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Westside Cottage

(Ref. 939525)

Cardinham near Bodmin, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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56 Customer Reviews

  • "Westside cottage is a beautifully maintained period cottage with excellent facilities."

    It's perfect for a quiet get away holiday whilst being in easy reach of many attractions , country walks ,places to eat and shops. Great value for money compared with similar properties a little closer to the coast. All in all we can thoroughly recommend this holiday destination.

    Reviewed by Edwina5.0May 2024

  • "Westside cottage is a lovely clean and comfortable home with all you need and more for a peaceful comfortable stay."

    lovely garden with plenty of seating areas to sit and enjoy the sun and watch the birds. Hope to go back again soon. We had a good break for a week with sunshine every day except for the day before we left when it rained part way through the afternoon whilst on our way to the Halfway House pub for a meal. Clean place with Good menu choice, Friendly and pleasant staff. John Hobby

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2024

  • "Cottage was lovely and comfortable, lovely garden for children to play in."

    We had a very busy week, was nice to get back to cottage to relax.

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Apr 2024

  • "Absolutely loved our stay at Westside cottage, it was so cosy and clean and has everything you need."

    Felt like a truly stress free, relaxing break. Hope to return !!

    Reviewed by Scarlett5.0Mar 2024

  • "This was our second stay at Westside cottage, and we will come again."

    Beautiful cottage, peaceful, cosy, couldn't ask for more.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Feb 2024

  • "A lovely property to stay in."

    It felt very homely and comfortable. The only thing I would mention is the position of the recessed doormat on entering the side entrance. I did trip a few times on the lip. That is probably because the mat does not completely fill the recessed space. But this did not detract from our enjoyment of our stay. A lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jan 2024

  • "It was a lovely stay in a lovely peaceful setting."

    Everything that was needed for a relaxing stay. Just booked again for next year and would definitely recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Dale4.7Nov 2023

  • "A very nice and well equipped property if you’re after peace and quiet this is ..."

    A very nice and well equipped property if you’re after peace and quiet this is perfect place everything you need is supplied

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2023

  • "The photos on this site don't do Westside Cottage justice!"

    We were absolutely delighted when we drove up to the cottage. Inside, we felt immediately at home - the cottage is so welcoming and comfortable with a lovely feel. Every ammenity was catered for - from hairdryer, kitchenware and even a 'smalls' bag in the laundry room! Westside cottage was nipping clean, clearly the work of a dedicated housekeeper. The owners have obviuosly put a lot of thought into this holiday let. The main bedroom was extremely comfortable and we slept like logs (after an evening by the comforting fire, I should add!) as the place is so peaceful and country quiet. The cottage is a characterful and quirky old building, yet full of moern comforts. The heated floors in the bathrooms were a boon. The location of Cardinham is perfect for visiting Cornwall. Full stars for Westside Cottage. We did not want to leave.

    Hi Sean. What lovely words, thank you. I'm glad you felt at home, it is our 'home from home' and spend as long as we can there ,we put a lot of ourselves into the cottage, so its great to hear it comes across to our visitors. Westside is fully entitled to be quirky being over 200 years of age, as you look around the cottage its possible to see how it used to be two cottages knocked into the one and extended over time. Two ingle nook fireplaces and the visible remnants of two front and back doors betray its history, together with the later extensions to the back, that use old windows to facilitate the convenience of modern living. We are also glad you like Cardinham. Whilst not in the favoured coastal areas, our visitors quickly find how easy it is to get to ALL the coasts and attractions of Cornwall easily, making it actually an ideal spot. Also, despite being so close to all the facilities of Bodmin, Bunnys Hill where we are, is deeply rural and peaceful. Please feel free to visit Westside again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful house, very clean and cosy."

    Well equipped with everything you need. Quiet and peaceful and very relaxing house.

    Reviewed by Celia5.0Sep 2023

  • "Amazing cottage."

    Perfect location to visit surrounding places. So clean and comfortable. So relaxing , loved every minute of our stay.

    Thanks for your gracious comments Nigel. I echo your thoughts that Westside is truly relaxing and peaceful given its proximity to so many amenities and both North and South coasts. I never thought of Westside as amazing but Ill happily take that! Hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at this beautiful cottage with everything we needed for the week I think we probably had the hottest week of the year so far."

    The cottage was very clean we voted it the best cottage we have stayed in and we have stayed in many ! It was lovely to see rabbits in the back garden each morning and to be able to sit outside in the lovely garden in the early evenings when it was cooler Thank you for the milk, tea/coffee and biscuits they were much appreciated

    Thanks for your review Graham. We are glad you enjoyed your week there. We were there for three weeks just before you and agree Cornwall in hot weather cannot be beaten. We spent a long time outside painting (not so fun) and in the garden (much more fun). We added new plants including a couple of roses and drought tolerant species. Unfortunately as cute as they are our bunnies love our planting too! So we are always scouring the web for Rabbit resistant plants. Anyway, we are glad you enjoyed yourselves and look forward to your return in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jun 2023

  • "Perfect ,Good communication with housekeeper ."

    Lots of supermarkets in Bodmin and easy to get to the coast . The cottage is very well stocked one of the best we have stayed in . Good internet . We shall return

    Thanks John, glad you enjoyed the cottage Kind of you to confirm the WiFi was good, we do generally find that the internet at Westside is better than at home! Hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2023

  • "This is one of the nicest cottages we have stayed in."

    Very comfortable, well equipped and spotlessly clean. Also a very good location to visit, Eden, Heligan, the coast etc.

    Thank you for your kind words Julie, we hope that we may welcome you again soon to Westside Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Westside cottage was one of the best properties we have stayed in."

    Very clean ,cosy and comfortable ,a real home from home.Every facility and more that we needed was provided.The TV in every room was so thoughtful.The surrounding gardens are so beautiful and what a joy to see the little bunnies running around daily ,it made our week.It was like a scene from "Alice in Wonderland "

    Thank you for your review Bill, Westside is indeed a home from home we are often there ourselves because Cornwall is a delightful county at all times of year and keeps calling us back. I have to say the rabbits are no surprise being as the road is called Bunny's Hill! Hence the vegetable plot being securely fenced. We hope we may welcome you back soon to Westside. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bill5.0Apr 2023

  • "Just would like say the Wi Fi was disappointing."

    WiFi facilities were poor. .

    Dear Jackie We are so sorry that the Wi-Fi in our cottage was below par and thank you for your 100% rating. We operate BT Superfast Fibre Broadband, so it came as a surprise because guests often report it is very good. In fact, we find it better than our home setup, as we work from Westside ourselves. That said, all service providers experience temporary degradation and recommend restarting of the hub to restore lost speed. We know how important holidays are and take pride in the comfort offered at Westside Cottage. Consequently, we urge all our guests, please, contact us, or our housekeeper, BEFORE the end of their stay, so we can quickly turn a frown into a smile. We cant do anything after guests have returned home. We earnestly hope you will visit Westside Cottage again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Mar 2023

  • "The cottage was wonderful in a perfect location so comfortable and warm when we got there the cottage was so clean (down to Olivera) everything that you would need and more was there the weather was lovely sunny every day but cold we hope we will be able to come back at some time but as you can understand it does get booked quickly."

    Thank you Jackie&Dave

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2023

  • "Very well maintained, comfortable, well situated cottage."

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Feb 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay here."

    This property is in a quiet rural location but only a few mins from the road, so ideal for both peace and quiet or exploring. The place itself is in good condition and contains everything you'll need. The garden is delightful, as is the adjoining copse. If you want a lovely property in a central Cornish location we'd recommend considering here.

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Jan 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and, despite it not being the best time of year to really appreciate it, a beautiful garden."

    The location of the cottage could not be bettered. The housekeeper, Olivia, was very helpful and patient with helping us to settle in for the week. The Samsung TV and Humax PVR was quite high tech for us but Olivia wrote out an idiot's guide for us on how to operate them and we were able to watch "Doctor Martin" without any further problems. We would highly recommend "Westside Cottage" for a brilliant holiday accommodation.

    Thank you for your kind feedback its good to know that "the doc" (spoiler alert) isnt leaving Port Wenn after all. We were wondering if you found the "Westside Handbook" all instructions for all of the equipment in our Cornish home are to be found there, together with local info and some local history too. We are glad that Olivia was able to help she is always a very happy and helpful asset to our team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a quiet rural location, with all the facilities we required, & ideally placed for visits to the Eden Project & Tintagel Castle."

    The only suggested improvement would be to replace the creaky king-size/twin mattress.

    We are glad you had a good stay at Westside and hope you will return again. Thank you for your comment about the mattresses in the twin room. We care deeply about getting a good nights sleep, but we are honestly scratching our heads that you found them creaky. They were only recently replaced and guests normally find them most comfortable being neither too hard or too soft. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Sep 2022

  • "Westside Cottage is a perfect very comfortable and well equipped beautiful cottage full of character."

    The area of Cardinham is idyllic, so peaceful.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Aug 2022

  • "An excellent cottage, really well equipped and nicely kept."

    Reviewed by Kenneth4.7Jul 2022

  • "We had everything and more that we needed."

    Cottage was spotlessly clean and well maintained. We had the most delightful stay and we think we were very fortunate to find such a lovely property. The two showers and loo's were a big bonus too. Ideally located for touring Cornwall, we simply could not have asked for anything more.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Jun 2022

  • "The Cottage was very clean and very comfortable, we had everything we could possibly need for a very relaxing stay."

    The cottage is in a really good location for exploring the north and south coast, we had a great time. Thank you so much, we hope to return again.

    Reviewed by Lois5.0Jan 2022

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a very quiet location,yet just a few miles from Bodmin, The cottage is well equipped and comfortable, this was our second visit in the last 2 years and hoping it wont be our last."

    Thank you for your visit David, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and love Westside and the area as much as we do. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2021

  • "We wanted a peaceful and relaxing holiday, somewhere off the beaten track so we wouldn't be disturbed by traffic noise etc."

    and that's exactly what we had staying at Westside cottage. It's in a beautiful setting and has everything needed for a truly perfect holiday. The wood-burning fire was a real bonus, and we liked the under floor heating in the bathrooms. The garden was amazing, so many lovely seating areas and a summerhouse if the weather isn't so good. It was very clean in the cottage and has a well equipped kitchen, everything you need to cook meals if you want to. In fact, it was definitely a home from home. We didn't want to leave! The location is good for exploring Cornwall too. It's not too remote to get around and we visited a few places, Polperro, Port Isaac and Bodmin. It was raining most days but that didn't spoil our holiday at all. We had a great time. We definitely want to visit Cornwall again soon and will hopefully be able to stay at Westside cottage next time.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Oct 2021

  • "Very clean, very well equipped cottage."

    Real home from home. Only complaint was the outside light under the twin bedroom window. It really lights the bedroom up & woke me on several occasions. Otherwise a very comfortable home which I would recommend for anyone who likes a bit of peace & quiet.

    Genuinely sorry the light kept you up. The lights assist our guests as they walk around the sloping garden after dark keeping them and Westside nice and safe. Unfortunately they are triggered by the local rabbits doing what rabbits do. We will have words with them to be less boisterous in future. We are pleased that otherwise you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Sep 2021

  • "Enjoyable stay in a rural setting, in a well appointed cottage."

    North and South Cornwall coasts within easy reach. Good shopping facilities in nearby Bodmin. Access to West Cornwall via the A30. Would recommend for the quality of accommodation, rural setting and access to numerous local attractions (Eden, Heligan, Fowey, Padstow, Port Isaac, Charlestown and Lanhydrock House).

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Jun 2021

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a very quiet, peaceful location, Cornwall is synonymous with crowds and sandy beaches yet this cottage location feels as though you are in the lake district or Scotland and far from the crowds yet only 20 mins drive from beautiful beaches."

    Surrounded by woodlands and wildlife including deer that we spotted the property has lovely private gardens and has the modern comforts despite its age. It was very clean and welcoming. We would highly recommend and plan to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2021

  • "Everything was perfect."

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Apr 2021

  • "Westside Cottage was a charming and beautifully located place to stay."

    It had a lovely atmosphere and felt like home as soon as you stepped inside. It was surprisingly very spacious...and it was great to have 'his' and 'hers' bathrooms! Carol the housekeeper was friendly and helpful and had made sure we had milk in the fridge upon arrival and had left a box of chocolates too! The cottage itself was clean and tidy and had everything we needed. It was also well situated for trips into Bodmin and nearby Cardinham Woods. All in all Westside Cottage was one of the nicest places we'd ever stayed at...wish it was ours!

    Reviewed by Glen5.0Oct 2020

  • "We had an excellent week at a lovely property."

    The beds were comfortable, the kitchen well stocked with implements, and the broadband allowed us to stream movies. The accommodation was warm, clean and very comfortable. Thanks again for sharing your lovely property. Edward

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Oct 2020

  • "An absolutely wonderful week spent in an immaculate cottage in a truly magnificent area."

    Walking through the front door and into the well equipped kitchen gave just an inkling of what to expect. We were not disappointed. Carol is to be congratulated on the cleanliness and maintenance of this property, particularly in these times of national pandemic worries. The wood burning stove in the lounge area added to the evening ambience and the garden was a pleasure to walk/sit even in the unpredictable weather conditions. The cottage is fully equipped with every item you could possibly require for your holiday and we have no hesitation in recommending a visit. All local, and even more distant places of interest are within easy reach and you are guaranteed a memorable visit. We really do hope we can enjoy this property on a future visit to Cornwall. June and Mike Brannan 25th Sept to 3rd Oct 2020.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Sep 2020

  • "A lovely clean, pretty, well equipped cottage."

    And beautiful gardens. The owners told us that they had replaced the mattress following a previous review about the uncomfortable bed and I have to say that we slept really well every night, the bed was very comfy. Plenty of tourist attractions within easy reach of the cottage I would certainly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2020

  • "Fab cottage in a fab location."

    Helpful owners and staff who made us feel really happy with our choice of cottage. Will definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage is very cosy and charming, and the housekeeper had ensured it was very clean."

    However the furnishings are tired and the double bed was so uncomfortable my husband had to sleep in our campervan! A bigger bed and new mattress would make it a much happier holiday home to stay in, I couldn’t wait to get home to a comfortable bed.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased to see you that you did in fact enjoy your stay. With reference to your comments about the beds not being very comfortable, we have not received any prior feedback about this before, but will be sure to look into this matter in order to ensure all of our guests remain comfortable when holidaying at Westside Cottage. We were terribly sorry to hear that you were not entirely comfortable during your stay but hope to see you booking with us in future with our recent assurances in place. Since receiving the feedback we have replaced the double bed mattress with a new quality Simba Hybrid mattress. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susi2.8Jul 2020

  • "I would highly recommend Westside cottage."

    We had a very comfortable week with everything you need plus some more, tea, coffee, milk, box of chocolates all there for our arrival. Easy access to the main roads but set in a lovely rural position, saw deer in the woods beside the cottage can not fault it at all. Hope to return in the not too distant future

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2019

  • "Stayed at Westside Cottage for a week and every time we drove up I thought again just how beautiful this property was."

    Inside and out, this was a lovely place. It was immaculately clean and well stocked that went beyond the essentials. The locally made fudge was a welcome treat. Furniture and bedding were good quality and comfortable. All together, the experience was beyond that which we’ve normally found in a vacation rental. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was probably the best we have booked, and we have had quite a few cottage breaks in the UK."

    We would have no hesitation in recommending it to friends and family and in fact have already done so. Many Thanks

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2019

  • "This property was everything we expected, it is well equipped, clean and has a lovely peaceful location, we will certainly be returning in the future."

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2019

  • "A delightful cottage with a lovely garden, absolutely spotless and comfortable throughout."

    We spent a very pleasant week at Westside with the added bonus of good weather. We enjoyed watching the wildlife in the garden especially the cheeky squirrel who helped himself to the strawberries growing there!!

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Jun 2019

  • "The cottage was beautiful everything you need was to hand clean and tidy central ..."

    The cottage was beautiful everything you need was to hand clean and tidy central for seeing Cornwall wish we could have stayed longer we would like to return very much recommend

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jun 2019

  • "A very comfortable cottage with everything provided and plenty of kitchen equipment."

    There is plenty of storage space in the bedrooms and kitchen, useful when staying for some time. The building is an old granite cottage, full of character, but there is no great view of the surrounding countryside. The beautiful garden would make up for this, but the rain and cold prevented us from using it! The owners direct you in from the A38 to the south, but Cardinham is well-signed off the A30 to the north, which is a shorter route for most people. A highly recommended cottage!

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jun 2019

  • "Pretty cottage in lovely rural setting, ideal for visiting eastern Cornwall."

    Comfortable, warm and well equipped with well established garden.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Apr 2019

  • "It was a great cottage having all the mod cons we are so used to but retaining the old character of the place."

    It was comfortable and quiet. A very relaxing place to chill out and near the great Cornish attractions. Some nice walks were also highlighted too. Very thoughtfully prepared.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Apr 2019

  • "On arrival we could immediately see just how spotless the cottage was."

    The kitchen was very well equipped with a good choice of electrical appliances to make life easy. Milk and a welcome box of chocolates had been left by the owners and there were canisters of tea, coffee and sugar to get us started. The living room contained a very comfortable settee and chairs and was very nicely appointed, letting in the sun, which made the room warm and cosy. Having two bathrooms made life easier for the three of us and they were both a good size, one having a shower cubicle and the other a bath with shower facility included. In fact the whole cottage was so comfortable we wished we had booked for two weeks instead of the one. The location of Westside Cottage was ideal for visiting the Eden Project, Lanhydrock House and Gardens, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and lots of quaint seaside towns on both coasts. There are 3 supermarkets only a short drive from the cottage in the town of Bodmin. The overall experience at Westside Cottage was brilliant and we would certainly stay there again should we visit Cornwall in the future.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Apr 2019

  • "Brilliantly equipped and comfortable cottage, would thoroughly recommend it as a ..."

    Brilliantly equipped and comfortable cottage, would thoroughly recommend it as a base for exploring the top end of Cornwall

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Mar 2019

  • "A real little gem for touring Cornwall"

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2018

  • "This is a beautiful cottage in the heart of Cornwall."

    Super layout and cleanliness, with the added bonus of being pretty much central for days out to the rest of the Cornish coastline. We were very pleased and will book again to stay at Westside Cottage. Thank you to all concerned.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0May 2018

  • "Everything was excellent."

    Easy to find. Wonderful cottage,facilities were great.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Mar 2018

  • "A wonderful cottage."

    Truly home from home. Very comfortable, clean and well equipped and in a great location. Would definitely book it again.

    Reviewed by Christine4.8Jul 2017

  • "The cottage was spacious, comfortable & very peaceful."

    Lovely to be tucked away from the hustle & bustle of daily life, with wild rabbits & birds visiting daily, & close proximity to a number of gardens, & other interesting activities, it was an ideal base to stay.

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0May 2017

  • "A delightful cottage, cosy and comfortable, in a quiet and scenic location."

    Great base for exploring both the South and North coasts of Cornwall, and very close to the most interesting walks on Bodmin moor. Highly recommended, particularly if you like peace and quiet. We rarely consider visiting the same place more than once but would happily stay here again as there is so much to see and do, with most of the things you would want to see in Cornwall an easy drive away.

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Oct 2016

  • "The cottage was perfect, very well presented."

    The actual location was not ideal for walking but that was not too much of a problem. The narrow Cornish lanes were quite an experience. Overall excellent.

    Reviewed by John4.8Sep 2016

  • "Getting into the drive can be a bit tricky."

    Cardinham Woods and the National Trust house and estate are fantastic.

    Reviewed by Tonya4.2Sep 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x double with Simba Hybrid mattress
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with dining area, woodburner and electric coal-effect fire
  • Oil central heating with woodburner, electric fire, portable oil filled radiator and underfloor heating in bathroom and shower room
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books, maps, local walks, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Lockable log/bike store
  • Tiered lawned garden with gravelled areas, summerhouse furniture and BBQ
  • Outside tap for muddy boots/bicycles
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4 miles
  • Note: Garden is tiered with steps and paths, care to be taken and may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Please note: This property will only accept a 7 night minimum, short breaks will not be accepted

The property

Cardinham 0.8 miles.

This spacious yet really cosy cottage is set in an idyllic location in an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty near the village of Cardinham, 4.8 miles from Bodmin. Being centrally located this delightful, 18th century traditional granite cottage is the perfect base for visiting both north and south coasts, as well as the stunning moorland and ancient woodland so close by.

Driving through the green country lanes to the cottage provides a taste of things to come and as you arrive the impressive country garden catches your eye along with the beautiful far reaching views beyond the cottage.

Enter into the porch and utility room, ideal for boots and beach equipment, before leading through into the well-equipped kitchen.

From here after passing through the hallway you enter the relaxing homely living room which spans the entire width of the cottage, with wonderful old granite fireplaces at each end and beams adding to the character.

With a woodburner for the cooler evenings and the comfortable dining area this is a room for all seasons.

From here French doors lead out to a small patio to catch the morning sun at breakfast or take tea in the late afternoon.

Upstairs there are two nicely furnished bedrooms, a double and a zip/link king-size double bed offering the choice of two singles.

Outside the wrap around mature garden and deck area is a delight to spend time in at any time of day.

Close by the famous Cardinham Woods is a haven for cyclists and walkers with three off road cycling trails and four waymarked walking trails.

Bikes are available for hire at the woods where there is also an excellent woodland café for well-earned refreshments alongside a play area for the children.

This is also a great spot for picnics and barbecues.

Further cycling opportunities are afforded at the newly opened Lanhydrock Cycle Hub.

Also close by is the well-known and popular Camel Trail offering a delightful walk or bike ride to Padstow or Wadebridge.

Only 4 miles from the cottage is the former national CAMRA pub of the year, the Blisland Inn offering an excellent choice of ales as well as delicious home-cooked food.

Alternatively and equally convenient is the London Inn which nestles in the nearby picturesque moorland village of St Neot, home of the famous Oak Apple Day ceremony.

With the beautiful beaches and fishing villages that have made Cornwall famous all within easy reach this really is a wonderful cottage to enjoy at any time of year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Bodmin 5 miles; Lostwithiel 9 miles; St. Austell 15 miles; Padstow 22 miles; Newquay 24 miles.

The village of Cardinham in Mid Cornwall has a church and there's also a cafe in Cardinham Woods, a haven for cyclists and walkers situated just a few miles away. Bodmin, the one time County Town of Cornwall with its narrow streets, shops and pubs, is perfectly placed for exploring all that this fabulous holiday area has to offer. The outstanding surf, rugged cliffs and hidden coves of the north coast beaches and the quieter sands and river estuaries of the south coast are both 15 miles away while on the edge of town is the fascinating museum and haunting presence of the old Bodmin Jail. The popular Camel Trail for cyclists and walkers also winds its way through the town on its journey to the sea at Padstow. Close by are the open spaces and wind swept grandeur of Bodmin Moor while the incomparable Eden Project (11 miles), Falmouth’s National Maritime Museum (30 miles) and the beautiful harbour town of Padstow with its famous pubs and restaurants (16 miles) make for great days out. Nearby there is the impressive National Trust property of Lanhydrock House open all year, offering a complete insight to life from Queen Victoria to the First World War. For Steam Railway Enthusiasts there is also the Bodmin and Wenford Railway which also connects with the Camel Trail. Also there's a good choice of country pubs and restaurants in the surrounding area.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter