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Tumrose Cottage

Blisland, Cornwall (Ref. 976289)


(46 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "Loved the property, Gorgeous garden liked by us all especially our loopy dog and the window seat indoors was very relaxing to watch the wildlife."

    The only problem was the uneven slightly slippy floor in the living Room.

    Reviewed by PatriciaMay 2022

  • "The cottage was extremely comfortable and well equiped."

    The outlook was attractive and only a short walk into the pretty village. There was also a delightful walk through the farmyard up to the open moor. The other bonus for us was the large secure garden which our dog loved. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by JaniceMay 2022

  • "Our 6th visit to this outstanding beautiful comfy cottage."

    You will want for nothing as very well equipped & very clean. The garden is very secure for dogs. The area is central for visiting all of Cornwall & the local pub is well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by CherylApr 2022

  • "Lovely place, with everything you'd need and within easy walking distance of an excellent pub and community shop."

    Bodmin Moor is easily accessible and you're within 30mins of the beach. Beautiful setting, with bluebells in abundance when we stayed. Location is also great for stargazing, with little light pollution.

    Reviewed by MaxApr 2022

  • "Simple cottage well presented in a lovely quiet location."

    Great pub in the village and easy access for anywhere in north Cornwall as 5 mins from a30. Cottage was warm, clean and comfortable and generously supplied with consumables. It was a bit cramped for 4 adults and lacked storage space but we still had a lovely time there and would return. Wifi was good, tv was basic.

    Reviewed by CaroleApr 2022

  • "Lovely peaceful location, warm and cosy cottage just what we needed."

    The owners friendly and helpful but not intrusive in any way. Brilliant holiday, we will be back.

    Reviewed by RichardMar 2022

  • "Our second stay at Tumrose and the owners were thoughtful to provide milk and biscuits on our arrival."

    The cottage was warm,comfortable and clean and ideal to bring our dog to ,with an enclosed garden ,access to fields and a short walk to the village . The weather was fabulous and we were able to sit outside as well as visit some beautiful beaches and countryside . The cottage is very peaceful with only the sound of cows mooing and lambs bleating .An ideal place to get away from it all.

    Reviewed by MargaretMar 2022

  • "Very pleased with our stay."

    The cottage was clean and cosy, the garden was very well kept and secured for our dog. The area is really pretty, with some farm animals on our doorstep, which our 7 years old absolutely loved. There was no issues with heating or hot water during our stay. The owner was always at hand, available and very helpful, providing us with wood for the log burner everyday. The games room isn't within the property so we didn't use it.

    Reviewed by RoseFeb 2022

  • "Lovely compact holiday bolthole with everything I need and the sounds of the farm around."

    The Larsens are delightful.

    Reviewed by ErikaFeb 2022

  • "Property was fine but I'm afraid cleanliness was an issue for me considering there was a note that suggested extra cleaning due to covid."

    Kitchen surfaces were dirty and had crumbs. Cups, glasses, plates, bowls and saucepans all had to be cleaned prior to use. The cutlery tray is also dirty. Hoovering had not been done well, as there was dust and hair around the edges of the living area. The TV unit was dusty and hairy. The twin room had a very dusty carpet and dog treats under the bed (noticed due to us moving the furniture to suit our needs). Main bed frame extremely dusty at the headboard end (noticed when remaking the bed each day). The mattress also has stains on (noted when removing the bedding at the end of our stay). Main bathroom, sink had not been fully cleaned behind the taps. The towel rail/radiator had not been cleaned and was dusty on every rung, as was the toilet roll holder. In addition, although it appeared clean, the toilet seat was a rather off putting aged yellow colour, with staining under the seat. The back of the bathroom door was also covered in dust. The listing suggests parking for 2 cars, this was not possible and we left our second car elsewhere during our stay. No safe path from parking area to property meant we had to walk on the grass each day. Crazy paving type stepping stones were slippery and uneven. Patio area to front of property was also slippery. External lighting was totally inadequate. We were unable to bring our dog in or out of the property without stepping onto the grass (it rained for the majority of our stay) which made keeping the property clean much more difficult. The hoover provided to enable me to clean up dog hair during my stay was not up to the job so bought my daughters one over to use. The mop has clearly been there for a very long time and requires replacing. I'm afraid I wouldn't choose to return to this property.

    Thank you for your feedback, We can confirm that Tumrose Cottage was thoroughly cleaned prior to your arrival and in preparation for your stay, Christmas decorations were put up, lights were left on a tea tray was set out and the cottage was kept warm. Great care is taken in cleanliness especially in these Covid times, during our chat there was no mention of any issues in which case we would have been happy to address these at the time. Lighting on the outside of the property is motion detected. While parking is available for a two cars, there is also additional parking nearby. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SonyaDec 2021

  • "Lovely experience as always."

    Mr and Mrs Larsen so helpful but unobtrusive. Coffee on the verandah of the village shop overlooking the valley a particular delight. It rained a lot but I was snug and warm by the woodburner.

    Reviewed by ErikaNov 2021

  • "Another great week here!"

    !!!! Perfect cottage for a young family- ours are almost 10, and 6, and we love the cottage. Great size and has everything you could need. Gorgeous location and will go back as soon as we can.

    Reviewed by JennieOct 2021

  • "Every thing was perfect in this very comfortable cottage."

    Close to the very friendly village of Blisland.Good pub and shop.

    Reviewed by LeslieOct 2021

  • "We love Tumrose cottage, its always clean and comfortable."

    The perfect place to use as a base, great beaches and woods near by.

    Reviewed by LouiseOct 2021

  • "Tumrose Cottage is a homely comfortable retreat away from the hussle and bussle of life."

    Great place to take the dog, secure garden, great places to walk and a wooden floor to save panic with soggy doggy!

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2021

  • "This place is a rural idyll."

    If you love a farm setting you will be even more pleased with the beautiful cattle, sheep and sheepdog. Lots of lovely walks. the local pub is friendly with good fare. Shop stocks lots of goodies so you dont need to shop before you go down!

    Reviewed by ErikaAug 2021

  • "Tumrose cottage was perfect for a family of 4."

    It is so well equipped and literally had everything you could need. Bedrooms are spacious and the beds are some of the most comfortable we’ve slept it! Fantastic cottage in an amazing location- couldn’t ask for me and will definitely be returning. Thank you to Mr and Mrs Larsen too- super hosts!

    Reviewed by JennieAug 2021

  • "Well equipped cottage in nice farm setting"

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2021

  • "Great accommodation and location."

    Perfect for exploring eastern Cornwall.

    Reviewed by JameJun 2021

  • "The cottage is situated on a working farm just outside the pretty village of Blisland, which has a good shop, Post Office and pub."

    The cottage is well-equipped, with a good shower and very comfortable beds. The photos don't do it justice, and furniture inside and out has been updated and is now elegant and of good quality. The garden is beautiful, so peaceful and relaxing, with lots of flowers, bees, birds and a wonderful apple tree which provides shade on sunny days. It is fully enclosed and genuinely dog secure, with wire across the bottom of any fences and gates, and around hedges too. A great garden for the dog. There are walks onto Bodmin Moor from the cottage, and the Camel Trail is also a few miles' walk away. Blisland is a great base to explore the rest of Bodmin Moor, and the North Coast (Tintagel, Trebarwith, Port Isaac, Padstow), and the South Coast (St Austell, Charlestown, Fowey etc). I'd definitely recommend Tumrose Cottage.

    Reviewed by JuliaJun 2021

  • "Tumrose cottage is a delightful holiday cottage with a relaxing, secure garden."

    We enjoyed our stay very much. Thank you!

    Reviewed by SarahJun 2021

  • "The cottage was warm and inviting and nothing was too much trouble for the owners who were most attentive."

    It is situated in peaceful countryside and ideal for dog owners. This is an excellent base from which to explore the beauties Cornwall has to offer. I have no hesitation in recommending this property.

    Reviewed by AndyMay 2021

  • "We had no hot water for 1 day no heating 3 days there were cob webs on beams ..."

    We had no hot water for 1 day no heating 3 days there were cob webs on beams hanging down we had a wood burner which i bought wood for then was told that there was wood on the property i could have used We could not contact the owner dispite trying even knocking on the door

    Reviewed by BarryMay 2021

  • "I have just returned from a week of sheer bliss in Blisland."

    This place is magical, perched on a hill with a Lovely gated garden, superb walks from the door, the stunning village with its fantastic community-run shop with loads of goodies. I didn’t want to leave. Very warm, very comfy bed, piping hot water, efficient woodburner, and the best for me, a window seat looking out over the garden facing full south. I didn’t want to leave. When the Covid restrictions lift, the pub and the coffee terrace at the shop will reopen, and I will be back ASAP!

    Reviewed by ErikaApr 2021

  • "Every thing was fine."

    Had a great time.

    Reviewed by MichaelApr 2021

  • "The central location meant we could access many of the best beaches along the north coast."

    The cottage is tucked away and quiet but a short walk to one of the best pubs in Cornwall. Great hosts.

    Reviewed by IanSep 2020

  • "The owners were lovely and friendly and we had our own space and outlook."

    The enclosed garden for our dog was great and the cottage was cosy, clean and well equipped. Our teenagers enjoyed the garden and the WiFi. Well located in the village in the heart of Bodmin Moor - village pub is friendly - make sure you explore the deepest parts of the moor nearby - the cheesering, Delphy bridge, Temple church....great walks.

    Reviewed by RachelleAug 2020

  • "Great location, few minutes walk to a great pub."

    Small post office for food and drink essentials. Nice circular walks from centre of village. 35 minutes to the coast.

    Reviewed by StevenAug 2020

  • "Really lovely cottage,warm and cosy ..."

    Really lovely cottage,warm and cosy the cottage on a farm,quiet and beautiful location tawny owl hooting at night lovely bonus safe enclosed garden for our 2 dogs owner had decorated for christmas too on the outskirts of a small village accessible to beaches and local amenities

    Reviewed by NicolaDec 2019

  • "Excellent cottage, very comfortable and has everything you need."

    Would definitely stay again if holidaying in this area. Lots of places near enough to visit by car, whether coast or inland. Blisland a lovely village with a great pub! Steep walk back to cottage for hardy souls. Recommended.

    Reviewed by AlanOct 2019

  • "We love Tumrose, it is always very clean and comfortable."

    Enclosed garden which is good for our two collies. We have been several times and alwyas had a great stay.

    Reviewed by LouiseOct 2019

  • "Warm welcome on arrival with tea coffee ,sugar ,biscuits and milk in the fridge ."

    Venue was peaceful ,spotlessly clean and comfortable. Good access to a range of interesting places to visit . many places were dog friendly including a choice of beaches .

    Reviewed by MargaretJul 2019

  • "We were recommended this cottage because was equipped with a shower room and was on all one level for wheelchair access."

    Also a pub that served food was walking distance away. What we were not told was that the cottage was at the top of a very long and steep drive. The first night we went to the pub in my wheelchair but could get back as the drive was too steep. If it was not for the owner rescuing us in his car we would have been in dire straights. Other nights we had too drive to the pub.

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage."

    The owners greeted us on arrival and we were concerned as their house was so close we would feel awkward but they left us to enjoy our holiday in private. The cottage was so cosy, well equipped and well positioned. The enclosed garden was beautiful, well kept and a good size, our pugs very much enjoyed running around in it. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by CarlyJun 2019

  • "Ideal cottage to relax in this quiet tranquil area, this cottage is equipped with every thing you need, it has excellent access to wonderful walks with the dogs."

    Local pub is well worth a visit food lovely and very dog friendly. Just Brillant

    Reviewed by CherylApr 2019

  • "Very pleased with the cottage was well equipped,in easy reach of pub, local shop and places to visit."

    Will definitely return not far from the moors for walks, owners Mr and Mrs Larsen very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2019

  • "Tumrose is an excellet property in an excellent location and perfect for a relaxing break."

    The enclosed private garden was great for our dog, Suzie. The owners, Sheila and Kim (and their dog Connie) were very welcoming but equally left us to ourselves once after our arrival. Great to see a working farm with all the country noises that goes with it. Suzie was fascinated watching the sheep go to bed each night!

    Reviewed by TracyMar 2019

  • "We spent Christmas"

    Reviewed by ChristineDec 2018

  • "During the past nine years or so that we have been booking with them, Helpful Holidays have always been very - well,helpful."

    Now that they appear to have been taken over by Sykes Holiday Cottages we are less than delighted. Sykes Cottages have imposed a booking fee, which Helpful Holidays never did; they have removed the Family & Friends discount, which Helpful Holidays gave us; and they have increased the rental charge without any consultation with the owners of the holiday cottage. We have been going to the same holiday cottage for all these years - because it suits us and we like it. There is no advantage to us in having a much wider range of cottages to choose from. We have booked our holiday for next year - same weeks, same cottage - and it is costing us over £300 more than our holiday this year. We are not happy with Skyes Holiday Cottages.

    Reviewed by ChrisSep 2018

  • "Lovely time at the cottage."

    It was mainly ideal for our circumstances with enough space and all on one level. A seat in the shower for our disabled aged relative would have enabled use of that for them, standing using the bars was not an option and a stool in the hall could move about in the shower and was too low. That being said they did not advertise that this would be available and not knowing fully what space we had to play with meant the one used at home was left behind. The owners were helpful and asked us to contact them should anything be needed , other than that they kept their distance and were not in our pockets. Lots of information about local things to see and do. The Blisland Inn is a real bonus, being within easy walking distance for anybody without mobility problems and with plenty of parking around the village green. We were advised by bar staff to book for Sunday lunch if we wanted to eat in the restaurant part, which was a good tip for there are no many tables in that part. In the bar and outside you can order off the bar menu which is extensive, food from local producers and reasonably priced. All the people in the bar were friendly and helpful and we even went to do the pub quiz on a Weds night. The post office/ shop/café was not open every day and closed part of some days and sells newspapers and basic food needs. Nearest supermarket is Asda, a short drive away and is a large one. The church in Blisland is said to be John Betjemen's favourite. It is small inside with Norman features with a very impressive ornate altar and is open for anybody to wander around. Most disappointed by Pencarrow House, despite all its blurb. Booking through Sykes was easy and very detailed information was provided, unlike other similar booking sites.

    Reviewed by BarbaraSep 2018

  • "ALL i can say is Helpful holidays made one week in the year stress free and enjoyable thank you so much."


    Reviewed by FrankAug 2018

  • "Well furbished cottage with all what is needed to relax."

    Kitchen facilities adequate, with dishwasher. Nice garden and room for table tennis available for guests. Nice and cozy for a relaxing week, ideal base to explore northern Cornwall.

    Reviewed by ValerioAug 2018

  • "The cottage was wonderful and the hosts were very helpfull."

    It was so central as a base for exploring Cornwell. So many extras and advice re walks, meals and photography of wild life. We enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere and little extras tea and biscuits on our arrival. Our stay couldn’t have been better.

    Reviewed by VirginiaJul 2018

  • "Brilliant cottage is beautiful location could not wish for more."

    Very dog friendly area with some lovely walks from the farm.very close by access to the moor. The local pub is worth a visit as serves good ale and food and within walking distance. Just a Brilliant Holiday with easy access to north/south Cornwall. Will certainly be visiting again. Nicola, Cecil, Cheryl, Dave & Yogi & Ruma the dogs

    Reviewed by CherylApr 2018

  • "Had wonderful holiday in pleasant surroundings."

    Cottage had everything that we needed and the owners were very helpful and friendly. Good walking through the working farm and Bodmin moor with its ponies, sheep and other wildlife. Nice old village nearby with its village green surrounded by its houses, church, old school, post office and friendly public free house serving many real ales. Would we visit this area again?, yes defintely.

    Reviewed by ChrisApr 2018

  • "Just wonderful"

    Reviewed by SallyMar 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC, basin
  • WC with basin
  • Open plan living area with seating area with wood burning stove, dining area, kitchen
  • Games room.
  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, freezer, washer-dryer, 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 two cars
  • Enclosed garden with barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property.

The property

Tumrose Cottage is a charming single-storey cottage full of sunlight.

From the porch, head into the open plan living space with its old beams, where you can light the wood burning stove and sit in the bow window to watch birds in the garden.

At the end of the day, sleep peacefully in the...


Ground Floor

Kitchen Living Room Porch Bathroom Double Bedroom Twin Bedroom WC

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!

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