Shed Heaven

Not a Cabin envy post but for some may turn into one if you read on and click on the travel article link. Today in the Observer Sunday newspaper there was a travel article about the cabins on the cliff (well one actually), it mentions all the usual stuff about the Rame peninsula like, ‘I’d never even heard of it’, and ‘it exudes olde world charm’. The piece is written by Stan Cullimore, once of the Housemartins, who came to the cliff for peace and quiet so he could write some songs for a session of song singing in a shed. He thought what better way to write than be in a shed at the point of inspiration. Yet, these are not sheds really; some may be only one room in size but most have at least one bedroom, kitchen, living room and yes even bathrooms- well shower rooms. And for ‘sheds’ the holiday company are happy to charge prices that you would pay for a week in a 3* hotel, and their 3 night stay is the same as a weekend in a 4* hotel ( or maybe 5* as its been a while since I was in one).


Whitsand bay on 13.7.13

The point is people will pay if they think it’s worth it and at the moment with the weather as it is, there is nowhere better than the South West of England, and I mean the S.W, not somewhere near Bristol.                                                                                                                   What Cornwall’s forgotten corner has though is, in the words of Stan, ‘something wonderfully innocent about it’. Many families holiday here because they came as children and now, with kids of their own, they like the fact that nothing has changed (except the rental price maybe). Without the added attractions, that most holiday venues seem to think is needed, it allows you to completely relax and be at one with yourself and your family. Something that can’t be measured with money.

For people who can’t pay 4* prices there are still many chalets charging a reasonable price and you can find a selection here, Sea Field View being one of them.


About Ruth

I am an actor and theatre maker, I moved down to the SW of England 19 years ago with my partner and son. Five years ago we bought a chalet on the Rame Peninsula and are fully embracing life of the cliff.
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1 Response to Shed Heaven

  1. Jody says:

    So beautiful ~Your little corner of the world is on my bucket list!

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