Rupert Parker takes over a Landpod in a hidden hilltop hideaway close to St Ives
Nowhere in Cornwall attracts the crowds like St Ives yet, even in the height of summer, you’ll find peace and quiet here. Five Landpods pitched in woodland just a mile from the sea, near scenic St Ives Bay, are ideal for walkers, beach and nature lovers, families and couples.
Each of the five Landpods sleeps a family of five or four adults in two 4′ double beds and there’s a comfortable upholstered bench that can be used as an extra single bed. With insulated roofs, carpet and AstroTurf flooring, a wooden frame and sealed windows, the Landpods are warm, weatherproof and cosy. Each is fitted with off-grid LED lighting and USB charging points. Note there’s no Wi-Fi so you can really get away from it all.
Outside there’s a picnic table, log benches and plenty of room to pitch camping chairs. A covered kitchen area has a double gas hob plus kettle and crockery sets are available to hire (all washed and sanitised for each guest). Even better you get your own fire pit with a tripod grill and logs and barbecue briquettes are available to buy on site.
Set apart is a dedicated roomy washroom with a sink and toilet. These are state of the art Swedish waterless toilets that are cleaned, emptied, sanitised and fresh for each new booking. You also get a private hot shower, one per Landpod and eco-friendly toiletries are provided. There’s a shared wash-up area with hot water & washing up sink, plus one small fridge allocated per pod.
Popular attractions such as the Eden Project, Tate St Ives, St Michael’s Mount, and numerous beaches sandy beaches are within easy reach and you’re right in the heart of Poldark country. If you really want to go eco, then E-Bikes are available to hire for £30 per day, allowing you to explore the Cornish lanes at leisure.
During my two days here, I had the best night’s sleep for a long time and woke to the sound of the birds. I was unlucky and had some rain but felt home and dry inside my Landpod. It’s a 20-minute walk to catch the bus into St Ives, but I made full use of an E-bike. Just be aware of battery life, if you’re going some distance – you wouldn’t want to run out of juice.
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Short breaks (3 or 4 nights) start at £195; weekly rates from £425. This is the inclusive price for four adults. Extra guests are charged £10 per night. It’s best to bring your own transport so you can ferry supplies to and fro.
GWR runs regular services to St Ives and then it’s a short taxi ride to Beersheba Farm,
Visit Cornwall has more information about the county.
The excellent Una Kitchen Restaurant is a ten-minute walk from the wood and there are many bars and restaurants in St Ives.
Beersheba Farm, Lelant, St Ives, Cornwall
T: 07795 284 356