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Five Luxury Self-catering Holiday Homes Mount's Bay Cornwall

Our latest addition to Little Barn Holidays, with eco wood-fired Hot Tub new 2019.

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Foxy, The Shepherd's Hut

Nestled in our very own Cider orchard, set apart and private from the other properties and part of a 4+ acre woodland garden. A delightful cosy rural retreat, for that ‘back to nature experience’ Try star-gazing from the purpose-made deck, listening to the dawn chorus, or simply chilling out and enjoying the views over the orchard and woodland below.

Accommodation

Thoughtfully designed and curated to reflect its rural heritage, Foxy is simply but tastefully furnished: a compact galley kitchen with a two-ring ceramic hob, microwave, toaster and small refrigerator with ice box; a small dining area with a genuine retro radio, library of interesting related books and original artifacts. It is well-equipped for two people.

Double bed with Memory coil mattress and retro tubular metal frame (room for small suitcases below). For your added comfort! A delightful en-suite shower room ‘small but beautifully formed’ with double shower tray, toilet and small wash hand basin. A useful addition is a built-in single wardrobe, with hanging space and room for bags or cases and a further storage cupboard.

French doors open onto a small verandah, with outside light and steps leading down to the spacious deck area with large rustic dining table bench and a flock of quirky carved wooden sheep! Plus a small café table and chairs, which can be moved. At the side and rear, the chunky plank decking continues, giving easy dry access. The keysafe is next to the bird box at the rear of the Shepherd's Hut and there is a cast iron fire pit/barbecue and additional seating in the orchard. Guests are welcome to explore the large garden with woodland walks, a haven for wildlife.

Utility Room: A washing machine and small freezer for ice can be found next to The Little Barn, shared by the other properties.

Entrance: Through main gate, shared by The Little Barn and The Tea House. Follow sign to the right, 50 metres to private parking, gravelled area by old Hay Barn. Foxy is opposite in the orchard.

Some Historical Facts

Shepherds’ Huts were common-place even as late as the 1970s, used by the shepherd as temporary accommodation during lambing season, or for keeping animal feed dry. The original Shepherds’ Huts were extremely basic, often made of thin corrugated iron, with no lining, and ferociously cold in winter, despite the comfort of a wood burning or coke stove. Today there has been a resurgence in their popularity, with them popping up even in the heart of the City. The simple life of days gone by are to some of us a balm and we welcome you to share this with us.

The image as a whole was that of a small Noah’s Ark... the hut stood on little wheels about a foot off the ground... a rectangular space of light appeared in the side of the hut, and in the opening the outline of Farmer Oak's figure... (Thomas Hardy - Far from the Madding Crowd).

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