Cornwall LivingIssue #121

A secret retreat

Discover unique luxury stays on Cornwall’s south coast for a holiday remember.

Bodrugan Barton lies in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the soft south Cornish coast, just a mile away from the fishing village of Mevagissey.  The location is nothing short of superb; you’ll find beaches within walking distance, pubs, cafés and a range of eclectic shops in one of the most charming harbour villages in Cornwall. Gorran Haven, with its family friendly beach and facilities, is just under two miles away. Further afield, the beauty of the wider Roseland peninsula beckons with acclaimed coastal cafés, beaches, as is the stunning Caerhayes Estate with its castle and spring gardens and the renowned Lost Gardens of Heligan.  

Bodrugan offers guest accommodation, from two to eight people, in five luxury holiday cottages. All of the cottages have well-equipped kitchens, comfortable sitting rooms and beds with crisp white cotton sheets and snuggly duvets for a good night’s sleep. Recently awarded a Visit Britain four-star gold award, they are situated on rolling farmland with stunning walks and access to the South West Coast Path, and lie within an ancient farmstead of historical significance. 

For those who prefer a different style of roof, Bodrugan also has six glamping cabins known as Wigwams®. With uninterrupted sea views and decks, the beauty of these cabins is that they are self-contained with en-suite showers, kitchenettes, and bedding available on request. Guests at Bodrugan can enjoy swimming in the indoor heated pool, lounging in the garden or cooking up some local produce on the barbeques, followed by evenings around the firepits.

A stroll to Portmellon – just at the bottom of the hill from the farm gate – offers kayaks and paddle boards for hire and The Shack café offers great coffee, bread and cake, with bicycles available to hire at Pentewan for those who like to explore on two wheels.

So, who will you bring on your Bodrugan adventure? It is a great place for families, but also loved by groups of friends, reunions, yoga groups and writers as there is a lovely studio space available as well. Whatever the reason for a trip to Cornwall, Bodrugan has something very special to offer and owners Tim and Sally can’t wait to welcome you.