3.8 miles NE of Truro


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Bedroom details

1 Bedroom (Sleeps 2)

Bedroom 1

1 x double

For a touch of magic in the wilderness, look no further than this beauty. A bespoke shepherds hut, carefully paired with a glamourous Bedouin tent and accompanied by a wood-fired hot tub, it is the ultimate woodland escape for those seeking an escape from the everyday.

Surrounded by woodland with glimpses of the surrounding Cornish countryside, peace reigns in this tucked-away spot, a glorious hideaway for two, plus your furry friend is most welcome too should you have one. Private pottery lessons, and spa treatments in the Bedouin tent can be booked in advance or why not have a picnic in the surrounding woodland? Moonshine really is a retreat away from it all.

Should you wish to go out and explore the best of Cornwall, Moonshine is the perfect holiday home for you. Although it's tucked away, Moonshine is only a 15-minute drive to Perranporth (recently named the best beach in the South West in The Sunday Time's 50 Best Beaches in the UK), your nearest beach on the north Cornish coast. You're also just a short drive from Cornwall's capital Truro and 40 minutes from bustling Falmouth on the south coast, so there's plenty of choice, whatever your tastes may be.

Living, eating and sleeping

Set at the far end of a peaceful estate, Moonshine sits just in front of woodland, surrounded by trees and with a small orchard set in front. Step up and into the main shepherd hut and you'll find a cosy space, bedecked in blues and whites. During the day, there's seating and a dining table to the right, whilst at night this easily transforms into an oh-so-comfy double bed, that's cleverly tucked away in the wall when not needed. From bed you can gaze out of the window over the tranquil orchard - just lovely! You'll find storage space under the bench seats to store your things.

For eating, there's a charming kitchen area with ceramic hob, a fridge, kettle, toaster and French press coffee pot. In addition, the fire pit outside is great for barbequing. To keep the space oh-so-cosy whatever time of year it is, there's a fabulous wood burner that'll keep you warm.

Just a few steps away lies the Bedouin tent, a wonderful space for relaxing in complete with chairs, cushions to sprawl on and games to play. There's also a handy chest of drawers for storing belongings should you need it. At night, the twinkling lights that bedeck the tent add a luminosity to the space that's truly magical.

The Bedouin tent will be unavailable between 8th October 2024 and 18th April 2025.

Please note that Moonshine is equipped with WiFi and a smart speaker, but no television for that ultimate getaway-from-it-all experience.


Moonshine has a shower room for wake-me-up ablutions or after a busy day out exploring. A heated rail means towels are always kept warm and fluffy.

Outdoor space

Between the shepherds hut and tent lies the wood-fired hot tub, a fabulous luxury for this amazing retreat and just perfect for lounging in to watch the stars above at night, listening to the sounds of owls with a glass of something special in hand, or for relaxing tired limbs after a long coastal walk. In addition, there's a fire pit with log stools and sheepskin rugs, just made for toasting s'mores or marshmallows, whilst there's a grill to go on top, ideal for barbequing. For relaxing there's a pair of steamer lounge chairs as well as outdoor bean bags - ideal for lazing on a hot summer's afternoon. Alternatively, take yourselves off into the private woodland behind you, and set up camp amongst the trees and admire the bucolic views of the fields and hedgerows beyond- a picnic here is just lovely!


There is off road, private parking for one car at Moonshine, with access to an electric car charging point. The Owners will kindly ask for a contribution for use of this throughout your stay. Payment can be arranged during your stay with owner.

Babies and children

This is one of our adults-only retreats.


Moonshine welcomes one small, well-behaved dog. There's an outside tap and hose for washing muddy toes. The woodland and garden aren't enclosed, so please always supervise your dog and keep them on a lead if they are prone to wandering off.Please note, there is an additional fee per dog, per week or short break.

More than two of you?

The estate is shared with one other shepherds hut - Stargazer. So, if you're looking to stay with another friend or couple, they can be booked together.

In the Area

Set in a pretty hamlet not far from Truro, there's so much to see and do from this amazing getaway with both the north and south Cornish coast about equal distance away. Head north and you'll discover a coastline that's wild and wonderful, full of drama with amazing clifftop walks. There's also a host of places to visit, from St Ives and the Heritage coast of St Agnes with its disused mines and epic sandy beaches, right up to Crantock, Mawgan Porth and Padstow. Head south and you'll find a softer coastline, from the creeks and woodland of the Helford River to Malpas, Trelissick, the King Harry Ferry and the incredibly beautiful Roseland Peninsula. Truro with its magnificent cathedral and excellent array of shops is perfect for those seeking the hustle and bustle, whilst Falmouth is a wonderful seaside town with the National Maritime Museum, Pendennis Castle and fabulous places to eat and ferries across to St Mawes and Flushing. The sandy beaches of Maenporth and Swanpool are excellent too. Garden lovers will adore Glendurgan, Trebah Gardens and Heligan, whilst head to the Lizard for the most southerly point and incredible coastline such as Kynance Cove. A trip west is well worth it too, for views at Cape Cornwall, the incredible Minack Theatre, historic Botallack Mine and the fabulous surfing beach at Sennen. For foodies, there are an array of top-class restaurants, all within 45 minutes of Stargazey, as well as pretty pubs serving local produce and catch from the seas.

Uncover a Cornish country hideaway, a stunning dog friendly shepherds hut surrounded by trees with a hot tub, Bedouin tent and plentiful private grounds.

At a glance

From £340 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 2 | 1 Bedroom | Dogs welcome (1 only)

Key features

Adults only retreat

Al Fresco eating

Boutique Hideaway

Electric car charging point

Fire pit

Ideal Honeymoon spot

Perfect for stargazing

Rolling countryside

Romantic Hideaway

Shepherd's Hut

Short drive to beaches


Wild luxury

Wood-fired hot tub

Dog friendly

Hot Tub

Wood Burner

Perfect For Couples


check in / check out days

Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.


  • A 13 deposit & £40 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £38 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about Moonshine:

Absolutely loved our stay at Moonshine, we were away for our first wedding anniversary and it was so special. The hosts were great, everything was clean and well equipped and our little dog had the time of his life. Thank you so much for such a lovely, relaxing stay.

Such a lovely, peaceful and relaxing place. The sheperds hut was wonderful. Highly recommend.

Very clean and relaxing. Beautifully set out and felt so welcome. We have every intention of returning sometime in the not too distant future.

A life-changing stay. This retreat was everything I was looking for to create the perfect proposal setting. An incredible retreat, a private garden with the most romantic lighting, a bedouin tent (just in case of rain) and an authentic hot tub. We were able to sleep immediately under the stars thanks to the stargazing possibilities in the roof. Surroundings were breathtaking, quiet and peaceful. Sarah helped us finding our way around with perfect tips for local food and fun things to see and do around. But most of all, Sarah moved heaven and earth to make my proposal the best one I could've ever dreamed of. A million thanks for all the efforts taken, and we will definitely be back. INCREDIBLE.

all in all had a great relaxing break, peace and quiet with just the birds singing and the odd wood pecker in the back ground will definitely be booking again for the summer

Beautiful and peaceful location

The cottage was absolutely gorgeous and the interior design is really stylish. One thing that really stood out for me was the glass ceiling so that we could watch the stars before we went to sleep. We will definitely be back. :-)

Great place to chill and relax, read a book, go in the hot tub, play games, cook, sit by the fire and enjoy.

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