Manor Barn is a reverse level cottage with glorious, rural views across a quiet valley just south of Stoke Climsland a pretty village in the Tamar Valley, one of Cornwall's Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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Manor Barn is a pretty stone cottage on the edge of Stoke Climsland and has a reverse level layout. The living room and bedroom are upstairs to make the most of the gorgeous south facing rural views. This is a serene location and is an excellent base for a walking holiday or exploring the fascinating history of this quiet corner of Cornwall.
Stoke Climsland is a great central location between Bodmin Moor to the west and the stunning Tamar Valley to the east which is beautiful and picturesque with plenty of quiet country pubs, stunning walks and secluded streams and valleys. St Mellion golf course is within a few miles and Plymouth within a 40 minute drive. Both coasts can be reached relatively quickly where you can spend a day viewing the stunning north coast beaches, cliffs and headlands or the quaint, traditional fishing villages of the south coast.
Ground Floor: Opens into downstairs kitchen with fully fitted units and appliances, door links to dining room with bay window, further door leads to small hallway, downstairs WC and hand basin and stairs leading to:
First Floor: Opens into spacious lounge with large window overlooking a rural valley, comfortable sofas and TV, further door to bedroom with 4'6" double bed, views over the valley and en suite bathroom with WC and hand basin.
Exterior: Parking for 1 car, patio seating area with garden furniture in a pretty courtyard with many potted flowers and access to the owner's beautiful, large, lawned garden.
Facilities & Services
Manor Barn has night storage heating with extra, on demand electric radiators. The fully fitted kitchen is equipped with an electric oven & hob, kettle, toaster, fridge / freezer, microwave and dishwasher. There is a combined washing machine/dryer. The lounge area has a flat screen, digital TV with DVD player, CD & Radio. There is an iron and ironing board available. The property has WiFi although the speed is intermittent.
Heating, electricity, bed linen and towels are all included but you will need to bring your own beach towels. Two dogs are welcome to stay at Manor Barn at the small additional charge of £25 per dog per week. Dogs may not be left unattended in the property at any time. There is a cot and high chair.
General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Saturday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£100 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
Stoke Climsland is a picturesque village with a 15th century church and roots dating back to the Domesday Book as one of the seventeen Antiqua Maneria situated in the Duchy of Cornwall, originally listed as Climson.
Callington is a short drive from Stoke Climsland and has a good selection of local amenities, including a Tesco, a number of good pubs, doctors surgeries etc.
The Tamar Valley is a stunning, quiet, picturesque region with some beautiful villages including Calstock with its impressive Viaduct dominating the village, Calstock Quay was originally used for transportation of tin as there is a deep water navigable channel at the top of the tides, although the construction of the Tamar Valley Railway in the early 20th century led to most cargo being transported by rail. Further up stream is Morwellham Quay with its fantastic open air museum, Morwellham Quay has been awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO, the cultural arm of the UN, and is part of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape. Tavistock is just over the border in Devon, an ancient stannary and market town on the edge of Dartmoor, it has a wealth of fine pubs, restaurants, supermarkets and tourist attractions including ruins of a Benedictine Abbey which was founded in 961.
Bodmin Moor, bisected by the newly expanded A30 is home to one of Cornwall's Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Reaching a height of 1,377 feet above sea level at Brown Willy, Cornwall's 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 a number of properties nearby - Lanhydrock House, Trerice, Cotehele and Antony (used for Disney's Alice in Wonderland), Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps. Slightly further afield is the Eden Project in St Austell. 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 Domesday Book.
Dartmoor is one of our National Parks and covers 368 square miles of Devon, from tors and moorland, to valleys with streams and waterfalls, Dartmoor is rich with Neolithic and early Bronze age hut circles and standing stones, there are dozens of walks from easy strolls to demanding hikes. The highest point is High Willhays at 2037ft above sea level with stunning views in all directions. Princetown in the centre has the renowned Dartmoor Brewery with the famous "Jail Ale" named as a reference to Dartmoor Prison, this can be sampled at the Prince of Wales which originally was the home of the Brewery (it has now been moved to a purpose built facility just down the road!), alternatively the Plume of Feathers pub offers fine, warming, food, fires and awarding beer from St Austell Ales.
Guest from Kemsley stayed for 7 nights.
A fabulous time had by myself and my daughter. The owners were very friendly, although they live on site we hardly saw them. A very comfortable well equipped accommodation. The views are beautiful and the peace and quiet was just what I needed. Would definitely book this place again.
Guest from Kidderminster stayed for 7 nights.
Great cottage in a quiet location . Good to explore North and South cornwall. Only moan is the lanes leading to it ie very narrow lanes. But would stay there again it's so relaxing
Guest from stayed for 4 nights.
Excellent. Highly recommended. Beautiful cottage in wonderful surroundings. Lovely cream tea welcome with complimentary wine. The hosts were friendly and discreet and left us to our own devices. Would definitely go back.
Guest from Barnsley stayed for 7 nights.
had a lovely stay at mannor barn, the quiet location was just spot on for us but within easy reach of all ameneties and local attractions a greate place as a base for visiting cornwall and devon. Michael and Zaidah are on hand if needed and are very helpfull , the hi tea on arrival was just the job and a nice touch . many thanks hope to see you again soon
Guest from Hebden Bridge stayed for 5 nights.
Lovely large cottage in a lovely location , the owners are really nice & helpful people , well recommended , quiet location for days when you want peace & quiet to relax ,but both the south coast & north Cornwall coast are within easy reach , very close to Devon also , a great base to stay & explore the south west , "the English riviera "
Guest from Worcester stayed for 5 nights.
Very comfortable and spacious holiday accommodation in a beautiful village. Owners welcoming and friendly, the high teawaiting for us on arrival was brilliant
Guest from Hopton stayed for 7 nights.
Our stay at Manor Barn was very enjoyable. Very comfortable, plenty of room and well equipped .The owners were very helpful but not "in yer face" . It is in a rural setting which suited us and the views were outstanding, fantastic value for money
Guest from Scunthorpe stayed for 7 nights.
We enjoyed a pleasant and relaxing week at Manor Barn, a delightful cottage in a lovely out of the way village. Our hosts were really friendly and most thoughtful, providing for us a light high tea to welcome us to Manor Barn - most welcome following our long car journey. We found the location perfect for our needs, allowing us to plan day trips to North and South coasts, and to visit family nearby. We did find the wifi connection very intermittent though so you need to be aware of this when considering a booking, and the 'over the bath' shower simply dribbles so baths rather than showers were the order of the day. However, all things considered, we thought Manor Barn good value for money and enjoyed our stay there.
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