Holiday Cottage in Bodmin Moor
Sleeps 2 - Bedrooms 1 - From £350
Fantastic access to the A30 which is out of earshot but means Exeter is less than an hour away, stunning beaches on the north coast are within easy reaches such as Trebarwith Strand, Crackington Haven and Widemouth Bay as are the picturesque fishing villages of Port Isaac and Padstow. Further south is well worth exploring, Looe, Fowey and Mevagissey to name but a few, with the world-famous Eden Project, is an experience and since the stables are dog-friendly a walk or two over Bodmin Moor where you can experience the views from the highest parts of Cornwall, Rough Tor and Brown Willy, trek around Dozmary Pool where King Arthur received Excalibur from the Lady of the Lake, allegedly. This really is a superb spot to engage with nature from a stunning cottage.
Ground floor: The front door leads into an open plan kitchen lounge and diner. There is a comfortable sofa, breakfast bar, kitchen area, wood-burning stove and also a vaulted ceiling. Patio doors lead to a decked area in the garden and have panoramic views. A door leads into a large bedroom with 5' double bed, storage, vaulted ceiling and built-in wardrobe. There is an ensuite shower room with stunning tiling and decor, WC and hand basin.
Exterior: Arrive via a shared drive with the owners who live next door, parking for 1 car. Private garden to rear with rolling countryside and moorland views, paddocks close to the property with Arabian horses that are bred at the stables, a small, enclosed garden and raised deck area. Table and chairs, sun loungers.
Facilities & Services
Heating is via electric underfloor heating and the wood-burning stove. The kitchen has a range of modern equipment. There is a small electric convection oven, and 2 ring electric hob, a microwave/grill, toaster, kettle, fridge with ice box, laundry is available via the owners next door at a small extra charge. The sitting area has a digital Smart TV with catch up. There is WiFi available at the property.
Electricity, heating, bed linen, towels and beach towels are all included. There is private parking for one car available. Up to two well-behaved dogs will be permitted at a small additional cost of £30 per dog / per week, although please remember that you cannot leave dogs unattended in the property alone. Regrettably, no smoking is allowed. There is a cot & highchair available upon request. During the winter one basket of logs will be provided as well as kindling and fire lighters.
General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Friday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£250 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
The beautiful historic market town of Launceston lies just across the border from Devon and was once the capital of Cornwall. With rolling countryside, castle ruins and plenty of shops and nearby attractions, it’s a fantastic base for exploring North Cornwall. Launceston was the ancient capital of Cornwall and has been a market town since the time of the Normans. It still possesses a medieval south gate and castle ruins. Due to its position just a mile west of the River Tamar, it borders Devon and is often referred to as the 'gateway to Cornwall'. The church of St Mary Magdelene is well worth a visit for its unusual granite carvings and a ghoul is said to haunt the churchyard. There are many strange tales around this area of Cornwall. Apparently south of Launceston at Hingston Down there is buried treasure, the ghost of Dorothy Dingley has been seen many times in Botathon, and in nearby Yeolmbridge the Wild Hunt may be seen by those crossing the bridge. But those who see this twice will not live to tell the tale!
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 Cornwall’s stone circles, the Trippet Stones and Stripple Stone Henge 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 Stein’s 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: Cothele, Lanhydrock House, Trerice and Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps. Slightly further afield is the Eden Project in St Austell. Morwhellham Quay is also a fascinating place to visit, a "living" museum providing a wonderful day out.
5 out of 5
Service and Staff: 5
Value For Money: 5
Cosy bolthole on Bodmin MoorReviewed on 11/11/2020
We loved our stay at Poldhu, and Karen could not have done more to ensure we had a lovely time. Perfect for two people, this property is beautifully finished and a lovely place to which to return at the end of a dayA?s hiking.
4.5 out of 5
Service and Staff: 4
Value For Money: 4
ReviewReviewed on 24/09/2020
Comfortable and stylish accommodation in a lovely location with rural views. Friendly and helpful owners.