Welcome to Cotna Eco Retreat

Cotna Eco Retreat is spectacularly situated its own lush green valley close to several beautiful beaches here in Cornwall – Gorran Haven, Vault, Hemmick and Caerhays are all within a 30 minute walk along dog friendly coastal paths or quiet Cornish lanes.

Relax in tasteful Cornish holiday accommodation and enjoy our delicious organic food – fresh salad leaves, golden organic eggs, sourdough bread, jams and chutneys. Or participate in one of our courses, learning about wild food foraging & cooking, sourdough bread making or no-dig organic gardening.

Enjoy your stay on the south coast of Cornwall camping (or glamping if you prefer) in one of our beautiful yurts, or choose the slightly more luxurious self-catering Straw Bale Barn. Our yurts and holiday barn overlook our valley of organic apple orchards, vegetable and fruit gardens, streams, ponds and woodland.

Nearby you can visit Cornish landmarks like The Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and the proper little fishing village of Mevagissey. At the end of your explorations, relax with a drink or a meal at the excellent Barley Sheaf Pub, just a 5-minute walk up our track.

Where else are the tomatoes more addictive than chocolate? It's been really wonderful to be immersed in such a haven of naturalness - the food, the beautiful environment, living so close to the elements. And yet so comfortably - this really is the ultimate in camping! (Shakya)

The Cotna Experience

We are much more than a yurt farm! We live a low-impact and sustainable way of life in a stunningly beautiful place.  Our speciality is growing salad leaves which we provide to local restaurants and farm shops. We produce solar and wind energy and our water supply is from a natural spring supplying pure Cornish spring-water. We use our own wood, recycle through our compost bins and eco compost loos and produce delicious organic fruit & vegetables.

Through following permaculture principals of living in harmony with the land we hope you enjoy a taste of life at Cotna while you are here. You are welcome to be as involved or as independent as you choose during your stay with us. We also run learning sessions which give you the chance to learn more about growing & food at Cotna - do have a look at our Learning page to find out about foraging, cooking & no-dig gardening.

The land at Cotna is 100% accessible to your while you are here.  Explore and take a wander through our orchard, horse field, nuttery and woodland. The outdoor vegetable gardens and polytunnels are hives of activity and there is always the opportunity to have a tour or get involved should you feel inspired! We usually have a number of wonderful WWOOFers (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) who stay and help out on the farm.  They are generally very knowledgeable about Cotna food production and happy to answer any questions you have.

Enjoy your stay as you relax into our peaceful Cotna rhythm.  Take advantage of Cotna’s south-facing position as you breathe in the clear air, the breathtaking countryside view and you will come back to earth!

We look forward to meeting you soon.

 Sara & Dave