Occupying one end of a large converted threshing barn, this great one bedroom property is an ideal place for couples and those with very young families to escape and enjoy the peace and quiet of this rural location on the edge of Bodmin Moor. A brilliant place for walkers, yet within easy reach of both Cornish coasts. The wilds of Dartmoor are not too far away either! Really dog friendly, with an enclosed garden.
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Acorns is a really comfortable 2 storey 1 bedroom cottage, occupying one end of the Owners' superb converted granite barn which used to be an old threshing barn. Located in a small hamlet of about 10 houses and converted barns, this peaceful rural location is a wonderful place to escape to at any time of year. The wilds of Bodmin Moor with endless walking opportunities are nearby and the spectacular scenery of both Cornish coasts and Dartmoor are all within easy reach. The area abounds with country pubs - most of which have roaring fires in the winter months, and the towns of Launceston and Liskeard are just short distance away. Acorns is just 2 miles from Minions, Cornwall's highest village, the famous Cheesewring, a dramatic outcrop of granite slabs and The Hurlers, a set of three bronze age stone circles.The area is rich in mining history with many chimneys, engine houses and stone railway tracks still visible - a reminder of Cornwall's long mining tradition.
Acorns is located in 3 designated areas - Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Area of Great Scientific Value and Area of Great Historic Value. So something for everyone! The oak tree shown in the photos is the "famous" Darley Oak which is over 1000 years old. This is a great location to visit if you are a keen walker. There are endless opportunities to explore the local area. A great dog friendly cottage too! The barn itself is set out in reverse style with a kitchen / living room on the first floor and access into the enclosed garden. On the ground floor there is a double bedroom with external access, a large bathroom with bath and separate shower.
Ground Floor: Double bedroom (4’6’’) with large bathroom featuring traditional freestanding roll top bath, separate shower, WC and basin.
First Floor: Open plan kitchen / dining room / living room.
Exterior: Enclosed garden with exterior furniture and BBQ facilities.
Facilities & Services
Heating is via central heating supplemented with an electric “woodburner” in the lounge. The kitchen is equipped with an electric oven & hob, kettle, toaster, fridge with ice compartment and microwave. The living room area has a wall-mounted digital TV & DVD player. The washing machine is in a cupboard off the bathroom and there is a clothes drier, iron and ironing board. A cot & highchair are available for babies and an additional folding bed is available for children (not suitable for adults). There is a CD and radio player and WiFi is available (subject to service availability).
Electricity, heating, bed linen and towels are all included.There are parking facilities for up to 1 vehicle. Up to 2 well behaved dogs will be permitted at no additional cost! Regrettably no smoking is allowed.
General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Sunday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£100 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
Bodmin Moor, bisected by the newly expanded A30 is home to one of Cornwall's Areas of Oustanding 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 Doomsday Book. T
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.
The town of Liskeard is at the head of the Looe Valley and is approximately 12 miles east of Bodmin. Liskeard is one of the few remaining towns in Cornwall to still have a weekly livestock market. Market day is Tuesday. It serves a number of small surrounding villages and is the gateway to Bodmin Moor. On Bodmin Moor, Dozmary pond is thought to contain Arthur's Excalibur, and Merlin is thought to be still found walking under Tintagel Island.
Camelford is a great centre for touring, walking, fishing, swimming or surfing holidays. The town is steeped in history and has excellent shopping and sporting facilities.
Port Isaac is the location of the televisions series Poldark and more recently Doc Martin, as well as being a gorgeous working fishing village.
Guest from East Grinstead stayed for 7 nights.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Acorns, as did our dogs Jess and Archie, comfortable and cosy! Lovely to have a garden that was dog proof!
Guest from Braine-le-comte stayed for 5 nights.
Spacious and comfortable cottage located in a quiet area. Nice view. Friendly welcome. But real problem of cleanliness: chairs covered with animal hair, greasy spots on the table, dirty dishes and fridge, spider webs... What a pity!
Thank you for your review of "Acorns". I am so sorry that the standard of cleanliness was an issue. I always try to make sure that Acorns is as clean as possible for my guests. As I live in the adjacent house I would have happily come in to rectify the problem had you let me know. Be assured that I take your comments very seriously and will ensure that your specific concerns are addressed.
Guest from Pershore stayed for 5 nights.
Stayed at Acorns 5nights in May 2018. Lovely place for two, more would be a squeeze. Location is easy to get to although a few single tracks to negotiate on the way. It is worth enduring these Cornish roads to end up in a location that is relaxing, peaceful and a good base to explore nearby attractions - Minions (Cornwalls highest village), Hurlers stone circles, King Donierts Stone, Goliath Falls, Bodmin Moor, Jamaica inn. During my stay I also easily visited the West coast, Falmouth, Eden project and Secret Garden. Proprietor Kim gave a warm welcome upon arrival and if needed will provide advice regarding places to visit etc. There are walking maps in the property and plenty of tourist attraction leaflets if needed. No problems with WiFi experienced. Being in a rural location I saw swifts, bats and a lesser spotted woodpecker in the garden. Kim has resident chickens and geese. I didn't take a dog but the venue is very dog friendly with large garden/area for run around and Kim will dog sit for a small fee if those with a dog(s) would like a day out dog free. I have no qualms recommending Acorns and it is a pleasure to do so.
Guest from Amersham stayed for 4 nights.
Acorns was a lovely little cottage with a small enclosed garden which was perfect for our dog. We were welcomed by the host, Kim, and shown around and she had left us a home made cream tea, which was SO needed after our long journey and had left some fresh eggs too. The cottage is upside down (bedroom downstairs) and has a cosy feel. The bathroom is big, with a bath and shower, the bedroom was comfortable and the living space was pleasant. We had an issue that they ran out of oil so there was 24hrs of no heating or hot water (other than the electric shower), which was a shame. The other slight bother was that the cooking pots/pans, etc are well used and not plentiful but there were more than enough plates, cups, etc, and it was enough for us (adult, child, pup) for our stay. There aren't walks from the property but it is well placed in this part of Cornwall and we very much enjoyed our stay.
Guest from St. Leonards-on-Sea stayed for 10 nights.
The most noteworthy point to make is how well the owner has managed to balance customer service i.e. being available and accessible whilst respecting ones privacy and, well, quite frankly, leaving you in peace. When you're renting holiday accommodation (not B&B) its a hard thing to get right. The location is lovely; the garden is private and 'safe' if you are a dog owner and the cottage is spacious, light and airy. Thanks Kim
Guest from St. Neots stayed for 7 nights.
A very nice week. Very quiet and tranquil. The local pub servers very good food however, the walk up to it is danergous. It's a relatively good location if you want to travel around and do a few things like we did. However, be aware that if you plan to do the same the roads about are very narrow in places.
Guest from Canterbury stayed for 7 nights.
Lovely welcome from Kim, there was a fresh cream tea and and pint of milk waiting for us upon arrival which was great. The cottage was really nice, it was comfortable and the decor felt really homely. Pretty much everything you could need was thought of, it was nice having brochures and maps to hand so we could plan our week. I loved the bath and slept really well in the bed. If i had one negative, it would be that the outside door in the bedroom could use some darker curtains on it. The cottage is located in such a tranquil place, and being so central in Cornwall meant we could visit locations on both coasts. We had a great week!
Guest from Crewe stayed for 7 nights.
Cottage is lovely, everything very clean and tidy. Well equipped with all we needed, all we had to buy was salt and washing up liquid can't complain at that! Garden is perfect for dogs and Albert enjoyed the dog toys and trying out the feeding plate. Kim is a welcoming host, scones on arrival and only a text away! Only improvement we could see is to have softer towels, but that's minor and we had brought our own anyway so didn't affect us. Well worth a visit
Guest from Hounslow stayed for 7 nights.
Was OK . but room for improvement, especially in the kithen àppliances department.due for some new stuff.but on the whole was ok for the money.
Guest from Tonbridge stayed for 5 nights.
Lovely cottage with enclosed dog friendly garden. Comfy bed and lovely bath. Easy access to both coasts and lovely walking on the Moor. Great food at The Old Manor at Rilla Mill.
Guest from Uxbridge stayed for 7 nights.
A very lovely cottage with own garden,ideal for the dog owners are very pleasant,lovely location can't wait to revisit
Guest from Keighley stayed for 4 nights.
very comfortable cottage , everything that we needed in a superb location, lovely touch fresh cream scones on our arrival and gorgeous golden raspberry homemade jam.
Guest from Wimborne stayed for 7 nights.
We had a lovely week (starting Sunday 18th September) staying at The Threshing Barn at Darley (roughly half way between Launceston and Liskeard) We arrived Sunday afternoon to find a cream tea waiting for us in our cottage, but no ordinary cream tea it was a proper one - homemade scones and homemade golden raspberry jam (made from the golden raspberries in Kim and John's garden) We always take our lively little mini schnauzer "Wookie" on holiday with us and never really trust the descriptions of the gardens when they say "enclosed garden" but this one was and it was great to be able to leave the door from our open plan kitchen/living room to the garden open and not have to worry. The Threshing Barn is attached to their main farmhouse but you are completely private and don't feel like you are being watched. Ample parking. In a very central spot ready to explore Cornwall (or Devon) in all directions. It's a cosy place with everything you could want including a washing machine tucked away in a large cupboard in the good sized bathroom, the cottage has lovely thick walls and one night was particularly stormy and we didn't hear a thing.
Guest from Bridport stayed for 3 nights.
Stayed for a couple of nights, very peaceful, comfy and restful. Fantastic woodland/river walks for the dog. Garden safe to allow dog in and out freely
Guest from Dover stayed for 4 nights.
Whole experience of staying at Acorns was excellent. The accommodation had everything we needed. We were greeted and informed of all relevant details. Lots of informative literature within the accommodation too. You do need your own transport to get and about. However, after short distances, there were lots of places for us to take our dog, Mimi, for long walks. All of the coastal towns, (and pubs), we visited, were dog-friendly too. After a busy day visiting, walking etc it was luverly to come back to Acorns and relax, ready for the next day !
Guest from Newtown stayed for 7 nights.
The cottage was lovely with everything we needed and a secure garden for our dog. It's very well positioned for exploring Cornwall with plenty to do on the doorstep. The owners were more then helpful and even dogsat Ellie while we went to the Eden project.
Guest from Swindon stayed for 6 nights.
Last minute holiday very lucky to find Acorns. The hosts very very welcoming and friendly, Kim welcomed us with homemade cream tea and fresh eggs from her chickens. The house was a joy and well equipped, located fairly centrally for beaches and shopping. Minions was very interesting with all the mining history and engine houses. We will definitely go back and stay again only have praise for this holiday
Guest from Great Yarmouth stayed for 7 nights.
lovely quiet cottage once you got used to going downstairs to bed! Kim was very welcoming and the cream tea was delicious. Enjoyed watching the birds around the garden,all you could hear despite the fact that the road is not that far away,but no traffic noise at all. Only drawback was limited places on site to walk the dogs,but literally 5mins in the car and there was as much Bodmin Moor as you could want.
Guest from Newcastle Upon Tyne stayed for 7 nights.
A great place to stay, Acorns has everything you need for a holiday home and more. The enclosed garden was perfect for the dogs. The owners were very welcoming and helpful during our stay. Cream tea on arrival a good start to our holiday. Good access to both coasts and some great scenery on the doorstep. Will definitely be returning.
Guest from Ledbury stayed for 3 nights.
We were looking for somewhere in Cornwall, handy for the Eden Project and the coastal villages, where we could relax, and which would take the dog. Acorns appeared to fit the bill perfectly. Booking was easy, with lots of information, the cottage, on the end of the main building, with a small private garden, exceeded expectations, and the owners could not be more welcoming - cream tea and eggs provided, along with the essentials for tea, coffee and so on. The cottage is in a very rural location, and the wifi erratic, but that's Cornwall. We would highly recommend Acorns.
Guest from Chichester stayed for 3 nights.
Great from the moment when we arrived (early) when we were told that the scones hadn't finished cooking yet but would be with us when they had!! Very nice owners who went that extra mile to ensure our stay was enjoyable. We will be going back as the dogs seemed to enjoy it as much as us. Thanks. Bob and Terri Dixon
Guest from Telford stayed for 7 nights.
A cosy cottage that feels like a home from home with beautiful views of the countryside and friendly approachable hosts, ideal for dog walkers and will definetely be returning soon. Thanks for a fantastic stay.
Guest from Newton Abbot stayed for 7 nights.
Excellent holiday home. Stayed with my husband and my dog and it was just perfect! Even had a little enclosed garden to relax and watch the world go by. The only reason I haven't given it the full 100% is that the shower very occasionally had its moments where it would switch off after a little while but they had a beautiful roll top bath so to be honest it was never a major issue!!! Kim is such a welcoming owner who provided us with homemade scones with cream and homemade jam on arrival, they had left us a pint of milk etc all of these touches made us feel so welcome that we can't wait to go back next year! A home from home, I really cannot are it highly enough.
Guest from Crewe stayed for 7 nights.
We always take our dog away with us but normally we stay in B and Bs. This was our first experience of a cottage holiday. It has now made us realise that this is definitely the better option- much more relaxing. The cottage itself was cosy and had everything we needed. We were very pleased we had chosen to stay here.
Guest from Hull stayed for 7 nights.
We enjoyed our stay very much , clean and tidy , and it met our needs . Beautiful area to be in , couldn't fault it ... Just needs a comfier sofa to sit on .
Guest from Bristol stayed for 7 nights.
When we arrived we were made to feel welcome by the owners of the accomadation, they are very nice people. The main purpose of our holiday was to park our vehicle up and to walk with our dog from the location. On the first day of arrival I was advised by the local landowner which surrounds the property where we stayed,that I was not allowed to walk in the surrounding fields as they did not permit this. It meant that every time I wanted to walk the dog the car was needed for a journey of a few miles before you reached the moorland as we were not positioned as we expected within the Bodmin moor area but outside.The main roads outside had no pavements so therefore it was not ideal. To be fair if you do not want local walking with a dog it might be suitable.
Guest from Cheltenham stayed for 7 nights.
Ideal spot to visit all areas of cornwall Very dog friendly And the hospitality from Kim was fantastic With her lovely home grown veg given to us And freshly laid eggs and a welcoming gift of Freshly baked scones homemade jam and clotted Cream. We will defiantly return
Guest from Maidstone stayed for 7 nights.
Acorns is part of a threshing barn, on the edge of the converted old farm buildings. There are lovely up hill views across the garden, and easier access to main roads than we expected.... Acorns is equally great for dogs and humans....
Guest from Hinckley stayed for 7 nights.
Nice welcome pack on arrival. Quiet relaxing place to stay after spending all day siteseeing and traveling around. Great for dogs. Would definately recommend Acorns as an ideal base to explore Cornwall.
Guest from Birmingham stayed for 5 nights.
Acorns is a lovely, dog-friendly cottage that provided the ideal base from which to explore Cornwall. Extremely beautiful surroundings and a small yard for the dogs to stretch their legs in the morning ahead of long walks. We would definitely return to Acorns.
Guest from Leeds stayed for 6 nights.
would certainly go back made very welcome,super location for anyone,we did not take our dog this time but great for dog owners.The whole location is so picturesque and we used it for a base to tour around Cornwall,Boscastle is highly recommended and Tavistock.
Guest from Basingstoke stayed for 5 nights.
Acorns is a lovely little cottage located within a 5 minute drive of Bodmin Moor. The location is idyllic with some beautiful views of Corninsh countryside from the top of the garden. There are some stunning sights to see, all within a short drive although as mentioned before, Bodmin Moor is so close it's a shame not to spend a couple of days exploring a tiny fraction of that alone! I stayed with my partner and our dog (border collie) and we were very comfortable, however, if you have a larger dog and the weather is against you I'd imagine it could get a bit cramped! The owners were great, once we'd been given the keys and walked around the cottage we were left to our own devices and enjoyed our stay in peace. I would recommend asking them about the local area as they gave us some good advice with regards to walks etc. Overall I would highly recommend Acorns as a great little get away, it certainly helped us forget about everything else and enabled us to just enjoy a holiday.
Guest from Todmorden stayed for 10 nights.
Great,relaxing place to stay. Everything you need and really dog friendly. Enclosed garden leading from the lounge meant the dogs could run as they please while you sit back and relax...
Guest from Reading stayed for 4 nights.
We had a great time in Acorns with our two Leonberger. The Cottage is really good sized and offers all the things you need during a holiday. The little welcome present with fresh scones and cream tea was perfect after a long drive. The owners are the perfect host and we definitely would come back for another stay. To experience the north and south coast of Cornwall, it is the perfect location. Thanks for everything !!!
Guest from Ashford stayed for 4 nights.
We had such a lovely time at Accorns, the location was central to both coasts of Cornwall.We really liked the idea of the enclosed garden so we didn't have to worry about the dogs when we let them out. We had everything we needed in the cottage plus extra. We were welcomed with fresh homemade scones, clotted cream and jam, plus milk in the fridge and fresh eggs, what more could you ask for.
Guest from Rochdale stayed for 14 nights.
Fantastic base to tour Cornwall! Very compact and comfortable. Perfect for our two dogs. Would recommend to a couple who want friendly dog friendly accommodation in the peace and quiet.
Guest from Eversley stayed for 7 nights.
Had a brilliant week at Acorns. Ideal position for so many places to visit, walk and relax. Will definitely consider a return. Owners on site and very friendly.
Guest from Northampton stayed for 7 nights.
Our 1st holiday away with our Dogs and we really enjoyed it. Acorns owners gave us a warm welcome and were really helpful through out our stay. They cottage had its own secure garden which meant my dogs were safe. It had everything we needed and a few extras like fresh eggs, cream and fresh scones. It was located a short drive away from lovely walks.
Guest from Willand stayed for 7 nights.
Very warm welcome,peace and quiet, Lovely clean cottage everything you need is there. Will be going again with the dogs loved it. Thankyou xx
Guest from Monmouth stayed for 7 nights.
We loved our stay at the Acorns and the location of the property is perfect for touring further east, west, north or south. However, the cleanliness of the property was poor - if we owned a rental property we would stay for at least a day and a night to experience it from a client's perspective - after all, who actually gets into their shower and closes the door in order to clean it? If one did however, one would get a better picture.
Guest from stayed for 3 nights.
Lovely little cottage, great for a long weekend. Very cosy and relaxing. Hosts very welcoming and friendly. Great area of Cornwall to stay in, central and easy for visiting other places.
Guest from Stafford stayed for 7 nights.
We cannot praise the accommodation enough. It was lovely and clean and stunning views. Mr and Mrs Sudell were very helpful and pleasant whilst giving us space. We would recommend The Acorns to anyone and would certainly stay there again in the future.
Guest from Margate stayed for 7 nights.
Cottage was lovely and we couldn't have asked for a better location. We were very impressed with the central location as everything we wanted to see was within about an hours drive. We had a great host and Nala the dog was just as welcome. We can't wait to visit Acorns again. Thank you Kim, see you again soon love Jo, Dave and Nala
Guest from London stayed for 5 nights.
Lovely few days in a lovely cottage. Clean, well-maintained and in a beautiful area. Owners are next door, very nice couple, helpful, friendly and not intrusive. Excellent place to stay for peace and quiet. Dog loved it too.
Guest from Northampton stayed for 3 nights.
Had a lovely time here, had everything we needed. Kim was very helpful and friendly. Took our husky with us who settled here fine, garden is great for dogs. Would definitely recommend and look forward to going back at some point.
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