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Fern Pippin Yurt

At Cotna Eco Retreat

Cotna Barton, Gorran, Cornwall PL26 6LG

  • Sleeps 4 (max 4 adults, 3 children)
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
A beautifully-decorated and furnished yurt on an organic smallholding on Cornwall’s Roseland peninsula.

  • Spacious yurt with log-burner, handcrafted bed and bedding provided
  • Fresh organic produce available to cook on the hob inside or BBQ outside
  • Eco-friendly glamping with compost toilets, solar power and emphasis on recycling

This information was supplied by Cotna Eco Retreat

Inside, you'll find a Scandinavian feel to the wooden painted furniture, with soft pinks and greens in the Indian silks & throws. It is tucked in the corner of  the willow field, backing onto the stream and duck pond, conveniently placed for the shower & kitchen sheds. Like Gilliflower it has an effective stove and warm bedding with all kitchen equipment & basic provisions provided.

We provide everything you need for a yurt holiday in Cornwall. All our holiday yurts have solar lighting and comfortable warm shower and compost loos nearby. There is a kitchen and eco-recycling shed with washing up facilities outside. There is plenty of space in both fields for camping and additional tents, as well as picnic tables outside each yurt. Two small BBQ’s are in the shed if you would like to cook outside.

We provide tea, sugar, seasoning, herbs, spices and eco washing up liquid. Our organic eggs, fruit and veg is available for sale and sourdough bread can be baked to order. We can make up a Cornish vegetarian food hamper for your arrival and delicious food can be provided on request, including special nights for pizzas & authentic home-cooked curries.

The Yurt can accommodate an extra person if required - please select 'Extra Person Supplement' from the extras menu and we will add another single mattress.

Home-Cooked Food

Delicious organic home-grown food is a crucial part of Cotna life; the growing, cooking and eating of it. You can buy food direct from us—the list of seasonal veg and preserves varies. Please see the board outside the barn for current availability. Dried and preserved organic foods such as pasta, rice, lentils, muesli, as well as home-made jams and chutneys are always available.

The food we eat is vegetarian and has a fresh, gourmet, international feel. As we are a vegetarian smallholding we greatly appreciate that you keep the cooking of meat to a minimum. We can cater for vegans and those with special diets (gluten intolerance, diabetic, coeliac, or specific allergies). Please give us notice if you would like to order food. And we have a new pizza oven and an excellent Indian chef!

Bedding – We provide duvets and pillows,  sheets, pillowcases, duvet covers. Please bring sleeping bags for the single beds if possible and your own towels.

Lighting – LED’s and solar lights

Heating – woodburners, run on our own sourced wood; the first box is supplied free and further boxes are available for sale for £3 or £5, though you are also welcome to bring in your own wood supplies.

Cooking & Eating – double gas hobs inside each yurt; kitchen hut for recycling and washing up, BBQ’s for each yurt with locally produced charcoal for sale; picnic tables outside each yurt.

Equipment – plates, bowls, cutlery, glasses, bowls and mugs.  Kettle, pots & pans, wok, knives, tin / bottle openers, chopping boards, salad bowls & servers, colanders, washing up bowls, buckets, dustpans & brushes, cool boxes & water carriers, wheelbarrows to transport your things from the parking area

Food – tea, sugar, salt, pepper & basic spices. We can also supply seasonal organic veg, free-range eggs, preserves eg green tomato chutney, jams & marmalade, cordials and home baked sourdough bread (24 hours notice). We have wholesale organic dried foods (oats, seeds, pasta, rice) for sale at reasonable prices.

Washing – Cornwall’s finest pure Cotna spring water for drinking, cooking with and washing up; several sinks; shower shed with heated water, eco-friendly washing up liquid, soap and recycled loo paper

About Cotna Eco Retreat

A unique haven of peace and tranquillity in Cornwall with comfortable eco-accommodation in yurts, a shepherd’s hut and a strawbale barn – all within a gorgeous 10-acre organic farm

Cotna Eco Retreat is spectacularly situated its own lush green valley close to several beautiful beaches here in Cornwall – Gorran Haven, Vault, Hemmick and Caerhays are all within a 30 minute walk along dog friendly coastal paths or quiet Cornish lanes. Relax in tasteful Cornish holiday accommodation and enjoy our delicious organic food – fresh salad leaves, golden organic eggs, sourdough bread, jams and chutneys. Or participate in one of our courses, learning about wild food foraging & cooking, sourdough bread making or no-dig organic gardening.

Enjoy your stay on the south coast of Cornwall camping (or glamping if you prefer) in one of our two beautiful yurts, or choose the slightly more luxurious self-catering Straw Bale Barn. Our yurts and holiday barn overlook our valley of organic apple orchards, vegetable and fruit gardens, streams, ponds and woodland. Nearby you can visit Cornish landmarks like The Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and the proper little fishing village of Mevagissey. At the end of your explorations, relax with a drink or a meal at the excellent Barley Sheaf Pub, just a 5-minute walk up our track.

Our holiday yurts are the only two right on the South Coast of Cornwall! Both are named after Cornish apple varieties growing in our orchards. They are available from March through to October. Both can accommodate 2-4 people and there is also space for eco camping outside Tregonna.

The two orchards they sit in are contained by ancient Cornish stone walls, oak and hazel woodland, a running stream with watercress and coloured willow plantings. These magical and secluded surroundings make it an ideal place for retreats and quiet holidays—for individuals, couples or small groups of friends and family.

Both yurts were expertly crafted by Joel Cudsen of Avalon Yurts in Somerset – from local ash, sail canvas and robust polycotton. They are amazing constructions - there is something very special about staying in a round space! They copy the Mongolian yurt design, managing to contain sleeping, cooking & living accommodation comfortably while maintaining a sense of space and light from the central crown. Both have woodburners and solar lighting.

Glamping Site Facilities

Showers, compost loos, recycling, BBQs and washing machine on request. Friendly animals – chickens, ducks, horses cats and dogs. Yurts include rugs, double bed (and bedding), wood-burner, solar LED lights, kitchen equipment and basic provisions. Strawbale Studio includes king-sized bed, en suite shower, a kitchen, dining furniture and a private deck. Sleeping bags are available for Ismay. Solar and wind energy provides the power and water is all sourced from a natural spring on the farm. Sara and Dave can lend you bikes or take you foraging – courses on the farm include wild food forage 'cook & dine', vegetarian cuisine, sourdough bread making and land-based skills. Visit their website for further details.

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