Sleeps 2

Mr Blue Sky

Praa Sands

From £23 per person per night

Sleeps 2 people

Shepherd's hut in Cornwall: Who could resist a getaway in a traditional shepherd's hut by the sea? It's simple arithmetic: delightful charm plus up-to-date comfort equals one absolutely unforgettable holiday.

General

A king-size bed with super-deep and comfy mattress, well-equipped mini-kitchen, walk-in wet room - are you in a luxury hotel, by any chance? Actually, no. You're in a cosy shepherd's hut for two from which you can see straight out to sea - what's more, if you step out of your front door you'll be on the beach within fifteen minutes.

These huts were once an all-in-one shelter, bedroom, kitchen, living-room and dining-room for shepherds watching their flocks (and washing their socks?). And very handy they were, too, with a stove in one corner, a window from which to watch the fluffy baa lambs and a hinged stable door. Our gorgeous Mr Blue Sky was hand-built in the Cotswolds in traditional style, but also made extra-wide for a little more space and equipped with all mod-cons, such as a TV with DVD player, two-ring hob, a full-size fridge, a combination microwave, toaster, a panel heater for warmth and a foldaway dining table. Everything, in fact, that you could possibly want for a glamping getaway. You'll even get a 'Cornish' welcome basket of breakfast goodies to get you started. The décor, meanwhile, is sassy seaside-chic, right down to the bunting above the door.

When it comes to washing the sand out from between your toes, this place has it covered. Just behind the hut is Mr Blue Sky's very own 'beach hut', nine feet square, which has steps up to a huge walk-in wet-room with hot shower, flushing toilet, wash-basin, heated towel rail, hairdryer and plenty of space to hang up your beach towels or put down your walking boots. Talk about luxury camping.

Mr Blue Sky is set in two-and-a-half acres of flat grassland that's sheltered by trees and coastal hedging (plenty of birdsong!) and with awesome, panoramic sea views over Praa Sands village and out to the Atlantic beyond. Set back from the main road, the site is 200 yards up a private lane, with just the owners and one other shepherd's hut, Forget-Me-Not, nearby. Mr Blue Sky is the first, slightly larger hut you come to, just past the owner's lovely summer-house office, and has its own private, grassed area, with a parking space, garden furniture, barbecue and even a chimenea, should you come over with that camp-fire feeling. Now, toasted marshmallow, anyone?

Out and About

We've already mentioned nearby Praa Sands beach, a gentle stroll down the hill, where you'll find a mile of golden sands, a pub, a restaurant and a couple of seasonal cafés. Walkers - alert! You can also join the South West Coast Path here. Or jump in the car for a ten-minute drive to the unmissable St Michael's Mount at Marazion or the pretty fishing village of Porthleven. Twenty minutes gets you to the famous artists' town of St Ives, and in between there are stunning beaches dotted all along this coast, from Perranuthnoe, five minutes in one direction to Rinsey, five minutes in the other.

Layout

Steps up to Mr Blue Sky. Open plan living-room with kitchen, dining and bedroom areas. 2 ring hob, combination microwave and fridge. Double bed (5') and TV/DVD player. Outside access with steps up to 'Beach Hut' with Wet-room, WC and wash-basin.

Availability, reservations and pricing : £320 to £695 per week Powered by Classic Cottages

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Pricing

All prices are £ per week per cottage. Where applicable the prices are inclusive of VAT. The prices are specified for Saturday changeover dates.

For weekly holidays or short breaks beginning on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday the price for the following Saturday applies. For those beginning on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday the price for the previous week applies.

Bed linen and towels are included in the price. In addition, many cottages also include electricity and central heating within the price and this should be taken into consideration when comparing prices. There are no extra charges for cots or high chairs where they are listed in the property description on the Web site.

A non-refundable booking fee of £24 is payable per booking.

Seasons Book Now

Dates 2018 Price Band (£320 to £695 )
1 Jan - 10 Feb : 320
10 Feb - 24 Feb : 372
24 Feb - 24 Mar : 320
24 Mar - 31 Mar : 400
31 Mar - 14 Apr : 414
14 Apr - 28 Apr : 361
28 Apr - 5 May : 379
5 May - 12 May : 396
12 May - 26 May : 420
26 May - 2 Jun : 553
2 Jun - 16 Jun : 473
16 Jun - 23 Jun : 493
23 Jun - 30 Jun : 539
30 Jun - 7 Jul : 573
7 Jul - 14 Jul : 612
14 Jul - 21 Jul : 643
21 Jul - 25 Aug : 695
25 Aug - 1 Sep : 653
1 Sep - 8 Sep : 493
8 Sep - 15 Sep : 431
15 Sep - 22 Sep : 396
22 Sep - 20 Oct : 379
20 Oct - 27 Oct : 445
27 Oct - 15 Dec : 348
15 Dec - 31 Dec : 566

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