August 26, 2023
Pengelly Strawbale Studio
We had the best time in Cotna. Such a beautiful and peaceful place! We loved our sunny mornings on the porch and quiet evenings with all the visiting pets (which made our daughter very happy). Sara and Dave prepared this lovely breakfast hamper, and if you’re in a pickle, there are always some foody bits to buy from them. You feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere, but only 10min walk away you can find a lovely pub. Close to the beaches and really nice villages too! Comfy, cosy and happy stay:) Thank you!
October 3, 2022
Fabulous Site & Great Location
Sara & Dave’s site is absolutely wonderful. Our Yurt was perfect, clean, well equipped and very comfortable. It was in it’s own little orchard and we were able to thoroughly relax and kick back. We ordered the hampers and the veggie pasties were delicious. It’s a perfect location from which to do lots of lovely coastal and wood walks and the local pub (Barley Sheaf) is a short walk with excellent food. We will definitely be going back next year and highly recommend.
August 21, 2022
Fern Pippin Yurt
Wonderful setting, peaceful, perfectly equipped and the location is perfect to explore one of the loveliest coastlines by foot. It attracts good people both in the community and as guests. it will make you want to give it all up and join in.
September 13, 2021
"We stayed at Cotna with three generations of our family aged from 13 to 82 in August this year We were lucky enough to be able to book the whole site for two weeks. It is a truly idyllic spot, with lots of space, far more than we have found at other sites. Cotna is a working smallholding which is run on ecologically sound principles. Nothing is wasted, the benefits of nature are everywhere put to good use, including a steep slope collecting solar energy. Dave and Sara, the proprietors, are welcoming and helpful and provide a high standard of comfort in the yurts, the straw barn and the Shepherds Hut. Each unit has its own kitchen, shower and toilet.
There are two adorable and well behaved spaniels who paid us many visits and two or three nice cats,. Waste food is eaten by the chickens and ducks and all other waste is systematically recycled. We bought many of the lovely products from the smallholding including salad and vegetables, home-made jam, home-baked sourdough bread and apple juice made from the fruit from the orchard where we sat under the trees reading in the afternoons.
Obviously we tried to always respect the ecological principles upon which Cotna is based but there are no petty rules and regulations and we felt very relaxed there. There is wifi access in and around the Straw Barn, a whole raft of charging points for phones is available in a barn so it is very much in the 21st century.
Dave and Sara could not have been more congenial hosts and though they obviously run the whole place as a commercial enterprise it is clear that they also enjoy what they do and value their guests as part of this ecologically sound holistic enterprise
For us booking direct with Dave and Sara was much easier than going through a booking site.”
June 15, 2021
Enveloped in a fabulous space. Parking up Daisy the dog came and welcomed us, soon followed by the lovely owners. Walking down through the orchard to the yurt and our stuff in a wheelbarrow, I could feel stress and tension flowing away. Shoulders relaxing and breathing deeper on each stride. 3 nights of bliss on a super comfy bed ensured we slept soundly. Eye mask and ear plugs were helpful ensuring a deep and refreshing sleep. A stunning position, beautiful places to explore. Came away with cotna s lovely apple juice and yummy homemade bread. I can imagine anyone not loving this place.
August 23, 2020
From the second we arrived we felt relaxed. The welcoming committee of Dave and two dogs (Daisy and Billy) made us feel right at home in an instant. Gillyflower yurt is wonderful, with its gas stove, log burner, firepit and picnic bench outside. Nestled in its own little young orchard it's a great way of feeling close to nature, and distant from everyday society. When the skies are clear and the stars come out at night, it's breathtaking. The natural and eco setup of the whole site is great. Composting loos, hedgerow showers, organic produce grown on site. It was more like a break from society than a holiday. Ive never felt so totally relaxed. Thoroughly recommended, and will definitely be returning next year.