The Mowhay – Cornwall
- Cabin for 2
The Mowhay is completely self service – you get the instructions, you head on down, let yourself in and then simply unwind in your own private slice of Cornwall. Over the course of many magical, idle holidays at The Mowhay, the owners have kitted out the living pod and the kitchen with everything you could possibly need. There is the king sized bed and its sumptuous duvet, the grill, hobs and bbq in the covered kitchen, a gas heated shower and flushing loo, as well as all the seating on the terrace and that essential accessory, a stone cherub. Even the most relaxed and self sufficient camper may occasionally feel the need to drag themselves away from this sanctuary. Luckily, there’s a great pub just up the hill. Like everything at The Mowhay, it’s on hand but not in the way.
PLEASE NOTE: As mentioned above, The Mowhay is self service and the owner will not be anywhere on site during your stay. Instructions for getting in and getting settled will be sent to you when you book.
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Everything you need to know about The Mowhay
The important stuff
- Check in time is from 4pm, but as late as you like!
- Check out time is 11am
- Kids & pets cannot be accommodated
- There is a spare power socket in the pod for charging phones or laptops
- The whole site, the boundaries of which are clear, is yours to explore. There is one neighbouring house which does not overlook the Mowhay. Please respect their privacy
- You swim in the river at your own risk and please be aware that it can spate rapidly
- Gas hob, grill and outside bbq
- Fridge with freezer compartment
- All crockery and implements
- All linen is provided, including big fluffy towels and a gorgeous duvet on the king sized bed
Heating, lighting & bedding
- The wood-burning stove is just for heating
- There is mains lighting in the kitchen area and the pod, solar in the bathroom
- There are games including chess and scrabble in the hut
- Also the following selection of books:
- Wildlife guides
- Beach guide
- Wild food cookbook
- Books on clouds!
The Mowhay, Trekkener Mill, PL15 9PN
By train or bus
Liskeard (15 mins away) is the nearest station and buses go to Callington, Liskeard and Launceston, all a similar distance from The Mowhay. Pick ups from the owner cannot be arranged.
PLEASE NOTE: The Mowhay is completely self service. The owner will not be on site to greet you when you arrive or during your stay but you will have full instructions for settling in sent to you when you book, along with his contact number in case of any problems
Come down the A30 from Exeter past Okehampton, and take the exit to Launceston, (about 40 mins from Exeter). After the slip road take the 4th exit off the roundabout (for town centre) and as you go under the flyover (100yds) filter right back onto the A30 heading for Exeter and Okehampton! Go along the dual carriageway and take the first exit off, at the top of the slip road turn right for Callington, A388 (if you turn left there is a supermarket in about 100 yards) Drive on the A388 for 6 to 8 miles until you come to the Springer Spaniel pub, Treburley, on your right. After about 200yds (just past garage on your left) take the turning on the right. (this is not the turning next to the pub!!!!) follow this road for about ¾ mile past Jaspers Meats and down a narrow road that becomes like a tunnel of trees, when you first glimpse sight of a house or building you turn sharp left into the yard. There is an old metal milk churn by the gate.
Eating & drinking
At The Mowhay
The Mowhay has a fully equipped kitchen and a basic supply of herbs, salt & pepper and so on, but please bear in mind that anything else you need will have to be brought with you. There is no supply of eggs or honesty shop on site. There are plenty of shops in nearby Launceston. Of course, there are always...
Pubs & restaurants
Your nearest pub is the Springer Spaniel, Treburley. It's only a gentle three quarter of a mile walk up the hill, but completely out of sight of The Mowhay, so you can wander up safe in the knowledge that no one will be watching you stagger back. The place has excellent beer, wine and local food.
A little further off...
The Royal Pub at Horsebridge is about four miles off and serves good pub food and ale.
If you're travelling a bit further west, try the Rising Sun at Altarnun, highly recommended by Jasper, your absent host, 5 minutes of the A30 five lanes exit and half an hour from The Mowhay.
Things to do
At The Mowhay
The river - A dip in the river can be wonderful and refreshing, but please be aware that it can spate suddenly and that you bathe at your own risk.
For rainy days, there is a selection of games including chess and scrabble and the wood-burner will keep you toasty and warm.
Out & about
All the usual sights of Cornwall await, such as...
The Eden project - the geodesic conservation wonder of the south
The lost gardens of Heligan - a restoration project of incredible gardens
Cotehele house and quay - A storied National Trust building, home to the restored Shamrock, a Tamar sailing barge
Sterts Arts and Environmental Centre - In Upton Cross, see program for details of their cultural events
Launceston, the orginal capital of Cornwall, has three supermarkets, a castle, regular markets, a good deli, butchers and local bakers etc. and a public swimming pool.
Cotehele Quay, The Shamrock Barge. Photo courtesy of Neil Kennedy
Festivals & events
Launceston Butter market is on the first and third Saturdays of the month
Rilla Mill (4 miles) third Saturday of each month 9.30 to 12.30
Stoke Clmsland (3miles) first satuday of each month 9.00 to 12.30
Regular week and weekend antique and food markets in Tavistock
The Fowey Regatta August
Meet your hosts
About the owners
Jasper and Milla seem like the perfect couple to set up something like The Mowhay. He is a shipwright and woodworker by trade and she is an interior designer, so it's no surprise that it has turned out so well. They love this part of the world and have been coming down to their beloved Mowhay for a long time, enjoying family parties, weddings and magical camping experiences in its solitary splendour. You won't see much of them, or indeed meet them at all, because The Mowhay is completely self-service. Everything you need is right there.
All around you
The mixed habitats of the moors to the east and the coast not far off either north or south, put The Mowhay in the middle of some spectacular scenery and guarantee you a wealth of wildlife to be seen and heard. The amazing dawn chorus may well be followed by sightings of otters, badgers, deer and hunting buzzards. Best of all, you are quite likely not to see the Common Human, unless you make your way up the hill to the pub.