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  • 4 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful week at Foxes."

    It is beautifully done and had everything we needed and more. Lots of space and the double bedroom is stunning with the four poster bed which was so comfortable. I would recommend Foxes to everyone

    Reviewed by Edwina5.0Sep 2023

  • "Foxes had everything we needed and was very spacious."

    We were worried about the road up to the farm but our Honda jazz had no problem. In fact the road surface was better than most roads in Kent! An ideal location for visiting both north and south coasts of Devon. There was no direct access to Helman Tor from the farm but you will be impressed by the Tor if you visit.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent but the listing photo misleading"

    Reviewed by Steve4.7Sep 2023

  • "Lovely property in a beautiful location."

    Cottage was clean when we arrived and had everything we needed. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recomend it.

    Reviewed by Heather4.4Aug 2023

  • "I found the double bed at the property to be uncomfortable."

    Reviewed by Helen3.4Jun 2023

  • "Have been there now 3 years running now and still great place to stay hope to go back next year"

    Reviewed by Michael G5.0May 2023

  • "Great place to stay we had a wedding down the road so the location was convenient, its about a 25-35 min drive from newquay The drive to the farm the road is dreadful drive very slow as pot holes damage your cars unless you have a 4x4 The property itself was great for what we needed , yes the floor boards creek but this cannot be helped but tad annoying trying to not wake a baby A few bits and bobs could do with modernising e."

    G shower upstairs , cutlery & furnishings

    Reviewed by Kerri4.1Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, as described."

    Very clean. The area is exposed to wind due to its location. We probably experienced it more that last week of July. There is a smell of damp and the upstairs' bedroom floors are creaky but that didn't bother us. We ended up not using the downstairs shower as there was just a trickle of water and the temperature was difficult to control. This was explained in the user manual on arrival. Bath only would probably have been fine. The upstairs shower worked well. Tap water was delicious and the WiFi was OK. Green area in front of the 4 cottages with some picnic tables but not one for each cottage and not directly in front of Foxes. This is just to give more information as, despite the above, it is a lovely place.

    Reviewed by Karine4.7Jul 2022

  • "We stayed at Foxes for a week at the end of July."

    It is a beautiful location with the Helman Tor behind the property. Thanks to the instructions, the property was easy to find but is definitely off the beaten track. The water from the borehole was delicious to drink unlike some of the water in the UK. There was a washing machine in Foxes and the washing dried nicely on the rotary dryer in the car park. Our teenage daughters each had their own room which was the reason we chose Foxes. The upstairs room where we were was comfortable though the floorboards were very creaky. It was a good location to visit Cornwall. All in all a comfortable property in a lovely location.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely stay."

    Beautiful location. Very much off the beaten track. Central to Cornwall so easy to visit the whole county. Amazing wildlife and complete peace. We had some lovely quiet neighbours. Probably more suited to couples or those with older kids. Owners were lovely and were available if we needed them but left us alone.

    Reviewed by Matt4.1Jul 2022

  • "It was a good standard of property but too remote for us."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2022

  • "Absolutely stunning place."

    Inside the cottage was beautiful and huge. Everything we needed was there. Towels, beautifully soft bedding, tea and coffee on arrival, peace and quiet, stunning views, rabbits, birds and owls coming to visit, what more could we ask for. Helman Tor is well worth a visit too which is not too far from the cottage. You can walk but there is a car park which takes you 75% of the way if you have difficulty walking long distances. There was just one small negative thing I will say though. The upstairs mattress on the four poster bed was quite lumpy and a little uncomfortable but other than that it was perfect.

    Reviewed by Zera5.0May 2022

  • "Another great 7 night stay in these beautiful cottages, off the beaten track so ideal for relaxing after visiting the busy towns in Cornwall."

    Cottages are superb and cater for everything. Owners very friendly , can’t wait to visit again for our third stay with you .

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    Plenty of room. Great for a family with 2 teenagers. Great location, very peaceful and relaxing. Everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Vicki4.7Apr 2022

  • "A lovely place to stay."

    Very spacious accommodation and peaceful. We had a nice time.

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very good cottage beautiful y secluded spot only downside is the access road could do with improvement"

    Reviewed by Kay4.4Sep 2021

  • "We loved the area ,it’s in a beautiful spot, The only thing is the track was a bit rough getting to the Cottages’s but then it is a working farm."

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0May 2021

  • "Great cottage at a great price."

    Close to amenities in Bodmin (10 mins from ASDA/Aldi etc) and close to Lanhydrock and Cardinham Woods which was great for walks. Perfect size cottage for 4 adults, can squeeze in some kids if you take some blow up beds too.

    Reviewed by Melanie3.8May 2021

  • "Had a fantastic holiday, the Foxes was really clean and very comfortable we also enjoyed the fact it was remote, we would go back again for a quiet relaxing holiday again."

    Reviewed by Nicholas4.7Apr 2021

  • "The location of this cottage appears remote but only 10mins from A30, has everything you could possibly want"

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage itself was lovely and very homely, the owners when we saw them were very friendly and the location albeit in the middle of nowhere was very peaceful and tranquil for my first visit to Cornwall."

    If I were to make any comment it would be the mattress in the annexe upstairs, my husband will and can sleep anywhere but I can't, it was comfy in the main however as it has been used quite a few times it seems, there are "body" indentations on each side so found when trying to turn over I was just rolling back into a pit in the mattress which I found woke me up quite a lot. It is a minor point in the grand scheme of things as I really enjoyed our visit and would definitely recommend and visit again.

    Reviewed by Corrine4.7Aug 2020

  • "The owners were very helpful in enabling us to manage sleeping arrangements or a party of 4 x golfers."

    The extra directions provided were essential and very welcome. This place is remote and all the better for it, but a Sat Nav won't find it. TV reception is a bit weak. Upstairs bedroom is enormous. Front door is not very high, make sure you duck! If you want a quiet location you won't beat this, but nearest village a 5-10 minute drive.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jul 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely a bit hard to find but if you go on the details they ..."

    The cottage was lovely a bit hard to find but if you go on the details they send you you will find it straight away the only fault I can find was the bed in the double bed was very uncomfortable could do with a new mattress other then that lovely place

    Reviewed by Stephen4.1Aug 2019

  • "Loved it. Already booked next year."

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Aug 2019

  • "It was a lovely clean, quiet cottage."

    All the amenities you could ask for though the wi-fi is a bit flaky. Our only downside was the amount of noise the upstairs bedroom floor made when walking across it. Otherwise, it was lovely and we were sent very helpful directions. The tea/coffee/milk on arrival was a nice touch too.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage very quiet location has everything you need will be going again for 3rd time"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2019

  • "Cottage was very good, although the access to the cottage a bit of a mystery tour over quite rough country lanes certainly gave the suspension a good test."

    In general we enjoyed the cottage but the weather spoilt the stay

    Reviewed by Terry4.7Jun 2019

  • "Remote location and quiet is what we wanted and that's what we got."

    Beds comfortable. Overall a very nice holiday thank you. The only warning I would say is if you are medically arachnophobic be prepared for a few spiders.

    Reviewed by Anonymous5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely cottage at a great price had a lovely time and would highly recommend it to anyone."

    It is especially nice to be tucked away to enjoy the peace and quiet

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    We were very surprised to find how big it was. The mezzanine floor is a completely separate studio apartment. Lovely location, on a working farm. For a trip to Cornwall to get away from the hordes it’s ideal.

    Reviewed by Valentine5.0Jul 2018

  • "Always a pleasure staying here, second time now and as amazing and relaxing as the first time!"


    Reviewed by Kev5.0Jul 2018

  • "Very peaceful and relaxing based on a working farm."

    The property was warm and welcoming, clean with all the equipment for a homely holiday. Quirky water problems but these are being worked on to resolve. Initially difficult to find, but once the lanes were mastered, the location and its peace and quiet were great for a restful holiday.

    Reviewed by Michael4.2Nov 2017

  • "The cottage was fantastic, very clean and provided everything we need."

    Clearer instructions should be provided for the ease of access to the property as the road is narrow and easy to miss however once found a delightful and peaceful location within a few miles to many of Cornwall's attractions

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.6Aug 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x four poster double with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x ground floor single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Shared external laundry.
  • Electric central heating and air conditioning
  • Electric range oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, shared use of washing machine and tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: Water supply is from a borehole on-site
  • The water is double filtered and the supply is serviced once a year
  • Please note: due to the shared indoor communal areas legislation which has been released, there will be no shared laundry access until the 17th May

The property

Lovely converted barn with three bedrooms, one of which is very spacious and has a charming four poster bed.

The cottage is set within a nature reserve and is a fantastic base for friends or a family to enjoy the surrounding countryside.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 936828, 936829 and 936830, together they sleep 14.

Helman Tor Cottages

Lanivet 2.2 miles. This delightful collection of four individual barn conversions are situated at the foot of the historic Helman Tor on the owner's working farm, surrounded by glorious countryside within the Helman Tor nature reserve, one of the wildlife gems of Cornwall. Located near the village of Lanivet, well known as being the centre point of Cornwall, means that access to anywhere in the county is within easy reach. A haven for walkers with many choices direct from the door you really do get a feeling of being away from it all yet you are close by to many leading attractions and the fishing ports and villages that Cornwall is so well known for. The beautiful historical harbour town of Fowey is only 10 miles away and the world-famous Eden Project only 7 miles from the cottages. The Saints Way, a well signed, favourite trail for walkers in the county passes right by Helman Tor on its route across Cornwall from Padstow on the north coast to Fowey on the south. Cyclists are also well catered for with the cycle routes connecting to the wonderful Camel Trail again giving access to Padstow. The cottages can be rented individually or as a group all offering great holidays in a superb location.

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About the location


Bodmin 5 miles.

A small village just to the west of Bodmin, Lanivet is a collection of picturesque properties, an award-winning fish and chip restaurant, a pub and a few shops. The main town in the area is Bodmin, with its shopping centre and local attractions of the Bodmin and Wenford Railway, the Camel cycle trail, and the Bodmin Jail with its courtroom experience. Close by are Bodmin Moor, the National Trust’s Lanhydrock House and Gardens for walking and cycling, as well as the magnificent Eden Project. Cornwall’s northern surfing coast and beaches are some twelve miles away, and the south coast is eight miles away. With good communication links on the doorstep to all parts of Cornwall, Lanivet is an ideal location for touring or for a simply relaxing Cornish break.

Please be aware, until the end of 2020 owner requires guests to take their own bed linen, duvets, pillows and towels