The Owl Nest

Lostwithiel, Cornwall, England

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

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 young children (under 10) or for those with mobility issues.
  • The toilet is outside the cabin and there is an al fresco shower experience!
  • 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 loo with outside solar powered shower is just outside the cabin and comes with complimentary organic toiletries. The sink is also outside, so you can enjoy brushing your teeth with the sounds of nature all around you.

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.

Children welcome, although if under 10 should sleep downstairs rather than climb the ladder to bed. No pets due to birds of prey on site. 

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Room Types

Family Rooms




 Shower - solar




 Dining area

 Sofa bed




Nearby (within 5 miles)

 Local shop


 WiFi - Limited access to WiFi

 Table tennis

On Arrival

 Personal check-in


 Coffee machine





 Free parking


 Only one rental here

 Quiet location


Nearest Airport/s

Plymouth / Newquay


  • Family Friendly  
  • Suitable for Adults only  
  • New to QA  
  • Single night stays  
  • By Water  
  • Eco friendly  
  • Huts & Cabins  
  • Rural Retreat  
  • Treehouse Holidays  
  • Wanting Wildlife