- Premier host
- Menherion, Cornwall
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- Sleeps: 2 per cabin
- Bedroom: 1 per cabin
- Bathroom: 1 per cabin
- Minimum stay: 3 nights
Friendly owners Huw and Bernice affectionately refer to their glorious 12-acre smallholding as ‘Little M’. But after you’ve stayed there yourself, you may well refer to it as ‘a slice of natural paradise’.
Certainly, it’s hard to imagine a lovelier setting for your wildcation (that’s Huw and Bernice’s definition of an adventurous-yet-cosy break amongst nature).
Part of a rugged, wildlife-steeped valley in the middle of a designated Area of Great Landscape Value, Little M is also on the edge of a World Heritage Site, gently elevated in the picturesque heart of West Cornwall.
Your wildcation will begin just as soon as you’ve left the main road, with half-a-mile of unmade track (better leave the fancy sports car at home!) that compels you to enter the slow lane before you’ve even arrived.
When you do, you’ll be surrounded by lush, soft grass, diverse flora and fauna, and idyllic meadow-and-country views strewn with birds, bees, and butterflies. Bliss.
Here, you can choose your favourite sustainable couple’s retreat from Log Jam, a dreamy cabin built with a team of volunteers, or Round n Round, a stylish roundhouse crafted in collaboration with a local carpenter.
Whichever you opt for, you can snuggle on a squishy leather sofa inside, or a hammock-for-two outside, where you’ll also find a wild jacuzzi and al fresco seating. Round n Round boasts two cosy armchairs and Log Jam an intimate swing seat, both out on their generous decks that are perfect for stargazing… on a clear night, you may even catch a glimpse of a shooting star.Keep reading
At a glance
- Stylish, rustic, and sustainable glamping accommodation for couples, on a 12-acre smallholding in a tranquil Cornish valley, within the hamlet of Menherion.
- Choose from Log Jam, a dreamy hand-built cabin, and Round n Round, a stylish roundhouse crafted in collaboration with a local carpenter.
- Both retreats feature self-contained kitchen, shower and compost toilet facilities, with a hammock, firepit and shared use of a wild jacuzzi.
- Birdwatching and stargazing are amazing pastimes here, though you’ll also have books and games to keep you occupied (Log Jam also features an old-fashioned typewriter).
- Explore the site’s 12 acres, which boasts a wildlife pond, nature trails, an orchard and a cottage garden. You can also borrow up-cycled bikes and cycle the historic mineral tramways.
- Don’t forget to pack wellies, waterproofs, and a torch! Stock up on other supplies at the on-site Wee Shop.
- Adults Only
Glamping retreats for couples: kingsize bed, leather sofa, wood-burner, fully-equipped kitchen with cooking equipment, cookery books, tea/coffee, energy efficient lighting, hot shower with Faith in Nature toiletries, compost loo, hammock-for-two, outdoor seating, firepit, barbecue implements, Dutch oven, wild jacuzzi, selection of books and games, DAB radio. On-site shop, bike borrowing.
Walking, cycling, birdwatching, nature trails, foraging, picnic spots, historic sites, reservoir, local pubs
Round n Round
Aside from the obligatory wildlife-watching, you’ll have books, games, and a DAB radio on hand for entertainment (Log Jam also features an old-fashioned typewriter, to help you indulge that long-lost creative spirit!)
Meanwhile, generous facilities include a piping hot instant shower with Faith in Nature toiletries, a luxurious compost loo, and a fully-equipped kitchen… though you may prefer cooking outside on the firepit, especially as the sun begins its glorious descent behind the trees.
At the end of the day, all that’s left to do is curl up in your kingsize bed – Round n Round’s is positioned under a stargazing skylight, while Log Jam’s is accessed by a ‘secret’ door – and drift off to the comforting, distant sound of owls’ hoots.
Continue the bird watching in the morning, with an array of hides down by the reservoir nearby (one of which is handily adjacent to a pub!), or borrow some up-cycled bikes and cycle the historic mineral tramways that surround the site.
Feeling energetic? You can explore Little M’s twelve acres at your leisure, with nature trails that pass through the re-wilding area.
Visit the orchard and cottage garden, relax by the wildlife pond, and say a friendly hello to Huw and Bernice’s rescue pets (Brady and Tux the dogs, and Pan the cat), before settling in for another beautiful evening of wonder in the wild.
Things to note
Minimum 3-night stay. Over-18s only. Regrettably, pets are not permitted. Please note that access to both properties involves driving along an unmade track for half a mile. There is no Wi-Fi on site, but mobile phone coverage is ok.
Where you'll be staying
What the guests of Little Menherion say
“We have enjoyed our visit so much! From the wild jacuzzi to the secluded secret bedroom, our stay has been so calming and relaxing – so much so, we have begun planning our own home to reflect the atmosphere here at Log Jam! We are so excited to come back!”
“Am lost for words when it comes to describing our stay – it was nothing short of incredible. I write this sat at the breakfast bar overlooking dancing branches and the beautiful pond. Our stay has been very eye-opening. At first the thought of a composting toilet did make us a bit nervous but now we are pleasantly surprised at how amazingly well the sawdust works. Being from London where life really never stops and you spend all day checking your emails, being able to slow down and put our phones away has been a treat. I think this slower life surrounded by endless greenery has really grown on us to the point that we really do not want to leave. Bernice and Huw, what you have made here is a breathtaking escape (from the architecture to the smallest details) that we will treasure forever. we cannot wait to return and recommend this place to everyone. Thank you”
“Thank you for such a wonderful stay! It was everything we hoped – peaceful, relaxing and quiet. The cabin itself is beautiful and all the little touches made it perfect. We are not far from home but it felt like another world.”