Simple but sweet, the Peppercombe Bothy consists of one open-plan room, complete with a basic kitchen area and two wooden platforms for beds. It doesn’t sound like much but it’s all you need to make it your own. Next to some bothies I’ve come across this one is comparatively luxurious, with running (cold) water and even an outside toilet, with a fantastic view down the valley – a true loo with a view. Outside there’s a picnic table and a fire pit for toasting the obligatory marshmallows.
We arrived in beautiful weather, unpacked and made the bothy our own, finding time for a spot of lunch in the fair weather dining room. Then we set out to explore this picturesque, unspoilt part of the UK. Many of the paths and coves in the area are off the beaten track although the well-trodden South West Coast Path brings occasional passing visitors. A short trip down to the beach revealed a deserted sand and pebble beach stretching as far as we could see.