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Staying in this authentic replica roundhouse and treehouse, only 400m from an important Iron Age settlement gives you the experience of camping circa 600BC with the comforts of 2,610 years later: a holiday that truly cannot be replicated.

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Rooms: Sleeps 2: 1 king size double; hammock for a child over 3
Price:

From £250 per night

Meals: Self-catered, continental breakfast hamper provided. Restaurant 2 miles.
Open: May to September
Address: Bodrifty Farm, Newmill, Penzance, Cornwall, TR20 8XT
Tel: +44 (0)117 204 7830
 

Why we've chosen The Roundhouse:

The Roundhouse is a genuinely unique, atmospheric haven of comfort away from light and sound pollution. You can enjoy stories around an open fire before spending a peaceful night tucked up under sheets of Egyptian cotton and a duck-down duvet in your handmade four-poster bed. This is time-travel, in a truly cosseted form.

Bodrifty and the surrounding area has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, an Environmentally Sensitive Area and a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

There are numerous things to do in the surrounding area, including:

Fishing
Sustainable fishing trips for mackerel, bass or crab can be arranged with a local fisherman from Mousehole.

Sailing
You can head out to sea in a traditional Cornish sail boat by arrangement; enjoy a wonderful day's sailing near to Lamorna and Mounts Bay, where you might be lucky enough to spot seals and dolphins.

Walking
There are many wonderful walking options through the beautiful Cornwall coast and countryside - you could take a moonlit walk up Mulfra Hill to see the Neolithic Quoit and gaze across at the legendary St Michael’s Mount against the silver waters of Mount’s Bay. Also nearby, the Tinners’ Way footpath which is Penwith’s Neolithic Ridgeway, and runs from St Ives to St Just can be done in sections, with many interesting places to stop and stunning views en route. It also takes about half an hour to walk to The Gurnard’s Head pub from Bodrifty.

Surfing
Close by, Sennen has a justly popular, long golden sand beach that is home to a very good surf school. (The beach café offers great views and a top-notch chef.)

Relaxing
You can book a visit from the brilliant, and very in-demand local masseuse who offers a range of massages and treatments that include aromatherapy, reflexology, Indian Head Massage and relaxation techniques. Additionally, you could arrange a morning or afternoon's private Yoga session with Love Yoga Cornwall.

The space was lovingly created by Emma Mustill and chosen by Canopy & Stars.

Why is this a greener holiday?

To minimise their environmental impact, guests can easily arrive by public transport and pick up can be arranged from nearby the train station. Bodrifty Roundhouse is on an organic farm with a central ethos of low impact sustainable living with maximum sensitivity to the natural environment. Recycling and composting systems are well established and the farm has an impressive organic market garden that supplies vegetables, herbs and salad to the Roundhouse and farmhouse, as well as a number of local restaurants.

What makes The Roundhouse green?

 
  • Bodrifty is an organic farm

  • Market garden that supplies Roundhouse and local restaurants

  • Made from sustainable, often local materials, using traditional & green methods

  • Guests can arrive by sail and be collected from Penzance or Newlyn

  • The farm is home to a rare beed of Belted Galloways, a type of cattle helps maintain the farm's environment

  • Designed to be a haven for wildlife – woods planted 30 years ago

  • All the wood supplied is grown from seed on the farm and is also seasoned for at least a year

  • Bathroom in the Treehouse is a large walk-in rainforest shower with lashings of hot water, and a separate loo

 

Location

The Roundhouse & Treehouse, Cornwall, England
Nearest train station: Penzance

Directions from station:
By train: The nearest train station is Penzance, accessible directly from London Paddington. Pick-ups can be arranged or you can take a taxi from the station. By boat: You can moor your boat in Penzance or Newlyn.

Plan your journey by train

Buy rail tickets online and then collect them at any main station.
Bookings usually open 10-12 weeks before your date of travel.

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