Cosy Cabin in The Forgotten Corner

UK England South West England Cornwall Looe Pigscombe Piglet

  • Sleeps 2 (max 2 adults, 0 children)
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Private Bathroom
  • Pet Friendly
Our cosy wooden cabin boasts a separate kitchen and a bathroom

The Owner Says

The accommodation comprises a cosy octagonal wooden cabin and a separate kitchen and bathroom with shower and composting loo. We have lovingly put this place together using lots of reclaimed materials, upcycled furniture and handmade touches that make this a unique place.
The cabin has a double bed with pocket sprung mattress, 100% cotton sheets and duck down pillows and duvet (yes we believe in a good nights sleep.) There are blinds at the windows, rugs on the floor, a chest of drawers and hanging hooks for coats and bags, small table which you could eat at if the weather is poor and a wood burning stove for keeping you snug if it gets a bit chilly.
The Kitchen is small but perfectly formed and boasts a full size cooker and oven, a fridge and of course a sink. There are plenty of pots and pans and cutlery. We love our food and cooking so just to make things a bit easier for you on your holiday, we have jars full of rice, lentils, flour, pasta, tea, coffee and even some herbs and spices. As a special treat why not buy a loaf of delicious homemade seeded brown bread from the owners. Free range eggs are also available as well as some veggies from the garden if there’s a glut in season.
The bathroom has a huge shower, a composting loo, hand basin….. it’s quirky and rustic with lovely handmade tiles and a view to die for.
Outside you will find a seating area with pub style table, a barbecue and a firepit, which is essential for those evenings under the stars and there is even a secret little turf seat in the hedge.

About Pigscombe Piglet

Suitable For

Couples, well-behaved dogs – yes. Children, loud music, late-night noise – no. Visitors should note that the land is sloping and there are steps and a short walk to the site, which may not be accessible for all.

Nearby

You're bound to head for the coast at some point, but it's worth exploring the hidden bits of inland Cornwall, if only for some respite from the summer beach crowds. The old town of Lostwithiel, for example, is only a 15-minute drive, now famed for its antique shops but with plenty of reminders of its illustrious past, from the medieval bridge over the River Fowey to the extraordinary circular ruins of Restormel Castle (01208 872687).

For beaches, the seaside towns of Looe and Polperro — around a 20-minute drive to either — are the big local draws, but they will get busy. It's a more interesting day out to drive the ten minutes to the Bodinnick Ferry (01726 870232) which will take you over to the lovely estuary town of Fowey, where you can mess about on the river, take a boat ride, eat locally caught seafood, check out the shops or just watch the boats go by. You can also use the ferry for the circular four-mile Hall Walk (details on the ferry website), which canters up and down around the Fowey estuary for some scintillating views.

Other big-ticket attractions are all well within an hour's drive of the farm — Newquay, if you fancy some surfing and hi-jinks, or the rather less frenetic gardens and biomes of the Eden Project (01726 811972), which is only half an hour away, past Lostwithiel. That's a big day out in its own right, but if it inspires you, you'll want to allow another day to see The Lost Gardens of Heligan (01726 845100), a 40-minute drive, where Europe's largest garden restoration project has an amazing array of trails and landscapes, from ancient woodland to tropical jungle.

Food & Drink

The closest place for a meal and a drink is the Old Mill (01503 220220) bar and restaurant at the Stonerush Lakes lodge resort, which is just a half mile  walk away. For supplies, including beer and wine, there's a well-stocked community shop (01503 220997) at Lanreath, a three-mile drive away, and when the village's 17th-century Punch Bowl Inn re-opens again after refurbishment, that will be another local pub to try. It's a couple of miles further to Pelynt for a bigger shop, including the local Spar for whole foods, world foods and fresh veggies, and the butchers in the Premier supermarket for locally farmed meat and homemade sausages.

The coast is an obvious target if you fancy a seaside pub, but for something a bit more off the beaten track, drive to the charming creekside village of Lerryn, 10 minutes away by car. The Ship Inn (01208 872374) here is a friendly pub with a beer garden and barbecue area, and serves classic bar meals or a fancier menu in the Willows restaurant.

Another insiders' excursion is to the cascades of the Golitha Falls National Nature Reserve, a mile west of the village of St Cleer. After strolling along the river and scrambling over the rocks, you can eat at the very cool Inkie's Smokehouse (07849 488655), for authentic pit-smoked barbecued meats, burgers, dogs, po'boys, salads, and sourdough.
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Rated ★★★★★ over 3 reviews

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Peaceful, cosy, a real delight

Stayed for 5 nights in the Piglet and had a wonderful time. Sitting by the fire stargazing and listening to owls hooting is hard to beat. The kitchen is well kitted out with everything we needed. Owners were away when we visited but they arranged for a lovely friend to meet us who was super helpful and available if we needed anything. This is a lovely spot in a terrific part of Cornwall. Lots of great walking, or visit one of the many harbour towns and villages locally for food, supplies and a lazy meander. Thanks for a lovely time.
Oct 10, 2021 by josiewatson Verified Review

Response from Pigscombe Piglet

Hi Josie, thankyou for the lovely review, those owls sure are busy at the moment! Sorry to have not met you but maybe you will come back….. I hope so! 
★★★★★

Peaceful, Calm and Quiet

Me and my partner stayed here for just under a week and it was the best decision we could have made! The whole area is so beautiful and quiet - loads of lovely walks and beaches near by. The hut is so cosy and so comfy, the kitchen had everything we needed and we also loved the shower especially on a sunny morning! We were also fairly close to a beach where we ended up swimming near a seal which was a huge highlight. Philippa and Ian's suggestions were also great and ended up turning a rainy day into one of our favourite days! Also Ian's bread was amazing - also highly recommend. Honestly it was the best place we've stayed in a long time!!

Response from Pigscombe Piglet

Thanks Elinor! As our first guests we were so delighted you clearly loved the place as much as we do! Hope to see you again.
★★★★★

Delightful and Peaceful

The term hut belies the fact that inside it is very spacious with lovely bed and bedding and calming decor . There are lovely places to go trekking although they generally entail a car journey . The owners are very helpful in providing useful guides for walks, places to eat and things to do around the area . A truly cosy gem of a place to stay .

Location

Pigscombe Piglet is located at Pigscombe Farm, Lanreath, Looe, Cornwall PL13 2PF

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Getting There

After passing Liskeard continue on the A38 to the first roundabout. Take the second exit (A390) to St Austell and Lostwithiel. Continue for about three miles through East Taphouse and, after the garage on the right, take the left-hand turn (the B3359) signposted for Looe. Continue along here for about one mile and after a left-hand bend turn right to Lerryn and Couches Mill, and then take the first left to Boconnoc. Go all the way down this road to the end and turn left and then immediately right. Continue along here for about two miles, past Trecan Farm on the left and then Bottallick cottages on the right. Continue up the hill for another 200 yards where there is a five-point crossroads — take the first, very sharp left (you probably won’t get round in one go) and head down the hill. Pigscombe Farm is the first house on the right — park on the left-hand side of the road, in front of the half-built building. The nearest train station is Liskeard, a 20-minute taxi ride away (or arrange a pick up for £20 with the site). But you're really going to need a car to see anything of the local surroundings.