The Owl Nest

Lostwithiel, Cornwall, England

Raised woodland cabin offers rural getaway plus option to add birds of prey experience, near Lostwithiel.

The Quirky Tour

Large rugged lawn with woodland to back of the owners property is home to the quaint raised cabin in its own area.

The owner has hawks and owls you can visit - but book in advance if you want to have a ‘birds of prey experience’.

Lovely walk to Lostwithiel with great eateries and more.

Jess' visit on 14th January during The Quirky Tour 2023

Key Points

  • Raised cabin (with treehouse feel) great for couples or a family.
  • Woodland location in a corner hidden away in the owner's garden for privacy.
  • There is a mezzanine level double bedroom plus 2 single ground floor futons. Mezzanine is accessible by a ladder which is unsuitable for young children (under 10) or for those with mobility issues.
  • Your private bathroom hut is just a few steps away.
  • Owners have birds of prey for you to see and book a handling experience with.
  • Close to the unique Eden Project.
  • Plenty of restaurants plus a farm shop within walking distance. Alternatively order in a take-away.


Tucked away in a woodland area, this well designed cabin offers a tranquil rural retreat for a couple or family looking to reconnect with nature and each other sleeping up to 4 guests. 

Although not far off the ground, this raised cabin has a feel of a rustic treehouse due to its woodland setting and the back-to-nature feel of the place. Inside there is a mezzanine level (accessible by a ladder) with a double bedroom area. On the lower level you can find 2 single foldout futons, comfortable as sofas during the day. Facilities include a kettle, toaster, electric coffee filter and fridge plus a small dining table. There is also a modern electric heater for chillier days and nights. 

Your private bathroom hut with separate loo and shower rooms is just a few steps away from the cabin and comes with complimentary organic toiletries. 

For those of you that like to stay connected to the outside world, be assured that although the cabin is hidden in a woodland area it is actually just 200 steps from the owners house and as such you benefit from free wifi! You are also free to enjoy the owner's large garden and use their table tennis table when it isn't already in use. 

Outside the cabin you can enjoy the woodland views, toast some marshmallows on the firepit or cook on the unique stainless steel beer barrel BBQ. If you don't wish to cook then take your pick from one the many restaurants in neighbouring villages or order a take-away to be delivered. Food enthusiasts will love the nearby farm shop and distillery just under a mile away.

Bird lovers will enjoy watching the live webcam that is located in the real owl nesting box situated in the gable of this very cabin. The owners also have many birds of prey that you are welcome to come and meet and if you wish to have an up close and personal handling experience with these beautiful creatures this can be arranged for a fee. 

Locally you can visit the unique Eden Project, enjoy a trip to the Bodmin Jail Attraction, explore the moors, coastal villages and beaches.  Animal lovers will delight in a visit to the Porfell Wildlife Park and Sanctuary, and of course you will get to meet the birds of prey which live on site, personal experiences can also be booked in advance, look at the Bird Lady of Fowey website for more details.  The ancient stannery town of Lostwithiel is only 1 mile down a quiet country lane, famous for it's many antique shops, the English Heritage Restormel Castle and ancient bridge over the River Fowey.

No pets due to birds of prey on site. 

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Room Types




 Not suitable for those with mobility issues


 Outdoor access to bathroom


 Shower - outdoor

 Shower - solar






 Dining area

 Fairy lights



 Plug sockets

 Sofa bed



 Dining area

 Fairy lights

 Fire pit



 Private entrance

 Seating area

Nearby (within 5 miles)


 Country walks


 Lake / River

 Local shop

 Pub / Bar





 Board games


 Mobile - Strong mobile signal

 Space for outdoor ball games

 Table tennis


On Arrival

 Included - Linen

 Included - Towels

 Personal check-in

 Self check-in

 Welcome pack


 Coffee machine

 Condiments & Oil

 Drinking water




 Kitchenware / Utensils

 Tea & Coffee


Young Children

 Not recommended for children under 10

 Not recommended for children under 5


 Free parking

 Guaranteed parking space


 Only one rental here

 Quiet location


 Set alone

Nearest Airport/s

Newquay, Exeter, Bristol

Content updated on 2nd June 2023 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Sarah Worne from The Owl Nest