Trebarwith Strand, Cornwall
High up and highly recommended, a Danish Cabin on stilts is the perfect off-grid escape pod, enjoying great on-site facilities in gorgeous Cornwall countryside
The Danish Cabin is owned and managed by Louise Kudhva.
On the beautiful north Cornwall coast, with Tintagel, Port Isaac and Padstow within easy reach, this imaginatively-designed cabin gives you a new perspective on a Westcountry break. This cabin sleeps six on two bunk beds and two fold out beds. The cabin sits on wooden stilts and is accessible via a ladder – and high enough to enjoy the view over the trees. A clever piece of engineering, the cabin features folding walls that slide up to allow the outdoors in.
Combining Scandinavian style with efficient use of space, The Danish Cabin is impressively kitted out – and what you don’t have in the cabin itself can be found on the site. That includes a bar and kitchen as well as the all-important fire pit for barbecues. There are also toilets and showers, so no worries there.
Ascend the ladder to your cabin, and you have a seating area and storage, as well as two bunk beds on the mezzanine-level – and all your bedding and towels are supplied too. You can certainly make the most of the views, just fold away the walls providing you with a wonderful outlook on the Cornish countryside.
There’s more to enjoy, with breakfast packages available to order, which start the day rather nicely. As for the end of the day, the onsite hot tub sounds pretty good to us. In between, you may find some activities going on – possibly yoga classes, summer schools or Sunday socials – or you could do your own thing in the stunning and varied surroundings. Cycling, rock climbing, wild swimming and much more are possible; just ask if you need a steer on where to go.
You’ll want to get out and see the sights too, and with Tintagel just a couple of miles away, you’re in the right place for the castle, toy museum and oodles of rugged scenery. Further north you have Boscastle (home to the Museum of Witchcraft, if you’re into that kind of thing), and to the south there’s the lovely Port Isaac – star of Poldark, Doc Martin, Saving Grace and many another TV show or movie.
It’s around 20 miles to Padstow, with some great restaurants to explore – many of them owned by Rick Stein, of course – and it should only take around an hour to drive to many of the picturesque spots on the opposite coast. Fowey, St Austell, Mevagissey and more are all within reach of your cabin.
Low season: £235 per night midweek - £265 per night weekends
Mid season: £265 per night midweek - £295 per night weekends
High season: £295 per night midweek - £325 per night weekends
Peak (bank holidays): £325 per night
From Previous Guests
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Our 2 night stay in one of the Danish Cabins was idyllic. On waking up we were able to fully appreciate the Cabin in all of its glory. The simple construction of timber, galvanised corrugated sheets and Perspex sides gave it a rustic feeling. There are plenty of plug sockets, and a decent sized fridge to keep your food and drinks cold. There was also a portable gas stove and tea and coffee available. Walking out to a large decked area you are surrounded in woodland and views of the quarry. A stream is running underneath the cabin and it's been built literally around trees. We went down to the small waterfall to dunk ourselves under a couple of hundred yards from our cabin. What a way to wake up! There was a floating platform which I couldn't resit paddling around the small murky pond. I still couldn't find the cave although I know Louise would have been happy to show me had I asked. That evening we cooked mackerel on the fire pit/bbq provided then added fire wood and had the most pleasant evening. The compost single toilet was 50 yards away. It is what it says on the tin. Simple but effective. Can't comment on the shower facilities near the reception as we used the waterfall option instead (obviously not using soaps or shower gels to pollute the water) Also didn't use the kitchen but the facilities looked adequate. Unfortunately we didn't get round to using the small hot tub but the concept looked amazing with its own log burner boiler attached to heat the water. The treehouses also looked incredible. If you want an eco retreat Kudhva is definitely the place to visit. A convenient location to all the places to visit in North Cornwall. I couldn't recommend this place enough.
Stayed July 2019
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