Since joining Unique Homestays, Libertine was one of those properties that caught my eye right from day one with its wonderful interiors and brilliant location. So I was over the moon when I was invited to stay for a couple of nights!


As I drove down the winding Cornish lanes on approach, my partner and I had a sneaking suspicion that what would greet us would be worth the journey and we were not disappointed! The sun was shining as we arrived at our beautiful home for the next couple of days and we were welcomed by Caroline and Miles who were just wonderful hosts. We followed the path leading to the turquoise stable door and entered the bright kitchen with all its unique kitchen fittings, quirky kitchenware and such attention to detail. There was a Cornish cream tea waiting for us on the kitchen table along with fresh eggs from the Miles and Caroline’s chickens and fresh flowers in every room.


We were lucky to have wonderful weather for our stay, so it didn’t take long before we were sitting outside in the courtyard garden with our delicious cream tea listening to the birds in the background. Then of course there was the inevitable discussion of whether it’s cream then jam or jam then cream - which occurs every time we have a cream tea! We could have easily sat there all day.


Later that evening we settled in the living room with a bottle of wine and the fire crackling away. It was such a perfect place for a romantic getaway and we wished we could have stayed for longer. We snuggled up on the sofa and watched our favourite programmes on the swanky Smart TV. When the time came to go to bed, we both lay on the squidgy bed knew we were in for a good night’s sleep. It was the most comfortable bed ever!


Waking up in the morning feeling so refreshed, I opened all the curtains to let the sun shine through the windows and set to making breakfast. We loved cooking and eating our fresh farm eggs in the industrial-style kitchen with its beautiful countryside views.


We decided to head to Falmouth for the day, a beautiful harbour town with plenty of independent shops, perfect for a wander on a sunny spring day. We enjoyed fish and chips by the sea and then went for a walk at Maenporth beach. En route back to the cottage we stopped off in Truro for a little shopping and a big cafetiere of coffee in Uneeka...


A quirky boutique and coffee shop with a great view over the busy cobbled highstreet. 


We picked up an Indian takeaway on the way home for an easy supper, returning to Libertine as the day was coming to an end. The lights outside the converted piggery twinkled to greet us and Caroline had got the fire started for our return which was just perfect coming in from the cold evening air. 


The only thing left to do was to soak in the bath tub (large enough for two – apparently)! It was so relaxing, just what was needed after a long day of exploring.


The following morning we did not want to leave. All the way home we were chatting about how fabulous it was and the one thing I have not stopped talking about was how stylish the interiors were; the exposed bulbs, bright colours, quirky patterns and rustic charm...


In fact, I was so inspired by my stay at Libertine that I am now signing up for an interior design course, something that I have wanted to do for some time but this finally gave me the push! Many thanks to Caroline and Miles for sharing your gorgeous haven, I hope we can return one day soon.