Sleep beneath the stars in a Celtic chieftain’s roundhouse
The Roundhouse is a wonderful and authentic replica of a Celtic chief’s thatched roundhouse and is one of the only structures of its kind in the World. The Roundhouse offers the unique chance to step back in time into Cornwall’s and England’s distant Celtic past. It is an acclaimed example of experimental architecture and was originally built in 1999 for educational and cultural purposes to help people understand how we used to live.
The Roundhouse is set in a private wooded glade, and is just three fields away from the renowned Bodrifty Iron Age Settlement, one of Europe’s most important Iron Age sites (built on Bronze Age foundations). Bodrifty Roundhouse was built using (mostly) the same techniques and materials its Celtic builders would have used. The conical thatched roof set on low granite walls and the well-stocked firebowl help to create a wonderful illusion of stepping into another time and place. There is simply no-where else in the world where you can experience such a romantic way to step back in time – but the roundhouse feels a long way from sleeping out in the wild.
Bodrifty Roundhouse & Treehouse – Unique Cornish glamping in an private location just for two.
The Roundhouse been sensitively equipped to provide everything you need for a comfortable and romantic stay, with luxurious features including a giant sized Celtic Chief’s four poster bed made from locally-felled green oak, (a flight of fancy) a hand pocket-sprung organic mattress, luxurious duck-down duvets and pressed cotton sheets. The Roundhouse kitchen and bathroom is in the nearby Treehouse which is built around a magnificent living tree. Inside the Treehouse you’ll find great features including a hand built artisan kitchen, great views, under-floor heating and a walk in rainforest shower.
A night at the Roundhouse is unforgettable.
There’s simply nowhere else quite like the Roundhouse anywhere in Cornwall (or the World). Our guests often tell us that a night in the Roundhouse is an unforgettable experience – and with its combination of historic architecture, starry skies, its secluded Cornish location, near the stunning cornish coast with it’s outstanding beaches and South West Coast path, we have a feeling you’ll agree.
How to build a Roundhouse
If you would like to see how we built Bodrifty Roundhouse then click here and here’s another article that was written about my Dad who built The Roundhouse and here is a little history of Bodrifty Farm & Iron Age Village.
At a Glance
- Authentic Celtic architecture based on our authentic Iron Age Village
- Stunning bedroom including giant oak bed, crisp linens, duck-down duvets
- Open fire-bowl providing light, warmth and atmosphere
- Treehouse kitchen and bathroom with underfloor heating & rainforest shower
- Masses of Local historical sites nearby and stunning beaches