Cotna Eco Retreat

Accommodation – glamping in yurts, shepherd’s hut & strawbale barn

Gilliflower Yurt in Cornish spring sunshine, featuring unique with picnic bench in organic apple orchard, in walking distance of south coast of Cornwall near Mevagissey and Gorran Haven

Glamping life in the yurts

Our three yurts at Cotna Eco Retreat sit in a sunny but sheltered green valley contained by ancient Cornish stone hedges, a willow-lined stream and organic apple trees which the yurts are named after. From your yurt you’ll tune into birdsong, eat under the stars, wander through the woodland and unwind close to nature. Yet with the luxury of glamping in a comfy bed with a kitchen & cooking equipment, dining table and a woodburner. Each yurt has its own campsite facilities: a compost toilet and hot shower outdoors with a sink, picnic table and firebowl. Footpaths lead through the woodland to the sea and beaches as well as local villages of Gorran Haven and Mevagissey.

Luxury Gilliflower yurt interior for Cornish glamping holidays with double bed, woodburner, cooking facilities and Turkish rugs with green energy solar lights

Gilliflower Yurt is the most secluded for retreats and best suited for 1-3 people.  Decorated with an original Mongolian tension-band it contains a hand-made double bed made from Cotna elm as well as a single mattress. It is set in its own orchard overlooking 4 acres of woodland with a footpath & stream leading down to the sea and South West Coast Path.

Luxury Tregonna King yurt interior for Cornish glamping holidays with double bed, organic seasalt sheets, dining table, green energy solar lights and Turkish rugs

Tregonna King Yurt  is suitable for 2-4 people (5 on request) Beautifully decorated with blue Indian silks and stripped back reclaimed furniture it is a good family sized space. This glamping accommodation is nestled in by the woodland, surrounded by wildlife and apple trees, catching the warm evening sun. Your stay will allow you to settle in to the quiet, peaceful pace of a sustainable, low impact lifestyle and hopefully return home inspired.

Luxury Fern Pippin Yurt interior with dining table, stove and cooking equipment, green sideboard with organic hamper and wild flowers at Cotna Eco Retreat near Mevagissey, Cornwall

Fern Pippin is suitable for  2-4 adults (5 on request). Beautifully decorated with Indian silks in pinks and greens and chalk-painted furniture.  This glamping accommodation is a good family sized space next to the stream, catching the morning sun and sheltered by hedges and willow. If you feel inspired you can do courses to learn more about Cotna’s lifestyle based on the permaculture principles of living in harmony with the land.

Ismay shepherd’s hut nestled among organic hedges of roses and hazel at Cotna Eco Retreat in Cornwall near south coast at Mevagissey and Gorran Haven

Interior of Ismay shepherd’s hut at Cotna Eco Retreat on The Roseland, Cornwall, with organic seasalt sheets, pink Indian blanket on double bed and patchwork throw on single bunk bed. Wild flowers and home-made curtains

Ismay, our shepherd’s hut sits in its own little garden by the stream where you can sit by a campfire, watch the night sky and connect with the spirit of the land. With the double bed and extra bunk you’ll feel cosy as a pea in a pod. And you have your own kitchen shed and fire-bowl to cook on for that outdoor camping feel.

Interior of Strawbale Barn at Cotna Eco Retreat near Mevagissey, Cornwall. Mediterranean seaside feel to lime washed walls, ochre from beach at Gorran Haven, large sofa with Rothco print above, king sized bed and shower in background

Pengelly straw-bale barn is ideal for a unique holiday in Cornwall, especially for those wanting something different from traditional self-catering accommodation. It has the continental feel of Tuscany with its ochre lime-washed walls, hand-crafted kitchen, huge woodburner and large sunny deck overlooking the orchard.

Prices & Dates 2022

Check-in days are Friday or Monday for stays of  3, 5 or 7 nights.

Prices for glamping in the yurts & strawbale barn start from £255 for 3 nights / £450 per week in mid-season. High season prices start at £350 for a weekend up to £800 per week.

The Shepherd’s Hut starts from £180 for 3 nights / £350 per week in mid season. High season prices start at £250 for a weekend up to £500 per week.


Thank you for the gift of this ‘home with no corners’ in a place of such peace and beauty.


At sunrise you wake up to birds singing and at night you have an amazing view of the star filled sky.


We loved our delicious breakfast hamper with lovely fresh eggs, fresh watercress, amazing blackcurrant jam and that wonderful sourdough bread!

Simon & Jess

Your woodlands are wonderful and so is the food – a real treat for the soul



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