In the heart of Cornwall, where the breathtaking beauty of the North Cornish coastline meets eco-conscious luxury, a new concept is taking root. “Koto at The Point,” an innovative eco-cabin retreat brought to life through the collaboration of The Point at Polzeath and Koto Design, invites us to rediscover a way of living deeply rooted in nature’s embrace: friluftsliv.
Friluftsliv, a term that has gained international recognition, traces its roots back to Norwegian cultural heritage and the author Henrik Ibsen. It is a concept that transcends simple outdoor activities, embodying a profound connection with nature that enhances overall well-being. This term, which essentially translates to ‘free air life,’ first appeared in Ibsen’s renowned poem, ‘On The Heights.’ In this poem, Ibsen describes a man seeking solitude in the wilderness to clear his mind and plan for the future, referring to it as “friluftsliv for my thoughts.” Ibsen’s verse alludes to the restorative power of fresh air and serenity, leading to mental clarity.
Over the years, the term has evolved to encompass a broader description of outdoor activities and connecting with nature in various ways. “Koto at The Point” wholeheartedly embraces this timeless philosophy, demonstrating that you need not voyage to the fjords of Norway to enjoy the countless benefits of friluftsliv.
The visionary owners of The Point, Jeremy and Eva Davies have harnessed their shared passion for friluftsliv to create a haven for those seeking a harmonious balance between nature and luxury. Nestled just a leisurely 15-minute stroll from the North Cornish Coastline, this eco-luxury retreat offers more than just a place to stay; it offers a lifestyle. The cabins, designed for use as designated holiday homes, not only provide unparalleled comfort but also contribute to responsible tourism.
This North Cornwall destination, renowned for its captivating coastline, provides an ideal backdrop for a myriad of watersports. For those who prefer the stability of solid ground beneath their feet, the nearby cliff paths extend a warm invitation for exploration, while sailing enthusiasts can embrace the open waters.
North Cornwall is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, offering a wide range of activities that cater to adventurers and nature enthusiasts alike. Moreover, this unique experience can become a permanent part of your life as these sustainable cabins are available to purchase.
The recent Guardian article on friluftsliv in Norway, written by Rachel Dixon, illustrates the profound impact of this philosophy on health and happiness. It’s not just about outdoor activities; it’s about finding a spiritual connection with nature, de-stressing in the great outdoors, and sharing a common culture. In Norway, friluftsliv is about inclusivity, ensuring everyone can partake in the benefits of outdoor living.
“Koto at The Point” brings this concept to Cornwall, offering a unique opportunity for individuals to embrace friluftsliv in the serene embrace of this stunning landscape.
At The Point, we offer an array of sporting facilities that cater to your active lifestyle. Whether you’re passionate about Padel Tennis, Golf, Yoga, or working out in our gym, you’ll find ample opportunities to stay active while immersing yourself in the art of outdoor living. Indulge in sustainable luxury, and discover a way of life that promotes not only well-being but also environmental responsibility.