UNLEASH your inner Hobbit without leaving the UK. With international travel still on hold, we’re not likely to be visiting The Shire any time soon.
But, right here on our own UK doorstep, ready for lockdown to lift, new Cornish lodges have just been launched to offer the next best thing.
Close to picture postcard Padstow, Treetops is a development of open-plan lodges designed by holidaycottages.co.uk and Joules.
And don’t these wood-clad interiors look familiar? Frodo and Bilbo Baggins would be right at home here.
Each lodge sleeps two – and you can bring your pet pooch, too, there’s also a designer dog bed for man’s best friend.
Treetops, as the name suggests, nestles in a woodland setting, and each lodge has an expansive decked balcony and a gas barbecue for al fresco dining.
This is one of those places for secluded nights out under the stars. The development also has a sociable shared fire pit, where you can make new friends and holiday memories.
Inside, there’s the bedroom and living area, a fully fitted kitchen and contemporary shower room, all kitted out with Joules homeware.
The lounge area has a double sofa bed and TV with Netflix, while the dining area is the place to enjoy a leisurely breakfast before heading out for the day or to relax in style after exploring.
A compact kitchen area includes all the essentials including an electric combination oven/microwave, two-ring electric hob and fridge with ice compartment.
Private off-road parking for one car is provided and accessed via a flight of steps from the lodge.
Further afield, a footpath leads from the lodges to Padstow, with its pretty harbour and restaurants, just two miles away.
Also within a short distance is the surfers’ paradise of Polzeath, and Port Isaac, the fishing village well-known from the TV series Doc Martin.
Walkers and cyclists will also be in their element thanks to the close proximity of the scenic Camel Trail and South West Coast Path.
Other attractions in the area include numerous National Trust properties and gardens, Bodmin Steam Railway, The Eden Project and the sandy beaches at Bedruthan Steps and Watergate Bay.
Treetops is the latest addition to the partnership between the self-catering specialist and the well-known homeware brand.
“We’re thrilled to be announcing a further six additions to our popular Joules Collection of self-catering properties, with more to follow later this year,” says Matt Brayley, Marketing Director at holiday cottages.co.uk.
“Our partnership with Joules, which began in 2019, is founded on shared values that include a passion for the British coast and countryside, and creating and sharing beautiful interiors where friends and family can spend time together in stylish and relaxing surroundings.”
A week’s stay at Treetops costs from £294 per person (£588 total), plus a £20 supplement for a dog. See holidaycottages.co.uk.