favourite book, whilst sipping on your morning coffee. As the day begins to fade into night, unwind with a glass of wine and light the rustic fire-pit, enjoying a unique cooking experience over wood fire… don’t forget the toasted marshmallows! This magnificent retreat will transport you into a peaceful fairy-tale, where you will make memories which will last a lifetime.
You are welcome to bring your four-legged friend along for the adventure, who will enjoy this natural paradise as much as you will. There are horses and cows, who graze in the field your hideaway looks upon, they are friendly and make great neighbours! Please do be mindful of your dogs around the animals.
The bathroom at Lady Oakley is off-grid and has a compost toilet, making this a very eco-friendly retreat. There is also no TV or Wi-Fi, a perfect hideaway for a digital detox!
Out and About
Zennor is a quaint village, situated in West Cornwall. The peaceful village is home to the beautiful, historic St.Senara Church, which features the Mermaid of Zennor carved into the famous 15th-century bench. At Lady Oakley you are spoilt for choice, with both idyllic countryside and coastal walks. Once arrived in Zennor, take the short walk up to Zennor Head and experience the spectacular coastal views this area has to offer. You could even take the coastal path and walk to St. Ives, which is 6.5 miles from Zennor, the walk is tricky but well worth it for the beautiful scenery along the way. You can then get the open top bus back to Zennor, to save your legs both ways! If not, St.Ives is only around a 15 minute car journey, where you will find stunning beaches, an array of restaurants and pubs and of course, gorgeous art galleries.
There are also lovely places to eat and drink in Zennor. The Tinners Arms is a favourite, a proper Cornish pub full of character in the heart of the village. The Gurnards Head is known for fantastic food and is not far from Zennor… it's bright yellow so you won’t miss it! For some of the best ice cream in Cornwall be sure to visit Moomaid Ice Cream and stop into Zennor Wayside for beautiful hand made gifts.
Penzance is close by with the gorgeous Jubilee Pool, perfect for a refreshing sea swim. Along with Marizon, home of the majestic St. Michaels Mount, and just around the corner you have the pretty fishing villages of Newlyn and Mousehole. If it’s golden beaches and surfing you are after Hayle, Gwithian or Godrevy are also not very far.
In keeping with the unique characteristics of this hideaway, the tap within the horsebox is a pump which draws fresh drinking water from a container below. There is a kettle provided for hot water.
Please note the horse box is a quarter of a mile up a bumpy lane, and might not be suitable for low slung vehicles.
There is a small ladder providing access to the bed and this may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
Open plan living space with kitchen, dining and bedroom areas
Wood-burner. Electric hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment and kettle. King-size double bed (5') and day bed
With small P-shaped bath, gas shower, compost WC and wash-basin
Availability, reservations and pricing: £120 per night
Bed linen and towels are included in the price. There are no extra charges for cots or high chairs where they are listed in the property description on the website.
There is a charge of £35 per pet per week or short break.
A non-refundable booking fee of £38 is payable per booking.
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