3The Keep


Our Straw-Bale Cottage

The Keep is a magical, secluded straw-bale cottage tucked away behind Cabilla Manor, founders Lizzie and Merlin’s farmhouse. Sleeping four, it’s simple and natural in design – without compromising on comfort and charm.

Sleeps up to 4 people • Minimum stay 2 nights
£190 per night from April to August
£160 per night from September to March

In a nutshell

  • Master double bedroom plus a twin room (which has a Narnia wardrobe leading out into the garden)
  • Your own kitchen, sitting room, bathroom, outside terrace with fire pit and BBQ.
  • Private garden and tennis court access
Additional details

Find everything beautifully curated for your stay, from photography by British explorer Robin Hanbury-Tenison (Merlin’s father), to a varied DVD collection and a bookshelf full of interesting reads to discover.

  • Self-contained cottage built using an ancient straw-bale technique
  • Memory foam mattresses and Egyptian cotton bed linen
  • Eggs (fresh from our Cabilla chickens), butter and milk provided, plus tea and coffee
  • Collection of books, DVDs and board games
  • Private garden with BBQ and fire pit
  • Tennis court access, with equipment provided
  • Full access to The Barns and Cabilla Cornwall land
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Wi-Fi access

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