Escape to this luxury wilderness cottage on the edge of Bodmin Moor


This wilderness cottage retreat features a cozy sunken courtyard with a fire pit and hot tub that encourages spending time in the great outdoors, located on the edge of Bodmin Moor in St Breward, a village in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. This luxury self-catering retreat is called “Little Inka”, a relaxing respite to get away from city life and reconnect with nature.

The structure features two halves, an original stone cottage connected to a tiny shepherd’s hut that enhances the square footage of this cozy getaway. Step inside this moody stone cottage to find inky walls bejeweled with tender ferns and contrasting nature prints, while chestnut leather sofas shine like a beacon of comfort in front of the roaring wood-burning stove.


NEED TO KNOW: This property is available as a luxury vacation rental on the website Unique Homestays. It sleeps up to two guests with a minimum four-night stay.


Above: Moody glamour envelops the interior of this cozy cottage, which features an inviting wood-burning stove.


Above: The color palette of this cottage retreat mirrors the plunging darkness of the night skies of the Bodmin Moor.


What We Love: This wilderness cottage in Cornwall provides a cozy and welcoming retreat for couple’s to escape the daily grind. This home offers a moody color palette that matches with the night sky of the region, creating a unique experience. We are loving the overall concept of this vacation home, with the seperate yet connected of living zones of the original stone cottage with the shepherd’s hut. The sunken courtyard is the perfect added touch for enjoying time outdoors.

Tell Us: Would this be your idea of the ultimate getaway home? Let us know why or why not in the Comments below!

Note: Have a look at a couple of other fabulous home tours that we have showcased here One Kindesign in the United Kingdom: Romantic stone cottage on the Cornwall coast: The Poet’s Hideaway and Romantic moorland cottage hideaway in Cornwall: Pixie Nook.


Above: This reclaimed kitchen blends into the open-layout living space.


Above: Natural patinas satiate the senses at every turn in this wilderness cottage retreat.


Above: A kitchen, dining, and lounge space encompass the living area.



Above: This light-filled en-suite shower room connects the bedroom and living area.


Above: The en-suite shower room features a vanity with a pair of copper sinks. 


Above: This space features a skylight, flooding the interior with natural light.


Above: The luminous en-suite bedroom is located in the adjoining cabin, a converted shepherd’s hut. This space features trailing succulents, oxidized copper, and natural textures.


Above: The color scheme in the bedroom boasts a deep, forest green on the walls, an arched ceiling clad with copper, and a sumptuous bed that invites early nights and breakfasts in bed under the patchwork blanket.

Above: The bedroom features a comfortable king-size bed and a window carved out of the ceiling where you can gaze at the stars.


Above: An alpaca farm is located on this sprawling property where the owners of this vacation rental live. The charming prints on the wall are inspired by the owner’s love of alpacas.


Above: Through a sliding barn door is a copper rolltop tub that is located in the bedroom, adding a touch of luxury.



Above: Double doors from the bedroom spills out onto a spacious courtyard that is perfect for morning coffee and enjoying sunsets.


Above: A comfortable sofa in the courtyard can be enjoyed with an afternoon snack, an evening cocktail, or even a siesta.


Above: The hot tub is located in the perfect spot for enjoying night skies.


Above: When the sun goes down, throw some logs in the fire pit and roast some marshmallows.


Above: Soak in the hot tub while enjoying a romantic starry night.



Above: Little Inka resides on an alpaca farm on the edge of Bodmin Moor, providing a cozy respite in the countryside.

Photos: Courtesy of © Unique Home Stays +44(0) 1637 881183

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11 months ago

Love the style, but does black paint make it seem like every night is a moonless night in their home?

11 months ago

Absolutely charming!