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Wild Flower Cottage

  • Adults only
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
Wild Flower Cottage couldn't be more charming

Here at Cool Camping, we like to think we've seen it all. From extra-terrestrial treehouses to helicopter hideaways, but we don't know many campsites with their very own 1,300ft miniature railway line!

Nestled in the charming mid-Cornish hamlet of Rose (a few minutes south of Newquay and easily accessible for the A30 gateway to the coast), Wild Flower Cottage couldn't be more charming. Comprising just two gorgeous glamping abodes, this quintessentially Cornish of glampsites makes for the perfect romantic retreat. Guests to this secluded glamping hideaway have a choice of either the 'Ooh La La Shepherds Hut' or the new, beautifully-restored gypsy wagon, 'Poppet'. Both come fully-insulated and double glazed, while their interiors are the epitome of style and comfort – think cute Cath Kidston-esque fabrics, creamy surfaces and cast iron wood-burning stoves for really transforming your hut into a cosy camping cocoon.  

In keeping with the resourceful, 'make do and mend' vintage vibe of the accommodation, the shower is an ingeniously converted old Morris Z postal van. Though antique on the outside, the bathroom inside is finished to the highest-specifications, with sensor lighting, heated towel rail, curved shower cubicle, and flushing loo.

Linked to the other units by a well-lit footpath, a swish new glass-fronted timber lodge with expansive views over the garden is planned for spring 2014. It will house a fully-equipped kitchenette as well as a 'chill-out area'. Not that you'll need much inducement to unwind here.

And for all those who longed for that Hornby train set as a child, the gorgeous mini locomotive will bring the memories flooding back. Snaking its way through the spacious private grounds, through the bluebell-carpeted wooded fringes and circling the tranquil pond the ducks and carp call home, we dare you not to pump your fist in train-horn-mime. And because it's adults only, peace and quiet is all but guaranteed. Well, perhaps with the exception of the odd the mimicked "choo-choo". All aboard...

Details

Facilities

Both shepherds hut and gypsy caravan have electricity and wood-burning stove as well as outdoor furniture. Bed linen is supplied but guests are asked to bring their own towels and tea towels (these can also be hired). The shared shower room is built within a fully-insulated retro van, with instant lighting, heated towel rail, curved shower cubicle, hand basin and WC. The chill-out area, where guests can cook and relax is due to be completed in April 2014 and is a glass fronted timber lodge looking out over the gardens. Supplied with electric cooker, fridge, cupboard, workspace area, TV and additional WC and hand basin. A table top BBQ is also supplied.

Suitable For

Glamping couples – yes. Dogs, tents, caravans – no. Sorry littl'uns, because of the open ponds this is a largely a kid-free zone (at owner's discretion). One teenager is welcome with family in a tent beside the hut at £10 per night.

Nearby

The site is situated in the charming hamlet of Rose, less than two miles from Perranporth, famous for its magnificent beach which stretches for 3 miles at low tide! If you fancy hitting the waves, the Perranporth Surf School (07974 550823) can show you the ropes and kit you out with all the gear, as can The Newquay Adventure Centre (0800 781 6861) who run various water-sport activities in Holywell Bay. The world famous Eden Project (01726 811911) is about a 45 minute drive away, as is Healey’s Cyder Farm (01872 573356). Vibrant St Ives boasts innumerable scenic strolls including Porthminster Beach and the DH Lawrence-inspiring coast path to Zennor. Culture vultures should head to Tate St Ives (01736 796226) and the lesser-known Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden (01736 796 226).

Food & Drink

Perranporth boasts a cracking butcher in M Champman & Sons (01872 573216) while The Mustard Seed (01872 571421) greengrocer stocks lots of lovely fruit, veg and healthy local produce. Be sure to visit one of the local tearooms for a slice of Saffron Cake – an historic Cornish delicacy. For those who've travelled from far-flung corners of the country, a welcome hamper brimming with local produce can be ordered and ready for you on arrival. There's plenty of pubs and restaurants in Perranporth. The swanky Pavilion Boatshed (01872 300784) offers a sophisticated menu for those looking to really... erm... push the boat out, while for dining table views, The Seiners Arms (01872 573118) takes some beating.

Opening Times

All year.

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Accommodation

The Ooh La La Shepherds Hut and Poppet the gypsy caravan.

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Location

Contact Wild Flower Cottage, Wild Flower Cottage, Rose, Perranporth, Cornwall TR4 9PG

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Getting There

From the A30 branch off onto the B3285.  Proceed through Goonhavern taking a right at the roundabout to Perranporth.  After approximately 1/2 mile turn right following signs to Rose.  On your right you will see a set of white gates and the name Wild Flower. Ooh La La and Poppet can be found on your right hand side.

The Perranporth area is served by Western Greyhound and First Bus services, but there is no bus stop in Rose – you’ll need to walk to the main road to find a bus stop. Nearest train stations are Newquay and Truro.

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