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Shepherds Retreat
Mid Cornwall

£368 - £750 per week
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This unique country retreat in the beautiful village of Polgooth is reminiscent of a bygone farming era and is perfect for a truly relaxing stay. Beyond its classic stable door lies a minimalist yet comfy home that is both modern and traditional. Cook in the bijoux kitchen with its mini worktop oven, before relaxing in the toasty living/sleeping area with its cosy woodburner, or out on the patio when the sun is shining.

Shepherds Retreat is set within a working farm of Little Polgooth village, surrounded by beautiful countryside and with an array of walks on your doorstep. If it's cycling you're into, just 5 minutes down the road is Pentewan cycle trail, bike hire is available and can be delivered to the hut. You can then easily clock up the miles to and from Pentewan beach or Heligan Gardens, followed by a rewarding pint of your favourite tipple in the local Polgooth Inn.

Entrance via external stairs

four wooden steps to stable door into:

Living area

rural views, pull out table with two chairs, Smart TV, 2 ring touch control hob, small fridge, woodburner.

Bedroom area

king size bed, storage area under bed, small fan heater (stored under bed).

Shower room

shower, WC and basin.

Outdoor area

enclosed lawned garden, wooden swing, garden bench, table and four chairs.

Additional information

Woodburner, fan heater, no freezer. Property is only suitable for adults, bike hire is available and can be delivered to the hut, WiFi, one small dog welcome, short breaks available.

 
 

Wow! Utterly perfect holiday from start to finish. Shepherd’s Retreat blew us away. The rural location is idyllic and we loved waking up to see the sheep being herded each morning. The Retreat is centrally located to see Cornwall in its entirety. Totally dog friendly and the garden totally dog proof. Our fur baby enjoyed exploring the garden each day. The hosts Michelle and Dave couldn’t do enough for us and we really enjoyed and appreciated all the little added touches they provided. Everything we could possibly need was provided for us. We will definitely be visiting again and we would highly recommend to anyone wanting a unique cozy and snug holiday in beautiful surroundings.

October 2021

This was are second stay, we absolutely love this Shepherd’s hut having stayed in many, this one really sets the bar. Owners on hand, really lovely even leaving fresh eggs, snacks and milk. It is such a relaxing holiday the views and location make this the most wonderful place to stay. So much so we have booked for a third stay next year.

September 2021

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Holidays in Mid Cornwall

Believe it or not, Cornwall’s not all about the coast; there’s some stunning scenery inland just waiting to be explored. Whilst Cornwall is known for its rolling coastlines and sweeping sands, some of the best and most beautiful parts of the county can be found inland. Including quaint villages and country pubs, golden fields strewn with hay bales, woodland walks with meandering streams, rocky moors and heritage mines.

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of winding through country lanes, trees arching above and Cornish hedgerows lining either side of the twisting lanes. Deep in the countryside, you’ll find old Cornish villages, each with their individual characteristics, and usually home to the village pub and church. With interesting names and a unique history, the villages of inner Cornwall differ quite significantly to their nearby coastal villages. 

Whether it’s rural farmland, gorse and heather covered moors or mining relics, there’s an abundance of things to do and see. That said, if you do fancy a day at the beach, you’ll never be more than a short drive away from the coast wherever you choose to stay. You’ll also have the added benefit of being close to both coastlines, which whilst very different, are equally beautiful; head to the south coast and discover green hills that roll down to the shoreline, sandy coves and bays and exotic sub-tropical gardens, or explore the north coast, where you’ll find rugged cliffs hugging spectacular beaches and landscape transformed by tin and copper mining.

Did you know...

that Cornwall is so narrow that even our most inland properties are no more than 15 miles from the sea?

Things to do

Truro 

Truro is Cornwall’s only city, it’s the most southern city in Great Britain. Truro is easily accessible by Train from a number of stations in Mid Cornwall, such as Redruth, Camborne, Par, and St Austell. This direct line from London Paddington arrived in Truro in the 1860’s. With a selection of high street and boutique shops, it’s the best place to shop in Cornwall. Why not consider booking tickets for a show at The Hall for Cornwall while you’re in Cornwall?

Tehidy Country Park

Tehidy has over 9 miles of paths and 250 acres of woods and lakes to explore. Stop off at the café after your walk for a coffee and a slice of homemade cake. Tehidy was formally the estate of the Bassets, it was sold in 1915.

Retallack Aqua Park and FlowRider

Located at Retallack Resort and Spa, the aqua park is a total wipe out style inflatable obstacle course – perfect for a fun packed afternoon (re-opens Saturday 31st March 2018). Retallack is also home to the county’s only FlowRider, bringing you perfect waves, every day of the week!

Eden Project

One of Cornwall’s most famous attractions, and home to two biomes housing a rainforest and Mediterranean eco system. Visit the Eden Project and you’ll also find sculptures, outdoor gardens, trails and children’s activities, ice-skating (Oct – Feb), Hangloose adventures (including England’s longest and fastest zip wire) and a selection of cafes and bars. 

The Lost Gardens Of Heligan

One of the most popular botanical gardens in the UK, The Lost Gardens of Heligan was opened in 1992. The members of the Tremayne Family created the gardens from the mid-18th century to the beginning of the 20th century, the gardens are still part of the family’s estate today.

Lappa Valley

With three trains on site, including a steam train, and many other activities, this is sure to be a delightful day for all the family.

Bodmin and Wenford Railway

With a full size steam train, visit Bodmin’s famous train line to travel through the countryside by steam!

The Camel Trail and the Bissoe Trail

For those feeling more adventurous, try out one of the cycle trails in mid Cornwall for a fun and active way to explore the countryside. 

Stithians Outdoor and Active Centre

Try a range of water sports activities at Stithians Lake, from paddle boarding and kayaking, to wind surfing. 

St Nectan's Waterfalls

In an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is this hidden gem, a spectacular 60 foot waterfall set into the rocks. Take the time to visit this magical place and explore the woodland walks. 

For those seeking an element of culture, there’s a range of different cultural attractions throughout Cornwall, well worth visiting, including: Pencarrow House and Gardens, Lanhydrock House, Bodmin Jail and Poldark Mine.

What our guests say...

We know how important honest reviews are when it comes to booking your holiday. To help you choose the right property for you, we publish all reviews left by guests who have stayed here in the past, with the few exceptions stated in our Review Guidelines. Please bear in mind that some facilities referred to by past guests in reviews can be removed or changed at any time.

This was are first stay and we were blown away by this beautiful hut. The attention to detail, everything you need for a perfect stay. The views are awe inspiring and the garden is a perfect addition to relax after a busy day. The location is perfect with a great village pub which I can thoroughly recommend. Already booked for a second stay we loved it so much.

This was are second stay, we absolutely love this Shepherd’s hut having stayed in many, this one really sets the bar. Owners on hand, really lovely even leaving fresh eggs, snacks and milk. It is such a relaxing holiday the views and location make this the most wonderful place to stay. So much so we have booked for a third stay next year.

Wow! Utterly perfect holiday from start to finish. Shepherd’s Retreat blew us away. The rural location is idyllic and we loved waking up to see the sheep being herded each morning. The Retreat is centrally located to see Cornwall in its entirety. Totally dog friendly and the garden totally dog proof. Our fur baby enjoyed exploring the garden each day. The hosts Michelle and Dave couldn’t do enough for us and we really enjoyed and appreciated all the little added touches they provided. Everything we could possibly need was provided for us. We will definitely be visiting again and we would highly recommend to anyone wanting a unique cozy and snug holiday in beautiful surroundings.

If you like peace a quiet a seeing the sun rise in the morning this is the place for you. Nice cosy little Shepherds hut with the basic needs in will certainly book again

Another WONDERFUL stay at Shepherd’s Retreat.

We were the very first guests to stay here the first time around - see our initial review.

Our second time here and will definitely return year after year.

We have stayed in many different holiday lets across the country and this is the most idyllic.

Michele and David go above and beyond with everything they do.

Will continue to recommend to friends and family as the owners deserve as much exposure to this beautiful abode as possible.

Highly, highly recommend.

Amy and Chloe x

Wonderfully peaceful, such a relaxing and restful stay. Very clean, everything you need, plus special little touches…perfect accommodation. Michele and David were kind, friendly and helpful hosts, offering advice on places to visit and walks. Breakfast on the patio every morning, heavenly

The most beautiful peaceful, idealic retreat ever. Cleanliness second to non, with amazing hosts who could do no more. This is now our annual retreat going forward.

Great hut! Clean and comfortable accommodation with fresh eggs and lettuce from our wonderful hosts. A private space with views across fields and sheep. Short walk to Polgooth Inn, handy for Heligan Gardens Pentawan beach was good for a dip after a day on the coast path.

Absolutely loved this place! Very well worked out shepherd's hut, very comfortable, very clean and equipped with everything you need. Great location for exploring the whole of Cornwall as well as local walks. Lovely private, peaceful garden to sit in (several options) while listening to the birds and sheep. Owners great and very helpful. Booked my next stay while still at the property!

Beautiful location, idyllic is the word to describe it. The hut itself was stunning and everything we had hoped for. Michelle & David were excellent hosts, on hand if we needed anything but not intrusive. We will be booking again.

Beautiful setting, lovely little Shepherds hut, they'd thought of everything. Perfect little enclosed garden for my puppy. So relaxing and felt very safe travelling alone. Owners suggestions for places to visit well worth listening. Helpful but not intrusive, I will be back.

Idyllic setting and tastefully decorated hut with lots of thoughtful touches like fresh eggs and bird seed for the feeders hanging in the garden. The perfect place to unwind with just the sounds of nature to lull you to sleep.

Shepherds Retreat is a small immaculately presented place to stay. Excellent outdoor space, great views. Close to St Austell, Pentewan and The Lost Gardens of Heligan. David and Michelle are very welcoming and helpful hosts.

5* Highly recommend

Such an exquisite stay in this gorgeous shepherd's hut, highly recommended!

Shepherds Retreat was exactly as I imagined and just as it looks in the pictures. Immacuately clean and lovely and cosy. The wee log burner heats up almost instantly and was great to come back to after days out in the wild weather. The hut sits in a fully enclosed garden, which was great for the dog and feels lovely and peaceful and private. The hosts are nearby if you need anything but they never bothered us and they were extremely considerate when they allowed us to stay late on our day of departure as there was a storm and we weren’t allowed access to our next cottage until 7 o’clock that evening.
I wouldn’t hesitate recommending a stay in the Shepherds Retreat.

Shepherds Retreat was a perfect bolt hole for a couple of days in September. First time we have stayed in a rural location but it was just perfect for these COVID times. Shepherds Retreat is beautiful decorated and we were very comfortable and cosy. The private garden and parking space are a real bonus. We cycled in the local area ysing the cycle routes which was great. Pentween Valley cycle route to the beach is beautiful. We walked and cycled this route. We will definitely return. Thank you to the owners and Aspects Holidays for making our holiday perfect.

We had a lovely weeks holiday at the delightful Shepherds Retreat. We recieved a warm welcome from our host who seems to have thought of everything to make our stay so enjoyable. The location was ideal, out of the way but within easy reach of so many attractions. We will be back again. Malcolm and Lynda

We had a truly wonderful stay at the Shepherd’s retreat and were lucky enough to be the first people to stay in it.

We were welcomed on the evening that we arrived and this was reassuring start to the week’s break. Michele could not do any more for us and let us know she was on hand should we need anything. We felt very privelaged to be staying at a place in which the owner’s really cared about, too.

The area is fenced off nicely which allows for a private stay. The car parking space is situated to the side of the hut for added peace of mind.

The retreat has everything you could possibly need inside and it is clear that the owners (Michele and David) have thought deeply about this to ensure all needs are catered for.

The outdoor area is fantastic and should definitely be taken advantage of whether it be outdoor dining at the table or just an evening’s drink whilst taking in the breathtaking surroundings.

All information is included in the folder, including key notes regarding refuse/waste.

The fire is a lovely feature, meaning that cold evenings become all the more cosier.

The hut is more spacious than you think, with the collapsible table allowing for extra room if needed. Added storage is available under the bed.

Luckily we brought the weather with us and this meant that we had to make use of the fan for a couple of particularly warm nights.

A perfect home away from home and in a superb location for getting to numerous places.

We visited a whole host of places including: Looe, Polperro, Mevagissey, Charlestown (particular favourite), Padstow, Newquay, the local beach of Pentewan, Falmouth. Ideal location for lots of travelling.

We would not hesitate to book this again and are already looking at our diary for the next available time that we can get away to this remarkable little abode. Thank you so much Michele and David - See you again soon - Chloe and Amy x