Mount Edgcumbe Shepherd's Huts
These beautifully crafted shepherds huts are suited to family glamping holidays for four with a view…and what a view! Situated within historic Mount Edgcumbe Country Park on the Rame Peninsular in Cornwall, these handsome huts sit on a hilltop overlooking the city of Plymouth. Lynher and Tamar Huts overlook Plymouth Sound, presenting guests with one of the best views in Britain.
This glamping location is spectacular – guests will have so many activities to choose from at this 18th-century, 865-acre country park, which sits snugly around the red stone Tudor stately home. From the 1200 BC Bronze Age burial mound that shelters the huts from the wind to the fallow deer park whose inhabitants were introduced by Piers Edgcumbe in 1515, from walks around the park’s extensive formal gardens or the 9-mile coastal path which leads you to the beautiful naval ports of Kingsand and Cawsand - the park is full of spectacular views, layers of historic fascination, notable religious and landmark buildings, and experiences that will stay with your family forever.
These elegant, bespoke English Oak huts have a distinctive 1950’s theme, invoking memories of bucolic childhood holidays and simpler times before technology. With a double fold-out bed and two single bunks, wood-burner and movable kitchen pod, plenty of outside sitting space, you’ll feel like you’re on the edge of the natural world, watching city life from the comfort of your countryside cabin. These huts sit confidently in their surroundings, allowing you and your family to enjoy a memory-making staycation in Cornwall’s best kept glamping secret.
The shepherd’s huts sleep 4, with two single bunks with woollen blankets and pillows aplenty, and, tucked into the wall above the table is a double fold-out bed, which sits cleverly on top of the table, transforming the hut into a 4-person sleeping cocoon. Fold the table back up for a dining area with benches either side. A small wood burner sits in the middle of the hut for cooler evenings, or to dry off after a dip in the sea. All the cutlery, crockery and cooking equipment you’ll need is stored cleverly near to the fire, as well as essentials such as candles, torches and wood for the fire.
Outside, you have chairs at the foot of the hut for your morning coffee, as well as a larger bench and fire pit area for evenings under the stars. A movable kitchen pod provides everything you would need for cooking a hearty breakfast, or, if self-catering is not your style, then there are two café restaurants on site that provide breakfast and dinner – the park give you a voucher for a cream tea when you arrive, which is the perfect opportunity to check them out.
The bathroom block is around 400 metres from the huts, offering a private shower room with an entry code provided on arrival, and flushing toilets and wash basins. An eco-toilet will be coming soon.
Mount Edgcumbe Country Park is in south-east Cornwall, around a 50-minute drive from Plymouth harbour. However, thanks to the pedestrian Cremyll Ferry, guests can easily access downtown Plymouth in just under ten minutes from the Shepherds Huts, crossing the border from Cornwall to Devon.