Airbnb reviews

Experience Cornwall in Scandi-inspired style with Airbnb

Last weekend, we had our first foray into the world of Airbnb, and what an introduction it was! We stayed at a stunning Scandinavian lodge nestled into the side of Carn Marth Hill, a World Heritage Site in mid-Cornwall.

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This is probably one of the most beautiful Airbnb options in Cornwall; the views from the main bedroom on the mezzanine level through large Cathedral windows flooded with light are exceptional, and quite something to wake up to in the morning.

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Aside from the architectural beauty of this Finnish lodge, there are other key features which make it a draw for those wanting to experience the beauty of Cornwall in a unique way. For us, the hot tub was a fantastic add-on to the property. Each evening after our little girl had gone to sleep, we chilled out in the hot tub looking up at the stars in the clear Cornish sky. On our first night, the wind outside was fierce, but it made the hot water and the bubbles all the more enjoyable!

The wood burning stove, which we didn’t make use of as we had warm temperatures, is also a lovely feature of the lodge. Standing proud in the living area, a basket of logs is provided for guests to make use of the stove and this would be fantastic on a winter’s night.

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From a little person’s perspective, there’s another big draw: the alpacas! The field down from the lodge has three beautiful alpacas, which were the highlight of our little girl’s stay. Whenever we drove back up the road leading to the lodge, she would start shouting “pacas, pacas, pacas”! The lovely owner of the lodge, Caroline, brought us some alpaca food to take down to the alpacas to make them our friends!

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Caroline had also left us some homemade scones with amazing Cornish clotted cream and strawberry jam on the kitchen table. We had a cheeky post-hot tub snack late on our first night, and shared the remaining scones for breakfast the next day with our little one. It was a lovely touch that made our stay even more memorable.

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As for the important bits, the bed was really comfortable, making for a good night’s sleep in the quiet countryside. The bathrooms were fitted with modern showers, and the kitchen suitable for cooking full meals. There’s also a fridge, freezer, and washing machine for clothes made dirty or wet by the stunning nearby beaches.

In terms of location, the lodge was under a half hour drive from Newquay Airport, meaning that from our front door in Leeds to the front door of the lodge, it took just three hours (or it would have done had we not stopped off first at the beach and for some ice cream).

For a memorable stay in Cornwall, we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this accommodation, whether you’re staying as a family, with friends (the lodge can sleep six people), or wanting an indulgent weekend away as a couple. Booking through Airbnb also entails all of the ease and benefits of using that service. We’re already looking forward to our next stay at an Airbnb property, but it has an awful lot to live up to!

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