Badgers Cottage is a delightful property in the hamlet of Warleggan positioned high on the moors above Bodmin and with spectacular rural views from the garden of rolling Cornish countryside.
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Positioned within the small hamlet of Warleggan on the south side of Bodmin Moor, Badgers Cottage is a delightful, dog friendly property, with a wood burning stove to keep you cosy on a blustery autumn day and a quiet garden with far reaching rural views, a perfect spot for a summer al fresco dinner or barbecue. If you are wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of city life you will not find anywhere more peaceful.
Before Warleggan was linked to the A38 in 1953 and more recently to the A30 it was considered one of the remotest parts of the county, now a mere 4 miles from the dual carriageway this hamlet offers fabulous links to both the North Coast and it's glorious golden sands, secluded coves and wild promontories but also the pretty fishing villages and artists retreat along the South Coast including Looe and Polperro, the Eden project, Lanhydrock House and the start of the Camel trail.
Ground Floor: Conservatory with view over the garden and dining table and chairs, access to double aspect twin bedroom with zip and link beds, at the other end of the conservatory is a door to the fully equipped kitchen and this further leads through to the hall way with oil fired stove which also provides heating and hot water, further door into the lounge with wood burning stove and comfortable seating. Stairs from the hallway lead to:
First Floor: Landing with doors leading to; family bathroom with shower over, hand basin and WC. Master bedroom with panoramic views, 4'6" bed and storage.
Exterior: A mature well-tended garden with external seating, gas barbecue, patio and decked area. There is an outside "gardener's toilet." There is a parking space for one car in front of the property. The owner also has a large field opposite with veg garden and, on request, these may also be used by guests.
Facilities & Services
Heating is via oil fired central heating & wood burning stove. The kitchen has a range of equipment. There is an electric oven and hob, a microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge with ice box, dishwasher and washing machine. There is also a coffee machine, sandwich toaster and "George Foreman grill." The sitting room area has a TV & Bluray DVD player. There is an iron & ironing board.
Electricity, heating, bed linen and towels are all included. Up to 2 well behaved dogs are permitted at a small additional cost of £25 per dog / per week, although please remember that you cannot leave dogs unattended in the cottage alone. We regret no smoking is permitted. There is a parking space in front of the property and more available on request if required. WiFi is available at the property.
General Booking Information
Arrival/departure is a Saturday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£150 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
Discounts available for couples staying for 7 nights outside the peak season, using one room only.
There is a pub & shop 3.5 miles away at St Neot. Bodmin, with all amenities, including various large supermarkets is 7 miles away.
Bodmin Moor, bisected by the newly expanded A30 is home to one of Cornwalls Areas of Oustanding Natural Beauty. Reaching a height of 1,377 feet above sea level at Brown Willy, Cornwalls highest point. The heather covered granite moorland provides East Cornwall with the most stunning country views and rugged walks. Near Blisland you will find two of Cornwalls stone circles, the Trippet Stones and Stripple Stone Henge and just round the corner, one end of the famous Camel Trail. The 18 mile Camel Trail follows the route of the old railway along traffic free paths, providing a fairly flat cycle through Bodmin and Wadebridge out to Padstow, eminently suitable for families.
The National Lobster Hatchery at Padstow neighbours Rick Steins empire on the North Coast. The Bodmin and Wenford Railway, the first steam operated railway in Cornwall, takes in 13 miles of countryside. Also just outside Bodmin is the Camel Valley Vineyard who have been winning awards for their home grown wine for the past 20 years. The National Trust have three properties nearby Lanhydrock House, Trerice and Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps. Slightly further afield is the Eden Project in St Austell.
North Cornwall is as famous for its rugged coastline as it is for its surfing. You can hire surf boards and equipment from Polzeath, up as far as Bude and Widemouth Bay. Boscastle is the only natural harbour for 20 miles and at low tides and certain weather conditions you can find a blowhole at the mouth of the harbour. Tintagel brings with it legends of King Arthur and the remains of Tintagel Castle can be visited on foot. Nearby Camelford is rumoured to be the Camelot of legends past, and the finding of 'Arthurs Stone' in 1998 has only fuelled these myths. On Bodmin Moor, Dozmary pond is thought to contain Arthur's Excalibur, and Merlin is thought to be still found walking under Tintagel Island. Port Isaac is the location of the televisions series Poldark and more recently Doc Martin, as well as being a gorgeous working fishing village.
Bodmin Jail built in 1778, notorious for its public executions by hanging, was the first jail to be built housing inmates in individual cells. The Jail closed in 1927 and is now a museum open to the public, which during the First World War housed the Crown Jewels and the Doomsday Book. The famous Camel Trail follows the route of the old railway along traffic free paths for 18 miles, providing the whole family with a fairly flat cycle through Bodmin and Wadebridge, and out to Padstow where you can sample Rick Steins famous Fish and Chips. The market town of Launceston is the capital of Cornwall and well worth a visit to see the church of St Mary Magdelene, with granite carvings, unusual among Cornish churches.
Guest from Potsdam stayed for 7 nights.
Ein liebevoll eingerichtetes altes kleines cottage, in absolut ruhiger Lage. Der Essbereich ist etwas eng, aber man kommt zurecht. Wir kamen mit Hund, und dachten in Cornwall könne man überall mit dem Hund in die Natur und ihn laufen lassen. Dem ist leider nicht so, überall sind Hecken und Zäune. Aber in Warleggan gibt es fußläufig ein Moor, wo der Hund rennen kann, allerdings laufen in den Mooren dort Schafe, Rinder und Ponys frei rum. Der Hund sollte keinen Jagdtrieb haben! Es gibt viele Ausflugsziele, allerdings braucht man immer zwischen 30-60 Minuten mit dem Auto. Wer sich also fernab der üblichen Touristenziele erholen möchte, ist hier genau richtig!
Guest from Walsall stayed for 14 nights.
I would recommend this cottage to anyone looking for peace and quiet. A charming cottage with everything you need (including a washing machine!). Very conveniently located on south Bodmin Moor with plenty of walks nearby and much more within a 30 minutes drive. The coast is only 45 minutes or so from here. Keith and Jenny are lovely people and made us feel very welcome. We are hoping to get to know them much better over the coming years . . . we are definitely going back! And if you have dogs, they are very welcome here at Badgers and there are plenty of places nearby to walk them! For wildlife enthusista ther is plenty to see, although we didn't see any badgers, we know they are there! A great place to retreat to. We already have friends who are looking to book the cottage!
Guest from West Midlands stayed for 7 nights.
Very comfortable cottage with all necessary facilities, specially in the kitchen. Enjoyed our stay and were treated well.
Guest from Lewes stayed for 7 nights.
Not an area we knew at all but Badgers Cottage was a charming comfortable cottage with all facilities we needed. Owners next door very helpful and welcoming. We will return.
Guest from Huntingdon stayed for 7 nights.
Wonderful, comfortable cottage on Bodmin Moor, be aware quite remote from facilities so may not suit all tastes. Great if you wish to take your pet
Guest from Didcot stayed for 7 nights.
Our 4th time at Badgers cottage. A total time of relaxation and peace in the middle of Bodmin countryside. Good for walking and time to yourself. This is our home from home clean and comfortable. The owners live next door and look after it very well. If you want a mobile free holiday and quiet this is for you.
Guest from Longfield stayed for 7 nights.
Loved the cottage and the location, having use of the owners field opposite to take the dog for a run was really appreciated! The beds were very comfortable and ensured we had a good nights sleep every night! Perfect base for exploring the Moor and all the usual attractions Cornwall has to offer. Would recommend!
Guest from Driffield stayed for 7 nights.
Lovely original old cottage with great views in beautiful countryside, private garden. Hospitable welcome from our hosts who live next door, could not fault it. Dog friendly and they loved the garden with a miniature 'rain forest' which they loved to run through.
Guest from Plymouth stayed for 7 nights.
A perfect cottage to get away from it all very dog friendly surrounded by beautiful scenery but close to many of Cornwalls attractions.Owners who live next door were helpful and very friendly. Everything we hoped our holiday would be.Would definitely like to return.
Guest from Morecambe stayed for 7 nights.
Cosy cottage in a quiet part of Bodmin Moor. Warm welcome from Keith & Jen (and Cyril, the next door neighbour).on arrival, including Cornish biscuits and milk. Cottage was scrupulously clean and contained all we needed for our stay - felt like home. Lovely enclosed south-facing garden (vital with our dog!), perfect for outdoor meals.and fantastic views. Short walk up the lane to the open moor... couldn't be better.
Guest from Leigh On Sea stayed for 7 nights.
The only down side was no pub nearby the one in the next town was shut down but it's a great locations to visit all around the coast and countryside lots of lovely walks and the garden was pet friendly we had a lovely week there
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