Admit it, we’ve all fantasised about giving up the rat race and living the simple life at some point.

Director of photography Richard Stewart and Hakan Stroz – an expert in traditional construction methods – designed and built a cabin in Cornwall to do just that.

The timber building sits on the Lizard Peninsula, the southernmost point of the British mainland, within a seven-acre site of meadow and woodland.

Built from solid Douglas Fir, the cabin has a central open-plan living space with mezzanine platforms providing sleeping quarters and storage space above. Two further sleeping areas can be found to the rear of the cabin.

Photography: The Modern House

Inside, simplicity is order of the day, with mod-cons kept to a minimum. A wood burning stove provides heat through the winter months with the aid of insulation from the building’s wild meadow roof.

And as you might expect from a photographer’s home, natural light has been carefully considered throughout the space. The main cabin offers views of the surrounding woodlands on both sides, while the shower room – connected to the main cabin via a covered walkway – flaunts the cabin’s secluded setting with a floor-to-ceiling window.

Should you need a dose of civilisation, the property is within walking distance of the Tremayne quay and the Trelowarren Estate. Here you’ll find cafes, restaurants, a swimming pool and spa facilities.

How much will this slice of rural idyll cost you? It’s on the market for £450,000 via The Modern House.



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