Wheel Barn on the edge of Bodmin Moor is a fantastic converted barn which offers quite excellent accommodation for 4 people. You can enjoy views of the rolling countryside from the patio or 1st floor living space and at night Bodmin Moor has been designated an International Dark Sky Landscape so the sky is clear of artificial light and and amazing sight. One of our many dog friendly cottages.
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Wheel Barn at Lestitha Farm is a recently converted barn where the Owners have created a quite superb holiday home. Set out in reverse style with a living room designed to take in the extensive views over the rolling countryside this is a brilliant place to stay for both couples and families. The farm has plenty of land and animals to keep the children entertained!
Lestitha Farm is located on the edge of Bodmin Moor, conveniently just 5 minutes drive off the main A38 dual carriageway at Liskeard. The south Cornish coast town of Looe is just 20 minutes away with nearby beaches. There are also extensive water sports at Siblyback Reservoir just 10 minutes away. The walking around Bodmin Moor is just superb and dogs will be in heaven! The Shippon next door accommodates 2 guests and can be booked at the same time.
The Owners are very welcoming and will provide lifts to the local pubs for evening meals upon request.
Ground Floor: Entrance through to the lobby with the Master bedroom leading off, with a 5' double bed, flat screen TV and glorious views over the rolling countryside. There is an en-suite shower room. A further twin bedroom also leads off the lobby which can be converted to a 6' double zip and link upon request. There is a family bathroom with over bath shower.
First Floor: Stunning open plan kitchen / living room with a wonderful open vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. There is an amazing view from dramatic windows to the end of the room.
Exterior: Garden with external furniture. There is also a 2.5 acre enclosed paddock on the farm for exercising dogs.
Facilities & Services
Heating is via central Biomass heating and the wood burning stove with ALL logs provided. The kitchen has a range of equipment. There is an electric oven & hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge / freezer, dishwasher and washer / drier. The sitting room area has a flat screen, digital TV & DVD player. WiFi is available at the property. There is an iron & ironing board available.
Electricity, heating, logs for the wood burning stove, bed linen and towels are all included, but you will need to provide your own beach towels. Up to 2 well behaved dogs will be permitted at the small additional cost of £25 per dog / per week, but please remember that dogs cannot be left unattended at the property alone. There are parking facilities for at least 2 vehicles, plus more. Regrettable smoking is not permitted. There is a cot & high chair available. On request at the time of booking, a camp bed can be provided in one of the bedrooms for a child under the age of 10. There will be an additional charge of £25 for this which will include the provision of bedding, bed linen and towels.
General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Sunday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£100 pre-authorised to your credit / debit card as a security deposit is required.
Discounts available for couples staying for 7 nights outside the peak season, using one room only.
The highest village in Cornwall is Minions which is a mere 4 miles from Lestitha Farm on the south east corner of Bodmin Moor, and has a wealth of ancient archeological sites dating from the early bronze age onwards and they are really popular with walkers and hikers, these include the Hurlers, three stone circles dated at around 1500 BC, a line through the centre of them brings you to Rillaton Barrow a large burial mound. Alternatively on the top of Stowes Hill, overlooking Minions, you can see the Cheesering, a natural formation of balancing stones formed during the last ice age and by thousands of years of erosion, the name derives from the shape of the stones and will become patently obvious on viewing!
The ancient stannary 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 livestock market. It serves a number of small surrounding villages and is the gateway to Bodmin Moor. Liskeard is also the starting point of the Liskeard to Looe railway, one of the most scenic railway trips in the country and a delightful day out! Bodmin Moor, bisected by the newly expanded A 30 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 Cornwall's 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.
To the east is the Tamar Valley, 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. Originally set up by the Benedictine Monks from Tavistock Abbey in 961 as a trading route to Plymouth via the Tamar. Tavistock is an ancient stannary and market town on the edge of Dartmoor and just across the border in Devon, it has a wealth of fine pubs, restaurants, supermarkets and tourist attractions.
Guest from Cullompton stayed for 7 nights.
Cream tea on arrival and opportunity to buy fresh eggs laid by the chickens which roam the site. What more could you ask? Very clean cottage with everything we needed for our stay. Fantastic views across Bodmin Moor. Only downside for us was the extremely soft mattress on the double bed. Great location - we managed a weals round Minions and the Moor, cycled the Camel Trail ( we were allowed to store our bikes in the barn opposite), lovely train ride to Looe ( Sardine Factory great place to drop in with a few interactive things for children), great walk around the lake and lovely cafe there for lunch.
Guest from Steyning stayed for 7 nights.
We have stayed in at least 3 UK holiday properties a year over the last 10 years and I can say that Wheel Barn is definitely the best place we have ever rented. Rita is lovely and instantly makes you feel at home, as soon as you walk into Wheel Barn you can smell how clean it is. The property is beautiful with amazing views. Beds are comfy, showers are powerful with plenty of hot water, kitchen is well equipped. The log burner was the only form of heating we used all holiday and made the evenings very cosy. A cream tea on arrival was amazing and our daughter having sampled several scones over the week announced that Rita's homemade ones were the best ! We were fortunate with the weather and could make use of the outdoor table and chairs on the patio. The whole experience was so relaxing and 5 star I cannot praise this property and Rita enough, we will be going back.
Guest from Abingdon stayed for 7 nights.
We had a wonderfully warm welcome from Rita, and her fresh cream tea was a lovely touch after such a long journey. Wheel barn was perfectly located for our needs, being not too far from the moors for walking, and not too far from the coast for a day out at the seaside. We both thought the cottage was very well furnished, and had probably one of the best appointed kitchens we have come across in a holiday cottage. It was also well maintained and very clean. Lovely views out of the big top floor window and so quiet at night perfect for a much needed get away from the office. (One night was so clear that we went outside after dark and could actually see the Milky Way as the barn is in a dark sky area). Very helpful local knowledge from Rita too can fully recommend taking the train to Looe rather than trying to park in the tiny town. Thanks for a great time and we will be back soon ?
Guest from Birmingham stayed for 7 nights.
this our second stay at the Wheelbarn and it felt like coming home, we relaxed straight away. Rita and family are so helpful, welcoming and informative the accommodation is very spacious which is helpful with our 6 year old grandson with us, and has everything you need the views from the lounge are fantastic particularly at sunset our grandson had asked regularly since our last visit are we going to the Holiday Farm today, and he just loved it when we got there to see the dogs and the chickens again
Guest from Bournemouth stayed for 7 nights.
Rita and Mark gave us a very warm welcome. The converted barn is gorgeous with fantastic views. Well equipped and comfortable. Great location for a relaxing week in the countryside.
Guest from Derby stayed for 7 nights.
Wheel Barn is situated in a perfect, central location for exploring Cornwall. Located 1mile from St Cleer, just north of Liskeard, it's around 5 minutes drive from the South coast towns of Looe, Polperro, and beaches of Milandreath, Seaton, Polkerris. It's also within easy driving - 30 minutes - of Padstow. Nearby are the Golitha Falls - great place for dog walking and Siblyback Lake. In a few minutes you can be up on the moors, investigating the old tin mine buildings, surrounded by meandering sheep (Minions village). Bear in mind of course that many of the roads are extremely narrow and twisty, so take care. The barn conversion has been beautifully done, lots of space, with bedrooms downstairs and living room, dining and kitchen areas upstairs. Great to cosy up in front of the wood burner fire. The views through the 2 sets of double doors over the moors are fantastic. At night you can see all the stars and even the milky way - assuming no Hurricane Ophelia or Storm Brian! It's also pitch black with no light or noise pollution, just a sheep bleating now and then. the welcome from Rita was lovely, home made scones with jam and clotted cream and a pint of milk for a cup of tea after your journey. Dogs have a large enclosed field and resident dog Bailey is friendly. There's also a lovely patio area outside where I had breakfast and looked out over the beautiful Bodmin Moor. I'm sure I'll be back again in the future and will definitely recommend Wheel Barn to friends.
Guest from Norwich stayed for 7 nights.
This is one of the nicest cottages we have stayed in. It is situated overlooking a small valley, with excellent views which the upstairs sitting room makes the most of. It is one of a small group of buildings on the site, along with the owner's house and another rental cottage, non of which felt in any way intrusive. The location is perfect, just far enough from any main roads to be perfectly quiet without making daily travel down the narrow Cornish lanes irksome. Spacious and very clean, comfortable king size bed, lovely cream tea on arrival. Only criticism was that the main room felt a bit bare and a few pictures would make it more homely - a minor issue compared to all the positives.
Guest from Hassocks stayed for 7 nights.
We were incredibly lucky to have Wheel Barn as our base during our recent trip to Cornwall. It was equipped with everything we needed for our stay with my husband and 3 young boys. Sadly I didn't open the Games cupboard until the last day! Perfect location, close enough to supermarkets, great for North and South coast. Would love to stay again.
Guest from Stourbridge stayed for 10 nights.
Superbly renovated barn in the middle of the countryside perfect for touring Cornwall and Devon, hair raising drive along a narrow single track lane to the property. Cream tea and essentials for a warm drink provided plus fresh flowers, hairdryer not provided but Rita kindly loaned me her daughters.Views from lounge windows are wonderful we were able to watch the rain sweep in everyday!!
Guest from Penicuik stayed for 7 nights.
Spent a lovely week at the wheel barn, near Liskeard. The property was immaculate and just as shown on the website.The nearby town of Liskeard was very central and had great train links to the rest of Cornwall. The owners were very friendly and helpful, even provided a cream tea on our arrival.Spectacular views and sunsets from the large windows in the lounge.
Guest from Birmingham stayed for 7 nights.
A lovely place set in beautiful surroundings.The owners made us feel very welcome on arrival and were very friendly during our stay giving us ideas on the best places to visit.The eldest in our party of four was 80 and the youngest only 5 but there was something to suit everyone.Would definitely go back again and recomend it to anyone.
Guest from Congleton stayed for 7 nights.
We booked a rather last minute stay at the barn and on entering were delighted with our choice. The views from the large windows/doors were stunning and helped us relax and chill from the moment we arrived. We were able to explore both the east and west side of Cornwall without any difficulties and the extra touches such as the walking leaflets/books etc were superb. We would definitely consider returning should we decide on visiting Cornwall again in the future. Thank you for a wonderful stay and being so welcoming from the moment we arrived to the moment we left.
Guest from Reading stayed for 7 nights.
We had a great holiday at the wheel barn. Beautiful surroundings and good location as we visited many beaches with our dogs.
Guest from Hull stayed for 7 nights.
A lovely cottage, so tastefully converted and so warm. We had a couple of bad weather days but the cottage was lovely and cosy and no heating requred. The upstairs lounge has a stunning view across the countryside. It is well situated for visiting the main attractions in the area. A definate recommendation, I would visit again.
Guest from Aldersbach stayed for 7 nights.
Warm welcome and friendly hosts. Lovely cottage with a fantastic view on the magnificent scenery. Perfect location for walks in the Bodmin Moore or exploring Cornwall.
Guest from St. Leonards-on-sea stayed for 7 nights.
beautiful property and location. lovely cream tea on arrival. very clean and with everything you need for a perfect stay. would thoroughly recommend and would stay there again
Guest from Hailsham stayed for 7 nights.
Wheel Barn has been a fantastic holiday expierence. Rita and Mark our hosts were amazing. We had Rita welcome us with a wonderful cream tea and an informal introduction to the Barn. Their local knowledge was very helpful. If you are looking for peace and quiet this is the spot for you. The lanes are narrow but not busy. Liskeard is an ideal base for exploring the beautiful Cornish countryside.
Guest from Fakenham stayed for 7 nights.
An excellent base for a holiday in East Cornwall as it is central to many of the common visitor attractions, and in such a beautiful place with superb views over the hills. Peaceful, but still reasonably close to a main road. The accommodation was comfortable, and had everything we needed. The owners were very pleasant and keen to ensure our stay was as good as it could be. We really enjoyed Tintagel Castle and Port Isaac (Doc Martin village) on the North coast, the Monkey Sanctuary (quite near Looe) and the train journey to Looe on the south coast, the Eden project and Restormel Castle to the West, as well as The Hurlers stone circles in the village of Minions (yes, really) on Bodmin Moor itself.
Guest from Lincoln stayed for 7 nights.
I chose Wheel Barn for its views, airiness, countryside location and have to say that it is even better than it appears on the website because of the ongoing landscaping work that keeps Mark so busy. Rita, accompanied by Bailey her dog, was just delivering freshly baked scones as we arrived so we immediately felt welcome. The accommodation was exactly as I had seen on the website, was spotless and had no signs of dogs having stayed there. Sainsbury delivered our groceries but we also patronised the Farm Shop a short drive away in St Cleer. Our two dogs, a German Shepherd and Staffie, had their own meadow to run in within the grounds, as well as lovely local walks. Being lovers of wildlife, we were delighted to see 'Otters Crossing' signs on the approach to Wheel Barn and a deer taking a stroll. Especially endearing was the cockerel and his mate who patrolled the Wheel Barn complex, always together, and fluffy chicks in a run on the lawn. Surprising that we were so close to Liskeard and the main road when our immediate surroundings were rolling countryside, narrow roads and beautiful wild flowers in hedgerows. During our week, we took advantage of the train ride from Liskeard to Looe where dogs travel free. Our only drizzly day was spent on the Wensford and Bodmin Steam Railway where dogs were also welcome. Polperro and lunch at The Three Pilchards where dogs are welcome in the cliff side garden, was a lovely day. Wheel Barn is ideally situated for exploring the many beautiful places in this area of Cornwall and is lovely to return to at the end of a good day. I cannot fault the hospitality of Rita and Mark who have put so much effort into making their accommodation so comfortable.
Guest from Liskeard stayed for 4 nights.
Our stay at wheel barn was just amazing, we booked this for my parents and grandmother who travelled from Norfolk, on arrival we were met by the owner and she was lovely, a cream tea was prepared for us for when we got there and the barn itself is amazing, luxurious and done to perfection with the main road only a mile away so was very easy to get places, we cannot fault our stay and will not stay anywhere else when my family comes down in the future.
Guest from Northants stayed for 7 nights.
We were a party of four and when we arrived we were greeted by Rita with an unexpected warm welcome in the form of hot home made scones . Rita and mark made us feel at home and were on hand with any help or information we needed . The barn is delightful , warm clean and with everything required which made our weeks stay most enjoyable . Wheel barn is conveniently situated within easy reach of both coasts and many tourist attractions so we look forward to our next visit to wheel barn.
Guest from Fareham stayed for 4 nights.
We arrived a little early and were welcomed by Rita with fresh scones, cream and jam. There were flowers on the table and milk in the fridge, which was great! Wheel Barn was beautiful, and in lovely condition. The views over farms are spectacular. There are chickens and dogs on site too. Mark was busy building a wall to keep the garden separate to the drive. Our friends were over from New Zealand and wanted to explore Cornwall. Rita also gave us leaflets and maps and was a source of masses of local information. We would all highly recommend this to anyone looking for a great holiday break.
Guest from London stayed for 7 nights.
We had a wonderful time at wheel barn. It's in a beautiful spot right on top of the hill. Scones waiting for us were a lovely touch and Rita did so much to make us welcome...the kids especially loved helping to collect eggs! The area is beautiful both near and far. We especially enjoyed day trips to morewellham quay, par sands, tintagel castle and looe. We will definitely be back!
Guest from Alcester stayed for 6 nights.
This converted barn is beautiful.It has a great peaceful location yet within easy reach of the coast .The owners are very welcoming and the view from the living room is stunning.I would definitely recommend it.
Guest from London stayed for 7 nights.
Really enjoyed our stay at Wheelbarn, very clean, homely and close to shops as well. Scones for breakfast were a lovely gesture, would definitely recommend this cottage!
Guest from Billericay stayed for 7 nights.
Such a lovely place to stay, the barn is exceptional. stayed for a week with my dad of 82yrs and my small dog who loved the open field to have a good run in. The barn is spacious and very clean and everything is there that you could possibly need in an accommodation. We ventured out every day as we are frequent visitors to the cornwall /Devon area, so a good central place to stay. Rita & Mark are always on hand if there are any problems (not that there were any) and are very good with local knowledge of the surrounding area All in all I would highly recommend
Guest from Southampton stayed for 3 nights.
A fabulous place to stay with stunning views across the countryside - watching the sun set through the floor to ceiling windows at the end of the living area was magical. The location was great, nice and rural but within easy reach of main routes to the moor or to the pretty fishing villages on the south coast. I do just need to read up on using a fan assisted electric oven for our next visit!
Guest from Uxbridge stayed for 7 nights.
We booked a last minute break in Cornwall for my wife and i plus dog. We chose Wheel Barn and were not disappointed at all, found with help of satnav, scones and a happy welcome on arrival. Good area for the dog to stretch her legs. Cottage newly renovated had everything, views, comfort, utensils. Hope to return
Guest from Spalding stayed for 7 nights.
Wheel Barn is an excellent barn conversion. The accommodation was very comfortable and everything was spotless. The views all around Wheal Barn are incredible. Also I was lovely and warm - a lot of holiday accommodation is chilly in September, first thing in the morning and at night. The location is good as well, being able to enjoy absolute peace and quiet but only being a couple of miles from the A38. I definitely found this accommodation one of the best I have stayed in and hope to visit again. Rita and Mark, the owners, were very welcoming and made sure we had a lovely holiday.
Guest from Flamstead stayed for 7 nights.
The barn is part of the very recent culmination of a major restoration project which would have made an excellent Grand Designs candidate - Rita showed us the photos of the original listed buildings (ruins!). Amazing achievement. The upstairs living area has stunning panoramic views through large glazed doors. Not far off the beaten track but far enough for absolute peace and quiet. Very comfortable and extremely spacious and all that we needed (plus some scones, jam and cream there to welcome us - delicious start). Loads of hot water and great showers. Bed linen a delight. Enough said ...
Guest from Barry stayed for 7 nights.
Clean, comfortable, spaceous accommodation in a lovely tranquil location. If you want to relax this is the place for you. Would come back if visiting Cornwall again. Thanks Rita and Mark. Can recommend The Highwayman in Dobwalls, great food and friendly atmosphere.
Guest from Stalybridge stayed for 7 nights.
A beautiful barn conversion in a gorgeous rural location, very peaceful. We had a very relaxing stay. The owners were lovely. We took our small dog and he loved it, there was a huge paddock for him to play in. We would recommend this cottage to our friends and family.
Guest from Beaulieu stayed for 4 nights.
our short break family holiday was only disappointing because we had to leave Wheel Barn. Very good standard throughout with wonderful hosts. This newly converted barn barn is a lovely traditional Cornish building. they have put the lving accommodation on the first floor to benefit from stunning views. The bathrooms were fitted out to a high standard and everything had been thought of to make a really wonderful holiday accommodation.
Guest from Bradford On Avon stayed for 4 nights.
We stayed at Wheel barn May 2015 for 4 nights, and were very pleased with our stay. We arrived to warm scones and everything needed to make a tea/coffee, which was much appreciated after a long drive and a great start to our break! Wheel barn itself has been very nicely converted into accommodation and to a high standard. There was just the 2 of us, plus the dog, but even with 4 staying there it would be very spacious as the rooms are big and light. It is great having the kitchen/lounge upstairs to enjoy the countryside views. There is everything needed in the barn, including things like hand soap and tea towels etc. which not all self-catering places have. The location is great if you are looking for a bit of peace and quiet, and we had no problems exploring cornwall from there. Wheel barn was one of the few places we could find in cornwall that was dog friendly and would let us book a short break (off peak), and I'm really pleased we found it, the owners are lovely, the place is great and I would definitely recommend and would stay there again!
Guest from Bexhill On Sea stayed for 6 nights.
This accommodation has been finished to an incredibly high standard and includes everything you need for a comfortable stay. It is ideally located for visiting a number of places and attractions such as the Eden Project and The lost gardens of Heligan. The owners are extremely helpful and very friendly.
Guest from Wallasey stayed for 7 nights.
If you are looking for a place to stay, this is it, its a wonderful place, the views are terrific, the kitchen has everything you need, the hosts are a credit, if you need anything just ask, there is a Morrisons and Aldi supermarkets only 5 mins away by car, this is an ideal place to use as a base Looe and Pollpero, and the Eden project only a short distance away, there is a log burner to keep you warm on a cold chilly night which we never used as we had a heatwave in April, I give this a rating of 10/10 and would highly recommend this as your first choice.
The Shippon on the edge of Bodmin Moor is a fantastic converted barn which offers quite excellent and accessible accommodation for 2 people with a private hot tub. You can enjoy views of the rolling countryside from the patio and at night Bodmin Moor has been designated an International Dark Sky Landscape so the sky is clear of artificial light and and amazing sight.
Winnow Barn is a lovingly renovated, large and luxurious, reverse level, barn conversion with a host of character features including exposed roof trusses, original oak lintels, and a positively baronial 45' open plan living and dining area. It is in the grounds of Penhawger farm which has a history dating back to the Domesday book and is set in a stunning tranquil valley just outside Merrymeet but close to the magical views and walks of Bodmin Moor with exposed tors, standing stones and Bronze Age archaeology.
Discounts available for a couple staying for 7 nights outside of peak season, using one room only.
Location: Bodmin Moor
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.
Up to 2 dogs permitted at no additional cost.