Lynher Hut, Cornwall.
is a beautifully crafted shepherds hut suited to family glamping holidays for
four with a view…and what a view!
Situated within prestigious and historic Mount Edgcumbe Country Park in
Cornwall, this handsome hut sits on a hilltop overlooking Plymouth Docks and
the entire city and its environs. Due to
the park’s location on the Rame peninsula, Lynher Hut overlooks 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,
855-acre country park, which sits snugly around the red brick Tudor stately
home. From the 1200 BC Bronze Age burial
mound that shelters the hut from the wind to the fallow deer park whose
inhabitants were donated by Henry VIII, 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 surrounding Lynher Hut is full to the
brim with spectacular views, layers of historic fascination, notable religious
and landmark buildings, and experiences that will stay with your family
The park have provided equally impressive accommodation in Lynher Hut and its sister hut, Tamar, which are named after the two converging rivers which flow into the Sound below the huts. This elegant, bespoke English Oak hut has 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, as well as 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. This hut sits confidently in its surroundings, allowing you and your family to enjoy a memory-making staycation in Cornwall’s best kept glamping secret.
Interior & Facilities
sumptuous shepherd’s hut sleeps 4, with two single bunks with woolen 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. You’ll even find a few 50’s inspired games and books dotted around the hut to keep you entertained of an evening.
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 this great expanse of sky, watching the flickering flames of the fire, the glimmer of the city lights on the horizon, and the twinkling of the night’s stars above.
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.
Situation & Location
Mount Edgcumbe Country Park is in south-east Cornwall, around a 50-minute drive from Plymouth harbour. However, thanks to the Cremyll Ferry, guests can easily access downtown Plymouth in just under ten minutes from Lynher Hut, crossing the border from Cornwall to Devon. This is one of the most ancient continual ferry routes in Britain, dating from the 11th century and run by the Edgcumbe family for over 400 years. Mount Edgcumbe sits right on the Cornish border with Devon, and was actually once part of Devon, but was handed back to the county some decades ago. From the park, you have spectacular views over Drake’s Island, Devil’s point, Mount Batten, and the hills of Dartmoor in the distance.