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Hobbit House

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Plan-it Earth – Cornwall

  • Roundhouse for 5 from £136 per night

    1 double, 3 single futons

Suitable for children of all ages

Not suitable for pets

Kids are most welcome but pets cannot be accommodated at Plan-it Earth

The Hobbit House is a work of art and beauty. Marvel at the stained glass designs, stargaze through the skylight...

Truly a work of art, the circular cob and cordwood roundhouse is an incredible structure for up to five people, set in a traditional West Country orchard where life drifts by at a peaceful pace. The interior is luxurious and superbly detailed. Glass diamonds made from gin bottles catch the light, sheepskins are from Plan-it Earth’s own sheep, and all other materials are wholly natural. For night time, there’s a wood-burning stove and the roof is made for stargazing. Outside, the living turf roof insulates (and grows forget-me-nots). The orchard is an idyllic spot for the roundhouse: apples, pears and currants flourish here, and hedges run alongside, producing hazel and walnuts, wild berries and elderflower, food for birds and foraging humans. You even have your own garden with firepit within the orchard, and a composting loo and wood-fired shower.

Plan-it Earth creates an environment where the outdoors can bring joy into people's lives: gazing up at the stars, listening to birdsong, building a campfire or foraging for wild food and herbal remedies... Plan-it Earth is all about feeling a connection to nature, and gaining new experiences and skills to take away with you. Rural skill workshops are on offer: bushcraft, bow making, and wild food foraging to name a few. Or just enjoy the surrounding footpaths and ancient sites, or the golden sandy beaches just minutes away.

As guests in the roundhouse you will be making a contribution to the local economy, helping to look after the environment, and picking up a new perspective on life to take home. We’re sure you’ll be back...

Our guests say...

"Absolutely loved our stay!! Beautiful place, unique accommodation, beautiful surroundings, lots to see and do, very relaxing and inspiring. Hobbit House was wonderful, and the Plan-it Earth site beautiful. Owners helpful but unobtrusive. Compost loo took a bit of getting used to!"



"We had a really fantastic time; it has proved to be one of our most memorable holidays.  I loved the sense of being surrounded by nature (indeed, nature was coming in.  We had a regular robin hopping in who seemed put out that we were in his territory).  Inside it was toasty warm at night (it was still pretty cool when we were staying, down in the low numbers at night) with the wood burner, and the children slept like logs (they were right near the logs, maybe that's why) on their futons.  For them it was like wild living; after our Fire and Foraging course with Greg they were off making bows & arrows, attempting (and failing) to trap rabbits, and eating wall pennywort and gorse flowers, trusty stick in hand the entire time.  The sustainable approach on the site is right up my street - we had a compost loo (they are amazingly clean and hygienic) and had to stoke up a fire to heat water for the shower, which my husband really quite enjoyed doing after going for a run every morning.    That part of Britain is lovely - there are loads of great beaches nearby, some fascinating history to the place (tin-mines, the Cable museum, ancient archaeology) plus St Ives, Penzance and Lands End nearby and loads of tourist attractions.  We loved our little Hobbit House and were really quite sad to leave it, we felt so at home and relaxed there."



"[We enjoyed] the peace and quiet, the wonderful location, inspirational and helpful owners, a snug and cosy home so far removed from our own house, and the productive surroundings."



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