Based a mile inland from Trebarwith Strand (one of the most impressive beaches in North Cornwall), Kudhva is set in a 45-acre disused quarry with 180° views of the coastline.
Kudhva is an off-grid glampsite and event location with a difference. Left untouched, the site has become home to willow groves, gorse bushes and wild flowers; existing in harmony with mountainous slate stacks. The quarry pit is now a hidden lake fed by a waterfall and the southern edge of the site provides a stone walled, wild swimming reservoir. Kudhva is also home to a Grade II listed, Engine House, built in 1870 and restored by locals in the 1970’s, it’s the only one of its kind on this stretch of coast.
Kudhva allows you to immerse yourself in the rugged Cornish landscape, the slate piles frame the sea and Gull Rock, nestled at the bottom of the valley. As a totally off-grid site, the dream was to create a space which takes you away from the everyday, celebrates the sustainable, encourages you to be creative and creates a passive learning movement in small scale architecture and the benefits of wild and off grid living.
Their closest Train Station is Bodmin Parkway station, approximately 35 minutes away. Taxi’s are available at the station, but Cornwall is much easier to explore with a car.
Kudhva is a wild and exciting site with varied and adventurous nooks and crannies to explore and enjoy. You feel immersed in nature when you’re here. The views, landscape and rustic open plan buildings help you settle into the natural world. In contrast the Kudhva (architectural hideouts) provide snippets of style and elegance to take you away from the rugged outdoors.
Kudhva is the perfect setting for relaxed, adventurous and vital couples looking for something different for their big day. The site can be as wild and free as you like, hosting intimate campfire reception drinks or large tipis for more formal sit down affairs.
With fresh running water from their own bore hole and solar power we can host parties big or small.
- A beautiful Grade II listed Engine House, perfect for ceremonies (for up to 40 people)
- Land with breath taking views, perfect for open air suppers or to pitch a Marquee/Tipi (this can be arranged by Kudhva)
- Accommodation for 18 guests (more can be pre-arranged)
- Beautiful open plan wild kitchen (seats 30) for intimate wedding breakfasts, pre-wedding suppers or post wedding hangs
- Outdoor bar
- Wood fired hot-tub
- Hot running showers and proper flushing toilets
- 2 trips in the KUD Truck – their awesome old Ford Pick-up
- Parking for 40 cars
You get free reign of the entire site when booking a wedding at Kudhva, their team will work with you to curate your own special day and map out each area for your schedule.
They can recommend some fantastic local catering companies, or they’re happy for you to arrange your own. Your chosen suppliers will need to provide their own catering tent, fridges and cooking equipment.
Kudhva are happy to run a paying bar, or staff a bar which you’ve pre-paid for. This will be charged at the additional staff costs. There is a local brewery just two miles down the road and their have their own Kud beer!
They can provide a DJ booth and PA system for an additional cost, they can even recommend some great local DJs.
On site they can house 8 guests in their architectural cabins called Kudhva (Cornish for hideout) and a further 10 in their Tree-tents.
The Kudhva were designed as temporary structures which don’t impact the environment and are barely seen amidst the flora and fauna. Their design came about through the desire to experience this beautiful site by being immersed in its offerings. Natural materials line the inside, built-in storage and the mezzanine bed allow for clean crisp lines in contrast to the textures and depths of the world outside. Standing high above the ground on timber legs they appear to have landed here from another world. They have four specially designed KUDHVA each offering their own secluded slice of this ever-changing environment, with a landscaped area beneath and a fire pit.
There are also six Tentsile Tree Tents rigged in various locations. These tents still allow you to experience Kudhva from above the ground, hanging between trees. Pitched ahead of guests arrival, each is positioned in their own private spot, with a fire pit.
Additional guests can be hosted in tipis although this will need to be discussed with the Venue owner and will incur an additional cost.
What if the humble pub came with less noisy after-work crowds, and more wide-open spaces? What if you only had to share it with a handful of friends? What if it was a cabin in the woods, with trees growing through the deck, and a babbling stream winding underneath it’s stilt frame, tumbling to a waterfall below? What if it came with a view to take your breath away, and a soundtrack of birdsong?
If that pub existed, would it be the best pub in the world? Probably.
The great news is, it does exist, and you can stay there. This summer, Carlsberg invited six members of the public to come and build a better kind of pub, the Danish way. The result is this bespoke off-grid bar and accommodation experience nestled in the hidden haven of Kudhva, North Cornwall. Between April – October guests can book to stay, enjoy the Kudhva site and sleep in their very own off-grid bar, pre-stocked with beer. Hidden amidst the willow groves, expect to trek to this secluded site and enjoy your own private party.
The sleeping area holds six beds, two bunks and two pull-out beds, with fresh bedding and towels provided on your arrival. There is an off-grid toilet a stone’s throw from the cabin and the showers and shared kitchen located at the main Kudhva campsite are approximately 10 minutes’ walk.
When booking you get sole use of the Carlsberg Off-grid Bar & Cabin as well as shared use of the Kudhva site.