Sail House Yurt

Leedstown, Hayle, Cornwall, England

Gorgeous yurt with ensuite bathroom offers a tranquil lakeside stay with use of paddle board, near Praa Sands & Porthleven.

Key Points

  • Stunning luxurious yurt with adjoining bathroom yurt sleeps 2 adults with space for 1 small child near Porthleven.
  • The yurt sits alongside a beautiful lake, where you can find your own pontoon with paddle board.
  • Cook up a storm inside the yurt in the kitchenette or outside on the firepit.
  • Enjoy a bath in the bathroom yurt or al fresco hot shower with lake views.
  • Of an evening plug in your tablet/mobile and watch a movie on the projector screen.
  • Locally you can visit the beaches at Porthleven or Praa Sands or take a drive to St Michael's Mount.


Retreat to this award winning lake side yurt in West Cornwall and enjoy a wild swimming lake, romantic accommodation and your own private sun deck, just 15 minutes drive from the picturesque harbour of Porthleven and the glorious beaches at Praa Sands and Godrevy. 

Inside the Sail House Yurt you'll discover a wood carved double bed, well equipped kitchenette, comfortable seating areas and cosy log burner.  The yurt is equipped with electric lights, romantic fairy lights, electric blanket and a touch of underfloor heating for cosy toes in the morning and evening. The romantic log burner is an essential in cooler seasons and on those rainy days, you can snuggle up and watch a movie on the roll down screen & projector, just plug in your tablet or phone.  Attached to the main yurt is a smaller en-suite bathroom yurt with freestanding bathtub with shower attachment, basin and flush WC. 

Outside, the spacious decking area overlooks the beautiful wild swimming lake. A double swinging hammock chair is perfect for relaxing with a book and enjoying the views. You'll find a firepit and additional outside kitchen area on the bank overlooking the lake, a wonderful star gazing spot.  

Whilst here explore the 5 acres of beautiful gardens, lakes and meadows including an intriguing secret garden with its maze of wooden walkways and hidden surprises. Wild swim in the lake, or try out the paddle board and then enjoy an al fresco shower with lake views. Cornish food boxes, holistic treatments and private yoga sessions are all available as extras to book too.

Locally you can visit the stunning surf and swimming beaches on both north and south coasts of Cornwall, take a short drive to the National Trust gardens at Godolphin House or explore the beautiful countryside by bicycle. Nearby Porthleven is a picturesque Cornish harbour with a tempting array of cafes, pubs and restaurants to choose from. The iconic St Michael's Mount is just a 25 minute drive away whilst the famous Eden Project is around an hour's drive away and well worth a full day's visit.  

One dog welcome at an extra cost of £15 per booking. A single futon can be added for one child at a cost of £15 per night but please note the lake is deep water and unfenced and so not suited for younger children who do not yet understand the dangers of water. You are welcome to bring a cot for a baby (no fee for under 2s). Please note the car park is 400 metres from the yurt along a gravel / mown grass path. 

Check in on any weekday Monday-Friday with min of 3 nights stay, but no check ins on a weekend day.

Eco-Tourism Information:

The current owners have done a huge amount of work on the land at Pengelly Retreat to make it more in keeping with the native Cornwall habitat and support the wildlife diversity here. They've planted over 500 native species trees including rowan, hawthorn and birch, with plans to plant more!  And planted the land to provide a diversity of habitats to sustain the wildlife, including wildflowers, meadows to encourage the bees, butterflies and dragonflies.

The water which flows between the lakes and ponds here has been re-designed to be gravity fed, removing the need for electric pumpts. The lakeside yurt and cabin are also built to be low impact on the environment by using natural materials where possible, such as wood and canvas. In keeping with this focus on the environment, guests are encouraged to recycle as much as possible, with use of a dedicated recycling area from which all refuse is collected by a private waste disposal contractor who separates out all items possible to recycle.

Guests can also help by buying local from one of the nearby farm shops or ordering food boxes from a local supplier - the owners provide detailed information for all their guests with information on local attractions and places to visit, where to shop local as well as a discount code for Cornish Food Boxes.  

Room Types

Double Ensuite






 Hot water

 Shower - outdoor






 Dining area

 Fairy lights

 Heating - underfloor

 Plug sockets


Paid Extras





 Fairy lights

 Fire pit



 Seating area

Nearby (within 5 miles)


 Country walks


 Lake / River

 Local shop

 Pub / Bar





 Quiet after 10pm



 Whole site bookings for group events



 Board games


 Mobile - No mobile signal




 Book a beauty treatment

 Book a massage

On Arrival

 Included - Linen

 Included - Towels

 Self check-in

 Welcome pack

Safety & Security

 Carbon monoxide detector

 Fire extinguisher

 First aid kit

 Smoke alarm


 Condiments & Oil

 Drinking water





 Kitchenware / Utensils


 Tea & Coffee


Young Children

 Take care - Near water


 Free parking

 Parking not alongside accom


 Quiet location


 Set alone

 Small site (2-4 accoms)


Anything special I need to bring?

Wellies if it has been raining and flip flops for pottering around on the deck. A head torch is also handy if coming back late to the yurt. Insect repellent can also be useful.

Can I fish in the lake?

Yes you are very welcome to have a go at fishing in the lake, catch and release policy only and using barbless hooks. We don’t supply fishing gear so you’d need to bring your own with you.

Can I swim in the lake?

Yes you can but please be aware that wild swimming is at your own risk. You need to be a confident swimmer as the lake’s banks shelve off steeply. There are reeds in the water so steer clear of these and swim in the areas that are obviously reed-free. There are stream areas which are ideal for paddling in.

Does the property have electricity?

Yes it has electricity and plug points. Also hot water for a shower.

Do you have Wi-Fi and will I get mobile phone signal?

Yes we have a Wi-Fi booster which means that there is wifi available across much of the land, however mobile phone signal is weak.

Nearest Airport/s


Content updated on 31st March 2023 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Ruth Milligan from Sail House Yurt