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Firefly is the ultimate couples hideaway; Embrace your inner nomad with Firefly’s earthy, back-to-nature appeal. With a rustic charm and natural dragonfly pond, this woodcutter’s cabin near Mawgan Porth beach offers a unique ‘into the wild’ experience, perfect for solo travellers, or a romantic break with your loved one. The real luxury here is the organic, natural beauty of the simple life.

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Introduction

Winding through North Cornwall’s country lanes, discover this authentic woodcutter’s cabin in a tiny rural hamlet near Mawgan Porth. Firefly is a macrocarpa timber-clad shack with a warm, weathered finish. This rustic luxury self-catering retreat has an outside fire perfect for BBQ's 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 the thick hessian drape you’ll find the woodcutter’s rough-luxe master en suite bedroom. The king-size bed sits beneath a set of imposing cow horns and is dressed in crumpled gray French linens with a crushed velvet bedspread. Bi-fold doors open out onto a private decked area, the corrugated tin bathroom is separated by a sliding steel barn door, and features a cast iron cistern, rain shower and softly polished concrete bath with vintage brass taps and skylight views out to starlit nights.

Outside

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 nature lovers 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 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.

Practicalities

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.

THE DETAILS

  • SleepsUp to 2 guests
  • Your Home Stay IncludesDigital Property GuideA Gourmet 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 £60.00 per week or part thereof
  • 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
AROUND THE PROPERTY

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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EXTRA TOUCHES

Our Take

Marketing Manager Francesca 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

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FOOD AND DRINK

Home-Cooked

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

Head to Watergate Bay to sample their scrumptious taster menu and striking scenery at Jamie Oliver’s famous Fifteen restaurant. For jaw-dropping coastal views over Fistral beach head to Lewinnick Lodge in Pentire, Newquay. The nearby Mecca of Padstow is only a short coastal drive away, where you'll find the renowned seafood celebrity chef restaurants. For cosy country pub with character in abundance, head to The Smugglers Den in Cubert.

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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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