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The Shepherd Hut at Bluebell Down Farm

£336 - £623 per week

The Shepherd Hut at Bluebell Down Farm is an harmonious, snug retreat, away from the rest of the world with quirky features. The perfect hideaway for up to two people to relax, rest and sleep with a comfortable double bed which has a pull out table underneath to enjoy a lazy dinner and a bottle of bubbles. This delightful shepherd's hut looks out over the fields and working farm, with natural pastures of plants such as wild carrot, bluebells and chicory and beyond down to the sea. As well as interesting places to visit locally, there is plenty of scope for walking and cycling or alternatively, just sit on the steps of the hut and take in the views, the birds and the wildlife around. On a clear night, stargazing is a must.

The attractive hamlet of Morvah is supported by the close by, larger village of Pendeen, and the mining town of St Just with its historic interest is 4 miles to the west. Popular attractions in the area are Cape Cornwall, Lands End, Geevor Tin Mine, The Minack Theatre, the fishing harbours of St Ives and Mousehole, St Michael's Mount and so forth. In addition, there are renowned scenic walks and sandy beaches around the peninsula. So pack your rucksack with beach towels and sun cream for a day of chilling on the sand and cooling in the sea., or for the more adventurous explore the fascinating coast path around west Cornwall. The Shepherd Hut is positioned close to Bluebell Down Farm, so a great way to bring more of the family is by booking both properties.

Entrance via external stairs

four wooden steps to door into:

Living area

pull out table, two chairs, small oven with two gas burners, fridge with small freezer compartment, woodburner, two arm chairs, dog bed, rural and sea views.

Bedroom area

steps up to: double bed.

Shower room

shower, WC, basin.

Outside areas

cut grass garden, pump room with washing machine and tumble dryer, shared with Bluebell Down Farm.

Additional information

electric plug in radiator, NO TV, but spare Ethernet cable, due to the rural nature of the property mobile phone signal can be sporadic. The property is accessed up a narrow unmade track. WiFi, one dog welcome, short breaks available.


Lovely location, far reaching views and very peaceful. We were there in November just prior to second lockdown but would love to go back in Spring or Summer.

November 2020

The Shepherd’s Hut was perfect in every way. Everything we needed to self cater was provided and all amenities were spot on. The wood burner was a lovely addition on cold evenings and made the hut really cosy. The view from the hut was stunning and its location, although close enough to Pendeen and Penzance, felt like we were in the middle of nowhere. Just perfect!

October 2020

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Morvah Holidays

Morvah is ideal walking country, you have open fields stretching down to mighty granite cliffs, the Atlantic Ocean and you also access to the South West Coastal Path. Haven for bird watchers and ramblers alike.

Things to do near Morvah

Levant Mine and Beam Engine

Visit this National Trust attraction to see the historic steam-powered beam engine in action. Explore the underground tunnel and discover more on the family trail, at one of Cornwall's most famous mines.

Geevor Tin Mine

Another popular attraction near Morvah is Geevor, an old tin mine which has been preserved and now serves as an attraction to display Cornwall's rich industrial past. With breathtaking views along the coast, and with plenty to explore, it provides a great day out for everyone.

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Local events

Golowan Festival - Penzance

Golowan Festival is an annual community arts event that celebrates local culture and the social and natural environment. 'Mazey Day' takes place on the Saturday of the festival and guarantees to be a very colourful affair!

18th - 27th June 2021

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Penzance Literary Festival

Popular with visitors and locals alike, this exciting festival celebrates everything literary, including spoken, written, recited and sung word. Take part in the reading and writing discussions and activities and enjoy the many performances.

July 2022

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St Ives Bay Helicopter Tours

For two weeks only, Adventure 001, supporters of Cornwall Air Ambulance, will be bringing their helicopter experiences to St Ives! Choose from a 6 minute flight from £35 to a 30 minute flight from £96 and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

Dates TBC August 2021

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St Ives Lifeboat Day

A fun packed day hosted by the RNLI lifeboat Station. See the lifeboats on display and in action on the water with demonstrations featuring one of the HM Coastguard helicpoters!

TBC 2021

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St Ives September Festival

Now becoming a sellout event, this festival keeps attracting more and more visitors who come to enjoy a wide range of acts, including music, theatre, poetry and visual arts.

11th - 25th September 2021

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St Ives Food & Drink Festival

Growing in size and popularity, the St Ives Food Festival features top chefs, quality Cornish goods, sandcastle competitions for children and food demonstrations.

17th - 19th September 2021

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St Ives Shanty Shout Weekend

The 2018 shout will feature more than 20 sea shanty groups for a fun weekend of shanty singing, sailor and pirate themed fancy dress and beer. This year's event will be raising money for Cornwall Air Ambulance and its New Heli Appeal and takes place in various pubs and venues in St Ives.

TBC 2021

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Flambards Christmas Craft Fayre

Find unique Christmas presents and tasty treats at Flambards Christmas Craft Fayre. Stalls will be set up in various areas of the park, there will be Christmas music to get everyone in the festive spirit and a chance to meet Santa too. 

TBC 2021

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Santa's Grotto at Paradise Park

Visit Santa and his elves at the magical grotto at Paradise Park on selected dates in December. Tickets include a gift from Santa and there's no need to book, tickets are on sale on the day from 10am. 

TBC 2021

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Mousehole Christmas Lights

Possibly the most well-known and popular Christmas Lights in the county, Moushole combines stunning displays against the backdrop of their gorgeous Cornish fishing harbour to bring real festive magic to all who visit at this special time of year. 


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Montol Festival

Each year, the people of Penzance celebrate the Winter solstace with a festival of Cornish tradition, torch processions, and dancing.

21st December 2021

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Tom Bawcock's Eve, Mousehole

The tradition of Tom Bawcock comes from the feast or famine lifestyle of Cornwall.  The story goes that it was just before Christmas; there had been no fish for weeks, the boats couldn’t get out into the raging storm, the village was starving. One man, Tom Bawcock, dared to take his boat out of the harbour’s safety. He returned with enough fish to make fish pie for the whole village. 

Today, a festival takes place each year to celebrate Tom Bawcock's bravery. During the festival, Star Gazey pies are eaten in memory of this famous event.

23rd December 2021

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New Year's Eve in St Ives

Spend New Year's Eve in St Ives for an unforgettable evening at the largest fancy dress party in the county. Ring in the New Year with an unbeatable fireworks display by the sea. 

31st December 2021

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St Ives Feast Day

Held on the anniversary of the consecration of the Parish Church of St Eia in 1434 AD, Feast Day offers visitors to witness - and even join in with - some centuries-old traditions. A morning precesison led by the Mayor to bless the Well of St Eia. Following this, the Mayor will 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into a crowd of children who assemble on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. In the afternoon the Mayor then throw pennies from the balcony of the Guildhall for children to collect.

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West Cornwall Spring Flower Show

The West Cornwall Spring Show has been running for over 90 years and is a showcase for horticultural excellence within the area of Penwith.

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Porthleven Food & Music Festival

The small Cornish fishing village of Porthleven hosts its annual Food & Music Festival every April and encorporates street performers, a range of local produce, Samba dancing, theatre, beer marquees, hip-hop dancers, fireworks, Cornish singing & much, much mmore...the list is endless!

TBC 2021

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Camborne Trevithick Day

Join in the celebrations at this community led festival of free entertainment. The annual event celebrates the engineering and mining history of the Camborne area, and is dedicated to Richard Trevithick, pioneer of high pressure steam power & inventor of Road and Railway Locomotives.

TBC 2022

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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.

Lovely location, far reaching views and very peaceful. We were there in November just prior to second lockdown but would love to go back in Spring or Summer.

Always wanted to stay in a shepherd’s hut and reckon this is one of the best I could have chosen. The location is amazing with views down to the sea and easy access to the Penwith Hills. Hut itself is very cleverly designed, well furnished and equipped. Enjoyed the isolation and safe feeling during Covid epidemic. Great access to coastal path and inland walks direct from the hut. The dog and I loved it!

The Shepherd’s Hut was perfect in every way. Everything we needed to self cater was provided and all amenities were spot on. The wood burner was a lovely addition on cold evenings and made the hut really cosy. The view from the hut was stunning and its location, although close enough to Pendeen and Penzance, felt like we were in the middle of nowhere. Just perfect!

Amazing place, so peaceful & relaxing with amazing views

Excellent peaceful cosy retreat with amazing views. Be prepared to full in love with West Penwith from this romantic shepherds hut.

We loved everything about the Shepherd Hut at Bluebell Down Farm. It is a beautiful setting surrounded by green fields with glorious sea views, but also has essentials like a decent shower and wifi. It definitely isn’t camping!

We didn’t take the car out all week. The coast path and Pendeen are both within easy walking distance. For further afield bought a weekly pass and used the bus that runs between St Ives and Lands End. Definitely a place for people who enjoy the outdoors.

We only booked the day before we went. Thank you for your assistance, everything went smoothly. Thanks also for the cream tea on arrival, most welcome. :)