Imagine celebrating Christmas within sight of a panorama like this! You can in Tamar Hut.
Tamar Hut stands at the top of magnificent Grade I listed Edgecumb Park in Cornwall with commanding views over the Tamar river, the boundary between the two counties of Cornwall and Devon. 7 kilometres of rugged Cornish coastline, forest trails and captivating strolls around the house and grounds await.
If you can contain your excitement long enough, a brisk walk around the estate before opening gifts should set you up for the day?
Arrive in time and you can do that last minute shopping for unusual gifts in Edgecumbe’s own little atmospheric shopping village the Barrow Centre and indulge in a luxurious spa treatment before enjoying refreshments in the Orangery Garden Cafe or the Stables Cafe.
Browse the Upcycled Home Co for inspirational design ideas for your home, Kate Williams Weaving for unique colourful hand woven designs. Kate will even take on commissions. Xray Art Design is a contemporary art studio owned by Chris Thorn Artist Radiographer who uses Xrays to create most unusual pieces. Stock up on old fashioned sweets for the festive break at Aunty Em’s Gatehouse. She sells award winning homemade ice-cream too. Miss Ivy has a treasure trove of vintage, pet, lifestyle, wedding and artisan products perfect for any event. If you have a special occasion coming up do pop in and meet her. Spectacular Twisted Metal Art is created by blacksmith Mark Stevens. Check out his fire guards, curtain poles, rocking chairs and garden sculptures. Kit’s Guitars is a must for musicians and the Wheelright Gallery located in the original wheelrights workshop exhibits the work of several local artists. Rame Visions Art Gallery specialises in photos, paintings prints and cards.
A pleasant walk through the grounds to the waterside hamlet of Cremyll will take you to the Edgecumbe Arms overlooking the Tamar river. This atmospheric waterside inn with exposed timber beams, flagstone floors and roaring log fires serves good pub food and is currently taking bookings for Christmas. Muddy boots, dogs and children are welcome!
The Cremyll Ferry takes foot passengers across the river to the city of Plymouth for shopping and cultural pursuits.
The village of Millbrook is 3 miles away. It is a convenient place to stock up on basics and the local the greengrocer with The Honey Room cafe serving veggie and vegan fayre is recommended. Posh Nosh serves take away fish and chips and the Devon and Cornwall pub on the corner serves hearty pub food.
The SW Coast Path passes over rugged Rame Head, magnificent Whitesands beach and on to Kingsand and Cawsand, two tiny pretty neighbouring coastal villages less than 2 miles away by road each with an east facing sand and gravel beach and atmospheric pubs.
Tamar Hut is a purpose built bespoke shepherds hut beautifully crafted and fitted out in 1950’s style with a log burning stove, double bed and bunks. There are solar panels and even a small USB charging point for phones and tablets.
Christmas glamping Cornwall. How does that sound to you? Have a great one whatever you decide to do.