Pigscombe Piglet

UK England South West England Cornwall Looe

  • Adults only
  • Adults Only
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking
A cute and cosy cabin for two in charmingly rural East Cornwall

Looking like it dropped into the meadow during a Wizard of Oz-style tornado, the Pigscombe Piglet is a true one-of-a-kind — a very cute cabin retreat for a couple looking to get close to nature but away from the crowds. Owners Philippa and Ian love this part of East Cornwall — the 'Forgotten Corner,' as it's sometimes known, with visitors eager to get to the more famous bits of the coast. But if you can be persuaded to take the plunge, there's so much here to enjoy in one of the most rural and historic parts of the county.

To be fair, the Piglet does most of the persuading, it's so charmingly put together. The octagonal, pixie-hatted cabin sits on a slope of long grass and wildflowers, with nothing to disturb you save the call of the birds and the occasional roar of the tractor. It's neatly fashioned inside, with a colour-coordinated bed frame and country-style furniture. There's also plenty of space, because the rustic kitchen and quirky bathroom are in a separate shack, put together using reclaimed materials, up-cycled furniture, and handmade tiles. And there are not many bathrooms with a sweeping view like this — brushing your teeth has never been so alluring. Both cabins have electric power and lighting — there's even WiFi — while solar-powered lights show the way up and down the path at night.

Outside, there's a fire pit that you can use as a barbecue — and nothing but clear nights, starry skies, and the hooting of owls to accompany whatever you manage to whip up in the kitchen or on the grill. If you run short of wood, you can take a saw down to the bottom of the field and gather your own from the fallen branches, and maybe stand still for long enough to catch a glimpse of the local deer. Ian makes fresh bread once a week, and there are courgettes, tomatoes, beans, and the like available from Philippa's garden when they have surplus available. Their house is just within view, but they are unobtrusive hosts — on arrival please go to the front door of the house and the owners will show you around and then leave you in peace.

That said, you could do with a chat or two if you're to find the best places to visit from your magical little bolthole. There are plenty of country walks right off the property, and hideaway beaches such as  Lantic Bay and Lansallos that are a bit more off the beaten track. The immediate surroundings, too, are generally less busy than bucket-and-spade, fishing-harbour Cornwall, with riverside places like Lerryn and Lostwithiel being great targets for a lazy day doing nothing much at all. And when it's time to head back, you know what to do — just click your heels together to find your way home to the cutest piglet in Cornwall.

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Facilities

The accommodation comprises a cosy octagonal wooden cabin and a separate kitchen and bathroom with shower and composting loo. We have lovingly put this place together using lots of reclaimed materials, upcycled furniture and handmade touches that make this a unique place.
The cabin has a double bed with pocket sprung mattress, 100% cotton sheets and duck down pillows and duvet ( yes we believe in a good nights sleep.) There are blinds at the windows, rugs on the floor, a chest of drawers and hanging hooks for coats and bags, small table which you could eat at if the weather was a bit dodgy and a wood burning stove for keeping you snug if it gets a bit chilly.
The Kitchen is small but perfectly formed and has a full size cooker and oven, a fridge and of course a sink. There are plenty of pots and pans and knives and spoons etc etc…….. we love our food and cooking so just to make things a bit easier for you on your hols we have jars full of rice, lentils, flour, pasta, tea, coffee and even some herbs and spices. As a special treat why not buy a loaf of delicious homemade seeded brown bread from the owners. Free range eggs are also available as well as some veggies from the garden if there’s a glut in season.
The bathroom has a huge shower, a composting loo, hand basin….. it’s quirky and rustic with lovely handmade tiles and a view to die for.
Outside you will find a seating area with pub style table, a barbecue and a firepit…… essential for those evenings under the stars and there is even a secret little turf seat in the hedge.

Suitable For

Now,  we love animals but if you have one of those massive big dogs who loves to swim in the stream down the road and then jump on the bed we won’t love them.  So I am going to say well behaved dogs or other animals are welcome.
As there are only 2 people allowed to stay we are sure that your parties will be pretty low key 😜
Some ambient music is fine of course but loud music into the wee small hours will make us grumpy.
As there is only a double bed so no children although if you have your own cot, I am sure it could be squeezed into the cabin for a baby. The land is sloping so no good for tents sorry.
As the land is sloping and there are steps this camp is not really suitable for the elderly or infirm.

Nearby

Within walking distance is the Old Millhouse Bar and restaurant at Stonerush lakes.
There is a community shop and a bar at Lanreath about 2 miles away.
The fishing town of Looe with lots of restaurants and cafes is a 20 minute drive.
The ancient town of Lostwithiel, famed for its antique shops and on the banks of the river Fowey is a 15 minute drive.
It’s a 10 minute drive to the Bodinnick Ferry which will take you over to the lovely estuary/ seaside town of Fowey where you can mess about on the river, take a boat ride, eat lovely fresh locally caught and sourced food, check out the shops or just watch the boats go by.
The Eden project with its giant biomes is about half and hour away. The Lost Gardens of Heligan 40 minutes.
The rough and tumble of places like Newquay and Perranporth on the North coast are only 40 minutes away if you really feel the need but maybe you will just stay here in this special corner of East Cornwall and soak up the peaceful ambience.

Food & Drink

Favourite places are Lerryn, a lovely little riverside village 10 minutes drive away. The Ship Inn is a friendly pub which serves good pub grub and a decent pint and if you ask for a plastic you can sit out on the village green by the river.
Another favourite outing is to Goliath’s Falls where, after strolling along the stunning river and scrambling over the rocks that run alongside the pools and falls, you can eat at Inkies which serves up an impressive selection of meats from the barbecue with salads and sourdough bread.
Aside from Lanreath with small community shop, our nearest convenient shops are in Pelynt about 10 mins drive away. The Spar is particularly good and has an impressive range of whole foods, world foods and fresh veggies. The butchers in The Premier supermarket sells great local meat and a huge range of delicious sausages all made on the premises.

Open

April–October.

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The Owner Says

Pigscombe Piglet is special……..There are no mowed lawns and manicured borders here. Long grasses, wild flowers, far reaching views,  big skies, buzzards soaring above, geese calling, you may see deer and foxes, you’ll hear and probably see barn owls too.

If you are looking to be close to nature, away from the crowds and just relaxing in the absolute peace of rural Cornwall then Pigscombe is a magical place tucked away where no one can find you. There is a strong sense of history and ancient life here and our aim is to touch lightly on this land and for our guests to feel totally peaceful and at one with their surroundings. This is a place to sit around the fire pit in the evening and listen to the wonders of the countryside and if the corn or grass needs gathering then that can mean the odd tractor too!
The accommodation is set in the field next to our home so we will welcome you and show you the ropes and then leave you to relax and enjoy knowing that we are happy to help if needed.
This area is known as “The Forgotten Corner” as tourists tend to whizz by on their way further West. Of course the seaside towns of Looe and Polperro get busy in the summer but other beaches are some of the quietest in Cornwall. This is probably also due to the fact that they are all a little more challenging to get to than a level walk from a carpark. So, if you don’t mind a wander through the woods or a steep cliff path then you will be rewarded with beautiful quiet beaches even in the height of the summer.

Accommodation

One cabin sleeping two people.
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Location

Contact Pigscombe Piglet, Pigscombe Farm, Lanreath, Looe, Cornwall PL13 2PF

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Getting There

After passing Liskeard continue on A38 to the first roundabout. Take the second exit A390 to St Austell and Lostwithiel. Continue for about 3 miles through East Taphouse and after the garage on the right take the left hand turn B3359 signposted to Looe. Continue along here for about 1 mile and after a left hand bend turn right to Lerryn and Couches Mill and then first left to Boconnoc.
Go all the way down this road to the end and turn left and then immediately right. Continue along here for about 2 miles, past Trecan Farm on left and then Bottallick cottages on right. Continue up hill for another 200metres where there is a funny 5 point crossroads ( the second one goes into a field) . Take the first very sharp left ( you probably won’t get round in one) and go down the hill. We are the first house on the right. Park on left hand side of road infront of half built building.
Nearest train station is Liskeard. You will have to get a taxi from here or we can pick you up for a £20 fee. Although unless you want to stay put or rely on taxis this is not a great place not to have any wheels.

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