The Tabernacle at Frieda and The Moon
4.7 miles NW of Looe
From £29 per person per night
Sleeps 2 people
Luxury glamping in Cornwall: Our tantalising treat of a totally tremendous tin tabernacle is truly terrific. It sits in some of the prettiest countryside you'll ever come across - and even has its own private hot tub.
We're fanatical about our amazing tabernacle - its unique style and high-end luxury is gorgeously glorious and ever so slightly bonkers. In the style of 19th century prefab travelling churches, it's meticulously hand-crafted from rust-proof and water-tight corrugated tin and features a screen made from reclaimed ecclesiastical shutters, a bespoke stained glass window and - wait for it - its very own pointy bell tower.
What do you get inside? Well, this exquisite bolthole for two (and maybe a small baby) takes luxury camping to a whole new level, impressively fitted out with underfloor heating throughout, a Hobbit wood-burning stove for ultra cosy toes, Farrow & Ball paints with gold leaf detailing, opulent botanical wallpaper designed by the ultra-cool Timorous Beasties, a super deluxe bed with gorgeous linens, and an intriguing mix of books, works of art, antique and vintage finds and good-looking modern comforts. It's so stylish it will take your breath away, but you'll also be wowed by the en suite shower-room with its double shower cubicle, large heated towel rail, basin with hot running water and, of course, a proper flushing loo.
Could it get any better than this? Well… outside on the wraparound deck is a sheltered and private hot tub, just perfect for a soothing soak and overlooking the most incredible scenery. This very special setting, in a pretty meadow surrounded by mature trees and Cornish hedges, has views towards rolling hills and lush fields. Baa, moo and too wit, too woo, the sights and sounds of the countryside are all around you here. At dusk, relax and watch the spectacular sunsets as you barbecue on the chiminea, warmed by its flames as you spot the stars coming out one by one in the endless sky. All in all, this is definitely one not to miss.
One week art courses are available at Frieda and the Moon - a stay in the Tabernacle whilst learning to draw with a small group of convivial artists makes for an unforgettable experience. Owner Paul Slocombe is an experienced artist and teacher (formally head of a large university art school) - Paul teaches traditional classical atelier technique suitable for all ability levels in the beautiful purpose built art studio at Frieda And The Moon. Courses run on certain weeks through the year - visit www.friedaandthemoon.co.uk for availability and further details.
Out and About
From the Tabernacle there's a lovely woodland walk that takes you to a babbling stream, or the village of Lanreath is only a mile away. It's just a hop, skip and jump (well, a short drive, anyway) to the harbour town of Looe or the pretty fishing village of Polperro, and you can take the Bodinnick Ferry across the water to Fowey, with its boutique shops, fabulous cafés and picturesque terraces of fishing cottages. Or else you could explore the South West Coast Path, the beaches at Talland Bay and Lansallos, or the lovely Boconnoc Estate with its beautiful gardens and miles of pathways to walk or cycle.
Steps into open plan living-room with kitchen, dining and bedroom areas. Wood-burner with hot plate, 2 ring gas hob, fridge and king-size bed. Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin.
Availability, reservations and pricing : £401 to £756 per week Powered by Classic CottagesMake Your Reservation with Our partners at Classic Cottages
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 2017||Price Band (£401 to £756 )|
|1 Jan - 11 Feb||: 401|
|11 Feb - 25 Feb||: 423|
|25 Feb - 1 Apr||: 408|
|1 Apr - 8 Apr||: 457|
|8 Apr - 22 Apr||: 472|
|22 Apr - 29 Apr||: 438|
|29 Apr - 13 May||: 484|
|13 May - 27 May||: 507|
|27 May - 3 Jun||: 609|
|3 Jun - 17 Jun||: 582|
|17 Jun - 24 Jun||: 605|
|24 Jun - 1 Jul||: 650|
|1 Jul - 8 Jul||: 680|
|8 Jul - 15 Jul||: 733|
|15 Jul - 22 Jul||: 737|
|22 Jul - 26 Aug||: 756|
|26 Aug - 2 Sep||: 711|
|2 Sep - 9 Sep||: 658|
|9 Sep - 16 Sep||: 624|
|16 Sep - 23 Sep||: 601|
|23 Sep - 30 Sep||: 510|
|30 Sep - 21 Oct||: 507|
|21 Oct - 28 Oct||: 514|
|28 Oct - 16 Dec||: 438|
|16 Dec - 31 Dec||: 680|
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