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Higher Tumrose

Blisland, Cornwall (Ref. 976290)


Very good

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "The property reflected the price paid."

    We would not recommend it for the “high” season because the facilities do not match the price that would be paid then. The single bedroom should be a shower room for the use of the double bedroom at that end of the house. The owners were very nice and helpful.

    Thank you for your feedback and we are pleased to hear the owners of Higher Tumrose provided a warm welcome. This particular property has a strong history of repeat bookers and positive feedback - we are sorry to hear you wont be returning for a summer stay. Property Owner

    Mr RiddleNov 2021

  • "Beautiful place to stay and relax, owners were very friendly and have a beautiful collie."

    to be able to walk around the back of the property through the owners private paddocks and be on Bodmin Moor in ten minutes was a real joy, just such a beautiful area and the walks were amazing. after a long walk with the dogs to get back light up the woodburner and have something nice cooking in the well stocked kitchen with a glass of red (or two). the perfect place to unwind and relax. Thank you

    Mr LewisOct 2021

  • "Property is well placed for visiting the east and west coasts."

    Short walk to the village and pub does great food with plenty of outside seating. While the property is large with great sized rooms, apart from the bathrooms it needs some TLC and a good clean. Dirty windows, dust on the back of doors and towel rails, dirty sockets in the kitchen and doors need a good clean. I wouldn’t touch the drier and oven! This is the first property we have stayed in where we have felt uncomfortable with the cleanliness.

    Thank you for your feedback. I have spoken to the owner regarding the cleanliness issues who will speak to the housekeeper. We have never had any issues of this nature before and there is a regular window cleaner. We are sorry that this impacted your stay on this occasion. Property Owner

    Miss HughesSep 2021

  • "Just to thank Mr and Mrs Larsen for their friendship and for allowing us the ..."

    Just to thank Mr and Mrs Larsen for their friendship and for allowing us the privilege of being able to stay in a beautiful location with the solitude we all need from time to time to recharge our batteries and relax Thank you very much

    Mr OsullivanSep 2021

  • "What a fantastic place to stay - extremely well equipped, nothing has been forgotten."

    Higher Tumrose is a comfortably furnished home with quality furniture, some very lovely pieces and book cases to rival a library. The whole place was spotless and all topped off with views to die for plus we had super weather too. Our dogs loved the immaculate garden but one did take a leap of faith and had a fabulous time in the field opposite ;) ! A 10 minute stroll downhill brings you to the prettiest village around which has a shop and a welcoming pub serving very very generous portions of good food and an excellent selection of local ales. We will be back, and can only presume that the previous negative reviewer was staying at a different accommodation.

    Mrs BakerSep 2021

  • "Higher Tumrose is a beautiful cottage set in a very rural location."

    Everything we needed was provided. The view is gorgeous with the added antics of the small flock of sheep. Our dog enjoyed sunbathing in the garden or warming herself in the sun room. Beds were comfortable. We particularly loved our master suite. The village has a very welcoming pub with a small restaurant. The portion sizes were enormous! There is also a small but well stocked community shop. One of the houses nearby sells homemade jams and preserves and a couple of houses sell fresh eggs. A perfect place for our Cornish escape. Our only regret? That we didn’t book two weeks. Never mind, I’m sure we’ll be back soon!

    Mrs WarnerSep 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful quiet country setting yet with everything close by."

    Very private garden, ideal for the dogs. Fabulous walks on your doorstep. Accommodating and charming hosts. We will be back.

    Mrs LockhartJun 2021

  • "A super house with a lovely sunroom,sitting room and a well equipped kitchen ."

    Loads of room for everybody . Beautiful peaceful location - great to be away from the crowds at the beach but easy access to both north and south . The house is located in a pretty village with a pub and community shop. Thoroughly recommended.

    Mrs Williams-prestonMay 2021

  • "Such a beautiful cottage and location."

    The cottage is very well equipped, with more than enough space for 5 adults, a dog and two small children. Absolutely gorgeous, incredibly peaceful, I hope we'll be able to return!

    Ms TaylerMay 2021

  • "We had a wonderful time, the house was perfect in every way."

    Miss TuckerApr 2021

  • "This property is the place for time away from the hassle and troubles of daily life."

    A real chance to recharge the battery.

    Mr OsullivanSep 2020

  • "We were 2 families and the house was a great layout for us and a fantastic location."

    The only recommendation I would make is the white goods in the kitchen are quite old and need updating, especially the washing machine (the clothes smelt clean, but didn't necessarily look it!).

    Mrs EastonAug 2020

  • "Fantastic property with breathtaking views."

    The master bedroom in particular has the most incredible views from the windows- amazing start to your day when you have a cup of tea staring out! Great space and has everything you could possibly need. We loved staying here and were so sad to leave. Gorgeous property, beautiful area and fantastic owners! Thank you! Highly recommend this property. Will def return!

    Mrs BarnardAug 2020

  • "This beautiful cottage is in a quiet part of Cornwall the views are spectacular ..."

    This beautiful cottage is in a quiet part of Cornwall the views are spectacular and walking to Bodmin moor is on your doorstep owners are friendly facilities are very good only small niggle were the 10 steps to front door they are shallow and easier than I thought but if you have difficulty going up steps could be a problem they are slightly slippery at the sides if it’s wet I have arthritis in my knees and I managed to get up and down them there is a very handy hand rail to hang onto we enjoyed are stay very much would love to go back sometime

    Mrs CrosseyNov 2019

  • "Lovely quiet location."

    Friendly, helpful owners. Well equipped. Warm, cosy cottage. Lots of hot water. Short walk to the village and to the Moor.

    Mrs KettleOct 2019

  • "We specifically chose this house because of it’s location on the moor."

    It is beautifully situated and we walked everyday. It was so peaceful and relaxing and the house provides everything you need. It is well located to explore the many lovely parts of Cornwall but for us the moor itself was the main attraction. The village is idillic and has a lovely community shop and pub.

    EveredOct 2019

  • "The owners were very helpful and lovely ..."

    The owners were very helpful and lovely The cottage was beautiful and the views were amazing We have booked again for next year

    Mrs RossiterSep 2019

  • "On the photos it looks like a bungalow but it is built on the slope of a hill so there are quite few steps up to the front door."

    It would have been helpful to know this. I have rheumatoid arthritis and go through periods of ill health when steps would be a real problem to me. People with limited mobility need to be aware. Other than that this bungalow is really spacious and comfortable- we really enjoyed staying there.

    Mrs Raynor-KrillAug 2019

  • "This cottage is fabulous , there is everything in it you could possibly need , its lovely and spacious with the most outstanding views ."

    Peaceful and beautiful . The owner was on site in the evening to welcome us , not intrusive at all , we did not see them again except to wave to . We will definately be back . PS beautiful dog called Connie as well

    Mrs SpencerJul 2019

  • "Our stay at Higher Tumrose was very nice and all the family including the dogs felt very welcome it’s in a lovely location and it was all in one level which was good."

    The only downside was it could have been cleaner as there was dust in places and cobwebs around.. the shower in the en-suite was not very good as it was slow, apart from those 2 things it is a very enjoyable cottage set in an amazing part of the countryside

    We are glad that overall your holiday was wonderful. We are very sorry that you had a problem with cleanliness on this occasion. We have spoken with the owner who is liaising with her cleaner to ensure that there are no further issues in this regard. Historically the property has had a very good cleanliness rating so we are sorry that it fell short for you on this occasion. Glad that you had a great holiday. Property Owner

    Mr BloomfieldJul 2019

  • "The property exceeded our expectations."

    The house is all on one level & was amazing & plenty of room for 7 with 4 very good size bedrooms. This is a large property with plenty of space to all be together or have some time away to yourself if desired. Both of the showers were great, especially the main bathroom with the overhead large shower head. The main bathroom has a large bath with central taps too. The conservatory is much bigger than in pics & looks out on to views. The kitchen & main bedroom has the same views at the front of the property. The owners Sheila & Kim were lovely & there was milk & cookies awaiting us on arrival. My mother uses a wheelchair & so the front of the property access is not possible (but I wasn't aware of that from the Sykes site until I read the reviews), However, on reading the reviews I phoned the owner & she was extremely helpful & said there was access around the back of the property over the grass & we did not find this a problem at all, there is just a very slight bank & you can park car at the back access as well. (at the front there is also an old way in which is just 4 steps in between fir trees but this is not currently used but could be possibly in the future if the owners wanted to open up property for the disabled & put a lift in there). There is another review on here about slippy steps to the front of the property but these are made of granite & were not slippy in the slightest & not sure if granite can get slippy - I didn't think so, but all was good with both existing access ways to the property. The property views exceeded expectations & were amazing. Such a peaceful place with stunning views. There is everything you could possibly need at the property, very well equipped kitchen, hairdryer, iron, ironning board, laundry basket, washing line, pegs, bbq, even found a bucket & spade! in porch

    Miss HaynesJun 2019

  • "Enjoyed the cottage nice and spacious."

    The conservatory was nice to sit in on an evening and looking at the views. Could have had better weather but still enjoyed it.

    Mr StennettJun 2019

  • "We love staying at Higher Tumrose, that's why we've booked it every May for at least 17 years."

    Its a wonderful place.

    Mrs CliffeMay 2019

  • "The farmers are nice people."

    We looked up the cottage thinking about going back but we're put off by your prices

    Mr JordenMar 2019

  • "Absolutely gorgeous place and the owners are brilliant"

    Mrs Clements-osborneFeb 2019

  • "The cottage had many thoughtful touches and was very homely."

    The owners were very kind with arrangements for my 90 year old mother. Really beautiful views, very quiet and Blisland is a very friendly village. On a sunny day in December the sunroom was a really warm and a lovely place to sit. The kitchen is very well equipped with everything needed including another beautiful view. The heating system and wood burner were excellent although the double bedroom next to the living room could be cold at night. The beds and bedding were very comfortable. The bathrooms were modern and very well equipped. A beautiful setting on a nice farm. Wonderful, thank you!

    Mrs HooperDec 2018

  • "There is a set of stone steps up to the building that get a little slippery when it is wet."

    Mr HollandOct 2018

  • "Very peaceful place with lovely views and just a short walk to a pretty village and up onto Bodmin Moor."

    Higher Tumrose is a very cozy, but spacious bungalow. The large lounge has the best wood burning stove I’ve ever used - so easy to light. There was plenty of equipment in the kitchen. Everything worked although the appliances are a bit elderly (the microwave is small). The beds were very comfortable too. The downside; the main bathroom shower was little more than a dribble which meant queuing for the electric en-suite one. There are ten steps up to the front door and the paving is slippery when wet. Only a problem if you book the property, like us, with an elderly parent in mind. Bizarrely the sun lounge was a fly graveyard! This aside, Higher Tumrose was a great place to stay for exploring North Cornwall. We loved the pub too - great beer and really friendly.

    BeardOct 2018

  • "We would like to thank the hosts Mr and Mrs Jensen for their kindness, friendship and hospitality."

    They were there if we needed them and yet left us alone to enjoy the peaceful surroundings of the cottage. The views and the tranquility of the cottage made a perfect holiday for us. The cottage was warm and very comfortable well equipped. For us it made for a perfect time away to leave as far as we could the trials and tribulations of our normal lives behind us and just enjoy each others company in a wonderful setting. Please thank Mr and Mrs Jensen very much for allowing us to have the opportunity to stay at Higher Tumrose.

    Mr OsullivanSep 2018

  • "We had a great time."

    Great cottage which had everything that we needed. Weather was fabulous for both weeks. Already booked for next year!

    Mr BarnardJul 2018

  • "Another week in a beautiful cottage with friendly owners."

    Found this wonderfully peaceful place last year & had to go back. If you are looking for somewhere to unwind this is it. Traditional village pub very close for good meals & a wonderful community run shop - please use it so locals don't lose it.

    Mrs CannonJun 2018

  • "We were very surprised to see you charging a booking fee."

    We assume that Sykes have introduced this charge which is unwelcome.

    Mr AbrahamsApr 2018

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The property

Higher Tumrose is a handsome single-storey detached cottage.

You will feel at home in the spacious, characterful rooms, from the elegant sitting room where you can relax beside the wood burning stove or wander out to through French windows to admire views from the balcony, to the sun room which also has tremendous rural views.

Family meals are easy to prepare in the big, well equipped kitchen which also has a handy country-style table looking over the garden.

The four bedrooms are all comfortable places to sleep after an active day enjoying the surroundings.

Outside, you have your own patio with furniture and a private lawn.

This is a lovely place for relaxing or exploring North Cornwall and Bodmin Moor.

Note: This property can be booked with Tumrose Cottage, together they sleep 11.


Ground Floor

Kitchen Dining Area Bathroom Double Bedroom Ensuite Single Bedroom Twin Bedroom Twin Bedroom Sitting Room Sun Room Balcony


  • All ground floor
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king size double with en suite bathroom with bath, WC and basin, 2 x twin (one converts to super king double), 1 x 2’6” single
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC, basin
  • Hall
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove
  • Sunroom
  • Kitchen with dining area.
  • Central heating, electric panel heaters with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Phone incoming calls only only, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for three cars
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property
  • There are ten swallow steps from car park leading terrace and entrance

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Bodmin 5.7 miles; Wadebridge 8.4 miles; Polzeath 13.2 miles; Tintagel 13.8 miles; Padstow 16 miles; Fowey 17.2 miles.

Situated under the western edge of granite-bound Bodmin Moor, the village of Blisland retains its age old character and is the only village in Cornwall to have a village green with trees. Around the green, cluster old houses and cottages, as well as the famous, award-winning Blisland Inn. The village is located less than three miles from the A30, and so provides an ideal central location for touring Cornwall. Nearby, Poley’s Bridge marks the beginning of the Camel Trail, a 17-mile long route, which follows a long disused old steam engine railway line to Padstow. The route is completely traffic-free and perfect for walkers and cyclists. You can even explore the trail on horseback and a purpose-built hide has been constructed between Wadebridge and Padstow, so even birdwatchers are catered for! Pull on your walking boots and explore Bodmin Moor, or venture to the coast with your buckets and spades and enjoy a day on one of the many beautiful beaches that stretch along Cornwall’s northern coastline. A fabulous part of the country for all!

Region Information

Note: Sorry, no short breaks
Note: There are ten swallow steps from car park leading terrace and entrance.

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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