Glamping life in the yurts
Our three yurts at Cotna Eco Retreat are spaciously set in a sunny and 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, sit under the bright stars, wander through the woodland and unwind close to nature. Yet with the luxury of glamping in a comfy bed with a kitchen and 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 you down through the woodland to the sea and quiet beaches as well as the local villages of Gorran Haven and Mevagissey.
Gilliflower Yurt is the most secluded yurt, ideal for retreats and best suited for 1-3 people. Decorated with an original Mongolian tension-band it contains a double hand-made bed made from Cotna Eco Retreat elm as well as a single mattress. It is set in its own orchard overlooking 4 acres of woodland with a footpath and stream leading down to the sea and South West Coast Path.
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 near 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 from this retreat inspired and revitalised.
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 Eco Retreat’s lifestyle based on the permaculture principles of living in harmony with the land.
Ismay, our shepherd’s hut nestles 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 a fire-bowl to cook on for that outdoor camping feel.
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 or Provence with its ochre lime-washed walls, hand-crafted kitchen, huge woodburner and large sunny deck overlooking Cotna Eco Retreat’s orchard.
Prices & Dates 2023
Check-in days are Friday or Monday for stays of 3, 4 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
Check-in days are Friday or Monday for stays of 3, 4 or 7 nights