Lynher and Tamar are two very special shepherd huts in one of Cornwall’s most spectacular historic locations by the sea. Mount Edgcumbe Country Park comprises 865 acres of enchanting woods, flourishing fields a rugged coastline and a grand country house. Glamping Cornwall doesn’t get better than this.
When embarking on this exciting project Plymouth City Council wanted nothing but the best to compliment this exclusive landscape. The prestigious company ‘Plankbridge Shepherds Huts’ in Somerset who featured at RHS Chelsea, on Countryfile and by the National Trust was commissioned to build the luxurious vintage style, solid English oak, shepherds huts that now stand on a unique and idyllic hilltop site discreetly sheltered by a Bronze Age burial mound and grazed by a herd of shy fallow deer, direct descendants of those introduced by Henry VIII.
The surroundings are sublime and the views will take your breath away.
Gazing below over Plymouth Sound one can almost conjure up a picture of Raleigh’s fleet of magnificent ships assembled prior to it’s great defeat (with a little help from the weather) of the Spanish Armada in 1588. The meandering Rivers Lynher and Tamar after which the huts were named converge here.
The park stands on the beautiful and unspoiled Rame Peninsula jutting out of the south coast and surrounded by water on three sides. Visitors must make a deliberate journey to visit. It is not on route to anywhere and therefore remains almost unknown by tourists. With pretty seaside villages, scattered hamlets, dramatic coastal walks, convivial Cornish Inns, great places to eat and glorious Whitesands Bay we cant believe it. Shh! Can you keep the secret. Even better when you are ready for a city fix, Plymouth is minutes away via the Cremyll Ferry (foot passengers only) or a little further by car via the Torpoint Ferry.
There is so much to explore in Mount Edgcumbe Country Park you may never want to leave. Gardens, art galleries, interesting shops, a spa, a craftsman who restores and builds guitars and other stringed instruments, cafes and restaurants are all housed in delightful old buildings once part of the estate. There are adventure activities, events, exhibitions and more.
Each hut sleeps 4 lucky guests in 1 double and 2 single beds. Ideal for a family or friends sharing. They can be booked individually or together for larger groups. They each have a darling wood burning stove, a mobile kitchen pod, specially built fire pit and a quirky owl brazier. Glamping Cornwall doesn’t get better than this.