Leaving behind the hustle and bustle of the city, we arrived on the train from London on Friday afternoon into beautiful Penzance. Maddy was immediately a fantastic guide, she was so welcoming, showed us all around the site, and introduced us to her very own fluffy entourage; Harry and Hermione, Boswarthen's very friendly VIP sheep!
We both were surprised by how plush, cosy and well kitted out our 'tent' was. This was not camping as I remember, stuffy, sweaty and generally uncomfortable.
After making ourselves at home in our cabin, we buckled in for the night, lit the candelabras (I told you it's not camping) and got the wood burning stove going. After eating a delicious meal cooked and delivered to us by Maddy and with our bellies full of quiche and wine we slept soundly, aided by the blissful silence and calm comfort of our little field cabin.
I’d only ever been to Cornwall once as a child so was excited to go and explore St.Ives. We had Cornish pasties for lunch, followed by cream tea on the beach. Then hungry for a culture fix, we headed to the Tate modern followed by the Barbara Hepworth museum and garden (not to be missed!) we finished the day with fish and chips on the promenade before climbing up to St Nicholas’s chapel to watch the sunset.
On the Sunday we went to St. Michaels Mount, which you can see from Boswarthen. After a great free walking tour of the island and a rifle through the castle we headed to Mousehole. Part walking along the coastal path, part cheating by hoping on the bus, we travelled to what Dylan Thomas described as the ‘loveliest village in England’. After a pint in The Old Coastguard we headed back to our cosy cabin to make dinner on the wood-burner.
On our last morning we drank coffee on the deck and looked out at the beautiful view, rolling hills and sea in the distance. We both wished we could stay longer. Neither of us wanted to leave the cosy home we'd made for the weekend. Despite being a short trip, we both felt all the better for it, the sea air and three nights of deep sleep left us feeling refreshed, as well as big fans of Boswarthen.
We really hope to see Maddy, Harry and Hermione again soon and have some more of that great Cornish ice cream in the not too distant future.
Boswarthen convinced us of the wonders a peaceful trip away can do and that staying in a tent can be pretty luxurious!