Log Jam Story

Having emptied your car into the wheelbarrow that’s in front of your parking space, turn your attention to following the Log Jam way-markers that will lead the way… you will be taken on an enchanted walk down the grassy lichen covered lane, where you’ll encounter your first buzz of the natural beauty of Little M, with the flutterbys, damsel & dragonflies and bumblebees fluttering about, and past you, as they cast their spell… but don’t fall asleep just yet as you still have to get past the trolls and cross the stream – via the ancient clapper bridge – to reach Log Jam, which is nestled in it’s own private piece of woodland.  The magic of the piskies is sure to be drawing you ever closer and from the moment you clamber up onto the deck you will certainly feel like you are in a magical world all of your own. It may look like a series of cabins with it’s grandness and modular appearance, but it really is just one luxury cabin and it’s all yours for the duration of your stay!

With a sense of mischief there is still one important puzzle to solve before you can totally relax though…

Log Jam has a secret, one that Mystery Inc. and Scooby Doo would be proud of – as all is not what it seems. Your first impression will be the overwhelming smell of wood and possibly wood smoke lingering in the air as you turn the key and open the door. You’ll be drawn to the comfy leather sofa and the urge to kick off your shoes and relax… but… the bed?… the bedroom?… it’s nowhere in sight. The unexpected panic as you suddenly need to snap back into the hear and now and focus, focus, focus… and then relief and pride when you finally discover the secret door. Ahhnd breathe…

The bed

Throwing caution to the wind, you fumble your way through what appears to be a wardrobe, you’ll surely begin to wonder if you are, in fact, entering Narnia!  But there’s no snow or lamp post here, instead you find yourself in a beautiful space, lit with miners lamps and clad in the richest of woods glowing in the atmospheric light; you could just as easily be down a local mine. These thoughts quickly dissipate though, as you realise you have before you a well-made burrow, a luxurious cosy elevated king size bed, dressed to impress, set adjacent to yet another picture window that is framing the sunset view just for you.

breakfast bar

Ahhh… relax….

Log Jam has been built using raw materials such as wriggly-tin, locally sourced wood and lit romantically with old miners lamps. It delivers more than a casual nod to the local Cornish mining heritage.

Little M has so much to offer, most importantly it’ll teach or just remind you to allow yourself to relax… slow down, enjoy the moment… and there’s so much choice in Log Jam: Sit at the handmade breakfast bar and while away the hours writing at the old typewriter, anything from a short story to the next best seller or enjoy a good read from the well-stocked bookcase. Snuggle up on the sofa or perch on the window seat and gaze out through one of the huge picture windows to your own personal glade, the river and the wild life pond beyond… Take a blanket and relax into the swing seat hidden in a cosy corner of the deck… or hook up the hammock, climb in and float above the grass allowing yourself to daydream as the trees sway above you – perfect!

Log Jam is warm and cosy in the winter and cool and calming in the summer, ensuring you have a restful and luxurious stay no matter the season.

Log Jam interior view

For cooking, you have a choice of creating a masterpiece on the induction hob provided in the hand crafted kitchen, choosing your menu from one of the lovely cookbooks provided, or use the cute little oven incorporated into the wood burning stove – ideal for pizzas, jacket potatoes or that amazing Cornish pasty you came all this way to sample. If indoor cooking isn’t Bear Grylls enough for you, why not venture outside to your own private fire pit just off the deck and cook on the grill or Dutch oven and watch the sun go down, glass in hand. 

The cabin is the furthest away from the farmhouse as it could be, tucked away in the woods on the other side of the stream. It’s design concept is based on a writers cabin – writers get writers’ block when they can’t generate ideas, they experience a blockage, a jam…  and the cabin is made of wood or Logs, so “Log Jam” came into being, it made perfect sense at the time, but maybe loses a bit in the explanation. We hope, that in fact, any budding writers who choose to stay here will soak up the gorgeous natural setting and in fact be so full of ideas and stories that it will not live up to its name in the slightest! We like to think everyone has a creative genius inside them, and hope that staying at Log Jam will enable each and everyone the chance to set this free.

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.– Pablo Picasso

This is a glamping experience, so your stay should be as glamorous as possible, whilst retaining the connection to the wild around you… and what could be wilder than having to go outside to use the facilities?! Don’t worry though it is just a hop, skip and a jump over the deck to the outhouse. It’s warm, its cosy, there’s a heated towel rail with lovely warm towels and a selection of environmentally friendly toiletries to ensure you can enjoy a relaxing hot shower… Oh and did anyone mention Angus McCoo? 👀 Well he’s the resident wee timorous beastie and he’ll keep you right when it comes to compost loo etiquette… He’s left you a wee poem to help you out if you’re a novice 😜

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