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Dairy Cottage

(Ref. 959910)

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • cottage (45)
  • owners (31)
  • lovely (25)
  • mike (25)
  • location (20)
  • jan (20)

60 Customer Reviews

  • "Rather than give a five star rating, we would give it a ten star rating and have told the owners that."

    We will be coming back again as it is a great location and love the chickens, dogs and cats.

    Reviewed by Howard5.0Jun 2024

  • "Very clean property and very convenient for most places, also the people that run it are extremely friendly and helpful."

    So all in all a great base for your holiday.

    Reviewed by Nicholas4.7Apr 2024

  • "Home from home."

    Everything you need for a self catering holiday. Ideal location and extremely delightful and helpful hosts. A very nice welcome basket.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2024

  • "Mike and Janet made us very welcome and we felt very much at home during our stay."

    The cottage was warm, comfortable and clean. The equipment covered all of our needs and was all in good order. There was plenty to see and do nearby and the location was ideal for exploring further afield.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely people and bungalow was fantastic."

    Lovely location and a great centre for visiting the rest of Cornwall. All in all one of the best we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Feb 2024

  • "The owners were on site and very plesant and helpful."

    We only had a short three night stay but everything was there for our comfort and it was spotlessly clean. We had a lovely welcome pack, wine, biscuits and fresh eggs. The cottage is in a peaceful spot but close to the main road giving good access to the north and south coasts of Cornwall. the woodburner made the evening warm and relaxing. The weather was unsettled but when the sun came out it was beautiful. Thank you Jan and Mike for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Nov 2023

  • "Great cottage in a beautiful location."

    Everything you need is within easy reach, a great centre to explore from and a very warm welcome on arrival

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Sep 2023

  • "Owners very welcoming and the property was very comfortable."

    Would definitely return if in the area

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent cottage, lovely place and setting"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2023

  • "Excellent hosts so very attentive we were touched by the little extras and fresh flowers 5*****will definitely be back"

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was very clean and everything you need was here."

    The owners are incredibly friendly and lovely and always available for a nice chat. They always have a good tip for an excursion. We will be very happy to come back.

    Reviewed by Nicole5.0Aug 2023

  • "Many thanks to Mike and Jan who made the stay very enjoyable."

    And to Scrumpy & the fluffy dog (sorry not sure of name) who were a big hit with our daughter. The cottage was excellent and the welcome touches a great surprise. Thanks again.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was nice and clean."

    Very central to getting around. Very friendly and helpful owners. The Wi-Fi signal was very good. Nice garden furniture but would have been nice to have had an umbrella. Nice having a cupboard of towels (other cottages we have used you only get 1 bath and 1 hand towel for the week) nice thought leaving flowers, wine and biscuits.

    Reviewed by Daphne3.8Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Dairy cottage, very comfy and well equipped, out everyday not far from most places, owners very pleasant and helpful."

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jun 2023

  • "Really nice little place, set in beautiful surroundings, nicely placed for the A30 so most place’s only half an hour away."

    Lovely place, have booked again for next year. Nice gem of a place.

    Reviewed by Nicholas4.1Apr 2023

  • "Had a great time ."

    Cottage and owners really nice and helpful .

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, owners really helpfull with local suggestions."

    Perfect location to explore all over and to come back to a cosy well equiped cottage. Would recommend to all

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Mar 2023

  • "Fantastic holiday had with our two Grandsons in beautiful Dairy Cottage with friendly accommodating hosts Jan and Mike on hand in their property across the yard."

    A most welcome gift of wine, shortbread biscuits and fudge left for us to enjoy together with beautiful fresh flowers in the window sills making it home from home. Very well equiped fab kitchen (loved cooking our meals here!). Bedrooms were comfortable with a great walk in shower/ensuite facility in ours. The boys had twin beds in their room with their own bathroom nearby which was great. We loved every minute of being in the cottage and was in no rush to leave it each day and explore. But explore we did, with the cottage being within easy reach of NT Lanhydrock, Charlestown, Fowey, Port Issac (Doc Martins village), Tintangel but the icing on the cake for the boys was the beach at Porthpean which had fab rock pools. Camel creek was a fab kids activity rides park too. Another favourite place for the kids was Cardinham Woods a mile from the cottage where they loved paddling in the shallow waters there in their wellies... absolutely idyllic. We had a Robin visit each morning and the boys loved the owners 2 friendly gorgeous dogs and looked for them on leaving and returning to the cottage each day. When our car didnt start one morning Mike was soon their with his jump leads and we were on our way. Much appreciated. We had the best holiday at Dairy Cottage and made some lovely memories to treasure. Many thanks Jan and Mike. We cant wait to return.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2022

  • "This is a beautiful cottage located away from the A30/A38 but within easy access of local facilities."

    Just a short drive away from the NE and NW coasts of Cornwall and ideally situated for Eden Project. Just down the roads is the fabulous Cardinham woods with clearly identified trails and award winning cafe, an area I would highly recommend if you like walking or biking. The cottage is like home from home, spotlessly clean, tastefully decorated and well equipped. All the rooms are generously proportioned with the added bonus of a conservatory overlooking the garden. There is an enclosed garden but you are granted access to the owners land to explore. An outside patio and BBQ are available if you are lucky enough to experience good weather. The beds are firm and although I normally sleep on a softer mattress I slept really well. Jan and Mike are the perfect hosts allowing you the freedom to enjoy your stay but on hand if you need anything. A welcome basket of goodies was waiting for us on arrival and Mike left us some of their fresh eggs all of which was really appreciated. I wouldn't hesitate booking the cottage again when staying in the area and highly recommend it and the wonderful hosts.

    Reviewed by Gloria5.0May 2022

  • "Beautiful accommodation in a convenient, central location."

    The owners were very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0May 2022

  • "Had a lovely week,just what we needed all home comforts too."

    Suitably placed to explore Cornwall. Mike and Janet were great hosts and full of local information and was hard to pack up and leave at the end of our week.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage is beautiful and spacious and very nicely decorated."

    The ouners, Janet and Mike, are generous, helpfull and interesting couple, we enjoyed interacting with very much, and would love to see again

    Reviewed by Noga5.0Apr 2022

  • "Staying at Dairy Cottage is simply joyful."

    Will rebook for a third time hopefully soon. Jan and Mike, the owners, are so lovely and warm, the cottage is just perfect and the location is beautiful. Great facilities near by too. An truly lovely place run by lovely people.

    Reviewed by Manjit5.0Apr 2022

  • "Cottage in beautiful setting and location excellent for exploring Cornwall."

    The owners , Mike & Jan are lovely people; very helpful and generous. Well equipped cottage, Friendly dogs and a robin.

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Dairy Cottage."

    The cottage was nice and cosy and we enjoyed the log burner. It had everything we needed and the owners were very friendly and helpful. A great location for exploring Cornwall. We did find the mattresses on the bed in the master room a little firm for our liking.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Feb 2022

  • "Dairy Cottage is a property which is finished to a high standard and is set down a quiet country lane in Bodmin with easy access to the area by car."

    Jan and Mike, the owners, were both lovely, and Mike was particularly knowledgeable about the surrounding area. The cottage was warm and cosy and lovely to come back to. We were spoilt with the cream tea, flowers and bottle of wine in the fridge on arrival and would absolutely recommend this cottage if you are staying in this area and are looking for a quiet retreat, away from the hustle and bustle for a few days. Thank you Jan and Mike.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jan 2022

  • "I'm a bit delayed in leaving feedback as life has been extremely busy since our return home."

    What can I say other than WOW!!! What an absolute gem to find, a beautiful property with all that we could ask for including a lovely cream tea on arrival. The hosts were kindness itself but not at all intrusive during our stay. The cottage was spotlessly clean with all facilities available to us for the duration of our stay. If I was recommending anywhere for people to stay it would be Dairy Cottage, it has easy access to all of Cornwall with ease of access to A30.

    Reviewed by Juliet5.0Nov 2021

  • "Host was very welcoming, provided some useful local knowledge."

    Cottage was clean and very comfortable. Wood burner was delightful. A very pleasant experience.

    Reviewed by Kirk5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was large, warm and in a convenient location."

    The owners were very welcoming and helpful. I will certainly go again if I am in the area and shall recommend it to anybody.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2021

  • "The owners of the property were very welcoming."

    Met us on arrival.. even provided a welcoming fresh cream tea.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Aug 2021

  • "Only flaw of this holiday was the hot water did not work for a couple of days; not by any fault of the owners obviously!"

    Dairy Cottage is a lovely cottage perfect for a small family

    Reviewed by Deirdre4.7Jun 2021

  • "Ideally placed to explore many parts of Cornwall, and affording all the comforts required, Dairy cottage was just perfect."

    Cream tea awaited us upon arrival, and we were also presented with freshly laid eggs. Jan & Mike were lovely hosts, and it was a pleasure to have met them.

    Reviewed by Prasanna4.7Jun 2021

  • "No. We had a good time."

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Oct 2020

  • "We were not disappointed in any way and found the cottage to be attractive and full of character."

    Its accommodation is very well maintained, clean and with excellent facilities for a very comfortable stay. The owners who live adjacent to the cottage are very friendly and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and thoroughly recommend the cottage.

    Reviewed by Bernard5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had the most wonderful week at Dairy Cottage."

    Jan and Mike were excellent hosts, very helpful to answer any questions but also were very unobtrusive. The cottage itself was perfect for us and our twin toddlers, all of the facilities were just what we needed to have a home away from home. Beds very comfy and enough space for us to set our two travel cots up in the smaller of the two bedrooms. The animals kept at the main farmhouse were also a hit with our girls as they loved seeing the chickens, dogs and cats. We were even lucky enough to be given 6 fresh eggs which were delicious. The location of the property itself was great too, as it was very central to everywhere we wanted to explore, most places were within 30 mins and some a little further afield. There was also an excellent choice of supermarkets just 5 minutes away with Asda, Morrisons, Aldi and Lidl. We visited nearby National Trust Lanhydrock which is only 5 minutes down the road and a definate must if you are staying here. We also went off to Looe, Polperro, Fowey, Polzeath, Par Sands, Tintagel, Port Issac, Charlestown, thenlost gardens of heligan, Newquay Zoo and even all the way down to Botallack to see the tin mines. We had a fantastic week, making alot of happy memories and we will definitely be back to stay at Diary Cottage in the future. Thanks again Jan and Mike, we will be back soon.

    Reviewed by Bryony5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage and a lovely, friendly and helpful couple."

    Recommend anyone to visit them. They even arranged beautiful weather for us.

    Reviewed by Marilyn4.1Jan 2020

  • "Dairy Cottage was a lovely place to stay within walking distance of Cardinham Woods also we were able to cycle directly from the cottage so we had no need to use our car , ideal."

    The owners Mike & Jan had taken time to make us welcome. Lovely decorations lights & Christmas Tree making it really festive. We also had cream teas waiting for us & also a bottle of wine. We had such a lovely few days there would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2019

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Stayed for a week over the Christmas period . The cottage was very warm and cosy and beautifully decorated with trees and lights (inside and out). Jan and Mike made us very welcome. Thanks for the cream teas and wine.

    Reviewed by P5.0Dec 2019

  • "This cottage is one of the nicest places we have stayed."

    Very comfortable, with everything you need supplied and in a gorgeous woodland setting. The owners live next door, they showed us around the cottage when we first arrived, and were a wealth of information about the area, but were not intrusive in any way. The location is ideal for exploring cornwall as close to the main road so easy to get around to wherever. Lots of national trust places within easy reach,

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Oct 2019

  • "We had been to this property before, so we knew exactly what to expect."

    It is a recommendation in itself that a) we went back there again and b) on this occasion we took another couple with us.They also loved it.Dairy Cottage is excellent in every aspect - location, facilities, comfort and equipment. It is exceedingly difficult to find any fault with a welcome which includes a Cornish Cream Tea and a bottle of Prosecco in the fridge. The only drawback for us in relation to Dairy Cottage is that it is 360 miles and 7+ hours by road from where we live. Otherwise we might be there every year.Mike and Jan have the holiday let business down to a fine art and long may it continue.

    Reviewed by Robert John5.0Oct 2019

  • "Loved our stay at Dairy Cottage."

    The accommodations were clean and had everything needed to make you feel at home. Mike and Jan were great and we really appreciated the welcome tray of scones and cream/jam along with bottle of prosecco after a long travel day. The location is perfect for visiting the many beautiful seaside villages in Cornwall. Would definitely recommend Dairy Cottage.

    Reviewed by James M5.0Sep 2019

  • "The owners Mike and Jan were really helpful and very accommodating."

    We loved all their animals including the chickens who visited every day for food. We were blessed with the weather and this made the holiday experience even better. The scones with jam and cream and bottle of prosecco was a lovely touch. Would definitely consider using this cottage again if coming to this area.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Sep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in peaceful surroundings."

    Very helpful owners and welcoming treats! Ideal location for exploring Cornwall

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Aug 2019

  • "A very enjoyable week at Dairy Cottage with a warm welcome from Mike & Jan."

    The cottage is spacious, homely and well equipped with lots of character. Ideal location for visiting this part of Cornwall with its many attractions, the highlight for us being the Eden Project.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2019

  • "Very enjoyable week spent at Dairy Cottage."

    It is in a good position for visiting tourist attractions in and around Bodmin. The owners were friendly and helpful. A good weeks holiday.

    Reviewed by Jocelyn5.0May 2019

  • "This cottage is unbelievable beautiful surroundings, picturesque, peaceful the owners Jan & Mike are such lovely people."

    the people friendly free roaming chickens are amusing this cottage has it all and in a brilliant location you cannot fail to have a good time.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2019

  • "This is a lovely little cottage."

    The owners, Mike and Jan Wills will do their utmost to ensure you have a great time away from home. This. Is our second visit and next years is already booked. For us this cottage is ideally located for visiting our long-standing Cornish friends.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Apr 2019

  • "Dairy Cottage was a beautiful cottage, warm and cosy inside despite the weather for the week."

    We did find the main bedroom mattress a bit uncomfortable but the main frustration was the Wi-Fi coverage which was non-existent in the main bedroom but this was a small issue as the position of the cottage allows easy access to all the attractions of Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.1Mar 2019

  • "The cottage was even better than we expected, much larger and full of character in a wonderful bucolic setting."

    It was packed with all the ameneties we could hope for (especially the kitchen) and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the generous hospitality provided by Mike and Jan. We wouldn't hesitate to book again and miss Blitzen already!

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0Mar 2019

  • "It's a beautiful cottage, we did notice in the listing that the owners were so nearby."

    Having said that they are very nice people. The cottage is very conveniently located, it feels like you're in the middle of no where. But you are only 5 minutes away from Bodmin, which has all conveniences you could wish for. There also a lot of activities nearby. The only possible negative thing we encounters is the matras on the bed below could use a matras topper. Not because it's poor quality, but because of joint problems I am relatively sensitive and could therefor feel the springs. We recommend this cottage, especially for people who want to explore Cornwell.

    Reviewed by Jolanda4.1Mar 2019

  • "Very convenient location and a beautiful area of Cornwall"

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Feb 2019

  • "I asked you to contact homeowner to advise of our delayed arrival."

    ... although you emailed me to day you had done his, the homeowner appeared to be unaware of this information. If this is the case then very bad communication on your part and it made us feel bad on our arrival.

    Reviewed by Sonya5.0Dec 2018

  • "An extremely well appointed Cottage in a near perfect location, the cottage is cosy and warm and very spacious with two bathrooms, one being a wet room, which is great for those of us with mobility problems, parking is within feet of the front door making packing and unpacking very easy."

    The uniqueness of the Cottage is that although in a very beautiful and rural setting, it is within four minutes of the major road network covering Cornwall, henceforth visiting other areas, should you wish, is an easy option. Our hosts, Mike and Jan, could not have been kinder, attentive without being overly obtrusive, always there for a chat and to offer advice on locations for sightseeing, dining etc, very genuine people who go out of their way to enhance your holiday experience. And the welcome gifts being the best we have had, after staying at other Cottages throughout Cornwall, we would not wish to stay anywhere else, in fact, we have just arranged another stay. Take my tip, book this one, it’s very popular.

    Reviewed by James5.0Nov 2018

  • "The whole experience from booking the holiday up to the end of it was a very easy pleasant experience."

    The cottage was more than we expected as was the welcome we received by the owners! We loved every minute if our stay and will definitely be booking this cottage again and through Sykes cottages. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Oct 2018

  • "This was a beautiful cottage in lovely surroundings."

    There was everything we needed for a weeks stay, & as well as being very comfortable (the beds were wonderful!), it was spotlessly clean. The owners, Janet & Mike, were friendly & welcoming & we can highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Sep 2018

  • "Difficult to find."

    Plse update your directions and post code

    Reviewed by Neil4.4Aug 2018

  • "A really fantastic cottage and perfect initial point to visit cornish gardens."

    Don't miss "The House Garden" (near plymouth), "Colehele", "Trerace", "Godolphin" , "Haligan" (of course) and the nearby Pinsla Gardens, - and many others. The owners Janet and Mike are very very nice and friendly, welcomed us with Cream Tea, wine and lots of flowers , - lots of thanks to them.

    Reviewed by Klemens5.0May 2018

  • "I don’t know that it was Sykes that met my expectations more likely Mike and Jan Wills, the owners, more than met my expectations."

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Mar 2018

  • "The holiday itself was excellent."

    Our hosts and their welcome to us were brilliant and the property was everything and more a holiday cottage should be, BUT this feedback questionnaire makes no sense at all. There is no basis shown for rating the elements listed above, so it is a pointless exercise. I cannot be rating "cleanliness" on how easy it is or that it exceeded expectations. The system used here does not even vaguely suggest "excellent", "good", "bad", "average" or "indifferent". It might intend to indicate "top-end" "middling" or "bottom end". We loved the property, the people and the animals, but this survey does them no favours at all. Finally, this request shows an absence of joined-up data. We have just returned today from Penrose in Porthleven, another of your properties , which we booked through yourselves, so our return journey was today, and not on October 4th.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2017

  • "We were very pleased with Dairy Cottage and very comfortable there."

    It's in a lovely setting and provides every facility and more for a perfect weeks holiday. If we ever visit Cornwall again we would certainly consider staying at Dairy Cottage.

    Reviewed by Sue4.0Oct 2017

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  • Ground level accommodation with hallway, country style kitchen, open plan living room with wood burner
  • Dining area and sunroom
  • Two bedrooms, one en-suite wet room and a family bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC.
  • Central heating, Range style electric cooker, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher use of owners tumble dryer
  • TV, WiFi
  • Electricity inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking

The property

Superb detached barn conversion in idyllic country landscape with fabulous rural outlook.

Dairy Cottage offers homely accommodation all on one level.

The cosy living room has sofas facing the warming wood burner, perfect on chilly days and there is a separate kitchen with breakfast bar and a sun room dining room in which to relax and enjoy the views over the garden.

There are two bedrooms, one double with en-suite wet room and WC and a twin room that can become a double (6ft) upon request.

Both bedrooms have 21” TV.

There is also a family bathroom with bath and shower over.

There is an enclosed pretty garden with lawn, paving and steps and also a pond.

Off-road parking is available for three cars.

Cardinham Woods and cafe are within a 3 minute drive (or a 20 minute walk!) and welcome cyclists, ramblers and dog walkers alike.

The ancient town of Bodmin, one of the oldest towns in Cornwall and mentioned in the Doomsday book, is close-by for restaurants, cafes, shops and the famous Bodmin Jail.

Our property is located equidistant from the Atlantic and the Cornish Riviera coastline, but possibly the best beaches can be found at Rock, Polzeath and Mawgan Porth - all of which are within a 30 minute drive and perfect for ice creams, surfing and people watching.

With Padstow, Port Isaac and Wadebridge also in the vicinity, Dairy Cottage is a great choice of holiday home for families, friends and couples who will be spoilt for places to go and things to do whatever the weather and whatever the time of year.

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About the location


Lostwithiel 6 miles; St. Austell 13 miles; Padstow 16 miles; Newquay 21 miles.

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. Also within easy reach and ideal for a fun-filled day out, guests can visit Lanhydrock House, the small town of Fowey and Charlestown with its Tall Ships, The Eden Project and Lostwithiel. There is a good choice of country pubs and restaurants in the surrounding area.

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