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Embrace your inner nomad with Firefly’s earthy, back-to-nature appeal. With a rustic charm and natural dragonfly pond, this luxury self-catering woodcutter’s cottage near Mawgan Porth offers a unique ‘into the wild’ experience, perfect for solo travellers with a four-legged friend in tow, or a romantic cottage break with a difference. The real luxury here is the organic, natural beauty of the simple life.

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Winding through North Cornwall’s country lanes, discover this authentic woodcutter’s cabin tucked away in a hidden corner of Trebudannon, a tiny rural hamlet of sweet cottages and farmland near Mawgan Porth. Firefly is a macrocarpa timber-clad shack with a warm, weathered finish. This unique luxury self-catering cottage retreat for couples has an outside fire and large barn doors that open out onto the deck; an intriguing home where clever craftsmanship meets huntsman's lair. Inside you’ll find a fully-equipped kitchen, an open fire, a deep velvet sofa strewn with fur atop a thick crochet rug, and shelves stacked with vintage books, trinkets and woodland treasures.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Behind a scaffold pole draped with hessian you’ll find the woodcutter’s rough-luxe en suite bedroom. The king-size bed sits beneath a set of imposing cow horns and is dressed in crumpled French linens with a crushed velvet bedspread. The corrugated tin bathroom is separated by a sliding steel barn door, and features a cast iron cistern, copper rain shower and softly polished concrete bath with vintage brass taps and skylight views out to the fluffy clouds overhead.


Bound by a leafy wall of evergreen 'red robin' and rambling roses, the gardens feature small grassy lawns and lush areas of wildflower for the birds and bees to enjoy. Pull open the bedroom’s bi-fold oak doors and laze on the sundeck with a stack of your favourite reads. The natural rock pond will be a naturalists dream, best observed by moonlight from the rocking chairs on the veranda. Open the giant barn doors to create an indoor-outdoor living space and cook up some fresh foraged fodder on the outside fire.

For Relaxation

With some of Cornwall's best spas around the corner, you won’t have to drive for more than fifteen minutes to find a cliff top hot tub, salt scrub and tailor-made seaweed treatment. A windswept walk on Watergate Bay followed by a champagne cocktail (or iced tea for those wanting a real detox) is sure to relax you. Back at the ranch, cool off by dipping toes in the natural rock pond after a day stomping the coast path and then bask in the glow of the crackling open fire beneath a blanket of twinkling stars. In winter Firefly is the ultimate hideaway cabin; curling up fireside with old black and white movies as snowflakes fall all around will make for an unforgettable romantic getaway.


This woodcutter's cabin has an Aga along with all the modern day essentials, including a Belfast sink, microwave, dishwasher, washer dryer and toaster. There is parking for two cars.


  • SleepsUp to 2 guests
  • Your Home Stay IncludesDigital Property GuideA Unique Boutique welcome hamper and more...
  • Personally VisitedYes
  • BedroomsDoubles: One king-size bedroom
  • BathroomsOne en suite wet room with WC, bath and rain shower
  • FamilyChildren: Babes-in-arms onlyCots: One cot is availableHighchairs: One highchair is available
  • BBQThere is an outside fire with grill
  • HousekeepingAdditional house-keeping is available
  • FacilitiesShared natural rock pond
  • PetsTwo well behaved dogs are very welcome
    Each pet is charged at £50.00 for the first 3 nights plus £10.00 for each subsequent night
  • Mod ConsSmart TV, Sonos multi-room speakers, De´Longhi nespresso machine. iPad AirInternet & Communications:Wi-Fi internetMobile Signal: Check reception maps
  • Eco-friendlyAir source heat pump, recycled materials and furnishings
  • Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: Arrival day is Friday or MondayArrival Time: Arrival is at 4pmDeparture Time: Departure is at 10am
  • Other InformationProperty Terms and ConditionsFrequently Asked QuestionsRecommend to a friend

Style: From knotty rope lights to crochet wool rugs and reindeer hides, interesting textures offset the natural wooden palette at Firefly. A focus on the handmade creates a quirky collector´s lair ambiance.

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Our Take

Marketing and PR Assistant Annabelle says

Firefly offers an idyllic haven at which to escape the everyday. There is a warm and welcoming vibe to this inspiring, wild hideaway, where wood cladding provides an authentic backdrop for unearthed curios and trinkets.

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Unique Extras

Added extras to enhance your self-catering holiday... from fresh picnics to afternoon teas, seasonal wine selections to tried and tested caterers and more

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The open plan country kitchen includes everything you need to create for a foraged feast for two! Explore the hedgerows on Firefly’s doorstep to find edible berries and nettles, or take a Cornish culinary class and learn from the experts. The outside wooden veranda is perfect for starry-night al fresco dining. Cook over coals on the deck for an authentic ‘into the wild’ experience.

In-House Cuisine

If you'd rather spend your luxury self-catering break indulging in the little luxuries, let an in-house chef prepare a mouth-watering meal for you and your party (on prior request and subject to an additional cost). 

Eating Out

Firefly is perfectly situated close to some of Cornwall’s finest eateries. Head to Watergate Bay to sample their scrumptious taster menu and striking scenery at Jamie Oliver’s famous Fifteen restaurant. Check the local calendar of events during your visit, if you time your trip right you could be dining at a Nancarrow Farm Feast Night or joining in with the Wild Wine Club and heading into the wilderness for an evening drinking fine wines under the stars.

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Disclaimer: These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate, are set as a guideline only. They are intended to give a fair description, but should not be relied upon as being a statement of fact. The photographs appearing on this website show only certain parts and aspects of the property at the time when the photographs were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed in the photographs. If there are any points of particular importance that need clarifying before you confirm your booking please do not hesitate to ask.

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